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This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro and Sabrina Tavernise. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

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    I.C.C. Prosecutor Requests Warrants for Israeli and Hamas Leaders

    I.C.C. Prosecutor Requests Warrants for Israeli and Hamas Leaders

    This week, Karim Khan, the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, requested arrest warrants for Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the country’s defense minister, Yoav Gallant. Patrick Kingsley, the Times’s bureau chief in Jerusalem, explains why this may set up a possible showdown between the court and Israel with its biggest ally, the United States.

    • 33 min
    Biden’s Open War On Hidden Fees

    Biden’s Open War On Hidden Fees

    The Biden administration is trying to crack down on sneaky fees charged by hotels, rental cars, internet providers and more.

    Jim Tankersley, a White House correspondent, explains why the effort is doubling as a war against something else that Biden is finding much harder to defeat.

    Guest: Jim Tankersley, who covers economic policy at the White House for The New York Times

    • 22 min
    The Crypto Comeback

    The Crypto Comeback

    This month, customers of FTX — Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency exchange, which collapsed in 2022 — were told that they would get their money back, with interest.

    David Yaffe-Bellany, our technology reporter, explains what was behind this change in fortune and what it says about the improbable resurgence of crypto.

    Guest: David Yaffe-Bellany, a technology reporter for The New York Times, covering the crypto industry from San Francisco.

    • 23 min
    Was the 401(k) a Mistake?

    Was the 401(k) a Mistake?

    The first generation to be fully reliant on 401(k) plans is now starting to retire. As that happens, it is becoming clear just how broken the system is. Michael Steinberger, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, explains.

    • 29 min
    The Sunday Read: ‘Why Did This Guy Put a Song About Me on Spotify?’

    The Sunday Read: ‘Why Did This Guy Put a Song About Me on Spotify?’

    Have you heard the song “Brett Martin, You a Nice Man, Yes”?

    Probably not. On Spotify, “Brett Martin, You a Nice Man, Yes” has not yet accumulated enough streams to even register a tally. Even Brett Martin, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the titular Nice Man, didn’t hear the 1 minute 14 second song until last summer, a full 11 years after it was uploaded by an artist credited as Papa Razzi and the Photogs.

    When Martin stumbled on “Brett Martin, You a Nice Man, Yes,” he naturally assumed it was about a different, more famous Brett Martin: perhaps Brett Martin, the left-handed reliever who until recently played for the Texas Rangers; or Brett Martin, the legendary Australian squash player; or even Clara Brett Martin, the Canadian who in 1897 became the British Empire’s first female lawyer. Only when the singer began referencing details of stories that he made for public radio’s “This American Life” almost 20 years ago did he realize the song was actually about him. The song ended, “I really like you/Will you be my friend?/Will you call me on the phone?” Then it gave a phone number, with a New Hampshire area code.

    So, he called.

    • 30 min
    'The Interview': Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Has an Antidote to Our Climate Delusions

    'The Interview': Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Has an Antidote to Our Climate Delusions

    The scientist talks to David Marchese about how to overcome the “soft” climate denial that keeps us buying junk.

    • 28 min

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