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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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Monday, September 21, 2015 | 11:00 AM
An advance image from the filming of "Racing Extinction," showing filmmaker Louie Psihoyos with an underwater camera. (Courtesy Oceanic Preservation Society / The Filmmakers)

The new documentary “Racing Extinction” goes undercover to the edge of mass extinction in the world’s darkest black markets.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Pope Francis is cheered by faithful as he arrives for the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.  (AP)

Pope Francis has been taking stands on everything from the environment to Wall Street. How will he preach to America when he comes next week?

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A woman fills her car at a Costco gas station in Robinson Township, Pa., Thursday, July 16, 2015.  (AP)

Environmental leader California says no to an ambitious goal: to cut gasoline use in half by 2030. We look at the implications for California and the world.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Denali is seen from a window on Air Force One during descent into Anchorage, Alaska on Aug. 31, 2015. (Pete Souza/White House)

The scramble for the Arctic. President Obama’s in Alaska. We’ll look at the stakes.

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Friday, August 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Lightning first ignited the Meadow fire on July 20, 2014 in Yosemite. By September 8, the fire had charred 2,582 acres. Bernie Krause has recorded soundscapes of national parks destroyed by large areas of forest fires. Listen below.  (National Park Service)

A legendary natural sound collector shares his recordings. We’ll listen in.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. President Barack Obama on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, will unveil the final version of his unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants. (AP)

Tough new carbon restrictions. What the president is proposing, Germany’s already doing. Will the American people buy in?

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Fishermen are dwarfed by the rising banks of Lake McClure.  Located 40 miles east of Modesto and fed by the waters of the Merced River, water levels at the lake stand at less than ten percent of capacity.  (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

A reporter and photographer on a road trip across California, looking at how the drought has reshaped lives there.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Pope Francis delivers his message on the occasion of an audience with participants of Rome's diocese convention in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Francis engaged in some self-promotion during his weekly blessing, alerting the thousands of people in St. Peter's Square that his first solo encyclical is coming out on Thursday and inviting them to pay attention to environmental degradation around them. (AP)

The Pope and climate change. We’ll look at the urgent call for action from Pope Francis.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Crews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off, creating a slick some 4 miles long about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara.  (AP)

Clean air, clean water. Endangered nature and the battles ahead this summer in Washington over the US environment.

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Oct 9, 2015
A manhole begins to spill over with floodwaters as high tide approaches at Dorchester Road at Sawmill Branch Canal in Summerville, S.C., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.  (AP)

Russia goes big in Syria. The US hits a hospital in Kunduz. Hillary flips on the TPP. An epic flood in South Carolina. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 9, 2015
In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, Devlin D'Zmura, a tending news manager at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works on his laptop at the company's offices in Boston. (AP)

Fantasy football scandal, and the wild, booming betting world of fantasy sports.

Oct 8, 2015
US singer Patti Smith performs during the Way Out West music festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, Saturday, Aug.15, 2015.  (AP)

Iconic rocker, poet of punk, and National Book Award-winning author Patti Smith joins us to talk about her new memoir, “M Train”.

Oct 8, 2015
In this Aug. 2, 2012 file photo, local newspapers show stories about the controversial strategy to bail the government out of a financial hole, at a restaurant along Seven Mile Beach on the outskirts of George Town on the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands have lost some of their allure by abruptly proposing what amounts to an income tax on expatriate workers who have helped build the territory into one of the most famous or, for some people, notorious offshore banking centers that have tax advantages for foreign investment operations. (AP)

Trillions of dollars are now stashed in protected tax havens around the world, leaving societies’ bills to those at home. We’ll dig in.

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Meet The Interns, Fall 2015
Friday, Oct 9, 2015

Meet our Fall 2015 interns! (Better late than never, right?)

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Rep. Daniel Webster: ‘I’m Gonna Sell This Message’
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

When House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced his retirement and resignation from his position last month, it surprised both his Party and the Washington political establishment.

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