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Thursday, July 3, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Family and friends of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel, three Israeli teenagers who were abducted over two weeks ago, mourn during their funeral in Modiin, Israel, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP)

ISIS declares a caliphate. The Supreme Court and Hobby Lobby. Three dead teens in Israel. US World Cup heartbreak. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines, a day early.

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Friday, June 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Refugees fleeing from Mosul head to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region in Irbil, Iraq, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the al-Qaida breakaway group, on Monday and Tuesday took over much of Mosul in Iraq and then swept into the city of Tikrit further south. (AP)

Eric Cantor’s upset loss. Insurgents sweeping Iraq. Hillary speaks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 10:00 AM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., delivers his concession speech as his wife, Diana, listens in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.  (AP)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor goes down in defeat to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat. We look at the aftermath in Virginia and Congress.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, joined by other women of the Senate, holds a news conference on her bill, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, that would allow people with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the lower interest rates currently offered to new borrowers, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

Student loans, front and center again as the President and more push for change in how we pay for college.

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Monday, June 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Brian Duran, 14, of Comayagua, Honduras collects his line-dried laundry at the Senda de Vida migrant shelter in Reynosa, Mexico, June 3, 2014. Duran traveled alone to the U.S.-Mexico border and hopes to soon become one of the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children to enter the United States since Oct. 1, 2013. (AP)

A new wave of young children are riding the rails through Mexico and crossing the U.S. border — alone. We’ll ask why.

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Friday, May 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama arrives to a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in West Point, N.Y.  (AP)

California massacre. Obama’s foreign policy vision. Snowden speaks out.Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM
In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 file photo, a man walks toward a post office in Grenora, N.D. (AP)

Getting mail at the front door may soon be history – as Congress tries to save the Postal Service. We’ll look at the future of who delivers what and where and how in America.

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Friday, May 23, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell addresses his supporters following his victory in the republican primary Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the Mariott Louisville East in Louisville, Ky. (AP)

The President and theVA scandal. Establishment Republicans win over the Tea Party. US Cyber-theft charges against China’s military. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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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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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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Oct 31, 2014
Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  (AP)

Quarantines and Ebola. An exploding rocket. Apple’s CEO comes out. Hawaiian lava flows. Midterms in the home stretch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 31, 2014
Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) and Sauncho Smilax (Beninico del Toro) share a drink in a scene from the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film, "Inherent Vice," an adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment)

From “Interstellar” to “Into the Woods.” The biggest and best movies of the fall and holiday seasons. What to see, what to skip.

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Oct 30, 2014
Soylent is a new meal-replacement substance meant to offer a complete nutritional alternative to traditional food. (Courtesy Soylent)

Soylent is a grey smoothie the consistency of pancake batter that claims it can replace all your food. On a crowded planet, is this the future of food? Plus: what does the Antares rocket crash mean for private space travel?

 
Oct 30, 2014
Realtor Helen Hertz stands in front of one of her listings in Cleveland Heights, Ohio Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Hertz, a real estate agent for more than three decades, has seen firsthand what has happened to the market in the wake of the recession and foreclosure crisis. (AP)

Home ownership rates are at a 20-year low. Millennials and more aren’t buying. We’ll look at what American’s think now about owning a home.

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Awards Season 2014: The Movies Worth Your Time
Friday, Oct 31, 2014

What movies should you watch before 2014 comes to a close? Our critics offer their picks for the movies of the season right here.

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A Bit More On The History Of Quarantine
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

So this whole quarantine thing — why to do it, when to do it, and when to just say no.

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The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

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