• With Weinstein's conviction, was #MeToo a success?
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    Mike Bebernes

    With Weinstein's conviction, was #MeToo a success?

    Harvey Weinstein, once one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, was convicted of sexual assault and rape. Does his trial signify the success of the #MeToo movement?

  • Is Bernie Sanders unstoppable?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Is Bernie Sanders unstoppable?

    After his big win in Nevada, Sen. Bernie Sanders looks like the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination. Is the primary already over or can he be beat?

  • Is Bezos's $10 billion pledge as generous as it seems?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Is Bezos's $10 billion pledge as generous as it seems?

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced he would commit $10 billion of his own money "to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change." The Bezos Earth Fund will finance scientists, activists and organizations working to "preserve and protect the natural world."

  • U.S. vs. Huawei: Is future of the internet at stake?
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    Mike Bebernes

    U.S. vs. Huawei: Is future of the internet at stake?

    The U.S. government is trying to stop Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from dominating the 5G market. The outcome of the dispute could change the future of the internet.

  • What's the strategy behind Trump's pardons?
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    Mike Bebernes

    What's the strategy behind Trump's pardons?

    President Trump issued out 11 pardons and commutations, some of them to high-profile people convicted of white collar crimes. What was the president's goal in exercising his pardon power in this way?

  • Is billionaire Bloomberg on a path to the presidency?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Is billionaire Bloomberg on a path to the presidency?

    Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has surged in polls of the Democratic presidential primary. Can his big-spending campaign lead all the way to the White House?

  • Should Washington, D.C., become the 51st state?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Should Washington, D.C., become the 51st state?

    Residents of the nation's capital have fought for greater representation for decades. Should D.C. become a state?

  • Will coronavirus impact the global economy?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Will coronavirus impact the global economy?

    The coronavirus that has caused more than 1,300 deaths in China is also dragging the country's economy to a crawl. Will the impact spread to the rest of the world?

  • What caused Warren’s campaign collapse?
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    Mike Bebernes

    What caused Warren’s campaign collapse?

    At one point, Elizabeth Warren looked like she may be the frontrunner in the Democratic primary. Now her campaign appears to be on life support. What happened?

  • Why aren’t brain injuries taken seriously?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Why aren’t brain injuries taken seriously?

    President Trump's comments downplaying the severity of brain injuries suffered by American troops echo a long-standing attitude that head trauma isn't as important as bodily injury.

  • Who deserves credit for the strong economy?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Who deserves credit for the strong economy?

    The booming economy may be President Trump's strongest asset heading into the election. Does he deserve credit for the country's success or is he coasting off of Barack Obama's momentum?

  • Election chaos: Is Iowa just the beginning?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Election chaos: Is Iowa just the beginning?

    The Iowa caucuses started off Democratic presidential primary voting on a chaotic foot. Was it a one-time snafu or will the election see more confusion down the road?

  • The case for ending the Iowa caucuses
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    Mike Bebernes

    The case for ending the Iowa caucuses

    The 2020 Iowa caucuses were thrown into chaos by a technical mishap. Is this a sign that the whole exercise should be scrapped?

  • What has impeachment accomplished?
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    Mike Bebernes

    What has impeachment accomplished?

    The impeachment process is nearly finished. Did Democrats succeed in their goal to paint President Trump as corrupt, or has their investigation backfired?

  • Are insects the food of the future?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Are insects the food of the future?

    The poor future prospects of traditional livestock farming have led scientists to search for an alternative way to meet the world's protein needs. A popular suggestion is making insects part of the average diet.

  • How should leaders respond to coronavirus?
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    Mike Bebernes

    How should leaders respond to coronavirus?

    A deadly outbreak that started in China has spread to countries around the world. Are world leaders making the right choices in their efforts to stem the epidemic?

  • Are Bolton’s accusations an impeachment game-changer?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Are Bolton’s accusations an impeachment game-changer?

    In his upcoming book, former national security advisor John Bolton makes claims that directly undercut the president's impeachment defense. Will the accusations upend the process?

  • Iowa caucuses: Should a more diverse state vote first?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Iowa caucuses: Should a more diverse state vote first?

    Voting in the Democratic presidential primary start off in Iowa. Some argue that having a mostly-white state go first has a negative impact on the race. Should Iowa lose its spot as first to vote?

  • Jeff Bezos phone hack: A threat to U.S. democracy?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Jeff Bezos phone hack: A threat to U.S. democracy?

    Experts working for the United Nations have accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of hacking a phone belonging to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. What happens next?

  • Could impeachment cost the GOP its Senate majority?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Could impeachment cost the GOP its Senate majority?

    Few believe there's a real chance impeachment will lead to President Trump being removed from office. But the process could put the Republican Senate majority at risk in the next election

  • Apple and the FBI at odds over terrorist's cellphones
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    Mike Bebernes

    Apple and the FBI at odds over terrorist's cellphones

    Apple is refusing to unlock the phones of a Saudi Air Force officer who killed three people at a Florida naval base. Is Apple holding back justice, or is the company right to defend user privacy?

  • Should the Astros lose their World Series title?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Should the Astros lose their World Series title?

    The Houston Astros cheated en route to winning the World Series title in 2017. Should their championship be erased from the record books?

  • Should cash bail be eliminated?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Should cash bail be eliminated?

    A recent push to eliminate cash bail for people suspected of crimes has received intense pushback by those who say the reforms let dangerous criminals go free. Is ending cash bail the right choice?

  • Should the U.S. withdraw its troops from Iraq?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Should the U.S. withdraw its troops from Iraq?

    Iraq's parliament recently voted to expel American troops from within its borders, but the U.S. says it has no plans to leave. Is it time to fully withdraw troops from Iraq?

  • What drove Harry and Meghan away from the royal family?
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    Mike Bebernes

    What drove Harry and Meghan away from the royal family?

    Harry and Meghan's announcement that they were stepping back from royal duties sent shockwaves through the monarchy. What caused them to walk away?