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"Out of Many, One." But Do We Have One American Identity?

American identity is shifting: from what we look like, to where we worship, to who we love. In this special hour, we seek to better understand how American identity is changing this country - and how much of that is self-imposed and how much is imposed by others.

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"Out of Many, One." But Do We Have One American Identity?

Wealth In America: What Is It? And Who's Got It?

Millions of college students are heading to the stage this month to collect their diploma, or to move from community college to a full time university. But for many, that transition comes with a significant financial burden. The Takeaway examines the impact debt and other financial obligations have on a person's ability to accumulate wealth. Plus, we cover the unfolding protests in Gaza as the U.S. inaugurates its embassy in Jerusalem; and the parliamentary elections in Iraq that may catapult to victory a cleric who twice led uprisings against U.S. forces in the country.

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Wealth In America: What Is It? And Who's Got It?

"Out of Many, One." But Do We Have One American Identity?

American identity is shifting: from what we look like, to where we worship, to who we love. And so it’s not surprising that for many Americans, those changes create a sense of anxiety. Some feel they are being left behind by a country they thought they knew. Others are excited to chart a new course, to take part in that dream that so many Americans aspire to. The data proves that Americans really do think about these ideals. 2017 figures from the Pew Research Center found that 36% of U.S. adults reported that their family had already achieved the American dream. 46% surveyed said they are "on their way" to achieving it. The Takeaway examines the fluctuating notions of American identity. Plus, we speak with President Jimmy Carter about what he believes to be a crisis of faith in the American government; and an update on the apparently growing role of American soldiers in Yemen's civil war.

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"Out of Many, One." But Do We Have One American Identity?
President Donald Trump before his speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 21, 2017.

SHORT: Is Trump cutting the US program that could stop bombings like Manchester?

The same week as the Manchester bombing, Trump proposes cutting the controversial program that aims to identify similar bombers in the US.
SHORT: Is Trump cutting the US program that could stop bombings like Manchester?

Targeting the Vulnerable, Disconnected Youth, The Pope and The President

May 24, 2017:

1. How Terror Groups Prey on the Vulnerable for Maximum Impact (11 min)

2. In Montana, Medicaid's Uncertain Future Stirs Worry (10 min)

3. New Report Warns of Growing Number of 'Disconnected Youth' (11 min)

4. As Trump Meets the Pope, American Catholics Watch Closely (8 min)

Targeting the Vulnerable, Disconnected Youth, The Pope and The President