Today's Takeaway | March 11, 2013

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan on the campaign trail. (Getty)

How the American Invasion Shaped Iraq | The Young Iraqi Translator Who Gave His Life for the American Effort | Cardinals Gather in Rome to Elect New Pope | Ryan Trying to Find His Groove in Budget Talks | Rethinking Prisons Through Digital Technology

How the American Invasion Shaped Iraq

Ultimately, victory was declared, but for many, the ramifications of the Iraq War are still struggling to be understood, even after our troops have returned home.

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The Young Iraqi Translator Who Gave His Life for the American Effort

Imagine telling the story of the war in Iraq from the perspective of one young Iraqi who cared deeply about his country and who also worked on the front lines as an Arabic interpreter. It's a story of the war through one young man named Muhammad, and nicknamed Roy to protect his identity and that of his family.

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Cardinals Gather in Rome to Elect New Pope

Cardinals have been gathering in Rome for their final day of talks ahead of the official conclave: the process of electing the next pope. Rachel Donadio, the Rome bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, is following the story.

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Ryan Trying to Find His Groove in Budget Talks

The current divisions in Congress over the budget and the sequester drama may be another opportunity for Congressman Ryan to showcase his conservative cred. Does the number two from the Romney 2012 presidential campaign now want to be number one?

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Rethinking Prisons Through Digital Technology

Several states face the same problem when it comes to incarceration: severe overcrowding at a high cost. This weekend, a panel at the South by Southwest festival examined how prisons can use digital technology to ameliorate these issues.

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