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News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more.

News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more.
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News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more.

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Tried six times for the same crime

3/20/2019
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Today the Supreme Court hears oral arguments about Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime: a quadruple homicide at a furniture store in Mississippi. Madeleine Baran, host of the “In the Dark” podcast, explains how this case represents a fundamental problem with jury selection in the United States. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:41

CBD? TBD.

3/19/2019
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CBD is winding up in your lattes, your gummies, and your massages, but what exactly is it? And is anyone regulating it? (Transcript here + Dan Nosowitz's article in The Goods here.)

Duration:00:22:50

American hate

3/18/2019
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The Christchurch shooting took place thousands of miles from the United States, but for Muslims in America, the threat of white supremacy remains very real. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:25:01

A mass shooting, live-streamed

3/15/2019
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A terrorist attacked two mosques in New Zealand during Friday prayer, killing at least 49 people. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:16:14

Boeing 737 Max

3/14/2019
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Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed on Sunday killing all 157 aboard. The response was unprecedented. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:46

Becky with the bad grades

3/13/2019
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Remember Aunt Becky from Full House? She might be heading to the big house. Fifty grown-ups, including Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, are facing federal charges over college admissions. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:21:15

For all eyes only

3/12/2019
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Can't pass an FBI background check? Not a problem. That's the Trump administration's approach to top secret security clearances for some White House officials. Now Democrats are launching an investigation. Vox's Ella Nilsen explains. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:17:04

Sailing a boat on an alien sea

3/11/2019
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SpaceX and Blue Origin have been driving much of the excitement around space travel for the past several years, but NASA got back in the game today. Dr. Ellen Stofan, the agency’s former chief scientist, explains what’s next for us, Mars, infinity and beyond. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:24:35

Trump's money man

3/8/2019
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Michael Cohen mentioned one name multiple times during his Congressional testimony: accountant Allen Weisselberg. We peel back the curtain on the keeper of Trump's fiercely guarded secrets. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:24:39

The Title X factor

3/7/2019
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The Trump administration got a lot closer to defunding Planned Parenthood this week — 21 states are fighting back with a sweeping new lawsuit. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:18:35

Uh-oh, Trudeau!

3/6/2019
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Canada’s prime minister is accused of pressuring his attorney general to go easy on a wealthy corporation, and two cabinet officials resigned in protest. With an election mere months away, can Justin Trudeau survive? (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:22:10

Outbreak

3/5/2019
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The United States officially eliminated measles in 2000. But the deadly disease is making a comeback, and the anti-vaccine movement is largely to thank. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:34

Michael Jackson, allegedly

3/4/2019
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Two men accuse Michael Jackson of sexually abusing them as children in a new HBO documentary. Sean Rameswaram speaks with the film's director and a lawyer representing the estate of Michael Jackson. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:27:21

Friends without benefits

3/1/2019
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Facebook moderators watch suicides, decapitations, and drone attacks so you don’t have to—and they’re paid just a fraction of what the average Facebook employee makes. The Verge’s Casey Newton got a rare glimpse inside “the Trauma Floor.”

Duration:00:25:31

Terrorism, airstrikes, tea

2/28/2019
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The long-simmering feud between nuclear powers India and Pakistan is boiling over. Ankit Panda from The Diplomat explains why. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:24:15

Michael Cohen LIVE

2/27/2019
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After weeks of delays and drama, President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, testified before Congress today. Vox’s Andrew Prokop says his statements amount to much more than blockbuster political theater. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:22:28

Your money is under arrest

2/26/2019
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Police can seize your property without ever charging you with a crime. And you probably won’t get it back. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:22:05

Aiding chaos

2/25/2019
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Venezuela's whole “two presidents” thing has turned lethal. Emiliana Duarte spent the weekend at Venezuela’s border with Colombia where security forces faced off against protesters. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:17:18

Jussie Smollett's worst enemy

2/22/2019
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Jussie Smollett was the victim of a racist, homophobic hate crime last month. Or at least that’s what he’d have you believe. The Advocate’s Zach Stafford tells the Smollett saga from its shocking start to its outrageous end. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:25:35

Train takes a bullet

2/21/2019
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Californians were promised high-speed rail. Eleven years and billions of dollars later, all they have is a fight with President Trump. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias laments a train in vain. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:20:19