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USA TODAY's 5 Things podcast gives you the news you need to start your day. Every day, we bring you five top news stories and why they matter, seven days a week, with deep-dive Sunday episodes. Hosted by Taylor Wilson, James Brown, PJ Elliott and Shannon Rae Green. Discover more USA TODAY podcasts at usatoday.com/podcasts.

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USA TODAY's 5 Things podcast gives you the news you need to start your day. Every day, we bring you five top news stories and why they matter, seven days a week, with deep-dive Sunday episodes. Hosted by Taylor Wilson, James Brown, PJ Elliott and Shannon Rae Green. Discover more USA TODAY podcasts at usatoday.com/podcasts.

    Republicans oust Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee

    Republicans oust Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee

    Republicans have removed Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee, citing her comments on Israel.

    USA TODAY Education Reporter Alia Wong looks into a rise in autism diagnoses.

    A Chinese spy balloon was spotted over the U.S.

    Dangerously cold weather hits the Northeast.

    NFL EVP Peter O'Reilly talks about the logistics behind the Super Bowl.




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    Tyre Nichols remembered at funeral as speakers call for police reform

    Tyre Nichols remembered at funeral as speakers call for police reform

    Tyre Nichols was laid to rest Wednesday at a service attended by friends and family, along with Vice President Kamala Harris and Rev. Al Sharpton.

    USA TODAY White House Correspondent Joey Garrison has the latest on President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's standoff over the debt ceiling.

    USA TODAY Personal Finance & Markets Reporter Elisabeth Buchwald explains what the latest Fed interest rate hike means.

    Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will reportedly run for president.

    Tom Brady retires again, this time insisting it's 'for good.'




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    Tyre Nichols to be laid to rest

    Tyre Nichols to be laid to rest

    Tyre Nichols' funeral will be held Wednesday in Memphis.

    Dr. Peniel E. Joseph talks about Black History Month in the wake of Nichols' death.

    Alec Baldwin has been charged in the death of Halyna Hutchins.

    Bed Bath & Beyond closes 87 more stores as the chain teeters on the brink of bankruptcy.

    USA TODAY National Correspondent Elizabeth Weise looks at the debate on gas stoves.




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    Seventh Memphis police officer relieved of duty over fatal Tyre Nichols traffic stop

    Seventh Memphis police officer relieved of duty over fatal Tyre Nichols traffic stop

    A seventh Memphis police officer was relieved of duty over the fatal Tyre Nichols traffic stop, while fire officials have also been let go.

    USA TODAY National Correspondent Elizabeth Weise looks at an artificial intelligence prediction that climate change is coming faster than we recently thought.

    The Biden administration plans on ending COVID-19 emergency declarations in May.

    USA TODAY Money and Personal Finance Reporter Medora Lee has the latest tips for tax season.

    Millions are under winter storm warnings.




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    Demonstrators demand justice, accountability after 'horrific' Tyre Nichols video

    Demonstrators demand justice, accountability after 'horrific' Tyre Nichols video

    Protests continue after Friday's video release of the beating of Tyre Nichols.

    USA TODAY Health Reporter Ken Alltucker looks at January drug price hikes.

    Utah becomes the first state this year to ban gender-affirming health care for transgender youths.

    WCAI Climate and Environment Reporter Eve Zuckoff explains the latest conservation efforts around the North Atlantic right whale.

    The matchup for Super Bowl LVII is set.




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    RVs and other economic canaries in the coal mine

    RVs and other economic canaries in the coal mine

    Are we headed toward a recession? It's hard to know for sure but economists everywhere are looking for signs for it or against it. 5 Things Sunday host James Brown explores two economic indicators: the recently released GDP number with USA TODAY's Charisse Jones and the state the RV industry with Ball State economics professor Dr. Michael Hicks.

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    Show notes and links

    GDP report: Economy grew solidly in 4th quarter but recession fears remain. Here's what to know.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2023/01/26/gdp-fourth-quarter-report-us-economy-growth-recession/11123731002/

    Gross Domestic Product, Fourth Quarter and Year 2022 (Advance Estimate)

    https://www.bea.gov/data/gdp/gross-domestic-product

    RV Industry Produces 600,000 RVs in 2021, Surpassing Previous Record by 19%

    https://www.rvia.org/news-insights/rv-industry-produces-600000-rvs-2021-surpassing-previous-record-19

    RV sales surged because of COVID-19, and not everyone is thrilled with their purchase

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2022/02/28/rv-sale-costs-rental-experience/6837456001/

    Millennials are fueling new growth in recreational vehicle sales

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2017/05/26/millennials-fueling-new-growth-recreational-vehicle-sales/102082492/

    A warning sign has been flashing red: How weak RV sales could mean a 2023 recession.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2023/01/03/recession-2023-rv-sales-warning-sign/10971039002/

    November RV Shipment Report

    https://www.rvia.org/news-insights/november-rv-shipment-report-now-available

    2022 RV Shipment Surpass 493,000 For Third Best Year On Record

    https://www.rvia.org/news-insights/2022-rv-shipment-surpass-493000-third-best-year-record

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

GenZNewsy ,

Great news summary

Great pod to start my day with friendly likable host Taylor Wilson. Also like PJ Elliot. All I need to get a quick rundown on top news… and includes sports and not just politics.

The Shadow Nose ,

Progressively more “progressive”

Podcast is evolving. In summer 2022, leftist pieces began appearing on a near daily basis. That seems better now. But the journalists are more often asked their own opinion on issues and what they seem to think is the middle ground would be left of center for many. e.g. Certain special minorities deserve more than equality or the Republicans are misbehaving if they do exactly what Democrats do.
Yet it’s cheerful and accomplishs its goal.

Now the commmercials are back. They are very annoying. I will unfollow. Sad

FairPlayNYC ,

A great podcast to start your day!

I get all the news I need to know to start my day in 12-15 minutes. Great diversity of stories with useful info!

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