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Weekly Review — November 18, 2014, 10:43 am

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World leaders plan to boost GDP, the E.S.A. lands on a comet, and an artist looks for a needle in a haystack

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Weekly Review — November 11, 2014, 8:00 am

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Republicans win the Senate, President Obama doubles the number of troops in Iraq, and Ted Cruz calls Net Neutrality “Obamacare for the Internet”

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

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U.S. congressional candidates woo voters, Sweden recognizes Palestine, and the Pope says God is not a magician

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Weekly Review — October 28, 2014, 8:00 am

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Ebola arrives in New York, a high school student opens fire on classmates in Washington, and protestors in Hong Kong worry that Kenny G is an agent of the Chinese government

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Weekly Review — October 21, 2014, 8:00 am

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The U.S. bombs Syria, bishops almost support same-sex couples, and violence breaks out at a New Hampshire pumpkin festival

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Weekly Review — October 14, 2014, 8:00 am

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Ebola’s rising death toll, U.N. member states’ unpaid bills, and a recipe for “bear satay on a stick.”

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Weekly Review — October 7, 2014, 8:00 am

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America's first Ebola diagnosis, a pro-ICBM clothing exchange, and Joe Biden on being number two.

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

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Student protests in Hong Kong, two sex-scandal resignations, and the CIA’s lust for lemon pound cake.

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Weekly Review — September 23, 2014, 8:00 am

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Scotland rejects independence, Sierra Leone issues a three-day lockdown, and Iran lashes its citizens for doing a “Happy” dance

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