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Friday, April 29, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina waves during a rally in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, when Cruz announced he has tapped Fiorina to serve as his running mate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Trump and Hillary wins. Bernie lays off. Cruz chooses Carly. Beyonce drops “Lemonade.” Our weekly news roundtable goes beyond the headlines.

 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Detail of the National Debt Clock, a billboard-size digital display showing the increasing US debt, on Sixth Avenue August 1, 2011 in New York.  US Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he was confident that Congress would approve a major austerity plan to avoid a debt default as he met with skeptical members of his Democratic Party.AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Beyond the campaign sound and fury, how do we really solve our biggest national problems? One smart citizen thinker weighs in- with you.

 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a Women for Hillary event in New York, Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Hillary Clinton and the women’s vote. How it’s broken against Bernie Sanders. How it might play out against Donald Trump.

 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 10:00 AM
This image released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the scene after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle at a military checkpoint at the entrance to the Sayyida Zeinab suburb, Damascus, Monday, April 25, 2016. A bomb blast in a Damascus suburb that is home to one of the holiest Shiite shrines in Syria killed several people on Monday, according to a pro-government TV station and an activist-run monitoring group. (SANA via AP)

The President calls for more U.S. special forces into Syria. Last week, more troops and gunships into Iraq. What is this push and its strategy for ISIS?

 
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.

 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Former President Bill Clinton, left, applauds, as his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton celebrates on stage at her victory party after winning the New York state primary Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Who has the delegates and the way forward after the New York primary? We’ll add it all up with top political watchers.

 
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.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
In this April 5, 2016 photo, a masked and armed policeman patrols a gang controlled neighborhood in San Salvador, El Salvador. Hyper-violent gangs declared open-season on police in this Central American nation in response to a government crackdown that began last year. Justice and Security Minister Mauricio Ramirez Landaverde, who was national police director until January, acknowledged that security forces are vulnerable. (AP Photo/Alex Peña)

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.

 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 10:00 AM
In this July 31, 2014 file photo, Rikers Island juvenile detention facility inmates walk single file to the jail's chapel for a visit from Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons and entertainer L.L. Cool J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Inside a major push to reduce jail populations and fix racial disparities in the justice system. Eleven major cities are all in.

 
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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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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.

 
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