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Start your day with The Daily Dive. News without the noise, told straight. Explore the most interesting news of the day. Connect with the writers, analysts and reporters that know the real story. Hosted by Oscar Ramirez in Los Angeles, this 20 minute podcast will be ready for you when you wake up. (Posted by 6 AM EST)

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July 28, 2021 25 min

Olympic shocker as Team USA gymnast Simone Biles pulled out of the team finals to focus on her mental health. She left the competition after one rotation on the vault in what was originally described as a medical issue. She returned to cheer on her teammates and later opened up about the stress she was feeling. Team USA went on to win a silver medal with the Russian delegation winning gold. Oriana Gonzalez, reporter at Axios, joins...

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Since you love this podcast, we think you might like this one as well. Check out the trailer for the all-new podcast, Essential Voices with Wilmer Valderrama.

The Covid-19 pandemic introduced the term “Essential Workers” for a class of people who existed before and will persist long after the virus is gone. Vital to society, but rarely heard from, this “essential” class is often hit hardest by the imbalances and injustices of our c...

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Here come the vaccine mandates! The Dept. of Veterans Affairs has become the first federal agency to require its healthcare workers to be vaccinated. New York City is mandating vaccines for city employees or weekly tests. And California is the first state requiring health care workers and state employees to show proof of vaccination or get tested weekly. Erin Allday, health writer at the SF Chronicle, joins us for the new vaccine r...

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House speaker Nancy Pelosi has named another Republican to the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. In addition to Rep. Liz Cheney, Pelosi has added Rep. Adam Kinziger, another critic of former President Trump. This comes after Pelosi rejected two other picks from Kevin McCarthy. It seems that it will be incredibly difficult to produce a report that does not seem partisan. Ginger Gibson, deputy Washington digita...

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The Tokyo Olympics are now officially under way and they will definitely be an Olympics like no other.?Happening amid the pandemic and rising numbers locally in Japan, these Games will also not have any spectators.?The big question now is how that might affect the athletes, having no cheering fans and the bigger concern, not having their families present.?Questions have also been raised about athletes not being subject to the usual...

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Largely driven by the pandemic, drug overdoses and homicides, U.S. life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in 2020.?This is the biggest decline since World War II.?The group that fared the worst were Hispanic men who had a drop of 3.7 years.?Life expectancy is an important number because it is a measure of a nation’s well-being and prosperity.?Betsy McKay, senior writer at the WSJ, joins us for the big drop.


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With the concerning Delta variant of Covid-19 and surging cases of infection, many public health officials think that tactics may need to change to increase vaccination rates.?Vaccine mandates have been talked about, but the government and many businesses have not gone that way… yet.?Many health experts think that could change once the FDA grants full approval to the current vaccines.?Shannon Pettypiece, senior White House reporter...

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Pandemic reality check… we are getting further away from the end than we should be. To be clear, it is nowhere near as bad as it was at the height of the pandemic, but once again numbers are trending in the wrong way. Infections are going up, hospitalizations and deaths are going up, and in some places like L.A. County, mask restrictions are being re-imposed. Joel Achenbach, science reporter at the Washington post, joins us for mor...

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More pressure for a permanent?solution has been put on President Biden and Democrats as a judge just ruled that the DACA program is illegal.?Those currently in the program can stay in the U.S. and renew their status,?but?there will be no new applicants until the appeals process is complete.?This is coming at a time when a record number of migrants are still crossing the border.?Ginger Gibson, deputy Washington digital editor at NBC...

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Expanded child tax credits have started to hit bank accounts of eligible families and for many, the monthly payments will be sent out automatically, but some families may need to sign up on an IRS portal. The Biden administration says that these expanded tax credits could reduce child poverty by as much as 50% and hopes to get a four-year extension for the program. Lauren Egan, White House reporter at NBC News, joins us for what to...

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has released draft legislation aimed at decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level. Called the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, it would remove weed from the Controlled Substances Act and begin regulating and taxing it. It would still give states the power to set their own laws and would also expunge non-violent cannabis related arrests. Natalie Fertig, federal cannabis policy re...

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Checking in on the restaurant and hospitality industry, things have not gotten much better yet. Businesses are still struggling to attract employees who in some cases have moved on to other sectors. Pandemic layoffs pushed many hospitality employees to seek jobs with better pay, more perks, and different career opportunities and some are not going back to their old jobs. Heather Haddon, restaurants reporter at the WSJ, joins us for...

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The #FreeBritney movement is getting some supporters on Capitol Hill that couldn’t further from each other ideologically all pushing for reviews and more oversight on guardianships and conservatorships. Lawmakers from Elizabeth Warren to Ted Cruz are interested in shedding light on the system, but the federal government’s role in these programs is limited and is largely left to the states. Still, after Britney Spears’ testimony las...

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Richard Branson and his team at Virgin Galactic successfully completed their trip to the edge of space 53 miles above the earth's surface. The aim of the mission was to kick-start a new space-tourism industry and showcase the safety and security of the technology. Ginger Gibson, deputy Washington digital editor at NBC News joins us for this new billionaire space race and a look at how President Biden's agenda is faring in W...

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