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A live, two-hour morning news-analysis program.

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Week In The News: Bill O'Reilly Out, Georgia Runoff, Turkish Vote

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:21:39 -0400

A wrong-way Armada and tough talk on North Korea. Georgia runoff. Bill O'Reilly's future. Turkey's more powerful president. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Grief, Recovery And Personal Treatment

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:51:30 -0400

Prince Harry says he finally got therapy to help him deal with grief over the death of his mother, Diana. We're talking about grief and recovery.

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France's Presidential Election And The Future Of Europe

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:25:32 -0400

France readies for a high-stakes election that could lead to the end of the European Union itself. We'll look at the populist wave and France.

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Secret Government Research Into Unexplained 'Phenomena'

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:57:32 -0400

A new book tells the secret history of the federal government's long investigation into mental telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition – for defense. The author's with us.

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Black Bodies, Green Spaces

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:07:33 -0400

When a young African-American woman headed out solo along the Appalachian Trail, she learned a lot about the politics of race in the great outdoors.

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Week In The News: Afghan Bomb, United Scandal, Spicer Blunder

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:13:40 -0400

Tillerson face-to-face with Putin. Sean Spicer's Hitler blunder. Turbulent times for United Airlines. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Arkansas Rushes Death Penalty For 7 Inmates

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:15:30 -0400

Arkansas says it will execute seven death row inmates by the end of the month. Why the rush? The lethal injection drugs are set to expire. We'll look at the controversy.

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'Wait, What?' (And Other Big Questions)

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:55:31 -0400

We talk to a college dean whose graduation speech on asking the right questions and living a full life has gone viral way beyond campus.

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Passenger Rights And The United Scandal

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:37:33 -0400

The shocking video of a passenger bloodied and dragged off an overbooked United flight lit up social media. Everyone's asking — what rights do airline passengers have?

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Alabama: A New Detroit, Or A New Bangladesh?

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:39:34 -0400

When Alabama drew auto jobs south, it also got low wages and lots of injuries. We'll look at the message for American manufacturing.

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Political Upheaval, By Design

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:31:35 -0400

President Trump's top advisor Steve Bannon is a big fan of the book "The Fourth Turning" and its dark message of political upheaval. We'll check it out.

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Consumers Call For Big Changes in Advertising

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:43:35 -0400

From Bill O'Reilly to Kendall Jenner's Pepsi ad, advertisers are taking heat and responding. We'll look at the new consumer power over advertisers.

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Syrian Conflict Underlines Russian-American Divide

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:25:34 -0400

Fresh tensions as Secretary of State Tillerson readies to visit Moscow –from the Syria strikes to the investigations into Trump's Russia ties. Where is this relationship headed?

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International Order On The Line For Trump-Xi Meeting

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:33:29 -0400

President Trump has predicted a "very difficult" meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. We'll unpack what's on the table and at stake for both countries.

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Buying A Home In Today's Rough Real Estate Market

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:09:31 -0400

Looking to buy a home? Welcome to the toughest market in a decade. We'll look at the map of real estate realities around the country.

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Hearing From #BlackWomenAtWork

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:02:30 -0400

When Sean Spicer said "stop shaking your head" to a black female reporter, it struck a wider nerve. We'll listen to #BlackWomenAtWork.

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Climate Change Threats, Managed Retreats

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:31:33 -0400

As President Trump dismantles climate change protections, some coastal communities are now planning a "managed retreat" from sea rise. We'll look at what that means.

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Internet Privacy And You

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:52:12 -0400

Congress is striking down internet privacy rules from the Obama years. We'll look at why and what it means for your life online.

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Anti-Corruption Protests Shake Moscow

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:49:34 -0400

Hundreds arrested in anti-corruption protests in Russia, including Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny. We'll look at this latest crackdown.

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George Saunders Talks 'Lincoln,' Life And Art

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:27:40 -0400

The real-life death of Abraham Lincoln's young son is reimagined as a meditation on grief and moving on in the novel "Lincoln in the Bardo." Author George Saunders joins us.

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Week In The News: Health Care Votes, Russian Investigation, London Terror

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:57:37 -0400

The fate of the GOP health care bill. The Trump camp and Russia. London terror. Neil Gorsuch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Grading The AHCA As The House Sets Up A Vote

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:55:30 -0400

As the House votes on the American Health Care Act we'll dig deep into what's in the bill, what's not. Who would win. Who would lose.

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