Megan Quellhorst

The Takeaway

Megan Quellhorst appears in the following:

When the Skies Are Too Dangerous to Fly

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot out of the sky over a conflict zone in Ukraine, the FAA announced that no U.S. flights would be allowed to fly to Israel for a period of 24 hours after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv. What happens when the airspace becomes a war zone? 

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In Russia, Propaganda Mounts Around MH17 Crash

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In Russia, media coverage of the Malaysia Airlines crash is miles away from the way the situation is being depicted in the West. Kevin F. Platt talks about the role of Russian propaganda, and Dmitry Babich gives the perspective from Moscow.

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Gov. Perry Deploys 1,000 Troops to the Border

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to dispatch 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley. The news comes amid the continued surge of child immigrants from Central America. In recent days, Perry has spoken about taking matters into his own hands if President Obama doesn’t act.

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Obama: What Are Russian Separatists Hiding?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Of the 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the Netherlands paid the greatest price, losing 193 of its people. Joining The Takeaway from the Netherlands to weigh in is Pieter Feith, a Dutch diplomat.

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The Militarism That Led to World War I

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In the decades before World War I, the mass production of weaponry capable of damage and death on an unprecedented scale was developed. As a result, European militaries grew in size and influence, and took on an expanded role in civilian governments.

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A Solution to the Child Migrant Crisis?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

When it comes to the child migrants crisis, it seems that the narrative of political dysfunction continues in Washington D.C. But in fact, behind the theatrics, there are promising indications that a bipartisan deal is possible. 

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Tensions Between Israel & Hamas Escalate

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rockets are being fired into Israel from Gaza—a response to Israeli air strikes that have continued unabated since last week. According to new reports, a drone fired from Gaza was shot down by Israel. Israel says Hamas has no interest in reaching peace.

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A Template for Tolerance: A Church, Mosque, and Synagogue Under One Roof

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A project called "House of One" will make religious history as the first building to house a church, mosque, and synagogue under one roof. The project aims to promote religious tolerance by providing a space where the three monotheistic religions worship separately but also learn from each other. The building, which will be constructed in Berlin by 2018, will also include a shared space where all three faiths -- and anyone from the public -- come together for dialogue and exchange.

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Nikki Giovanni on Langston Hughes' 'Conversation With the Future'

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In a speech aired on WNYC in 1957, poet and civil rights icon Langston Hughes grappled with finding an authentic American voice in the face of prejudice.

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Crystal Miller: 28 Years Old and Battling Breast Cancer

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Crystal Miller was just 27-years-old when she felt a lump in her breast that turned out to be cancerous. But despite the diagnosis, Crystal remains the same young, bright New York woman she was before she got the news. Crystal's story is one we will be following for the next six months. To get involved in the conversation join our group on Facebook, Under Her Skin.

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Afghanistan's New President: One Election - Two Winners?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In Afghanistan, what appears to be widespread election fraud is causing new complications for the U.S. at a critical turning point for American involvement there. After a former World Bank official Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner of a run-off presidential election by million votes, his opponent, ex-foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, charged that the election was rigged.

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Was the World Cup Worth It for Brazil?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Yesterday was a tough day for Brazil. Team Brazil lost to Germany 1-7 in The World Cup semi-finals. After such a defeat, and such expenditures, was the World Cup worth it for Brazil?

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Texas Bishop: We Contribute to Child Migrant Crisis

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Bishop Mark Seitz's El Paso diocese cares for many of the undocumented youths who have fled violence and poverty in their home countries, and he's been thrust into the middle of the national immigration debate.

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Soviet Spy Secrets Revealed

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

In 1992, KGB officer Vasili Mitrokhin released thousands of original documents to England in one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history — a veritable who's who of Soviet spying — and they have now been made public after being held in secret for two decades.

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Dr. Who Fans: Look Away Now

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

When we last left Doctor Who he had regenerated yet again from a young man, played by actor Matt Smith, to someone much older, but just as dashing. The season premiere is set for August 23rd, but much to the chagrin of the good Doctor's ardent fans, scripts from the first five episodes of the new season were leaked this week. 

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The Rise of Radicalism Among Israeli Settlers

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Tensions remain high in Israel and the Palestinian territories following the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers last month and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in Israel last week. Natan Sachs, a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, has studied and written extensively about the conditions on the ground, and in particular the rise of what many call "price tag" attacks carried out by radical settlers. 

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Afghan Translators Seeking Safety in U.S. Stuck in Limbo

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Most Afghan interpreters who worked on the front lines with the U.S. military have not been granted transit to the U.S., according to new reporting.

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Cleveland to Host 2016 G.O.P. Convention

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

It is official: the Republican party has nominated Cleveland, Ohio to host the 2016 G.O.P. convention. Ohio is a key swing state in presidential elections, and it went to Obama in 2012.

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Washington Welcomes Recreational Marijuana Sales

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

This November will mark two years since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana. And today, marijuana dispensaries are finally open across the state. The first licenses were issued yesterday, but this doesn't mean that stores on every corner will be selling marijuana today. In the first wave of licenses that were issued, only about 20 of the 334 applications were granted.

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Lawmaker's Solution to Child Migrants: Cut Off Aid

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Amid a surge in child migrants arriving from Central America, one GOP congresswoman makes the case for cutting off aid to the region.

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