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Farai Chideya

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Farai Chideya appears in the following:

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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China's Role in North Korea's High-Stakes Game

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

North Korea continues to raise the stakes in its game of nuclear poker, conducting a second nuclear test in as many days on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a South Korean newspaper has reported t...

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Should States Get Out of the Marriage Business?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The California Supreme Court stopped same sex couples from calling themselves married, even though they can have the same rights. But what if society decided that "marriage" is just a...

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The New Liberal on the Court

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

As President Obama puts his mark on the Supreme Court, Republicans are cautioning against a return to a liberal court. But New York Times Magazine contributor – and law professor – Je...

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Singing the Blues: The Legendary Henry Butler on Art and Ability

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Takeaway talks with legendary bluesman Henry Butler. Butler has been blind since birth but that hasn't stopped him from playing to packed houses or from taking up a new craft: pho...

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Violence in Pakistan

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A huge explosion outside a police building in the Pakistani city of Lahore has killed at least 23 people and injured about 250. Officials said gunmen opened fire from a car which drov...

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Parenting Choices: What Constitutes Neglect?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Two stories in different parts of the country have re-ignited the issue of when the state should step in and take over for parents. Yesterday a Minnesota judge ruled that the parents ...

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Surprises on the Supreme Court

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

President Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday. His pick is a New York Puerto Rican who is generally considered left-leaning. But once a judge is ...

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After Prop 8: The Future of Gay Marriage in California

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Advocates for gay marriage in California hoped the State Supreme Court would overturn last November’s ballot initiative that took away the right to same-sex marriage, but their hopes ...

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The Jurisprudence of Judge Sotomayor

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

President Obama is about to announce his Supreme Court pick: Sonia Sotomayor, the first American of Puerto Rican descent to be appointed to the Federal bench in New York City, now in ...

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Beyond Yao Ming: China and the NBA

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

In the middle of the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers are making news, and not just for their three-point shots and MVP LeBron James. Over the weekend, the Cavalie...

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Sotomayor: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

President Obama will nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as his first appointment to the court. New Yorkers have long known thi...

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Introducing Judge Sotomayor: Her Life and Her Record

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Several administration officials say President Obama has settled on his pick for the Supreme Court. The name that's being floated is Sonia Sotomayor, who's been a judge of the United...

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Obama's Nominee: The Supremes' First Hispanic Woman

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

President Obama is expected to announce that he will fill retiring Justice David Souter's seat on the high court with Sonia Sotomayor. She would be the first Hispanic member of the Su...

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Sonia Sotomayor: Obama's Supreme Court Pick

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Early reports say that President Obama has made his choice for the U.S. Supreme Court. The pick to fill retiring Justice Souter's seat appears to be Sonia Sotomayor. She has been a ju...

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Cooking Up A New Theory Of Human Evolution

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

To answer what makes us human has long been a scientific quest. It’s one that Dr. Richard Wrangham has been wrestling with since the 1970’s, when he started his career, observing chim...

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The Cost of Health Care: A Doctor's Diagnosis

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

When it comes to health care, do you get what you pay for? Dr. Atul Gawande wanted to examine costs -- and quality. In the latest issue of The New Yorker he compares McAllen, Texas, o...

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Nukes, Hawks and Ambassador John Bolton

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Just hours after the U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's nuclear tests, Pyongyang tested more missiles. President Obama criticized the tests, prompting North Korea to respon...

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