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Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A Northrop Grumman unnamed X-47B UCAS at its unveiling. (Courtesy  Northrop Grumman )

Lethal weapons – killer robots – are coming. Now the UN is looking at how to respond. We’ll get the latest.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 10:00 AM
John Burns on location in Baghdad, Iraq in 2003. (Ashley Gilbertson / New York Times)

Famed correspondent John Burns has covered the world for 40 years for the New York Times. He’s hanging up his notebook. He joins us.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, accompanied by the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, right, and his chief of staff Mohammad Nahavandian, listens to Iran's national anthem while attending a ceremony marking National Nuclear Technology Day, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, April 9, 2015.  (AP)

How the nuclear deal looks from Iran, from the Ayatollah to the men and women on the street.

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Friday, April 10, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this Dec. 18, 2014 photo, Betsy Goodman handles seed packets at the Benson public library in Omaha, Neb. Goodman established a seed library at the library branch in 2012, and patrons checked out nearly 5,000 packets this year. Seed exchanges have sprouted up in about 300 locations around the country, most often in libraries, but the effort has created a conflict between well-meaning gardeners and state agriculture officials who feel obligated to enforce laws restricting the practice. (AP)

Seed libraries sprouting all over. We’ll dig into the populist push to preserve diversity – and flavor — in our gardens and diets.

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Friday, April 10, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A card with a message addressed to the Scott family is affixed to a fence at the scene where Walter Scott was killed by a North Charleston police officer Saturday after a traffic stop in North Charleston, S.C., Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP)

A police murder charge in South Carolina. Russia hacks the White House. Rand Paul will run. Marathon bombing verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this courtroom sketch, Assistant U.S. Attorney Aloke Chakravarty, left, is depicted addressing the jury as defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from right, sits between his defense attorneys during closing arguments in Tsarnaev's federal death penalty trial Monday, April 6, 2015, in Boston.  Tsarnaev was found guilty by a jury on April 8, 2015. (AP)

The Boston Marathon bomber—guilty. Now, a life or death decision, and what we’ve learned from the trial.

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Monday, April 6, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is also Iran's top nuclear negotiator, waves to his well wishers upon arrival at the Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, from Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday, April 3, 2015.  (AP)

The Iran nuclear deal outline, and how it fits into a region in turmoil.

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Friday, April 3, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrives at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel, Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Lausanne, Switzerland. A major breakthrough in the negotiations was announced following his arrival. (AP)

Gay rights, religious freedom and Indiana. All eyes on the Iran talks. Mandatory water restrictions in California. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Monica Lewinsky, the former Clinton White House intern, delivers a TED Talk, "The Price of Shame," at a 2015 TED Conference  in Austin, TX. (Courtesy TED)

Public shaming. In the age of social media, it happens fast and furious. We’ll look at shaming takedowns and what they tell us.

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Monday, March 30, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims are placed in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Friday, March 27, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain, which killed all 150 people aboard, has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. (AP)

The pilot who crashed his plane in the Alps. What we know now. And what to do about pilots’ psychological health.

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May 29, 2015
Residents are evacuated by members of the Houston Fire Department from floodwaters surrounding their homes in Houston, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Heavy rain overnight caused flooding and closure of sections of highways in the Houston area. (AP)

Texas floods. Soccer scandal. Nebraska outlaws the death penalty. Identity theft at the IRS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

May 29, 2015
In this March 24, 2002 file photo, John Nash, left, and his wife Alicia, arrive at the 74th annual Academy Awards, in Los Angeles. Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey on Saturday, May 23, 2015, police said. (AP)

Remembering a beautiful mind: Nobel –prize winning game theorist John Nash . We’ll look at his game theory. His schizophrenia. His genius.

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May 28, 2015
Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi raises his hands as he sits behind glass in a courtroom, in a converted lecture hall in the national police academy in an eastern Cairo suburb, Egypt, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (AP)

Sentenced to death in Egypt for espionage, respected academic Emad Shahin joins us with a big take on Egypt, ISIS and America’s response.

 
May 28, 2015
Protesters congregate in front of city hall Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Cleveland. Members of about 40 churches are protesting the acquittal of a white patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed black motorists with a march through downtown Cleveland. (AP)

The new Cleveland standard of American policing. Will it stop abuse? Will it get the job done?

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A Former Bike Gang Member Explains "The Life"
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Larry called in from Lawrenceburg, KY and told us he was once a member of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, a mid-Atlantic biker gang. He didn’t sugar coat the facts as he explained the draw of the brotherhood and what makes the outlaw motorcycle corner the underworld go round.

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Our Week In The Web: May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015

We cancel a few hours and suddenly all of you get convinced of a global radio conspiracy! Plus, dragon zoos.

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Caller: ‘It Doesn’t Always Turn Out Okay’
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One caller shares her own story of an extremely premature birth. Her daughter, born at 22 1/2 weeks in 2012, was taken off life support after seven days.

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