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Russia’s Mystery Missile

8/16/2019
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At least seven people were killed by a mysterious explosion in northern Russia, and U.S. officials believe it happened during the test of a prototype for a nuclear-propelled cruise missile. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has hailed the weapon as the centerpiece of Moscow’s arms race with the United States — but what will this mean for an arms race that both countries want to win? Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on...

Duration:00:27:21

Is China Really Freeing Uighurs?

8/15/2019
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Under international pressure, China has said it has released a vast majority of the Muslim Uighurs it had placed in detention camps. We follow up with an American citizen who says the Chinese government cannot be trusted, and find out how Beijing’s propaganda machine has responded to his efforts to protect a relative who was detained. If you missed the previous interview, listen to it here. Guest: Paul Mozur, a technology reporter for The New York Times based in Shanghai, spoke with Ferkat...

Duration:00:28:58

Inside Hong Kong’s Airport

8/14/2019
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Protesters have flooded Hong Kong’s airport, paralyzing operations and escalating tensions between the semiautonomous territory and Beijing. The protesters are trying to send a message to government officials — and to people in mainland China. Guest: Javier C. Hernández, a New York Times correspondent based in Beijing. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: to suspend check-ins for two days in a row some protesters apologized the inherent...

Duration:00:23:12

The Epstein Investigation, Now That He’s Dead

8/13/2019
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Federal prosecutors were confident that, this time, justice would be served in the case of Jeffrey Epstein. What happens to the case against him now that he is dead? Guest: Benjamin Weiser, an investigative criminal justice reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: the criminal investigation that led to the sex-trafficking charges continues it was hard for workers to miss what was happening

Duration:00:22:46

The Freshmen: Mikie Sherrill

8/12/2019
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Since Democrats retook the House last November, the world has come to know the progressive and divisive vision of four freshmen congresswomen known as “the squad.” But it was moderates — less well-known and laser-focused on common ground between Democrats and Republicans — who were responsible for flipping seats and winning back the House. Today, we meet a moderate Democrat who offers a competing vision of the party ahead of the 2020 election. Guests: Representative Mikie Sherrill, Democrat...

Duration:00:37:54

The Crackdown on Kashmir

8/9/2019
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India has guaranteed a degree of autonomy to the people of Kashmir, a disputed territory between India and Pakistan, since 1947. Why did India unilaterally erase that autonomy this week? Guest: Jeffrey Gettleman, the South Asia bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: eliminating the autonomy of Kashmir blow to India’s democracy and secular identityaddressed the nation about the decision escalating...

Duration:00:26:23

Two Cities in Mourning

8/8/2019
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President Trump traveled on Wednesday to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, where mass shootings killed 31 people. Our colleagues described the scene in both cities. Guests: Mitch Smith, who covers the Midwest for The New York Times, and Michael Crowley, a White House correspondent. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: using the kind of divisive language that prompted protests worried that Mr. Trump’s visit might do more harm than good

Duration:00:29:13

Osama bin Laden’s Successor

8/7/2019
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In the years before his death, Osama bin Laden seemed to be grooming a successor to lead Al Qaeda: his own son. Here’s what we learned this week about those plans. Guest: Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: an attempt by the world’s most hunted terrorist to secure his legacy the operation that killed Hamza bin Laden

Duration:00:24:36

Shutting Down 8chan

8/6/2019
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At least three mass shootings this year — including one in El Paso — have been announced in advance on the online message board 8chan, often accompanied by racist writings. We look at the battle over shutting down the site. Guests: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times, spoke with Fredrick Brennan, the founder of 8chan. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: the site became known as something else The decision to...

Duration:00:24:50

Two Days, Two Cities, Two Massacres

8/5/2019
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In two days, in two cities — El Paso and Dayton, Ohio — two mass shootings have left at least 29 people dead. We look at two stories from one of those shootings. Guests: Simon Romero, a national correspondent for The New York Times, and Jennifer Medina, who is covering the 2020 presidential campaign, spoke with us from El Paso. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: left a nation stunned and shakendeadliest anti-Latino attack in modern...

Duration:00:22:55

How the Democratic Debates Narrow the Field

8/2/2019
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Twenty Democratic presidential candidates have appeared on the debate stage for the last time. That’s in part because the Democratic National Committee has introduced a set of rules explicitly designed to narrow the field. We look at the intended and unintended consequences of that change. Guest: Reid J. Epstein, a political reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: the seven who already have forced to choose...

Duration:00:27:36

The Economy Is Booming. Or Is It?

8/1/2019
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The United States economy is in the middle of a record-long expansion. So why is the government deploying an economic weapon it last used during the 2008 financial crisis? Guest: Ben Casselman, who covers the economy for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than a decade where you might see effects

Duration:00:23:46

What Does Kamala Harris Stand For?

7/31/2019
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Democratic voters have been drawn to Senator Kamala Harris as a messenger, even though her message remains a work in progress. Ahead of her second presidential debate appearance, we consider what the candidate says she believes. Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times, spoke with Ms. Harris. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Is that enough for voterstranscript of our reporter’s conversation with Ms....

Duration:00:26:57

The Origins of Boeing’s 737 Max Crisis

7/30/2019
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Two crashes involving Boeing 737 Max jets have been linked to a software system that helped send the planes into a deadly nose-dive. Our colleague investigated what federal regulators responsible for ensuring the safety of the jets knew about that system. Guest: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: compromised the safety of the 737 Max

Duration:00:27:08

A Plan to End Partisan Gerrymandering

7/29/2019
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The Supreme Court ruled last month that federal courts cannot rule on cases of partisan gerrymandering, saying that judges are not entitled to second-guess the decisions made by state legislators who draw voting maps. We spoke to one man who has long believed there’s a way to address the issue without the courts. Guest: Eric H. Holder Jr., who served as the United States attorney general for six years under President Barack Obama. For more information on today’s episode, visit...

Duration:00:25:01

The Next Chapter of the Epstein Story

7/26/2019
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Maxwell’s yearslong relationship with Jeffrey Epstein has raised questions about what she may have known about the allegations of sex trafficking against him. Now, thousands of pages of sealed documents stemming from their relationship are about to be made public. Guest: Megan Twohey, an investigative reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: growing questions about his relationship with Ms. Maxwell

Duration:00:23:21

Robert Mueller’s Testimony

7/25/2019
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The former special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, testified on Wednesday before Congress. He declared that his two-year investigation did not exonerate President Trump and that Russia would meddle again in American elections. 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. Background reading: Mr. Mueller consistently refused to accommodate them seven takeaways...

Duration:00:30:34

‘Send Her Back’: White Voters and Trump’s Path to Re-election

7/24/2019
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The majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump. But in 2020, Democrats will still have a hard time defeating him. Here’s why. Guest: Nate Cohn, who covers elections, polling and demographics for The Upshot at The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: may leave him closer to re-election than one might think based on his approval ratings

Duration:00:24:52

Special Edition: A Guide to the Mueller Hearings

7/23/2019
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Robert S. Mueller III, the former special counsel, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday. We spoke to our colleague about what to expect. 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. Background reading: what you need to know before the testimony19 lingering questions...

Duration:00:19:44

The Fight Over Planned Parenthood’s Future

7/23/2019
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Dr. Leana Wen, the first physician to lead Planned Parenthood in decades, was ousted after just eight months on the job. Her departure highlights a central tension over the direction of the group: Is it a political organization first, or a health organization? Guest: Sarah Kliff, an investigative reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: felt they needed a more aggressive political leaderDr. Wen wrote in an...

Duration:00:23:06