Apple News Today

by Apple News

Join Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino every weekday morning as they guide you through some of the most fascinating stories in the news — and how the world’s best journalists are covering them.

  

Latest Episodes

Celebrate Juneteenth with these mouthwatering recipes

Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Food writer and producer Nicole A. Taylor shares recipes for celebrating it with family and friends in Food & Wine.

CNBC has the story of how extreme heat is presenting serious health and environmental problems across the U.S. West.

The Wall Street Journal reports that because of uneven vaccination rates, the future of COVID in the U.S. could vary by state. And Bloomberg News looks into regional differences in vaccination.

You might have heard about a man briefly getting trapped in the mouth of a whale. National Geographic explains why it is impossible for most whales to swallow a human.


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Posted on 18 June 2021 | 11:00 am


Does the new Alzheimer’s drug work? Doctors aren’t sure.

Newly released documents and emails show how Trump and his allies pressured the Department of Justice to overturn the election results. The Washington Post reveals the key findings.

The FDA recently approved a new Alzheimer’s drug, despite its panel of expert advisers voting unanimously against the move. Stat explains how doctors are navigating the consequences of the controversial decision.

Chinese fashion brand Shein has become incredibly popular among young Americans. Bloomberg News looks at how Trump’s trade war played a crucial role in its rise.

Ryan Lochte is trying to become the oldest American male Olympic swimmer. Yahoo Sports reports on his rough start at the trials. Apple News Today host Duarte Geraldino recently spoke with Sports Illustrated writer Brian Burnsed about his profile of the star swimmer.


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Posted on 17 June 2021 | 11:00 am


Biden’s foreign-policy challenges multiply

As President Biden meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin, another round of Mideast violence breaks out. The L.A. Times looks at what the new Israeli administration could mean for American interests in the region.

The term “critical race theory,” once rarely heard outside of universities, is now used on cable news, on social media, and by national politicians. NBC News reports on how networks of conservative activists stirred up a political firestorm around an academic concept.

Furniture orders are super-delayed right now, sometimes by up to six months. The design magazine House Beautiful explains why.

New high-tech Nike shoes appear to be helping elite runners smash records. As the U.S. Olympic trials begin, the Wall Street Journal details how these shoes are changing the world of track.


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Posted on 16 June 2021 | 11:00 am


Thinking about quitting your job? Join the club.

As the Trump administration’s Department of Justice comes under scrutiny, a former federal prosecutor argues in Slate that the Biden administration isn’t doing enough to root out past corruption.

American workers are quitting their jobs at rates not seen in decades. The Wall Street Journal explores what’s driving the trend.

The White House says it’s exploring how to expand access to lawyers for immigrants and asylum seekers. To get a sense of how that might work, Vox takes a look at New York’s program.

A plague of mice is tormenting Australia. As the invading rodents eat crops, chew through appliances, and even gobble up car seats, the Washington Post goes into the heart of the battle, and captures striking images.


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Posted on 15 June 2021 | 11:00 am


Race, gender, and politics may split Southern Baptists

America’s largest Protestant denomination may be about to split over race, gender, and political issues. The New Yorker reports on how this week’s meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention could mark a turning point.

The problem of homelessness has intensified during the pandemic. The Washington Post talks to residents of an encampment on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon.

Tornadoes are deadly and cause billions of dollars in damage every year. Vox explains why science is so bad at predicting them and what’s being done to improve forecasts.

The Atlantic's deputy managing editor investigates an apple that mysteriously survived for more than a year on a colleague’s desk in their locked-down office. (And she ate some of it too.)


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Posted on 14 June 2021 | 11:00 am


In Conversation: Writer Brian Burnsed on Ryan Lochte’s last shot at the Olympics

Ryan Lochte is the second-most decorated swimmer in Olympic history. After tarnishing his reputation in Rio in 2016, Lochte is gunning to make it back to the games one last time. But, at the age of 36, that’s no easy task. For Burnsed’s story in Sports Illustrated — available to read (and listen to) in Apple News+ — the writer spent time with Lochte, watched his grueling practices, and spoke with him about why he sees his road to redemption ending in Tokyo.


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Posted on 12 June 2021 | 9:00 am


Not sold on the suburbs? The trend is to just rent there.

As President Biden’s trip to Europe continues, Politico says one of his major challenges will be aligning with other Western leaders on China strategy. And CNN looks at America’s complicated diplomatic dance with Russia.

A provocative new piece in the Atlantic argues that the daily commute is an important way to keep work and life in balance.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the rise of built-to-rent suburbs.

Scientists have long speculated on what causes the northern lights. NPR says one experiment has finally solved the mystery.


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Posted on 11 June 2021 | 11:00 am


Why some parents say remote schooling was a gift

For decades, researchers have struggled to develop a viable vaccine for malaria, which disproportionately impacts people in Africa. The Washington Post highlights efforts to apply lessons from the fight against COVID-19 to malaria.

Many parents of color say remote learning has meant their children experienced less bullying and racism in school. USA Today reports that some now want to keep their kids in virtual classrooms. And the L.A. Times looks at a survey of Black parents on education during the pandemic.

The Republican governors of Florida and Texas are battling with cruise companies over vaccination rules. CNN explains the high-stakes fight.

To add superstar James Harden to their roster, the Brooklyn Nets gave up their first-round draft picks through 2027. The Wall Street Journal makes the surprising connection between this monumental trade and a talented basketball player in sixth-grade.


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Posted on 10 June 2021 | 11:00 am


How America’s billionaires avoid income tax — legally

In a new investigation into secret IRS documents, ProPublica reveals how American billionaires manage to pay little or no income tax — without breaking the law.

For months now, some scientists have been calling attention to the once-controversial idea that the coronavirus originated in a laboratory. Vox lays out what we know and don't about the lab-leak theory.

The growth of for-profit medical schools is raising questions about how the U.S. will train its next generation of doctors. NPR looks at the issue.

National Geographic's cartographers say they now recognize a fifth ocean: the Southern Ocean, which encircles Antarctica.


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Posted on 9 June 2021 | 11:00 am