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The Takeaway

Babies Made From DNA of 3 People May Soon Be Reality

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

British lawmakers voted Tuesday to allow scientists to create babies from the DNA of three people.

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On The Media

British Men Are Posting Their Nipples on Twitter in Protest

Thursday, January 22, 2015

British men are posting photos of their nipples on Twitter for a (related) cause. 
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The Takeaway

The Fight Over Tony Blair's Letters to George Bush

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Anne McElvoy, The Economist's public policy editor, explains why the U.S. has been pushing for the release of letters between President George Bush and former Prime Minister Tony Blair. 

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The Takeaway

ISIS Summit Charts Plan Of Attack

Monday, September 15, 2014

A third beheading at the hands of ISIS sparks even greater outrage and coalition support. And many are calling for a lessened legitimacy for the terror organization.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The They May Take Our Lives But They'll Never Take Our Freedom Edition

Friday, September 12, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss President Obama's plans to defeat the Islamic State. They also talk about the war for women voters in the upcoming midterm elections and Scotland's move toward independence from the United Kingdom.

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Soundcheck

My World Cup Vacation: Musings On Croatia, The Dutch, And Wayne Rooney

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Host John Schaefer takes the week off to watch the World Cup, and sends back these thoughts from his TV viewing spot in Park Slope. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Will Scotland go it alone?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Will Scotland go it alone?

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The Takeaway

British Lawmaker Calls for Second Vote on Syria

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Last week, British parliament voted against military intervention in Syria. The vote was a blow to Prime Minister David Cameron and to some British lawmakers who support an international effort of force in the region. Andrew Mitchell, a member of Parliament and former cabinet minister, explores Britain's option to hold a second vote on Syria.

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On The Media

Another Weiner Scandal, Opting in to Watch Porn, and More

Friday, July 26, 2013

Outing the woman at the center of the latest Anthony Weiner scandal, a new rule in the UK that would make people opt in to view porn on the internet, and the last defendant battling the recording industry over his illegal file sharing.

World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The Thatcher legacy

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Pop Rocks in a Fanny Pack Edition

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Slate contributors Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and June Thomas discuss the passing of Roger Ebert, National Geographic's series about the 1980's and social class in Britain.

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The Takeaway

Remains of King Richard III Found Beneath Parking Lot

Monday, February 04, 2013

A few months ago British archeologists announced that they'd found what they believed to be the bones of King Richard III beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England. Based on new DNA testing, lead archaeologist Richard Buckley says that they are certain "beyond a reasonable doubt" that the bones belong to Richard III.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

What's holding up a European banking union?

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

What's holding up a European banking union?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

London 2012: The first week of the Olympic games

Thursday, August 02, 2012

London 2012: The first week of the Olympic games

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The Takeaway

British Shareholders Gain More Control

Thursday, June 21, 2012

In Britain, shareholders are rising up with fighting words in what some are calling the "shareholder spring." Though they might have made their voices heard, much of the time these shareholders' votes on issues like executive pay don't actually matter. But now, the nonbinding nature of these votes might be changing in the United Kingdom.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Austerity backlash in Europe and UN monitors in Syria

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Austerity backlash in Europe and UN monitors in Syria

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The Takeaway

British Government Plans to Monitor Web Use of Citizens

Monday, April 02, 2012

The British government is moving forward with a proposal to allow its intelligence agency, GCHQ, to monitor calls, emails, texts and online searches of everyone inside the U.K.'s borders. Robert Schifreen is an IT consultant in England, and argues that the GCHQ has been monitoring citizen's activities for quite some time, but passing a law such as the one proposed will make intercepted information admissible in court.

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The Takeaway

Cameron Recruits US 'Supercop' to Advise on UK Gangs

Monday, August 15, 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron has responded to last week's riots by bringing in outside counsel. On Saturday, Cameron announced that he’ll be seeking advisement from Bill Bratton, an American policeman with a history of combating street crime. Bratton served as New York City police commissioner under Rudy Guiliani, and as chief of police in Los Angeles he overhauled the police department after the 1992 Los Angeles riots. The British media are calling Bratton a "supercop," but the British Police have not taken kindly to the announcement.

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The Takeaway

London Riots and the 'Luck' of Being British

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

On today's show, John Hockenberry interviewed one of our own, Managing Editor Rupert Allman, about his impressions of the unrest roiling Britain. Allman, of the BBC, says the line between those who feel lucky to be a British resident and those who do not is an invisible one. He spoke about unrest in his country in the 1980s, how some people feel lucky to be born in Britain, and are invested in their community, while others do not. It's a distinction that is difficult to see, but incredibly important, when the chips are down.  

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The Takeaway

President Obama Subtly Shifts NATO Aims in Libya

Friday, May 27, 2011

President Obama made a subtle, rhetorical shift in his Libya policy on Wednesday in London. After nearly three months of stating that U.S. priorities were to protect civilians from massacres, The President now says the goal is to make sure that the Libyan people will be "finally free of 40 years of tyranny,” at the hands of Col. Moammar Gadhafi. The President spoke to British Parliament at Westminster Hall, and in a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron. For more on what this means for transatlantic relations, we turn to David Sanger, Chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times.

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