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    Defense Department Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including U.S. surveillance flights over Syria, the transport of U.S. weapons to Kurdish forces, and funding military operations in Iraq.

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    Town Hall on Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

    Panelists talked about race relations following the August 9, 2014, police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

    The complete program is not available until Friday evening.

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    Challenges Facing Young Adults

    Tom Snyder and Jennifer Brown Lerner talked about a federal interagency special report that aimed to identify challenges and opportunities for young adults age 18 to 24 and their needs as they transitioned into adulthood. The report examined college enrollment and graduation rages, student debt, labor force participation, median earnings, and mortality rates.

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    NATO Summit Preview

    General Jean-Paul Palomeros talked about the future of NATO and the September 2014 NATO summit in Wales, as well as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, troop readiness, and other defense issues.

    This roundtable discussion with journalists took place at the Sofitel Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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    Campaign Polling

    Doug Usher and Kellyanne Conway talked about how the candidates and the general public use and consume polling information. Ms. Conway spoke via video link from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    This segment was part of a week-long Washington Journal series focused on the mechanics of modern political campaigns.

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Pedro Nicolaci da Costa talked about the state of the U.S. economy, including the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, wages, jobs, and unemployment.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on foreign policy challenges facing the Obama administration. Video clips were shown of President Obama speaking to White House reporters about Ukraine and Syria.

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    Islamic Radicalization

    Islam and foreign policy experts talked about the causes for the rise of radicalism in Iraq and Syria and the creation of militant groups such as ISIS*. They discussed the intentions of ISIS and the threat posed to the Middle East and the rest of the world. The panelists provide criticism of the Obama administration’s response to ISIS and offered recommendations for moving forward.

    The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy’s event, “ISIS, Radicalization, and the Politics of Violence and Alienation,” was held at the National Press Club.

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Richard Trumka

    Richard Trumka talked with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor. He spoke about the state of the U.S. economy, potential executive action on immigration, raising the minimum wage, union solidarity, and the 2014 and 2016 elections. He also responded to reporters questions.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues, including reports that Russian tanks and troops had entered southern Ukraine and a recent United Nations report on war crimes in Syria’s civil war.