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This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

Latest Episodes

Is the U.S. Ready to Vote by Mail?

The United States is preparing to hold its first ever socially distant presidential election. But will it actually work? Guest: Reid J. Epstein, who covers campaigns and elections for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:President Trump’s suggestion that the Nov. 3 vote could be delayed — something he cannot do on his own — drew unusually firm Republican resistance and signaled worry about his re-election bid.Georgia’s troubled primary elections in June may be a preview of graver battles coming in the general election.

24 MIN4 h ago
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Is the U.S. Ready to Vote by Mail?

Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm

Facial recognition is becoming an increasingly central component of police departments’ efforts to solve crimes. But can algorithms harbor racial bias? Guest: Annie Brown, a producer for The New York Times, speaks with Kashmir Hill, a technology reporter, about her interview with Robert Julian-Borchak Williams, who was arrested after being misidentified as a criminal by an algorithm. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:In response to Mr. Williams’s story being published by The New York Times, the Wayne County prosecutor’s office said that he could have the case and his fingerprint data expunged.

25 MIN1 d ago
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Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm

The Sunday Read: 'On Female Rage'

In this episode, Leslie Jamison, a writer and teacher, explores the potentially constructive force of female anger — and the shame that can get attached to it. This story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

33 MIN2 d ago
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The Sunday Read: 'On Female Rage'

A #MeToo Moment in the Military

The remains of Vanessa Guillen, an Army specialist, were discovered last month about 25 miles from Fort Hood in central Texas. She was the victim, officials said, of a fellow soldier. Now her death has attracted the attention of the nation — veterans, active-duty service members and civilians. Today, we examine what some claim to be a pervasive culture of sexual harassment inside the U.S. military. Guest: Jennifer Steinhauer, a Washington reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:Women from the military say the response to Specialist Guillen’s killing is their #MeToo moment and a prompt to examine racial inequities in the service.

28 MIN4 d ago
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A #MeToo Moment in the Military

The Big Tech Hearing

The C.E.O.s of America’s most influential technology companies — Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook — were brought before Congress to answer a question: Are they too powerful? Today, we talk to our colleague who was in the room about what happened. Guest: Cecilia Kang, a technology and regulatory policy reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:In the hearing, the chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook faced withering questions from Democrats about anti-competitive practices and from Republicans about anti-conservative bias.

33 MIN5 d ago
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The Big Tech Hearing

Confronting China

A cooperative relationship with China has been a pillar of U.S. foreign policy for more than half a century. So why does the Trump administration think it’s time for a change? Guest: Edward Wong, a diplomatic correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:Why top aides to President Trump want to leave a lasting legacy of ruptured diplomatic ties between China and the United States.

26 MIN6 d ago
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Confronting China

Why $600 Checks Are Tearing Republicans Apart

A fight has erupted among congressional Republicans over how long and how generously the government should help those unemployed during the pandemic. But what is that battle really about? Guest: Nicholas Fandos, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:Supplemental checks for laid-off workers are set to stop at the end of July. Republicans and Democrats disagree on what to do next.Why the two parties are unlikely to reach a deal before the end of the month.

23 MIN1 w ago
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Why $600 Checks Are Tearing Republicans Apart

The Mistakes New York Made

A New York Times investigation found that surviving the coronavirus in New York had a lot to do with which hospital a person went to. Our investigative reporter Brian M. Rosenthal pulls back the curtain on inequality and the pandemic in the city. Guest: Brian M. Rosenthal, an investigative reporter on the Metro Desk of The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:At the peak of New York’s pandemic, patients at some community hospitals were three times more likely to die than were patients at medical centers in the wealthiest parts of the city.The story of a $52 million temporary care facility in New York illustrates the missteps made at every level of government in the race to create more hospital capacity.

31 MIN1 w ago
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The Mistakes New York Made

The Sunday Read: 'The Accusation'

When the university told one woman about the sexual-harassment complaints against her wife, they knew they weren’t true. But they had no idea how strange the truth really was. This story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

52 MIN1 w ago
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The Sunday Read: 'The Accusation'

The Battle for a Baseball Season

This episode contains strong language. Today, we go inside the fraught weeks that led up to the opening game of the 2020 professional baseball season — from the perspective of the commissioner of Major League Baseball. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who covers national security for The New York Times, spoke with Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:The schedule is short. The stadiums will be empty. This is what our baseball writer thinks the season might look like this year.

43 MIN1 w ago
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The Battle for a Baseball Season

Latest Episodes

Is the U.S. Ready to Vote by Mail?

The United States is preparing to hold its first ever socially distant presidential election. But will it actually work? Guest: Reid J. Epstein, who covers campaigns and elections for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:President Trump’s suggestion that the Nov. 3 vote could be delayed — something he cannot do on his own — drew unusually firm Republican resistance and signaled worry about his re-election bid.Georgia’s troubled primary elections in June may be a preview of graver battles coming in the general election.

24 MIN4 h ago
Comments
Is the U.S. Ready to Vote by Mail?

Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm

Facial recognition is becoming an increasingly central component of police departments’ efforts to solve crimes. But can algorithms harbor racial bias? Guest: Annie Brown, a producer for The New York Times, speaks with Kashmir Hill, a technology reporter, about her interview with Robert Julian-Borchak Williams, who was arrested after being misidentified as a criminal by an algorithm. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:In response to Mr. Williams’s story being published by The New York Times, the Wayne County prosecutor’s office said that he could have the case and his fingerprint data expunged.

25 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm

The Sunday Read: 'On Female Rage'

In this episode, Leslie Jamison, a writer and teacher, explores the potentially constructive force of female anger — and the shame that can get attached to it. This story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

33 MIN2 d ago
Comments
The Sunday Read: 'On Female Rage'

A #MeToo Moment in the Military

The remains of Vanessa Guillen, an Army specialist, were discovered last month about 25 miles from Fort Hood in central Texas. She was the victim, officials said, of a fellow soldier. Now her death has attracted the attention of the nation — veterans, active-duty service members and civilians. Today, we examine what some claim to be a pervasive culture of sexual harassment inside the U.S. military. Guest: Jennifer Steinhauer, a Washington reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:Women from the military say the response to Specialist Guillen’s killing is their #MeToo moment and a prompt to examine racial inequities in the service.

28 MIN4 d ago
Comments
A #MeToo Moment in the Military

The Big Tech Hearing

The C.E.O.s of America’s most influential technology companies — Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook — were brought before Congress to answer a question: Are they too powerful? Today, we talk to our colleague who was in the room about what happened. Guest: Cecilia Kang, a technology and regulatory policy reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:In the hearing, the chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook faced withering questions from Democrats about anti-competitive practices and from Republicans about anti-conservative bias.

33 MIN5 d ago
Comments
The Big Tech Hearing

Confronting China

A cooperative relationship with China has been a pillar of U.S. foreign policy for more than half a century. So why does the Trump administration think it’s time for a change? Guest: Edward Wong, a diplomatic correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:Why top aides to President Trump want to leave a lasting legacy of ruptured diplomatic ties between China and the United States.

26 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Confronting China

Why $600 Checks Are Tearing Republicans Apart

A fight has erupted among congressional Republicans over how long and how generously the government should help those unemployed during the pandemic. But what is that battle really about? Guest: Nicholas Fandos, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:Supplemental checks for laid-off workers are set to stop at the end of July. Republicans and Democrats disagree on what to do next.Why the two parties are unlikely to reach a deal before the end of the month.

23 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Why $600 Checks Are Tearing Republicans Apart

The Mistakes New York Made

A New York Times investigation found that surviving the coronavirus in New York had a lot to do with which hospital a person went to. Our investigative reporter Brian M. Rosenthal pulls back the curtain on inequality and the pandemic in the city. Guest: Brian M. Rosenthal, an investigative reporter on the Metro Desk of The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:At the peak of New York’s pandemic, patients at some community hospitals were three times more likely to die than were patients at medical centers in the wealthiest parts of the city.The story of a $52 million temporary care facility in New York illustrates the missteps made at every level of government in the race to create more hospital capacity.

31 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Mistakes New York Made

The Sunday Read: 'The Accusation'

When the university told one woman about the sexual-harassment complaints against her wife, they knew they weren’t true. But they had no idea how strange the truth really was. This story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

52 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Sunday Read: 'The Accusation'

The Battle for a Baseball Season

This episode contains strong language. Today, we go inside the fraught weeks that led up to the opening game of the 2020 professional baseball season — from the perspective of the commissioner of Major League Baseball. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who covers national security for The New York Times, spoke with Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily Background reading:The schedule is short. The stadiums will be empty. This is what our baseball writer thinks the season might look like this year.

43 MIN1 w ago
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The Battle for a Baseball Season

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