Best Current Affairs podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Shields and Brooks, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
 
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Reveal
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From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms ar ...
 
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Reason Podcast
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Founded in 1968, Reason is the planet’s leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Hosted by Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, and other Reason journalists, our podcast explores “free minds and free markets.” It features provocative, in-depth interviews with authors, comedians, filmmakers, musicians, economists, scientists, business leaders, and elected officials. Keep up to date on the latest happenings in our increasingly libertarian world from a point of view ...
 
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Today, Explained
Daily
 
News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more. Produced by Vox and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
WorldLink connects global voices: People around the world tell their own stories and help us understand what political, economic, cultural developments mean for their lives. Listen to emotional stories that show the human element behind the headlines.
 
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Weekend Roundup
Weekly
 
Our CBS News team in Washington wraps up the news of the week and goes deep into the major stories with CBS News correspondents. It's the end-of-week news magazine show you can take with you wherever you go. (046510)
 
Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
 
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The Briefing Room
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David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news
 
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20/20
Weekly
 
ABC's 20/20 is the primetime news magazine program featuring newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports, exclusives, compelling features and medical mysteries.
 
Series focusing on foreign affairs issues.
 
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Today in Focus
Daily
 
Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, Today in Focus is The Guardian's daily podcast that takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday.
 
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The Intelligence
Daily
 
Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
 
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
America's premier investigative documentary series since 1983. We answer only to you.FRONTLINE presents audio versions of select full-length episodes for listening on the go. Want more full-length FRONTLINE Audiocasts? Please leave a review and let us know what you think.
 
Each episode will go deep on a big story you’ll definitely want to hear more about. We’ll share with you our best investigations (think private prisons, electoral skullduggery, Dark Money, and Trump's Russia connections), and informative interviews with our reporters and newsmakers. We're hoping to make your week more informed with the stories that really matter, told by us, the folks you trust for smart, fearless reporting.
 
The report the world has been waiting for. What did Robert Mueller discover about Trump and Russia: and what will it mean for the US President? With Mueller's investigation complete, we follow the findings and the fallout, week by week.
 
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World at One
Rare
 
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague.
 
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Skimm This
Daily
 
In today’s world, context is clarity. "Skimm This" breaks down the most important stories of the day and explains why they matter. All in 10 minutes. Every Monday through Friday. All at 5PM.
 
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Front Burner
Daily
 
Front Burner is your essential daily news podcast, that connects you to Canada and the world. Every weekday morning, award-winning investigative journalist Jayme Poisson explores one big story with cu ...
 
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Reporter Radio
Weekly
 
Onderzoeksjournalistiek over onderwerpen die voor iedereen relevant en herkenbaar zijn, op een toegankelijke manier.
 
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The Weekly Post
Monthly+
 
'The Weekly Post' covers major stories from across the week from here at home and around the world.
 
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Start Here
Daily
 
A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.
 
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The Signal
Daily
 
Sometimes the news can feel overwhelming. But The Signal is here to sort the news from the noise. It's your smart and sceptical dive into the stories that matter, delivered straight to your favourite podcast app every morning.
 
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Beyond Today
Daily
 
One big question about one big story from the news - and beyond - every weekday. Tina Daheley and Matthew Price search for answers that will change the way we see the world.
 
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Empire Files
Monthly+
 
The podcast version of a documentary & interview series on war and inequality from the heart of Empire hosted by Abby Martin. Empire Files is donor-funded, independent and add free. Help keep us going by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/empirefiles. Follow: @EmpireFiles and @AbbyMartinLike: www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
 
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Analysis
Monthly+
 
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics
 
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Caliphate
Weekly
 
In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence. Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Cha ...
 
The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.
 
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Small Changes
Monthly+
 
Small Changes is a series of one-on-one interviews with people who've seen a problem in the world and set out to change it - often in small and unexpected ways
 
Podcast by TheAtlantic
 
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File on 4
Monthly+
 
Award-winning current affairs documentary series investigating major issues at home and abroad
 
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
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AM
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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
 
Weekly current affairs roundtable focusing on Indigenous issues and events. Hosted by Rick Harp.
 
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FT Big Read
Weekly
 
An audio version of the best of the Financial Times's Big Reads — in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world. Listen to longform stories that explore and explain key themes in world news, science and business. Produced by Anna Dedhar.
 
An award-winning, original, investigative series made by the team behind the acclaimed PBS documentary show, FRONTLINE. From the long and deadly arm of 9/11, to a police shooting in West Virginia with a startling twist, to what life is really like for children living in a Kenyan refugee camp, each episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard. Produced at FRONTLINE’s hea ...
 
The mid-morning current affairs magazine with the stories of the day, sharp analysis, sports coverage, in-depth features and consumer interest.
 
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Sinica Podcast
Weekly
 
A weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world. A SupChina production, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.
 
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The Tip Off
Monthly
 
Welcome to The Tip Off- the podcast where we take you behind the scenes of some of the best investigative journalism from recent years. Each episode we’ll be digging into an investigative scoop- hearing from the journalists behind the work as they tell us about the leads, the dead-ends and of course, the tip offs. There’ll be car chases, slammed doors, terrorist cells, meetings in dimly lit bars and cafes, wrangling with despotic regimes and much more. So if you’re curious about the fun, com ...
 
Time-poor? Never get around to watching or reading the news? Aware you’re not quite as on top of what’s happening in the world as you should be? Well, The Daily News In Brief from SheerLuxe.com is the weekly podcast bringing you the scoop on the breaking news and current affairs you need to know. Subscribe, keep listening and stay informed. You can also get your daily dose of news sent straight to your inbox each morning by signing up to The Daily News In Brief newsletter here
 
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News in French
Daily
 
A news and current affairs show produced live by the current affairs team.
 
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7.30
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7.30's experienced team brings you the latest current affairs and analysis.
 
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The World Today
Daily+
 
The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.
 
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Current Affairs
Weekly
 
A podcast of politics and culture, from the editors of Current Affairs magazine.
 
​Presented by ​Andrew Mueller, Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show features​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.
 
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PM full episode
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
Delivering insights into the people, places and products shaping the financial week ahead. Hear from the finest minds and freshest thinkers as they take you beyond the numbers and the hype to get to the heart of the day’s big issues.
 
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Special Easter Saturday edition: Slovaks living abroad talk about Slovak Easter traditions; Daniel Pastircak on the notion of traditional Christian values
 
A major new study of over 4000 Melbourne men on PrEP has revealed old assumptions about STIs and condom use could be wrong. We speak to Michael Traeger from the Burnet Institute and Simon Ruth, the CEO, of Thorne Harbour Health to learn more. The post Major new PrEP study challenges assumptions about condoms, and STIs part 1 appeared first on T ...…
 
UNLOCKED FROM THE PATREON BIRD FEED: Current Affairs host Pete Davis talks with Virgil Texas about his hit podcast, Chapo Trap House: its origins, its philosophy, its style, its future. Read Virgil's old Carl Diggler dispatches here. This episode was edited by Dan Thorn at Pink Noise Studios in Somerville, MA. To listen to Bird Feed episodes ri ...…
 
The global rise of the alt-right movement has caught the attention of politicians and police in Australia.But few could have predicted its followers would have already found a home in our federal parliament.Background Briefing has obtained leaked messages revealing Senator Fraser Anning has employed staff with connections to fascist groups.The ...…
 
Baghdad is experiencing a phase of rare stability that is allowing the community to rebuild its art scene. Iraq's capital city was a beacon for artists whose world-renowned works were supported by a sizable middle class. While decades of war and political upheaval stifled that once-vibrant scene, the city is now experiencing a cultural renaissa ...…
 
For three nights in February, the Art Institute of Chicago in partnership with Pitchfork opened its doors for “Midwinter." The event is billed as an “unprecedented art and music experience," with more than 30 eclectic acts performing inside the museum. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker has the story.…
 
Today marks 20 years since the Columbine High School shooting near Denver, Colorado, where two students killed 12 classmates and a teacher before turning their guns on themselves. As members of the community gathered Saturday for a day of remembrance, Dave Cullen, who wrote a book about the massacre, joined Hari Sreenivasan to talk about what’s ...…
 
The herbicide dicamba is causing a civil war in farm country. Plus, honeybee rustling in California’s almond groves. Lastly, sulfur and its link to asthma in children. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
 
In our news wrap Friday, President Trump blasted former advisers who told the Mueller team he tried to hinder their probe, calling many of their statements “fabricated.” A day earlier, Trump had declared the Mueller report vindicated him. Also, severe weather again pounded the southern U.S. The front brought heavy downpours, powerful winds and ...…
 
After the release of the Mueller report, what does the Kremlin think about the special counsel's evidence of a sweeping Russian campaign to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election? Special correspondent Ryan Chilcote, who has lived in and reported extensively on Russia, talks to Judy Woodruff about Moscow's dismissive reaction and why Russi ...…
 
With a redacted version of the special counsel’s report now public, how should we understand the conclusions Robert Mueller arrived at from the evidence he gathered? Judy Woodruff talks to Robert Ray, who was independent counsel during the Whitewater Investigation into President Clinton, and Garrett Graff, a contributor to Wired magazine and th ...…
 
Rheumatic heart disease develops when strep throat goes untreated. It causes an estimated 275,000 premature deaths per year, mostly youth in developing countries like Rwanda, where antibiotics are rarely available. Surgery is the only treatment option for advanced cases. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on a medical team making ...…
 
The demonstrations that have swept through northern Africa and ousted long-time strongmen are not yet over. Protesters in Sudan, Algeria, Libya and Mali are continuing to call for democratic reforms. Amid this moment of regional volatility, international power struggles threaten to push national dynamics past the breaking point. Nick Schifrin r ...…
 
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to analyze the week’s news, including what the Mueller report's details mean for the Trump presidency and American politics, whether House Democrats should pursue impeachment and how Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the report reflects on him.…
 
Yelled at, sworn at, even punched: new research finds that's all in a day's work for some Australian teachers; women in rugby league furious after Jack de Belin's lawyer claimed that the code failed him over violence education; and Sri Lanka revives the death penalty.
 
Maybe you've heard about the pig brains that were resuscitated by Yale researchers? But did you hear about the human brain genes that were inserted into monkey embryos in China? Vox's Brian Resnick and Sigal Samuel explain some scary science. (Transcript here.)
 
The fallout continues from the release of the redacted Mueller report into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Congressional Democrats have subpoenaed the Justice Department to access the full report, as they escalate their investigation into Donald Trump.
 
Rugby League player Jack de Belin's case against the NRL governing bodies has drawn to a controversial close, with a lawyer claiming the NRL had failed the player on education about sexual violence. The comments have provoked an outcry from women involved with the sport.
 
Elizabeth McGovern is perhaps best known as Countess Cora Crawley from the PBS series "Downton Abbey." Now she stars on the big screen in "The Chaperone," based on the story of flapper Louise Brooks and the middle-aged housewife who accompanies her to dance training in New York. Judy Woodruff talks to McGovern, writer Julian Fellowes and produc ...…
 
A new report has found bullying and harassment of teachers in Australian schools is a significant problem. Most teachers who were surveyed reported being yelled and sworn at and 10 per cent also said they were hit or punched by a student.
 
Stories abound of long delays and difficulties in accessing support under the NDIS. But even after its work is completed, problems can remain and fixing them means once again navigating a complex bureaucracy, with many key organizations denying responsibility.
 
Experts are calling on the Government to do more to protect consumers from aggressive hawkers of funeral insurance. ASIC now has more power to take civil and legal action against companies in the financial sector, but advocates say it's not enough.
 
WA's move on safe access zones around abortion clinics to prevent protesters from harassing patients has shone a spotlight on SA's abortion laws, which now lag behind the rest of the nation on the issue.
 
Over 40 years after the death penalty was last enacted in Sri Lanka, the country is once again on the hunt for a hangman. President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to start signing death warrants for convicted drug traffickers "within days."
 
The works of 10 acclaimed Australian desert painters are about to go on display in the New York gallery of one of the world's most influential art dealers. Almost all come from the personal collection of comedian and actor Steve Martin, who speaks with AM.
 
A young journalist was killed last night during a riot in Northern Ireland. Her death is highlighting tensions along the Irish border. And it comes on the anniversary of a decades-old agreement that’s now at risk. Because Brexit. Then - tomorrow is 4/20. And support for marijuana is at an all-time high. But not everyone’s stoked. Also on today’ ...…
 
The redacted version of Robert Mueller's report is finally released. While President Trump claims complete victory with the report's findings, Democrats continue to press for more details and testimony from Mueller himself. The Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris is engulfed in flames and suffers extensive damage, including the loss of its ic ...…
 
Monocle 24’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco, Carlota Rebelo and Ben Rylan discuss the main topics of the day.
 
With the rise of legal recreational marijuana across the country and an unwinding of the drug war on the horizon, more and more people are thinking about how best to shape America's post-prohibition drug culture. What sorts of institutions, attitudes, and practices will help us figure out which chemicals we want to ingest to make ourselves happ ...…
 
The Mueller Report identified a series of episodes involving Trump that the special counsel considered potential obstructions of justice. But Robert Mueller chose to not charge Trump with a crime. CBC's Washington correspondent Keith Boag walks us through the long-anticipated report.
 
Colm Brophy, F.G. TD Dublin South West, Dearbhail McDonald, Journalist and Author, Brenda Power, Sunday Times and Daily Mail Columnist, Joan Burton, Labour TD Dublin West
 
Susan McKay, Journalist, Sarah Kay, Human Right Lawyer based in France, Denis Bradley, Former Vice Chair of the Policing Board, Colum Eastwood, SDLP Leader
 
Larissa Nolan, Journalist, Senator Catherine Noone, Fine Gael
 
Fiona Field, Manager of A Taste of West Cork Food Festival, John Connolly, Owner/Director of Hazel Mountain Chocolate, The Burren and Galway, Caitríona Fitzpatrick, Communications Manager, Failte Ireland
 
Paddy O'Gorman met some people at Bohernabreena Cemetery in South West Dublin
 
Sinead Hussey, RTE North East Correspondent, Thomas Byrne, F.F. TD for Meath East, Hugh Morris, Alliance Auctioneers in Kells, Co. Meath
 
Ciaran O'Carroll, Extinction Rebellion, Richard Guiney, CEO of Dublin Town
 
Easter weekend is a busy travel time for the many people who celebrate it. If you’re lucky, it means some time off work. But you might be unlucky, and travel through a terrible airport (we talk about the world’s worst). Or perhaps you’ll splash out and take one of the many sleeper train services that are cropping up (we discuss why train travel ...…
 
In a special edition of Start Here, ABC's Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos and our Investigative Unit break down the findings of Robert Mueller's redacted report...and the most revealing allegations about President Trump. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and ...…
 
What is Washington to do with a report that is damning, but doesn’t condemn? Slate’s legal team takes a look at the case made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Guests: Dahlia Lithwick, Jeremy Stahl, and Mark Joseph Stern. Tell us what you think by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or sending an email to whatnext@slate.com. Follow us on Instag ...…
 
Ukrainians look set to elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian and actor with no political experience, as their new president on Sunday. Andrew Roth discusses the events that have taken him to the brink of power. Plus: Peter Tatchell on why the British police should not be providing leadership training to officers in Brunei. Help support our inde ...…
 
The redacted Mueller report on possible collaboration between the Russian government and members of the Trump campaign has been publicly released. Running 448 pages, it is broken into two volumes, one focusing on Russian election interference and the other on whether President Trump obstructed justice in that investigation. As Judy Woodruff rep ...…
 
With a redacted version of the special counsel’s report public, President Trump is again claiming vindication. In fact, Robert Mueller's findings document extensive contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives, as well as attempts to interfere with the investigation. Judy Woodruff sits down with Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins, ...…
 
President Trump’s reaction to the release of a redacted version of the Mueller report was to again claim exoneration. But according to the House Judiciary Committee's Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y, that claim is not at all supported by the facts. Rep. Jeffries tells Judy Woodruff that the president is “lying to the American people” and says Congr ...…
 
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s extensive report covers not only his investigation’s findings, but also how he believed U.S. criminal law applied to them. Three legal experts are here to offer analysis: Mary McCord, former acting head of the Justice Department’s national security division, George Terwilliger, former deputy attorney general and ...…
 
The Mueller report reveals new details about successful Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and establish communication with the Trump campaign. Special correspondent Ryan Chilcote, who lived in Russia for 20 years, tells Judy Woodruff about the “extraordinary lengths” the Kremlin went to in support of this goal and h ...…
 
In our news wrap Thursday, North Korea says it wants Secretary of State Mike Pompeo removed from nuclear negotiations. A senior foreign ministry official said, “Whenever Pompeo pokes his nose in, the talks go wrong.” Hours earlier, Pyongyang said it had test-fired a new tactical weapon. Also, French police say an electrical short circuit is the ...…
 
Attorney General William Barr released Robert Mueller’s report today. Vox’s Andrew Prokop reads between the redactions and Ezra Klein explains what it all means. (Transcript here.)
 
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