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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – April 25-27, 2015

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White House correspondents enjoy their yearly gala on Saturday, the world’s least happy nation votes for its president and a major EU-Ukraine summit begins Monday.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – April 24, 2015

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The White House explains its drone policy after the death of two hostages in Pakistan and the latest World Happiness Report reveals the stark impact of the Great Recession.

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Statue Of Liberty Evacuated

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The monument was evacuated after a reported suspicious package was discovered on the grounds.

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Mitt Romney On Clinton Foundation Donations: ‘It looks like bribery’

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is facing criticism over money donated to her family’s foundation while serving as Secretary of State in trade for approved uranium sales

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A Century Later, White House Will Not Call Armenian Murders “Genocide”

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“I know there are some who are hoping to hear different language this year and we understand their perspective,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said.

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Gov. Agencies Applaud Cancelled Time Warner, Comcast Merger

The $45.2 billion deal would have combined approximately 40 percent of consumers, leaving little competition for other service providers.

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Loretta Lynch Confirmed As US Attorney General

Lynch, who previously served as the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, is the first African American woman to hold the post.

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LISTEN: The Day Ahead – April 24, 2015

The latest round of US-EU free trade talks wraps up in New York and Armenia marks 100 years since the Armenian Genocide.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – April 23, 2015

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EU leaders meet to discuss the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean but fail to agree on how to respond, and Boko Haram’s last stand may be fast approaching.

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Gowdy Calls On Clinton To Appear Multiple Times To Benghazi Committee

Chairman Trey Gowdy reached out via letter on Thursday to Hillary Clinton to appear in two public hearings on her email use and the Benghazi attack.

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Holder Bids Farewell

“This is something that has meant the world to me, it has helped define me as an individual and as a lawyer, as a man,” Holder said in his farewell speech.

Friday, April 24

● State Department throws a Hillary cover-up

● Alcohol benefits have racial, gender differences

● German bank fined $2.5 billion for LIBOR scandal

● Earthquakes in central and eastern U.S. are man-made

● Security clearance population declines

● Realities of married couple taxation

Petraeus Pleads Guilty To Leaking Information To His Biographer/Mistress

The former CIA director was charged for leaking classified information to his mistress and biographer and sentenced to two years probation and a fine of $100,000.

Are Weapons On Iranian Cargo Ships Near Yemen? Maybe, Pentagon Says

But the U.S. has not asked Iran.

Pelosi: Trade Deal Opposition Not An Attack On Obama

“I’m not opposing the president,” said Pelosi on Thursday. “I think the president wants what we want.”

Drone Strikes Killed American, Italian Hostages

“As President and as Commander-in-Chief, I take full responsibility for all our counterterrorism operations,” Obama said.