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    National Urban League Conference

    Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL), Dr. Ben Carson, former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD), and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Spokesperson Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics, including the Iran nuclear agreement.

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    Military Technology

    Panelists talked about the military’s use of technologies such as drones, robotics, and 3-D printing.

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    Military Children

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered remarks on challenges facing children in military and veterans' families. 

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    President Obama Signs Highway Funding Extension

    President Obama signed a three-month funding extension for highway and mass transit programs, and called on Congress to work in a bipartisan fashion to pass a multi-year highway funding bill and reauthorize the expired Export-Import Bank charter.

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    School Choice

    Panelists talked about the legal challenges faced by parents seeking alternatives to public schools, including provisions that bar schools with religious affiliations from accepting federal and state government money.

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    Newsmakers with Senator Richard Shelby

    Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), chair of the Senate Banking Committee, talked about the banking system since the implementation of financial regulatory reform. Senator Shelby said the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law July 21, 2010, had encouraged banks to grow larger and more concentrated, instead of reducing risk. He also discussed the fate of the Export-Import Bank and Federal Reserve policies under Chairperson Janet Yellen. Other topics included sanctuary cities and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. After the interview the reporters discussed his responses with the host.