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 Jan 21, 2019
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The new daily podcast from ABC News. Straight to the heart of the stories that are driving national conversation. Twenty minutes, every weekday, available by 6am ET. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

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It's Emergency Time!
00:20:54
President Trump says he'll sign a compromise border deal. But he'll also sign a national emergency declaration, giving him potentially $8 billion for a wall. Amazon scraps its plan for a New York campus. And taxpayers aren't seeing the refunds they were expecting.


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Feb 15, 2019
"Looking for Landmines" in the Border Deal
00:19:15
Congress gets ready to vote on a border protection package...but everyone's nervously eyeing President Trump. A judge tears up Paul Manafort's deal with Robert Mueller. And in an ABC News exclusive, Jussie Smollett describes what it's like to be doubted over a brutal attack.


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Feb 14, 2019
Trump's Not Happy. But Does Congress Care?
00:21:45
President Trump complains about a border deal that he might sign anyway. El Chapo gets convicted. And Bill Gates is worried about tax rates that would "seize" wealth.


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Feb 13, 2019
How Congress Reached a Border Deal
00:21:00
With the president in Texas, congressional appropriators strike a deal on border security. The battle against ISIS territory may be down to one town in Syria. And a Democratic freshman sparks outrage in Congress.


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Feb 12, 2019
Why Border Talks Stalled (Hint: It's Not Just the Wall)
00:21:06
With just days before a shutdown deadline, lawmakers leave the negotiating table. A Democrat threatens Virginia's Lt. Governor with impeachment. And Amy Klobuchar joins the 2020 race.


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Feb 11, 2019
Jeff Bezos: Primed for Blackmail
00:20:38
Jeff Bezos says he's the victim of an extortion scheme from the National Enquirer's parent company. A subpoena threat from House Democrats has created a standoff with the acting Attorney General. And another lawmaker in Virginia admits to his role in blackface yearbook photos.


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Feb 08, 2019
The Week Virginia's Leadership Crumbled
00:20:19
The top three men in Virginia's leadership structure are all resisting calls to resign. The House Intelligence Committee sends potential ammunition to Robert Mueller. And 10 years after new financial rules, payday lenders will see regulations rolled back.


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Feb 07, 2019
#SOTU-ational Awareness
00:19:15
In a special edition of Start Here, Brad goes inside the chamber to hear the speech for himself. From reporters, to analysts, to a surprise visit from @AOC, we'll break down the biggest moments from last night.


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Feb 06, 2019
The State of Our Union Is...Complicated
00:19:44
President Trump takes his pitch -- and his fight -- to Congress. Leaders continue to question whether Afghanistan can handle a troop withdrawal, so David Muir went to find out. And Stacey Abrams lost her election, but gained the biggest audience of her life tonight.


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Feb 05, 2019
Ralph Northam's Bad Yearbook Photo
00:21:43
Following a halting response to a racist yearbook photo, the governor of Virginia becomes a Democratic pariah. The US considers forcing humanitarian aid into Venezuela. And El Chapo's fate gets handed over to 12 American jurors.


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Feb 04, 2019
BONUS: Cory Booker is Running
00:06:29
Cory Booker announces he's running for President. In a bonus segment of Start Here, Brad brings in FiveThirtyEight political analyst Perry Bacon Jr. to explain how Booker stacks up in a crowded field.


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Feb 01, 2019
Trump Jr.'s Mysterious Blocked Calls, Revealed
00:21:13
In an ABC News exclusive, sources tell us who Donald Trump Junior called hours before he met with a Russian lawyer. As lawmakers try to reach a border compromise, President Trump tells them not to bother. And while the headlines are all about "Russian roulette," a St. Louis shooting really revolves around a police department investigating itself...and an untrusting prosecutor.


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Feb 01, 2019
Inside a Venezuelan Protest
00:20:04
As Venezuelans gather in the street, ABC's Ian Pannell is among them -- and he says all the pieces are in place for a disaster. Foxconn changes its plans, at the expense of blue-collar workers. And congressional negotiators get to work...before quickly bolting from Washington.


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Jan 31, 2019
No One Puts Mueller on a Deadline
00:19:10
Lawmakers say what seemed like an off-the-cuff remark was actually Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker undermining Robert Mueller. Intelligence chiefs put out their annual threat assessment, but it doesn't seem to square with President Trump's views. And a star of the TV show "Empire" reports a brutal attack that is now being investigated as a possible hate crime.


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Jan 30, 2019
Is It Too Early for Trump to Worry About 2020?
00:21:47
In a new poll from ABC News, a majority of voters say they "definitely" won't vote for President Trump. With shutdown votes done for now, Congress moves forward with its agenda. And 17 years into the Afghan War, the future might rest on an agreement with the Taliban.


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Jan 29, 2019
The Shutdown's Over. What Now?
00:20:51
President Trump's back where he started, but the playbook might have changed. Robert Mueller's teams draw a line from Wikileaks, through Roger Stone, to the Trump campaign. And a measles outbreak in Washington prompts tough questions about vaccination laws in the Pacific Northwest.


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Jan 28, 2019
Friday, January 25: The Three Week Plan
00:22:36
Congress crafts a deal that would open the government...if only long enough to pay federal workers. The Department of Homeland Security announces a major change to asylum applications. And Nicolas Maduro clings to power, as American diplomats pack their bags.


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Jan 25, 2019
Thursday, January 24: Speechless
00:21:45
President Trump dares Nancy Pelosi to uninvite him from the State of the Union, and she obliges. Prison officials worry that delayed paychecks could make guards vulnerable to bribes. And the US sides with Venezuela's opposition, recognizing a 35 year old president.


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Jan 24, 2019
Wednesday, January 23: States of the Union
00:22:48
In a sign the shutdown could go well into next week, the White House plans two different speeches for President Trump. The Supreme Court tells the Trump administration to go ahead with its transgender ban in the military. And after a three-year investigation, ABC News has obtained audio in one of the decade's biggest medical fraud stories.


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Jan 23, 2019
Tuesday, January 22: Wiggle Room
00:20:20
As lawmakers return to Washington on Day 32 of the shutdown, insiders say there might be an opening for negotiation. President Trump's lawyer walks back every timeline he's given to describe Trump negotiations with Moscow. And Kamala Harris makes it official: she's running.


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Jan 22, 2019
Monday, January 21: I Have a DREAMer Deal
00:21:02
President Trump tries to break an impasse with temporary protections for DREAMers. A high schooler in a MAGA hat gives his side of the story. And a new study finds that opioid marketers are pitching doctors...with potentially deadly results.


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Jan 21, 2019
Friday, January 18: I'm Not Canceled, You're Canceled
00:21:08
President Trump strikes back at Nancy Pelosi. The White House fends off Russia concerns. And the Women's March hits a roadblock.


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Jan 18, 2019
Thursday, January 17: This Doesn't FEEL Like Victory...
00:22:09
After losing four service members to an ISIS attack, the Trump administration continues to insist that ISIS has been defeated. Nancy Pelosi busts out a shutdown power play. And a Turkish basketball player won't travel back to Europe because he's afraid of being assassinated.


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Jan 17, 2019
Wednesday, January 16: Barr Buddies
00:21:16
Attorney General nominee William Barr is pressed on his relationship with Robert Mueller. Theresa May gets crushed in Parliament, but may still survive a no-confidence vote. And terrorists open fire on a luxury hotel in Nairobi.


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Jan 16, 2019
Tuesday, January 15: Deal? Don't Bet The Farm
00:20:19
As President Trump reassures struggling farmers and takes a national emergency off the table, dealmakers on Capitol Hill say there's still no movement on ending the shutdown. Today's Brexit vote could cost Theresa May her job. And Republicans tell Rep. Steve King he's not welcome on committees after comments on white supremacy.


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Jan 15, 2019
Monday, January 14: Lost in Translation
00:22:40
After claims that the FBI was worried about his relationship with Russia, the Washington Post reports President Trump tried to hide records of his conversations with Vladimir Putin. Shutdown staffing issues are leading to airport terminal closures. And after begging 12 Twitter followers for help, a Saudi teenager begins her new life in Canada.


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Jan 14, 2019
Friday, January 11: Borderline
00:20:45
The gears of the White House seem to be readying for an emergency declaration. House Democrats find a star witness in Michael Cohen. And American women are having fewer babies.


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Jan 11, 2019
Thursday, January 10: "I Said Bye-Bye"
00:22:49
President Trump leaves Democrats and Republicans hanging as he heads to the border. Robert Mueller's guardian angel makes plans to leave. And after years of allegations, police departments field demands to investigate R. Kelly.


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Jan 10, 2019
Wednesday, January 9: Back in Primetime
00:22:34
In a special edition of Start Here, President Trump uses his first primetime address in the Oval Office to make a pitch for a border wall. Our White House reporters, fact checkers, and our team on the border explain what was true...and what was borderline.


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Jan 09, 2019
Tuesday, January 8: Shout Down
00:21:45
Amid what's become an escalating media battle with Democrats, President Trump will deliver a primetime address to the nation. Despite claims that we've defeated ISIS, Kurds in Syria say they've found ISIS being helped...by two Americans. And a woman who was trafficked at 16 has been granted clemency, after serving 15 years for killing a man who solicited her.


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Jan 08, 2019
Monday, January 7: Your Shutdown
00:23:55
As the shutdown begins to affect more Americans, we talk to a SNAP recipient who's worried about her family's grocery money. Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro make their first trips to Iowa as presidential hopefuls. And Kevin Spacey faces a courtroom in a sexual assault case.


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Jan 07, 2019
Friday, January 4: Herstoric
00:21:06
After celebrating a day of firsts, the Democratic House issues its first legislative challenge to President Trump. Committees get to work on a slew of investigations. And the Russian lawyer for an American accused of spying says he might get swapped.


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Jan 04, 2019
Thursday, January 3: "As Long As It Takes"
00:19:28
A summit with congressional leaders wasn't enough to end the shutdown. Nancy Pelosi will take the gavel and become the Speaker of the 116th Congress. And border clashes intensify south of San Diego.


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Jan 03, 2019
Wednesday, January 2: Back for More
00:22:12
With Nancy Pelosi on the cusp of the speakership, President Trump invites Democrats back to the White House to negotiate an end to the shutdown. Elizabeth Warren might just be the first of many to get a head start on the 2020 race. And Russia arrests an American on spying charges.


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Jan 02, 2019
Monday, December 31: No Resolution
00:22:27
With no end in sight to the government shutdown, White House sources start embracing preparations for the long haul. DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defends her role in the death of another child in American custody. And as Nebraskans learn a patient is being monitored for Ebola, a Congo town revolts.


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Dec 31, 2018
Friday, December 28: The Cases That Will Define 2019
00:20:29
We revisit two legal trends that will reverberate next year: DNA genealogy suddenly cracking cases, despite some ethical concerns -- and lenient sentences for young men accused of sexual assault.


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Dec 28, 2018
Thursday, December 27: The Year After
00:25:22
This week on Start Here, we're taking a look at the most compelling interviews of the year, and bringing you updates on them. Today: we look back at two stories to learn what life is like after tragedy. Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, describes how hatred has evolved in 2018. And Tom Marquardt, former editor of the Capital Gazette newspaper, describes what it was like when threats turned into a mass shooting.


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Dec 27, 2018
Wednesday, December 26: Back To The Cave
00:18:26
This week on Start Here, we're taking a look at the most compelling interviews of the year, and bringing you updates on them. Today: every other reporter had left Thailand. But ABC's Matt Gutman had just begun. In a special edition of Start Here, we revisit Chiang Rai to check in with a team of soccer players, and learn what was really happening behind the scenes during the most inspiring story of the year.


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Dec 26, 2018
Monday, December 24: I Survived
00:28:24
This week on Start Here, we're taking a look at the most compelling interviews of the year, and bringing you updates on them. Today: a survivor of Hurricane Michael, who spoke to us live as his house was ripped apart. Plus a leader of a town, made homeless by California's Camp Fire.


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Dec 24, 2018
Friday, December 21: Not "My General" Anymore
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Defense Secretary James Mattis resigns, citing differences with President Trump. A deal to fund the government falls apart. And American officials say our scariest hacks are coming from China.


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Dec 21, 2018
Thursday, December 20: Syrial
00:22:38
President Trump says US troops are coming home from Syria ASAP. The Rohingya escaped Myanmar, but now Bangladesh wants to send them to a deserted island. And Cuba agrees to allow baseball players to play in the US, without leaving everything thing they know behind.


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Dec 20, 2018
Wednesday, December 19: Who's Going to Pay for the Wall
00:22:55
President Trump finds a potential shutdown solution: ask his government to find taxpayer money for a border wall. Michael Flynn's confidence turns into a sentencing delay. And Elon Musk's Boring Company is racing a snail.


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Dec 19, 2018
Tuesday, December 18: Fed Up
00:22:05
Stocks slide ahead of today's Fed meeting, as economists predict a recession. ABC News uncovers a potential foreign deal by the Trump Organization. And CBS says Les Moonves won't see a dime of his $120 million severance package.


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Dec 18, 2018
Monday, December 17: Obamacare is Ailing
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Just before the deadline to enroll for coverage next year, a federal judge in Texas declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional and struck down the entire law. But that doesn't mean Republicans who want it gone got their wish -- yet. The family of a 7-year-old migrant girl who died in US custody denies government reports that she'd been without food and water. And President Trumps suggests he might pardon a former Green Beret who was charged with murder.


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Dec 17, 2018
Friday, December 14: Freedom (Until March)
00:23:45
In his first broadcast interview since the feds knocked on his door this spring, Michael Cohen sits down with George Stephanopoulos to react to his sentence. China arrests its second Canadian citizen in the wake of the Huawei scandal. And Apple expands its US footprint.


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Dec 14, 2018
Standby for news...
00:00:35
We're about to hear from Michael Cohen for the first time since his sentencing. Check back here at 7am ET for a special edition of Start Here.


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Dec 14, 2018
Thursday, December 13: Who A.M.I. to Judge?
00:23:28
As Michael Cohen is sentenced, another Trump ally joins him in implicating the president. Theresa May quells a revolt in her own party -- for now. And migrants survived the journey to America...but never made it out of detention centers alive.


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Dec 13, 2018
Wednesday, December 12: "Proud to Shut Down"
00:23:25
In a made-for-TV blowout, President Trump tells Democrats he's ready to shut down the government over a border wall. Google gets grilled by lawmakers. And a Baylor rape case becomes a plea deal, with the defendant serving no jail time.


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Dec 12, 2018
Tuesday, December 11: You Brexit, You Buy It
00:22:38
Theresa May is forced to delay a Brexit vote, as the world awaits the consequences. President Trump gets set to welcome Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer again...but this time Pelosi's got more swagger. And Russians have used spies, hacks, and fake news to influence elections -- but it's "deep fakes" that are worrying the Pentagon.


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Dec 11, 2018
Monday, December 10: Synergy
00:22:28
Robert Mueller's court filings dominated the weekend, shedding new light on phrases like "campaign synergy" and "Individual 1." President Trump makes several big staffing decisions, but doesn't seem to get his wish for Chief of Staff. And the second-biggest Ebola outbreak in history has just hit its first major city.


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Dec 10, 2018