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Friday, August 09, 2013

People try to cross a flooded road in the center of city on June 15, 2011 in Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. (Portokalis/Shutterstock)

Plans to Reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on the Horizon | Compensation Finally Comes to Family of Henrietta Lacks | The Collective Experience of PTSD | New Movie Releases: Planes, Elysium, Lovelace and More | Mothers Who Chose to "Opt-Out" Want Back In The Workforce | A Father's Account Of His Late Son's Battle With PTSD

Plans to Reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on the Horizon

Earlier this week President Obama announced his intent to drastically overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Congress is now considering bills that would phase out Fannie and Freddie ov...

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Mothers Who Chose to "Opt-Out" Want Back In The Workforce

About decade ago, a movement of highly educated, well-paid professional women chose to leave their positions of power to stay home and raise their children. At the time, journalist Li...

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The Collective Experience of PTSD

While the trauma facing veterans returning home may be an individual experience, on some level, are we all going to experience PTSD collectively as a nation? Mary de Young is a Profes...

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New Movie Releases of the Week: Planes, Elysium, Lovelace and More

Dane Cook, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Aniston, Matt Damon, and Amanda Seyfried—that's your Movie Date lineup for this weekend. Five new films are all out this weekend. Bringing us th...

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Compensation Finally Comes to Family of Henrietta Lacks

In 1951 when Henrietta Lacks was 31-years-old, doctors harvested her cells while treating her for cancer. Researchers have been using those cells ever since—in over 74,000 medical exp...

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A Father's Account Of His Late Son's Battle With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This week The Takeaway is exploring the individual and collective experience of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in America. Corporal Jeffrey Lucey served in Iraq between January...

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