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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Yoga teacher Kyoko Katsura demonstrates standing bow puilling, one of the poses that could be seen during the National Yoga Asana Championships in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Katsura will be a competing in the national competition which will take place from March 2-4 in New York City. (AP)

We’ll explore the body and mind-bending world of competitive yoga.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, shown here with their daughter, Zoey. (Instagram)

A murder-suicide in the NFL – Kansas City Chiefs – puts a high-profile spotlight on domestic violence. What do we see there?

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 11:00 AM
A Bowling Green cheerleader performs during an NCAA college football game against Massachusetts in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. (AP)

Should cheerleading be formally designated a sport? The American Academy of Pediatrics says yes, for the safety of cheerleaders.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Chinese gymnast Sui Lu performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastic women's qualifications at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London. (AP)

Are the Olympics open to only those born with perfect physiques? Can you win gold without Missy Franklin’s wingspan or Usain Bolt’s height?

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | 11:00 AM
A covering lies on top of the head of the statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno before it is removed Sunday, July 22, 2012, in State College, Pa. The famed statue of Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. (AP)

Penn State’s fate, after the scandal. Did the NCAA get it right?

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 10:00 AM
Michael Phelps, left, and Conor Dwyer swim in the men's 200-meter freestyle preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Omaha, Neb. (AP)

They kick off in one month. We’ll go to London and to the athletes preparing to compete.

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Monday, May 14, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant, right, puts up a shot as Denver Nuggets power forward Al Harrington defends during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 102-99. (AP)

From tennis to soccer to the NBA, the surprising history of why we play ball.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Boys varsity soccer game January 7, 2011 at Basha High School, Chandler, Arizona. (nooccar/Flickr)

The fierce fight in American soccer over high school teams and the best way to go for Olympic gold.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 11:00 AM
In this film image released by The Weinstein Company, a scene is shown from "Undefeated." (AP)

The Oscar-winning tale of an inner city football team that transcends what you know about sports story-telling.

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Monday, February 20, 2012 | 11:00 AM
New York Knicks' point guard Jeremy Lin (17) drives the ball against Utah Jazz's point guard Earl Watson (11) during an NBA basketball game on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in New York. (AP)

Lin-mania sweeps the nation, and the world. Buzzer-beating shots are just part of the story.

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Jul 28, 2014
This June 4, 2014 photo shows a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreen Co. _ which bills itself as “America’s premier pharmacy” _ is among many companies considering combining operations with foreign businesses to trim their tax bills. (AP)

American companies bailing out on America. They call it inversion. Is it desertion?

Jul 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker watches as wounded American soldiers arrive at an American hospital near the front during World War I. (AP Photo)

Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. We’ll look at lessons learned and our uneasy peace right now.

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