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April 17, 2021 45 min
Presenting the eighth episode of a new eight-part ABC News podcast, "In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson." Continue listening on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/ladybird), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3ukYgoq), or wherever you get your podcasts: https://bit.ly/3bBrdUK - It’s four in the morning when Lyndon wakes up Lady Bird to the news that Senator Robert Kennedy has been shot. This episode takes us through the tragic hours of ...
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Presenting the seventh episode of a new eight-part ABC News podcast, "In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson." Continue listening on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/ladybird), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3ukYgoq), or wherever you get your podcasts: https://bit.ly/3bBrdUK - Lyndon Johnson has been talking about escaping the presidency almost since the day he took office. But finally, on March 31, 1968, he stuns the nation with an a...
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Minneapolis remains on edge as the defense rests its case in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. President Biden slaps tough sanctions on Russia - but still wants to meet face-to-face with Vladimir Putin. And as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine remains on pause in the US, Europe is having trouble getting any shots into people's arms.
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April 15, 2021 29 min
With a no-decision from CDC advisors, a pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccines could last over a week. A Minnesota prosecutor charges officer Kimberly Potter with manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. And intelligence officials point to China as the biggest threat to American security.
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April 14, 2021 29 min
After a warning from the CDC and FDA, all fifty states have paused their distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. President Biden announces that American troops are coming home from Afghanistan by September 11th. And activists say the resignation of a police officer who shot and killed a Minnesota man isn't enough.
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April 13, 2021 26 min
A Minneapolis police officer says she "accidentally" fired a gun at Daunte Wright, instead of a Taser. Meanwhile, the defense prepares to call its own witnesses in the Derek Chauvin trial. And the US claims it played no role in an alleged attack on an Iranian nuclear site.
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April 12, 2021 30 min
Despite a successful vaccination campaign so far, Michigan hospitals are overflowing with COVID patients. Prince Philip's death prompts conflicting feelings in Britain. And GOP gatherings this weekend hint at quiet, but palpable, divisions within the Republican Party.
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Presenting the sixth episode of a new eight-part ABC News podcast, "In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson." Continue listening on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/ladybird), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3ukYgoq), or wherever you get your podcasts: https://bit.ly/3bBrdUK - By the mid-60s, you can hear a growing distance between Lady Bird and the protest movement that’s sweeping the country. Bird’s a true believer in progressive caus...
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Presenting the fifth episode of a new eight-part ABC News podcast, "In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson." Continue listening on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/ladybird), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3ukYgoq), or wherever you get your podcasts: https://bit.ly/3bBrdUK - Riots, uprisings and protests rock the country in the summer of 1966, and despite their progress with civil rights legislation, the Johnsons can’t seem to move fa...
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An expert medical witness methodically details why he believes George Floyd died. After big promises on guns and infrastructure, the Biden White House grapples with reality. And Johnson & Johnson is expected to deliver 85 percent fewer vaccine doses next week.
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April 8, 2021 26 min
President Biden is set to announce new actions aimed at restricting certain gun sales. Los Angeles authorities reveal new details about Tiger Woods' near-fatal crash. And amid an FBI investigation, sources say Rep. Matt Gaetz sought a pardon from President Trump.
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With states expanding eligibility, the White House predicts every American adult will be allowed to sign up for a vaccination by April 19th. The Arkansas legislature overrides the governor's veto, banning gender confirmation treatment for transgender youth. And nearly two dozen women have leveled accusations against a star NFL quarterback.
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April 6, 2021 33 min
In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court absolves Google from its fateful decision to copy another company's code to build Android. Jordanian authorities say they've arrested participants in an attempted coup. And as the George Floyd trial continues, historians discover new details about the Tulsa Race Massacre.
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April 5, 2021 31 min
Florida's governor declares a state of emergency as a reservoir holding toxic water appears on the verge of breaking. Capitol Police offer new details on Friday's attack. And Major League Baseball sparks a new conversation about politics, boycotts and "cancel culture."
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Presenting the fourth episode of a new eight-part ABC News podcast, "In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson." Continue listening on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/ladybird), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3ukYgoq), or wherever you get your podcasts: https://bit.ly/3bBrdUK - Network television comes calling for Lady Bird, as the president of ABC News convinces a reluctant first lady to host a documentary about her beautification work...
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Presenting the third episode of a new eight-part ABC News podcast, "In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson." Continue listening on Apple Podcasts (http://apple.co/ladybird), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3ukYgoq), or wherever you get your podcasts: https://bit.ly/3bBrdUK - Fresh from landslide victory in the 1964 election, Lyndon and Lady Bird shuttle back and forth between Washington, DC and Texas as they make plans for their first...
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April 2, 2021 29 min
The jury hears another day of emotional testimony in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Analysts expect a positive jobs report as businesses expand hiring. And as the US vaccination effort improves, COVID deaths soar in Brazil.
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Pfizer says its vaccine has been 100% effective among 12 to 16 year-olds, as Johnson & Johnson suffers a setback. Supreme Court justices appear poised to allow college athletes to be paid. And as President Biden plans to work with Central American countries to stem the tide of migrants, the Honduran president is embroiled in drug trafficking allegations.
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President Biden begins his push for a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure plan, with or without the support of Republicans. Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz addresses an FBI investigation. And ethicists debate whether "vaccine passports" are such a good idea.
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March 30, 2021 35 min
After showing jurors gut-wrenching footage of George Floyd's death, Minnesota prosecutors call their first witnesses against Derek Chauvin. More states expand vaccine eligibility, while the head of the CDC publicly worries about new COVID outbreaks. And residents of Southern towns decimated by historic racism react to new voting laws.
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