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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.




Red Balloon: China’s Floating Surveillance

U.S. officials reveal they’ve been tracking a Chinese “surveillance balloon” high over Montana. Congressional Republicans boot Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) off the Foreign Relations Committee. And American volunteers help ferry “stolen” Ukrainian orphans from Russia to safety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


“What Has Happened to the Dream?”

Memphis mourns at Tyre Nichols’ funeral. A whistleblower accuses Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts of ignoring a potential conflict of interest. And new adjustments from the College Board bring its African-American Studies course in line with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


‘Til Debt Do Us Part

For the first time as House speaker, Kevin McCarthy heads to the White House for a meeting with President Biden. With money finally being deployed for huge infrastructure projects, Biden seeks to reinvigorate local economies ahead of his State of the Union address. And while the U.S. deplores Iranian executions, a new report shows executions rising sharply under the leadership of Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Another Memphis Officer Off the Street

Memphis authorities discipline more first responders in the Tyre Nichols case. The Biden White House plans to end its COVID-19 emergency declarations. And Providence begins allocating $10 million in reparation funds, despite pushback from both sides of the debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Tyre Nichols Video

The world reacts to the police beating that killed Tyre Nichols. Memphis disbands its now-infamous SCORPION unit. And Israel vows to not only arrest suspected terrorists, but bulldoze the homes of their family members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Video Memphis is Bracing For

Five Memphis police officers are charged with murder after a traffic stop turned deadly. LGBTQ+ rights advocates respond to reports that monogamous gay and bisexual men will be able to freely give blood. And the Republican National Committee convenes to select a leader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


"Three Warnings" About a Child With a Gun

After allegations that warnings were ignored, a superintendent is ousted during a contentious school board meeting in Virginia. The U.S. and Germany change their position on sending tanks to Ukraine. And federal authorities take down what they call a vast scheme to sell fake nursing diplomas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Three Days. Two Major Mass Shootings.

Californians mourn another mass shooting, this time in a Bay Area farming community. The Justice Departments aims to disband Google's digital ad behemoth. And classified documents are found at the home of former Vice President Mike Pence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


“Keep On Dancing”: The Voices of Monterey Park

Survivors describe the massacre in Monterey Park, California. The FDA prepares to press for an overhaul in its vaccination guidelines. And a former high-ranking FBI official is charged with illegally helping a notorious Russian oligarch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


New Year’s Grief in Los Angeles

The man suspected of killing 10 people at a Lunar New Year celebration in California is found dead in his van. The Department of Justice finds more classified documents during a search of President Biden's home. And a protest over an environmental activist shot dead by police ends in vandalism and destruction in Atlanta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Introducing 'Truth and Lies: The Informant'

From ABC Audio comes "Truth and Lies: The Informant," a remarkable story of an ordinary man who risked his life as an FBI informant to stop what would've been one of the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history. A new five-part series, available on Apple Podcasts (, Spotify (, Amazon Music (, or wherever you're listening now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Charges Against Alec Baldwin

New Mexico prosecutors charge Alec Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter for the shooting on the set of his film, "Rust." The U.S. blows past its debt ceiling, prompting the Treasury Department to enact "extraordinary measures." And Jacinda Ardern resigns as prime minister of New Zealand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Ukraine’s Darkening Winter

A helicopter crash kills a high-ranking Ukrainian official as Russia targets civilians and infrastructure. Microsoft lays off 10,000 workers. And New Mexico's new attorney general begins implementing his platform of "child civil rights." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Arizona’s Water Wars

Amid a worsening drought, leaders in Scottsdale, Arizona tell a nearby community it can no longer use city water for its homes. The Supreme Court hears the case of a transgender migrant who says she could be killed in her home country. And mental health advocates question a New York City policy empowering police to declare someone too mentally ill to remain on the streets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


A Post-Election Shooting Spree

New Mexico police arrest a Republican candidate in a series of shootings at Democratic lawmakers' homes. Nepal authorities believe everyone on board a Yeti Airlines flight has died. And jury selection begins in the civil trial against Elon Musk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


An “Honor System” for Classified Documents?

Lawyers for President Biden discover more classified documents at his home. Congress prepares risky negotiations over the debt ceiling. And data show nearly half of adults under 30 are living with their parents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Biden's Document Jam

Attorney General Merrick Garland appoints a special counsel to investigate classified documents found on his property. Deadly California storms leave the state in a precarious environmental situation. And Virginia officials expand their probe into why high schoolers weren't informed about National Merit recognition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Biggest Ground Stop Since 9/11

A computer glitch forces the FAA to halt all takeoffs in the U.S. for hours. Fellow New York Republicans demand Rep. George Santos step down. And the arrest of a notorious misogynist sparks questions about young men in the digital age. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The "Three Amigos" Summit

President Biden meets with his North American counterparts in Mexico. The Pentagon announces it will train Ukrainian forces on American soil. And in one of many communities divided over their futures, a solar company is run out of town. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Nurses to Hospitals: You Might Feel a Pinch

Thousands of New York City nurses go on strike. The Department of Justice investigates classified documents discovered at President Biden's former offices. And the Federal Trade Commission proposes a ban on "non-compete clauses." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit