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USA TODAY’s daily news podcast, The Excerpt (formerly 5 Things), brings you a curated mix of the most important headlines seven mornings a week. We also deliver special deep-dive episodes on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons on the most compelling topics in culture, entertainment, sports, politics, and more. Give us fifteen minutes a day, we'll give you all of the headlines, none of the chaos. Hosted by Taylor Wilson and Dana Taylor.  

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Anthony Fauci was one of the nation’s leading public-health doctors, working on the world’s deadliest emerging infectious diseases, from AIDS to Zika. Then came COVID-19. He soon became a voice millions of Americans trusted -- a straight-talker even when his candor put him at odds with President Trump. But it also made him the target of conspiracy theories and worse. In an exclusive interview about Fauci's new memoir, “On Call: A Doctor’s Journey in Public Service,” USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page sits down with Fauci to talk about his years in public health and whether he will ever again feel safe. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
USA TODAY Consumer Travel Reporter Zach Wichter breaks down the Boeing CEO's testimony, after a new whistleblower complaint.Cities are breaking temperature records in parts of the Midwest and Northeast. Check out our Sunday Deep Dive episode on extreme heat.California wildfires force evacuations, while Sonoma County wineries avoid worst-case-scenario fears.USA TODAY Breaking News Reporter Cybele Mayes-Osterman talks about Black veterans celebrated on a Juneteenth trip to Washington.Willie Mays has died at 93.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
USA TODAY White House Correspondent Michael Collins looks at today's announcement of a new immigration rule from the Biden administration.Severe heat bakes much of the country, while the first alert of the 2024 hurricane season is issued.Firefighters battle a wildfire 60 miles from Los Angeles.USA TODAY Trending News Reporter Kinsey Crowley breaks down U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy's calls on Congress to pass a warning label for social media.What do we know a year after the Titan sub disaster?Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
USA TODAY Campaign 2024 Breaking News Editor Austin Bogues discusses how President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are approaching Black voters.Culture war clashes in Congress risk stalling must-pass bills.A crazy week of weather is on the way.USA TODAY Health Reporter Karen Weintraub puts the bird flu outbreak in context.Bryson DeChambeau wins the U.S. Open.Angelina Jolie and Daniel Radcliffe win their first Tony Awards.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
May 2024 marked the twelfth straight month of record-high temperatures for the planet. Here in the U.S., temperatures across the country are likely to break records again this summer, increasing health risks to those spending long periods outdoors – from construction workers to migrants illegally crossing the border. Government and business leaders have long struggled to cope with protecting people from the heat. Kathy Baughman McLeod, founder and CEO of Climate Resilience for All, a non-profit dedicated to protecting vulnerable communities from extreme heat, joins The Excerpt to explain how people should prepare for a hotter world.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
USA TODAY Supreme Court Correspondent Maureen Groppe puts a high court decision surrounding gun bump stocks in context.A judge orders Alex Jones' personal assets to be liquidated and paid to Sandy Hook families.A Southwest Airlines jet was damaged during a flight last month after it experienced a Dutch roll manuever.USA TODAY Breaking News and Education Reporter Zach Schermele discusses how one Montana mayor is refusing to recognize Pride.Forecasters warn of a dangerous and potentially record-breaking heat wave next week.Euro 2024 kicks off.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
USA TODAY Supreme Court Correspondent Maureen Groppe discusses the high court's decision on mifepristone, as well as a pair of other cases.President Joe Biden signs a 10-year security agreement with Ukraine.President Joe Biden says he won't commute any sentence given to his son Hunter Biden over gun felonies.USA TODAY Congress Reporter Ken Tran discusses former President Donald Trump's return to Capitol Hill.A shift in global climate patterns - from El Niño to La Niña - is unfolding.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The U.S. Supreme Court has had its ethical compass called into question periodically over the decades, but not nearly as much as it is right now. From Justice Clarence Thomas’ recent disclosure of receiving millions of dollars in vacation benefits to Justice Samuel Alito’s admission of flying an American flag upside down at one of his homes, a politically charged symbol, the court’s integrity is under scrutiny and public faith in the court has dropped to its lowest level ever recorded. Can the public’s trust in this institution of American democracy be restored? USA TODAY Supreme Court Correspondent Maureen Groppe joins The Excerpt to put the court's recent ethical blunders into context.Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
USA TODAY Congress Reporter Ken Tran breaks down the move by House Republicans to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress.Southern Baptists condemn the use of IVF.The Oklahoma Supreme Court dismisses a lawsuit from survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.The Federal Reserve holds interest rates steady.USA TODAY Network Florida First Amendment Reporter Douglas Soule discusses how one school board banned a book about banning books.Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The Roman Catholic Church hasn’t been known for its inclusive stance with the LGBTQ+ community historically. But over the past decade, Pope Francis has steered a course that is decidedly more liberal and accepting by welcoming trans sex-workers at the Vatican, for instance. Is this progressive repositioning a signal of a broader policy shift for the Roman Catholic Church? Sister Jeanine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, a Catholic outreach group focused on education and advocacy for LGBTQ+ people in the church, joins The Excerpt to share her experiences.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Bart Jansen breaks down the guilty verdict in Hunter Biden's federal gun trial.Rudy Giuliani posts bail in Arizona in the fake electors case.ICE agents arrest eight foreign nationals suspected to have ties with ISIS.A federal judge strikes down Florida's ban on transgender health care for children, and restrictions for transgender adults.USA TODAY Health Reporter Karen Weintraub looks at the impact of space travel on the human body.The U.S. takes on India at the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
A U.S. proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza gets U.N. Security Council backing with a 14-0 vote.USA TODAY Pentagon Correspondent Tom Vanden Brook looks at numbers around soldier suicides, and what's being done to try and prevent them.An FDA advisory panel has endorsed the experimental Alzheimer's drug donanemab.USA TODAY Education Reporter Alia Wong discusses chronic absenteeism and its consequences in American schools.AI emojis? Apple unveils new developments at WWDC.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is heading to Egypt and Israel, as U.S. officials continue to push for a cease-fire in Gaza.USA TODAY Senior National Political Correspondent Sarah D. Wire looks at the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. USA TODAY National Political Correspondent David Jackson talks about former President Donald Trump's shift on mail-in balloting.Jimmy Carter's grandson shares an update on his grandfather's health.The NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Final roll on.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Summer movies can be an exhilarating escape. Whether you go for action-adventure, captivating thrillers, or the return of a few favorites in the world of animation, the summer of 2024 promises not to disappoint. And, as a bonus, catching a movie in theaters is a sure-fire way to beat the heat in what’s expected to be a long hot summer. Who are the biggest stars headed back to the big screen? USA TODAY entertainment reporter Ralphie Aversa joins The Excerpt to give us the scoop on this summer’s movie lineup.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
USA TODAY Network Delaware Breaking News and Public Safety Reporter Isabel Hughes has the latest from Hunter Biden's federal gun trial.Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas received millions in gifts over 20 years.USA TODAY National Immigration Reporter Lauren Villagran discusses how migrants find themselves caught in a tug-of-war between federal and Texas state authorities.The U.S. economy added 272,000 jobs in May.Flamingos are being spotted along the East Coast.The Belmont Stakes are Saturday.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
President Joe Biden talked of Ukraine on the anniversary of D-Day.USA TODAY National Political Correspondent David Jackson has the latest on former President Donald Trump's search for a VP.People with early-stage Alzheimer's disease may be able to slow their cognitive decline through diet and exercise, according to a new study.If you want to retire in comfort, do you really need $1 million in savings?USA TODAY Senior Reporter Jessica Guynn discusses microfeminism.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
These gentle giants of the ocean have long been a source of fascination for us humans. And while researchers have made huge gains in fostering a greater understanding of these majestic creatures in recent decades, the use of AI may have just cracked open the mother lode of all puzzles: their language. Could this lead to one day the possibility of talking with whales? David Gruber, the founder & president of Project CETI, an interdisciplinary scientific and conservation project aimed at listening to and translating the communication of sperm whales, joins The Excerpt to share this exciting new development.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The Georgia Court of Appeals has temporarily halted the 2020 election racketeering case involving former President Donald Trump and 14 others.USA TODAY White House Correspondent Michael Collins reports from Normandy on the 80th anniversary of D-Day.An FDA panel finds that the new COVID-19 vaccine for fall should target the JN.1 lineage.USA TODAY Breaking News and Education Reporter Zach Schermele discusses how school civil rights complaints are piling up.A crewed Boeing Starliner launched Wednesday from Florida.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Last week’s unprecedented conviction of a former president on 34 felony counts in the hush money trial continues to reverberate in political circles and across the country. New polling by several organizations shows that while Trump’s support is holding at around 31%, about half of all Americans feel the guilty verdict was correct and that he should end his campaign for the presidency. As we enter these uncharted waters of political turmoil, how might this historic verdict continue to play out? USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page joins The Excerpt to share her insights.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Bart Jansen has the latest from Hunter Biden's felony gun trial.President Joe Biden issues a directive on the border.Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul has charged Kenneth Chesebro and other Trump aides in a fake elector scheme.What obstacles remain to President Joe Biden's Gaza cease-fire plan?USA TODAY Reporter Sara Chernikoff talks about young adults living with their parents.A heat dome bakes the Southwest.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Andi-Roo Libecap

um, dude. Have you not heard of Jordan Klepper? He fingers the pulse of America. He fingers it HARD.

Feb 20th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

lmfao... The question they ask is, "What would happen if the candidates dropped out?" ... but we all know what they're REALLY asking is, "What would happen if those ancient dudes suddenly dropped dead of old age?"

Feb 20th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

well that ended rather abruptly!

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Oct 18th
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Jr. Kruger

Dear Ukraine, We miss the Cold War. Thanks again, Nato and Red Army LOL

Jan 26th
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Cindy Miller

Did we roll back to JUNE???? LOL

Jul 21st
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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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