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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.

A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.


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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. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.




The End of Masks As We Know Them

The CDC tells fully vaccinated Americans that masks are no longer necessary in most situations. New reporting shows that Colonial paid a ransom worth millions of dollars to cyber attackers. And Bitcoin prices dive amid criticism from environmentalists.


What Parents Should Know About Youth Vaccinations

The CDC green lights Pfizer's COVID vaccine for 12 to 15 year-olds. President Biden invites Republicans to the White House to talk infrastructure. And violence breaks out within Israel as Jews and Palestinians clash.


This Party is Off the Cheney

Republicans prepare to oust Liz Cheney from her role in House leadership. Battles intensify in Israel and the Gaza Strip. And lines pile up at gas stations, putting pressure on supplies and prices.


Tween-Age Dream: Pfizer’s New Authorization

The FDA adds 12 to 15 year old children to Pfizer's emergency use authorization. Several Republican governors cut back unemployment benefits after damaging jobs report. And a hail of rocket fire in Jerusalem escalates tensions in the Middle East.


Hackers Hit the Gas

A pipeline supplying half the East Coast is shut down after a ransomware attack, worrying national security experts and potentially driving up prices. A disappointing jobs report re-sets expectations for an economic recovery. And vaccine makers are preparing for a world in which Americans need annual COVID booster shots.


Block the Vote?

Florida becomes the latest state to enact an aggressive series of voting restrictions. The Biden administration works to reunited separated immigrant families, while still trying to stem the tide of new migration. And the American birth rate hits a 40-year low.


The COVID Vaccine (TM)

The Biden Administration signals support for a plan in which foreign companies can copy American vaccines. A Facebook oversight panel tells the company its policies for banning users are "arbitrary." And arrest records show as many as 1 out of 10 Capitol invaders have served in the military.


Herd Was the Word. Until Now.

As the US vaccination rate slows, herd immunity looks increasingly unlikely, but scientists say it may not matter. Donald Trump eyes a return to social media as debate over his election lies divides the GOP. And America's top diplomat joins allies at the first in-person summit in years.


Open Questions

Pouncing on improving numbers and loosened guidelines from the CDC, many states are rapidly re-opening. India's cases top 400,000 a day raising global infections to unprecedented heights. And a trial begins pitting Apple against one of the most popular video games in the world.


Vaccine Makers: Think of the Children

The FDA could give the green light, as soon as today, to start administering Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children 12 to 15. Caitlyn Jenner says trans girls should be kept out of girls' sports. And after the fall of the European "Super League," English soccer fans clash with police before breaking into a stadium and invading the turf.


Report Card Time: Biden's School Promise

In a special edition of Start Here, ABC's education reporter Sophie Tatum follows up on President Biden's promise to have most American schools open to in-person learning by his 100th day in office.


DC’s Best Lobbyists: The Floyd Family

A visit from family members, along with a push from President Biden, force Congress to consider a police reform bill. A new study questions whether all Americans know they're supposed to get a second vaccination dose. And Olympic organizers insist the Games will go on... but Japanese residents, and outside experts, are concerned.


Biden’s “Dose of Hope”

In an address to a joint session of Congress, President Biden outlines an ambitious agenda of relief, jobs, and spending. The FBI raids the home of Rudy Giuliani. And a Taliban commander tells ABC that the US will still be held to its original May 1st deadline to withdraw troops.


Face Value

The CDC tells vaccinated Americans that they can ditch their masks in most outdoor settings. President Biden prepares for his anticipated address to Congress. And in a test of free speech and school oversight, a cheerleader's expletive-laden tirade makes its way to the Supreme Court.


India’s Unfolding Disaster

The world's largest democracy is now home to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases. Attorney General Merrick Garland opens an investigation into another city's police force. And the US census has resulted in a redistribution of congressional seats.


'Inside the Oscars': And the Oscar Goes to...

Presenting an ABC News special, "Inside the Oscars!" Ginger Zee and the whole ABC entertainment team are back for one final episode breaking down all the biggest moments from the 93rd Oscars. From the surprise winners and poignant speeches, to the daring production choices and unexpected dance break from one of Hollywood’s most revered stars -- this awards show was one for the ages! And after a year spent in sweats, the celebrities brought their A-game with over-the-top red carpet fashion...


One Shot Wonder

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is once again being administered, but this time with a warning. President Biden's acknowledgement of a century-old genocide prompts new tensions with Turkey. And Caitlyn Jenner enters a potential governor's race in California.


'Inside the Oscars': The Stage Is Set

The 93rd Oscars are right around the corner, and ABC's "Inside the Oscars" has everything you need to know before the envelopes are opened and the statues are handed out. Ginger Zee teams up with Chris Connelly, Kelley Carter, Jason Nathanson and Janai Norman to share their predictions and favorite Oscars memories. It's the perfect primer to get you ready to enjoy Hollywood’s biggest night this Sunday, April 25 at 8pm ET on ABC. Continue listening on Apple Podcasts...


Do You Still Need a Mask Outside?

As a CDC advisory panel gathers to discuss the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, some public health experts are questioning whether it's time to change mask guidelines. President Biden gathers virtually with other world leaders to announce new climate goals. And the Supreme Court's conservative majority rules that juveniles can be sentenced to life in prison without parole.


Post Chauvin-ism: What’s Next for Police?

Following the conviction of Derek Chauvin, the US Department of Justice opens an investigation into the Minneapolis police department. Business owners complain that despite a year of layoffs, they're having trouble hiring. And on Earth Day, ABC's Ginger Zee explores the future of American mining.