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Friday, May 09, 2014

Members of the military stand at attention before a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. November 11, 2013 (Mark Wilson/Getty)

After 40 Veterans Die, Pressure Mounts for VA Reform | Businesses Rate Consumers. Do You Know Your Score? | Russians Celebrate 69th Annual Victory Day with Fervor | Reviews of this Weekend's New Movie Releases | Does the World Care About Young, Black Girls? | Neil deGrasse Tyson's Mom Explains How to Raise a Brilliant Child

Deaths of 40 Vets Spark Calls for VA Reform

According to Congressional officials, as many as 40 veterans died waiting for care at a VA medical center in Phoenix. Many are calling for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign, but not everyone in D.C. believe that's the right move.

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Businesses Rate Consumers. What's Your Score?

Most consumers are familiar with the opportunities to review businesses, but New Tech City's Manoush Zomorodi was surprised to find herself on the other side of the equation when she was reviewed as a customer.

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Does the World Care About Young, Black Girls?

Social activist and feminist writer bell hooks reflects on why the world isn’t more outraged by the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls, and what it means when young girls become the battlefield for larger political struggles. 

 

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Neil deGrasse Tyson's Mom Explains How to Raise a Brilliant Child

Though it might be a bit outdated, the old saying goes: "Behind every successful man, there's a great woman." In the case of astrophysicist, author, radio and television host Neil deGrasse Tyson, that great woman would be his mother, Sunchita Tyson.

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Will Dr. Dre Be Hip-Hop's First Billionaire?

According to reports, Apple is in talks to buy Beats Electronics LLC, the headphone and streaming music company owned by music legend Dr. Dre. The deal could make Dr. Dre the first billionaire in hip-hop.

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Today's Highlights | May 09, 2014

Highlights From Today's Show: In Russia, Friday marks the 69th annual Victory Day, a national holiday celebrated all over the country that marks the Soviet's defeat of the Nazis...The Takeaway's Movie Date Team reviews this weekend’s releases.

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News Quiz | Week of May 09, 2014

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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