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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.


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ABC News (US)


A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.




ESPN Daily: Brett Favre’s Role in the Mississippi Welfare Scandal

Brett Favre is a legendary figure in his home state of Mississippi for his Hall of Fame NFL career. But now, Favre is making headlines in Mississippi (and across the country) for very different reasons. Favre, and others, are accused of diverting millions of dollars in welfare funds to go toward the construction of a volleyball stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi. The same school where Favre’s daughter played volleyball and where Favre himself is an alum. It is all part of a...


DOJ Gets the Mar-a-La-Go-Ahead

An appeals court ruling gives the Justice Department access to documents they retrieved from Mar-a-Lago. Draft efforts in Russia prompt outrage. And a player backlash prompts the sale of a valuable NBA team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


“Art of the Steal”: Trump Sued by NY

New York Attorney General Letitia James files a lawsuit alleging vast frauds by former President Donald Trump and his family. Vladimir Putin calls up 300,000 reservists, prompting some Russians to flee the country. And librarians mark "Banned Books Week" by lamenting more than a thousand new books banned in Texas alone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Trafficking Jam: Legal Questions Over Migrant Flight

As local and state officials keep a wary eye on flights and buses, questions emerge over whether Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis broke the law in a charter flight involving migrants. Russia announces it will hold "referendums" in territories it holds in Ukraine. And as demand rises for cobalt in electric vehicles, new American mines are booming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Hurricane Fiona's Destruction in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona carves a path of destruction and leaves millions in the dark as the entire island of Puerto Rico loses power. Queen Elizabeth is brought to her final resting place alongside Prince Philip. And another major interest rate hike could be on the way in an attempt to help curb inflation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Funeral Fit for a Queen

The funeral for Queen Elizabeth ushers in a new era and unprecedented security measures. The immigration crisis at the border is hitting so-called "sanctuary states." And health officials are urging Americans to get the updated covid booster shots just in time for a possible winter surge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Martha’s Vineyard Trip No One Asked For

Migrants appear on Martha's Vineyard, the latest in a series of maneuvers to send migrants from red states to liberal enclaves. Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledges "concerns" from China over its invasion of Ukraine. And the Supreme Court prepares to decide whether businesses can deny services to people based on religious beliefs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Would a GOP Senate Ban Abortions Nationwide?

After GOP leaders celebrated state control of abortion rights, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) proposes a national abortion ban after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Hundreds of thousands of mourners begin to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II in London. And President Biden announces that student loan borrowers will be refunded for payments during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Stall Aboard: Could a Strike Derail the Economy?

As inflation rates alarm economists, a looming railroad strike prompts emergency meetings in Washington. Michigan workers describe how the economy could swing their midterm vote. And a Twitter whistleblower goes under oath on Capitol Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Elizabeth’s Final Journey

The coffin holding Queen Elizabeth II lies in Edinburgh before moving to London. Credit card companies make an important policy change on gun purchases. And the United Nations predicts a famine in Somalia, which residents say has already arrived. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Nervous Rex: King Charles' Next Steps

As the body of Elizabeth Regina arrives for a vigil in Edinburgh, the man the Palace now call Charles Rex faces a monumental challenge. Meanwhile, Ukraine's counteroffensive rapidly gains ground. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Queen Elizabeth II Dies

After 70 years on the throne, Britain's longest-reigning monarch passes away. The man known for decades as Prince Charles becomes King Charles III. And a generation after the September 11th attacks, forensic scientists are still trying to identify remains from Ground Zero. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Classified Section: How the GOP is Reacting to Trump Docs

Republican lawmakers return to Capitol Hill as questions swirl about former President Trump. A federal judge rules a key part of Obamacare could be illegal. And amid mass teacher burnout, Seattle teachers go on strike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


True Grid: Western Blackouts on the Horizon

California issues emergency alerts for energy blackouts amid an unprecedented heat wave. Liz Truss becomes the UK's new prime minister. And Juul agrees to a settlement worth more than $400 million. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Back to School in Uvalde

Parents of mass shooting survivors prepare to drop their children off at school in Uvalde, Texas. And in an exclusive interview, the Ukrainian president speaks to ABC's David Muir about a new counteroffensive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Labor of Long COVID

Doctors and disability advocates call Long COVID a mass disabling event. One recent government survey estimates that for every adult who’s gotten COVID, 1 in 5 experience lingering symptoms that last months or years after the initial infection. On this Labor Day, ABC’s Senior National Policy Reporter Anne Flaherty explores what that means for America’s workforce. This issue affects both essential workers and white-collar workers alike. What happens when the intense fatigue, brain fog, racing...


Biden’s “MAGA” Message

President Biden delivers a primetime campaign speech amid a shifting midterm landscape. A national report card shows reading and math scores fell dramatically as the pandemic took hold. And Taiwan prepares for a possible invasion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Why the DOJ’s Filing is Devastating for Trump

A Justice Department filing potentially blows apart former President Trump's claims about the documents found at his home. The FDA signs off on a new Omicron-specific booster. And the Navy investigates the death of a SEAL trainee, as new reporting documents drug use among recruits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Swing State Showdown

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump head to Pennsylvania as midterm races heat up. Mississippi authorities announce thousands of residents will have to go without tap water. And a new study projects sea levels will rise nearly a foot as Greenland continues to melt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


DOJ: Check Your Privileged Documents

As President Trump's legal team presses for a "special master" to examine privileged documents, the Justice Department reveals it's combed through many documents already. Flood waters crest in Mississippi after days of catastrophic rain. And Ukraine launches a counteroffensive against Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit