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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

An Egyptian protester stands amongst smoke and tear gas during clashes with riot police near Tahrir Square on January 27, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. (Ed Giles/Getty)

21st Century Cold War? Tensions Rise Between U.S. and Russia, China | Braving Violence for the Sake of Journalism in Somalia | Internet Policing? Britain Moves to Block Porn Websites | Home Health Care Workers and the Business of Compassion | Senator Ted Coburn on Senate Student Loan Deal | A Takeaway Listener Shares His Caregiving Story

21st Century Cold War? Tensions Rise Between U.S. and Russia, China

The Snowden case has caused friction between the United States and Russia and China, as the U.S. believes China may have played a role in Hong Kong's decision to allow Snowden to leave the country. Ambassador Stephen Young, outgoing American consul general in Hong Kong and Macau and Kimberly Marten, Professor of Political Science at Columbia University's Barnard College, examine the relationships between the U.S. and its former Cold War foes.

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Internet Policing? Britain Moves to Block Porn Websites

British Prime Minister David Cameron has introduced a plan that would block pornography on most computers, smartphones and tablets. Does the effort contribute to Internet policing or get in the way of free speech? Joining the program to discuss the measure are Cindy Gallop, an advertising agency legend and founder of Make Love Not Porn; and Gail Dines, professor of sociology and women's studies at Wheelock College in Boston and founder of Stop Porn Culture.

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Egyptian Army Chief Calls for Nationwide Rallies

Though outed President Mohamed Morsi is out of sight, army Chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is urging people to take to the streets on Friday to support the interim government and to restore calm. He has denied accusations that he betrayed President Morsi. Joining us is Kristen Chick, Cairo correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor. She fills us in on the situation on the ground. 

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Sen. Coburn Talks Deal to Avoid Higher Student Loan Interest Rates

Because of Congressional inaction, student loan interest rates doubled in July, from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. A deal made last week would drop student loan rates to 3.85 percent for undergrads for next year, and then the rate would be tied to the 10-year Treasury note. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) is part of the bipartisan group of Senators that support the bill. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the details of the bill.

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Home Health Care Workers and the Business of Compassion

When the care a patient requires becomes too great, families often call in help from nurses and home health aides who become a in integral part of the support system. 

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When a Nursing Home Falls Short: One Man's Decision to Care for His Mother-In-Law at Home

As part of caregivers series this week, we asked you to share your stories of caregiving with us. Frank Medina cares for his mother-in-law, who suffered a stroke in 2006. Medina and his family decided to put his mother-in-law into a nursing home, but found that she wasn't getting the care she needed in the facility. His wife decided to bring her mother home, putting everyone into the role of caregivers. He joins The Takeaway to tell his story.

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