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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Palestinians ride boats in Gaza waters and an Israeli navy vessel patrols, background, as a flotilla of aid ships leaves for the blockaded territory, in Gaza city, Sunday, May 30, 2010. (AP)

Gaza’s and Israel’s bloody encounter with a relief flotilla in the Mediterranean. We look at the clash and the fallout.

 
Thursday, March 18, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Top Pentagon brass complain the Israel-Palestinian impasse is undermining American interests. We’ll look at the US-Israel moment of crisis.

 
Thursday, March 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Think tanks in Washington are playing out the scenarios of an Israeli attack on Iran. We’ll look at the tough results they’ve found.

 
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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The plot thickens in the assassination of a top Hamas leader in Dubai. We’ll look at the hit, Israel’s interests, and the regional aftershocks.

 
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM

We’ll talk with the founder of J Street, the upstart Jewish lobbying organization that wants to be the liberal answer to AIPAC.

 
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Award-winning journalist Paul McGeough on how the failed assassination of one Hamas leader changed the course of Mideast politics.

 
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Iran, nuclear weapons, and the Middle East. Is it never going to happen? Or is the US ready to accept, and put up what Hillary Clinton calls a “defense umbrella”?

 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama. Two countries, two new leaders, two agendas. We’ll look at what’s next for the U.S. and Israel.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | 11:00 AM

A Palestinian doctor from Gaza lost three daughters when Israel invaded, and still wants to talk peace. We’ll talk with him.

 
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 | 10:00 AM

As Israel presses its war on Hamas, we’ll look at the Arab world’s reaction to the dire situation in Gaza, and what it means for the Middle East.

 
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Apr 18, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a nationally televised question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday, April 17, 2014. President Vladimir Putin has urged an end to the blockade of Moldova’s separatist province of Trans-Dniester. Trans-Dniester, located in eastern part of Moldova on border with Ukraine, has run its own affairs without international recognition since a 1992 war. Russian troops are stationed there.  (AP)

Deadly clashes in Eastern Ukraine. A white supremacist rocks Kansas City. The Marathon bombing anniversary. And Bloomberg on guns. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Apr 18, 2014
This undated photo provided by NASA on April 2, 2014 shows Saturn's moon Enceladus. The "tiger stripes" are long fractures from which water vapor jets are emitted. Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of the moon, they announced Thursday, April 3, 2014. Italian and American researchers made the discovery using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn and its rings 17 years after its launch from Cape Canaveral. (AP)

Oceans in Space. The new discovery on a moon of Saturn, and the possibility of life there.

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Apr 17, 2014
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men burn leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 14, 2014. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday that celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP)

In the week of Passover and anti-Semitic gunfire, we look at the history of the Jews with acclaimed historian Simon Schama. Plus, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church today.

 
Apr 17, 2014
Students cheer and wave as President Barack Obama, not pictured, exits the podium after speaking at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, beginning his two day bus tour speaking about college financial aid.  (AP)

The inside dope on college financial aid. The way it really works, who gets what, and how.

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Our Week In The Web: April 18, 2014
Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Space moon oceans, Gabriel García Márquez and the problems with depressing weeks in the news. Also: important / unnecessary infographics that help explain everyone’s favorite 1980′s power ballad.

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Some Tools And Tricks For College Financial Aid
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Some helpful links and tools for navigating FAFSA and other college financial aid tools.

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How Boston Is Getting Ready For the 2014 Boston Marathon
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

Boston Globe metro reporter Maria Cramer explains how the 2014 Boston Marathon will be different than races in the past.

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