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Endangered Species Act Under Attack

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:01am
The Trump administration proposes major changes to endangered species attentions. Critics call it a “death sentence for polar bears.”
Categories: Syndicated

'Theybies': Letting Children Decide Their Gender

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:00am
Is your baby a boy or a girl? Maybe, it’s a “theyby.” We’ll look at raising children without a gender designation.
Categories: Syndicated

The Week Ahead: What To Watch For In Washington And The World

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:01am
Top reporters open their notebooks and share what they’re watching for in the week ahead in Washington and the world.
Categories: Syndicated

Memoir 'Cancerland' Illuminates Stories Of Hope, Loss And Life With The Disease

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:00am
An intimate look at cancer from a doctor deep in the trenches. The soulful memoir is called "Cancerland."
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Helsinki Summit, Trump Walkbacks, Suspected Russian Spy Jailed

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:01am
The Summit crisis. President Trump in his own words. Suspected Russian spy jailed in the U.S. The roundtable dives in.
Categories: Syndicated

Bringing People Together With Books, In Cleveland And Beyond

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:00am
A novel idea that started in Cleveland to bringing people together through book clubs. It’s gone global.
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With Political Tensions High, How Should Party Candidates Proceed?

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:01am
So, here we are. How are political strategists from both parties advising their candidates in this highly charged political moment?
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Racism, Discrimination And Calling The Police On Black People

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00am
Disturbing stories this summer about white people calling the police on black people for cutting the grass or using the swimming pool. What’s going on?
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How The Trump-Putin Relationship Resonates With The President's Supporters

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:55pm
"In the minds of many of the president's supporters, they perhaps do agree with this very unconventional diplomacy that he is engaging in with North Korea and Russia," CBS News' Paula Reid says.
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News Roundtable: Trump-Putin Summit, Mueller Probe, Russia-NRA Arrest

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:01am
We just can’t wait until Friday. Join us for a special midweek edition of the news roundtable.
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Striking Out: What's Gone Wrong For Baseball?

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:00am
Baseball’s All-Stars batter up, but America’s pastime is striking out in some big ways. We’ll cover the bases.
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Sandra Oh Makes Emmys History

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 8:21am
Sandra Oh is the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated for a lead-actress Emmy Award in the 69-year history of the event. We speak with Oh about the nomination.
Categories: Syndicated

What Are The Biggest Issues Facing The U.S. Electoral System?

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 8:20am
Americans are sharply divided by political party, race, and ethnicity regarding what they consider to be the biggest problems facing the U.S. electoral system, according to a newly released PRRI/The Atlantic poll.
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Election Interference Takes Center Stage At Trump-Putin Press Conference

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:01am
In a Monday press conference, Trump did not attempt to push back on Russian President Vladimir Putin's assertion that Russia did not interfere with the 2016 election.
Categories: Syndicated

Reopening The Case Of Emmett Till

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:00am
Something in Timothy Tyson’s 2017 book "The Blood of Emmett Till" led the Justice Department to reopen its probe into the 1955 lynching.
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High Stakes In Helsinki As Trump And Putin Meet

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:01am
The eyes of the world are on Helsinki for the Trump-Putin summit. We’re watching, too.
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Iowa's Poor Water Quality Goes South

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:00am
Iowa’s water pollution problem is getting worse and the impact is felt all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Week In The News: Kavanuagh Nominated, Fiery FBI Agent Hearing, Tension At NATO

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:01am
A Supreme Court nominee. Trump at NATO. Daring rescue of the Thai soccer team. The roundtable dives in.
Categories: Syndicated

Can Gentrification Be A Good Thing?

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:00am
Gentrification, is a dirty word for a lot of people, but there are some upsides when the better-off newcomers come in. Is there a way to make it work for everyone?
Categories: Syndicated

The Latest Challenges Facing Obamacare

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:01am
The Trump administration takes another swipe at Obamacare. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers.
Categories: Syndicated