Alexandra Botti

Takeaway Senior Producer

Alexandra Botti appears in the following:

Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, May 12, 2017

Reviews of the fantasy-action film "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," the comedy "Snatched," the war film "The Wall," and the drama "Lowriders."

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Who Will Replace Comey?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

In a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on global threats, acting F.B.I. Director Andrew McCabe filled Comey's seat. Meanwhile, Washington is considering a permanent replacement.

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The Healing Power of Dance

Thursday, May 11, 2017

One woman's story of learning to dance using a wheelchair, after she is paralyzed below the chest in a car accident.

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Measles Outbreak Hits Minnesota

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Health officials have identified around 50 cases of measles in Minnesota, and almost all of them are in the state's large Somali community. 

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Trump White House Ignored Flynn Blackmail Warnings

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

While testifying before the Senate, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates revealed that she warned President Trump that his national security adviser was vulnerable to blackmail.

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France Prepares for the Final Vote

Friday, May 05, 2017

France is just days away from electing a new president. The choice for the future of the country — and Europe — comes down to centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right's Marine Le Pen. 

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The Shift: Exploring America’s Rapidly Changing Workforce

Thursday, May 04, 2017

It's the free market that decides which jobs stay and which jobs go, and technology and innovation are changing the present and shaping the future of the U.S. labor market.

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The Fight to Document Human Rights Abuses in Russia

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This week, The Takeaway is exploring dissent in different corners of the world. Today, we go to Russia and Chechnya.

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A Showdown to Decide the Future of France

Monday, April 24, 2017

After French voters weighed in on Sunday, the far-right's Marine LePen will now face off against political novice Emmanuel Macron on May 7th. Here's what to expect going forward. 

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The Long Fight for Human Rights in Egypt

Monday, April 24, 2017

In Egypt, there's been a recent crackdown on human rights. Few human rights organizations remain in the country to protect and defend those who endure crimes like torture and rape.

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Scientists Say The Great Barrier Reef is Officially Dying

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

In recent years, the news has been overwhelmingly bad for the Great Barrier Reef. Now, a number of scientists say that one of our world's great natural treasures is now truly "terminal."

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The Philippines is Running Out of Birth Control — Fast

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Philippines may completely run out of contraceptives in 2018. The nation's instability and politicized battle over access to reproductive care is putting women's health in jeopardy.

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Lawmakers Poised for Filibuster Showdown Over Gorsuch Nomination

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Senate Democrats are vowing to filibuster the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and Republicans are promising to invoke the "nuclear option" to change the rules once more.

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Suspected Chemical Attack in Syria Kills Dozens

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

There are reports that after the initial chemical attack, a series of airstrikes targeted a hospital and emergency clinics where victims were being treated.  

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In St. Louis, Contaminated Landfills Stir Anxiety

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Two landfills in St. Louis — one with radioactive waste, another with a smoldering underground fire —have residents worried about health effects as well as danger to the environment.

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Advocates Say N.C. Bathroom Bill Repeal is Not a Victory

Friday, March 31, 2017

Though North Carolina lawmakers voted to repeal the state's controversial HB2 "bathroom bill," LGBTQ advocates say the replacement bill still allows for discrimination.

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Following Healthcare Failure, State Republicans Move to Expand Medicaid

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The GOP healthcare plan would have barred states from expanding Medicaid, but since the deal fell apart, many states are now considering expansion in order to cover more residents.

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Why Doesn't It Pay More? The Most Common Questions About Jury Duty

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Andrew Ferguson, a law professor at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law and author of "Why Jury Duty Matters," answers some frequently asked questions about jury duty. 

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Juror V. Racism: Tackling Discrimination in The Courtroom

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Racially-biased juries can have their decisions thrown out. One former prosecutor argues that we should turn individual jurors to send an important message about an unequal system.

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Unreasonable Doubt? Clearing Up the Convoluted Language of Jury Instructions

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Jury instructions are critical to helping jurors understand fundamental concepts like reasonable doubt. How do we make the language of jury instructions more clear?

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