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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.




Mother Tongue/ родной язык

Since the war broke out in Ukraine, Americans across the country are joining together to rally around Ukrainian nationalism and identity. At the same time, many Russian Americans – horrified by what they see their home country doing to its neighboring Ukraine – are having to confront questions of their own identity. Do I keep speaking my native language or do I give it up as a form of protest? In this special episode of Start Here, producer Vika Aronson guides us through the contradictions...


There Were Red Flags. None of Them Stopped Him.

New details emerge about the man who killed 21 people at an elementary school in Texas. And lawmakers are confronted by a weary, frustrated nation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Deadliest School Shooting Since Newtown

A gunman opens fire on an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, leaving over 20 people dead. In a special edition of Start Here, ABC's Mireya Villarreal gives an account from the scene, Parkland survivor Sari Kaufman explains what it's like to witness a mass shooting as a child, and law enforcement experts tell Brad what officials need to do to prevent another tragedy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


985 Days: The Trevor Reed Interview

In an emotional interview, Trevor Reed tells ABC News what it was like to be detained by Russia and then swapped in a prisoner exchange. The leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention is implicated in a sweeping report about sexual abuse and cover-ups. And San Francisco Pride organizers won't allow LGBTQ police officers to march in uniform. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Formula Run: The Race to Feed Infants

A military cargo plane carries thousands of units of baby formula to the US. Health officials express concern about new cases of monkeypox. And Republicans who supported "the Big Lie" grapple with new baseless allegations by former President Trump, this time in GOP primaries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Oklahoma Is Banning Abortion

Despite Roe v. Wade still being the law of the land, Oklahoma is poised to enact a law that would ban every abortion from the moment of fertilization. Stocks tumble closer to a "bear" market. And ABC's Martha Raddatz gets exclusive access inside a U.S. submarine tasked with deterring Russian nuclear attacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Mask Me Another: A New CDC Warning

As COVID cases spiral, the CDC says 1 out of 3 Americans should now be seriously considering wearing a mask. A Russian soldier pleads guilty to war crimes. And US Soccer strikes a first-of-its-kind labor agreement that will pay men and women's national teams equally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


China Plane Crash May Have Been Intentional

Officials confirm to ABC News that black box data indicates an intentional nosedive by a China Eastern flight carrying 130+ people. President Biden issues an emotional address in Buffalo. And Pentagon officials admit they've received hundreds of new potential UFO sightings in a congressional hearing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


A White Supremacist Theory Goes Mainstream

As police comb through the writings of a suspected attacker, modern conservative rhetoric around "replacement theory" comes under scrutiny. A church shooting in California raises concerns about tensions between people from Taiwan and mainland China. And a leading candidate in Pennsylvania suffers a stroke just days before the primary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit