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Identity Politics Unmasked

The term 'identity politics' gets thrown around a lot, and studies show that our identities – like race, religion, and gender – heavily influence how we vote.

Writer and political scientist Francis Fukuyama says identity politics could be a threat to the nation – and he has some ideas on how to fix it.

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Identity Politics Unmasked

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Another Book On The Trump Administration? Bob Woodward Says We Need It

The reports coming from within the Trump White House have been never-ending. The leaks to reporters create a picture of a White House in chaos. In comes veteran reporter Bob Woodward's new book "Fear: Trump In The White House."

But it's just one of many books that have come out this year about this administration. So why should we trust this one?

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Another Book On The Trump Administration? Bob Woodward Says We Need It

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Emmy Empress Regina King on Three Decades in the Industry

Few actresses command attention like Regina King. From "Boyz n the Hood" to "The Boondocks" to "Seven Seconds," she's built a repertoire of compelling performances.

With several awards under her belt, it's clear the Television Academy has noticed. The actress and director received an Emmy nomination for the fourth year in a row.

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Emmy Empress Regina King on Three Decades in the Industry

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The News Roundup For September 14, 2018

Two hurricanes made headlines this week, but for very different reasons. A new report shows that this year five times more migrant children were detained at the southern border compared to last year. Ethiopia and Eritrea made progress toward peace this week by reopening their border, and protests in Iraq are threatening the political career of the prime minister.

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The News Roundup For September 14, 2018

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Just Can't Help Falling In Love...With Romance Novels

Romance novels are having a moment. The industry is worth more than $1 billion.

Surprised? You really shouldn't be. In 2015, 75 million Americans said they had read a romance novel in the past year.

What's so compelling about these novels? And if so many people love them, why is it so hard for the literary world to take them seriously?

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Just Can't Help Falling In Love...With Romance Novels

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Pickup Artist: How The Ford F-Series Took Over America

The Ford F-series has taken over America. The company sells a truck about every 30 seconds in America, for an average of $46,000. But if you imagine that everyone driving a pickup truck is working construction or running a farm, guess again.

Who's buying, who's driving, and where is the industry headed?

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Pickup Artist: How The Ford F-Series Took Over America

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Family With OxyContin Patent Has Another...To Wean Patients Off OxyContin

The Sackler family has made billions of dollars off of OxyContin, a prescription pain-management drug. Recently it's been cited when talking about America's opioid crisis.

Now there's a patent out for an opioid-addiction treatment drug. The inventor? Richard Sackler...

What responsibilities do private companies have in fixing problems they effectively helped cause?

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Family With OxyContin Patent Has Another...To Wean Patients Off OxyContin

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Going Deep On "The Deep State"

People can't stop talking about the anonymous New York Times Op-Ed written by a "senior administration official," particularly one line about the "deep state." What is that? NPR's Mara Liasson described it as "supposedly shadowy cabal of opposition bureaucrats buried deep within the government." But does the deep state even exist? Or is this just another conspiracy theory?

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Going Deep On "The Deep State"

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The News Roundup For September 7, 2018

This week, in addition to discussions about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and tech company testimonies on Capitol Hill, Washington and beyond is abuzz trying to guess the identity of a certain anonymous "senior administration official." There were talks in Pakistan and Iran, and a devastating fire destroyed countless historical artifacts in Brazil.

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The News Roundup For September 7, 2018

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Making Choices That Could Change Our Lives

How long did you spend thinking about the last big decision you made? There's a better way, according to Steven Johnson. His newest book is called "Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most." We ask him for his advice, and get his takes on some big decisions made around the world.

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Making Choices That Could Change Our Lives

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