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George
 Nov 27, 2019

great way to start ur morning!
 Nov 26, 2019
many views are packed in a powerful few minutes to bring you up to speed to what's going on around you and in the world.


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Joe
 Oct 4, 2019
You interviwed a poor day laborer who works in Detroit, had just lost his son, miserable situation yet you couldn't care less wouldn't even say something like I'm sorry about your loss and like, good luck going forward... Heartless!!!

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 Jan 21, 2019
The best way to start each day informed.

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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.

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Two Weeks. Ten Million Layoffs.
00:23:32
COVID-19 leaves six million more Americans without jobs, doubling last week's grim record. A small business owner explains why a loan to keep paying employees isn't worth it. And as crime rates plummet in homebound neighborhoods, police see troubling surges in domestic violence.


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Apr 03, 2020
Shelter in Place: So Fraught Right Now
00:22:05
Following a shift in tone from President Trump, several Republican governors reverse course on "shelter in place" orders. Officials brace for a new unemployment report. And while observers argue over whether COVID-19 will hit rural areas, Native American tribes say it's already arrived on reservations.


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Apr 02, 2020
America's "Very Painful Two Weeks" Are About to Begin
00:24:36
The White House issues a daunting report, predicting a "minimum" of 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the coming months. Healthcare workers begin contracting cases, including 20% of EMS workers in New York. And a principal tries to get teachers and parents accustomed to tele-learning.


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Apr 01, 2020
Help Needed
00:24:36
With most workers being told to stay home, essential groups of grocery and warehouse workers are striking for better protection. A choir rehearsal in Washington, complete with social distancing protocols, still results in dozens of COVID-19 cases. And ABC's Chief Medical Correspondent explains whether this coronavirus is, in fact, "airborne."


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Mar 31, 2020
Easter, Minus the Peeps
00:21:57
As White House officials predict upwards of one hundred thousand deaths, President Trump admits America won't be ready to return to work for at least a month. While several states institute travel restrictions on New Yorkers, Southern governors declare their own emergencies. And our federal agencies reporter clarifies what the Trump Administration has gotten right (and wrong) so far.


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Mar 30, 2020
The Layoffs That Broke the Internet
00:22:56
The coronavirus pandemic results in the single biggest week of layoffs in American history, and more are on the way. A New York hospital is already being overloaded with COVID-19 cases. And outbreak wreaks havoc on an American aircraft carrier.


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Mar 27, 2020
The Biggest Stimulus Bill in History
00:22:58
The US Senate strikes a $2 trillion dollar deal to get cash to Americans whose lives are being upended by the coronavirus pandemic. New York gets its first glimmer of good news, but many hospitals and morgues are already at capacity ahead of a surge. And a nurse answers our questions, from "what's the biggest mistake you're seeing" to "do you wash your Amazon packages?"


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Mar 26, 2020
"This Is Not a Game"
00:23:38
President Trump has circled Easter Sunday on his calendar for America's "grand re-opening." A New York family describes what it's like to lose someone to COVID-19. And India puts 1.3 billion people on lockdown.


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Mar 25, 2020
Back to Work. (Too Soon?)
00:21:42
In a break with health experts, President Trump signals that two weeks of working from home might be enough. A stimulus deal appears to be on the horizon, but it still hasn't been approved by Congress. And we ask ABC's Chief Medical Correspondent: do homemade masks do anything?


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Mar 24, 2020
Make Masks, Not War
00:22:25
While social distancing may slow the spread of COVID-19, states are becoming nervous that their hospitals will be overwhelmed. Everyone agrees on the need for a stimulus bill, so why did talks break down between Republicans and Democrats? And while this is a very contagious strain of coronavirus, doctors see a silver lining in their colleagues' masks.


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Mar 23, 2020
Doctor's Orders: Stay Home
00:23:28
California Gov. Gavin Newsom puts the entire state on lock-down, as President Trump expresses hope about drug treatments for COVID-19. Americans abroad find themselves stuck as borders close. And doctors say shortages of masks and respirators are already starting.


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Mar 20, 2020
Our Reporter Got COVID-19. Here's What Happened Next.
00:22:51
ABC's Kaylee Hartung checks in from quarantine after being diagnosed with coronavirus. The markets reach their lowest point since the early days of the Trump Administration, but the concerns go far beyond stocks. And why health officials say no one -- even President Trump -- should be calling this a "Chinese flu."


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Mar 19, 2020
"Please Stay Home." Minus the "Please"
00:23:00
California could just be the beginning -- other areas are now considering mandatory "shelter in place" orders. As analysts announce a recession has arrived, the Trump Administration pushes the biggest economic stimulus plan in history. And what's the bigger problem for Bernie Sanders: a lack of delegates, or a lack of voters in line?


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Mar 18, 2020
The New Normal
00:21:31
A Wall Street free-fall signals longer-lasting problems as economists foresee a "new normal." President Trump issues new, stricter guidelines on Americans' behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. And suspicious cyber activity on government networks raises the question: what if foreign countries try to make this worse, not better?


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Mar 17, 2020
CDC: Shut It Down
00:24:23
In a dramatic escalation, the CDC recommends shutting down gatherings of 50+ people, as state and local officials force bars and restaurants to shutter. Hospitals wonder how they'll keep the sickest patients alive ahead of a possible ventilator shortage. And the distance between Joe Biden & Bernie Sanders becomes apparent in what might be the last primary debate of 2020.


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Mar 16, 2020
"That is a Failing."
00:23:00
One of the nation's top health experts sounds the alarm, saying the U.S. has "failed" when it comes to testing for COVID-19. The stock market suffers its worst drop since Black Monday, while lawmakers continue to work on a possible stimulus package. And the U.S. military launches airstrikes after an Iranian-backed militia group crosses a 'red line' in Iraq.


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Mar 13, 2020
Cancel Culture: It's Spreading
00:23:47
As the World Health Organization recognizes a coronavirus "pandemic," President Trump and other leaders take drastic steps. Harvey Weinstein's victims share their stories at his sentencing. And Bernie Sanders changes his tone as the Democratic primary enters a new phase.


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Mar 12, 2020
Like a Glove: Did Michigan Just Win it for Biden?
00:24:39
In a state Bernie Sanders needed to win, Joe Biden cruises to victory, potentially clinching the Democratic nomination. The Trump Administration floats a tax relief plan to stem fears of novel coronavirus. And a year after ISIS was declared defeated, the Pentagon identifies two Marines killed by ISIS fighters in Iraq.


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Mar 11, 2020
Is The Economy Infected?
00:24:09
Pessimism gives way to panic on Wall Street, as a ten-minute freefall trips a "circuit breaker" for the first time in a generation. A congressman who famously wore a gas mask on the House floor might have just exposed President Trump to coronavirus. And FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver explains why Michigan isn't enough to "make" Bernie Sanders' chances...but it could break them.


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Mar 10, 2020
Abandon Ships
00:22:54
In its most sweeping move yet to fight COVID-19, the Trump Administration advises Americans to stop going on cruises worldwide. Kamala Harris becomes the latest former candidate to endorse Joe Biden. And as Saudi Arabia makes oil prices plummet, the crown prince consolidates power by having family members arrested.


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Mar 09, 2020
Bonus: What You Need to Know About COVID-19
00:13:07
It's your user guide to the coronavirus outbreak. In a special edition of Start Here, ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton answers listener questions about the outbreak, telling us what we should (and shouldn't) be doing to protect ourselves.


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Mar 07, 2020
How COVID-19 Created a "Ghost Town"
00:23:22
As COVID-19 surges through the states of Washington and New York, healthcare facilities and workplaces scramble to figure out options. Elizabeth Warren drops out of the race for president, but neither she nor her supporters are falling in line behind another candidate yet. And a British court confirms what human rights advocates have said for years -- that the billionaire ruler of Dubai has kidnapped young women to stay with him.


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Mar 06, 2020
Bloomberg Bust = Biden Bucks
00:23:34
Joe Biden's path looked clearer Tuesday night...and that was before a Wednesday endorsement by Michael Bloomberg. So what does Bernie Sanders do about it? Congress approves new expenditures to fight a coronavirus epidemic, as the CDC clears the way for more tests. And the US Supreme Court hears one of the most divisive cases of the year.


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Mar 05, 2020
"They Don't Call It Super Tuesday for Nothing"
00:21:41
In a special edition of Start Here, Joe Biden seizes momentum to capture of slew of Super Tuesday states. Bernie Sanders continues his march, but his underperformance in key states could prompt new questions about his path forward. And Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren start feeling the heat.


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Mar 04, 2020
Beware the Bides of March
00:22:15
In a last-ditch effort to blunt Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden rolls out a raft of endorsements from former Democratic candidates. The Supreme Court ensures that Obamacare will be front and center this November. And officials in Washington state announce a startling number of coronavirus deaths.


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Mar 03, 2020
Mayor Beat
00:23:11
Joe Biden's victory in South Carolina was so big that two of his rivals dropped out within 24 hours - so what does this mean for Super Tuesday? President Trump takes a defensive tone on the coronavirus epidemic, as worries increase about a Seattle outbreak. And a deal with the Taliban to start removing US troops hits its first snag.


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Mar 02, 2020
Fever Pitch
00:23:15
Markets plunge again amid skepticism that government agencies are fully equipped to stop COVID-19 from spreading further. The Biden campaign gets ready for its moment of truth in South Carolina. And riots in Delhi turn deadly.


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Feb 28, 2020
Handwasher-in-Chief
00:21:13
In his first-ever Q&A in the White House briefing room, President Trump outlines his administration's game plan for stopping COVID-19. Black voters in South Carolina take stock of their options ahead of Saturday's primary. And Philadelphia gets ready to open a "supervised injection site" for drug users.


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Feb 27, 2020
CDC: "This Could Be Bad."
00:24:17
An announcement from the CDC sparks even larger concerns about COVID-19. Democrats, in their final debate before South Carolina and Super Tuesday, shift their focus to Bernie Sanders. And President Trump crosses Attorney General William Barr's line in the sand.


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Feb 26, 2020
#MeToo Moves Forward, With Conviction
00:22:59
In a landmark decision, a Manhattan jury finds Harvey Weinstein guilty of sexual assault and rape. Stocks plummet over fears of COVID-19 spreading beyond China. And President Trump holds the largest rally of his life...in India.


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Feb 25, 2020
A Slow Bern, No Longer
00:24:12
In the 500th episode of Start Here, Bernie Sanders cruises to what could be a decisive victory in Nevada. President Trump's team gives conflicting accounts of whether Russia is bolstering campaigns. And South Korea becomes the latest country to install sweeping quarantines over fears of COVID-19.


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Feb 24, 2020
Spy Blame
00:23:22
President Trump pushes out the nation's top intelligence official, after Democrats were included in a crucial Russia briefing. Roger Stone is sentenced to 40 months, but could still receive a pardon. And the nation's biggest lingerie company sees a shakeup in the wake of Jeffrey Epstein.


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Feb 21, 2020
Mike Drop
00:22:21
Some of the most devastating blows of the 2020 campaign arrived on one night -- and they were all aimed at Michael Bloomberg. As Washington braces for fireworks at the Department of Justice, the Pentagon sheds some top brass of its own. And Britain starts to implement an immigration plan straight out of the Trump playbook.


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Feb 20, 2020
Bloomberg's Biggest Bet
00:20:27
In one of the most anticipated debate matchups yet, former mayor and current billionaire Michael Bloomberg joins the fray in Nevada. President Trump issues a flurry of clemency actions to white collar criminals, including to personal acquaintances. And Apple is absorbing a slowdown in China -- but a lot of companies don't have Apple's deep pockets.


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Feb 19, 2020
#MeToo's Biggest Moment Yet
00:21:12
After two years of outrage and three weeks of testimony, a jury finally weighs charges against Harvey Weinstein. American cruise ship passengers did everything they could to avoid coronavirus, only to be told they might have been exposed on the bus ride to the airport. And it's become more than a cheating scandal -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is facing open criticism from players, and doubts over baseball's immediate future.


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Feb 18, 2020
COVID-19: Cruise Control
00:22:41
After two weeks of coronavirus horror stories, the US State Department sends in charter jets to get Americans off a cruise ship in Japan. Caucusing has already begun in Nevada. And ABC's James Longman travels through northeastern Syria to answer a simple question: if ISIS is defeated, why is everyone so nervous about a resurgence?


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Feb 17, 2020
Does This Clear the Barr?
00:24:32
In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Attorney General William Barr criticizes the president for inserting himself in the Roger Stone case. A judge halts a massive Pentagon technology project over concerns that Amazon lost the bid because of a Trump beef. And after a year of widespread wildfires, a tribe in the Amazon goes to war -- literally -- with the illegal logging industry.


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Feb 14, 2020
Sentence Fragment
00:21:30
Attorney General William Barr faces questions over why a presidential ally suddenly received a lesser sentencing recommendation. In an alarming moment for the Middle East, American service members exchange fire with Syrian forces. And two years after the Parkland massacre, families continue to take different approaches to activism.


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Feb 13, 2020
"Bernie Has an Army"
00:22:26
The "first in the nation" primary ends with a Bernie Sanders victory -- so why isn't Sanders a runaway favorite for the nomination? Four DOJ prosecutors walk off the case after their recommended sentence was overruled by their bosses. And New York police arrest a man for allegedly beginning a sex trafficking scheme out of his daughter's dorm room.


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Feb 12, 2020
New Hampshire Just Kicked Up a Notch
00:18:47
Voting is already underway in New Hampshire, and Brad is up in its famous North Country to see midnight voting up close. Elsewhere, candidates are still attempting convince undecided voters. And FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver says Joe Biden's not necessarily done yet.


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Feb 11, 2020
Knock Knock, Who's There? Some Desperate Candidates.
00:24:02
Coming off strong Iowa performances, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg appear to be separating from the New Hampshire pack -- so we asked George Stephanopoulos to break down each campaign's chances. President Trump gets warned against a post-impeachment purge, and does it anyway. And coronavirus just became a more deadly killer than SARS.


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Feb 10, 2020
Take Nothing for Granite: The New Hampshire Debate
00:21:52
In a special edition of Start Here, Brad gets an all-access pass to last night's Democratic debate in Manchester, New Hampshire.


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Feb 08, 2020
Same Split, Different Day
00:21:08
With the New Hampshire debate looming, Bernie Sanders re-ignites a war with the Democratic National Committee. President Trump basks in the glow of acquittal, why signaling possible retribution to his enemies. And the first witness to speak on Harvey Weinstein's behalf gets torched in cross-examination.


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Feb 07, 2020
The Verdict: Not Guilty
00:19:59
The impeachment of President Trump ends with an acquittal in the Senate - and a single Republican vote to convict. The results of the Iowa caucus finally come into focus, but the answer to "who won?" remains fuzzy. And researchers are fast-tracking studies of coronavirus as the race quickens to create a vaccine.


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Feb 06, 2020
There's an App for That
00:18:56
Democrats try to figure out how an app failure derailed the Iowa Caucuses as number still come in.� One night before he is set to be acquitted at his impeachment trial, President Trump presents his State of the Union Address.� And a small American town in the middle of a new debate about racism after a man's comments at a school meeting.


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Feb 05, 2020
Derailed in Des Moines
00:16:20
It was supposed to be a clarifying moment. Instead, last night's Iowa caucuses turned into a fiasco. In a special edition of Start Here, we walk through one of the most bizarre nights in recent political history -- and ask what it means for the future of nominating contests.


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Feb 04, 2020
Iowa's Super Bowl
00:20:17
It's the biggest moment of the 2020 presidential race so far. In a special edition of Start Here, Iowans get ready for tonight's First in the Nation caucuses. Brad is zig-zagging the state talking to reporters, experts, and the caucus-goers who could shape this year and beyond.


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Feb 03, 2020
The Statement That Ended the Trump Trial?
00:23:49
In an extraordinary late-night statement, Sen. Lamar Alexander says he'll vote against witnesses and removal, while acknowledging that he thinks President Trump did what he's accused of doing. After years of arguments, Britain breaks off from the European Union today. And officials issue a "wanted" poster for a Boston-based scientists, who they say was gathering secrets for China.


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Jan 31, 2020
Loaded Questions
00:20:57
The first day of questions in President Trump's impeachment trial revolved around one central question: will Republicans vote to hear from witnesses? Moderate Democrats start to panic about a potential Bernie Sanders sweep. And after initially claiming no Americans were harmed by an Iranian strike, the injury toll is up to 50.


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Jan 30, 2020
The Defense Rests. At Least, They'd Like To.
00:19:44
As opening arguments end, Republican leaders admit they don't have the votes to avoid witnesses. President Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu unveil their peace plan, without the participation of Palestinians. And Americans board the last flight out of Wuhan, China.


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Jan 29, 2020