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27 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
How the FBI Failed Nassar’s Victims
In gut-wrenching testimony, decorated gymnasts describe being ignored by federal agents while Larry Nassar found more victims. President Biden expresses confidence in his chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, despite new revelations about calls to the Chinese. And a South Carolina lawyer prepares to turn himself in after admitting he tried to have himself shot in a fraud scheme.
27 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Newsom Lease on Life
California Gov. Gavin Newsom cruises to victory against a recall vote. With children now comprising an alarming share of COVID cases, pediatricians grow worried over resources. And new census data shows Americans living in poverty would have soared last year, were it not for economic stimulus.
27 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Do You Recall?
Californians head to the polls to decide the fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom. Lawmakers head to Capitol Hill to decide the fate of an immense spending package. And lawyers for Prince Andrew try to head off a lawsuit in New York City, alleging sexual assault of a minor.
25 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Bristle While You Work
Bosses, workers, and lawmakers react to President Biden's plan to get workplaces vaccinated. California prepares for Tuesday's gubernatorial recall election. And Americans begin dropping everything to welcome Afghan refugees to the country.
26 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
The country prepares to mark 20 years since the September 11th attacks. The DOJ sues Texas over its sweeping abortion law. And as President Biden orders new vaccine mandates, Los Angeles becomes the first school district to mandate vaccines for children.
26 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Hospitals’ Nightmare Come True
Idaho calls in the military as hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID patients. Victims' families win a victory in declassifying key 9/11 documents. And opening statements wrap up in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes.
27 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
What’s Old is Mu
New data, and a new variant, prompt concerns about children's vulnerability to COVID. The Taliban announce an interim government in Afghanistan. And survivors of the September 11th attacks prepare to mark a 20-year anniversary.
25 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
The Unemployment “Benefits Cliff”
Key federal unemployment programs, created for the pandemic, come to an end. New Orleans residents are shipped off to other cities as power outages grow dangerous. And families of 9/11 victims and survivors head to Guantanamo Bay for the trial of the attacks' alleged architect.
20 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Labor Smarter, Not Harder
In a special Labor Day edition of "Start Here," Brad asks ABC's economics reporter Elizabeth Schulze how the job market could change far beyond the pandemic. And Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., explains his plan for a national four-day work week.
27 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
When Every Zone is a Flood Zone
After deadly floods shock the Northeast, experts ask whether major U.S. cities are ready for the effects of climate change. Texas women start considering alternate options for abortion procedures. And the FAA grounds Virgin Galactic over safety concerns.
27 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court allows the most restrictive abortion law in the nation to stay in place, prompting speculation that the era of Roe v. Wade is over. Police officers and paramedics in Colorado are charged in the death of Elijah McClain. And experts are warning patients not to take an anti-parasite drug to fight COVID.
27 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
“It Was Time to End This War.”
In a national address, President Biden defends his choice to withdraw from Afghanistan on a protracted timeline. School boards appeal to federal authorities on mask mandates. And a proposed Texas law becomes a reality, effectively outlawing abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
26 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
After nearly 20 years, the U.S. pulls up its last troops and ends its war in Afghanistan. Hurricane Ida leaves large parts of Louisiana powerless. And jury selection begins in the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.
25 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Hurricane Ida whips through New Orleans, knocking out power and overwhelming low-lying areas. The US makes two military strikes against what it describes as ISIS-K targets. And a report on the origins of COVID-19 fails to provide clear answers about whether the coronavirus resulted from animals or humans.
22 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Final Descent: How the Afghan Evacuation Turned Deadly
A terror attack in Kabul kills at least 13 American service members, along with dozens of Afghan nationals.
26 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
The Day After We Leave
The U.S. accelerates its withdrawal, prompting questions about whether informal networks will still ferry Afghans out of the country. New data show rental relief still isn't making its way to landlords. And a lawsuit claims a gun popular with law enforcement has gone off randomly.
25 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Death by Deadline: The Frantic Afghan Rescue Effort
After President Biden refuses to extend a withdrawal deadline, ex-military staff scramble to rescue their former colleagues in Afghanistan. Congress averts an infrastructure breakdown -- for now. And new data from the CDC show that pregnant women are largely declining to get vaccinated.
23 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
It’s Official: Pfizer Passed Its Drug Test
The FDA gives full approval to Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine. Tennessee flooding flummoxes weather experts. And a Capitol Police investigation finds that an officer was justified in shooting a member of the mob who burst through a door on January 6th.
26 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Biden’s (Secretary of) Defense
In an exclusive interview, ABC's Martha Raddatz asks Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin how far the US will go to guarantee safe access to the Kabul airport. The FDA is poised to fully approve the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. And California Gov. Gavin Newsom hits the road to campaign for his own job.
26 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
After One Week, Parents Are Flunked
As thousands of children are quarantined away from school, economists worry about whether parents will return to the workforce. Afghans begin protests against the Taliban. And airlines are offering regular self-defense courses to embattled flight attendants.
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