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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Demonstrators hold a large Syrian National Coalition flag as they rally against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in downtown Rome on April 13, 2013. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty)

Assad's Control Strengthens in War-Torn Syria | Syria: How to Move Forward in 2014 | Winter Storms Leave Much of Michigan Dark for Christmas | The Life of a Holiday Hitmaker | Sales Decline for Iconic Boeing 'Jumbo Jet' | New Movie Releases: 'Walter Mitty,' 'Grudge Match,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' '47 Ronin' | Restoring Houses for Writers in Detroit

Assad's Control Strengthens in War-Torn Syria

In Syria, fighting has claimed 100,000 lives, forced two million refugees to flee their homes and left three million others internally displaced. Joining The Takeaway is Reese Ehrlich...

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Syria: How to Move Forward in 2014

The past year was pivotal for Syria. As President Bashar al-Assad fought to control the country's future, rebel groups splintered, and the West looked for diplomatic options in an inc...

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In Detroit, A Home for Writers

In the months since Detroit filed for bankruptcy, there’s been a lot of discussion over who or what it would take to repair the city.  A new nonprofit called Write A House has one nov...

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Winter Storms Leave Much of Michigan Dark for Christmas

It may be a bright and merry Christmas for most of the country, but for 280,000 people in Michigan it’s looking pretty dark. An icy blast of freezing rain has hit the state along with...

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Sales Decline for Iconic Boeing 'Jumbo Jet'

The Boeing 747 once ruled the skies as the largest and most popular passenger airplane. But more and more airlines are moving away from the Jumbo Jet. Economics reporter Carolyn Adolp...

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New Movie Releases: 'Walter Mitty,' 'Grudge Match,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' '47 Ronin'

Tomorrow is Christmas, the last and biggest movie release date of the year. Movie Date co-hosts Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer give their thoughts on some of the big ones: "The Secr...

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The Life of a Holiday Hitmaker

What's it like to write a hit holiday song? Randy Brooks has some idea. Nearly 35 years ago, he wrote “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” a holiday song which has sold an estimated ...

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