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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The scene at Rabaa's frontline. (Mosa'ab Elshamy/Twitter)

Violence Escalates in Egypt With Pro-Morsi "Massacre" | The Story Behind Snowden's Leaks | The London Whale Walks Free | Taxi-Hailing Apps Thrive Across the U.S. & Meet Unique Need in NYC | Israeli-Palestinian Negotiating Table: Is There Really a Chance for Peace? | A New Kind of Organized Labor | The Changing Role of Technology on Courtship & Weddings

Violence Escalates in Egypt With Pro-Morsi "Massacre"

Egyptian military forces cleared out two pro-Morsi camps in Cairo over night and there are reports of armored vehicles, bulldozers and tear gas being used by government forces against the supporters. Muslim Brotherhood officials are calling the situation a "massacre." Joining us to discuss the situation in Egypt is Louisa Loveluck, a freelance reporter based in Cairo filing for the Global Post.

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The Story Behind Snowden's Leaks

Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, along with columnist Glenn Greenwald, helped Edward Snowden expose the NSA. Peter Maass, an investigative reporter, recently conducted an interview with Snowden, who is an international fugitive, that will be published in the latest issue of The New York Times Magazine. Here Maass tells the story behind Snowden's leaks.

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The London Whale Walks Free

Former JPMorgan Chase & Co. trader Bruno Iksil tallied more than $6.2 billion in losses last year in one of the company's most questionable and disastrous years of trading. But Iksil won't be facing charges for his role in JPMorgan's actions—he'll be serving as an informant. Heidi Moore, The Guardian's U.S. finance and economics editor explains.

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Taxi-Hailing Apps Thrive Across the U.S. & Meet Unique Need in NYC

Most city dwellers are familiar with the vain attempts to flag down a cab when it’s raining or freezing or both. But new taxi-hailing smartphone apps are revolutionizing the relevancy of the outstretched arm and whistle. The apps are serving an alternate, and perhaps more important purpose in New York however. They are bringing cabs to underserved areas and underserved people. New Yorker Stacy-Marie Ishmael explains.

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Israeli-Palestinian Negotiating Table: Is There Really a Chance for Peace?

This week, Israeli officials also announced plans to build more than 1,000 housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. This decision has enraged Palestinian leaders and lead some to question Israel's commitment to the peace talks. Haim Malka, Deputy Director and a Senior Fellow in the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins The Takeaway to discuss whether or not there is a chance for peace at the Israeli-Palestinian negotiating table.

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A New Kind of Organized Labor

Unions these days no longer have the man power, or political clout, they once did. But a new form of labor organization is making a difference in addressing the needs of workers—especially Latino and immigrant laborers—who work in jobs like construction that are typically not unionized. Cristina Tzintzún is the Workers Defense Project executive director.

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Technology's Changing Role Within Courtship & Weddings

Sometimes in our digital age, it can feel like very few big moments in life are left unrecorded, whether by email, text or tweet. But how does all of this new technology fit into events that are considered to be inherently traditional. How, for example, does it work in a wedding? Joining us to weigh in on how wedding traditions are changing in the digital age is Anna Post, author and etiquette expert, and the great-great-granddaughter of the Queen of Etiquette—Emily Post.

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