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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.

    The 2020 Census Could Be The Least Accurate Ever — And It's Ending A Month Early

    The 2020 Census Could Be The Least Accurate Ever — And It's Ending A Month Early

    The census is so important, it's in the Constitution. But this year, the Trump administration is ending the count a month early.

    • 14 min
    Congress Is Stuck On Coronavirus Aid. What's President Trump Doing?

    Congress Is Stuck On Coronavirus Aid. What's President Trump Doing?

    Democrats and Republicans have been unable to agree on a new coronavirus aid package. The President's plan may not help either.

    • 14 min
    Former 'Top Cop' Kamala Harris And America's Reckoning With Police

    Former 'Top Cop' Kamala Harris And America's Reckoning With Police

    Kamala Harris was the top prosecutor in the state of California and district attorney for San Francisco. Here's what she did — and stood for — in those roles.

    • 12 min
    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

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