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

    New revelations about the deadly July 4 shooting

    New revelations about the deadly July 4 shooting

    The suspected gunman in the Highland Park July 4 attack is facing seven counts of first-degree murder. CBS News reports.

    Reuters explains how Russia’s latest victory in Ukraine came at a high cost, with tougher fighting ahead. Al Jazeera explores what it’s like living in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine.

    CNBC looks at how a strong dollar is pushing down the value of the euro and other global currencies.

    Pickleball is not just a way to get some low-impact exercise. The sport is also a snakepit of business intrigue, as entrepreneurs fight to cash in on its growing popularity. Sports Illustrated has the story.

    • 8 min
    “Like a battle zone.” A deadly shooting at a July 4 parade.

    “Like a battle zone.” A deadly shooting at a July 4 parade.

    Police arrested a man following a deadly shooting at a July 4 parade in an Illinois suburb north of Chicago. Here’s more from the Chicago Tribune.

    Time reports on how anti-abortion pregnancy centers are collecting data that could be used against women.

    A 10-year old abuse victim had to cross state lines for an abortion after the Supreme Court’s recent ruling blocked her from getting the procedure in her home state. The Indianapolis Star has the story.

    The Washington Post explains why an upcoming Supreme Court case has democracy advocates very worried.

    NPR breaks down why inflation has wiped out the dollar pizza slices but not other, similar offers.

    • 8 min
    What Biden and Democrats can do about abortion

    What Biden and Democrats can do about abortion

    Politico looks at what Democrats can — and might — do in Congress to fight the end of Roe.

    ESPN has answers to key questions about American basketball star Brittney Griner’s trial in Russia, while the Wall Street Journal has a preview of the unusual case.

    Twenty-five years since China took control of Hong Kong from Britain, the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg get perspectives on how life has changed in the territory from residents born around the time of the handover.

    The Washington Post explains why Fourth of July weekend travel may be crazy — and suggests what to do about it.

    • 11 min
    How John Roberts lost control of the Supreme Court

    How John Roberts lost control of the Supreme Court

    Politico looks into how Chief Justice John Roberts lost control of the Supreme Court.

    NPR reports that disease experts are worried about the spread of monkeypox in the U.S., in part because testing is lacking. In Stat, an STD expert looks at what America needs to do to better handle such outbreaks.

    An unserved warrant related to the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till is reopening the case. USA Today has the story.

    The Guardian explains how the climate crisis is causing shortages of hot peppers, coffee, wine, and other things we love to eat and drink.

    • 9 min
    Former aide testifies about Trump’s rage on Jan. 6

    Former aide testifies about Trump’s rage on Jan. 6

    The Washington Post reports on new testimony from a former White House aide who said Trump sought to lead an armed mob to the Capitol on January 6.

    Fortune explains how a Supreme Court ruling could severely limit the power of the EPA and other federal agencies to tackle climate change. Vox has in-depth legal analysis.

    As Russia continues to attack Ukraine, NATO is moving to expand. The Wall Street Journal has details.

    Marketplace has the surprisingly long, tangled story behind country-of-origin labels.

    • 10 min
    What the Supreme Court may do next after overturning Roe

    What the Supreme Court may do next after overturning Roe

    Politico looks at how Chief Justice John Roberts lost control of the Supreme Court. And SCOTUSblog has analysis of the court’s decision to overrule Roe v. Wade, and what to understand about the concurring and dissenting opinions.

    The Texas Tribune reports on dozens of migrants found dead in San Antonio in one of the deadliest human-smuggling incidents of its kind.

    In Scientific American, a researcher explains how parents’ traumatic experiences can affect their children’s genes.

    No matter what happens at Wimbledon this year, Sports Illustrated argues that Serena Williams’s legacy as someone who changed tennis forever is secure.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Jackashley ,

Good start

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.

Tobi_33 ,

In conversation episodes are the highlight

The weekend episodes are really good. One topic highlighted and reported on by great journalists across the world. Very informative and often thought provoking.

BaaMooOinkWoof ,

Can we get a breakfast news for UK?

This podcast is good, well produced and interesting but it lands around lunchtime in the UK.

I’m sure many countries, blocks, continental regions, etc. would appreciate a more local version of this to start their day with.

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