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This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

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    • 4.5, 63.3K Ratings

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

    A Russian Plot to Kill U.S. Soldiers

    A Russian Plot to Kill U.S. Soldiers

    A New York Times investigation has revealed evidence of a secret Russian operation to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan — and of the failure of the Trump administration to act on that intelligence. As lawmakers from both parties react with fury, one of the journalists who first reported the story tells us what has come to light so far.

    Guest: Eric Schmitt, who covers terrorism and national security for The New York Times.

    For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily 

    Background reading: The Times reported on Monday that President Trump was provided a written briefing on the intelligence about the suspected Russian plot in late February.“If it does come out as true, obviously the heartache would be terrible,” said the father of a Marine who died in a 2019 car bombing in Afghanistan, which is reportedly the focus of investigators’ work.

    • 21 min
    A Major Ruling on Abortion

    A Major Ruling on Abortion

    The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law that could have left the state with a single abortion clinic. It was a setback for conservatives in the first major ruling on abortion since two Trump appointees joined the bench. We examine the implications for future challenges, and why — for the third time in two weeks — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. sided with his four more liberal colleagues.

    Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The Times.

    For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily 

    Background reading: Chief Justice Roberts also voted with the court’s liberal wing in rulings on job discrimination against L.G.B.T.Q. workers and on a program protecting young immigrants.The ruling on Monday stalled anti-abortion momentum for now, but the movement has a long pipeline of new cases.Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote that the Louisiana law was “almost word-for-word identical” to a law from Texas, which the court struck down in 2016.

    • 22 min
    A Conversation With a Police Union Leader

    A Conversation With a Police Union Leader

    In the weeks since George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Americans have been confronting hard questions about bias and racism within law enforcement — and what the role of the police should be.

    In the process, many have asked whether the culture of policing can be changed or if the system needs to be reimagined entirely. Today, we talk to an officer at the center of that debate inside one of the country’s largest police unions.

    Guest: Vince Champion, the southeast regional director of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily 

    Background reading: Protesters across the country are calling for the abolition of police forces. But what would that actually look like?Last week, the House passed a sweeping police overhaul bill, aimed at combating racial bias and excessive use of force, by a vote of 236 to 181. The bill is not expected to pass the Republican-controlled Senate.

    • 51 min
    The Sunday Read: 'The Man Who Saw America'

    The Sunday Read: 'The Man Who Saw America'

    In this episode of The Sunday Read, we look at the complexity, diversity and humanity of America through the eyes of Robert Frank — one of the most influential photographers in history — who, through his camera, collected the world.

    This story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Bit of Relief: The Long Distance Chorus

    A Bit of Relief: The Long Distance Chorus

    Gregg Breinberg has been directing the chorus at Public School 22 on Staten Island for twenty years. He tells his fourth and fifth grade students that participation is not about whether they can sing on key or not. It’s about expressing the meaning of a song — and the music inside themselves. Today, we listen to the voices of P.S. 22 as they harmonize from afar.

    • 15 min
    A Dilemma in Texas

    A Dilemma in Texas

    Texas has become the latest hot spot in the coronavirus pandemic, forcing its governor to pause the state’s reopening process after a surge of infections and hospitalizations. We speak with our Houston correspondent about the state’s dilemma. Guest: Manny Fernandez, The New York Times’s bureau chief in Houston. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily 

    Background reading: A growing number of state leaders are pausing plans to reopen as case counts rise. Among them is Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, who did so reluctantly after facing mounting pressure in the Republican-controlled state.We analyzed travel patterns, hidden infections and genetic data to show how the epidemic has spun out of control in the United States.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
63.3K Ratings

63.3K Ratings

Kenzer3032 ,

Easy listen to non bias news

I enjoy listening. It’s a way to be caught up on important issues without needing to sit for hours and watch the news, it’s thoughtful in-depth, but not drawn out. I listen while doing dishes, driving, cleaning etc. Michael Barbaro’s voice is my 2nd favorite, first favorite being Keith Morrison.

Disappointed living in Chicago ,

Misleading Journalism

I have been listening to The Daily for a year or so now. Until lately, I enjoyed the shows for quick relevant information on current news. Lately though my view has changed. The host seems to speak on topics and interviews that cause controversy (ratings) and not facts. As a news reporter facts should be the only foundation of any story. Instead of listening to experts, the guest aligned to speak on subjects are either pro controversy or is attempted to be shown as “bad” or against positive change. Due to the falsity of the host’s “journalism” I am unfollowing this podcast in the search of facts, not opinion of the host and The Daily’s producers.

kapurkk ,

Aggressive at times to coerce a reaction

I am not white, and have experienced racism more than once in my life. However , I do believe that the interviewer in this case was aggressive to a point of eliciting a reaction by repeatedly asking a question about racism to an interviewee who clearly did not have any racism displayed in the entire interview. It is very unfair to hear fair and normal people being taught to think differently . The nations conscience can instead focus on the horrible misdeeds however well intentioned in many countries outside the US.

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