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Monday, March 28, 2016 | 11:00 AM
People protest outside the North Carolina Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 24, 2016. North Carolina legislators decided to rein in local governments by approving a bill Wednesday that prevents cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory later signed the legislation, which dealt a blow to the LGBT movement after success with protections in cities across the country. (AP Photo/Emery P. Dalesio)

North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law. Other states are debating similar laws. We’ll look at what’s going on.

 
Friday, March 25, 2016 | 10:00 AM
People gathered to observe a minute of silence and mourn for the victims of the bombings at the Place de la Bourse in the center of Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, March 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

ISIS strikes Brussels leaving Europe on edge. Obama in Cuba. Trump-Cruz heats up. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Donald Trump supporters leave a campaign rally at the Dubuque Regional Airport in Dubuque, Iowa, on Jan. 30. Trump came in second in the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

Two veteran reporters traveled the country talking to Americans about hope, anger and the presidential candidates who speak their minds. And we listen.

 
Friday, March 18, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, right, shakes hands with President Barack Obama as he is introduced as Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  Garland, 63, is the chief judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a court whose influence over federal policy and national security matters has made it a proving ground for potential Supreme Court justices.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

A nominee for the Supreme Court. Clinton, Trump and a warning of riot. An American gets 15 years hard labor in North Korea. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Thursday, March 17, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Farmer Ken Jaffe on the grounds of his Slope Farms in Meredith, NY. Before his life as a butcher in the Western Catskills, Jaffe spent 25 years as a family doctor in Park Slope, Brooklyn. (Photo Ully Kjarval / Chefs for the Marcellus)

Second acts in life. We’ll look at what it takes to reinvent yourself, your career – early, mid-life, and late.

 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign rally Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Bernie Sanders with a big surprise win in Michigan. Plus: From solving Europe’s refugee crisis to saving Syria, everything depends on Turkey. But is Turkey becoming part of the problem?

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, photo, Nicole Kelly, left, interviews Angelo Falcone, 32, for a bartender job at a job fair held by The Genuine Hospitality Group, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

What’s going on with millennials’ wages? A new report says they’ve barely budged since 1984 despite a more productive economy. We dig in.

 
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | 10:00 AM
In this file photo, President Barack Obama, left, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, center, and Canada's former Prime Minister Stephen Harper attend a news conference that concludes the North American Leaders Summit in Toluca, Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

From Trump to Sanders, free trade is getting a thumping on the campaign trail. Could, would the United States really turn it around? Plus: inspecting stalled millennial wage growth.

 
Monday, March 7, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Jawaharlal Nehru University student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar makes a speech to fellow students after being released on bail at the university campus, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 3, 2016. Kanhaiya was facing sedition charges following protests where anti-India slogans were allegedly shouted. (AP Photo /Tsering Topgyal)

The hard weight of history in India, and hope and fury among India’s young.

 
Friday, March 4, 2016 | 10:00 AM
2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney weighs in on the Republican presidential race during a speech at the The University of Utah, Thursday, March 3, 2016, (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Trump and Clinton out front. Romney takes a swipe. Chris Rock on race. Astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
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May 3, 2016
Geri Taylor, camera in tow, at the Hoover Dam in 2014. Photography had been a sideline for 30 years, but now she could really devote time to it.
Courtesy, New York Times. MICHAEL KIRBY SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES.

We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

May 3, 2016
In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, fifteen-year-old Amorette Castillo has her sensor checked before starting a series of physical activities at a University of Southern California lab in Alhambra, Calif. Scientists across the country are playing with miniature gadgets and fitting them on the overweight and obese to get an unbiased glimpse into their exercise and eating habits. The cell phone for gathering data is on her hip. (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)

Weight loss lessons from the TV show “The Biggest Loser”. A study of the show’s contestants reveals why it’s so hard to keep off the weight we lose.

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May 2, 2016
ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016 AND THEREAFTER - In this April 19, 2016 photo, Laurie Millan, a para-professional and tutor, works with a student during an after school tutoring session at San Francisco International High School, in San Francisco. While some districts in numerous states have discouraged migrant minors from Central America from enrolling in their schools, the school accommodated its youths by rewriting young-adult novels at a basic level to spark the newcomers' interest in reading.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Is grit the secret sauce that drives success? More important than both talent and intellect? We’re talking the power and limits of grit.

 
May 2, 2016
A man walks on the rail tracks of a train station turned into a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees, at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Friday, April 29, 2016. Many thousands of migrants remain at the Greek border with Macedonia, hoping that the border crossing will reopen, allowing them to move north into central Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A top former US diplomat says refugees and tribalism are pulling Europe apart and that the US needs to get involved- to help Europe by helping refugees.

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Devoured: We Are What (And How) We Eat
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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