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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, Shannon Rae Green and PJ Elliott. Discover more USA TODAY podcasts at usatoday.com/podcasts


Episode Date
The mystery of long COVID
00:11:34

Patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub fills us in on what experts call a mystery. Plus, the Coast Guard calls off the search for 34 missing people from a capsized boat off the coast of Florida, President Joe Biden speaks out on the future of the Supreme Court, Digital Editor Fellow Cady Stanton talks about this weekend's nor'easter and Joe Exotic is due back in court.


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Jan 28, 2022
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to step down
00:13:39

Supreme Court correspondent John Fritze talks with producer PJ Elliott about the high court's future. Plus, the Biden administration and NATO tell Russia there's no room for compromise, education reporter Chris Quintana explains how the SAT is going digital, it's International Holocaust Remembrance Day and we relay some 'Jeopardy!' news.


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Jan 27, 2022
Pfizer and BioNTech to test omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine
00:09:57

Patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub has the latest. Plus, 39 people are missing after a boat capsized off the coast of Florida, U.S. leaders continue to speak out on Ukraine, travel reporter Dawn Gilbertson warns to read the small print on flight changes and the Fed is set to make its latest interest rate comments amid record inflation.


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Jan 26, 2022
US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid fears Russia will invade Ukraine
00:10:05

The move shows genuine fear that Russia will do so amid tense talks in recent weeks and troops on the border. Plus, NOW reporter Jordan Mendoza explains the consequences of a massive iceberg that broke off Antarctica, crews fight a fire near Big Sur, California, NOW reporter Marina Pitofsky has some tips for extending Dry January and baseball inducts its next Hall of Fame class.


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Jan 25, 2022
Families of US Embassy staff in Ukraine ordered to head home
00:09:45

The move comes amid Russia-Ukraine tensions. Plus, money & tech reporter Terry Collins talks about the burden of inflation, columnist Sara Kububric considers how to get over ghosting, a NASA space telescope reaches its final destination and tax season begins.


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Jan 24, 2022
To mandate or not: How businesses are weathering the SCOTUS decision
00:13:04

With the recent Supreme Court ruling barring a federal vaccine mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees, businesses and owners have mixed feelings. Many trying to prepare for the February 9th deadline feel they've been thrown for a loop, while others who were against the mandate feel relief. So now that it's up to the business and not the federal government, how are businesses weathering the SCOTUS decision? We sat down with USA TODAY reporter Charisse Jones to talk about what businesses are doing. For more of Charisse Jones articles, click here. Charisse jones can be found on Twitter @charissejones.

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Jan 23, 2022
Booster shots 90% effective at preventing omicron hospitalizations
00:13:12

Data is particularly strong for older people to get vaccinated and boosted. Plus, breaking news reporter Grace Hauck updates us on the investigation into COVID testing fraud allegations, diplomats stay optimistic at easing Russia and Ukraine tensions, rare winter weather hits the Carolinas and the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round is here.


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Jan 22, 2022