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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 details about the FBI’s raid of Trump’s Florida home

    New details about the FBI’s raid of Trump’s Florida home

    The FBI searched Trump’s home to look for nuclear documents and other items, sources tell the Washington Post.

    Politico has a guide to the former president’s increasing legal threats.

    Documents show a Trump-backed Michigan attorney-general candidate was involved in a voting-system breach, Reuters reports.

    A new strategy to try to extend the limited supply of monkeypox vaccines has some experts concerned, according to the Atlantic.

    A new In Conversation series looks at how to reimagine work, home, relationships, and more.

    • 9 min
    Why an abortion case worries digital-privacy advocates

    Why an abortion case worries digital-privacy advocates

    NBC News reports on how a mother and daughter were criminally charged after Facebook was ordered to turn over their chats relating to plans for an abortion. The Washington Post has tips on protecting your digital privacy.

    Inflation may have eased overall. But your grocery bill will still be painful. CNBC explains.

    School COVID-vaccine mandates are largely not happening. Vox has the story.

    People are trying to fight droughts by making rain via a process called cloud seeding. A Vox video shows how it works.

    • 9 min
    “Something’s got to give”: Serena Williams on leaving tennis

    “Something’s got to give”: Serena Williams on leaving tennis

    Trump pleaded the Fifth in a deposition at the New York attorney general’s office, CNN reports.

    The Hill has key takeaways from the latest primaries.

    USA Today lays out what we know about the suspect under arrest following a string of killings of Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Writing in Vogue, Serena Williams explains why she is leaving professional tennis.

    The Cut introduces us to women who are taking on difficult work in Amazon warehouses in order to fund IVF treatments.

    A new study suggests that spiders dream. National Geographic explains why that’s a bigger deal than you might think.

    • 10 min
    What to know about the FBI raid on Trump’s house

    What to know about the FBI raid on Trump’s house

    The FBI searched Donald Trump’s Florida home as part of an investigation into his handling of classified information, the Wall Street Journal reports.

    The Atlantic details the surprising origins and devastating impact of the Trump administration’s family-separation policy.

    A string of murders of Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has the community on edge. CNN breaks down what we know so far.

    Inflation is making back-to-school shopping painful for many families. NPR spoke to parents for some perspective.

    • 9 min
    Why the new spending bill is such a big deal

    Why the new spending bill is such a big deal

    Vox explains why the spending plan just passed by the Senate will be one of the biggest bills to fight climate change, ever. And Stat looks at how it will cut drug costs by finally allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices with pharma companies.

    Israel and the Gaza militant group Islamic Jihad called a truce after days of deadly fighting. The Wall Street Journal reports.

    She’s 91 — and has around $330,000 in student debt. The New Yorker goes inside the new reality of older Americans with crushing loans.

    A London museum will return dozens of pieces of looted Nigerian art. NPR has details.

    • 9 min
    The federal government is scrambling to contain monkeypox

    The federal government is scrambling to contain monkeypox

    The Wall Street Journal reports that a major climate and health-care spending bill looks to be moving forward after Democrats cut a deal on taxes with their moderate colleague Senator Kyrsten Sinema.

    The U.S. just declared monkeypox a public-health emergency. Stat has the details. NBC News recently spoke to longtime activists who say the American public-health system is repeating dangerous mistakes from the early days of the AIDS crisis.

    A Senate investigation of the U.S. transplant system uncovered dozens of deaths and many donated organs wasted. The Washington Post reports.

    Vox looks at how several new films focus on love, but in a fresher, broader, and more interesting way than old-school romantic comedies.

    A confectionery company is paying an impressive salary for someone to eat dozens of pieces of candy all day. Fortune has the story.

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