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.
A look ahead at a divided Washington
Republicans will have a slim majority in the House. The Wall Street Journal looks at their goals and how a divided Washington could run.
Elon Musk says Twitter employees need to be “extremely hardcore.” The Guardian reports on how tons of people are quitting.
Time profiles a Native American chef who’s working to get more people aware of her culture’s cuisine and the true story of Thanksgiving.
The World Cup begins this weekend. The Apple News Original podcast After the Whistle With Brendan Hunt and Rebecca Lowe has you covered on how to act at a watch party.
What Dems want done in their last weeks with House control
A bill protecting marriage-equality rights passed a key Senate hurdle. Grid explains what’s in it.
Democrats have a lot more they want to get done before they lose control of the House. Vox takes a look.
Wired reports on how Qatar will be using an unprecedented level of surveillance at the World Cup.
Fast-fashion companies promote recycling programs for old clothes. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, mostly the practice ends up overwhelming developing countries with trash.
Who’s legally the “Queen of Christmas?” Not just Mariah Carey, apparently. The Washington Post has the story.
He’s running. What next for investigations into Trump?
Former president Donald Trump, who tried to overturn the results of the 2020 election, said he’s running again in 2024. The Washington Post covers both the announcement and his ongoing legal baggage, which includes an investigation into his handling of classified documents.
A missile killed two people in Poland, near the Ukrainian border. NATO says it likely came from Ukrainian forces defending against Russian attacks. CNBC is on the story.
Tens of thousands of tech-industry workers have been laid off, as some companies in the sector struggle. NPR has more.
Turkey is more expensive this year, which has some people rethinking what to put on the table for Thanksgiving. America’s Test Kitchen and KCRW have some alternative ideas.
Why abortion-rights activists are taking the fight to states
Apple News has the latest election results, along with analysis. And NPR looks at how ballot-measure wins have abortion-rights advocates looking to do more in other states.
The Washington Post reports on how protesters arrested in Iran face a court system stacked against them.
A nudge by the Biden administration helped Ukraine change a key condition for peace talks with Russia. Politico explains.
Smithsonian has the story of how NASA’s latest mission honors a champion for diversity in space exploration.
After disappointing midterms, new GOP criticism of Trump
Disappointing midterm results have some Republicans blaming Trump for losses — and searching for an alternative presidential candidate for 2024. The Washington Post takes a look.
CNN reports on Biden’s first face-to-face meeting as president with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
We have vaccines for COVID and the flu, so why not the common cold? Popular Science explains.
The Los Angeles Times examines the surprisingly dangerous love lives of tarantulas.
How strong youth turnout affected the midterms
Forbes crunches the numbers on how young voter turned out in the midterms, and identifies the issues that motivated them.
Biden is in Egypt for a major climate conference, where some delegates want the U.S. to do more to cut emissions. The Washington Post reports on new research showing the world has less than a decade to avert catastrophe.
The Wall Street Journal and Reuters report on the collapse of FTX, a popular cryptocurrency exchange that went bankrupt after the digital equivalent of a bank run this week.
The Los Angeles Times tells the story of a beloved gas-station owner who is getting $1 million for selling the record-breaking Powerball ticket.
Apple News In Conversation looks at the dangers of using lottery programs to fund government services.