Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Trump Looks to Mine in Afghanistan

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Searching for reasons to stay in Afghanistan, the Trump Administration is turning to the country's estimated $1 trillion mineral reserves. 

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It's Tick Season. Here's What to Watch Out For.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

As temperatures warm, ticks are surviving the winters and moving geographically, leading to a wider spread in tick-borne diseases.

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Tension in Venezuela, The Cost of Trans Healthcare, Investigating the Detroit Riots

Thursday, July 27, 2017

On today's show: Day two of a 48 hour strike in Venezuela; the cost of services to transgender military members; a Senator looks at race in the U.S. fifty years after the Detroit riots. 

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The 20-Hour Mad Dash: What's Next for Healthcare

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Senate Republicans made a major step forward in their effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. Here's what you need to know.

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Queer Service Member: Trump's Trans Ban 'Is About Fear and Loathing'

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

President Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender service members on Wednesday. Two LGBTQ service members reflect on the policy here. 

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Russia Probe: The Senate Want Answers from Paul Manafort

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The growing investigation into Russian election meddling has turned its sights to Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager. 

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Why the E.U. is Worried About America's New Sanctions Against Russia

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Yesterday, the House voted to issue new sanctions against Russia and any companies that have Russian gas interests, something that could create a rift between the U.S. and E.U.

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How the DOD's Approach to Waste Harms Citizens and the Environment

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

There are 39,400 known or suspected toxic sites on current or former Pentagon properties encompassing over 40 million acres in total — an area larger than the state of Florida.  

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Syrian Actor Brings the Toll of War to a New York Stage

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mohammad Alrefai is a 27-year-old Syrian actor and the lead in a play about the Syrian civil war, called "While I Was Waiting."

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Trump's Trans Reversal, The Clock Ticks on Healthcare, Using Theater to Heal Global Divisions

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

On today's show: President Trump bans trans people from serving in the military; what's next for the GOP plan to repeal Obamacare; a look at the new play, "While I Was Waiting."

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President's Address to the Boy Scouts Triggers Outrage

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

President Trump addressed more than 35,000 Boy Scouts on Monday. His politically-charged speech has set off outrage among some inside and outside the organization. 

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Former DOJ Official Warns: A Voter Purge is Coming

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Under President Trump, the Justice Department is trying to purge voter roles, according to Vanita Gupta, former head of the DOJ's civil rights division under President Obama.

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The Trump Vs. Sessions Feud Escalates

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What started as a friendly relationship has turned sour between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

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Protests Swell in Jerusalem Amid Rising Israeli-Jordanian Tensions

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mass prayer protests have been taking place in East Jerusalem over the past week — a response to the recent installation of metal detectors by Israeli officials at the al-Aqsa Mosque.

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Republicans Try to Unite On Healthcare

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Senate Republicans are trying yet again to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Baseball: (All of the) America's Pastime

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Baseball should be seen as America's pastime in the broadest sense — including Central and South America, says Sports Editor Dave Zirin. 

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Signaling from the Stars: The Economic Engines of Space Exploration

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Why do we go to space? Not just to look back on our pale blue dot. Space exploration is one of the most powerful signals of a strong economy.

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The Trump-Sessions Standoff, A Voter Purge, Exploring the Cosmos

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

On today's show: The president's feud with his attorney general; a warning from a former DOJ official; searching for new wonders in the solar system. 

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Everything You Need to Know About the Presidential Pardon

Monday, July 24, 2017

As Trump-Russia investigation heats up, several members of the president's inner circle could face criminal charges. How far does the president’s power to pardon go? Find out here.

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Congress Sends a Message to Trump: 'You're on the Wrong Track With Russia'

Monday, July 24, 2017

Congress has come to an agreement on new sanctions against Russia. The sanctions are relatively straightforward, but the bill also constrains President Donald Trump’s executive powers.

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