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September 04, 2017

Freelance journalist Ken Klippenstein discusses emails released after the violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

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September 25, 2017

Alesha Durfee is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University's School of Social Transformation. She discusses Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's new guidelines for Sexual Assault on college campuses.

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August 28, 2017

Matt Thorn of Outserve-SLDN talks about legal action that will be taken this week against President Trump's ban on transgender people in the armed forces.

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July 09, 2017

Independent journalist Tony Webster talks about the fight for public records in Minnesota after the City Council in Duluth recently tried to raise costs.

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June 18, 2017

On Friday, the Office of Government Ethics released a 98 page report on President Trump's business dealings. Financial author Annie Logue discusses what's in the report and what was left out.

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June 04, 2017

Politicians have used the "Friday News Dump" to bury bad press for years. But as CNN's Tom LoBianco explains, we have entered a new era: the "Perpetual News Dump."

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May 07, 2017

Politico's Dan Diamond discusses the White House budget proposal that would effectively end the Office of National Drug Control Policy amidst a national opioid crisis.

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April 02, 2017

The White House had reporters scrambling Friday night when it made 180 staff financial disclosures available on the web. Derek Kravitz is a research editor at ProPublica, one of the newsrooms that came together to tackle the news dump.

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February 27, 2017

The Associated Press broke a big story on a Department of Homeland Security report on Friday. Turns out not even DHS supports the travel ban. AP reporter Alicia A. Caldwell has the story.

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February 20, 2017

A county judge in Washington Struck down a challenge to the constitutionality of the state's Charter school law. Education Scholar Jamie Utt provides some background and speculates on the timing of the release.

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February 06, 2017

There’s a new chair under the Trump administration and he’s been quickly rolling back regulations. FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and journalist Klint Finley explain the changes and potential fallout.

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January 29, 2017

President Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees came late Friday night but that didn't keep it out of the news cycle. Cato Institute Immigration Policy analyst Alex Nowrasteh describes the potential motivations for this stunning announcement and subsequent policy implications.

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January 22, 2017

President Trump isn't wasting any time in his first days in office. While he made some high profile cabinet picks official on day one, the department of Housing and Urban Development made a quiet announcement that will affect many Americans with HFA loans. Sarah Edelman discusses what the action will mean for new home buyers.

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January 08, 2017

The Director of National Intelligence released a report on Russia's attempts to influence the presidential election on Friday. The Intercept's Micah Lee discusses the legitimacy of blaming the Russians and talks about what isn't in the report - evidence.

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January 02, 2017

The multinational corporation settled a major lawsuit but didn't let investors know about it until Christmas Eve - eve. Jeremy Owens discusses one of the best-timed Friday night news dumps of 2016.

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December 19, 2016

Violence against women, drunken coaches and good old fashioned cheating. Former NFL Punter Chris Kluwe talks with us about three stories that players and teams tried to bury on Friday.

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December 11, 2016

The Washington Post had an explosive report on Friday, but cited an anonymous source. Who leaked the information and what was their end game? Network Security researcher Ethan Heilman discusses those questions and looks at how can we prevent future foreign interference.

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December 05, 2016

Cheaper flights may be on the way but they come with a cost. Melanie Zanona explains how a Friday night announcement from the Department Of Transportation could shake up the airline industry.

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November 20, 2016

Never before has an incoming president had so much legal baggage. On Friday President-Elect Trump settled three lawsuits involving fraud allegations against Trump University. Attorney Daniel Massoglia breaks down the art of this weekend's deal.

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October 23, 2016

Yet another major media outlet is looking to reduce staff. On Friday, the Wall Street Journal sent out a memo offering buyouts to employees

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October 16, 2016

NBC announced an exclusive story on Friday about a potential cyber war with Russia. But why would the CIA leak plans for a covert operation? Trevor Timm talks about the potential causes and consequences of an online cold war.

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October 02, 2016

Citing security concerns, Texas became the third state to withdraw from the refugee resettlement program on Friday. Houston Chronicle reporter Dylan Baddour discusses the reasoning behind the move and the potential impact.

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September 18, 2016

Health and Science writer Beth Swarecki discusses an EPA report released on Friday that says glyphosate - also known by its trade name Roundup - likely does not cause cancer.

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September 04, 2016

The FBI released its report on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email practices - guess when?! That's right - Friday afternoon. We talked with freelance national security journalist Ken Klippenstein about what the former Secretary of State was able to recall and what she forgot - and what her interview with the Feds reveals about our access to government data.