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Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Big Data Elections: What Political Campaigns Know About You

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Both the Republican and Democratic parties are in the big data game. Find out how political data is captured, what is known about voters like you, and how your information is used.

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Afghanistan: America's $17 Billion Boondoggle

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

As news breaks that six U.S. soldiers were killed in a suicide attack, a new investigation from ProPublica finds that the U.S. has wasted $17 billion in Afghanistan since 2009.

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Is That Artisanal Food Gift Really So Luxurious?

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Not all luxury food gifts being shilled this time of year are what they're cut out to be. The Sporkful's Dan Pashman explains.  

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The Mayor of Dallas Welcomes Refugees

Monday, December 21, 2015

Dallas has taken in more than 1,400 refugees from around the world so far this year.

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Stress That Kills? Study Says Being a World Leader Ages You Quicker

Monday, December 21, 2015

Does the stress of being a world leader age you? Does it shorten your life? A new study suggests the answer to both questions is yes. 

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Taking on the Critics of the COP21 Agreement

Monday, December 21, 2015

World leaders achieved a landmark deal on climate change earlier this month. Now comes the hard part: Implementing it. Despite previous failures, one environmental leader is hopeful.

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Is the DNC Favoring Hillary Over Bernie?

Monday, December 21, 2015

Is the Democratic Party giving Hillary Clinton an unfair advantage? Lisa Lerer, national politics reporter for the Associated Press, weighs in.

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The Future of Media? The NYT Ventures into Virtual Reality

Friday, December 18, 2015

The editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine discusses the future of media, the impact of entertainment on news, and the ethics of pursuing virtual reality as a news medium.

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Congress Says No Deal on Federal Budget

Friday, December 11, 2015

It's not likely that Congress will reach its budget deadline at midnight tonight. Instead, lawmakers are expected to push for a short-term budget bill to keep the government open.

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Congress Warns Secret Service is 'In Crisis'

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A new report documents years of indiscretions made by Secret Service agents, including prostitutes, drunk driving, and failing to stop a White House intruder. Can the agency be fixed?

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On San Bernardino

Thursday, December 03, 2015

In the wake of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, a look at the ban on CDC research into gun violence and how the families of victims manage the media. 
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History Rigged? This is Why Some Are Calling COP21 a 'Farce'

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Some are arguing that the Paris talks are rigged to reach a deal no matter what. Is COP21 more of a photo-op than an indicator of real change on climate policies?

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TURPAC: The PACs and Politics of Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

From farmer subsidies, Turkey PACs, and potato-lobbying, Thanksgiving and political spending have more in common than you might think in determining what gets on your table.

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Congress Reacts to Refugees, Avoids Visas

Thursday, November 19, 2015

While politicians debate over 10,000 Syrian refugees, 20 million people visit the U.S. per year without a visa. We look at how Congress politicizes one issue, but ignores another. 

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How Politicians Are Reacting to the Paris Attacks

Monday, November 16, 2015

With the G20 summit on Sunday and Monday, as well as domestic political debates over the weekend, the attacks in Paris are being discussed by a number of lawmakers at home and abroad.

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A Short History of Charlie Brown, Lucy, and The Football

Friday, November 06, 2015

If there's one "Peanuts" moment that's seared in all of our minds, it's the one that appears after Lucy has yanked away Charlie Brown's football. Falling backwards, he cries "AUGH!"

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A New Direction: Secretary LaHood on the Dangers Ahead for the GOP

Friday, November 06, 2015

Ray LaHood, former secretary of transportation and an Illinois congressman, is a Republican, but he celebrates his bipartisan accomplishments and urges other lawmakers to do the same. 

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Mexico's Move to Legalize Marijuana a 'Train Wreck'

Friday, November 06, 2015

On Wednesday, a Mexican Supreme Court ruling declared that individuals should have the right to grow marijuana for personal use. One DEA agent says that's a terrible idea.

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The Russian Jet Crash: Capturing the Terror Narrative

Friday, November 06, 2015

As details surrounding the Metrojet crash continue to emerge, officials are being forced to consider whether this act of terror will force the U.S. to reshape its strategy in the region.

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American Jailed in Mexico for Taking on the Drug Cartels

Friday, November 06, 2015

Nestora Salgado is an American citizen who took on the drug cartels in her home state of Guerrero, Mexico. Now she sits in a jail cell awaiting justice. 

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