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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.

 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Tennis star Maria Sharapova speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles on Monday, March 7, 2016. Sharapova says she has failed a drug test at the Australian Open. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Maria Sharapova, Meldonium and the new cutting edge of sports doping. Where’s the line between legitimate medical treatment and cheating? Plus, a formal admission from the NFL on the link between concussions and football gameplay.

 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, right, speak during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 14, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the start of the pullout of the Russian military from Syria starting Tuesday. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia says it’s pulling forces out of Syria. We’ll look at the implications.

 
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.

 
Monday, March 14, 2016 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama waves upon his arrival on Air Force One, Friday, March 11, 2016, at Austin Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Obama tells all on foreign policy with the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg. Says I did it my way, and I’m right. Goldberg joins us.

 
Friday, March 11, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., smiles for a photo with supporters at the end of a campaign rally at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

Michigan feels the Bern. Trump rolls on. Peyton Manning bows out. Farewell to Nancy Reagan. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Ellen Page and Ian Daniel  in a scene from the first episode of the new Viceland documentary series, "Gaycation." (Courtesy Viceland)

In the new TV series “Gaycation,” actress Ellen Page explores LGBT culture around the world. She’s with us.

 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign rally Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Bernie Sanders with a big surprise win in Michigan. Plus: From solving Europe’s refugee crisis to saving Syria, everything depends on Turkey. But is Turkey becoming part of the problem?

 
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.

 
Friday, March 4, 2016 | 11:00 AM
The cast of the PBS / ITV Studios series "Downtown Abbey," assembled in front of the titular country house. (Courtesy ITV Studios)

After six seasons, we bid goodbye to “Downton Abbey.” The class drama that captivated America.

 
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May 3, 2016
Geri Taylor, camera in tow, at the Hoover Dam in 2014. Photography had been a sideline for 30 years, but now she could really devote time to it.
Courtesy, New York Times. MICHAEL KIRBY SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES.

We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

May 3, 2016
In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, fifteen-year-old Amorette Castillo has her sensor checked before starting a series of physical activities at a University of Southern California lab in Alhambra, Calif. Scientists across the country are playing with miniature gadgets and fitting them on the overweight and obese to get an unbiased glimpse into their exercise and eating habits. The cell phone for gathering data is on her hip. (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)

Weight loss lessons from the TV show “The Biggest Loser”. A study of the show’s contestants reveals why it’s so hard to keep off the weight we lose.

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May 2, 2016
ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016 AND THEREAFTER - In this April 19, 2016 photo, Laurie Millan, a para-professional and tutor, works with a student during an after school tutoring session at San Francisco International High School, in San Francisco. While some districts in numerous states have discouraged migrant minors from Central America from enrolling in their schools, the school accommodated its youths by rewriting young-adult novels at a basic level to spark the newcomers' interest in reading.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Is grit the secret sauce that drives success? More important than both talent and intellect? We’re talking the power and limits of grit.

 
May 2, 2016
A man walks on the rail tracks of a train station turned into a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees, at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Friday, April 29, 2016. Many thousands of migrants remain at the Greek border with Macedonia, hoping that the border crossing will reopen, allowing them to move north into central Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A top former US diplomat says refugees and tribalism are pulling Europe apart and that the US needs to get involved- to help Europe by helping refugees.

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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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