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Weekly Review — May 26, 2015, 8:00 am

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The Islamic State seizes Palmyra, McDonald’s employees protest in Chicago, and the brains of nine animals are found on a street in New York

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Weekly Review — April 21, 2015, 8:00 am

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A suicide bomber kills 35 people at a bank in Jalalabad, Hillary Clinton doesn’t tip at Chipotle, and a chiropractor admits to bartering treatments for sex

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Weekly Review — March 17, 2015, 8:00 am

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The Taliban blows up two Christian churches in Pakistan, Vladimir Putin disappears for ten days, and Pope Francis says he misses eating pizza

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Weekly Review — January 27, 2015, 8:00 am

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Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri, Nigeria, winter storm Juno blankets the northeastern United States, and a Chihuahua in Idaho gets gender reassignment surgery

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Weekly Review — December 30, 2014, 8:00 am

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The United States ends the war in Afghanistan, Putin cancels Christmas for Russian ministers, and a woman in Japan is indicted on charges of obscenity for building a kayak that looks like her vagina

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Weekly Review — December 2, 2014, 8:00 am

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A grand jury in St. Louis decides not to indict Darren Wilson, German scientists grow spinal cords in petri dishes, and London police stab a Staffordshire terrier to death.

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Six Questions — September 24, 2013, 8:00 am

The Once and Future World: Nature As it Was, As it Is, As it Could Be

J. B. MacKinnon on human efforts to engineer nature, and whether we can restore what we’ve lost

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Six Questions — March 15, 2013, 6:50 pm

Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party

Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin Jr. on the rise of the Black Panther Party, revolution, and the glory of guns

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