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Friday, May 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Miners and members of the rescue services wait for the arrival of Turkey's President Abdullah Gul outside the mine in Soma, western Turkey, Thursday, May 15, 2014. An explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Istanbul, killed hundreds of workers, authorities said, in one of the worst mining disasters in Turkish history. (AP)

VA chief in the hot seat. Karl Rove on Hillary Clinton. Turkey’s mining tragedy. Antarctic meltdown.

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Friday, May 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan, speaks during the World economic forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday, May 8, 2014. (AP)

The US joins the search for Nigerian schoolgirls. Benghazi politics. Prayers at town meetings.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Jack Ma, chairman of China's largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, gestures during a conference in Hong Kong Wednesday, March 20, 2012. Ma's company filed for a hotly anticipated US IPO on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

In case you hadn’t noticed, Chinese tech giant Alibaba is finally filing for an IPO in the US. We talked with Quartz reporter Lily Kuo to figure out what all the fuss is really about.

 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | 10:00 AM
People gather around the coffin of 17 year-old Vadim Papura during a religious service outside the apartment block he lived in, in Odessa, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Papura died after jumping out of the burning trade union building in an attempt to escape Friday's fire that killed most of the 40 people that died after riots erupted last Friday. (AP)

Deadly clashes and downed helicopters. We’ll look at the latest in Ukraine and what can – and should – the U.S., NATO, do

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Monday, May 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM
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Famed biologist E.O. Wilson says the way to save mankind is for the Age of Man to come to a close with a new respect for the rest of life. He joins us.

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Monday, May 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM
This undated photo provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shows plates of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in CDC’s healthcare-associated infections laboratory. (AP)

A new report says deadly superbugs are everywhere—and warns of a coming “post-antibiotic era,” in which common infections kill.

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Friday, May 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Harlee Branson, 13, uses a broom to help clean up storm rubble on her grandparents' property near a Vilonia, Ark., neighborhood Thursday, May 1, 2014. A tornado struck the town late Sunday. (AP)

Donald Sterling banned from the NBA. Deadly twisters across the South. China’s economy to be number one.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 10:00 AM
In this Monday April 21, 2014 file photo, four female students of the government secondary school Chibok, who were abducted by gunmen and reunited with their families, walk in Chibok, Nigeria. A civil society group says Wednesday April 30, 2014, that villagers are reporting that scores of girls and young women who were recently kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry Islamic extremists. (AP)

A terrible mass kidnapping of 200-plus school girls in Nigeria. We’ll look at Christian-Muslim tension in the region, and the Boko Haram story.

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Friday, April 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama and ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, bow to each other during a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan, in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP)

Guns in Georgia. Obama in Asia. Affirmative Action. And Joe Biden in Ukraine. Our weekly news roundtable.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
In this May 18, 2013 file photo released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions, climbers make their way to the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, April 18, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. (AP)

With a satellite phone call from Mount Everest’s Base Camp, climber and filmmaker David Breashears informs us that the Everest climbing season “is over.”

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Aug 1, 2014
A close up of newspaper front pages focusing on the Ebola outbreak, including a newspaper, left, reading 'Burn all bodies' in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa. (AP)

Israel-Gaza conflict heats up. The House votes to sue Obama. Ebola spreads in Africa. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Aug 1, 2014
In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 file photo, Luis Mendez, 23, left, and Maurice Mike, 23, wait in line at a job fair held by the Miami Marlins, at Marlins Park in Miami. Increasingly, potential employers are turning to digital content as a way to judge job-seekers before they even apply. (AP)

They see you when you’re sleeping. They know when you’re awake. Employers move to digital assessment in hiring, firing and promotion. We’ll check in.

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