Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

Michael Cohen Banks $4 Million in Corporate Payments for 'Insights' and 'Advise'

Thursday, May 10, 2018

New payments to Michael Cohen reveal that he has received disbursements from a company tied to a Russian oligarch and from large firms like AT&T and Novartis.

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Withdrawal from Nuclear Deal Dampens Hope for Iran's Imprisoned Americans

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Perhaps no group watched the president’s decision on the Iran deal yesterday more closely than the families of Iranian-Americans currently being detained by the Iranian government.

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President Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

On Tuesday, President Trump addressed the nation in a televised speech announcing his withdrawal from the nuclear pact with Iran that was brokered by the Obama administration.

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Trump Appointees Reshaping Federal Courts

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

This week, the Senate is expected to confirm six of President Trump’s nominees to regional appeals courts, which are critical in shaping U.S. law. 

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America's Growing Role in the Yemeni Civil War

Monday, May 07, 2018

Despite efforts by the United States to limit its involvement in the war in Yemen, reporting by The New York Times reveals that there are American troops on the ground in Saudi Arabia.

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Atlanta Bus Drivers Fired After Staging "Sickout"

Friday, May 04, 2018

Nearly 400 bus drivers in Atlanta staged a "sickout" last month to protest unsafe working conditions and low wages. At least seven of them were immediately fired. 

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Lost in the United States: From Teenage Migrants to Trafficking Victims

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Last week, it was revealed that the U.S. government lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children in their care in a three-month time span.

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Merger Mania: Corporate Consolidations Promise Lofty Returns, Can They Deliver?

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

While T-Mobile and Sprint announced a plan to merge their organizations, the Justice Department was suing to block another merger between AT&T and Time Warner.

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Migrant Caravan Denigrated by President Trump Arrives in California

Monday, April 30, 2018

About 400 vehicles, part of the highly publicized caravan of Central American migrants, arrived along the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday.

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Korean Leaders Pledge Denuclearization and End to Korean War

Friday, April 27, 2018

For the first time in the country’s existence, a North Korean leader crossed the country’s southern border today to meet with South Korean president Moon Jae-in.

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Scott Pruitt Grilled by Lawmakers Over Ethics Scandals

Friday, April 27, 2018

Scott Pruitt faced a tense interrogation on Capitol Hill, where he was met with inquiries into his actions as E.P.A. administrator and calls for his resignation. 

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Teachers Take to Streets in Colorado and Arizona

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Teachers are planning strikes in Colorado and Arizona for better pay and more funding for schools. Will they continue to enjoy widespread public support?

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New Report Documents Physical, Sexual Abuse in I.C.E. Detention Centers

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Two years ago, Alice Speri began to investigate complaints of abuse in U.S. immigration detention centers. What she found reveals a staggering amount of neglect.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Trump Admin's Third Travel Ban

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Oral arguments begin today at the Supreme Court in a lawsuit intended to block President Trump's third version of a "travel ban" extending to mainly Muslim-majority countries.

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The French Perspective on Macron's White House Visit

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

As French President Emmanuel Macron visits Washington this week, we get the view from France. 

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"I Was Just Looking for Safety": Applying for Asylum in America

Monday, April 23, 2018

A look at how asylum works in America: from arriving at J.F.K. with nowhere to go, to being released out of a detention center without directions. 

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Arizona Teachers Spurn Governor's Offer, Turn to Strike

Friday, April 20, 2018

Teachers in Arizona have rejected Gov. Doug Ducey's offer of a 20% raise and are poised to strike next week, hoping to build momentum for better school funding.

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No Background in Science: Senate Confirms Trump's Controversial NASA Pick

Friday, April 20, 2018

After the longest ever period without a full-time leader, Trump's controversial NASA pick was confirmed on Thursday. 

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Mom's the Word for Comedian Louie Anderson

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Comedian Louie Anderson channels the spark and vivacity of his own mother as a character in the new season of "Baskets," on FX.

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Over 60 Years Later, Hope for Peace on Korean Peninsula

Thursday, April 19, 2018

South Korea confirmed that it is in talks with both American and North Korean officials to negotiate a peace treaty, which would formally end the Korean War after more than 60 years.

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