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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, James Brown and PJ Elliott. Discover more USA TODAY podcasts at usatoday.com/podcasts

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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, James Brown and PJ Elliott. Discover more USA TODAY podcasts at usatoday.com/podcasts

    Oath Keepers leader found guilty of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack

    Oath Keepers leader found guilty of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack

    What is seditious conspiracy? And what happens next? Plus, Yael Eisenstat, Vice President of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Technology and Society, discusses the rise in anti-semitism.




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    • 13 min
    China gripped by large-scale protests over Xi's COVID-19 policy

    China gripped by large-scale protests over Xi's COVID-19 policy

    Outrage swells in China over President Xi's Zero-COVID policy as protests continue. USA TODAY World Affairs Correspondent Kim Hjelmgaard has the latest.

    New York Times Opinion Columnist Nicholas Kristof discusses how Russia is taking children from Ukraine into Russian territory.

    A power outage has disrupted Houston's city water system and 2 million people there faced a water boil order.

    Congress is back in session and it may be the last chance the Biden administration has to get some of its agenda accomplished.

    According to a USA TODAY analysis of Health and Human Services data, millions of Americans' medical records have been stolen or exposed so far this year because of security vulnerabilities in electronic healthcare systems. To see if your provider has compromised data that puts you at risk, click here.




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    • 14 min
    How to shop this Cyber Monday

    How to shop this Cyber Monday

    Reviewed's Kate Ellsworth has some deals and trends to look out for. Plus, protests continue in China against strict COVID-19 policies.

    Find the best Cyber Monday deals from Reviewed by product, retailer and those under $100.

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    Always live your best life: Why do people climb mountains?

    Always live your best life: Why do people climb mountains?

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, people turned to outdoor activities to stay active while social distancing. One of those activities was mountain climbing, mountains above 14,000 feet in particular. They are called 14'ers and Colorado is the epicenter of these types of peaks.

    5 Things Sunday host James Brown sat down with Lloyd Athearn, the executive director of the Colorado 14'ers initiative. Athearn said the appeal of climbing mountains is both physical and mental and that the rewards are spectacular as well as the consequences. So far at least six people have died climbing 14'ers this year.

    James also sat down with Jason Kolo, a landscaper from Cleveland, Ohio and an avid hiker who has climbed mountains all over the world.

    Jason said he knows the risks, but said he doesn't go into it with that mindset. Instead, he said he focuses on the positive like being in nature.

    He said, "being in the clouds or above the clouds is an amazing feeling."

    To read more about 14'ers, click below"

    People die summitting 14,000-foot mountain peaks. These climbers do it anyway. By USA TODAY's Grace Hauk

    Protecting Colorado 14'ers - Colorado Fourteeners Initiative

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    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.

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    The week in Trump's legal challenges

    The week in Trump's legal challenges

    It was a busy holiday week for the former president. What's next? Plus, hear an update on protests at a Chinese iPhone factory.




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    An asylum seeker's journey

    An asylum seeker's journey

    Border reporter Lauren Villagran tells the story of a Venezuelan family's journey and where things stand for Venezuelan asylum seekers trying to enter the U.S. Plus, why you might want to consider not shopping this Black Friday.




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    • 13 min

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