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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.

    Former officers face murder charges in Tyre Nichols’s death

    Former officers face murder charges in Tyre Nichols’s death

    Former Memphis police officers face second-degree murder charges in the death of Tyre Nichols, as the nation braces for the release of video of the violent encounter. CNN has details.

    The Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle tell the stories of those who died in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay.

    The Monterey Park victims died on a dance floor. The Times also explains the importance of ballroom dancing to older Asian American immigrants.

    The Chronicle also reports on how the shootings at the farms are leading to a new focus on conditions for farmworkers.

    In Conversation looks at the real problem with elite-college admissions.

    Pizza boxes haven’t changed in 60 years. The Atlantic explains why they’re bad for the quality of your pie.

    • 10 min
    The bill that could boost starting teacher salaries to $60K

    The bill that could boost starting teacher salaries to $60K

    A new federal bill aims to raise teachers’ starting salaries to $60,000. The Christian Science Monitor has the story.

    CNN looks at the potential impact of sending U.S. and German tanks to Ukraine to fight Russia.

    An author used A.I. to write and illustrate a children’s book. Human artists aren’t happy. The Washington Post reports.

    Vox explains why more people are using subtitles when watching TV and movies at home.

    • 11 min
    Reconsidering gun laws after California’s mass shootings

    Reconsidering gun laws after California’s mass shootings

    California has low levels of gun violence and strict gun-control laws. Vox looks into why those laws didn’t stop recent mass shootings.

    CNN reports that classified documents were found at the Indiana home of former vice president Mike Pence. The Wall Street Journal looks at how chaotic White House transitions and wide-reaching classification policies make it difficult to track government secrets.

    The State has key details in the case of Alex Murdaugh, the prominent South Carolina resident accused of killing his wife and son.

    The Hollywood Reporter explains how to cast and direct a film where a donkey is the main character.

    • 10 min
    Deadly shootings shock Asian American communities

    Deadly shootings shock Asian American communities

    At least seven people were shot to death in Half Moon Bay, California. CNN is covering the story.

    ABC7 Los Angeles reports on how the Asian American community of Monterey Park, California, is working to move forward following the mass shooting there.

    The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the failed promise of online mental-health treatment.

    The Senate is holding hearings today on Ticketmaster’s failures over the sale of Taylor Swift tickets, and its market power. Variety has the story.

    Everyone hates Ticketmaster. The Los Angeles Times asks, is everyone wrong?

    • 12 min
    New details in the deadly California mass shooting

    New details in the deadly California mass shooting

    The Los Angeles Times lays out what’s known about the deadly Lunar New Year mass shooting in Monterey Park, California.

    Following the overturning of Roe, abortion-rights activists are focusing on states. USA Today reports on their marches around the country yesterday. Meanwhile, the Atlantic looks into what opponents of abortion rights are doing.

    A longtime observer writes in the Atlantic about how the Supreme Court justices don’t seem to be getting along very well.

    The prestigious Hawaii big-wave competition the Eddie returned after a seven-year hiatus. The Evening Standard has the story.

    • 12 min
    The charges Alec Baldwin faces over the ‘Rust’ shooting

    The charges Alec Baldwin faces over the ‘Rust’ shooting

    Alec Baldwin and the weapons handler on the ‘Rust’ film set are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter in the deadly shooting. The Los Angeles Times has details.

    California’s extreme weather is almost over. But few homeowners there have flood insurance, meaning they could struggle to pay for cleaning up. Grist has the story.

    Vox’s Recode reports on the growing prospect of TikTok being banned in the U.S. 

    The Wall Street Journal explains why it’s the most wonderful time of year for goats, who enjoy eating discarded Christmas trees.

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