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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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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 10:00 AM
People pass railway tracks as they approach the southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija,Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Hundred of thousands migrants and refugees trying to reach the heart of Europe via Turkey, Greece, the Balkans and Hungary have faced dangers, difficulties and delays on every link of the journey.  (AP)

Migrant meltdown out of the Middle East. Who would take these people? Should the US help? And how to stop a global problem at its source.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Turkish police officers carry the coffin of Turkish police special operations officer Sahin Polat Aydin, one of the four officers killed Monday in a landmine attack attributed to militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in Silopi, southeastern Turkey, during a ceremony in Ankara, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. (AP)

Turkey joins the fight against ISIS, the Islamic State. We’ll look at the politics and strategic implications for the US and the region.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker explains his opposition to the Iran Deal, his record of statewide electoral victory and why he feels he’s set to win the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

 
Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 10:00 AM
This file image taken from a militant website associated with Islamic State extremists, posted Saturday, May 23, 2015, purports to show a suicide bomber, with the Arabic bar below reading: "Urgent: The heroic martyr Abu Amer al-Najdi, the attacker of the (Shiite) temple in Qatif", which the Islamic State group's radio station claimed responsibility for.  (AP)

A big, provocative look at the sophisticated online efforts of ISIS to recruit and lure Westerners to their cause.

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Monday, June 15, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this file photo, A U.S. soldier trains an Iraqi security forces member in a shooting drill in Taji, north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, March 21, 2015.  (AP)

The new US military push in Iraq against ISIS. More advisers. More arms. Is it enough? Too much? Is it mission creep?

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Friday, June 12, 2015 | 10:00 AM
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks while Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin listens during a news conference in front of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., Wednesday, June 10, 2015.  (AP)

The New York prison break. More US boots on the ground for Iraq. Police and a Texas pool party. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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May 3, 2016
Geri Taylor, camera in tow, at the Hoover Dam in 2014. Photography had been a sideline for 30 years, but now she could really devote time to it.
Courtesy, New York Times. MICHAEL KIRBY SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES.

We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

May 3, 2016
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR ALDI - Grocery shoppers experience ALDI during the grand opening of the first of eight Southern California locations on Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Moreno Valley, Calif. ALDI, one of America's favorite grocery stores, will open approximately 45 stores in Southern California by the end of 2016. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for ALDI/AP Images)

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America. Plus, what we’re learning about how our bodies fight to keep weight off.

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May 2, 2016
ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016 AND THEREAFTER - In this April 19, 2016 photo, Laurie Millan, a para-professional and tutor, works with a student during an after school tutoring session at San Francisco International High School, in San Francisco. While some districts in numerous states have discouraged migrant minors from Central America from enrolling in their schools, the school accommodated its youths by rewriting young-adult novels at a basic level to spark the newcomers' interest in reading.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Is grit the secret sauce that drives success? More important than both talent and intellect? We’re talking the power and limits of grit.

 
May 2, 2016
A man walks on the rail tracks of a train station turned into a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees, at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Friday, April 29, 2016. Many thousands of migrants remain at the Greek border with Macedonia, hoping that the border crossing will reopen, allowing them to move north into central Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A top former US diplomat says refugees and tribalism are pulling Europe apart and that the US needs to get involved- to help Europe by helping refugees.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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The Boston Globe Imagines — And Rejects — A President Trump Front Page
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

The Boston Globe editorial page imagines — and rejects — President Donald Trump.

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