Today's Takeaways: Another 8 Million GM Cars Recalled, Millennials Are Remaking the Arab World, How a Ruling On Peyote Helped Hobby Lobby Win

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

A young Yemeni with the word 'leave' written in Arabic on her forehead shows the V-sign for victory during a protest against the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital Sanaa, on Nov. 11, 2011. (GAMAL NOMAN/AFP/Getty)

1. Towns Across U.S. Make Their Cases Against Fracking | 2. Get Ready to Take on Belgium at The World Cup | 3. How Millennials Are Remaking the Arab World | 4. The SCOTUS Ruling on Peyote that Helped Hobby Lobby Win

U.S. Communities Fight Fracking

On Monday, New York's highest court delivered a huge upset to the oil and gas industry when it ruled that towns can use zoning ordinances to introduce bans on fracking. It's expected that the ruling will have an impact on towns around the country.

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Another 8 Million Cars Recalled. Was the GM Bailout Worth It?

On Tuesday, General Motors announced a recall of more than 8 million additional vehicle, bringing the total number of vehicles recalled by GM this year to 28 million. Uncertainty is once again swirling around GM's future, leading many to ask the questions: Why did America bailout GM? And was it worth it?

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NSA Director: Snowden Leaks 'Manageable'

It has been more than a year since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked around 200,000 thousand secret government documents, blowing the lid off of the American government's spying methods and their vast phone-data surveillance program.

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How Millennials Are Remaking the Arab World

Juan Cole, author of "The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East," says the world needs to give the revolutionaries more time, and that the young protesters who led the Arab Spring will eventually remake their home countries. 

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The Ruling on Peyote that Helped Hobby Lobby Win

The basis of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling comes from the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law was adopted after a 1990 Supreme Court decision denied unemployment benefits to two Native American men who used peyote in a religious ritual.

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Get Ready to Take on Belgium at The World Cup

It is time America. They already own our beer, and now Belgium stands in our way on the road to World Cup victory. Other than Jean-Claude Van Damme what should we know—and more importantly what is there to know—about the land of Walloons?

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