Today's Takeaways: A Day of Rage, Your Brain's Potential, and Coping When the News is Grim

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Friday, July 25, 2014

A Palestinian youth walks on debris as he inspects damages following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, on July 24, 2014. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

1. Gaza: A Day of Rage & The Search for a Cease-Fire | 2. Plagiarism: From High School to Congress | 3. 40 Years After Watergate, New Film Lets Nixon Speak in His Own Words | 4. Preserving Your Sanity With a Vacation From the News Media

Gaza: A Day of Rage & The Search for a Cease-Fire

Yesterday in Gaza, an apparent Israeli strike rocked a school run by United Nations relief workers and killed at least 10 people. As the violence intensifies, international aid workers are finding it increasingly difficult to continue doing their job.

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Plagiarism: From High School to Congress

The advent of the internet has had a profound impact on the rate of student plagiarism. From high school to graduate school, the impulse to copy-paste a sentence here and a paragraph there has only grown over the last few decades. 

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Is Morgan Freeman Lying To You About Your Brain?

The new movie “Lucy” is based on the oft-cited statistic that we only use 10 percent of our brains. But is 90 percent of your brain really just untapped potential?

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Nixon: In His Own Words

Almost 40 years ago, Richard Nixon became the first president to resign from office, facing almost certain impeachment for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. The most damaging evidence implicating Nixon was 3,700 hours of tape, recorded by Nixon himself between February 1971 and July 1973.

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How to Cope When the News is Grim

It's been one of those weeks where the bad news just kept piling on: Gaza, Ukraine, plane crashes and an ebola outbreak, just to name a few. Sometimes, simply taking a vacation from the news seems like the only way to preserve some sanity.

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News Quiz | Week of July 25, 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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