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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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The brutal shadow system keeping migrants out of Europe

Nov 30 • 09:14

In an extensive investigation, the New Yorker takes a look inside the coastal patrols and brutal, secretive detention centers that Libyan forces use to keep migrants from Africa and the Middle East out of Europe....

What we know — and don’t — about the Omicron variant

Nov 29 • 08:41

There are lots of questions about the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The Atlantic breaks down what we know so far. And Fox News interviews National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins....

Who gets to claim “self-defense” in fatal shootings?

Nov 23 • 09:58

Closing arguments have concluded in the trial of the three white men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was out jogging. The Washington Post reports that many people across the U.S. are viewing the jury’s decision as a test of the movement for racial justice....

How a $2 trillion plan could transform the social safety net

Nov 22 • 09:40

House Democrats passed President Biden’s $2 trillion spending plan to revamp the country’s health-care, climate policy, education, and tax laws. The Washington Post breaks it down....

In Conversation: Jelani Cobb on the backlash to critical race theory

Nov 20 • 21:48

The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb says conservatives weaponizing the term critical race theory aren’t acting in good faith. He speaks with Apple News Today host Shumita Basu about his recent piece for the New Yorker about the founder of critical race theory, Derrick Bell. Cobb says that Bell could have predicted today’s backlash and that real critical race theory can help us un...

Why it’s time to check in on Europe’s unusual border crisis

Nov 19 • 09:11

The House has approved a bill containing around $1.9 trillion in social spending. The key part of President Biden’s agenda faces obstacles in the Senate. CNN reports....

House votes largely on party lines to censure Paul Gosar

Nov 18 • 08:41

The House censured Rep. Paul Gosar after he posted an anime video depicting him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Washington Post has the story of the first vote of its kind in more than a decade....

Fears for U.S. medical system as health-care workers quit

Nov 17 • 08:43

Doctors and nurses are quitting at alarming rates, raising questions about the future of the U.S. medical system. The Atlantic tells their stories....

What the jury must decide in the Rittenhouse trial

Nov 16 • 08:27

The New Yorker explains what jurors have to decide in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse....

People with disabilities say flying is routinely dehumanizing

Nov 15 • 09:46

Amid rising tensions between the U.S. and China, presidents Biden and Xi are to gather for a virtual summit. The Wall Street Journal has the story....

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