Today's Takeaways: A Refugee's Story, The Man Big Banks Fear, and A Student's Push for Graduation

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Christian Raja (L), of Brooklyn, reacts while watching the United States versus Belgium game in the World Cup on a projected screen under the Manhattan Bridge on July 1, 2014. (Andrew Burton/Getty)

1. Syria's Refugee Crisis: One of Six Million Stories | 2. Meet the Man Big Banks Fear the Most | 3. U.S. Foreign-Born Population at All-Time High | 4. One Student's Final Push to Graduation

Syria's Refugee Crisis: One of Six Million Stories

 The United Nations Human Rights Council estimates that more than 6 million Syrians have been displaced as a result of the war. We bring you just one story of all those countless tale...

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Meet the Man Big Banks Fear the Most

Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of Financial Services for the State of New York, might just be the man that big banks fear the most. He helped bring a criminal case against France...

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Thousands Protest in Hong Kong

Promises of autonomy have remained largely unfulfilled, which has triggered annual protests in Hong Kong every year on July 1. This week, hundreds of thousands of people took to the s...

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Has American Soccer Finally Won?

Belgium defeated the U.S. Tuesday evening in a heartbreaker, knocking the team out of World Cup competition. But despite the loss, the U.S. may have won something bigger - Americans m...

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U.S. Foreign-Born Population at All-Time High

Every year on the Fourth of July, at some point between the cookouts and the fireworks, thousands of foreign-born residents across the United States become citizens through annual nat...


The Final Push to Graduation

Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States—she has learned English and made a home here. She tried very hard to graduate high school, and the la...

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