Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (And It's Not the Only Thing)

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

A new book tries to re-orient our understanding of wildlife, arguing that the urban jungle is made of a lot more than industrial sprawl.

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Undocumented, with a Government Job

Monday, April 02, 2018

Earlier in March, California lawmakers appointed the first undocumented immigrant to a statewide post.

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Deported U.S. Veterans Speak Out Against Treatment by Feds

Friday, March 30, 2018

An estimated 3,000 veterans who have served in the U.S. military have been deported after their service. Many have left their families behind.

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Minor League Baseball Players Lose Out in Spending Bill

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A provision in the federal spending bill will most likely have a dramatic effect on the day-to-day lives of thousands of minor league baseball players. 

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The Trumps' 'Blatantly Illegal' Project in India

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

There are more Trump projects in India than anywhere else outside of the U.S., and there are also reports of corruption and questions of conflict of interest. 

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Syrians Evacuate Eastern Ghouta Under Tenuous Ceasefire

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Late last week, a ceasefire deal allowing the evacuation of tens of thousands of civilians and fighters in the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta was agreed to.

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Gun Safety Reform Included In Spending Bill Trump Signed

Monday, March 26, 2018

Three provisions in the federal spending bill passed last week addressed gun violence and gun research. 

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New H.I.V. Cases on the Rise in the Philippines

Friday, March 23, 2018

Between 2007 and 2017, there was a 3,147% increase in new H.I.V. cases in the Philippines. What's causing the infection to spread so rapidly?

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Uncovering the Myths of Saudi Arabia's 'Revolution'

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is on a U.S. tour to promote his vision of a modern, liberal Saudi Arabia. But does the vision match up with reality? 

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The Death of the Northern White Rhino, and Our Guilt

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Following the death of the last male northern white rhino, a consideration of humanity's role in the species' decline, and our sense of guilt. 

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Six Months After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles to Rebuild

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Six months after Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Ricans have been trying to build a new life on the mainland while living in hotels under a FEMA program. 

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New Report Shows Russian Cyberattacks Targeted U.S. Infrastructure

Monday, March 19, 2018

A D.H.S. report released last week detailed how the Russian government has been orchestrating cyberattacks against critical infrastructure networks in the U.S. and Europe. 

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U.S. Presence in Niger Exposed After Militant Firefight

Friday, March 16, 2018

This week, the Pentagon publicly acknowledged for the first time that American soldiers operating in Niger were involved in a gunfight with ISIS-aligned militants in December. 

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The Early Hope of the Syrian Revolution

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Today marks seven years of civil war in Syria. How did a movement for social reform so quickly spiral into a proxy war among the world's superpowers?

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The New CIA Director's Controversial Past

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Trump's pick for CIA director is most well known for her role in running a CIA "black site" where she oversaw torture-based interrogations in the aftermath of 9/11. 

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Dodd-Frank on Life Support? Congress Attempts Major Rollbacks

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A decade after the 2008 financial crisis, there could be changes to major regulatory policy designed to prevent another crisis from happening.

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A Family On the Verge of Being Torn Apart

Monday, March 05, 2018

The Pukri family has been in the United States for 17 years. Now, they may be forced to return to Albania, or risk having their family split up across more than 5,000 miles.

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The Long Evolution of the NRA

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The NRA, which was founded in the aftermath of the Civil War to teach marksmanship, went from a firearm safety group to one of the most powerful lobbying organizations in America. 

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How Do We Keep a School Safe?

Friday, February 23, 2018

A look at what works, and what doesn't, when it comes to school safety. 

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What An Effective Gun Control Plan Would Really Look Like

Thursday, February 22, 2018

There are dozens of gun control measures to choose from, but could they pass, and would they actually help curb violence if they did?

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