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Racial Incidents, Student Protests And Resignations At The University of Missouri

The president of the University of Missouri system resigned and the chancellor of the university’s main campus in Columbia announced he's stepping aside. Their moves are in response to student protesters who charged that the university failed to adequately respond to recent racial incidents: racial tensions on campus and debate over a university administration's response.

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Leading In Times Of Crisis - From Metro To Congress

Metro will have gone nearly a year without a permanent general manager when Paul Wiedefeld takes over the troubled transit agency. We talk with workplace expert Howard Ross on how executive uncertainty impacts workplaces.

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The Gym Desert East Of The Anacostia

If you live in one of the D.C. neighborhoods that feels like it has a yoga or spinning studio on every other block, you might be surprised to find out that there are no private gyms in Wards 7 or 8.

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New Research On Teens, Toddlers and Mobile Devices

One new study says teens spend nine hours a day using media. Another survey finds a surprising number of toddlers have their own iPad or smartphone. Diane and a panel of experts discuss the latest research on screen time and kids.

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What's Behind Rising Death Rates Among Middle-Aged White Americans

According to recent research, suicide, drug overdoses and alcohol abuse are driving up the death rates among less-educated white men and women between the ages of 45 to 54. We discuss what's ailing middle-aged white Americans and why.

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Traveling With Disabilities

After a five-hour flight from San Francisco to D.C., D'Arcee Neal, who has cerebral palsy and could not use the airplane bathroom, simply couldn't wait any longer and crawled off the plane when the airline failed to bring him the necessary, narrowly built wheelchair. We talk with D'arcee and other disability rights activists about what happened to him and how similar events can be avoided in the future.

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U.S. Plans To Send Special Forces To Syria

The White House plans to send a contingent of special forces to Syria — the first sustained American ground presence there. We examine what the new deployment means for U.S. involvement in the region and the fight against ISIS.

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U.S. Plans To Send Special Forces To Syria

The White House plans to send a contingent of special forces to Syria — the first sustained American ground presence there. We examine what the new deployment means for U.S. involvement in the region and the fight against ISIS.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Iran agrees to join talks over ending the war in Syria. More boats carrying migrants sink in Greek waters. And China announces plans to end its one-child policy. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Simon Winchester: "Pacific"

A "biography" of the Pacific Ocean by the best-selling author of "Atlantic." A look at the historical, political and geographical forces that shape this unique body of water where East and West meet.

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