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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.




Tragedy in Buffalo

A mass shooting in Buffalo marks the deadliest this year. How Congress is addressing the nationwide baby formula shortage. And what to know about cryptocurrency's wild ride and serious side.


The Million Milestone

The U.S. marks 1 million deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Big names on the latest subpoenas in the January 6th investigation. And, Finland moves one step closer to joining NATO.


Financial House of Cards

Punishing price hikes may be peaking, but inflation relief is elusive for one single working mom of a special needs son. With Roe v. Wade on the line, major American abortion pill manufacturers are preparing for a wave of state bans. And, exclusive reporting from inside Kenya on the heartbreaking famine threatening millions of children. Click here to help drought-affected families in East Africa via the IRC, WFP and Save the Children.


Roe is Put to a Vote

Senate Democrats will force a vote on a bill that would codify the rules surrounding Roe v. Wade. Celebrity chef Mario Batali is acquitted of an assault charge. And two bodies have been found in Lake Mead in the span of a week, as water levels sink to new lows.


The Alabama Prison Break

The prisoner who broke out of an Alabama prison is captured alive, but the guard who helped him escape dies in the aftermath. Vladimir Putin addresses Russians on the country's Victory Day. And families scramble to find baby formula as a nationwide shortage takes hold.


Just Another Maskless Monday

COVID is surging throughout the country, but even in high-risk areas, local officials are unlikely to implement mask mandates. Vladimir Putin marks "Victory Day" despite losing key battles in Ukraine. And the author of "When Abortion Was a Crime" describes life before Roe.


Roe Wasn’t Flipped in a Day

The anti-abortion rights movement anticipates the win it's been seeking for decades. Ukraine claims it's killed several Russian generals. And President Biden taps the White House's first Black press secretary in American history.


She Defended Roe to SCOTUS. Now What?

As abortion rights advocates plan for a post-Roe world, the lawyer who argued Planned Parenthood v. Casey describes her playbook going forward. J.D. Vance's win in Ohio highlights the importance of the 2022 "Trump Bump." And Amber Heard takes the stand against Johnny Depp in his defamation suit.


An Abortion Clinic Prepares to Shut Down

As the Supreme Court admits a published draft ruling is "authentic," abortion clinics prepare for a post-Roe world. Legal analysts ask whether abortion is the only major precedent up for grabs. And the Ukrainian military gains ground in the border city of Kharkiv.


Has Roe Already Been Overturned?

A draft Supreme Court ruling, obtained by Politico, seems to show a majority of justices agreeing to overturn Roe v. Wade. Voters in Ohio and Indiana head to the polls for primaries. And the Navy allows some sailors to stop living aboard a docked aircraft carrier after several suicide deaths. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or worried about a friend or loved one, help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 [TALK] for free, confidential...


Pelosi's Secret Kyiv Trip

A high-stakes show of solidarity as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Ukraine. The Fed is poised to tap the brakes on runaway inflation. And what's behind the global rise of hepatitis cases among children.


Dry Hot American Summer

A western drought leads to unprecedented measures in Southern California. A judge's asylum orders upend the White House's plan to end "Title 42." And Russian protesters are finding increasingly creative ways to spread their message.


Trevor Freed

In a surprise prisoner swap, American Trevor Reed is released from Russian prison. Meanwhile, Russia cuts off its natural gas supply to Bulgaria and Poland, increasing pressure on Europe. And alarm bells ring in Hollywood as Netflix loses subscribers.


A COVID Treatment Fit for a VP

The Vice President tests positive for COVID-19 as the White House underscores the availability of antiviral treatments. Russia cuts off natural gas supplies to Poland. And the Supreme Court weighs the future of former President Trump's so-called 'remain in Mexico' policy.


How Elon Musk Bought Twitter

The world's richest man strikes a deal to take over one of the world's biggest social media platforms. Leaked text messages from the phone of President Trump's chief of staff show how Republicans were communicating with the White House before, during, and after the January 6th attacks. And a mother convicted of murdering her child gets a last-minute reprieve before her execution, as allies proclaim her innocence.


Kyiv Rolls Out the Welcome Mat

For the first time since the Russian invasion, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin travel to Kyiv to meet Ukrainian leaders. The Supreme Court will hear the case of a high school football coach who led prayers on the field, in a case that could reshape what expressions of faith are allowed at public schools. And Emmanuel Macron wins another term as president of France.


Bracing for the Next Phase of War

Fighting continues in Mariupol as President Biden pledges $800 million in military assistance. A group of voters in Georgia forges ahead with efforts to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the ballot ahead of the primary. On Earth Day, tips on the affordability of electric cars.


Walt DeSantis World

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is re-shaping congressional districts and Disney regulations as he approaches a potential presidential run. Emmanuel Macron debates Marine Le Pen in what has become a tight French presidential race. And more than 100 residents of a New Jersey town reveal their history of brain tumors, as scientists investigate potential connections.


New Mask Policies? Help Yourself.

As more transit services make masks optional, disability advocates are concerned they're being left behind. Catastrophic floods decimate South Africa. And Johnny Depp testifies in his defamation suit against his ex-wife Amber Heard.


Wheels Up, Masks Down

A judge's ruling brings a swift end to mask requirements on public transit. The Biden administration is forced to open up federal lands to new oil drilling. And a death row inmate becomes the first inmate in years to choose to die by firing squad.