Today's Takeaway: Workers, Schools & Veterans Continue to Seek Justice

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans installed the flags to represent the 1,892 veterans and service members who committed suicide this year. National Mall in Washington, DC, on March 27, 2014. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty)

Whistleblower Sheds Light on VA Neglect | 60 Years After 'Brown,' What Still Divides America's Classrooms? | The Reviews of This Weekend's Big New Movie Releases | Why The Indian Elections are Massive in Scale and Importance | Wage Theft Rampant in Low Skill Industries

Whistleblower Sheds Light on VA Neglect

A doctor who tried came forward about service delays for patients at risk of committing suicide at a VA facility in St. Louis was sanctioned by his employer, demoted, investigated, and told he was creating a hostile work environment.

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Inside the Classroom, 60 Years After 'Brown'

Decades after the landmark Supreme Court decision, what are the realities of public education in under-resourced schools that may not be segregated by law — but are far from the integrated ideal?

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Why India's Elections are Massive — and Massively Important

There's a national sport in India and it's not baseball or even cricket. It's politics. Some 550 million people made it to the polls in the longest and best-financed democratic election in the country's history.

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Raising Minimum Wage is Hard — Enforcing it May Be Harder

Wage theft is rampant in low wage industries. While workers in cities around the U.S. are demanding a higher minimum wage, some say we should be focusing on enforcing the minimum wage we have.

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News Quiz | Week of May 16, 2014

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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