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Join Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino every weekday morning as they guide you through some of the most fascinating stories in the news — and how the world’s best journalists are covering them.

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Join Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino every weekday morning as they guide you through some of the most fascinating stories in the news — and how the world’s best journalists are covering them.

    The failed American COVID-19 response, ballot delays, life on a private jet

    The failed American COVID-19 response, ballot delays, life on a private jet

    Ed Yong writes for the Atlantic about America’s failure to control the spread of COVID-19, and the changes that would better prepare this country for future pandemics.

    As the election approaches, the Washington Post reports on concerns that new Postal Service rules could lead to delivery delays and uncounted ballots. And Vice News has the story of post offices notifying the public of closures and reduced hours, only to abruptly walk back those announcements.

    An essay from BuzzFeed News explores the unsustainable combination of parenting while working from home.

    Bloomberg Businessweek gives an inside look at the ultra-rich who fly on private jets.

    • 8 min
    Coronavirus lawsuits, the declining birth rate, teenagers work the polls

    Coronavirus lawsuits, the declining birth rate, teenagers work the polls

    The Wall Street Journal says lawsuits have been filed against employers across the country over worker deaths from COVID-19.

    Bloomberg Businessweek examines the potential for a significant decrease in U.S. births next year and asks what it could mean for the future economy.

    One hundred years after women won the right to vote, Smithsonian Magazine describes the challenges the first female voters faced when trying to cast their ballots.

    CNN suggests one possible solution to the poll worker shortage: teenagers.

    • 8 min
    $600 on the line, Supreme Court secrets, Van Gogh’s final days

    $600 on the line, Supreme Court secrets, Van Gogh’s final days

    The Wall Street Journal asks whether the weekly $600 in unemployment aid is disincentivizing people from rejoining the workforce. And PBS NewsHour has economists on both sides of the aisle weigh in on the debate.

    CNN obtains internal memos that reveal the inner workings of this year’s Supreme Court deliberations. Read the four-part series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

    Journalists at the San Francisco Chronicle follow Theo, a 7-year-old boy who’s been homeless his whole life.

    And a new discovery about Vincent Van Gogh’s final painting. Newsweek has the story. 

    • 8 min
    Have we grown numb to the soaring U.S. death toll?

    Have we grown numb to the soaring U.S. death toll?

    As the United States surpasses 150,000 coronavirus deaths, NPR explains why people become numb to statistics. 

    The Wall Street Journal explores how colleges are attempting to get ready for fall classes.

    As NASA prepares to send a rover to Mars, the Verge describes its goals for the mission.

    Rudy Gobert speaks with the Washington Post about the upcoming NBA season and what it’s like to be known as the league’s Patient Zero.

    • 8 min
    The U.S. has a child care crisis

    The U.S. has a child care crisis

    POLITICO has an interview with labor economist Betsey Stevenson, who warns that the pandemic-era child care crisis will change the economy for decades to come.

    NPR reports that millions of Americans are struggling to pay their utility bills as moratoriums on payments expire. And Bloomberg explores the implications of a heat wave during the pandemic.

    Vanity Fair explains the rise of TikTok and the new class of celebrity the app has created. The LA Times describes why some TikTok stars have announced they’re leaving the platform. And the Wall Street Journal has an exclusive on Instagram’s efforts to recruit TikTok creators for its future service Reels. 

    Pop-culture writer Joe Berkowitz at Fast Company has a theory that a shortage of new TV shows could be beneficial.

    • 8 min
    Biden's choice

    Biden's choice

    Ryan Lizza for POLITICO analyzes the field of possible contenders for Joe Biden’s vice presidential nominee.

    Many people are taking advantage of the country’s national parks to get outdoors amid the coronavirus pandemic. But TIME reports that visitors are failing to socially distance, leaving behind trash, and disregarding the surrounding communities.

    Sports Illustrated and the Ringer have stories about the outbreak of the virus in Major League Baseball, focusing on how the league’s lack of precautions led to this point.

    Plus, Bloomberg provides some helpful tips for people concerned about facing unemployment.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

AndrewiUK ,

Interesting snippets of news

I like the tone, the variety of stories and length for how it fits into my morning. It would be great to have a version in the UK or for more international news to be included.

MrWheelsGB ,

A good start

A good general overview of stories on Apple news.

Going forward it would be great if they could focus a little more on international news, but I understand this is just the beginning.

Worth a listen if you want to headlines in under 10 minutes

Atbinrules ,

Really great but very America related

Everything about the way it’s presented is brilliant. Only issue is it’s very America based. But believe this will be sorted with time.

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