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Today's Takeaways: NYPD Revenge Killing, Saying Goodbye to Kabul, A Year of Reflection For the NFL

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Takeaway looks at the deaths of two NYPD officers, an NPR journalist explains why the news outlet is leaving Kabul, and a former player weighs in on the NFL's year of controversy.

The Takeaway

NYPD: No Peace on Earth, No Goodwill Toward All

Monday, December 22, 2014

Beyond the headline of a ruthless cop killing lies inflamed rhetoric that rocks a city.

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WNYC News

From Georgia to Brooklyn, NYPD Works to Assemble Cop Killer's Profile

Sunday, December 21, 2014

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The NYPD said Sunday the ambush killer of 2 Officers told passers-by "watch what I'm going to do."

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WNYC News

American Credit Cards in Cuba?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

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WNYC's Julia Longoria talks to frequent visitors to Cuba about what the new regulations might mean — and what's still missing.

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The Takeaway

Confronting This Year's Uncomfortable Struggle with Race

Friday, December 19, 2014

From Michael Brown in Ferguson to Eric Garner in Staten Island, black and white America seemed very far apart in 2014. Ta-Nehisi Coates reflects on the year and where we go from here.

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The Takeaway

Under Her Skin: A Journey Comes to a Close

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Takeaway's six-month-long audio storytelling series, "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer," will conclude with the end of 2014.

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The Takeaway

Hollywood 'Cowardice' & Washington's Dilemma

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sony Pictures canceled "The Interview" after the company's systems were hack. The U.S. says North Korea was "centrally involved," but has yet to formally accuse the nation.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hollywood 'Cowardice,' Alt-Christmas Music, A Journey With Cancer

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Takeaway explores what "The Interview" means for modern cyber warfare, we hear some of the best alternative Christmas songs, and we hear from the women of "Under Her Skin."

Money Talking

Back to the Future – Cold War Style

Friday, December 19, 2014

If you miss nuclear standoffs and assassination plots, this was your week. A cast of Cold War foes dominated the news cycle. And now the U.S. needs to figure out what's at stake. 

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The Takeaway

Actor Oscar Nuñez Believes The Future Is Bright for Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For Nuñez, this historic policy shift is deeply personal. He was born in Cuba, brought up in the United States, and his parents even went to school with Fidel Castro.

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The Takeaway

What U.S.-Cuba Relations Mean for Baseball

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cuba has a long history with the sport of baseball.  Here we explore what impact a new diplomatic relationship with Cuba have for Major League Baseball.

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The Takeaway

Sony Has Set a 'Horrible' Precedent

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cyberwar expert Peter Singer says that Sony and American cinema companies that refuse to show the movie have done everything exactly wrong.

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The Takeaway

Cuba, The U.S. & The Poetry of Reconciliation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

To Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco, the restoration of U.S.-Cuba relations is like the reunion of two twins who've been separated. He reflects on what this moment means to him.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Cuba Relations Have to Do With Jeb Bush and 2016

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It's a Thursday morning presidential politics round-up, from Jeb Bush's exploration to other 2016 contenders. Plus: day-after Cuba news analysis.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Not Christian Christmas; Fracking Banned in NYS; & Our Brains on Movies

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fracking is now banned in New York; poet Claudia Rankine; your calls on how your family celebrates Christmas, even if you're not Christian; and a look at our brains on movies.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: North Korean Hackers, The End of 'Serial,' and Cuban Baseball

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Takeaway explores the backlash from the movie "The Interview," we look at what "Serial" teaches us about the criminal justice system, and we look at the future of Cuban baseball.

WNYC News

Obama Befriends Cuba; 'El Exilio' Answers

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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At a popular gathering spot for Cuban Americans in Union City, NJ, the shift in U.S. policy toward the island nation draws a mixed response.

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WNYC News

US Travel Industry Carefully Eyeing Cuban Tourism

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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American hotel and airline franchises are already eyeing the Cuban tourism industry after President Obama announced his intention to relax the embargo.

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WNYC News

Three New York Sites Selected for Casinos

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The three regions were picked to spread out the benefits — and to avoid competition with existing tribal casinos.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Creditors Worry as Oil Prices Dive

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Most Americans are thrilled to pay less at the pump. But the truth is that declining oil prices could post serious problems for the U.S. economy.

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