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22 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
‘Accountable’ Ep. 1: Election Protection
ABC News correspondents Mary Bruce and Rachel Scott host a special series shining a spotlight on what’s at stake in the policy debates playing out on the state and federal level. In their first episode, meet the Texas woman who says an honest mistake at the polls in 2016 could land her in prison. Meanwhile, lawmakers in her state are preparing to pass even tougher election laws as Congress considers a bill to expand voting rights. So, is our election system too vulnerable to fraud or too susceptible to voter suppression? It depends who you ask.
25 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Obamacare: Thanks, SCOTUS
In a lopsided decision, the Supreme Court shuts down what could be the last gasp for opponents of the Affordable Care Act. With the establishment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, Congress turns its attention to voting rights. And Black farmers demand changes to a system they claim has sidelined them.
27 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
“What Are You So Afraid Of?”
In the most high-stakes foreign summit of his term thus far, President Biden faces down Russian President Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, ABC's Rachel Scott asks the former KGB officer to account for alleged human rights violations. And as Congress approves Juneteenth as a federal holiday, some state governments are banning entire lesson plans about race.
24 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Don't Get Mad. Get Vlad.
ABC's George Stephanopoulos tells us what Vladimir Putin is thinking as the Russian leader sits down with President Biden for a critical summit in Switzerland. Police departments across the country work to balance public safety and calls for reform as deadly gun violence continues to soar. And as California fully reopens, the vaccine honor system is put to the test for unvaccinated children.
26 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
COVID’s Next Target
The American death toll slides closer to 600,000. President Biden gets a thumbs-up from NATO as he heads to meet Vladimir Putin. And Democrats try to convince a Supreme Court justice with a lifetime term to step down.
26 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Gone Bibi Gone
For the first time in 12 years, Benjamin Netanyahu is no longer the leader of Israel. The G7 wraps up with agreements on vaccines, taxes, and opposition to China. And critics of President Trump learn their communications data was secretly seized by the Trump administration.
59 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
"Life Out Loud": Dr. Anthony Fauci & Dr. Rachel Levine
This morning we wanted to share a bit more from LZ Granderson's conversations with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Rachel Levine, from the new podcast "Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson."On this week's episode of "Life Out Loud," Granderson sits down with Fauci, who's best known today for his role in the response to COVID-19, but Fauci has been on the front lines of the fight against HIV/AIDS for decades. In their conversation, Fauci recalls how that fight led to his unusual friendship with activist Larry Kramer, who once described him as “a murderer and an incompetent idiot.” Plus, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine, who made history as the first openly transgender person confirmed by the Senate, shares her advice for trans youth and their parents.About "Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson": Award-winning journalist LZ Granderson draws from his own lived experience as a gay, Black father to host thought-provoking, poignant and engaging conversations with some of the most influential and inspirational people in the LGBTQ+ community. Find more episodes and follow the show on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3fhwDHa), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3fhwRy0), or your app of choice (http://abcn.ws/lifeoutloud).
26 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Group Think: What the G7 Wants from Biden
Leaders from seven of the world's richest countries gather in England. Back in the US, inflation hits its highest rate since the Great Recession. And workplace regulators debate whether to impose mask requirements and other COVID requirements on employers.
29 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Rx: Half a Billion Doses
President Biden is expected to announce the US is purchasing 500 million doses for countries who need COVID vaccines. A government watchdog issues a controversial report, claiming a President Trump photo op played no role in a decision to forcefully disband Washington protesters. And Dr. Fauci describes how his role in the fight against HIV/AIDS shaped his approach toward public health.
26 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Biden’s Reassurance Roadshow
President Biden heads to Europe for his first foreign trip. Vice President Harris is greeted with tough questions and touchy moments in Latin America. And ProPublica obtains tax records for the 25 wealthiest Americans.
25 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Dry Cycle: How Drought Returned to the West
With historic droughts imperiling western states, a government agency reveals the highest carbon dioxide levels in the planet's recorded history. The FDA expedites the approval process for a promising, but unproven, Alzheimer's drug. And the Department of Justice takes back millions of dollars stolen in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.
28 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
The Middle Man(chin)
The Senate's most conservative Democrat enrages his colleagues as he refuses to support a major voting rights bill. Facebook cites a newly-adjusted policy as it extends a ban on former President Donald Trump. And a student is led out of his own graduation by police because he wore a Mexican flag over his shoulders.
27 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Art of the Ordeal: A New Infrastructure Offer
President Biden signals he's open to a far less expensive infrastructure package than he originally proposed. Banks contemplate banning overdraft fees. And overruling a vote from its members, New York Pride organizers will not allow LGBTQ police officers to march in uniform.
26 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
President Biden puts forward a series of measures to get 70 percent of American adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4th. Republicans consider what a blowout loss in New Mexico means for a "tough on crime" platform. And the State Department warns employees that they could be targeted by "Havana Syndrome" attacks.
29 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Big Hac: Cyber Attack Derails Beef Production
A new cyber attack forces the world's largest beef production company to shut down slaughterhouses across America. President Biden visits Tulsa to make the case for closing the "generational wealth gap." And in an exclusive interview, a lawyer representing former NFL players says the deal he negotiated over brain injuries sold his clients short.
28 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Clear Eyes, Half-Full Statehouse, Can't Lose
In an act of political defiance, Texas Democrats escape the state house, denying Republicans a chance to pass a controversial voting bill. Masked gunmen open fire on a birthday concert in Miami. And one of the world's top athletes withdraws from competition, saying interviews are too risky to her mental health.
23 minutes | May 31, 2021
How Will America's Longest War Be Remembered?
In a Memorial Day special, Brad asks ABC's Senior Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell to reflect on his many reporting trips to Afghanistan, and to examine the legacy of America's presence -- and impending withdrawal.
28 minutes | May 28, 2021
Third Rail Issue: The Shooter’s Arsenal
Investigators reveal new details about a mass shooter's guns, ammo, and grudges against his workplace. Airlines prepare for their first truly busy weekend since the pandemic began. And legal analysts question whether a new social media law outlawing "de-platforming" for political candidates is legal.
24 minutes | May 27, 2021
Mourning Commute: America’s Latest Mass Shooting
A gunman opens fire on a California railyard. President Biden asks the intelligence community to investigate where the novel coronavirus came from a lab. And Amazon spends $8 billion acquiring MGM.
24 minutes | May 26, 2021
Two Thousand Kids. Zero Cases.
New data indicate dramatic efficacy in COVID vaccines. A special grand jury considers a potential indictment for President Trump. And Secretary of State Antony Blinken advocates for investment in Palestinian territories.
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