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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Arrest card of Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963 (Warren Comission/Wikimedia Commons)

In Pivot, Obama Allows Americans to Keep Canceled Policies for 1 Year | ACA Enrollment Low, But Washington State Shines |  Love and Hate in Dallas | JPMorgan's Efforts to Influence China's Ruling Elite | Indian Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar Set to Retire | Have A Criminal Record & Want A Job? Look Elsewhere. | An Inside Look & First Hand Account of The Warren Commission

In Pivot, Obama Allows Americans to Keep Canceled Policies for 1 Year

After promises from President Barack Obama that Americans would be able to keep their health insurances plan if they like them, the president has come out to apologize for healthcare plan cancellations. The Obama Administration pivoted on Thursday, saying that states and insurers can extend current policies canceled under the new healthcare law for one year. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, is with us to explain the changes coming from the administration.

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ACA Enrollment Low, But Washington State Shines

Many can argue that the Obamacare marketplace is not working. But in Washington state, more than 55,000 people enrolled in health coverage during the month of October. About 40,000 more have applied for coverage through the state-run exchange. What’s working in the evergreen state? It may be that the website actually is. Joining The Takeaway is Michael Marchand, Director of Communications for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.

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Love and Hate in Dallas

Two new, distinct art projects are trying to reclaim the city of Dallas' reputation by casting a new narrative. The first is called "Dallas Love"—a rebuff to those who dubbed Dallas "the city of hate." Karen Blessen is its Executive Director. The second is a documentary film, directed by Quin Matthews, called “City of Hate: Dallas and the Assassination.” Blessen and Matthews join The Takeaway to discuss their own memories of Kennedy's death and how the city is responding some 50 years later.

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JPMorgan's Efforts to Influence China's Ruling Elite

JPMorgan Chase secretly recruited the daughter of China's former prime minister, Wen Jiabao, as part of a bigger strategy to gain influence with the country's ruling elite and promote the bank's status in China. According to our partner The New York Times, JPMorgan paid a consulting firm run by the prime minister's daughter, Wen Ruchun, who used the fake name "Lily Chang." All of this comes at the same time that U.S. authorities are investigating the bank and its practices. The Takeaway speaks with New York Times reporter Ben Protess.

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Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar to Retire

Today, Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar played the start of his 200th and final test match—the match that marks the coming close of his 24-year career.The “Little Master,” as he’s sometimes called, is a sports icon like no other. In 2011, he led India to a cricket World Cup victory but long before that, he captured the heart of the country with his exploits. Rahul Tandon, BBC Cricket reporter in Mumbai, reflects on day the first day of Tendulkar's last match.

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Have A Criminal Record & Want A Job? Look Elsewhere.

While it is illegal for employers to reject applicants solely because they may have a criminal record, the practice is widespread. Kai Wright, editor of Colorlines.com, recently wrote an article for The Nation called "Boxed In: How a Criminal Record Keeps You Unemployed For Life." He joins The Takeaway to discuss why our society should be interested in the employment of people with a criminal history and the positive effects it could have.

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An Inside Look & First Hand Account of The Warren Commission

Howard Willens went to work on the Warren Commission a week after President John F. Kennedy's assassination as a senior staff attorney. He is the author of the new book "History Will Prove us Right," which defends the findings of the commission that concluded Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman, and that Jack Ruby, who killed Oswald two days later, also acted alone. Willens joins The Takeaway to provide an inside look and first hand account of the Warren Commission.

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How to Help the Philippines Recover from Haiyan

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded on Earth, has ravaged the Philippines. There are now almost 2.5 million people in urgent need of food and about 600,000 are homeless. The U.S. Marines have landed in the Philippines, and another 700 U.S. troops are reportedly on their way to help. But you don't have to be a member of the armed forces to support the relief effort, nor do you need to be on the ground in the Philippines. Below are a list of organizations you can contact if you'd like to assist the relief effort.

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