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Seventeen people are dead in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. We'll get the latest on another American gun rampage.
From pills to electric jolts to the brain, we're looking at the latest on human intelligence.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Frankenstein at 200. We’ll dissect Mary Shelley’s iconic Gothic novel, its themes of responsibility in innovation, ethics, and lessons for today.
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."
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?
American rivers from the mighty Mississippi on down have changed the way Americans works, play and live. We’ll tap into a rich history.
The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are happening against a backdrop of unprecedented geopolitical tensions with the North.
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.
Russia memo drama. Pelosi stands for Dreamers. Trump calls Democrats treasonous. And that military parade. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.
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.
In the recently concluded legal saga of New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, a few facts went more or less uncontested.
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.
From Oprah and Gayle to you and your BFF, we’ll explore the joys and complications of female friendships.
Live by the Dow, die by the Dow? We'll look at the economic tea leaves and realities of a volatile market.
After Senator Bob Menendez's bribery case is dismissed, we'll ask if it it's now impossible to prosecute politicians for corruption.
Did Pope Francis know about clergy sex abuse in Chile and cover it up? We'll hear the evidence from his own commission.