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Friday, September 24, 2021
Why did the director of the CDC override her agency's advisory panel and rule in favor of COVID-19 booster shots? And what do lawmakers hope to learn from former Trump aides they have subpoenaed? Plus, President Biden meets with the leaders of India, Japan and Australia today. How can they push back against China, a major trading partner?
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Who is eligible to get Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shots? And why are certain Haitian migrants detained along the US-Mexico border being released while others are deported? Plus, new documents reveal the extent of Ethiopia's hunger crisis.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Will the winter season prompt another COVID surge? And how are U.S. border agents managing the thousands of migrants camping under a border bridge? Plus, an investigation into Hurricane Ida's power collapse.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
President Biden will address the United Nations General Assembly today. How will he explain America's role in the world? And why are anti-abortion rights activists upset about a lawsuit against an abortion provider? Plus, the showdown between Democrats and Republicans over the debt ceiling.
Monday, September 20, 2021
What are the most urgent issues world leaders will tackle at the U.N. General Assembly this year? And why did a Senate parliamentarian, the referee of Senate rules, knock immigration out of a budget bill? Plus, revelations from a new book about former President Donald Trump.
BONUS: Throughline: What Happened After Civilization Collapsed
What happens after everything falls apart? The end of the Bronze Age was a moment when an entire network of ancient civilizations collapsed, leaving behind only clues to what happened. Today, scholars have pieced together a story where everything from climate change to mass migration to natural disasters played a role. What the end of the Bronze Age can teach us about avoiding catastrophe and what comes after collapse.
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