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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

Episode Date
Trump’s Documents: Lordy, There Are Tapes
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Sources tell ABC News that federal investigators have audio recordings of President Trump admitting he had inappropriately retained classified documents after his term ended. Home insurance experts sound the alarm about flood-prone areas as hurricane season begins. And the Department of Homeland Security says “organized retail theft” has links to international crime rings.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2023
No More Mr. Vice Guy: Pence Readies His Run
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Former Vice President Mike Pence is preparing to launch his election bid in Iowa. Texas officials say they’ve caught a suspected serial killer. And the CDC says teen pregnancy in America has never been lower.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2023
A Collapse of Trust in Iowa
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After a dramatic rescue in a building officials claimed to have swept for survivors, a new search begins for the unaccounted. Prosecutors outline their case against the man who opened fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue. And a federal appeals court sides with the Sackler family, saying they can be personally shielded from lawsuits as part of their company’s bankruptcy agreement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2023
What’s in the Debt Ceiling Deal?
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Members of Congress head back to Capitol Hill after President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy struck a deal to avoid default. Officials in Iowa begin clearing the site where an apartment building collapsed. And Ukraine tries to keep up with a Russian onslaught. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2023
Leave No One Behind: The Search for MIA
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On this Memorial Day, we talk to Project Recover about their mission to find and repatriate the remains of U.S. servicemembers still classified as MIA decades after the conflicts that left their families without closure. For more information about Project Recover, visit their website (https://www.projectrecover.org) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2023
Tick, Tick, Doom: Did Congress Already Miss Its Deadline?
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Members of Congress go home for a holiday weekend, leaving just a few working days before America defaults on its debt. A judge sentences Oath Keeper leader Stewart Rhodes to 18 years in prison. And the Supreme Court limits the EPA’s ability to oversee certain waterways, angering climate activists.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2023
Florida Plan: The DeSantis Strategy
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis enters the presidential race. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen declines to name specific steps the U.S. will take upon defaulting. And western states strike an agreement to split up a dwindling water supply. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2023
Uvalde, One Year Later
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A year after one of the most deadly school shootings in American history, Uvalde residents share their stories with the ABC team that’s embedded in town with them. Ron DeSantis prepares to launch his presidential campaign today. And Ford reverses a plan to stop including AM radio in its vehicles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2023
Where “Recycled” Plastic Bags Really Go
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An ABC News investigation reveals many plastic bags deposited in recycling bins are actually shipped to landfills and incinerators. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., enters the presidential race. And U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy puts out new guidelines for kids and social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2023
Life or Debt: Concerns Growing Over Debt Ceiling
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President Biden prepares to meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy as the debt limit deadline approaches. Russia claims it’s taken the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. And the NAACP issues a “travel advisory” for the state of Florida. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2023
Drip, Drip: How Many Pentagon Leaks Were There?
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Suspected intelligence leaker Jack Teixeira is expected to appear in court today, but the Pentagon is facing new questions over its allegations he was reprimanded for mishandling classified material several times. A rising number of antisemitic attacks has led to synagogues escalating their security posture. And “Dr. Deep Sea” Joe Dituri says he’s not leaving his underwater tank, even after breaking a world record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2023
Abortion Pill Meets 5th Circuit
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The Supreme Court hands liberals a potential win on gun control, while the Fifth Circuit grills the Biden administration on abortion. New Yorkers protest against housing thousands of new migrants. And the prime suspect in four Idaho murders is indicted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2023
Debt Ceiling: POTUS Has Entered the Chat
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President Biden and congressional Republicans appear to be working toward a potential deal on the debt ceiling. The family of an alleged shoplifter ask why his killing in a San Francisco drugstore didn’t result in charges. And the CEO of OpenAI asks congress to regulate artificial intelligence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2023
Why Border Crossings Are Down
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Days after some predicted a migrant surge would begin, the Department of Homeland Security says border crossings are down. Ukrainian troops try to take back Bakhmut. And the World Health Organization warns about the perils of sugar substitutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2023
Will a Republican Save NC Abortion Rights?
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper will need at least one GOP lawmaker to defeat an override vote on an abortion ban. Turkey’s presidential election appears to be heading to a run-off. And Democrats consider whether President Biden should invoke the 14th Amendment to stave off a debt ceiling debacle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2023
The Border After Title 42
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Title 42 expires, ushering in new concerns of backups at immigration facilities. Prosecutors bring charges against a man who placed a New York subway rider in a chokehold. And the EPA recommends new regulations for power plant emissions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2023
George Santos: I’m Innocent. Trust Me.
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Rep. George Santos, R-NY, is charged with 13 counts of fraud. The Biden administration prepares to roll back Title 42 at the border. And in the face of cyber attacks, hospitals are training doctors to treat patients without the aid of computers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2023
Trump Found Liable for Sex Abuse
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A jury finds that E. Jean Carroll proved her case that Donald Trump once abused her in a dressing room, awarding her millions of dollars. Rep. George Santos is charged by federal prosecutors. And an influential panel says women should begin getting mammograms at age 40.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2023
Day of the Debt
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Republicans prepare to visit the White House to negotiate a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Police learn more information about the man who went on a shooting spree at an outlet mall. And Bill Gates gives an exclusive interview on his foray into nuclear power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2023
Two Tragedies in Texas
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Authorities in Texas continue to investigate Saturday’s mass shooting at a mall that killed eight people. Protesters in New York are calling for a former Marine to face charges after putting a homeless man in a deadly chokehold. And, Americans show stark differences in how they see age as a factor for Joe Biden vs. Donald Trump in 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2023
Charles III: Return of the King
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The U.K. is set to mark the crowning of King Charles III, but the 1,000-year-old tradition may be losing its charm. The Department of Justice scores a key verdict in the seditious conspiracy trial against leaders of the Proud Boys. And, the FDA could change rules around a birth control medication, making it much more accessible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2023
Taste of Their Drone Medicine
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Two drones come down near the Kremlin, prompting finger-pointing between Russia and Ukraine. Authorities capture a suspect in the shooting at an Atlanta medical center. And ABC News investigates years-long waitlists for housing subsidies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2023
WGA Strike: The Sequel
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Hollywood writers go on strike, imperiling productions and local economies. The Biden administration takes a page out of Trump’s immigration playbook. Congress examines whether it can, or should, impose ethics rules on the Supreme Court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2023
Cut to the Chase: Inside the First Republic Sale
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The FDIC chips in $50 billion to help JPMorgan Chase buy flailing First Republic Bank. Black farmers are waiting for loan relief that was promised years ago. And a study shows ChatGPT conveys more empathy to medical patients than human doctors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2023
The Race to Rescue First Republic Bank
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With First Republic Bank teetering on collapse, the U.S. government devises a way to put customers at ease. A Texas community grieves after a dispute allegedly leads to a mass shooting. And the U.S. organizes convoys out of Sudan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2023
Need to No: Bail Argument Against Alleged Leaker
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Prosecutors say Jack Teixeira’s background is so concerning he can’t be trusted on bail, raising new questions about how he gained access to classified documents. Parents of Black autistic children say police need more training to avoid deadly escalations. And the greatest showman in 90’s talk shows, Jerry Springer, is dead at 79.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2023
Censured in Big Sky Country
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The Montana state legislature bars Rep. Zooey Zephyr from the floor for the remainder of its session, as punishment for her remarks supporting transgender healthcare. Disney sues Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. And a new documentary explores the prevalence of Ku Klux Klan members in taxpayer-funded positions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2023
Trump On Trial. Again.
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The battery and defamation trial of E. Jean Carroll v. Donald Trump begins in New York. President Biden makes his re-election bid official. And even as fewer Americans associate with religion, more people are seeking out spiritual experiences through psychedelic drugs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2023
Biden’s Re-Election Bid
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President Joe Biden plans to announce his re-election campaign as soon as this morning. Fox News and CNN sever ties with two of their most notable hosts. And a copyright infringement trial begins in New York, pitting Ed Sheeran against the late Marvin Gaye. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2023
Escape from Sudan
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Under the cover of darkness, the U.S. evacuates its embassy in Sudan. Abortion rights advocates cautiously cheer the Supreme Court’s decision to stay a controversial ruling from Texas. And a trans lawmaker in Montana is silenced by Republican leadership after she forcefully condemned a bill affecting trans children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2023
Charges Dropped against Alec Baldwin
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Alec Baldwin manslaughter charges dropped in the fatal shooting on the movie set “Rust.” Facebook users can now apply for a payout in the Facebook data privacy settlement. And, a historic Louisiana island is shrinking due to rising sea levels.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2023
Did SCOTUS Just Signal an Abortion Pill Overhaul?
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The Supreme Court delays its decision on the abortion pill mifepristone, signaling a potential split between justices. And Brad visits Erie, Pennsylvania ahead of Earth Day, as scientists warn about the effects of microplastics in the nation’s fresh water.  Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2023
The Big Lie Cost Fox $787 Million
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In a historic settlement, Fox News agrees to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 million for airing lies about the 2020 election. A Sudan ceasefire lasts only minutes. And outraged Oklahomans are demanding resignations after city council members discuss lynchings behind closed doors.  Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2023
There’s a Fox in the Courthouse
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A defamation trial over Fox’s coverage of Dominion Voting Systems gets underway in Delaware. Kansas City prosecutors file charges against a white man who shot a Black teenager who knocked on his door. And a report led by a respected medical team outlines the “lab leak” theory of COVID’s origins. Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2023
Pills, Pills, Pills: The Next SCOTUS Abortion Decision
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The Supreme Court hits the pause button on a controversial abortion ruling, but could make a more lasting ruling later this week. Officials press for information on how a 21-year-old National Guardsman could access intelligence secrets. And Sudan spirals into a potential civil war.  Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2023
Help Us Win a Webby!
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“Start Here” is up for a Webby Award, “Best News & Politics Podcast – Individual Episode,” for our coverage of the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion rights. Click the link to cast your vote and help us get the win. And check out ABC Audio's other Webby nomination, “Reclaimed: The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley," nominated for Best Limited-Series & Specials, Documentary. If you're unable to click the links in this description, visit https://www.abcaudio.com/webbys to learn how to vote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2023
A Leak of Their Own: Military Suspect Arrested
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FBI agents arrest a 21-year-old member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard for leaking a trove of information. The Fifth Circuit rolls back abortion pill rules by 20 years while the U.S. appeals to the Supreme Court. And with judicial appointments hanging in the balance, some Democrats urge Sen. Dianne Feinstein to step down. Watch the Washington Post’s interview with suspect’s online acquaintance: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/04/12/discord-leaked-documents/ Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2023
Reduce. Reuse. Retreat from Fire.
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A fire at a recycling facility in Indiana could continue burning for days, sending up a toxic plume of smoke. The Environmental Protection Agency announces an overhaul to emissions standards for car companies. And a growing number of “maternal care deserts” are leaving pregnant women stranded.  Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2023
Kentucky Officials: We’re Outgunned
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With survivors still hospitalized, Kentucky doctors beg lawmakers to prevent more mass shootings. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg sues House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan. And President Biden visits Ireland 25 years after the Good Friday Agreement.   Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2023
The Bank Shooting in Louisville
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At least five people are dead after a bank employee opened fire at his workplace. The U.S. Department of Justice appeals a judge’s ruling on abortion medication. And tensions escalate around Taiwan as China holds military drills.  Help Start Here win a Webby Award for best episode by a News & Politics show! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2023
Will Abortion Pills Be Outlawed?
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A judge’s ruling on Friday gives the Biden administration just days to appeal before the abortion drug mifepristone could be banned. A potential leak of government intelligence secrets sparks international headlines. And a 9-year-old tries to keep her goat from being slaughtered, only to be confronted by county sheriffs. Help Start Here win a Webby Award for Best News & Politics Podcast! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2023
Two Expelled in Tennessee
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The Republican-led Tennessee House votes to expel two Democratic lawmakers for breaking decorum. The latest jobs report could be an indicator of things to come for the economy. And a bombshell report reveals that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of luxury travel without disclosing it. Help Start Here win a Webby Award for Best News & Politics Podcast! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2023
Expelled...for Protesting a School Shooting?
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Democratic lawmakers in Tennessee could be kicked out of office after a peaceful protest on the state House floor. The Manhattan district attorney spells out other hush money allegations against Donald Trump. And a North Carolina legislator switches parties, upending political dynamics on a range of issues. Help Start Here win a Webby Award for Best News & Politics Podcast! Vote here: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/podcasts/individual-episodes/news-politics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2023
New York v. Donald Trump
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In a special edition, investigative reporter Olivia Rubin describes what happened inside the New York courtroom where Donald Trump became the first ex-president to be placed under arrest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2023
Trump’s Surrender
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Former President Donald Trump arrives in New York to be processed and arraigned. Wisconsin voters go to the polls to shape the state’s judiciary. And NASA unveils its roster of astronauts for its upcoming Artemis mission. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2023
Could an Indictment…Help Trump?
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Republicans debate how to handle the indictment of former President Donald Trump. Medicaid recipients begin to be removed from insurance rolls for the first time in years. And in an age of ripped action stars, doctors describe young men increasingly falling prey to “muscle dysmorphia.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2023
Trump Indicted
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Donald Trump becomes the first former U.S. president charged with a crime. Russia arrests an American journalist on spying charges. And a man thought to be just the fifth person ever to be cured of HIV speaks exclusively to ABC News.  Want to be a bone marrow donor? Visit bethematch.org to join the donor registry, or call 1.800.MARROW2 to find a donor center.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2023
Congress to Starbucks: Cut the Frap
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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz faces a hostile Senate labor committee amid allegations of union-busting. Twenty years after authorizing the Iraq War, Congress votes to repeal that order. And amateur athletes are raking in cash through endorsement deals, but how young is too young for a payday? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2023
One Shooter. Seven Guns.
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Police find the shooter in Nashville purchased seven guns, all legally, leading up to the attack on an elementary school. A fire at a Mexican detention center kills 40 migrants. And misinformation experts say fake photos have quickly become more convincing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2023
The Nashville School Shooting
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A shooter opens fire on a Nashville elementary school, killing three 9-year-olds and three adults. In the face of unprecedented backlash, Benjamin Netanyahu pauses the push to weaken Israel’s judicial system. And with more than 20 already dead in the Deep South, meteorologists predict more potential tornadoes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2023