Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

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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Uber Will Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims By Engineer

Monday, February 20, 2017

Uber's CEO has ordered an investigation into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer after she published a blog post detailing her experience.

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Pence Reaffirms Commitment To NATO, But Says Europe Must Commit More

Monday, February 20, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence told allies at NATO headquarters in Brussels that President Trump expected to see "real progress" by NATO members in raising their defense spending by the end of 2017.

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Defense Secretary James Mattis: 'We're Not In Iraq To Seize Anybody's Oil'

Monday, February 20, 2017

In an unannounced visit, Defense Secretary James Mattis traveled to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi leaders. He arrived during a fight to retake western Mosul, with allies' faith in the U.S. at a low.

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Hookup Culture: The Unspoken Rules of Sex on College Campuses

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Research suggests that college students are not having more sex than their parents were a generation ago. But sociologist Lisa Wade says the culture around sex has changed dramatically.

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Remembering Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

J. Marion Sims is remembered as the father of modern gynecology. Forgotten are the mothers of that medical specialty — the enslaved women whose bodies were used for the advancement of his research.

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Fortress America: What We Can — And Can't — Learn From History

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

President Trump's executive order on refugees left travelers stranded at airports worldwide. To some, the scenes evoked images of Jewish refugees during World War II. We investigate the parallels.

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Strangers in Their Own Land: The 'Deep Story' of Trump Supporters

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Millions of Americans seem to ignore their own interests when it comes to how they vote. Sociologist Arlie Hochschild thinks we might be turning to politics to meet emotional needs, not economic ones.

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President of Gambia Leaves For Exile, Allowing For First Peaceful Transfer Of Power

Saturday, January 21, 2017

After more than a month of political stalemate, the former President of Gambia has stepped aside, allowing for the first peaceful transfer of power in the nation's history.

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President Trump's First Hours In Office

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Trump Administration's first hours focused on weakening the Affordable Care Act, reversing plans to cut insurance premiums on FHA mortgages, and revamping whitehouse.gov.

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Women's Marches Go Global: Postcards From Protests Around The World

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Boston, San Francisco, London, Sydney — D.C.'s massive protest has spawned sister marches in all 50 states and hundreds of cities across seven continents. Here's a glimpse of some of the biggest.

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Coronations, Coups, And Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It's in our nature to idolize the rich and famous. But this week on Hidden Brain, we explore the other side of our nature: the part of us that wants to see the rich and powerful fall from grace.

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How Silicon Valley Can Help You Get Unstuck

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Many of us feel stuck at one point or another: in the wrong city, the wrong job, or the wrong relationship. Self help gurus have offered lots of advice — but here's a new idea, from the tech world.

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Merry Prankster In L.A. Wants To Start 2017 On A High Note

Sunday, January 01, 2017

The iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, Calif., read "Hollyweed" for a few hours Sunday morning, thanks to a New Year's prank.

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'M*A*S*H' Actor William Christopher Dies At 84

Sunday, January 01, 2017

The actor, who was best known for his role as Father Mulcahy on the television sitcom M*A*S*H, died after a battle with lung cancer.

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