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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mark Toner briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of international topics.

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    President Obama Remarks at the Young African Leaders Summit

    President Obama spoke to a class of 500 Mandela Washington Fellows at the Young African Leaders Initiative Presidential Summit. He also answered questions from the students.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on news of the day.

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    Pope Francis U.S. Visit Preview

    Reporters and topic experts talked about the issues, logistics and coverage of Pope Francis’s forthcoming September 2015 visit to the United States.

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    Federal Funding Alzheimer's Research

    Robert Egge talked about the future of Alzheimer’s and federal funding for research on the disease. He also discussed how Medicare spending would be affected by the expected rise in Alzheimer’s cases by 2050.

    his program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series. Each Monday morning the last hour of “Washington Journal” is devoted to a federal program, focusing on its mission, participants, and cost.

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    50th Anniversary of Medicare

    Gail Wilensky and Robert Berenson, both former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrators, talked about the 50th anniversary of Medicare. Among other topics they discussed whether the insurance program has worked in the way it was intended, efficiency, and ways it can be improved.

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    Peter Sullivan on Planned Parenthood Funding

    Peter Sullivan was interviewed by phone about the Senate vote on a bill to revoke federal funding for Planned Parenthood following an advocacy group’s release of videos alleging Planned Parenthood sold fetal tissue to researchers.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Should Congress cut funding for Planned Parenthood?” Peter Sullivan of The Hill spoke by phone about the Senate vote on a bill to revoke federal funding for Planned Parenthood following an advocacy group’s release of videos alleging Planned Parenthood sold fetal tissue to researchers.

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    Q&A with Robert Kurson

    Robert Kurson talked about his book, Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship, about the search for the Golden Fleece, which was sunk off the coast of the Dominican Republic in the 1680s. The ship’s captain, Joseph Bannister, was a well-respected English merchant captain before he stole the Golden Fleece and became a pirate. Mr. Kurson also spoke about his two previous books, Shadow Divers and Crashing Through, and the first article he wrote for Esquire magazine, about his favorite teacher in high school who ended up in prison.

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