1. Roundup: Manchin's Moves, Election News, Panda Blues NPR 28:07

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced he wouldn’t seek another term, fueling speculation he’s gearing up for a presidential run. Meanwhile, new speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) is facing a major challenge to avoid a government shutdown next week, and statewide elections throughout the country this week led to good results for Democrats.

Plus, a farewell to Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and Xiao Qi Ji.

This episode: senior White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales, voting correspondent Ashley Lopez, and senior political editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

The podcast is edited by Casey Morell. It is produced by Jeongyoon Han. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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