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So You Want to Run for Office? Bring Cash. | The Takeaway

Political campaigns are big business, and getting more expensive every year. Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive …

Should Politicians Allow Big Money to Finance American Politics? | The Takeaway

There's a growing call for politicians to reject special interest money. Are grassroots campaigns the future of American politics? Or will big money …

U.S. Politics

What Happens When Billionaires Bankroll American Politics? | The Takeaway

Citizen United made it easier for billionaires on both sides of the aisle to personally fund their own brand of American politics. But does unlimited …

U.S. Politics

"Crazy Rich Asians" Screenwriters Discuss the Thrill of Writing a Movie with an All-Asian Cast | The Takeaway

The screenwriters of this month’s movie, “Crazy Rich Asians,” break down the challenges of producing the first major Hollywood release in decades to …


Indian Migrants are Also Caught Up in the Immigration Enforcement System | The Takeaway

We continue to look at the migrant crisis and look to Indian migrants currently embroiled in the immigration detention system.


Mounting Anger Over Sexual Violence in South Africa | The Takeaway

South Africa has one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world. Protests erupted there after a 23-year-old rape victim killed herself on …

South Africa

Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, Dies at 76 | The Takeaway

Aretha Franklin passed away Thursday of pancreatic cancer. Yale professor Daphne Brooks has this appreciation of the artist she says "conveyed the …

Aretha Franklin

Florida Coastline Besieged By Algae Bloom | The Takeaway


Ebola Outbreak Reaches Combat Zone in Democratic Republic of Congo | The Takeaway

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hundreds of School Closures, Decreased Enrollment and a Brand New Charter School in Puerto Rico | The Takeaway

Citing economic concerns and a drop in enrollment, the Puerto Rican government announced plans to close hundreds of schools this year. But this …

Puerto Rico

Hundreds of 'Predator Priests' and Decades of Sexual Abuse Covered Up in Catholic Church, Report Reveals | The Takeaway

The Pennsylvania Attorney General released a 880-page grand jury report on sexual abuse across the state. The report includes the accounts of more …


Decolonizing: iLe Premieres New Song and Calls for Puerto Rico's Independence | The Takeaway

Puerto Rican singer iLe joins us to premiere her newest song, "Odio," and to discuss Puerto Rico's independence.

Puerto Rico

This Week's Primaries Put Focus on Midwest | The Takeaway

We get results for the candidates who will vie for Paul Ryan's seat in Wisconsin, two Minnesota House seats the Republicans have targeted to flip in …

Paul Ryan

Christine Hallquist: First Openly Transgender Nominee for Governor | The Takeaway

Can Christine Hallquist unseat sitting Republican Governor Phil Scott in November and become the nation’s first transgender governor?


"Crazy Rich Asians" Set to Make a Splash at the Box Office | The Takeaway

"Crazy Rich Asians," one of the most talked about movies of the summer, is out today. The Takeaway gives its review.

Box Office

This Week's Primaries Put Focus on Midwest | The Takeaway

We get results for the candidates who will vie for Paul Ryan's seat in Wisconsin, two Minnesota House seats the Republicans have targeted to flip in …

Primary Elections

Nebraska Becomes the First State to Use Fentanyl in an Execution | The Takeaway

Nebraska executes 60-year-old convicted murderer Carey Dean Moore, becoming the first state to use the synthetic opioid fentanyl to put someone to …


Election Security: How Vulnerable are Voting Machines to Hacking? | The Takeaway

Election security is front of mind after the 2016 election and reports of Russian hacking of a voting machine company.


Holy Fire Continues to Burn in Orange County | The Takeaway

At one point, more than 20,000 people were under mandatory evacuation orders in Southern California.

Orange County

U.S. Seeks Direct Talks with the Taliban. Will it End the Afghanistan War? | The Takeaway

President Trump’s vowed to end the wars in the Middle East but after 17 years, are American forces a permanent fixture in Afghanistan?


West Virginia Lawmakers Vote to Impeach the Entire State Supreme Court | The Takeaway

After months of scandal over wasteful spending, West Virginia lawmakers have voted to impeach each of the four remaining members of the State Supreme …


'Hothouse Earth' Lays Out Doomsday Scenario, But We're Not There Yet, Climate Scientists Say | The Takeaway

Diana Liverman, a professor at the University of Arizona, describes an alternative path that involves humanity becoming stewards of the Earth's …

Climate Change

The Rise of Taliban Influence in Afghanistan | The Takeaway

We explore the creep of Taliban influence, strength and political power in Afghanistan and whether the Afghan government alone has the strength to …


Turkey's Currency Took a Plunge. What Does This Mean for the World's Economy? | The Takeaway


Why Black Americans Suffer the Burden of America's Homelessness? | The Takeaway

At just 12 percent of the U.S. population, black Americans are a whopping 43 percent of the nation's homeless.

African-American News

At Least 40 Children Dead in Yemen after Saudi-led Airstrike | The Takeaway

On Monday, Yemen mourned the killing of more than 40 children after an airstrike from the Saudi-led coalition struck their bus.

Middle East

Bombshell Report Accuses Wilbur Ross of Swindling Millions | The Takeaway

Wilbur Ross

Flop Instagram Accounts are Platforms of Teen Political Debate | The Takeaway

Social media allows teens to engage in their own political discussions outside of traditional news outlets.

Social Media

DC Area Congressman Reacts to the 'Unite the Right' Rally | The Takeaway

Congressman Don Beyer, who represents several Washington, DC suburbs in Virginia, reacts to this weekend's Unite the Right rally in the nation's …

Washington D.C.

Trump Signs Colossal $717 Billion Military Bill | The Takeaway

The massive $717 billion defense bill extends U.S. fighting in Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and in several other overseas conflict zones around the …