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Episodes

  • Friday, October 19, 2018

    Oct 19 2018

    The winner of the House seat in California's 48th Congressional District could help decide which party controls Congress. At a Montana rally, President Trump praised a candidate who body-slammed a reporter in 2017. For candidates running for a seat in Afghanistan's parliament, it's a life or death gamble.

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Oct 18 2018

    Turkish investigators claim that there are tape recordings of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's torture and murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. President Trump takes to the campaign trail ahead of a mid-term election where voter turnout is expected to be high. It was hoped that this week's EU summit would be able to boast a Brexit compromise. That didn't happen.

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Oct 17 2018

    Trump again defends Saudi Arabia's rulers against any hasty conclusions that they had a role in a Saudi journalist's disappearance. The federal deficit has jumped 17 percent since it was last measured. Ebola infections surge in a violent conflict zone on the eastern end of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    Oct 16 2018

    US-Saudi Arabia relations have been tested this week by a confrontation over the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the relationship looks to have withstood the test. But will Khashoggi's disappearance ever get a credible investigation? A new poll finds flashes of optimism in a rural America that's been hard hit by the opioid crisis and a lack of economic opportunity in small-town America.

  • Monday, October 15, 2018

    Oct 15 2018

    The US and Saudis are in a very public war of words. It's over the disappearance and alleged murder of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and whether the Saudi royal court had any role. Harvard is being sued in federal court on the allegation that it set quotas by adjusting its acceptance criteria to limit admissions of Asian-Americans. A weekend of negotiations ended without a deal on a Brexit compromise, ahead of Wednesday's EU meeting in Brussels.