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What the Oath Keepers guilty verdict means for Jan. 6 cases

Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes was convicted of seditious conspiracy, in the highest-profile Capitol-attack case yet. CNN has the story. NBC reports on how top Democrats in the House are stepping down from key posts to make way for younger politicians, and how House Republicans are battling over who will lead them when they take over the chamber. Decades after the Americans With Disabilities Act became law, many people with disabilities say much of medical care is still inaccessible to them. The Atlantic and Undark detail the problems. Our soccer podcast After the Whistle With Brendan Hunt and Rebecca Lowe looks at how the U.S. team’s narrow win over Iran has kept the Americans in the tournament.

Nov 30
The U.S. faces Iran in a politically charged World Cup game

The U.S. faces Iran today in a World Cup match that has political implications that go far beyond the game itself. CNN has the story. USA Today reports on the Supreme Court’s first major immigration case of the term, in a case that could test the limits of Biden’s executive power. The number of Americans attending college is about to crash. Vox explains how that will change higher education forever. Shirley Wheeler had an illegal abortion in 1970 — and was charged with manslaughter. In Conversation explores how Wheeler’s case is a warning of what’s to come after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Nov 29
Why the Georgia Senate runoff matters

The Hill looks at what early voting numbers tell us about the Georgia Senate runoff. And Vox explains why the contest matters, even after Democrats have clinched Senate control. Protests have erupted across China against strict COVID-lockdown and quarantine policies. CNN has journalists on the ground. Married couples are richer than cohabiting unmarried couples. The Wall Street Journal looks into why. Bloomberg Businessweek explores how seizing a Russian superyacht is much more complicated than you think.

Nov 28
A look ahead at a divided Washington

Republicans will have a slim majority in the House. The Wall Street Journal looks at their goals and how a divided Washington could run. Elon Musk says Twitter employees need to be “extremely hardcore.” The Guardian reports on how tons of people are quitting. Time profiles a Native American chef who’s working to get more people aware of her culture’s cuisine and the true story of Thanksgiving. The World Cup begins this weekend. The Apple News Original podcast After the Whistle With Brendan Hunt and Rebecca Lowe has you covered on how to act at a watch party.

Nov 18
What Dems want done in their last weeks with House control

A bill protecting marriage-equality rights passed a key Senate hurdle. Grid explains what’s in it. Democrats have a lot more they want to get done before they lose control of the House. Vox takes a look. Wired reports on how Qatar will be using an unprecedented level of surveillance at the World Cup. Fast-fashion companies promote recycling programs for old clothes. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, mostly the practice ends up overwhelming developing countries with trash. Who’s legally the “Queen of Christmas?” Not just Mariah Carey, apparently. The Washington Post has the story.

Nov 17
He’s running. What next for investigations into Trump?

Former president Donald Trump, who tried to overturn the results of the 2020 election, said he’s running again in 2024. The Washington Post covers both the announcement and his ongoing legal baggage, which includes an investigation into his handling of classified documents A missile killed two people in Poland, near the Ukrainian border. NATO says it likely came from Ukrainian forces defending against Russian attacks. CNBC is on the story. Tens of thousands of tech-industry workers have been laid off, as some companies in the sector struggle. NPR has more. Turkey is more expensive this year, which has some people rethinking what to put on the table for Thanksgiving. America’s Test Kitchen and KCRW have some alternative ideas.

Nov 16
Why abortion-rights activists are taking the fight to states

Apple News has the latest election results, along with analysis. And NPR looks at how ballot-measure wins have abortion-rights advocates looking to do more in other states. The Washington Post reports on how protesters arrested in Iran face a court system stacked against them. A nudge by the Biden administration helped Ukraine change a key condition for peace talks with Russia. Politico explains. Smithsonian has the story of how NASA’s latest mission honors a champion for diversity in space exploration.

Nov 15
After disappointing midterms, new GOP criticism of Trump

Disappointing midterm results have some Republicans blaming Trump for losses — and searching for an alternative presidential candidate for 2024. The Washington Post takes a look. CNN reports on Biden’s first face-to-face meeting as president with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. We have vaccines for COVID and the flu, so why not the common cold? Popular Science explains. The Los Angeles Times examines the surprisingly dangerous love lives of tarantulas.

Nov 14
How strong youth turnout affected the midterms

Forbes crunches the numbers on how young voter turned out in the midterms, and identifies the issues that motivated them. Biden is in Egypt for a major climate conference, where some delegates want the U.S. to do more to cut emissions. The Washington Post reports on new research showing the world has less than a decade to avert catastrophe. The Wall Street Journal and Reuters report on the collapse of FTX, a popular cryptocurrency exchange that went bankrupt after the digital equivalent of a bank run this week. The Los Angeles Times tells the story of a beloved gas-station owner who is getting $1 million for selling the record-breaking Powerball ticket. Apple News In Conversation looks at the dangers of using lottery programs to fund government services.

Nov 11
The latest election news, as Georgia heads for a runoff

Apple News has the latest election results, and what to know about the decisive ones that are still to come. The Washington Post explains why Georgia keeps having runoffs. And 538 has analysis of what may happen in the latest one, which could determine who controls the Senate. CNN reports on Hurricane Nicole, which struck Florida’s east coast early this morning. The Supreme Court is considering a case that involves adoptions of Native American children and could have far-reaching implications on tribal sovereignty. The Guardian has the story.   Technology has arrived that lets us speak virtually to our dead relatives. MIT Technology Review tested it out.

Nov 10
Where we stand after an unusual election night

Apple News has coverage and analysis of all the races and reaction, along with up-to-the-minute results from all the contests.

Nov 09
Republicans are already suing over mail-in ballots

The Washington Post reports on how Republicans are already issuing lawsuits to challenge ballots. CNN explains why we likely won’t know a lot of election results tonight, and why that’s normal. Marijuana could be legal in nearly half of the U.S. if voters pass ballot measures, Time reports. CNBC looks into how reparations are on the official agenda of the U.N.’s flagship climate conference for the first time. And National Geographic explains how powerful new computer modeling is making a scientific case for such payments. In the Atlantic, Ken Burns picks six photos that tell the history of American voting.

Nov 08
Closing arguments in the midterm campaigns

The Washington Post reports on each party’s closing arguments in the midterm campaigns. NPR looks at concerns over violence around Election Day, and what’s being done to keep politicians, voters, and poll workers safe. Apple News Today has a conversation with politics watchers in the final days of the 2022 campaigns. A ProPublica and Texas Tribune investigation found that several churches appear to be breaking the law by endorsing candidates in elections — while the IRS looks the other way. As Egypt hosts world leaders for a climate conference, there’s increased focus on the country’s most famous political prisoner, who is on a hunger strike. The Washington Post has the story.

Nov 07
After mass layoffs at Twitter, what will Elon Musk do next?

The Verge reports on Elon Musk’s latest move at Twitter: mass layoffs. NPR explains why voters in five states are deciding whether to go further than the 13th Amendment on slavery. Nearly 100,000 people have been displaced by gangs in Haiti, and cholera is spreading, the Miami Herald reports. There are also concerns about safety over Haitian skies after an attempted kidnapping of air traffic controllers Some people who got special “temporary” tattoos have discovered that the ink is much longer-lasting than they thought. The San Francisco Chronicle spoke to them.

Nov 04
Which party will control Congress? Three experts weigh in. Which party will control Congress? What are the most crucial races to watch? What do voters say they want? Apple News editor Gideon Resnick put these questions and more to a panel of election watchers: Amy Walter, the editor-in-chief of the , Errin Haines, the editor-at-large for the , and Mike Madrid, a GOP consultant and co-host of the podcast.

Nov 04
Biden wants lower gas prices. Here’s why it won’t be easy.

Biden says he’ll impose higher taxes on energy companies if they don’t help lower consumer prices. Bloomberg explains why that will be a hard threat to carry out. The Wall Street Journal looks at how the U.S.-Saudi relationship is straining. The Parkland school shooter was sentenced to life in prison without parole after victims delivered emotional statements. NBC News has the story. Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front have agreed to a truce in the two-year war that displaced millions of people. The Guardian reports. Kanye West can’t sell White Lives Matter shirts without risking a lawsuit from the two Black men who own the rights to the phrase. Capital B spoke to them.

Nov 03
Behind the spread of false theories about the Pelosi attack

CNN reports on how prominent conservatives pushed a false theory about the assault on Paul Pelosi, and has new details from law enforcement that provide hard facts about the suspect and his motivations. Politico lays out the national implications of the Texas attorney-general race. The Washington Post explains how the shortage of Black sperm donors in America is leading to difficult choices for Black women who need a donor to conceive. For Día de los Muertos, communities are honoring victims of the elementary-school shooting in Uvalde. NBC News has the story.

Nov 02
What the housing-market shift means for you

NPR details how rising mortgage rates are affecting would-be buyers and the market overall. BuzzFeed News looks into why people are questioning the viability of homeownership. And the Wall Street Journal reports on how it’s tough out there for renters too. Hospital beds are full as children’s hospitals across the country see a surge in cases of common respiratory illnesses. Grid has the story. Apple News breaks down how the Supreme Court could reimagine the future of the Voting Rights Act. A Mondrian painting has been hanging upside down for decades. The Guardian explains why the curator isn’t flipping it.

Nov 01
Where voting rights stand going into the midterms

A major case before the Supreme Court could impact the future of voting rights and many states will be voting after restrictive laws passed since the last presidential election. In this episode of Apple News Today’s special series exploring the most important issues affecting voters, editor Gideon Resnick talks with Janai Nelson, the president and director-counsel of the Legal Defense Fund.

Nov 01
Fears of political violence grow after attack on Paul Pelosi

There are fears of an increase in politically motivated attacks after the husband of House speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked in the family home. The Wall Street Journal has more. Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva made a comeback win in a contentious election. The BBC has details. South Korean authorities are investigating a crowd crush during Halloween celebrations on the streets of Seoul that killed more than 150 people. The Guardian has on-the-ground reporting. The deadly collapse of a bridge in India came days after it reopened after renovations, NPR reports. Dozens of people are dead in a tropical storm in the Philippines that brought heavy rain, triggering landslides. Reuters is following the story. The Washington Post lays out how the Supreme Court will weigh the question of affirmative action in higher education in two separate cases. And it takes a closer look at the facts and history of one of the cases, brought against UNC. CNN tells the surprising rescue story of how a Colorado train passenger looked out the window and spotted a missing, injured hiker.

Oct 31
How Elon Musk’s Twitter buy could affect elections

Bloomberg reports on Elon Musk firing top Twitter executives after closing his $44 billion deal. And the Washington Post looks at how his ownership could affect the midterm elections. Early-voting numbers are strong ahead of November 8, which may indicate massive turnout. ABC News examines the data. Apple News has full coverage of the midterms, along with details on how to vote where you live. has key storylines to watch in the World Series as the Houston Astros take on the Philadelphia Phillies. A man played dead hundreds of times on TikTok in a macabre campaign to land a part as a corpse on a TV show or movie. It worked. The Louisville Courier-Journal tells his story.

Oct 28
Hear from swing-state voters on the midterms

The Washington Post asks swing-state voters to weigh in on the midterm elections. The Wall Street Journal explains how winter could affect Russia’s war in Ukraine. A U.N. report says countries are not doing enough to fight climate change. NBC News has more. New federal money is helping schools make the switch from diesel buses to electric. CNN has the story. 

Oct 27
Inside the post-Roe underground abortion-pill network

The Washington Post goes inside the covert network providing abortion pills to states where abortion is now banned. Rolling Stone looks at how Kanye West’s latest controversies are much more problematic than previous ones. The latest episode of Apple News Today’s special election series examines the Democrats’ mad dash to Election Day.

Oct 26
Inside the Democrats’ mad dash to Election Day

The Democratic Party and President Joe Biden are facing a lot of headwinds going into the final weeks of the midterm campaign. In this episode of Apple News Today’s special series exploring the most important issues affecting voters, editor Gideon Resnick talks with Gabriel Debenedetti, a national correspondent for New York Magazine covering the Democratic Party.

Oct 26
Now we know how much the pandemic hurt kids’ learning

CNN reports on new nationwide test scores from fourth and eighth graders that show major declines during the pandemic. The Wall Street Journal has what you need to know about Rishi Sunak, the U.K.’s third prime minister in seven weeks. How many Van Gogh masterpieces is one Earth worth? Vox takes a counterintuitive look at recent climate protests that targeted famous artworks. The Guardian looks at how Singapore is tackling the strange problem of an exploding otter population.

Oct 25
New details from Ron DeSantis’s controversial voter arrests

Newly obtained video offers insights into Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s program to arrest felons who voted in the state. The Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times have the story. The Washington Post goes inside the rescue of nearly 4,000 beagles from a breeding facility. The Guardian looks a recent study suggesting there is a potential risk that melting glaciers will release frozen viruses and bacteria into the wild. Early-Hollywood actor Anna May Wong will be the first Asian American featured on U.S. currency. NPR tells her story.

Oct 24
What you might not know about the Iran protests

Iranians tell CNN how they were tortured by government forces for taking part in protests. In Conversation speaks to a scholar on feminist movements in Iran for insight into the country’s recent demonstrations. A Miami Herald investigation reveals new details about Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s controversial program to fly migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. Recode reports on Instagram’s new strategy to combat toxic speech on the platform: telling people not to act like jerks.

Oct 21
Why midterms polling sites are boosting security

British prime minister Liz Truss resigned after a short and chaotic time in office. NBC News has details. Election officials are responding to threats from 2020-election deniers by beefing up security at polling places so workers and voters stay safe. Reuters is on the story. Apple News has a guide to voting in the midterms, including specifics for every state. PBS NewsHour reports on how Russia’s attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure have civilians facing blackouts. Bloomberg looks at potential new steps by the E.U. to deal with the emerging energy crisis caused by Russia’s cutoff of critical gas supplies. A Washington Post investigation finds that hundreds of retired military personnel have been taking big-money jobs with foreign governments, primarily countries known for human-rights abuses and political repression. CNN has details of a new study that suggests dogs can smell stress in humans.

Oct 20
The big IRS changes that could reduce your tax bill

The IRS is making changes in response to inflation. Barron’s explains how they could reduce your tax bill. Biden is set to announce the release of more petroleum from the strategic reserve. The bid to ease gas prices comes ahead of elections where the cost of living is expected to be a key issue. The Washington Post has the story. Politico reports on how Democrats are worried about the Oregon governor’s race, which is shaping up to be closer than many people expected. Hundreds are dead in Nigeria’s worst flooding in a decade. CNN is covering the disaster. NPR explains why palm trees are so good at surviving powerful hurricanes.

Oct 19
How to access federal student-loan forgiveness

The website for student-loan forgiveness is now live. The L.A. Times takes a look. The 2022-23 NBA season tips off tonight. ESPN previews the new season’s contenders, stars, and big questions.    Bloomberg reports on Brazil’s upcoming presidential runoff election, where the stakes are high for just about every living thing on Earth.  In the latest episode of our special midterms series, NPR’s Sarah McCammon explains how the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has changed the dynamic of this year’s races. 

Oct 18