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AIG Lawsuit Presents Different Versions Of 2008 Bailout

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:05pm

Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson and Tim Geithner were in court this week defending the actions they took six years ago when they set the terms for the government's bailout of insurance giant AIG.

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Authorities Find Four New Mass Graves In Mexico

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:29pm

It's still unclear whether the bodies that have been found belong to the 43 students who went missing nearby.

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Sabiduría: The Silver Lining of Cancer

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:23pm

Maria Martin, the founding executive producer of Latino USA, tells us about the unexpected good that has come with a fearful diagnosis.

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The Book of Life

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:23pm

The Book of Life is a new animated film inspired by the Day of the Dead. We talk to the director and his wife, a character designer for the film, about why the holiday is important to them.

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Solitary Confinement at Rikers

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:23pm

We talk to New York magazine's Jennifer Gonnerman about her piece that tells the story of Kalief Browder, a 16-year-old who was held at Rikers Island prison for more than 1,000 days without trial.

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Whitopia

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:23pm

We talk to author Rich Benjamin, and visit Idaho, for a glimpse into "Whitopias," places where white people are moving to escape multiculturalism.

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The Cult of Santa Muerte

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:23pm

We listen to a ceremony in New Orleans in worship of the Mexican folk saint of death, La Santa Muerte; all the congregants at the ceremony are white.

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The Shooting of Alex Nieto

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:23pm

The shooting of Michael Brown spurred a national debate over the militarization of police. Maryam Jameel reports on the lesser-known case of Alex Nieto, who was gunned down by San Francisco police.

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Marco Merino: Deported

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:23pm

Marco Merino was brought to the U.S. when he was five months old. He was deported back to Chile nearly 30 years later.

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Border Challengers

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:23pm

Most people pass through the country's border checkpoints by answering standard questions about their citizenship. But lately, citing the Fifth Amendment, some have refused to answer.

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Labor Secretary Eyed As White House Searches To Replace Attorney General

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:09pm

The White House effort to replace Attorney General Eric Holder is happening largely in the shadows. But Labor Secretary Tom Perez is emerging as a top candidate for the post.

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Microsoft CEO Nadella's Remarks Add To Tech's Sexism Problem

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:36pm

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is facing public criticism after his comments suggesting that women should not ask for raises. But they also underscore questions about tech's male-dominated culture.

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Porridge Aficionados Vie To Make Theirs The Breakfast Of Champions

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:27pm

Once derided as Scottish food better suited to horses than people, porridge these days is more cool than gruel. In the U.K., competitions have porridge lovers battling with their best recipes.

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Sloppy Splinting Can Make A Child's Broken Arm Much Worse

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:08pm

A pediatrician who specializes in fixing broken bones in kids and teens says about 90 percent of the fractures he treats have been splinted improperly in a community ER or urgent care center first.

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In 'Whiplash,' A Young Drummer Plays Till He Bleeds

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:06pm

Director Damien Chazelle's second film centers on the agony of a drummer in a high-powered music school. The movie ties you into knots: The fear of failure is omnipresent. So is the jazz vibe.

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Inconsistent Memories Are Revisited In 'The Affair,' A Captivating New Drama

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:06pm

The Showtime show is about two people who betray their spouses and fall into a relationship. It's told from more than one perspective, and the actors are so likable, you forgive them their trespasses.

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Turkey Agrees To Train, Equip Moderate Syrian Opposition

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:36pm

The pledge to create a force to assist in fighting the self-declared Islamic State comes a day after Ankara called for creating a buffer zone around its border with Syria.

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32 Myths About The Flu Vaccine You Don't Need To Fear

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:41am

Vaccination isn't a perfect defense against flu. But vaccines remain the most reliable way to reduce the risk from an illness that causes thousands of deaths in the U.S. during a typical flu season.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Lowlands

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:00am

From shipyards and farmlands to mills and mining villages, the Scottish Lowlands have been a hive of activity for centuries. Tour the musical landscape with Archie Fisher, Deaf Shepherd, and more.

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