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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.




Is Trump About to Be Indicted (Again)?

Attorneys for former president Donald Trump meet with DOJ officials in a last-ditch effort to avoid a federal indictment. The Securities and Exchange Commission files charges against crypto exchange giant Binance. And lawmakers in multiple states propose bills to outlaw “caste discrimination.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


India’s Rail Disaster

A train wreck in India leaves nearly 300 dead, with nearly a thousand injured. A Chinese warship cuts off a US destroyer, inflaming tensions near Taiwan. And economists wonder if if jobs and inflation can reach equilibrium after a debt ceiling debacle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Trump’s Documents: Lordy, There Are Tapes

Sources tell ABC News that federal investigators have audio recordings of President Trump admitting he had inappropriately retained classified documents after his term ended. Home insurance experts sound the alarm about flood-prone areas as hurricane season begins. And the Department of Homeland Security says “organized retail theft” has links to international crime rings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


No More Mr. Vice Guy: Pence Readies His Run

Former Vice President Mike Pence is preparing to launch his election bid in Iowa. Texas officials say they’ve caught a suspected serial killer. And the CDC says teen pregnancy in America has never been lower. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


A Collapse of Trust in Iowa

After a dramatic rescue in a building officials claimed to have swept for survivors, a new search begins for the unaccounted. Prosecutors outline their case against the man who opened fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue. And a federal appeals court sides with the Sackler family, saying they can be personally shielded from lawsuits as part of their company’s bankruptcy agreement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


What’s in the Debt Ceiling Deal?

Members of Congress head back to Capitol Hill after President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy struck a deal to avoid default. Officials in Iowa begin clearing the site where an apartment building collapsed. And Ukraine tries to keep up with a Russian onslaught. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Leave No One Behind: The Search for MIA

On this Memorial Day, we talk to Project Recover about their mission to find and repatriate the remains of U.S. servicemembers still classified as MIA decades after the conflicts that left their families without closure. For more information about Project Recover, visit their website ( Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Tick, Tick, Doom: Did Congress Already Miss Its Deadline?

Members of Congress go home for a holiday weekend, leaving just a few working days before America defaults on its debt. A judge sentences Oath Keeper leader Stewart Rhodes to 18 years in prison. And the Supreme Court limits the EPA’s ability to oversee certain waterways, angering climate activists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Florida Plan: The DeSantis Strategy

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis enters the presidential race. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen declines to name specific steps the U.S. will take upon defaulting. And western states strike an agreement to split up a dwindling water supply. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Uvalde, One Year Later

A year after one of the most deadly school shootings in American history, Uvalde residents share their stories with the ABC team that’s embedded in town with them. Ron DeSantis prepares to launch his presidential campaign today. And Ford reverses a plan to stop including AM radio in its vehicles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Where “Recycled” Plastic Bags Really Go

An ABC News investigation reveals many plastic bags deposited in recycling bins are actually shipped to landfills and incinerators. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., enters the presidential race. And U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy puts out new guidelines for kids and social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Life or Debt: Concerns Growing Over Debt Ceiling

President Biden prepares to meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy as the debt limit deadline approaches. Russia claims it’s taken the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. And the NAACP issues a “travel advisory” for the state of Florida. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Drip, Drip: How Many Pentagon Leaks Were There?

Suspected intelligence leaker Jack Teixeira is expected to appear in court today, but the Pentagon is facing new questions over its allegations he was reprimanded for mishandling classified material several times. A rising number of antisemitic attacks has led to synagogues escalating their security posture. And “Dr. Deep Sea” Joe Dituri says he’s not leaving his underwater tank, even after breaking a world record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Abortion Pill Meets 5th Circuit

The Supreme Court hands liberals a potential win on gun control, while the Fifth Circuit grills the Biden administration on abortion. New Yorkers protest against housing thousands of new migrants. And the prime suspect in four Idaho murders is indicted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Debt Ceiling: POTUS Has Entered the Chat

President Biden and congressional Republicans appear to be working toward a potential deal on the debt ceiling. The family of an alleged shoplifter ask why his killing in a San Francisco drugstore didn’t result in charges. And the CEO of OpenAI asks congress to regulate artificial intelligence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Why Border Crossings Are Down

Days after some predicted a migrant surge would begin, the Department of Homeland Security says border crossings are down. Ukrainian troops try to take back Bakhmut. And the World Health Organization warns about the perils of sugar substitutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Will a Republican Save NC Abortion Rights?

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper will need at least one GOP lawmaker to defeat an override vote on an abortion ban. Turkey’s presidential election appears to be heading to a run-off. And Democrats consider whether President Biden should invoke the 14th Amendment to stave off a debt ceiling debacle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Border After Title 42

Title 42 expires, ushering in new concerns of backups at immigration facilities. Prosecutors bring charges against a man who placed a New York subway rider in a chokehold. And the EPA recommends new regulations for power plant emissions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


George Santos: I’m Innocent. Trust Me.

Rep. George Santos, R-NY, is charged with 13 counts of fraud. The Biden administration prepares to roll back Title 42 at the border. And in the face of cyber attacks, hospitals are training doctors to treat patients without the aid of computers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Trump Found Liable for Sex Abuse

A jury finds that E. Jean Carroll proved her case that Donald Trump once abused her in a dressing room, awarding her millions of dollars. Rep. George Santos is charged by federal prosecutors. And an influential panel says women should begin getting mammograms at age 40. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit