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Make sense of the day. Every weekday afternoon, the hosts of All Things Considered help you consider the major stories of the day in less than 15 minutes, featuring the reporting and storytelling resources of NPR. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

    As Biden Transition Picks Up Pace, Trump Lays Government Speedbumps

    As Biden Transition Picks Up Pace, Trump Lays Government Speedbumps

    President-elect Biden can now access federal transition funding, while President Trump issues last-minute policy changes and staffing appointments.

    • 13 min
    Stunned By Congressional Losses, Democrats Debate The Future

    Stunned By Congressional Losses, Democrats Debate The Future

    Democrats went into election day expecting to gain seats in the House. Instead, their majority shrunk. Now there are divides in the party over what went wrong.

    • 14 min
    BONUS: Biden And McConnell

    BONUS: Biden And McConnell

    Mitch McConnell and President-elect Joe Biden have a long history of working together. But can they work together when Joe Biden is President?

    • 23 min
    The Growing Backlash Against Trump's Efforts To Subvert The Election

    The Growing Backlash Against Trump's Efforts To Subvert The Election

    Election experts say there's almost no chance he'll succeed, but President Trump's determination to overturn the 2020 election is doing real damage to American democracy.

    • 13 min
    Vials, Cold Storage, Staggered Doses: The Challenges Of Vaccine Distribution

    Vials, Cold Storage, Staggered Doses: The Challenges Of Vaccine Distribution

    How doses of coronavirus vaccines will be distributed remains a massive puzzle of planning and logistics. But we're now mere months from knowing how that puzzle will fit together.

    • 13 min
    America's Other Epidemic: The Opioid Crisis Is Worse Than 4 Years Ago

    America's Other Epidemic: The Opioid Crisis Is Worse Than 4 Years Ago

    A network of Chinese sellers have recently begun exporting chemicals to produce fentanyl. The synthetic painkiller is fueling record overdoses in the U.S.

    • 13 min

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