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USA TODAY's 5 Things podcast gives you the news you need to start your day. Every day, we bring you five top news stories and why they matter, seven days a week, with deep-dive Sunday episodes. Hosted by Taylor Wilson, James Brown, PJ Elliott and Shannon Rae Green. Discover more USA TODAY podcasts at usatoday.com/podcasts.

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Protests continue after Friday's video release of the beating of Tyre Nichols.USA TODAY Health Reporter Ken Alltucker looks at January drug price hikes.Utah becomes the first state this year to ban gender-affirming health care for transgender youths.WCAI Climate and Environment Reporter Eve Zuckoff explains the latest conservation efforts around the North Atlantic right whale.The matchup for Super Bowl LVII is set.(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.
Are we headed toward a recession? It's hard to know for sure but economists everywhere are looking for signs for it or against it. 5 Things Sunday host James Brown explores two economic indicators: the recently released GDP number with USA TODAY's Charisse Jones and the state the RV industry with Ball State economics professor Dr. Michael Hicks.James Brown on TwitterCharisse Jones on TwitterBall State University's Center for Business and Economic ResearchShow notes and linksGDP report: Economy grew solidly in 4th quarter but recession fears remain. Here's what to know.Gross Domestic Product, Fourth Quarter and Year 2022 (Advance Estimate)RV Industry Produces 600,000 RVs in 2021, Surpassing Previous Record by 19%RV sales surged because of COVID-19, and not everyone is thrilled with their purchase Millennials are fueling new growth in recreational vehicle salesA warning sign has been flashing red: How weak RV sales could mean a 2023 recession.November RV Shipment Report2022 RV Shipment Surpass 493,000 For Third Best Year On RecordEpisode 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.
Commercial Appeal Content Editor Brett Barrouquere has the latest from Memphis after video shows police violence at the traffic stop of Tyre Nichols.The country again grapples with police reform years after the murder of George Floyd.Video of the attack on Paul Pelosi is released.The Republican National Committee re-elects Ronna McDaniel to a fourth term as the RNC grapples with the future of Trump.Four teams battle for a spot in the Super Bowl.Episode Transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things(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.
Former Memphis police officers have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Tyre Nichols.The economy grew solidly in the 4th quarter.The National Archives asks all former presidents and vice presidents to check if they have classified materials.USA TODAY Sports Reporter Josh Peter looks at the challenges for LGBTQ student-athletes at BYU.USA TODAY Patient Safety Reporter Karen Weintraub looks at the future of COVID-19 boosters after an FDA panel moves to simplify the shots.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 Pentagon Reporter Tom Vanden Brook explains what the U.S. decision to send dozens of modern tanks to Ukraine means for the war.The identities of several California shooting victims have been released.Opening arguments were given in the double murder trial of Alex Murdaugh.Meta says it will reinstate Donald Trump on Facebook and Instagram.Pope Francis says that homosexuality is a sin, not a crime.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 Investigative Reporter Erin Mansfield has the latest after classified documents were found at former Vice President Mike Pence's home.USA TODAY National Correspondent Elizabeth Weise explains what the Doomsday clock announcement means.The Biden administration plans to send more than 30 frontline battle tanks to Ukraine.The Department of Justice files an antitrust lawsuit against Google's parent company, Alphabet.USA TODAY Movie Critic Brian Truitt talks through the Oscar nominations.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.
California saw more shootings Monday after a Saturday incident left 11 dead.The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to examine the lack of competition in the ticketing industry.USA TODAY Money Reporter Elisabeth Buchwald explains how employers are under growing pressure to publicly share how much a job pays.New York City and other East Coast areas have gotten little snow this winter.Washington Commanders Reporter Chris Russell looks into a report that Jeff Bezos could be the next owner of the Commanders.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.
10 are dead after a California Lunar New Year shooting. Authorities say the suspect shot himself on Sunday.Democrats criticize President Joe Biden for his handling of classified documents.Hampton County Guardian Managing Editor Michael DeWitt, Jr. previews the murder trial of Alex Murdaugh.USA TODAY Personal Finance and Markets Reporter Elisabeth Buchwald tells you what to know for tax season.The NFL Playoffs are down to four teams.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 bill became law late last year that could mean the end of testing drugs on animals eventually. It's called the FDA Modernization Act 2.0. The law has bipartisan support. Seven republican senators led by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, three democrats including Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont co-sponsored the bill. PETA is thrilled about it too. But is the technology ready.5 Things Sunday Host James Brown and USA TODAY Patient Safety Enterprise Reporter Karen Weintraub discuss the implications of this new law, what makes it possible and if or when drugs not tested on animals will make it on the market.If you have a comment about the show or a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, send James Brown an email at jabrown@usatoday.com or podcasts@usatoday.com. You can also leave him a voicemail at 585-484-0339. We might have you on the show.Show notesAnimal testing no longer required for drug approval. But high-tech substitutes aren't readyFDA Modernization Act Press Conference - October 7, 2021Dr. Paul’s Bipartisan FDA Modernization Act 2.0 to End Animal Testing Mandates Included in 2022 Year-end LegislationVictory! President Signs Groundbreaking FDA Modernization Act 2.0NABR’s press statement on the FDA Modernization Act 2.0James Brown on TwitterKaren Weintraub on TwitterEpisode 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 Health Reporter Karen Weintraub looks back at three years of COVID-19 and whether we're ready for another pandemic.Tech layoffs continue.Former President Donald Trump has been sanctioned nearly $1 million for his lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and others.Rep. George Santos' college education is a myth. Is he the only one lying?An Australian toad sets new records.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. hit its debt ceiling Thursday. What happens next?USA TODAY Domestic Security Correspondent Josh Meyer looks at the need to overhaul how the U.S. protects classified documents.USA TODAY Reporter Christine Fernando explains how Roe v. Wade Day is different this year.Alec Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.USA TODAY Health Reporter Karen Weintraub examines new technology that could give loads of information from one drop of blood.Episode transcript available hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things(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.
Federal officials are investigating after a plane struck another on the ground in New York.USA TODAY White House Correspondent Maureen Groppe looks at low COVID booster rates in nursing homes.USA TODAY Investigations Editor Amy Pyle talks about sex trafficking in the U.S.The founder of another crypto exchange is arrested.West Virginia announces an opioid settlement with Walgreens.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 Politics Reporter Rachel Looker explains whether GOP reinstatements to committee might be part of concessions House Speaker Kevin McCarthy made to get votes for the speakership.Arizona Republic Money Reporter Russ Wiles looks at other economic concerns beyond recession.A group of Republican lawmakers in Wyoming want to phase out the sale of electric vehicles.Climate change activist Greta Thunberg was detained while protesting.Watch Mackenzie Salmon's full length interview of Steven A. Smith here.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 Assistant Washington Editor Ledyard King explains how a pair of Republicans could present a headache for President Joe Biden.The World Economic Forum returns to Davos.Ukraine begins criminal proceedings after Russia kills dozens of civilians in an apartment complex.Questions remain about what caused the Nepal plane crash.USA TODAY Wellness Reporter Jenna Ryu talks about narcissism and pseudomutuality.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.
68 people are dead and no survivors are expected after a plane crash in Nepal.USA TODAY Immigration Reporter Rebecca Morin looks at the trend of Americans emigrating to Mexico.Animal testing is no longer required for drug approval.President Joe Biden speaks at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.A rare green comet will revisit our solar system.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Have you ever wondered how banks make money? Or why overdraft fees exist? After a listener asked, 5 Things Sunday Host James Brown got answers from USA TODAY Finance reporter Elisabeth Buchwald, Bankrate.com analyst Greg McBride, and economist Aaron Klein from the Brookings Institution.Show notes:Costly Overdraft & NSF Fees Still Charged by Majority of BanksBureau of Consumer Financial Protection Settles With TCF National BankAgency: TCF National Bank tricked customers on overdraft feesThe yacht named Overdraft Joe Biden, CFPB target junk fees, hoping to ease economic pressure on low-income familiesGetting over overdraftBill Cooper, ex-Minnesota GOP leader and TCF Bank chief, diesBanks that have cut or eliminated overdraft feesSurvey: Bank overdraft fees tumble to 13-year low while ATM fees are back on the riseIf you have a comment about the show or a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, send James Brown an email at jabrown@usatoday.com or podcasts@usatoday.com. You can also leave him a voicemail at 585-484-0339. We might have you on the show.Aaron Klein on TwitterElisabeth Buchwald on TwitterGreg McBride on TwitterJames Brown on TwitterEpisode 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.
House Republicans have launched investigations into President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents.The Treasury Department pushes Congress to raise the debt ceiling.USA TODAY Sports Reporter Tom Schad looks at a catch-22 for minority coaching candidates in the NFL.UFO reports are on the rise.Psychologist Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble talks about dealing with suicide.If you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) any time day or night. Crisis Text Line also provides free, 24/7, confidential support via text message to people in crisis when they dial 741741.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 Joey Garrison has the latest on Biden's classified documents.USA TODAY Politics Reporter Ella Lee recaps the first day of the Proud Boys trial.The Los Angeles Police Department is being criticized for edited bodycam footage. USA TODAY Director of Photo and Video News Gathering Andy Scott explains.Inflation slowed again in December.USA TODAY Reporter Zulekha Nathoo and USA TODAY Executive Producer Yasmeen Qureshi take a deep dive on homelessness in the latest episode of States of America.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 Consumer Travel Reporter Zach Wichter has the latest on an FAA outage that halted flights nationwide.A second set of classified documents has been found by aides to President Joe Biden.Lawsuits pile up over firings and vaccine mandates.USA TODAY Education Reporter Kayla Jimenez talks about student lunch debt.Damar Hamlin goes home from the hospital.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 National Correspondent Elizabeth Weise has the latest from San Francisco on California storms and whether climate change is to blame.USA TODAY Justice Department Reporter Bart Jansen explains the revelation that classified documents were found at an office used by President Joe Biden before his campaign.Allen Weisselberg is sentenced to prison.USA TODAY Trending Reporter Natalie Alund talks about the possibility of banning gas stoves.The Golden Globes return to television.(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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Elizabeth Gorgon

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Jr. Kruger

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Cindy Miller

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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.

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