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Who will replace Rep. Liz Cheney as GOP Conference chair?
Thursday 13 May 2021
: Republicans will hold a forum for potential replacements Thursday. Plus, Israel ups its military offensive in Gaza, the Colonial Pipeline...
House GOP to vote on removing Liz Cheney from leadership position
Wednesday 12 May 2021
: Cheney lashed out at Republican leaders on Tuesday for undermining democracy. Plus, Israel and Hamas attacks increase, the family of Andrew...
Palestinian militants, Israel trade new rocket fire and airstrikes
Tuesday 11 May 2021
: Tensions have escalated in recent days. Plus, the family of Andrew Brown Jr. will see more footage of his fatal shooting, President Joe...
Gunman kills six at birthday party in Colorado Springs
Monday 10 May 2021
: A motive is still unclear. Plus, COVID-19 vaccine rates drop in India as the virus surges, calls grow louder inside the GOP for Rep. Liz...
The Mothership: A pop culture Mother’s Day
Sunday 09 May 2021
: The crew from The Mothership, USA TODAY’s pop culture podcast, discuss their favorite moms from TV shows and movies. Host Brett Molina...
COVID-19 surge in India prompts more lockdowns
Saturday 08 May 2021
: Other countries around the world are also trying to deal with case increases amid new variants and low vaccine rates. Plus,...
Kamala Harris to virtually meet with Mexico's president
Friday 07 May 2021
: The VP will discuss migration and other issues. Plus, a 6th grade girl opened fire at an Idaho middle school, a hostage situation at a...
US may be closer to a vaccine tipping point than expected
Thursday 06 May 2021
: Health reporter Elizabeth Weise explains. Plus, a review board reverses the firing of the Atlanta police officer who killed Rayshard Brooks,...
Minnesota activist seeks justice for fiancée
Wednesday 05 May 2021
: In the latest excerpt from 'Boots on the Ground,' we hear from Toshira Garraway, who lost her fiancée to alleged police violence more than...
Finding peace after George Floyd
Tuesday 04 May 2021
: Today, we play more clips from USA TODAY's new documentary, 'Boots on the Ground.' Plus, the U.S. will restrict travel between the U.S. and...
Funeral to be held for Andrew Brown Jr. in North Carolina
Monday 03 May 2021
: Sheriff's deputies killed him last month. Plus, tens of thousands of municipal employees return to the office in New York City as reopenings...
Talking Tech: Streaming woes over Roku and YouTube TV
Sunday 02 May 2021
: Talking Tech podcast host Brett Molina joins Claire Thornton to discuss the fractured landscape of streaming. For some users, there's no way...
100 million Americans vaccinated
Saturday 01 May 2021
: Nearly half the country's population has received at least one dose. Plus, Israel mourns the victims of a deadly stampede,...
Biden's first 100 days
Friday 30 April 2021
: Plus, deputies are named in the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., the U.S. sends emergency relief to India, the first round of the NFL...
Biden's first address to Congress focuses on police reform, banning assault weapons
Thursday 29 April 2021
: The president also talked about a number of other issues on the horizon, and looked back on his first 100 days. Plus, those charged with...
New mask guidelines for vaccinated Americans
Wednesday 28 April 2021
: The CDC on Tuesday said vaccinated Americans don't need to wear a mask outside, except in crowded settings. Plus, an autopsy shows that...
Andrew Brown Jr.'s family says police 'executed' him
Tuesday 27 April 2021
: They viewed 20 seconds of body camera footage on Monday. But family members and lawyers want to see the full version, and for it to be...
Sheriff says he'll ask judge to release body-cam video of North Carolina shooting
Monday 26 April 2021
: Plus, there's new footage of a fatal police shooting in Virginia, the U.S. prepares to send vaccine supplies to India, 'Nomadland' has a big...
What's next for police reform after the guilty Chauvin verdict?
Sunday 25 April 2021
: Many people weren't expecting a guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial this week, because there’s almost no precedent of white police...
Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine to continue in U.S.
Saturday 24 April 2021
: Patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub has the latest. Plus, film critic Brian Truitt looks ahead to Sunday's Academy Awards, entertainment...
Family, citizens demand Andrew Brown Jr. shooting footage
Friday 23 April 2021
: His family's attorney says a motion will be filed Friday for the footage to be released. Plus, tensions continue to rise between Russia and...
Daunte Wright will be laid to rest
Thursday 22 April 2021
: Wright was killed by police in the Minneapolis area earlier this month. Plus, an explainer on the metaverse, Earth Day again goes virtual,...
Derek Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd
Wednesday 21 April 2021
: National correspondent Trevor Hughes has the latest from Minneapolis. Plus, what happens next when it comes to police reform? Health...
Jurors in Chauvin trial deliberating charges against ex-officer
Tuesday 20 April 2021
: Reporter N'dea Yancey-Bragg has the latest after closing arguments. Plus, health reporter Elizabeth Weise talks about vaccine eligibility...
U.S. mass shootings continue over the weekend
Monday 19 April 2021
: A suspect remains at large in an Austin, Texas shooting. Plus, closing arguments are set in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Johnson &...