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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.

    New stay-at-home orders could be on the way

    New stay-at-home orders could be on the way

    Plus, a new jobs report may paint a bleak picture, the House votes on federal marijuana legalization, stores offer more deals to entice shoppers post-Black Friday and a new documentary looks at the life of Hector Camacho.




    (Audio: Associated Press, Showtime)

    • 7 min
    Experts fear hospitals are about to be overrun due to COVID-19

    Experts fear hospitals are about to be overrun due to COVID-19

    There are now 100,000 COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Plus, Fed Chair Jerome Powell urges Congress to act on relief, Trump rehashes baseless election fraud claims, the accused Kenosha shooter appears in court and the House is set to pass legislation on owning big cats.




    (Audio: Associated Press, Netflix)

    • 7 min
    Lawmakers introduce new COVID-19 relief proposals

    Lawmakers introduce new COVID-19 relief proposals

    Plus, the U.K. approves Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, Mark Kelly will be sworn in as Arizona's new senator, Ravens-Steelers may finally happen and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be lit up.




    (Audio: Associated Press)

    • 8 min
    CDC meets to map out vaccine allocation

    CDC meets to map out vaccine allocation

    Plus, Biden announces his economic team, White House holiday parties go on, winter storms are on the way and it's Giving Tuesday.




    (Audio: Associated Press)

    • 6 min
    Check out USA TODAY audio on your smart speaker

    Check out USA TODAY audio on your smart speaker

    Today, we want to urge you to check out some of our audio stories on smart speakers. We're back with a normal episode of 5 things on Tuesday. For now, check out Sunday's show. We brought back a special episode on growing up Black in Tamir Rice's America.

    • 1 min
    Remembering Tamir Rice six years after he was killed by police

    Remembering Tamir Rice six years after he was killed by police

    In this podcast, we're bringing back an episode from June, "Teenagers reflect on growing up Black in Tamir Rice's America."

    • 14 min

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