Today's Takeaways: Democracy, Loyalty, and a Carbon Competition

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

200,000 pro-democracy student protesters face to face with policemen outside the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square 22 April 1989 in Beijing. (CATHERINE HENRIETTE/AFP/Getty)

1. Criticism Mounts Against POW Bowe Bergdahl | 2. Egyptian Democracy Put to the Test | 3. Mastering the Boston Accent is Wicked Hard | 4. China Announces 2016 Emissions Cap | 5. 25 Years After Tiananmen, Activist's Fight Goes On

Criticism Mounts Against POW Bowe Bergdahl

In the few short days since the released of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan, criticism has begun to mount, both in Washington and within military ranks, over the prisoner exchange. The military and Capitol Hill react here.

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Egyptian Democracy Put to the Test

Both the coup that overthrew Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and this month's election that put military leader al-Sisi in power reflect a democracy that doesn't quite line up with western expectations.

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Mastering the Boston Accent is Wicked Hard

What does it take to sound like a Bostonian? Johnny Depp is getting flack for his Boston accent in the upcoming film "Black Mass" about crime boss Whitey Bulger. A longtime Boston casting director breaks down what makes the Boston accent so unique.

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China Announces 2016 Emissions Cap

It turns out that China's ready to compete with the U.S. on carbon, too. This week, a Chinese government advisor declared that China will limit total carbon emissions for the first time, with an absolute cap in place by 2016.

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Revisiting Tiananmen Square 25 Years On

Twenty five years ago today, student protests in the Chinese capital turned violent when troops closed in on civilians demonstrating for democratic reforms in Tiananmen Square.

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How Detroit & Henry Ford Helped Win WWII

In 1941, Detroit answered the call of the nation - and ultimately the world - when Henry Ford and his son Edsel were asked to deliver 50,000 airplanes. The scale of production of military technology in WWII radically transformed Detroit and the Ford Family.

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