TIME's The Brief

TIME's The Brief

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Navy Investigates Video of Dogs Attacking Man in Kaepernick Jersey… and More Stories
Aug 4 • 21 min
Included in this episode: 1. Navy Investigates Video of Dogs Attacking Man in Kaepernick Jersey 2. 3 Wyoming Sightseeing Balloons Crash, Leaving as Many as 20 Injured 3. NYC Prosecutor Alleges ‘Protracted Criminal Conduct’ at Trump Organization 4. Trump…
Lord & Taylor, America’s Oldest Department Store, Files for Bankruptcy… and More Stories
Aug 3 • 44 min
Included in this episode: 1. Lord & Taylor, America’s Oldest Department Store, Files for Bankruptcy 2. Tropical Storm Isaias Nears Hurricane Strength as It Barrels Toward Carolinas 3. About 7,800 People Ordered to Evacuate Due to Southern California…
When the U.S. Treated Nazi POWs Better Than Black Troops… and More Stories
Aug 2 • 39 min
Included in this episode: 1. When the U.S. Treated Nazi POWs Better Than Black Troops 2. Ron Howard’s Rebuilding Paradise Chronicles the Aftermath of Tragedy With Cautious Optimism 3. Washington State Trapped Its First ‘Murder Hornet’ 4. Sen. Tammy…
What Modern Sustainability Could Learn From a 200-Year-Old American Tradition… and More Stories
Aug 1 • 41 min
Included in this episode: 1. What Modern Sustainability Could Learn From a 200-Year-Old American Tradition 2. Civil Rights Pioneer Sarah Keys to Be Honored for Bravery 3. President Trump Says He Will Act to Ban TikTok in the U.S. as Soon as Saturday 4.…
Senate Republicans Move to Force Vote on Unemployment Benefits Stopgap… and More Stories
Jul 31 • 31 min
Included in this episode: 1. Senate Republicans Move to Force Vote on Unemployment Benefits Stopgap 2. 6 Things to Watch As the NBA’s COVID-19 Bubble Postseason Gets Underway 3. Missouri Prosecutor Declines to Charge Ex-Cop Who Killed Michael Brown 4.…
‘We’re Nowhere Close to the Deal’. Coronavirus Aid Package Talks Break Down… and More Stories
Jul 30 • 0 min
Included in this episode: 1. ‘We’re Nowhere Close to the Deal’. Coronavirus Aid Package Talks Break Down 2. Hong Kong Disqualifies 12 Pro-Democracy Activists From Election 3. U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 150,000 — By Far the Highest in the World 4.…
Republicans Add Funding for New FBI Headquarters to Pandemic Relief Package. Just Don’t Expect Them to Vote For It… and More Stories
Jul 29 • 43 min
Included in this episode: 1. Republicans Add Funding for New FBI Headquarters to Pandemic Relief Package. Just Don’t Expect Them to Vote For It 2. ‘Do Not Hold Grudges.’ Joe Biden’s Notes Reveal Talking Points About Kamala Harris 3. Teachers’ Union Says…
Inside the Chinese Biotech Firm Leading the Fight Against COVID-19… and More Stories
Jul 28 • 30 min
Included in this episode: 1. Inside the Chinese Biotech Firm Leading the Fight Against COVID-19 2. Georgia Senator Pulls Ad That Made Jewish Opponent’s Nose Bigger 3. Militarized Feds Will Stay in Portland Until Attacks on the Federal Courthouse End, U.S.…
30 Years After a Landmark Disability Law, the Fight for Access and Equality Continues… and More Stories
Jul 27 • 31 min
Included in this episode: 1. 30 Years After a Landmark Disability Law, the Fight for Access and Equality Continues 2. WNBA Players Walk Off Court During the National Anthem 3. Chasten Buttigieg and the NEA President Discuss Trump’s School Reopening Plans…
If You Can’t Put 20% Down, You Can’t Afford to Buy A Home… and More Stories
Jul 26 • 30 min
Included in this episode: 1. If You Can’t Put 20% Down, You Can’t Afford to Buy A Home 2. Remembering the Life’s Work and Legacy of Civil Rights Pioneer C.T. Vivian 3. Trump’s Use of Federal Agents in Portland May Go Beyond What Is Lawful. 4. When it…