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Friday, March 27, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Rescue workers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain’s frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. (AP)

The co-pilot and the plane in the Alps? Ted Cruz announces 2016 bid. Heinz buys Kraft. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this file photo, protesters sit at the intersection of Wall St. and Broad St. in New York, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. The protesters, many who were affiliated with Occupy Wall Street, were trying to draw attention to the connection between capitalism and environmental destruction. (AP)

In our age of hyper-inequality, historian Steve Fraser asks when the little guy stands up and says “enough.” He’s with us.

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Friday, March 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote during Israel's parliamentary elections in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015. His Likud party would go on to win the most seats in a divided Israeli legislature, virtually guaranteeing the controversial leader a fourth term in office. (AP)

Netanyahu’s controversial victory. The GOP budget. Museum massacre in Tunisia. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, a group of death penalty opponents hold a vigil outside St. Francis Xavier College Church hours before the scheduled execution of Missouri death row inmate Russell Bucklew Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP)

Capital punishment by lethal injection may soon be impossible because of drug shortages. Firing squads are back on the table. We’ll look at how the way we execute affects our thinking about the death penalty.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Navigating Social Security benefits can often be tricky. (Flickr / Kris Livingston)

Many Americans never collect thousands they’re due in Social Security. We’ll look at why and how to get what – under current, confusing law – is yours.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and other members of the Democratic caucus file out of a strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP)

US Senator Heidi Heitkmap (D-ND) discusses her work on a variety of anti-trafficking bills currently stalled in the US Senate.

 
Monday, March 16, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Windie Lazenko, founder and CEO of 4her ND, is a former sex worker who now leads efforts to help women in the trade break out of the business. (4her ND / AP)

A former prostitute is trying to help young women escape the sex trade in the Bakken Oil Fields of North Dakota. We’ll talk to her, and look at the big picture of sex trafficking in the USA.

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Friday, March 13, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. poses for photographers in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The rookie Republican senator leading the effort to torpedo an agreement with Iran is an Army veteran with a Harvard law degree who has a full record of tough rhetoric against President Barack Obama's foreign policy. (AP)

The GOP’s Iran letter. Shocking video out of the University of Oklahoma. Hillary Clinton goes on defense. More Ferguson. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, CIA Director John Brennan speaks during a news conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.  (AP)

A big, new restructuring at the CIA. We’ll look at the future of the US intelligence agency.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this photo taken Feb. 6, 2015, a motorcyclist speaks on his phone near a billboard showing Chinese President Xi Jinping with the slogan "To exactly solve the problem of corruption, we must hit both flies and tigers" in Gujiao in northern China's Shanxi province. (AP)

China’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign expands. We’ll look at who it’s hitting, and why.

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Mar 30, 2015
A stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims are placed in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Friday, March 27, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain, which killed all 150 people aboard, has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. (AP)

The pilot who crashed his plane in the Alps. What we know now. And what to do about pilots’ psychological health.

Mar 30, 2015
Sweet Briar College, an all-women's liberal arts college in Virginia, announced in early 2015 that it would unexpectedly close its doors at the end of the school year. (Courtesy Sweet Brian College)

Fareed Zakaria weighs the value of a liberal arts education in our technology-driven time.

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Mar 27, 2015
Rescue workers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain’s frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. (AP)

The co-pilot and the plane in the Alps? Ted Cruz announces 2016 bid. Heinz buys Kraft. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Friday, Mar 27, 2015

More on the incessant email debate, plus some goats living their best lives and the sad allure of Manhattan’s shuttered Pommes Frites.

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Mobile Payments Offer Convenience If You Keep Your Email Safe
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

Thinking about moving your wallet to your phone? You can! And maybe you should? But TechCrunch senior writer Josh Constine has a few things to tell you before you do.

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Using Technology To Get Your Kids Outside
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

The latest and greatest — using apps to make natural exploration more fun for your kids.

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