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    Understanding Biden's surprising China-Taiwan comments

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 7:28

    Biden said America would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan against a possible Chinese attack, an answer that surprised observers from Washington to Beijing. Reuters reports. The Houston Chronicle has details of an extensive new report revealing Southern Baptist leaders routinely silenced sexual-abuse survivors and missed opportunities to make reforms. NBC News reports on the Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison in Ukraine’s first war crimes trial. NPR takes us inside the dramatic courtroom moment when a Ukrainian widow confronted the man who shot her elderly husband. Sports Illustrated profiles Rafael Nadal, who at 36 is aiming for another Grand Slam title, fighting injuries, age, and younger opponents.

    A landmark study on abortion contains surprises

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 10:22

    Oklahoma lawmakers have passed a bill that would be the strictest anti-abortion law in the nation. The Wall Street Journal has details. And NPR looks at a landmark study tracking the lasting effect of having an abortion, or being denied one. Politico explains Biden’s five big challenges on his first trip to Asia as president. The Washington Post introduces us to parents who refuse to give their kids smartphones. Popular Science looks at the facts behind common misconceptions about metals in the kitchen.

    Here's what people get wrong about baby formula

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 9:31

    Reuters reports on Biden’s decision to invoke the the Defense Production Act to combat the baby-formula shortage. There are a lot of misconceptions about breastfeeding and formula feeding, so Vox supplies some facts. A USA Today investigation reveals major failures in the adoption system in America. NPR explains why monkeypox is in the news — and why you’re highly unlikely to catch it. The PGA Championship begins today without defending champion Phil Mickelson. ESPN tells the story of how things fell apart for the golf legend in just one year.

    Good luck finding a theme in these primary results

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 10:11

    Tuesday’s primary results paint a mixed picture of the electorate, the parties, and Trump's influence. Vox explains. Following the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, CBS News looks at the major questions remaining about her death. A friend and fellow reporter writes a remembrance of her for CNN. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell tells the Wall Street Journal that inflation must be brought down — and that the bank has the resolve to do it. But Bloomberg’s visit to the Texas town with the highest inflation in the country reveals the limits of the Fed’s ability to help. A collegiate summer-league baseball team is reinventing the game and drawing huge crowds. The Los Angeles Times has the story.

    Remembering the lives lost in the Buffalo mass shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 10:12

    The Washington Post tells the stories of the people who were killed in the Buffalo grocery-store shooting. Russia’s war is doing damage to Ukraine’s air and water that will have generational impact. Rolling Stone explains. Sports Illustrated reports on the NBA’s crackdown on player profanity. Congress is holding its first public hearing on UFOs in more than 50 years. The Wall Street Journal has a preview. And Esquire looks at the connection with that guy from Blink-182.

    The racist conspiracy theory behind the Buffalo shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 10:33

    On Saturday, a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York — killing 10 people. Investigators believe the alleged gunman was motivated by a racist conspiracy known as “replacement theory.” The Washington Post reports on how this idea has moved from the fringes of the internet to mainstream media and politics. A Time reporter traveled to the North and South poles to see the impact of climate change there for for herself. Music-concert tickets have recently become way more expensive. Vice explains why. Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. NPR spoke with the frontman of Kalush Orchestra, the band behind the winning entry, who said it’s a huge responsibility to represent the country at a global competition.

    What to know about the cryptocurrency meltdown

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 9:39

    TerraUSD, a stablecoin that is supposed to be pegged to the US dollar, crashed this week. CNBC explains what that shows about the vulnerabilities of cryptocurrencies. And CNN says the panic over digital assets has gotten Washington’s attention. We spoke to Tina Brown about her new book’s inside look at the British royal family. Read the Vanity Fair excerpt. True-crime stories are everywhere these days. How does it feel for people to see their tragic family histories turned into entertainment? BuzzFeed News looked into this. Wired reports on how researchers have grown plants in dirt from the moon for the first time.

    People who've never had COVID may hold the key to beating it

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 8:32

    Scientists are studying people who have not yet caught the coronavirus for clues to how to better tackle it in future. The Washington Post investigates. One of Putin’s big issues with the West has been the expansion of NATO. Now his invasion of Ukraine has Finland ready to join the alliance, after decades of staying out. The Wall Street Journal explains. Creating the best NFL schedule involves thousands of computers. The Los Angeles Times got an exclusive look into the process. CNN tells the story of how a calm air-traffic controller helped a passenger with no flying experience safely land a plane at a Florida airport after the pilot became incapacitated.

    Meet the woman behind the anti-abortion movement

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 10:41

    Marjorie Dannenfelser has worked with a single-minded focus for decades to end abortion. On the cusp of her greatest triumph, New York Magazine has an in-depth look at her plans for the future. As the CDC says a gun-violence surge in 2020 pushed the homicide rate to its highest in 25 years, NPR’s Fresh Air speaks with one journalist who’s focusing on what can be done to prevent mass shootings. The U.S. is experiencing a baby-formula shortage. The Wall Street Journal explains what that means for parents. The Ringer reports on an unexpected struggle faced by ‘Jeopardy’ super champions: finding new fun facts to share, day after day.

    How the GOP stopped supporting rape exceptions for abortion

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 8:48

    The Atlantic reports on the GOP’s surprising turn against allowing abortion for rape victims. An Andy Warhol artwork just sold for a record-breaking $195 million. Bloomberg has the story. Microplastics are in our bodies. But it’s not clear exactly how much they’re harming us. National Geographic looks at the science. Read some of the outstanding journalism that’s just been honored with Pulitzer Prizes, on Apple News.

    Why Putin is throwing a parade while attacking Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 11:32

    As Russia seeks a propaganda victory with a huge military parade in Red Square, there is new concern about how Moscow views the U.S.’s evolving approach to the war in Ukraine. The New Yorker reports. Five members of Congress spoke to Elle about their personal abortion experiences. A Bloomberg Businessweek reporter embedded with a wedding planner for the ultrawealthy to find out what goes into planning a multimillion-dollar wedding. A $34.99 Goodwill purchase turned out to be a lost treasure from around the first century. The San Antonio Express-News has the story.

    What to know as abortion battles move to states

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 10:01

    Slate’s veteran Supreme Court watcher explains what comes next after a leaked draft indicated that justices are ready to overturn Roe v. Wade. A Time correspondent spent two weeks inside Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s secure compound. He witnessed a side of the Ukrainian president that the world rarely sees. As a new WNBA season begins, Sports Illustrated looks at how Russia has pushed the league to a crossroads. A physicist was fired by his daughter from brushing her tangled hair. So he used science to find the most pain-free way to do it. The Wall Street Journal has the story.

    How the Supreme Court abortion news is upending elections

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 10:38

    The Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Wall Street Journal explains how that’s scrambling election plans for Republicans and Democrats. A photography project shows the reality of treatment inside abortion clinics — and it’s very different than what politicians and protesters portray. BuzzFeed News has the story. Rape has reportedly become a weapon of war in Ukraine. NPR reports on how victims may struggle to get justice. Recode looks into how America is trying to fix its microchip shortage. Following a ProPublica investigation, the maker of TurboTax will pay millions of dollars to people who were tricked into paying for it despite being eligible for a free version.

    As SCOTUS acts, a story of abortion before Roe v. Wade

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 9:19

    With the Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, a woman who had an illegal abortion before the ruling tells her story to Vice and considers what the future might look like. Bloomberg reports on J.D. Vance’s Trump-backed win in Ohio’s GOP Senate primary. CNBC has tips for how to prepare for the Federal Reserve’s expected interest-rate raise today. San Francisco has spent millions to shelter homeless people in hotels. An extensive investigation by the San Francisco Chronicle reveals disastrous results. And now officials want millions in new funding following the revelations. What happened to Starbucks? Fast Company looks at how a coffee chain with a progressive reputation became a union battleground.

    Inside the leaked SCOTUS abortion opinion

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 10:58

    Our conversation with Politico senior legal-affairs reporter Josh Gerstein, who broke the story of a leaked draft opinion that shows the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.

    Why Russia's words about the war worry the U.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 11:11

    The Wall Street Journal reports on how Russia is recasting the fight in Ukraine as a broader conflict with the West. Bloomberg has the story of how Delta is breaking with competitors in its move to pay flight attendants during boarding. It comes as labor activists are trying to organize the airline’s flight attendants. Time has that angle. LAist explains how Los Angeles is going to construct the world’s largest wildlife crossing. And Curbed shows how this project may be very good for a very hot mountain lion. A toxic green pigment was used in some 19th-century book covers. National Geographic looks into the quest to hunt down the poisonous volumes.

    Trump allies accused of breaking into voting systems

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 12:17

    An investigation from Reuters uncovers several attempts to breach voting systems by Republican officials or activists since the 2020 election. A contractor has pleaded guilty to fraud after being awarded $34.5 million in government money to provide N95 masks and producing none. ProPublica has the story. When a security researcher realized he had been targeted by North Korea, he decided to take down its internet. Wired spoke with him. These mechanics can turn your vintage gas guzzler into an EV. But, they tell the Los Angeles Times, there’s a long waiting list.

    Three signs Russia's war is getting bigger

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 10:37

    Bloomberg reports on how the EU is trying to hold firm as Russia uses its energy supply to exert pressure. The New Yorker looks at a controversial plan to make Michigan the next space state that could include rockets over Lake Superior. The Washington Post visits the upstate New York town that claims to be the birthplace of basketball, despite historians recognizing another location. A 60-year-old love song written by a young sailor is a social-media sensation. People explains why.

    Why Biden may be ready to cancel your student debt

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 9:41

    The Washington Post reports on how Biden is signaling a new openness to canceling student loans. American Trevor Reed has been released from Russia in a prisoner swap. CNN has coverage. Families of crime victims are turning to TikTok and other social platforms to find justice. The Cut has the story. Leaders of countries with questionable human-rights practices often use sports to distract from problematic behavior. Sports Illustrated takes a look at the history of this pervasive practice, known as sportswashing. A group of MIT scientists went deep on the splitting of Oreos, in search of the perfect split of creme between wafers. Vice has their findings.

    What to know about those Trump inner-circle texts

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 9:39

    CNN obtained thousands of messages to and from Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows between Election Day 2020 and Biden’s inauguration. Here’s what they reveal about the communications of Trump’s inner circle in the weeks before and after January 6. Will the former president ever tweet again? CNBC looks at the selloff of stock tied to Trump’s social-media venture following news of Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter, which implies that some investors seem to think he will. And the Washington Post reports that even some of Trump’s own advisers don’t think he’ll be able to stay away. The Texas Tribune explains why a court halted the execution of Melissa Lucio. Earlier, the Marshall Project covered her story, including questions about her guilt. The Wall Street Journal shows how more women are breaking through to establish careers as professional baseball coaches.

    Why the SCOTUS school-prayer case is a big deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 9:31

    A high school coach who lost his job after praying on the field has taken his case to the Supreme Court. He spoke recently with ABC News. Texas Monthly profiles Greg Abbott. The two-term governor has influence far beyond his state — and may be the future of the GOP. Some people in Congress say the expanded child tax credit isn’t needed because of existing welfare aid for families. But an extensive ProPublica investigation into that aid reveals repeated failures. GQ profiles Nicolas Cage, calling him a great actor — and one of our most inscrutable, eccentric, and misunderstood stars.

    The story of an environmental crisis the world fixed

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 9:03

    On Earth Day, Vox has the story of a massive environmental crisis that the world actually solved. CNBC reports that a bill passed by Florida Republicans to dissolve Disney’s special district could leave local taxpayers with more than $1 billion in debt. The Atlantic goes inside the covert network of abortion-rights activists preparing for the end of Roe v. Wade. The summer of “revenge travel” is coming. The Washington Post warns that it will be expensive.

    What to know about Putin's “Satan” missile test

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 8:22

    Putin just tested an intercontinental ballistic missile NATO has dubbed “Satan 2” — but that’s not the scariest move he’s making around nuclear arms. The Washington Post explains. The Post also looks into how the West is sending heavier weaponry to Ukrainian forces, and what that tells us about where the conflict is going. The Wall Street Journal reports on how homeowner associations are making controversial rule changes in order to stop investors from buying houses to turn into rentals. The people who care for our pets are having trouble taking care of themselves. NPR looks at the pandemic-driven mental-health crisis facing veterinarians. The Atlantic talks to a Stanford researcher who says he’s figured out why some bands are one-hit wonders and others have long careers.

    Why Putin wants control of Ukraine's Donbas region

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 8:00

    BBC News explains why Russia is attempting to capture Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region. The Wall Street Journal takes us inside one of Shanghai’s mass quarantine centers, where there are no showers and lights are on 24/7. Reuters details how the city’s strict coronavirus policy is pitting neighbor against neighbor. It took Vice less than 24 hours to order an endangered tiger on Facebook. The Los Angeles Times introduces us to the guys who claim they created the term “420” half a century ago as code for smoking marijuana together. And they have proof.

    What to know about changes to mask rules on planes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 8:48

    Many people are confused by the latest news about masking on planes and transit. USA Today breaks down what’s changed and what health officials recommend. Before Jerry Sandusky, Penn State football had another serial sexual predator. ESPN has the untold story of his crimes and the fight to bring him to justice. Politico visits Alaska to cover Sarah Palin’s congressional run and finds many people who express mixed feelings about her return to state politics. Kamala Harris is a Wordle fan. The Ringer asked her about how she plays.

    Why you may be paying a higher tax rate than the wealthiest Americans

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 9:32

    A Russian Orthodox bishop is justifying Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with religious dogma. The Washington Post reports that this religious figure is creating a rift in the global Orthodox Church. An investigation by ProPublica looks into the tax filings of the top 400 earners in the U.S. — and lays out how the ultrawealthy are able to pay a much lower tax rate than most other Americans. NPR explains why the families of gig workers who are killed on the job aren’t guaranteed survivor’s benefits. The New Yorker profiles a professional baby namer who, for a few thousand dollars, will create a bespoke list of options for parents looking for creative and original names for their child.

    Preview: She thought she knew her family — until she took a DNA test

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 1:43

    When Amber van Moessner was growing up, she never questioned whether the man who raised her was her biological father. But when she was in her late 20s, she took a 23andMe genetic test and discovered that she was conceived via a sperm donor. Van Moessner’s story kicks off the podcast series BioHacked: Family Secrets, hosted by T.J. Raphael. Shumita Basu interviews Raphael and van Moessner about the donor-conception industry. This is a preview of that conversation. Listen to the full episode on Apple News In Conversation.

    What's Elon Musk's endgame with Twitter?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 11:28

    Elon Musk has launched a hostile-takeover bid for Twitter. The Verge explores how Musk might change the app. COVID is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. The Atlantic spoke to people who have lost loved ones to the virus and experienced intense isolation and a lack of societal support. Today Major League Baseball commemorates the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first game. A former Los Angeles Times sportswriter arguesthat the annual celebration glosses over the fact that the bigotry that existed before Robinson joined the league was largely allowed to persist. It’s been 50 years since giant pandas were introduced to the National Zoo. The Washington Post looks at the role their presence has played in diplomacy and conservation efforts.

    Why it'll be hard to prosecute Putin for war crimes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 8:54

    Holding Putin accountable for alleged war crimes may be difficult because of how the International Criminal Court works. Vox explains. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows has been removed from North Carolina voter rolls while under investigation for potential election fraud. It follows a New Yorker story looking into questions around the address he registered at in 2020. The new Apple TV+ podcast ‘Run, Bambi, Run’ examines the murder trial and prison escape of Laurie Bembenek. Weddings that were postponed during the pandemic are crowding the calendar this year. The Washington Post looks at how the industry is struggling to keep up.

    A survivor's story from the Brooklyn subway attack

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 8:09

    Police have named suspect in the shooting attack on the subway in Brooklyn. CNN has the story. Biden has a new plan to keep gasoline prices under control. Critics say it could damage the environment and some cars. Bloomberg explains. Many colleges waived standardized-testing requirements during the pandemic. NBC News checks in and finds that some universities say their classes have become more diverse, and that they're planning to make the change permanent. Inflation is sky-high. So how is AriZona iced tea still 99 cents? The Los Angeles Times has the answer.

    What to know about the man leading Russia's military

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 9:08

    The Washington Post explains what the appointment of a new top commander says about Russia’s potential war plans in Ukraine. NBC News reports on his controversial battlefield reputation. Many polling officials are considering leaving their roles after a difficult couple of years. At an election workers conference in Georgia, NPR finds a new crop of public servants who are stepping in to fill the void. Companies in a booming Indiana county are facing problems finding workers. Bloomberg Businessweek visits to understand where jobs in America are at right now. The Washington Post tells the surprising story of Bruce Willis’s on-set double.

    In Texas, a controversial murder charge over abortion

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 7:06

    The Texas Tribune reports on what happened to the woman who was recently jailed and charged with murder over a self-induced abortion. America has a shortage of doctors. Vox looks into what’s holding so many medical-school graduates back from becoming physicians. Major political developments have been taking place in two countries that have major implications for the U.S. CNN reports on the first round of the French presidential election, while the BBC covers the unrest in Pakistan. It’s not just you. Many of us are more forgetful right now. The Wall Street Journal spoke with memory experts for recommendations on improving recall.

    The trailblazer who paved the way for Ketanji Brown Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 8:08

    The Wall Street Journal looks at Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic confirmation to the Supreme Court and some of the key cases she’ll hear in her first term. A half-century ago, pioneering civil-rights attorney Constance Baker Motley could have been the first African American justice on the highest court. Politico examines her career. Bloomberg explores how rising food and fuel prices are destabilizing governments worldwide. The Atlantic reports on how America seems to be heading into another coronavirus wave with little political will to adequately measure or respond to it. Major 401(k) changes are coming. CNN explains what to know.

    How Ukrainian kids stay in school during the war

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 10:24

    NPR reports on how millions of Ukrainian children are staying in school even as conflict rages. The return of Tiger Woods raises the stakes for the Masters. The Wall Street Journal sets the stage. Apple News has a complete guide to Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. A Rolling Stone reporter gets a look inside the lavish, top-secret world of super-private concerts, where rock stars earn millions playing for a few wealthy people at a time. The Washington Post profiles a carpet cleaner with a secret: He speaks dozens of languages.

    A heroic Ukrainian mayor, executed and buried in a forest

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 9:10

    The execution of a Ukrainian mayor is getting attention as the actions of Russian troops come under global scrutiny. The Wall Street Journal tells her story. An NPR investigation found that a federal program to help low-income people with student loans failed them in many ways. American nurses are speaking out against the conviction of RaDonda Vaught, who faces eight years in prison after a fatal medication mistake. Kaiser Health News reports. The CBS station in Minneapolis was just looking for some old footage. It found an interview with Prince at age 11.

    How the U.S. is treating Ukrainian refugees differently

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 10:13

    The Washington Post reports on the Ukrainian refugees trying to get into the U.S. by crossing its border with Mexico. The Cut speaks to an immigration advocate who says Ukrainians and Russians are receiving very different treatment than people from Latin American, Caribbean, and African countries. Bloomberg Businessweek has the story of how Trump’s favorite postmaster managed to hang on to his job when Biden took over. But now he has to save the Postal Service. National Geographic has the key takeaways from a new U.N. climate report. Researchers have finally decoded a full human genome. NBC News explains what the breakthrough could mean for science.

    How new reports of Russian atrocities are changing the war

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 9:40

    New evidence of war crimes is reportedly emerging as Russians retreat from areas around Kyiv. The Wall Street Journal has an on-the-ground dispatch. The City has the inside story of how NYC workers pulled off an unexpected labor victory over Amazon. Vox explains the role that local jails play in America’s mass incarceration. Afghan girls fear they won’t be able to continue their education after the Taliban backtracked on a promise to reopen schools for them beyond sixth grade. Time reports on the impact on families, while the Washington Post looks at how the situation is presenting international donors with a tough dilemma. Aggressive behavior is way up during the pandemic. Experts on psychology, crime, and sociology speak to the Atlantic about what’s going on.

    Preview: Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty. Now her COO is on trial.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 2:37

    When it came to light that the blood-testing technology behind the biotech startup Theranos didn’t work, the enigmatic founder, Elizabeth Holmes, became the subject of intense scrutiny. While Holmes has been in the spotlight, there’s another person at the center of this story: Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani. Balwani and Holmes dated in secret for more than a decade, and he eventually became COO of Theranos. Balwani’s trial is now underway. Apple News In Conversation’s Shumita Basu spoke with Rebecca Jarvis, host of ABC Audio’s podcast on Theranos, The Dropout, about what to expect in this latest court case. This is a preview of that conversation. Listen to the full episode on Apple News In Conversation.

    Taking new aim at Russia's economy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 8:42

    Politico reports on new U.S. sanctions against Russian tech companies, and examines how the ruble’s recent rebound has some analysts wondering whether existing sanctions are tough enough. American workers are testing positive for drug use at the highest rate in decades. The Wall Street Journal explains why. What’s the point of all these new shows about scammers? A Vox critic has thoughts. Yahoo Sports shows how a men’s Final Four matchup Saturday is blowing up wedding plans.

    What's next for the SCOTUS conflict-of-interest controversy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 10:09

    Politico poses six questions about Justice Clarence Thomas, Ginni Thomas, and Supreme Court conflict of interest, and also looks at what Democrats might do next. Some politicians want to enact gas-tax holidays to make gas cheaper for drivers. The Wall Street Journal looks at how the debate cuts across the usual political divides. And Vice talks to an economist who says such moves have a mixed record when it comes to actually saving people money. Many Black neighborhoods have been left out of the current real-estate boom. The Washington Post reports on how the appraisal process may be part of the reason why. Astronomers have found the most distant star ever seen. National Geographic explains why it might hold the key to understanding the origin of the universe.

    What you're getting wrong about the Great Resignation

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 9:38

    The Atlantic argues that the so-called Great Resignation is more of a Great Job Switcheroo. Ukraine is offering to become a neutral country. Vox explores what that might look like. Children who fled Afghanistan without their families are now in federal custody, many in facilities that have struggled to meet their needs. ProPublica investigates. Politico looks at how the rise of NFTs is creating tax complications.

    America's long history of parents versus teachers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 10:08

    Culture wars over what’s taught in schools are nothing new. The New Yorker looks at how parents and teachers clashed in the 1920s. An anti-lynching bill is being signed into law after more than a century of failed attempts. The Washington Post has the story of how it finally got to the president’s desk. The war in Ukraine has seen a rise in hobbyist intelligence analysts who develop and share potential insights on social media. The Washington Post examines how their work can have both positive and negative impacts. The Wall Street Journal reports on how gyms say they’re seeing growing demand for classes and facilities that emphasize relaxation and recovery over sweat and struggle.

    What's different about Biden's plan to tax billionaires

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 8:06

    Biden is proposing a new minimum tax on America’s wealthiest families. The Washington Post has details of the plan. The sitcom that propelled comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the Ukrainian presidency is now streaming again in the U.S. A critic writes in NBC News on the surreal experience of watching it while the war in Ukraine rages. Criminals are using cheap hardware sold online to convert guns into fully automatic weapons. Law enforcement is worried. The Trace investigates. The Oscars ceremony included a dramatic onstage slap, big wins for “CODA,” and many firsts. Apple News has the night’s best stories.

    Preview: What happened when a man made a chatbot of his dead fiancée

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 2:21

    Joshua Barbeau lost his fiancée, Jessica, nearly a decade ago. For Joshua, getting over her death felt impossible. He was still grieving when he came across a website that allowed him to feel like he was communicating with Jessica again — by creating a customized, A.I.-powered chatbot. San Francisco Chronicle journalist Jason Fagone spoke with Shumita Basu about how the Jessica bot helped Joshua process his grief. This is a preview of that conversation. Listen to the full episode on Apple News In Conversation.

    They escaped other wars. They know what Ukrainians face.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 11:08

    Advocates want Biden to go further than his plan to allow 100,000 Ukrainian refugees into the U.S., Politico reports. NPR speaks to people who escaped other conflicts. The Washington Post uncovers text messages showing Ginni Thomas urged the White House to pursue unrelenting efforts to overturn the 2020 election. The New Yorker asks whether Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, is a threat to the Supreme Court. Nearly half of the nominees for acting Oscars this year played real people. Vox looks at why this has been a proven path to winning. The Ringer explores whether the return of unvaccinated Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving to his home court could change the balance of power in the NBA.

    Biden's trip isn't the only major war news today

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 8:09

    CNN lays out five key questions for Biden's diplomatic trip to Europe, as the war in Ukraine rages. Brittney Griner met with U.S. officials for first time since her detainment in Russia began. ESPN has details. Moscow’s stock market partially reopened after a monthlong shutdown. CNBC has coverage of its early trading, including some wild swings. Vox explains what we learned from Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. The Washington Post details how retired Americans on fixed incomes are having trouble paying basic bills as inflation cuts into household budgets. New findings show that climate change is making pollen season longer and more intense, as explained in Fast Company. The Manhattan prosecutor who resigned over a stalled Trump probe says the ex-president committed felonies. The Washington Post has the story. Time remembers Madeleine Albright, a trailblazing secretary of state.

    Food prices skyrocket because of Russia's attack

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 10:30

    The Wall Street Journal explains why Russia’s attack on Ukraine is causing the cost of food in many countries to skyrocket. Ketanji Brown Jackson’s experience as a Supreme Court clerk two decades ago suggests that much of the current court will be familiar to her, a longtime SCOTUS-watcher writes in the Atlantic. He was the last Afghan finance minister before the Taliban took over. Now he’s an Uber driver in America. The Washington Post tells his story. This is the first March Madness where college athletes can strike licensing deals. Some are scoring six-figure hauls, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

    Why thousands of Russians are fleeing their country

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 12:08

    The Wall Street Journal breaks down the ongoing Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominee to the Supreme Court. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Russians are fleeing their country, leaving behind homes, savings, and cars because they say the Russia they once knew is becoming unrecognizable. Masha Gessen also writes about this exodus for the New Yorker. Billions of dollars have been invested in developing COVID vaccines and doing other COVID research — and the funding will pay scientific and medical dividends for decades. Kaiser Health News explains. The Washington Post has the latest updates on the conflict in Ukraine. A rescue team is searching the area where a Boeing jetliner crashed in southern China yesterday. Reuters has the story. Dangerous storms are forecast for parts of the U.S. over the next few days. Multiple tornadoes have already touched down in Texas and Oklahoma, where USA Today is reporting that tens of thousands of people were without power this morning.

    A Russian oligarch on what we get wrong about Putin

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 8:55

    Can sanctioning Russian oligarchs influence Putin’s actions in Ukraine? Bloomberg Businessweek asks an oligarch, in an exclusive interview. As Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis deepens, its young people are stepping up. National Geographic tells their stories. Russia’s war on Ukraine has dramatically increased the price of nickel. The Atlantic looks at how some Americans are now hoarding coins. NPR lays out what to expect in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Tales from March Madness: ESPN has the story of number 15 seed Saint Peter’s, which pulled off another upset in the men’s tournament. And USA Today covers Lauren Jensen, who carried Creighton to its first Sweet 16 by beating her old team.

    Preview: In Conversation with Jon Stewart. Plus, a bonus episode.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 67:07

    Every weekend on Apple News Today, we’ve been bringing you interviews with some of the best journalists and experts. But now we’re changing things up a bit — and don’t worry, it’s good news. Apple News In Conversation is becoming its own podcast. Our latest episode is with Jon Stewart, and on it we talk about his new show on Apple TV+, ‘The Problem With Jon Stewart.’ This is a preview of that conversation. Plus: If you want to hear more from Jon Stewart, we’re also bringing you a bonus episode from his podcast. The episode is called “Jon Talks Climate: It Gets Heated.”

    China can influence Russia. Will it?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 13:20

    China can influence Russia, but no one should get their hopes up about Beijing being able to stop the war in Ukraine, Time argues. Recent bomb threats against historically Black colleges and universities are only the latest in a long, violent American history of attempts to keep Black people out of classrooms. The Atlantic lays out why, while ABC News examines what the White House and Congress are doing to address the threats. People have very little legal protection against weight-based discrimination in the workplace. Bloomberg Businessweek looks at moves to change that. Sleep experts tell the Washington Post that a Senate bill to make daylight saving time permanent gets it wrong. They want standard time all year. A Vox graphic shows what it would be like if American stopped changing its clocks. And Road & Track looks into how lack of sleep can lead to dangerous driving.

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