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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Freddy Osborne, left, and teammate Nikolai Darken, second left, both from Fairfield, Conn., play a word against teammates Yanni Raymond, right, and Knox Daniel, second right, both from Charlottesville, Va., during the first round at the 2015 North American School SCRABBLE Championship at Hasbro headquarters in Pawtucket, R.I., Saturday, May 16, 2015.  (AP)

From the living room to world championships, Scrabble is fun—and fiercely competitive. We’ll dig in.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 10:00 AM
This file image taken from a militant website associated with Islamic State extremists, posted Saturday, May 23, 2015, purports to show a suicide bomber, with the Arabic bar below reading: "Urgent: The heroic martyr Abu Amer al-Najdi, the attacker of the (Shiite) temple in Qatif", which the Islamic State group's radio station claimed responsibility for.  (AP)

A big, provocative look at the sophisticated online efforts of ISIS to recruit and lure Westerners to their cause.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this image provided by NASA/JSC, astronauts Steven L. Smith and John M. Grunsfeld are photographed during an extravehicular activity (EVA) during the December 1999 Hubble servicing mission of STS-103, flown by Discovery. The Hubble Space Telescope, one of NASA'S crowning glories, marks its 25th anniversary on Friday, April 24, 2015.

Global plans for outer space. We’ll look around the world at who has what agendas for out there.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Taylor Swift accepts the award for top artist at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas.  (AP)

Taylor Swift takes on Apple over royalties and wins. We’ll look at the latest battles in music streaming – the players, the artists, and the music itself.

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Monday, June 22, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this May 14, 2012 file photo, shoppers walk by the GAP store at a shopping mall in Peabody, Mass. On June 16, 2015, the company announced it would be closing up to a quarter of its North American stores. (AP)

The battle to sell you clothes. J. Crew, Abercrombie, GAP are in trouble. New ways, new retailers, piling in.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, a New York Police Department SkyWatch observation tower is stationed in midtown Manhattan, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in New York. Behind it is a billboard filled with people's photographs. (AP)

Facial recognition technology is suddenly all over. The government’s push to rein it in has just blown up. What happens to your privacy?

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A Southwest Airlines passenger plane crosses the waxing gibbous moon in Whittier, Saturday, May 30, 2015.  (AP)

The web was supposed to make buying cheap airline tickets easier. So, why isn’t it? We’ll look at the tricky tangle of air travel.

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Friday, June 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the Senate Chamber after offering amendments to the USA FREEDOM Act during a special session to extend surveillance programs, in Washington, Sunday, May 31, 2015.

New curbs on NSA spying. A terror suspect shot dead in Boston. Tragedy on the Yangtze. The 2016 field grows. Caitlyn Jenner. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Monday, June 1, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The U.S. Capitol is illuminated at night as the Senate continues to work late, Friday, May 22, 2015, on Capitol Hill as a pile of important bills await action. (AP)

Former Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar spent 36 years in office. Now he’s judging the current Congress and US policy. He joins us.

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Monday, June 1, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015, file photo, the Uber app displays cars available to make a pickup in downtown Manhattan on a smart phone, in New York.  (AP)

We look at the “Uber-fication” of the marketplace. On-demand services for almost anything, everything, are catching on. Changing our economy and our lives.

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Aug 28, 2015
WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and guest anchor Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A deadly shooting on live TV. Wall Street’s roller coaster ride. Biden considers a White House bid. 10 years since Katrina.

Aug 28, 2015
Lightning first ignited the Meadow fire on July 20, 2014 in Yosemite. By September 8, the fire had charred 2,582 acres. Bernie Krause has recorded soundscapes of national parks destroyed by large areas of forest fires. Listen below.  (National Park Service)

A legendary natural sound collector shares his recordings. We’ll listen in.

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Aug 28, 2015
Lightning first ignited the Meadow fire on July 20, 2014 in Yosemite. By September 8, the fire had charred 2,582 acres. Bernie Krause has recorded soundscapes of national parks destroyed by large areas of forest fires. Listen below.  (National Park Service)

A legendary natural sound collector shares his recordings. We’ll listen in.

 
Aug 28, 2015
WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and guest anchor Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A deadly shooting on live TV. Wall Street’s roller coaster ride. Biden considers a White House bid. 10 years since Katrina.

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Our Week In The Web: August 28, 2015
Friday, Aug 28, 2015

You say #hashtag, we say, #forwhat? That, plus Usain Bolt and the ominous lurking Segway cameraman. Friday!

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Our Week In The Web: August 21, 2015
Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Do you even click? (And other reflections on link sharing and web commenting).

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Do You Recognize Amazon’s Workplace Culture? Tell Us!
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Do you recognize the workplace conditions described in a recent New York Times piece on Amazon? We want to hear from you!

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