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The news you need to know to start your day. Five top news stories and why they matter. Seven days a week, with deep-dive Sunday episodes. Powered by the USA TODAY Network and hosted by Taylor Wilson and Claire Thornton.

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The news you need to know to start your day. Five top news stories and why they matter. Seven days a week, with deep-dive Sunday episodes. Powered by the USA TODAY Network and hosted by Taylor Wilson and Claire Thornton.

    August 9, 2020: An interview with "John Lewis: Good Trouble" director

    August 9, 2020: An interview with "John Lewis: Good Trouble" director

    USA TODAY’s Leaders of Change project is spotlighting activists across the country—people who we think will be in the history books because of their work advancing social justice in 2020.

    • 43 min
    August 8, 2020: Relief deal talks fall apart

    August 8, 2020: Relief deal talks fall apart

    Plus, progress continues on COVID-19 vaccines, thousands of people remain without power in the New York City area, a new documentary on Jeffrey Epstein's alleged abuses airs on Lifetime and the NHL wraps up qualifying series.




    (Audio: Associated Press, Lifetime)

    • 8 min
    Aug 7, 2020: Is a relief deal on the brink of collapse?

    Aug 7, 2020: Is a relief deal on the brink of collapse?

    Plus, activists push to suspend prison admissions in Arizona amid a massive outbreak, Los Angeles will shut off power for party houses that repeatedly violate COVID-19 protocol, job gain numbers are out for July and Lady Gaga debuts a new show on Apple Music.




    (Audio: Associated Press)

    • 8 min
    August 6, 2020: Fauci says COVID-19 plateau is 'unacceptable'

    August 6, 2020: Fauci says COVID-19 plateau is 'unacceptable'

    Plus, France's president heads to Lebanon, it's been 75 years since the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the Labor Department releases its latest job numbers and the PGA Championship is here.




    (Audio: Associated Press)

    • 11 min
    August 5, 2020: Lebanon searching for answers after deadly Beirut blast

    August 5, 2020: Lebanon searching for answers after deadly Beirut blast

    Plus, governors from six states collaborate to get quick coronavirus tests, lawmakers say they're closer on a new stimulus deal, Isaias leaves millions without power and the Europa League is back.




    (Audio: Associated Press)

    • 9 min
    August 4, 2020: Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina

    August 4, 2020: Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina

    Plus, Trump and Pelosi both go after Dr. Deborah Birx, Michigan holds its primary, Chad Daybell's hearing continues after his wife's kids were found dead and there's a new book in the 'Twilight' saga.




    (Audio: Associated Press, AccuWeather)

    • 7 min

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4.2 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 Ratings

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Brief and informative

The podcast is brief and informative. I appreciate that but sorry I do not like Claire Thornton’s voice. She sounds like a 10yr old reading. Regardless of the topic, her segments are the worst part of the podcast. I am so sorry.

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