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Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Beachgoers enjoy a day at Haulover Beach, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Climate change and Miami. We’ll look at the city’s booming real estate market and its future in a time of rising seas.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Actor Charlie Sheen appears during an interview, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 on NBC's "Today" in New York. In the interview, the 50-year-old Sheen said he tested positive four years ago for the virus that causes AIDS. (Peter Kramer/NBC via AP)

Actor Charlie Sheen announced he is HIV positive. So are nearly 40 million other people around the world. We’ll look at sex, new therapies, and HIV.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Rusty Olympic rings decorate a fence outside the Russian Olympic committee building in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Russian track and field athletes could be banned from next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a devastatingly critical report accused the country's government of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Russia gets called out on the global stage for doping its athletes. Widespread, big-time. It could get Russia banned from the Rio Olympics.

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Monday, November 9, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo from 2008, a researcher holds a test tube filled with stem cells. Editing of human embryo is raises ethical and legal questions in the United States. The U.S. government does not fund research on human embryonic stem cells.
(AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Human gene-editing is in the spotlight. We talk with young, superstar scientist Kevin Esvelt about the future of edited evolution.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A cod that will be auctioned off is held by Codie Small at the Portland Fish Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in Portland, Maine. Portland's Gulf of Maine Research Institute is announcing a major breakthrough in climate and fisheries science. A study published in the journal Science indicates cod, which have collapsed off of New England, are declining because of warming oceans.  (AP)

Global warming, ocean warming and the cod collapse in the Gulf of Maine. We’ll get the latest on climate change and the seas.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 10:00 AM
An Enroll America infographic showing the estimated percentage of uninsured individuals in each US county in 2015. (Enroll America/Civis Analytics)

The national health care system – ObamaCare — heads into Year Three and it’s open enrollment season. We look at the problems and the progress.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this June 9, 2014 file photo, packages of Ballpark franks are on display at a supermarket in Middleton, Mass. (AP)

Processed meat as the new tobacco. The new asbestos. We’ll look at the bad news on your bacon, hot dogs, ham sandwiches.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Jevon Sebring of Capital Redemption Center inventories cans and bottles before they are sent to a distributor and recycled, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.  (AP)

Is recycling working? Does it add up? We’ll look at the evidence, at home and abroad.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Durbin prepares to fly a drone during a demonstration of a search and rescue operation on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Dublin, Calif.  (AP)

Getting a handle on America’s drones. The Federal government now wants to register maybe millions. Maybe yours.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The bare landscape of Crimea, Ukraine, offers little protection in warfare, and German infantrymen hug the ground to escape enemy fire, Jan. 7, 1942.  (AP)

We’ll talk with historian Tim Snyder, who sees resource wars behind past genocides and says climate change now raises the danger again.

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Apr 29, 2016
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.

Apr 29, 2016
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Women pushing back. A video by two female sports reporters about online harassment goes viral.

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Screengrab from the #MorethanMean video produced by Sarah Spain and Julie Dicaro. Scroll down to view the video.

Women pushing back. A video by two female sports reporters about online harassment goes viral.

 
Apr 29, 2016
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.

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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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The Boston Globe Imagines — And Rejects — A President Trump Front Page
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

The Boston Globe editorial page imagines — and rejects — President Donald Trump.

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