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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.

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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke. Winner of the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.

    Will a Congressional COVID Compromise Hold?

    Will a Congressional COVID Compromise Hold?

    Congress is optimistic about a $908 billion bipartisan COVID package - but sticking points remain. President Trump prepares to campaign for Georgia's Republican senate candidates as he continues to push unfounded theories about the integrity of the state's election system. And a major studio is shaking up the movie theater industry by sending its biggest titles straight to streaming.

    • 26 min
    Shot, Chaser: A Pre-Vaccine Winter Warning

    Shot, Chaser: A Pre-Vaccine Winter Warning

    As the U.K. formally approves the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, the White House is warning governors of a dire situation in our nation's hospitals. A new study finds that students learning virtually are falling behind. And our reporter takes a demo flight aboard a Boeing 737 MAX.

    • 27 min
    You Love to CDC It

    You Love to CDC It

    The CDC issues new guidance on who should receive a COVID-19 vaccine first, while also adjusting the guidelines for quarantining. Requests are coming in for presidential pardons, including for President Trump's own family. And a National Geographic reporter goes underground with smugglers to explore modern trafficking networks.

    • 30 min
    The Vaccine Rollout Begins

    The Vaccine Rollout Begins

    Ahead of a CDC hearing on who will get it first, the Pfizer vaccine arrives in the US, ready to be distributed at a moment's notice. California counties issue some of the nation's strictest lockdowns so far. And President-elect Biden rolls out picks for his economic team, sparking a potential fireworks in Congress.

    • 28 min
    COVID’s Weekend Leftovers

    COVID’s Weekend Leftovers

    Doctors fear a surge of positive test results today, as people who may have been exposed to COVID over the weekend get tested. Iran promises retribution after its top nuclear scientist is assassinated in broad daylight. And locker room outbreaks are leading to historic firsts in the sports world.

    • 27 min
    Yellen & Screamin’

    Yellen & Screamin’

    The stock market goes on an historic tear as Joe Biden's transition takes hold. Grocery workers prepare for crowded stores. And six months after the killing of George Floyd, few cities have defunded their police departments.

    • 27 min

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3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

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