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May 22, 2024 24 mins
As the Trump campaign struggles to explain a post invoking a Nazi slogan, the former president also equivocates on whether he’d support a ban on birth control. Extreme turbulence on a Singapore Airlines flight leaves at least one dead and dozens injured. And ahead of a busy travel season, President Biden plans to release a million barrels’ worth of gasoline from strategic reserves.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone...
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Iran prepares an election to replace its deceased president. The International Criminal Court seeks an arrest warrant for top Israeli and Hamas leaders. And North Carolina lawmakers consider a bill that would ban face masks in public places. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Iran’s president and foreign minister are among those who went down in a helicopter crash in the northwest part of the country. Donald Trump’s hush money trial could wrap up this week. And rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs apologizes after video shows him striking and kicking his ex-girlfriend.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 17, 2024 22 mins
The Supreme Court upholds the funding – and existence – of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. President Biden invokes executive privilege in his bid to keep tapes of his special counsel interview away from Congress. And the Justice Department indicts a U.S. citizen for helping North Koreans get remote jobs for American companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump accept invitations to a pair of presidential debates, one of which will be hosted by ABC News. The prime minister of Slovakia is shot in an apparent assassination attempt. And the Justice Department claims Boeing violated an agreement, clearing the way for potential prosecution for crashes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 15, 2024 25 mins
As Michael Cohen continues his testimony, top Republicans have begun attending Donald Trump’s trial. Humanitarian workers come under attack on their way to Gaza, and others say they can’t leave. And Google launches new artificial intelligence tools to compete with the rapid rise of ChatGPT. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 14, 2024 24 mins
Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer takes the stand against him. The Biden White House announces aggressive new tariffs targeting Chinese electric cars. And Canadian wildfire smoke once again starts drifting south of the border. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., goes on trial for bribery charges. Despite its offensive gaining ground, the Kremlin claims Ukraine attacked a Russian apartment building. And public schools prepare for potential layoffs this summer as COVID funding runs out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 10, 2024 27 mins
Donald Trump tells oil executives he’ll roll back key Biden energy policies; all he’ll need is a billion dollars in campaign funds. Doctors interpret Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s claim that a parasite died in his brain. And a week after “decision day,” high school graduates are still waiting for answers from colleges about financial aid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 9, 2024 28 mins
President Biden emphatically says he’s pausing shipments on arms that will kill civilians in Rafah. Speaker Mike Johnson puts down a last-ditch challenge from Marjorie Taylor Greene. And Microsoft and LinkedIn issue a report on how artificial intelligence is already affecting the workplace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 8, 2024 26 mins
In graphic detail, Stormy Daniels recounts an alleged encounter with Donald Trump to a jury. President Biden gives an impassioned address on antisemitism as Israel begins moving into Rafah. And TikTok sues the U.S. government over its potential forced sale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 7, 2024 27 mins
Israel receives a new ceasefire proposal from Hamas as it warns Palestinians in the eastern part of Rafah to evacuate. The U.S. Army says a soldier has been arrested in Russia. And who will be former President Trump’s running mate this time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 6, 2024 27 mins
As each side rejects ceasefire proposals, Hamas fires into IDF forces at a key border crossing. A former Fulton County special prosecutor breaks his silence after he was forced to step down in the Georgia case against former President Trump. And the Justice Department accuses a second sitting member of Congress of illegally acting as a foreign agent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 3, 2024 28 mins
Pepper balls, flash bangs and arrests signal a new stance at colleges. The U.S. military grapples with a decades-long policy toward autism, even as diagnoses increase. And researchers discover an orangutan appearing to use a plant as medicine.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 2, 2024 29 mins
A student protest organizer describes a police raid on campus. Hamas considers a ceasefire proposal from Israel. And money troubles at a historically Black college put students’ financial aid at risk.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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As a six-week abortion ban goes into effect in Florida, former President Donald Trump says he wouldn’t oppose even stricter rules on pregnant women. Democrats stop a challenge to House Speaker Mike Johnson in its tracks. And the Justice Department is closer than ever to changing federal marijuana rules. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Columbia University begins taking academic action against protesting students. Former President Donald Trump heads back to court in New York. And the Major League Baseball Players Association issues a scathing memo on Nike’s new uniforms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 29, 2024 23 mins
As criticism of Israel mounts abroad, Hamas releases videos of Israeli-American hostages. An American tourist becomes the latest to be jailed over weapons possession in Turks and Caicos, where sentences have become more severe. And barbs at the White House Correspondents Dinner shed light on the presidential race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 26, 2024 25 mins
The Supreme Court appears to consider a precedent in which some presidential actions would be impossible to prosecute. Harvey Weinstein’s landmark conviction in New York is overturned. And Venice institutes the world’s first fee for simply visiting a city as a tourist for the day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Arizona’s attorney general issues an indictment for those allegedly involved in a “fake electors” scheme, including several close Trump aides. Police break up protests on several college campuses. And the clock is ticking on a forced TikTok sale.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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