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Oath Keepers on Trial, Putin's Nuclear Option, North Korea Missile Test

Testimony begins in the seditious conspiracy trial against the Oath Keepers, Would Putin take the risk of using nuclear weapons in Ukraine? And North Korea provokes its neighbors with a ballistic missile test.

Oath Keepers on Trial, Putin's Nuclear Option, North Korea Missile Test

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Florida Evacuations After Ian, Brazil Elections Update, Supreme Court Term Preview

Officials were slow to issue mandatory evacuation orders as Hurricane Ian loomed over Florida. Brazil's presidential election goes to a runoff later this month after President Jair Bolsonaro faired better than expected in the first round. And the US Supreme Court begins a new term today.

Florida Evacuations After Ian, Brazil Elections Update, Supreme Court Term Preview

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'A Place Called Home'

David Ambroz doesn't remember a time before he was homeless. He, his mother and two siblings spent much of his childhood surviving on the streets of New York City. As a teenager he entered the world of state custody, which came with its own uncertainty. In Ambroz's memoir "A Place Called Home" he tells a vivid story of hunger, welfare, his mother's mental illness and abuse, and how he overcame all of that to build a new life.

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Recovery After Ian, Third Quarter Losses, Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Challenged

Floridians face a hard recovery after Hurricane Ian tore through the state. Inflation and the war in Ukraine have financial markets reeling. Several Republican-led states sue in an effort to stop President Biden's student debt forgiveness plan.

Recovery After Ian, Third Quarter Losses, Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Challenged

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Hurricane Ian Aftermath, Russia Begins Annexation, Brazilian Presidential Election

More than 700 people needed to be rescued after Hurricane Ian tore across Florida. We hear from some of them. Russia moves to annex four occupied areas of Ukraine. And threats of violence hang over Brazil's upcoming presidential election.

Hurricane Ian Aftermath, Russia Begins Annexation, Brazilian Presidential Election

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Hurricane Ian, Baltic Pipeline Leaks, UK Economic Turmoil

Hurricane Ian roared ashore in Southwest Florida bringing historic flooding and winds more than 140mph. Some European leaders are blaming Russia for explosions that damaged two gas pipelines in the Baltic sea. And the Bank of England steps in to prevent economic turmoil in the UK.

Hurricane Ian, Baltic Pipeline Leaks, UK Economic Turmoil

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Hurricane Ian In Florida, Suspicious Nord Stream Leaks, Biden's Plan To Fight Hunger

Hurricane Ian is making its presence known on Florida's Gulf Coast after knocking out power all over Cuba. Two and a half million people are under evacuation orders across the state. There are a lot of questions about leaks at two offshore pipelines that transport Russian gas to Europe. Several nations have called the leaks suspicious and point the finger at Moscow. And what's the Biden administration's plan to get Americans better access to healthy food?

Hurricane Ian In Florida, Suspicious Nord Stream Leaks, Biden's Plan To Fight Hunger

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Oath Keepers Founder To Stand Trial, Protests Inside Russia, Iran's Foreign Minister

The founder of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group will stand trial for his role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Why this case could have far-reaching implications for other January 6 defendants. A gunman opened fire at a military recruitment center in Russia's Siberia region yesterday. It's part of a growing resistance in Russia against a military mobilization to support the ongoing war in Ukraine. And protests in Iran over the killing of 22-year-old woman intensify.

Oath Keepers Founder To Stand Trial, Protests Inside Russia, Iran's Foreign Minister

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Italian Election, Men Fleeing Russia, Asteroid Deflection

A far-right nationalist is on track to become Italy's first female prime minister. What led Italians to back a candidate who is accused of spreading white supremacist ideas? Also, thousands of Russian men are fleeing the country to avoid military service under President Putin's mobilization order. Plus, why NASA scientists are getting ready to slam one of their spacecrafts into an asteroid.

Italian Election, Men Fleeing Russia, Asteroid Deflection

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The Black Gate: A Uyghur Family's Story, Part 2

In the second and final part of our series "The Black Gate: A Uyghur's Family's Story," a Uyghur man returns to China to find his children who've been sent to "boarding schools" and his wife who's spent two years in prison. In the Xinjiang region of western China, hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic groups have been arrested and detained. Many are still desperately searching for their families.

The Black Gate: A Uyghur Family's Story, Part 2

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