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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.




TikTok Tries to Sweet Talk Congress

Facing calls for an outright ban, TikTok’s CEO defends the company’s ownership to Congress. An appellate court allows a trial to go forward for parents of a school shooter. And hip-hop fans contemplate what a series of attacks on rappers mean for the genre. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


A Back-to-School Plan…for Cops?

A Colorado student, who had to be patted down every day for safety, allegedly shoots two school administrators. The federal government considers an overhaul to organ donations. And law enforcement cracks down on “COVID relief fraud.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Vested Interest: The Fed’s Big Decision

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates again, despite bank runs being attributed to previous hikes. Los Angeles teachers walk out of class in solidarity with striking school workers. And Fox News faces another complaint in an avalanche of lawsuits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Arrest Assured? GOP Defends Trump

A potential indictment of former President Trump galvanizes the GOP. A dire UN report warns of irreparable damage. And the Supreme Court considers how much Colorado River water should go to the Navajo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Trump Predicts His Own Arrest

With no announcements from the Manhattan DA regarding charges, former President Trump says he expects to be indicted this week. Vladimir Putin tours a Ukrainian city occupied by his own troops. And French protests over pensions give way to violence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Introducing "Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler"

Sixty years later, the story of the Boston Strangler still has a hold on the public imagination. The new ABC Audio podcast, "Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler," retraces the tragic fate of the victims and explores why a killer’s confession never closed this decades-old case. "Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler" -- a new three-part series, available on Apple Podcasts (, Spotify (, Amazon Music (, or wherever you're...


Drone Ranger: The Pentagon Brings Receipts

The Pentagon releases dramatic footage showing Russian fighter jets attacking a U.S. drone over the Black Sea. The White House issues an ultimatum to TikTok’s parent company. And the CEO of the company being ChatGPT sits down for an exclusive interview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


How to Slow-Walk a Bank Run

Tumbling stocks reveal widespread nervousness about bank runs. A judge considers an injunction banning abortion pills nationwide. And the student body of a women’s liberal arts college votes to enroll transgender men. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Next Abortion Fight Begins

A Texas judge’s decision could impact medication abortion access across the country. A U.S. drone downed by Russian forces could escalate tensions. And the Environmental Protection Agency announces its plan to limit the amount of “forever chemicals” in drinking water. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Don’t Call it a Bailout

President Biden insists a plan to reimburse bank deposits over the federal limit shouldn’t be called a “bailout.” Approval for an Alaska oil drilling venture is blasted by climate advocates. And as the COVID pandemic enters its fourth year, increasingly alarmed disability activists beg neighbors not to “move on.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Silicon Valley Bank Run

After a bank run that unsettled banks across the country, authorities decide to make sure Silicon Valley Bank customers are repaid. Former Vice President Mike Pence offers his most damning criticism yet of President Trump. And the Biden administration moves to force airlines to let parents sit with children for no extra charge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Why So Many Trains Are Derailing

Another Norfolk Southern train derails as the company CEO appears before Congress. Mitch McConnell is hospitalized after a dangerous fall. And ABC’s Jason Nathanson previews the Oscars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The DOJ’s Damning Report on Louisville Police

The Justice Department issues a blistering report on the Louisville Metro Police Department, alleging systemic discrimination. The Biden White House tries to present a rosy economic picture despite plans from the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates again. And DACA recipients, facing uncertain futures, begin to “self-deport” to other countries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Queen’s Gambit: Drag Erased in Tennessee

Drag queens and transgender residents react to a Tennessee ban on drag performance. A group of Texas women sue over the state’s abortion rules, saying they could have died by being denied care. And the Justice Department challenges a proposed merger between JetBlue and Spirit Airlines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Americans Kidnapped in Mexico

Four Americans are dragged away at gunpoint after crossing the border into Mexico. President Biden, perhaps fearing Democrats being labeled “soft on crime,” declines to veto a bill overturning Washington D.C. policy. And Russia encircles the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Another Train Derailment in Ohio

For the fourth time in five months, a train goes off the rails in Ohio. Donald Trump defiantly courts conservatives as former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declines to run. And Walgreens decides not to send abortion pills in the mail to more than 20 states. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Jury: Murdaugh is a Murderer

A South Carolina jury takes less than three hours to find disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife and son. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, joins several Republicans in sponsoring a rail safety bill. And the House Ethics Committee opens a special investigation into freshman congressman George Santos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


How the TSA Discovered Explosives in a Suitcase

Security officials say they found explosives in a man’s luggage before taking off from Pennsylvania. Intelligence agencies conclude that “Havana Syndrome” is not the work of nefarious foreign actors. And a California couple sues a fertility clinic after giving birth to a child with a genetic mutation they tried to avoid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Biden’s Student Loan Plan: Flunked?

Supreme Court justices appear deeply skeptical of the White House’s plan to forgive student loans. The Conservative Political Action Conference begins with very few headliners attending. And the U.S. sets a deadline to delete TikTok from all government-owned devices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


SCOTUS Student Debt Argument: They Don't Even Go Here

The Supreme Court considers President Biden’s landmark decision to forgive billions in federal student loan debt. Families reckon with the end of expanded SNAP benefits. And the National Security Council reacts to reports over government investigations into COVID’s origins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit