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Monday, January 11, 2016 | 10:00 AM
In this Feb. 3, 2015 file photo, Flint residents receive free water being distributed at the Lincoln Park United Methodist Church in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Dangerous lead levels in drinking water in Flint, Michigan. We’ll look at the crisis there and the country’s troubled water infrastructure.

 
Friday, January 8, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Officers from the Korea Meteorological Administration point at the epicenter of seismic waves in North Korea, at the National Earthquake and Volcano Center of the Korea Meteorological Administration in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. North Korea said it conducted a powerful hydrogen bomb test Wednesday, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would be a huge jump in Pyongyang's quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

President Obama on guns. China’s stock market turmoil. Armed takeover in Oregon. North Korea. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) | Republican Presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks during a campaign stop at the public library in Onawa, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Big political observers David Frum and Peter Beinart on America’s Left and Right now and the forces in play for 2016.

 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden and gun violence victims, wipes a tear from his cheek as speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence. Also on stage are stakeholders, and individuals whose lives have been impacted by the gun violence. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Obama takes executive action on guns. We’ll look at where we are in the long American gun story.

 
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Ryan Bundy talks on the phone at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Bundy is one of the protesters occupying the refuge to object to a prison sentence for local ranchers for burning federal land. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)

Self-styled militiamen have seized that federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. What do they want? And how should the US government respond?

 
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Smoke rises as Iranian protesters set fire to the Saudi embassy in Tehran, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Protesters upset over the execution of a Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia set fires to the Saudi embassy in Tehran. (Mohammadreza Nadimi/ISNA via AP)

Saudi Arabia executes a prominent Shi’ite cleric and things are getting hot with Iran fast. We’ll dig into the mounting tension.

 
Friday, January 1, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Dean of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, stands next to former Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Princeton, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. (AP)

Big thinker and working mom Anne-Marie Slaughter sparked debate when she wrote “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All.” She’s back talking about a toxic work world.

 
Thursday, December 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A woman stands on a car during a party in the street in Baltimore on Saturday, May 2, 2015, the day after charges were announced against the police officers involved in Freddie Gray's death. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

We look back on 2015. Same -sex marriage. ISIS. Campus protests. A campaign like no other. The big news issues of 2015, and where they’re headed.

 
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 | 11:00 AM
(Clockwise from Left)Mara Jacqueline Willaford, left, holds her fist overhead as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to greet the crowd before speaking at a rally Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in downtown Seattle; Caitlyn Jenner attends the 25th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in New York; onathan Butler, front left, addresses a crowd following the announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at the university in Columbia, Mo. and In this July 24, 2009, file photo, Rachel Dolezal, a leader of the Human Rights Education Institute, stands in front of a mural she painted at the institute's offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. (All AP)

Gender, race, Black Lives Matter, Caitlin Jenner. How and why 2015 became the year we obsessed over identity.

 
Monday, December 21, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Hillary Clinton, center, speaks between Martin O’Malley, left, and Martin O’Malley during a Democratic presidential primary debate Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Can Bernie Sanders stop Hillary’s march to the nomination? We unpack the Saturday night debate and size up the Democrats’ chances against the GOP field.

 
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Feb 8, 2016
Sign stands outside property for rent Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in south Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

If it feels like rents are sky-high, you’re right. Some now paying more than half their income on rent. Some say crisis. We’ll dig in.

Feb 8, 2016
Legendary film critic  Roger Ebert in an archival image from his early days at the Chicago Sun-Times. (Flickr / WikiCommons)

The critic speaks. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott on how to think about art, pleasure, beauty and truth.

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Feb 5, 2016
A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

 
Feb 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #6: Bernie v. Hillary — The Electability Debate
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Bill and Betty are not real New Hampshire voters. But their arguments about the Democratic race for President most certainly are.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #5: Ted Cruz — The Advocate
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is an impassioned advocate, Jack Beatty writes — but mostly for himself above all others.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #4: Donald Trump — You Heard It First!
Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Jack Beatty recounts an evening rally with Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, and wonders if the billionaire businessman is really looking for an exit.

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