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


Congress to Starbucks: Cut the Frap

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
30/03/23·26m 45s

One Shooter. Seven Guns.

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
29/03/23·24m 34s

The Nashville School Shooting

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
28/03/23·26m 23s

Deadly Tornadoes in the Deep South

A series of tornadoes demolishes small towns in Mississippi and Alabama. Israel plunges into a constitutional crisis as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fires his defense minister. And Swifties prepare for a hearing in Los Angeles over Ticketmaster’s Taylor Swift debacle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
27/03/23·23m 2s

TikTok Tries to Sweet Talk Congress

Facing calls for an outright ban, TikTok’s CEO defends the company’s ownership to Congress. An appellate court allows a trial to go forward for parents of a school shooter. And hip-hop fans contemplate what a series of attacks on rappers mean for the genre. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/03/23·30m 9s

A Back-to-School Plan…for Cops?

A Colorado student, who had to be patted down every day for safety, allegedly shoots two school administrators. The federal government considers an overhaul to organ donations. And law enforcement cracks down on “COVID relief fraud.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
23/03/23·25m 14s

Vested Interest: The Fed’s Big Decision

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates again, despite bank runs being attributed to previous hikes. Los Angeles teachers walk out of class in solidarity with striking school workers. And Fox News faces another complaint in an avalanche of lawsuits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22/03/23·27m 36s

Arrest Assured? GOP Defends Trump

A potential indictment of former President Trump galvanizes the GOP. A dire UN report warns of irreparable damage. And the Supreme Court considers how much Colorado River water should go to the Navajo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/03/23·25m 41s

Trump Predicts His Own Arrest

With no announcements from the Manhattan DA regarding charges, former President Trump says he expects to be indicted this week. Vladimir Putin tours a Ukrainian city occupied by his own troops. And French protests over pensions give way to violence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
20/03/23·27m 34s

Introducing "Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler"

Sixty years later, the story of the Boston Strangler still has a hold on the public imagination. The new ABC Audio podcast, "Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler," retraces the tragic fate of the victims and explores why a killer’s confession never closed this decades-old case. "Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler" -- a new three-part series, available on Apple Podcasts (, Spotify (, Amazon Music (, or wherever you're listening now. And check out “Boston Strangler,” starring Keira Knightley, streaming now on Hulu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
18/03/23·1m 51s

Drone Ranger: The Pentagon Brings Receipts

The Pentagon releases dramatic footage showing Russian fighter jets attacking a U.S. drone over the Black Sea. The White House issues an ultimatum to TikTok’s parent company. And the CEO of the company being ChatGPT sits down for an exclusive interview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/03/23·27m 55s

How to Slow-Walk a Bank Run

Tumbling stocks reveal widespread nervousness about bank runs. A judge considers an injunction banning abortion pills nationwide. And the student body of a women’s liberal arts college votes to enroll transgender men.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/03/23·26m 10s

The Next Abortion Fight Begins

A Texas judge’s decision could impact medication abortion access across the country. A U.S. drone downed by Russian forces could escalate tensions. And the Environmental Protection Agency announces its plan to limit the amount of “forever chemicals” in drinking water. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15/03/23·24m 27s

Don’t Call it a Bailout

President Biden insists a plan to reimburse bank deposits over the federal limit shouldn’t be called a “bailout.” Approval for an Alaska oil drilling venture is blasted by climate advocates. And as the COVID pandemic enters its fourth year, increasingly alarmed disability activists beg neighbors not to “move on.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14/03/23·33m 52s

The Silicon Valley Bank Run

After a bank run that unsettled banks across the country, authorities decide to make sure Silicon Valley Bank customers are repaid. Former Vice President Mike Pence offers his most damning criticism yet of President Trump. And the Biden administration moves to force airlines to let parents sit with children for no extra charge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13/03/23·27m 5s

Why So Many Trains Are Derailing

Another Norfolk Southern train derails as the company CEO appears before Congress. Mitch McConnell is hospitalized after a dangerous fall. And ABC’s Jason Nathanson previews the Oscars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10/03/23·27m 9s

The DOJ’s Damning Report on Louisville Police

The Justice Department issues a blistering report on the Louisville Metro Police Department, alleging systemic discrimination. The Biden White House tries to present a rosy economic picture despite plans from the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates again. And DACA recipients, facing uncertain futures, begin to “self-deport” to other countries.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
09/03/23·28m 31s

Queen’s Gambit: Drag Erased in Tennessee

Drag queens and transgender residents react to a Tennessee ban on drag performance. A group of Texas women sue over the state’s abortion rules, saying they could have died by being denied care. And the Justice Department challenges a proposed merger between JetBlue and Spirit Airlines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08/03/23·27m 21s

Americans Kidnapped in Mexico

Four Americans are dragged away at gunpoint after crossing the border into Mexico. President Biden, perhaps fearing Democrats being labeled “soft on crime,” declines to veto a bill overturning Washington D.C. policy. And Russia encircles the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/03/23·27m 2s

Another Train Derailment in Ohio

For the fourth time in five months, a train goes off the rails in Ohio. Donald Trump defiantly courts conservatives as former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declines to run. And Walgreens decides not to send abortion pills in the mail to more than 20 states. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
06/03/23·26m 32s

Jury: Murdaugh is a Murderer

A South Carolina jury takes less than three hours to find disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife and son. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, joins several Republicans in sponsoring a rail safety bill. And the House Ethics Committee opens a special investigation into freshman congressman George Santos.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
03/03/23·27m 37s

How the TSA Discovered Explosives in a Suitcase

Security officials say they found explosives in a man’s luggage before taking off from Pennsylvania. Intelligence agencies conclude that “Havana Syndrome” is not the work of nefarious foreign actors. And a California couple sues a fertility clinic after giving birth to a child with a genetic mutation they tried to avoid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
02/03/23·29m 17s

Biden’s Student Loan Plan: Flunked?

Supreme Court justices appear deeply skeptical of the White House’s plan to forgive student loans. The Conservative Political Action Conference begins with very few headliners attending. And the U.S. sets a deadline to delete TikTok from all government-owned devices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/03/23·26m 53s

SCOTUS Student Debt Argument: They Don't Even Go Here

The Supreme Court considers President Biden’s landmark decision to forgive billions in federal student loan debt. Families reckon with the end of expanded SNAP benefits. And the National Security Council reacts to reports over government investigations into COVID’s origins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
28/02/23·27m 0s

The Mediterranean’s Migrant Crisis

A capsized ship results in dozens of migrants dead just off the coast of Italy. A winter storm dumps snow on southern California before sweeping across the country. And author Clint Smith describes the Black History lessons that can be learned outside the classroom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
27/02/23·27m 18s

Ukraine, One Year Later

Exactly one year after Russia began its invasion, Ukrainian citizens reflect on what they’ve lost and regained. South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh takes the stand at his own murder trial. And exonerated ex-convicts ask Missouri to pass legislation that would compensate them for their years behind bars.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/02/23·27m 18s

Did a Juror Just Destroy Georgia’s Trump Case?

A grand jury’s recommendations become more scrutinized, and less secret, as the jury forewoman reveals key details. The Biden White House unveils new asylum policies that bear a striking resemblance to former President Trump’s. And shortages of diabetes drugs set off arguments over whether they should be used for weight loss.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
23/02/23·28m 12s

“Kyiv Stands Strong.”

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin offer dueling speeches on the state of the Ukrainian war. The Supreme Court hears a second case on the responsibilities of tech companies. And the train wreck in Ohio has prompted partisan arguments over train regulation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22/02/23·27m 8s

Biden’s Secret Trip to Ukraine

In a surprise visit to Kyiv, President Joe Biden becomes the first U.S. president to make a wartime visit in a country where his troops are not serving. A 6.3 magnitude earthquake decimates Turkey even further. And social media companies face an existential battle in the Supreme Court today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/02/23·28m 25s

Jimmy Carter Enters Hospice Care

Former President Jimmy Carter begins end-of-life care. The U.S. considers sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. And residents in East Palestine, Ohio describe tasting “battery acid” in the air even as official measurements show it’s safe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
20/02/23·25m 19s

Elective Perjury: Georgia’s Grand Jury Report

Georgia authorities release parts of a grand jury report on 2020 election interference. President Biden gives his first in-depth explanation for shooting down unidentified objects. And Black students in a St. Louis suburb react to “diversity programs” being shut down.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/02/23·30m 51s

Mistakes on a Plane: Another Near-Miss

The FAA says it’s investigating after another near-miss on a runway. A panel of FDA advisors agrees that Naloxone should be sold without a prescription to stop overdose deaths. And a Black ranching family describes a neighborly dispute becoming a flash point for racial threats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/02/23·28m 51s

Mourning at Michigan State

Students at Michigan State issue a plea to stop mass killings, after a gunman killed three students and injured five more. Former governor and UN ambassador Nikki Haley enters the presidential race. And officials give Ohio residents an update on how a train wreck could impact air, water and soil. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15/02/23·29m 25s

Lives, Derailed: Ohio Town's Safety Questioned

Residents of East Palestine, Ohio return home less than two weeks after a train wreck spilled chemicals into the soil and air. New Mexico State University ends its basketball season after hazing allegations. And Americans squirm in a new era of “tipflation.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
14/02/23·29m 4s

Unidentified Floating Objects

President Biden orders several airborne objects shot down in American and Canadian airspace, without offering any clear explanation of what they were. Turkey begins arresting contractors whose buildings collapsed. And a Russian defector offers a look at one of the country’s most notorious armed units. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
13/02/23·28m 8s

“There are almost no miracles here.”

The earthquake death toll jumps past 20,000 in Turkey and Syria. College professors say they can’t even teach college-level Black History at historically Black universities. And to mark 50 years of women flying in the Navy, a group of fighter pilots prepare for the first all-female Super Bowl fly-over.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
10/02/23·25m 14s

The (Other) Republican Response

Republicans try to coalesce after the State of the Union, even as former President Trump picks a fight with a potential rival. The Pentagon reveals that Chinese spy balloons have flown over dozens of countries. And ABC visits the town that calls itself “Football City, USA.” If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call or text 988 or chat Free, confidential help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are not on your own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
09/02/23·29m 49s

“We All Apparently Agree”: Biden’s Rowdy SOTU

In a defiant State of the Union address, President Biden promises to enact his economic agenda over Republican jeers. Turkish critics blame a rapidly rising earthquake death toll on the policies of President Erdogan. And the World Health Organization accuses infant formula makers of exploitative marketing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
08/02/23·26m 48s

The Earthquake Disaster in Turkey & Syria

A massive earthquake kills thousands in Turkey and Syria. President Biden prepares his State of the Union address. And a train derailment response is complicated by potentially deadly chemicals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
07/02/23·23m 19s

Pop Secret: The Spy Balloon Blow-Up

The White House responds to criticism of its handling of a Chinese spy balloon. Concerns about layoffs give way to worries about wages after a glittering jobs report. And Democrats release a new primary calendar featuring South Carolina as the “first in the nation.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
06/02/23·29m 43s

Red Balloon: China’s Floating Surveillance

U.S. officials reveal they’ve been tracking a Chinese “surveillance balloon” high over Montana. Congressional Republicans boot Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) off the Foreign Relations Committee. And American volunteers help ferry “stolen” Ukrainian orphans from Russia to safety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
03/02/23·25m 15s

“What Has Happened to the Dream?”

Memphis mourns at Tyre Nichols’ funeral. A whistleblower accuses Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts of ignoring a potential conflict of interest. And new adjustments from the College Board bring its African-American Studies course in line with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
02/02/23·29m 33s

‘Til Debt Do Us Part

For the first time as House speaker, Kevin McCarthy heads to the White House for a meeting with President Biden. With money finally being deployed for huge infrastructure projects, Biden seeks to reinvigorate local economies ahead of his State of the Union address. And while the U.S. deplores Iranian executions, a new report shows executions rising sharply under the leadership of Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
01/02/23·24m 23s

Another Memphis Officer Off the Street

Memphis authorities discipline more first responders in the Tyre Nichols case. The Biden White House plans to end its COVID-19 emergency declarations. And Providence begins allocating $10 million in reparation funds, despite pushback from both sides of the debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
31/01/23·27m 41s

The Tyre Nichols Video

The world reacts to the police beating that killed Tyre Nichols. Memphis disbands its now-infamous SCORPION unit. And Israel vows to not only arrest suspected terrorists, but bulldoze the homes of their family members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
30/01/23·30m 14s

The Video Memphis is Bracing For

Five Memphis police officers are charged with murder after a traffic stop turned deadly. LGBTQ+ rights advocates respond to reports that monogamous gay and bisexual men will be able to freely give blood. And the Republican National Committee convenes to select a leader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
27/01/23·27m 30s

"Three Warnings" About a Child With a Gun

After allegations that warnings were ignored, a superintendent is ousted during a contentious school board meeting in Virginia. The U.S. and Germany change their position on sending tanks to Ukraine. And federal authorities take down what they call a vast scheme to sell fake nursing diplomas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/01/23·24m 1s

Three Days. Two Major Mass Shootings.

Californians mourn another mass shooting, this time in a Bay Area farming community. The Justice Departments aims to disband Google's digital ad behemoth. And classified documents are found at the home of former Vice President Mike Pence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
25/01/23·28m 18s

“Keep On Dancing”: The Voices of Monterey Park

Survivors describe the massacre in Monterey Park, California. The FDA prepares to press for an overhaul in its vaccination guidelines. And a former high-ranking FBI official is charged with illegally helping a notorious Russian oligarch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
24/01/23·26m 10s

New Year’s Grief in Los Angeles

The man suspected of killing 10 people at a Lunar New Year celebration in California is found dead in his van. The Department of Justice finds more classified documents during a search of President Biden's home. And a protest over an environmental activist shot dead by police ends in vandalism and destruction in Atlanta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
23/01/23·22m 43s
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