Alexandra Botti

Takeaway Senior Producer

Alexandra Botti appears in the following:

The Shutdown's Effect on the Opioid Epidemic

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Across the country the lack of federal funding has begun to affect Americans suffering from opioid addiction, as the money that funds local treatment programs dries up.

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Supreme Court Allows Trump's Transgender Military Ban to Go Into Effect

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

In a 5 to 4 vote, the Supreme Court revived the Trump Administration's policy of barring transgender people from serving in the military.

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The Dark History Behind the 'Father of Modern Gynecology'

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The father of gynecology made important discoveries for the field. But he made them in part by experimenting on enslaved black women.

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Women's March: Is its Message Still Urgent in 2019?

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Women's March launched a movement. Is it still alive today?

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Incarcerated Parents: Why Many Nonviolent Offenders Lose Their Parental Rights

Monday, January 14, 2019

Many parents in prison are completely stripped of their parental rights, even if they are incarcerated for non-violent, low-level crimes. 

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Misdemeanors: Why One Lawyer Says They're Making America More Unequal

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Charged with a misdemeanor? You could be swept into a massive, unfair system.

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Another Death at the Home of Political Donor Ed Buck

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Once again, a black man has been found dead inside the home of Democratic activist and donor Ed Buck.

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How R. Kelly Built an "Ecosystem Around his Predation"

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

For years in the music and entertainment industry, there’s been an open secret about musician R. Kelly. Everyone knows, but no one wants to talk about it. That may be changing.

For Americans Over 50, Losing Work Can Mean Financial Ruin

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

A new analysis says more than half of U.S. workers over 50 get pushed out of their longtime jobs, and often suffer permanent financial setbacks.

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Inside the Big Business of Migrant Detention

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

A new investigation shows just how lucrative the big business of immigration detention is for private prisons.

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2018 Brings #MeToo Laws Nationwide

Monday, December 31, 2018

Across the country, #MeToo has moved from a hashtag to the basis for new laws to combat sexual misconduct.

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New Report Says the VA Underspent on Suicide Prevention Outreach

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A new report just out from the Government Accountability Office says the VA has failed on a massive scale to address the problem of veteran suicide.

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A Bipartisan Moment for Criminal Justice Reform

Thursday, December 20, 2018

This week we spotted that rarest of beasts in Washington: a bipartisan moment, and just in time for the holidays. The Senate has passed criminal justice reform with the First Step Act.

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Goldman Sachs Faces Criminal Charges for Billion Dollar Fraud

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The firm is being accused of conspiracy to launder $2.7 billion from a Malaysian infrastructure fund.

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Two Iowa Middle Schools Now Require Firearms Safety Training

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Two middle schools in rural Iowa are requiring students to take a firearm safety course this spring. What is a school's responsibility when it comes to keeping kids safe from guns?

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Budapest Erupts in Protests Over Far-Right Reforms

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Thousands of Hungarians have taken to the frigid streets of Budapest over the last five days to protest the government of far-right prime minister, Viktor Orban. 

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Young Voices on Climate Grow Louder Around the World

Monday, December 17, 2018

Some of the loudest voices at the UN climate talks in Poland this month weren't those of world leaders, but of young people.

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The World Has Pledged Billions to Aid in Yemen. Is It Helping?

Monday, December 17, 2018

The global community has pledged billions in aid. But Yemen remains gripped by a humanitarian crisis killing thousands. Why isn't more aid reaching those who need it?

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Theresa May Stays, as a Messy Brexit Continues

Thursday, December 13, 2018

On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no confidence vote called by members of her own Conservative Party, as the messy Brexit story continues to unfold.

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How the Wrongfully Convicted Can Get Their Due from the IRS

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

There's tax relief available to wrongfully convicted people who are awarded money through lawsuits or state statutes. But few exonerees actually know about it.

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