INTRODUCING APPLE NEWS TODAY: Every weekday morning, hosts Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino bring you up to speed on the biggest stories of the day — and how the world’s top journalists are covering them.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

As COVID-19 cases rise, U.S. leaders enact new restrictions

As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge across the country, state and local leaders are implementing new restrictions to slow the spread — including politicians who have been resistant to such measures in the past.

Also on today’s show: What U.S. troop withdrawal means for Afghanistan, how presidents avoid turning their papers over to the public, and what a chess grandmaster thinks of the Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit.

What happens to presidential records

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About Our Hosts

Shumita Basu is a broadcast journalist with public-radio roots. She’s drawn to vivid narratives and accountability journalism and especially admires local reporters who own their beats.

Duarte Geraldino is a longtime broadcast journalist, editor, and TED speaker. He’s passionate about journalism that focuses on economic justice and migration, and that amplifies voices that are too often silenced.