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Hundreds of 'Predator Priests' and Decades of Sexual Abuse Covered Up in Catholic Church, ...

Pennsylvania's Attorney General released a grand jury report on Tuesday documenting decades of child sexual abuse by over three hundred Catholic priests in the state. We discuss the findings of the report and hear from Bishop Lawrence Persico of the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania; a conversation with Christine Hallquist, who won the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Vermont on Tuesday. She's the first openly transgender nominee for governor for a major political party; on Tuesday, Nebraska held its first execution in more than 20 years. Convicted murderer Carey Dean Moore was put to death by a lethal injection that included, for the first time, the synthetic opioid, fentanyl; Puerto Rican musician, Ileana Cabra better known as iLe discusses her new song that's out today, and also touches on the political situation in Puerto Rico, almost a year after Hurricane Maria. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Hundreds of 'Predator Priests' and Decades of Sexual Abuse Covered Up in Catholic Church, ...

Election Security: How Vulnerable are Voting Machines to Hacking?

With the midterms right around the corner, The Takeaway has an in-depth look at the state of election security. A former government intelligence analyst weighs in on the vulnerabilities and potential threats to our nation's voting systems. During the 2016 elections, Colorado was one of multiple states targeted in a Russian interference campaign. Colorado Secretary of State, Wayne Williams, discusses efforts since then, to protect the state's voting systems. Government forces in Afghanistan have been fiercely battling against Taliban insurgents after the extremists launched a major assault on the city of Ghazni on Friday. The Takeaway explores the resurgence of the Taliban. Almost seventeen years after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban is still very much at large. Up next, The Takeaway discusses U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and efforts to resolve the ongoing conflict. In Southern California, over 1400 firefighters have been battling California's Holy Fire. The Takeaway has more details about the fire and the state of emergency in Orange and Riverside counties, in California. Last week, a group of leading international climate scientists released a new report about our warming planet. The Takeaway speaks with one of the authors about the latest research. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

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

Last week a school bus carrying children in northern Yemen was struck by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike. More than 40 children are believed to have been killed and dozens injured. We discuss the attack and the latest details about the conflict in Yemen, with a reporter in the nation's capital; a recent report by Forbes alleges that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross stole million of dollars from former employees and associates; the group behind the deadly Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally one year ago, held another rally in Washington, DC yesterday. We discuss how things were handled, with Democratic Congressman Don Beyer who represents Virginia's 8th District; we explore how so-called "flop accounts" on Instagram have become a venue for young people to talk about news and politics in a non traditional way; and a look at some of the major factors that launch people of color into poverty and homelessness. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Why Don't More Americans Vote?

On this week that marks the 53rd anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, The Takeaway looks at what it was meant to do, the state of voting rights across the country, and why so many Americans who are eligible to vote are still kept from doing so. We also hear from a political scientist who has the numbers and the research pointing to reasons so many millions of Americans willingly steer clear of the polls on election day. Later in the hour, we hear from someone who lost their right to vote after a felony conviction and a DACA recipient living in New York City who cannot vote, but she's hoping people will pledge to do so on her behalf. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Where We Are One Year After Charlottesville

This weekend marks the first anniversary of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. We discuss the strength of hate groups and extremist organizations, with the director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project. Earlier this week, voters in St. Louis, Missouri ousted a longtime county prosecutor who had been criticized for his investigation into the police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, four years ago today. Latino actor, Jay Hernandez will play the lead role in the reboot of the hit TV series, "Magnum P.I." But, as with many recent reboots, it's unclear how much the show will incorporate the actor's cultural identity into the production. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Puerto Rico Signs Contract with Private Prison Company to Relocate Inmates to Arizona

We take a look at a plan underway in Puerto Rico to transfer some of the island's prison population to a privately run prison in Arizona; a conversation with the co-vice chair of the Justice Department's Religious Liberty Task force about why the Justice Department felt the need to address this issue now; the latest from Manafort Trial; a look at the record number of Muslim candidates in this primary season; and a conversation with two community leaders about how Washington, DC is preparing for the second Unite the Right Rally, this time held in their city. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Puerto Rico Signs Contract with Private Prison Company to Relocate Inmates to Arizona

Yes, Climate Change is to Blame for Devastating California Wildfires. But Societal Growth ...

We take a look at the factors contributing to the especially deadly nature of California's massive wildfires this year; Chicago experienced a deadly weekend of gun violence. Dozens of shootings took place, mostly in the city's south and west side neighborhoods. We hear from a local pastor about reaction from the communities impacted; In collaboration with The Marshall Project, we take a look at a case concerning whether prisoners have the right to freedom of speech and to avoid becoming informants while incarcerated; and Director Spike Lee's new movie "Black Klansman," opens in theaters on Friday. The film tells the true story of a black Colorado Springs police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1970s. We have a conversation with the former police officer, Ron Stallworth, and also the actor who plays his role in the movie: John David Washington. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Yes, Climate Change is to Blame for Devastating California Wildfires. But Societal Growth ...

Inside the Rally

President Trump has held more than two dozen political rallies since winning election. We explore the psychology and history behind these types of rallies; the trial of President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort resumed today in Alexandria, Virginia; we hear from one of the grandmothers participating in a nationwide protest movement called "Grannies Respond". She explains the group's motivation for traveling down to the US-Mexico border; we speak with the co-host of a new podcast which explores the complexities of sickle-cell anemia, through the story of the late rapper, Prodigy. He was one of the founding members of the hip hop duo, Mobb Deep; and we talk with the reporter behind a forthcoming FRONTLINE and ProPublica documentary investigating the white supremacist groups involved in the fatal Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally, almost a year ago. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Politics with Amy Walter: Trump's Continued Campaign

Today's Politics with Amy Walter: At the top, a look at why Trump is continuing to rally, as well as ask how they're being used to further, or detract attention from, the policies he's enacting in Washington. Then, a look at the rise of female veterans running for political office. There are 32 female veterans running for both the House and Senate, and a majority of them are Democrats. If 2018 is the year of the woman, will it also become the year of the female veteran? This hour explores why these women are inspired to run and how they are bucking the trends. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

Judge Orders a Stop to Forcibly Drugging Migrant Children

On Monday, a judge ordered the federal government to stop drugging immigrant children without proper consent and to remove them from the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas; a look at police call logs documenting reports of sexual abuse at immigrant and non immigrant youth shelters across the U.S.; we wrap up our series with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on health outcomes; we conclude our AIDS coverage for the week with a look at the challenges facing indigenous communities; a look at the future of McDonald's in light of the 50th birthday of the Big Mac; and a look at the summer songs to catch this season. You can connect with The Takeaway on Twitter, Facebook, or on our show page at TheTakeaway.org.

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