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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Palestinians marching in Ramallah wear chains around their wrists to symbolize their solidarity with prisoners incarcerated by Israel, May 15, 2012. (Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Shutterstock)

A Renewed Push for Middle East Peace | GOP Divided Over Obamacare | Amazon to Add 7000 Jobs | Archaeological Dig Uncovers Nation's Oldest Black Community | Taking a Trip to Saturn, at The Speed of Light | We Refugees:  Youth in a Jordanian Refugee Camp | 

Bradley Manning Verdict: Not Guilty of Aiding Enemy

Army Private Bradley Manning, who leaked thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs to WikiLeaks, was found not guilty of aiding the enemy on Tuesday, the largest charge he faced in military court. He was, however, convicted of at least 15 other charges, including 5 charges of espionage. The private had pleaded guilty to 10 criminal counts in connection with the leak to WikiLeaks. Joining us to discuss the verdict is Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University's School of Law, and Ed Pilkington, reporter for The Guardian..


Scientists Look to Redefine Cancer Diagnoses

A new scientific paper suggests that some early pre-cancer diagnoses shouldn’t be called, or even treated, as cancer. Dr. Ian Thompson is the Director of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is a co-leader of the National Cancer Institute working group that published this new paper and joins The Takeaway to discuss his findings.

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GOP Divided Over Obamacare

Congress is at war again, but this time the fighting isn't between Republicans and Democrats. With just a few days to go until August recess, the GOP is deeply divided over whether to threaten to shut down the government unless the Affordable Care Act is repealed. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, explains.

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A Renewed Push for Middle East Peace

Ambassador Dennis Ross served as a Middle East peace negotiator in the George H.W. Bush and Clinton Administrations. He is currently counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and he discusses the possibilities for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.


Archaeological Dig Uncovers Nation's Oldest Black Community

A team of scholars from the University of Maryland and Morgan State University have discovered what appears to be the oldest, independent community of free blacks in the U.S. Mark Leone is a professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland, who’s been heading the dig of “The Hill,” in the backyard of a building that dates back to the 1790s.

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We Refugees: Youth in a Jordanian Refugee Camp

We journey into the lives of refugees from around the world, examining the short and long term consequences associated with having been forcibly displaced. We start off in Jordan, where we are joined by Emma Bonar, who works as Project Coordinator for the Norwegian Refugee Council Youth Center in the Zaatari Refugee Camp.

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Taking a Trip to Saturn, at The Speed of Light

Comic book heroes travel at the speed of light, leaving the rest of us in the dust...until now. If Harold G. White gets his way, we’ll all eventually be traveling at the speed of light. White is a physicist and advanced propulsion engineer at NASA. He's been given a green light to begin looking at how we might move through space at what amounts to faster than the speed of light.

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Amazon to Add 7000 Jobs

Amazon announced it will be adding 7,000 jobs nationwide: 5,000 warehouse positions and 2,000 in customer service. We take a closer look at Amazon—the world's largest online retailer—to understand how the company's customer service policies contributed to its global success. Jeofrey Bean, author of The Customer Experience Revolution, explains.

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