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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 10:00 AM
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather where three bombs exploded in Sayyda Zeinab, a predominantly Shiite Muslim suburb of the Syrian capital, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. The triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks. (SANA via AP)

The desperate bid to negotiate an end to Syria’s civil war. Fragile talks in Geneva. We’ll dig in.

 
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Smoke rises as Iranian protesters set fire to the Saudi embassy in Tehran, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Protesters upset over the execution of a Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia set fires to the Saudi embassy in Tehran. (Mohammadreza Nadimi/ISNA via AP)

Saudi Arabia executes a prominent Shi’ite cleric and things are getting hot with Iran fast. We’ll dig into the mounting tension.

 
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Doves sit on an oil pump at sunset in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Gasoline prices remain low in the United States and are expected to soon drop below US$2 a gallon. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Cheap oil. We’ll look at the global impact on jobs. On the promises out of Paris. On the push for renewables. Plus: SpaceX lands a rocket in Cape Canaveral.

 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry fields an audience question after addressing a cross-service corps of U.S. service members stationed at Camp Lemonnier - the only U.S. military base in Africa - during a visit to Djibouti, Djibouti, on May 6, 2015. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

The Pentagon has proposed a new string of military bases in Africa and the Middle East. We’ll look at what’s on the table, and where it would take the U.S. Military.

 
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM
This photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 shows fuel tanks  hit during the attack of Russian warplanes in Syria. Russian warplanes on Monday attacked oil extraction, transport and refinement facilities in areas controlled by Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

ISIS, Inc. The terrorist organization is raking in billions –from oil, grain, antiquities, and taxes. We look at how to break the ISIS bank. Plus, Turkey downs a Russian plane. We’ll have the latest.

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Monday, November 2, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Douma Revolution, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, people gather near damaged buildings, in the aftermath of an airstrike that activists said was carried out by Russia, in Douma, Syria, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (AP)

U.S. special forces taking on ISIS in Iraq, and how headed into Syria. Should U.S. troops be back on the ground in this region?

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, Syrian armored vehicles get ready to move near the village of Morek in Syria. The Syrian army has launched an offensive this week in central and northwestern Syria aided by Russian airstrikes. (AP)

Russia’s big power play in Syria, the US response, and where this could go.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Taliban prisoners walk on a street after their comrades released them from the main jail in Kunduz, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. The Taliban captured the northern Afghan city of Kunduz in a massive assault Monday involving hundreds of fighters, and now control a major urban area for the first time since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. (AP)

The Taliban takes an Afghan city, Kunduz. What’s going in Afghanistan?

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Russian President President Vladimir Putin addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. (AP)

The Russia factor, with Syria, ISIS, Iraq, Iran. Obama and Putin sit down. We dive in.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 photo, Syrian refugee Ibrahim Mahmoud speaks during an interview with The Associated Press surrounded by his children inside his tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the town of Deir Zanoun, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. (AP)

A deep look inside Syria: Russia’s military steps up. Hundreds of thousands of migrants flee: who’s leaving? Who’s staying?

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Feb 10, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to the crowd before speaking during a primary night watch party at Concord High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The winners and losers in New Hampshire, and the path ahead in the presidential primary race.

Feb 10, 2016
In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo, a technician from the British biotec company Oxitec, inspects the pupae of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, a vector for transmitting the Zika virus, in Campinas, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Taking on the Zika virus, from tackling the disease itself, to killing the mosquitoes that carry it to the challenge of birth control.

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Feb 9, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at a Rotary Club luncheon in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

From New Hampshire, a deep dive, from Trump to Sanders, on how the candidates would approach the U.S. economy.

 
Feb 9, 2016
Host Tom Ashbrook and producer Sarah Platt speak to supporters of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) outside the candidate's Manchester, N.H. campaign headquarters on Monday, February 8, 2016. (Katherine Brewer / WBUR)

We’re live in New Hampshire for the first in the nation primary day, with all the latest on how the big vote is shaping up.

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Tom Ashbrook’s Note From New Hampshire
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016

Fresh off the New Hampshire Presidential Primary results, host Tom Ashbrook reflects on his trip to New Hampshire, and on what comes next in the race to the White House.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #6: Bernie v. Hillary — The Electability Debate
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Bill and Betty are not real New Hampshire voters. But their arguments about the Democratic race for President most certainly are.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #5: Ted Cruz — The Advocate
Monday, Feb 8, 2016

Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is an impassioned advocate, Jack Beatty writes — but mostly for himself above all others.

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