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2014 In Sports: The World Cup, Sochi And NFL Scandals

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

From the Sochi Olympics and Ray Rice to Lebron's return to Cleveland, we'll unpack a big year in sports.

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A Deadly Taliban Attack On A Pakistani School

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Taliban take responsibility for killing more than 100 Pakistani schoolchildren. We ask why there, why now.

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Inheritance, Like Family, Is Messy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The documentary "Black Heirlooms," tells the story of how inheritances, even humble ones, can tear families apart. We talk to the director.

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Beverly Johnson And The Bill Cosby Scandal

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Supermodel Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to accuse Bill Cosby. She joins us.

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Two Hundred Years Of African American Prayer

Monday, December 15, 2014

"Conversations with God," - the story told by two centuries of African American prayer.

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The CIA Itself On The Senate's 'Torture Report'

Monday, December 15, 2014

The CIA on the CIA. After the explosive Senate report, what the Agency's own are saying on torture and the way forward.

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The Takeaway

Founding Fathers' Time Capsule Unearthed

Monday, December 15, 2014

A time capsule buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in 1795 was recently unearthed from the Boston Statehouse.

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Let's Talk Chicken

Friday, December 12, 2014

Why are there more chickens than people in the world? The remarkable story of what happened when the chicken crossed the road and the world.

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Week In The News: 'Torture Report,' Cromnibus And The End Of #OccupyCentral

Friday, December 12, 2014

The explosive torture report. Rolling Stone and UVA. Ebola heroes. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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The End Of Garbage? How To Live A Greener Life Now

Thursday, December 11, 2014

How to live a more environmentally friendly life. A look at the best ways to be green.

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Life On Mars, Eventually

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Leaving Earth forever on a one-way ticket to Mars. Who would want to take that lonely journey? More people than you'd expect.

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Playing Those 15-Year Old Blues

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Playing the blues. Fifteen-year old guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan and his mentor the legendary Buddy Guy lay down the licks.

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What The Senate 'Torture Report' Means

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The explosive Senate "torture report" on harsh interrogation techniques years in the making is out. And it's graphic and controversial.

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Drunk, But Not Alcoholic: A New Look At Excessive Drinking

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Who's an excessive drinker? Who's an alcoholic? We'll talk definitions, risks, and treatments.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Race In America

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

"White privilege," Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and America's complicated conversation on race.

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Don't Mind Us, We're Just Jealous

Monday, December 08, 2014

We look at jealousy, that most human emotion. Its history, its meaning and even its social value.

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ISIS: The Richest Terrorists In History?

Monday, December 08, 2014

ISIS is the richest terrorist organization ever, with an estimated more than $1 billion in assets. We'll look at ISIS' business model and how to disrupt it.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Culture Gabfest Extra: Little Trip to the Big Dig

Monday, December 08, 2014

Julia Turner and her dad, Robert, take Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf on a tour of Boston and its infamous mega-construction project, the Big Dig.

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The Best Books Of 2014

Friday, December 05, 2014

"All the Light We Cannot See," "Fourth of July Creek," "Another Great Day at Sea" and more. The best books of 2014.

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Week In The News: Eric Garner, Immigration Action And Free Speech Online

Friday, December 05, 2014

No indictment in police choke hold death. Free speech and Facebook. Sony Pictures hacked. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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