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May 29, 2020
Trump and Twitter's Showdown
For the first time, Twitter took steps to fact check and shield from view certain tweets from President Trump. In response, the President signed an executive order targeting Section...
May 28, 2020
Why the U.S. and China Are Sparring Over Hong Kong
After China announced plans to impose new national security laws on Hong Kong, the U.S. declared the city was no longer autonomous. WSJ's James Areddy explains the significance of t...
May 27, 2020
Is Banning Certain Events the Key to Reopening?
A bar in the Swiss Alps. A megachurch in South Korea. Scientists are focusing on certain superspreading events that might be responsible for an outsized portion of coronavirus cases...
May 26, 2020
Therapist Esther Perel on Work and the Pandemic
The pandemic has forced almost everyone to change the way they work. Many of those changes have been emotionally challenging. Today, a listener shares her story about how her work h...
May 22, 2020
Why Trump Is Taking On the World Health Organization
President Trump threatened to cut off funding for the World Health Organization this week over its response to the coronavirus. Betsy McKay and Andrew Restuccia explain how the WHO ...
May 21, 2020
Is the U.S. Ready to Vote in a Pandemic?
As states consider their options for holding an election in a pandemic, a political battle is brewing over proposals to expand mail-in balloting this November. WSJ's Alexa Corse exp...
May 20, 2020
What Happens When Millions Stop Paying Their Credit Cards
Consumer debt had climbed to record levels before the pandemic. WSJ's AnnaMaria Andriotis explains what's happening now that millions of people are unable to make payments on credit...
May 19, 2020
How One Airline Sees the Future of Flying
Airlines have strained to survive after travel dried up because of the coronavirus pandemic. WSJ's Alison Sider explains how airlines are adjusting, and the CEO of Southwest Airline...
May 18, 2020
Why Uber Might Eat Grubhub
Uber and Grubhub are in talks for a takeover. WSJ's Cara Lombardo explains why it took a pandemic to shake up the crowded food delivery business, and why there may be more deals-in ...
May 15, 2020
The FBI's Insider-Trading Investigation on Capitol Hill
The FBI seized Sen. Richard Burr's cellphone as part of its investigation into stock trades he made before the coronavirus pandemic hit markets. WSJ's Sadie Gurman explains the inve...
May 14, 2020
Why 'Bridgegate' Wasn't a Federal Crime
The Supreme Court put an end to the nearly seven-year drama over Bridgegate, ruling that a scheme to overwhelm a town with traffic jams wasn't federal fraud. WSJ's Ted Mann takes us...
May 13, 2020
The Chaotic Market for Coronavirus Gear
New entrants have flocked to the market of selling masks, gloves and other medical gear for front-line workers. WSJ's Brody Mullins explains how that anarchic market is working and ...
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