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Farai Chideya

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An Experiment in Teacher Pay: $125,000 Starting Salary

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The average salary for middle-school teachers is $46,000, according to the Department of Labor. But a charter school in New York’s Washington Heights will be paying a salary of $125,0...

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A Talk with the Pay "Overseer": What's Fair?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Obama administration has announced the appointment of a compensation czar who will regulate executive pay at seven of the largest companies getting TARP (Troubled Asset Relief P...

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Is Iran's Ahmadinejad Getting Desperate?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrapped up his re-election campaign by accusing his opponents of conspiring with Israelis to discredit him. He went on TV to denounce them for ly...

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How Gentrification Changes a City

Thursday, June 11, 2009

In the past 50 years, Denver has grown from a small city to a sprawling metropolitan region. With urban sprawl comes gentrification. The Takeaway caught up with Andres Duany, the foun...

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Waiting for the Train: A City Safari in Denver

Thursday, June 11, 2009

This week The Takeaway is examining Denver as a laboratory for how the American city and surrounding suburbs are changing. The so-called "new urbanists" are pushing for more walkable...

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You Call This a Government? The Mess in Albany

Thursday, June 11, 2009

On Monday New York State Senate Republicans staged a coup against the Democratic majority. In response, the Democrats refused to unlock the gates to the Senate chamber, and state busi...

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The Pay Czar: Setting the Pay Scale for Executives

Thursday, June 11, 2009

In response to criticism of outlandish executive pay, the government is now tightening the reins. Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced the brand new position of "p...

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Say Hello to the Millionth English Word

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The English language is a rich and wondrous thing and just got its millionth word: Web-2.0. Global Language Monitor, which searches the internet for new words, claims that that is a w...

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Battle of the Brands: Do Attack Ads Work?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Consumers are spending less money, so companies are using increasingly aggressive advertising techniques to compete for dwindling dollars. Does bashing your competitors help or hurt? ...

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Menthol Cigarettes: An Issue of Health—and Race

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Today the Senate is likely to pass a bill allowing the FDA to regulate tobacco. A similar measure passed the House in April. The bill bans all kinds of flavored cigarettes except ment...

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Oil Prices, the Stock Market and Your Pocketbook

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The price of oil has risen to just over $71 dollars a barrel, which is a high point for the year. This is good news for a global commodity that has seen its prices drop by 100 percen...

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A Step to Closing Guantanamo? A Detainee in New York

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The first detainee from Guantanamo Bay prison to face civilian trial in the U.S. pleaded "not guilty" in a New York court on Tuesday. Ahmed Ghailani is charged with helping to coordin...

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Uighur Detainees Put Palau on the Map

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

View Larger Map The tiny South Pacific island state of Palau has agreed to temporarily resettle 17 Chinese Muslims being held in Guantanamo Bay prison. The men are ethnic Uighurs...

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Score! The NBA and NHL Finals with Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

In hockey and basketball, the finals continue. The Pittsburgh Penguins grabbed a 2-to-1 victory over Detroit on the ice, forcing a Game 7 in the NHL's Stanley Cup finals. Meanwhile ...

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Pakistani-Americans Keeping an Eye on the Swat Valley

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pakistan's Swat Valley has gone from a popular summer vacation destination to a place of horror. An estimated two million people have been displaced as the Pakistani army battles Tali...

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Taking on the Taliban

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Yesterday a suicide bombing at a luxury hotel in northwestern Pakistan killed 11 people in what the U.N. condemned as a "heinous terrorist attack." In response to such acts, Pakistani...

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We Have A Winner! Deeds Wins Va. Governor Primary

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

State Senator R. Creigh Deeds won Virginia's three-way Democratic primary for governor Tuesday. Deeds’ win over former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe was somet...

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I Will Not Repeat My Crime, I Will Not Repeat My Crime

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

White-collar criminals tend to receive different sentences from violent offenders, but a judge in New York gave a guilty executive a really different sentence. He required the former ...

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City of the Future? Denver's New Urbanism

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This week The Takeaway looks at how cities are reinventing themselves for a world that doesn't depend on cars. Transportation writer (and Takeaway Contributor) Matt Dellinger ...

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell — Except in Britain

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will not review the Pentagon's controversial "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy, which requires U.S. service members to keep their sexual orient...

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