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Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 11:00 AM
The cargo train travelled from eastern China through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, arriving in the Iranian capital Tehran. (Photograph: Stringer/EPA)

Seeing the world — its history, its future — from another angle. From the East, and the old Silk Road

 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | 10:00 AM
People sit in front of an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Asian stock markets sank across the board Thursday as pessimistic sentiment following sustained weakness in oil prices and a dive on Wall Street prevailed over data showing economies on the mend. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Stock prices have swooned around the world, as alarm grows over China’s economy. We’ll look at why and the path ahead.

 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, Lei Jun, chairman of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, holds up the latest models of the Xiaomi Note at a press event in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (AP)

Tech guru Clay Shirky from Shanghai on freedom, control and the growing knowledge economy in China.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Ricky Checo, center, of the Dominican Republic, takes the oath of allegiance along with other immigrants during a citizenship ceremony at Liberty State Park, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J.  (AP)

Asians are now number one in immigration to the USA. We’ll look at who’s coming, where they’re going and their imprint on the country.

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Friday, September 25, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, making history as the first pontiff to do so.  (AP)

Pope Francis and China’s President in the US. Volkswagen meltdown. The Saudi stampede. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and his wife Peng Liyuan wave on their arrival Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Boeing Field in Everett, Wash. (AP)

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in the United States with a big, tough agenda: cybersecurity, military ambition and the future of US-China relations.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Stocks tumbled across Asia on Monday as investors shaken by the sell-off last week on Wall Street unloaded shares in practically every sector.  (AP)

The message in global stock markets – about China, the US and the whole world economy. We’ll dive in.

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Friday, August 21, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., works the grill in the Iowa Pork Producers Tent with Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, right, during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.  (AP)

Iowa politics. Hillary’s email. A Bangkok blast. Protests in St. Louis. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Protesters shout towards the Diet building during a anti-war rally in Tokyo, Monday, July 27, 2015. Protesters gathered outside parliament, opposing a set of controversial bills intended to expand Japan’s defense role at home and internationally. The banner reads: "Stop war bills".  (AP)

Seventy years after Japan’s World War II surrender, Japan is making moves to give its military more room to fight again. We’ll look at what that could mean in Asia and beyond.

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Monday, August 3, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, a South Korean student looks at a picture, which shows how the cyber warfare is going to be waged in the future in the Korean Peninsula if Korean War takes place, at Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP)

P.W. Singer and August Cole imagine World War III in a new novel where the battlefront goes deeply cyber.

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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
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR ALDI - Grocery shoppers experience ALDI during the grand opening of the first of eight Southern California locations on Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Moreno Valley, Calif. ALDI, one of America's favorite grocery stores, will open approximately 45 stores in Southern California by the end of 2016. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for ALDI/AP Images)

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America. Plus, what we’re learning about how our bodies fight to keep weight off.

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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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‘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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The Boston Globe Imagines — And Rejects — A President Trump Front Page
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

The Boston Globe editorial page imagines — and rejects — President Donald Trump.

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