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Friday, July 03, 2015

This holiday weekend, we're exploring a special place that's come to represent an enduring symbol of patriotism and freedom in American culture: The World Trade Center. (Julian Starks/Getty)

Tales From The Towers

Happy 4th of July from The Takeaway! This holiday weekend, we're exploring a special place that's come to represent an enduring symbol of patriotism and freedom in American culture: The World Trade Center. Groundbreaking for the Freedom Tower began on July 4, 2004. Eleven years later, it's open for business and the other towers of the World Trade Center site are soaring to new heights. This weekend, Takeaway Host John Hockenberry—given access to areas not open to the public—talks to organizers, builders, property owners and artists who are leading the effort to turn Ground Zero into a beacon of hope.

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Today's Takeaways: Fair Labor, Reconciling Heritage, Memories & Misconceptions

The Takeaway explores a new overtime initiative from President Obama, one man explains how he is coming to terms with his Confederate history, and we examine the legacy of Amy Winehouse.