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Friday, April 04, 2014

Afghan supporters of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai wave flags bearing his image during an election rally at the Ghazi Stadium in Kabul on April 1, 2014. (WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty)

Jumping Over Roadblocks: Inside PTSD and the Military Bureaucracy | What's At Stake as Afghans Head to Polls for First Free Election | Will Monthly Job Numbers Help Reinstate Long-Term Unemployment Benefits? | Scarlett Johansson Takes on Science Fiction | View from the Eastern Bloc: Poland | The Takeaway TV Smackdown - The Final Fight 

Inside PTSD and the Military Bureaucracy

Between 11 to 20 percent of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from PTSD. Psychotherapist Marjorie Morrison knows these numbers well. She's spent a decade working to combat PTSD before it starts, but she's encountered levels of military bureaucracy along the way. 

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Afghans Head to Polls for First Free Election

Afghan citizens will take to the polls on Saturday to elect a new leader as Hamid Karzai prepares to leave office. His legacy may be more transitional than absolute, as both the good and the bad of the Karzai years persist into the rule of his successor.

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View from the Eastern Bloc: Poland

All this week, The Takeaway is speaking with people who grew up in the Eastern Bloc and asking them to reflect on the crisis today in Ukraine. Today, the voice of someone who grew up under communism in Poland.

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Scarlett Johansson on Her New Science Fiction Streak

The award-winning actress' latest roles all have something in common — their genre. In this week's Movie Date Podcast, Johansson reflects on playing a string of sci-fi characters and finding liberation in them.

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News Quiz | Week of April 04

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood to Pyongyang? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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