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'If Beale Street Could Talk:' filmmaker Barry Jenkins adapts James Baldwin's novel

Barry Jenkins' new movie is "If Beale Street Could Talk," an adaptation of a James Baldwin novel. It's a love story in 1970s Harlem, told in flashbacks. When 19-year-old Tish discovers she's pregnant, her family works hard to get her...

'If Beale Street Could Talk:' filmmaker Barry Jenkins adapts James Baldwin's novel

The connection between Brexit and The Jungle Book

Actor Andy Serkis recently spoofed British Prime Minister Theresa May — as one of his most famous characters, Gollum from "The Lord of the Rings." He shares his thoughts on Brexit, and its parallels to his new movie "Mowgli: Legend of the...

The not-so-glamorous lives of immigrants who trim weed

Thousands of young migrants descend on Northern California's Emerald Triangle every year to trim marijuana plants. They come for an adventure, but the work is difficult, isolated, and sometimes dangerous.

How to look at your neighborhood with fresh eyes

Artist Nib Geebles noticed a lot of things in his Highland Park neighborhood when he decided to commute on foot. He then drew those easy-to-miss landmarks, and they're part of his 2019 calendar called "Unknown Landmarks (and Lost Icons)."

The United States is far behind Russia when it comes to military dominance in the Arctic

The ice melting in the Arctic has reached a record low this year. That means that there are parts of the Arctic Ocean that are now accessible to navigation for the first time. That also means a lot of untapped resources are surfacing like fossil...

The United States is far behind Russia when it comes to military dominance in the Arctic

Stock market freaks out after Chinese tech executive is arrested

We find out why Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is being held in Canada at the request of the U.S., and how that fits it with the US-China trade dispute. And the stock market has been taking a dive, so that does point toward a recession?

Investigation into Les Moonves uncovers more cases of alleged sexual misconduct

The board of CBS hired two law firms to investigate the sexual misconduct allegations against former CEO Les Moonves. The draft report was leaked. It says Moonves repeatedly lied to investigators, and destroyed evidence to save his reputation and...

Investigation into Les Moonves uncovers more cases of alleged sexual misconduct

Who are the 'yellow vest' protesters in France, and what do they want?

France's so-called 'yellow vest' protests have been going on for weeks. Demonstrators are upset over a fuel tax, the minimum wage, and national leadership. Over the weekend, more than 400 people were arrested.

Living with narcolepsy, and tips for fighting insomnia

Henry Nicholls has had narcolepsy for half his life. He says the condition is like being sleep deprived and overslept at the same time, and there is no cure. He talks about that and other sleep disorders, and gives tips on how to retrain your brain...

Rep. Jackie Speier on how the Jonestown mass shooting changed her life

It's been 40 years since the Jonestown massacre, and the killing of California Congressman Leo Ryan. One of those wounded was Ryan's aide, Jackie Speier. She survived, and is now a Congresswoman in Ryan's old seat.

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