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Make sense of the day. Every weekday afternoon, Kelly McEvers and the hosts of NPR's All Things Considered — Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro — help you consider the major stories of the day in less than 15 minutes, featuring the reporting and storytelling resources of NPR.

    What's Changing At The Postal Service, And What It Could Mean For 2020

    What's Changing At The Postal Service, And What It Could Mean For 2020

    The new Postmaster General — a top GOP donor — is cutting costs at the USPS, just as more Americans than ever before are expected to vote by mail.

    • 13 min
    5,000,000 Cases And Counting: The U.S. Is Still Failing To Contain The Virus

    5,000,000 Cases And Counting: The U.S. Is Still Failing To Contain The Virus

    While New Zealand hasn't had a case in more than 100 days, the size of the outbreak in the U.S. means it is all but impossible to contain.

    • 12 min
    President Trump Wants To Ban TikTok. Is It Really A National Security Threat?

    President Trump Wants To Ban TikTok. Is It Really A National Security Threat?

    TikTok collects data like most social media platforms. But the Trump administration argues that data could fall into the hands of the Chinese government.

    • 11 min
    From Online Conventions To Teen Poll Workers, The Virus Is Transforming Election 2020

    From Online Conventions To Teen Poll Workers, The Virus Is Transforming Election 2020

    Older poll workers are staying home, and states are scrambling to replace them with younger ones. Plus NPR's latest battleground state map.

    • 12 min
    The Patchwork Pandemic Continues As New States Approach A 'Danger Point'

    The Patchwork Pandemic Continues As New States Approach A 'Danger Point'

    First New York City, then the South. Now, new states like Illinois and Mississippi are urging residents to wear masks and take the virus more seriously.

    • 12 min
    Americans Want To Go Back To Normal, But 'Normal' Is What Got Us Here

    Americans Want To Go Back To Normal, But 'Normal' Is What Got Us Here

    Two stories by Ed Yong and Ibram Kendi share the cover of the latest issue of The Atlantic. Both stories ask: how did it come to this?

    • 11 min

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