The Week Ahead with Marcus Mabry and Rob Watson

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Monday, August 31, 2009

The Week Ahead with Marcus Mabry and Rob Watson

For this week's agenda segment, we look ahead to President Obama returning to Washington and the developing plans for heath care reform, current economic numbers, and the elections in...


Alleged California Kidnapper Arraigned

An unsettling case keeps getting stranger. Phillip Gorrido of Antioch, California was arraigned last week for kidnapping then-11-year-old Jaycee Dugard, keeping her hostage in his bac...


How to Talk to Kids About Kidnappings

The story of Jaycee Dugard's abduction is disturbing enough for adults, but what about kids? How do you explain and interpret such a horrific and frightening story to a child? We're j...


New Orleans: Four Years After Katrina

Four years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, sending an enormous storm surge into the Mississippi river delta. By the time the winds died down, hundreds of thous...


Remembering the Lion

Friends, colleagues and extended family gathered on Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Roxbury, Massachusetts, to pay their respects at the passing of Senator Ted Kenn...

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Dissolving an Adoption

It’s Monday, when we talk about family issues on The Takeaway. Takeaway contributor Lisa Belkin, who writes the parenting blog Motherlode for The New York Times, is here to talk with ...

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Dick Cheney Speaks Out Against CIA Investigation

Former Vice President Dick Cheney spoke out on Fox News yesterday against the decision by Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the alleged abuse of prisoners by CIA interrogato...

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Taliban Attacks, Pakistan Responds

In Pakistan, local and state authorities were challenged by a spate of attacks over the weekend. NATO oil tankers were set ablaze along the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and a s...


In Sports: Patriots' Brady Injured, U.S. Open Begins

Tom Brady sustained injuries during a game between the New England Patriots played a pre-season game against the Washington Redskins last Friday. Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Mati...

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Wildfires Blaze Around Los Angeles

Wildfires blazing around the Los Angeles area have threatened nearly 12,000 homes in their path. The fires killed two firefighters yesterday, destroyed at least 18 homes, and are now ...


Fannie, Freddie Post Big Returns One Year Post-Takeover

Just a year ago, the government stepped in and took over struggling mortgage and loan security giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They were the first major companies deemed "too big t...


Japan's Opposition Wins, Ending LDP's 54-Year Rule

A half century of single-party leadership came to an end in Japan over the weekend. The opposition Democratic Party won a resounding victory over the more conservative (and counterint...


Obama Returns to D.C., Health Care Debate

President Barack Obama is back at work this week, and it's safe to say that health care reform will remain at the top of the president's agenda. Will President Obama still try to comp...


Wendell Pierce: Rebuilding New Orleans

Actor and New Orleans native Wendell Pierce is probably best known for his role as the cigar-smoking, hard-drinking detective William "Bunk" Moreland on HBO's critically acclaimed dra...


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