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Friday, July 26, 2013

Cairo's Tahrir Square, Egypt, Nov 22, 2011. People were dead and injured because of tear gas, rubber bullets of riot police. (Hang Dinh/Shutterstock)

Mass Protests Expected in Egypt Today | Caring for an Injured Veteran | New Movie Releases | Oscar Grant's Uncle Bobby on "Fruitvale Station" | As Bernanke Steps Down, Can Janet Yellen Breakthrough the Glass Ceiling? | DOJ Indicts Wall Street Hedge Fund SAC Capital for Being "Market Cheaters" 

Caregiver to an Injured Veteran: 'I Feel Like I've Been Drafted'

About 95 percent of troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan survive. But upon returning home, many have grappled with an entirely new reality that can include a traumatic brain injury, missing limbs, and hearing loss. Valerie Brown has seen her life turned upside down after her son, Sergeant John Barnes, suffered a traumatic brain injury and partial paralysis while serving in Iraq. She is now his sole caregiver.

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DOJ Indicts Wall Street Hedge Fund SAC Capital for Being "Market Cheaters"

The Justice Department called Wall Street hedge fund SAC Capital yesterday "a magnet of market cheaters" in a broad indictment of the firm, which is run by billionaire Steven A. Cohen. SAC has been accused of systematic insider trading violations dating back more than a decade. Joining us to discuss this Ben Protess reporter for our partner the New York Times.

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New Movie Releases: The Wolverine, The To-Do List, Blue Jasmine

This week, movie theaters have offerings for everyone from comic book fans to teen movie lovers or Bernie Madoff haters. Bringing us the reviews of these films is our Movie Date team— Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer. They weigh in with their top picks from the week and the films to steer clear of. Rafer is also film critic for Newsday, and Kristen is culture producer for The Takeaway.

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New Film "Fruitvale Station" Remembers Shooting Victim Oscar Grant

On January 1, 2009, Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed black man, was shot and killed by a white transit police officer while heading home from New Year's festivities. Cephus Johnson, Oscar's uncle, tells the Takeaway about what he hopes audiences will take away from the film.

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Mass Protests Expected in Egypt Today

The military deposed democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi earlier this month. He remains under house arrest. Protesters, both for and against the military, have been filling the streets of Cairo and other major Egyptian cities. Rhetoric and violence continue to escalate. Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University, joins us to discuss the situation in Cairo.

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As Bernanke Steps Down, Can Janet Yellen Breakthrough the Glass Ceiling?

Ben Bernanke will be stepping down from the position of Federal Reserve Chairman at the end of his term in January. Janet Yellen is the current Federal Reserve Vice Chairman—despite being highly qualified, Yellen remains something of an underdog in this contest, with some speculating that it's because she's a woman. Pippa Malmgren, president and founder of Principalis Asset Management, a financial firm based in London, fills us in on the possible next Federal Reserve Chairman.

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Caregiver Resources

Now that there are more than 65.7 million Americans—almost 30 percent of the adult population—acting as caregivers to a loved one, those that take on this important position know that even though they're not alone, it can sometimes feel that way. That's why The Takeaway is bring you this caregiver resource page. We hope this information can help you, your family & friends that are caring for a loved one.

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The Faces of America's Caregivers

Here at The Takeaway we followed the lives and stories of some spectacular individuals who are caregivers. More than 65.7 million Americans—almost 30 percent of the adult population—are caregivers. You've heard their voices—here they are in person. 

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