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On the Media is the program for people eager to challenge their assumptions. Every week, it uses the media as a magnifying glass to reveal the deeper truths behind the daily onslaught of information.

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On Wednesday, three more parents pleaded guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It was supposed to be infrastructure week for real this time.

from Left, Right & Center

John Walker Lindh was released on Thursday after 17 years in federal prison. He was known as the American Taliban, captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Theresa May announced her resignation today, ending three years as British Prime Minister. Brexit marked her tenure from beginning to end.

Theresa May resigns. Who will replace her and can anyone manage Brexit?

Theresa May announced her resignation today, ending three years as British Prime Minister. Brexit marked her tenure from beginning to end.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A highly-anticipated summer movie is coming from director Quentin Tarantino. "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

A review of Quentin Tarantino's new movie about Hollywood in the 1960s

A highly-anticipated summer movie is coming from director Quentin Tarantino. "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Theresa May announced her resignation today, ending three years as British Prime Minister. Brexit marked her tenure from beginning to end.

Who will replace Theresa May as British Prime Minister?

Theresa May announced her resignation today, ending three years as British Prime Minister. Brexit marked her tenure from beginning to end.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review "Booksmart," in which two super smart high school friends cram all the fun stuff they missed out on into the night before graduation; “Halston,” a documentary about…

'Booksmart' is sharp, consistently funny

Our critics review "Booksmart," in which two super smart high school friends cram all the fun stuff they missed out on into the night before graduation; “Halston,” a documentary about…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Border Patrol stopped processing migrants temporarily at the agency’s largest detention center in McAllen, Tex. due to a flu outbreak.

How is Border Patrol handling the flu outbreak at a Texas migrant detention center?

Border Patrol stopped processing migrants temporarily at the agency’s largest detention center in McAllen, Tex. due to a flu outbreak.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

About $30 million would compensate women who have accused him of sexual misconduct as well as former employees of Weinstein Co. and studio creditors, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Harvey Weinstein 'reaches $44 million deal' with accusers

About $30 million would compensate women who have accused him of sexual misconduct as well as former employees of Weinstein Co. and studio creditors, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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May had been under intense pressure from lawmakers to step down after her plans for Brexit were repeatedly rejected. Conservative lawmakers will now begin to consider her replacement.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to step down June 7

May had been under intense pressure from lawmakers to step down after her plans for Brexit were repeatedly rejected. Conservative lawmakers will now begin to consider her replacement.

from NPR

A new bill before the California Legislature would force cities and counties that banned recreational cannabis businesses to allow a certain number of them to open.

AB 1356 would force more cities to open cannabis shops

A new bill before the California Legislature would force cities and counties that banned recreational cannabis businesses to allow a certain number of them to open.

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