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    Who Should See the Mar-a-Lago Affidavit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 29:25

    A federal judge tells the Justice Department to make public its reasoning for raiding Mar-a-Lago. The NFL suspends quarterback Deshaun Watson. And despite fewer border-crossings in July, border agents are dealing with a record number of migrants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    They're Running (From Trump?)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 26:39

    Former Vice President Mike Pence says he'll "consider" testifying in January 6th hearings, prompting speculation about his willingness to run against Trump. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky offers a blistering assessment of her agency's performance. And a Florida appeals court sides with a judge who says a 16 year-old girl isn't "mature enough" to seek an abortion.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    FAQ's on the New IRA Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 27:46

    President Biden signs the mammoth Inflation Reduction Act into law. As the Colorado River shrinks, government officials demand Western states consume less water. And former FBI Special Agent Brad Garrett describes what would happen if the FBI were defunded. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Liz Cheney's Last Stand

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 26:20

    Wyoming's primary election could spell the end of Liz Cheney's political career, signaling a shift toward election-denying Republicans. The Department of Justice reveals new steps in the case over classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. And the U.K. approves a vaccine that will more directly tackle the Omicron variant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What's in Trump's Search Warrant

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 31:03

    Details from a search warrant provide some answers, but raise more questions about what former President Donald Trump was keeping at Mar-a-Lago. Author Salman Rushdie is expected to survive after a brutal knife attack in New York. And one year after the fall of Kabul, ABC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell returns to Afghanistan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How the FBI Became a Target

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 26:36

    Amid threats against law enforcement, Attorney General Merrick Garland says he'll ask a judge to show the nation what the FBI was pursuing at Mar-a-Lago. The CDC offers looser guidelines on COVID, which it says will remain in our lives for the foreseeable future. And a potential National Park designation prompts arguments among neighbors.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Less Inflation, But Still Not Elation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 24:34

    New price data show inflation slowing, raising hopes of economists. Former President Trump takes the Fifth. And the Department of Justice unseals charges against a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, accusing him of plotting to kill former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Raid Rage

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 27:17

    Conservatives react in fury to an FBI search of former President Trump's property. President Biden signs a new law supporting chip manufacturing. And a study finds that climate change will have consequences for viruses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 26:18

    FBI agents search the home of former President Trump. Police investigate the killings of several Muslim men in New Mexico. And mayors of New York and Washington D.C. complain about a new Texas policy that sends undocumented migrants to their doorsteps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Senate Passes 'Historic' Climate, Health Care Bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 28:47

    Senate Democrats push a sweeping climate and health care bill across the finish line. A new round of fighting between Israel and Palestine over the weekend leads to dozens of deaths. And concerns mount over potential disaster at Europe's biggest nuclear plant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Monkeypox: Is a Siren a Solution?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 27:44

    Amid mounting criticism, the Biden administration declares a national public health emergency over Monkeypox as it scrambles over vaccines and treatments. Two years after Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police, the U.S. Justice Department files civil rights charges against four officers. And, the Sandy Hook parents who won millions from a right-wing conspiracy theorist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Red State Roe Voters

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 25:42

    In a potential bellwether race for the midterms, Kansas rejects a ballot measure that would restrict abortion access. A major credit bureau blames a coding error for thousands of incorrect scores sent to lenders. And students are headed back to the classroom soon, but schools are warning there are hundreds of job openings for teachers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Oh No Xi Didn't: Pelosi Arrives in Taiwan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 28:11

    Defying Chinese threats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi becomes the highest ranking American to visit Taiwan in decades. California declares a state of emergency over monkeypox. And the Department of Justice tries to derail a mega merger in the publishing world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Al-Qaeda's Leader is Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 29:35

    The successor to Osama Bin Laden is killed by a CIA drone strike in Afghanistan. Kansas prepares to vote on a constitutional amendment on abortion. And pro-wrestling confronts allegations against the face of its empire, Vince McMahon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kentucky's Fatal Flooding

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 27:50

    Floodwaters kill dozens in the Appalachian foothills. President Biden's latest positive test prompts questions about "rebound COVID." And a surprise agreement infuriates Senate Republicans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Solar Opposites

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 33:33

    At a time when the Biden administration is calling for more renewable energy, ABC News partners-up with Inside Climate News to travel to Williamsport, OH to see how solar energy is tearing a rural community apart. We meet two families at the heart of the conflict: the Scheins have signed a lucrative deal to put solar panels on their farmland, while the Barneses are leading the charge against solar in the county, despite generally thinking renewable energy is a good idea. The tension has changed the culture in their community, spilling over to places like their town hall and church. Neither side is backing down. A renewable energy expert tells us fights like these are breaking out all over the country. We unpack the myths and unknowns about large-scale solar projects and examine the role of rural America in the fight against climate change. To learn more about the solar conflict in Williamsport Ohio, check out "The Energy Transition Runs Into a Ditch in Rural Ohio" from Inside Climate News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Has a Recession Begun?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 27:16

    Economists prepare what will likely be a second straight quarter of a shrinking economy, even as more Americans find jobs. The State Department announces that it's put an offer on the table to get back Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan. And the Department of Justice appears to be looking at former President Trump in its January 6th investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Conflict of Interest: The Fed's Plan for Inflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 28:17

    The Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates even further to clamp down on inflation, but retailers warn that spending habits are already changing. Russia plans to withdraw from the International Space Station. And a Saudi-backed golf tour prepares a tournament just miles from the World Trade Center, infuriating families of 9/11 victims. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What It's Like to Have Monkeypox

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 27:17

    As officials express alarm about transmission, a monkeypox patient describes his symptoms. Pope Francis begins an "apology tour" in Canada. And Democrats race to codify same-sex marriage.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why Yosemite is Burning

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 26:36

    A wildfire explodes near Yosemite, the county's third fire in two weeks. Steve Bannon is convicted on two counts of contempt of Congress. And hours after agreeing to allow Ukraine to export grain, Russia bombs a major Ukrainian port. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    President Biden Has COVID

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 29:43

    President Biden tests positive for COVID, with what the White House calls "mild symptoms." The January 6th committee holds its final hearings of the summer. And a woman in New York contracts polio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Jan. 6 Committee's Last Chance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 29:15

    George Stephanopoulos joins "Start Here" to preview a primetime hearing on the events of January 6th. President Biden stops short of declaring climate change a national emergency. And after the Turpin children were rescued from abusive parents, lawyers allege some of the siblings were placed in an abusive foster home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Climate Crisis is Bigger in Texas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 27:30

    Emergency crews race to prevent heat-related deaths as temperatures soar. Democrats invest in promoting Republicans who wanted to throw out the results of the 2020 election. And are prices going up because of a snarled supply chain... or corporate profiteering? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Europe Loses Its Cool

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 26:06

    As London buckles under temperatures previously expected decades from now, more than a thousand people in Spain and Portugal have died from the heat. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy suspends officials amid fears of Russian assets in intelligence services. And cities race to obtain more monkeypox vaccines as lines stretch around clinics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Summer Lovin', Had Me A Mask

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 28:04

    Masks are back in the summer COVID-19 surge. Steve Bannon heads to court for his contempt of Congress trial. And a new report on the Uvalde school shooting finds "systemic failures" of police response. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Abhorrence of Arabia: Biden's Saudi Sit-Down

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 26:24

    President Biden avoids specifics when asked about Iran and Saudi Arabia. A lawyer representing hundreds of women files a lawsuit against Uber. And the federal government introduces 988 as a national suicide hotline.  If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or worried about a friend or loved one, help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 [TALK] or text HELLO to the Crisis Text Line at 741741. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Recessions, Pt. II: Ushering in an Economic Downturn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 26:27

    Inflation continues to spiral as banks start openly predicting an economic recession. Bans on abortion medication have led to difficulties for some women obtaining drugs for other health issues. And Russia looks to Russify parts of Ukraine it's captured.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    "Unhinged": The Plotting Before January 6th

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 28:36

    The January 6th committee presents a blow-by-blow account of a fateful meeting, and of a "spontaneous" march that Donald Trump had pre-planned. President Biden starts a Middle East trip that will include a visit to Saudi Arabia. And scientists are staring slack-jawed at new photos from the James Webb Space Telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Can a New Vaccine Stop BA.5?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 25:07

    As health officials urge many Americans to mask up again, Moderna offers measured optimism about its new vaccine due in the fall. A wildfire at Yosemite National Park threatens some of the country's oldest living trees. And Sri Lanka's president resigns after angry protesters break into his house. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Biden's Plan B

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 27:30

    Facing frustrated supporters, President Biden promises executive action on abortion rights. Japan mourns former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after an assassination in broad daylight. And Elon Musk tries to back out of buying Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Boris Johnson's Final Brexit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 31:02

    After a whirlwind 48 hours of resignations, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces he'll step down. Brittney Griner pleads guilty in Russia, as family members of Paul Whelan express mixed emotions about a possible deal. And Theranos executive Sunny Balwani is convicted of fraud. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Another Potential Plot on July 4th

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 28:49

    Police say in a confession, the suspected shooter in Highland Park admitted he also drove to Wisconsin to potentially commit a second massacre. Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone agrees to be deposed by the January 6th committee. And the city of Detroit admits to massively overcharging residents for property tax, but says it can't reimburse them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Illinois Has Red Flag Laws. He Bought the Guns Anyway.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 27:50

    Illinois officials say the lead suspect in the 4th of July parade shooting had already had weapons confiscated after violent behavior, but that didn't stop him from buying several guns later. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces the biggest threat to his power since taking office. And John Hinckley, who tried to assassinate President Reagan, tells ABC News what he thinks of gun safety laws now that he's free from custody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Attack on a 4th of July Parade

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 25:46

    A gunman unleashes a hail of gunfire on attendees of an Independence Day celebration in Highland Park, Illinois. Akron, Ohio officials impose a curfew as outrage builds over a deadly traffic stop. And a new COVID variant is re-infecting people just weeks after previous symptoms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Desp-air at the EPA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 28:14

    The Supreme Court strips the Environmental Protection Agency of its regulatory authority on emissions. Florida's so-called "Don't Say Gay" law takes effect. And Emmett Till's family finds a long-lost arrest warrant for what would be the only living suspect in the notorious lynching.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How a Pill Becomes a Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 29:15

    Facing confusion over "trigger laws," a Missouri hospital system temporarily halts Plan B prescriptions. NATO welcomes two new members in response to Russia's invasion. And on the final day of Pride Month, transgender patients ask why insurers often refuse to cover their medical costs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Trump Tried to Lead Armed Mob Himself, Says Aide

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 28:35

     In the most shocking January 6th testimony so far, a White House advisor claims the former President tried to physically join armed supporters. Fifty migrants in a tractor trailer are found dead near the Mexican border. And some states trying to ban abortion are being stymied by courts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Church and State of Play

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 24:49

    As activists try to delay the implementation of abortion bans, an emboldened Supreme Court releases a new ruling about prayer in public schools. Women in red states express concern about apps that track information about potential pregnancies. And as world leaders converge without him, Vladimir Putin launches a vicious attack on Kyiv. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Day Abortion Became a Crime

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 29:07

    In a span of hours, "trigger laws" made abortion illegal in seven states, setting off a mad scramble at clinics. In a special edition, Brad travels to Arkansas to speak to the doctor who facilitated some of the final abortions in the state, along with Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 12:57

    The Supreme Court upends nearly 50 years of precedent by declaring women do not have a fundamental constitutional right to abortion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Right to Carry (Almost) Everywhere

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 30:39

    The Supreme Court rules Americans have a basic right to carry a handgun in public. Former DOJ officials describe how former President Trump tried to strong-arm them into backing his false claims. And an ABC News investigation reveals that most buildings in Surfside, Florida, have still not had city-led inspections one year after a condo collapse.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Nightmare Fuel: Do We Need a Gas Tax Holiday?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 26:28

    President Biden pushes Congress to halt federal taxes on gasoline for the summer. The Wall Street Journal reports the FDA could forbid Juul from selling its signature product. And an earthquake in Afghanistan kills more than a thousand people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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