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Tuesday In Depth: July 31, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    Diversity reshaping towns, cities

    Current demographics show a growing presence of minorities in small towns and suburbia as well as large cities becoming minority-majority populations. The changes continue to shape communities and force tough conversations on race, economics and shared priorities.

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  • 10:25 a.m.

    BBC: Syria's road to justice

    After the mass killings of civilians in Houla, the BBC looks at the state of the court, whether current flaws can be overcome, and the prospects for future international justice. Currently, any path to an investigation by the International Criminal Court don't look promising.

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  • 11:15 a.m.

    Can manipulated mosquito genes stop deadly diseases?

    Mosquitoes have been called "mans' deadliest foe". They spread diseases like malaria, dengue fever and West Nile. To stem the spread of these sometimes deadly diseases, scientists are beginning to alter their genetics.

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  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "
  • 4 easy reads for the weekend

    Humorous academic novels, a thriller and a memoir of the Midwest.
  • The great seat reclining debate of 2014

    "In effect, to increase the number of cabin seats, the space allotted to each passenger must be reduced. However, this reduced comfort remains tolerable for the passengers in as much as the flight lasts only one or a few hours."
  • 5 books to read this weekend

    Head to the library or bookstore to pick up one of these titles.

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