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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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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.




“What Are You So Afraid Of?”

In the most high-stakes foreign summit of his term thus far, President Biden faces down Russian President Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, ABC's Rachel Scott asks the former KGB officer to account for alleged human rights violations. And as Congress approves Juneteenth as a federal holiday, some state governments are banning entire lesson plans about race.


Don't Get Mad. Get Vlad.

ABC's George Stephanopoulos tells us what Vladimir Putin is thinking as the Russian leader sits down with President Biden for a critical summit in Switzerland. Police departments across the country work to balance public safety and calls for reform as deadly gun violence continues to soar. And as California fully reopens, the vaccine honor system is put to the test for unvaccinated children.


COVID’s Next Target

The American death toll slides closer to 600,000. President Biden gets a thumbs-up from NATO as he heads to meet Vladimir Putin. And Democrats try to convince a Supreme Court justice with a lifetime term to step down.


Gone Bibi Gone

For the first time in 12 years, Benjamin Netanyahu is no longer the leader of Israel. The G7 wraps up with agreements on vaccines, taxes, and opposition to China. And critics of President Trump learn their communications data was secretly seized by the Trump administration.


"Life Out Loud": Dr. Anthony Fauci & Dr. Rachel Levine

This morning we wanted to share a bit more from LZ Granderson's conversations with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Rachel Levine, from the new podcast "Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson." On this week's episode of "Life Out Loud," Granderson sits down with Fauci, who's best known today for his role in the response to COVID-19, but Fauci has been on the front lines of the fight against HIV/AIDS for decades. In their conversation, Fauci recalls how that fight led to his unusual friendship with...


Group Think: What the G7 Wants from Biden

Leaders from seven of the world's richest countries gather in England. Back in the US, inflation hits its highest rate since the Great Recession. And workplace regulators debate whether to impose mask requirements and other COVID requirements on employers.


Rx: Half a Billion Doses

President Biden is expected to announce the US is purchasing 500 million doses for countries who need COVID vaccines. A government watchdog issues a controversial report, claiming a President Trump photo op played no role in a decision to forcefully disband Washington protesters. And Dr. Fauci describes how his role in the fight against HIV/AIDS shaped his approach toward public health. Editor's note: An earlier version of this podcast used the word "ally" in the acronym LGBTQIA. The correct...


Biden’s Reassurance Roadshow

President Biden heads to Europe for his first foreign trip. Vice President Harris is greeted with tough questions and touchy moments in Latin America. And ProPublica obtains tax records for the 25 wealthiest Americans.


Dry Cycle: How Drought Returned to the West

With historic droughts imperiling western states, a government agency reveals the highest carbon dioxide levels in the planet's recorded history. The FDA expedites the approval process for a promising, but unproven, Alzheimer's drug. And the Department of Justice takes back millions of dollars stolen in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.


The Middle Man(chin)

The Senate's most conservative Democrat enrages his colleagues as he refuses to support a major voting rights bill. Facebook cites a newly-adjusted policy as it extends a ban on former President Donald Trump. And a student is led out of his own graduation by police because he wore a Mexican flag over his shoulders.


Art of the Ordeal: A New Infrastructure Offer

President Biden signals he's open to a far less expensive infrastructure package than he originally proposed. Banks contemplate banning overdraft fees. And overruling a vote from its members, New York Pride organizers will not allow LGBTQ police officers to march in uniform.


Vax Deferral

President Biden puts forward a series of measures to get 70 percent of American adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4th. Republicans consider what a blowout loss in New Mexico means for a "tough on crime" platform. And the State Department warns employees that they could be targeted by "Havana Syndrome" attacks.


Big Hac: Cyber Attack Derails Beef Production

A new cyber attack forces the world's largest beef production company to shut down slaughterhouses across America. President Biden visits Tulsa to make the case for closing the "generational wealth gap." And in an exclusive interview, a lawyer representing former NFL players says the deal he negotiated over brain injuries sold his clients short.


Clear Eyes, Half-Full Statehouse, Can't Lose

In an act of political defiance, Texas Democrats escape the state house, denying Republicans a chance to pass a controversial voting bill. Masked gunmen open fire on a birthday concert in Miami. And one of the world's top athletes withdraws from competition, saying interviews are too risky to her mental health.


How Will America's Longest War Be Remembered?

In a Memorial Day special, Brad asks ABC's Senior Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell to reflect on his many reporting trips to Afghanistan, and to examine the legacy of America's presence -- and impending withdrawal.


Third Rail Issue: The Shooter’s Arsenal

Investigators reveal new details about a mass shooter's guns, ammo, and grudges against his workplace. Airlines prepare for their first truly busy weekend since the pandemic began. And legal analysts question whether a new social media law outlawing "de-platforming" for political candidates is legal.


Mourning Commute: America’s Latest Mass Shooting

A gunman opens fire on a California railyard. President Biden asks the intelligence community to investigate where the novel coronavirus came from a lab. And Amazon spends $8 billion acquiring MGM.


Two Thousand Kids. Zero Cases.

New data indicate dramatic efficacy in COVID vaccines. A special grand jury considers a potential indictment for President Trump. And Secretary of State Antony Blinken advocates for investment in Palestinian territories.


The Police Force That Didn’t Fire a Shot in 2020

One year after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, American cities are still struggling with how to reform and fund their police departments. The nation's largest school district says virtual learning will not be an option in the fall. And airlines scramble to change flight patterns to avoid another Belarus "hijacking."


Police Reform Reality Check

While police reform legislation continues to be debated on Capitol Hill, activists prepare to mark the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death. Belarus is being accused of "air piracy" after it grounded a commercial airplane in order to arrest one man. And consumers are starting to feel the effects of a global semiconductor shortage.