Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

Cairo Court Drops Child Abuse Charges Against Egyptian-American Woman

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Egyptian-American aid worker Aya Hijazi was acquitted Sunday after being held for nearly three years without a verdict in Cairo. Human Rights Watch has called her case a "travesty of justice."

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The Internet Is Gratified: 'April The Giraffe' Gives Birth On Popular Livestream

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The calf was born Saturday as an estimated million viewers watched Animal Adventure Park's live Youtube feed.

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Creature Comforts: The Power Of Touch And Affection In Our Lives

Monday, April 10, 2017

This week, Hidden Brain considers the power of touch. First, the story of a grown woman who still sleeps with her baby blanket. Then, the science of why we seek comfort and affection.

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Google Accused Of Underpaying Female Employees

Saturday, April 08, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating Google for what an official called "systemic compensation disparities" between men and women. The government is suing the company to release its records.

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U.S. Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Saturday, April 08, 2017

The NATO-led Resolute Support's official Twitter account released a statement Saturday saying that a U.S. soldier had been killed in Afghanistan. Few details were given about the circumstances.

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Ceremony In San Francisco Marks The 75th Anniversary Of The Bataan Death March

Saturday, April 08, 2017

The Bataan Death March in the Philippines is an oft-forgotten part of World War II history, but survivors and advocates are working to change that.

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Inside The Hole: What Happens To The Mind In Isolation?

Monday, April 03, 2017

The use of solitary confinement in prisons has grown since the 1970s. Criminologist Keramet Reiter talks with us about the psychological effects that long-term isolation has on our minds.

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Everybody Lies, And That's Not Always A Bad Thing

Monday, March 27, 2017

When we think of lies, we think of the big stuff. We say, "I could never do something like that." But big lies start with small deceptions. Dan Ariely talks about why we lie and why we're honest.

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The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole

Monday, March 20, 2017

When you really need something — whether it's money, food, or even time — it can be hard to focus on anything else. Researchers call this scarcity, and say it can affect many aspects of our lives.

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When It Comes To Politics and 'Fake News,' Facts Aren't Enough

Monday, March 13, 2017

In politics, it sometimes feels like we can't agree on basic facts. But according to neuroscientist Tali Sharot, facts are not enough — emotions may be the key to changing our minds.

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Tribes & Traitors: What Happens When You Empathize with the Enemy?

Monday, March 06, 2017

This week on Hidden Brain, the stories of two men who showed empathy for the other side and found themselves labeled "enemy" by their own people.

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First Clouded Leopard Cub Born Using Cryopreserved Semen

Thursday, March 02, 2017

A statement from the Smithsonian National Zoo and the Nashville Zoo said Thursday that the accomplishment is "a giant step for global conservation efforts."

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Rick Perry Sworn In As Energy Secretary

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The former Texas governor was confirmed Thursday by a 62-37 vote in the Senate. While running for president in 2011, Perry pledged to eliminate the department, but he says he's changed his mind.

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Trump Calls Dems' Criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions A Witch Hunt

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The tweets come after the AG said he won't take part in probes of links between the campaign and Russian officials. Sessions spoke with the ambassador but testified at a Senate hearing that he hadn't.

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In Emotional Moment Of Speech, Trump Addresses Navy SEAL's Widow

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In the president's speech to Congress Tuesday night, he praised Ryan Owens, who was killed in a raid in Yemen. The president addressed Owens' widow, who wept as she sat in the House gallery.

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Penguin Random House Announces Book Deal With The Obamas

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In a statement Tuesday the publisher said it was "very much looking forward" to working with the former president and former first lady, who will each be writing a book.

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Finding The Punchline: Maz Jobrani On Comedy In The Trump Era

Monday, February 27, 2017

Maz Jobrani, an Iranian-American comedian, uses humor to critique President Trump — whom he describes as "good for comedy but bad for the world."

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On the Knife's Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We hear a lot about senseless violence: people who lose their lives or their freedom over a stolen backpack, or perceived slight. Two researchers think social science might help prevent these crimes.

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High Court To Hear Case Of Mexican Boy Killed In Cross-Border Shooting

Monday, February 20, 2017

The question before the Supreme Court comes down to whether the family of a Mexican citizen shot on Mexican soil has the right to sue under the U.S. Constitution.

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Trump Names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster New National Security Adviser

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Silver Star recipient is a three-star Army general known as a military intellectual. The president called him "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience."

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