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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 7m. Bisher sind 88 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint täglich.

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May 26, 2021: Congress Prepping Bezos Bailout; Biden OK's Israel Arms Deal; Centrists Cash in Conservative Clout


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

The Intercept reports that the Senate is preparing a $10 billion bailout fund for Jeff Bezos’s vanity spaceflight company Blue Origin.

Meanwhile, the State Department approves a $735 million arms deal to Israel, while sending only a paltry 5 million to Palestinian reconstruction efforts...


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 2021-05-26  7m
 
 

May 25, 2021: New COVID Variant Spreading; Supreme Court Turns Down Firing Squad Request; One Year Since George Floyd


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

A new coronavirus variant that has been ravaging India is now spreading throughout the UK and other European countries, and could pose problems in communities that haven’t yet received a vaccine.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court turns down a request by a Mississippi inmate on death row who asked to be executed by a firing squad...


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 2021-05-25  6m
 
 

May 24, 2021: Belarus Hijacks Airline to Abduct Journalist; Gaza Sees Rise in Covid Cases; Biden Gives Haitians Protected Status


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

The far-right dictator of Belarus used a fighter jet and a fake bomb threat to force down a civilian airliner flying over his country, allowing him to arrest a journalist and dissident who was on board...


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 2021-05-24  7m
 
 

May 21, 2021: Republicans Ban History Education; FEMA Workers Are Exhausted; Gaza Ceasefire Takes Effect


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

Republican state legislators across the country are passing laws to micromanage the history that gets taught in schools and make it seem like racism doesn’t exist. For some reason the party of bigoted white men is touchy about this particular subject.

Meanwhile, forecasters are predicting another year of intense storms and wildfires...


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 2021-05-21  7m
 
 

May 19, 2021: Report Sees End To Fossil Fuels; Val Demings Takes On Marco Rubio; Biden Will Sign Hate Crimes Bill


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

An international advisory body that’s long been seen as providing cover to the oil and gas industry made some jaws drop with a new report. The International Energy Agency now says new fossil fuels projects need to be put to a stop immediately.

Meanwhile, a formidable Democratic challenger has emerged to take on Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio...


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 2021-05-19  7m
 
 

May 18, 2021: US Shipping 20m COVID Vaccines; Supreme Court Takes Abortion Case; NLRB Finds Amazon Union Shenanigans


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

The United States has agreed to send a further 20 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine abroad, in addition to the 60 million doses currently stuck in FDA limbo. Hopefully this batch will get out the door ASAP.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court says it will hear arguments in a case from Mississippi that could directly challenge Roe V...


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 2021-05-18  6m
 
 

May 17, 2021: Israel Says No End in Sight to Gaza Bombings; GOP Vs. Poll Workers; Big Pharma Lobbies Congress to Stop Patent Waivers


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says there is no clear end in sight to the violence in Palestine, as the death toll from Israeli strikes continues to climb despite widespread international calls for a ceasefire.

Meanwhile, the GOP has a new target in their war on voting rights: poll workers...


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 2021-05-17  7m
 
 

May 14, 2021: Fully Vaccinated Americans May Go Maskless; Hidden Camera Sting Targeted FBI; GOP States Slash Jobless Benefits


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

If you’re fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, the US government says you no longer need to wear a face mask in most places. That’s great news for about one-third of the population, but everyone else still needs to hurry up and get the shot...


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 2021-05-14  8m
 
 

May 13, 2021: Israel Vows More Gaza Attacks; US Acts On Worker Rights In Mexico; Sanders Lambastes Pentagon Contractors


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

Israeli government officials vowed to continue their military attacks on Gaza as mob violence consumed the streets. As international leaders call for peace, the United States is sending a special envoy, for what it’s worth.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration is trying to flip the script on free trade deals...


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 2021-05-13  7m
 
 

May 12, 2021: Israel Bombs Gaza Apartments; Judge Tosses NRA's Bankruptcy Filing; GA Prosecutors Call Atlanta Shooting Hate Crime


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

Israeli forces continue to escalate violence against Palestinian civilians in Gaza, destroying a 13-story residential building with airstrikes, prompting a fresh wave of rocket fire from Hamas.

Meanwhile, a federal judge dismissed the NRA’s bankruptcy plea in court, dealing another blow to the corrupt gun-rights lobbying group...


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 2021-05-12  6m