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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)


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.




Back to School: Which Camp Are You In?

As some schools begin to re-open, a new case study examines how easily children can spread COVID-19 to each other. President Trump says he plans to ban TikTok through executive action. And former Vice President Joe Biden gets ready to announce a VP pick of his own.


Knock the Vote

As colleagues memorialize John Lewis with passionate calls to vote, President Trump preemptively questions this year's election results. Unemployment checks stall, as residents and business owners ask how they're supposed to pay rent. And an ESPN investigation examines an alleged culture of abuse at NBA training camps in China.


Troop Movements: Off Base?

In a dramatic shift in American strategy, the Pentagon announces the withdrawal of 12,000 US troops from Germany. A congressman tests positive for COVID-19, after going mask-less in several high profile interactions. And President Trump makes another controversial move to garner support in suburbs.


The Power of Mayor

Despite direct public pleas from White House scientists, some governors have declined to take their recommendations, while preventing mayors from enacting it themselves. Twitter takes down several presidential retweets, ahead of a Big Tech hearing today. And Attorney General William Barr defends himself in a contentious Capitol Hill appearance.


McConnell: H.E.A.L.S. Thyself!

Republican leaders present a White House-approved relief bill, but roughly half of Senate Republicans are already opposed. Days after opening, Major League Baseball is already scrambling to contain a virus cluster among players. And ABC News investigates whether the federal government missed early warning signs about a potential pandemic.


99 Days

With less than 100 days to Election Day, President Trump and Joe Biden cement their strategies for the stretch run. Gunfire erupts at multiple protests across the nation. And the casket of John Lewis makes its final journey across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.


Waiting on Unemployment? Get in Line.

After announcing they would unveil a relief bill Thursday, Senate Republicans go back to the drawing board. ABC News & FiveThirtyEight analyze which communities need a surge in coronavirus testing. And the president's former lawyer says he was given a choice: stop writing a book about President Trump, or go to jail.


Pandemic Playbook: Subject to Change

As deaths from COVID-19 rise while testing lags, the federal government continues to tweak its guidance for those who test positive. Staff is ordered out of the Chinese consulate in Houston. And after years of growing gun violence in Chicago, the Trump Administration sends in reinforcements - but not everyone is on board.


Return of the Coronavirus Briefing

President Trump once again briefs Americans on COVID-19, but this time without his top scientists on hand. Congress debates how to get money to struggling Americans. And amid growing outrage in Portland, other mayors contemplate what they'll do if federal officers arrive in their cities.


More than a Phase: The Race to Create a Vaccine

Multiple pharmaceutical companies now say they've performed well in Phase 1 vaccine trials. Doctors question cards being presented at businesses, claiming mask requirements violate disability laws. And the shooting of a federal judge's family in New Jersey highlights a surge in threats nationwide.


The White House Tests Congress

As Congress rushes to fund states in their fights against COVID-19, sources say the White House is trying to avoid additional money for testing and contact tracing. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows President Trump trailing Joe Biden by 15 points. And Oregon officials tell the Department of Homeland Security to stop snatching protesters off city streets.


The "K-Shaped Recovery"

As Americans settle in for a drawn-out battle against COVID-19, workers file more unemployment claims than economists expected. Deaths have been slow to follow the surge of cases, but doctors warn that death isn't the only bad outcome for patients. And several countries accuse Russia of trying to hack their vaccine research.


Back to Basics

COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing in a few states, but they're creeping upwards in many others, as well. A city council approves reparations for Black residents. And the US tells Huawei it's not welcome here.


Teacher's Threat

In several school districts, teachers beg authorities not to send children into their classrooms. The president nets some big wins in a busy night of primaries. And when asked why African Americans are still dying at the hands of police, his response is "so are white people."


White House: Can We Get a 2nd Opinion?

As California re-shutters entire industries in much of the state, the White House casts doubt on Dr. Anthony Fauci's credentials. Prosecutors release details on Ghislaine Maxwell's arrest as she prepares for today's bail hearing. And Washington is seeking a new name for its NFL team.


The Sunshine Rate

Florida announces unprecedented numbers of COVID-19 infections, as local officials look for guidance from the state. President Trump commutes the sentence of Roger Stone. And a new study suggests protective antibodies to the novel coronavirus might only last for a matter of months.


Tax Exposure

In a rebuke of President Trump's immunity argument, the Supreme Court rules that his financial records are fair game for subpoenas. Audio of interviews with Louisville police officers reveal new details about the killing of Breonna Taylor. And Arizona is now considered the world's worst COVID-19 hotspot.


Barr Code: The White House & Police Reform

In an exclusive interview, Attorney General William Barr says bias among police is a "widespread" problem. The Supreme Court rules that religious groups can withhold contraceptives from certain employers' healthcare plans. And states with surging COVID-19 cases are finally seeing an uptick in deaths as well.


He Called It a "Little Flu." Now He Has COVID-19.

After dismissing concerns about COVID-19, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for the virus. The president calls to open schools in the fall, but the real decisions lie with state and local officials. And a Black man in Indiana says he was the victim of an attempted lynching, as more African Americans share their stories of blatant racism in recent days.


Can COVID-19 Float Across the Room?

The World Health Organization will address the concerns of hundreds of scientists who claim it's underplaying how easily COVID-19 can spread through the air. Gun violence escalates in major American cities. And the Supreme Court reins in the prospects of "rogue electors."