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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. Hosted by Taylor Wilson and Claire Thornton. Discover more USA TODAY podcasts at usatoday.com/podcasts

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The omicron variant

The omicron variant

2021-11-2711:21

The latest COVID-19 variant is creating fresh travel bans. Plus, markets are wobbly amid variant fears, we remember Stephen Sondheim, it's rivalry weekend in college football and Hanukkah begins.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
White House reporter Matthew Brown says analysts are skeptical. Plus, consumer news reporter Kelly Tyko fills us in on Black Friday, scientists are scrambling after the latest COVID-19 variant has been detected, we talk leftovers and how long they're good for and a pair of golf rivals face off in 'The Match.'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 three white men will face life in prison for killing the 25-year-old Black man. Plus, business reporter Kelly Tyko talks about why you might have seen higher prices shopping for Thanksgiving, reporter Marina Pitofsky warns not to deep-fry a frozen turkey, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade welcomes back crowds and there's a full football slate for the holiday.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Courts are still working to decide whether certain companies actually must force their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Plus, a sixth person is dead after the Wisconsin parade tragedy, President Joe Biden will nominate a new budget director, we have some advice for when to hit the road for Thanksgiving and it's a big movie release day ahead of the holiday.(Audio: Associated Press, Disney, Marvel, MGM)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.
At least five people are dead and witnesses are speaking out about what they saw. Plus, consumer reporter Michelle Shen talks about a new tool that lets you visualize how climate change could affect your home, national correspondent Trevor Hughes looks into part of the infrastructure bill that protects pedestrians, the jury begins deliberations in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial and Grammy nominees are set to be released.(Audio: Associated Press)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.
Three white men are accused of chasing and killing the 25-year-old Black man last year. Plus, authorities are investigating why an SUV plowed into a Wisconsin parade and killed at least five people, economics and jobs reporter Paul Davidson explores whether the Build Back Better plan could affect inflation, USA TODAY Sports' Tom Schad explains how a former NFL coach's lawsuit could spill more of the league's secrets and Taylor Swift and BTS win big at the AMAs.(Audio: ABC, American Music Awards, Associated Press)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.
We've all heard the story of the first Thanksgiving; Pilgrims and Native Americans sitting down together to enjoy the fruits of their labor and feast in friendship. But is this the real story of the first Thanksgiving? Or is there more? First hand accounts of that day tell a much different version of the story. So where did this version come from? We sat down with USA TODAY reporter Eryn Dion for the real first Thanksgiving story.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.
Hear the aftermath of the verdict. Plus, it's Transgender Day of Remembrance, COVID-19 vaccine booster shots have been approved for all U.S. adults, TikTok users have a chance at some money in a class action lawsuit and Cardi B hosts the AMAs.(Audio: Associated Press)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Breaking news editor Susan Miller considers. Plus, the defense rests its case in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial, the House gets set to vote on the Build Back Better plan, wellness reporter Jenna Ryu talks about time blocking and Adele releases her fourth studio album.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.
Economic opportunity reporter Charisse Jones talks about the shift for a majority of the U.S. workforce. Plus, a man charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery takes the stand, White House reporter Matt Brown reports on Rep. Paul Gosar's censure, 2 men are expected to be cleared in the assassination of Malcolm X and get ready for the longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years.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 prosecution rested its case after a medical examiner described how Arbery died. Plus, a detained American journalist has been freed from Myanmar, national correspondent Romina Ruiz-Goiriena talks to a doctor fighting the HIV crisis in Florida, Washington correspondent Ledyard King explains a proposal that would offer jobs to young people to fight climate change and 'Tiger King' gets a sequel.(Audio: Netflix)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 Digital Editor Fellow Cady Stanton considers. Plus, White House correspondent Joey Garrison looks at what states and cities can expect from the new infrastructure bill, the jury begins deliberating in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the Green Bay Packers hold a stock sale and Tueday means lots of great new book releases.(Audio: Associated Press)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.
Health reporter Elizabeth Weise considers whether this is just the new normal. Plus, closing arguments are expected in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, Ghislaine Maxwell heads to trial, today's the deadline to sign up for child tax credits and hundreds were injured in Egypt from scorpion stings after flooding.(Audio: Associated Press)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.
As discussed previously on The 5 Things podcast, the pandemic housing market is extremely competitive. Buying options remain low while prices continue to go up. What's the best course of action for potential homebuyers? Housing and economy reporter Swapna Venugopal gives tips for first time homebuyers.Episode transcipt 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.
Britney is free

Britney is free

2021-11-1310:22

A judge has freed Britney Spears from her conservatorship. Plus, reporter Nina Mandell talks concert safety, USA TODAY Sports' Paul Myerberg fills us in on the next Manning quarterback, Aaron Rodgers may make his return after COVID-19 and snow falls in the East.(Audio: Associated Press)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.
Was anything actually accomplished at the COP26? Plus, business reporter Nathan Bomey talks about a 31-year high for inflation, national correspondent Trevor Hughes looks into school staffing stresses, Britney Spears' conservatorship could come to an end today and it's the U.S. versus Mexico in men's World Cup qualifying.(Audio: Associated Press)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.
On this Veterans Day, we look back at Armistice Day and consumer travel reporter Eve Chen talks about buffalo soldiers. Plus, the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse gets heated, Washington correspondent Ledyard King explains how USPS vehicles are going electric and a lawsuit has been filed against Alec Baldwin after the fatal movie set shooting.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 trial continues after the jury heard gruesome autopsy results this week. Plus, a federal judge rejects former President Donald Trump's request to block the release of documents to the House committee investigating January 6th, congressional reporter Savannah Behrmann looks into legislation to help breastfeeding moms, education reporter Chris Quintana talks about an app that professors say encourages student cheating and Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has fears about the metaverse.(Audio: Associated Press)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.
Experts say equity is the key to getting everyone vaccinated. Plus, the Supreme Court hears arguments surrounding religious rights for death row inmates, new car prices are skyrocketing, the police officer who killed Breonna Taylor wants his job back and the march to March Madness begins.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-ThingsSubscribe to USA TODAYSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Travel reporter Bailey Shulz outlines what the new rules mean. Plus, a criminal investigation continues into the deadly Houston music festival crowd surge, Democrats get some bad approval rating news, tensions are high in Iraq after an assassination attempt on the prime minister and the Milwaukee Bucks become the first NBA team since 2016 to visit the White House.(Audio: Associated Press)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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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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