Since 2001 almost two million Americans have been deployed in either Afghanistan or Iraq. These conflicts have ravaged the mental health of many veterans ? thousands have come home suffering from various levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
A televised bipartisan summit on health care will take place in Washington D.C. on Thursday. We bring together two lawmakers from opposite sides of the aisle who are also physicians to discuss health care reform.
Five American Muslims have been detained on suspicions of possible involvement in terrorism. Aleem Maqbool, Islamabad correspondent for the BBC, joins the conversation about these five young men whose families recently asked for help in finding them.
Congress probes why, after Washington DC's water purification sustem was updated, more than twice as many children had high lead blood levels, but the Centers for Disease Control failed to report the fact.
Sophie Lambert (U.S. Green Building Council) discusses the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system. It could change how developers and local governments can work together to create environmentally-sound neighborhoods. On Living on Earth.
Two subway trains collided in D.C. yesterday, killing seven people; this comes after city officials were warned that these types of trains needed to be retrofitted for safety. Ian Urbina, New York Times reporter, joins The Takeaway with the story.
Gay marriage has been a longtime wedge issue in the U.S., but the pace of change has quickened in the last few months. Joining us to talk about this legislation and to look ahead is Suzanne Goldberg, professor at Columbia Law School.
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 immigration courts face major bottlenecks. It's a complex problem, tied to a shortage of judges, underfunding and different enforcement programs in the US used to deter migrants from crossing the US-Mexico border. And on top of all that, data shows that people from Central America and Mexico are less likely to get asylum than others.
A woman who carries a mattress around Columbia University to protest sex assaults. The daughter of a felled Cuban human rights campaigner. The author of the best-seller "Wild.'' They are among the guests for the State of the Union address.
In what might be a first, Israeli settler leaders will be attending the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday. And these settlers see hopeful signs for big changes in US policy toward Israel and the Palestinians.
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