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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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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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Episodes

The dangers of delta

7/30/2021
The latest variant of coronavirus might be even more dangerous than we thought. Plus, USA TODAY Sports' Dan Wolken reports from the Tokyo Olympics, Bob Nightengale updates us on the MLB trade deadline, Prince's estate releases a new album and the IRS sends out more refunds. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:12:30

Bipartisan infrastructure bill advances to Senate debate

7/29/2021
It may still face legislative hurdles, but could pump billions into infrastructure, from bridges to internet. Plus, USA TODAY Sports' Josh Peter reports from Tokyo, a growing share of Americans know someone who is transgender, we preview the NBA Draft and Lollapalooza is back. (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.

Duration:00:11:56

It's time to mask up again

7/28/2021
The CDC has issued new guidance urging even vaccinated people to put their masks back on. Plus, Simone Biles withdraws from multiple Olympic gymnastics events to focus on her mental health, strong winds and storms may further spread wildfires, the Supreme Court has a low approval rating and skywatchers get a double feature meteor shower. Episode Transcript linked here. Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice...

Duration:00:12:27

Day 4 at the Olympics

7/27/2021
Upsets galore! Plus, the Department of Veterans Affairs will require its health care professionals to be vaccinated against COVID-19, we explain what the end to the U.S. combat mission in Iraq means, the final victim has been identified in the Surfside condo collapse and a committee on the January Capitol riot meets publicly for the first time. (Audio: Associated Press) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:12:05

CDC considering mask wearing for fully vaccinated individuals

7/26/2021
Cases are again soaring. Plus, we give an update on the Olympics and hear from Michael Phelps on vaccinating athletes, a giant heat wave (again) bakes the West, talks move forward on a bipartisan infrastructure bill and President Joe Biden meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. (Audio: Associated Press) Episode Transcript linked here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:12:29

The untold story of Melvin McNair

7/25/2021
He is an exile and a samaritan. He is a U.S. Army deserter and a social worker, coaching baseball for disadvantaged kids in his adopted home of Caen, France. It all started in 1972, when Melvin McNair was part of a group that hatched a plan to hijack a plane to Algeria. McNair and his co-conspirators said they were escaping anti-Black racism here in the U.S. Their plan was to become involved with members of Black Panther party in Algiers. They ended up settling in France, where Melvin...

Duration:00:45:00

Search for bodies at Florida condo collapse concludes one month later

7/24/2021
At least 97 people died in the tragedy. Plus, the U.S. still has no medals at the Tokyo Olympics, senior producer for politics Hannah Gaber and Congressional reporter Savannah Berhmann discuss a September deadline for student loan forgiveness, wildfires burn out of control in the West and common respiratory viruses are making a comeback. (Audio: Associated Press) Transcript available here, or at this...

Duration:00:13:10

A very different Olympics opening ceremony

7/23/2021
Can the Olympic flame bring some magic back to a controversial Games? Plus, Haiti's assassinated president will be laid to rest, we preview a part of Sunday's show on Melvin McNair, 'Ted Lasso' is back and a full 'buck' moon rises. (Audio: Apple TV+) Transcript available here, or at this link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/07/24/search-bodies-florida-condo-collapse-ends-one-month-later/8080913002/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:11:47

Largest hospital association calls for healthcare worker vaccination

7/22/2021
State and local leaders are also offering new incentives to get vaccinated. Plus, First Lady Jill Biden arrives in Tokyo, a federal agency will begin accepting applications for grants paid for by the pandemic relief bill, Milwaukee parties after the Bucks' championship and Kanye West drops a new album. (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.

Duration:00:10:48

Fauci and Paul spar as virus cases surge

7/21/2021
The delta variant is now responsible for an overwhelming majority of new cases. Plus, a bipartisan infrastructure bill likely won't move forward Wednesday, the Olympics roll on, wildfire smoke is felt around the country and candidates formalize plans in a California recall election for governor. Transcript available here, or at this link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/07/21/dr-fauci-fires-back-senator-rand-paul-covid-accusations-fly/8039442002/ See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:00:13:37

First felon sentenced in Capitol attack

7/20/2021
His sentence may set the bar for other sentences in the insurrection. Plus, Jeff Bezos heads to Space, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Milwaukee Bucks try to win their first championship in 50 years and MLB's first all-female on-air crew makes history. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:09:17

COVID-19 cases rising in all 50 states

7/19/2021
The Biden administration is fighting back against vaccine misinformation. Plus, dozens of wildfires burn in the West, nearly 200 people are dead in European flooding, 4 people are dead after a Michigan music festival and the Britney Spears conservatorship battle opens a new chapter. (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.

Duration:00:09:37

New data shows how white top companies are, despite diversity, inclusion pledges

7/18/2021
USA TODAY reporters Jessica Guynn, Jayme Frasier and Charisse Jones chat with 5 Things podcast host Shannon Rae Green about their stories in a major project on corporate diversity, equity and inclusion. The findings show that deep racial inequities persist at all levels, particularly at the top. Dive into the stories here. Find the episode transcript here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:36:46

Federal judge rules DACA program unlawful

7/17/2021
Plus, Senior producer for politics Hannah Gaber and Austin American-Statesman state politics reporter Nicole Cobler discuss Texas Democrats' walkout, it's been 25 years since the TWA Flight 800 tragedy, it's time for Game 5 of the NBA Finals and Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. (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.

Duration:00:10:55

Los Angeles to require masks indoors - again

7/16/2021
Los Angeles County made the decision amid rising cases. Plus, wildfires burn out of control in the West, new developments show the U.S. military trained some of the detained Colombians in the assassination of Haiti's president, nearly 100 people are dead in German flooding and we fill you in on some new movies hitting theaters today. (Audio: Warner Bros. Pictures, Focus Features, Associated Press) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:12:54

New child tax credit, delivered monthly, to start for 90% of families

7/15/2021
Plus, the FDA announces a warning is coming for a possible link between the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and a rare autoimmune disease. USA TODAY’s Adrianna Rodriguez explains that health experts say Americans shouldn’t worry. President Biden and Germany’s Angela Merkel to meet at the White House, Britney Spears wins right to pick her own lawyer in legal battle to end conservatorship and the British Open tees off, one year after COVID cancellation. See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:00:10:12

International Nonbinary People's Day: 1 in 4 LGBTQ youths identify as nonbinary

7/14/2021
Plus, the Biden administration isn't showing its cards on Cuba, young people are increasingly making up COVID-19 cases, Cornel West leaves Harvard and Britney Spears' conservatorship heads to court again. (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.

Duration:00:11:34

Biden urges Americans to fight for voting rights

7/13/2021
He'll speak in Philadelphia on Tuesday after Texas Democrats left the state to block a GOP voting bill. Plus, nearly 100 people are dead in the Miami condo collapse, severe heat lingers in the West, Cuban protesters are desperate amid COVID-19 and poverty and the MLB All-Star Game is back. (Audio: Associated Press) 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...

Duration:00:14:52

Pfizer, health officials to meet about vaccine booster shots

7/12/2021
You probably don't need one yet. Plus, wildfires burn the West as temperatures scorch, four people were arrested with guns and ammunition at a Denver hotel near the MLB All-Star Game, a state of emergency goes into effect in Tokyo and the Home Run Derby is here. (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.

Duration:00:11:51

The Supreme Court was more unanimous this year. What about next term?

7/11/2021
When Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the Supreme Court last year, some predicted a diminished role for the man who had emerged in recent years as the court’s unlikely swing vote: Chief Justice John Roberts. But as one big opinion after another landed in the term that ended this month, a more nuanced picture of Roberts’ power came into focus. While the chief justice is no longer casting tie-breaking votes, his incremental approach to the court’s work – narrow opinions designed to...

Duration:00:25:43