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Friday, March 18, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, right, shakes hands with President Barack Obama as he is introduced as Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  Garland, 63, is the chief judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a court whose influence over federal policy and national security matters has made it a proving ground for potential Supreme Court justices.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

A nominee for the Supreme Court. Clinton, Trump and a warning of riot. An American gets 15 years hard labor in North Korea. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Monday, March 14, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Solar panels and a green roof are among the sustainably-built features of the new Google building on the company's campus Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Kirkland, Wash. The new building is on a site that formerly housed a chemical mixing and packaging plant. After completing an environmental cleanup in 2012, the property manager conducted a second cleanup to voluntarily surpass state standards and remove all detectable remaining contamination at the property. Google said that the Washington Department of Ecology has called the cleanup “cleaner than clean” and plans to remove the area from the state’s contaminated sites list. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

In the warmest winter on record, hope again in the explosive growth of solar energy. We follow the sun.

 
Friday, March 11, 2016 | 11:00 AM
John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison post in a 1966 publicity photo with their longtime producer and so-called "Fifth Beatle," George Martin. (WikiCommons)

Sir George Martin died this week at 90. We’ll look at how the “fifth Beatle” revolutionized modern music.

 
Thursday, March 10, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Lindsey, 26, of Texas, with her husband and doctors at a news conference on Monday, underwent the failed uterus transplant procedure at the Cleveland Clinic. (Photo Dustin Franz)

The first uterus transplant in the United States, and its implications.

 
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | 11:00 AM
One-year mission crew members Scott Kelly of NASA (left) and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos (right) celebrated their 300th consecutive day in space on Jan. 21, 2016.  (Courtesy NASA)

After 340 days in space astronaut Scott Kelly is back on Earth. We’ll explore what a year up there does to the human body and mind.

 
Monday, March 7, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Jawaharlal Nehru University student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar makes a speech to fellow students after being released on bail at the university campus, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 3, 2016. Kanhaiya was facing sedition charges following protests where anti-India slogans were allegedly shouted. (AP Photo /Tsering Topgyal)

The hard weight of history in India, and hope and fury among India’s young.

 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 10:00 AM
A demonstrator stands outside the Apple store on Fifth Avenue, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in New York. Protesters assembled in more than 30 cities around the world to lash out at the FBI for obtaining a court order that requires Apple to make it easier to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a gunman in December's mass murders in California. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Looking for a way out of the Apple / FBI standoff over smartphone privacy. There may not be one.

 
Friday, February 26, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, is flanked by his two sons, Donald Trump Jr., left, and Eric, while speaking at a caucus night rally Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Trump rolls on. Apple versus the U.S. government. Wild weather. And the fight over the Supreme Court. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, David Karp, third from right, Founder and CEO of Tumblr, reacts as confetti flies during the opening bell at Nasdaq, Thursday, July 11, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Social media superstars. How Internet-savvy teenagers are earning fame and a lot of money online.

 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 10:00 AM
In this file photo, the fog lifts over the skyline of downtown Pittsburgh on a foggy morning, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

On the campaign trail, it’s doom and gloom. James Fallows just travelled the country, and found lots of hope. And good reason for it. He’s with us.

 
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May 6, 2016
President Barack Obama drinks water as he finishes speaking at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, about the ongoing water crisis.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

It’s Trump for the GOP. Clinton leads. Sanders hangs in. A Navy Seal killed by ISIS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

May 6, 2016
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Great gorillas being wiped out by war and poaching. We’ll go to the mountains of Africa. Plus, after the Ivory burn in Kenya- we look at the state of the world’s elephants.

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May 5, 2016
Rob Reiner with his son, Nick. [Courtesy: Paladin]

Filmmaker, actor Rob Reiner and his son, Nick, get personal in their new film “Being Charlie,” which takes on drug addiction.

 
May 5, 2016
Detroit teachers march outside the district headquarters, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Detroit. Detroit Public Schools transition manager Steven Rhodes says 45,628 of approximately 46,000 students were forced to miss classes Monday as 1,562 teachers called in sick. The mass sick-out has forced the district to close 94 of its 97 schools. Detroit's schools are expected to be out of cash starting July 1. The state earlier gave the district $48.7 million in emergency funding to keep it open through June 30 as the Legislature considers a $720 million restructuring plan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Fixing Michigan- from Flint’s water crisis to failing schools in Detroit. Are state takeovers the answers or the problem?

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Devoured: We Are What (And How) We Eat
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America.

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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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