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Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

Learning from Highly Selective Public Schools

Thursday, September 27, 2012

There are 165 schools in the United States that are so rigorous and desired that you have to pass an exam to get in. Is this a model that could eventually trickle down to all sorts of schools?

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Is Obesity Threatening Our National Security?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Twenty-seven percent of Americans aged 17 to 24 are too fat to serve in the United States military. Add that number to those who cannot serve because they have a criminal record or ha...

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Thinking Like a Scientist: Solution to Politics?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Is there a science to the way American politics is conducted? Rep. Rush Holt argues that more scientific thought is needed when it comes to the political system. Rep. Holt argues that...

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An Earlier Mona Lisa?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Mona Lisa Foundation, based in Zurich, says after 35 years of research on the "Isleworth" Mona Lisa, experts are now convinced that this painting predates the Louvre's Mona Lisa by 11 or 12 years.

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Mouse Stand-ins Leading The Way Towards Cures, Treatment

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A mouse in a lab is nothing new. But what if that mouse was an immune replica of the researcher working on it? Or what if a mouse could carry the exact disease that a patient was suffering from?

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Final U.N. Address

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes his final appearance at the United Nations today. European and U.S.-led sanctions and high inflation have taken a toll on Iran’s economy an...

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Queen's Private Opinion Goes Public

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Is it possible to lead a country without those in that country knowing where you stand politically? In the 21st century the idea that any head of state could keep his or her views abo...

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Free College: The Kalamazoo Promise

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

With soaring tuition costs, students and parents across the country are wondering how they will pay for college — except for those in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The district's superintenden...

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Takeaway speaks with the former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, at the eighth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.

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Why Arizona Represents the American Political Past, But Not Its Future

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

With the presidential campaign in full swing, issues like immigration, gun control, and education are being discussed on a national stage, and Arizona is inevitably a key part of that...

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United Nations Considers Middle East Unrest

Monday, September 24, 2012

The United Nations General Assembly convenes here in New York just as a  a set of disturbing developements has emerged in the Middle East. Will these reverse some of the hopeful trend...

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Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee on Education Reform

Monday, September 24, 2012

Two years ago today the education reform documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman’” opened in theaters in New York in Los Angeles. The movie reignited a national debate about education refo...

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Setbacks in Libya

Monday, September 24, 2012

Unrest in the Middle East has been a political and foreign policy setback for President Obama. Eric Schmitt, who covers terrorism and national security for The New York Times, explains.

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Unhealthy Food May Be Bad for Your Future Offspring, Too

Monday, September 24, 2012

A new area of study looks at how the genetic inheritance of expecting fathers can affect their offspring. The research shows that not only do unhealthy living and other lifestyle fact...

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Candy Crowley: The First Woman to Moderate a Presidential Debate in 20 Years

Monday, September 24, 2012

As the host of CNN's State of the Union and the network's chief political correspondent, Candy Crowley has made a career of holding politicians accountable. A new challenge awaits her...

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Pakistanis Protest American Video Deriding Prophet

Friday, September 21, 2012

Protests sparked by an American-made video mocking the Prophet Mohammad are expected to intensify across Pakistan. Ansar Abbasi, Pakistani journalist, explains why this video has ange...

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New Movie Releases: 'Trouble with the Curve,' 'End of Watch,' 'House at the End of the Street'

Friday, September 21, 2012

Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer discuss "Trouble With The Curve," a film that revives the debate presented in last year’s hit “Moneyball,” with a professional baseball scout. Which m...

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'Treme' Enters Third Season, Continues the Story of New Orleans

Friday, September 21, 2012

David Simon and Eric Overmeyer, co-creators of "Treme," have been working for years now to figure out how to tell the story of New Orleans in a way that isn't voyeuristic or cliched. ...

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A Closer Look at the Swinging Buckeye State

Friday, September 21, 2012

The BBC's Dan Damon is in Ohio this week for an in-depth look at the Midwest perspective on President Obama and Mitt Romney. This year, Ohioans are also in the midst of a contentious ...

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Detroit: The Next Design Mecca?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Reed Kroloff is no stranger to cities that are in need of a rebirth. As dean of architecture at Tulane University, he was responsible for bringing back 97 percent of the school's stud...

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