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Farai Chideya

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Real-life Sopranos: NJ's International Conspiracy

Friday, July 24, 2009

A 10-year federal probe uncovered an international conspiracy involving money laundering, corruption of local and state governments and synagogues in New Jersey. Three mayors ended th...

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The Henry Louis Gates Jr Case: Massachusetts's View

Friday, July 24, 2009

Last Thursday Henry Louis Gates Jr, one of the nation's pre-eminent African American scholars, was arrested for breaking into his own home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Charges were dr...

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Hyundai Cashes in with the Clunkers Program

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Federal “Cash for Clunkers” program officially kicks off today. It allows Americans to trade in cars with bad gas mileage and receive up to $4,500 towards fuel efficient vehicle...

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Sarah Palin: Former Governor, About-To-Be-Author

Friday, July 24, 2009

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin officially hands over power to Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell on Sunday. What’s next for her and what is her legacy as Alaska's former governor? (One thi...

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Baseball Hall of Fame Inducation at Cooperstown

Friday, July 24, 2009

This weekend, Cooperstown holds its induction ceremony for the Baseball Hall of Fame—days after White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle threw a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Tak...

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Jobs, the Minimum Wage, and Unemployment Insurance

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Dow posted its highest closing since last November, topping the 9000 mark for the first time since January. And the minimum wage goes up today from $6.25 to $7.25. But some say th...

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Just for Laughs: Montreal's Comedy Festival

Friday, July 24, 2009

Montreal, Canada, hosts the annual "Just For Laughs" festival this weekend. A swarm of comedians from around the world descends on the city for hundreds of shows. Joining The Takeaway...

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Keeping Score with the Week's News

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Takeaway is taking a look at the news scorecard for the week including Obama selling his embattled health care plan, Secretary of State Clinton taking aim at North Korea, and a Ha...

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The Road to the Future? All About Cars

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The car industry is starting to release its second quarter profit reports. The Ford Motor Company is posting a surprise $2.8 billion profit, but it continues to have operating losses....

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Call the Police: Racial Profiling and the Law

Thursday, July 23, 2009

At the end of his press conference last night, President Barack Obama discussed the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. The president said the cops "acted stupidly" in t...

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Hillary Clinton and North Korea: A War of Words

Thursday, July 23, 2009

North Korea and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have launched a war of words. In a speech in Thailand, where she is attending a regional summit, Secretary Clinton urged North Korea...

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California Dreaming... of a Budget

Thursday, July 23, 2009

After weeks of budget battles and threatened cuts, the California state budget is finally up for a vote today. Or maybe tomorrow. Possibly next week. The Takeaway talks to Dan Walters...

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Calling All Guinea Pigs: Volunteer for the H1N1 Trials

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The U.S. government is seeking thousands of volunteers, from babies to the elderly, to roll up their sleeves for the first clinical trials of an H1N1 flu vaccine. The race is on to te...

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President Obama Packs The House in Ohio

Thursday, July 23, 2009

President Obama is heading to Ohio today on a campaign swing—not for the presidency but for his health care plan. Dan Bobkoff, reporter for WCPN in Cleveland, Ohio, is getting ready t...

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Salesman-in-Chief: Obama Pitches Health Care Reform

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Last night in a primetime press conference, President Obama pitched his plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. For a performance review, The Takeaway talks to T.R. Reid. He...

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The Very Model of Modern Major Health Care System

Thursday, July 23, 2009

In last night's press conference, President Obama cited several models of health care that he thinks might hold lessons for the nation's health care system. One of those models was th...

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Vice President Biden has Georgia on His Mind

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden is in Georgia today. The former Soviet republic is an independent nation, but has been at war with Russia in order to keep Moscow at bay. The vice president m...

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Job Creation Rising, But Job Losses Continue

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before Congress yesterday, saying he expects to see new jobs appearing near the end of this year or early next year. He warned, however...

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Streaming Music on the Internet

Thursday, July 23, 2009

In the last 20 years the music industry has changed a lot: from vinyl to tapes to CDs and now streaming. Streaming is free music available online, but it is not downloaded so you don'...

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Anatomy of a News Conference

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Last night President Obama addressed the nation during a primetime news conference. The number one item on the president's agenda was health care reform, but other issues popped up, t...

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