Ellen Frankman

Takeaway Senior Producer

Ellen Frankman appears in the following:

CHIP Funding: A Year-End Promise Broken

Friday, December 22, 2017

Congress pledged to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program, which serves 9 million children, before the end of the year. That now appears increasingly unlikely.

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As Dems Back Off Shutdown, DACA Faces an Uncertain Future

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

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Fact-Checking the GOP Tax Plan

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

There’s been a lot said about the Republican tax plan over the past few weeks and months, and today we’re tackling those claims head on.

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Report: Hurricane Maria Death Toll Much Higher Than Previously Thought

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

In Puerto Rico, the official death toll from the storm is 64. But a new investigation suggests that around 1,000 people died as a result of the hurricane. 

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Pass-Through Businesses Seek Break in Tax Bill

Monday, December 18, 2017

Of the 26 million businesses in 2014, 95 percent were pass-throughs.


Rubio Threatens Tax Bill With Push For Child Tax Credit

Friday, December 15, 2017

Senator Marco Rubio has threatened to vote “no” on the GOP tax bill unless the child tax credit is expanded.

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Five Years After Sandy Hook, The National Tragedy Still Stings

Thursday, December 14, 2017

It's been five years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We look back and explore how that day became burned into our consciousness, and we remember the 26 victims. 

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Belle and Sebastian Want to Solve Our Human Problems

Friday, December 08, 2017

Indie darlings Belle & Sebastian have a new trilogy of EPs out, and this time they're doing something special for their fans. 

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Day Laborers Left Vulnerable After Natural Disasters

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Day laborers are often relied upon for construction work following natural disasters. But the undocumented status of many of those workers makes them vulnerable to exploitation. 

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Congressman Fights For Yemen as Nation Facing Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Monday, December 04, 2017

 An estimated 10,000 civilians have been killed in Yemen’s war.


The GOP Tax Bill Could Hurt Puerto Rico

Friday, December 01, 2017

Puerto Rican officials say the House tax bill would further hurt the island because it would apply a 20 percent excise tax on products and services for the island. 


Conservative Christians Watch GOP Tax Bill With Hopeful Eyes

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The GOP tax bill would get rid of a rule that bars churches, and nonprofit charities from engaging in politics, which could create a new avenue for political spending.

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Baltimore Detective Murdered Amid Corruption Investigation

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The murder of a Baltimore detective has revealed a web of connections to an ongoing corruption investigation into the city’s elite Gun Trace Task Force.


Rohingya Women Bear The Brunt of Myanmar's Violent Crackdown

Monday, November 27, 2017

"I guess women are seen as property and if you want to inflict damage, you damage property don’t you?" says documentarian Shafiur Rahman.


Tracking U.S. Involvement in the War in Yemen

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

As the war in Yemen continues, and Yemeni people face starvation and a cholera epidemic, the American media is failing to report on the U.S. role in the conflict. 


Argentine Submarine Remains Missing With 44 Crew on Board

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A search is underway to recover an Argentine submarine and its 44-member crew. Stormy seas have hindered rescue efforts, and there is a limited amount of oxygen available on board.


How Legal Gun Owners Fuel Violent Crime

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Every two minutes, a gun is stolen in America. A new report argues that "American gun owners, preoccupied with self-defense, are inadvertently arming the very criminals they fear."

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Mugabe Refuses to Resign After Coup

Monday, November 20, 2017

Following a coup last week, the people of Zimbabwe were thrown into confusion on Sunday as President Robert Mugabe refused to resign. 


Corruption Investigation Into Baltimore Police Sweeps Up Philly Officer

Monday, November 20, 2017

Officer Eric Snell, who worked for three years for the Baltimore Police Department before moving to serve in Philadelphia, was charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine.


Can Zimbabwe Have a Peaceful Transition of Power?

Friday, November 17, 2017

South African envoys in Zimbabwe held talks yesterday with detained President Mugabe and his army chief, in an effort to form consensus on the military coup launched earlier this week.