Today's Takeaways: A Time For a Truce, Fast-Food Goes On a Diet, and The Creative Power of Pairs

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

A corn field in Missouri. (M.Curtis/Shutterstock)

1. U.S. General Killed in Afghanistan | 2. Hope For Africa's Economic Powerhouse | 3. Welcome to The Fast-Food Renaissance | 4. Missouri Votes to Guarantee The Right to Farm | 5. The Creative Power of Pairs

U.S. General Killed in Afghanistan

The general is reportedly the highest-ranking member of American military to die in the conflict since the U.S.-led attack on Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, and possibly the highest-ranking officer to be killed in action since the Vietnam War.

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Gaza Truce: Peace Talks With No Winners

On Monday, Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire proposed by Egypt. But a lack of trust between all three parties could complicate hopes for a long-term solution to the conflict.

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NYC's Ebola Patient? No Need To Panic, Yet

A single patient at a hospital in New York City is being tested for the Ebola virus, fueling tabloid headlines. Fear might sell papers in New York, but there is no panic in the United States. 

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Hope For Africa's Economic Powerhouse

All week, as African leaders convene at the White House, The Takeaway is sitting down with African writers to hear what their hopes are for the continent. Today, a look at Africa’s economic powerhouse: Nigeria.

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Welcome to The Fast-Food Renaissance

Healthy fast-food sounds like a bit of of an oxymoron, but that hasn't stopped consumers from going on a quest to find it. And nowadays, it looks like the greasy hamburger and fries soon be behind us.

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Missouri Votes to Guarantee The Right to Farm

Missourians will vote today on an amendment to the state's Constitution that would guarantee the rights to farm and ranch. Is this a back-to-the-land movement, or a ploy to get around regulations?

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Behold, the Creative Power of Pairs

Abbott and Costello, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: Twosomes that make history test the myth of the lone genius and the creative power of pairs.

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