Friday, October 23, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Benghazi Committee. (AP)

Clinton and Benghazi. Joe Biden says no. Breast care. “Star Wars.” Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A portion of "King Lear and the Fool in the Storm" by William Dyce. (WikiCommons)

1606 was a year of plague, terror fallout, religious strife – and “King Lear.” We’ll look with a top Shakespeare scholar at the year of Lear.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Jevon Sebring of Capital Redemption Center inventories cans and bottles before they are sent to a distributor and recycled, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.  (AP)

Is recycling working? Does it add up? We’ll look at the evidence, at home and abroad.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
The first drone to be used by the Iraqi Air Force, loaded with ordnance, prepares to take-off to raid Islamic State group positions at an airbase in Kut, 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct 10, 2015. (AP)

Reporter Jeremy Scahill of the Intercept details the realities — and failures — of the U.S. government’s foreign drone strike program.

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Monday, October 19, 2015 | 10:00 AM
An Israeli soldier shoots and kills a Palestinian holding a knife after he stabbed another Israeli soldier, seen kneeling,, center, during clashes in Hebron, West Bank Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (AP)

A wave of stabbings in Jerusalem has sparked fears of a new Palestinian uprising. We’ll look at the roots of the violence, and the Israeli response.

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Friday, October 16, 2015 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama, with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter, after speaking about Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Obama announced that he will keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017. (AP)

The Democrats debate. Thousands of US troops to remain in Afghanistan. Violence surges in Israel. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, immigration officials remove Central American migrants from a northbound freight train during an after midnight raid by federal police in San Ramon, Mexico. Following a surge in child migrants reaching the U.S. border in 2014, Mexican authorities said Tuesday, March 3, 2015 that they staged more than 150 raids over the last year on the train known as "La Bestia" that rolled toward the U.S. border. (AP)

The onetime flood of Central American immigrants to the US is now being stopped in Mexico. We’ll look at what that means.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The bare landscape of Crimea, Ukraine, offers little protection in warfare, and German infantrymen hug the ground to escape enemy fire, Jan. 7, 1942.  (AP)

We’ll talk with historian Tim Snyder, who sees resource wars behind past genocides and says climate change now raises the danger again.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, Syrian armored vehicles get ready to move near the village of Morek in Syria. The Syrian army has launched an offensive this week in central and northwestern Syria aided by Russian airstrikes. (AP)

Russia’s big power play in Syria, the US response, and where this could go.

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Monday, October 12, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A portion of the cover of Larissa MacFarquhar's new book, "Strangers Drowning." (Penguin Press / Courtesy The Publishers)

An extreme commitment to others. Larissa MacFarquhar joins us with stories of those who sacrifice almost everything to do good.

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Nov 30, 2015
United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres, center left, Minister of the Environment of Peru and COP20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, center right, and French Foreign Affairs Minister and COP 21 President Laurent Fabius, center, pose for photographers during a press visit to the COP21, Paris Climate Conference, site, in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

World leaders converge in Paris for the big climate talks. We’ll look at what it will take to get a global climate agreement.

Nov 30, 2015
Shoppers walks in front of a holiday display Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in San Francisco.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday and beyond, we’ll add up the dollars and trends and bargains of the 2015 holiday shopping season.

Nov 27, 2015
The punk rock band Sleater-Kinney (from L: Janet Weiss, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker) (Courtesy the Band)

Feminist punk-rockers, the band Sleater-Kinney, is with us. Reunited. Hotter than ever.

Nov 27, 2015
Josh Baldonado, an administrative assistant at Brown & Brown Insurance, works at a treadmill desk in the firms offices in Carmel, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. (AP)

The end of sitting at work. A new call to get up off our chairs. To stand and move! We’ll look at how that works.

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Fresh Ideas For Your Thanksgiving: Recipes
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015

Did our Thanksgiving 2016 episode make you hungry? Good news — we’ve got recipes right here.

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Karl Rove Still Won’t Get Involved In The 2016 G.O.P. Primary
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

Karl Rove may say he’s not endorsing or getting involved in the 2016 G.O.P. presidential primary, but that won’t stop from offering advice on how to beat Republican front runner Donald Trump.

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Roger Cohen And Barry Posen On ISIS
Monday, Nov 23, 2015

A brief, but illustrative exchange between Barry Posen and Roger Cohen during our conversation on ISIS today.

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