Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Why Private Pensions Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

Thursday, December 28, 2017

In 1990, 43 percent of private sector employees were covered by some kind of pension plan. Today, traditional pensions in the private sector are disappearing. 

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Liberia Anticipates First Peaceful Transfer of Power in Over 70 Years

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Liberia is expecting its first peaceful transfer of power in more than 70 years. A vote count is currently underway to determine the successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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Detention of Journalists in Myanmar Raises Concerns About Press Freedoms

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Two Reuters journalists were detained earlier this month in Myanmar. Their arrests highlight the plight of Rohingya Muslims, and the government's efforts to halt news of the crisis.

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Looking Back at the Year in Media

Thursday, December 28, 2017

2017 saw repeated attacks on the media, some groundbreaking work, reporting failures and a new level of insecurity for many journalists operating around the world.

2017: How Sports and Politics Collided

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 was a historic year for activism in sports. Today, The Takeaway looks back at some of the key moments in athletic protest from the past year. 

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Trump Administration Takes Credit for $285 Million U.N. Budget Cut

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

On Sunday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced a reduced U.N. budget for the coming year that she says will take aim at the UN's "bloated management." 

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Lawsuit Alleges Abuse by ICE Against Somali Immigrants During 48-Hour Journey

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A new lawsuit alleges that earlier this month, almost a hundred Somali immigrants who had been living in the U.S. were mistreated by ICE during a 48-hour attempted deportation journey.

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IRS Scrambles to Implement New Tax Code

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

On Friday, President Trump signed the Republican tax bill into law. Now, the burden is on the IRS to figure out how to interpret and implement the new changes to the tax code.

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How Sports and Politics Collided in 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 was a landmark year for activism in sports. Today, The Takeaway looks back at some of the key moments in athletic protest from the past year. 

The Future of FEMA After a Year of Disasters

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

After Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and massive wildfires out west, we look at the future of FEMA following one of its most challenging years ever.

Christmas With Leslie Odom Jr.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Leslie Odom Jr., who played the part of Aaron Burr in "Hamilton," is putting out a number of creative projects. He just released the deluxe edition of his album "Simply Christmas."

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CHIP Funding: A Year-End Promise Broken

Friday, December 22, 2017

Congress pledged to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program, which serves 9 million children, before the end of the year. That now appears increasingly unlikely.

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The Modern Search for U.F.O.s

Friday, December 22, 2017

A recent article in The New York Times reveals the Pentagon's mysterious U.F.O. program. A physicist discusses this government initiative, and where else we should be looking. 

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U.S. Gets its First International Dark Sky Reserve in Idaho

Friday, December 22, 2017

Just one of 12 in the world, the International Dark Sky Association has established its first dark sky reserve in the U.S. It's so dark that people can see the Milky Way.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, December 22, 2017

Reviews of "Downsizing," starring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig; "The Post," starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks; and "Pitch Perfect 3," starring Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick.

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Uncertain Debt Relief for Students Defrauded by For-Profit Schools

Friday, December 22, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced a change in Obama-era guidelines on loan forgiveness for defrauded borrowers. Some say it's far from fair.

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The Search for U.F.O.s

Friday, December 22, 2017

A recent article in The New York Times reveals the Pentagon's mysterious U.F.O. program. A physicist discusses this government initiative, and where else we should be looking.

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As Dems Back Off Shutdown, DACA Faces an Uncertain Future

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

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Control of Virginia House Will Be Determined by Luck

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The race for Virginia’s House of Delegates was thought to have been won by one vote in favor of the Democrat, but is now a tie. The future of the race will be “determined by lot."

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Uber Takes a Big Hit in Europe

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The European Union’s highest court came down hard on Uber this week, ruling that the ride-hailing service should be regulated like any other taxi operator across the E.U.

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