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Straight to the heart of the stories that are driving national conversation, from experts with on-the-ground access. Hosted by Brad Mielke and powered by ABC News. Twenty minutes, every weekday, available by 6am.

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The Most Shocking Loss in Sports

1/27/2020
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A helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter goes down in Southern California. A series of revelations challenge senators ahead of another impeachment trial day. And China goes hardcore on quarantines. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starthereabc - Instagram:...

Duration:00:23:52

Democrats' Day 2: They Brought Receipts

1/24/2020
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In Day 2 of their opening arguments, Democrats make their case for removing the president...by quoting Republicans. Authorities examine a new potential coronavirus case in Texas. And US officials are told to figure out whether pregnant women are trying to get into the country just to give birth. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook:...

Duration:00:20:51

An Audience of Four

1/23/2020
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In the first day of opening arguments, House Democrats begin to outline the case against President Trump...but they might be gearing their case toward four key Republicans. Harvey Weinstein and his accusers sit through their own opening arguments in New York. And days before the Grammys, the former CEO of the Recording Academy says the nominating process is rigged. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and...

Duration:00:20:43

What They're Arguing About in the Senate

1/22/2020
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Before opening arguments can get underway, senators argue over what comes after the opening arguments. The Supreme Court declines to rule on Obamacare before Election Day. And the virus that has led to deaths overseas arrives in America. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starthereabc - Instagram:...

Duration:00:20:35

Mitch McConnell's Rules of The Road

1/21/2020
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With President Trump's impeachment trial kicking into high gear, the senate hasn't even agreed upon rules yet for how the trial will unfold. The trial gets going but President Trump heads out of the country where he'll be rubbing shoulders with climate activists. And tensions in Beirut flare up again as Lebanon's financial crisis continues. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:19:36

Double Duty

1/20/2020
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With arguments set to begin in President Trump's impeachment trial Democratic senators running for president are scrambling to figure out how they'll be jurors during the day and campaign at night. Harry and Meghan shock the world by giving up their Royal titles and state income. And the U.S. says she committed fraud but China says the U.S. is just trying to punish a Chinese tech company. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive...

Duration:00:19:04

They'll Be Impartial. They Swear.

1/17/2020
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As senators are sworn in as jurors, new details continue to come to light concerning President Trump and Ukraine. Virginians wonder if a gun rights rally is about to get out of control. And the NFL has a rule meant to create a more diverse coaching pool -- it's just not working. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook:...

Duration:00:23:38

"The Message Will Be Received"

1/16/2020
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Members of the House hand-deliver articles of impeachment to the Senate, meaning a trial can finally get underway. Vladimir Putin makes some rule changes to perhaps give himself a leadership position for life. And the ground is still shaking in the Philippines, as tens of thousands are warned not to return to their homes. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:20:32

Watch Your Back Channel

1/15/2020
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House Democrats prepare to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, along with new revelations that an ousted ambassador might have been surveilled by Rudy Giuliani associates. A jet does a standard fuel dump to make an emergency landing...dumping fuel all over communities in the process. And progressive prosecutors from across the country converge on St. Louis, to support an colleague battling a local police force. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow...

Duration:00:24:36

"I Thought a Woman Could Win; He Disagreed"

1/14/2020
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Elizabeth Warren sends a jolt through Iowa with a new claim: that in 2018 meeting, Bernie Sanders told her a woman can't beat President Trump. Weeks after a terror attack at a Naval base by a Saudi national, 21 more Saudis are told to leave the country. And the Houston Astros face some unprecedented sanctions after a cheating scandal -- so why are they keeping their World Series rings? Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content,...

Duration:00:24:22

The Pelosi Gambit Ends

1/13/2020
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Nancy Pelosi signals she'll transmit articles of impeachment, jump starting a quick, if delayed, Senate trial. Iran's admission to shooting down a passenger plane sets off vigils and protests in Tehran. And Bernie Sanders gets a boost from the "gold standard" of Iowa polling, three weeks from caucuses beginning. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc -...

Duration:00:22:22

Introducing 'Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein'

1/11/2020
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Listen to 'Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2QLK5ph), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/2MUjtS9) or your preferred podcast app. More than a decade ago, mysterious financier Jeffrey Epstein was investigated by local and federal authorities in Florida for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls. But despite what appeared to be overwhelming evidence of a horrifying pattern of abuse, Epstein managed to escape all but minor charges, striking a sweetheart...

Duration:00:03:13

Iran's Most Deadly Missile

1/10/2020
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Intelligence agencies from several countries agree: a jetliner was shot down over Tehran by mistake. A new primary forecast says Joe Biden is leading, but has less than 50 percent chance of earning the nomination. And some much-needed rain in Australia results in headaches for firefighters. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook:...

Duration:00:20:10

Payback by Proxy

1/9/2020
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As President Trump declares he won't hit Iran back for now, rockets land near the US embassy in Baghdad. Meanwhile, Trump administration officials prompt outrage during a briefing with senators. And an ABC News investigation unearths new details about the experiences of Jeffrey Epstein's victims. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook:...

Duration:00:24:11

Iran Attacks

1/8/2020
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Iran unleashes more than a dozen missiles on two US military bases in Iraq. But analysts say the strikes seemed calibrated to avoid major casualties, so what will the US response be? Meanwhile, Puerto Rico plunges back into darkness after a series of earthquakes. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starthereabc -...

Duration:00:22:40

"Revenge Must Happen": The View from Tehran

1/7/2020
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In a massive display of sorrow and rage, Iranians promise revenge for a US strike. Harvey Weinstein faces new criminal charges in Los Angeles. And John Bolton throws Congress an impeachment curveball. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starthereabc - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/starthereabc Discover...

Duration:00:23:47

The Blowback Begins

1/6/2020
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Missiles fly within blocks of the US embassy in Iraq, following the assassination of a top Iranian commander. Democrats try to stall what they call a "march" to war. And the criminal trial of Harvey Weinstein is set to begin in New York. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starthereabc - Instagram:...

Duration:00:23:17

Iran's "2nd Most Popular Man" is Dead

1/3/2020
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President Trump authorizes an airstrike near the Baghdad airport, killing one of Iran's most prominent commanders. Australian communities are being pushed off their land and into the ocean, as wildfires merge to form "mega fires." And Julian Castro calls it quits on the Democratic nomination, leaving a smaller -- and whiter -- field behind. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:24:21

Qualms Over Baghdad

1/2/2020
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Protests explode into violence in Baghdad, as supporters of Iran attempt to storm the US embassy, prompting President Trump to send hundreds of troops. Rudy Giuliani arrives at the president's private club to volunteer to be part of the impeachment trial. And the FDA prepares to announce a ban on flavored vape cartridges...so why are health advocates so upset about it? Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and...

Duration:00:21:01

The Side of 2019 You Hate

12/31/2019
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A New York stabbing spree suspect is charged with hate crimes, as experts blame escalating rhetoric. Australians call for the government to abandon its fireworks display as wildfires grow even larger. And a landmark data privacy law will be enacted tomorrow in California -- could it affect everyone else, too? Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc -...

Duration:00:20:18