Today's Takeaways: Hope for The Middle East, Postmodern Creativity With James Franco, and Body Image and Breast Cancer

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Friday, August 01, 2014

What do you see when cancer becomes a mirror for a lifetime of self-examination, self-scrutiny and self-reflection? (Oliver Sved/Shutterstock)

1. Hope for a Breakthrough in the Middle East | 2. James Franco & Scott Haze on 'Child of God' | 3. Breaking The Gridlock in Congress | 4. Confronting a Body Changed By Cancer

Hope for a Breakthrough in the Middle East

Hundreds of thousands in Gaza are now displaced, and that number runs into the millions when you include the regional turmoil. David Miliband, who served as British Foreign Secretary from 2007 to 2010, explains why there could be a new direction to alter the conflict. 

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Tea Partiers & Republicans Clash on Border Bill

In yet another clash between the Republican leadership in the House and Tea Party representatives, a spending measure aimed at addressing the crisis along the southern border may be in turmoil. 

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James Franco & Scott Haze on 'Child of God'

Lester Ballard, the protagonist of Cormac McCarthy's novel "Child Of God," is easy to hate. He's violent, he's morally corrupt, and he's into necrophilia. James Franco directed and co-wrote the new film adaption of the book, which stars actor Scott Haze

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MAP: Breaking The Gridlock in Congress

The midterm elections aren't until November, but the stakes are high. Republicans are feeling confident that they can win back control of the Senate, which would put them in control of both houses of Congress.

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Confronting a Body Changed By Cancer

What do you see when cancer becomes a mirror for a lifetime of self-examination, self-scrutiny and self-reflection? We check in with the three women profiled in “Under Her Skin.”

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News Quiz | Week of August 1, 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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