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Farai Chideya

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Farai Chideya appears in the following:

Free Care for Kids: Can Shriners' Hospitals Be Saved?

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

In 22 cities around the country, Shriners' Hospitals for Children provide top-of-the-line care to anyone under the age of 18 for absolutely free—they accept no government funding or i...

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Happy Birthday, Big Brother! Orwell's '1984' Turns 60

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Sixty years ago, George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece 1984 was published and imagery like Big Brother, Room 101, and the "thought police" entered the vernacular. It's a book that ha...

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Doctors to Schools: It's Your Job to Prevent Bullying

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

In July, the American Academy of Pediatrics will come out with a new statement on how to prevent childhood bullying. They suggest that schools adopt a program in which children are ...

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George Mitchell's Road Map to Mideast Peace

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

U.S. Special Envoy for the Middle East George Mitchell is in Jerusalem today for meetings with Israeli leaders. Yesterday he called for "immediate" peace talks between the Israeli and...

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Car Troubles: Court Blocks Chrysler Sale To Fiat

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Thanks to the protest of a group of Indiana-based debt holders, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on the deal to sell Chrysler to Italian carmaker Fiat. The stay of proceedings all...

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Get Smart! The Next Generation of Smartphones Is Here

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The iPhone is getting cheaper. Yesterday Apple announced it was slashing the price of the current iPhone in half just as it launches a new version, which is the third new model since ...

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Hey, Marlboro Man, the FDA Is the New Sheriff in Town

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

This week the Senate is expected to pass a bill to give the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate tobacco products. The bill does not ban cigarettes, nor does it restric...

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Paying for Justice? How We Elect Judges

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that judges must recuse themselves from ruling on cases that involve individuals who have spent money to help put the judge on the bench. It sounds like a...

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A GM Worker: From the Frontlines of the Bankruptcy

Thursday, May 28, 2009

With GM likely to declare bankruptcy on June 1st, autoworkers are gearing up for another round of bad news. How are the workers bracing themselves? The Takeaway talks to Will Marcum,...

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What Does Supreme Court Diversity Mean?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Of the 110 U.S. Supreme Court justices in history, only eleven have been Catholic. But if Judge Sonia Sotomayor is confirmed as the newest member on the bench, there will be six Catho...

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Buying a Senate Seat? More Questions for Sen. Burris

Thursday, May 28, 2009

There's yet another chapter in the tale of ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and the Senate seat left vacant by Barack Obama. Secretly taped phone conversations between then St...

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"Slow Parenting": The Noble Savage in the High Chair

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Are modern parents adopting the idea of the child as a noble savage? Slow parenting, free-range parenting, I-don't-give-a-darn parenting -- this new approach is gaining popularity in...

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The Koreas: So Close, So Uneasy

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yesterday, North Korea's official news agency warned of a “powerful military strike” on South Korea if it searched the North’s ships. This came the same day that the North said that i...

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Bust A Move with Young MC

Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's been 20 years since the classic dance floor jam, Bust a Move, flooded the airwaves and became an instant classic. The Takeaway talks to the song's creator, Young MC, and host Far...

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Who'll Take the Title? The NBA and Stanley Cup

Thursday, May 28, 2009

We're getting into crunch time for both the NBA and the NHL. It's the conference finals for the NBA, with LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers on the brink of elimination; they tr...

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Securing Your Cyber World

Thursday, May 28, 2009

This week President Obama will unveil a much anticipated report on his plans to make the internet secure. He is also likely to name his new cyber-security czar. James Lewis consulted ...

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Iran's Facebook Election

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Some 30,000 people showed up to hear a speech by Mir Hussein Moussavi, a reformist candidate for the Iranian presidency -- and they hadn't been paid, fed or bussed in, tactics used by...

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Restructuring the Carmakers: What It Means for Consumers

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Both GM and Chrysler will be restructuring their businesses under bankruptcy protection. After GM announced that it failed to convince bondholders to a debt-swap, the U.S. automaker a...

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Who is Sonia Sotomayor? Personal Views

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor grew up in the projects in the Bronx, then went on to Princeton and Yale Law School before working as a Manhattan DA and then a federal judge. Ya...

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Supreme Court Fashions

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

One of the many issues the new Supreme Court Justice will have to address is what to wear. A lace jabot like Sandra Day O'Connor? Something more... modern? The Takeaway talks to Sus...

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