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Farai Chideya

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Farai Chideya appears in the following:

Escalating Violence in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Taliban attacks today rocked two eastern cities in Afghanistan. In the city of Gardez, Taliban militants dressed as women in burqas tried to set off explosives but were shot before th...

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Reforming Afghanistan's Bagram Prison

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Pentagon is restructuring the war effort in Afghanistan, flooding the country with more than 20,000 troops. Now the Pentagon is revamping its detention policies in Afghanistan wit...

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Iran Reformist Clerics Call for Referendum

Monday, July 20, 2009

A group of reformist clerics, including former President of Iran Mohammad Khatami, have called for a national referendum on the election process. The group said millions of Iranians h...

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When Is a Woman Too Old to Have Children?

Monday, July 20, 2009

The world's oldest mother died last week. She was a Spanish woman who gave birth to twins when she was 67. But cancer took her life just three years after giving birth. This week's fa...

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Tracking the Stimulus at ProPublica

Monday, July 20, 2009

President Obama’s stimulus plan's main goal was to help needy communities build roads and create jobs, to help kick-start the economy. To keep track of how the stimulus money is being...

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An Obstacle for Obama's Health Care Plan

Monday, July 20, 2009

President Obama hoped to have his health care reform plan passed before Congress goes on recess in August, but now that seems unlikely. Over the weekend, the Congressional Budget Offi...

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Cronkite, a Critic of Current Journalism

Monday, July 20, 2009

Walter Cronkite, an icon in television news, had retired in 1982. In his post-anchorman career he had become critical of the state of journalism today, even having a few regrets from...

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Remembering the Author of "Angela's Ashes"

Monday, July 20, 2009

Irish Author Frank McCourt died yesterday of cancer in New York City. He was 78. McCourt was best known for his book "Angela's Ashes," a memoir about his impoverished Irish childhood,...

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Hillary Clinton: One Foot in India, One in Pakistan

Monday, July 20, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in India today. Joining The Takeaway to talk about Clinton's trip and Washington's challenges in the subcontinent are Linda Blake, Wall Street Jo...

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Looking for Work? Get a Job-Search Buddy!

Monday, July 20, 2009

For those out of work and looking for a job, staying motivated can be tough. But with a "job search buddy," job-seekers can lean on someone for encouragement. The Takeaway talks to De...

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Will Michael Vick Get Back into the NFL?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Michael Vick, the NFL star convicted of running a dog fighting ring, is released today from two months of house arrest, after an 18-month stint behind federal prison bars. Is he headi...

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This Week's Agenda with Marcus Mabry and Jill McGivering

Monday, July 20, 2009

For this Monday's agenda segment, we talk about the Senate Finance Committee's bipartisan plan and President Obama's health care reform. The Takeaway also talks about Hillary Clinton'...

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Remembering the Most Trusted Man in News

Monday, July 20, 2009

Walter Cronkite died at the age of 92 on Friday night after a long bout with cerebrovascular disease. Cronkite revolutionized television news and the role of the news anchor, and was...

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Beyond the Moon: The Next Generation of Astronauts

Monday, July 20, 2009

On the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, The Takeaway talks to two members of the next generation of astronauts: Kate Rubins, who has been accepted to NASA’s 2009 Astronaut ...

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Analysis: The Video of the U.S. Soldier Held by Taliban

Monday, July 20, 2009

A chilling video was released last weekend of the first U.S. soldier, Army Private Bowe R. Bergdahl, to be captured by the Taliban since the war started in Afghanistan. The 23-year-ol...

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The Legacy: Reactions to Obama's NAACP Speech

Friday, July 17, 2009

As the NAACP wrapped up the celebration of its 100-year history, President Barack Obama stopped by to address the crowd. Joining us with their reactions to the president's speech and ...

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President Obama Addresses the NAACP

Friday, July 17, 2009

Last night the first African-American President of the United States, Barack Obama, addressed the NAACP convention. His speech was a poignant capstone for the organization's hundred-y...

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JP Morgan Chase: Profiting in a Downturn

Thursday, July 16, 2009

This morning, JP Morgan Chase posted a quarterly profit of $2.7 billion. That's a 36 percent jump from a year ago. It comes just two days after Goldman Sachs announced a quarterly pro...

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The NAACP's Legal Legacy

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Today the NAACP wraps up its convention celebrating its 100-year anniversary. For a look at what the group's future fights for civil rights should be and how their past accomplishment...

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And the Emmy Goes To...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Emmy nominations are out this morning. Some shows or actors were shoo-ins, while others were shut out. Topping the nominees was Tina Fey with a jaw-dropping 22 nominations; the ot...

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