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.
Colombia protests turn deadly as people call for reform
Dozens are dead in Colombia after protests over economic, human-rights, and health issues were met with a violent police response. The Washington Post has a report from the ground.
A new federal court ruling involving Snapchat could threaten special protections for tech companies. NPR explains.
In Politico, Sarah Isgur argues that the way Supreme Court justices pick their clerks may be holding back qualified women and people of color from making it to the top of the legal profession.
Renting chickens is a thing. National Geographic explains why companies that loan out egg-layers have seen business boom during the pandemic.
Trying to avoid COVID, they missed cancer warning signs
A rift among House Republicans may cost Liz Cheney her leadership post. Politico explores growing tensions over what role Trump should play in the party's future.
As the pandemic stretches on into its second year, doctors are concerned about an emerging crisis of undiagnosed cancers. ProPublica reports on how people who missed screenings or hesitated to visit hospitals over the past 14 months risk being diagnosed too late for treatment.
Births in the U.S. hit a 40-year low last year, new numbers show. The drop may not be solely due to the pandemic, as the Wall Street Journal explains.
Natives of southeastern Pennsylvania say British actor Kate Winslet nails the distinct Delaware County accent in HBO’s new drama Mare of Easttown. Winslet tells the L.A. Times how she mastered it.
Black Wall Street’s rebirth, 100 years after Tulsa massacre
With several Republican-run states introducing controversial legislation dealing with voting access, Democrats are trying to push back at the federal level. Politico looks at the challenges they face in moving forward with a voting-rights bill.
Bloomberg reports on President Biden’s decision to allow more refugees into America, along with the political impact.
While landlords are often cast as villains, many property owners rely on rent payments to feed their families. For the Washington Post, Eli Saslow talks to one “small landlord” who risks falling into bankruptcy because of the pandemic housing crisis.
The Tulsa Race Massacre took place 100 years ago this month. Essence says many of the Black-owned businesses that were destroyed in the atrocity were subsequently rebuilt, and details the ongoing work to preserve the history of Black Wall Street.
The Wall Street Journal visits a Japanese city that takes New York–style cheesecake so seriously it has a rigorous government-certification process to make sure restaurants are making it right.
Are the Olympics really going to happen this year?
With the Olympics in Tokyo set to begin in less than three months and coronavirus cases increasing in Japan, the Washington Post looks into new questions over whether the games should go ahead.
Reuters is covering a suspected migrant-smuggling ship that broke apart off the coast of San Diego on Sunday, killing four people.
We’re getting a clearer picture of just how high the political stakes are with the new census numbers. NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang explains the tightness of the margins that determine which states win and lose congressional seats. And Politico looks at the growing number of legal fights over the count and the redistricting process.
CNN reports on data showing that a number of people are missing their second COVID-vaccine appointments. And the Washington Post answers key questions about the importance of the second shot.
Members of the German women’s gymnastics team recently took a stand against the sexualization of female athletes by competing in unitards, rather than the more revealing leotards typically worn. NPR reports on the global conversation the move is sparking about gender dynamics in sports.
Top Indian writers on their country’s COVID nightmare
The COVID situation in India right now is catastrophic. Three Indian writers offer analysis on why the pandemic is intensifying there in such a devastating way: Arundhati Roy in the Guardian, Rana Ayyub in Time, and Vidya Krishnan in the Atlantic.
The Biden administration has rolled back many Trump-era immigration policies. But the L.A. Times reports that hundreds of thousands of migrants are still being expelled into dangerous situations in Mexico.
In light of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s recent split, Allison P. Davis writes for New York Magazine that the dynamic at the beginning of their relationship has completely flipped now that their marriage is ending.
The Jacksonville Jaguars chose quarterback Trevor Lawrence as the number one pick in the NFL draft. The Ringer looks at what the future may hold for him and his new team.
How Biden’s new spending and tax plan could affect you
As President Biden marks 100 days in office, he’s pushing a series of proposals calling for major new government spending to boost the economy. The Wall Street Journal has highlights of his first address to a joint session of Congress. Apple News Spotlight looks at what his administration has — and hasn’t — accomplished so far. And Vox breaks down the details of his $1.8 trillion plan to support child care, education, and paid leave.
The Washington Post reports on West Virginia’s decision to offer $100 savings bonds to persuade young people to get COVID-19 vaccinations.
Making a song go viral on TikTok often requires intense calculation, guidance, and effort by the social-media platform. Bloomberg Businessweek explains how the process works.
This is really good but I feel like a lot of the stories are u.s focused and I’d like to see stories from other places in the world.
Like the idea but could we have an International version? Apple News covers various countries so news from those regions would be welcomed as opposed to US only?
Concise and clear
This is a good, short podcast to get the daily rundown of the news, from multiple sources, but as other reviewers have said, it is very US centric (but, to be fair, that’s where all the main news is happening).