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How does machine learning influence what we watch, wear and listen to?
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel's Palantir is the next name in data mining and surveillance that you need to know. We'll explore the company's recent activity.
The European Union is getting ready to enact sweeping new digital privacy laws. Facebook says it’s going comply. Is what’s good for Europe good for the U.S.?
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright turns a keen eye to his home state of Texas. The new book is "God Save Texas."
Oral arguments in the Trump travel ban case begin Wednesday. We'll talk about what to expect.
The Democratic Party sues Russia, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks, alleging a conspiracy to influence the 2016 election. We'll take a look at what's inside the lawsuit.
Two big reports on air pollution. One looks at the wold and the other zeroes in on California. We'll look at the big takeaways, and more.
Pompeo in North Korea. Comey takes on the Trump. Lessons from Starbucks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Kendrick Lamar scores a Pulitzer. Beyoncé stuns us with her performance at Coachella. We'll talk about what a big week it's been for black musicians.
Questions about Fox News and Sean Hannity. We'll look at his deep ties to the president -- and his relationship with Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
It's the end of an era in Cuba, as President Raúl Castro steps down.
The meeting happened over Easter weekend soon after Pompeo was nominated to be secretary of state.
We’ll remember the life of the plain-spoken former First Lady Barbara Bush, who died yesterday at age 92.
After Parkland, are youth activists registering to vote? We’ll look at that and the new push to lower the voting age.
Author Barbara Ehrenreich (ERIN- rike)) argues we are killing ourselves to live longer.
Outrage grows over the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks. The CEO apologizes but the video has gone viral.
How to prepare for the Big One. A seismologist looks at lessons from history—from as far back as Pompeii.
After the airstrikes, is the US on a collision course with Russia? And, is a new kind of Cold War brewing?
For the first time since being fired as FBI director, James Comey speaks out. We’ll unpack what his revelations could mean for the Trump presidency.
Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing are with us -- along with their furry friend Rescue -- to talk about their new children's book.