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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was known as a strong supporter of women’s rights, who launched several legal challenges against the Trump administration and was investigating Harvey Weinstein. But he resigned Monday night, just hours after an explosive story published by the New Yorker. In the story, four former girlfriends detailed how he routinely choked them, slapped them so hard they needed medical treatment, and abused them verbally. We talk about the political fallout, and how common this type of behavior is.
Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige is known to be camera-shy, but he came out of the shadows in March to launch the church’s first TV network. Scientology TV is carried 24/7 on DirecTV and different web platforms. But those who followed it might have noticed there are a lot of reruns. And that it’s not exactly your typical TV network.
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Trevor Noah on his brand of political comedy On Tuesday night, Trevor Noah spoke to Omarosa Manigault Newman, who’s been on the TV circuit promoting her anti-Donald Trump book. Trevor Noah has hosted The Daily Show for nearly three years. Now he’s nominated for an Emmy for the first time. We talk about that Omarosa interview, and using comedy to affect politics.
How bees play a crucial role in our food chain Much of the food we eat -- fruit, vegetables, nuts -- are all pollinated by bees. But bees are dying, and their hives are disappearing. Bees now have to be sent around the country to pollinate crops. We learn more about the nature of bees, and what’s at stake if their numbers continue to plummet.
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