The Takeaway host, John Hockenberry, speaks with the Iraqi Ambassador to the US, Lukman Faily. The ambassador concedes that while many Iraqi soldiers fled in the face of ISIS fighters, he says the Iraqi military is now ready to fight, but needs some help.
US Contractor Alan Gross has been imprisoned in Cuba for the last four years on charges of spying. He's now going on a hunger strike. He says it's to protest both the Cuban and US government. Peter Kornbluh, of the National Security Archive, explains the real danger of Gross doing such a move, both for the contractor and for US Cuban relations.
Edward Snowden is looking to leave Russia, where he has temporary asylum. So he offered to help Brazil investigate the NSA's spying on that country. But if Brazil takes up the offer and gives Snowden asylum, it can expect serious consequences from a displeased US.
The hostility between John F. Kennedy and Fidel Castro's Cuba is legendary. But newly-released documents show that Kennedy had plans to reconcile with Cuba — plans scuttled when he was assassinated. PRI's The World takes this look back at "The World that Was."
Paniz Asgari grew up playing a Persian form of dodgeball among other Iranian immigrants in America. Now, she's representing the US in international competitions. And it's no longer the stuff of grade-school recess.
The House Committee on Homeland Security is scheduled to hold a hearing on American Muslim radicalization. To better understand how the hearing is being both covered and perceived in Muslim countries, we hear from Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera.
A year after a an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig created a devastating oil spill in the region, how are fishing communities in the Gulf of Mexico dealing with the disaster? The BBC's Robyn Bresnahan talks with people in the area.