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.
How Trump-backed election deniers could control future votes
A new Washington Post analysis finds that GOP candidates who support Trump’s lies about the 2020 vote are winning more than half of primaries. They could hold significant power over elections if they’re voted in.
The WNBA playoffs are beginning without star player Brittney Griner. Bloomberg looks at recent developments in the battle to free her from Russian custody.
The Wall Street Journal reports on an FDA move that aims to lower the cost of hearing aids by allowing some to be sold over the counter.
Ants can be better than chemicals at fighting pests, a study found. The Guardian takes a look.
What to know about the Democrats’ sweeping climate bill
The Democrats’ climate bill favors green-energy incentives over taxes on fossil fuels. Inside Climate News explains why, while the Washington Post explores how the bill could push climate-change tech into the future.
The Wall Street Journal reports on how gun politics seem to be changing in Uvalde, Texas, following the deadly mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
For months, the governors of Texas and Arizona have been sending buses full of migrants to Washington, D.C., and New York. USA Today has more.
Vox explains why the very slow heartbeat of the largest animal to have ever lived has a story to tell.
New fallout over classified docs found in Trump’s home
Key House Democrats are asking for a security-damage assessment after the FBI found top-secret documents in its search of Trump’s Florida home. Axios has updates.
Reuters reports that acclaimed author Salman Rushdie is off a ventilator and recovering with serious injuries after being stabbed onstage in western New York state.
Bloomberg explains why the snowballing U.S. rental crisis is sparing nowhere and no one.
A new Apple TV+ podcast tells the story of a hidden chest containing $1 million in gold and jewels, and the treasure hunter who gave everything to find it.
New details about the FBI’s raid of Trump’s Florida home
The FBI searched Trump’s home to look for nuclear documents and other items, sources tell the Washington Post.
Politico has a guide to the former president’s increasing legal threats.
Documents show a Trump-backed Michigan attorney-general candidate was involved in a voting-system breach, Reuters reports.
A new strategy to try to extend the limited supply of monkeypox vaccines has some experts concerned, according to the Atlantic.
A new In Conversation series looks at how to reimagine work, home, relationships, and more.
Why an abortion case worries digital-privacy advocates
NBC News reports on how a mother and daughter were criminally charged after Facebook was ordered to turn over their chats relating to plans for an abortion. The Washington Post has tips on protecting your digital privacy.
Inflation may have eased overall. But your grocery bill will still be painful. CNBC explains.
School COVID-vaccine mandates are largely not happening. Vox has the story.
People are trying to fight droughts by making rain via a process called cloud seeding. A Vox video shows how it works.
“Something’s got to give”: Serena Williams on leaving tennis
Trump pleaded the Fifth in a deposition at the New York attorney general’s office, CNN reports.
The Hill has key takeaways from the latest primaries.
USA Today lays out what we know about the suspect under arrest following a string of killings of Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Writing in Vogue, Serena Williams explains why she is leaving professional tennis.
The Cut introduces us to women who are taking on difficult work in Amazon warehouses in order to fund IVF treatments.
A new study suggests that spiders dream. National Geographic explains why that’s a bigger deal than you might think.
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