Today's Takeaways: The Assassination that Triggered WWI, A Turkish Opposition Movement in Pennsylvania, and the Trial of Whitey Bulger

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Friday, June 27, 2014

A picture taken on August 1,2013 shows graves at Notre Dame de Lorette's necropolis at the World War One military cemetery in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, northern France. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty)

1. The Assassination That Changed The World | 2. The High Price of Turkey's Silence With ISIS | 3. Exiled Turkish Leader Grows Opposition Movement from Pennsylvania | 4. New Documentary Goes Inside the Trial of Mobster Whitey Bulger

The Assassination That Changed The World

Although a century has passed since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was fatally shot and WWI was triggered, we’re still grappling with the consequences today. How one death irrevocably changed the nature of conflict, peace, and international relations.  

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Want to Reduce Crime? Try Paying People

With a bit of data-mining, and a bit of mentoring, a California city's anti-crime program pays people a monthly stipend to avoid dangerous behavior and stick to positive goals.The craziest part? It's working.

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The High Price of Turkey's Silence With ISIS

For years, Turkey permitted rebel groups to cross the border into Syria in the hopes that they would topple the Assad regime. But Assad held firm and Syria has since become a hotbed of ISIS activity and terrorism that has ultimately spilled over into Iraq.

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How a Turkish Leader is Starting an Opposition Movement in PA

huge political constituency in Turkey aims to challenge the Turkish Prime Minister, using Islamist style governance.  Their champion? An exiled Turkish leader, living in Rural Pennsylvania, who is responsible for a growing network of schools and political institutions. 

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Trying a Mobster

A new documentary on Whitey Bulger, the infamous Boston crime boss, raises more questions than answers: was he a cold-hearted killer or a neighborhood protector? Where is the line between informant and rat? 

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News Quiz | Week of June 27, 2014

 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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