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Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

Paris Opens Europe's First Gay-Friendly Mosque

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Despite a long tradition of condemning homosexuality in Islam, Europe's first gay-friendly mosque opened last week in Paris. Similar efforts have also begun in the United States. Ludo...

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What Are the New Deadly Sins?

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. Why has Pope Gregory I's 650 AD list of deadly sins endured all these years later? Alex Clark, co-editor of “The Seven Deadly Sin...

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Latin America's New Middle Class

Monday, December 03, 2012

There is a middle class emerging in Latin America — far south of the white picket fences and the syndicated episodes of "Leave It To Beaver." But who is this middle class? What do the...

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'We're Nowhere' on the Fiscal Cliff

Monday, December 03, 2012

Worries about the fiscal cliff are beginning to sound like predictions from the Mayan calendar. Dave Weigel, political reporter from Slate, tries to demystify the smoke and mirrors of...

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Crime Lab Chemist Allegedly Tampered with Evidence for Years

Monday, December 03, 2012

The fallout continues in Massachusetts where a former crime lab chemist allegedly tampered with evidence from drug tests for years. Authorities say Annie Dookhan may have tampered wit...

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Creating Mold-Free Bread

Friday, November 30, 2012

Food waste is a massive problem in the United States. The average American family throws away 40 percent of the food they buy, and a great deal of that waste consists of moldy bread. ...

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Movie Date: 'Hitchcock'

Friday, November 30, 2012

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Alfred Hitchcock was an imperfect man, and the new movie "Hitchcock" puts many of those imperfections on display. From his fixations on young blondes to his work obsessions to his hea...
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Should Treatments Based on Junk Science Be Banned?

Friday, November 30, 2012

If a claim is made based on so-called 'junk science,' can it be the basis for fraud or criminal prosecution, or can such claims be banned in some way by the state as dangerous speech?...

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New Movie Releases: 'Killing Them Softly,' 'Anna Karenina'

Friday, November 30, 2012

The weekend is here, with two major movie releases this week. The Takeaway's Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, share their thoughts on "Killing Them Softly," starring...

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'Triumphs of Experience': Studying the Happy Life

Friday, November 30, 2012

Between 1939 and 1944, more than 200 Harvard students – all "physically and mentally healthy" men – were recruited to participate in a study. The 200-some odd students had the privile...

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The Jellyfish that Could Hold the Secret to Immortality

Friday, November 30, 2012

Nearly 25 years ago, a young marine biologist stumbled upon a jellyfish that refused to die. They jellyfish would age, but when it became sick or suffered an injury, it would age in r...

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Obama Administration Considers Providing Arms to Syrian Rebels

Thursday, November 29, 2012

New thinking may be entering into the Obama administration's calculation of how best to resolve the conflict in Syria. One of the options on the table, according to our partner The Ne...

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OK to Be Gay? Jewish Conversion Therapy Faces First Legal Battle

Thursday, November 29, 2012

More and more critics are saying that gay “conversion therapy” is not only ineffective, but humiliating and psychologically harmful. What will the courts say?

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Your Fiscal Cliff Questions, Answered

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What is the difference between the fiscal cliff and the threat of the government shut-down, last year? What are the chances that Congress will do nothing more than change the January ...

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The Hobbit Premiers In New Zealand, Middle Earth Goes Nuts

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Last night, the long awaited Peter Jackson directed film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” premiered in New Zealand, bringing to a climax a long, sometimes strange relationship bet...

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Why Obama Should Go Over the Fiscal Cliff

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Some Republicans, including columnist Marc Thiessen, say their only negotiating tactic is to let the United States go over the fiscal cliff. But New Yorker staff writer John Cassidy s...

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Palestinian-Americans Experience Unrest in their Homes from Afar

Monday, November 19, 2012

The death toll from fighting between Israel and Hamas continues to rise. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry and our partner The New York Times, the death toll in Palestine d...

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Ken Burns on the Generation that Survived The Dust Bowl

Friday, November 16, 2012

In his latest film, "The Dust Bowl," director Ken Burns shares the stories of those who survived one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in American history and considers wh...

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Meet China's New Leadership

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Chinese Community Party ushered in its new leadership on Wednesday, after the party's 18th National Congress. Xi Jinping has taken over for Hu Jiantao. Elizabeth Economy, senior f...

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Does the Final Twilight Movie Go Out with a Bang or a Fizzle?

Friday, November 16, 2012

The final installment of the Twilight series releases today and is expected to be the highest grossing movie of 2012. The film is directed by Bill Condon, the director behind "Dream G...

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