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House Renews Terror Insurance Program

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act is a backstop for private insurers to provide coverage against attacks.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Attack in Paris, America's Day in the Sun, and Relics from The Past

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a terrorist attack in Paris, a bright spot shining on the U.S. economy, and we explore the contents of a 220-year-old time capsule.

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In the Shadow Of ISIS, The Taliban Moves Into 2015

Monday, December 22, 2014

After operating in the shadow of ISIS for much of 2014, the Taliban is leaving a haunting reminder that it's presence is still strong.

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A Fork in The Road for Pakistan

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Pakistani court has granted bail to a Mumbai terror attack suspect. A former Pakistani ambassador says the nation must now choose one of two paths.

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The Takeaway

Will the Taliban School Attack Spur Real Change?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pakistan is still reeling in shock from a Taliban attack that left at least 140 people dead, nearly all of them children. But will this atrocious attack lead to real change?

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The Takeaway

ISIS: The Inside Story

Friday, December 12, 2014

It's taken years for Martin Chulov to speak Abu Ahmed, now a senior official with ISIS. Chulov reflects on his conversations with Ahmed, which reveal how the terrorist group was born.

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The Cross Examination of Dick Cheney

Thursday, December 11, 2014

David Nevin, lead defense counsel for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, tells The Takeaway what questions he would ask former Vice President Dick Cheney if he were to the stand at KSM's trial.  

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Cross Examining Dick Cheney, Elizabeth Warren Takes on Dems, and The Best & Worst Words of 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Takeaway hears from a Guantánamo Bay defense attorney, we find out why Sen. Warren is fighting with Democrats, and we get a vocabulary lesson on awful business jargon.

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Torture & The Law: Justifying the Unjustifiable

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

We already have the legal framework for preventing torture, but it hasn't worked. We explore what new policies should be put in place, and the ways existing policies can be enforced.

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The Takeaway

Kerry Asks for Unfettered War Against ISIS

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

While everyone was focused on the torture report, Sec. of State John Kerry testified before Congress and said that the president wants virtually no restrictions to fight against ISIS.

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The Takeaway

Torture Report: Past Mistakes & Future Prosecutions?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The CIA went out of is way to lie to the White House and Congress about the intelligence derived from torture, and the level of violence inflicted on detainees, among other things.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Torture & The Law - Justifying the Unjustifiable

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Takeaway explores the Senate's report on CIA torture.

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What Went Wrong in the Failed Hostage Rescue

Monday, December 08, 2014

This weekend, the U.S. military attempted to save photojournalist Luke Somers from an Al Qaeda terrorist group. The attempt failed, resulting in the death of Somers and eight others.

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The Takeaway

The Beginning of The End for Gitmo?

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Pentagon has transferred six Guantánamo Bay detainees to Uruguay. It's the largest group transfer in five years, and the first relocated to South America.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Raid Gone Wrong, Rebuilding Trust, and Music in The Digital Age

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Takeaway explores a U.S raid that led to the death of an American journalist, how police can rebuild trust with communities, and how to make money off of music in the digital age.

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Family Members of Islamic State Leader Detained

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

It is believed that the wife and child of one of the most dangerous men in the world—Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi—have been detained at the Lebanese border.

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Radiolab

Outside Westgate

Saturday, November 29, 2014

After a public tragedy, a reporter looks at the space between the stories of the people who experienced it and the official narrative. 
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The Takeaway

A New Secretary of Defense, a New Military Strategy?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel comes as America's war strategy in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan is in the midst of total upheaval.

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Money Talking

Congress' Unfinished Business: Terrorism Insurance

Friday, November 21, 2014

Real estate and insurance companies worry the lame-duck Congress will fail to re-authorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act before it expires on December 31.

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The Takeaway

The Hostage Question: Time to Talk to the Enemy?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In the aftermath of the execution of an American hostage by the Islamic State, President Obama will reportedly review the country's policy on negotiating with terrorists. 

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