Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

Chaos in Syria as Violence Erupts Along Turkish Border

Thursday, February 08, 2018

With fighters on both sides linked to groups that have received American weapons and training, the recent violence raises questions about America's continued involvement in the region.

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EPA Cleanup Leaves Questions About Superfund Program

Thursday, February 08, 2018

As the EPA gets ready to clean up a radioactive site along the Missouri River, there are questions about Scott Pruitt's long term vision for the federal superfund program.

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Dark Crossings: Life and Death Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Though the number of apprehensions are down, new figures suggest that the U.S.-Mexico border is more dangerous than ever.


Pennsylvania Lawmakers Face Tight Deadline to Redraw Congressional Map

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

After a Supreme Court decision, Pennsylvania lawmakers have just days to agree to a new map of congressional districts.

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Recent Deaths Highlight Shift in Pakistani Migration to Europe

Monday, February 05, 2018

A migrant boat that capsized last week points to a broader trend of Pakistanis migrating to Europe. 


Why Canada Is Telling Immigrants Not to Come North

Friday, February 02, 2018

As the U.S. escalates an anti-immigration agenda, Canada is taking steps to tell immigrants in the U.S. that they might not be welcome in the country. 


How Unions Fracture Along Economic Lines

Thursday, February 01, 2018

As workers in white-collar industries are increasingly unionizing, organizing efforts in lower wage industries have failed. 

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Separatist Fighters Score Victory in Yemen

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In Yemen, secessionist fighters in the southern part of the country have taken over the government’s de facto capital of Aden.


The Executive Orders that Shaped Trump's First Year

Friday, January 26, 2018

During his first year in office, President Trump's preferred method of remaking the government was the executive order. 

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Dirty Gold, Clean Cash

Thursday, January 25, 2018

From the jungles of Colombia to the suburbs of Ohio, the illegal gold mining trade can be found all over the world.


A Year of Trump: Did the President Make America Safe Again?

Thursday, January 25, 2018

What actions has President Trump taken in regards to national security during his first year, and is America legitimately safer as a result? 

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A Year of Trump: How the President Has Impacted the Environment

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

From the Paris climate accords to the Clean Power Plan, the Trump Administration has made many decisions that impact the environment in the first year. 

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How President Trump Shaped the Courts in 2017

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

When President Donald Trump came into office, he inherited around 100 judicial vacancies — nearly twice as many as President Obama had in his first year.


Measuring Trump's First Year: The Economy

Monday, January 22, 2018

After his first year in office, we assess the Trump Administration across a number of areas. First: The state of the economy under the 45th president. 


Cape Town is Running Out of Water

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Residents of the South African city could be forced to line up for water rations in just a few months. 


DACA Hangs in the Balance as Government Shutdown Looms

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

This Friday is the deadline to fund the government, and the futures of 800,000 young immigrants are wrapped up in that legislative fight.

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At ICE Facilities, Solitary Confinement and Forced Labor

Monday, January 15, 2018

Some detainees taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) say they have been threatened with solitary confinement for refusing to work in for-profit ICE facilities.


The Worst New Products at CES

Friday, January 12, 2018

The mega tech trade show CES wraps up in Las Vegas on Friday. Instead of the flashiest and coolest, we look at the most ridiculous and unnecessary products of CES 2018. 

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114 Days After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Waits for Relief

Thursday, January 11, 2018

As the island pushes for statehood, about half of Puerto Rico is still without power, and the police department is in turmoil.

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America: The Most Dangerous Wealthy Nation for Kids in The World

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A study out this week finds that, when looking at other wealthy, democratic countries, a child born in the U.S. has a 70 percent greater chance of dying before adulthood. 

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