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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A man looks at a painting depicting a map of 'bleeding' war-torn Syria, part of an exhibition titled 'The Syrian Museum' on show in Dubai, on November 29, 2012. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty)

Syria: A Diplomatic Dance & the Music of War | Digital Divide Remains As Domains Enter New Era | Heroin: Growing Epidemic Spreads Across U.S. | Tea Party & House GOP Battle Over Immigration

Digital Divide Remains As Domains Enter New Era

About 1,000 new generic top-level domain names—the last bit of an internet address, such as the .org in TheTakeaway.org—are coming into existence. Cyrus Namazi, vice president of Domain Name System Services at ICANN, and Michael Froomkin, professor of law at the University of Miami, explain why the web is getting a new look. As the select few scramble to buy up new domains, many are left without any Internet access entirely. Michael Liimatta, co-founder and president of Connecting for Good, provides a snapshot of the digital divide.

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Tea Party & House GOP Battle Over Immigration

The power of the Tea Party continues to divide and fracture House Republicans. House Speaker John Boehner has decided to stand strong and push forward with immigration reform, but the Tea Party has made it clear they will fight back against legislation. What is on the table for immigration reform this time around? And what is at the heart of the GOP split? For answers, we go to Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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We're Having Another Heroin Epidemic

Some researchers are tying the rise in heroin use to tighter restrictions on prescription opiates like Oxycotin and Vicodin.

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Syria: A Diplomatic Dance & the Music of War

Is America's approach to Syria failing? Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, discusses Syria's future and the Obama administration's agenda. Each morning, Syrian composer Kinan Azmeh asks himself if everything is all right—he asks this of himself, his family and his friends. Yet sometimes there is no answer to that question, as his piece "A Sad Morning Every Morning" shows. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the relationship between war and music.

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