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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)

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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.

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English


Episodes

Herd Was the Word. Until Now.

5/5/2021
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.

Duration:00:27:37

Open Questions

5/4/2021
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.

Duration:00:27:07

Vaccine Makers: Think of the Children

5/3/2021
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.

Duration:00:29:11

Report Card Time: Biden's School Promise

5/1/2021
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.

Duration:00:18:39

DC’s Best Lobbyists: The Floyd Family

4/30/2021
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.

Duration:00:27:38

Biden’s “Dose of Hope”

4/29/2021
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.

Duration:00:30:36

Face Value

4/28/2021
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.

Duration:00:27:05

India’s Unfolding Disaster

4/27/2021
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.

Duration:00:27:42

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

4/26/2021
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...

Duration:00:39:32

One Shot Wonder

4/26/2021
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.

Duration:00:28:48

'Inside the Oscars': The Stage Is Set

4/24/2021
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...

Duration:00:42:07

Do You Still Need a Mask Outside?

4/23/2021
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.

Duration:00:26:57

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

4/22/2021
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.

Duration:00:28:48

Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.

4/21/2021
As a jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty on three counts, our team reaches out to legal analysts, Minnesotans, and George Floyd's family for reactions.

Duration:00:29:12

What Jurors’ Faces Told Us During Closing Arguments

4/20/2021
The jury has begun deliberating in the Derek Chauvin trial. Attorney General Merrick Garland gives an exclusive interview to ABC News. And with every American adult eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, experts worry demand is already slowing.

Duration:00:30:32

Closing Time

4/19/2021
Attorneys in the Derek Chauvin trial prepare for closing arguments, while Minneapolis prepares for a potential verdict. Authorities say the alleged gunman behind the killing of eight people in Indianapolis had already had a gun removed from his possession... but was able to buy two more anyway. And Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic is back on the brink of death, less than three months after returning to Russia.

Duration:00:27:22

'In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson': Ep. 8

4/17/2021
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 vigil as the nation grapples with his death -- the third political...

Duration:00:43:57

'In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson': Ep. 7

4/17/2021
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 announcement that he won’t seek reelection that fall. This episode...

Duration:00:39:43

Defense, Rested. Minneapolis, Restless.

4/16/2021
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.

Duration:00:25:54

One and...Done?

4/15/2021
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.

Duration:00:27:43