Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

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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NFL Rookie K.J. Dillon Gets Stuck With $16,000 Dinner Bill In Hazing Ritual

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

In what's become an NFL tradition, Houston Texans veterans took the rookie safety out for a pricey meal — and left him to pick up the tab. Former NFL punter Adam Podlesh says the hazing isn't funny.

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A Stabbing, A Possible Ebola Outbreak, And A 'Time Bomb'

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

In Liberia, a team of epidemiologists have to delay a criminal investigation, look the other way on illegal drug use and build trust to stop an outbreak of Ebola.

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In Praise Of Mess: Why Disorder May Be Good For Us

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

To many of us, the desire to bring order to chaos can be irresistible. But writer Tim Harford thinks many of us could use a bit more messiness in our lives.

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Some People Are Great At Recognizing Faces. Others...Not So Much

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

It happens to all of us: Someone recognizes you on the street, calls you by name, and says hello. And you have no idea who that person is. Researchers say this struggle to read other faces is common.

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What Happened? How Pollsters, Pundits And Politics Got It Wrong

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pollsters across the ideological spectrum predicted Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election. They got it wrong. But one man did not: historian Allan Lichtman.

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A Tribe Called Quest To Join Host Dave Chappelle On Saturday Night Live

Friday, November 04, 2016

This news from NBC comes not long after the announcement that the hip-hop group will release their first album in nearly two decades. They say it will be their last.

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Moving To Canada, Eh? Or Maybe Ireland?

Thursday, November 03, 2016

It seems every four years, Americans threaten to move to Canada if their chosen candidate isn't elected. Some places are seizing on election-induced panic to grow their populations.

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How A Theory Of Crime And Policing Was Born, And Went Terribly Wrong

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Decades ago, researchers introduced a new theory of policing. It's called "broken windows" and is seen by many as a cure-all for crime. But the idea is often used in ways its creators never intended.

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Magic, or Math? The Appeal of Coincidences, and The Reality

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This week on Hidden Brain: coincidences. Why they're not quite as magical as they seem, and the psychological reasons we can't help but search for meaning in them anyway.

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The Perils of Power

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

We've all heard the adage that "power corrupts," but psychologist Dacher Keltner at UC Berkeley has found evidence to prove it. His book is The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence.

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#AirbnbWhileBlack: How Hidden Bias Shapes The Sharing Economy

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The sharing economy is making online transactions far more personal, which can lead to some unintended consequences.

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