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Jeanette Williams places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland near Prairie View A&M University, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in Prairie View, Texas. A newly released dashcam video documents how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and Bland, which led to her arrest. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The unnerving roadside arrest tapes of Sandra Bland, the Chicago woman pulled over in Texas and later found dead in her jail cell.

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This Tuesday, July 14, 2015 image provided by NASA on Wednesday shows one of Pluto's five moons, Hydra, about 27 miles (43 kilometers) by 20 miles (33 kilometers) wide, made by the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP)
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015

Can you believe we sent a camera all the way out to Pluto and the only picture they sent back of one of Pluto’s moons was this blurry smudge? Also, we talk about digital authorship.

 
Harper Lee's new book "Go Set A Watchman" is released in the hometown of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, in Monroeville, AL, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

While the recent publication of Harper Lee’s “long-lost” companion novel, “Go Set A Watchman,” has raised concerns about the author’s involvement, a longtime friend told us Lee was ready for the story to be told.

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A long-lost mule graveyard was recently uncovered near the edge of Interstate 540 West in the Raleigh-Druham, NC, area. (Scott  Mason / WRAL)
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2015

Dead mules, #DeadRaccoonTO and your emails, again. (Well, emails are a repeat. Dead animals are new).

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The recently deceased Blosom (pictured here with her owner, Patty Meads-Hanson) was listed as the tallest living cow by Guiness World Records. (CBC / Guiness World Records)
Posted on Friday, July 3, 2015

We made a lot of last-minute programming changes these past few weeks, and you stuck around with us through it all. Thanks!

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The first Presidential debates for the 2016 campaign season are set to begin this August, and Twitter / Photoshop legend Darth has been having fun tracking the potential entrants on his account. (Darth / Twitter)
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Who is running for President, anyway? We attempt to help you figure it out.

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Two Norwegian women mourn the vandalism of their community puppet theater in Opland, Norway. (Courtesy 
Oppland Arbeiderblad)
Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015

Why our broadcast changed in different markets this week, and a closer look at a puppet theatre vandalism in rural Norway. (Really).

 
The steeple of Emanuel AME Church rises above the street as a police officer tells a car to move as the area is closed off following Wednesday's shooting, Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Charleston, S.C.  (AP)
Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015

A quick note regarding today’s shifting schedule of broadcasts.

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The US Women's National Team will advance out of group play at the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada. But what comes after? (Courtesy US Soccer)
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2015

Good news! You can watch the 2015 Women’s World Cup on basic broadcast TV. Bad news: we can’t quite predict if the American team is going to make it all the way to the July 5 championship game.

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In this Monday, June 8, 2015 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama at Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, during the G-7 summit. (AP)
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2015

How many tweets is too many, and is President Obama REALLY a bench-bound #manspreader?

 
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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, on July 29, 2015. The Federal Reserve may raise interest rates soon. (Richard Drew/AP)

Should the fed finally raise interest rates? In spite of the stock market roller coaster? We’ll dig into the fed weighing the end of free money.

Sep 3, 2015
Journalists protest the murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa Becerril in Mexico City, on Aug. 2, 2015. (Marco Ugarte/AP)

Three Vice News journalists arrested in Turkey. A wave of journalists in prison. In graves. We’ll look at journalists worldwide under pressure.

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Actor Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar, in the Netflix Original Series "Narcos." (Daniel Daza/Netflix via AP)

A new Netflix series “Narcos” takes on the story of the rise of the “King of Cocaine” — Pablo Escobar. We’ll look at drug trafficking then and now.

 
Sep 2, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley addresses the summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Minneapolis. (Jim Mone/AP)

We talk to Martin O’Malley, former Maryland governor and now Democratic candidate for the presidency. He’s been tough on Trump – and on his fellow Democrats.

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Martin O’Malley On The ‘Rigged’ Democratic Debates, And What America Needs
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015

Former Baltimore mayor and Democratic Maryland governor Martin O’Malley has single digits in the polls in Iowa but is out there swinging. He joined host Tom Ashbrook on Wednesday.

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Our Week In The Web: August 28, 2015
Friday, Aug 28, 2015

You say #hashtag, we say, #forwhat? That, plus Usain Bolt and the ominous lurking Segway cameraman. Friday!

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Our Week In The Web: August 21, 2015
Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Do you even click? (And other reflections on link sharing and web commenting).

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