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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.


Episode Date
Search for bodies at Florida condo collapse concludes one month later
00:11:36

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.


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Jul 24, 2021
A very different Olympics opening ceremony
00:10:13

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.


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Jul 23, 2021
Largest hospital association calls for healthcare worker vaccination
00:09:14

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.


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Jul 22, 2021
Fauci and Paul spar as virus cases surge
00:12:03

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.

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Jul 21, 2021
First felon sentenced in Capitol attack
00:07:43

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.

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Jul 20, 2021
COVID-19 cases rising in all 50 states
00:08:03

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.


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Jul 19, 2021
New data shows how white top companies are, despite diversity, inclusion pledges
00:35:26

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.

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Jul 18, 2021