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Friday, June 23rd, 2017

June 23rd, 2017

Senate Republicans have finally released their health care bill. How do they round up the votes to pass it? Also, why is China's government cracking down on golf courses?

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

June 22nd, 2017

Why did President Trump hold a campaign-style rally in Iowa Wednesday? Also, Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law and senior adviser, takes a swing at Middle East peace. What can he accomplish that others have not?

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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

June 21st, 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned. How damaging is this for the popular ride-hailing company? Also, Democrats lost a hotly contested congressional race in Georgia. What lessons will they draw from the defeat?

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

June 20th, 2017

U.S. leaders blame North Korea for the death of an American. How will the Trump Administration respond? Also, Russia has threatened to target American aircraft flying over parts of Syria. Could this ignite a larger confrontation?