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"Game Over": When Our Sports Get Political

Sports may no longer provide American athletes or spectators with an escape from politics. Our most popular athletic contests now double as venues for debates about race, gender rights, religion and class. In his newest book, "Game Over," Dave Zirin argues that the hot-button issues of our time are now impossible to detach from our pastimes. We'll explore how games became arenas for epic clashes over everything from the role of religion in the public square to the push for democracy in the Arab Spring.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 30, 2015

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Why You Should Thank A Caterpillar For Your Mustard And Wasabi

Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.

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Troubles In Puerto Rico And Greece And What They Mean For Other Economies

Puerto Rico's governor says the U.S. territory cannot pay its billions in debt. Like Greece, it faces a long road to stability. We look at the fundamental economic problems in Puerto Rico and Greece, and how they could affect economies in the U.S. and worldwide.

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Pop Culture Trends in Video Gaming

More women on screen and more exploration are among the trends in video gaming this year. Tech Tuesday explores how pop culture and new technology are changing the gaming experience.

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