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Economists Thomas Piketty and N. Gregory Mankiw (AP / Harvard University)
Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Economist Thomas Piketty and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers N. Gregory Mankiw debate inequality, the middle class and the American economic system.

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The homepage of the official Los Angeles Clippers website during the NBA's Tuesday, April 29 press conference on embattled owner Donald Sterling. (NBA)
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The NBA bans embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, fines him $2.5 million and continues a conversation on race and racism in America.

 
New York Mets' Bartolo Colon singles on a ground ball to score teammate Wilmer Flores in the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP)
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014

We rode a great many Twitter canoes with you all this week, and wondered: might it be possible our participation isn’t even noticed sometimes?

 
In this May 18, 2013 file photo released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions, climbers make their way to the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, April 18, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014

With a satellite phone call from Mount Everest’s Base Camp, climber and filmmaker David Breashears informs us that the Everest climbing season “is over.”

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A woman prays during a pilgrimage to Calvaire Miracle Mount, marking Good Friday in Ganthier, Haiti, Friday, April 18, 2014. Thousands of Haitians traveled to Ganthier, a small town east of Port-au-Prince where pilgrims hiked across the surrounding mountains. These were dotted with Stations of the Cross, depictions of the final hours in Jesus’ life. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014

Holy week with an unholy shooter. South Koreans scramble to save hundreds. Putin plays to the crowd in questioning. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

 
A table with flowers stands on the street as part of Good Friday celebrations in Aracataca, the hometown of late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP)
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Space moon oceans, Gabriel García Márquez and the problems with depressing weeks in the news. Also: important / unnecessary infographics that help explain everyone’s favorite 1980′s power ballad.

 
First lady Michelle Obama speaks to students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, during a workshop to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Mrs. Obama told students that filling out the FAFSA is a pivotal step toward finishing their education beyond high school. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Some helpful links and tools for navigating FAFSA and other college financial aid tools.

 
Survivors, officials, first responders and guests pause as the flag is raised at the finish line during a tribute in honor of the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Boston. (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boston Globe metro reporter Maria Cramer explains how the 2014 Boston Marathon will be different than races in the past.

 
People photograph a banner reading "Boston Strong" as it hangs at Rowes Wharf on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Boston.  (AP)
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WBUR’s senior reporter David Boeri details the ongoing investigation into the alleged Boston Marathon Bombing perpetrators.

 
This combination of April 15, 2013 and April 14, 2014 photos shows medical workers aiding injured people on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following two bomb explosions, and nearly a year later traffic flowing on the same street as preparations are being made for the 2014 Boston Marathon in Boston.
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One year after the Boston Marathon Bombing, we look back at our own coverage of the attacks and the community’s response from April 2013.

 
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Pallbearers carry a coffin out of a military transport plane during a ceremony to mark the return of the first bodies, of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, from Ukraine at Eindhoven military air base, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP)

Secretary of State Kerry to Israel. Obamacare back in the courts. Mourning as remains of Malaysia Flight 17 victims come home. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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An oven full of hot pies in Beth Howard's Iowa kitchen.' (Courtesy Beth Howard)

There is nothing more American than a piece of pie. We taste and talk pies.

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Youths seen playing basketball through bars on a window at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Ethan Allen School in Wales, Wis. (AP file)

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Hillary Clinton: ‘The [Russian] Reset Worked’
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took time out of her global book tour to talk to us about Russia, the press and the global crises shaking the administration she left two years ago.

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Where Did Nickel Creek Go?
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

The Nickel Creek interview originally scheduled for Thursday, July 24 is rescheduled for an as-of-yet undetermined later date. We explain why.

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Our Week In The Web: July 11, 2014
Friday, Jul 11, 2014

As we prepare for a week of rebroadcasts, we reflect on Facebook posts, misplaced comments and the magic of @ mentions. Internet, ASSEMBLE!

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