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Kasparov Warns Low Oil Prices Making Putin’s Russia More Aggressive

Posted on · Garry Kasparov is one of the greatest chess players in history. But for more than a decade, he's been playing a much different, and potentially deadlier, game: Russian politics. He's now in self-imposed exile after years as one of Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics. Kasparov is now chairman of the nonprofit Human Rights Foundation, based […]

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Thirty Years After Challenger: Thursday’s Show (January 28, 2016)

Posted on · A ceremony is taking place today (Jan. 28, 2016) at Houston’s Johnson Space Center in remembrance of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 30 years ago today. On January 28th, 1986, seven astronauts died when the shuttle exploded shortly after takeoff. On this edition of Houston Matters, we look back at what happened on this date […]