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Friday, May 02, 2014

This 29 February, 2000, photo shows the 'death chamber' at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. (PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty)

Kidnapping Tragedy Opens Wounds in Hearts of Nigerians | Introducing The Takeaway Book Club | Hope Fades in Ukraine as Conflict Intensifies | New Movie Reviews of the Week | Why Just One Big Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis | Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors & the Death Penalty

Kidnappings Open Wounds in Hearts of Nigerians

With more than 150 girls still missing in Nigeria, and many now believed to be sold as brides, we explore what this tragedy means for the country with Okey Ndibe, a Nigerian author and visiting professor of African studies at Brown University.

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Hope Fades in Ukraine as Conflict Intensifies

According to the Kremlin, all hope may be lost for an internationally negotiated deal in Ukraine. With national elections in just a few weeks, will Ukraine really be prepared to hold a free and fair vote?

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Why One Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis

More than five years after the biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression, only one major banker has gone to prison for crimes contributing to the Great Recession. The lack of prosecutions have deep roots in the Department of Justice.

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Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors & the Death Penalty

Doctors take the hippocratic oath to do no harm. Why wasn't this conflict of interest considered more carefully before lethal injection became the go-to method for humanely enforcing the death penalty in the United States?

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News Quiz | Week of May 2

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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