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News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer hosted by Sean Rameswaram and featuring the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.

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News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer hosted by Sean Rameswaram and featuring the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.

    The Crown Prince and the Amazon King

    The Crown Prince and the Amazon King

    Did Mohammed Bin Salman hack Jeff Bezos? Recode’s Peter Kafka returns with an update and Kara Swisher explains Saudi Arabia's impunity in the tech world. (Transcript here.)
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    • 24 min
    Coronavirus

    Coronavirus

    A SARS-like virus has killed at least 17 people, quarantined millions in China, and made its way to the United States. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains what's known and what's next. (Transcript here.)
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    • 25 min
    A George Washington Bridge too far

    A George Washington Bridge too far

    The Supreme Court is trying to settle the fight over the biggest traffic jam in the history of American politics once and for all. WNYC's Matt Katz, author of "American Governor: Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption," explains. (Transcript here.)
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    • 25 min
    The Senate trial begins

    The Senate trial begins

    Vox's Andrew Prokop explains everything you need to know as President Trump's Senate impeachment trial gets underway. (Transcript here.)
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    • 24 min
    The 100 year fight for equal rights

    The 100 year fight for equal rights

    Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment this week. Now, Congress is the only thing standing between the 28th amendment and the Constitution of the United States. (Transcript here.)
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    • 23 min
    Ukraine International Flight 752

    Ukraine International Flight 752

    Canada now has the unfortunate job of dealing with the collateral damage from the conflict between Iran and the United States. (Transcript here.)
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    • 27 min

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