Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

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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Old Law Lets Social Media Giants Side With Prosecutors in Criminal Cases

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Under a federal law from 1986, social media companies claim to be forbidden from providing the same information to defense attorneys that they are obligated to turn over to prosecutors. 

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Are Sanctions The Best Way Forward With North Korea?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Extensive sanctions against North Korea have not persuaded the regime to give up its nuclear weapons program. Are they still the best way to contain the threat?  

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Hawaii's False Missile Alert: What Happened

Monday, January 15, 2018

On Saturday, a false missile alert caused panic in Hawaii. The ease with which it was sent out hints at some of the flaws in America's current nuclear preparedness systems. 

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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.

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Fighting For The Dream of Economic Justice

Monday, January 15, 2018

What might a mass mobilization effort in support of the poor look like in 2018? The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. provided a blueprint 50 years ago that still inspires today.

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A New Chapter For Author Jacqueline Woodson

Friday, January 12, 2018

Last Thursday, Jacqueline Woodson was named as the next National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. During her tenure, she'll travel the country encouraging kids to read. 

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Walmart Offers Raises to Some and Layoffs For Others

Friday, January 12, 2018

The nation's largest employer had good news for most of its 1.4 million employees yesterday. What does Walmart's announcement mean for the future of retail work?

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, January 12, 2018

Reviews of the action movie "The Commuter," starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, and Patrick Wilson, and the new animated children's film "Paddington 2."

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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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A Community Buried Under a Deadly Wall of Mud

Friday, January 12, 2018

Rescue efforts continue in California, where mudslides have blanketed the coast and killed at least 17 people. 

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In California, A Family's Struggle for Recovery

Friday, January 12, 2018

Rescue efforts continue in California, where mudslides have blanketed the coast and killed at least 17 people. We hear from a father who, along with his son and dog, had to be rescued.

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How Spotify's IPO Could Change the Music Industry

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Last month, streaming music giant Spotify filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. Here's what this move could mean for the future of the music industry.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Leaks Start to Add Up

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A new report finds that the Dakota Access Pipeline leaked at least five times over the course of 2017, reflecting the risks inherent in any pipeline's construction. 

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Are We Prepared to Fight the Flu?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The 2018 flu season is shaping up to be an especially nasty one, and new data suggests that this year's vaccine may be less effective than previously thought. 

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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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Kids and Smartphones: Should Tech Companies or Parents Set the Limits?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Big investors have called on Apple to invest in software that would limit the amount of time that children can spend using its smartphones. Is it needed? And could it work?

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Kids and Smartphones: A Constant Battle

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Big investors have called on Apple to invest in software that would limit the amount of time that children can spend using its smartphones. Is it needed? And could it work?

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Deadly Mudslides Strike Southern California

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mudslides swept away homes in Santa Barbara County, California on Tuesday, leaving more than a dozen people dead. 

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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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