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The Mind Behind America's Most Empathetic Cartoon

"Steven Universe" is a ratings juggernaut on Cartoon Network. It's also the network's first show created solely by a woman. The Emmy-nominated series closed its fifth season with a wedding between two female-identifying characters. We talk to showrunner Rebecca Sugar about love, hate and the courage to be "strong in the real way."

There may even be a song (or two).

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The Mind Behind America's Most Empathetic Cartoon

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip greet U.S. President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump at Blenheim Palace on July 12, 2018. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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The News Roundup For July 13, 2018

President Trump has had a big week of travel. He left the NATO summit for the U.K, and a meeting with PM Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II. In an interview with The Sun, Trump criticized May's Brexit strategy and questioned the possibility of a U.S.-U.K. trade deal before seemingly walking back those comments Friday morning.

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The News Roundup For July 13, 2018

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America, Allies And A Changing World Order

President Trump's approach to foreign policy has been described as "repeal without replace" — scrapping an American-led world order in favor of an international free-for-all, preferring one-on-one deals to multinational agreements.

What does all of this mean for Europe, China, Russia — and for America's place as a leader on the world stage?

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America, Allies And A Changing World Order

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A Debate Over Impeaching The President

Since President Trump took office, there's been a wave of people calling for his impeachment.

Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz has been a staunch defender against the Russia investigation and impeaching Trump. American University professor Allan Lichtman, who in 2017 wrote a detailing the case for impeachment, says his argument has only gotten stronger.

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A Debate Over Impeaching The President

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Where's That Sample From? Contemporary Music And Cultural Appropriation

Musicians and music from South Asia have influenced contemporary music for generations — think of The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" or Kanye West's "I Am A God." But do the people from a specific culture own that music? Where is the line between appreciation and appropriation in art?

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Where's That Sample From? Contemporary Music And Cultural Appropriation

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Justice Stephen Breyer On A Changing Court

Justice Breyer is the 108th person to sit on the Supreme Court and, soon, he'll be welcoming the 114th — Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement.

With so much commentary and debate expected to surround the Supreme Court in the weeks and months ahead, we present a view from the inside, courtesy of Justice Breyer.

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Justice Stephen Breyer On A Changing Court

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The News Roundup For July 6, 2018

July Fourth took one day out of the workweek for most of us, but the news didn't stop. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is out, but another Supreme Court Justice is soon to be in.

We also hear from a cave diver with updates on the cave rescue in Thailand where 12 boys and their coach have been trapped, and we talk trade wars.

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The News Roundup For July 6, 2018

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A Retired Navy SEAL Shares 'The Way Of The Warrior Kid'

John Willink, better known as "Jocko," served 20 years as a Navy SEAL, rising in the ranks to lead training for all SEALs on the West Coast. Willink has now written a series of children's novels called Way of the Warrior Kid. What can he tell us about manhood? How should we raise boys?

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A Retired Navy SEAL Shares 'The Way Of The Warrior Kid'

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Jimmy Carter: A Former President, A Person Of Faith

For this July 4 holiday, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with former President Jimmy Carter from March of 2018.

Religion has been part of his life since he was a child, but his faith was tested most recently in 2015, when he announced he'd been diagnosed with cancer. Today he's 93 and on a mission to get people to examine their own relationships with faith.

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Jimmy Carter: A Former President, A Person Of Faith

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W. Kamau Bell On Comedy And Politics

W. Kamau Bell's comedy has always been political. He had a short-lived show called "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell," and he has called what he does "use[ing] jokes to fight for the people who don't get a fair shake in the world."

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W. Kamau Bell On Comedy And Politics

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