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Direct from Mic's newsroom, stay current with a daily run-down of top stories, breaking news and analysis from our team of journalists. In a world where information spreads at the speed of light, this show provides listeners with the most important narratives and relevant updates to start your weekdays off on the right foot - Monday through Friday at 6 A.M. Eastern.

Hot Mic: Bite-Size News Brief Mic

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    • 4.3, 26 Ratings

Direct from Mic's newsroom, stay current with a daily run-down of top stories, breaking news and analysis from our team of journalists. In a world where information spreads at the speed of light, this show provides listeners with the most important narratives and relevant updates to start your weekdays off on the right foot - Monday through Friday at 6 A.M. Eastern.

    So Long to Hot Mic, and Thanks for Listening

    So Long to Hot Mic, and Thanks for Listening

    A quick update on the future of Hot Mic, and details on where to find more great reporting and journalism.

     
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    • 1 min
    Chemical Plant Near Houston May Explode & Russia Must Close Diplomatic Hubs In U.S.

    Chemical Plant Near Houston May Explode & Russia Must Close Diplomatic Hubs In U.S.

    A chemical plant just outside Houston is in danger of exploding. The State Department has announced that it will force Russia to close three diplomatic locations in the United States.
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    • Here’s what’s going on with that dangerously flooded chemical plant near Houston
    • State Department forces closure of Russian diplomatic hubs in U.S. in retaliatory move

     
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    Defense Secretary Clarifies Transgender Ban & Tomi Lahren Joins Fox News

    Defense Secretary Clarifies Transgender Ban & Tomi Lahren Joins Fox News

    Defense Secretary James Mattis made it clear that transgender military members who are still serving won’t be affected by Trump’s ban...at least for now. Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren is joining Fox News as a contributor.
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    • Defense Secretary Mattis says transgender military members will continue to serve, for now
    • Pro-Trump commentator Tomi Lahren joins Fox News

     
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    North Korea Missile Launch & Trump’s DACA Decision

    North Korea Missile Launch & Trump’s DACA Decision

    North Korea launched a ballistic missile early Tuesday morning local time that flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean. With Trump’s decision on DACA looming, immigrant rights groups are making a last-ditch appeal to the president: They say deporting immigrants is bad for the economy.
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    • North Korea launches missile over Japan
    • Study: If Trump suspends DACA, more than 1,400 people a day could lose the ability to work

     
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    • 2 min
    Trump Loses More Advisers & ACLU Sues Trump Over Transgender Ban

    Trump Loses More Advisers & ACLU Sues Trump Over Transgender Ban

    At least 35 people have left their government jobs or advisory roles since President Trump’s response to Charlottesville. The ACLU is suing Trump over his decision to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military.
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    • Nearly 3 dozen have abandoned White House roles over Trump’s Charlottesville response
    • ACLU sues Trump over transgender military ban

     
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    Trump Pardons Arpaio & Another Right-Wing Rally Shut Down

    Trump Pardons Arpaio & Another Right-Wing Rally Shut Down

    The first pardon of Trump’s presidency went to former sheriff Joe Arpaio. A far-right rally in San Francisco was shut down by thousands of anti-racist protesters.
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    • Trump pardons former sheriff Joe Arpaio
    • Thousands in San Francisco shut down yet another far-right rally
     
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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

etq86 ,

Great bite-sized daily news brief

Love the podcast. Short, sweet and informative.

(*Switched from 1-star to 5-star now that they fixed the running time glitch)

JonahJenkins ,

Unibiases and informative

Perfect listen if you want to stay informed, but don't have time to watch a full news program

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Pithy, Political Podcast.

I think everyone should listen to this Podcast. It packs a lot of punch in just a few minutes.

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