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Coordination: Not Established. Obstruction: More Complicated.

3/25/2019
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Attorney General William P. Barr sent a letter to Congress summarizing the findings of the special counsel investigation: no evidence of coordination with Russia, but a more complicated story when it comes to obstruction of justice. Guests: The Times reporters Maggie Haberman, who covers the White House; and Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:29:07

Special Edition: Robert Mueller Submits His Report

3/22/2019
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The Mueller report has been sent to the attorney general. Here’s a look at what this means and what comes next. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:15:48

How New Zealand Banned Assault Rifles in Six Days

3/22/2019
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand promised to change the country’s gun laws after a mass shooting in Christchurch left 50 people dead. Less than a week later, she did it. Guest: Jamie Tarabay, a New York Times correspondent based in Australia who has been reporting in New Zealand. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:21:54

A Path to Curing H.I.V.

3/21/2019
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For only the second time since the start of a global epidemic, a person was reported this month to have been cured of H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS. Scientists and activists had almost given up on reaching that milestone. Here’s a look at how we got to this point. Guest: Peter Staley, a longtime AIDS activist. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:28:03

‘Trump of the Tropics’: How Brazil’s President Came to Power

3/20/2019
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President Trump welcomed Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, to the White House on Tuesday. We look at the back story of Mr. Bolsonaro, whose campaign tactics, incendiary rhetoric and brash style have earned him the nickname “Trump of the tropics.” Guest: Ernesto Londoño, the Brazil bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:23:00

Two Crashes, a Single Jet: The Story of Boeing’s 737 Max

3/19/2019
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As Boeing developed a new line of passenger jets, it was determined to avoid costly training for pilots. Then, two of those jets crashed. Guest: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:24:46

The Mosque Attacks in New Zealand

3/18/2019
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A gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing at least 50 people. The massacre was partly streamed online. We look at why the attack was, in some ways, made by and for the internet. Guest: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:22:31

The Family That Profited From the Opioid Crisis

3/15/2019
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The family that built its fortune on the opioid painkiller OxyContin has never been held legally accountable for the epidemic that the drug helped unleash. Here’s why that could change. Guest: Barry Meier, the author of “Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic,” who has reported on the opioid crisis for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:28:41

Bribing Their Way Into College

3/14/2019
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When a federal prosecutor revealed a $25 million scheme to seek an edge in college admissions for the children of celebrities, executives and other rich parents, he declared, “There can be no separate college admissions system for the wealthy.” But, as it turns out, there is. Guests: Jennifer Medina, a national correspondent for The New York Times, and Katie Benner, who covers the Justice Department for The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:22:28

How ‘Medicare for All’ Would Work (or Not Work)

3/13/2019
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“Medicare for all” has become a punching bag for Republicans and a rallying cry for many Democrats. But what exactly is it? Guest: Margot Sanger-Katz, who covers health care for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:27:05

Part 3: What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the Mueller Report)

3/12/2019
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Once the special counsel’s report has been released, it’s up to Congress and its oversight committees to determine what happens next. We spoke to the head of the House Judiciary Committee, who will have to make that decision. Guest: Representative Jerry Nadler, Democrat of New York. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:23:06

Part 2: What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the Mueller Report)

3/11/2019
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As the special counsel finishes his investigation, he can pursue three different paths — each with a profoundly different effect on how Congress will proceed. Recent history makes one of those paths especially treacherous. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:24:53

Reckoning With the Real Michael Jackson

3/8/2019
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For decades, despite a swirl of allegations around him, Michael Jackson earned the world’s admiration, bewilderment and pity. A New York Times culture critic reflects on the moment the spell broke for him. Guest: Wesley Morris, a critic at large for The Times and a host of the podcast “Still Processing.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. This episode contains descriptions of abuse.

Duration:00:30:51

Promise and Peril of the Green New Deal

3/7/2019
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From the moment it was unveiled, a sweeping plan for tackling climate change called the Green New Deal has divided Democrats and handed a political weapon to Republicans. Here’s a look at the plan’s effects in Washington. Guest: Coral Davenport, who covers energy and the environment for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:26:26

Silicon Valley’s Military Dilemma

3/6/2019
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Across Silicon Valley, tech companies are pursuing contracts with the Defense Department. But seemingly lucrative deals can come with hidden costs. To explain, we look at a company that sold something to the military and later came to regret it. Guest: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:24:51

What Happened to Lindsey Graham?

3/5/2019
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Two years ago, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina called Donald Trump a “kook,” a “bigot,” “crazy” and “unfit for office.” Now he lavishes praise on the president at every turn. What’s going on? Guest: Mark Leibovich, who interviewed the senator for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:27:45

Part 1: What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the Mueller Report)

3/4/2019
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There have only been a handful of investigations into possible criminal conduct by a sitting president of the United States. Each time, an outside investigator has been appointed under a set of rules to ensure independence and accountability — and those rules have changed with each inquiry. Now, the latest set of rules is being tested as the special counsel, Robert Mueller, prepares to release his report. Guest: Neal Katyal, a lawyer who drafted the regulations that govern the special...

Duration:00:22:53

Why the North Korea Deal Fell Apart (Again)

3/1/2019
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President Trump was so confident thahe would reach a nuclear pact with North Korea that he scheduled a signing ceremony before an agreement had even been struck. Here’s how it all unraveled. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times and the author of “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:26:56

The Testimony of Michael Cohen

2/28/2019
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Michael Cohen is headed to prison for lying on behalf of Donald Trump. On Wednesday, he told Congress that he’s done protecting the president. Guest: Maggie Haberman, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:29:32

A Fraudulent Election in North Carolina

2/27/2019
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For months, allegations of fraud have swirled around a congressional race in North Carolina’s Ninth District, but the Republican at the center of the controversy has held on. Why is he giving up now? Guest: Alan Blinder, who covers the American South for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Duration:00:24:51