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Friday, December 13, 2013 | 10:00 AM
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., announce a tentative agreement between Republican and Democratic negotiators on a government spending plan, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP)

A budget deal, a handshake, a struggle in Ukraine and the world mourns Mandela. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Spectators shelter under umbrellas as the rain lashes down during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. (AP)

After Mandela, a look at the challenges and opportunities of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Friday, December 6, 2013 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, chats with his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao before heading to their luncheon at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP)

Biden in Beijing. Public pensions under the gun. A train goes off the rails – our Weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | 10:00 AM
A woman leads a child while holding a doll as they walk near mural depicting a child eating in Beijing Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Experts estimate that the first easing of the country's strict one-child policy in three decades announced this month allowing couples where one partner is an only child to have a second baby will result in 1 million to 2 million extra births per year in the first few years, on top of the 16 million babies born annually in China. (AP)

China’s ten-year plan. Economic changes. Social changes. And the planned new face of modern China.

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Friday, November 15, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Author Amy Tan. Her newest novel, out this month, is "The Valley Of Amazement." (Rick Smolan)

Author Amy Tan on her latest – family history and the courtesan life of Old Shanghai.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Photographers are reflected on the glass, background, as leaders of the Asia-Pacific region stand for a group photo session during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 (AP)

The president of the United States is missing from a big summit of Asia-Pacific nations this week. China is happy to step in. We look at how the U.S. is doing in its pivot to Asia.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011 | 11:00 AM
Dr. Henry Kissinger, left, U.S. then-Presidential National Security Adviser, shakes hands with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai of the People's Republic of China at their meeting at Government Guest House in Beijing, China, July 9, 1971. (AP)

We talk with Henry Kissinger about China and the American future.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

China and Sino-U.S. relations are the talk of the week, as President Hu visits. Listen back to our chat in Shanghai with China’s “Oprah,” and to Tom’s conversation with “Democrats” and “Republicans” in the Communist Party.

 
Thursday, January 20, 2011 | 10:00 AM
The Capitol dome is seen at rear as Chinese and U.S. flags are displayed in Washington, Jan. 18, 2011. (AP)

We take at look at the United States and China now, as the Chinese president makes a big visit to Washington.

 
Monday, December 13, 2010 | 10:00 AM
In this Nov. 17, 2009 file photo,President Barack Obama, left, listens to Chinese President Hu Jintao, as they attend a state dinner reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

As the world contemplates an empty chair at the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, we take the long view on China’s rise and the West’s uncertain future.

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Jul 29, 2014
The U.S. Senate is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP)

The “Do-Nothing” Congress just days before August recess. We’ll look at the causes and costs to the country of D.C. paralysis.

Jul 29, 2014
This April 28, 2010 file photo, shows the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal-fired power plant in Colstrip, Mont. Colstrip figures to be a target in recently released draft rules from the Environmental Protection Agency that call for reducing Montana emissions 21 percent from recent levels by 2030. (AP)

A new sci-fi history looks back on climate change from the year 2393.

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Jul 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker watches as wounded American soldiers arrive at an American hospital near the front during World War I. (AP Photo)

Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. We’ll look at lessons learned and our uneasy peace right now.

 
Jul 28, 2014
This June 4, 2014 photo shows a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreen Co. _ which bills itself as “America’s premier pharmacy” _ is among many companies considering combining operations with foreign businesses to trim their tax bills. (AP)

American companies bailing out on America. They call it inversion. Is it desertion?

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This 15-Year-Old Caller Is Really Disappointed With Congress
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

In which a 15-year-old caller from Nashville expertly and elegantly analyzes our bickering, mostly ineffective 113th Congress.

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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The Art Of The American Pie: Recipes
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

In the odd chance that our pie hour this week made you hungry — how could it not, right? — we asked our piemaking guests for some of their favorite pie recipes. Enjoy!

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