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Weekly Review — July 29, 2014, 8:00 am

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The quixotic quest for a Gaza ceasefire; West African doctors face mortal peril; and Russian gecko porn, restored

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Weekly Review — June 17, 2014, 8:00 am

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ISIS launches a major offensive in Iraq, the 2014 World Cup begins, and Florida keeps on being Florida

An American Mastiff.

Weekly Review — April 29, 2014, 8:00 am

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The U.S. Supreme Court and L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling remark on race and opportunity, the FCC prepares to end net neutrality, and white supremacists propagandize children’s Easter eggs

An American Mastiff.

Weekly Review — March 25, 2014, 8:00 am

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Malaysia declares Flight 370 lost, the Westboro Baptist Church loses its patriarch, and Hawaiian police officers fight for their right to have on-duty sex with prostitutes

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Weekly Review — February 4, 2014, 8:00 am

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The president wants to raise the minimum wage, Pete Seeger and Philip Seymour Hoffman pass away, and a criminal is sentenced to Gladwell

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Weekly Review — December 24, 2013, 8:00 am

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More NSA surveillance targets are revealed, violence in South Sudan, and claims of U.S. virgin births

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Weekly Review — November 5, 2013, 8:00 am

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Syria finishes destroying its chemical-weapons facilities, the United States kills the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, and Axe body spray fells eight New York City students

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Weekly Review — September 24, 2013, 8:00 am

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Deadly terrorist attacks in Nairobi and Peshawar, House Republicans attempt to defund Obamacare, and a bookless library opens in San Antonio

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Weekly Review — August 20, 2013, 8:00 am

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“We are cautious,” said General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, “about every drop of Egyptian blood.”

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Weekly Review — July 16, 2013, 8:00 am

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Trayvon Martin’s killer is acquitted, Yasiin Bey is force fed, and Sweden gets disability-themed beer

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Weekly Review — May 21, 2013, 8:30 am

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Government power-drunkenness, space oddities, and anti-lesbian prejudice on the Isle of Man

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Weekly Review — April 23, 2013, 8:00 am

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A manhunt in Massachusetts, the Gitmo hunger strike grows, and the cause of earthquakes in Iran

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Weekly Review — February 12, 2013, 8:00 am

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Pope Benedict XVI retires, as does the world’s most prolific streaker

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Weekly Review — January 1, 2013, 8:00 am

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