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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 10:00 AM
In this Dec. 11, 2014 file photo, CIA Director John Brennan speaks during a news conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.  (AP)

A big, new restructuring at the CIA. We’ll look at the future of the US intelligence agency.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, listens as President Barack Obama, right, talks about Hagel's resignation during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP)

Chuck Hagel’s out. Critics say he’s just a sacrificial lamb for a White House adrift on foreign policy. Time for a reset on national security?

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 10:00 AM
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Two senior members of the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff say it’s time, strategically, to spend more on education and less on guns. We’ll hear them out.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | 10:00 AM
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As Congress readies controversial hearings on Muslims in America, we hear the Muslim-American view.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Retired Army colonel and big thinker Andrew Bacevich on why it’s time to throw out the playbook on American military policy.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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After the biggest document leak in history — on the Afghan War — all eyes are on WikiLeaks. We’re looking at secrecy and transparency in the Wikileaks age.

 
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 27, 2010. (AP)

President Obama is coming down hard on leaks to the press – prosecuting even more aggressively than predecessor George W. Bush. We look at the leaks and the crackdown.

 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | 10:00 AM
South Korean activists burn a North Korean flag with a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during a rally in South Korea, May 25, 2010. (AP)

The temperature is rising on the Korean peninsula. There’s hard diplomacy all over the map, but could this one go all the way to armed conflict?

 
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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A big allied offensive in southern Afghanistan. A new U.S. strategy on the line. And the top Afghan Taliban commander captured in Pakistan.

 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Google and the National Security Agency are teaming up to fight cyber attacks. It’s gotten that bad. We’ll ask what’s going on.

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Apr 2, 2015
A man leaves a GNC store, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 in New York. Numerous store brand supplements aren’t what their labels claim to be, an ongoing investigation of popular herbal supplements subjected to DNA testing has found, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. (AP)

What’s really in your herbal supplements? Americans spend billions on supplements. What are they getting?

Apr 2, 2015
Monica Lewinsky, the former Clinton White House intern, delivers a TED Talk, "The Price of Shame," at a 2015 TED Conference  in Austin, TX. (Courtesy TED)

Public shaming. In the age of social media, it happens fast and furious. We’ll look at shaming takedowns and what they tell us.

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TV and screen time for babies. Toddlers. It’s so tempting. So available. But is it a good idea?

 
Apr 1, 2015
In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, oil pump jacks work in unison, in Williston, N.D. The number of drill rigs in western North Dakota's oil patch has slipped to a five-year low with the falling price of oil.  (AP)

American energy production at a time of low oil prices. Oil, gas, wind, solar. And what the changed oil price landscape means.

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Our Week In The Web: March 27, 2015
Friday, Mar 27, 2015

More on the incessant email debate, plus some goats living their best lives and the sad allure of Manhattan’s shuttered Pommes Frites.

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Mobile Payments Offer Convenience If You Keep Your Email Safe
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

Thinking about moving your wallet to your phone? You can! And maybe you should? But TechCrunch senior writer Josh Constine has a few things to tell you before you do.

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Using Technology To Get Your Kids Outside
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

The latest and greatest — using apps to make natural exploration more fun for your kids.

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