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The World in 2:00 – May 22, 2015

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UN data shows women disproportionately affected by the Nepal earthquake and Irish voters are poised to legalize same-sex marriage in a national vote today.

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The World in 2:00 – May 21, 2015

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After overrunning the Iraqi city of Ramadi earlier this week, the Islamic State scores another victory by pushing back the Syrian Army in Palmyra.

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Labor History In 2:00

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The birth of the “Little Wagner Act.”

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The Day Ahead – May 21, 2015

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U.S. negotiators sit down for more nuclear talks with Iran and renewed discussions with Cuban officials on normalizing relations.

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The World in 2:00 – May 20, 2015

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A glimpse into ‘Bin Laden’s Bookcase’ and a White House task forces charts a course to reverse recent declines in the American bee population.

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The Day Ahead – May 20, 2015

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Malaysia hosts a major summit on migration, President Obama speaks at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and David Letterman throws in the towel.

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The World in 2:00 – May 19, 2015

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While Canada, Russia and Venezuela feel an economic pinch, a host of other countries are using cheap oil to balance their budgets and finance investment.

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Labor History In 2:00

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Matewan miners took up arms in 1920.

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Women In Tech: Deborah Perry Piscione

The Vorto Consulting Principal discusses how an open and collaborative Silicon Valley culture can breed trust and innovation.

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The Day Ahead – May 19, 2015

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The Senate holds a hearing on equipping police officers with body cameras, the UN recaps 2015 global economic trends and John Kerry talks TPP.

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Senate Passes Fast-track Authority, Moves To Resistant House

The bill moves on to the lower chamber where it faces an inevitable battle from House Democrats.

Senate Rejects Currency Provision

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The failed provision is a win for President Obama who issued a veto threat over the entire fast-track bill if the amendment passed

UN: Women Disproportionately Affected by Nepal Earthquake

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Gender discrimination, a lack of maternal health facilities and poor security in temporary camps is making post-earthquake life difficult for Nepali women.

The World in 2:00 – May 22, 2015

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UN data shows women disproportionately affected by the Nepal earthquake and Irish voters are poised to legalize same-sex marriage in a national vote today.

Obama Signs Law Granting Congressional Review Of Iran Deal

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Congress will now be able to reject or approve a nuclear deal reached with Iran which is expected to be announced June 30

Obama Reaffirms Support For Israel, Defends Iran Nuclear Action

“It would be a moral failing on my part if we did not stand up firmly, steadfastly not just on behalf of Israel’s right to exist, but its right to thrive and prosper,” Obama said .