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Join Shumita Basu every weekday morning as she guides 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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It’s Thursday, March 23. On today’s show:   A Trump lawyer was ordered to hand over notes in the Mar-a-Lago documents inquiry. The Guardian has more.  Southern California was hit by a tornado as the state’s severe weather continues. The Los Angeles Times has the story.  Reuters reports on the U.N.’s first conference on global water security in almost 50 years.  The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a surprisingly difficult case about dog toys and potty humor — also, free speech and judicial humility. Vox explains what’s at stake.  Sports Illustrated previews the next March Madness match-ups for the women’s tournament. And the Ringer looks at the men’s tournament. Millennials made “uncool” sneakers trendy. The Atlantic writes about how that may be saving America’s feet. 
It’s Wednesday, March 22. On today’s show:   The Federal Reserve will announce its next move on interest rates today. The Wall Street Journal explains why this will be its toughest call yet. And Bloomberg looks at two possible actions Chair Jerome Powell could take.  The Guardian explains why the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Putin over the relocation of thousands of children from Ukraine to Russia.  Bus drivers, custodians, teachers, classroom aides, cafeteria staff and other workers in the U.S.’s second-largest school district are striking for better wages and benefits. The Los Angeles Times is following their walkout.  Japan beat the U.S. in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic. USA Today has more.
It’s Tuesday, March 21, 2023. On today’s show:  Biden signed a bill ordering the director of national intelligence to declassify  information related to the Wuhan Institute of Virology as a potential origin of COVID-19 within 90 days. USA Today has more.  Meanwhile, the Atlantic details the strongest evidence yet that an animal started the pandemic.  U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq 20 years ago. CNN reports on what life is like for ordinary people there now.  American veterans won justice for burn-pit exposure. The Washington Post reports on how Iraqis were forgotten.  Gas bills are on a roller-coaster ride with no end in sight. The Wall Street Journal examines the reasons for the turbulence. And, Houston, we have a space-trash problem. Time reports on the scientists sounding the alarm over the jaw-dropping amount of human-made debris circling Earth. 
Time looks at what happens next if Trump is indicted.  China’s Xi and Russia’s Putin are set to meet. The Washington Post previews the high-profile summit. Xi may also talk to Ukraine’s Zelenskyy at a later date, the Wall Street Journal reports. NPR reports that Swiss officials brokered a last-minute emergency takeover of the troubled bank Credit Suisse by rival UBS.  In March Madness news, No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson defeated No. 1 seed Purdue in the men’s tournament. CNN has the story. Meanwhile, the Stanford women’s team, also a No. 1 seed, got knocked out. The San Francisco Chronicle has more. The Washington Post profiles digital news outlet Iran Wire, which has provided critical insight as protests have swept the country over the last six months.
The Trace, a newsroom dedicated to covering gun violence, tries to pin down the number of guns in the United States. The biggest banks in the U.S. swooped in to rescue First Republic Bank with a flood of cash totaling $30 billion, the Wall Street Journal explains.  The French government has been forced to push through unpopular pension reforms, amid weeks of protests. BBC has more. USA Today has a fact check on a claim about retirement in the U.S.  The Los Angeles Times looks at a Ukrainian military’s surrender hotline, which is enticing some Russian soldiers to quit the battlefield as the war drags on. In a divorce settlement in Spain, a woman’s ex-husband was ordered to pay her back for 25 years of housework. The Miami Herald has the story. 
In 2016, U.S. government officials began reporting a mysterious set of symptoms. They first appeared in Havana, but then showed up in other countries around the world. For Vice World News, reporters Adam Entous and Jon Lee Anderson explain everything they’ve learned about what’s now commonly called Havana syndrome, and why the U.S. still can’t explain what causes it. On this week’s episode of Apple News In Conversation, Entous and Anderson discuss their reporting with host Shumita Basu. This is a preview of that conversation.
A federal judge heard a challenge to the FDA’s approval of an abortion drug. The Texas Tribune was in the courtroom. The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. is threatening to ban TikTok if its Chinese owners don’t sell their stakes. They thought loved ones were calling for help. It was an A.I. scam. The Washington Post has the story. As March Madness gets underway, the Ringer has a guide to possible upset winners in the men’s tournament. And ESPN has predictions for the women’s matchups.
The Wall Street Journal investigates the readiness of the U.S. military for a potential large-scale conflict with China and/or Russia. More than 300 bills that would limit transgender rights are under consideration in U.S. statehouses. Grid tracked them. The BBC reports on the deadly destruction of Cyclone Freddy. Bloomberg looks at how sensors pinned to basketball jerseys could help teams prevent injuries.
NBC News reports on how recent bank collapses are putting a new spotlight on a Trump-era law. Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen spoke to a Manhattan grand jury yesterday. The Wall Street Journal has more. The Washington Post reports on how the former president’s legal problems are intensifying as he also faces a perilous moment politically. Biden approved a controversial oil project in Alaska. The Guardian has local reactions. The Wall Street Journal offers a whimsical way to build an NCAA bracket, with data.
Regulators are making big new moves following Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse. The Wall Street Journal has details. CNN reports on dangerous flooding in store for millions of people in California and Nevada. Vox has answers to key questions about the threats to ban TikTok in America. Apple News has the best stories on the biggest moments of the 2023 Oscars.
As new employment data comes in, a deeper look shows women are returning to the workforce and piling momentum on the hot economy. The Wall Street Journal has the story. The American who’s been held in Iran longer than any other appealed to Biden in a rare interview with CNN from the country’s most notorious prison. Reuters explains why Egypt is bringing back daylight saving time. An Oscar insider shares some of the most shocking moments in Academy Awards history on the new episode of In Conversation.
Biden is set to unveil his budget. USA Today explains what to know. The kidnapping of four Americans in Mexico highlights the dangers of cartel violence, as NPR explains. And CNN reports on the rise of medical tourism in the country. Rising temperatures and climate change have upended ecosystems. Inside Climate News reports on how that’s resulting in more frequent clashes between humans and wildlife. Oscar nominee Ke Huy Quan is receiving lots of love from other former child actors. The Wall Street Journal talks to several of them.
CNBC reports on what the Fed chair says about the economy ahead of a high-stakes jobs report. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will testify in the Senate later this month, as the company faces accusations of labor law violations related to union drives. Bloomberg has the story. Previously, Vox reported on the union drives. More younger patients are getting colorectal cancers. Doctors don’t understand why. The Wall Street Journal takes a look. The Washington Post explains why Utah’s Department of Natural Resources is urging residents to hunt and eat bullfrogs.
Norfolk Southern has new safety proposals. Politico explains why they’re unlikely to satisfy the Biden administration. Meanwhile, Vox looks at what’s inside a bipartisan bill in Congress focused on train safety. Legislators voted to fix a Utah law that makes it hard for some sexual-assault survivors to sue. ProPublica has that story, along with the investigation that led to the change. America is trying to electrify but there aren’t enough electricians. The Wall Street Journal examines the problem. The Washington Post looks at why certain foods taste better the next day.
The Wall Street Journal has an in-depth look at how Russian Wagner troops are posing a unique threat to Ukrainian forces. A landmark deal has been reached to safeguard ocean life in international waters. The Washington Post has the story. The Athletic looks at why 2023 may be the year when Formula One racing breaks through with American fans. CBS News has the story of a man who found a Jurassic-era insect while shopping at Walmart.
Alex Murdaugh has been found guilty of murdering his wife and son in 2021. The State has full coverage. Is China providing Russia with military support? Time explains why it’s so hard to tell. A Reuters investigation finds that a shoe-recycling program created in part by U.S. chemical giant Dow seems to be falling short. Chris Rock is hosting a live Netflix special tomorrow where he’s expected to talk about being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars. The Wall Street Journal has more.
The Biden administration is cracking down on child labor following investigative reporting and an increase in violations. Reuters is on the story. The Washington Post reports on a U.S. intelligence review that says “Havana syndrome” was not caused by an energy weapon or foreign adversary. Wired explains how tech layoffs are fueling a new startup surge. DCist looks at a new reality show that partners MTV with the Smithsonian in a search for “the next great artist.”
Fox News is facing a defamation suit related to the airing of false claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Court documents show that top executives including Rupert Murdoch knew the claims were untrue. The Los Angeles Times has more. A pandemic-era boost to food aid is ending today, just as grocery prices remain high. ABC News talked to people affected. Iran is investigating the poisoning of hundreds of schoolgirls with toxic gas. The BBC reports. NPR looks at the company responsible for the unique patches NASA astronauts wear. 
Politico explains the national implications of today’s election for mayor of Chicago. A new USA Today investigation raises questions about the effectiveness of Amber Alerts in locating missing children. Adidas has truckloads of unsold Kanye West sneakers and a bunch of bad options on what to do with them. The Washington Post has the story. The Atlantic writes about why you might think you’re younger than you are.
The Supreme Court will this week hear two cases that could determine the fate of Biden’s plan to forgive chunks of federal student loans. Bloomberg has a preview. NBC News explains how a train derailment and release of hazardous chemicals 40 years ago holds clues for the future of East Palestine, Ohio. Texas Monthly reports on the professor who says his product cures hiccups.
Comments (2)

Evan Hammond

Thank you for bringing your best to work every single day.

Apr 26th

Ashley Gutierrez

Bummer, all of your episodes have white noise.

Jul 22nd
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