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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

From 'real' hip-hop to the Supreme Court, two stories about very different boundaries and how we patrol them. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Internet Inequality, Combating Catcalling, and Lobbying Lawyers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Takeaway explores the FCC and net neutrality, a viral video about street harassment, and the influence of lobbyists on state attorneys general. 

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Pressure, The South Unbound Tour, The Good and Bad of School Sports

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Takeaway examines the response to the Ebola virus in New York and New Jersey, we check in on Todd Zwillich's political tour of the South, we discuss the culture of school sports.

On The Media

Grabbing the Gavel

Friday, October 24, 2014

A new study finds that TV ads attacking state supreme court justices during elections influence both who makes the bench and how the law is laid down. 

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On The Media

Sanity on Ebola, Money and Midterms, & #GamerGate

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Infectious Disease Edition, "dark money" in midterm elections, and demystifying #GamerGate. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Know Your Rights, Subway Platform Performers!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A viral video of a guitarist on a subway platform being arrested by a police officer is making rounds on social media: was the officer wrong in arresting him?

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The Takeaway

'Reckoning' with the Past Through Civil Rights Trials

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Many Southern prosecutors have reopened decades-old civil rights-era murders in the last 20 years. The Takeaway examines what these cases tell us about our past, and our present.

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The Takeaway

We The People: When Corporations Trump Human Dignity

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A new case is leading some to question who, under the current Supreme Court, qualifies for human rights and why corporations seem to be more protected than individuals. 

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On The Media

Facebook Announces Reforms To Its Research Policies

Friday, October 03, 2014

Yesterday, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer announced updates to the way that Facebook conducts research.
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The Takeaway

SCOTUS Issues Blow to Early Voting

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A 5-4 ruling on early voting in Ohio could have implications for early voting in other states, including North Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas, and Arkansas.

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PRI's The World

Eric Holder will resign, leaving a mixed legacy on national security issues

Thursday, September 25, 2014

When he joined President Obama's cabinet, Attorney General Eric Holder was expected to oversee the shutdown of the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. That never happened, but Holder succeeded in shifting focus back to civilian courts — but also aggressively onto leakers.

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The Takeaway

Obama Fights Back Against Foreign Fighters

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Today, President Obama will preside over a special session of the U.N. Security Council, and he'll be advocating for an international no-fly list.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Law of the Jungle: An Environmental Ruling with a Big Twist

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In 2011, an Ecuadoran judge fined Chevron $19billion for damages caused to the Amazon. But after the ruling, the case took a big twist when questions about the winning lawyer emerged.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Police Crack Down On Bicycling Violations

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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The Metropolitan Police Department is in the midst of a bicycling law enforcement spree, writing tickets for numerous violations.
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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Professor Laurence Tribe, The Constitutional Convention of 1787

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It’s not embalmed in a time capsule of amber as though it was not meant to change over time.
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The Takeaway

America's Game of Risk

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's been 13 years since the September 11th attacks, but terrorism remains one of the foremost threats facing the United States. How should the U.S. balance privacy and civil liberties?

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The Takeaway

Legal Questions Cloud Obama's ISIS Strategy

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Obama Administration says the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, legally justifies for strikes in Syria and Iraq. But last year, the president called for its repeal. 

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Life of the Law

Abuse, Abduction and International Law

Monday, September 08, 2014

What happens when one parent takes a child across international borders without the other parent’s permission? In 1980, the United States and international partners created a treaty that lays out the rules for what federal officials are supposed to do ...

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The Takeaway

Death Penalty Debate Rages After DNA Clears Two

Friday, September 05, 2014

More than 30 years after being sentenced to death, Henry Lee McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown emerged from North Carolina prison doors on Wednesday as free men.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

David Boies and Ted Olson Make the Case for Marriage Equality

Friday, August 29, 2014

The attorneys that argued in the Supreme Court that California's Proposition 8 was unconstitutional talk about the five-year struggle to win the right for gays to marry.

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