Apple News Today

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Join Shumita Basu every weekday morning as she guides you through some of the most fascinating stories in the news — and how the world’s best journalists are covering them.

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How asylum-seeking migrants got stuck living at O’Hare
A couple has to leave Alabama or risk losing their eggs after uncertainty over a court ruling forced providers to pause IVF treatment. CNN has the story. Rolling Stone looks into how asylum-seeking migrants found themselves living at a makeshift shelter at Chicago’s O’Hare airport.  Employers are adding signature scents to workspaces with the hope of luring more workers into the office. The Wall Street Journal reports.
What to know as the war in Ukraine enters its third year
As the war in Ukraine enters its third year, the Wall Street Journal takes stock of where things stand.  Donald Trump and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley are about to face off in the state’s primary. NPR has more.  The Athletic looks at an unusual season for Texas Christian University’s women’s basketball team. 
The national-security threat lurking at U.S. ports
A nonbinary teenager in Oklahoma has died. The Washington Post tells us about Nex Benedict.  The U.S. government plans to spend billions of dollars to replace China-made cranes at shipping ports. The Wall Street Journal explains why. Apple News has everything you need to know about the new Major League Soccer season. 
What’s next for IVF after a controversial legal ruling
The Alabama Reflector reports on how a major state Supreme Court ruling has left the future of IVF uncertain — both in the state and across the country. WLRN investigates a new law that’s quietly devastating Florida’s public-sector labor unions.  The lifespan of large home appliances is shrinking. The Wall Street Journal explains why.
Life under Tennessee’s strict abortion law
One woman told ProPublica about how Tennessee’s strict abortion ban forced her to carry a life-threatening pregnancy. Health officials say Nasser Hospital, the second-largest in Gaza, is in crisis after Israeli troops raided the facility. The Washington Post has the story. Wired looks at how Los Angeles’s investments in sponge infrastructure are helping combat relentless rain.
Alexey Navalny is dead. What’s next for Russia?
Following the death of Alexey Navalny, Putin’s fiercest critic, Time looks at the Russian opposition leader’s legacy. The tech industry is struggling to deal with AI deepfakes and deceptive content during a consequential election cycle. The Wall Street Journal has the story. NASA is struggling to communicate with its storied spacecraft Voyager 1, which was launched 45 years ago and has traveled out into deep space. Popular Mechanics explains.
Parents of gun-violence victims use AI to push for change
U.S. federal judges are dealing with a surge in serious, politically driven threats, an analysis by Reuters finds. Grieving parents are using AI to re-create the voices of children killed in shootings to advocate for gun reform. The Wall Street Journal explores why. University of Iowa’s Caitlin Clark set a new scoring record for NCAA women’s basketball. The Athletic has more. The WNBA’s Sabrina Ionescu and the NBA’s Stephen Curry are going head-to-head in a 3-point contest tomorrow as part of All-Star Weekend. ESPN has the story.
A date has been set for Trump's first criminal trial
It’s a hectic week in Donald Trump’s trial schedule. The Washington Post previews what to expect from today’s dual court sessions. Ten months of civil war in Sudan has caused the largest displacement of people on the planet. NPR reports. Ahead of Beyoncé’s forthcoming country album, Billboard looks at how Black artists have historically faced barriers to entry into the genre.
Financial-aid issues leave colleges and students in limbo
Reuters examines the history of UNRWA, a U.N. agency that provides crucial relief for Palestinians  — and which Israel wants to dismantle. Colleges and students are reeling after a bumpy rollout of the new federal student financial-aid system. The Washington Post breaks down what went wrong.  The Wall Street Journal explains why high numbers of single people make for good business on Valentine’s Day.
The race to replace George Santos
Today, voters in Long Island choose a replacement for former congressman George Santos. Politico has the details, and explains how the special election may also provide insight into what to expect from the race for president.  NPR looks into how flight attendants are fighting to change how they’re compensated. The Kansas City Star describes how the ambitions of potential Black astronauts were hindered as America entered the space race.
Terrified civilians in Rafah await Israel’s ground invasion
Twelve days after Hind Rajab, 6, made an emergency call begging to be rescued from active fighting in Gaza, her body was found. NBC has her story.  Measles is on the rise around the world, and even experts who saw it coming say the increase is “staggering.” NPR reports. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in overtime in the Super Bowl to cement their dynasty status. The Athletic has the details. 
The American city calling for migrants to move in
The Wall Street Journal reports on an American city with a message for migrants: We want you. Apple News In Conversation explores why America is obsessed with the NFL. A singer in hospice care put out what might be her final song — for her son. The Washington Post has the story.

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3.7 out of 5
5837 reviews
evb24 2024/02/16
Do better
I listen to this podcast religiously. I’m in central time and most of the time it’s available to listen to when I’m getting ready in the morning at 6a...
Chernoff 2024/02/20
Inadequate research
Need to check sources. Reference to Al Jazeera is a support of terrorists.
anastasb 2024/02/02
I like this show but it’s been leaning way too heavily into sports lately.
PeabodyNsherman 2024/02/15
I listen everyday, it’s a quick summary of news, but:
2/15/24: please please stray away from pop culture, it comes out as lazy work. Some of us don’t give a sht for Beyonce’s music. All I learned in this ...
Charlie l'Rajul 2024/02/08
Sooooo left.
It’s pretty incredible how far left you can be when you’re trying to sound bipartisan. Sad. Was hoping for something more balanced.
Aron Kazz 2024/02/05
To the point
Excellent reporting , short and to the point
Face on face 2024/01/29
Good updates
I am sorry for this war … but Israel did not start it ! How come you don’t talk about the atrocities and killing of civilians and babies in The First ...
opswatches 2024/01/26
Apple News Today
I really like the daily recap but I think it is too short. Needs more content.
Cool is 1234 2024/01/26
It is sooooooo confusing
I can’t fine good stuff You can’t listen to everything It is boring And I don’t like it
CosmoHills0 2024/01/23
Not a fan
If you truly pay attention, all the stories they pick and how they present them seem very cherry picked. and the vast majority of the stuff doesn’t re...
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