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A woman walks past a board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble outside an exchange office in central Moscow on December 16, 2014. The Russian ruble set a new all-time record low on Tuesday after bouncing back briefly despite an emergency move by Russia's central bank to raise interest rates to 17 percent.

A woman walks past a board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble outside an exchange office in central Moscow on December 16, 2014. The Russian ruble set a new all-time record low on Tuesday after bouncing back briefly despite an emergency move by Russia's central bank to raise interest rates to 17 percent.

Wednesday, Dec 17 10 a.m. (ET)

What Falling Oil Prices And New U.S. Sanctions Mean For Russia

Russia’s ruble strengthened today but it remains volatile after losing about 20 percent of its value yesterday. Diane and her guests discuss what falling oil prices and new U.S. sanctions mean for the Kremlin and the Russian economy.

People carry food aid from a British Navy helicopter after it made a food drop on Sherbro Island, Sierra Leone, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. The WFP, World Food Program and British Military took part in a three day food distribution effort to local residents on the remote Sherbro Island,  where the amount of sick people due to the Ebola virus have prevented people from farming, fishing or gathering their own food.

People carry food aid from a British Navy helicopter after it made a food drop on Sherbro Island, Sierra Leone, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. The WFP, World Food Program and British Military took part in a three day food distribution effort to local residents on the remote Sherbro Island, where the amount of sick people due to the Ebola virus have prevented people from farming, fishing or gathering their own food.

Wednesday, Dec 17 11 a.m. (ET)

The Social And Economic Effects Of Ebola In West Africa

The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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A bilingual classroom.

A bilingual classroom.

Tuesday, Dec 16 11 a.m. (ET)

The Latest Research On Bilingualism And The Brain

Speaking multiple languages is like exercise for your brain, according to new research. Studies say it can improve multitasking and may even delay Alzheimer’s. The latest on the impact of bilingualism on the brain.

Pakistani soldiers transport rescued school children from the site of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar on December 16, 2014. Taliban insurgents killed at least 130 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school in Pakistan December 16 in one of the country's bloodiest attacks in recent years.

Pakistani soldiers transport rescued school children from the site of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar on December 16, 2014. Taliban insurgents killed at least 130 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school in Pakistan December 16 in one of the country's bloodiest attacks in recent years.

Tuesday, Dec 16 10 a.m. (ET)

Terrorist Attack In Pakistan

Six heavily armed gunmen stormed a military school in Peshawar, Pakistan killing more than 130 people, mostly teenagers. Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. Please join us for an update on the attack and its implications for the region.

Construction workers build a new home November 20, 2014 in Ashburn, Virginia.

Construction workers build a new home November 20, 2014 in Ashburn, Virginia.

Monday, Dec 15 11 a.m. (ET)

Rethinking the Benefits of Homeownership

Homeownership has dropped to the lowest rate in 20 years. New research finds renting makes more financial sense for half of current American homeowners. Re-thinking the benefits of buying a house.

Left to right, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., and Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., and other members of the House of Representatives return to their offices after final votes on Capitol Hill. Leaders passed an "omnibus" bill to keep Cabinet agency operations running through the Sept. 30 end of the 2015 budget year.

Left to right, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., and Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., and other members of the House of Representatives return to their offices after final votes on Capitol Hill. Leaders passed an "omnibus" bill to keep Cabinet agency operations running through the Sept. 30 end of the 2015 budget year.

Monday, Dec 15 10 a.m. (ET)

The Government Spending Bill: What’s In It For Banks, Big Business And The Middle Class

The House and Senate passed a spending bill that could cut pensions for a million workers, raise campaign donation limits and roll back Wall Street reforms. We look at what's at stake in the new budget bill.

Police officers arrest a pro-democracy protester outside Hong Kong's Government complex on December 11, 2014. After more than two months and drawing crowds of over 100,000, the main Admiralty pro-democracy protest site is being cleared away by bailiffs and police after a court injunction paved the way for officials to clear three parts of the site.

Police officers arrest a pro-democracy protester outside Hong Kong's Government complex on December 11, 2014. After more than two months and drawing crowds of over 100,000, the main Admiralty pro-democracy protest site is being cleared away by bailiffs and police after a court injunction paved the way for officials to clear three parts of the site.

Friday, Dec 12 11 a.m. (ET)

Friday News Roundup – International

Broad international condemnation of the Senate's interrogation report. Clashes in Israel over the death of a Palestinian government minister. And Chinese authorities break up protest camps in Hong Kong. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) delivers remarks about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the Central Intelligence Agency's detention and interrogation program during a gala event hosted by the  Human Rights First organization, at the Newseum, December 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) delivers remarks about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the Central Intelligence Agency's detention and interrogation program during a gala event hosted by the Human Rights First organization, at the Newseum, December 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Friday, Dec 12 10 a.m. (ET)

Friday News Roundup – Domestic

CIA officials deny lying to Congress about interrogation practices. Lawmakers scramble to avoid a government shutdown with a trillion-dollar spending bill. And the NFL adopts a new personal conduct policy. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.