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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.




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.


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.


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.


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.


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.