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The National for Wednesday, Dec. 4 — Trudeau’s candid Trump comments; rising food prices

The National for Wednesday, Dec. 4 — Trudeau’s candid Trump comments; rising food prices

(*)>>Andrew: TONIGHT, THE CANDID COMMENT NOW HEARD AROUND THE WORLD. THE PRESIDENT FIRES BACK AT JUSTIN TRUDEAU.>>President Donald Trump: HE’S TWO-FACED.>>Andrew: AND DONALD TRUMP’S OWN PRIVATE MOMENT CAUGHT ON TAPE.>>I DON’T KNOW IF I’LL EVER BE ABLE TO WORK THERE.>>Andrew: THE GROWING NUMBERS OF CANADIANS BEING BANNED FROM THE U.S.>>>YOUR GROCERY BILL IS ABOUT TO GO UP. WHY CLIMATE CHANGE IS TO BLAME.>>>AND OUR INVESTIGATION INTO VAPING CONTINUES. IS IT AS DANGEROUS AS SMOKING? TONIGHT OUR EXPERTS ARE ANSWERING YOUR…

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Richard Rhodes: 2010 National Book Festival

Richard Rhodes: 2010 National Book Festival

>>From the Library of Congress in Washington DC.>>A man I have the honor of introducing today needs little introduction to a literary crowd such as this. With 23 books to his name Richard Rhodes is among the most prolific authors here today. His best known work maybe the making of the atomic bomb for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in non fiction, a National Book Award, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and it was the first volume in…

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Monkey Business – Science Nation

Monkey Business – Science Nation

FEMALE: See this? Here you go. MILES O’BRIEN: Logan knows when hes been handed a raw deal. He and Liam, the monkey next to him, just did the exact same trick. And Liam got a grape. Now, any monkey knows grapes are more prized than that boring old cucumber slice he received. SARAH BROSNAN: So, theyre more than happy to eat cucumbers until they see their partner getting a grape; in which case, they don’t like their cucumbers anymore. MILES…

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How the Post Office Made America

How the Post Office Made America

This Wendover Productions video was made possible by Away. Get $20 off the perfect suitcase from Away with the code “Wendover” at checkout. The Post Office Made America. It’s an ambitious claim, I know, but without it the United States as we know it today would not exist. As author Winifred Gallagher eloquently pointed out in her book, “How the Post Office Created America,” in the years following the American Revolution, one didn’t say, “the United States is,” they said,…

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Wade Davis: Cultures at the far edge of the world

Wade Davis: Cultures at the far edge of the world

You know, one of the intense pleasures of travel and one of the delights of ethnographic research is the opportunity to live amongst those who have not forgotten the old ways, who still feel their past in the wind, touch it in stones polished by rain, taste it in the bitter leaves of plants. Just to know that Jaguar shamans still journey beyond the Milky Way, or the myths of the Inuit elders still resonate with meaning, or that in…

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Teacher forces students to lock up cellphones, and it’s becoming a national trend

Teacher forces students to lock up cellphones, and it’s becoming a national trend

I’m plentiful lucky to be one of the last generations of kids who grew up without access to new fully functioned smart phones. I’m not about to debate their usefulness in any way, nor tell you that you shouldn’t give your child a smartphone before a certain age. What I will say, however, is that I’m glad I spent my youth outdoors doing things children have done for thousands of years: namely exploring and having fun. It saddens me to…

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