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Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

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Texas Bishop: We Contribute to Child Migrant Crisis

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Bishop Mark Seitz's El Paso diocese cares for many of the undocumented youths who have fled violence and poverty in their home countries, and he's been thrust into the middle of the national immigration debate.

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Soviet Spy Secrets Revealed

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

In 1992, KGB officer Vasili Mitrokhin released thousands of original documents to England in one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history — a veritable who's who of Soviet spying — and they have now been made public after being held in secret for two decades.

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Dr. Who Fans: Look Away Now

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

When we last left Doctor Who he had regenerated yet again from a young man, played by actor Matt Smith, to someone much older, but just as dashing. The season premiere is set for August 23rd, but much to the chagrin of the good Doctor's ardent fans, scripts from the first five episodes of the new season were leaked this week. 

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The Rise of Radicalism Among Israeli Settlers

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Tensions remain high in Israel and the Palestinian territories following the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers last month and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in Israel last week. Natan Sachs, a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, has studied and written extensively about the conditions on the ground, and in particular the rise of what many call "price tag" attacks carried out by radical settlers. 

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Afghan Translators Seeking Safety in U.S. Stuck in Limbo

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Most Afghan interpreters who worked on the front lines with the U.S. military have not been granted transit to the U.S., according to new reporting.

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Cleveland to Host 2016 G.O.P. Convention

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

It is official: the Republican party has nominated Cleveland, Ohio to host the 2016 G.O.P. convention. Ohio is a key swing state in presidential elections, and it went to Obama in 2012.

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Washington Welcomes Recreational Marijuana Sales

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

This November will mark two years since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana. And today, marijuana dispensaries are finally open across the state. The first licenses were issued yesterday, but this doesn't mean that stores on every corner will be selling marijuana today. In the first wave of licenses that were issued, only about 20 of the 334 applications were granted.

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Lawmaker's Solution to Child Migrants: Cut Off Aid

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Amid a surge in child migrants arriving from Central America, one GOP congresswoman makes the case for cutting off aid to the region.

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Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs at Stake over Infrastructure Funding

Monday, July 07, 2014

According to AAA, Americans traveled more over the Fourth of July holiday weekend this year than they have in seven years. You might want to check out the impact of all the potholes and construction debris you may have run over. The hard winter means maintenance is well behind schedule on the U.S. Interstate road system and it may be about to get worse.

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SCOTUS Issues Major Rulings on Religion, Unions

Monday, June 30, 2014

Today was the last day of the Supreme Court's term, and the justices handed down two major decisions. The Court issued a partial blow to unions, and recognized for the first time the religious rights of business entities. 

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U.S. Lawmakers Take On 2022 World Cup

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Even before the 2014 World Cup ends, controversy is growing about the 2022 tournament in Qatar. Amid growing reports of abusive labor practices and allegations of corruption and bribery in the Persian Gulf country, some lawmakers here are demanding a change.

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The IRS: Losing Records

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The IRS recently announced it lost a few years' worth of an employee's emails - someone who was involved with the extra scrutiny given to some right-leaning groups seeking tax exempt status.

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For Many, Iraq's Chaos Hits Too Close To Home

Thursday, June 19, 2014

As Iraq seemingly unravels, how do veterans feel about the situation? Listeners who served in Iraq, along with veterans and visitors to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, weigh in on America's obligation as Iraq again spirals into chaos.

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The New Politics of Benghazi

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Obama Administration will set a new precedent with the trial of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected leader of the attacks in Benghazi. Instead of trying him at Guantánamo Bay, a Washington, D.C. judge will hear the case. The decision is igniting new political tensions.

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Is America Becoming More Conservative?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In a major upset on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to an unknown Tea Party challenger. It raises the question: What is the political direction of America? Are we in fact becoming more conservative as elections like these might suggest?

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The GOP Scrambles for New Leadership

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nobody saw this coming: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary race to the Tea Party candidate he outspent 13 to 1. This blows open the question of which faction will lead the party.

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The Return of 'Calvin and Hobbes' Cartoonist Bill Watterson

Monday, June 09, 2014

Bill Watterson is known as the J.D. Salinger of comic strips—a recluse and legendary in the cartoon world, but rarely seen. How another cartoonist convinced Watterson to finally return to the page for the first time in nearly 20 years.

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N.C.A.A. Trial Takes on Future of College Athletics

Monday, June 09, 2014

The trial begins today in the case of Ed O’Bannon vs. the N.C.A.A., a legal dispute that may have longstanding implications for the lucrative world of division I college sports.

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Heat and Spurs Superfans Face Off

Monday, June 09, 2014

It was a steamy start to the NBA finals Thursday night when the air-conditioning system failed in San Antonio's AT&T Arena. But fans say it's not over yet. Joining The Takeaway are superfans Jordan Melnick from WLRN in Miami and Giovanna Carlotta from KSTX in San Antonio.

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Proposal Looks to Ease the Burden of Student Debt

Monday, June 09, 2014

President Obama is issuing an executive order today ensuring that young people who take out federal loans have their loan payments capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes. 

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