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  Need to Know, December 3, 2010

We examine the recent flare-up between North and South Korea and what it means China and the U.S. Plus: Nuclear waste, the Fort Dix Five and author Gary Shteyngart.

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  Need to Know, November 26, 2010

This week, we bring you some of our best coverage on soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and the troubles they face after returning home. Plus: a holiday message from Peter Sagal.

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  Need to Know, November 19, 2010

This week: Why is the USDA promoting cheese? Plus: part two of our report on Somali pirates, a visit with the 71st Cavalry in Afghanistan, a conversation with religious scholar Reza Aslan, and a Steve Brodner animated editorial.

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  Need to Know, November 12, 2010

This week, a special international edition: the Burmese government’s nuclear ambitions, an abduction by Somali pirates, and a discussion with author David Grossman on the Middle East. Plus: Sage advice from Peter Sagal.

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  Need to Know, November 5, 2010

This week: a close look at Yemen, home to a prominent al-Qaida group. Plus: restoring marshes in Iraq, the dysfunctional U.S. Senate, and a Steve Brodner animated editorial.

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  Need to Know, October 29, 2010: Election special edition

This week on Need to Know, we bring you a special hour-long report on the midterm elections, including a look at faulty voting machines and investigation into redistricting.

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  Need to Know, October 15, 2010: Alaska native corporations, schools

Has a program intended by Congress to help native Alaskans delivered on its promise? In cooperation with the Washington Post, Need to Know examines whether a plan to promote the welfare of the disadvantaged and disenfranchised has instead enriched non-native executives and shortchanged taxpayers.

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  Need to Know, October 8, 2010: A special report on the jobs crisis

This week, Need to Know brings you an hour-long special report on the jobs crisis, profiling the different faces of unemployment. And we talk to Robert Reich and Sara Horowitz about what can be done about joblessness.

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