Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

French Law Giving Workers 'The Right To Disconnect' Goes Into Effect

Saturday, December 31, 2016

As of Jan. 1, French companies with more than 50 workers will be obligated to allow their employees to ignore work emails outside of work hours.

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U.N. Security Council Supports Russia-Turkey Peace Efforts In Syria

Saturday, December 31, 2016

On Saturday the Security Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of a bid by Russia and Turkey to end the violence in Syria. This week a cease-fire was announced in the war-torn country.

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World Leaders Welcome New Year With Messages Of Reconciliation — Or Not

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Statements from world leaders in the final days of 2016 range from the reflective to the inflammatory to the unusual.

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Blasts In Baghdad Kill At Least 28 At A Busy Market

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a pair of bombings that killed at least 28 and wounded dozens of others Saturday morning in the Iraqi capital.

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Simon & Schuster Will Publish Book By Breitbart Editor, Despite Criticism

Friday, December 30, 2016

Some Simon & Schuster authors are outraged over plans to publish the book by Milo Yiannopoulos, widely known for his attacks against actress Leslie Jones on Twitter.

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Britain's Leader Theresa May Reportedly Condemns John Kerry's Remarks On Israel

Friday, December 30, 2016

In a rare break in relations between the U.S. and Great Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May was reportedly critical of John Kerry's speech that condemned Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

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'Panda Grandpa' Pan Pan Dies In China

Friday, December 30, 2016

Pan Pan, who died this week at the age of 31, was known as the "panda grandpa": He has some 130 descendants worldwide, accounting for a quarter of the world's captive giant pandas.

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Is It Possible To Die Of Grief?

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Actress Debbie Reynolds died just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher's sudden death — which has led some to speculate that grief might have been a contributing factor.

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Obama Announces Sanctions Against Russia In Response To Alleged Hacking

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The White House announced Thursday a number of actions in response to what it calls cyber-attacks aimed at the U.S. "All Americans should be alarmed by Russia's actions," President Obama said.

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U.K.'s Queen Misses Christmas Service But Offers Message Of 'Great Love'

Sunday, December 25, 2016

A cold prevented the queen from attending services for the first time anyone can remember. Her prerecorded message offered encouragement to those overwhelmed by the world's problems.

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Israel Summons Ambassadors Of Countries That Voted In Favor Of U.N. Resolution

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned ambassadors of countries that voted for a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements. He sharply criticized the U.S. for abstaining.

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Pope Francis Offers A Message Of Peace In Annual Christmas Day Blessing

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Pope Francis offered a message of peace on Sunday to the crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square in his annual Christmas blessing. He called for peace in Syria and other countries "scarred by war."

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Trump Plans To Dissolve His Foundation; N.Y. Attorney General Pushes Back

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Donald Trump said he wanted to "avoid even the appearance of any conflict" of interest. A spokesperson for the New York attorney general notes that an investigation into the charity is ongoing.

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U.S. Issues Travel Advisories For Egypt And Jordan

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The U.S. State Department is urging Americans to consider the risks before traveling to Egypt or Jordan after recent terrorist attacks in both countries.

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Nigerian Government Pushes Boko Haram Out Of Stronghold, President Says

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The president of Nigeria claims that the militant group Boko Haram has been driven from its last stronghold in the Sambisa Forest.

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Following Negotiations, No Rockettes Will Be Required To Perform At Inauguration

Friday, December 23, 2016

After criticism on social media, and concerns from Rockettes themselves, the dance troupe's union announced late Friday that no Rockette would be obligated to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration.

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Honk If You Love Memes: The 'Om Telolet Om' Phenomenon, Explained

Friday, December 23, 2016

Kids in Indonesia are asking bus drivers to "om telolet om!" — which loosely translates to "sir, honk your horn, sir!" The melodious sounds of Indonesian bus horns are now all over the Internet.

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Rare Snowfall Blankets Dunes in The Sahara

Thursday, December 22, 2016

An amateur photographer in Algeria captured beautiful images of a rare phenomenon this week: the red and white swirl of snow dusting sand dunes in the Sahara.

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'Whatever' Is The Most Annoying Word For The 8th Year In A Row

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Although "whatever" has long held the dubious distinction of most annoying word or phrase, there's another contender in the wings. Younger Americans were more irked by "I can't even."

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Wikipedia Announces The Most Edited Articles Of 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wikipedia's most edited articles of 2016 range from the obvious to the outlandish.

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