Straight To It

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Straight To It: Travis Scott, Elon Musk, and Big Bird

Gwen’s picks for Monday, November 8 include: Eight people were killed and dozens more were injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston over the weekend. Rapper and event organizer Travis Scott is now facing several lawsuits from the deadly incident. On Monday, Scott vowed to refund all Astroworld attendees. Tesla CEO Elon Musk made noise on […]

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Straight To It: Greta’s COP26 frustration, Shiba Inus in demand, states stand against vax mandate

Shannon’s picks for Friday, November 5, include: Greta Thunberg spoke at a youth march at COP26 in Glasgow, saying the conference is “a failure.” She explained that, in order to combat climate change, world leaders need to take more serious action. “The most affected people in the most affected areas still remain unheard,” Thunberg said. […]

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Straight to It: More COVID-19 vaccine mandates, NBA owner allegations, and McConaughey’s birthday

Jimmie’s picks for Thursday, November 4 include: The Labor Department announced companies with more than one hundred employees have until after the holidays to implement a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. On December 5, all unvaccinated employees will be required to wear a mask and take weekly covid tests under OSHA’s new rule. January 4 is the deadline […]

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Straight To It: World Series win, COVID-19, and a deadly car crash

Gwen’s picks for Wednesday, November 3 include: The Atlanta Braves are the new 2021 World Series Champions! The Braves won the title over the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the series. Wide receiver Henry Ruggs III has been released from the Las Vegas Raiders following his involvement in a deadly car crash. He’s accused […]

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Straight To It: Election Day, climate change and dismal dorms

Shannon’s picks for Tuesday, November 2, 2021 include: Eyes are on the Virginia governor’s race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin. McAuliffe served as the state’s governor from 2014 to 2018. Youngkin has been endorsed by former President Trump. About 100 countries promised to cut methane emissions at COP26, the climate conference in […]

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Straight To It: Cancelled flights, $6 billion to end world hunger, and a hostile holiday takeover

Jimmie’s picks for Monday, November 1 include: American Airlines canceled hundreds of flights Sunday for a third straight day as it struggled with staffing shortages and upended weekend plans for travelers. Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, has challenged a United Nations official’s claim that just $6 billion could keep 42 million people from dying. […]

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Straight To It: Biden meets with Pope Francis, National Cat Day takes over social media

Gwen’s picks for Friday, October 29 include: President Joe Biden met with Pope Francis at the Vatican ahead of the G20 Summit in Rome. “In his audience with Pope Francis today, President Biden thanked His Holiness for his advocacy for the world’s poor and those suffering from hunger, conflict, and persecution,” the White House said in […]

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Straight To It: Blackhawks scandal, calls for infrastructure vote and Sinema’s controversial outfit

Shannon’s picks for Thursday, October 28 include: There’s an update in the Blackhawks’ sexual abuse scandal that shocked NHL fans. Former player Kyle Beach stepped forward as the anonymous individual who filed a lawsuit against the team in May. Beach discussed the experience on TSN. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for a vote on the […]

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Straight To It: Cancelling Halloween, Shiba soaring, and Alec Baldwin prop gun update

Shannon’s picks for Wednesday, October 27, include: A Massachusetts school district announced it would no longer conduct Halloween activities in its elementary schools. The Melrose Public School system’s decision stemmed from concern regarding some students feeling excluded for not participating in the cultural phenomenon. #SHIBARMY is trending as the shiba inu coin soars, hitting a […]

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Straight To It: Tesla’s trillion, Nor’easter, Princess Mako and the World Series

Gwen’s stories for Tuesday, October 26 include: Hertz announced it will purchase 100,000 Tesla Model 3 vehicles to add to its rental car fleet, driving Tesla’s market value over $1 trillion. Flooding and heavy rain hit the east coast with the arrival of a Nor’easter. Thousands lost power from New Jersey to Maine. Princess Mako, the niece […]

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Straight To It: Bomb cyclone, Liberty scandal, Tesla rental cars, and more

Jimmie’s picks for Monday, October 25 include: A bomb cyclone caused massive flooding, wind damage, and mudslides in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Reports allege Liberty University leaders ignored rape victims and threatened to punish students who reported it. Hertz announced it will purchase 100,000 Tesla Model 3 vehicles to add to its rental car […]

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Straight To It: Fatal shooting on movie set, soaring stock for Trump SPAC, and a potential end to congressional negotiations

Shannon’s picks for Friday, October 22, are: Alec Baldwin fatally shot director Halyna Hutchins with a prop gun on the set of movie, “Rust.” Another crew member, Joel Souza, was injured. “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother […]

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Straight To It: Manchin’s clarification, PayPal’s purchase and Enes Kanter’s pronouncement

Shannon’s picks for Thursday, October 21 include: Despite his continued refusal to fall in line with his colleagues and reports that he was considering leaving the Democratic party, Senator Joe Manchin clarified he’s not going anywhere. Rep. Jordan and Rep. Nadler go at it in a House Judiciary Committee hearing. PayPal has offered to purchase […]

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Straight To It: Voting rights bill, Condoleezza Rice and Facebook facelift

Jimmie’s picks for Wednesday, October 20 include: Senate Republicans block Democrats’ voting rights and elections bills. Condoleezza Rice issues tribute to Gen. Colin Powell, condemns Jan. 6 attack, and weighs in on the future of GOP on “The View” talk show. Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C. continue week-long protests against inhumane housing on-campus. […]

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Straight To It: Trump, Bitcoin, and Chicago Sky

Gwen’s picks for Tuesday, October 19 include: Former president Donald Trump filed a lawsuit to block the release of documents related to the January 6 Capitol riots. The lawsuit challenges current President Joe Biden’s decision to waive executive privilege on the documents. The first-ever Bitcoin exchange-traded fund began trading on the New York Stock Exchange […]

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Straight To It: From Colin Powell to Kourtney Kardashian

Gwen’s picks for Monday, October 18 include: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died Monday morning “due to complications from COVID-19”. The 84-year-old was the first Black Secretary of State, serving under former President George W. Bush. He served as the Joint Chiefs of Staff chair under Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, and as […]

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Straight To It: Remain In Mexico policy, TX Abortion Battle, elephants, and more

Jimmie’s picks for Monday, October 15 include: Elephants at the Oregon Zoo continue the annual “Squishing of the Squash” event. A tradition that has been going strong for 23 years. The Biden Administration is set to reinstate a Trump-era border policy next month. The Texas Abortion battle is heating up. The Justice Dept. will ask […]

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Straight To It: Prince William on space, supply chain sadness, and Congressional campaign funds

Shannon’s picks for Thursday, October 14 include: Prince William reacted to space tourism endeavors on the BBC, saying, “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live.” Supply chain bottlenecks continue to create frustration. President Biden […]

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Straight To It: Shatner takes space, Americans quitting, Social Security payments rising, borders reopening

Shannon’s picks for Wednesday, October 13 include: Blue Origin’s second manned spaceflight blasted off with Star Trek actor William Shatner on board. The 90-year-old passenger is now the oldest person to ever visit space. The U.S. Department of Labor reported a record number of Americans–4.3 million–quit their jobs in August. Social security payments will increase […]

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Straight To It: Heat on Harris, easing on Aspirin, and Southwest struggles

Shannon’s picks for Tuesday, October 12 include: Vice President Kamala Harris came under fire for using child actors in the first episode of her Youtube Original Series, “Get Curious with Vice President Harris.” Critics also pointed out that production took place during Afghanistan evacuations and pressure at the U.S.-Mexico border. A board of experts advised […]

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Straight To It: Cancel Columbus, Trump in Iowa, PB&J and more

Jimmie’s picks for Monday, October 11 include: Joe Biden becomes first U.S. President to recognize Indigenous People’s Day on Columbus Day. A group of Native Americans and environmental activists rally in Washington, D.C. Southwest Airlines cancels more than 2000 flights over the last few days, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. Former President Donald Trump holds […]

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Straight to It: Afghanistan explosion, job numbers, and snail mail

Gwen’s picks for Friday, October 8 include: An explosion killed at least 46 people and wounded dozens more at a mosque in Afghanistan. The explosion happened as Shiite Muslim worshippers were gathering for the weekly Friday prayer service President Joe Biden said the U.S. economy remains strong after a “disappointing” September jobs report with the United States adding […]

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Straight To It: Debt ceilings, NBA dealings and hacker revealings

Gwen’s picks for Thursday, October 7 include: A debt ceiling agreement! Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that Democrats have accepted a debt ceiling deal to extend the government’s borrowing authority into December. Former NBA players have been charged with defrauding the league. According to a grand jury indictment, at least 18 ex-NBA players are […]

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Straight To It: Debt ceiling update, governors heading south, and a Texas school shooting

Shannon’s picks for Wednesday, October 6 include: The debt ceiling debacle could be coming to an end, now that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed a solution. The procedural vote has been postponed while Democrats consider the offer. 10 Republican governors are heading to Texas to witness the crisis at the border themselves. It’s […]

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Straight To It: Facebook whistleblower, California’s oil spill, and COVID quick hits

Gwen’s picks for Tuesday, October 5 include: Facebook’s whistleblower testifies before Congress and calls out former boss Mark Zuckerberg. California Governor Gavin Newsom issues a state of emergency order, following an oil spill in Orange County. Johnson & Johnson applies for FDA approval of its COVID vaccine booster shot.

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Straight To It: Three branches of government edition

Gwen’s picks for Friday, October 1 include: President Biden meets with Democrats as they work to rescue the $3.5 trillion spending bill. Negotiations continue on Capitol Hill as that bill and the bipartisan infrastructure bill, two key parts of Biden’s domestic agenda, hang in the balance. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID-19 […]

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Straight To It: Congress averts shutdown, Facebook under fire, and Olympic change

Jimmie’s picks for Thursday, September 30 include: Facing a midnight deadline, Congressional lawmakers pass a continuing resolution and reach a last-minute deal to avert a federal government shutdown. Facebook exec testifies on Capitol Hill about Instagram’s harmful impacts on teens’ mental health in the wake of The Wall Street Journal reporting. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) laid […]

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Straight to It: Pressure in DC, lawsuits, and YouTube bans

Gwen’s picks for Wednesday, September 29 include: If Congress fails to raise the federal debt limit by October 1, the federal government will shut down. Click here for the ramifications. Florida is suing the Biden Administration over immigration policies. YouTube announces new policy changes, banning vaccine misinformation from the platform.

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Straight To It: COVID, the Taliban, and the debt ceiling…oh my!

Gwen’s picks for Tuesday, September 28 include: Pfizer announces they’ve submitted research data to the FDA, as the company works to get its COVID vaccine approved for kids aged five to 11. Pentagon officials testified in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under Taliban rule, women are no […]

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Straight To It: Booster shots, guilty verdict, and experimental drugs

Gwen’s picks for Monday, September 27 include: President Joe Biden publicly received a COVID-19 vaccine booster, after recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Pfizer announces the testing of an experimental drug to treat COVID-19 after exposure. Switzerland becomes the 30th country in the world to legalize same-sex […]

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Straight To It: Screaming match, COVID scare, and spelling errors

Gwen’s picks for Friday, September 24 include: Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announces re-election campaign at age 88. Twitter sounds off. Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) get in a yelling match on the capitol steps over a House bill. Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) announces articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden, or […]

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Thursday, September 23 recap

Gwen’s Straight To It picks for Thursday, September 23 include: The national murder rate remains high after spiking 30% in 2020. View Shannon’s story on ‘Crime Spikes’ here. Gallup approval ratings for President Joe Biden hit a new low. The European Union plans to bring back a universal electronics charger, viewed as a setback to […]

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Wednesday, September 22 recap

Gwen’s picks for Wednesday, September 22 include: President Biden vows to double vaccination donations. President Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron agree to October meeting, amid tension. DOJ files lawsuit against American Airlines and JetBlue.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Tuesday, September 21 recap

Gwen’s picks for Tuesday include: Coroner rules Gabby Petito’s death a homicide. DHS is investigating, after images from the Texas border go viral. President Biden addresses the UN General Assembly. View his remarks here. View Shannon’s story on whether the UN does more harm than good, here. Johnson & Johnson release new data about the […]

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Monday, September 20 recap

Gwen’s picks for Monday, September 20 include: Thousands are forced to evacuate after a volcanic eruption in La Palma, Spain. Pfizer touts COVID vaccine safety for kids as young as five. Biden to ease restrictions on foreign travel to US. Taylor gives an Emmy wrap up.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Friday, September 17 recap

Gwen’s picks for Friday include: Pentagon calls Kabul drone strike a ‘tragic mistake’ after killing civilians. FDA panels votes down recommendations for widespread COVID vaccine boosters. A new study find Moderna’s vaccine the most effective in preventing COVID-related hospitalizations.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Thursday, September 16 recap

Gwen’s picks for Thursday include: America hits a new pandemic milestone. South Carolina lawyer, Alex Murdaugh, turns himself into authorities after hiring a hitman on himself. Police continue investigation into the disappearance of Gabby Petito. Jeopardy! announces new hosts.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Wednesday, September 15 recap

Gwen’s picks for Wednesday include: USA gymnasts call out FBI officials for their handling of the Larry Nassar investigation. California Governor Gavin Newsom survives recall election. Time announces 100 most influential people of 2021.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Tuesday, September 14 recap

Gwen’s picks for Tuesday include: Tropical Storm Nicholas makes landfall, leaves thousands of Texans without power. Californians head to the polls for a recall election. Havana Syndrome to become Unexplained Health Incidents. Never heard of it? Check out Shannon’s story here. Former Presidents team up to help Afghan refugees.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Monday, September 13 recap

Gwen’s picks for Monday include: Texas and Louisiana brace for Tropical Storm Nicholas. President Biden heads to California to campaign for Governor Gavin Newsom ahead of Tuesday’s recall election. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis threatens $5,000 fines for local governments over vaccine mandates. ‘Fashion’s biggest night’ kicks off with the 2021 Met Gala.

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Straight To It: Shannon’s Friday, September 10 Recap

Shannon’s picks for Friday, September 10 include: A moment of silence at the New York Stock Exchange is one of many memorial events as we head into the weekend. Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of attacks on September 11. Public opinion is polarized following President Biden’s announcement regarding vaccine requirements. A federal judge ruled in […]

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Straight To It: Shannon’s Thursday, September 9 Recap

Shannon’s picks for Thursday, September 9 include: More Americans leave Kabul President Biden announced widespread vaccine requirements Why prescription drug prices are so high

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Straight To It: Jimmie’s Wednesday, September 8 Recap

Jimmie’s picks for Wednesday, September 8 include: The Biden administration sets a goal of the U.S. becoming nearly 50% solar-powered by 2050. Former President Donald Trump to back candidate running to replace Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). Robert E. Lee Statue removed in Richmond, Virginia. Idaho hospitals rationing patient care due to spike in Covid-19 cases. Derek […]

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Straight To It: Jimmie’s Tuesday, September 7 Recap

Jimmie’s picks for Tuesday, September 7 include: A pre-trial hearing was held for the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks. The Taliban forms a new Afghan government.  President Joe Biden tours hard-hit New York and New Jersey. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs the controversial voting bill into law.  The entertainment industry remembers rapper Mac Miller […]

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Friday, September 3 recap

Gwen’s picks for Friday include: August job numbers come in lower than expected. Mu becomes the latest COVID variant to watch out for. Apple announced new ID feature for iphone and Apple Watch. ABBA releases new music for the first time in 40 years.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Wednesday, September 1 recap

Gwen’s picks for Wednesday, September 1 include: Texas legislature passes controversial voting rights bill. Texas abortion law goes into effect. View Jimmie’s interview here.  President Biden meets with President Zelenskyy. Democratic lawmakers send President Biden letter on America’s hunger crisis.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Tuesday, August 31 recap

Gwen’s picks for Tuesday, August 31 include: President Biden defends decision to withdraw from Afghanistan. Caldor Fire forces mass evacuation near Lake Tahoe. Hurricane Ida leaves millions without power in Louisiana.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Monday, August 30 recap

Gwen’s picks for Monday include: American troops finish withdrawal from Afghanistan. Hurricane Ida devastates Louisiana, heads for Mississippi, Tennessee Valley. Department of Education investigating five states over mask bans in schools.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Friday, August 27 recap

Gwen’s picks for Friday, August 27 include: Threats remain in Kabul, following Thursday’s deadly attacks. President Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Hurricane Ida heads toward the Gulf Coast. TikTok bans ‘Milk Crate Challenge’ videos.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Thursday, August 26 recap

Gwen’s picks for Thursday, August 26 include: Kabul attacks kill 12 American service members. Pentagon: ISIS-K is behind Kabul attacks. View Shannon’s story here. Biden cancels meeting with Israeli PM. Capitol Police officers sue former President Trump over Capitol riots. Health model predicts 100,000 more COVID-19 deaths.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Wednesday, August 25 recap

Gwen’s picks for Wednesday, August 25 include: VP Harris offers support to Vietnam during an official visit to the country. Johnson & Johnson announce their booster vaccine’s effectiveness against COVID-19. Brett Favre urges kids to avoid tackle football, raising CTE concerns. Serena Williams pulls out of US Open, along with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Monday, August 23 recap

Gwen’s picks for Monday, August 23 include: Deadly flooding in Tennessee, power outages along the Northeast. Pfizer’s COVID-19 gets full approval from FDA. Angelina Jolie joins Instagram. Instagram to remove ‘swipe up’ feature.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Thursday, August 19 recap

Gwen’s picks for Thursday, August 19 include: One man arrested after making a bomb threat outside the Library of Congress. President Biden says American troops could stay past August 31 deadline in Afghanistan, following Taliban takeover. The US to erase student loan debt for Americans with severe disabilities. View Shannon’s story here. 

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Wednesday, August 18 recap

Gwen’s picks for Wednesday, August 18 include: Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani releases a video on Facebook, says he does not regret fleeing the country. Former President Donald Trump criticizes Ghani and President Joe Biden in FOX interview. Devastation from Dixie Fire continues in California, forcing thousands to evacuate. Pope Francis urges people to get […]

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Tuesday, August 17 recap

Gwen’s picks for Tuesday include: American military planes evacuate Afghan citizens after the Taliban takes over Kabul. US to recommend COVID vaccine boosters at 8 months. New Zealand goes on nationwide lockdown after single COVID case. Texas Governor Greg Abbott tests positive for COVID.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Monday, August 16 recap

Gwen’s picks for Monday, August 16 include: Afghan government falls during Taliban takeover, and President Biden stands by decision to withdraw American troops. Deadly earthquake hits Haiti. View Jimmie’s update here. Biden administration announces largest ever increase in food stamp benefits.

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Straight To It: Shannon’s Friday, August 13 Recap

Shannon’s picks for Thursday, August 12 include: The Taliban takes more Afghan cities Census data insight Is Britney almost free?

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Straight To It: Shannon’s Thursday, August 12 Recap

Shannon’s picks for Thursday, August 12 include: Tropical depression Fred heads toward Florida United Airlines requires employee vaccination Biden’s plan to lower prescription drug costs

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Straight To It: Shannon’s Wednesday, August 11 recap

Shannon’s picks for Wednesday, August 11 include: New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul addresses the public after Governor Cuomo announces resignation Senate passes $3.5 trillion budget blueprint after 14-hour “vote-a-rama” CDC: COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant women

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Tuesday, August 10 recap

Gwen’s picks for Tuesday, August 10 include: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces his resignation. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul will become New York’s first female governor. The Senate passes the infrastructure bill. View Shannon’s story on budget reconciliation here. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene gets suspended from Twitter for a week.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Monday, August 9 recap

Gwen’s picks for Monday, August 9 include: New UN report outlines climate change emergency The official Olympic flag lands in Paris U.S job openings hit a record high Straight Arrow News is hiring! View our openings here Taylor explains the TikTok honey Trend

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Friday, August 6 recap

Gwen’s picks for Friday include: Team USA medal count and IOC remarks on the legacy of the Tokyo Olympics. Domestic airlines are struggling to meet the summer travel demand. Student loan repayment extended to January 31, 2022. Shedd Aquarium releases video of penguin chicks born during the pandemic.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Thursday, August 5 recap

Gwen’s picks for Thursday include: The Andrew Cuomo Scandal: what’s next? View Jimmie’s story here. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio tells Gov. Cuomo to “get the hell out” The DOJ announces investigation into the Phoenix Police Department. Protests over the Tokyo Games continue outside the Olympic stadium. The Grammy Awards vow to be more inclusive […]

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Wednesday, August 4 recap

Gwen’s picks for Wednesday include: South Korea detects two cases of COVID’s delta plus variant. Full interview with Dr. Payal Kohli: Deciphering the Delta Variant. Click here. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson says he regrets mask mandate ban. WHO tells rich countries to hold off on vaccine boosters. Today’s birthdays: Barack Obama, Meghan Markle, Jeff Gordon.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Tuesday, August 3 recap

Gwen’s picks for Tuesday, August 3 include: An investigation by New York’s Attorney General found Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women Two more DC police officers who responded to the January 6th Capitol riots have committed suicide First transgender athlete competes in the Tokyo Olympics Simone Biles wins bronze in the balance beam competition, […]

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Monday, August 2 recap

Gwen’s picks for Monday include: Zoom set to pay $85 million in a lawsuit settlement over privacy issues. Former President Obama plans 60th birthday bash Senator Lindsey Graham tests positive for COVID. US reaches vaccination milestone.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Friday, July 30 recap

Gwen’s picks for Friday, July 30 include: Team USA leads the Olympic medal count! American Pole Vaulter, Sam Kendricks tests positive for COVID at the Olympics. Senator Roger Wicker requests the Olympic Committee retest Kendricks and let him compete. CDC says the Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox. Scarlett Johansson files lawsuit against Disney.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Thursday, July 29 recap

Gwen’s picks for Thursday, July 29 include: Sunisa Lee wins Olympic gold in gymnastics all-around competition. Tokyo 2020: why athletes’ mental health is in the spotlight. View Shannon’s story here. Congress passes 2.1 billion dollar security bill. Texas Democrats remain in DC, participate in a committee hearing. Singer Shakira could face trial for tax evasion.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Wednesday, July 28 recap

Gwen’s picks for Wednesday, July 27 include: Simone Biles withdraws from individual all-around competition at the Olympics Independent athletes compete under the R.O.C. name at the Olympics. View Jimmie’s story here. Annie shares an update on Capitol Hill. The British government eases travel restrictions for vaccinated Americans.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Friday, July 23 recap

Gwen’s picks for Friday, July 23 include: Cleveland’s MLB team changes name to ‘Guardians’ NFL Commissioner’s warning to unvaccinated players and NFL teams The Tokyo Olympic Games kicked off with the Opening Ceremony. Protesters gathered outside.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Thursday, July 22 recap

Gwen’s picks for Thursday, July 22 include: Eric Clapton says he won’t play music venues that require proof of vaccinations. Capitol Hill fights over whether to raise the debt ceiling. Tokyo spends billions to host the 2021 Olympics. A day before opening ceremonies, the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired its director.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Wednesday, July 21 recap

Gwen’s picks for Wednesday, July 21 include: GOP Senators filibuster infrastructure plan, but negotiations toward bipartisan deal continue. Jan. 6 Capitol riot investigation committee in shambles after fight over picks. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pushes Americans to get a COVID vaccine. Brisbane 2032! IOC selects Australia to host future Olympic Games.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Tuesday, July 20 recap

Gwen’s picks for Tuesday, July 20 include: Jeff Bezos successfully makes it to space and back. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s twitter account gets suspended. The Delta variant is rapidly spreading through the U.S. Canada to open border to Americans next month. CDC says to avoid UK travel.

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Monday, July 19 recap

Gwen’s picks for Monday, July 19 include: First capital rioter headed to prison Tokyo Olympics begin Friday and are already off to a rough start Prince Harry is writing a memoir Jeff Bezos heads to space Tuesday  

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Friday, July 16 recap

Gwen’s picks for Friday, July 16 include: Elephants slide down a cornfield and ruin crops. Stephen Breyer says he’s happy at the Supreme Court despite calls for his retirement. A summer supply shortage is making it difficult for Americans to enjoy the outdoors.

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STRAIGHT TO IT: Gwen’s top stories on this Throwback Thursday

Looking for a quick and exciting recap of the day’s most interesting stories?  Gwen gets straight to it…..

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Wednesday, July 14 recap

Gwen’s picks for Wednesday, July 14 include: More US overdose deaths than any other year. Protests against Cuban government spread to the US. June’s inflation rate increase. View Jimmie’s interview here on how to stay afloat. Pop star Olivia Rodrigo visits the White House to promote vaccinations. Ron DeSantis sells merchandise with the phrase ‘Don’t […]

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Tuesday, July 13 recap

Gwen’s picks for Tuesday, July 13 include: Democratic lawmakers from Texas flee the state. Can they be arrested? Wildfires continue to burn in 12 states FDA warns of potential rare neurological complication with J&J vaccine Mattel releases a new Barbie Role Model doll in the image of Naomi Osaka  

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Monday, July 12 recap

Gwen’s picks for Monday, July 12 include: Firefighters are battling multiple wildfires along the west coast Pfizer makes case for a booster shot Tokyo enters ‘state of emergency’ two weeks before Olympics start Protests continue in Cuba surrounding food shortages, high prices, and rising coronavirus cases

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Thursday, July 8 recap

Gwen’s picks for Thursday, July 8 include: President Joe Biden announced an end date for Afghanistan war. Authorities in Haiti said police killed four suspects in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse and took six others into custody. Donald Trump sues Twitter, Facebook, and Google. Olympic organizers announced there will be no fans allowed at […]

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Wednesday, July 7 recap

Gwen’s picks for Wednesday, July 7 include: Haiti’s president was assassinated in a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act”. Former President Donald Trump sued Facebook, Twitter and Google over wrongful censorship. Florida was spared the worst of Elsa, which downgraded to a Tropical Storm before landfall. June 2021 was the hottest June of all time in […]

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Friday, July 2 recap

Gwen’s picks for Friday, July 2 include: The first hurricane of the season is here Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump are feuding over a rally scheduled for this weekend A new jobs report brings good news An American track and field star tests positive for THC, knocking her out of a […]

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Thursday, July 1 recap

Gwen’s picks for Thursday, July 1 include: Charges brought against the Trump Organization and its CFO Pelosi appointing select committee members to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riots House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy responding to Liz Cheney’s appointment to the committee POTUS meeting with Florida families College athletes cashing in

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Wednesday, June 30 recap

Gwen’s picks for Wednesday, June 30 include: Bill Cosby’s release from prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his sexual assault conviction The House of Representatives voting to form a Select Committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riots President Trump visiting the U.S.-Mexico border A deadline for phone carriers to implement technology that blocks robocalls […]

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Tuesday, June 29 recap

Gwen’s picks for Tuesday, June 29 include: The continuing search for survivors in Florida The spread of the COVID-19 delta variant Biden stumping to build support for his new infrastructure deal The historic heat wave blanketing America FLOTUS gracing the cover of Vogue magazine

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Monday, June 28 recap

Gwen’s Monday, June 28 picks include: Former President Donald Trump teases a 2024 presidential run The Trump Organization faces legal problems Are solar panels worth the investment? The Tokyo Olympics are set to start in 25 days, and one athlete’s anthem protest has her front and center

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Friday, June 25 recap

Gwen’s Friday picks include: A judge sentencing former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22 1/2 years in prison Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison calling for passing of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Search and rescue efforts in Surfside: interviews with a former Miami-Dade police major and member of the local Jewish community VP […]

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Thursday, June 24 Recap

Gwen’s top picks from the day include: A condo collapse in South Florida A bipartisan infrastructure deal, with negotiations and compromises still to come A House Select Committee on the Capitol insurrection Questions about National Institutes of Health funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology Declining life expectancies for Americans

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Straight To It: Gwen’s Tuesday Recap

Gwen’s picks from Tuesday, June 22 include: Shannon Longworth diving into the filibuster, as Senate Republicans block the voting rights bill championed by Democrats The vaccine holdouts as America approaches the Fourth of July An inspector general’s report on nursing home deaths during the pandemic President Biden’s upcoming plan to address rising crime rates

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