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Gaza Unfurls in Massive Demonstrations, Israel Responds with Deadly Firepower

April 2, 2018: On Friday, thousands of Palestinians took part in demonstrations along the Israel-Gaza border. The protest was just the beginning of what is expected to be a six-week long demonstration. But on that first day, interactions between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers quickly turned violent. At least 15 Palestinians were killed and, according to the Gaza health ministry, more than 700 were wounded. The Takeaway explores the geopolitical context for the ongoing demonstrations in Gaza. Plus, we examine the soaring rates of childhood lead poisoning in California's Bay Area; a statewide teachers strike in Oklahoma that is grinding the school system to a halt; the first undocumented immigrant in California appointed to a statewide post; the story of a young undocumented immigrant who became an informant for the FBI, before they turned on him; and a dialogue between Martin Luther King Jr.'s barber and a current civil rights advocate.

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