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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

This picture taken on August 11, 2013 shows a laughing child playing in a fountain to cool off as Shanghai continues to be hit by hotter than usual weather. (STR/AFP/Getty)

Keystone XL Pipeline: The Local Perspective | A Look at Next Steps as Protests Continue in Ukraine | Lessons from the Revolution as Egypt Transitions to Democracy | Study: Humans Feel Only Four Basic Emotions | CVS Kicking the Habit: Pharmacy Chain to Stop Selling Tobacco Products | Recovering a Stolen Stradivarius: An Inside Look at the World of High Art Theft | How the March Against Fear Changed the Civil Rights Movement 

Keystone XL Pipeline: The Local Perspective

Over the last few months, the Keystone XL pipeline has become a national controversy. While environmental groups protest the pipeline's expansion from Cushing, Oklahoma to Alberta, Canada, Congressional Republicans are pushing for the Obama Administration's approval. With the national debate in the headlines, The Takeaway hears from three reporters to examine the impact of the proposed pipeline. Mose Buchele, a state impact reporter for KUT in Austin, Texas; Katie Schubert, news director for KIOS Omaha, and Joe Wertz, a state impact reporter in Norman, Oklahoma, weigh in.

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Will True Democracy Ever Come to Egypt?

Three years ago this month, protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square reached a fever pitch—and the voice of the people was heard. But in the months and years since, Egypt’s future remains in limbo. At the end of January, news that interim military leader General Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi planned to run for the presidency left much of the world wondering if true democracy will ever have a place in Egypt. It's a question Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer, the director and producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary  “The Square,” have grappled with.

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CVS Quits Cigarettes

The drugstore chain will stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores nationwide by October 1, 2014.

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Turns Out Humans Only Feel Four Basic Emotions

Conventional scientific understanding holds that there are only six classic emotions: Happy, surprised, afraid, disgusted, angry, and sad. That is until now. A new study finds that, in fact, we don't even have six emotions—but only four "basic" emotions: Happy, sad, afraid/surprised, and angry/disgusted. Dr. Rachael Jack of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow, is one of the scientists behind this new finding. She joins The Takeaway to explain how we categorize emotions.

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In Search of a Stolen Stradivarius

Earlier this week, Milwaukee concertmaster Frank Almond was walking to a car after a performance when his 1715 Stradivarius violin was stolen by a thief. A former FBI special agent discussed the world of high art theft and the history of stolen violins.

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Today's Highlights | February 5, 2014

Other Highlights From Today's Show: Protests continue in Kiev, with opposition groups demanding changes to the Ukrainian constitution to limit the president’s powers. As MPs negotiate for the change, we look at the possible outcome of the upheaval...The March Against Fear aimed to unify and solidify the civil rights movement by marching from Memphis Tennessee to Jackson Mississippi. What actually happened, starting with the near fatal shooting of James Meredith, started a conversation among black activists.

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