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Jeb Bush Stirs Political Déjà Vu

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The 2016 presidential race is shaping up to be quite the political throwback. But can former Governor Jeb Bush win the GOP's nomination for president in 2016?

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The Takeaway

The U.S. & Cuba: A Historic Shift

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For the first time in decades, the United States and Cuba will start talks aimed at normalizing full diplomatic relations. The news comes as an American prisoner is released from Cuba.

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The Takeaway

Pakistani-Americans Mourn a World Away

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The world is grieving in the wake of a terror attack this week in Pakistan that left more than 130 children dead. A Pakistani-American explains how his community is coping.

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WNYC News

US, Cuba Seek to Normalize Relations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Marking a significant shift in U.S. policy, officials say they will seek full diplomatic relations with the communist island.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Pivot Towards Cuba, The Sony Hack, and Political Déjà Vu

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Takeaway explores Obama's pivot towards Cuba, North Korea's anger over the new James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy, and we explore the future of Jeb Bush's political career.

The Takeaway

Polish Officials Under Fire for CIA Torture Sites

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Senate's torture report discloses new details surrounding Poland's willingness to play host to an American "black site" in the years following September 11th.

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The Takeaway

The Best 5 Versions of 'Silent Night'

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Silent Night has been recorded at least 733 times over the past 36 years. The Takeaway looks at one of the world's favorite Christmas songs.

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The Takeaway

Taliban School Attack Kills More Than 100

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At least five to six heavily armed Taliban gunmen entered an army-run school in Pakistan this morning, killing at least 141 people—132 of them children.

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The Takeaway

Warren, Bush & Clinton: The New Politics of 2016?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Many are hoping that Senator Elizabeth Warren will run for president in 2016—a role many believe Hillary Clinton is hoping to fill. And now Jeb Bush is considering a presidential run.

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The Takeaway

Russia Fails to Stop Ruble Crash

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Russia has raised its interest rate to a shocking 17 percent to try and stop the free fall of its currency, the ruble, which has hit an new low, experiencing its worst drop in 16 years.

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The Takeaway

Cargoland: Automation Threatens Dockworkers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Independent producer Lu Olkowski continues her tour of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with a look at automation moving to supplant the human dockworker.

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The Takeaway

The CIA Torture Report Is an Amazon Best-Seller

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

But there's a problem: Amazon readers say the PDF they bought for $2.99 was nearly unreadable. Now an independent publisher is putting out a high quality print version.

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The Takeaway

Why Women Are Opting Out of The Workforce

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At home in the United States, the number of women working peaked in 1999 and is now declining. Here The Takeaway explores why more American women are choosing not to work. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Deadly Taliban Attack, The High Cost of Working, and The Most Popular Holiday Song

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Takeaway has the details on a Taliban attack in Pakistan, we explore the changing American workplace, and we review the most popular Christmas song ever recorded.

The Takeaway

Cargoland: Inside America's Busiest Waterfront

Monday, December 15, 2014

About 40 percent of everything that the United States imports comes through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Together, they are the busiest port complex in the United States.

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The Takeaway

Founding Fathers' Time Capsule Unearthed

Monday, December 15, 2014

A time capsule buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in 1795 was recently unearthed from the Boston Statehouse.

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The Takeaway

CIA Torture: An International Warcrime?

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Obama Administration has apparently decided not to prosecute officials from the Bush Administration over torture, but could another government do it?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nationwide March Against Police Violence

Monday, December 15, 2014

We reflect on Saturday's National March Against Police Violence.

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The Takeaway

In Seven States, Atheists Still Barred From Office

Monday, December 15, 2014

In seven states, atheists are still barred from holding public office. A law professor and Maryland state senator explains the effort to repeal the ban.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Queens Tourism; Christmas History; Protest Reports

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tourism in Queens; this weekend's protests against police violence; a Tennessee law that threatens jail time for pregnant women who use drugs; and the cultural history of Christmas.