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Friday, March 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Lead dogs on the team of Louie Ambrose run during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP)

Mushers, majestic huskies, and more: we go to the Iditarod.

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Monday, February 18, 2013 | 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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Monday, February 4, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Super Bowl football fans walk past a several-stories tall likeness of San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick on the Audubon Nature Center along the Riverwalk, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP)

The day after the Super Bowl, politics and mega-sports. Imperial sports.

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Friday, January 18, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Lance Armstrong listens to a question from Oprah Winfrey. (AP/Harpo Productions)

Lance Armstrong takes his story to Oprah. So, what do we think about him and doping now?

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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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Sep 19, 2014
No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

ISIS and arming Syrian fighters. Scotland rejects independence. NFL turmoil. US troops and Ebola. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Sep 19, 2014
Joseph O'Neill (courtesy of the author)

Author of “Netherland,” novelist Joseph O’Neill is back, with “The Dog,” on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.

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Sep 19, 2014
Joseph O'Neill (courtesy of the author)

Author of “Netherland,” novelist Joseph O’Neill is back, with “The Dog,” on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.

 
Sep 19, 2014
No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

ISIS and arming Syrian fighters. Scotland rejects independence. NFL turmoil. US troops and Ebola. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Our Week In The Web: September 19, 2014
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon.

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Talking Through The Issue Of Corporal Punishment For Kids
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

On Point dove into the debate over corporal punishment on Wednesday — as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Texas after he allegedly hit his four-year-old son with a switch.

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Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

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