Protecting Elephants: Trophy Kills, Sport Hunting And The Trump Administration

The African elephant is a threatened species, a status that motivated President Obama to ban sport-hunted elephant trophies from entering the U.S. Under the Trump administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service has moved to rescind the ban, citing the benefits of hunting to conservation. Some 80,000 elephants live in Zimbabwe, and the country’s elephant management program has been a success. But the ensuing public outcry at the announcement led President Trump to halt the move and ask for further review. While there are still many restrictions on legal game hunting, the conversation among sport hunters, conservationists, and those who fall in the middle continues.
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It's So Hard To Be Grateful

This has been a tumultuous, chaotic and emotional year. Between politics and natural disasters, many Americans are struggling to remember reasons to be grateful. But hopefully the year hasn’t been all bad. As many of us prepare to sit around dinner tables with our families and express thankfulness, we discuss gratitude — what it means, how it benefits us and how complaining can actually make you more thankful.
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A Museum Of The Bible

Where can you learn about the Bible — without going to church? A new museum opened Friday near Washington’s National Mall. Its founders say they want the world to see the Bible in a new light but others question the authenticity and origin of some of the artifacts on display. The 1A team got a preview of the exhibits.
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Beyond the Lens: An Intimate Portrait of President Obama

Pete Souza spent eight years photographing President Barack Obama during his most public and intimately private moments. He captured many of the most iconic moments of President Obama’s White House, and Souza joins us to offer a glimpse of the man he came to know beyond the camera’s lens.
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Can We Stop Hazing?

Greek life at American colleges is under scrutiny again. Ten more fraternity brothers have been charged in a hazing-related death at Penn State. Meanwhile, Florida State University has suspended all fraternities and sororities after a 20-year-old pledge was found dead. But can anything stop these traditions?
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We've Been Had: How Fake News, Hoaxes And Bunk Became Embedded In American Life

Kevin Young – writer, professor and poetry editor of the New Yorker – discusses his latest book, “Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts and Fake News”. From spiritualism to Rachel Dolezal, forged manuscripts to fake news, Young takes us on a deep dive into the mistruths and sleights of hand that have shaped our national identity.
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On Roy Moore, From Alabama

As more women have emerged accusing Roy Moore of sexual misconduct on minors, one as young as 14 years old, more GOP establishment leaders are speaking up. Moore calls the story “fake news.” But what do the Alabama voters think of the allegations? How is the controversy affecting the election, set for Dec. 12?
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A Tom Hanks Type

The sound of a typewriter evokes a feeling of nostalgia, just as the name Tom Hanks evokes the highest level of Hollywood celebrity. The two-time Academy Award winner collects vintage writing machines and pays homage to this passion in his first book, “Uncommon Type.” The collection of short fiction has elements of Hanks’ life peppered throughout, including being a child of divorce and his experience living next to a difficult neighbor.
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We Woke Up Like This: 366 Days Later

Last year, many awoke to a staggering surprise. Despite the polls, Donald Trump had won the presidential election. While not everyone agrees on what propelled him to victory, most agree that things have not been the same since he won. This isn’t a replay of the election or a questioning of the results. Rather, with a year of hindsight, we look at what drove the Trump campaign to victory, and what’s changed in the year since we woke up to the results.
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A History Of Domestic Violence

A personal dispute can quickly become a public nightmare, especially when guns are involved. The man who killed 26 people in a church in Texas had been convicted of domestic abuse and statistically, more than half of America’s mass shootings involve a perpetrator who was violent toward a partner or relative. What is the link between domestic violence and mass shootings? If you are in a violent relationship and need help, the domestic violence hotline is 1−800−799−7233 or go to thehotline.org.
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