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USA TODAY’s daily news podcast, The Excerpt (formerly 5 Things), brings you a curated mix of the most important headlines seven mornings a week. We also deliver special deep-dive episodes on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons on the most compelling topics in culture, entertainment, sports, politics, and more. Give us fifteen minutes a day, we'll give you all of the headlines, none of the chaos. Hosted by Taylor Wilson and Dana Taylor.  

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USA TODAY’s daily news podcast, The Excerpt (formerly 5 Things), brings you a curated mix of the most important headlines seven mornings a week. We also deliver special deep-dive episodes on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons on the most compelling topics in culture, entertainment, sports, politics, and more. Give us fifteen minutes a day, we'll give you all of the headlines, none of the chaos. Hosted by Taylor Wilson and Dana Taylor.  

    Biden, Trump dueling visits put border fight under spotlight

    Biden, Trump dueling visits put border fight under spotlight

    President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump made competing visits to the border Thursday.

    More than 100 Palestinians were killed when Israeli troops opened fire on people waiting for food.

    USA TODAY National Correspondent Chris Kenning reports on the potential impact of new voting laws in North Carolina.

    The Pentagon classified document leak suspect is expected to plead guilty Monday.

    USA TODAY Money and Personal Finance Reporter Medora Lee talks about a loophole for Parent PLUS loan holders.




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    SPECIAL | Meet the T-rex of the sea: The Pliosaur

    SPECIAL | Meet the T-rex of the sea: The Pliosaur

    The discovery of the fossilized jaw and skull of a pliosaur, a giant prehistoric marine reptile, has set enthusiasts on fire. What might these new bones teach us about how this ancient creature lived? One man with a front row seat to it all was legendary paleontologist Steve Etches, a plumber-turned-scientist who has been collecting fossils, from what’s known as the Jurassic Coast in southern England, for over 40 years. Steve joins The Excerpt to share the extraordinary story of finding and collecting this rare fossil, currently on display at the Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life.




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    Supreme Court will consider immunity in April, delaying Trump election interference trial

    Supreme Court will consider immunity in April, delaying Trump election interference trial

    The Supreme Court will consider presidential immunity in April, delaying former President Donald Trump's election interference trial. Plus, a judge rules Trump must post a bond for the full $454 million judgment against him. And an Illinois judge has ruled Trump is disqualified from the state's 2024 election ballot.

    USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page looks at the legacy of Sen. Mitch McConnell, as he announces he'll be stepping down from his leadership post.

    Hunter Biden denies President Joe Biden was involved in family business.

    USA TODAY White House Correspondent Joey Garrison previews President Joe Biden's trip to the border.

    Lawmakers reach a short-term solution to avoid a partial government shutdown.

    Leap year baby Mary Lee Forsyth turns 25 (but is really 100).

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    SPECIAL | Alabama's controversial IVF ruling means that embryos are children

    SPECIAL | Alabama's controversial IVF ruling means that embryos are children

    The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children, chilling IVF advocates.

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    Trump beats Haley, while Biden faces toughest opponent yet — 'uncommitted' in Michigan primary

    Trump beats Haley, while Biden faces toughest opponent yet — 'uncommitted' in Michigan primary

    Former President Donald Trump beat former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, while President Joe Biden faced his toughest opponent yet in the Michigan primary.

    USA TODAY National Correspondent Trevor Hughes looks at the potential impact of Alabama's IVF ruling on voters.

    President Joe Biden met with Congressional leaders amid government shutdown talks.

    USA TODAY Health Reporter Karen Weintraub talks about the lack of treatments for long COVID.

    A Texas nuclear weapons facility has suspended operations due to nearby wildfires.




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    • 12 min
    Supreme Court skeptical of laws to regulate social media companies

    Supreme Court skeptical of laws to regulate social media companies

    The Supreme Court appeared skeptical Monday of controversial laws to regulate social media companies. USA TODAY Supreme Court Correspondent Maureen Groppe reports.

    In international news, the Palestinian prime minister and Cabinet have resigned which could make way for a technocratic government to run post-war Gaza. Meanwhile President Biden says a Gaza ceasefire could come by 'end of the weekend.' And Hungary's Parliament voted yesterday to ratify Sweden's bid to join NATO. 

    USA TODAY Money and Personal Finance Reporter Medora Lee looks at several Congressional fights that could affect your wallet.

    A New York City journalist's death is the city's latest lithium-ion battery fire fatality.




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