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Episode Date
Parent-Teacher Conscience: Who's to Blame in Michigan?
The parents of an alleged school shooter are charged for their role in the attack. Intelligence officials reportedly believe Russia could be planning an all-out invasion of Ukraine. And despite President Biden's objections to his predecessor's "Remain in Mexico" policy, the Biden White House is about to reinstate it today.
Dec 06, 2021
Gov Just Wants to Have Funds
After a standoff among Senate Republicans, Congress passes a stopgap funding measure to avoid a shutdown. In an ABC News exclusive, Alec Baldwin claims he never pulled the trigger of the gun that killed a cinematographer. And more Omicron variant infections pop up around the U.S.
Dec 03, 2021
Primed for a Post-Roe Possibility
A historic day at the Supreme Court as the justices hear oral arguments in an abortion case that could redefine reproductive health care in America. The White House rolls out a new plan for fighting COVID-19 this winter. And heartbreaking details emerge about the deadly school shooting in Oxford, Michigan.
Dec 02, 2021
Front Roe Seat at SCOTUS
After a flurry of new anti-abortion laws in states around the country, the Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that directly challenges whether a woman has a constitutional right to an abortion. Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is grilled by prosecutors in the landmark fraud case. And migrants stranded in Belarus are being housed in an unsanitary, over-crowded warehouse.
Dec 01, 2021
Sit Back and Re-Vax
As President Biden stresses the importance of vaccines, the White House delays a key part of its federal vaccine mandate. The National Labor Relations Board calls for a re-vote in Bessemer, Alabama, saying Amazon interfered with unionization efforts. And in an alarming show of force, Chinese fighter jets are flying deeper and deeper into Taiwanese airspace.
Nov 30, 2021
Meet the Omicron Variant
Markets shudder and doctors preach calm as World Health Organization declares a new "variant of concern." Congress returns to Washington with a potential government shutdown looming. And Jeffrey Epstein's former associate Ghislaine Maxwell faces a jury.
Nov 29, 2021
The Secret Life of Spam Calls
In a special Black Friday episode, "Start Here" explores why spam calls and texts have exploded despite government restrictions.
Nov 26, 2021
The Gassed & The Furious
In a bid to lower gas prices, President Biden will tap the nation's strategic oil reserves. Organizers of an infamous Charlottesville, Virginia protest are found liable in a civil trial. And Ethiopia teeters toward outright disaster as the country's prime minister announces he'll join the fight against rebels himself.
Nov 24, 2021
Christmas Fear: How a Parade Turned Deadly
Police reveal new allegations surrounding a deadly Wisconsin crash. The jury prepares to deliberate over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. And election workers weigh whether to quit after a rash of death threats.
Nov 23, 2021
A Christmas Horror Story
A Christmas parade in Wisconsin turns terrifying and deadly. The Kyle Rittenhouse verdict sends a message about the U.S. justice system. Americans rush to get COVID-19 vaccine boosters ahead of the holidays. And a missing Chinese tennis star resurfaces.
Nov 22, 2021
Pete Buttigieg’s Trillion Dollar Road Trip
With a trillion dollars of infrastructure money waiting to be spent, Brad interviews Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The CDC prepares to greenlight "boosters for all." And Diane Sawyer gets an exclusive interview with two of the "Turpin Children" who managed to flee their abusive parents.
Nov 19, 2021
Malcolm Ex-onerated
Half a century after Malcolm X was assassinated, the men convicted as accomplices are about to be cleared. In an exclusive interview, George Stephanopoulos asks Vice President Kamala Harris how the White House will keep inflation under control. And a new report shows more Americans overdosed on drugs during the pandemic than ever before.
Nov 18, 2021
Dopesick: What Purdue Pharma Knew About Opioids
In a special edition of "Start Here," Brad interviews Danny Strong, the creator of the Hulu show "Dopesick," along with former U.S. Attorney John Brownlee, about the explosion of OxyContin that resulted in millions of addicted Americans.
Nov 17, 2021
OSHA’s Twelve: Biden's Mandate Lottery
A growing number of lawsuits against the Biden administration's workplace COVID mandate has resulted in federal courts holding a "lottery" to offer a ruling. The prosecution rests in trial for the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. And American officials are outraged after "space debris" from a Russian laser endangered astronauts.
Nov 17, 2021
Kenosha Braces, Again
The jury gets the case in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. As COVID cases rise, states are encouraging residents to celebrate Thanksgiving together...but to get a booster shot beforehand if possible. And new "anti-division laws," meant to sideline uncomfortable racial conversations, are resulting in nervous teachers.
Nov 16, 2021
BIF Is Popular. Biden’s Not.
President Biden prepares to sign his signature piece of legislation. An ally of former President Trump is indicted for his refusal to answer congressional questions. And a conflict on the border of Belarus escalates, with thousands of migrants' lives on the line.
Nov 15, 2021
January Nix: The House’s Subpoena Problem
Ahead of today's deadline, a judge delays Congress from getting key documents in its investigation into January 6th. Russian troops piled up on the Ukrainian border stoke fears of another invasion. And Britney Spears prepares for what could be the end of her conservatorship.
Nov 12, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse Takes the Stand
In dramatic testimony, the man who killed two people during Kenosha protests breaks down on the stand. Colorado hospitals go into emergency mode as COVID cases surge. And a new study could pave the way to psychedelics being used to treat depression.
Nov 11, 2021
Overdosed, Then Overruled
Oklahoma's Supreme Court overturns a landmark ruling that declared Johnson & Johnson liable for opioid deaths. Amazon and other companies scramble for seasonal employees. And a California woman alleges her fertility clinic implanted the embryo of the wrong baby in her womb.
Nov 10, 2021
A New Type of “Rage” for Travis Scott
Lawsuits are being leveled and the FBI is involved after a Houston music festival ends in tragedy. A man shot by Kyle Rittenhouse testifies in a Kenosha murder trial. And an Alaska community debates whether to increase logging in America's largest rainforest.
Nov 09, 2021
A Big BIF’ing Deal
After a whirlwind of deal-making, President Biden prepares to sign a massive infrastructure bill. Eight Texas concertgoers die amid crushing crowds. And terrorists target the Iraqi prime minister using armed drones.
Nov 08, 2021
The Ahmaud Arbery murder case gets underway with an overwhelmingly white jury. Gas prices hit a peak. And Brad hits the water to learn how to mitigate escalating flood disasters.
Nov 05, 2021
The Right to Rare Arms
The Supreme Court appears likely to expand who can carry a concealed weapon. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy narrowly escapes an upset, but it's not making Democrats confident about chances in the midterms. And the Biden administration gets ready to implement strict rules for businesses on COVID mandates.
Nov 04, 2021
Virginia Victory for the GOP
Republican Glenn Youngkin outperforms expectations in the Virginia governor's race. The CDC recommends a COVID vaccine for children as young as five. And as leaders strike a climate agreement, India grapples with its soaring coal needs.
Nov 03, 2021
The Climate Famine
David Muir travels to witness a famine induced by climate change. The Supreme Court hears a fast-tracked case on Texas abortions. And Virginia voters head to the polls for what could be a bellwether election.
Nov 02, 2021
Earth’s Last Chance?
Leaders gather in Glasgow for a crucial climate conference. Supply chain experts predict computer chip shortages years in the future. And Minneapolis voters prepare to decide whether to restructure their entire police force.
Nov 01, 2021
Facebook’s New Name: Meta Worse?
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announces a new company name, and a new company focus. President Biden projects confidence about a spending framework - but progressives appear willing to hold out. And fights over a pipeline on tribal land are igniting physical confrontations.
Oct 29, 2021
Build Back Later
Senate Democrats erupt as Joe Manchin appears to rule out paid family leave in spending bill negotiations. New Mexico law enforcement say the bullet that killed a cinematographer wasn't the only live round on set. And Delta Air Lines implements an experimental facial recognition system.
Oct 28, 2021
Cool Vaxx Autumn?
In a confidence-building development, an FDA panel gives a thumbs-up to child vaccinations. Pentagon officials say ISIS-K could expand its ambitions to attack U.S. targets within 6 months. And an NHL team releases an investigation into allegations that a coach sexually assaulted a player.
Oct 27, 2021
Facebook: Fewer Friends, But More Customers
Despite damaging leaks and public distrust, Facebook reports strong quarterly earnings. A coup in Sudan threatens democracy for a country that has tried to distance itself from dictatorship. And students in Philadelphia say they're too scared of gunfire to go to school.
Oct 26, 2021
Check the Safety: The Baldwin Gun Accident
Former crew members allege the set of "Rust" had safety concerns before a deadly misfire. Democrats grow more hopeful about a potential spending deal. And Virginia's candidates for governor prepare for a final week of campaigning.
Oct 25, 2021
How Brian Laundrie’s Body Was Found
Weeks after the death of Gabby Petito, the remains of her traveling companion are found in a Florida park. Pentagon and intelligence officials issue new national security warnings as a direct result of climate change. And Howard University erupts in protests as students claim their dorm rooms are unlivable.
Oct 22, 2021
The Boost is Loose: FDA Expands Eligibility
Through a series of guidelines, the FDA authorizes booster shots for millions more Americans. Parkland families react to a guilty plea. And a Democratic spending bill continues to be pared down.
Oct 21, 2021
Subscription Canceled: the Netflix Walkout
A group of trans Netflix employees organize a walkout over a Dave Chappelle stand-up special. The Haitian gang that kidnapped 17 volunteers demands $1 million ransom per abductee. And a new plan from the FDA could make hearing aids available over-the-counter, at a much cheaper price.
Oct 20, 2021
Vax the Blue: Will Police Defy Mandates?
As mandates kick into effect, more employees are threatening to quit rather than get the vaccine. Colin Powell's death sets off a cascade of well wishes, along with criticism of the groundbreaking leader. And a weapons test in China sparks fears of a new Cold War.
Oct 19, 2021
Kidnapped in Haiti
A group of American volunteers are kidnapped in Haiti. Jury selection begins in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's death. And in an exclusive interview, George Stephanopoulos asks former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele about the legitimacy of his infamous dossier.
Oct 18, 2021
The Taking of Vaccine One Two Three
An FDA advisory panel has voted to recommend Moderna boosters, and will consider Johnson & Johnson today. President Trump's allies are being threatened with criminal prosecution after refusing to testify in a congressional probe. And a Michigan town is advising residents to avoid tap water over lead concerns.
Oct 15, 2021
The Long and the Shortage Of It
The White House publicly urges shipping companies to do whatever it takes to solve a supply chain backlog. The Department of Justice, despite opposing the death penalty, tries to convince the Supreme Court that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be executed. And devastating fires have created a new type of "climate nomads."
Oct 14, 2021
An “Anti-Mandate” Mandate
Major companies in Texas find themselves between conflicting rules on mandates. A Wyoming coroner declares Gabby Petito died by being strangled. And refugees say they're being used as pawns in a diplomatic stand-off, with people are dying as a result. 
Oct 13, 2021
Hocus Poke-us: A Halloween Vaccine Push
Officials tell parents that kids can safely enjoy trick-or-treating, while begging parents to get vaccinated. Southwest Airlines scrambles to limit a growing list of flight cancellations. And John Deere workers reject their own union's proposal and agree to go on strike.
Oct 12, 2021
Wanted: A Clear Jobs Picture
A worrisome jobs report has economists wondering why more Americans aren't getting hired. Abortion clinics in Texas have ceased the vast majority of their procedures. And the FBI says it caught a husband and wife attempting to sell classified American submarine secrets.
Oct 11, 2021
Kures 4 Kids
Pfizer asks the FDA to approve its child-sized COVID vaccine. The oil company whose pipeline ruptured has precious few answers for Californians. And former NBA stars are accused of a scheme to defraud a medical fund.
Oct 08, 2021
A federal judge halts a controversial abortion law in Texas. The Biden administration applauds stricter vaccine mandates, while moving to expand COVID testing options. And as the Colorado River dries up, Western farmers are spending millions to get more water.
Oct 07, 2021
Instagram Stories: Facebook’s Whistleblower Speaks
A former Facebook employee reveals to Congress what she knows about how Facebook handled damaging data. The Department of Homeland Security issues a memo about extremist threats to healthcare facilities. And as lawmakers debate how to spend on "human infrastructure," childcare workers describe urgent staffing shortages.
Oct 06, 2021
Spill Waters Run Deep
An oil pipeline rupture leads to ecological disaster in Southern California. President Trump's former press secretary says he's running again, and that she's "terrified" he'll win. And Hollywood's largest union of crew members overwhelmingly authorizes a strike.
Oct 05, 2021
“Baby Roe” Speaks
As the Supreme Court begins its term, the result of one of America's most consequential pregnancies speaks to ABC News. Merck unveils data on its "COVID pill." And the world's top women's soccer league falls into disarray following allegations against several coaches.
Oct 04, 2021
Roe’s Last Stand
Mississippi's only functioning abortion clinic becomes a focal point in a national legal battle. Facebook defends itself to skeptical senators. And Native American healthcare workers race to save lives... and culture.
Oct 01, 2021
Stronger Than Yesterday: Britney Spears’ Victory
A judge sides with Britney Spears, suspending her father from a controversial conservatorship. Employers push back against employees claiming religious exemptions for COVID vaccines. And New York City jail conditions are so bad that prosecutors are trying to avoid filling cells.
Sep 30, 2021
Whipping a Dead Bill: Have Dems Reached a Breaking Point?
In a dangerous development for President Biden's agenda, moderate and progressive Democrats dig in their heels on spending, while Republicans refuse to raise the debt ceiling. NBA players face local laws, and each other, when it comes to vaccine mandates. And data analysis by ABC News reveals stark racial inequities in cities across America, ranging from health to home ownership to education.
Sep 29, 2021
Convicting R. Kelly
Famed R&B singer R. Kelly is convicted of using his power and status to prey on girls. President Biden gets his booster shot in front of the nation. And a train derailment in Montana threatens the agricultural supply line.
Sep 28, 2021
It’s Finally Infrastructure Week. (Too Soon?)
Congressional leaders promise a crucial vote on President Biden's infrastructure plan, despite a murky outcome. School administrators in Florida go searching for thousands of students who haven't shown up for in-person schooling. And as Angela Merkel packs her bags, her political party falls out of favor in Germany.
Sep 27, 2021