Today's Takeaway | January 17, 2013

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mali Unrest Spills into Neighboring Algeria | How to Crowd-Source a Story | Foreclosure Filings Fell Three Percent in 2012 | What Would It Take to Stop Texting While Driving? | The Last Four Doctors Who Perform Third-Trimester Abortions

Mali Unrest Spills into Neighboring Algeria

The Islamist uprising in the north African country of Mali continued to escalate yesterday, with hostilities spilling over the country's borders. As many as 20 militants stormed an oi...

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How Florida Legislators Are Responding to the Newtown Shooting

We've been following responses across the country to last year's string of mass shootings. Our last stop, Texas, focused on the story and activism of Suzanna Gratia Hupp, who said tha...

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How to Crowd-Source a Story

The presidential inauguration is less than a week away. But if you don’t have tickets to an inaugural ball or you’re not planning to be out there watching the swearing-in in Washingto...

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Foreclosure Filings Fell Three Percent in 2012

Housing industry analyst RealtyTrac released its 2012 Year-End Foreclosure Market Report today. In it is a bit of good news: There was a three percent drop in foreclosure filings in...

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What Would It Take to Stop Texting While Driving?

We all know it’s not safe to text and drive. And many states have passed laws to cut down on the practice. But states like Massachusetts are finding that it can be a challenge enforci...

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Notre Dame Football Player Reportedly a Victim of an Elaborate Hoax

Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o said during the football season that he was dealing with the death of his grandmother and the death of his girlfriend, but according to reporters...

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These Are the Last Four Doctors Who Perform Third-Trimester Abortions

There are nine states that currently allow third trimester abortions without restriction. And — after the murder of Doctor George Tiller in 2009 — only four doctors in the country per...

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