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17 Killed In Florida School Shooting

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:55pm
Seventeen people are dead in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. We'll get the latest on another American gun rampage.
Categories: Syndicated

Can Science Make Us Smarter?

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:50pm
From pills to electric jolts to the brain, we're looking at the latest on human intelligence.
Categories: Syndicated

Exploring The Real History Of American Indians

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 2:16pm
A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian takes visitors from the Trail of Tears to Native Americans in pop culture. We’ll talk with the curators.
Categories: Syndicated

Republicans Eye Cuts To Medicaid, Food Stamps

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:05am
President Trump and Republicans in the House of Representatives are looking to cut social safety net programs for the poor, including Medicaid and food stamps. The plan could involve work requirements for food stamps and funding cuts. We'll take a look at the numbers.
Categories: Syndicated

Trump Releases A $1.5 Trillion Plan For American Roads And Bridges

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:20pm
The president’s new infrastructure plan. Can he finally bring everything from our bridges to our water systems up to snuff --and make America modern again?
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John Kelly Making A Run For ‘Worst Chief Of Staff,’ Author Says

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:10pm
President Donald Trump’s chief of staff is under fire for his handling of of abuse allegations against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter.
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It's Alive! Frankenstein At 200

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 2:23pm
Frankenstein at 200. We’ll dissect Mary Shelley’s iconic Gothic novel, its themes of responsibility in innovation, ethics, and lessons for today.
Categories: Syndicated

Drought-Stricken California Seeks A 'Waterfix'

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 8:28am
California needs to bring water to some of its nearly 40 million people. One ambitious water-delivery project involving a tunnel was recently scaled back by billions of dollars. We'll look at California's proposed $10 billion "Waterfix."
Categories: Syndicated

Is John Kelly's Time Up As Chief Of Staff?

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 1:26pm
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is facing blowback again, this time after standing by a top aide accused of domestic violence. Is Kelly’s time up?
Categories: Syndicated

The Rich History Of America's Rivers

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 1:00pm
American rivers from the mighty Mississippi on down have changed the way Americans works, play and live. We’ll tap into a rich history.
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Barbed-Wire Chocolate, Stone-Faced Silence And Historic Handshakes At Olympics

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:48pm
The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are happening against a backdrop of unprecedented geopolitical tensions with the North.
Categories: Syndicated

‘Just Don’t Panic’ About Stock Market Swings, And Other Expert Advice

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 1:52pm
The Dow Jones Industrial average has had a rollercoaster of a week. A historic drop Monday — and then back up again. And then another 1,000 point loss on Thursday, only to open up Friday 300 points up.
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Week In The News: Pelosi's 'Dreamer' Stand, Russia Memo, 'Treason'

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:17pm
Russia memo drama. Pelosi stands for Dreamers. Trump calls Democrats treasonous. And that military parade. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.
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Olympics Begin In South Korea, With Sports And Politics At The Forefront

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:02pm
Let the games begin. The Olympics kick off in South Korea. From athletes to watch to politics behind the scenes, we’ll take you there.
Categories: Syndicated

Gifts To Senator Stemmed From ‘Real Affections,’ Not Bribery, His Lawyer Says

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 2:26pm
In the recently concluded legal saga of New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, a few facts went more or less uncontested.
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Private Space Flight Blasts Off With Falcon Heavy

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:07pm
Falcon Heavy roars into the sky – the most powerful rocket ever sent into space by a private company. We’ll look at SpaceX and the private space industry.
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The 'Joy And Heartbreak' Of Female Friendships

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 2:51pm
From Oprah and Gayle to you and your BFF, we’ll explore the joys and complications of female friendships.
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What Stock Market Volatility Means For The Economy, And You

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:59pm
Live by the Dow, die by the Dow? We'll look at the economic tea leaves and realities of a volatile market.
Categories: Syndicated

Is It Now Too Hard To Prosecute Politicians For Corruption?

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:45pm
After Senator Bob Menendez's bribery case is dismissed, we'll ask if it it's now impossible to prosecute politicians for corruption.
Categories: Syndicated

What Did Pope Francis Know About Sex Abuse In Chile?

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:17pm
Did Pope Francis know about clergy sex abuse in Chile and cover it up? We'll hear the evidence from his own commission.
Categories: Syndicated