Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

A Call For Boots on The Ground in Iraq

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ambassador Paul Bremer is calling for boots on the ground in Iraq to combat ISIS. The former envoy to Iraq has called the withdrawal of troops a "serious mistake."

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ISIS Fears Sink NSA Reform

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked a sweeping overhaul to the NSA's surveillance program—a program that first came to light largely because of revelations by Edward Snowden.

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Here's the Crime-Drama Recipe that Makes 'Serial' So Successful

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Serial podcast combines the juicy details of crime reporting with This American Life-style narration, hooking scores of listeners who don't buy their crime stories at the drug store.

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The Hard Truth About 'All Natural' Labels

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The FDA's been pushed to regulate food labels on all sorts of things. But they won't touch labels on "natural foods" or GMOs.

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From One Direction to Rita Ora, Taking on Ebola With an Iconic Christmas Song

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A new remake of the 1984 charity hit, “Do They Know It’s Christmas," centers on Ebola and features a whole new celebrity line-up, including One Direction, Bono, Rita Ora, and others.

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GOP, White House Go Toe-to-Toe on Immigration

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

President Obama has all but signed an executive order to defer the deportation of many undocumented immigrants, a move that caused an uproar among the GOP.

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Novelist Richard Ford on 'Let Me Be Frank With You'

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford discusses his latest novel in the Frank Bascombe series. Ford explains what he’s learned from his most famous character.

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Spotlight on Mississippi Prisons as Ex-Chief Indicted

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christopher Epps was Mississippi's longest-serving corrections commissioner. He was recently indicted for accepting nearly $2 million in private prison bribes.

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150 Years Later, Atlanta Challenges Civil War 'Myth'

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Exactly 150 years after Civil War General William T. Sherman marched from Atlanta to Savannah with some 60,000 troops, some are arguing that history got it wrong. 

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New Clashes Raise Tensions Between Israelis and Palestinians

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

This morning in Israel, two Palestinian assailants reportedly stormed a synagogue in West Jerusalem, killing at least four worshippers.

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Fighting the 'Pure Evil' of ISIS

Monday, November 17, 2014

Over the weekend, another American—26-year-old U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig—died at the hands of the Islamic State. President Obama called it "an act of pure evil."

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Playing Politics With the Keystone XL

Monday, November 17, 2014

Senator Mary Landrieu is facing a runoff for her seat. She worked with the GOP to bring the Keystone XL Pipeline up for a vote. Will it help her in Louisiana?

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The Secret & Disturbing History of Washington D.C.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Today, Washington D.C. is mostly seen as an orderly layout of marble government buildings. But one historian says that the nation's capital was once a chaotic and disturbing city.

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Following Philae Through the Universe

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's been five days since the Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander successfully touched down on comet 67P. For a check-in on Philae we turn to Eric Hand, a reporter for Science Magazine.

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A Dingo Ate Her Baby, and America Found a Punchline

Monday, November 17, 2014

Coroners finally determined, 32 years after the fact, that a dingo did kill Lindy Chamberlain's daughter. But as Retro Report details, more people know the joke rather than the truth.

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After Years in Limbo, Senate to Vote on Keystone XL

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Keystone XL pipeline has been in political limbo for years. Sen. John Hoeven explains why Congress has decided to move forward on Keystone legislation now.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Power, War, and The Best of The Web

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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Mormon Church Confronts Its Uncomfortable Past

Friday, November 14, 2014

For the first time, the Mormon Church has officially acknowledged the full extent of prophet Joseph Smith’s polygamy. Is the church being forthcoming or is this just a cynical PR move? 

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Erasing Religious Holidays From School Calendars

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Maryland Muslim community asked its school board to recognize Muslim holidays. Instead, the board voted to strip the school calendar of religious holiday references.

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Massey Energy CEO Indicted in Deadly Mine Disaster

Friday, November 14, 2014

In 2010, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine in West Virginia killed 29 miners. Now the CEO of the company that owned the mine has been indicted.

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