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The news you need to know to start your day. Five top news stories and why they matter. Seven days a week, with deep-dive Sunday episodes. Powered by the USA TODAY Network and hosted by Taylor Wilson and Claire Thornton.

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Plus, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of the Women of the Century project, Tik Tok plans to sue the Trump administration, a federal appeals court takes another look at the Michael Flynn case and Oprah gives her magazine cover to Breonna Taylor.
Plus, it's back to school season, USA TODAY launches the Women of the Century project, a new hurricane forms in the Pacific and it's been one year since the death of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.(Audio: Associated Press)
USA TODAY’s Leaders of Change project is spotlighting activists across the country—people who we think will be in the history books because of their work advancing social justice in 2020. Leaders of Change nominee Dawn Porter makes films highlighting political struggles that help everyone, like Congressman Lewis' crusade for voting rights. Look out for more from Leaders of Change later this month.
Plus, progress continues on COVID-19 vaccines, thousands of people remain without power in the New York City area, a new documentary on Jeffrey Epstein's alleged abuses airs on Lifetime and the NHL wraps up qualifying series.(Audio: Associated Press, Lifetime)
Plus, activists push to suspend prison admissions in Arizona amid a massive outbreak, Los Angeles will shut off power for party houses that repeatedly violate COVID-19 protocol, job gain numbers are out for July and Lady Gaga debuts a new show on Apple Music.(Audio: Associated Press)
Plus, France's president heads to Lebanon, it's been 75 years since the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the Labor Department releases its latest job numbers and the PGA Championship is here.(Audio: Associated Press)
Plus, governors from six states collaborate to get quick coronavirus tests, lawmakers say they're closer on a new stimulus deal, Isaias leaves millions without power and the Europa League is back.(Audio: Associated Press)
Plus, Trump and Pelosi both go after Dr. Deborah Birx, Michigan holds its primary, Chad Daybell's hearing continues after his wife's kids were found dead and there's a new book in the 'Twilight' saga.(Audio: Associated Press, AccuWeather)
Plus, Dr. Deborah Birx warns rural areas to take the coronavirus seriously, Tropical Storm Isaias heads for the Carolinas, Pac-12 athletes push for changes with unity group and Google releases a new phone.(Audio: Associated Press)
How did Jack Roland Murphy go from world-champion surfer to notorious jewel thief? How did it all go wrong and end in at least two murders in the murky waterways of southern Florida? Find out on The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek. "5 Things" is bringing you the entire first episode.
Plus, lawmakers throw jabs on stimulus disagreements, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman retires citing pressure from Trump, Hurricane Isaias is on the move and the NHL returns.(Audio: Associated Press)
Plus, the countdown is on for a stimulus agreement, hurricane season continues, Muslims begin celebrating Eid al-Adha and Beyoncé releases a new visual album.(Audio: Associated Press, WH.GOV, Walt Disney Studios)
Plus, Trump retweets a Houston doctor touting hydroxychloroquine, a Mars rover makes history, the U.S. GDP falls and the NBA is back.(Audio: Associated Press)
Plus, Democrats and Republicans continue to debate a new stimulus, tech CEOs testify before Congress on anti-trust issues, John Lewis lies in state at the Georgia State Capitol and the Federal Reserve may signal zero interest rates for even longer.(Audio: Associated Press)
Plus, the GOP reveals its stimulus bill, a woman will lead the Army Reserve for the first time, Johnny Depp's libel trial is expected to end and the Emmys are announced.(Audio: Associated Press, WHO)
Plus, Trump talks testing, Rep. John Lewis lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, a Chinese researcher is expected in court for fraud and the Delta Aquariid meteor shower lights up the sky.(Audio: Associated Press)
The death of Rep. John Lewis marks the end of an era. We're bringing back his speeches from the 50th anniversary of the Selma voting rights march and interviews in which Lewis looks back on 'Bloody Sunday.' Members of Congress and veteran activists share their memories of Lewis' fight to secure protections against voter disenfranchisement. They also look ahead to how a new generation of activists will walk in Lewis' footsteps. Click here to find our 40-page special edition commemorating his life's work.
Plus, $600 weekly unemployment supplements expire, new international college students won't be able to study in the U.S. this fall if their university goes fully online, the WNBA returns and Puerto Rico closes most businesses on Sundays as cases surge.(Audio: Associated Press)
Plus, lawmakers work toward finalizing the latest pandemic relief bill, Michael Cohen is out of prison again, hurricanes spin in the Atlantic and Pacific and Taylor Swift releases a surprise album.(Audio: Associated Press)
Plus, C.T. Vivian is laid to rest, Major League Baseball is back, Tropical Storm Gonzalo strengthens into a hurricane and Microsoft unveils more Xbox games for its new system.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Gavin Newsom)
Comments (3)

Cindy Miller

Did we roll back to JUNE???? LOL

Jul 21st

Daryl Sande

I find it very difficult to consider a news item credible when the broadcaster refers to "Mary" as the nephew of the president.

Jul 17th
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