Neighbor Day, Hunger Strike at GITMO, Flooding in the Midwest

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hunger Strike Grows at Guantanamo | Midwestern Farmer on this Year's Record Floods | Should Corporations be Required to Disclose Political Spending to Shareholders? | Knowing Your Neighbors: Boston Bombers Lived 200 Yards Away | George W. Bush Library Dedicated in Dallas

Hunger Strike Grows at Guantanamo

The U.S. military says that 92 prisoners are now on a hunger strike at the detention facility, and the military is force feeding 17 of them. The prisoners' attorneys dispute that number, stating that 130 of the 166 captives joined the strike two months ago. Miami Herald correspondent Carol Rosenberg recently returned from Guantanamo with the latest on the growing hunger strike and the prisoners' demands. 

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Midwestern Farmer on this Year's Record Floods

As the city of Boston has picks up the pieces from last weeks’ bombings, and Texas struggles with droughts and the aftermath of explosions, the Midwest has been facing some of the worst flooding they’ve ever seen.

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George W. Bush Library Dedicated in Dallas

Today President Obama and four of his predecessors will gather for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in University Park, Texas. The library officially opens on May 1 on the campus of Southern Methodist University, but Peter Baker, White House correspondent for Takeaway partner The New York Times, got a sneak peak. 

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Should Corporations be Required to Disclose Political Spending to Shareholders?

A group of Democratic officials and shareholder activists has petitioned the Security and Exchange Commission to require corporations to disclose their political donations to their shareholders. David Primo, Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor, at the University of Rochester explains his opposition to the proposed rule. Robert Jackson, a Columbia University Law School Professor, was one of the authors of the original petition asking the SEC to require political spending disclosure. 

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Does America Need a Neighbor Day?

There's a push to make this Saturday "Neighbor Day." The campaign started here in the US and began long before the Boston bombings. But perhaps now “Neighbor Day” demands closer attention? All this week, we're asking for and sharing stories about your neighbors.

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Knowing Your Neighbors: Boston Bombers Lived 200 Yards Away

After the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week, residents in the city have come together in a sign of resilience. On The Takeaway this week, we're talking about the importance of residents getting to know their neighbors, especially during times of crisis or tragedy. For Hassan Malik, little did he know that the Boston bombers lived just 200 yards from his home.

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Garment Factory Collapses in Bangladesh

Rescue workers in Bangladesh are continuing to search for survivors of a collapsed building just outside the capital. At least 200 people have died, and others are believed to still be trapped inside what is left of the building. Edward Hertzman is publisher of the Sourcing Journal - a trade publication. He believes that pressure from United States retailers to keep costs low is part of the problem that led to the unsafe conditions in the building in the first place.

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