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The News Roundup

A single story dominated the news cycle this week: the tragedy that took the life of a young woman in Charlottesville, Virginia and the president's controversial responses to the events that led to her death. We discuss the White House, white supremacy and where the president's agenda goes from here. Then, the high-tension verbal sparring between North Korea and the U.S., Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America and the world sends condolences to Spain after a van attack killed at least 13 people and injured about 80 others. Discussing domestic news is Geoff Bennett, White House reporter for NPR, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, domestic affairs correspondent for The New York Times and Fernando Pizarro, Washington correspondent for Univision. Discussing international news is James Kitfield, senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, Nadia Bilbassy, Washington bureau chief of Al Arabiya and Mark Lander, White House correspondent for The New York Times. After we held this conversation, the White House announced chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his job, effective today. We'll have more on the post-Bannon White House next week on 1A.

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