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Twist of Fate: FBI Raid, Inflation Reduction Act, BeReal

Aug 11, 2022

  • First: FBI agents searched former president Donald Trump’s home at Mar-A-Lago on Monday. We talked to a Congressional reporter to learn what the FBI was looking for, where this investigation fits in with other Trump trials, and what this could mean for a potential presidential run. 

  • Next: We’ve got the big headlines for the week: July inflation numbers, Facebook’s involvement in a Nebraska abortion case, and Serena Williams retiring from tennis. 

  • Also: The Inflation Reduction Act is making its way to President Biden’s desk. And it’s jam-packed with actions on climate, healthcare, and taxes. We call up an expert to learn what’s in the act and how it’ll impact you for years to come.  

  • Finally: BeReal is the newest social media app taking the US by storm. Butttt with some twists: no influencers, no filters, and no aesthetically pleasing photos. We talked to a reporter who went down the BeReal rabbit hole to learn about our desire for more authentic connections online. 

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