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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
Frequently Vaxxed Questions
Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy answers questions about vaccines, masks and mandates. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo loses key allies. And a Senate panel decides to ditch key war powers authorizations in Iraq.
Aug 05, 2021
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces growing calls for his resignation, after an investigation concludes he sexually harassed several women in recent years. New York City tells unvaccinated residents they're no longer allowed to attend indoor events. And several airlines are forced to cancel hundreds of flights.
Aug 04, 2021
“Their Kids Will Be Orphans”: Tales from a COVID Nurse
Louisiana re-institutes a statewide mask order, as healthcare workers sound the alarm. Congress gets its eyes on the first draft of a massive infrastructure bill. And Olympic athletes loudly criticize the presence of Russians found guilty of doping.
Aug 03, 2021
“Delta is Different”
A leaked CDC presentation shows how contagious the Delta variant can become, even in vaccinated people. Congressional members and the White House point fingers as an eviction moratorium comes to an end. And a Washington, DC inmate makes history by running -- and winning -- an elected position.
Aug 02, 2021
“Back to My Car”: The End of the Eviction Moratorium
Millions of Americans face possible eviction as a federal deadline approaches. Afghan interpreters and their families begin arriving on US soil. And the founder of a much-hyped electric vehicle company is indicted for allegedly lying about "nearly all aspects of the business."
Jul 30, 2021
The End of “Don’t Vax, Don’t Tell”
The Biden administration announces new rules encouraging vaccinations for federal employees. Senators strike a deal on infrastructure. And wildfire smoke spreads pollution way beyond the West.
Jul 29, 2021
Hot Mask Summer
In a significant shift, the CDC now recommends many vaccinated Americans wear masks in certain settings. Capitol Police officers give compelling testimony about January 6th. And Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, citing mental distress, steps away from competition at a crucial moment.
Jul 28, 2021
What Can We Still Learn About January 6th?
A House committee prepares to hear new testimony on the January 6th attack. The Biden Administration, along with some state and local officials, institute vaccine requirements for certain healthcare workers. And the largest cigarette company in the world says it will soon stop selling cigarettes in Britain.
Jul 27, 2021
Should We All Be Wearing Masks Indoors?
St. Louis becomes the latest major city to re-institute an indoor mask mandate. Prosecutors make new allegations against R. Kelly ahead of his trial. And an ABC News investigation reveals the staggering toll of gun violence on a nightly basis.
Jul 26, 2021
Masked and Answered
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky tells vaccinated Americans that masks are not a necessity in indoor areas...yet. The NFL shocks players by declaring canceled games will come at a steep price. And Haiti will mourn its assassinated president at a funeral today.
Jul 23, 2021
Pelosi Reads GOP the Riot Act
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejects forty percent of Kevin McCarthy's picks for a committee investigating January 6th. A $26 billion opioid settlement promises to reshape the prescription pain pill industry. And refugees are fleeing the Ethiopian region of Tigray amid a brutal civil conflict.
Jul 22, 2021
Delta's Breakthrough Performance
As COVID infections rise, the number of "breakthrough" cases appear to be rising. Major Japanese sponsors are pulling out of the Olympics, while officials are still considering potential cancellations. And President Biden taps a vociferous critic of Google for a top antitrust job.
Jul 21, 2021
Delta Bad Hand
As new outbreaks cause financial markets to plummet, top pediatricians tell parents to keep masks on children at school. The US, along with several NATO countries, publicly accuse China of major cyber crimes. And an NHL prospect comes out as gay.
Jul 20, 2021
Masks Are Back
Several California counties are once again mandating masks indoors. Floods in Germany and Belgium have killed at least 180, while some towns could still be destroyed. And a Texas judge's ruling means new DACA applications are on hold.
Jul 19, 2021
“Not Sharing Is Caring”
In his first public health warning of his term, the US Surgeon General begs Americans says the greatest threat to American health is misinformation. Ahead of a crucial decision about how to investigate January 6th, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy meets with President Trump. And Olympics athletes are being sidelined because of COVID tests, even if they don't test positive themselves.
Jul 16, 2021
Kid Gloves: Why a Pro-Vaccine Official Was Fired
Tennessee's top vaccine official was pushed out the door, and she says it's because she in favor of promoting vaccinations to young people. The Department of Justice claims Iranian operatives were preparing the abduction of an American journalist. And an expanded Child Tax Credit takes effect today, with hundreds of dollars hitting the bank accounts of American families. 
Jul 15, 2021
Shop ‘Til You Pop: Inflation is Accelerating
A new report shows prices sharply increasing, fueling concerns of lasting inflation. Documents filed more than two decades ago reveal concerns about the Miami building that later collapsed. And the US government dismisses Pfizer's call for booster shots -- for now.
Jul 14, 2021
Escape from Austin
In a last-ditch effort to kill a Republican voting security bill, Democratic lawmakers flee Texas. Mass protests take the Cuban government by surprise. And CEO's try to convince their employees to come back to the office.
Jul 13, 2021
Droughts Are Getting Worse. Has Climate Change Poisoned the Well?
Californians are being urged to conserve water, as heat waves and droughts intensify. Haitian police describe a spine-chilling plot in which a gang was unwittingly assembled by a company located in the US. And as Texas legislators debate how much access voters should have to the polls, other states are trying to expand the right to vote online.
Jul 12, 2021
Need a Boost?
Pfizer becomes the first vaccine maker to suggest vaccinated Americans get a third shot. With Olympic athletes on the way, officials declare COVID has become so prevalent in Tokyo, spectators won't be allowed. And Haitian police claim more than a dozen foreign nationals -- including two Americans -- are responsible for killing the country's president.
Jul 09, 2021
Haiti’s New Disaster
The president of Haiti is assassinated in his home. Chicago police say 36 officers have now been shot at so far this year. And Moderna announces it's conducting clinical trials for a new type of flu vaccine -- leading scientists to herald the widespread use of mRNA vaccines for some of humanity's most vexing diseases.
Jul 08, 2021
The Forever War Draws to a Close
The Pentagon announces that nearly all American troops have exited Afghanistan. President Biden outlines a new plan to get Americans vaccinated. And as the FBI makes more arrests related to January 6, local police confront more armed militia groups.
Jul 07, 2021
You Win Some, You Ransom
Business and cyber security leaders react to a massive international cyber attack. Florida teams restart their search amid worsening weather. And Canada is in the midst of a national reckoning as hundreds of Indigenous children are discovered in unmarked grave sites.
Jul 06, 2021
More Rubble in Surfside
With dozens presumably buried nearby, officials quickly demolish the remaining condo tower in Surfside, Florida. President Biden hosts the largest event of his term at the White House. And after a game-changing decision, NCAA athletes are quickly signing deals to profit off their fame.
Jul 05, 2021
‘Accountable’ Ep. 3: Fair Minimum
In the final installment of our special series, ABC News correspondents Rachel Scott and MaryAlice Parks explore the complexities surrounding minimum wage. In many places across the country, tipped workers are paid less than $3 an hour by their employer. Meet one server who says relying on tips to make a livable wage sometimes forces her into vulnerable situations. She wants to see her base pay go up, but some independent restaurant owners say paying their staff more could put them out of business.
Jul 03, 2021
The New SCOTUS “Roadmap” for Voting Laws
In a ruling with big ramifications for other state legislatures, the Supreme Court upholds two Republican-backed voting restriction laws in Arizona. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi convinces a Republican to publicly disobey Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. And President Trump's company, along with its CFO, are criminally charged.
Jul 02, 2021
Out of Order: Why Cosby’s Conviction Was Overturned
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court orders that Bill Cosby be set free, after finding prosecutors improperly brought charges after critical deposition testimony. Cosby's accusers, along with other sexual assault survivors, worry about the effects on the #MeToo movement. And New York City's primary election flirts with disaster.
Jul 01, 2021
The GOP Climate Caucus
Amid deadly heat waves, Republican lawmakers grapple with how to approach climate change. The World Health Organization counters the CDC's guidance on whether vaccinated people should wear masks indoors. And a FiveThirtyEight investigation examines whether THC levels on marijuana products are actually legit.
Jun 30, 2021
The Fall No One Saw Coming
A structural engineer shares what he saw during his last visit to the now collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida. Scientists are learning more about how long vaccinated people are protected from COVID-19. And as crime spikes in cities across the country, an inside look at how the Oakland Police Department is handling the surge.
Jun 29, 2021
An Agonizing Wait in Surfside
The methodical search for victims of the Surfside building collapse continues. The Department of Justice is suing Georgia and an imminent SCOTUS could impact the conversation on voting rights. And extreme heat scorches the Pacific Northwest.
Jun 28, 2021
‘Accountable’ Ep. 2: The Floyd Effect
ABC News correspondents Mary Bruce and Rachel Scott continue their special series shining a light on what’s at stake in policy debates playing out across the country. In their second episode, they explore how George Floyd’s murder led to widespread calls for police reform, but even in Minneapolis, there’s no consensus on the right path or pace of that change. Meanwhile, in some parts of the country, there’s a bigger crackdown on protests that turn violent than the police conduct that sparks the marches in the first place.
Jun 26, 2021
Twelve Stories, Gone in Twelve Seconds
With hundreds of residents home, asleep, a Miami-Dade apartment building disintegrates. President Biden reaches a handshake deal with a bipartisan group of senators on infrastructure spending. And Derek Chauvin prepares to be sentenced later today.
Jun 25, 2021
Summer Breaking Point: Biden's Gun Violence Strategy
President Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland offer a plan to curb a surge in gun violence. The Supreme Court sides with a high school cheerleader after she was suspended for four-letter criticisms of her school. And China closes Hong Kong's last remaining opposition newspaper.
Jun 24, 2021
Filibuster Voting Rights? Don’t Manchin It.
Senate Republicans block a Democratic bill that would expand access to voting. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reveals that he will allow sexual assault claims to be prosecuted outside the military chain of command. And amid new revelations, Britney Spears prepares to address a courtroom over how much control her father should have over her life.
Jun 23, 2021
The Safest Generation
A survey from the CDC shows older Americans getting vaccinated at very high rates, while Americans under 30 are dragging the national average way down. The Supreme Court strikes down a key NCAA provision about how athletes are compensated. And in the country's largest test for ranked-choice voting, New York City heads to the polls.
Jun 22, 2021
Biden’s Hope for Iran: a New, Clear Deal
Iranians vote for a new president, complicating the path for potential nuclear negotiations. Catholic bishops debate whether President Biden can receive the sacrament of communion. And airlines cancel hundreds of flights amid staffing shortages.
Jun 21, 2021
‘Accountable’ Ep. 1: Election Protection
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
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?”
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.
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
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
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
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 (, Spotify (, or your app of choice (
Jun 12, 2021
Group Think: What the G7 Wants from Biden
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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