Diane Rehm - Friday News Roundup
International - October 24, 201410/24/14
Canadian authorities said they still had no clear motive for a shooting rampage at Parliament. But a picture has emerged of the gunman as a troubled man who was frustrated by delays in his plans to go to Syria. Iraqis expressed relief that four former...
Domestic - October 24, 2014
A doctor in New York City has been diagnosed with Ebola after returning from treating patients in Guinea. Federal health officials announce they will begin monitoring travelers from West Africa for 21 days after their arrival in the U.S. for signs of...
International - October 17, 2014
The U.N. says the world is failing to contain Ebola in West Africa, stepped-up coalition airstrikes in the battle against ISIS on a Syrian border town and new concerns about sagging global economic growth: Please join us to discuss the week's top...
Domestic - October 17, 2014
A second Dallas nurse is diagnosed with Ebola this week, soon after taking a domestic flight. CDC director Tom Frieden faces tough questions on Capitol Hill about the handling of the nurses’ cases, and President Obama considers appointing an Ebola...
International - October 10, 2014
Islamic State militants gain ground in the Syrian border city of Kobani as the U.S. steps up airstrike. Turkey says it will not take the lead on a ground operation in the border region, despite pressure from American officials. Thousands of protesters...
Domestic - October 10, 2014
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died this week. The U.S. now steps up efforts to keep the virus out of the country, screening passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries at five major u-s airports....
International - October 3, 2014
Hundreds of pro-government demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with supporters of the Occupy movement. Now, protesters are threatening to cut off talks with government officials. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended plans for Jewish homes...
Domestic - October 3, 2014
A Liberian man in Texas is the first to be diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil. Health officials assess up to one hundred people that may have been put at risk. And a cameraman working for NBC news in Liberia tests positive for the virus. Secret service...
International - September 26, 2014
The U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants hit oil refineries in Syria. President Barack Obama calls for global unity in the fight against Islamist extremism. Iraq’s prime minister says ISIS militants plotted against subways in the U.S....
Domestic - September 26, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder announces plans to resign after six years in his post. Lawmakers are bracing for a fight over the appointment of a successor. The Secret Service is under intense scrutiny after a knife-wielding man manages to evade...
International - September 19, 2014
In record-breaking turnout, voters in Scotland rejected independence from the U.K. Congress approved President Barack Obama's plans to train and arm Syrian rebels to combat the militant group ISIS. Ukrainian President Poroshenko visited Washington to...
Domestic - September 19, 2014
Congress approves President Barack Obama’s funding request for Syrian rebels battling ISIS. The votes in both houses featured rare, bipartisan agreement ahead of midterm elections. Federal prosecutors indict a New York man on charges he tried to...
International - September 12, 2014
President Obama for the first time says he will order air strikes in Syria against ISIS targets. In a televised address, he declares the U.S. will be relentless in destroying the jihadist group. Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab states agree to back...
Domestic - September 12, 2014
President Obama outlines a strategy to combat the threat of ISIS, including air strikes and arming Syrian rebels. Congress debates the President’s Middle East strategy while leaders vow to pass a spending bill that would avoid another government...
International - September 5, 2014
At a NATO summit in Wales, western leaders promise new sanctions against Russia if peace talks fail between Russia and Ukraine. As fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, NATO leaders establish a rapid-response military force. President Obama urges...
Domestic - September 5, 2014
The Justice Department opens an investigation into police practices in Ferguson, Missouri. House Republicans outline a legislative agenda for September. And former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is found guilty of corruption. A panel of journalists joins...
International - August 29, 2014
Ukraine accuses Russia of sending troops across its border. The U.S. investigates the death of a second American fighting in Syria. And Israel and Hamas agree to a cease-fire. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top...
Domestic - August 29, 2014
The Friday News Roundup: House Republicans warn President Barack Obama about executive action on immigration. Primaries are held in four states. And Burger King announces plans to move its headquarters to Canada.
International - August 22, 2014
President Barack Obama vows to pursue ISIS militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley. An Israeli airstrike kills three top Hamas commanders in Gaza. And clashes break out in Liberia over an Ebola quarantine. A panel of journalists joins...
Domestic - August 22, 2014
A grand jury hears evidence related to the killing of an unarmed black teen in Missouri. Texas Governor Rick Perry is booked on abuse of power charges. And the Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia. A panel of journalists joins Diane for...
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