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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.
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Israel Attacks Iran

As explosions are heard in Iran, a U.S. official tells ABC News that Israel has launched a historic airstrike. Twelve New Yorkers are sworn in for the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president. And House Republicans erupt in anger amid reports that Speaker Mike Johnson will try to make it tougher to oust him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202425 minutes, 39 seconds
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AZ Parties: Like It's 1864

Arizona lawmakers fail to reach an agreement to repeal an 1864 abortion law. A Boeing whistleblower goes to Congress. And the NBA issues a lifetime ban to a player for betting on games.  Help us win a Webby Award! Vote here: https://abcaudio.com/webbys/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202430 minutes, 3 seconds
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House Calls: Impeachment & Foreign Aid

House Republicans deliver impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate, even as some question Speaker Mike Johnson’s fitness for office. The Supreme Court hears a case that could vacate convictions for hundreds of people who invaded the Capitol. And ABC’s Linsey Davis examines allegations against officials at California’s juvenile detention facilities.  Help us win a Webby Award! Vote here: https://abcaudio.com/webbys/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202429 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trump Trial: Day One

Jurors are asked whether they can be fair and impartial in Donald Trump’s hush money trial. Israel ponders how it should respond to the attack by Iran over the weekend. And an elderly Ohio man says a scam call led him to kill in self-defense. Help us win a Webby Award! Vote here: https://abcaudio.com/webbys/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/202423 minutes, 25 seconds
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Iran’s Shadow War Explodes into View

Iran launches hundreds of missiles and explosives into Israel, prompting fears of a wider war. The U.S. tries to dissuade Israel from a large-scale military response. And jurors report for duty in the first criminal trial for former President Donald Trump. Help us win a Webby Award! Vote here: https://abcaudio.com/webbys/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202425 minutes, 43 seconds
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Help Us Win a Webby Award!

Start Here has been nominated for a Webby Award! Please share your support by voting here: https://abcaudio.com/webbys/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202443 seconds
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Arizona’s Race to Repeal

Despite expressing doubt on an 1864 abortion law, Arizona Republicans leave the state capitol with abortion access still hanging in the balance. American officials issue warnings about a potential Iranian strike against Israel. And O.J. Simpson dies at the age of 76. Help us win a Webby Award! Vote here: https://abcaudio.com/webbys/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202426 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Return of Rising Inflation

Inflation ticks up higher than economists expected, dashing hopes that the Fed will soon lower interest rates. Congressional Republicans revolt against a plan to re-authorize a controversial surveillance program. And a Boeing engineer comes forward as a whistleblower.  Help us win a Webby Award! Vote here: https://abcaudio.com/webbys/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202427 minutes, 2 seconds
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Arizona’s Abortion Stunner

Arizona’s Supreme Court declares a 19th-century law will effectively ban all abortions in the state. The parents of a Michigan school shooter are sentenced to more than a decade in prison. And the FCC will put “nutrition labels” on broadband plans in an attempt to educate consumers.  Help us win a Webby Award! Vote here: https://abcaudio.com/webbys/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202429 minutes, 50 seconds
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Biden’s Bet on Student Debt

President Biden unveils a new plan to forgive student debt for millions of Americans. Former President Trump angers anti-abortion rights advocates by waffling on national bans. And across a 2,000-mile-long path, a total solar eclipse captures the country’s imagination. Help us win a Webby Award! Vote here: https://abcaudio.com/webbys/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/202424 minutes, 57 seconds
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Your Guide to Today’s Eclipse

It’s a scientific holiday! A scientist describes what you need to know about today’s total solar eclipse. Israel begins withdrawing troops from the Gazan city of Khan Younis. And South Carolina puts its mark on a historic season for women’s college basketball.  Help us win a Webby Award! Vote here: https://abcaudio.com/webbys/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202424 minutes, 21 seconds
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Biden’s Ultimatum for Bibi

The Biden White House issues a warning to Israel. A federal judge makes a key ruling against Donald Trump. And Los Angeles thieves make off with $30 million in cash. Help us win a Webby Award! Vote here: https://abcaudio.com/webbys/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202424 minutes, 35 seconds
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Trembling in Taiwan

A deadly 7.4 magnitude earthquake rumbles across Taiwan. The nation’s top egg producer shuts down amid a bird flu outbreak. And allegations of ties between Hamas and Gaza’s biggest food organization prompts tough questions after the death of aid workers.  Help us win a Webby Award! Vote here: https://abcaudio.com/webbys/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202428 minutes, 38 seconds
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Israel’s Strike on…Aid Workers?

Food aid workers are killed in an Israeli strike sparking international outrage. The Florida Supreme Court upholds an abortion ban in the state, but says voters can decide the issue in November. And a post-pandemic surge in violent crime is falling in the U.S. as an ABC News analysis finds violence in many of the country’s mass transit hubs remains high. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202431 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Latest Case of "Havana Syndrome"

The Pentagon confirms another case of “Havana Syndrome” as new theories emerge about who is behind the alleged attacks. California fast food workers are now making $20 an hour, but restaurants say price hikes are now on the menu. And parents are demanding action against an over-the-counter drug referred to as “gas station heroin.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/202429 minutes, 53 seconds
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Israel’s Anti-War Lobby

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces the largest anti-government protests since the war against Hamas began. Baltimore demolition crews begin tearing apart the collapsed Key Bridge. And people living in the “path of totality” prepare to rake in big bucks ahead of next week’s solar eclipse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202422 minutes, 43 seconds
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Introducing "Pop Culture Moms": New from ABC & GMA

Today we're sharing a clip from another podcast you might like: "Pop Culture Moms." Andie and Sabrina are toddler moms and best friends of 20 years. Now they’re taking their obsession with TV and movies to the next level by talking to celebrities, writers and fellow “scholars” of pop culture about what they can learn from the fictional moms they love most. In this episode, former MTV News correspondent SuChin Pak talks about reparenting ourselves when we become parents. Find this episode, plus appearances from actress Alanna Ubach, TV personality Heather Gay, author Celeste Ng, the moms behind Big Little Feelings, and other "Pop Culture Moms" here: https://link.chtbl.com/popculturemomss1/starthere Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/20244 minutes, 50 seconds
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SBF's Crypto Crime Costs 25 Years

Convicted cryptocurrency fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried is sentenced to 25 years in prison. Baltimore officials begin laying the groundwork for clearing the Patapsco River. And third-party bids run into roadblocks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202424 minutes, 8 seconds
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How Did a “Floating City” Lose Control?

The NTSB begins its investigation into the ship that took down Baltimore’s longest bridge. Israeli diplomats consider whether to visit the U.S. amid a major rift. And Florida enacts a law cracking down on home squatters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202430 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Baltimore Bridge Collapse

A large container ship collides with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, sending it plummeting down into the Patapsco River. Automakers scramble to divert shipments that would usually be passing through Baltimore’s busy ports. And a skeptical Supreme Court casts doubt on the plaintiffs challenging abortion drugs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202425 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Abortion Pill’s Day in Court

The Supreme Court prepares to hear its first major abortion case since its Dobbs decision. Sean “Diddy” Combs’ homes are raided by federal investigators. And baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani tries to navigate a potential sports betting scandal.  To hear guest Clinton Yates discuss the Ohtani story in-depth, check out ESPN Daily. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/202425 minutes
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The Attack Russia Wishes Wasn’t ISIS

ISIS terrorists open fire on a Moscow concert hall, killing more than 100. Far-right Republicans broach the idea of replacing House Speaker Mike Johnson. And Princess Kate reveals she has cancer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202428 minutes, 16 seconds
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DOJ to Apple: iSue You

The Justice Department accuses Apple of turning the iPhone into a monopoly. New research questions whether buying a home will save Americans money. And a Massachusetts man becomes the first living American to receive a transplanted kidney from a pig. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202426 minutes, 21 seconds
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Border Legal Limbo

A controversial Texas immigration law is back in court. House Republicans push forward with their impeachment inquiry into President Biden. And the relationship between the U.S. and Israel is fraying amid concerns the war in Gaza will widen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202428 minutes, 30 seconds
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Texas Two-Step on Migrant Law

The U.S. Supreme Court allows a controversial Texas immigration law to take effect, only to be paused hours later. Two former sheriff’s deputies are sentenced for torturing suspects in Mississippi. And civilians in Haiti take cover as gang wars spiral out of control. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202430 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Art of the Appeal: Trump's Money Troubles

Donald Trump’s lawyers say the former president can’t secure enough money to cover a bond in his civil fraud judgment. The Supreme Court weighs in on whether the Biden administration tried to censor social media. And Israel targets Gaza’s biggest hospital as a new report warns of “imminent” famine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/202427 minutes, 57 seconds
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Putin Cements His Power

Vladimir Putin wins another six-year term in a presidential election without a real challenger. Former President Trump escalates his rhetoric on the campaign trail. And big changes in the real estate market could lower costs for home buyers and sellers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202420 minutes, 19 seconds
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Fungus Among Us

In a special edition, ABC's Sony Salzman explores the unnerving growth of fungal infections in the United States. Speaking to survivors, scientists, and even NFL icon Rob Gronkowski, "Start Here" shines a light on the dark, damp world of deadly spores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202427 minutes, 36 seconds
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A TikTok Ban #ForYou?

A unified House approves a bill that could potentially ban TikTok. Some of the charges against former President Donald Trump are dismissed in Georgia. And Israeli officials sound increasingly concerned about aid shortcomings affecting military readiness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202428 minutes, 16 seconds
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In Plane Sight: FAA Faults Boeing

In an aggressive series of audits, the FAA reportedly finds dozens of faults with Boeing’s jet production lines. Special Counsel Robert Hur testifies to Congress about President Biden’s retention of classified documents. And in an election-year purge, former President Trump installs loyalists at the Republican National Committee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202426 minutes, 12 seconds
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Haiti’s Gangs Win Their War

Facing an armed uprising from the country’s gangs, Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry resigns. President Biden sends a budget proposal to Congress. And Princess Kate takes responsibility for an edited family photo that has fueled conspiracy theories about her health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/202426 minutes, 18 seconds
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Biden’s “Red Line” for Israel

President Biden issues a stern warning to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Lawmakers prepare a bill that would force a sale of TikTok. And an Oscar-nominated screenplay garners accusations of plagiarism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202424 minutes, 12 seconds
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The State of the Union is…Rowdy.

President Biden goes back and forth with Republicans in a raucous address. IVF clinics begin cautiously reopening in Alabama. And ABC’s Jason Nathanson previews the Oscars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202430 minutes, 23 seconds
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Your State of the Union Preview

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre joins “Start Here” to preview President Biden’s State of the Union address. Nikki Haley drops out of the presidential race, freeing up other Republicans to endorse Donald Trump. And the armorer from the film “Rust” is convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202430 minutes, 22 seconds
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They’re Baaaaack: The Trump-Biden Sequel

Donald Trump all but clinches the Republican nomination. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau limits credit card late fees. And the father of a school shooter goes on trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202424 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why Trump is Supremely Confident

The Supreme Court unanimously rules Donald Trump should be on ballots in all 50 states. The maker of an over-the-counter birth control pill says it will be on shelves by the end of March. And gangs in Haiti are being likened to armed militant groups as they try to overthrow the government. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/202427 minutes, 8 seconds
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Air-Drop in the Bucket: Getting Food to Gaza

The U.S. begins air-dropping food to desperate Gazans. The CDC changes its COVID isolation guidelines. And Oregon lawmakers attempt to roll back an aggressive measure that decriminalized drugs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202422 minutes, 30 seconds
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Southern Discomfort: Dueling Border Visits

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump each visit the southern border in a bid to promote their plans. Dozens of Palestinians are killed as they desperately clamor for food. And firefighters try to contain what has become the largest blaze in Texas history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202423 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Race to Replace McConnell

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announces he’ll step down from leadership in November. The Supreme Court considers whether the government has authority to ban bump stocks. And haunted by history, Black farmers push for a cotton rebrand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/29/202431 minutes, 14 seconds
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An Election Year Shutdown?

A potential government shutdown could depend on House Speaker Mike Johnson. Alabama lawmakers scramble to protect fertility clinics. And amid a measles outbreak, Florida’s surgeon general refuses to demand parents keep unvaccinated children at home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202428 minutes, 7 seconds
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Michigan Matchup: Biden vs. “Uncommitted”

Michigan Democrats prepare a protest vote on primary day. Aid workers fear violence as they enter Gaza, complicating a potential ceasefire. And the Supreme Court hears a case that could decide the future of social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202427 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trump Trounces Haley in South Carolina

Donald Trump crushes Nikki Haley in South Carolina, prompting key fundraisers to pull away. Alabama’s attorney general tries to assure IVF clinics they won’t be prosecuted under a new court ruling. And the University of Pennsylvania faces criticism after finally interring remains of Black Philadelphians whose skulls were used for science. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/202423 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Fault in Our Bars: AT&T Goes Down

A sudden AT&T network outage leads to tens of thousands of customer complaints. Nikki Haley faces a double digit polling deficit ahead of Saturday’s South Carolina primary. And President Biden considers using executive action to implement stricter migration rules.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202424 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dark Side of the Moon Landing

Odysseus, the moon lander produced by the Texas company Intuitive Machines, prepares to become the first commercially-produced spacecraft to land on the moon. A nonbinary student’s death rattles the LGBTQ+ community in Oklahoma. And Julian Assange makes a last-ditch effort to avoid extradition to the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202425 minutes, 4 seconds
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Putin’s Power Play

In the wake of Alexei Navalny’s death, officials take stock of an emboldened Vladimir Putin. Capital One makes plans to buy Discover. And an Alabama court ruling rattles fertility and abortion groups. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202427 minutes, 29 seconds
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The World Takes Israel to Court

Israel is accused of violating international law for its occupation of the West Bank. Diabetes patients are becoming more likely to suffer an amputation, particularly in Black and brown communities. And an Air Canada customer fights for a refund after doing what the company’s AI-generated chatbot told him to do. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202432 minutes, 34 seconds
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Can Trump Pay His Court Debt?

In a historic ruling, former President Donald Trump will have to pay $355 million for fraud. Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin, is found dead in a Russian prison. And workers at the Eiffel Tower go on strike ahead of the Olympics in Paris. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/19/202425 minutes, 12 seconds
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Trump’s Prosecutor Takes the Stand

In a dramatic moment, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis takes the stand to defend herself against accusations that she profited off a romantic relationship with a fellow prosecutor. The FBI arrests an informant cited in allegations against the Biden family. And Kansas City police say juveniles were both the victims and perpetrators of Wednesday’s parade shooting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202426 minutes, 11 seconds
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How a Super Bowl Parade Turned Deadly

Gunfire at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade kills at least one and wounds more than twenty. A Republican congressman raises alarm about Russia’s space ambitions. And Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg talks to “Start Here” about airplane safety, President Biden, and new funding for airports.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202427 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mayorkas Impeached

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas becomes the second cabinet member in history to be impeached by the House. A Russian judge convicts an American in a case that had already concluded in Texas. And thousands of flight attendants hit the picket lines across the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202427 minutes, 10 seconds
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Investigating a Megachurch Shooting

Houston Police reveal new details after a shooting at Lakewood Church. Israel faces backlash from a deadly hostage rescue operation. And the race to replace ousted Rep. George Santos in New York is tighter than either party would like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202427 minutes, 58 seconds
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Israel, Ukraine Aid Advances

As former President Trump threatens NATO, the Senate moves one step closer to advancing a nearly $100 billion foreign aid package. Israel heads toward a ground invasion of Rafah. And the story behind a Super Bowl bet that caused confusion before the game even started. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/202422 minutes, 44 seconds
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What to Know About the Biden Docs

Special Counsel Robert Hur admits President Biden shouldn’t be charged over retention of classified documents, but questions Biden’s motives and memory. The Supreme Court appears skeptical of Colorado’s decision to keep Donald Trump off the ballot. And lawmakers take a critical look at “parental reunification treatment.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202434 minutes, 21 seconds
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SCOTUS Hears Trump's Ballot Battle

The Supreme Court considers whether to add Donald Trump’s name back onto state ballots where it’s being removed. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismisses a Hamas ceasefire offer. And Maui marks six months since wildfires tore through Lahaina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202430 minutes, 38 seconds
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A Miscount Saves Mayorkas

House Republicans fall a vote short in their effort to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The mother of a school shooter is convicted in connection to four deaths. And George Stephanopoulos breaks down his exclusive interview with Chris Christie on the GOP’s stance toward Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202430 minutes, 31 seconds
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How a Border Deal Backfired

House Republicans vow to tank a border bill that includes provisions they’ve championed for years. King Charles III gets a cancer diagnosis. And Dartmouth reinstates a requirement that applicants supply their SAT scores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/202425 minutes, 52 seconds
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The US Strikes Back

The U.S. launches dozens of missiles into Iraq, Syria and Yemen. A storm leads to flash flooding, mudslides and power outages in California. And President Biden wins his first officially sanctioned Democratic primary of 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/202427 minutes, 9 seconds
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The US Prepares a Counterstrike

Sources say the U.S. is preparing a series of strikes in retaliation for a drone attack on servicemembers. Jennifer Crumbley takes the stand in a potentially precedent-setting case. And more men, insecure about their height, are seeking leg lengthening surgery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202429 minutes, 39 seconds
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Flipping the Script on Drug Prices

For the first time in history, Medicare officials begin negotiating with pharma companies for lower prescription drug prices. Mark Zuckerberg faces angry parents on Capitol Hill. And a sea explorer says he’s found Amelia Earhart’s long-lost airplane. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202425 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mind Your Business: Musk’s Brain Implant

Elon Musk announces his company, Neuralink, implanted a revolutionary technology in a human brain. The Arab world reacts to an Israeli raid on a hospital. And the DOJ is investigating Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., for potential misuse of funds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202426 minutes, 6 seconds
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How Troops Missed a Deadly Drone

In a deadly case of mistaken identity, sources say American troops mistook an enemy drone for a friendly one. A judge sentences an ex-IRS contractor to five years in prison for leaking Donald Trump’s taxes. And a woman who killed her husband is released from prison due to a new law that relaxes penalties for domestic violence survivors.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/202427 minutes, 48 seconds
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US Troops Killed in Drone Attack

For the first time since the Israel-Hamas war began, a strike from an Iran-backed militant group claims the lives of American troops. House Republicans release impeachment articles to remove DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. And, as the WWE plans its future in streaming, a former employee outlines claims of sex trafficking against Vince McMahon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/202425 minutes, 16 seconds
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How Trump Blocked a Border Deal

With border battles looming in Texas, former President Donald Trump lobbies congressional Republicans to abandon a bipartisan immigration deal. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen predicts a strong economy for the rest of the year. And the mother of school shooter Ethan Crumbley stands trial in Michigan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202430 minutes, 19 seconds
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Biden’s Bid For Reelection

President Biden gets an important endorsement as he turns towards general election issues. Houthi rebels attempt another attack on U.S.-owned commercial ships. And a new study finds children with inherited deafness have their hearing restored with gene therapy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202428 minutes, 8 seconds
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Has Trump Clinched the Nomination?

In a special edition, the “Start Here” team analyzes Donald Trump’s decisive win in New Hampshire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202424 minutes, 1 second
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Previewing the New Hampshire Primary

With polls about to open in the Granite State, Nikki Haley faces an uphill climb. The FAA recommends inspections on more Boeing planes. And New Hampshire’s famed “midnight voting” towns face a choice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202430 minutes, 21 seconds
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DeSantis Drops Out

Just ahead of the New Hampshire primary, Ron DeSantis suspends his campaign and endorses Donald Trump. Nikki Haley, meanwhile, has precious little time to make up ground. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/202425 minutes, 20 seconds
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Uvalde’s “Cascading Failures”

The Justice Department issues a scathing report on the response to the 2022 mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The case of Scott Peterson is picked up by the Los Angeles Innocence Project. And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declares that Gaza should not be governed as a Palestinian state. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/202431 minutes, 36 seconds
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Judge to Trump: “You Just Can’t Control Yourself.”

As E. Jean Carroll testifies in her defamation case against Donald Trump, a judge threatens to kick the former president out of the courtroom. Iran admits to firing on several countries, including Pakistan. And a Supreme Court case filed by fishermen could upend federal agencies.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202427 minutes, 48 seconds
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E. Jean Carroll's Second Defamation Trial

After winning the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump makes an appearance in a New York courtroom for the beginning of another defamation trial. Top congressional leaders head to the White House to meet with President Biden amid disputes over foreign aid. And our team takes an exclusive look at Ukraine’s domestic arms production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202427 minutes, 30 seconds
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Trump Crushes the Caucuses

In a special edition from the Iowa Caucuses, Donald Trump gets more votes than all his opponents combined. A four-way race dwindles to three. And questions loom for Nikki Haley & Ron DeSantis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202416 minutes, 58 seconds
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DeSantis’ Last Stand

In a special edition of Start Here, Brad previews the Iowa caucus as a historic cold snap threatens candidates’ victory plans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/202422 minutes, 58 seconds
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The US Hits the Houthis

In a sudden bombing campaign, the U.S. and U.K. strike dozens of Houthi targets in Yemen. Former President Donald Trump addresses the court in closing arguments of his civil fraud trial. And Education Secretary Miguel Cardona describes a new policy that will forgive certain student loan borrowers’ debts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/202431 minutes, 12 seconds
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“She’s gonna get smoked.”

Chris Christie exits the presidential race, but declines to endorse an alternative to former President Donald Trump. An avalanche at a ski resort buries people in its path. And vast gang uprisings in Ecuador put the entire country under lockdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202423 minutes, 16 seconds
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Are Presidents Above the Law?

Former President Donald Trump attends federal court to press his case for immunity from prosecution. Other GOP hopefuls brave Iowa winter weather to make their closing arguments. And a Nevada judge faces her attacker in court.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/202427 minutes, 7 seconds
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Wayne’s World: The Case Against the NRA

The NRA faces a civil trial in New York. Airlines find loose parts in other Boeing 737 MAX 9 planes. And Donald Trump will appear in court to press his case for absolute immunity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202428 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Hole Truth: How Plane Passengers Survived

A jet’s “door plug” leaves a gaping hole in a flight in mid-air. The White House is blindsided by news that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was hospitalized. And Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads overseas in an attempt to limit the spread of war in the Middle East. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/202427 minutes, 8 seconds
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School Shooting in Iowa

School gun violence overshadows GOP campaigning in Iowa. President Biden plans to kick off his own campaign in Pennsylvania. And what to expect in 2024 when it comes to jobs and mortgage rates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/202424 minutes, 56 seconds
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Epstein Docs Unsealed

A trove of court documents naming Jeffrey Epstein’s associates is unsealed. Iran blames Israel for a deadly explosion. And Republicans bring their immigration fight in Congress to Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202426 minutes, 38 seconds
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Japan’s Dueling Disasters

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake, two Japanese planes crash in a near-catastrophe. An airstrike in Lebanon kills Hamas’ deputy leader. And Harvard’s embattled president steps down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202427 minutes, 37 seconds
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Everything You Missed Last Week

Brad gives a rundown of the biggest stories you might have missed between Christmas and New Year’s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/202416 minutes, 20 seconds
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One Very Last Thing

Every episode of Start Here ends with a “One Last Thing,” a story that brings you to a new corner of the world and expands your mind. On this holiday special, the team recounts their favorites of 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/202340 minutes, 39 seconds
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‘Priced Out:’ The Empty Office Doom Loop

In this re-run of Start Here’s special series "Priced Out," Brad sets out to understand the invisible market forces that shape American downtowns. More and more American workers are being asked to come back to their offices. But is that because of team-building, or is it about real-estate prices? And, some cities worry that all these empty office buildings will thrust them into an economic “doom loop.” So, how are savvy real estate developers finding ways to take these vacant skyscrapers, and make them profitable assets again? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/202316 minutes, 53 seconds
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'Priced Out': City for Rent

As we revisit some of our 2023 reporting, the team travels to New Orleans to examine an intensifying debate: are an explosion in short-term rentals changing cities forever? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/202336 minutes, 58 seconds
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'Priced Out’: Generational Housing Gap

This week, “Start Here” revisits its special series on an unprecedented real estate market. Today, Millennials describe why home ownership has become virtually impossible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/26/202313 minutes, 42 seconds
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Panic in Prague

A mass shooter opens fire on a campus in Prague. Israel and Hamas appear to give up hope on another cease-fire. And continuing a decades-long Christmas tradition, Japanese families place their annual KFC orders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/202322 minutes, 11 seconds
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Mile-High Stakes for GOP

In the wake of a shocking ruling, Republicans coalesce around former President Donald Trump. The Biden administration strikes a prisoner exchange deal with Venezuela. And sources tell ABC News that Xi Xinping of China told President Biden that he would bring Taiwan back under Chinese governmental rule. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202325 minutes, 47 seconds
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Trump Disqualified in Colorado

Colorado’s state Supreme Court kicks Donald Trump off the ballot. A Texas law empowers law enforcement and judges to detain and deport migrants. And the U.S. organizes a coalition to protect ships crossing the Red Sea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202328 minutes, 39 seconds
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Southwest’s Baggage Won’t Fly Free

Ahead of the busiest travel week of the year, Southwest Airlines gets slapped with an historic fine. Actor Jonathan Majors is found guilty of two of his misdemeanor counts. And Pope Francis clears the way for blessing same-sex unions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202327 minutes, 36 seconds
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White Flag Raises Red Flags

The accidental killing of three unarmed hostages prompts outrage across Israel. A jury rules that Rudy Giuliani owes $148 million to two election workers he defamed. And Matthew Perry’s autopsy reveals high levels of ketamine, raising questions about his relationship to ketamine therapy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/202324 minutes, 21 seconds
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US to Israel: Dial It Back

American officials urge Israel to narrow the scope of its war in Gaza. The European Union paves the way for Ukrainian membership. And the assault case against actor Jonathan Majors goes to the jury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202327 minutes, 52 seconds
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Impeachment Hunters: Congress Takes Next Step

In a party-line vote, the House votes to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Biden. The Supreme Court agrees to take up a case that could potentially derail January 6th cases, including former President Trump’s. And Tesla issues a recall on nearly every one of its cars.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202328 minutes, 36 seconds
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Special Report: On The Brink

A Start Here Special in collaboration with IMPACT x Nightline. Diane Sawyer and Rachel Scott investigate how abortion bans are affecting women’s health since the fall of Roe v. Wade. Fear and confusion around vague exceptions to save the life of a mother have prompted doctors to turn away pregnant patients who are severely ill and desperately in need of care. Watch the full Impact x Nightline episode exclusively on Hulu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202325 minutes
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Why Ukraine Needs Aid (Now)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy makes a last-ditch plea to Washington lawmakers. A Georgia election worker takes the stand, claiming Rudy Giuliani’s defamation ruined her life. And the Federal Reserve weighs potential interest rate cuts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202328 minutes, 59 seconds
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Discord in the Air Force

The Air Force disciplines 15 service members after a devastating leak. The deaths of more Israeli soldiers highlight the difficulties of patrolling Gaza. And Special Counsel Jack Smith asks the Supreme Court to weigh in on a crucial question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202328 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tennessee’s Tornado Outbreak

A series of more than a dozen tornadoes batter Tennessee. Nikki Haley refuses to declare Donald Trump unfit for office. And the FDA approves two new treatments for sickle cell disease, including a revolutionary gene-editing technology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/202323 minutes, 30 seconds
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Strip-Searches in Gaza

Images of stripped-down detainees in Gaza infuriate human rights advocates. A Texas woman wins the right to an emergency abortion. And the off-duty pilot who tried to crash a plane is out on bond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/202329 minutes, 38 seconds
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School Shooting Near the Strip

A gunman opens fire on the UNLV campus. Nikki Haley becomes the prime target for Republican rivals. And a Texas woman sues for an emergency abortion, citing health and fertility as key factors.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202329 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ukraine’s Last Stand in Washington

As Democrats push for Ukraine aid, Republicans insist on dramatic border policy changes. Meanwhile in California, a crowded migrant encampment sparks concerns. And modern-day treasure hunters respond to criticism from scholars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202331 minutes, 41 seconds
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Israel Moves Into South Gaza

Israeli troops have surrounded key cities in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Federal prosecutors arrest a former diplomat for spying on Cuba’s behalf. And police employ a controversial tactic to find a suspected killer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/202327 minutes, 26 seconds
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Under Attack in the Red Sea

A U.S. warship shoots down drones while coming to the aid of commercial ships in the Red Sea. Muslim voters in swing states threaten to ditch President Biden over his war stance. And the Supreme Court takes up the question of whether a bankruptcy deal for Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma can shield its owners from legal liability. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/202325 minutes, 49 seconds
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Back at War: Cease-Fire Falls Apart in Gaza

The cease-fire is off in Gaza, as missiles and rockets begin flying across the border. And, in our final installment of our series “Priced Out,” architects re-envision empty offices as apartments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202324 minutes, 23 seconds
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'Put Up or Shut Up': GOP to Vote on Santos

Congress considers a resolution to expel Rep. George Santos. Prosecutors accuse India of orchestrating an assassination plot on American soil. And Palestinians describe a state of near-constant arrests by Israel that made a hostage deal possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202325 minutes, 57 seconds
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Pipe Scheme: Hacktivists Hit US Infrastructure

Iran-linked hackers claim responsibility for a cyber attack on a small town’s water supply. Sources describe Mike Pence’s conversations with federal investigators. And a deep-pocketed donor group backs Nikki Haley over Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/202327 minutes, 18 seconds
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Two More Days of Peace?

Israel and Hamas agree to extend their truce. Overflowing Chinese hospitals spark concerns about potential viruses. And mothers describe breakdowns in maternal care at hospitals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/202328 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Hostage Handover

In an emotional weekend, Israel gets dozens of hostages back, while Hamas secures scores of Palestinian prisoners. The shooting of three Palestinians in Vermont raises fears of anti-Muslim violence. And strong weekend sales leave retailers optimistic ahead of Cyber Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/202329 minutes, 14 seconds
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'Priced Out': City for Rent

In a special edition of Start Here, the team travels to New Orleans to examine an intensifying debate: are an explosion in short-term rentals changing cities forever? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/202337 minutes, 16 seconds
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Israel & Hamas Have a Deal

Israel and Hamas agree to a hostage deal. The CEO of Binance steps down after pleading guilty to federal charges. And North Korea launches a spy satellite, raising fears about larger missile ambitions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/202326 minutes, 19 seconds
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OpenAI Closes the Door

OpenAI employees threaten a mass exodus. A federal appeals court issues a ruling that could overhaul how the Voting Rights Act is implemented. And travel agencies prepare for complications ahead of Thanksgiving week weather. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/202325 minutes, 53 seconds
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ChatGPT’s Brain is Fired

The abrupt firing of OpenAI chief Sam Altman rocks Silicon Valley. Israel releases footage to justify its Gaza hospital raids. And despite a constitutional challenge, Donald Trump gets on the Colorado ballot.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/202329 minutes, 51 seconds
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George Santos’ Only Fans are Gone

A bombshell congressional ethics report makes new allegations about how Rep. George Santos (R-NY) spent campaign dollars. And in a new “Start Here” series on an unprecedented real estate market, Millennials describe why homeownership has become virtually impossible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202321 minutes, 13 seconds
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A Step Closer to a Ceasefire?

Israeli officials say they are discussing mass hostage releases as part of a ceasefire deal, as the international community reacts to a hospital raid. President Biden announces several agreements with Chinese President Xi Jinping. And New York State sues Pepsi over plastic found in waterways.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202326 minutes, 44 seconds
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Elbowing Past a Shutdown

Decorum goes out the window during a tense day on Capitol Hill. President Biden heads to San Francisco for a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. And thousands gather in Washington for a massive pro-Israel rally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202324 minutes, 57 seconds
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Same Shutdown, Different Speaker

House Speaker Mike Johnson puts forward a plan to avoid a government shutdown. The Supreme Court introduces a “code of ethics” to address concerns over justices. And ABC goes inside a battered Gaza hospital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/202330 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Disaster at Gaza’s Largest Hospital

As fighting rages nearby, doctors sound the alarm from Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital. Five American troops are killed in a training accident in the Mediterranean. And sources describe why the FBI is investigating donations to New York City Mayor Eric Adams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/202322 minutes, 58 seconds
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Biden Worried? Don’t Manchin It.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announces he won’t seek re-election, creating Democratic concerns for the Senate and the White House. Israel formalizes daily pauses in fighting. And transplant doctors announce a breakthrough.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202325 minutes, 21 seconds
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Heel Turn: A GOP Debate Breakdown

After a series of setbacks on election night, Republican candidates clash in Miami. Actors reach a deal with Hollywood studios. And the FDA approves a new diet plan in the form of existing diabetes medication. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202327 minutes, 27 seconds
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Who Won Election Night?

Ohio voters emphatically back abortion rights in their state constitution. Israeli troops enter Gaza City. And the Supreme Court considers a challenge to 30 years of precedent preventing domestic abusers from buying guns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202330 minutes, 17 seconds
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Election Day Twist: Trump Testifies

In a historic moment, former President Donald Trump takes the stand to defend himself in a civil case. Voters head to the polls for state and local elections. And California officials resolve a tense standoff over ballot counting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202327 minutes, 24 seconds
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Blinken’s Balancing Act

Surprise visits by Secretary of State Antony Blinken in the Middle East highlight fears the Israel-Hamas war could escalate. Former President Trump is set to testify in his own civil fraud trial. And with the presidential election one year away, President Biden faces tough new poll numbers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/202328 minutes, 22 seconds
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Jury: He's a Sam Bankman-Fraud

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried is found guilty of fraud. Americans describe their journey out of Gaza. And women’s health advocates ask why stillborn births aren’t enough to earn paid time off.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202331 minutes, 21 seconds
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Getting Out of Gaza

As more air strikes fly into a refugee camp, a limited number of people are given permission to flee the Gaza Strip. A jury finds that real estate agents conspired to make more money off of home sales. And New Mexico residents that survived the world’s first nuclear blast beg for care from the U.S. government.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202329 minutes, 47 seconds
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Hate Speech 101: New Concerns on College Campuses

Federal agents arrest a Cornell student for threatening Jews on campus. Maine authorities reveal new details about how they handled red flags ahead of a mass shooting. And constituents sue for their right to post, after getting blocked by public officials. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202332 minutes, 14 seconds
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Netanyahu Doubles Down

Israel broadens its goals as it rescues a hostage in Gaza. Alabama residents describe flooding they attribute to “environmental racism.” And former FTX chief Sam Bankman-Fried takes the stand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202326 minutes, 35 seconds
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Israel Sends in Ground Troops

Israeli tanks and troops enter Gaza. Police admit they heard the suspect in Maine could be dangerous, but failed to find him before he went on a killing spree. And former Vice President Mike Pence drops out of the race for president. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/202328 minutes, 58 seconds
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Maine Suspect: What We Know

Police comb a mass shooting suspect’s home and vehicle, while a Maine community waits for answers. Ford outlines its deal with union workers. And Israel sends tanks into Gaza, laying the groundwork for a full ground incursion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/202330 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mass Shooting in Maine

A series of shootings leads to a massive manhunt. The House elects a new Speaker. And former President Donald Trump is called to the stand by a judge.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202322 minutes, 30 seconds
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A Glimpse Inside Hamas’ Tunnels

Negotiations intensify to release a large number of hostages held by Hamas. A new House Speaker bid is derailed. And 41 states sue Meta over “addictive” social media platforms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202326 minutes, 29 seconds
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Israel Strikes Beyond Gaza

Israeli strikes in Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank prompt questions about the scope of war. An off-duty pilot is accused of trying to bring down a plane mid-flight. And a security contractor describes migrants on buses being misled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202328 minutes, 59 seconds
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Israel’s War Intensifies

Israel expands its airstrikes beyond Gaza as its troops prepare for a ground invasion. A Jewish leader is murdered in Detroit as the government warns about threats to religious communities. And Republicans try again to rally around a candidate for House Speaker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/202323 minutes, 44 seconds
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Biden’s Oval Office Plea

President Biden addresses the nation, asking for aid for Israel and Ukraine. A State Department official resigns in protest of US support for Israel. And Donald Trump’s former lawyer Sidney Powell strikes a plea deal in Georgia.
10/20/202329 minutes, 26 seconds
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Tensions Flare in Israel-Hamas War

President Biden visits Israel as tensions escalate in war with Hamas. The House of Representatives remains without a speaker after Rep. Jim Jordan fails to secure support from members of his own party. The main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway makes a stunning admission to prosecutors revealing gory details of her death. 
10/19/202323 minutes, 7 seconds
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Code Red: Hospital Explosion Shocks Mideast

A hospital explosion in Gaza enrages the region, altering President Biden’s trip. Rep. Jim Jordan fails to win enough votes to be House speaker. And Ukraine launches a missile attack deep into Russian-held territory.
10/18/202327 minutes, 18 seconds
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Emergency Entrance: Biden to Visit Israel

The White House announces President Biden will travel to the Middle East. Investigators describe the stabbing of a Muslim boy in Illinois as a hate crime. And a federal judge issues a partial gag order on former President Donald Trump.
10/17/202326 minutes, 17 seconds
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Trapped in Gaza

Israel urges Gaza residents to flee as it prepares an incursion to “demolish” Hamas. Egypt describes why it’s unwilling, outside of small windows, to admit Gaza refugees. And the GOP wrestles with finding a Speaker that will garner the vote of every House Republican. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/202325 minutes
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A Day of Rage

As fatalities in Gaza this week soar past the initial Israeli death count, Muslims around Israel plan a “day of rage.” Gaza residents describe a constant bombardment. And tensions on American college campuses leave Jewish and Muslim students more divided than ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Plan to Wipe Out Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declares that his military will force Hamas out of Gaza for good. House Republicans nominate Rep. Steve Scalise for speaker. And the Supreme Court expresses skepticism on what had been deemed a racially gerrymandered map. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202327 minutes, 39 seconds
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Hamas’ First Target

Israel seizes control of its Gaza border, while kibbutz residents describe Hamas atrocities. President Biden offers an emphatic defense of Israel. And Sen. Tommy Tuberville continues his blockade of military confirmations, even as the Pentagon warns of concerns in Middle East staffing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202325 minutes, 14 seconds
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Israel Retaliates

Israel orders a siege of Gaza, retaliating against Hamas for its deadly attack. House Republicans face pressure to select a new Speaker as the world watches. And the UAW strike expands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202323 minutes, 6 seconds
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Israel at War

In a surprise attack, Hamas militants stream across the Israel-Gaza border, killing and kidnapping civilians. Benjamin Netanyahu declares war. And Maui residents fear being re-traumatized as Hawaii’s governor welcomes tourists back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/202323 minutes, 2 seconds
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Biden Admin: Build the Wall?

The Biden White House announces it will erect miles of border barriers at the urging of the Department of Homeland Security. The fight for House speaker could affect funding for Ukraine. And a child abuse case in Utah raises questions about “mom-fluencers” and life coaching. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202328 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Shadow Fight for Speaker

With their caucus in disarray, Republicans begin throwing hats into the ring to be House speaker. Uganda’s anti-LGBTQ law, considered the most restrictive on Earth, sends gay citizens into hiding. And Kaiser Permanente employees stage the largest healthcare strike in American history. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202329 minutes, 30 seconds
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McCarthy Out as Speaker

In a historic vote, a small group of Republicans overthrow House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. The Supreme Court considers whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is an illegally-formed agency. And advocates for psilocybin mushrooms find unlikely supporters. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/202328 minutes, 46 seconds
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Trump Goes to Court

Trump’s civil fraud trial begins in New York. Dianne Feinstein’s impact is felt as her Senate seat is filled. And Louisiana grapples with salt water intrusion. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202325 minutes, 20 seconds
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Shutdown Averted … For Now

Lawmakers delay a government shutdown. Former President Trump is expected to attend the opening of his civil fraud trial in New York. And student loan payments have officially restarted. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/202329 minutes, 30 seconds
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How to Survive a Shutdown

Federal workers prepare for a government shutdown. Republicans begin impeachment inquiry hearings to uncover evidence they admit they don’t have yet. And bridesmaids describe the exploding costs of bachelorette parties.  Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202331 minutes, 17 seconds
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Gaining Ground? It’s Debatable.

Republican candidates square off in a presidential debate. American soldier Travis King returns from North Korea. And a seismic hearing on Olympic doping continues behind closed doors. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202323 minutes, 57 seconds
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Judge: Fraud at Trump Org

A judge declares Donald Trump and his sons committed fraud at the Trump Organization. Joe Biden becomes the first president to join a picket line. And 17 states, along with the FTC, accuse Amazon of running a monopoly. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202324 minutes, 16 seconds
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WGA: That’s a Wrap

The WGA reaches a tentative deal with producers to end its strike. Federal workers brace for a government shutdown. And the FBI investigates a Baton Rouge police squad, which allegedly operated an unofficial interrogation site. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202326 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bribe Check: Sen. Menendez Indicted

Federal prosecutors charge Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., with corruption. An ABC News/Washington Post poll shines a light on dissatisfaction with President Biden. And spacecraft OSIRIS-REx drops off a shipment of asteroid fragments from hundreds of millions of miles away. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/202327 minutes, 35 seconds
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Murdoch’s Succession Plan

Rupert Murdoch announces he’s stepping down from his position atop Fox. The WGA renews negotiations with Hollywood studios. And India declares it will ban Canadian visitors as diplomatic tensions escalate.  Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202330 minutes, 59 seconds
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Merrick Garland Grilled

Attorney General Merrick Garland defends the Justice Department during a combative congressional hearing. Ron DeSantis takes former President Donald Trump to task over abortion policy. And from California to Texas, officials in border towns say migrant crossings are rapidly escalating. Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202326 minutes, 51 seconds
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Biden: UN-Supported on Ukraine?

President Biden implores the United Nations to continue supporting Ukraine. A land dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan is quickly escalating into a potential war. And four babies have become the latest victims of America’s fentanyl crisis.  Vote for Start Here at the Signal Awards: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2023/shows/general/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/202330 minutes, 26 seconds
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How American Prisoners Got Out of Iran

A controversial exchange results in five Americans freed from Iran. Sources describe a witness account of former President Trump allegedly using classified documents like notepads. And comedian Russell Brand denies accusations that he assaulted and abused several women. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/202327 minutes, 19 seconds
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Government Shutdown Breakdown

A chaotic Congress hurtles toward a government shutdown. Car companies lay off hundreds as auto strikes begin. And flooding in Libya has killed more than 10,000. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/202329 minutes, 2 seconds
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Hunter Becomes the Hunted

Hunter Biden is indicted on charges that he purchased a gun while on drugs. A Georgia judge says the case of former President Donald Trump will be severed from his co-defendants. And as autoworkers go on strike, some who work on electric vehicles ask why they’re being left out of the conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202326 minutes, 13 seconds
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UAW: Strikers, Start Your Engines

The nation’s largest auto workers union prepares for a strike. A convicted murderer is finally caught after escaping a Pennsylvania prison. And Republicans consider potential blowback for a Biden impeachment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/202328 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mission: Impeachable

On his first day back at work, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy moves forward on a path to impeaching President Biden. Floods in Libya could leave thousands dead. And Apple announces an end to its proprietary chargers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202326 minutes, 1 second
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Google Goes on Trial

In a pivotal moment for Big Tech, the Justice Department prepares to present its case against Google. Foreign countries press the Moroccan government to allow more aid into the country. And the FDA approves a new COVID-19 booster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/202326 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Morocco Earthquake

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake decimates Morocco. Families of 9/11 victims react to a decision on suspects still detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. And a statement of support for convicted rapist Danny Masterson leads to backlash against Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/202328 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Continuing Search for 9/11 Victims

Two decades after the September 11th attacks, New York officials are still working to identify the remains of victims. In a replay of last year’s award-winning report, Brad goes behind the scenes of the effort to reunite families and their loved ones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/202315 minutes, 46 seconds
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Biden’s G20 Trip

President Biden travels to India for a G20 summit. Mayor Eric Adams predicts a migrant crisis will “destroy New York City.” And more states are pushing for phonics instruction in reading lessons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202330 minutes, 20 seconds
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A Game of Chicken Over Airbags

Federal regulators propose a massive airbag recall, only to be rebuffed by the manufacturer. ABC obtains exclusive information about the case of former President Trump’s documents. And an Alabama town’s first Black mayor describes being literally locked out of office.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/202330 minutes, 15 seconds
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Impeachments Are Bigger in Texas

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pleads not guilty in his impeachment trial. First Lady Jill Biden contracts COVID-19. And in need of supplies, Vladimir Putin considers a meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/6/202324 minutes
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Stuck at Burning Man

Floodwaters strand tens of thousands of Burning Man revelers in the desert. Election officials consider lawsuits challenging Donald Trump’s place on the ballot. And New York City implements strict new rules curtailing Airbnb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/202323 minutes, 43 seconds
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Joint Decision: Marijuana Reclassification Rolls Forward

The Drug Enforcement Agency considers a new recommendation on marijuana policy. Justice Clarence Thomas documents private jet flights paid for by an influential billionaire. And a fire in what was supposed to be a vacant Johannesburg building kills dozens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/202326 minutes, 9 seconds
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Idalia’s One-Two Punch

Storm Idalia wreaks havoc in Florida before flooding roadways and downing power lines in Georgia and the Carolinas. Rudy Giuliani loses a defamation lawsuit filed by Georgia election workers. And what Ukraine’s surprise drone attacks could mean for its war with Russia.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/202322 minutes, 43 seconds
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Hurricane Watch: Florida’s in Hot Water

Hurricane Idalia gains strength as it lurches toward Florida, prompting fears of storm surge. Empowered by a new law, the Biden administration announces 10 prescription drugs for which it will push for lower prices. And a drought wreaks havoc at the Panama Canal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/202327 minutes, 15 seconds
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“Fantasy World”: Dr. Birx on COVID Response

Former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx warns that American leaders are dropping the ball on a COVID surge. Hawaiian Electric insists that it’s not responsible for mass casualties on Maui. And a judge sets a trial date for former President Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/202332 minutes, 4 seconds
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Jacksonville’s Racist Shooting Spree

A race-based shooting kills three in Jacksonville, Florida. An Osprey aircraft goes down in Australia with U.S. Marines inside. And Spain’s soccer chief refuses to step down, sparking international outrage over misogyny in sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/202328 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Presidential Mugshot

Former President Donald Trump is booked at Fulton County Jail. The Pentagon says there is no evidence of a missile attack in the plane crash that killed Yevgeny Prigozhin. And Japan begins dumping radioactive water from Fukushima into the Pacific. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/202330 minutes, 48 seconds
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The First GOP Debate

Eight Republican candidates debate themselves to Americans in the first primary debate of the year. Former President Donald Trump declines to appear on stage, opting for an interview before his expected arrest in Georgia today. And the Wagner group leader who plotted a coup appears to have perished in a plane crash.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202324 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Elephant in the Republican Room

Republican presidential hopefuls prepare to debate, but former President Donald Trump has pledged to be a no-show. People dig out from different tropical storms that hit California and Texas. And, the new warning from researchers about the effects screen time can have on babies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/202322 minutes, 22 seconds
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Consoler-in-Chief Visits Maui

President Biden visits fire-ravaged Lahaina. A California shop owner is shot and killed over the Pride flag she had at her store. And what to know about the notorious Atlanta jail where former President Trump will surrender himself later this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/202324 minutes, 13 seconds
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Trump to Skip GOP Debate

President Donald Trump says he won’t attend the first GOP primary debate, scheduled the same week he’s expected to surrender to a county jail on racketeering charges. Tropical Storm Hilary makes landfall. And what to know as the US faces a triple threat in respiratory viruses this fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/202324 minutes, 36 seconds
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Nicknames and Sledgehammers: A DeSantis Playbook

A debate playbook seemingly intended for the Ron DeSantis campaign goes public. A bacteria often found in oysters has killed three people in the Northeast. And President Biden hosts a historic summit at Camp David.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/202326 minutes, 31 seconds
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Preying for Maui: Speculators Come Calling

With their homes destroyed and neighbors killed, some Maui residents describe calls from speculators who want their land. Scientists announce new advances in transplanting pig kidneys into humans. And Kansas prosecutors tell police to return materials seized during a controversial raid of a newspaper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/202332 minutes, 20 seconds
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With Co-Defendants Like These…

Legal analysts debate whether Donald Trump should worry about any of his 18 co-defendants cutting a deal with prosecutors. Hawaii’s governor blames climate change for a deadly wildfire. And the football player who inspired “The Blind Side” files suit against the people he considered family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/202329 minutes, 42 seconds
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Trump’s “Pardon-Proof” Indictment

Former President Donald Trump is indicted again, this time on state charges in Georgia. Hawaii residents desperately try to get back into Lahaina. And young plaintiffs get a landmark ruling on climate change in Montana. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/202330 minutes
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Officials: Hawaii’s Death Toll Will Keep Rising

The fire that swept through Lahaina becomes the deadliest wildfire in modern American history. The Justice Department elevates the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden to special counsel. And the assassination of an Ecuadorian presidential candidate sends South America reeling.  To learn how to donate to the Maui fire victims, visit ABCNews.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/202329 minutes, 50 seconds
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Escape from Lahaina

The death toll in Maui surges past 50. Iran agrees to get several Americans out of its most notorious prison. And after months of easing, inflation ticks up slightly.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/202329 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Maui Wildfires

Deadly fires in Maui prompt mass evacuations, straining shelters. Republicans debate the takeaways from another bad election result on abortion. And breakdancers prepare for next year’s Olympic Games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/202325 minutes, 43 seconds
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The ‘Bama Brawl’ Aftermath

Police issue arrest warrants in Montgomery, Alabama after a viral brawl. The Supreme Court temporarily allows the Biden administration to regulate “ghost guns.” And Ron DeSantis re-tools his campaign for the third time in a month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/202326 minutes
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Hot Strike Summer: LA’s Day Off

Los Angeles city workers prepare to go on a one-day strike. Ukraine claims to thwart a Russian assassination attempt. And a special election in Ohio becomes a referendum on abortion.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/8/202327 minutes, 49 seconds
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Trump: “I’m Coming After You”

Prosecutors claim former President Trump is intimidating witnesses. Police accuse a Twitch streamer of inciting a riot. And the FDA approves a drug for postpartum depression. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/202326 minutes, 52 seconds
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Why These Trump Charges are Different

Former President Donald Trump arrives in court for his arraignment. Two members of the Navy are arrested on espionage charges. And Americans prepare to leave the U.S. embassy in Niger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/202328 minutes, 18 seconds
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Trump's "Co-Conspirators"

President Trump will enter a plea today in response to charges from Special Counsel Jack Smith. Texas troopers are separating some migrant family members at the border. And economists debate whether a national credit downgrade will affect Americans.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/202330 minutes, 4 seconds
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Trump Charged for 2020 Plot

Former President Donald Trump is indicted over his bid to overturn election results. Special Counsel Jack Smith outlines three distinct conspiracy allegations. And Arkansas librarians express concern over laws that would carry criminal charges for book-lenders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/202332 minutes, 27 seconds
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"He Looked Terrified": Trump Aide in Court

A property manager at Mar-a-Lago appears in court on federal charges, while a Georgia grand jury is empaneled to examine potential crimes by Donald Trump. Vice President Kamala Harris gives an exclusive interview to ABC’s Linsey Davis. And reports of Chinese malware rattle U.S. military bases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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The GOP’s Trump Debate

As candidates descend on Iowa, sources tell ABC News that a political group supporting Donald Trump has spent $40 million in legal fees for him and his allies. The CDC anticipates a summer surge in COVID cases. And the kidnapping of an American and her child shines a light on a growing crisis in Haiti. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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More Charges in Trump Documents Case

Special Counsel Jack Smith charges former President Donald Trump with major new counts in his classified documents case. Staffers for Dianne Feinstein and Mitch McConnell go silent on whether the lawmakers are suffering from continued medical ailments. And a coup in Niger worries American officials. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/202327 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hunter Biden Plea Deal Derailed

Hunter Biden’s plea deal is derailed after a judge raises questions about it in court. Lawmakers push for more transparency on UFOs. And Tennessee teachers sue their state over restrictions on race curriculum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/202325 minutes, 44 seconds
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Hunter Biden Heads to Court

Hunter Biden is expected to plead guilty in court to misdemeanor tax charges in a deal that likely keeps him out of prison. UPS and its union workers strike an agreement that averts a labor strike. And former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed who was released in a prisoner swap in Russia turns up injured on the Ukrainian battlefield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/202324 minutes, 33 seconds
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Israel Overrules Its Courts

Protests erupt in Israel following a controversial vote. The federal government sues Texas over buoy barriers in the Rio Grande. And a group of American craftsmen are helping rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral, potentially laying a blueprint for other historic renovations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/202326 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Special Counsel’s Final Witnesses

With another potential Trump indictment looming, Special Counsel Jack Smith calls more witnesses to the grand jury. A court ruling shows the FBI improperly searched the records of a U.S. senator. And Iran says its infamous “morality police” are back.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/202329 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Era of “Legacy Kids” Could Be Over

The president of Wesleyan University bans “legacy admissions,” becoming the latest college to adjust its policies following the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision. An ocean heat wave is killing Florida’s coral reefs. And movie fans plan their “Barbieheimer” double-features, giving Hollywood hope.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/202325 minutes, 28 seconds
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Bibi Cue: Biden’s Israel Problem

A diplomatic visit by Israeli officials exposes divisions in Washington. New details are revealed in the investigation into Tupac Shakur’s death. And Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, head of the Pentagon’s office for UFO sightings, gives an exclusive interview.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/202328 minutes, 10 seconds
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Another Trump Indictment Likely

Special Counsel Jack Smith sends Trump a new “target letter,” signaling forthcoming charges related to his efforts to stay in power. An American soldier is detained by North Korea after running across the border. And a Texas state trooper describes being ordered to endanger migrants’ lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/202327 minutes, 20 seconds
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Strait Fire: Russia’s Bridge to Crimea Bombed

Russia blames Ukraine for a second firebombing of its bridge into Crimea. The FDA green-lights an RSV shot for children under 2 years old. And as temperatures soar, climate journalist Jeff Goodell describes a “survival guide” for increasingly dangerous heat waves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/202328 minutes, 44 seconds
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Arrest in Gilgo Beach Killings

Police are searching the Long Island home of suspected serial killer Rex Heuermann. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis trims campaign staff amid financial pressure in the race for the White House. And, UPS must reach a deal with its drivers by the end of the month to avoid a costly nationwide strike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/202320 minutes, 49 seconds
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Strike Two: Actors Halt Hollywood

The Screen Actors Guild joins writers in a massive strike that could freeze the entertainment industry for months. The FDA approves the first over-the-counter birth control pill. And Major League Cricket makes its American debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/202327 minutes, 4 seconds
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Biden to NATO: “We Will Not Waver”

President Biden makes an impassioned call for unity among NATO countries. Microsoft reveals details about a Chinese email hack of U.S. officials. And some lawmakers press to change deportation rules for U.S. military veterans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202327 minutes, 26 seconds
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Extreme Flooding in Vermont

Residents describe entire towns underwater as flash floods decimate the Northeast. The government fines Bank of America for deceptive practices. And Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., walks back claims that white nationalists shouldn’t be labeled as racists.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202325 minutes, 7 seconds
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NATO’s Newest Member

In a last-minute deal, Turkey clears the way for Sweden’s NATO membership. Convicted sexual assailant Larry Nassar is stabbed in prison. And while most establishment presidential hopefuls have seen their poll numbers stall, Vivek Ramaswamy has risen to fourth place in FiveThirtyEight’s polling average. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/202322 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Controversy Over Cluster Bombs

President Biden green-lights a plan to send Ukraine “cluster munitions,” which are banned in more than 100 countries. NATO appears unlikely to admit Ukraine as its war continues. And after five shark bites in a matter of days, some beaches are being outfitted with drones to spot sharks in the water. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/202326 minutes, 1 second
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Zelenskyy’s New Mission

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sits down with ABC’s Martha Raddatz as his counteroffensive confronts challenges. Global temperatures hit all-time records three days in a row. And scammers use artificial intelligence to simulate voices of victims’ loved ones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/202330 minutes, 5 seconds
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Twitter: Hanging by a Thread?

Facebook’s parent company launches a Twitter competitor. A white powder found at the White House is confirmed to be cocaine. And native Hawaiians describe being priced out of their homeland by skyrocketing real estate prices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/202327 minutes, 29 seconds
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Fear in Philly After Shooting Spree

A gunman opens fire at multiple sites in Philadelphia, one of several mass shootings around the Independence Day holiday. Israeli armed forces storm a refugee camp. And ex-members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints say they suspect church involvement in the disappearance of their children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202330 minutes, 51 seconds
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SCOTUS to Biden: Leave it a Loan

What’s next for Americans carrying student debt now that the Supreme Court has struck down President Biden’s loan forgiveness plan? Meanwhile, multiple sources confirm that former President Trump pressured the governor of Arizona to overturn election results. And rioters target French authorities after a teenager was killed by police. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/202327 minutes, 47 seconds
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The End of Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court upends college admissions programs by restricting the consideration of race. Universities weigh their next steps to diversify their campuses. And a unanimous Court declares employers must work harder to accommodate workers’ religious practices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/202325 minutes, 53 seconds
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Smoke Alarm

Wildfire smoke pours across the Canadian border, putting 20 states on alert. An Oregon county sues fossil fuel companies for damage caused by climate change. And government sources describe what they knew about the Russian coup attempt as a militia marched toward Moscow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/202328 minutes, 22 seconds
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SCOTUS: States Can’t Throw Out Elections

The Supreme Court rules against a niche legal theory that threatened to upend federal elections. A federal investigation concludes Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide could have been prevented. And LGBTQ couples are demanding “fertility equality” from health insurers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202328 minutes, 45 seconds
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Trump on tape: "This is secret information"

ABC News obtains audio of former President Donald Trump discussing classified documents he said he kept after leaving office. A visibly angry Vladimir Putin addresses a nervous Russia about an attempted coup. And a judge sentences the Club Q shooter to hundreds of years in prison. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202330 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Russian Coup Attempt

In Russia’s greatest crisis in 30 years, a renegade military leader seizes control of Russian towns, before turning around as part of an apparent compromise. Past correspondence shows bold safety claims by the creator of the Titan submersible. And train cars carrying hazardous material plunge into a river near Yellowstone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/202326 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tragic End in Sub Search

A debris field on the ocean floor is identified as the missing sub that vanished on a dive to the Titanic wreckage. A former Texas congressman joins the growing field of Republican presidential candidates. And a year after the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, Mississippi is an abortion care desert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/202328 minutes, 11 seconds
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Frantic Missing Sub Search

Searchers cling to hope of finding the sub that vanished on a dive to the Titanic wreckage, but time is running out. A Supreme Court justice is taking heat after allegations that he accepted a gift of a luxurious trip from a billionaire with cases before the nation’s highest court. And one federal agency takes Amazon to court, claiming deceptive tactics related to subscription services like Amazon Prime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/202326 minutes, 34 seconds
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Hunter Biden Will Plead Guilty

Hunter Biden agrees to plead guilty on misdemeanor tax charges. With oxygen running low, the U.S. military races to help in the urgent rescue of a missing sub vessel near the ruins of the Titanic. And Ukraine’s leading trauma center gives critical care on the frontlines of the war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202326 minutes, 57 seconds
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Missing Titanic Tour Sub

The search continues for a submersible vessel that disappeared as it was headed to the wreck of the Titanic. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to China culminates in a face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. And a heat wave that is blanketing much of Texas and Louisiana has put millions of Americans under heat alerts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/202321 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blinken in Beijing: The High-Stakes US-China Talks

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Beijing hoping to reset relations between the U.S. and China. President Biden announced his re-election campaign in April, but only now has he hit the campaign trail. And, after a two-year investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department, the Department of Justice says it found patterns of excessive force and discrimination. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/202330 minutes, 12 seconds
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Introducing 'The King Road Killings: An Idaho Murder Mystery'

It began as a weekend of football, parties, late-night food and good friends -- a normal Saturday night in the college town of Moscow, Idaho. But Sunday morning, four University of Idaho students are found stabbed to death in their beds. Through friends, witnesses, video surveillance and social media footage, we get to know who the victims were and reconstruct their final hours. Presenting the first episode of the new true-crime podcast "The King Road Killings: An Idaho Murder Mystery," a series that goes behind the scenes of the investigation into the savage murders of four University of Idaho students -- a case that captivated and horrified the nation in the winter of 2022. Find new episodes weekly on Apple Podcasts (https://tinyurl.com/2p8tbm6r), Spotify (https://tinyurl.com/yc2wj534), Amazon Music (https://tinyurl.com/3akehrhk) or wherever you're listening now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/202332 minutes, 19 seconds
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SCOTUS Sides with Tribes

In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court delivers a victory to tribes who want priority when adopting Native children. Sources confirm that President Trump refused lawyers’ advice to seek a settlement in the early stages of a federal investigation. And after Tyre Nichols’ death at the hands of Memphis police, his family finds others who have witnessed similar incidents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/202331 minutes, 26 seconds
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How Many Abortions Has Dobbs Prevented?

FiveThirtyEight obtains exclusive data on how abortions have shifted since the fall of Roe. The American Medical Association warns doctors against relying on the infamous Body Mass Index. And a downtown mall becomes the latest San Francisco retail space to call it quits.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/202329 minutes, 24 seconds
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Inside the Courtroom with Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump pleads not guilty to 37 federal counts. A judge warns Trump not to discuss the case with any other witnesses, particularly the aide who still works with him. And the Federal Reserve is expected to pause interest rate hikes after encouraging inflation data. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202326 minutes
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How to Arrange a Presidential Arraignment

Former President Trump will appear in court today in Miami, becoming the first U.S. president ever arrested by federal agents. Russia detains an American man living in Moscow. And high school students weigh the risks and benefits of college as tuition prices explode.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202329 minutes, 45 seconds
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Trump’s Defense

GOP allies race to the defense of former President Donald Trump, setting the stage for a months-long battle. A stretch of I-95 collapses amid flames in Philadelphia. And U.S. government officials confirm the existence of a Chinese-controlled intelligence base in Cuba.  For information on options for disabled travelers: https://wheelchairtravel.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202325 minutes, 11 seconds
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BONUS: The Case Against Donald Trump

In a special edition of “Start Here,” ABC’s Katherine Faulders walks us through the counts against former president Donald Trump outlined by the Justice Department.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202312 minutes, 33 seconds
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Trump Indicted Under Espionage Act

For the first time in American history, a US president faces federal charges. Sources confirm Donald Trump has been indicted on at least seven counts. And the US Supreme Court upholds a key part of the Voting Rights Act.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202328 minutes, 11 seconds
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Mars Attacks: Why the East Coast Turned Orange

Wildfire smoke chokes American cities, forcing millions indoors. Former vice president Mike Pence goes after Donald Trump in a forceful campaign announcement speech. And Florida police arrest a woman nearly a week after she shot a woman through a closed door.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/202327 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ukraine Underwater

A dam explodes along the Dnipro River, flooding vast areas of Ukraine. The DeSantis administration admits to sending more migrants on planes, this time to California. And the PGA Tour partners with the Saudi rivals it once dismissed as a moral hazard.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202326 minutes, 26 seconds
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Is Trump About to Be Indicted (Again)?

Attorneys for former president Donald Trump meet with DOJ officials in a last-ditch effort to avoid a federal indictment. The Securities and Exchange Commission files charges against crypto exchange giant Binance. And lawmakers in multiple states propose bills to outlaw “caste discrimination.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202329 minutes, 56 seconds
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India’s Rail Disaster

A train wreck in India leaves nearly 300 dead, with nearly a thousand injured. A Chinese warship cuts off a US destroyer, inflaming tensions near Taiwan. And economists wonder if if jobs and inflation can reach equilibrium after a debt ceiling debacle.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202326 minutes, 23 seconds
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Trump’s Documents: Lordy, There Are Tapes

Sources tell ABC News that federal investigators have audio recordings of President Trump admitting he had inappropriately retained classified documents after his term ended. Home insurance experts sound the alarm about flood-prone areas as hurricane season begins. And the Department of Homeland Security says “organized retail theft” has links to international crime rings.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202327 minutes, 14 seconds
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No More Mr. Vice Guy: Pence Readies His Run

Former Vice President Mike Pence is preparing to launch his election bid in Iowa. Texas officials say they’ve caught a suspected serial killer. And the CDC says teen pregnancy in America has never been lower.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Collapse of Trust in Iowa

After a dramatic rescue in a building officials claimed to have swept for survivors, a new search begins for the unaccounted. Prosecutors outline their case against the man who opened fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue. And a federal appeals court sides with the Sackler family, saying they can be personally shielded from lawsuits as part of their company’s bankruptcy agreement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202323 minutes, 51 seconds
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What’s in the Debt Ceiling Deal?

Members of Congress head back to Capitol Hill after President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy struck a deal to avoid default. Officials in Iowa begin clearing the site where an apartment building collapsed. And Ukraine tries to keep up with a Russian onslaught. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202324 minutes, 40 seconds
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Leave No One Behind: The Search for MIA

On this Memorial Day, we talk to Project Recover about their mission to find and repatriate the remains of U.S. servicemembers still classified as MIA decades after the conflicts that left their families without closure. For more information about Project Recover, visit their website (https://www.projectrecover.org) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202328 minutes, 30 seconds
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Tick, Tick, Doom: Did Congress Already Miss Its Deadline?

Members of Congress go home for a holiday weekend, leaving just a few working days before America defaults on its debt. A judge sentences Oath Keeper leader Stewart Rhodes to 18 years in prison. And the Supreme Court limits the EPA’s ability to oversee certain waterways, angering climate activists.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/202326 minutes, 53 seconds
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Florida Plan: The DeSantis Strategy

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis enters the presidential race. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen declines to name specific steps the U.S. will take upon defaulting. And western states strike an agreement to split up a dwindling water supply. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/202328 minutes, 22 seconds
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Uvalde, One Year Later

A year after one of the most deadly school shootings in American history, Uvalde residents share their stories with the ABC team that’s embedded in town with them. Ron DeSantis prepares to launch his presidential campaign today. And Ford reverses a plan to stop including AM radio in its vehicles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202327 minutes, 50 seconds
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Where “Recycled” Plastic Bags Really Go

An ABC News investigation reveals many plastic bags deposited in recycling bins are actually shipped to landfills and incinerators. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., enters the presidential race. And U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy puts out new guidelines for kids and social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202326 minutes, 13 seconds
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Life or Debt: Concerns Growing Over Debt Ceiling

President Biden prepares to meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy as the debt limit deadline approaches. Russia claims it’s taken the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. And the NAACP issues a “travel advisory” for the state of Florida. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202325 minutes, 53 seconds
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Drip, Drip: How Many Pentagon Leaks Were There?

Suspected intelligence leaker Jack Teixeira is expected to appear in court today, but the Pentagon is facing new questions over its allegations he was reprimanded for mishandling classified material several times. A rising number of antisemitic attacks has led to synagogues escalating their security posture. And “Dr. Deep Sea” Joe Dituri says he’s not leaving his underwater tank, even after breaking a world record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/202327 minutes, 57 seconds
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Abortion Pill Meets 5th Circuit

The Supreme Court hands liberals a potential win on gun control, while the Fifth Circuit grills the Biden administration on abortion. New Yorkers protest against housing thousands of new migrants. And the prime suspect in four Idaho murders is indicted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/202326 minutes, 56 seconds
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Debt Ceiling: POTUS Has Entered the Chat

President Biden and congressional Republicans appear to be working toward a potential deal on the debt ceiling. The family of an alleged shoplifter ask why his killing in a San Francisco drugstore didn’t result in charges. And the CEO of OpenAI asks congress to regulate artificial intelligence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202328 minutes, 16 seconds
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Why Border Crossings Are Down

Days after some predicted a migrant surge would begin, the Department of Homeland Security says border crossings are down. Ukrainian troops try to take back Bakhmut. And the World Health Organization warns about the perils of sugar substitutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202326 minutes, 40 seconds
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Will a Republican Save NC Abortion Rights?

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper will need at least one GOP lawmaker to defeat an override vote on an abortion ban. Turkey’s presidential election appears to be heading to a run-off. And Democrats consider whether President Biden should invoke the 14th Amendment to stave off a debt ceiling debacle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/202325 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Border After Title 42

Title 42 expires, ushering in new concerns of backups at immigration facilities. Prosecutors bring charges against a man who placed a New York subway rider in a chokehold. And the EPA recommends new regulations for power plant emissions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/202327 minutes, 26 seconds
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George Santos: I’m Innocent. Trust Me.

Rep. George Santos, R-NY, is charged with 13 counts of fraud. The Biden administration prepares to roll back Title 42 at the border. And in the face of cyber attacks, hospitals are training doctors to treat patients without the aid of computers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/202328 minutes, 14 seconds
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Trump Found Liable for Sex Abuse

A jury finds that E. Jean Carroll proved her case that Donald Trump once abused her in a dressing room, awarding her millions of dollars. Rep. George Santos is charged by federal prosecutors. And an influential panel says women should begin getting mammograms at age 40.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202326 minutes, 9 seconds
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Day of the Debt

Republicans prepare to visit the White House to negotiate a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Police learn more information about the man who went on a shooting spree at an outlet mall. And Bill Gates gives an exclusive interview on his foray into nuclear power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202328 minutes, 4 seconds
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Two Tragedies in Texas

Authorities in Texas continue to investigate Saturday’s mass shooting at a mall that killed eight people. Protesters in New York are calling for a former Marine to face charges after putting a homeless man in a deadly chokehold. And, Americans show stark differences in how they see age as a factor for Joe Biden vs. Donald Trump in 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/202326 minutes, 18 seconds
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Charles III: Return of the King

The U.K. is set to mark the crowning of King Charles III, but the 1,000-year-old tradition may be losing its charm. The Department of Justice scores a key verdict in the seditious conspiracy trial against leaders of the Proud Boys. And, the FDA could change rules around a birth control medication, making it much more accessible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/202328 minutes, 17 seconds
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Taste of Their Drone Medicine

Two drones come down near the Kremlin, prompting finger-pointing between Russia and Ukraine. Authorities capture a suspect in the shooting at an Atlanta medical center. And ABC News investigates years-long waitlists for housing subsidies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/202327 minutes, 17 seconds
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WGA Strike: The Sequel

Hollywood writers go on strike, imperiling productions and local economies. The Biden administration takes a page out of Trump’s immigration playbook. Congress examines whether it can, or should, impose ethics rules on the Supreme Court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202328 minutes, 28 seconds
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Cut to the Chase: Inside the First Republic Sale

The FDIC chips in $50 billion to help JPMorgan Chase buy flailing First Republic Bank. Black farmers are waiting for loan relief that was promised years ago. And a study shows ChatGPT conveys more empathy to medical patients than human doctors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202325 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Race to Rescue First Republic Bank

With First Republic Bank teetering on collapse, the U.S. government devises a way to put customers at ease. A Texas community grieves after a dispute allegedly leads to a mass shooting. And the U.S. organizes convoys out of Sudan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202327 minutes, 54 seconds
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Need to No: Bail Argument Against Alleged Leaker

Prosecutors say Jack Teixeira’s background is so concerning he can’t be trusted on bail, raising new questions about how he gained access to classified documents. Parents of Black autistic children say police need more training to avoid deadly escalations. And the greatest showman in 90’s talk shows, Jerry Springer, is dead at 79.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/202327 minutes, 22 seconds
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Censured in Big Sky Country

The Montana state legislature bars Rep. Zooey Zephyr from the floor for the remainder of its session, as punishment for her remarks supporting transgender healthcare. Disney sues Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. And a new documentary explores the prevalence of Ku Klux Klan members in taxpayer-funded positions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202332 minutes, 24 seconds
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Trump On Trial. Again.

The battery and defamation trial of E. Jean Carroll v. Donald Trump begins in New York. President Biden makes his re-election bid official. And even as fewer Americans associate with religion, more people are seeking out spiritual experiences through psychedelic drugs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202327 minutes, 48 seconds
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Biden’s Re-Election Bid

President Joe Biden plans to announce his re-election campaign as soon as this morning. Fox News and CNN sever ties with two of their most notable hosts. And a copyright infringement trial begins in New York, pitting Ed Sheeran against the late Marvin Gaye. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202329 minutes, 6 seconds
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Escape from Sudan

Under the cover of darkness, the U.S. evacuates its embassy in Sudan. Abortion rights advocates cautiously cheer the Supreme Court’s decision to stay a controversial ruling from Texas. And a trans lawmaker in Montana is silenced by Republican leadership after she forcefully condemned a bill affecting trans children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/202327 minutes, 27 seconds
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Charges Dropped against Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin manslaughter charges dropped in the fatal shooting on the movie set “Rust.” Facebook users can now apply for a payout in the Facebook data privacy settlement. And, a historic Louisiana island is shrinking due to rising sea levels.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/202328 minutes, 15 seconds
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Did SCOTUS Just Signal an Abortion Pill Overhaul?

The Supreme Court delays its decision on the abortion pill mifepristone, signaling a potential split between justices. And Brad visits Erie, Pennsylvania ahead of Earth Day, as scientists warn about the effects of microplastics in the nation’s fresh water.  Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/202326 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Big Lie Cost Fox $787 Million

In a historic settlement, Fox News agrees to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 million for airing lies about the 2020 election. A Sudan ceasefire lasts only minutes. And outraged Oklahomans are demanding resignations after city council members discuss lynchings behind closed doors.  Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202328 minutes, 31 seconds
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There’s a Fox in the Courthouse

A defamation trial over Fox’s coverage of Dominion Voting Systems gets underway in Delaware. Kansas City prosecutors file charges against a white man who shot a Black teenager who knocked on his door. And a report led by a respected medical team outlines the “lab leak” theory of COVID’s origins. Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202330 minutes, 1 second
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Pills, Pills, Pills: The Next SCOTUS Abortion Decision

The Supreme Court hits the pause button on a controversial abortion ruling, but could make a more lasting ruling later this week. Officials press for information on how a 21-year-old National Guardsman could access intelligence secrets. And Sudan spirals into a potential civil war.  Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202325 minutes, 25 seconds
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Help Us Win a Webby!

“Start Here” is up for a Webby Award, “Best News & Politics Podcast – Individual Episode,” for our coverage of the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion rights. Click the link to cast your vote and help us get the win. And check out ABC Audio's other Webby nomination, “Reclaimed: The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley," nominated for Best Limited-Series & Specials, Documentary. If you're unable to click the links in this description, visit https://www.abcaudio.com/webbys to learn how to vote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202353 seconds
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A Leak of Their Own: Military Suspect Arrested

FBI agents arrest a 21-year-old member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard for leaking a trove of information. The Fifth Circuit rolls back abortion pill rules by 20 years while the U.S. appeals to the Supreme Court. And with judicial appointments hanging in the balance, some Democrats urge Sen. Dianne Feinstein to step down. Watch the Washington Post’s interview with suspect’s online acquaintance: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/04/12/discord-leaked-documents/ Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/202331 minutes, 13 seconds
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Reduce. Reuse. Retreat from Fire.

A fire at a recycling facility in Indiana could continue burning for days, sending up a toxic plume of smoke. The Environmental Protection Agency announces an overhaul to emissions standards for car companies. And a growing number of “maternal care deserts” are leaving pregnant women stranded.  Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202328 minutes, 55 seconds
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Kentucky Officials: We’re Outgunned

With survivors still hospitalized, Kentucky doctors beg lawmakers to prevent more mass shootings. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg sues House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan. And President Biden visits Ireland 25 years after the Good Friday Agreement.   Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202326 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Bank Shooting in Louisville

At least five people are dead after a bank employee opened fire at his workplace. The U.S. Department of Justice appeals a judge’s ruling on abortion medication. And tensions escalate around Taiwan as China holds military drills.  Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202327 minutes, 40 seconds
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Will Abortion Pills Be Outlawed?

A judge’s ruling on Friday gives the Biden administration just days to appeal before the abortion drug mifepristone could be banned. A potential leak of government intelligence secrets sparks international headlines. And a 9-year-old tries to keep her goat from being slaughtered, only to be confronted by county sheriffs. Help Start Here win a Webby Award for Best News & Politics Podcast! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202327 minutes, 9 seconds
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Two Expelled in Tennessee

The Republican-led Tennessee House votes to expel two Democratic lawmakers for breaking decorum. The latest jobs report could be an indicator of things to come for the economy. And a bombshell report reveals that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of luxury travel without disclosing it. Help Start Here win a Webby Award for Best News & Politics Podcast! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/202325 minutes, 45 seconds
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Expelled...for Protesting a School Shooting?

Democratic lawmakers in Tennessee could be kicked out of office after a peaceful protest on the state House floor. The Manhattan district attorney spells out other hush money allegations against Donald Trump. And a North Carolina legislator switches parties, upending political dynamics on a range of issues. Help Start Here win a Webby Award for Best News & Politics Podcast! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/202330 minutes, 42 seconds
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New York v. Donald Trump

In a special edition, investigative reporter Olivia Rubin describes what happened inside the New York courtroom where Donald Trump became the first ex-president to be placed under arrest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202323 minutes, 19 seconds
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Trump’s Surrender

Former President Donald Trump arrives in New York to be processed and arraigned. Wisconsin voters go to the polls to shape the state’s judiciary. And NASA unveils its roster of astronauts for its upcoming Artemis mission. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202321 minutes, 51 seconds
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Could an Indictment…Help Trump?

Republicans debate how to handle the indictment of former President Donald Trump. Medicaid recipients begin to be removed from insurance rolls for the first time in years. And in an age of ripped action stars, doctors describe young men increasingly falling prey to “muscle dysmorphia.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202327 minutes, 13 seconds
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Trump Indicted

Donald Trump becomes the first former U.S. president charged with a crime. Russia arrests an American journalist on spying charges. And a man thought to be just the fifth person ever to be cured of HIV speaks exclusively to ABC News.  Want to be a bone marrow donor? Visit bethematch.org to join the donor registry, or call 1.800.MARROW2 to find a donor center.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/202328 minutes, 54 seconds
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Congress to Starbucks: Cut the Frap

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz faces a hostile Senate labor committee amid allegations of union-busting. Twenty years after authorizing the Iraq War, Congress votes to repeal that order. And amateur athletes are raking in cash through endorsement deals, but how young is too young for a payday? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202326 minutes, 45 seconds
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One Shooter. Seven Guns.

Police find the shooter in Nashville purchased seven guns, all legally, leading up to the attack on an elementary school. A fire at a Mexican detention center kills 40 migrants. And misinformation experts say fake photos have quickly become more convincing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202324 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Nashville School Shooting

A shooter opens fire on a Nashville elementary school, killing three 9-year-olds and three adults. In the face of unprecedented backlash, Benjamin Netanyahu pauses the push to weaken Israel’s judicial system. And with more than 20 already dead in the Deep South, meteorologists predict more potential tornadoes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202326 minutes, 23 seconds
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Deadly Tornadoes in the Deep South

A series of tornadoes demolishes small towns in Mississippi and Alabama. Israel plunges into a constitutional crisis as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fires his defense minister. And Swifties prepare for a hearing in Los Angeles over Ticketmaster’s Taylor Swift debacle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202323 minutes, 2 seconds
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TikTok Tries to Sweet Talk Congress

Facing calls for an outright ban, TikTok’s CEO defends the company’s ownership to Congress. An appellate court allows a trial to go forward for parents of a school shooter. And hip-hop fans contemplate what a series of attacks on rappers mean for the genre. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202330 minutes, 9 seconds
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A Back-to-School Plan…for Cops?

A Colorado student, who had to be patted down every day for safety, allegedly shoots two school administrators. The federal government considers an overhaul to organ donations. And law enforcement cracks down on “COVID relief fraud.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202325 minutes, 14 seconds
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Vested Interest: The Fed’s Big Decision

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates again, despite bank runs being attributed to previous hikes. Los Angeles teachers walk out of class in solidarity with striking school workers. And Fox News faces another complaint in an avalanche of lawsuits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202327 minutes, 36 seconds
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Arrest Assured? GOP Defends Trump

A potential indictment of former President Trump galvanizes the GOP. A dire UN report warns of irreparable damage. And the Supreme Court considers how much Colorado River water should go to the Navajo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202325 minutes, 41 seconds
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Trump Predicts His Own Arrest

With no announcements from the Manhattan DA regarding charges, former President Trump says he expects to be indicted this week. Vladimir Putin tours a Ukrainian city occupied by his own troops. And French protests over pensions give way to violence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202327 minutes, 34 seconds
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Drone Ranger: The Pentagon Brings Receipts

The Pentagon releases dramatic footage showing Russian fighter jets attacking a U.S. drone over the Black Sea. The White House issues an ultimatum to TikTok’s parent company. And the CEO of the company being ChatGPT sits down for an exclusive interview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/202327 minutes, 55 seconds
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How to Slow-Walk a Bank Run

Tumbling stocks reveal widespread nervousness about bank runs. A judge considers an injunction banning abortion pills nationwide. And the student body of a women’s liberal arts college votes to enroll transgender men.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202326 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Next Abortion Fight Begins

A Texas judge’s decision could impact medication abortion access across the country. A U.S. drone downed by Russian forces could escalate tensions. And the Environmental Protection Agency announces its plan to limit the amount of “forever chemicals” in drinking water. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202324 minutes, 27 seconds
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Don’t Call it a Bailout

President Biden insists a plan to reimburse bank deposits over the federal limit shouldn’t be called a “bailout.” Approval for an Alaska oil drilling venture is blasted by climate advocates. And as the COVID pandemic enters its fourth year, increasingly alarmed disability activists beg neighbors not to “move on.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202333 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Silicon Valley Bank Run

After a bank run that unsettled banks across the country, authorities decide to make sure Silicon Valley Bank customers are repaid. Former Vice President Mike Pence offers his most damning criticism yet of President Trump. And the Biden administration moves to force airlines to let parents sit with children for no extra charge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202327 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why So Many Trains Are Derailing

Another Norfolk Southern train derails as the company CEO appears before Congress. Mitch McConnell is hospitalized after a dangerous fall. And ABC’s Jason Nathanson previews the Oscars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/202327 minutes, 9 seconds
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The DOJ’s Damning Report on Louisville Police

The Justice Department issues a blistering report on the Louisville Metro Police Department, alleging systemic discrimination. The Biden White House tries to present a rosy economic picture despite plans from the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates again. And DACA recipients, facing uncertain futures, begin to “self-deport” to other countries.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/202328 minutes, 31 seconds
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Queen’s Gambit: Drag Erased in Tennessee

Drag queens and transgender residents react to a Tennessee ban on drag performance. A group of Texas women sue over the state’s abortion rules, saying they could have died by being denied care. And the Justice Department challenges a proposed merger between JetBlue and Spirit Airlines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202327 minutes, 21 seconds
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Americans Kidnapped in Mexico

Four Americans are dragged away at gunpoint after crossing the border into Mexico. President Biden, perhaps fearing Democrats being labeled “soft on crime,” declines to veto a bill overturning Washington D.C. policy. And Russia encircles the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202327 minutes, 2 seconds
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Another Train Derailment in Ohio

For the fourth time in five months, a train goes off the rails in Ohio. Donald Trump defiantly courts conservatives as former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declines to run. And Walgreens decides not to send abortion pills in the mail to more than 20 states. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202326 minutes, 32 seconds
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Jury: Murdaugh is a Murderer

A South Carolina jury takes less than three hours to find disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife and son. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, joins several Republicans in sponsoring a rail safety bill. And the House Ethics Committee opens a special investigation into freshman congressman George Santos.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/202327 minutes, 37 seconds
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How the TSA Discovered Explosives in a Suitcase

Security officials say they found explosives in a man’s luggage before taking off from Pennsylvania. Intelligence agencies conclude that “Havana Syndrome” is not the work of nefarious foreign actors. And a California couple sues a fertility clinic after giving birth to a child with a genetic mutation they tried to avoid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/202329 minutes, 17 seconds
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Biden’s Student Loan Plan: Flunked?

Supreme Court justices appear deeply skeptical of the White House’s plan to forgive student loans. The Conservative Political Action Conference begins with very few headliners attending. And the U.S. sets a deadline to delete TikTok from all government-owned devices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202326 minutes, 53 seconds
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SCOTUS Student Debt Argument: They Don't Even Go Here

The Supreme Court considers President Biden’s landmark decision to forgive billions in federal student loan debt. Families reckon with the end of expanded SNAP benefits. And the National Security Council reacts to reports over government investigations into COVID’s origins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202327 minutes
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The Mediterranean’s Migrant Crisis

A capsized ship results in dozens of migrants dead just off the coast of Italy. A winter storm dumps snow on southern California before sweeping across the country. And author Clint Smith describes the Black History lessons that can be learned outside the classroom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202327 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ukraine, One Year Later

Exactly one year after Russia began its invasion, Ukrainian citizens reflect on what they’ve lost and regained. South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh takes the stand at his own murder trial. And exonerated ex-convicts ask Missouri to pass legislation that would compensate them for their years behind bars.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/202327 minutes, 18 seconds
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Did a Juror Just Destroy Georgia’s Trump Case?

A grand jury’s recommendations become more scrutinized, and less secret, as the jury forewoman reveals key details. The Biden White House unveils new asylum policies that bear a striking resemblance to former President Trump’s. And shortages of diabetes drugs set off arguments over whether they should be used for weight loss.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202328 minutes, 12 seconds
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“Kyiv Stands Strong.”

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin offer dueling speeches on the state of the Ukrainian war. The Supreme Court hears a second case on the responsibilities of tech companies. And the train wreck in Ohio has prompted partisan arguments over train regulation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202327 minutes, 8 seconds
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Biden’s Secret Trip to Ukraine

In a surprise visit to Kyiv, President Joe Biden becomes the first U.S. president to make a wartime visit in a country where his troops are not serving. A 6.3 magnitude earthquake decimates Turkey even further. And social media companies face an existential battle in the Supreme Court today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202328 minutes, 25 seconds
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Jimmy Carter Enters Hospice Care

Former President Jimmy Carter begins end-of-life care. The U.S. considers sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. And residents in East Palestine, Ohio describe tasting “battery acid” in the air even as official measurements show it’s safe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202325 minutes, 19 seconds
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Elective Perjury: Georgia’s Grand Jury Report

Georgia authorities release parts of a grand jury report on 2020 election interference. President Biden gives his first in-depth explanation for shooting down unidentified objects. And Black students in a St. Louis suburb react to “diversity programs” being shut down.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/202330 minutes, 51 seconds
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Mistakes on a Plane: Another Near-Miss

The FAA says it’s investigating after another near-miss on a runway. A panel of FDA advisors agrees that Naloxone should be sold without a prescription to stop overdose deaths. And a Black ranching family describes a neighborly dispute becoming a flash point for racial threats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202328 minutes, 51 seconds
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Mourning at Michigan State

Students at Michigan State issue a plea to stop mass killings, after a gunman killed three students and injured five more. Former governor and UN ambassador Nikki Haley enters the presidential race. And officials give Ohio residents an update on how a train wreck could impact air, water and soil. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202329 minutes, 25 seconds
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Lives, Derailed: Ohio Town's Safety Questioned

Residents of East Palestine, Ohio return home less than two weeks after a train wreck spilled chemicals into the soil and air. New Mexico State University ends its basketball season after hazing allegations. And Americans squirm in a new era of “tipflation.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202329 minutes, 4 seconds
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Unidentified Floating Objects

President Biden orders several airborne objects shot down in American and Canadian airspace, without offering any clear explanation of what they were. Turkey begins arresting contractors whose buildings collapsed. And a Russian defector offers a look at one of the country’s most notorious armed units. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202328 minutes, 8 seconds
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“There are almost no miracles here.”

The earthquake death toll jumps past 20,000 in Turkey and Syria. College professors say they can’t even teach college-level Black History at historically Black universities. And to mark 50 years of women flying in the Navy, a group of fighter pilots prepare for the first all-female Super Bowl fly-over.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/202325 minutes, 14 seconds
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The (Other) Republican Response

Republicans try to coalesce after the State of the Union, even as former President Trump picks a fight with a potential rival. The Pentagon reveals that Chinese spy balloons have flown over dozens of countries. And ABC visits the town that calls itself “Football City, USA.” If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. Free, confidential help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are not on your own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202329 minutes, 49 seconds
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“We All Apparently Agree”: Biden’s Rowdy SOTU

In a defiant State of the Union address, President Biden promises to enact his economic agenda over Republican jeers. Turkish critics blame a rapidly rising earthquake death toll on the policies of President Erdogan. And the World Health Organization accuses infant formula makers of exploitative marketing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202326 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Earthquake Disaster in Turkey & Syria

A massive earthquake kills thousands in Turkey and Syria. President Biden prepares his State of the Union address. And a train derailment response is complicated by potentially deadly chemicals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202323 minutes, 19 seconds
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Pop Secret: The Spy Balloon Blow-Up

The White House responds to criticism of its handling of a Chinese spy balloon. Concerns about layoffs give way to worries about wages after a glittering jobs report. And Democrats release a new primary calendar featuring South Carolina as the “first in the nation.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/202329 minutes, 43 seconds
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Red Balloon: China’s Floating Surveillance

U.S. officials reveal they’ve been tracking a Chinese “surveillance balloon” high over Montana. Congressional Republicans boot Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) off the Foreign Relations Committee. And American volunteers help ferry “stolen” Ukrainian orphans from Russia to safety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/202325 minutes, 15 seconds
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“What Has Happened to the Dream?”

Memphis mourns at Tyre Nichols’ funeral. A whistleblower accuses Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts of ignoring a potential conflict of interest. And new adjustments from the College Board bring its African-American Studies course in line with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202329 minutes, 33 seconds
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‘Til Debt Do Us Part

For the first time as House speaker, Kevin McCarthy heads to the White House for a meeting with President Biden. With money finally being deployed for huge infrastructure projects, Biden seeks to reinvigorate local economies ahead of his State of the Union address. And while the U.S. deplores Iranian executions, a new report shows executions rising sharply under the leadership of Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202324 minutes, 23 seconds