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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.

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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.

    No Perks for Dr. Birx

    No Perks for Dr. Birx

    President Trump publicly ridicules another top scientist on his own coronavirus task force. Hurricane Isaias forces testing sites to shut down. And murder rates are on the rise, but public perception of crime remains skewed.

    • 27 min
    Back to School: Which Camp Are You In?

    Back to School: Which Camp Are You In?

    As some schools begin to re-open, a new case study examines how easily children can spread COVID-19 to each other. President Trump says he plans to ban TikTok through executive action. And former Vice President Joe Biden gets ready to announce a VP pick of his own.

    • 27 min
    Knock the Vote

    Knock the Vote

    As colleagues memorialize John Lewis with passionate calls to vote, President Trump preemptively questions this year's election results. Unemployment checks stall, as residents and business owners ask how they're supposed to pay rent. And an ESPN investigation examines an alleged culture of abuse at NBA training camps in China.

    • 29 min
    Troop Movements: Off Base?

    Troop Movements: Off Base?

    In a dramatic shift in American strategy, the Pentagon announces the withdrawal of 12,000 US troops from Germany. A congressman tests positive for COVID-19, after going mask-less in several high profile interactions. And President Trump makes another controversial move to garner support in suburbs.

    • 25 min
    The Power of Mayor

    The Power of Mayor

    Despite direct public pleas from White House scientists, some governors have declined to take their recommendations, while preventing mayors from enacting it themselves. Twitter takes down several presidential retweets, ahead of a Big Tech hearing today. And Attorney General William Barr defends himself in a contentious Capitol Hill appearance.

    • 32 min
    McConnell: H.E.A.L.S. Thyself!

    McConnell: H.E.A.L.S. Thyself!

    Republican leaders present a White House-approved relief bill, but roughly half of Senate Republicans are already opposed. Days after opening, Major League Baseball is already scrambling to contain a virus cluster among players. And ABC News investigates whether the federal government missed early warning signs about a potential pandemic.

    • 30 min

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