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Big Macs won't satisfy Vietnamese desire for human rights

Vietnam is becoming increasingly technologically connected -- and many Vietnamese are becoming increasingly unhappy with their government's restrictions on them. The United States, however, has been largely silent, seeing an opportunity to connect with an important Pacific Rim country.

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British Cartoonist Steve Bell Draws American Presidents

Cartoonist Steve Bell has been skewering British politicians since his career took off in the late 1970s. Because his obsession is politics, a good number of American presidents have come in for in his particular brand of satire. Steve Bell's leftist politics inform how he characterizes US presidents. George W. Bush was easy. Barack Obama: not so much.

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Documents Reveal Rove's Role

The House Judiciary Committee released documents showing that Karl Rove, former top political adviser to President George W. Bush, played a critical role in the 2006 firings of U.S. attorneys. The Takeaway talks to New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau.

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DOJ to Investigate Alleged CIA Abuses

The Justice Department recommended that Attorney General Holder re-open cases of alleged abuse of suspected al-Qaeda members. For details, The Takeaway is joined by Vijay Padmanabhan, professor at the Cardozo School of Law, and author Mark Danner.