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Join Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino every weekday morning as they guide you through some of the most fascinating stories in the news — and how the world’s best journalists are covering them.

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Vaccine mandates gain steam amid surge in coronavirus cases

Jul 28 • 10:04

In Conversation: How loss has propelled Olympian Lolo Jones to new success

Jul 24 • 21:19

Lolo Jones is one of only a few Olympic athletes who has competed in both the Summer and Winter Games. She started out racing in track and field but suffered a crushing loss in the 2008 Olympics. Jones later turned to bobsledding and won’t be competing in Tokyo this year. Instead, she’s currently training to qualify for the Winter Games in 2022.

Delta variant threatens to upend U.S. economic recovery

Jul 22 • 08:10

The Washington Post speaks to business and policy leaders who worry the fast-spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus could upend America’s economic recovery, just as federal stimulus programs run out....

How spyware allowed governments to hack people’s smartphones

Jul 20 • 10:24

The Washington Post is out with new investigative reporting on how governments around the world have used powerful spyware to track journalists, activists, and executives by hacking their smartphones....

Why these refugee athletes opted out of the Olympics

Jul 19 • 10:16

The Refugee Olympic Team consists of athletes who have fled their home nations. Its road to Tokyo has been challenging. Time correspondent Vivienne Walt joins us to talk about why several athletes who have left the team since the 2016 games say they felt trapped and exploited....

In Conversation: Louise Radnofsky on how Simone Biles stays balanced

Jul 17 • 20:18

Simone Biles is the most decorated gymnast in the world, with four Olympic gold medals and 25 world championship wins. At age 24, she is still breaking new ground in the sport, and she will be leading the U.S. gymnastics team in Tokyo this month. And Biles has accomplished all of this tremendous success while facing many challenges in her personal life.

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