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A Chicago police officer guards the perimeter of a crime scene where six people were found slain inside a home on the city's Southwest Side on February 4 in Chicago, Illinois. Last month Chicago recorded 51 homicides, the highest toll for the month since at least 2000.

A Chicago police officer guards the perimeter of a crime scene where six people were found slain inside a home on the city's Southwest Side on February 4 in Chicago, Illinois. Last month Chicago recorded 51 homicides, the highest toll for the month since at least 2000.

Tuesday, Feb 09 10 a.m. (ET)

What’s Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

Violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years, but FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in the first half of last year: What led to the remarkable long-term decline in violent crime in the last two decades in U.S. and prospects the trajectory can continue.

Tuesday, Feb 09 11 a.m. (ET)

Improving Doctor-Patient Communication In A Digital World

Poor communication between doctors and patients is widely seen as a problem in American healthcare. Now more and more healthcare providers are giving patients new ways of accessing doctors to ask questions or express concerns. In the age of email, texting, video chatting and social media, a look at the promise and limitations of digital communication to improve patient experiences and outcomes.

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Yann Martel's new book is set in the mountains of Portugal -- which, in actuality, are more like grassy hills than these from the Portuguese island Madiera.

Yann Martel's new book is set in the mountains of Portugal -- which, in actuality, are more like grassy hills than these from the Portuguese island Madiera.

Monday, Feb 08 11 a.m. (ET)

Yann Martel: “The High Mountains of Portugal”

The best-selling author of "Life of Pi” on his new novel. Three connected tales set decades apart in Portugal about love, grief and faith. A quest to find an old crucifix, a surreal ghost story, and a fable about a chimpanzee.

Municipal agents spray against at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on January 26. Brazil mobilized more than 200,000 troops to go "house to house" in the battle against Zika-carrying mosquitoes.

Municipal agents spray against at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on January 26. Brazil mobilized more than 200,000 troops to go "house to house" in the battle against Zika-carrying mosquitoes.

Monday, Feb 08 10 a.m. (ET)

Understanding The Risks Of The Zika Virus

As parts of the U.S. prepare to contend with the Zika virus, experts are looking for ways to mitigate risk and ensure the public has accurate information. The latest on the spread and risks of the Zika virus.

People greet US military convoys on the Czech- Polish border near Harrachov village on their way from Baltic countries to base in Vilseck, southern Germany in March 2015.  As a signal to Russia, the U.S. plans to quadruple military spending in Europe, particularly in the central and eastern regions.

People greet US military convoys on the Czech- Polish border near Harrachov village on their way from Baltic countries to base in Vilseck, southern Germany in March 2015. As a signal to Russia, the U.S. plans to quadruple military spending in Europe, particularly in the central and eastern regions.

Friday, Feb 05 11 a.m. (ET)

Friday News Roundup – International

The U.N. suspends Syrian peace talks until late this month. The U.S. plans to quadruple military spending in Europe as a signal to Russia. And American officials express concern about ISIS in Libya. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

U.S. President Barack Obama greets attendees in an overflow room after speaking at the Islamic Society of Baltimore on February 3.

U.S. President Barack Obama greets attendees in an overflow room after speaking at the Islamic Society of Baltimore on February 3.

Friday, Feb 05 10 a.m. (ET)

Friday News Roundup – Domestic

As the New Hampshire primary looms, Republicans brawl over tactics used in the Iowa caucuses. The F.B.I. joins the Flint drinking water investigation. And President Obama calls for religious tolerance at his first mosque visit. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Serbian protestors wave Serbian flags and hold a picture of Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic during an anti-Kosovo independence rally in Belgrade on February 21, 2008.

Serbian protestors wave Serbian flags and hold a picture of Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic during an anti-Kosovo independence rally in Belgrade on February 21, 2008.

Thursday, Feb 04 11 a.m. (ET)

Julian Borger: “The Butcher’s Trail: How The Search For Balkan War Criminals Became The World’s Most Successful Manhunt”

After the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, the international community identified 161 suspected war criminals. Fourteen years later, every single person on the wanted list had been captured. The Guardian's diplomatic editor recounts one of the most successful manhunts in history.

U.S. Navy LCDR Stephanie Hayes listens to testimony about women in the military during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, February 2 in Washington, DC.

U.S. Navy LCDR Stephanie Hayes listens to testimony about women in the military during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, February 2 in Washington, DC.

Thursday, Feb 04 10:19 a.m. (ET)

Calls For Women To Register for The Draft: How The Role Of Women In The Military Is Changing

Two top military officers say this week women should register for future military drafts. This comes after the recent decision to open all combat roles to female service members. The changing role of women in the military.