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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.

Episode Date
‘Accountable’ Ep. 1: Election Protection
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ABC News correspondents Mary Bruce and Rachel Scott host a special series shining a spotlight on what’s at stake in the policy debates playing out on the state and federal level. In their first episode, meet the Texas woman who says an honest mistake at the polls in 2016 could land her in prison. Meanwhile, lawmakers in her state are preparing to pass even tougher election laws as Congress considers a bill to expand voting rights. So, is our election system too vulnerable to fraud or too susceptible to voter suppression? It depends who you ask.
Jun 19, 2021
Obamacare: Thanks, SCOTUS
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In a lopsided decision, the Supreme Court shuts down what could be the last gasp for opponents of the Affordable Care Act. With the establishment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, Congress turns its attention to voting rights. And Black farmers demand changes to a system they claim has sidelined them.
Jun 18, 2021
“What Are You So Afraid Of?”
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In the most high-stakes foreign summit of his term thus far, President Biden faces down Russian President Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, ABC's Rachel Scott asks the former KGB officer to account for alleged human rights violations. And as Congress approves Juneteenth as a federal holiday, some state governments are banning entire lesson plans about race. 
Jun 17, 2021
Don't Get Mad. Get Vlad.
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ABC's George Stephanopoulos tells us what Vladimir Putin is thinking as the Russian leader sits down with President Biden for a critical summit in Switzerland. Police departments across the country work to balance public safety and calls for reform as deadly gun violence continues to soar. And as California fully reopens, the vaccine honor system is put to the test for unvaccinated children.
Jun 16, 2021
COVID’s Next Target
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The American death toll slides closer to 600,000. President Biden gets a thumbs-up from NATO as he heads to meet Vladimir Putin. And Democrats try to convince a Supreme Court justice with a lifetime term to step down.
Jun 15, 2021
Gone Bibi Gone
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For the first time in 12 years, Benjamin Netanyahu is no longer the leader of Israel. The G7 wraps up with agreements on vaccines, taxes, and opposition to China. And critics of President Trump learn their communications data was secretly seized by the Trump administration. 
Jun 14, 2021
"Life Out Loud": Dr. Anthony Fauci & Dr. Rachel Levine
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This morning we wanted to share a bit more from LZ Granderson's conversations with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Rachel Levine, from the new podcast "Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson." On this week's episode of "Life Out Loud," Granderson sits down with Fauci, who's best known today for his role in the response to COVID-19, but Fauci has been on the front lines of the fight against HIV/AIDS for decades. In their conversation, Fauci recalls how that fight led to his unusual friendship with activist Larry Kramer, who once described him as “a murderer and an incompetent idiot.” Plus, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine, who made history as the first openly transgender person confirmed by the Senate, shares her advice for trans youth and their parents. About "Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson": Award-winning journalist LZ Granderson draws from his own lived experience as a gay, Black father to host thought-provoking, poignant and engaging conversations with some of the most influential and inspirational people in the LGBTQ+ community. Find more episodes and follow the show on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3fhwDHa), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3fhwRy0), or your app of choice (http://abcn.ws/lifeoutloud).
Jun 12, 2021
Group Think: What the G7 Wants from Biden
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Leaders from seven of the world's richest countries gather in England. Back in the US, inflation hits its highest rate since the Great Recession. And workplace regulators debate whether to impose mask requirements and other COVID requirements on employers.
Jun 11, 2021
Rx: Half a Billion Doses
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President Biden is expected to announce the US is purchasing 500 million doses for countries who need COVID vaccines. A government watchdog issues a controversial report, claiming a President Trump photo op played no role in a decision to forcefully disband Washington protesters. And Dr. Fauci describes how his role in the fight against HIV/AIDS shaped his approach toward public health. Editor's note: An earlier version of this podcast used the word "ally" in the acronym LGBTQIA. The correct abbreviations are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual. 
Jun 10, 2021
Biden’s Reassurance Roadshow
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President Biden heads to Europe for his first foreign trip. Vice President Harris is greeted with tough questions and touchy moments in Latin America. And ProPublica obtains tax records for the 25 wealthiest Americans.
Jun 09, 2021
Dry Cycle: How Drought Returned to the West
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With historic droughts imperiling western states, a government agency reveals the highest carbon dioxide levels in the planet's recorded history. The FDA expedites the approval process for a promising, but unproven, Alzheimer's drug. And the Department of Justice takes back millions of dollars stolen in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.
Jun 08, 2021
The Middle Man(chin)
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The Senate's most conservative Democrat enrages his colleagues as he refuses to support a major voting rights bill. Facebook cites a newly-adjusted policy as it extends a ban on former President Donald Trump. And a student is led out of his own graduation by police because he wore a Mexican flag over his shoulders.
Jun 07, 2021
Art of the Ordeal: A New Infrastructure Offer
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President Biden signals he's open to a far less expensive infrastructure package than he originally proposed. Banks contemplate banning overdraft fees. And overruling a vote from its members, New York Pride organizers will not allow LGBTQ police officers to march in uniform.
Jun 04, 2021
Vax Deferral
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President Biden puts forward a series of measures to get 70 percent of American adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4th. Republicans consider what a blowout loss in New Mexico means for a "tough on crime" platform. And the State Department warns employees that they could be targeted by "Havana Syndrome" attacks. 
Jun 03, 2021
Big Hac: Cyber Attack Derails Beef Production
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A new cyber attack forces the world's largest beef production company to shut down slaughterhouses across America. President Biden visits Tulsa to make the case for closing the "generational wealth gap." And in an exclusive interview, a lawyer representing former NFL players says the deal he negotiated over brain injuries sold his clients short.
Jun 02, 2021
Clear Eyes, Half-Full Statehouse, Can't Lose
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In an act of political defiance, Texas Democrats escape the state house, denying Republicans a chance to pass a controversial voting bill. Masked gunmen open fire on a birthday concert in Miami. And one of the world's top athletes withdraws from competition, saying interviews are too risky to her mental health.
Jun 01, 2021
How Will America's Longest War Be Remembered?
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In a Memorial Day special, Brad asks ABC's Senior Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell to reflect on his many reporting trips to Afghanistan, and to examine the legacy of America's presence -- and impending withdrawal.
May 31, 2021
Third Rail Issue: The Shooter’s Arsenal
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Investigators reveal new details about a mass shooter's guns, ammo, and grudges against his workplace. Airlines prepare for their first truly busy weekend since the pandemic began. And legal analysts question whether a new social media law outlawing "de-platforming" for political candidates is legal.
May 28, 2021
Mourning Commute: America’s Latest Mass Shooting
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A gunman opens fire on a California railyard. President Biden asks the intelligence community to investigate where the novel coronavirus came from a lab. And Amazon spends $8 billion acquiring MGM.
May 27, 2021
Two Thousand Kids. Zero Cases.
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New data indicate dramatic efficacy in COVID vaccines. A special grand jury considers a potential indictment for President Trump. And Secretary of State Antony Blinken advocates for investment in Palestinian territories.
May 26, 2021
The Police Force That Didn’t Fire a Shot in 2020
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One year after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, American cities are still struggling with how to reform and fund their police departments. The nation's largest school district says virtual learning will not be an option in the fall. And airlines scramble to change flight patterns to avoid another Belarus "hijacking."
May 25, 2021
Police Reform Reality Check
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While police reform legislation continues to be debated on Capitol Hill, activists prepare to mark the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death. Belarus is being accused of "air piracy" after it grounded a commercial airplane in order to arrest one man. And consumers are starting to feel the effects of a global semiconductor shortage.
May 24, 2021
Cease In The Middle East
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After more than 10 days of violence and death, Israeli leaders agree to a ceasefire with Hamas. The BBC is apologizing to the royal family for the way it obtained a bombshell interview with Princess Diana. And we speak to a police officer after an ABC News analysis finds departments in most major metropolitan areas don't look anything like the communities they serve.
May 21, 2021
Mask Communication
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Amid confusion, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky faces frustrated members of Congress. The White House pushes Israel to scale back its military campaign in Gaza. And human rights activists are pressing for a boycott of next year's Beijing Olympic Games.
May 20, 2021
Four Angles, Few Satisfied
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North Carolina prosecutors announce that officers were "justified" in shooting Andrew Brown, Jr. Israel faces growing calls for a cease-fire with Gaza. And a commission to study the siege at the US Capitol hits a dead end in Congress.
May 19, 2021
Exit Roe
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The Supreme Court announces it will hear a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, encouraging anti-abortion rights activists. AT&T reverses course in its acquisition of media companies, paving the way for another mega-network. And an associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz pleads guilty to sex trafficking.
May 18, 2021
Face Qualm: Did the CDC Move Too Soon?
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Cities, states and companies scramble to decide how to update mask mandates after new CDC guidelines. Israel escalates its military response in Gaza. And a single piece of steel on a Memphis bridge has upended shipping routes.
May 17, 2021
The End of Masks As We Know Them
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The CDC tells fully vaccinated Americans that masks are no longer necessary in most situations. New reporting shows that Colonial paid a ransom worth millions of dollars to cyber attackers. And Bitcoin prices dive amid criticism from environmentalists.
May 14, 2021
What Parents Should Know About Youth Vaccinations
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The CDC green lights Pfizer's COVID vaccine for 12 to 15 year-olds. President Biden invites Republicans to the White House to talk infrastructure. And violence breaks out within Israel as Jews and Palestinians clash. 
May 13, 2021
This Party is Off the Cheney
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Republicans prepare to oust Liz Cheney from her role in House leadership. Battles intensify in Israel and the Gaza Strip. And lines pile up at gas stations, putting pressure on supplies and prices. 
May 12, 2021
Tween-Age Dream: Pfizer’s New Authorization
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The FDA adds 12 to 15 year old children to Pfizer's emergency use authorization. Several Republican governors cut back unemployment benefits after damaging jobs report. And a hail of rocket fire in Jerusalem escalates tensions in the Middle East.
May 11, 2021
Hackers Hit the Gas
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A pipeline supplying half the East Coast is shut down after a ransomware attack, worrying national security experts and potentially driving up prices. A disappointing jobs report re-sets expectations for an economic recovery. And vaccine makers are preparing for a world in which Americans need annual COVID booster shots.
May 10, 2021
Block the Vote?
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Florida becomes the latest state to enact an aggressive series of voting restrictions. The Biden administration works to reunited separated immigrant families, while still trying to stem the tide of new migration. And the American birth rate hits a 40-year low.
May 07, 2021
The COVID Vaccine (TM)
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The Biden Administration signals support for a plan in which foreign companies can copy American vaccines. A Facebook oversight panel tells the company its policies for banning users are "arbitrary." And arrest records show as many as 1 out of 10 Capitol invaders have served in the military. 
May 06, 2021
Herd Was the Word. Until Now.
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As the US vaccination rate slows, herd immunity looks increasingly unlikely, but scientists say it may not matter. Donald Trump eyes a return to social media as debate over his election lies divides the GOP. And America's top diplomat joins allies at the first in-person summit in years.
May 05, 2021
Open Questions
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Pouncing on improving numbers and loosened guidelines from the CDC, many states are rapidly re-opening. India's cases top 400,000 a day raising global infections to unprecedented heights. And a trial begins pitting Apple against one of the most popular video games in the world.
May 04, 2021
Vaccine Makers: Think of the Children
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The FDA could give the green light, as soon as today, to start administering Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children 12 to 15. Caitlyn Jenner says trans girls should be kept out of girls' sports. And after the fall of the European "Super League," English soccer fans clash with police before breaking into a stadium and invading the turf.
May 03, 2021
Report Card Time: Biden's School Promise
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In a special edition of Start Here, ABC's education reporter Sophie Tatum follows up on President Biden's promise to have most American schools open to in-person learning by his 100th day in office.
May 01, 2021
DC’s Best Lobbyists: The Floyd Family
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A visit from family members, along with a push from President Biden, force Congress to consider a police reform bill. A new study questions whether all Americans know they're supposed to get a second vaccination dose. And Olympic organizers insist the Games will go on... but Japanese residents, and outside experts, are concerned. 
Apr 30, 2021
Biden’s “Dose of Hope”
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In an address to a joint session of Congress, President Biden outlines an ambitious agenda of relief, jobs, and spending. The FBI raids the home of Rudy Giuliani. And a Taliban commander tells ABC that the US will still be held to its original May 1st deadline to withdraw troops.
Apr 29, 2021
Face Value
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The CDC tells vaccinated Americans that they can ditch their masks in most outdoor settings. President Biden prepares for his anticipated address to Congress. And in a test of free speech and school oversight, a cheerleader's expletive-laden tirade makes its way to the Supreme Court.
Apr 28, 2021
India’s Unfolding Disaster
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The world's largest democracy is now home to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases. Attorney General Merrick Garland opens an investigation into another city's police force. And the US census has resulted in a redistribution of congressional seats.
Apr 27, 2021
One Shot Wonder
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The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is once again being administered, but this time with a warning. President Biden's acknowledgement of a century-old genocide prompts new tensions with Turkey. And Caitlyn Jenner enters a potential governor's race in California.
Apr 26, 2021
Do You Still Need a Mask Outside?
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As a CDC advisory panel gathers to discuss the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, some public health experts are questioning whether it's time to change mask guidelines. President Biden gathers virtually with other world leaders to announce new climate goals. And the Supreme Court's conservative majority rules that juveniles can be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Apr 23, 2021
Post Chauvin-ism: What’s Next for Police?
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Following the conviction of Derek Chauvin, the US Department of Justice opens an investigation into the Minneapolis police department. Business owners complain that despite a year of layoffs, they're having trouble hiring. And on Earth Day, ABC's Ginger Zee explores the future of American mining.
Apr 22, 2021
Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.
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As a jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty on three counts, our team reaches out to legal analysts, Minnesotans, and George Floyd's family for reactions.
Apr 21, 2021
What Jurors’ Faces Told Us During Closing Arguments
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The jury has begun deliberating in the Derek Chauvin trial. Attorney General Merrick Garland gives an exclusive interview to ABC News. And with every American adult eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, experts worry demand is already slowing.
Apr 20, 2021
Closing Time
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Attorneys in the Derek Chauvin trial prepare for closing arguments, while Minneapolis prepares for a potential verdict. Authorities say the alleged gunman behind the killing of eight people in Indianapolis had already had a gun removed from his possession... but was able to buy two more anyway. And Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic is back on the brink of death, less than three months after returning to Russia.
Apr 19, 2021
Defense, Rested. Minneapolis, Restless.
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Minneapolis remains on edge as the defense rests its case in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. President Biden slaps tough sanctions on Russia - but still wants to meet face-to-face with Vladimir Putin. And as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine remains on pause in the US, Europe is having trouble getting any shots into people's arms.
Apr 16, 2021
One and...Done?
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With a no-decision from CDC advisors, a pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccines could last over a week. A Minnesota prosecutor charges officer Kimberly Potter with manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. And intelligence officials point to China as the biggest threat to American security.
Apr 15, 2021