Jillian Weinberger is a producer for The Takeaway through a partnership with The Center for Investigative Reporting. At The Takeaway, Jillian produces stories on national and international affairs, law and justice, politics, and the arts. She also helps plans the show's future news calendar and produces live coverage during breaking news events. In 2013, she received fellowships from the International Center for Journalists and Loyola Law School's Journalist Law School in Los Angeles. Originally from Cleveland, Jillian holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and lives in San Francisco.
"It's time for you to leave our community, go home to your families," Sheriff David Ward said. "You said you were here to help the citizens of Harney County. That help ended when that protest became an armed occupation."
Alzheimer's afflicts more than five million Americans, and millions more around the world. But researchers have promising research in a new drug that could treat those millions of people.
Rep. Jerry Nadler has been an outspoken critic of NSA surveillance. He was part of the effort to reform the Patriot Act that culminated in the USA Freedom Act, but says there's more work to do.
Iran has been strained under sanctions for years, and the nation's young people have struggled to find jobs. They also want simple things, like the ability to access the Internet. Finally, they look set to get some of what they want.
Forget Princess Charlotte: The House of Saud is shaking things up in Riyadh and preparing to turn over the reins of Saudi Arabia to a younger generation of rulers. And a former US ambassador says those changes, including a new crown prince, look like the real deal.
Obamacare has been in places for several years now, but many consumers still aren't getting the coverage they're entitled to. A new study found that many health plans aren't providing mandated free services, and others are outright excluding some people from certain guaranteed coverage.
Baltimore's population has long been segregated by race and class, even as a matter of formal government policy. And while those discriminatory practices are no longer law, they've created a legacy of poor housing that still harms poor, overwhelmingly black residents.
No one is happy about the violence that shook Baltimore on Monday, with politicians condemning the rioting and the family of Freddie Gray saying they're "appalled." But others in the city also want to point out the deep social problems that help fuel the anger.
Andrew Lam escaped Vietnam in the last days of war, eventually landing in the San Francisco Bay area with his family. His journey, and the many levels of dislocation he faced when he arrived in the US, have become the subjects of his highly regarded books.
Danielle and Alexander Meitive of Silver Spring, Maryland, think their kids should be allowed to play in their neighborhood without being constantly watched. But the state of Maryland disagrees, and has threatened to take their children away — a threat that may be far more damaging than just the risks of playing alone.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gambled big on national security in Israel's upcoming election, saying only he and his party could keep Israel safe from Iran and terrorist groups. But the gamble seems to have backfired as Israeli voters look more concerned about economic matters.