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The news you need to know to start your day. Five stories. Less than five minutes. Every weekday, plus Saturdays. Powered by the USA TODAY Network and hosted by Taylor Wilson.

The news you need to know to start your day. Five stories. Less than five minutes. Every weekday, plus Saturdays. Powered by the USA TODAY Network and hosted by Taylor Wilson.
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The news you need to know to start your day. Five stories. Less than five minutes. Every weekday, plus Saturdays. Powered by the USA TODAY Network and hosted by Taylor Wilson.




Jan. 19, 2018: Senate votes to avoid government shutdown

Plus, Trump will address an anti-abortion rally, A navy ship involved in a deadly crash heads to Mississippi for repairs, NASCAR inducts its newest hall of fame and Def Leppard goes digital. (Photo: Michael Reynolds, EPA-EFE)

Duration: 00:03:23

Jan. 18, 2018: Bannon expected back in front of House Intelligence Committee

Plus, the Deep South continues to deal with a winter storm, Hollywood turns to Sundance, a couple charged with starving and holding children hostage appears in court and an Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch. (Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images)

Duration: 00:04:06

Jan. 17, 2018: Will Trump unveil his 'Fake News' Awards?

Plus, a winter storm heads to the Northeast, the Supreme Court decides who can admit guilt in a trial, the top global risks this year are predicted and Lance Armstrong is still paying the price. (Photo: Chris Kleponis/ POOL, EPA-EFE)

Duration: 00:02:26

Jan. 18, 2017: White House doctor to give detail on Trump physical

Plus, Steve Bannon will testify behind closed doors, Hawaii rebounds from a false missile alarm, women speak out against a former gymnastics doctor at his sentencing and Phil Murphy takes over as governor of New Jersey. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP)

Duration: 00:03:34

Jan. 15, 2018:

Plus, car hacking becomes a concern, another winter storm is brewing, Martin Luther King Jr. is honored with a day of service and the tennis season's first Grand Slam is here. (Photo: Reed Saxon, AP)

Duration: 00:04:41

Jan. 12, 2017: Trump to have medical exam amid questions about mental fitness

Plus, 'The Post' gets a wide release, many remain missing as residents return home following deadly mudslides in Southern California, an 11-year-old wants to use medical marijuana at school and David Letterman returns to TV with a special guest. (Photo: Jason Getz, USA TODAY Sports)

Duration: 00:05:01

Jan. 11, 2017: House to vote on program that collects Americans' texts and emails

Plus, the search is on for survivors of deadly Southern California mudslides, a report is due on the University of Rochester's response to sexual harassment charges, it's the last day for 215 workers at an Indiana manufacturing plant and the Critics' Choice Awards may continue with #MeToo. (Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images)

Duration: 00:02:24

Jan. 10, 2017: Supreme Court to rule on state efforts to purge voters

Plus, deadly mudslides roll through Southern California, SpaceX plans more launches, Charlie Rose's replacement debuts on 'CBS This Morning' and Provo, Utah's economy is named the nation's best. (Photo: John Minchillo, AP)

Duration: 00:02:37

Jan. 9, 2018: North and South Korea hold rare face-to-face talks

Plus, Senators search for DACA deal, Jon Gruden returns to NFL with Oakland Raiders, Police presence planned for Florida course and the new Fisker EMotion unveiled at CES.

Duration: 00:03:31

Jan. 8, 2017: Georgia and Alabama battle for national championship

Plus, temperatures are finally going up, it's Kim Jong Un's birthday, Trump may order 200,000 Salvadorans to leave the U.S. and a hearing is set for a former Taliban hostage. (Photo: The Associated Press)

Duration: 00:03:36

Jan. 5, 2018: White House tell-all book gets early release

Plus, winter weather continues to wreak havoc, today marks 20 years since the death of Sonny Bobo, Coachella tickets go on sale and this could be the year you hit it big. (Photo: Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:02:19

Jan. 4, 2018: Bundle up, East Coast

Plus, election officials will pick a winner in a pivotal Virginia race, Iranian protests remain uncertain, McDonald's hopes customers return to its new dollar menu and Americans preview their talents in figure skating ahead of the Winter Olympics. (Photo: Stephen B. Morton, AP)

Duration: 00:03:32

Jan. 2, 2018: Franken to step down from Senate seat

Plus, a 2017 financial preview, the Mega Millions jackpot rolls over, a public viewing will be held for an Atlanta news anchor and we look ahead to new winter television. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP)

Duration: 00:03:07

Jan. 3, 2018: Congress returns for busy 2018 agenda

Plus, Doug Jones will be sworn in, the Powerball jackpot hits $440 million, snow is expected in Florida and 'The X-Files' returns. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP)

Duration: 00:04:05

Dec. 30, 2017: Goodbye, 2017 - hello, 2018!

Plus, expect more New Year's security than ever, it's the final week for the NFL regular season, get your year-end financial housekeeping done this weekend and cold weather is sticking around through New Year's. (Photo: Craig Ruttle, AP)

Duration: 00:04:07

Dec. 29, 2017: Cause of deadly Bronx fire under investigation

Plus, multiple lottery jackpots soar past $300 million, the Trump administration will roll back oil and gas drilling regulations, more DUI checkpoints are expected this New Year's and college football bowl season rolls on. (Photo: FDNY via EPA-EFE)

Duration: 00:03:34

Dec. 27, 2017: Kennedy Space Center holds ceremony for first astronaut who flew untethered in space

Plus, a ballot controversy in Virginia, Obama and Prince Harry goes one-on-one, cold weather will strike the U.S. and it's National Fruitcake Day. (Photo: HO, AFP/Getty Images)

Duration: 00:02:17

Dec. 26, 2017: Looking for love? Welcome to peak dating season

Plus, Happy Boxing Day, it's time to set up those new tech gifts, Kwanzaa continues the winter holiday fun and today is National Candy Cane Day.

Duration: 00:02:15

Dec. 25, 2017: Trump's first Christmas as president

Plus, Pope Francis delivers a Christmas message, Bostonians prefer to call a 'holiday' tree a Christmas tree, we have a Christmas recycling guide and the NBA has some holiday hoops. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP)

Duration: 00:03:37

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