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Friday, April 22, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Vehicles left stranded on a flooded Interstate 45 in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2015.  Heavy rains throught Texas put the city of Houston under massive ammounts of water, closing roadways and trapping residents in their cars and buildings, according to local reports. Rainfall reached up to 11 inches(27.9cm) in some parts of the state, national forecasters reported, and the heavy rains quickly pooled over the state's already saturated soil. AFP PHOTO/AARON M. SPRECHER        (Photo credit should read Aaron M. Sprecher/AFP/Getty Images)

New York votes. Houston floods. Harriet Tubman on the $20. And Obama lunches with the Queen of England. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 10:00 AM
An interpreter talks to Saudi Arabia's King Salman as he meets with President Barack Obama at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Obama's first stop in Saudi Arabia was a one-on-one meeting with King Salman before the six-nation GCC summit opens Thursday. He was slated to spend little more than 24 hours in the Saudi capital before heading on to visits to London and Hannover, Germany.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The president’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The two countries’ special relationship is being challenged on everything from ISIS to oil.

 
Friday, April 15, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Verizon workers picket outside one of the company's facilities Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Philadelphia. Verizon landline and cable workers on the East Coast walked off the job Wednesday morning after little progress in negotiations since their contract expired nearly eight months ago. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Democrats battle in Brooklyn. Trump says “rigged.” Verizon strike. Russian jets buzz the US Navy. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Friday, April 8, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, clasps hands with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, left, during a primary night campaign event, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisc. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Sanders and Cruz win big. The Panama Papers’ global punch. A $15 minimum wage in New York. Our weekly roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 10:00 AM
The Pfizer logo appears on a screen above its trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 6, 2016.  The biggest U.S.-based drugmaker, Pfizer Inc., will stay put thanks to aggressive new Treasury Department rules that succeeded in blocking Pfizer from acquiring rival Allergan and moving to Ireland, on paper, to reduce its tax bill.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

A critique of how the American economy has evolved to protect giant corporations and their profits. A call to break the grip – with competition.

 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 10:00 AM
People gather to demonstrate against Iceland's prime minister, in Reykjavik on Monday April 4, 2016. Iceland's prime minister insisted Monday he would not resign after documents leaked in a media investigation allegedly link him to an offshore company that could represent a serious conflict of interest, according to information leaked from a Panamanian law firm at the center of an international tax evasion scheme. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gunnarsson)

A massive leak of more than 11 million documents reveals a global web of corruption and tax hidden wealth. What we’re learning about the Panama Papers.

 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Evelyn Murphy, Former Lt. Governor and President of The Wage Project, left, is among the crowd and looks on as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh signs the Boston Women's Workforce Council's 100% Talent Compact during an event at Boston City Hall on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Courtesy Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro)

The gender pay gap is closing, but it’s still got a long way to go. We look at big, new, innovative efforts to get women and men the same pay for the same job.

 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 10:00 AM
This April 13, 2014, file photo, shows the Internal Revenue Service headquarters building in Washington. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

With tax deadline fast approaching, we look at the tax plans from the 2016 presidential candidates, and what they could mean for you and the country.

 
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.

 
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May 31, 2016
This 2006 colorized scanning electron micrograph image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the O157:H7 strain of the E. coli bacteria. On Wednesday, May 26, 2016, U.S. military officials reported the first U.S. human case of bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort drug. The 49-year-old woman has recovered from an infection of E. coli resistant to colistin. But officials fear that if the resistance spreads to other bacteria, the country may soon see germs impervious to all antibiotics. (Janice Carr/CDC via AP)

A new superbug resistant to our antibiotic of last resort has shown up in the U.S. We look at the threat, and our dwindling antibiotic options.

May 31, 2016
In this July 31, 2015, file photo, an orca or killer whale breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. ( (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

The end of orcas at SeaWorld, McDonald’s using cage-free eggs — should animal lovers be optimistic about a new “humane economy”?

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May 30, 2016
Rock icon Donald Fagen looks back on a lengthy and ongoing career in his new memoir 'Eminent Hipsters.' He co-founded the classic rock group Steely Dan with Walter Becker in 1972. (Penguin Books USA)

Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen talks “eminent hipsters” and the cultural outliers that shaped his sound. He joins us.

 
May 30, 2016
Author and Harvard Business School social psychologist Amy Cuddy. (Photo by Bob O'Connor / Courtesy The Author)

Strike a power pose. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy on the power of presence when you’re ready to act and win.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Remember when we promised you a new website? We meant it.

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In The Garden, Mother Nature Makes The Rules
Friday, May 27, 2016

Executive producer Karen Shiffman explains why she turns to her garden for food, friends and natrual comfort.

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WWII Vet Larry Kirby Reflects On American Values
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Looking ahead to Memorial Day, a World War II veteran looks back at the experiences that mattered to him, both in and out of war.

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