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Femi Oke

News host and Reporter for The Takeaway

Femi Oke appears in the following:

Standoff with Somali pirates continues with American captain still a hostage

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Somali pirates seized an American cargo ship a few days ago and while the rest of the crew escaped and took control of the ship, the captain, is still being held prisoner in a sma...

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Coming Home: The Pentagon overturns 18-year media ban on war dead

Friday, April 10, 2009

Now that the Pentagon has lifted its 18-year ban on press coverage of the return of America's war dead, will the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan return to the national conversation? Or h...

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A look at state spending of the stimulus funds

Friday, April 10, 2009

Yesterday Vice President Biden announced the federal government is releasing $2.3 billion in recovery act funding for child care and vaccines. The announcement is the latest in a flur...

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Joe Frazier looks back at his most bitter fight

Friday, April 10, 2009

In October 1975, two of the world's greatest fighters, Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier, battled it out for the title of Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. The fight was one of the...

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Funerals begin for earthquake victims in central Italy

Friday, April 10, 2009

Early this morning in L'Aquila, Italy, the funerals began for some of the 289 people killed in Monday's earthquake. While normally in the Catholic tradition no funerals are allowed on...

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Behind the cheer

Friday, April 10, 2009

T-A-K-E-A-W-A-Y, what does that spell? F-U-N! We got some spirit going on here as we delve deep into the world of cheerleaders with our guest, Kate Torgovnick. She is the author o...

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What are you doing right now?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Today the Takeaway is asking, "What are you doing right now and what's on your mind?" When we asked a similar question last week we got hundreds of responses. But some people said the...

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Somali pirates take U.S. ship, Navy negotiates for captain's release

Thursday, April 09, 2009

After a group of Somali pirates seized a freighter sailing under an American flag, the U.S. navy and the FBI have moved in to negotiate for the captain's freedom. The captain is being...

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Getting to "You're hired" by any means necessary

Thursday, April 09, 2009

With unemployment numbers at 8.5 percent it’s hard for anyone who gets a pink slip to look for a job through rose colored glasses. But blogger Marci Alboher says there is promise for ...

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The future of the volatile cacao bean (and chocolate bunnies)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

With Easter around the corner, you may be dreaming of chocolate bunnies, but getting the cacao crop to make those tasty treats is becoming increasingly difficult. A third of the world...

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Indonesia holds parliamentary elections today

Thursday, April 09, 2009

In a sign of further democratization in the world’s largest Muslim nation, Indonesia, holds parliamentary elections today. But holding an election in this nation is a huge proposition...

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Recession depression and other woes of the employed

Thursday, April 09, 2009

It's not just the market that's bottoming out in this recession. There are nationwide reports of anxiety and stress in the face of these trying economic times. Reports are so widespre...

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U.S. offers to attend direct talks with Iran

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The delicate strategic dance between the Obama administration and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continues: The U.S. has offered to attend direct talks with Iran aimed at reso...

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A fat that could make you thin

Thursday, April 09, 2009

It sounds really strange—a type of body fat that actually burns calories. But that’s exactly what so-called brown fat does. Babies and animals have it, but it’s long been thought that...

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U.S. court allows apartheid claims against U.S. corporations

Thursday, April 09, 2009

A U.S. judge has ruled that a class action lawsuit can move ahead against several large companies accused of helping South Africa's apartheid-era government in violation of internatio...

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A look back at singer Marian Anderson's Lincoln Memorial legacy

Thursday, April 09, 2009

70 years ago African-American opera singer Marian Anderson sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after the Daughters of the American Revolution barred her from performing at Const...

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Same-sex marriage: For some a beginning, for others an end

Thursday, April 09, 2009

With both Iowa and Vermont legalizing same sex marriage within the last week, we wanted to take a step back and talk about the future of gay marriage in the United States. What is the...

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Spies stake a claim in the U.S. electrical grid

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

An exclusive story from the Wall Street Journal says that cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the syste...

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Dooce blogger Heather B. Armstrong explains it all (to her kid that is)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Dooce blogger Heather B. Armstrong earns a living revealing personal details — an act that actually got her fired from her job as a web designer seven years ago. Since then she's made...

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Moldovar activists mobilize with help of Twitter

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

A crowd of more than 10,000 young Moldovans materialized seemingly out of nowhere yesterday to protest in Moldova. The crowd was protesting the parliamentary elections held on Sunday,...

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