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Our Climate Deal with China

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jingping announced a climate agreement this morning. We'll hear how each country is planning to curb carbon emissions. 

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100,000 U.S. Nurses Go On Strike

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Around 100,000 nurses are expected to strike or protest in a "Day of Action" across the country today. Their demands? Proper Ebola equipment and training.

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Migrant Crisis Escalates Worldwide

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In 2014 alone, as many as 74,000 unaccompanied children will show up at the U.S.-Mexico border. More than 130,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean from Africa.

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Will the GOP Take on Immigration Reform?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

As lawmakers head back to Washington D.C. today, one item looms over the remainder of this session: The prospect of immigration reform. 

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China, U.S. Reach Landmark Climate Deal

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

After two days of meetings in China, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have set new targets to cut carbon emissions by 2030.

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Today's Takeaways: An Epic Space Chase, a Global Migrant Crisis, and a Fight Against Voter Apathy

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Takeaway looks at the 4-billion mile mission of the Rosetta spacecraft, the migrant crisis from the U.S. to Europe, and the ways voting in the United States could be easier.

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Internet at the Speed of Government?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

President Obama came out in support of net neutrality this week. An advocate against the policy explains why he believes the internet is not a public utility.

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How the Borders of WWI Shape the Conflict in Iraq

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Boundaries created after WWI have led to many modern day conflicts, including the current struggle between Kurdish forces and the group that calls itself the Islamic State.  

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Jackie Kennedy's Unseen Struggle With PTSD

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When Jackie Kennedy witnessed the shooting death of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, it was a moment that changed the world. It also profoundly changed Jackie herself.

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Why We Lost Two Wars: A General Explains

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On Veterans Day, General Dan Bolger is holding himself accountable for the human consequences of two wars gone wrong.

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Torture, The War on Terror, and The Whistle-Blower That Wasn't

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Researcher Scott Gerwehr knew the real role American psychologists played in enhanced interrogation. He wanted to come forward as a whistleblower, but died before he had a chance.

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Audio Essay: Remembering Those Who Serve

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Veterans Day, The Takeaway offers our thanks and appreciation to all of the men and women who have served our country, in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in wars past.

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Today's Takeaways: The Deep Scars of Battles Near and Far

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Veterans Day, we explore how WWI is still impacting us, one general reflects on the failures of the Iraq and Afghan wars, and we look at the untold story of Jackie Kennedy.

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Voter Turnout: A National Embarrassment?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Though the final numbers are still being added up, it looks Americans have set a new record: The 2014 midterms commanded the lowest voter turnout in 70 years.

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In Arkansas, Voters Keep a Present-Day Prohibition

Monday, November 10, 2014

Prohibition ended over 80 years ago, but on Election Day, Arkansas voters rejected an amendment to authorize statewide sale of alcohol.  

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Secretive Talks Free Two Americans in North Korea

Monday, November 10, 2014

The New York Times' David Sanger has new details about the secretive talks that led to the release of two American prisoners, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, held in North Korea.

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Art Underground; MLB Inclusion; and 25 MPH

Monday, November 10, 2014

Former MLB player Billy Bean fights homophobia in the MLB; Polly Trottenberg on the city's new speed limit; politics roundup; the Fulton Center oculus and more subway art.

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The U.S. Government Vs. James Risen

Monday, November 10, 2014

New York Times reporter James Risen is being pressed by the DOJ to testify against one of his sources. He's determined not to comply, and his latest book is proof of that.

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Today's Takeaways: American Hostages Released from North Korea, A 30-Year Cover Up, and A Reporter at Risk

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Takeaway explores the release of two Americans from North Korea, we look back at the killing of four churchwomen in El Salvador, and James Risen weighs in on the War on Terror.

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The Weekender: Fake Attack Ads, Funny Lady Maria Bamford, and Jackie O's Untold Story

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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