Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Scotland Takes On Donald Trump

Friday, March 29, 2013

Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy, and now he's courting it overseas. The real estate mogul has been engaged in a years-long battle with the residents of the Scottish city of Aberdeen, but now the project has hit another snag.

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American Express Latest Victim of Major Cyber Attacks

Friday, March 29, 2013

If you have an American Express account and you tried to check your balance or see your statement yesterday, you may have been confronted with a blank screen, or some strange, ancient typeface. It wasn't just you.

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Tracking Arms and Armies in Syria

Friday, March 29, 2013

For almost a year, Eliot Higgins has been carefully watching and analyzing hundreds of videos posted online every day in an effort to determine how arms are getting into Syria. Even though he has no formal training in tracking arms, he's considered something of an expert.

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U.S. Sends B-2 Bombers on Practice Run Over South Korea

Thursday, March 28, 2013

In a frightening escalation of sabre rattling between the United States and North Korea, two nuclear-capable B-2s made a non-stop trip from the Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri to South Korea — the first time the U.S. military has publicly announced such a mission.

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Samsung Pushes Colossal Development in South Korea

Thursday, March 28, 2013

As the North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un continues to exercise his power, South Korea is pushing forward on another, business-related front. The country is home to the world's largest smartphone maker, and its influential economic leader, Lee Kun-Hee.

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The Legal Implications of 'Performing Race'

Thursday, March 28, 2013

An employer may not judge an applicant by the color of his skin per say, but he or she may find more fault with a black applicant who fulfills certain stereotypes of African-Americans (an applicant who listens to rap music, for example), while a black applicant who seems to fulfill white stereotypes (listening to classical music, perhaps) is likely to be judged in a positive light.

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Boston Clinic Offers Therapies to Halt Pubescent Development of Transgender Youth

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A clinic at Boston's Children Hospital provides hormone therapy to halt pubescent development among transgender youth, and they are among the first clinics the country to perform this treatment.

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Breaking World Records in Pakistan

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pakistan has set 23 world records in the past year alone as part of an effort to boost national pride in a country associated with militancy and religious strife. 

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Reading the Tea Leaves on Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, March 28, 2013

After several days of arguments, the Supreme Court will now retreat to their respective quarters to decide the fate of Proposition 8, DOMA, and, potentially, the future of marriage as an institution in the United States.

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Venture Capitalists Invest In Younger and Younger Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The now-famous teenager Nick D'Aloisio, whose news reading app Summly was purchased by Yahoo for tens of millions of dollars, is now the latest in a stream of young tech entrepreneurs who became multi-millionaires overnight.

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Where in the Solar System Is Voyager 1?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Last week, a new study alleged that Voyager 1 had burst through the heliosphere into interstellar space. NASA quickly shot down that explanation, explaining that the craft is still within the heliosphere. But what, and where, is that?

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Legacy and the Supremes: A Psychoanalytic Look at the Court

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Every judge claims impartiality, that he or she renders decisions based on the facts in the cast at hand, but Supreme Court justices are in a particular spotlight, both today and in terms of their historical legacy.

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Pro-Life Legislators Score a Victory in North Dakota

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed the nation's toughest abortion legislation into law yesterday despite the presence of protesters outside. The law bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is "detectable," as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

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The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dozens of Republicans have come out in support of same-sex marriage in the past few weeks. So what's the conservative case for gay marriage? Jeff Cook-McCormac, an advisor to a super PAC that advocates for pro-gay marriage Republican candidates, explains.

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Meet the Atheism Movement's Big Spender

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Atheism is a growing movement in America. Campaign ads encouraging humanism and free-thought are slowly becoming more prevalent, yet atheists remain one of the most disliked groups in the country. Can money make a difference?

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The Definition of Marriage Is Shifting in the U.S.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It might surprise you to learn that today, 48 percent of first-time mothers are unmarried. This figure is not about a rise in teen pregnancy, though. It's about a different demographic shift.

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Same-Sex Marriage Goes to the Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Same-sex marriage has finally made it to the highest court in the country, as the Supreme Court considers two cases central to how marriage is defined at the state and federal levels.

+ Brian Lehrer Show: Gay Marriage Demonstrations Live from National Mall

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New Trial Ordered in Italy for Amanda Knox

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A retrial has been ordered in Italy for Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who were accused of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. Nina Burleigh, a columnist for the New York Observer, has followed the developments with the Knox case for many years.

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Should Doctors Be Compelled to Share Genetic Information with Patients?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Yesterday, The Takeaway discussed new guidelines from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, recommendations that urge doctors to alert their patients of certain genetic conditions, regardless of the patient's wishes. Today, an argument from the other side, with Dr. Robert Green.

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What $12 Million In Anti-Gun Advertising Really Gets You

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What sort of political change will $12 million in gun-control advertising actually buy you? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who's financing a series of ads, will soon find out. 

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