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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.

    What we know about Palestinians killed near aid trucks

    What we know about Palestinians killed near aid trucks

    More than 110 Palestinians were reportedly killed while trying to access desperately needed aid in Gaza. The Guardian has more. Fears of famine in Gaza are growing as aid agencies suspend deliveries, NBC News reports. 

    First responders in a Texas town are struggling to cope with the trauma of recovering bodies from the Rio Grande. NBC News spoke to some. 

    This week’s episode of Apple News In Conversation seeks to answer some burning questions about the 2024 presidential election. 

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    Republicans scramble as backlash over IVF ruling continues

    Republicans scramble as backlash over IVF ruling continues

    Yale is bringing back standardized test scores to its admissions process, after making them optional during the pandemic. The Washington Post explains why.

    The Guardian reports on how a Senate attempt to protect IVF access following a controversial Alabama Supreme Court ruling was blocked by a Republican lawmaker. And the Wall Street Journal details the ways GOP lawmakers are attempting to minimize political damage from the ruling.

    The Athletic breaks down why Anthony Kim’s return to golf is such a big deal.

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    What counts as a machine gun? Supreme Court hears case.

    What counts as a machine gun? Supreme Court hears case.

    Does a bump stock turn a rifle into a machine gun? USA Today has the details of a Supreme Court case being heard today that turns on that question. 

    NPR examines why Egypt won’t allow vulnerable Palestinians across its border.

    National Geographic explains how leap years saved human societies from chaos — for now.

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    Arab Americans challenge Biden’s Gaza response in primary

    Arab Americans challenge Biden’s Gaza response in primary

    Arabs and Muslims in Michigan have been organizing against President Biden ahead of today’s primary. They told the Washington Post that they’re angry he hasn’t called for a cease-fire in Gaza. The Post also details their plan to use the primary to prove that their support is essential for Biden to carry the state in November.

    Florida’s surgeon general is gambling with public health after a measles outbreak in an elementary school. The Atlantic has the story.

    National Geographic looks at how your name might influence your career. 

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    How asylum-seeking migrants got stuck living at O’Hare

    How asylum-seeking migrants got stuck living at O’Hare

    A couple has to leave Alabama or risk losing their eggs after uncertainty over a court ruling forced providers to pause IVF treatment. CNN has the story.

    Rolling Stone looks into how asylum-seeking migrants found themselves living at a makeshift shelter at Chicago’s O’Hare airport. 

    Employers are adding signature scents to workspaces with the hope of luring more workers into the office. The Wall Street Journal reports.

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    What to know as the war in Ukraine enters its third year

    What to know as the war in Ukraine enters its third year

    As the war in Ukraine enters its third year, the Wall Street Journal takes stock of where things stand. 

    Donald Trump and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley are about to face off in the state’s primary. NPR has more. 

    The Athletic looks at an unusual season for Texas Christian University’s women’s basketball team. 

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Do better

I listen to this podcast religiously. I’m in central time and most of the time it’s available to listen to when I’m getting ready in the morning at 6a.

What has recently bothered me is that the war in Ukraine and the Israel/Gaza war have received incredible amounts of attention with most episodes leading with these stories. Seemed fair at the time since both are horrific. However, on 2/15/24 they FINALLY spoke about the war in Sudan! They report that it’s been going on for 10 months and they don’t mention it until nearing the end of the episode. They report that this war has been horrific for this community and especially children, as children are dying at insane rates. I need them to explain why they didn’t feel this war was as important as wars happening in lighter skinned countries because right now I can only believe that it’s race related. Therefore, do better, Apple News!

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I like this show but it’s been leaning way too heavily into sports lately.

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