Alexandra Botti

Takeaway Senior Producer

Alexandra Botti appears in the following:

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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China Leads the World in Carbon Emissions; Can It Be Part of the Global Solution?

Monday, December 10, 2018

New research shows the rate of global carbon dioxide emissions is accelerating, and China is responsible for more emissions than anywhere else. So what is the country doing about it?

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Sacramento Reduces Black Infant Deaths Through Education

Thursday, December 06, 2018

After decades of black babies dying at twice the rate of other racial groups in Sacramento, a new report finds a 45 percent decrease in black infant deaths between 2013 and 2016.

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How We Say Goodbye: Presidential Funerals and Moments of Unity

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Presidential funerals — and the eulogies delivered at them — have made for memorable moments in the nation’s history, and have been used to call for unity in divisive times.

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Remembering George H.W. Bush

Monday, December 03, 2018

George Herbert Walker Bush died Friday at the age of 94. A look at his complicated legacy.

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Controversial Judicial Nominee Thomas Farr's Record on Voting Rights

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thomas Farr, one of President Trump’s most controversial judicial nominees, is a step closer to a lifetime appointment on the federal bench.

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Art in Orbit? Astronomers Say: No Way

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A huge inflatable sculpture is headed for orbit. But does art belong in space? Astronomers say no. We hear why.

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Alabama Police Kill 21-Year-Old Black Man E.J. Bradford

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hoover, Alabama police said they killed an active shooter. But they got it very wrong. Now a community is demanding justice.

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