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Big Game, Bigger Controversy

Canned lion hunts and the fate of big game in Africa, after the outrage over Cecil.

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Week In The News: Cincinnati Police Indictment, Bye-Bye Boston 2024, RIP Cecil The Lion

A new police murder charge and a black man dead in Ohio. Iran Deal heat and Huckabee. Malaysia Air. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Stop Us If You've Heard The One About Copyrighted Humor

Who owns jokes? Seriously. In the age of social media, the lines are murky.

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Coding Camps Climb Professional Ranks

From barista to tech wiz. Computer coding boot camps are hot. Vaulting their graduates in just months into high-paying jobs. We'll look at the surge.

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The Good, The Bad And The LaGuardia: Modern Airport Design

New York City's LaGuardia Airport to be torn down and rebuilt. We'll consider what makes a great airport now, and how the US stacks up to the global competition.

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Do Background Checks For Gun Sales Really Work?

Guns, background checks, and mass shootings. A new outcry over the system that decide who gets a gun and who doesn't.

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Young Author Finds Success 'Among The Ten Thousand Things'

Writer Julia Pierpont is getting rave reviews for her debut novel — "Among the Ten Thousand Things" — about a marriage in crisis. She joins us.

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Obama, America And Africa Today

The United States and Africa. What we see in and beyond President Obama's big visit.

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The Very Best Of Barbecue

From secret sauces and rubs to hickory and folklore, we will celebrate and sample the best barbecue in the land. Bring napkins!

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Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina And The 2016 Election

Sixteen Republicans are running for president. Two of them — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina — join us.

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