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A Record-Breaking 1.6 Million People Are Now Mired in U.S. Immigration Court Backlogs... and More Stories
19:00Included in this episode: 1. A Record-Breaking 1.6 Million People Are Now Mired in U.S. Immigration Court Backlogs 2. All U.S. Team Members Have Been Vaccinated for the Beijing Olympics 3. Is There Life on Mars? A New Study Offers Tantalizing Clues 4. ‘A Voice For All Time.’ Songwriter Diane Warren Remembers Ronnie Spector .
Asia Has Kept COVID-19 at Bay for 2 Years. Omicron Could Change That... and More Stories
24:04Included in this episode: 1. Asia Has Kept COVID-19 at Bay for 2 Years. Omicron Could Change That 2. Voting Bill Blocked by Republican Filibuster After Emotional Debate 3. ‘I Didn’t Over Promise.’ Joe Biden Defends His First Year in Marathon Press Conference 4. Supreme Court Allows Jan. 6 Committee to Get Trump Documents .
The Supreme Court Could Decide if Ted Cruz Gets $10,000. It Matters More Than You Think... and More Stories
21:09Included in this episode: 1. The Supreme Court Could Decide if Ted Cruz Gets $10,000. It Matters More Than You Think 2. Influential Fashion Journalist André Leon Talley Dies at 73 3. Hong Kong Says Hamsters May Have Infected a Pet Shop Worker With COVID-19. Now They All Must Die 4. The Pandemic Has Made the World Worse for Female Activists, the U.N. Says .
How New Rules Meant to Protect Investors Could Widen the Wealth Gap... and More Stories
27:21Included in this episode: 1. How New Rules Meant to Protect Investors Could Widen the Wealth Gap 2. Column: How We Can Spot the Next COVID-19 Variant Even Faster 3. Xi Jinping Rejects ‘Cold War Mentality’ and Calls for Cooperation at World Economic Forum 4. Column: The Right to Vote Is More Important Than the Filibuster 5. This Extremely Rare 555.55-Carat Black Diamond Is Coming Up for Auction .
How Martin Luther King Jr. Changed His Mind About America... and More Stories
34:16Included in this episode: 1. How Martin Luther King Jr. Changed His Mind About America 2. Democrats’ Odds of Passing Voting Rights Reform Looked Bad Before Biden Went to the Hill—And Worse After He Left 3. Column: Voting Rights Isn’t Just a Black Issue 4. The Enthusiast’s Guide To At-Home COVID-19 Tests 5. Novak Djokovic Leaves Australia After Losing Deportation Appeal
Column: U.S. Food Prices Are Up. Are the Food Corporations to Blame for Taking Advantage?... and More Stories
27:21Included in this episode: 1. Column: U.S. Food Prices Are Up. Are the Food Corporations to Blame for Taking Advantage? 2. Nose or Throat? The Best Way to Swab for At-Home COVID-19 Tests 3. Older Americans Are the Ignored Victims of the Opioid Epidemic 4. “A Huge Mistake.” The E.U. Jeopardizes its Climate Goals By Labeling Natural Gas as Green .
‘I Was Just Thinking About My Son.’ Shot In His Own Home, a Gun Violence Victim Shares His Story... and More Stories
32:51Included in this episode: 1. ‘I Was Just Thinking About My Son.’ Shot In His Own Home, a Gun Violence Victim Shares His Story 2. Sen. Sherrod Brown Has Some Thoughts About ‘Succession’ 3. There’s a Way to End Energy Poverty—And It Has the Side Effect of Making Fossil Fuels Obsolete 4. Lindsey Vonn: The World Deemed Me ‘Dramatic’ for My Injuries. A Man Would’ve Been Called Resilient 5. How Cheer Season 2 Handles the Jerry Harris Child Porn Allegations .
An N95 Is the Best Mask for Omicron. Here’s Why... and More Stories
24:37Included in this episode: 1. An N95 Is the Best Mask for Omicron. Here’s Why 2. Australia Cancels Novak Djokovic’s Visa (Again). He Could Have Avoided the Whole Controversy If He’d Been Vaccinated 3. My Child Is Turning 12. Which COVID-19 Vaccine Should They Get? 4. At CES 2022, Tech Companies Tried to Pitch Climate Sustainability as Fun and Exciting .
What We Know About Omicron Symptoms So Far... and More Stories
27:29Included in this episode: 1. What We Know About Omicron Symptoms So Far 2. U.S. Charities Funneled More Than $105 Million to Anti-Muslim Groups, New Report Finds 3. Schools are Failing to Teach About the Period That Shaped Race Relations After the Civil War, Report Says 4. Magawa the Landmine-Sniffing Rat Was an International Hero. His Work Is Far From Over 5. How to Age Well, Superhero-Style .
Why People of Color Are More Likely to Die in Accidents Like the Bronx Apartment Fire... and More Stories
27:50Included in this episode: 1. Why People of Color Are More Likely to Die in Accidents Like the Bronx Apartment Fire 2. Joe Biden Defended the Filibuster for Years. Now He Wants to End It for Voting Rights 3. Can the Jan. 6 Committee Subpoena Lawmakers? It’s Complicated 4. At-Home COVID-19 Tests to Be Covered by Insurers Starting Jan. 15, 2022 5. At CES, Companies Make the Case That Telehealth Can Actually Work .