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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mark Toner briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues, including violent clashes outside Ukraine’s parliament in Kiev and the release of some of former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s emails.

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    Wall Street Regulations

    Michael Konczal and Mark Calabria talked about existing financial regulations and debated whether more were needed.

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    Climate Change

    David Kreutzer and Dan Weiss talked about the Obama administration’s approach towards climate change and energy issues, as well as President Obama’s upcoming speech in Alaska on the topic. A YouTube video released by the White House about the president’s trip was shown.

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    Donald Trump Speech in Nashville, Tennessee

    Donald Trump, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, spoke at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies Presidential Preference Endorsing Convention at the Rocketown Conference Center in Nashville, Tennessee. During his speech, he talked about how he was planning to make America great again, mentioning issues like Social Security, Obamacare, and jobs.

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    Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    Former and current officials, New Orleans residents, faith leaders, and advocates spoke at an event commemorating the tenth anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina and the region’s recovery following the storm. Soledad O’Brien was the master of ceremonies. The event included the national anthem, other musical performances, videos, and prayers.

    “Katrina 10 Commemoration: The Power of Community” was a commemoration presented by The Rockefeller Foundation and The City of New Orleans in the Smoothie King Center.

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    Open Phones on Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    Telephone lines were open for calls on the 10th anniversary of the landing of Hurricane Katrina with lines reserved for residents of Louisiana, residents of Mississippi, and people displaced by the hurricane. Archival video from the C-SPAN video library was shown as well as Katrina-related events from the past week. Two New Orleans residents, Sue Sperry and Doreen Keeler-Tollerson, talked by telephone about their experiences, the difficulties still facing residents, the pace of recovery, and how New Orleans had changed.