Today's Takeaway | January 7, 2013

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Monday, January 07, 2013

Syria Death Toll Climbs to a Conservative 60,000 | More Journalists Are Being Killed in Action | An Ad Agency Rethinks Publishing | A Teachable Moment in Steubenville, Ohio | "Reportero" Tells the Story of Journalists Who Risk Their Lives in Mexico

Obama Picks C.I.A. Chief, Secretary of Defense

President Obama is set to announce two high-profile nominations today. The president is expected to nominate John O. Brennan, his counterterrorism advisor, to lead the C.I.A. The pres...

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Syria Death Toll Climbs to At Least 60,000

According to the most recent report from U.N. data specialists, nearly 60,000 people have died in the fighting in Syria, and that number may be a gross undercount. Lara Setrakian is a...

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Predicting the Top Risks for 2013

One week into 2013, and many pundits have already released their predictions for the top stories of the new year. Some are predictable, such as the likely political fight over the deb...

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Google C.E.O. Travels to North Korea

Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea today. He's in the country as part of a private delegation led by Bill Richardson, former governor of New M...

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An Ad Agency Rethinks Publishing

In the brave new landscape of Kindles, iPads and eBooks, a new initiative from a decades-old ad agency is trying to shake up the publishing world. Nick Barham and Jake Dockter are the...

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Ohio Case Offers a Teachable Moment About Rape

The case of a teenage girl gang-raped at a party in Steubenville, Ohio shocked much of America, but national attention directed toward Steubenville won't solve America's sexual assa...

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'Reportero' Tells the Story of Journalists Who Risk Their Lives in Mexico

The Committee to Protect Journalists estimates that 48 journalists have been killed or kidnapped in Mexico between 2006 and 2011. In a new point-of-view-style documentary airing on PB...

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