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July 29, 2021
This week, Simone Biles decided to not compete in the Olympics in order to prioritize her mental health.
Recent decisions by Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka to focus on mental health highlights the grueling training and scrutiny young women go through participating at elite levels in sports.
The Takeaway discusses sexual assault protocols at the Olympics, how they have evolved, and what is still lacking.
Over the past two decades, there’s been a shift away from the irony that defined TV comedies like "The Office" and "Arrested Development."
July 28, 2021
Since demonstrations started in Cuba on July 11th, some organizations estimate that as many as 700 protesters have been arrested.
At the height of the recent protests in Cuba, more than a million Cubans could access the internet despite attempts by the Cuban government to block them from social media platforms.
On Tuesday, testimony began before the Congressional Select Committee convened to investigate the violent mob attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
This summer marks 50 years since the war on drugs began under President Richard Nixon.
July 27, 2021
Ahead of the first public hearing of the House select committee investigation into January 6th, The Takeaway discusses what to expect.
Masks have become heavily politicized, and most people just don’t like wearing them. The same has been true for condoms for many years.
Over the weekend, civil rights leader Bob Moses died at the age of 86.
July 26, 2021
The federal ban on evictions is set to expire at the end of July. But 14 percent of renters are still behind on their payments.
Data from the U.S. Trans Survey show that 1 in 3 trans Louisianans report experiencing homelessness at some point in their lives.
The United States Postal Service is facing continued backlash over its proposed 10-year plan which would slow down mail delivery.
July 23, 2021
Six months into Biden’s presidency, The Takeaway looks at the administration's strategy ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
A significant number of high-profile members of conservative media are now urging their audiences to get vaccinated.
Many veterans of the war in Afghanistan will face physical, emotional, and financial battles for decades.
July 22, 2021
Some experts say this could be the beginning of a string of catastrophic natural disasters caused by climate change, and the time has come for local leaders to take action and adapt.
The Surfside collapse is creating new unrest to Florida’s insurance market which was already facing extreme pressure due to climate change.
The climate crisis sometimes seems so insurmountable that it leaves many with a feeling of “what can I do?”
Amid State of Emergency in Tokyo, Majority of Japanese Voters Want to Postpone the Olympics 2021-07-21
July 21, 2021
There are more than two dozen COVID-19 infections among people involved with the Olympics, and an estimated 62 percent of the Japanese voters oppose the games.
As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens around the world, it's wreaking havoc on the global supply chain.
Zaila Avant-garde made news as the historic winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The Takeaway talks with another speller who competed alongside Zaila.
July 20, 2021
On Monday, the Biden administration announced that it had repatriated Abdul Latif Nasser out of the Guantánamo Bay prison complex.
The Bucks' NBA Finals have put Milwaukee in the spotlight.
New York City became the first jurisdiction to officially observe Disability Pride Month in July 2015.
July 19, 2021
There are six bills currently in Congress aiming to limit the power of big tech companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon.
Following the assassination, there are still many questions about what happened, who was involved, and who will take power in Haiti.
It’s no joke, it’s really been 25 years since the start of "The Daily Show." On Monday evening the OG’s are reuniting in a reunion special at 9pm on Comedy Central.
As the technology becomes more convincing, what are the potential risks of exploring AI audio without establishing widespread norms and conventions?
July 16, 2021
Top Democratic lawmakers, including House Majority Whip James Clyburn, are urging their colleagues in the Senate to reform the filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation.
As cities and states across the country reopen, inflation is on the rise.
On Thursday, families across the United States began receiving a monthly child tax credit payment.
On Thursday, a confirmation hearing was held for Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, President Biden’s nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement.