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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

    Israel Attacks Iran

    Israel Attacks Iran

    As explosions are heard in Iran, a U.S. official tells ABC News that Israel has launched a historic airstrike. Twelve New Yorkers are sworn in for the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president. And House Republicans erupt in anger amid reports that Speaker Mike Johnson will try to make it tougher to oust him.
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    • 25 min
    AZ Parties: Like It's 1864

    AZ Parties: Like It's 1864

    Arizona lawmakers fail to reach an agreement to repeal an 1864 abortion law. A Boeing whistleblower goes to Congress. And the NBA issues a lifetime ban to a player for betting on games. 

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    • 30 min
    House Calls: Impeachment & Foreign Aid

    House Calls: Impeachment & Foreign Aid

    House Republicans deliver impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate, even as some question Speaker Mike Johnson’s fitness for office. The Supreme Court hears a case that could vacate convictions for hundreds of people who invaded the Capitol. And ABC’s Linsey Davis examines allegations against officials at California’s juvenile detention facilities. 

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    • 29 min
    Trump Trial: Day One

    Trump Trial: Day One

    Jurors are asked whether they can be fair and impartial in Donald Trump’s hush money trial. Israel ponders how it should respond to the attack by Iran over the weekend. And an elderly Ohio man says a scam call led him to kill in self-defense.

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    • 23 min
    Iran’s Shadow War Explodes into View

    Iran’s Shadow War Explodes into View

    Iran launches hundreds of missiles and explosives into Israel, prompting fears of a wider war. The U.S. tries to dissuade Israel from a large-scale military response. And jurors report for duty in the first criminal trial for former President Donald Trump.

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