Today's Takeaways: Struggles for Iraq, the World Cup, and a Teen Dad's Future

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Marvin and his daughter Hailey. (Radio Rookies/WNYC)

1. America's Legacy in Iraq Begins to Unravel | 2. Bosnia Heads to the World Cup for the First Time Since Independence | 3. A Teen Dad's Struggle to Become a Better Father

America's Legacy in Iraq Is Unravelling

As an Al Qaeda splinter group rapidly advances and continues to topple city after city in Iraq, many are wondering where the region is heading and what kind of action, if any, the United States needs take.

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Bosnia's First World Cup in Almost 25 Years

Sunday marks the first time Bosnia will compete at the World Cup since it established independence from Yugoslavia in 1992. Kenan Trebincevic, author of "The Bosnia List", reflects on what the tournament means for the country.

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Obama Makes Historic Visit to Indian Country

President Obama will visit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe today in what is only the third visit to Indian country by a sitting president in the last 80 years. Like many reservations, Standing Rock faces unemployment and poverty rates that far exceed the rest of the United States.

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Stefan Zweig: An Inspired Life and a Tragic Fall

In George Prochnik's new book, "The Impossible Exile Stefan Zweig and the End of the World," Prochnik tells the story of a man that led an inspired life and ultimately was taken down by a tragic fall.

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A Teen Dad's Struggle to Become a Better Father

Marvin Ramos is a teenage dad from a family of young fathers. He says that not having a father left him without a good role model when the time came for him to be a parent.

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News Quiz | Week of June 13, 2014

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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