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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Supporters of Ukraine, some with their mouths taped over, attend a rally in support of the Keeping Crimea a part of the Ukraine on March 13, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. (Spencer Platt/Getty)

NATO in Focus as Russia Tightens Grip on Crimea | GM's Future in the Face of Recall | Israel Attacks Syrian Posts | Looking at the Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 | A Fight for the Skies During the Heyday of Hijacking | Stories from Inside America's Changing Classrooms

NATO in Focus as Russia Tightens Grip on Crimea

International sanctions and non-recognition are starting to be felt inside Crimea, and it appears to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that they are also being felt in Russia. The NATO alliance is suddenly back on the front line in the strategic situation in Europe after years of involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lilit Gevorgyan, senior economist at IHS Global Insight, weighs in on the impact of NATO sanctions and Russia's long-term stability.

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The Hard Reality of the Cost of College

It’s college admissions season and high school seniors are figuring out which schools they want to attend—and if they can afford to go to them. What students can do to improve their financial literacy and limit their debt.

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A Fight for the Skies During the Heyday of Hijacking

From 1961 to 1972, more than 150 commercial flights were hijacked in the U.S. As the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continues, the search for answers moves to the motives of hijackers in the past.

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Classroom Views: Common Core Comes to Tampa

All this week, The Takeaway is getting a close-up look at classrooms around the U.S. Today, we head to Monroe Middle School in Tampa, FL. Like many schools around the country, Monroe is adopting the curriculum called Common Core—a shift to a more structured, discussion, and logic-oriented approach to teaching writing and math. John O’Connor covers education for StateImpact Florida and WUSF in Tampa. He says that the Common Core seems to be a good fit for Monroe.

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Today's Highlights | March 19, 2014

Also on Today's Show General Motors has announced yet another round of recalls this week. What do these moves say for the future of the company?...On Wednesday, the Israeli military announced that its planes had attacked several Syrian Army positions across the Israeli-Syrian cease-fire line in the Golan Heights...Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 remains missing and is turning into a global mystery. Several theories have emerged, but no concrete evidence on the situation has presented itself.

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