Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

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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Systemic Issues Revealed as Baltimore Schools Go Without Heat

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

About 60 Baltimore schools have had heating issues this winter, forcing a number of schools to close last week. It’s an issue that has plagued the school system for years.


A Quest for Whales in an Unlikely Place

Monday, January 08, 2018

For the first time in a century, humpback whales have returned to the waters of New York City. 


States Vow to Fight Back as Sessions Clamps Down on Marijuana

Friday, January 05, 2018

On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the reversal of an Obama-era directive that paved the way for marijuana legalization in states.

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Is The 'Bomb Cyclone' Caused by Climate Change?

Thursday, January 04, 2018

With the field of extreme attribution, scientists finally have an answer to the question: "Is this caused by climate change?" 


Free Speech Concerns Swirl as Germans Fight Online Hate

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

In Germany, a new law says big social media companies must swiftly take down posts containing hate speech or face huge fines.

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