Apple News Today

by Apple News Editors

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

The first debate was a train wreck. Here’s what to know.

Check out Apple News’s Spotlight Collection for full coverage and analysis of the first presidential debate.

NBC News delivers reactions from a far-right group after the president refused to condemn its members’ behavior. The Washington Post and Kaiser Health News offer important context about pandemic-related issues raised during the debate. And Vox provides history about Biden’s role in a crime law passed in 1994.


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Posted on 30 September 2020 | 11:00 am


How remote learning hurts low-income students

Alec MacGillis writes for ProPublica and the New Yorker about the lasting effects of remote learning on low-income students and the public school system. Chalkbeat has a national survey that breaks down disparities in remote learning across the U.S.

NPR talks with Black Americans who are purchasing firearms after seeing videos online of Black people being gunned down. And the Los Angeles Times profiles the Minnesota Freedom Fighters, a group of Black men who have joined together to protect their communities and fill what they see as a void left by police.

The MLB playoffs begin today. ESPN explains what makes this postseason different from others in the past.

NPR has the story of the NASA astronaut who will be casting her ballot from space.


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Posted on 29 September 2020 | 11:00 am


Trump’s taxes: Here are the major revelations

The Washington Post and NBC summarize reporting from the New York Times about more than two decades of President Trump’s tax information.

The Wall Street Journal looks at the background and legal thinking of President Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court: Amy Coney Barrett. And BuzzFeed breaks down her judicial record.


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Posted on 28 September 2020 | 11:00 am


How will we know a coronavirus vaccine is safe?

The Washington Post has a profile of Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron, who announced this week that no police officers would be charged for the death of Breonna  Taylor.

Politico reports on President Trump’s recent comments that he may reject stricter emergency vaccine standards from the Food and Drug Administration. And FiveThirtyEight spoke with a handful of experts about how to know if a COVID-19 vaccine is trustworthy.

The Washington Post resurfaces Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s opening remarks from her Supreme Court nomination hearing back in 1993.


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Posted on 25 September 2020 | 11:00 am


Protests erupt over Breonna Taylor decision

The Washington Post has the latest developments related to Breonna Taylor’s killing. USA Today explains “wanton endangerment” — the charge brought against one Louisville police officer involved in her death. And the Courier Journal examines that officer’s record and behavior leading up to the fatal incident.

In the Atlantic, Barton Gellman warns that the worst-case scenario for the November election would be if President Trump uses his power to prevent his defeat.

The New Yorker describes the many issues presented by “space junk” — the trash humans have been abandoning in Earth’s orbit since the 1950s.


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Posted on 24 September 2020 | 11:00 am


The economic crisis hits the middle class

The Wall Street Journal looks at how the economic crisis is hurting white-collar workers in the United States. 

In an investigation, NPR finds that lethal injections being given to inmates on death row are leading to high rates of pulmonary edema, a condition caused by a buildup of fluid in the lungs, which induces feelings of drowning and suffocation.

CBS News explains why the top election official in Philadelphia sent a letter to the state legislature warning that a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling could cause “electoral chaos.” And the Washington Post spells out how to track your ballot online and verify it has been counted. 

National Geographic reports on a new study that shows beavers are one of nature’s best firefighters.


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Posted on 23 September 2020 | 11:00 am


President Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee

NBC News says the president plans to announce his pick for a Supreme Court justice nominee at the end of the week. Reuters profiles two federal appellate judges who are reportedly at the top of his list: Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa.

BuzzFeed is out with an investigative series about how major banks facilitate and profit from criminal organizations moving money through the financial system — and how the government has not stopped this from happening. Read the first three installments: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

The Washington Post highlights the work of student journalists to break important stories as colleges and universities start their fall semester during the pandemic.

National Geographic explains how, throughout history, the number of Supreme Court seats has varied — from as few as 5 to as many as 10.


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Posted on 22 September 2020 | 11:00 am


Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy and the Supreme Court’s future

Apple News has a collection of the best coverage of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy.

The Washington Post has the latest on where President Trump stands on nominating the next Supreme Court justice.

Vox breaks down the possibility of a Senate vote to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court.

CNN explains recent polling that indicates the opening on the Supreme Court is a more of a motivating election issue for Democrats than Republicans. 

Politico looks at how Justice Ginsburg’s death will affect some of the key cases on the court's docket this fall.

For the Atlantic, legal scholar Jeffrey Rosen presents an intimate interview with Justice Ginsburg.


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Posted on 21 September 2020 | 11:00 am


Another allegation of sexual assault against President Trump

The Guardian has exclusive reporting on the latest allegation of sexual assault levied against President Trump. In the Atlantic, E. Jean Carroll is publishing an ongoing series of interviews with fellow accusers of the president. Read the first three installments: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Vanity Fair reveals Republican congressman Matt Gaetz’s theory of gaining political influence through media appearances. 

Bloomberg News reports that almost a third of office workers say they never want to go back to the office. Bloomberg News also says many CEOs aren’t so excited about employees working from home.

Amanda Mull for the Atlantic reveals why so many products have been sold out during the pandemic.


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Posted on 18 September 2020 | 11:00 am