Today's Takeaway | January 28, 2013

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Monday, January 28, 2013

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Pre-Trial Hearings Begin at Guantanamo Bay | Families of 9/11 Victims Face Their Grief in Guantanamo Trials | Gun Show a Test Case for New York's New Gun Control Laws | Former NFL Quarterback Steve Bono on his Financial Life After Football

Pre-Trial Hearing for Khalid Sheik Mohammed Begins Today

Pre-trial hearings start today in Guantanamo in the case against the alleged mastermind of the September 11, terrorist attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed. Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg has been following the hearings at the war crimes court at Camp Justice in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Families of 9/11 Victims Face Their Grief in Guantanamo Trials

For many Americans, the grief of a lost family member will never be reconciled, and the wait for justice has been unbearably long. As the hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resume today, WNYC's Brigid Bergin is reporting from Guantanamo.

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President and Senators Set Out Plans for Immigration Reform

By the end of the week there will be two plans for comprehensive immigration reform. The president will announce his own initiative mid-week, and today, a bipartisan group of senators will roll out their own plan. Fernando Pizarro is a correspondent for Univision based in Washington, D.C.


Morsi Attempts to Quench Egyptian Unrest

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi pled with opposition leaders in Egypt to help him deal with a new wave of unrest around the country. Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been declared in areas along the Suez Canal. David Kirkpatrick is a reporter for our partner The New York Times.

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Gun Show a Test Case for New York's New Gun Control Laws

Earlier this month New York became the first state to pass comprehensive gun control measures in the wake of December's tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. But that hasn't stopped gun owners from pursuing their passion at a gun show in Albany. And in South Carolina, Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon has said that he plans to not enforce gun laws he believes to be unconstitutional.

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Former NFL Quarterback Steve Bono on His Financial Life After Football

Steve Bono knows the importance of staying financially healthy after a successful career in professional sports. Bono spent roughly a decade and a half as a quarterback in the NFL, bouncing between teams, vying for playing time, and constantly worrying that he could lose his livelihood at a moment's notice. The former quarterback is teaming up with New York University for a study entitled, "The Financially Healthy Athlete."

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Senator Menendez Outlines Immigration Plans

President Obama is releasing a plan for immigration reform this week. A group of senators nicknamed the Gang of Eight are also releasing a proposal for immigration reform. Senator Robert Menendez (D) of New Jersey is a member of that group and explains what the plan entails.