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Welcome to Audioburst's Top Stories Playlist

"Welcome to Audioburst’s Top Stories Playlist, your premium source for breaking and developing stories. Updated day and night with all the news you need to know. Expertly curated into bite-sized bursts of audio from leading podcasts and talk radio shows.

Biden and Putin to discuss Russian military buildup, tensions with Ukraine, cybersecurity

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:55 sec | 1 hr ago

Biden and Putin to discuss Russian military buildup, tensions with Ukraine, cybersecurity

"Set for noon There's this morning President Biden is set to speak with his Russian counterpart today as tensions increase over Russia's aggression toward Ukraine The White House says the secure video conference will have the president expressing his concerns with Russia's posture This is the moment for Russia to pull back their military buildup at the border Beyond the possibility of new sanctions coordinated with Europe The White House isn't explaining what the president might do if Vladimir Putin should invade Ukraine I asked press secretary Jen Psaki whether the presidencies Ukraine's territorial integrity as a vital U.S. national security interest I think you're asking this in sort of you want a yes or no answer and I would say foreign policy is a little more nuanced than that Stephen portnoy CBS News The White House If Putin still wants to invade Ukraine after his conversation with President Biden he's been reminded that it won't be so easy this time around Ukraine doesn't have the ability to defeat Russia So you

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State of emergency as storm hits Hawaii with flooding and high winds

Bloomberg Surveillance

00:48 sec | 1 hr ago

State of emergency as storm hits Hawaii with flooding and high winds

"Political stance or political manipulation The governor of Hawaii has issued a state of emergency as the state faces severe winter storms this week The national weather service warns a possible catastrophic flooding from a slow moving storm system university of Hawaii geologist chip Fletcher says Hawaii can expect more coastal flooding as sea levels rise With sea level rise it won't it won't need a big swell event It won't need an extraordinary high tide to cause damage on the shoreline Climate scientists chip Fletcher says Oahu the state's most populated island was already experiencing coastal flooding from high tides yesterday Pearl Harbor attack survivors are gathering at the site of the bombing today to remember

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Devin Nunes to leave Congress to work for Trump media company

Bloomberg Surveillance

00:29 sec | 2 hrs ago

Devin Nunes to leave Congress to work for Trump media company

"San Francisco I'm at Baxter Bloomberg radio Representative Devin Nunes a supporter of Donald Trump is quitting Congress to head the former president's new media startup The company announced Nunes a California Republican will become CEO of the Trump media and technology group in January Pearl Harbor attack survivors are gathering at the site of the bombing to remember those killed 80 years ago today About 30 survivors and 100 other veterans of the war are

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Jussie Smollett takes the stand at trial over allegedly staged attack

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:54 sec | 3 hrs ago

Jussie Smollett takes the stand at trial over allegedly staged attack

"Jussie Smollett took the stand in his own defense yesterday in the trial where he's accused of staging an attack on himself on the streets of Chicago Wbm TV reporter Charlie damar is outside the courthouse with more It's likely that the case will hinge on whether the jury believes Smollett or brothers Abel and ola asin daru who testified Smollett paid them to fake the attack Smollett denies orchestrating the attack he told the jury there was no hope Nearly three years ago Smollett told police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime He said his attackers punched him doused him in bleach and put a rope around his neck Smollett's attorneys asked could you afford to have injuries on your face Absolutely not Smollett responded Smollett is best known for his work on the Fox show empire The former chief of staff to vice president Mike Pence is cooperating with the house panel that's investigating the capitol riot Mark short was at the capitol that day

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White House announces a diplomatic ban on the Beijing Olympics, citing China human rights abuses

Morning Edition

01:07 min | 4 hrs ago

White House announces a diplomatic ban on the Beijing Olympics, citing China human rights abuses

"Debbie Elliott in orange beach Alabama No government officials from the U.S. will attend the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing Athletes can still participate but yesterday President Biden ordered a diplomatic boycott of the games White House press secretary Jen Psaki said it was in response to genocide in China's Xinjiang region U.S. diplomatic or official representation would treat these games as business as usual in the face of the PRCs egregious human rights abuses and atrocities in Xinjiang And we simply can't do that China has threatened firm counter measures though it hasn't yet said just what they would be Joining us now to discuss what all this means is Mike maza He's a fellow in foreign and defense policy at the American enterprise institute morning Good morning Debbie So since athletes are still going to compete in the Beijing Olympics what actual tangible effect will this diplomatic boycott have

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Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting maps

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:07 min | 9 hrs ago

Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting maps

"Purchases in Montgomery county Montgomery county News The Justice Department is suing Texas over the state's new redistricting maps The department says the maps violate the Voting Rights Act because they discriminate against voters in the state's booming Latino black and Asian American communities The lawsuit says Republicans don't give those communities a chance to choose their own representatives It's the second time in recent months that the Justice Department is sued Texas in the fall the department sued over new voting laws in the state Two years after his death Maryland congressman and civil rights leader Elijah Cummings is being honored with a new portrait The portrait will be displayed from December 22nd through January 9th at the Baltimore Museum of Art It will then move to its permanent home at the U.S. capitol building It was commissioned by the congressman's widow may Iraqi more Cummings and was painted by up and coming Baltimore artist jarrell Gibbs Cummings died in October of 2019 at the age of 68 from cancer and became the first African American to lie in state at the U.S. capitol He represented Maryland 7th district for more than two decades and fought for issues like voting rights and reforming the criminal justice system

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NYC announces one of the strictest COVID vaccine mandates in U.S.

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | 10 hrs ago

NYC announces one of the strictest COVID vaccine mandates in U.S.

"Intended to bring them back next month New York will become the first major U.S. city to impose a vaccine mandate covering private businesses Mayor Bill de Blasio calls it a preemptive strike against omikron the mandate will cover roughly 184,000 businesses Fiat Chrysler faces a consumer lawsuit accusing it of using corrosion prone aluminum body panels in certain Jeep models The suit says the automaker concealed the problem by promoting the panel's quality and benefits From the Bloomberg news room I'm Larry kasky On WTO P coming up after traffic and weather President Biden says his social spending bill will address prescription drug prices It's 1126

U.S. City Mayor Bill De Blasio Omikron Fiat New York Chrysler Larry Kasky President Biden Bloomberg WTO
Senator Bob Dole to lie in state in Capitol

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:42 sec | 10 hrs ago

Senator Bob Dole to lie in state in Capitol

"It Congressional leaders today announce plans to honor the late Kansas senator Bob Dole this week at the U.S. capitol Mitchell Miller The late Republican senator will lie in state in the U.S. capitol rotunda this Thursday Where we will pay tribute to his life and to his legacy Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer praised from Democrats and Republicans has been pouring in for Dole who served as both Senate majority leader and minority leader as he led the GOP conference for more than a decade Duhl served in Congress for 36 years until becoming the GOP presidential nominee in 1996 He died on Sunday at the age of 98 On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO news

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Navy suspends use of military tank farm above Hawaii aquifier

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 13 hrs ago

Navy suspends use of military tank farm above Hawaii aquifier

"Peaks on the big island New tonight the navy has suspended the use of a World War II era fuel tank farm amid concerns of water quality around a military base there nearly a thousand military households have complained that their tap water smells like fuel and some have also complained that they have suffered physical ailments such as cramps and vomiting The tanks which hold fuel for many military ships and planes sit above an aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu's drinking water An Alexandria college student is dead following a shooting last night

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What Mayor Bill de Blasio's new vaccine mandate means for private sector employees of NYC

Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

01:11 min | 13 hrs ago

What Mayor Bill de Blasio's new vaccine mandate means for private sector employees of NYC

"China for its treatment of the Uyghur Muslims New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced a full vaccine mandate for the private and public sectors December 27th full vaccination to enter workplaces France is shutting nightclubs for four weeks and open vaccination to vulnerable kids South Africa reporting that the emergence of the omicron variant has not overwhelmed hospitals so far so the hope is optimistically that the cases have been very mild so far The EU health ministers are expected to discuss whether it's advisable to adjust the travel curbs on South Africa and light of those findings and president Joe Biden says it is time to put an excise tax on big pharma for extraordinary price markups In San Francisco I'm at Baxter This is Bloomberg Juliet Thank you Ed Let's get back to Sylvia jablonski See I owe and cofounder at defiance ETFs joining us from New York So you're talking about some of the opportunities there I want to ask you your thoughts about some of the risks particularly as we see a faster fed taper That's going to potentially cause some headaches across part of the world that I'm in But what are you looking at in terms of some potential risks to U.S. equities too

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The life and legacy of former Senator Bob Dole

Balance of Power

00:33 sec | 20 hrs ago

The life and legacy of former Senator Bob Dole

"Balance of power we talk about the legacy of senator Bob Dole with his old friend former South Dakota senator former Senate majority leader Tom daschle First though we wanted to get an update on the markets We do that Doug Chris Hey Joe before we get to today's price section of this hot headline from the Bloomberg terminal the U.S. has announced diplomatic a boycott of the winter Olympic Games in Beijing and senator Mitt Romney the Republican from Utah was on Twitter saying the administration is right to refuse diplomatic presence at the Olympics America he said will not turn to blind eye to China's

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David Perdue announces primary challenge against Georgia governor

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:37 sec | 21 hrs ago

David Perdue announces primary challenge against Georgia governor

"And some big political news out of Georgia Former U.S. senator David perdue is challenging and coming governor Brian Kemp for the state's top job and since both men are Republicans the stage is set for a bitter primary clash Whoever wins will face off against Democrat Stacey Abrams Purdue is already taking aim And let me be very clear Over my dead body will we ever give Stacey Abrams control of our elections again Politicians will say these common sense conservative reforms can't be done Well career politicians really can't do But

David Perdue Stacey Abrams Brian Kemp Georgia U.S. Purdue
NYC first in U.S. to require vaccine for private sector employers

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:37 sec | 22 hrs ago

NYC first in U.S. to require vaccine for private sector employers

"By ensuring that there is a vaccine mandate that reaches everyone universally in the private sector You said he expects it to survive any legal challenges Correspondent Charlie dagger in London has the latest on new travel restrictions that call for a COVID test within 24 hours of a flight to the U.S. before heading back home to Wyoming Sue and Bill Lee had to make an emergency stop at a London clinic after the CDC dropped the new rules about testing There was nothing It was very easy to do But like other U.S. travelers they found themselves in a hurry up offense After last week's White House announcement

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