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Due to climate change, Nevada says goodbye to grass

In a state where every drop of water counts, ornamental grass – which accounts for a large percentage of outdoor water use – has been banned in Southern Nevada, just one step being taken to address rising temperatures and shriveling reservoirs

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"Don't Look Up" director Adam McKay on the climate crisis that's no joke

The effects of climate change are being felt more quickly than we thought possible, but the Academy Award-winning director says there are actions we can take now to deal with this existential threat.

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Liz Cheney: Jan. 6 "conspiracy" was "extremely broad … well-organized"

The Wyoming Rep., one of two Republicans on the committee investigating the insurrection and its attempt to overturn Donald Trump's election loss, talks about the GOP's "cult of personality" around Trump, and what the hearings will reveal about the threat

Entertainment | Entertainment

Michael Che on controversial comedy: "As long as people are talking it's not all that bad."

The "Saturday Night Live" head writer, the first Black anchor of "Weekend Update," and star of the HBO series, "That Damn Michael Che," says standup is his first, and possibly greatest, love.

Miscellaneous | Opinion

David Gergen on the state of our democracy: "We can't continue on the path we're on; it's unsustainable."

The advisor to presidents from both parties believes today's aging leaders should step aside for a younger generation.

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Suing over climate change: Taking fossil fuel companies to court

With the expense of mitigating the effects of climate change becoming more onerous, more than two dozen cities, counties and states are suing more than 40 fossil fuel companies, accusing them of making false and misleading claims about climate change.

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The long history of Russia's efforts to subjugate Ukraine

Three decades after gaining its independence from the Soviet Union, Ukraine is again fighting for its freedom. Historian Anne Applebaum discusses the historic oppression of the Ukrainian people by Czarist and Stalinist forces, and now by the war machines

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How historians view Trump – and how Trump sees himself

A panel of historians is releasing its third collection of essays assessing the accomplishments and failures of a presidential administration – and for the first time, a former president spoke to the group to offer his own take on his time in office

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen talk "Renegades"

The former president and the singer-songwriter, longtime friends, have shared their stories in a podcast, and now a book: "Renegades: Born in the USA." Barac...

Politics | Politics

Why are wrongly-convicted people still imprisoned in Missouri?

Prosecutors have called for the release of Kevin Strickland and Lamar Johnson, who have served a combined 70 years in prison for murders they did not commit. And yet, innocence has not earned them their freedom. So, what's going on in the state of Missour

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

Training refugees in the culinary arts

The Brooklyn restaurant Emma's Torch is a staunch advocate for empowering asylum-seekers through education, by training them for jobs in the food service industry. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with Emma's Torch founder Kerry Brodie, and with graduates

Entertainment | Entertainment

Stephen Colbert on being back on stage

The host of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" talks about returning to the Ed Sullivan Theater to perform before a live, vaccinated audience, something he had not done in 460 days.

Music | Music

"Summer of Soul": Rescuing a historic Harlem music festival

A new documentary by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, featuring rarely-seen footage, captures the magic of an event that had long been forgotten in the shadow of that other 1969 New York music festival, Woodstock.

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Washington Post editor Marty Baron on our nation's "wake-up call"

The retiring leader of the Post's newsroom talks about the changing world of newspapers, the importance of a free press, and how events of the past several years have shined a light on the fragility of democratic institutions.

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Q and the ABCs of spreading conspiracy theories

Followers of the online conspiracy theorist "QAnon" have propagated outlandish disinformation about secret plots by a "deep state" cabal of Satanic, cannibalistic child-traffickers; how are such ideas spread?

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News consumers in the heartland

Ted Koppel talks with Trump voters in West Virginia about their views on the president's COVID-19 diagnosis, and explores the increasing reliance on partisan social media sources for one's news

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Trevor Noah: Responding to the moment

When the pandemic shut down his studio, Trevor Noah took "The Daily Show" online, and for the stand-up comic it's become a stand-out moment. Jim Axelrod repo...