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‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Author L’Engle ‘Would Have Loved’ The Movie, Granddaughter Says

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 3:18pm
“I think she would have loved it,” Charlotte Jones Voiklis said.
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Tillerson Fired, Students Walk Out, Dem Wins Trump-Heavy District (Week In The News)

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:01am
Rex Tillerson fired. Nationwide, students walk out. A special election in Pennsylvania. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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A Wrinkle In Time's Message For A New Generation Of Girls

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:00am
From novel to now the big screen, we’ll unpack A Wrinkle in Time’s message for a new generation of girls.
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Russia's Defiance May Be ‘Worse Than Cold War,’ Ex-Ambassador Says

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:36pm
Relations with Russia may be worse than the Cold War, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia says.
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Austin Package Bombings Kill 2 People

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 9:43am
Prominent members of Austin's African American community have been targeted in bombing attacks. Two people have died. We'll get the latest on the investigation.
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Diplomatic Row As UK Blames Russia For Spy Poisoning

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:01am
The UK expels 23 Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former spy. We’ll look at the escalating tensions between Russia and America’s closest ally.
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The 'Chill But Kinda Sad' Rock Of Soccer Mommy

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:00am
Indie rock star Soccer Mommy joins us from SXSW.
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Physicist Stephen Hawking Dead At 76

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 8:05am
The famed physicist Stephen Hawking has died at 76. We'll talk about how his vision changed the world.
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Pennsylvania Special Election Results — What They Mean For The Future

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 6:40am
We'll look at what the results of the Pennsylvania special congressional election say about the mood of the country going into pivotal midterm elections.
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Fertility Clinic Failures May Have Damaged Thousands Of Embryos

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:01am
Equipment failures at two fertility clinics across the country from each other. Thousands of embryos lost. How did that happen?
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'Procrastinators Are The True Optimists In Life'

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 1:20pm
On Point tackled a pressing subject Tuesday: procrastination.
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Rex Tillerson Fired

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 9:10am
In turbulent times for foreign affairs, President Trump on Tuesday ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. We'll look at the global implications.
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Border Walls And Boiling Tensions Ahead Of Trump's First California Visit

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:01am
President Trump heads to California to check out border wall prototypes. We’ll take a look at how the immigration debate is playing out in America’s most populous state.
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Inspiration Through Procrastination

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:00am
From da Vinci to Darwin, how great minds put things off, but changed the world anyway.
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Trump's School Safety Plan Backs Off Raising Age To Buy Guns

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 9:13am
The White House releases a school safety plan that backs off President Trump's comments about raising the age limits for purchasing certain weapons, but sticks to a plan to arm teachers. We'll break it down.
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Will Trump And Kim Jong Un Bring Peace To The Korean Peninsula?

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:01am
For the first time, a sitting US president agrees to meet with North Korea’s dictator. We’ll unpack what each side has to gain and lose when they sit down face to face.
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Puerto Rico Is Still Struggling After Hurricane Maria, 6 Months Later

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:00am
Six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles on. What’s it going to take to fix it? Who will do it?
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Week In The News: Trump Administration Sues California, Porn Star Sues Trump

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:01am
Tariffs and a White House resignation. A porn star sues the president. The Trump administration sues California. A former Russia spy is poisoned. The roundtable covers it all.
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Love, Hate And 'The Bachelor'

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:00am
After the most dramatic finale ever, we’ll ask: Why do we love and loathe "The Bachelor"?
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‘Hogwash,’ Architect Of Dodd-Frank Rollback Says Of Criticism

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:12pm
A key congressman who’s leading the House’s plans to roll back regulations that were put on banks after the financial crisis has one word for critics who say trimming Dodd-Frank will cause another crash: “Hogwash.”
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