Alexandra Botti

Takeaway Senior Producer

Alexandra Botti appears in the following:

"The Yardstick Has Shifted": The Joys of Being Over 40

Monday, February 18, 2019

Two women who've written about life over 40, and the surprising joys it can bring.

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The Next Chapter for the Mexican Drug War

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

El Chapo has been convicted. But will it matter for Mexico's drug war?

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Lawmakers Reach a Tentative Framework to Avert Another Shutdown

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

President Trump may not accept the deal, but it outlines a potential compromise only three weeks after furloughed federal employees returned to work. 

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Some Are Striking, Some Are Leaving: One Teacher on the State of His Profession Today

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Teachers are striking, and many are leaving the profession. One says teachers are recognizing their worth, even as the country continues to devalue them.

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"Undercover, in Darkness and in Secrecy": One Former Nun's Story of Abuse

Monday, February 11, 2019

One former nun shares her story of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, days after the Pope acknowledged that nuns, too, have been victimized.

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The Biggest Threats to America Today, According to You

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

What are the major threats facing America today? You told us: they don't necessarily match those that President Trump outlined in his State of the Union.

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FDA is Failing Americans, Says Chair of Opioids Advisory Committee

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

One expert says the FDA has stopped heeding the warnings of its advisory committee on opioids, and is putting more American lives at risk by approving new addictive drugs.

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Two Years Later, So-Called "Muslim Ban" Continues To Separate Families

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

According to information obtained from the State Department, very few people from the blocked countries have received waivers to enter the U.S. 

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Tax Season Kickoff: Everything You Need to Know

Monday, January 28, 2019

Today is the first day that the IRS will begin accepting 2018 tax filings and new rules from the Republican tax overhaul could complicate things.

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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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