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JFK Terminal Evacuated, Reopened

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A security breach at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport stalled flights and delayed passengers for hours on Saturday afternoon. Terminal 8 at Kennedy airport was evacuated just after 4PM.

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JFK Terminal Evacuated, Reopened

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A security breach at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport stalled flights and delayed passengers for hours on Saturday afternoon. Terminal 8 at Kennedy airport was evacuated just after 4PM.

According to a report from the Associated Press, the security breach involved a passenger getting ...

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After Contested Election, Another Term for Karzai

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Afghan President Hamid Karzai will remain in office for another term after his main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled out of a scheduled runoff election. We talk with Tony Karon, senior editor at Time, for a look at what this means for the U.S. relationship with Karzai and the larger strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

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Pink Taxis in Puebla: By Women, For Women

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Mexican city of Puebla is trying a bright pink experiment in a culture famous for its machismo and violence. In an effort to prevent violent crimes against women passengers, 35 new taxis are driving the streets. These pink cars are driven by women and will pick up only female passengers. Inside, each pink taxi comes with a beauty kit, a GPS system and an alarm button. We talk to Eduardo Del Castillo, CEO of Pink Taxi, along with Elena Alvarez, a recent passenger.

For a look inside the Pink Taxi, watch the video below:

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What Will It Take to Win in Afghanistan?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New York Times foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins recently returned from Afghanistan, where he talked with Gen. Stanley McChrystal and traveled with American soldiers in one of the country’s most dangerous regions. From his headquarters in Kabul, McChrystal was preparing an analysis for President Obama on what it would now cost – in time, dollars and lives – for the U.S. to win the war. Filkins joins us to report on what it will take for McChrystal’s much-vaunted counterinsurgency approach to work.

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300th Birthday of Moralist Samuel Johnson

Friday, September 18, 2009

The famed moralist and writer Samuel Johnson was born 300 years old today. Randy Cohen, who writes The Ethicist column for The New York Times Magazine, gives us his take on what the crusty, eminently quotable moralist might have made of some of our present-day dilemmas.

1784. ÆTAT.- And now I am arrived at the last year of the life of Samuel Johnson, a year in which, although passed in severe indisposition, he nevertheless gave many evidences of the continuance of those wondrous powers of mind, which raised him so high in the intellectual world. His conversation and his letters of this year were in no respect inferiour to those of former years.
--James Boswell, "The Life of Samuel Johnson"
infa'usting. The act of making unlucky. An odd and inelegant word.
--Samuel Johnson, in "Johnson's Dictionary"

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Leading Indicators: Home Sales on the Rise

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The National Association of Realtors will release their numbers on pending home sales later this morning; those numbers are predicted to be up for the sixth consecutive month. Louise Story, The New York Times reporter, explains the report.

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In the Fine Print: The Merrill Lynch-Bank of America Deal

Thursday, June 25, 2009

On Capitol Hill, Bank of America’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch is coming under serious scrutiny. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is going before the committee today as lawmakers say the Fed hid some unsavory parts of the deal from other agencies in order to make the merger go through. Bank of America received billions in federal bailout funds as it struggled to absorb Merrill’s financial liabilities. For more of the story, The Takeaway talks to Peter Morici, professor of international business at the University of Maryland.

"There is always pressure present when a private company negotiates with the government."
— University of Maryland Professor Peter Morici

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Affirmative Action May Take Center (Supreme) Court

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Supreme Court confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor may not center on the issue that has dominated the process for the last two decades: abortion. What may take its place is a debate over affirmative action. The Takeaway is joined by Christopher Caldwell, a TIME magazine contributor and Senior Editor of The Weekly Standard. His article, The Limits of Empathy for Sonia Sotomayor, on the Supreme Court fight can be can be found in the current issue of TIME.

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Is The War Over? Ambassador Robert Blake on Sri Lanka

Monday, May 18, 2009

A truce was announced this weekend between the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan army after a quarter-century of civil war. But fighting continues despite government claims that it has defeated the rebel Tamil Tigers and killed a key leader. It's hard to independently verify what is happening on the ground: journalists and observers have been barred from the war zone. But it appears possible that the civil war may indeed be at an end. To help us understand the future for Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, The Takeaway is joined by Robert Blake, the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Here are President Obama's comments on the situation in Sri Lanka:

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For the Supreme Court, a Good Judge of Character

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

President Obama consults today with Senate leaders on his pick to replace Supreme Court Justice David Souter; he hopes the nominee can be through the confirmation process before Congress breaks in August. Should his nominee be female? Black? Latino? Joining us is Judge Judith Kaye, counsel with Skadden Litigation Group. Judge Kaye was the Chief Judge of New York Court of Appeals for 15 years until her retirement in 2008, and served longer than any judge in New York's history. She joins The Takeaway with her thoughts on what makes a good judge.

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Pork producers push back at H1N1 fears

Monday, May 04, 2009

In the wake of fears over the spread of so-called "swine influenza," pork prices have plummeted. In Alberta, Canada, pigs have been quarantined after catching the flu from a farm employee. In Egypt, riot police clashed with pig farmers while trying to stop farmers from slaughtering their own animals. In Iraq, three wild boars at the Baghdad zoo were slaughtered. Swine flu means bad news for pigs and pig farmers, despite loud messages from the World Health Organization and CDC that the flu is not spread by eating pork. The Takeaway talks to Mike Faga, a Human Resources Director with Iowa Select Farms, the largest pig producer in Iowa.

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Fuzzy Math? Jobs and the Economic Recovery Act

Monday, May 04, 2009

In his prime time press conference last week, President Obama credited his Economic Recovery Act with the creation of 150,000 jobs. It's an astonishing number. But is this a case of some slightly fuzzy math? The Takeaway talks to Political Director Andrea Bernstein.

If you missed last week's press conference, you can see President Obama's take on job creation below:

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Adding up Gates' defense budget

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has unveiled his budget plan for the Pentagon. There are a broad range of cuts to weapons spending and big boosts to new technology that are supposed to help battle the insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gates didn't just spend money, though, he also took a red pen to President Obama's budget line for a new helicopter. Paul Hughes, senior program officer at the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention at the United States Institute for Peace joins New York Times Reporter Elisabeth Bumiller to break the new budget plan down.

The 2010 Department of Defense Budget Proposal
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announces some major cuts (and a couple of increases) in his 2010 budget. View other highlights from the speech, in pictures, after the jump.


Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a Pentagon press briefing, April 6, 2009 (Cherie Cullen/Department of Defense)

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John Hope Franklin's literary legacy: A chronicle of the African-American experience

Monday, March 30, 2009

Last week, the U.S. lost a seminal historian of the African-American experience when John Hope Franklin passed away. His books, includingFrom Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans, Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin, and Reconstruction after the Civil War (The Chicago History of American Civilization), have sold millions of copies and have been required reading at colleges and universities for decades. The Takeaway talks to contributor and Senior Editor at Essence Magazine, Patrik Henry Bass, about John Hope Franklin's life, work and legacy.

The National Visionary Leadership Project has several interviews with John Hope Franklin available on Youtube. Here he is speaking about the importance of history:

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Madoff's expected guilty plea isn't enough for many victims

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The man who committed perhaps the largest fraud in the history of Wall Street could now spend the rest of his life in prison. Bernard L. Madoff will likely plead guilty tomorrow to all the criminal charges filed against him by federal prosecutors. After nearly 20 years of running a Ponzi scheme that consumed billions of dollars of other people's money, those spurned want their day in court. The Takeaway talks to Diana Henriques, New York Times senior financial writer about the new details that have emerged in the case and what victims want.
For more, read her article Madoff Will Plead Guilty; Faces Life for Vast Swindle in the New York Times.

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Anticipating a rise in unemployment for February

Friday, March 06, 2009

Retail sales are down, as are orders for manufactured goods, and the number of people claiming jobless benefits remains near record highs. But the key for tracking the recession today is unemployment. Numbers are released later this morning. The Wall Street Journal's Kelly Evans tells The Takeaway how high it could go.

"It's not a matter of re-training or re-positioning yourself to get that lower skill, lower wage job. The problem is that even that job isn't there."
— Wall Street Journal reporter Kelly Evans on rising unemployment numbers

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There are no residents here: Cleveland as the center of the housing crisis

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The effects of the housing collapse are being felt acutely, daily, powerfully in Cleveland, Ohio. For a time, it led the nation in foreclosures, and now it’s a city that lives with one out every 13 homes vacant. Alex Kotlowitz is a contributor to the New York Times magazine and author of the book There are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America. He has a story in this weekend’s magazine titled “All Boarded Up,” describing how the next stage of the national foreclosure crisis has already come to Cleveland.

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Rim shot: Free throws are still hard

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Professional athletes in just about every sport imaginable are sprinting to new records: passing more accurately, throwing faster, jumping higher, swimming further. But there's one thing in sports that just hasn't changed: the free throw. Basketball players are simply no better at hitting that shot from the line than they ever were. John Branch from our partner The New York Times has been looking into why.

For more, read John Branch's article, For Free Throws, 50 Years of Practice Is No Help, in today's New York Times.

Maybe the NBA can take pointers from Michael J. Fox in Teen Wolf. Check out his stats!

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Third time's the charm? Former Gov. Gary Locke may be pick for Commerce Secretary

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Former Washington State Governor Gary Locke is reportedly President Obama’s pick for Commerce Secretary. His third pick... but hey, who’s counting? In Locke, Obama has found a nominee with extensive U.S.—China trade credentials who is also an Eagle Scout. For more details on this new pick, we are joined by Tom Banse a regional correspondent for Northwest Public Radio who covered Governor Locke from 1996 - 2004.

Who will Gary Locke be sitting next to if he becomes Commerce Secretary? Check out our handy guide to President Obama's cabinet for the answer.

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