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5 Things

By USA TODAY / Wondery

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.


The Mothership: A pop culture Mother’s Day

The crew from The Mothership, USA TODAY’s pop culture podcast, discuss their favorite moms from TV shows and movies. Host Brett Molina reminds us why Winona Ryder’s Joyce Byers in “Stranger Things” is a powerful and insightful mother. And Kelly Lawler celebrates moms like Elastagirl from “The Incredibles.” Guest host Shannon Green from the USA TODAY podcast team tells us how Regina George’s mom from “Means Girls” helped her enjoy maternity leave during the pandemic.You can nerd out with The Mothership podcast every Friday. Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.
09/05/2132m 34s

COVID-19 surge in India prompts more lockdowns

Other countries around the world are also trying to deal with case increases amid new variants and low vaccine rates. Plus, Israeli-Palestinian tensions flare, threats against members of Congress are on the rise, part of a Chinese rocket will re-enter Earth's atmosphere and we don't know where and Elon Musk hosts 'Saturday Night Live.'Episode Transcript linked here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.(Audio: WHO)
08/05/218m 58s

Kamala Harris to virtually meet with Mexico's president

The VP will discuss migration and other issues. Plus, a 6th grade girl opened fire at an Idaho middle school, a hostage situation at a Minnesota bank ended peacefully, the Biden administration supports efforts to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines and Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham team up again in a new movie.(Audio: Associated Press)
07/05/2110m 0s

US may be closer to a vaccine tipping point than expected

Health reporter Elizabeth Weise explains. Plus, a review board reverses the firing of the Atlanta police officer who killed Rayshard Brooks, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to sign a controversial voter bill into law, President Joe Biden touts his jobs plan in Louisiana and Broadway will return this fall.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things
06/05/2111m 46s

Minnesota activist seeks justice for fiancée

In the latest excerpt from 'Boots on the Ground,' we hear from Toshira Garraway, who lost her fiancée to alleged police violence more than a decade ago. She continues to fight for justice. Plus, Supreme Court correspondent John Fritze stops by to break down the court's latest oral argument, former President Donald Trump might soon be back on Facebook, the U.S. birth rate falls to its lowest point in more than a century and the Eta Aquarid meteor shower lights up the sky.(Audio: Associated Press)
05/05/2113m 22s

Finding peace after George Floyd

Today, we play more clips from USA TODAY's new documentary, 'Boots on the Ground.' Plus, the U.S. will restrict travel between the U.S. and India, severe weather continues after an Atlanta tornado, teachers are appreciated after a hard year and May the 4th be with you.(Audio: Associated Press)
04/05/2111m 56s

Funeral to be held for Andrew Brown Jr. in North Carolina

Sheriff's deputies killed him last month. Plus, tens of thousands of municipal employees return to the office in New York City as reopenings continue, Apple goes to court with the maker of 'Fortnite,' severe weather dips temperatures in the central U.S. and Grand Canyon National Park is looking for hunters to reduce the bison population.Click here for a documentary on Minnesota activism after the death of George Floyd.(Audio: Associated Press)
03/05/219m 31s

Talking Tech: Streaming woes over Roku and YouTube TV

Talking Tech podcast host Brett Molina joins Claire Thornton to discuss the fractured landscape of streaming. For some users, there's no way to get the content they're after because of disagreements between tech companies like Roku and Google. These situations can remind us that when we stream, we're at the mercy of tech giants like Amazon, Apple and Disney to keep the content we're craving available to users.Follow Talking Tech on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to your audio.Episode transcript linked here. Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.
02/05/219m 41s

100 million Americans vaccinated

Nearly half the country's population has received at least one dose. Plus, Israel mourns the victims of a deadly stampede, Reviewed.com's Felicity Warner has some travel tips for going to Europe once it opens up to Americans, USA TODAY Sports' Dan Wolken previews the Kentucky Derby and Mental Health Awareness Month kicks off.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript linked here
01/05/2111m 16s

Biden's first 100 days

Plus, deputies are named in the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., the U.S. sends emergency relief to India, the first round of the NFL Draft is in the books and Apple keeps making a lot of money.(Audio: Associated Press, Alison Cutler/The News Leader)
30/04/2113m 53s

Biden's first address to Congress focuses on police reform, banning assault weapons

The president also talked about a number of other issues on the horizon, and looked back on his first 100 days. Plus, those charged with murder in Ahmaud Arbery's death face additional hate crime charges, housing and economy reporter Swapna Venugopal explains how companies are trying to lure workers back to the office, the NFL Draft holds its first round and menthol cigarettes might be on the way out in the United States.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things
29/04/2114m 44s

New mask guidelines for vaccinated Americans

The CDC on Tuesday said vaccinated Americans don't need to wear a mask outside, except in crowded settings. Plus, an autopsy shows that police shot Andrew Brown Jr. five times, jobs reporter Paul Davidson explains how job openings are increasing but a surge in applying candidates isn't, President Joe Biden will give his first formal address to Congress and the Supreme Court will hear a critical First Amendment case.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things
28/04/2113m 38s

Andrew Brown Jr.'s family says police 'executed' him

They viewed 20 seconds of body camera footage on Monday. But family members and lawyers want to see the full version, and for it to be released to the public. Plus, politics reporter Chelsey Cox talks about President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, the U.S. will soon share its AstraZeneca vaccine supply with the world, a judge has dismissed the latest sex abuse lawsuit against Michael Jackson's estate and Apple rolls out privacy changes to iOS.(Audio: Associated Press, HBO)Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things
27/04/2112m 15s

Sheriff says he'll ask judge to release body-cam video of North Carolina shooting

Plus, there's new footage of a fatal police shooting in Virginia, the U.S. prepares to send vaccine supplies to India, 'Nomadland' has a big night at the Oscars, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether nonprofits should reveal their donors and a 'pink moon' lights up the sky.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things
26/04/219m 20s

What's next for police reform after the guilty Chauvin verdict?

Many people weren't expecting a guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial this week, because there’s almost no precedent of white police officers being convicted for killing Black people in the U.S.Since George Floyd was killed less than a year ago, over 960 people have been killed by police, according to the research group Mapping Police Violence. So, what are we doing to make sure the police stop killing people?Reporters N'dea Yancey Bragg and Grace Hauck explain where reform efforts have failed and where reform measures have been left unenforced in Minneapolis, Chicago, and across the country.Activists who celebrated the guilty Chauvin verdict as a measure of accountability say there's not much else to celebrate right now regarding the future of police reform.Additional reading:What if there isn't a video? For families of people killed by police, it's 'not a fair fight'Columbus police release bodycam footage, identify officer in fatal shooting of Ma'Khia BryantWhite cops have been convicted of killing a Black person before, but it's rareThis Is America: Lessons I learned from covering the Derek Chauvin trialPodcast transcript linked here. Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.
25/04/2114m 8s

Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine to continue in U.S.

Patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub has the latest. Plus, film critic Brian Truitt looks ahead to Sunday's Academy Awards, entertainment reporter David Oliver looks at whether this year's best picture nominees meet new diversity standards , severe weather hits the South and DMX will be remembered at a memorial service.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript linked here. Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.
24/04/2110m 5s

Family, citizens demand Andrew Brown Jr. shooting footage

His family's attorney says a motion will be filed Friday for the footage to be released. Plus, tensions continue to rise between Russia and the United States, a climate summit continues, 'plus-up' stimulus payments arrive and 'Mortal Kombat' hits theaters and streaming.Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things
23/04/2112m 51s

Daunte Wright will be laid to rest

Wright was killed by police in the Minneapolis area earlier this month. Plus, an explainer on the metaverse, Earth Day again goes virtual, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine returns in Europe and LeVar Burton will guest host 'Jeopardy!' after all.Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-things/
22/04/2115m 11s

Derek Chauvin found guilty of murdering George Floyd

National correspondent Trevor Hughes has the latest from Minneapolis. Plus, what happens next when it comes to police reform? Health reporter Elizabeth Weise also talks about herd immunity, the Senate will vote on a hate crime bill and the Lyrids meteor shower will light up the night sky.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things
21/04/2116m 55s

Jurors in Chauvin trial deliberating charges against ex-officer

Reporter N'dea Yancey-Bragg has the latest after closing arguments. Plus, health reporter Elizabeth Weise talks about vaccine eligibility for all American adults, senior video producer Hannah Gaber talks with Supreme Court correspondent John Fritze amid a busy week for the court, Apple may unveil new iPads and winter weather drops April snow around the country.Episode transcript linked here.The transcript is also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.Sign up for text updates on the Chauvin trial.
20/04/2117m 12s

U.S. mass shootings continue over the weekend

A suspect remains at large in an Austin, Texas shooting. Plus, closing arguments are set in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause may be lifted this week, the Supreme Court considers a decision that could affect hundreds of thousands of immigrants and NASA again tries a helicopter flight on Mars.Episode Transcript linked here.The transcript is also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.
19/04/2110m 28s

Protesters mourn Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo and George Floyd

Recent police killings of young Black and Latino men coupled with the looming verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial have America on edge. Thousands of protesters have taken to city streets in the past week.On this episode, we’re bringing you the perspectives of people on the ground. You’ll hear from protesters in Minneapolis and Chicago, and reporters covering demonstrations and the Chauvin trial — including extended cuts of interviews you may have already heard on the show.Criminal justice reporter Eric Ferkenhoff and breaking news reporters Grace Hauck and Christine Fernando bring us news from Brooklyn Center, Minnesota and Chicago. In Minneapolis, national correspondent Tami Abdollah has been covering the Derek Chauvin trial since it began in early March. Chauvin faces charges of second degree and third degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last May.Additional reading:Over a thousand in Chicago gather to remember Adam ToledoProtesters should know how to protect themselves from tear gar, pepper sprayEpisode transcript linked here. Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.
18/04/2123m 55s

The Indianapolis mass shooting that left 8 dead

There's new information after an Indianapolis shooting left 8 dead. Plus, protests continue in Chicago and Minnesota after police shootings, President Joe Biden will lift the Trump-era refugee cap in May, a judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell’s motions to toss sex charges and the ACM Awards will crown country music's best.Episode Transcript linked here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.
17/04/218m 55s

Videos show 13-year-old put hands up before police shot him

Protesters respond. Plus, Pentagon correspondent Tom Vanden Brook talks about his investigation into racist disciplinary action in the National Guard, national correspondent Marco della Cava reports on DACA recipients fighting for their future in the country, people will possibly need annual booster shots against COVID-19 and President Joe Biden gets set to meet with the Japanese prime minister.Episode transcript linked here.Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.
16/04/2113m 11s

Officer charged with second-degree manslaughter in Daunte Wright's shooting death

Protests continued in Minnesota Wednesday night. Plus, Chicago officials will release the body-camera video showing the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, the defense will call at least one more witness in the Chauvin trial, a suspect is in custody 25 years after a California college student went missing and the Biden administration gets set to announce sanctions on Russia.Episode transcript linked here.Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.(Audio: Associated Press)
15/04/2112m 43s

Protesters call for justice after the Daunte Wright shooting

Protesters and police again clashed on Tuesday as the nation mourns Wright's loss amid cries for change. Plus, a witness for the defense says former police officer Derek Chauvin was justified in his use of force against George Floyd, patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub has the latest on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause, President Joe Biden will announce a complete U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Senate gets set to vote on the future of a bill targeting anti-Asian American hate.Episode transcript linked here.Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.(Audio: Associated Press)
14/04/2115m 30s

Outrage in Minnesota

Police in Minnesota fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, on Sunday. Plus, it's the defense's turn to call witnesses in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a Tennessee high school is closed after a shooting, the NCAA warns states against limiting transgender sports participation and a Capitol police officer will lie in honor.Episode transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things(Audio: Associated Press)
13/04/2111m 5s

Chauvin trial enters Week 3

Plus, police fatally shot a Minnesota man on Sunday, President Joe Biden will meet with lawmakers about his infrastructure plan, there's a new Masters champion and Ramadan begins.
12/04/218m 58s

Introducing: The Sneak: The Disappearance of Mario Rossi

On season three of The Sneak, the crew dives into the life and disappearance of Mario Rossi, a brilliant NASCAR crew chief and engineer who mysteriously vanished just after New Year's in 1983.Here's what's to know about episode 1, "The Disappearance":Just after New Year’s Day 1983, Bill Rossi was called to his family’s house in New Jersey. There, his loved ones gave him heartbreaking news: His father, Mario Rossi, had died in a plane crash. Yet from the start, the story wasn’t making sense.You can subscribe to The Sneak: The Disappearance of Mario Rossi anywhere you listen to podcasts.Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts,Here, to listen on Google Podcasts,And here to listen on Spotify.Episode Transcript linked here.Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.
11/04/2132m 7s

What are ghost guns?

Reporter Ryan Miller explains the weapons targeted by President Joe Biden in his recent executive actions. Plus, Reviewed.com editor Heather Muse talks about what to do with your vaccine card, we remember DMX, a gun salute is set as the United Kingdom mourns Prince Philip's passing and a volcano in the Caribbean has erupted.Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things.(Audio: Associated Press)
10/04/2112m 48s

How local health officials pulled off the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Senior data reporter Aleszu Bajak explains. Plus, finance reporter Jessica Menton talks about an advantage for young people doing their taxes, a former NFL player is the suspect in a South Carolina mass shooting, Rep. Matt Gaetz speaks at a Trump resort amid accusations that he had sex with a minor and Taylor Swift's first re-recorded album is here.Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things
09/04/2110m 12s

George Floyd's addiction could change how we talk about drug use and Black Americans

Enterprise editor Cristina Silva reports. Plus, President Joe Biden is set to unveil executive actions on gun control, a coronavirus variant is now the dominant strain in the U.S., Earth's carbon dioxide levels are the highest they've been in more than 3 million years and the Masters golf tournament tees off.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things
08/04/2113m 57s

One woman's struggle to survive on minimum wage

National correspondent Romina Ruiz-Goiriena tells the story of Elsa Romero, a South Florida woman struggling to survive on minimum wage. Plus, White House reporter Matt Brown has the latest on President Joe Biden's accelerated vaccine plan, skin reactions appear rarely with COVID-19 vaccines but they aren't serious, the trial of Derek Chauvin continues and a new television series debuts at a crucial time for the Asian American community.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things
07/04/2115m 48s

How the pandemic is straining relationships

Reporter Charisse Jones tells us about an easy fix. Plus, Sarasota Herald-Tribune reporter Zac Anderson has the latest on a wastewater breach in Florida, COVID-19 cases are rising but older Americans are increasingly vaccinated, the U.S. revisits nuclear talks with Iran and there's a new champion in men's college basketball.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript linked hereAlso available at art19.com/shows/5-Things
06/04/2113m 47s

Perfect season on the line as Gonzaga, Baylor meet in men's national championship

Plus, the trial of Derek Chauvin continues, a look at how countries differ with COVID-19 vaccines, a prayer vigil is planned as DMX remains in the hospital and Aaron Rodgers hosts 'Jeopardy!'Episode Transcript one-click linkAvailable at art19.com/shows/5-Things
05/04/219m 5s

Kamala Harris has a message for American women

Vice President Kamala Harris is the first of USA TODAY’s Women of the Year. Vice President Harris recently sat down with USA TODAY editor-in-chief Nicole Carroll and national columnist Suzette Hackney to discuss how American women have been overcoming obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Women, and especially women of color, have been disproportionately affected by the economic recession. Layoffs have disproportionately impacted women and hundreds of thousands of women have left the workforce in the past year in order to take care of children and family amid a shortage of childcare options exacerbated by pandemic lockdowns.In their in-depth interview, Vice President Harris, Nicole Carroll, and Suzette Hackney talked about everything from paid leave, to access to childcare, to the minimum wage, and the pay gap between men and women — because supporting women means supporting all the work they do.Later this year, Suzette Hackney will profile 10 more Women of the Year for USA TODAY. You can nominate a woman in you life here: https://womenoftheyear.usatoday.com/Sign up for Nicole Carroll’s weekly column, The Backstory, here: https://profile.usatoday.com/newsletters/the-backstory/Additional reading:USA TODAY’s Women of the Century project‘You are strong.’ Vice President Kamala Harris has a message for American womenUSA TODAY’s Women of the Year project honors strong, inspirational womenThe Backstory: When women are pushed out of the workforce, it impacts everyoneEpisode transcript at https://art19.com/shows/5-things.
04/04/2120m 43s

Capitol police officer dead after suspect rams US Capitol barrier

The suspect drove into the barrier and was shot and killed. Plus, Major League Baseball moves its All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to a Georgia voting law, health reporter Adrianna Rodriguez talks about what to do around unvaccinated people after getting the vaccine, it's Easter Sunday weekend and the college basketball tournaments near their end.Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-Things(Audio: Associated Press)
03/04/2110m 26s

Students are facing the trauma of active shooter drills

Education reporter Alia Wong talks about renewed school shooting fears and the trauma of shooter drills. Plus, White House reporter Matt Brown explains how a new ad campaign is trying to sway people who are vaccine hesitant, the trial of Derek Chauvin continues, consumer travel reporter Dawn Gilbertson says airline change fees are back and the NCAA Women's Final Four tips off.Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
02/04/2117m 49s

Biden proposes $2 trillion infrastructure, jobs plan

The plan would be funded by a corporate tax hike. Plus, reporter Joel Shannon tells us how older Americans are reuniting with loved ones after vaccinations, new reports show COVID-19 was the third-highest cause of death in the U.S. in 2020, reporter Dustin Barnes tells us how billions of cicadas are about to emerge and it's opening day in Major League Baseball.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-Things
01/04/2113m 32s

Biden set to roll out infrastructure plan

White House correspondent Courtney Subramanian reports. Plus, Attorney General Merrick Garland calls for a review into combating hate crimes, patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub talks about the risk of a fourth COVID-19 wave, sports columnist Nancy Armour discusses Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey's virus testing comments and the Supreme Court gets set to hear arguments related to the NCAA's ability to limit benefits for college athletes.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-Things
31/03/2116m 7s

Day 1 Chauvin trial takeaways

Opening arguments began Monday in the trial of the former police officer charged with killing George Floyd. Race and diversity reporter N'dea Yancey-Bragg recaps the first day. Then, national correspondent Trevor Hughes talks about protests surrounding the trial.Plus, White House correspondent Maureen Groppe tells us about inconsistencies between states on opening vaccines up to the general population, The Ever Given ship gets moving again, more severe weather is forecast for the South and half of the Final Four is set.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
30/03/2114m 4s

Opening arguments begin in Derek Chauvin trial

The former officer faces murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd. Plus, the ship stuck in the Suez Canal has been partially refloated, Dr. Deborah Birx says many coronavirus deaths were avoidable, at least four people were killed in Nashville storms and college basketball tournaments move to the Elite Eight.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-Things
29/03/217m 15s

Why young people of color should be investing in the stock market

Throughout this pandemic, the stock market has been doing really well, even when job losses hurt a lot of people.Editor Josh Rivera has been writing about how Black and Latino families who haven't invested in the stock market are missing out on opportunities to make long-term money goals.This week, Josh sat down with host Claire Thornton to talk about how young people, people of color, and women can invest money, precisely because having that conversation is no easy feat for many people.Josh is sensitive to the fact that anyone who's hurting financially isn’t going to want to invest right now. But, he has an answer for that.Additional reading:This Is America: Why young people of color need to be investing in the stock marketInvesting apps make it easy for beginners. Here's how I got started.Investing questions: How to get started in 6 stepsEpisode transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things.
28/03/2134m 48s

Civil rights leaders slam Georgia election reform

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a new bill into law overhauling state election voting rules. National correspondent Deborah Barfield Berry reports. Plus, 46 states plan to open vaccines up to the general population by May 1, entertainment reporter Maria Puente has the latest on Britney Spears' petition for her dad to resign as her conservator, March Madness continues with the Sweet 16 and Passover begins on Saturday.Episode transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things.(Audio: Associated Press)
27/03/2113m 49s

Vice President Kamala Harris has a message for American women

The vice president sits down with USA TODAY. Plus, White House correspondent Courtney Subramanian breaks down President Joe Biden's first solo press conference, more updates are coming after the Colorado mass shooting, finance reporter Jessica Menton talks about the timeline for COVID-19 relief payments that haven't been sent and Amanda Gorman talks to Oprah.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
26/03/2114m 12s

Most Americans want stricter gun laws, but the GOP doesn't

Washington Bureau chief Susan Page examines new polling data. Plus, the Suez Canal remains blocked, tech editor Brett Molina talks about Tesla letting customers pay in Bitcoin, AstraZeneca's updated vaccine trial data is also promising and the NBA trade deadline is here.Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
25/03/219m 23s

Boulder mourns as Biden calls for gun legislation

National correspondent Trevor Hughes has the latest from Boulder. Plus, we explore data that shows mass shootings are on the rise, patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub fills us in on what's going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine, race and diversity reporter N'dea Yancey-Bragg talks about the jury selection process in the Derek Chauvin trial and the first Senate hearing will take place on a sweeping voting rights bill.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
24/03/2114m 44s

10 dead in Boulder mass shooting

We have the latest from the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than a week. Plus, tech reporter Terry Collins tells us how many people are working longer hours with their office at home, Supreme Court correspondent John Fritze talks about the possibility of a death penalty for the Boston bomber, just one more juror is needed in the trial of Derek Chauvin and former first lady Michelle Obama pushes for new voting rights legislation.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-Things
23/03/2111m 45s

House to hold hearing on D.C. statehood

Will the nation's capital finally become a state? Plus, trial results for AstraZeneca's vaccine in the U.S. are promising, Miami Beach issues a state of emergency amid a tourist surge, March Madness goes mad and Vice President Kamala Harris visits Miami.Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
22/03/217m 26s

The recession disproportionately hurt women. How can they bounce back?

Since March 2020, women have stopped working, either voluntarily or due to layoffs, at higher rates than men, leading experts to label the economic crisis a ‘she-cession.’ Many women who’ve left the workforce are single moms who need childcare but can’t access it during the pandemic. The COVID-19 recession has affected groups in different ways. Black moms have been more likely than Latina moms and white moms to quit their jobs. Latina moms were more likely to be laid off than white and Black moms. This is in part because Latinas were more likely to work face-to-face service positions, such as in restaurants and hotels. Experts forecast that loss of skills, tenure and income among women and women of color will shape the U.S. economy for years to come by making it more difficult for moms of color to re-enter the workforce, earn the same amount as their white counterparts and reach supervisor and management positions.In this episode, economic opportunities reporter Charisse Jones talks with cognitive scientist and president of Barnard College Dr. Sian Beilock about how employers can get women back in the workforce and why it’s so important they do so.Additional reading:How can women get back to work in the middle of a pandemic?Without paid leave, people of color must make an ‘impossible choice’Black, Latina, immigrant moms are losing jobs as COVID-19 childcare crisis grows
21/03/2116m 57s

Remembering Xiaojie Tan after Atlanta shootings

Tan was a day away from her 50th birthday when she was killed. National correspondent Romina Ruiz spoke with her family. Plus, politics reporter Jeanine Santucci talks about what makes a hate crime, economic opportunity reporter Charisse Jones discusses how paid leave is harder to get for people of color, we recap a busy start to college basketball's March Madness and spring has officially sprung.
20/03/2112m 14s

Anti-Asian hashtags soared after Trump first tied COVID-19 to China on Twitter

Health reporter Elizabeth Weise explains. Plus, President Joe Biden heads to Atlanta after the massacre, the House passes a bill potentially creating a path to citizenship for millions, weather reporter Doyle Rice gives us a Friday forecast and the Round of 64 tips off in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
19/03/2112m 29s

Suspect in Georgia spa shootings due in court amid rise in violence against Asian Americans

We look into the larger context around Tuesday's violence in Atlanta. Plus, health inequities reporter Nada Hassanein talks about vaccine hesitancy in vulnerable communities, security advisors meet with Chinese diplomats in Alaska, jury selection resumes in the Derek Chauvin trial and the men's NCAA Tournament tips off.
18/03/2112m 14s

8 dead in Georgia massage parlor shootings

There are fears the violence specifically targeted Asian Americans. Plus, lifestyle and wellness reporter Sara Moniuszko talks about Elliot Page opening up about coming out as transgender, finance reporter Jessica Menton gives an update on stimulus payments, college basketball reporter Scott Gleeson gives some bracket advice and dangerous tornadoes could be on the way in the South.Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
17/03/2111m 8s

Vaccines for the immunocompromised

People with immune issues are at high risk for COVID-19. But many remain hesitant about vaccinations. Patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub explains. Plus, the World Health Organization meets to discuss AstraZeneca's vaccine after several countries suspended its use, entertainment reporter David Oliver takes a look at the Oscar nominations, the Violence Against Women Act gets legislative life again and more severe weather slams parts of the country.Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
16/03/2112m 40s

Racial makeup a concern in Chauvin trial jury

The trial will continue Monday. Plus, Dr. Anthony Fauci says normal life could return by July, tech editor Brett Molina talks about the mute button this past year, a record snowstorm slams the West and Beyoncé makes history at the Grammys.(Audio: Associated Press, CBS)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
15/03/217m 56s

Trans athletes say they deserve to win and lose alongside their teammates

Fourteen-year-old Rebekah Bruesehoff has been playing field hockey on the team that corresponds with her gender identity for the past five years. Her teammates haven’t had any problems with Rebekah’s participation. This year, she successfully made the varsity team at her new middle school in Southern New Jersey. This season, her mom Jamie Bruesehoff is more worried than ever that her daughter’s participation could become a problem.Bills that would ban transgender athletes from sports have been proposed in at least 26 states in the last several months. Mississippi’s governor just signed one bill into law on Thursday, March 11. Advocates behind lawsuits in several states argue people assigned male at birth should not be allowed to compete against cisgender women and girls, due to perceived athletic advantages such as taller height and heavier weight.Transgender advocates like 6-time Team USA duathlete Chris Mosier say trans kids have been competing in sports for decades, and deserve to continue to be included. World track cycling champion Veronica Ivy says parameters dictating what kinds of women can participate in women’s sports are detrimental to all women.To hear more from Mosier, Ivy, Rebekah and Jamie Bruesehoff, and transgender baskbetball coach Layne Ingram, listen to the full episode produced by USA TODAY Audio Editor Claire Thornton.Additional reading:National Coming Out Day: Rebekah Bruesehoff shares her storyTwo transgender men talk life experiences on podcast aimed for LGBTQ, cisgender communityTransgender duathlete Chris Mosier’s challenge to N.C. bill
14/03/2114m 32s

BTS ready to make Grammys history

Social media editor Fatima Farha sat down with the group before the big night. Plus, senior video producer Hannah Gaber recaps a busy week with politics editor Annah Aschbrenner, college basketball's Selection Sunday is here, weather reporter Doyle Rice talks about the controversy around daylight saving time and Walmart raises pay for nearly half a million workers.
13/03/2114m 20s

Biden announces vaccine eligibility by May 1 for all adults

We recap his Thursday night address. Plus, health reporter Adrianna Rodriguez tells us how early coronavirus symptoms could give clues about how long they'll last, business reporter Nathan Bomey talks about the rise of electric vehicles, New York lawmakers organize in their push for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to leave office amid new allegations and Netflix may crack down on sharing passwords.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
12/03/2110m 22s

One year of the COVID-19 pandemic

It's been a year since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. President Joe Biden will mark the date with a television address, as politics editor Annah Aschbrenner explains. Plus, reactions from both sides of the aisle after the latest COVID-19 relief bill passes, Derek Chauvin may face another charge in the death of George Floyd, a murder suspect remains at large after being mistakenly released and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces another allegation.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
11/03/2110m 14s

Biden's COVID-19 stimulus bill set to pass

Finance reporter Jessica Menton talks about stimulus checks and more, health reporter Elizabeth Weise tells us about an incoming vaccine surplus, jury selection continues in the trial of Derek Chauvin, Merrick Garland is expected to be confirmed as attorney general and Piers Morgan leaves his British television show.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
10/03/2110m 49s

CDC issues new guidelines for vaccinated Americans

Plus, national correspondent Marco della Cava talks about the trial of Derek Chauvin and its impact, entertainment and wellness reporter Hannah Yasharoff talks about Meghan and Harry's interview, MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, marries a Seattle schoolteacher and the NFL may move its franchise tag deadline.Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-thingsIf you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, any time. You can also chat online. And Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 confidential support via text message to those in crisis when they dial 741-741.
09/03/2113m 26s

Derek Chauvin's trial begins

Criminal justice correspondent Tami Abdollah tells us some of what to expect in the trial of a former police officer charged in George Floyd's death. Plus, a trial also begins for Des Moines Register journalist Andrea Sahouri, Meghan Markle drops some bombshells in her interview with Oprah, variant cases of COVID-19 are spreading quickly through the country and it's International Women's Day.(Audio: CBS, Des Moines Register)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
08/03/219m 0s

A profile of Breonna Taylor

USA TODAY Network reporters Shaylah Brown and Marina Affo and audience editor Felecia Wellington join host Claire Thornton to discuss how Breonna Taylor's story was told and re-told over the past year.With every turn of the conversation, the group focuses on who Breonna Taylor was as a person. They also share what's in their hearts and on their minds, because Breonna Taylor is only one of many Black women killed by police and she unfortunately won't be the last.You can read Shaylah Brown's profile of Breonna Taylor here.
07/03/2134m 46s

Fewer Americans are vaccine hesitant

Plus, Senior video producer Hannah Gaber and Congress reporter Savannah Behrmann catch us up on some legislation other than COVID-19 relief, finance reporter Jessica Menton gives us some tax tips, Meghan and Harry appear on American television and the NBA holds an all-star game in Atlanta.(Audio: Associated Press)
06/03/2113m 10s

Cuomo harassment allegations show the success of #MeToo and the challenges ahead

Economic opportunity reporter Charisse Jones talks about the #MeToo movement four years after a national reckoning. Plus, N'dea Yancey-Bragg looks ahead to the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in George Floyd's death, Sen. Ron Johnson holds up COVID-19 relief by forcing the Senate to read the entire bill aloud, former LSU football coach Les Miles was banned from contacting female students and the February jobs report is out on Friday.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
05/03/2112m 14s

Biden calls out states for rolling back mask mandates

Plus, managing politics editor Caren Bohan updates us on the pandemic relief bill, the House cancels its Thursday session amid security threats, wellness reporter Alia Dastagir talks about the seriousness of accusations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, an investigation continues following a deadly car crash near the U.S./Mexico border and economics reporter Paul Davidson talks about how some cities are experimenting with universal income.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
04/03/2113m 18s

Biden vows vaccines for all adults by the end of May

Plus, White House correspondent Maureen Groppe tells us about the Obamacare expansion within the latest COVID-19 relief, the U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia, Carlos Monarrez from the Detroit Free Press says discussions continue about changing the NBA logo and Shaquille O'Neal enters the wrestling ring.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript at art19.com/shows/5-things
03/03/2112m 8s

How vaccines differ state to state

Health reporter Elizabeth Weise looks into it. Plus, senior video producer Hannah Gaber and congressional reporter Nicholas Wu break down a busy week in the Senate, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on voting rights, the U.S. addresses not going after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and weather reporter Doyle Rice talks about a massive iceberg that broke off Antarctica.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript
02/03/2115m 58s

Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution underway

Plus, the ball is in the Senate's court on COVID-19 relief, President Joe Biden is expected to address how to deal with Saudi Arabia amid news that the country's crown prince was involved in Jamal Khashoggi's death, President Donald Trump hints at another run and we recap the Golden Globes.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript
01/03/218m 44s

1619: How one Black journalist traced her ancestry

Tracing one's family history can be both intimidating and joy-filled. USA TODAY reporter Deborah Barfield Berry went down this path of discovery when she found out that the subject of her story could be related to her. Deborah guides us through her personal journey, with help from Hollis Gentry, a genealogy specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. From libraries and churches in a tiny and otherwise unknown Virginia town, Deborah ended up uncovering stories her family never would have heard otherwise.Take note: if you want to trace your own ancestry, listen for the tips and advice experts share in this episode.This audio piece was produced by Claire Thornton and originally appeared in fall 2019 as part of USA TODAY’s 1619 Project, which examines and commemorates the arrival of the first Africans in English North America 402 years ago.More reading:Black families are using DNA, genealogy to fill in historical gaps left by slavery
28/02/2116m 0s

House passes latest COVID-19 relief

The legislation will face a stiffer test in the Senate. Plus, business reporter Nathan Bomey tells us about the data recorder in Tiger Woods' car and others, the United Nations warns that climate goals aren't being reached, lifestyle reporter Rasha Ali tells us the Golden Globes are voted on by a group with no Black members and an airline passenger faces a hefty fine after hitting a flight attendant.Sign up for This is America, a newsletter featuring a rotating panel of USA TODAY Network journalists with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.(Audio: Associated Press)
27/02/2110m 32s

America's overseas military empire

International correspondent Kim Hjelmgaard and Brown University researcher Stephanie Savell discuss the U.S. military's presence abroad. Plus, the latest from a U.S. bombing in Syria, the House is set to vote on the latest coronavirus relief deal, a new COVID-19 vaccine may soon be approved and a snow moon lights up the sky.(Audio: Associated Press)Episode Transcript
26/02/2114m 11s

House to vote on Equality Act

Kate Sosin from the 19th tells us about potential legislation that could extend protections for LGBTQ Americans. Plus, we hear from Golfweek's Steve DiMeglio on Tiger Woods' future after his car accident, the U.S. government is launching an initiative to study long-term coronavirus symptoms, Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman will testify on last month's riots and CPAC kicks off.(Audio: Associated Press, Ad Council)Episode Transcript
25/02/2112m 42s

Johnson & Johnson nears vaccine authorization

Patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub maps out some vaccine timelines. Plus, the Supreme Court hears arguments on when police can enter homes without a warrant, correspondent Alia Dastagir talks about National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Tiger Woods has surgery after a serious car accident and weather reporter Doyle Rice talks about a potentially more destructive tornado season.Episode Transcript
24/02/2111m 21s


500,000 people in the U.S. have now died from COVID-19. But they're more than a number. Plus, enterprise editor Cristina Silva talks about vaccine inequality, we hear from Congress reporter Christal Hayes on confirmation hearings, Capitol law enforcement officials will testify before a Senate panel and the wife of 'El Chapo' appears in court.(Audio: Associated Press)
23/02/2113m 22s

Bias in insurance costs

Economic opportunity reporter Charisse Jones reports. Plus, Congress returns to tackle virus relief, Texans want answers after a winter storm crisis, Merrick Garland faces a confirmation hearing for attorney general and more images from Mars are expected.(Audio: Associated Press)
22/02/218m 46s

Teaching Black history from Black perspectives

Teaching Black history from Black perspectives means re-visiting the same stories we might be used to hearing, and challenging ourselves to tell them differently. Experts warn that ‘whitewashing’ Black history in educational settings fuels resentment against civil rights groups demanding justice and equity in the present. USA TODAY race and diversity reporter N’dea Yancey-Bragg hopes people focus on issues like oppression, Black resistance, the African diaspora, Black excellence, and intersectional Black identities when teaching Black history.This month, Yancey-Bragg wrote about how Black entrepreneurs in Tulsa, Oklahoma successfully revived the Greenwood business district, or Black Wall Street, after the Tulsa Massacre in 1921. And businesses there are still re-building.For more coverage on Black history and culture, check out these stories from USA TODAY:Influencers on racial justice you should followCivil rights icons on the future for Black progress10 TV shows that will teach you about Black cultureAmerica has a history of medically abusing Black peopleThis is America: Life in ˈblak and (h)wīt
21/02/2113m 17s

Democrats unveil Biden's immigration bill

Senior Video Producer Hannah Gaber and immigration reporter Rebecca Morin discuss what to expect. Plus, more charges are made relating to the Captiol attack, the U.S. and Iran shift toward possible talks, some Texans still don't have clean drinking water and Naomi Osaka is the Australian Open champion.(Audio: Associated Press)
20/02/2113m 25s

Experts fear Texas damage could be similar to the effects of a hurricane

Plus, health reporter Elizabeth Weise updates us on vaccines, it was a successful Mars landing, business reporter Nathan Bomey talks cars and the U.S. is back in the Paris Climate Accord.(Audio: Associated Press, NASA)
19/02/219m 23s

Deadly winter storms continue

Millions remain without power in Texas. Weather reporter Doyle Rice tells us about the polar vortex wreaking havoc. Plus, Florida Today space reporter Emre Kelly updates on the Mars rover landing, finance reporter Jessica Menton tells us what to expect before Robinhood and Reddit CEOs testify in front of Congress, more data shows vaccines give some protection from transmission and the U.S. women's soccer team is back in action.(Audio: Associated Press)
18/02/2113m 39s

Gender expression in the pandemic

Producer Claire Thornton spoke with reporter Sammy Gibbons about the story they worked on. Plus, health reporter Adrianna Rodriguez explains how COVID-19 is expected to become endemic, millions of people in Texas remain without power amid freezing temperatures, a Trump building is demolished in Atlantic City and Major League Baseball spring training begins.(Audio: Associated Press)
17/02/2112m 46s

Biden's next moves

Senior Video Producer Hannah Gaber and politics editor Annah Aschbrenner discuss. Plus, the latest Mars rover is looking for signs of life, debates continue on school reopenings, New Orleans cuts back on Mardi Gras and college basketball reporter Scott Gleeson looks at teams on the bubble.
16/02/2115m 21s

What's next after Trump acquittal?

Washington Managing Editor Caren Bohan and Senior Video Producer Hannah Gaber discuss. Plus, it's Presidents Day, health experts are worried about the coronavirus variant that originated in South Africa, Obamacare enrollment reopens and ice creates dangerous driving conditions around the country.(Audio: Associated Press)
15/02/2111m 14s

Black and white America: a Sunday poem

Poetry is having a moment. Each of National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's three forthcoming books will have a first printing of one million copies. The Motown Records label is bringing Black Forum, a spoken-word and poetry subsidiary that ran for three years in the early 1970s.This revival is not lost on Black journalist Lokela Blanc, a social visuals producer for USA TODAY. Last week, she published an original poem, "blak and (h)wīt," as part of USA TODAY's race and identity newsletter, "This Is America.""blak and (h)wīt" is about personal struggles and empowerment, and shows us how America's racial definitions are always being re-written. You can read the full poem here.And you can subscribe to the "This Is America" newsletter here. Each week, a different journalist from the USA TODAY Network tells readers how race and identity impacts aspects of their own lived experience.Follow Lokela Blanc on Twitter @LowKehLah.
14/02/2115m 32s

Impeachment trial may wrap up Saturday

Former President Donald Trump's defense team argued for only three of their 16 hours. Plus, activist Amanda Nguyen talks about violence against Asian-Americans, more vaccine supply is on the way, winter weather isn't going anywhere and a new football league lets fans call the plays.(Audio: Associated Press)
13/02/2113m 23s

How much more dangerous are COVID-19 variants?

Patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub explores. Plus, personal finance and markets reporter Jessica Menton takes a look at anger toward hedge funds, the defense team begins arguments in former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, world leaders consider action on Myanmar and the Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the oxen.(Audio: Associated Press)
12/02/2113m 3s

Senators shocked at Capitol riot videos

Plus, some Valentine's Day gift ideas, pharmacies begin delivering COVID-19 vaccines, a stay has been granted for an Alabama execution and the NBA says that all teams must play the national anthem before games.(Audio: Associated Press)
11/02/218m 52s

Incentives to get vaccinated

Business reporter Nathan Bomey tells us how some companies are giving workers incentives. Plus, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Caren Bohen updates on impeachment, COVID-19 variants are on the rise, investigations continue after a Minnesota shooting and a Zoom filter turns a lawyer into a cat.(Audio: Associated Press)
10/02/2112m 54s

Trump's impeachment trial begins

Washington Correspondent Christal Hayes reports. Plus, politics editor Annah Aschbrenner is back to talk about COVID-19 relief, we hear from the Talking Tech podcast on screen time and kids, Palm Beach considers whether former President Donald Trump should be allowed to live at Mar-a-Lago and the NASCAR season begins.
09/02/2112m 21s

Tom Brady wins his seventh Super Bowl

Plus, money editor Josh Rivera talks about investing, Senate Democrats will unveil more details of their COVID-19 relief plan, a polar vortex slams the country and the Australian Open begins.
08/02/218m 35s

The debate over sending humans to Mars

More than 50 years after we sent humans to the moon – the closest celestial body to Earth – the plan is still to head to Mars. Despite the fact humankind has been unable to send anyone to another place in the universe besides the moon, there are still many with the hopes and expectation that we will become a multi-planetary species in the near future, starting with our red next-door neighbor. Billionaire entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and aspiring young astronauts like Alyssa Carson, a sophomore studying astrobiology at Florida Tech, hope to one day live on Mars. But how feasible is that? Do we want to settle on a planet where we can't even breathe?In this episode, host Claire Thornton and USA TODAY Space Reporter Rachael Joy discuss Mars exploration and the arguments for and against settling the red planet.Rachael explains how NASA has been preparing to send humans to Mars for decades. When the Mars Perseverance rover lands on Mars on February 18th, we may be one step closer to that goal.Keep up with the latest news from the space coast at floridatoday.com and follow Rachael Joy on Twitter @Rachael_Joy.
07/02/2119m 9s

Super Bowl LV

NFL reporter Jori Epstein previews the big game. Plus USA TODAY Sports' Josh Peter looks at the juxtaposition of the ongoing pandemic during Super Bowl weekend, the House moves closer on COVID-19 relief, demonstrations continue in Russia and we remember Christopher Plummer.(Audio: Associated Press, 20th Century Fox)
06/02/2113m 2s

Johnson & Johnson applies for vaccine authorization

Will its single dose vaccine be approved? Plus, Congressional reporter Nicholas Wu explains how a congressman wants to explore giving one-dose priority for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, education reporter Erin Richards tells us about the digital divide in online learning, the House removes Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee posts, a new jobs report is out Friday and the NBA begins enforcing new health protocols.(Audio: Associated Press)
05/02/2110m 45s

Smokers are being prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines

Health reporter Adrianna Rodriguez says not everyone is happy. Plus, money reporter Michael Braga explores whether the country is in another housing bubble, correspondent Alia Dastagir talks about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and trauma, the House is set to vote on whether to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committees and Minneapolis police officers can no longer deactivate their body cameras.(Audio: Associated Press)
04/02/2110m 43s

Biden says GOP COVID-19 relief plan is too small

Plus, White House reporter Rebecca Morin explains how President Biden is overturning some Trump immigration policies, Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO, national correspondent Lindsay Schnell reports on Oregon's new drug law and the Golden Globe nominees will be announced.(Audio: Associated Press, Netflix, Searchlight Pictures)
03/02/2114m 37s

CDC travel mask rule goes into effect

Travel and consumer news editor Julia Thompson reports. Plus, health reporter Eizabeth Wiese looks into the vaccine rollout, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Caren Bohan talks about former President Donald Trump's impeachment legal team, a Capitol Police officer will lie in honor at the Capitol, GroundHog Day goes on during the pandemic and finance reporter Jessica Menton explains what's happening with silver.(Audio: Associated Press)
02/02/2115m 56s

Biden administration pushes for first vaccine dose priority

Plus, Republicans nudge Biden on a bipartisan COVID-19 relief deal, Black History Month begins, snowstorms meet to blanket the Midwest and East and an Oregon law decriminalizing illegal drug possession goes into effect.(Audio: Associated Press)
01/02/216m 34s

Starting gender-affirming care during a pandemic

Twenty-three-year-old Noah Rosenzweig lives in northwest Washington, D.C. with his dog, Pilot. He graduated from Georgetown University in May 2020.Rosenzweig had always envisioned college graduation as a set of twin finish lines: he'd be a degree-holder and he could finally medically transition. Then lockdowns hit and everything was put on pause. Rosenzweig wouldn't be seeing his family for months and there was suddenly less pressure to stick to the planned timeline.In April, one month before graduating, Rosezweig began a testosterone regimen. Then he got top surgery in September.To offset medical bills and ensure he could pay rent, Rosenzweig got a retail job at Nordstrom in October. Just like so many Americans during the pandemic, Rosenzweig is working in-person to maintain financial stability, even though it means putting his health at risk. The bright side: since working in-person post-operation, Rosenzweig says he hasn't been misgendered once.This audio story is part of the larger feature article “Pandemic lockdowns gave young people freedom to explore gender identities” by USA TODAY journalists Sammy Gibbons and Claire Thornton, publishing in February.Follow Sammy Gibbons and Claire Thornton on Twitter @sammykgibbons and @claire_thornto.
31/01/2112m 9s

Johnson & Johnson vaccine may soon get approval

Plus, House Democrats are pushing for action against Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, WNBA player Layshia Clarendon has top surgery, the Pro Bowl will look different and the Sundance Film Festival goes virtual.(Audio: Associated Press)
30/01/219m 52s

Robinhood lifts block on investors buying GameStop but continues restrictions

Personal finance and markets reporter Jessica Menton looks at some of the cultural impacts of a wild week on Wall Street. Plus, another COVID-19 vaccine may soon be on the way, business reporter Nathan Bomey talks about the NRA's decision to file for bankruptcy, a winter storm continues across the country and poet Amanda Gorman's books are bestsellers before their release.(Audio: Associated Press)
29/01/2113m 16s

What's going on with GameStop stock?

Money and tech editor Brett Molina has the latest. Plus Reviewed's Jamie Ueda tells us how two masks are better than one, sports columnist Christine Brennan looks at the possibility the Summer Olympics might be canceled, shark populations are in trouble and NBA all-star voting begins.(Audio: Associated Press)
28/01/2113m 20s

Nearly half of Senate votes impeachment trial unconstitutional, likely to vote against conviction

Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Caren Bohan reports. Plus, Washington correspondent Maureen Groppe talks about a Biden administration racial equity initiative, patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub explains the science behind mRNA vaccines, personal finance and markets reporter Jessica Menton gives some tax advice and Hank Aaron will be buried in Atlanta.(Audio: Associated Press)
27/01/2114m 48s

Stay-at-home orders lifted in Caifornia; Google to open vaccination sites

Plus, Aimee Picchi talks about tax season during the pandemic, senators will be sworn in as members of the 'Court of Impeachment,' winter weather hits half the country and the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame votes are in.(Audio: Associated Press)
26/01/2112m 45s

A look at Biden's economic plan

Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Caren Bohan reports. Plus, the House will send the Trump impeachment article to the Senate, Biden reinstates a travel ban, a hearing will be held for a man who threatened to kill Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Super Bowl LV matchup is set.(Audio: Associated Press)
25/01/219m 44s

Four days of the first woman vice president

This Wednesday, our country reached a political milestone: Kamala Harris became the first Black woman and first person of South Asian heritage to become Vice President. Harris has risen higher in the country's political leadership than any woman before, yet this moment centuries in the making has been eclipsed by a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.We’re recapping a historic week that saw President Biden and Vice President Harris get to work quickly, with the president signing 30 executive orders his first three days in office.Reporter Charisse Jones introduces us to Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, who left his job at a prominent California law firm to prioritize his wife’s political career. Health and wellness reporter Alia Dastagir tells us what Harris’ inauguration meant for young women of color, and political reporter Rebecca Morin describes the unique strengths Harris brings to the role. Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Caren Bohan keeps tally of what the Biden-Harris team accomplished in Washington this week, and in a final segment, business reporter Nathan Bomey hypothesizes what will become of the Trump Brand now that Donald J. Trump is no longer in the White House.(Audio: "Madame (Vice) President," composed by Brian Dix)
24/01/2125m 16s

Impeachment trial date set

Plus, vaccine shortages continue, we remember Hank Aaron, NFL reporter Jori Epstein previews the conference championship games and the sun finally rises again in northern Alaska.(Audio: Associated Press)
23/01/2112m 23s

Biden's first executive actions

Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Caren Bohan has the latest from the new administration. Plus, a new treatment might be critical to prevent serious COVID-19 illness, business reporter Nathan Bomey looks at whether former President Donald Trump can rebuild his brand, the first Black secretary of defense may be confirmed and online sports betting arrives in more states.(Audio: Associated Press
22/01/2117m 35s

Biden begins his first full day in the White House

Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page looks ahead to his first plans of action, national correspondent Alia Dastagir and economic opportunity reporter Charisse Jones look at the vice president and second gentleman respectively, Democrats take control of the Senate, a new study has daunting information on airborne coronavirus spread and a preliminary hearing is set for a woman accused of stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop.(Audio: Associated Press)
21/01/2116m 16s

Joe Biden to be sworn in as 46th president

2020 editor Annah Aschbrenner looks ahead. Plus, 2020 reporter Rebecca Morin tells us what to expect from Biden's partnership with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Nada Hassanein talks about vaccine access and hesitancy in communities of color and Jennifer Portman updates on new COVID-19 strains. Plus, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock will be sworn in and high winds cause fire fears in California.(Audio: Associated Press)
20/01/2117m 32s

Memorial ceremony will honor those lost to COVID-19

Plus, the Senate returns ahead of a possible impeachment trial, several Cabinet nominees face confirmation hearings, Trump may pardon more people on his way out and two of the biggest lottery jackpots in history are still up for grabs.
19/01/216m 48s

MLK Day celebrated as Inauguration Week begins

Plus, the United States approaches another disturbing death mark in the coronavirus pandemic, a pro-gun Virginia lobby heads for the state Capitol and Kamala Harris resigns her Senate seat.(Audio: Associated Press)
18/01/2111m 39s

5 Things presents: an update on Talking Tech

Tech reporters Brett Molina and Mike Snider are taking over Talking Tech, our daily podcast about consumer tech news. Brett and Mike bring together the latest gadget reviews and straight talk about innovations in the tech industry might affect you. Talking Tech was previously hosted by longtime tech columnist Jefferson Graham. Brett and Mike kick off their new version of Talking Tech by telling audiences about CES, or the Consumer Electronics Show. From the most advanced TVs, to AI robot helpers, to smart facemasks that amplify the volume of your voice, Brett and Mike share their thoughts on the most exciting products from this year’s CES.Subscribe to Talking Tech on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or on a smart speaker like Google Home or Alexa. Seven days a week, Mike and Brett will get you up to speed and help you get the most out of the technology you use every day.
17/01/2116m 31s

State Capitols, DC brace for potential violence

Plus, Congressional reporter Nick Wu says some Democratic lawmakers are saying rioters may have had GOP help, airlines are banning checked firearms on D.C. flights, the NFL Playoffs continue and Betty White turns 99.(Audio: Associated Press)
16/01/219m 46s

What to expect from far-right extremists in the coming days

Will Carless says armed militias are breaking the law. Plus, Alia Dastagir explains what to do if a loved one is being radicalized, Jennifer Portman gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic, fast food workers plan to strike and 'WandaVision' hits Disney+.(Audio: Associated Press, Disney+)
15/01/2119m 50s

When will a Senate trial for Trump's impeachment begin?

We hear from Washington Deputy Bureau Chief Caren Bohan. Plus, enterprise reporter Cara Kelly talks about decisions made leading up to the security breach at the Capitol, AirBnB is canceling booked reservations in Washington, D.C. during the inauguration, healthcare workers are refusing the COVID-19 vaccine in alarming numbers and James Harden heads to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster trade.(Audio: Associated Press)
14/01/2117m 11s

House expected to impeach Trump a second time

Plus, Congressional reporter Nicholas Wu tells us about the latest members of Congress to test positive for COVID-19 following the Capitol mob attack, health reporter Adrianna Rodriguez explains the new guidelines aimed at speeding up administering coronavirus vaccines, sports reporter Jimmy Hascup previews the NHL season and enterprise reporter Alia Dastagir talks about fighting emotional exhaustion.(Audio: Associated Press)
13/01/2110m 34s

Resolution to invoke the 25th Amendment goes to full House vote; Democrats introduce impeachment article

The push to remove President Donald Trump from office continues. USA TODAY politics reporter Matt Brown has all the latest. Plus, USA TODAY NOW reporter Ryan Miller explains how security is ramping up amid the possibility of more violence, Justin Schultz looks into what exactly 'insurrection' means, we hear the latest from the COVID-19 vaccine front and Alabama wins it all again.(Audio: Associated Press)
12/01/2112m 55s

Democrats aim to remove Trump over Capitol Hill riots

Plus, investigations and arrests continue following the mob insurrection, multiple new variants of COVID-19 are spreading, college football gets set to crown its champion and the Consumer Electronics Show goes virtual.(Audio: Associated Press, CES)
11/01/2110m 38s

An American insurrection

On Wednesday January 6, 2021, our country witnessed a grave assault on democracy as members of extremist groups incited by President Donald Trump lay siege to the U.S. Capitol. Five people died as a result of events that transpired Wednesday, including one Capitol Police officer. Members of Congress feared for their lives and some made makeshift weapons to prepare to defend each other. As members of white nationalist groups stormed Capitol Hill, dozens of smaller pro-Trump demonstrations took place in dozens of cities across the country, from Georgia to Washington to Minnesota to Hawaii. Some led to violence.House Democrats plan to introduce an article of impeachment as early as Monday alleging the president should be removed from office.The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday that extremists have already begun plotting their next coup attempt targeting Inauguration Day. These preparations are taking place on social media forums, including Twitter and YouTube, and on fringe forums popular with extremists. In Washington, D.C., authorities are preparing as best they can for the January 20 inauguration ceremony. Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued a state of emergency in the city totaling 15 days.As of Friday night, USA TODAY reported at least 55 people have been charged and arrested in relation to Wednesday's events, including one Arkansas man who sat in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk and stole her mail.The American people want answers about why law enforcement and top defense officials allowed thousands of protesters, many of whom were armed, to trespass on federal property and loot the offices of members of Congress.The police response stands in stark comparison to past protests in D.C., especially Black Lives Matter protests that took place in the summer of 2020. Peaceful protesters were pepper sprayed, tear gassed, kettled, and faced rubber bullets. In one instance, a crowd was tear gassed outside Lafayette Square to make way for President Trump, who proceeded to pose for photos with a bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church.On this episode, USA TODAY reporters who were on the Capitol grounds during the attempted coup answer some of your biggest questions about the response from law enforcement, and give insight into white nationalist groups behind the attack, like the Patriot Movement. Then, USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page and Rana Cash, an editor in Savannah, Georgia, discuss Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff’s Senate race victories, as well as the role former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams played in the election.These interviews originally aired Friday as part of USA TODAY’s States of America video series.To keep up with all the latest news coming out of Washington, D.C., go to usatoday.com/politics.We want to hear from you about how you’re coping. What is helping you to process? What makes you feel better? Call our voicemail at 202-524-0992 and we may feature your response in an episode of 5 Things.
10/01/2141m 9s

More charged in Capitol attack; Democrats plan for Trump impeachment proceedings

Plus, personal finance reporter Jessica Menton has the latest on unemployment benefits, the NFL Playoffs begin and it's been five years since the death of David Bowie.(Audio: Associated Press)
09/01/2112m 13s

Investigations continue after deadly pro-Trump riots at U.S. Capitol

Plus, there have been consecutive days of record coronavirus death in the U.S., a new jobs report is set to release, it's been 10 years since since a deadly shooting at a Gabby Giffords constituent event and Alex Trebek's final 'Jeopardy!' airs.(Audio: Associated Press, Jeopardy!)
08/01/2111m 29s

Joe Biden declared election winner after unprecedented mob attack on U.S. Capitol

Today, we're bringing you the people who were on the U.S. Capitol grounds as a mob broke into the halls of Congress. Reporters Will Carless, N’dea Yancey-Bragg and Trevor Hughes share the significance of the violence and the police response. Plus, many of President Donald Trump’s social media accounts are frozen and Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock both won Senate runoffs in Georgia, giving Democrats control of the Senate.(Audio: Associated Press, Chris Quintana)
07/01/2116m 57s

Senate hinges on Perdue-Ossoff race after Warnock projected winner in Georgia

Plus, Congress meets to certify Biden's election win, no officers involved in the Kenosha Jacob Blake shooting will be charged, Christians around the world celebrate Epiphany and Macy's closes more stores nationwide.(Audio: Associated Press, Jasper Colt/USA TODAY)
06/01/2115m 0s

Georgia runoffs to decide Senate's future

The Savannah Morning News' Rana Cash is back to break it down. Plus, Britain enters its most strict lockdown yet, protests could get testy in Washington, the Heisman Trophy will be decided and a list deems the best cities to live without a car.(Audio: Associated Press)
05/01/219m 49s

Trump and Biden head to Georgia to stump for Senate candidates

Plus, vaccines didn't meet December rollout goals, hearings are set for Louisville police officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death, Monday is the official payment date for stimulus checks and it's time to say goodbye to Alex Trebek as host of 'Jeopardy!'(Audio: Associated Press, 'Jeopardy!')
04/01/218m 15s

What will 2021 bring for the auto industry?

Car sales are up during the pandemic, in part because people are afraid to fly and take public transportation. New cars, trucks, and SUVs are becoming more reliable every year. So the auto industry isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.On this episode, host Claire Thornton is joined by USA TODAY business reporter Nathan Bomey to discuss how different industries are pivoting during the pandemic, including auto.Nathan explains how General Motors is making a foray into the insurance industry by launching OnStar Insurance early next year.In a finale segment, Claire tries to guess the most reliable and least reliable vehicles for 2021, using a slate of options supplied by Nathan from the Consumer Reports Auto Reliability rankings. Then, Nathan reveals how many vehicles Claire labeled correctly.This episode originally aired on the December 6, 2020.
03/01/2118m 11s

$2,000 checks? They will have to wait for new Congress reconvening Sunday

The Senate adjourned Friday night without securing $2,000 stimulus checks, leaving hopes for another round of payments in the hands of the next Congress. Now, legislators will not reconvene until Sunday to end the 116th Congress, and usher in the 117th. Plus, important considerations on timing of vaccines that require a second dose, this weekend has the last games of the regular season for the NFL, college football wraps up too and the first meteor shower of the year, the Quadrantids arrives Sunday morning.
02/01/218m 8s

Minimum wage to rise in 20 states

Twenty states and 32 cities and counties – including many in California – are set to raise their minimum wages on or about New Year’s Day. Plus, an ambitious goal of vaccinating 1 million New York City residents in the month of January, College Football Playoff kicks off with intriguing semifinal matchups, new items that fast food chains are offering starting this month and Season 3 of “Cobra Kai” hits Netflix.
01/01/218m 19s

Last day to contribute to some retirement accounts

You must make your 401(k) contributions by Dec. 31, 2020, if you want to write them off on this year's taxes. Plus, New York's world-famous Times Square ball drop won't be open to the public so we offer some options on what to stream. From the Great Lakes region to the Appalachians and Southeast should be ready for what could be a soggy New Year's Eve. Know what restaurants and stores will be open and when over the New Year's holiday. Scandal-riddled Army will play in a bowl game Thursday.Audio: Associated Press, “Gilligan’s Island” CBS
31/12/206m 8s

UK approves use of 2nd COVID-19 vaccine with easier storage

Plus, the Treasury says people may receive a $600 stimulus check this week or next, negotiations continue on the stimulus bill, a Subpoena deadline for investigation into political meddling at CDC hits and the first known U.S. case of a new Covid-19 strain is being monitored.
30/12/207m 7s

American Airlines will put 737 Max back into the air

Plus, the House approves the increased stimulus check measure and sends the bill to the Senate, Kamala Harris will receive a Covid-19 vaccine, the Christmas day Nashville explosion investigation continues and California's stay-at-home order is likely to be extended.Here's a link to Claire's story on the Covid-19 childcare crisis disproportionately impacting Black, Latina and immigrant mothers.Audio: Associated Press
29/12/207m 28s

The House plans to vote on increased stimulus checks

Plus, US to require negative COVID-19 tests from UK travelers, Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine to roll out in long-term health care facilities, the NFL playoffs' field take shape and the alleged shooter at a bowling alley in Rockford, Illinois appears in court.
28/12/207m 59s

Remembering the stars, newsmakers and icons who died in 2020

Each year, USA TODAY publishes its annual Passages column, reflecting on the icons that have left us. 2020 is different, making news as the deadliest year in U.S. history. In a year dominated by COVID-19 and upheaval, hear from a few of the people who lived big enough to inspire not only loved ones but whole generations. To see all the names, photos and videos of major moments in their lives click here.
27/12/207m 35s

Check out USA TODAY audio on your smart speaker

Did you get a new smart speaker this holiday season? Today, we want to show you how to check out some of our audio stories on smart devices. Claire Thornton will be back with the Sunday edition of '5 Things' tomorrow.
26/12/201m 51s

Merry Christmas!

Celebrating Christmas during a pandemic. Plus, a white Christmas will be felt in the Great Lakes, limited stores and restaurants are open, there will be NBA and NFL action and a number of new movies hit streaming and theaters.(Audio: Associated Press, Warner Bros. Pictures, Pixar)
25/12/207m 17s

Trump pardons continue

Plus, New York City requires quarantine for foreign visitors, lawmakers rethink a relief bill after Trump comments, power outages are expected in Southern California and NORAD will once again track Santa's sleigh.(Audio: Associated Press)
24/12/208m 46s

U.S. government set for new agreement to up vaccine orders in 2021

Plus, it's the final day in office for Attorney General William Barr, Trump heads to Florida for his last Christmas at Mar-a-Lago as president, holiday travel is down and a new George Clooney film tries to bring heart to the apocalypse.(Audio: Associated Press, Netflix)
23/12/207m 59s

U.S. mulls U.K. travel ban amid new strain

Plus, the Senate has passed the new relief bill, Kilauea Volcano erupts, the NBA season tips off and it's likely your last chance to ship packages.(Audio: Associated Press)
22/12/2010m 35s

Moderna vaccine shipments arrive nationwide

There are now two vaccines in the fight against COVID-19. Plus, a relief deal has been reached, Kamala Harris campaigns in Georgia before the runoffs, Week 15 in the NFL wraps up and the winter solstice is here.(Audio: Associated Press)
21/12/209m 42s

People put in hotels for refuge during the pandemic are now being evicted

For nearly a year, many cities across the U.S. have been housing people experiencing homelessness in motels and hotels with money officials received from the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Now, city officials are evicting people, just as the pandemic is hitting deadly records. In New York City, Shams DaBaron is an advocate known as “Da Homeless Hero.” He’s currently waiting for a court ruling to decide how long he’ll be able to stay at the Lucerne Hotel in Manhattan.In this episode, DaBaron tells us how he started fighting to protect and uplift other people experiencing homelessness, while also struggling with poor mental health and alcohol use.To read the full story by USA TODAY housing and social services reporter Romina Ruiz-Goiriena, click here.
20/12/207m 55s

FDA authorizes Moderna's vaccine

Plus, lawmakers avoid a government shutdown, investigations continue into a cyber attack, a Texas family may have been victims of a hate crime and the NFL is ready for some rare Saturday action.(Audio: Associated Press)
19/12/208m 57s

Moderna's vaccine set for authorization

Plus, top Senate leaders say a relief deal might be reached this weekend, Walmart will begin selling on TikTok, Canelo and GGG are back in the ring and Chadwick Boseman's final film hits Netflix.(Audio: Associated Press, Netflix)
18/12/209m 14s

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine up for review

Plus, talks continue on a relief deal, a federal judge in Georgia hears arguments from a new election lawsuit, snow falls across the East and HBO Max is (finally) coming to Roku. (Audio: Associated Press)
17/12/208m 22s

300,000 dead in United States from COVID-19

Plus, lawmakers inch closer to a relief deal, a massie winter storm heads for the East Coast, a hearing is held on election security and the Fed ponders ways to help the economy.(Audio: Associated Press, AccuWeather)
16/12/208m 7s

Some healthcare workers become the first vaccinated Americans against COVID-19

Plus, President-elect Joe Biden campaigns in Georgia ahead of the Senate runoff, Apple enters the at-home fitness game, most states have Tuesday deadlines for Affordable Care Act enrollment and you might want to ship those Christmas gifts Tuesday.(Audio: Associated Press)
15/12/208m 38s

COVID-19 vaccinations set to begin

Plus, the Electoral College will finalize President-elect Joe Biden's election win, early voting begins in Georgia's Senate runoff race, Cleveland's Major League Baseball team changes its name and the final round at the U.S. Women's Open plays after a weather delay.(Audio: Associated Press)
14/12/206m 7s

As vaccine roll-out begins, COVID-19 survivors battle lingering symptoms

Distribution of the first COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. has begun. It was authorized for FDA emergency use on Friday. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be sent to 636 locations the week of December 14. Frontline medical workers and some nursing home residents and staff will receive the vaccine starting Monday.But getting sick with the virus, or knowing someone who has gotten sick or died is a present reality for far too many Americans.3,309 people died from COVID-19 in the United States on Friday, December 11. That’s the most people to die from the virus in a single day so far. The U.S. will reach 300,000 COVID-19 deaths in the next few days.Scientists are still learning about how our bodies recover from COVID-19.Many of the more than 15 million who have gotten COVID-19 report lingering body pain, irregular heartbeat, anxiety, breathing problems, chronic fatigue, and even organ failure.In this episode, John Holdridge, 55, and Marjorie Roberts, 59, share their stories of recovery and how they're coping with lingering symptoms.You can check out our Coronavirus Chronicles video series to hear from more survivors. Get the Coronavirus Watch newsletter and stay informed about the spread of the virus.Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in your state here, and get experts advice on how to mitigate coronavirus risks during winter holidays here.
13/12/2015m 40s

FDA authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine in United States

Plus, the Supreme Court denies efforts to block more election results, Brexit trade talks resume, the Geminids meteor shower shoots across the sky and Army hosts Navy for the first time in 77 years.(Audio: Associated Press)
12/12/209m 48s

Key committee endorses Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, FDA clearance expected

Plus, Congress makes no progress on relief, the founder of Johns Hopkins University owned slaves, Biden announces new administration members and SpaceX could launch its latest Falcon 9 rocket.(Audio: Associated Press, Johns Hopkins University)
11/12/208m 57s

U.S. sets new daily COVID-19 death record a day before possible vaccine authorization

Plus, Hunter Biden's taxes are under invesvestigation, Hanukkah is here, the U.S. Women's Open tees off and the northern lights could be visible in the United States.(Audio: Associated Press)
10/12/207m 44s

Operation Warp Speed maps out vaccine distribution

Plus, Congress rushes to pass Covid-19 relief, Rudy Giuliani may leave the hospital after his coronavirus fight, the Minneapolis City Council will vote on reducing police funds and a UEFA Champions League match resumes after allegations of racism.(Audio: Associated Press)
09/12/208m 57s

White House to hold COVID-19 summit

Plus, President Donald Trump's long-shot bid to overturn the election hits a crucial deadline, civil rights leaders plan to meet with President-elect Joe Biden on diversity in his administration, it's been 40 years since John Lennon was murdered and there's another Tuesday NFL game.
08/12/208m 41s

Health officials still fighting coronavirus misinformation

Plus, a relief bill proposal could come Monday, it's the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, people are still missing after Alaskan mudslides and a rare Monday NFL doubleheader is set.
07/12/206m 22s

What will 2021 bring for the auto industry?

Car sales are up during the pandemic, in part because people are afraid to fly and take public transportation. New cars, trucks, and SUVs are becoming more reliable every year. So the auto industry isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.On this episode, host Claire Thornton is joined by USA TODAY business reporter Nathan Bomey to discuss how different industries are pivoting during the pandemic, including auto.In-person shopping on Black Friday was "the quietest in 20 years," according to a report by Coresight Research, which tracks retail data. But online retail broke records last week.Nathan also explains how General Motors is making a foray into the insurance industry by launching OnStar Insurance early next year.In a finale segment, Claire tries to guess the most reliable and least reliable vehicles for 2021, using a slate of options supplied by Nathan from the Consumer Reports Auto Reliability rankings. Then, Nathan reveals how many vehicles Claire labeled correctly.
06/12/2018m 10s

COVID-19 has replaced accidents as third leading cause of death in U.S.

Plus, Trump campaigns in Georgia ahead of the Senate runoff election, Pelosi says some things have changed leading to her acceptance of a more moderate relief package, Operation Christmas Drop begins and it's a packed college sports Saturday.(Audio: Associated Press, WHO)
05/12/2010m 44s

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)
04/12/207m 24s

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)
03/12/207m 56s

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)
02/12/208m 5s

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)
01/12/206m 57s

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.
29/11/201m 51s

Remembering Tamir Rice six years after he was killed by police

Police in America keep killing young Black people, years after what happened to Tamir Rice.Early this year, USA TODAY talked to dozens of teenagers about growing up Black in Tamir Rice’s America. They’re all turning 18 years old in 2020, the same age Tamir Rice — who was shot and killed by police at age 12 — should have turned this June. In this podcast, we're bringing back our episode from June, "Teenagers reflect on growing up Black in Tamir Rice's America." We hope it reminds listeners of what Tamir’s legacy means for our country six years after his death. In addition to hearing from Black teenagers, we also hear from Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, who is fighting to advance legal and policy changes to the criminal justice system.
29/11/2014m 10s

Los Angeles County issues stay-at-home order amid virus surge

Plus, recounts in Wisconsin don't spell good news for Trump, it's Small Business Saturday, two boxing legends head back into the ring and Nick Saban won't coach in the Iron Bowl after testing positive for COVID-19.
28/11/206m 50s

Is the number of coronavirus cases higher than reported?

Plus, President Donald Trump says for the first time that he would leave the White House when the Electoral College makes President-elect Joe Biden the next president, Black Friday goes mostly online, U.S. stock markets reopen and college football gives some Friday treats.(Audio: Associated Press)
27/11/208m 20s

Happy Thanksgiving!

Can Americans hold on to holiday spirit amid the pandemic? Plus, the latest from the Biden transition, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade goes on without spectators, the NFL postpones a Thursday game and new shows and movies hit HBO Max.(Audio: Associated Press, HBO Max)
26/11/208m 12s

Biden sets new record with 80 million votes

Plus, more local COVID-19 restrictions are on the way, Purdue Pharma admits to its role in the opioid epidemic, college basketball returns and new shows and movies hit streaming ahead of Thanksgiving.(Audio: Associated Press, Peacock, Disney+)
25/11/209m 53s

Mapping out the latest vaccine timeline

Plus, more states certify their election results, Biden begins naming his Cabinet, Trump pardons a turkey and Grammy nominations are announced.(Audio: Associated Press)
24/11/207m 20s

20 million Americans could be vaccinated in December

Plus, Michigan may deadlock certifying election results, authorities investigate a California fatal church stabbing, Israel and Saudi Arabia meet and Monday Night Football has big division implications.
23/11/208m 26s

Johns Hopkins experts give their top tips for a safe Thanksgiving

Dr. Amesh Adalja and Professor Keri N. Althoff from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University lay out different options for staying safe this week, even if travel is involved (though not advised). They share details regarding multiple vaccines filing for FDA Emergency Use Authorization and explain why a vaccine isn’t a silver bullet solution. Adalja and Althoff share helpful ideas for mitigating risk like going for a Thanksgiving walk, gathering just for dessert, keeping people from different households within existing ‘pods’ after gathering, opening windows for ventilation despite cold weather, and even eating underneath a face shield. As Dr. Adalja says, “you just have to be creative and think about the virus being at the table with you and not allowing it to have access to your friends and family.” To get more pandemic updates and insights from Johns Hopkins University, check out the Public Health On Call podcast.
22/11/2019m 8s

Pfizer files for emergency authorization for coronavirus vaccine

Plus, police are looking for a suspect after a mall shooting in Wisconsin, Saturday is the deadline to file for your stimulus check, lots of conference races are up for grabs in college football and the American Music Awards air Sunday.(Audio: Associated Press)
21/11/208m 27s

CDC recommends that Americans don't travel for Thanksgiving

The announcement comes amid surging cases. Plus, states move toward certifying election results, it's Transgender Awareness Week, NBA free agency opens and there's new music on the way from Megan Thee Stallion and BTS. (Audio: Associated Press, CDC)
20/11/209m 0s

Fauci says the average American could get vaccinated as soon as April

Plus, Georgia election officials announce results of a hand tally, the Kenosha shooter's friend heads to court charged with purchasing him a gun, the Latin Grammys go around the world and some Black Friday deals are announced.(Audio: Associated Press)
19/11/2010m 48s

Fauci stresses a 'uniform approach' on COVID-19

Plus, President-elect Joe Biden names more White House aides as President Donald Trump continues to cast doubt on voting legitimacy, the Pentagon announces pulling more troops out of the Middle East, the Boeing 737 Max may fly again soon and the NBA Draft is here.(Audio: Associated Press, New York Times Events)
18/11/2010m 4s

West Coast states announce new COVID-19 restrictions

How optimistic should we be about new vaccines? Plus, a hearing is set as Trump challenges Pennsylvania votes, tech executives once again testify before the Senate, Hurricane Iota has made landfall and former President Barack Obama releases his memoir.(Audio: Associated Press, Apple TV+)
17/11/209m 17s

Governors, local leaders up coronavirus restrictions

That includes stay-at-home advisories. Plus, Trump briefly mentions that Biden won the election, Hurricane Iota is about to slam Central America, a deadline arrives to file sex abuse claims against Boy Scouts of America and the Leonid meteor shower lights up the sky.
16/11/207m 0s

An interview with Dawn Porter, director of “John Lewis: Good Trouble”

For Democrats, the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis' legacy of stirring up "good trouble" continued early Friday November 13th, 2020, as results from the 17-term congressman's district helped push the lead in Georgia for former Vice President Joe Biden. NBC, CNN, and the New York Times called Georgia for Biden on Friday, November 13th.But poll workers in Georgia are still completing a hand recount of votes, because the margin between Joe Biden and President Trump was less than .5%. Biden is still projected to win Georgia, and there's quite a bit of political momentum in the state looking ahead to January's two Senate run-offs, which could determine which party takes control of the Senate.On this show, we're bringing back a previous episode featuring film director Dawn Porter, whose documentary "John Lewis: Good Trouble" was released on Amazon Prime in July. Her film honors the late civil rights icon and reminds viewers to work on behalf of other people, and hold onto hope when faced with challenges, even when it’s overwhelming.Porter's interview with USA TODAY's Eileen Rivers is part of our newsroom's Leader of Change project, which highlights activists across the country and their work advancing social justice in 2020. If you know someone who you believe is a 'leader of change,' you can nominate them online here.
15/11/2044m 16s

Will Trump run the GOP even when he leaves office?

Plus, the president says there's won't be a national coronavirus lockdown during his administration, former President Barack Obama appears on '60 Minutes', SpaceX delays its launch a day and the Masters rolls on.(Audio: Associated Press, CBS News)
14/11/207m 27s

Election security officials say there's no evidence voting systems were compromised

Plus, a look at some states' new coronavirus restrictions, more storms form in the Caribbean, the world might be past the point of no return on climate change and Tiger Woods is back in contention at the Masters.(Audio: Associated Press)
13/11/2013m 22s

Biden names his chief of staff

Plus, more bad coronavirus records in the U.S., the Masters begins, Sony's PlayStation 5 hits shelves and Diwali kicks off.(Audio: Associated Press, Golfweek)
12/11/208m 54s

Trump hasn't conceded the election, Biden calls that 'an embarassment'

Plus, all 50 states have rising coronavirus cases, Americans recognize those who served on Veterans Day, Trump may make his first public appearance since the election was called for Biden and the CMA Awards will take place in person.
11/11/207m 57s

A COVID-19 vaccine candidate is shown to be 90% effective

Plus, GOP donors aren't sold on helping Trump's election legal fight, Tropical Storm Eta keeps swirling in Florida, the Supreme Court hears a challenge to the Affordable Care Act and Apple unveils new MacBooks.(Audio: Associated Press)
10/11/208m 58s

Joe Biden's first priority: COVID-19

Plus, we remember Alex Trebek, Tropical Storm Eta makes landfall in Florida, Congress is back in session and the Jets and Patriots do battle in a down year for both.(Audio: Jeopardy!, Saturday Night Live)
09/11/208m 40s

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the presidential race

Biden supporters erupted in celebration across the country on Saturday, after it was announced that the former Vice President won Pennsylvania. Soon after, Biden also won Nevada, reaching 290 electoral votes.Joe Biden is now the president-elect. He and Senator Kamala Harris will become President and Vice President of the United States on January 20, 2021.On this episode, we're looking ahead to the next two-a-half-months, because many Americans still have questions about what happens next.Trump supporters remain defiant. They say — without evidence — that Biden "stole the election." USA TODAY Politics 2020 Editor Annah Aschbrenner joins host Claire Thornton to discuss how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election with room to spare, and explains what elections results we're still waiting for. They also talk about Trump's election lawsuits and his aversion to accepting defeat.On Saturday night, president-election Biden and vice president-elect Harris addressed the nation in their acceptance speeches from Wilmington, Delaware, where they emphasized that America must now focus on healing and unity.You can keep up with the most recent election updates at usatoday.com/politics.
08/11/208m 46s

Biden remains close to 270 electoral votes

States are still counting and it's not clear when there will be a winner. But Joe Biden is on track for several key battleground state wins. Plus, Eta could once again gain strength as it moves toward Florida, the Pac-12 kicks off its football season, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction moves to a virtual celebration and Dave Chappelle hosts 'Saturday Night Live.'(Audio: Saturday Night Live, HBO)
07/11/207m 30s

Joe Biden takes the lead in Georgia

He might now be on track for an election win. Plus, protesters and counter-protesters square off, the U.S. sets another deadly COVID-19 record, jobs numbers show slow hiring and Rocky Mountain National Park reopens after fires.(Audio: Associated Press)
06/11/209m 50s

Biden inches closer to the presidency but needs to win another battleground

Joe Biden's path to 270 is clear. Plus, Republicans are expected to retain control of the Senate, Latino voters have a major impact in the election, protests break out around the country and the COVID-19 pandemic surges.(Audio: Associated Press)
05/11/2010m 33s

The morning after: Both candidates have possible paths to victory with ballots still being counted

We round up a roller coaster election night. Plus, a look at the House and Senate races, protesters take to the streets, voters change drug laws and other measures were up for grabs.
04/11/2011m 18s

Election Day in America

We break it all down. Plus, keep an eye on your mental health this election, Hurricane Eta is set to make landfall in Central America, Dr. Deborah Birx has a grim coronavirus warning and the NFL trade deadline is here.(Audio: Associated Press)
03/11/209m 15s

Biden and Trump give out final messages to voters before election

Plus, Europe goes back under lockdown, Tropical Storm Eta will likely become a hurricane, a judge rules that The Sun did not commit libel against Johnny Depp and an asteroid brushes close by Earth.(Audio: Associated Press)
02/11/207m 6s

The homestretch in the race for the White House

Americans had to do more research this year to ensure their vote counts. Because of the pandemic we’ve relied more on absentee voting, vote-by-mail, curbside voting, and ballot drop boxes. Amid the changes caused by the pandemic, more than 230 election-related lawsuits have been filed across all 50 states. More will almost certainly come after Election Day.Voting rights advocates won numerous COVID-19-related decisions that expanded access to absentee ballots, extended deadlines to count those ballots and allowed blind and disabled voters to cast their ballots electronically or by phone. President Donald Trump’s lawyers and supporters have also scored key victories to restrict voting access. They’ve locked in Election Day deadlines for absentee voting, limited the number of ballot drop boxes and blocked other measures to ease voting.Americans want to make sure their vote counts. USA TODAY national correspondents Alan Gomez, Deborah Barfield Berry, and Joey Garrison join host Claire Thornton two days before Election Day to discuss potential paths to victories for each candidate, election-related lawsuits, and resources for voters who may need legal advice about voting. Alan, Deborah, and Joey each make a different case for why you should go out and vote if you haven’t already. USA TODAY editors argue voting is the surest way to strengthen our democracy, and is a decision all eligible voters have the power to exercise. For more information about safe voting options, you can call the nonpartisan watchdog group Election Protection at 866-687-8683.Keep up with the presidential election and races in your local community at usatoday.com/politics.
01/11/2018m 14s

The final campaign weekend before Election Day

Plus, it was a record bad week for COVID-19 cases, Halloween will look a little different, a blue moon hits the sky and it's time to set your clocks back. (Audio: Associated Press)
31/10/208m 51s

Trump and Biden head to the Midwest

Plus, the family of Walter Wallace Jr. reviews footage leading up to his death, Kyle Rittenhouse faces an extradition hearing, France shuts down amid a COVID-19 surge and 'The Mandalorian' returns. (Audio: Associated Press)
30/10/208m 38s

5 days until Election Day

Plus, protests continue after more police shootings, Tropical Storm Zeta moves across the South, the Silverado Fire injures firefighters in Southern California and Google releases its newest smartphone.(Audio: Associated Press)
29/10/208m 14s

Dodgers win first World Series since 1988

Plus, 44 states report rising coronavirus cases, marchers call for justice in Waukegan, social media leaders will be grilled before the Senate and Hurricane Zeta heads for Louisiana.
28/10/209m 9s

One week to go before Election Day

If you haven't mailed your ballot yet, it's time to do so. Plus, Amy Coney Barrett is now a Supreme Court justice, winds remain amid California wildfires, women over 50 aren't getting equal roles in film and the Dodgers have a chance to win the World Series.(Audio: Associated Press)
27/10/208m 41s

Full Senate to vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation

Plus, Vice President Mike Pence continues to make public appearances despite COVID-19 cases in his inner circle, California braces for extreme wildfire conditions, Tropical Storm Zeta is on the move and President Donald Trump's chief of staff admits the administration can't do much to stop the coronavirus spread.(Audio: Associated Press)
26/10/206m 18s

Deadly Discrimination: Environmental racism and COVID-19 in Reserve, LA

In the 1960s, chemical plants arrived in force to Reserve, Louisiana, drastically reshaping the region and transforming the town's racial makeup. For generations, Black residents living near chemical plants due to redlining have been dying of cancer at such high rates that the area is known as "cancer alley." Now, St. John the Baptist Parish, which encompasses Reserve, has one of the highest COVID-19 deaths rates in the country. And the people there now say they're experiencing another wave of the virus.In pandemic stories, you'll read phrases like, "COVID-19, which disproportionally impacts communities of color, .... " But this tragic fact deserves far more than a clause. Numbers coming out of St. John the Baptist Parish represent real people.This fall, a diverse team of USA TODAY journalists took a closer look at how communities of color across the country are vulnerable to COVID-19. Each of the five in-depth stories in our Deadly Discrimination series breaks down how systemic racism leads to more COVID-19 cases, more hospitalizations, and more deaths in communities of color. The stories feature Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American communities in California, New Mexico, New Jersey, and Louisiana.Our journalists' reporting takes a historical view and uncovers the health impacts of racist laws and policies. We found that different communities of color face different problems, ranging from pollution to crowded housing to extreme lack of health care.On this episode, USA TODAY national correspondents Alan Gomez and Rick Jervis join host Claire Thornton to discuss why chemical plants were first built in St. John the Baptist Parish, how they affect the area's Black community, and why lawmakers and officials have dragged their feet when it comes to regulating chloroprene, the chemical emitted into the air in Reserve, Louisiana.Click here to read all five in-depth stories profiling communities of color. You'll find videos and graphics, as well as tool where you can search health outcomes in your own county.
25/10/2026m 46s

Contentious '60 Minutes' interview with Trump set to air

Plus, Obama and Trump both head to Florida ahead of the election, White House Halloween celebrations go ahead, 'murder hornets' arrive in the U.S. and Big Ten football returns.(Audio: Associated Press, Facebook/Donald J. Trump)
24/10/207m 14s

Recapping the final presidential debate

USA TODAY's Rebecca Morin breaks it down. Plus, snow may help slow down Colorado wildfires, the World Series moves to Game 3, a new 'Borat' film hits streaming and the latest iPhones are now available.(Audio: 20th Century Fox, Amazon Studios)
23/10/2014m 18s

Final Trump vs. Biden debate

Plus, looking into vaccine distribution, the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to approve Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, Hurricane Epsilon is a Category 3 and fires continue to ravage Colorado.(Audio: Associated Press)
22/10/2012m 4s

What will sway Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Plus, the Senate votes on a stimulus package, the DOJ looks to intervene in a defamation case against President Donald Trump, Tropical Storm Epsilon gets closer to Bermuda and the Billboard Latin Music Awards will feature live in-person performances.
21/10/206m 35s

Will a COVID-19 stimulus deal be reached Tuesday?

Plus, another named storm is brewing, NASA tries to collect asteroid samples, the World Series begins and the Orionids meteor shower peaks on Tuesday night.(Audio: NASA)
20/10/208m 36s

How many undecided voters remain?

Plus, the Sentate returns with a packed agenda, wildfires burn in Colorado, a security guard is charged with second degree murder and a missing woman is found at a Utah national park.(Audio: Associated Press)
19/10/209m 8s

5 Things recommends: Changing The Game

To this day, Doris Burke misses being a coach. She misses the chance to work with young women, and help build their confidence through sports. And yet, as a lead analyst for ESPN, a broadcaster whose voice – and talent – is recognized by players, coaches and those watching the games, Doris is still helping to shape young women. And men.5 Things is sharing episode four of Changing The Game, a podcast about how women are revolutionizing the world of sports. In each episode, award-winning journalist Nancy Armour sits down with icons, Olympians, and trailblazers to discuss how women are changing the game, both on and off the field. In episode four, Doris Burke explains how the little things add up to make a big impact.You can binge all nine episodes of Changing The Game now, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. And you can read more about all nine guests here.
18/10/2032m 6s

COVID-19 cases on the rise in the U.S. and Europe

Plus, Trump and Biden offer different messages on the campaign trail, Kamala Harris cancels weekend trips after positive tests associated with her campaign, a virtual music festival raises money to support independent venues and the MLB Playoffs roll on. (Audio: Associated Press, WHO)
17/10/206m 57s

Biden and Trump hit campaign trail after dueling town halls

Plus, 25 years since the Million Man March, New Mexico changes quarantine guidelines as COVID-19 cases rise, iPhone 12 preorders begin and a new augmented reality game brings Mario Kart to your living room.(Audio: NBC, ABC, Associated Press)
16/10/2010m 7s

NBC and ABC to host dueling town halls with Trump and Biden

Plus, it's the final day for Senate hearings of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Medicare open enrollment begins, California prepares for another wildfire threat and the Tony Awards nominations go virtual as Broadway remains shut down.(Audio: Associated Press)
15/10/2011m 24s

Senators to grill Barrett on third day of Supreme Court hearings

Plus, the travel industry continues to be hit hard by the pandemic, Trump campaigns in Iowa despite health warnings, a new trio heads to the International Space Station and the once postponed Billboard Music Awards are here.(Audio: Associated Press)
14/10/209m 31s

Amy Coney Barrett's Senate confirmation hearing moves to Day 2

Plus, another COVID-19 vaccine trial gets paused after an illness, several people accused of plotting to kidnap the Michigan governor appear in court, a new iPhone is on the way and Amazon Prime Day returns.
13/10/2010m 13s

Senate hearings begin for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

Plus, President Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail, the last Nobel prize of 2020 will be announced, it's Indigenous Peoples Day and the National League Championship Series begins.(Audio: Associated Press, Nobel Prize)
12/10/207m 37s

Introducing “This Is America,” USA TODAY’s first newsletter on race and identity

Earlier this fall, USA TODAY launched “This Is America,” our first newsletter focusing on issues of race and identity. The team of 10 journalists behind “This Is America” have a simple yet bold goal: taking an unflinching look into current events, popular culture, and key figures that define life in America today — all written from a Gen Z and Millennial perspective. We hope these discussions spark crucial conversations between Black, Indigenous people, people of color and their allies.In this episode, USA TODAY breaking news fellow Jessica Flores joins host Claire Thornton to  talk about her “This Is America” newsletter, titled “Exploring family history and Salvadoran heritage,” in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.Jessica and Claire also examine the term “Latinx,” the gender-neutral equivalent to Latino and Latina. According to a recent Pew Research Center study, only 23 percent of US adults who identify as Latino or Hispanic have heard of the term. Younger Americans, like members of Gen Z, are much more likely to know and use the term.The “This Is America” newsletter comes out every Thursday. Sign up here. You can also read the latest newsletter from politics audience editor Mabinty Quarshie, where she writes about voter suppression tactics targeting Black, Latino, and Natvie communities.
11/10/2011m 14s

Delta lingers as tropical storm

Plus, Trump gets back on the campaign trail, Sunday marks Coming Out Day, we give you some weekend movie ideas and the Miami Heat stay alive in the NBA Finals.(Audio: Associated Press, Asbury Park Press, Netflix, Orion Pictures)
10/10/209m 51s

Hurricane Delta set to slam same part of Louisiana still recovering from Laura

Plus, President Donald Trump says he won't debate virtually, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will outline the presidential line of succession, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the World Food Program and the Los Angeles Lakers try to win their 17th NBA championship.(Audio: Governor John Bel Edwards, Associated Press, Nobel Prize)
09/10/207m 47s

Takeaways from the VP debate

USA TODAY Washington correspondent Maureen Groppe is back to break down the latest debate. Plus, Hurricane Delta enters the Gulf, Florida's voter registration deadline may be pushed back after technical problems, the Nobel Prize is announced in literature and Regal temporarily closes all of its movie theaters.(Audio: Nobel Prize, Governor John Bel Edwards)
08/10/2011m 7s

Mike Pence and Kamala Harris face-off in vice presidential debate

USA TODAY's Maureen Groppe previews the debate. Plus Hurricane Delta gets stronger, Nobel Prize winners react to the news, early voting is breaking records and we remember Eddie Van Halen.(Audio: Associated Press, Nobel Prize)
07/10/2010m 40s

Delta becomes a hurricane as it approaches the Gulf Coast

Plus, Trump is back at the White House, New York City again closes some schools, Mars gets unusually close to Earth and the NHL Draft could make history.(Audio: Associated Press)
06/10/208m 34s

Trump may go home Monday

Plus, the mayor of Rochester faces felony campaign charges, another hurricane could hit the Gulf Coast this week, a new audiobook about Dr. Anthony Fauci is released and the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs have a game rescheduled due to COVID-19.(Audio: Associated Press, Democrat & Chronicle)
05/10/207m 0s

The COVID-19 outbreak at the White House

Since President Donald Trump announced early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 and were experiencing symptoms, the list of positive COVID-19 cases connected to the White House has grown. As of yesterday evening, 14 people who were in close contact with Trump or White House officials have tested positive. The president has been a patient at Walter Reed National Medical Center since Friday evening. Saturday evening, he released a four minute-long video in which he says he is “starting to feel good” and is “doing well.”White House physician Sean Conley said in a press briefing yesterday morning that Trump was "72 hours into the diagnosis now." It’s since been clarified that Conley was referring to the president being in his third day fighting the virus, with a diagnosis made late Thursday night, and symptoms continuing into Friday and Saturday.During the same Saturday morning press conference at Walter Reed, Conley said Trump was “doing very well.” But White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told the Associated Press on Saturday that the president’s vitals over the previous 24 hours were "very concerning" and that the next 48 hours would be critical for his care.Eight individuals who tested positive attended a White House event last Saturday at which Trump announced his Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, who has since tested negative. The event might have been ground-zero for the virus spreading to the president.On this episode, USA TODAY White House correspondent John Fritze, Congressional reporter Nicholas Wu, foreign affairs correspondent Deirdre Shesgreen, and vice presidential correspondent Maureen Groppe help us make sense of the latest coronavirus news surrounding the White House.Find the latest updates on the health of President Trump and lawmakers in Washington, D.C. on our live blog, and check out our responses to readers’ questions.
04/10/2012m 9s

Trump remains in the hospital with COVID-19

Plus, Tropical Storm Gamma heads for Mexico, Sen. Lindsey Graham debates challenger Jaime Harrison, the Vikings will play after a potential COVID-19 scare and 'Saturday Night Live' returns.(Audio: Associated Press)
03/10/2010m 23s

President Donald Trump tests positive for COVID-19

Plus, grand jury recordings will be released in the Breonna Taylor shooting case, a revised relief bill passes the House, a new jobs report is out and the WNBA Finals tip off.(Audio: Associated Press)
02/10/207m 47s

House to vote on coronavirus aid package

Plus, Trump makes another comment about the Proud Boys, airlines prepare for mass layoffs, the Minnesota Vikings return to practice after a COVID scare and the Harvest Moon lights up the sky.(Audio: Associated Press)
01/10/206m 5s

Donald Trump avoids debate call to condemn white supremacists

Plus, Breonna Taylor grand jury records will be released, James Comey testifies on the Russia investigation, the NBA Finals tip off and Walmart unveils a new store design.
30/09/209m 47s

Trump and Biden take the stage for the first presidential debate

Plus, millions of new rapid COVID-19 tests are on the way, House Democrats unveil a new relief bill, Major League Baseball Playoffs begin and it's National Coffee Day.
29/09/2011m 3s

Questions continue after NYT report found Trump avoided taxes

Plus, looking into Judge Amy Coney Barrett, more wildfires burn in California, it's Yom Kippur and the Tampa Bay Lightning have another chance to close out the Stanley Cup Final.(Audio: Associated Press)
28/09/2010m 45s

Amy Coney Barrett and the battle over the Supreme Court

President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett, 48, is a longtime favorite among religious conservatives. The Senate plans to begin confirmation hearings on Oct. 12. In order to get Barrett confirmed before election day, senators must have a far quicker confirmation process than any in recent history. Those who oppose a rushed confirmation process are crying foul, citing the precedent set by Senate Republicans in 2016, when they blocked President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland for nearly 10 months leading up to the 2016 presidential election. The Senate is about to see a brutal fight over Barrett's nomination. If Trump's nominee is confirmed, it would mean an enormous shift in power on the Supreme Court, because it would give conservatives a 6-3 majority. That kind of majority would wield weighty legal strength. It could also impact the everyday politics of the future, on both the left and the right. A future Democratic President—whether Joe Biden or someone else—may face pressure to 'pack the court' to offset the conservative majority, for example. On this episode, host Claire Thornton (@claire_thornto) talks with USA TODAY Supreme Court reporter Richard Wolf (@richardjwolf) and national political correspondent Phillip Bailey (@phillipmbailey), who explain why conservative lawmakers are pushing so hard for Barrett's confirmation. Congressional approval ratings are already low and now is the time for conservatives to act if they want to gain power in government. A Justice Amy Coney Barrett would join the branch of government that enjoys high approval ratings. Keep up with news from her confirmation hearings at usatoday.com.
27/09/2028m 15s

Trump set to announce Supreme Court nominee

Plus, a curfew extends through the weekend in Louisville, California braces for more dry and hot weather amid wildfires, the Major League Baseball regular season wraps up and SEC football kicks off.(Audio: Associated Press)
26/09/208m 24s

Breonna Taylor's family set to hold news conference in Louisville

Plus, political leaders denounce President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power, Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, Yosemite National Park reopens after wildfires and you'll have another chance Friday to pre-order a PlayStation 5.(Audio: Associated Press)
25/09/208m 33s

1 of 3 police officers indicted in fatal Breonna Taylor shooting – but not for her death

Plus, Dr. Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul get heated in a Senate hearing on COVID-19, President Donald Trump won't commit to a peaceful transfer of power, mourners continue to pay respect to late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an asteroid will pass close to Earth.(Audio: Associated Press, Courier-Journal)
24/09/209m 10s

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in repose at Supreme Court

Plus, Trump goes after China, Beta swamps Texas with rain, a decision is expected on the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death and it's been 50 years since Billie Jean King and other tennis stars boycotted a tennis tournament for equal pay.(Audio: Associated Press)
23/09/207m 57s

It's a good day to register to vote

Plus, Sen. Mitch McConnnell is adamant about filling the Supreme Court vacancy soon, COVID-19 survivors may need to get screened for heart damage, a woman appears in court after being suspected of sending poison to the White House and it's the first day of fall.(Audio: Associated Press)
22/09/206m 46s

Will more GOP senators oppose a Supreme Court nomination before Election Day?

Plus, a decision in the case of Breonna Taylor's killing could be made Monday, celebrity cheerleader Jerry Harris is charged with child porn, Ellen DeGeneres returns to TV amid controversy and the Gulf Coast braces for another tropical storm.(Audio: Associated Press)
21/09/207m 52s

The Breonna Taylor Case

The Louisville federal courthouse will close as the city anticipates a decision in the investigation of Breonna Taylor’s death at the hands of police. This week, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron could announce whether Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly, officer Myles Cosgrove, and former officer Brett Hankinson will be charged with murder, or other offenses. Taylor was shot and killed by police in her apartment on the night of March 13, 2020. Police were executing a search warrant that was part of an investigation loosely connected to Taylor's address. Demonstrators and activists across the country are calling for the officers who killed Taylor to be fired, arrested, charged, and convicted. Host Claire Thornton sits down with Louisville Courier-Journal reporters Tessa Duvall and Darcy Costello to discuss how we got to this moment. Gentrification in Louisville, a hotly disputed police account from March 13th, and the family's $12 million civil settlement have become intertwined in Breonna Taylor's story. No matter what Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron decides, Breonna Taylor's legacy has already shaped this country for generations.You can subscribe to Duvall and Costello's newsletter, The Breonna Taylor Case, to get information and updates straight from Louisville. To subscribe, click here.
20/09/2031m 1s

September 19, 2020: Remembering Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Plus, the U.S. bans Tik Tok downloads, the CDC reverses course on controversial testing guidance, the primetime Emmy Awards are back (virtually) and the Stanley Cup Final begins.(Audio: Associated Press)
19/09/2010m 37s

September 18, 2020: Moderna expects to know by November if its vaccine works

Plus, Trump and Biden campaign in Minnesota, a new presidential memorial opens in Washington, D.C., Rosh Hashanah begins and the Denver Nuggets try to keep their magic alive against the Los Angeles Lakers.(Audio: Associated Press, WHO)
18/09/209m 4s

September 17, 2020: Trump disputes CDC vaccine timeline

Plus, Hurricane Sally leaves flooding and damage, western wildfires are being increasingly contained, the Department of Labor will release a new jobs report and the U.S. Open begins.(Audio: Associated Press)
17/09/207m 56s

September 16, 2020: Hurricane Sally makes landfall as Category 2

Plus, there's a murky timeline for a COVID-19 vaccine, progress is made against wildfires but smoke remains, the ACM Awards are held from Nashville and McDonald's launches spicy McNuggets.(Audio: Associated Press, Academy of Country Music)
16/09/207m 25s

September 15, 2020: Hurricane Sally on the move

Plus, global health leaders say politicians weren't prepared for the pandemic, Trump and Biden talk climate change, Apple unveils new products and a new membership program launches at Walmart.(Audio: Associated Press, WHO)
15/09/209m 52s

September 14, 2020: Scientists call out the White House for interfering with CDC coronavirus information

Plus, Trump visits California amid wildfires, the House returns with a stack of legislation to tackle, Tropical Storm Sally may become a hurricane and 'Jeopardy!' returns for its 37th season.(Audio: Associated Press, 'Jeopardy!')
14/09/207m 43s

September 13, 2020: Introducing Rediscovering: SB 1070

In Rediscovering: SB 1070, The Arizona Republic traces the origin of Arizona Senate Bill 1070, the state law that required police to ask for proof of legal status from anyone they thought might be in the country illegally. When the law was passed in 2010, it was the broadest and most strict anti-illegal immigration measure passed in the United States. Opponents of SB 1070 called it the “show me your papers” law. The team at The Arizona Republic talked to the state's former governor Jan Brewer and other lawmakers, as well as immigrant activists and young Latinos whose lives were forever impacted by the legislation. Along the way, they explain what led up to the law being passed law was passed, and why it still matters a decade later. You can subscribe to Rediscovering: SB 1070 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
13/09/2040m 23s

September 12, 2020: Western wildfires leave 26 dead and massive destruction

Plus, Fauci goes after Trump, warring Afghan factions negotiate peace, public tours of the White House are back on and the NFL kicks off its first Sunday of the season.(Audio: Gov. Gavin Newsom, Gov. Jay Inslee)
12/09/207m 33s

September 11, 2020: 19 years since the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history

Plus, Friday marks six months since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic, climate change may make severe wildfires a new reality, judges rule that Trump can't exclude undocumented immigrants from the census count and the NBA Playoffs roll closer to the conference finals.(Audio: Associated Press, Gov. Kate Brown, World Health Organization)
11/09/209m 38s

September 10, 2020: 'Unprecedented' wildfires across West cause devastation

Plus, global coronavirus deaths pass 900,000, a new book reveals that Trump intentionally downplayed the pandemic's severity, the NFL kicks off and Serena Williams continues her quest for 24 Grand Slam titles.(Audio: Associated Press, Gov. Kate Brown)
10/09/209m 28s

September 9, 2020: AstraZeneca halts vaccine trials

Plus, Republicans introduce a new stimulus bill, wildfires continue to burn across California, lawyers for R. Kelly argue for his release on bond and Joe Biden is on the campaign trail in Michigan.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Gavin Newsom)
09/09/207m 24s

September 8, 2020: Trump goes after Biden, Harris on vaccine

Plus, lawmakers get ready to negotiate a new stimulus bill, Michael Cohen's book about Trump drops, two new tropical storms brew and Global Entry interviews resume for the first time since March.(Audio: Associated Press)
08/09/206m 30s

September 7, 2020: WHO warns of threat of 'vaccine nationalism'

Plus, Julian Assange's extradition hearing continues, a heat wave continues in the West, a new book looks into election meddling and U.S. Open tennis continues.(Audio: WHO)
07/09/206m 40s

September 6, 2020: Four years since Kaepernick first kneeled

This month marks the four-year anniversary of Colin Kaepernick kneeling in protest during the national anthem. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback used his platform to make millions of football fans pay attention to how Black Americans are dying at the hands of police. He faced criticism early on, and then lost his job in the league. When people think of 'Kaep' now, they think of him as a social justice icon. But he’ll probably never play football professionally again. In this episode, host Claire Thornton sits down with USA TODAY digital editor Eileen Rivers and NFL columnist Jarrett Bell, as part of our newsroom's Leaders of Change project. We try to figure out why it seems like Colin Kaepernick couldn’t be allowed to do both social justice and the NFL. You can read more about Leaders of Change here, and nominate a leader you know.
06/09/2052m 38s

September 5, 2020: Leaders urge social distancing during holiday weekend

Plus, a heat wave cooks the West, Nick Cordero will be remembered, the Kentucky Derby is back and the U.S. Open continues.(Audio: Associated Press)
05/09/206m 44s

September 4, 2020: Pfizer says it may have a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of October

Plus, the month after a Beirut blast has seen a rise in virus cases, mail voting begins in North Carolina, the Labor Department releases its August jobs report and the 'Mulan' remake hits streaming.(Audio: Associated Press, Walt Disney Studios)
04/09/209m 37s

September 3, 2020: CDC tells states to be ready for November vaccine

Plus, Joe Biden visits Kenosha, the economy may be affected by risk aversion for decades, Hurricane Nana hits Central America and 'Tenet' rolls out in U.S. movie theaters.(Audio: Warner Bros. Pictures)
03/09/206m 0s

September 2, 2020: Jacob Blake's family urges healing, calls for change

Plus, deciding who gets vaccines first, an investigation continues at Ford Hood, Mississippi decides its new state flag and the Venice Film Festival opens in-person.(Audio: Associated Press)
02/09/207m 26s

September 1, 2020: Trump visits Kenosha despite discouragement from local leaders

Plus, WHO encourages reopenings, September is peak month for hurricanes, Hawaii launches new restrictions for travelers and Serena Williams begins her U.S. Open.(Audio: WHO, United Nations, Associated Press)
01/09/209m 1s

August 31, 2020: COVID-19 taking heavy toll on frontline workers

Plus, cleanup efforts continue in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura, a red flag warning is issued for Northern California, Major League Baseball hits its trade deadline and the U.S. Open begins.(Audio: Governor John Bel Edwards, WHO)
31/08/207m 33s

New back-to-school routines are necessitating big adjustments

There are no easy choices for families this back-to-school season. Educators, parents, and students must adapt, and everyone is having their expectations adjusted.We're bringing you stories from everyday people across the country whose new back-to-school routines — whether in-person or virtual — are pushing them to research new resources and focus on self-care. You'll hear from a teacher in New York City, a single mom in Petaluma, California, a high school junior in Naperville, Illinois, and more.If you want to share your back-to-school story with us, leave an audio message through the Corona Diaries project, from Harvard's Nieman Foundation for Journalism. USA TODAY is collaborating with Corona Diaries to gather personal stories about the pandemic, from people all over the world.This episode of 5 Things was produced by Claire Thornton and Nisha Venkat.
30/08/2011m 30s

August 29, 2020: 'Black Panther' Chadwick Boseman dies at 43

Plus, U.S. coronavirus vaccine candidates could be approved by December, Trump visits areas hit by Hurricane Laura, college football returns and the MTV VMAs will have performances after all.(Audio: Associated Press, Marvel Entertainment)
29/08/207m 28s

August 28, 2020: Trump accepts Republican nomination for president

Plus, a 17-year-old has been charged in the Kenosha protest shooting, thousands are expected to attend a Washington march, the CDC walks back controversial testing guidelines and Fort Hood Sgt. Elder Fernandes was 'humiliated' after reporting sexual abuse.(Audio: Associated Press, 2020 Republican National Convention)(Note: A previous version included an inaccurate date for new August job numbers.)
28/08/207m 38s

August 27, 2020: Hurricane Laura makes landfall as 'catastrophic' Category 4

Plus, the sports world protests police brutality, Mike Pence speaks at the Republican National Convention, a Navajo man is put to death challenging tribal sovereignty and another million people filed for unemployment insurance.(Audio: Associated Press, 2020 Republican National Convention)
27/08/207m 0s

August 26, 2020: Melania Trump urges unity during RNC speech

Plus, Gulf Coast residents brace for a Category 3 hurricane, tourism has been devastated by COVID-19, it's been 100 years since the 19th Amendment became part of the Constitution and Erin Brokovich's new book looks into the national water crisis.(Audio: Associated Press, 2020 Republican National Convention, United Nations)
26/08/208m 3s

August 25, 2020: Has the nation made progress since George Floyd's death?

Plus, the Republican National Convention continues, WHO weighs in on plasma treatment, Tropical Storm Laura is expected to hit the Gulf Coast as a hurricane and the National Park Service celebrates a birthday.(Audio: Accuweather, Associated Press)
25/08/208m 57s

August 24, 2020: Republican National Convention begins

Plus, expanded plasma treatment for COVID-19, postal service officials testify again, two major storms swirl through the Gulf of Mexico and it's Kobe Bryant Day in Orange County, California.(Audio: Associated Press)
24/08/207m 11s

August 23, 2020: Women of the Century became the role models they lacked

One hundred years ago this month, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. Since then, women have continued to push our country's values forward. To commemorate the amendment's 100th anniversary, USA TODAY is recognizing 100 Women of the Century who have made significant impacts in a wide variety of fields.In this episode, the legendary Rita Moreno, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, human rights activist Helen Zia, and icon Gloria Estefan tell us how no one paved the way for them. Instead, they forged their own paths, and those of countless women since. You can see more from our Women of the Century at usatoday.com/womenofthecentury, including an expanded list representing women from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories. You can also read columns from our Editor-in-Chief Nicole Carroll explaining the project, and explore content profiling individuals. If you know someone who you think is a 'woman of the century,' nominate her online.This podcast was produced by Claire Thornton and Hannah Gaber.
23/08/2041m 0s

August 22, 2020: Nancy Pelosi calls for vote on Postal Service changes

Plus, a new coronavirus hospitalization low for New York state, two hurricanes may move through the Gulf of Mexico at the same time, wildfires continue to burn across California and the Indianapolis 500 will be held Sunday without fans.(Audio: Associated Press)
22/08/207m 11s

August 21, 2020: Joe Biden accepts nomination, says he'll be an 'ally of the light, not the darkness'

Plus, Postmaster General Louis Dejoy testifies, the CDC gives optimism about virus death trends, the 'Golden State Killer' will be sentenced and a judge decides the fate of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli.(Audio: Associated Press, 2020 Democratic National Convention)
21/08/209m 2s

August 20, 2020: Biden to accept Democratic nomination

Plus, New York City teachers want stricter health guidelines for in-class learning, a Colorado wildfire is barely contained, some AMC movie theaters reopen and the NBA Draft Lottery will change some teams' fortunes.(Audio: Associated Press, 2020 Democratic National Convention)
20/08/2011m 6s

August 19, 2020: Kamala Harris set to talk to America as Democratic VP choice

Plus, the U.S. Postal Service delays changes until after the election, more universities move online, excessive heat works against firefighters in California and Britney Spears and her dad are back in court.(Audio: Associated Press, 2020 Democratic National Convention)
19/08/2010m 49s

August 18, 2020: Michelle Obama says things will get worse if Trump wins

Plus, celebrating 100 years since women were granted the right to vote, Hurricane Genevieve could become a Category 4 in the Pacific, California faces 29 active wildfires and the Lakers begin their postseason.(Audio: Associated Press, 2020 Democratic National Convention)
18/08/207m 25s

August 17, 2020: Democratic National Convention begins virtually

Plus, Trump hits the campaign trail, Los Angeles schools launch a new COVID-19 testing program, Iowa residents deal with the aftermath of derecho and the NBA Playoffs are here.(Audio: Associated Press)
17/08/209m 3s

August 16, 2020: Work done by Women of the Century helps us all

One hundred years ago this month, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. Since then, women have continued to push our country's values forward. To commemorate the amendment's 100th anniversary, USA TODAY is recognizing 100 Women of the Century who have made significant impacts in a wide variety of fields.In this episode, tennis icon Billie Jean King, activist Tarana Burke, Flint, Michigan whistleblower Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, and immigrant activist Cristina Jimenez tell us how their fight for women and girls supports everyone. You can see more from our Women of the Century at usatoday.com/womenofthecentury, including an expanded list representing women from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories. You can also read columns from our Editor in Chief Nicole Carroll explaining the project and explore content profiling individuals. If you know someone who you think is a 'woman of the century,' nominate her online.This podcast was produced by Claire Thornton and Hannah Gaber.
16/08/2020m 21s

August 15, 2020: Georgia's governor withdraws mask lawsuit

Plus, record heat hits the West, a new HBO horror series shows racism as the monster, the St. Louis Cardinals resume play after weeks off due to coronavirus cases and it's the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues.(Audio: Associated Press, HBO)
15/08/206m 45s

August 14, 2020: Mental health crisis linked to pandemic

Plus, what the Kamala Harris pick says about Joe Biden, Pinterest employees walk out, Trump gives more comments on the U.S. Postal Service and the NBA regular season wraps up.(Audio: Associated Press, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell)
14/08/209m 33s

August 13, 2020: As students return to classrooms, less are being vaccinated for the flu, Measles

Plus, Billie Jean King is Thursday's Woman of the Century, new unemployment numbers are out, radio stations honor Breonna Taylor and Selena Gomez has a new cooking show.(Audio: HBO)
13/08/207m 7s

August 12, 2020: Joe Biden has his VP

Plus, experts criticize Russia's vaccine moves, Ruby Bridges is one of the Women of the Century, two college football conferences cancel fall seasons and the Perseids meteor shower is here.(Audio: Associated Press)
12/08/208m 45s

August 11, 2020: Wuhan lab denies claims virus originated there

Plus, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of the Women of the Century project, Tik Tok plans to sue the Trump administration, a federal appeals court takes another look at the Michael Flynn case and Oprah gives her magazine cover to Breonna Taylor.
11/08/208m 10s

August 10, 2020: Trump takes executive action on coronavirus relief

Plus, it's back to school season, USA TODAY launches the Women of the Century project, a new hurricane forms in the Pacific and it's been one year since the death of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.(Audio: Associated Press)
10/08/206m 31s

August 9, 2020: An interview with "John Lewis: Good Trouble" director

USA TODAY’s Leaders of Change project is spotlighting activists across the country—people who we think will be in the history books because of their work advancing social justice in 2020. Leaders of Change nominee Dawn Porter makes films highlighting political struggles that help everyone, like Congressman Lewis' crusade for voting rights. Look out for more from Leaders of Change later this month.
09/08/2043m 24s

August 8, 2020: Relief deal talks fall apart

Plus, progress continues on COVID-19 vaccines, thousands of people remain without power in the New York City area, a new documentary on Jeffrey Epstein's alleged abuses airs on Lifetime and the NHL wraps up qualifying series.(Audio: Associated Press, Lifetime)
08/08/208m 35s

Aug 7, 2020: Is a relief deal on the brink of collapse?

Plus, activists push to suspend prison admissions in Arizona amid a massive outbreak, Los Angeles will shut off power for party houses that repeatedly violate COVID-19 protocol, job gain numbers are out for July and Lady Gaga debuts a new show on Apple Music.(Audio: Associated Press)
07/08/208m 16s

August 6, 2020: Fauci says COVID-19 plateau is 'unacceptable'

Plus, France's president heads to Lebanon, it's been 75 years since the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the Labor Department releases its latest job numbers and the PGA Championship is here.(Audio: Associated Press)
06/08/2011m 12s

August 5, 2020: Lebanon searching for answers after deadly Beirut blast

Plus, governors from six states collaborate to get quick coronavirus tests, lawmakers say they're closer on a new stimulus deal, Isaias leaves millions without power and the Europa League is back.(Audio: Associated Press)
05/08/209m 16s

August 4, 2020: Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina

Plus, Trump and Pelosi both go after Dr. Deborah Birx, Michigan holds its primary, Chad Daybell's hearing continues after his wife's kids were found dead and there's a new book in the 'Twilight' saga.(Audio: Associated Press, AccuWeather)
04/08/207m 12s

August 3, 2020: Both sides cite progress on relief bill

Plus, Dr. Deborah Birx warns rural areas to take the coronavirus seriously, Tropical Storm Isaias heads for the Carolinas, Pac-12 athletes push for changes with unity group and Google releases a new phone.(Audio: Associated Press)
03/08/206m 18s

August 2, 2020: Introducing a new season of The Sneak

How did Jack Roland Murphy go from world-champion surfer to notorious jewel thief? How did it all go wrong and end in at least two murders in the murky waterways of southern Florida? Find out on The Sneak: Murders at Whiskey Creek. "5 Things" is bringing you the entire first episode.
02/08/2023m 15s

August 1, 2020: U.S. strikes another coronavirus vaccine deal

Plus, lawmakers throw jabs on stimulus disagreements, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman retires citing pressure from Trump, Hurricane Isaias is on the move and the NHL returns.(Audio: Associated Press)
01/08/207m 49s

July 31, 2020: Daily U.S. coronavirus cases have fallen since last week

Plus, the countdown is on for a stimulus agreement, hurricane season continues, Muslims begin celebrating Eid al-Adha and Beyoncé releases a new visual album.(Audio: Associated Press, WH.GOV, Walt Disney Studios)
31/07/207m 22s

July 30, 2020: John Lewis' funeral held in Atlanta

Plus, Trump retweets a Houston doctor touting hydroxychloroquine, a Mars rover makes history, the U.S. GDP falls and the NBA is back.(Audio: Associated Press)
30/07/207m 58s

July 29, 2020: Poll finds majority of Americans think country is heading in the wrong direction

Plus, Democrats and Republicans continue to debate a new stimulus, tech CEOs testify before Congress on anti-trust issues, John Lewis lies in state at the Georgia State Capitol and the Federal Reserve may signal zero interest rates for even longer.(Audio: Associated Press)
29/07/2013m 1s

July 28, 2020: WHO says health emergency is most severe ever declared

Plus, the GOP reveals its stimulus bill, a woman will lead the Army Reserve for the first time, Johnny Depp's libel trial is expected to end and the Emmys are announced.(Audio: Associated Press, WHO)
28/07/208m 24s

July 27, 2020: New pandemic relief bill expected Monday

Plus, Trump talks testing, Rep. John Lewis lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, a Chinese researcher is expected in court for fraud and the Delta Aquariid meteor shower lights up the sky.(Audio: Associated Press)
27/07/206m 24s

Honoring civil rights icon John Lewis as national protests rage

The death of Rep. John Lewis marks the end of an era. We're bringing back his speeches from the 50th anniversary of the Selma voting rights march and interviews in which Lewis looks back on 'Bloody Sunday.' Members of Congress and veteran activists share their memories of Lewis' fight to secure protections against voter disenfranchisement. They also look ahead to how a new generation of activists will walk in Lewis' footsteps. Click here to find our 40-page special edition commemorating his life's work.
26/07/2012m 54s

July 25, 2020: CDC finds 'prolonged illness' common with COVID-19

Plus, $600 weekly unemployment supplements expire, new international college students won't be able to study in the U.S. this fall if their university goes fully online, the WNBA returns and Puerto Rico closes most businesses on Sundays as cases surge.(Audio: Associated Press)
25/07/208m 0s

July 24, 2020: Trump admits some schools may need to delay opening

Plus, lawmakers work toward finalizing the latest pandemic relief bill, Michael Cohen is out of prison again, hurricanes spin in the Atlantic and Pacific and Taylor Swift releases a surprise album.(Audio: Associated Press)
24/07/208m 33s

July 23, 2020: U.S., Pfizer agree to deal for 100 million doses of vaccine

Plus, C.T. Vivian is laid to rest, Major League Baseball is back, Tropical Storm Gonzalo strengthens into a hurricane and Microsoft unveils more Xbox games for its new system.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Gavin Newsom)
23/07/2011m 5s

July 22, 2020: Trump encourages mask use

Plus, protests in Portland continue as federal agents remain, storms form in the Atlantic and Pacific, Comet Neowise gets close to Earth and Prince Philip makes a rare public appearance.(Audio: Associated Press)
22/07/208m 8s

June 21, 2020: More vaccine candidates show promise

Plus, negotiations continue for the next COVID-19 relief bill, a primary suspect is named in the shooting death of a New Jersey judge's son, Vanity Fair puts the work of a Black photographer on its cover for the first time and Alex Trebek tells his story in a memoir.(Audio: Associated Press, Jeopardy!)
21/07/2011m 40s

July 20, 2020: UN head says pandemic exposes global inequality

Plus, more stores require masks, a nationwide strike pushes for racial justice, Florida voters register after the Supreme Court deals a blow to felons and a new NBA show tackles issues on and off the court.(Audio: United Nations)
20/07/206m 33s

July 19, 2020: Six summer stories from the Corona Diaries global project

We're sharing personal stories we received as part of the Corona Diaries project. You'll hear from parents in Florida and Rhode Island, an elderly couple in Denver, Colorado, as well as international audio submissions from Wiesbaden and Munich, Germany, and Bangalore, India. Corona Diaries is part of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. You can share your pandemic stories by clicking here, and telling us how you're preparing for the upcoming school year.
19/07/2013m 53s

July 18, 2020: Remembering Rep. John Lewis

Plus, federal law enforcement officers using unmarked vehicles are arresting protesters in Portland, Americans defy travel bans during the pandemic, Trump appears in a testy Fox News interview and Major League Baseball gears toward a restart.(Audio: Associated Press, whitehouse.gov)
18/07/2010m 2s

July 17, 2020: Georgia governor, Atlanta mayor feud on masks

Plus, Chicago extends its quarantine list, listeners share summer coronavirus stories, The Chicks release their first album in 14 years and it's Black Friday in July.(Audio: Associated Press, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms)
17/07/2011m 5s

July 16, 2020: Trump defends relationship with Fauci after Navarro Op-Ed

Plus, the Labor Department releases new job numbers, Twitter responds after a massive hack, Trump's reelection campaign shakes things up and scientists will reveal the closest photos ever of the sun.(Audio: Associated Press, European Space Agency)
16/07/206m 18s

July 15, 2020: Vaccine candidate appears to be safe and provide some immunity

Plus, tax day is here, Segway retires its most famous vehicle, NASCAR allows 30,000 fans and Peacock joins the streaming wars.(Audio: Associated Press, Segway, Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service)
15/07/2010m 3s

July 14, 2020: California shuts down most indoor gatherings once again

Plus, Mary Trump's new book talks about President Donald Trump, Ghislaine Maxwell appears in court, actress Naya Rivera's body has been found and voters in Alabama head to the polls.(Audio: Associated Press)
14/07/207m 48s

July 13, 2020: Florida breaks another grim COVID-19 record

Plus, Tucker Carlson addresses racist and sexist remarks made by one of his writers, NHL training camps open, it's been 17 years since the last federal execution in the U.S. and Ford unveils its newest Bronco after changing the date from O.J. Simpson's birthday.(Audio: Associated Press)
13/07/207m 0s

July 12, 2020: These COVID-19 survivors are coping with lingering symptoms

Many of the more than 3 million people who have gotten COVID-19 report lingering body pain, irregular heartbeat, anxiety, breathing problems, chronic fatigue, and even organ failure. John Holdridge, 55, and Marjorie Roberts, 59, share their stories of recovery. You can check out our Coronavirus Chronicles video series to hear from more survivors. Get the Coronavirus Watch newsletter and stay informed about the spread of the virus.
12/07/2012m 35s

July 11, 2020: California set to release more inmates amid pandemic

Plus, a COVID-19 patient shares a recovery story, Walt Disney World reopens, Jimmie Johnson returns to the racetrack after a positive test result scare and New Yorkers are treated to a 'Manhattanhenge' sunset.(Audio: Associated Press)
11/07/209m 29s

July 10, 2020: Florida coronavirus deaths soar

Plus, Trump responds to a Supreme Court ruling on his taxes, Pearl Harbor resumes tours, remembering Charlie Daniels and Juice Wrld's posthumous album releases.(Audio: Associated Press)
10/07/207m 31s

July 9, 2020: Supreme Court set to rule on Trump tax returns

Plus, the White House ramps up pressure to reopen schools, an ousted prosecutor will testify before a House committee, some NBA teams return to practice and Japanese theme parks give a peculiar recommendation on roller coaster screaming.(Audio: Associated Press, Queensland Police Service)
09/07/2010m 2s

July 8, 2020: Trump wants schools open this fall

Plus, Mexico's president visits the White House to celebrate a new trade deal, the Ivy League will make a decision about whether to play fall sports, Major League Soccer is back and SpaceX sends more internet satellites to Space.(Audio: Associated Press)
08/07/208m 7s

July 7, 2020: Fauci gives an update on the vaccine timeline

Plus, primaries continue, Blackout Day encourages Americans to support Black-owned businesses, Johnny Depp sues The Sun and Ringo Starr turns 80.(Audio: NIH)
07/07/208m 29s

July 6, 2020: To reopen or not to reopen

Plus, remembering Nick Cordero, a suspect is due in court after running over protesters in Seattle, stock markets reopen and Japanese leaders discuss next summer's Olympics.(Audio: Associated Press)
06/07/204m 36s

July 5, 2020: Introducing Changing The Game

In Changing The Game, a new podcast from USA TODAY Sports, award-winning journalist Nancy Armour interviews icons, Olympians, and trailblazers to explore how women are revolutionizing the world of sports and society as a whole. In this Sunday's 5 Things, host Claire Thornton brings you parts of Changing The Game episodes featuring Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike and U.S. Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez.
05/07/2035m 23s

July 4, 2020: Happy Fourth of July!

Plus, Joey Chestnut tries for hot dog eating glory again, COVID-19 cases are rising in 40 states, a lunar eclipse combines with fireworks and a NASCAR driver will have a Trump 2020 design on his car.(Audio: Associated Press)
04/07/206m 51s

July 3, 2020: Daily U.S. coronavirus cases surge past 50,000 for first time

Plus, the Senate approves legislation penalizing China for Hong Kong actions, Los Angeles cuts police funding, Trump attends a fireworks ceremony at Mt. Rushmore and 'Hamilton' hits streaming.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Greg Abbott, Governor Gavin Newsom, Walt Disney Studios)
03/07/2013m 21s

July 2, 2020: States hit rewind on reopening

Plus, Allegiant Air requires mask use, dueling jobs reports paint different pictures of the economy, intelligence officials brief lawmakers on a reported Russian bounty scandal and John Bolton's memoir is a best-seller.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Gavin Newsom)
02/07/207m 54s

July 1, 2020: When can we expect a coronavirus vaccine?

Plus, the European Union opens up to international travelers but not those from the U.S., Delaware removes its last public whipping post, minimum wages increase in some states and new cell phone driving laws are on the way.(Audio: Associated Press)
01/07/208m 50s

June 30, 2020: Northeast quarantine travel order could apply to nearly half of US population

Plus, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will testify on the pandemic response, an investigation will look into the Louisville mayor's handling of Breonna Taylor's death, primary results are expected in Kentucky and the New England Patriots owner's prostitution case goes to an appellate court.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Governor Doug Ducey)
30/06/208m 27s

June 29, 2020: Congressional hearing set on clearing of peaceful protesters before Trump photo op

Plus, coronavirus cases drop in some states as they reach record highs in others, most Americans say it would be inappropriate for Trump to dispute the election, there's a gap between Black and white home ownership in America and flight tests will begin for the Boeing 737 Max.(Audio: Associated Press)
29/06/207m 5s

June 28, 2020: Teenagers reflect on growing up Black in Tamir Rice's America

We talked to dozens of teenagers about growing up Black in Tamir Rice’s America. They’re all turning 18 this year, the same age Tamir Rice—who was shot and killed by police at age 12—should have turned this past Thursday. We also hear from Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, who is fighting to advance legal and policy changes to the criminal justice system.
28/06/2012m 27s

June 27, 2020: White House Coronavirus Task Force returns for first press conference in 2 months as cases rise

Plus, Louisville fights for justice for Breonna Taylor, the House votes to make DC a state, Pride Month wraps up online and the BET Awards will honor performers and activists.(Audio: Associated Press, Louisville Courier Journal)
27/06/2010m 57s

June 26, 2020: CDC says coronavirus cases might be 10 times higher than the number reported

Plus, Minneapolis votes on whether to dismantle its police department, the House votes on making Washington, D.C. a state, it's been five years since the landmark Supreme Court decision extending marriage rights to the LGBTQ community and the Daytime Emmy Awards go virtual.(Audio: Associated Press, CDC, General Hospital)
26/06/209m 19s

June 25, 2020: Remembering Tamir Rice

Plus, House Democrats bring forward a new police reform bill, states announce quarantine orders amid a spike in coronavirus cases, millions more file for unemployment and a Saharan dust cloud is expected to reach the Gulf Coast.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo)
25/06/2010m 36s

June 24, 2020: Local communities rethink policing

Plus, get ready for baseball, governors create mask rules, an attorney will testify that the DOJ gave Roger Stone favorable treatment and a new documentary looks into the investigative journalism behind stopping Larry Nassar.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Doug Ducey, Governor Jay Inslee, Netflix)
24/06/2013m 38s

June 23, 2020: John Bolton says the Trump White House is 'like living in a pinball machine'

Plus, health leaders testify on coronavirus, an Atlanta police officer says he did nothing wrong after the death of Rayshard Brooks, voters head to primary polls and NBA head coaches can once again work with their players.(Audio: Associated Press)
23/06/209m 53s

June 22, 2020: Protesters continue to topple statues

Plus, Oregon considers early release for some inmates due to COVID-19, a noose was found in Black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace's garage, Apple kicks off its WWDC event virtually and Chipotle introduces a new Facebook bot for online orders.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo)
22/06/207m 43s

June 21, 2020: Oral histories from our 1619 Voices Project

This Juneteenth weekend, we're bring back an episode from our 1619 Voices Project. Readers share personal accounts of escaping slavery that were passed down in their families for generations. USA TODAY editors reflect on the meaning of freedom in 2020. We're remembering our past because it's proof of the struggles it took to create this nation. Go to 1619.usatoday.com for more.
21/06/2014m 40s

June 20, 2020: Majority of Americans support protests

Plus, Trump hits the campaign trail, coronavirus cases are rising again, a rare solar eclipse can be seen in parts of the world and Major League Baseball facilities close due to positive cases.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo)
20/06/208m 26s

June 19, 2020: Americans celebrate Juneteenth as the nation continues to grapple with systemic racism

Plus, the Supreme Court issues a major DACA decision, Florida sees a spike in COVID-19 cases, the White House continues to fight with John Bolton over his new book and JetBlue adds routes as travel picks back up.(Audio: Associated Press)
19/06/2012m 40s

June 18, 2020: Fired Atlanta police officer faces felony murder charges in Rayshard Brooks killing

Plus, 22 states report a rise in coronavirus cases, United Airlines announces punishments for passengers who refuse to wear a mask, the Labor Department will announce the latest job loss numbers and Prince Charles hosts Emmanuel Macron on the anniversary of a famous World War II speech.(Audio: Associated Press)
18/06/2011m 53s

June 17, 2020: Senate bill tackles police reform

Plus, it's been five years since the Charleston church shooting, new coronavirus cases pop up in Texas and Beijing, PG&E hears from family members of fire victims and 'The Bold and the Beautiful' resumes production.(Audio: Associated Press)
17/06/209m 21s

June 16, 2020: Trump plans executive order to encourage police to limit deadly force

Plus, Hawaii lifts quarantine between islands, the Supreme Court grants federal job protections to LGBTQ workers, Texas resumes executions and a Melania Trump biography hits shelves.(Audio: Associated Press)
16/06/2010m 18s

June 15, 2020: 'March on Georgia' set following Rayshard Brooks killing

Plus, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame reopens, Greece welcomes foreigners, Michigan opens up salons and the clock is ticking for Major League Baseball.(Audio: Associated Press)
15/06/207m 13s

June 14, 2020: Protest is the origin story for Pride and Black Lives Matter movements

The pandemic and turmoil over police brutality and racial injustice are pushing the 50th anniversary of Pride in new directions.
14/06/2011m 33s

June 13, 2020: CHAZ - Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone remains active

Plus, the Clemson football team leads a demonstration, the CDC issues new COVID-19 guidelines, West Point cadets graduate under unusual circumstances and SpaceX launches its latest Falcon 9 rocket.(Audio: Associated Press, ClemsonTigers.com)
13/06/2011m 39s

June 12, 2020: Congressional Black Caucus hears testimony on police reform

Plus, a vigil is set for two missing Idaho children, Friday is Loving Day, coronavirus cases rise in Arizona and Spike Lee's latest film begins streaming.(Audio: Associated Press, Netflix)
12/06/208m 46s

June 11, 2020: New research shows majority of protests peaceful

Plus, more unemployment news is on the way, Yosemite reopens, chains announce closings and we get a peak at the Play Station 5.(Audio: Associated Press, Play Station)
11/06/208m 14s

June 10, 2020: George Floyd's brother set to testify before Congress

Plus, the latest on Tropical Depression Cristobal, coronavirus updates, the Fed is expected to give a grim economic outlook and Bubba Wallace promotes #BlackLivesMatter on his racecar.(Audio: Associated Press)
10/06/2010m 5s

June 9, 2020: The debate around defunding the police

Plus, Cristobal heads north, New York City begins reopening, primaries are held in Georgia and West Virginia and Oprah hosts a two-night special on the nation's future following the death of George Floyd.(Audio: Associated Press, OWN)
09/06/206m 48s

June 8, 2020: New legislation against police violence to be proposed

Plus, protests continue around the country, Derek Chauvin appears in court, Tropical Storm Cristobal weakens and New York City reopens amid the pandemic.(Audio: Associated Press)
08/06/207m 1s

June 7, 2020: 12 days of protests for racial justice

Protesters in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. are publicly condemning racist acts that kill Black people like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. This week, reporters from around the USA TODAY Network covered calls to defund the police in Nashville, use of excessive force in Florida, and how reading anti-racist books is one step to bring about racial justice.
07/06/2020m 6s

June 6, 2020: Second memorial set for George Floyd in North Carolina

Plus, protests continue against police brutality, a tropical storm heads for the Gulf Coast, a massive asteroid swings 'close' to Earth and graduating seniors settle for virtual ceremonies.(Audio: Associated Press, NFL)
06/06/209m 41s

June 5, 2020: Many police go unpunished for violence during protests

Plus, a list of books to fight racism, more reopenings are set after coronavirus lockdowns, the Strawberry Moon hits the night sky and it's National Doughnut Day.(Audio: Associated Press, Mike Desmond/WBFO/AP, Justin LaFrancois/AP, Drew Brees/Instagram)
05/06/2010m 16s

June 4, 2020: George Floyd to be remembered at service in Minneapolis

Plus, three men accused in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery will appear in court, mass unemployment continues, health experts talk about COVID-19 fears at protests and NBA fans may finally get some good news.(Audio: Associated Press)
04/06/2012m 50s

June 3, 2020: Protests mostly peaceful Tuesday, but police still strictly enforce curfews

Plus, police departments begin banning chokeholds, the coronavirus pandemic continues, Major League Soccer announces its plans for the rest of the season and Global Running Day offers comfort during protests.(Audio: Associated Press)
03/06/2011m 47s

June 2, 2020: More curfews imposed as protests continue

Plus, Latino homes are reporting COVID-19 symptoms more often than others, several states go to the polls to vote, the music industry takes part in Blackout Tuesday and Tropical Storm Amanda is weakening.(Audio: Associated Press)
02/06/2010m 6s

June 1, 2020: George Floyd protesters fight for change

Plus, USA TODAY journalists give their account of a busy demonstration weekend in Washington, coronavirus fears continue as thousands take to the streets, hurricane season begins and Pride Month is here.CORRECTION: A previous version of this episode misquoted President Donald Trump. The misquote has since been corrected.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo, @sahluwahl/Twitter, @holyfaulkner/Twitter, @andreamsahouri)
01/06/2016m 46s

May 31, 2020: Bonus COVID-19 interviews from past episodes

We're bringing you extended interviews with everyday people from earlier this year. A Colorado postal carrier, a Washington, D.C. pastor, and an Alabama healthcare worker tell us how their lives are impacted by the pandemic.
31/05/2011m 41s

May 30, 2020: Protests intensify as America's anger grows over George Floyd's killing

Plus, lingering symptoms are felt by many coronavirus survivors, SpaceX tries once again to blast astronauts to space, the Supreme Court refuses to force states to reopen churches and Part 2 of 'Lance' will look further into the cyclist's doping scandal.(Audio: Associated Press, ESPN)
30/05/207m 20s

May 29, 2020: Protests continue following police killing of George Floyd

Plus, Brazil fights a severe COVID-19 outbreak, Americans' feelings on coronavirus are partisan, the NBA considers ways to resume play and Lady Gaga releases a new album.(Audio: Associated Press)
29/05/209m 16s

May 28, 2020: Protests erupt over death of George Floyd

Plus, more than 100,000 people have died from coronavirus in the U.S., China approves new legislation jeopardizing Hong Kong's autonomy, the Kennedy Space Center reopens to visitors and NASCAR at Charlotte moves to Thursday.(Audio: Associated Press)
28/05/2011m 28s

May 27, 2020: New York COVID-19 deaths drop to lowest levels since outbreak began

Plus, HBO Max launches, Rocky Mountain National Park reopens, SpaceX is set to launch its first humans into space and Eminem reaches a new milestone.(Audio: 'Friends', Studio Ghibli, Associated Press, @eminem/Instagram)
27/05/2011m 34s

May 26, 2020: WHO warns of second COVID-19 peak

Plus, lawsuits are being filed against state restrictions, the New York Stock Exchange reopens the trading floor, Puerto Rico slowly reopens and Americans' spending habits are changing during the pandemic.(Audio: WHO, Governor Andrew Cuomo)
26/05/208m 25s

May 25, 2020: Large gatherings reported around the country as health officials urge caution

Plus, honoring the fallen on Memorial Day, California's governor will issue new guidelines on religious gatherings, Memorial Day sales might be different than usual and NBCSN airs classic 'SNL' episodes hosted by athletes.(Audio: Associated Press, Saturday Night Live)
25/05/206m 25s

May 23, 2020: Chinese vaccine shows promising results

Plus, Muslims celebrate Ramadan in quarantine, meatpacking workers continue to face risks, Tiger and Phil face off in a charity golf event and a new ESPN documentary profiles the life of Lance Armstrong.(Audio: Associated Press, ESPN)
23/05/208m 1s

May 22, 2020: U.S. bets big on British coronavirus vaccine

Plus, a third man is arrested in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, Macy's reopens dozens of stores, travel takes a backseat during coronavirus and Jane Roe speaks out.(Audio: Associated Press, FX)
22/05/208m 16s

May 21, 2020: Trump says he's nearly done with hydroxychloroquine

Plus, what cell data tells us about Americans' movements in recent weeks, the latest unemployment numbers will be revealed, more homeowners than usual are overdue on mortgages and Michael Cohen leaves prison early.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo)
21/05/2010m 24s

May 20, 2020: Trump defends hydroxychloroquine, goes after Pelosi

Plus, a look at the beef industry during COVID-19, residents evacuate parts of Michigan due to flooding, a major cyclone heads for India and Bangladesh and McDonald's workers go on strike.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Gretchen Whitmer)
20/05/208m 45s

May 19, 2020: COVID-19 vaccine trial gets early promising results

Plus, Mnuchin and Powell testify before a Senate committee, the U.S. pause in executions is scheduled to end, the NFL green lights opening practice facilities and seniors can get free Krispy Kreme doughnuts.(Audio: Associated Press)
19/05/207m 26s

May 18, 2020: Reopenings continue in the U.S. and Italy

Plus, COVID-19 complicates lives of foster kids, Tropical Storm Arthur heads for North Carolina, WHO holds its assembly online and the last dance for 'The Last Dance.'(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo, ESPN)
18/05/2010m 21s

May 16, 2020: Trump wants a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year

Plus, states continue reopenings, Obama speaks at a virtual graduation, a Taylor Swift Paris concert from last year hits primetime TV and NASCAR returns.(Audio: ABC, Associated Press, Oprah Winfrey)
16/05/208m 29s

May 15, 2020: Whistleblower and ousted vaccine expert Rick Bright goes after Trump administration

Plus, House Democrats work to push a new stimulus bill to the Senate, New York State begins reopening parts of the economy, English learners have added challenges during coronavirus and celebrities feature in online graduation ceremonies.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo)
15/05/2013m 2s

May 14, 2020: Trump pushes back on Fauci's caution about school reopenings

Plus, the pandemic is hurting state budgets, more Americans file for unemployment, an ousted vaccine expert testifies at a congressional hearing and Joe Biden holds a virtual town hall.(Audio: Associated Press)
14/05/209m 57s

May 13, 2020: Fauci warns against opening up too early

Plus, what businesses need to do to keep customers safe, South Dakota clashes with tribes, the Supreme Court hears cases on 'faithless electors' and the UFC rolls on. (Audio: Associated Press)
13/05/2011m 59s

May 12, 2020: U.S. ramps up coronavirus testing but experts say more is needed

Plus, the Supreme Court hears a case on Trump's finances, three states hold in-person elections, MLB and its players negotiate pay and nurses honor their fallen and fight for more PPE.(Audio: Governor Andrew Cuomo, Associated Press)
12/05/209m 50s

May 11, 2020: Pence goes to work, won't self-isolate

Plus, Shanghai Disneyland reopens, black and Latino communities organize food pantries, Apple reopens a handful of stores and 'The Last Dance' continues.(Audio: Governor Andrew Cuomo, ESPN)
11/05/2010m 3s

May 9, 2020: Pence staffer, Secret Service members test positive for COVID-19

Plus, how the pandemic is hitting LGBTQ Americans hard, cold weather slams the East, UFC becomes the first major U.S. sports organization to return and Happy Mother's Day!(Audio: Associated Press, AccuWeather)
09/05/208m 42s

May 8, 2020: The White House reportedly shelved a CDC guide on reopening

Plus, advanced placement testing in high schools is changing during the pandemic, a historic unemployment rate has arrived, supporters run for awareness for slain Georgia man Ahmaud Arbery and a survey finds women are doing more of the share of quarantine parenting.(Audio: Associated Press)
08/05/2011m 15s

May 7, 2020: Coronavirus task force continues after all

Plus, 3.2 million more Americans file for unemployment, the Flower Moon lights up the night sky, the NFL announces its 2020 schedule and Microsoft unveils new games for the Series X console.(Audio: Associated Press, HALO)
07/05/207m 54s

May 6, 2020: Trump administration talks winding down coronavirus task force

Plus, advice on resources for rent help, NYC shuts down its transit system to disinfect daily, the Supreme Court hears a case on religious objection to contraceptives and Joe Biden will be endorsed by a major LGBTQ rights group.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo)
06/05/209m 19s

May 5, 2020: Daily U.S. deaths could reach 3,000 by June 1

Plus, more states relax social distancing, FedEx workers search for answers amid deaths, Cinco de Mayo brings the fiesta home and Korean baseball hits U.S. airwaves.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Jay Inslee, Governor Ralph Northam)
05/05/2013m 48s

May 4, 2020: Trump hopes for fewer than 100,000 U.S. deaths

Plus, how coronavirus is hitting different zip codes within the same cities, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments by phone, Teacher Appreciation Week begins and May the Fourth be with you.(Audio: Governor Mike DeWine, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Associated Press, Star Wars)
04/05/2010m 25s

May 2, 2020: Remdesivir authorized for emergency coronavirus treatments

Plus, pet owners worry about infection, Warren Buffett hosts Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders meeting online, the Kentucky Derby goes VR and Princess Charlotte turns 5.(Audio: Associated Press)
02/05/208m 4s

May 1, 2020: Federal social distancing guidelines expire

Plus, Joe Biden speaks out on an assault allegation against him, looking at how Florida cut public health funding before the pandemic, Trump heads to Camp David and most U.S. airline travelers need to wear masks.(Audio: Associated Press, Office of the Governor of California)
01/05/209m 31s

April 30, 2020: Remdesivir drug shows hope in treating COVID-19

Plus, the USNS Comfort leaves New York, new unemployment numbers will be released, Ohio gives lessons in voting by mail and 'Parks and Recreation' is back for one night only.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Ron DeSantis, NBC)
30/04/209m 35s

April 29, 2020: Experts warn of risks as states reopen

Plus, a government report outlines the first economic quarter, severe weather heads through the Plains, an asteroid approaches Earth and the NCAA discusses letting student-athletes make money off their likenesses.(Audio: Associated Press, Office of the Governor of California)
29/04/207m 36s

April 28, 2020: States begin first phase of reopening

Plus, Ohio holds an election by mail, some European countries reopen, postal workers adjust to changes during the pandemic and a federal court hears an appeal to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress.(Audio: Governor Greg Abbott, Associated Press)
28/04/208m 23s

April 27, 2020: New York outlines plan for reopening

Plus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to work, Tulane's Teshaun Hightower has been charged with murder, CBS soap operas air vintage shows and 'The Last Dance' continues to steal sports fans' hearts.(Audio: Governor Andrew Cuomo, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, ESPN)
27/04/207m 13s

April 25, 2020: Trump's iffy medical advice

Plus, the IRS plans outages for its payment tracking tool, a South Dakota race track allows limited fans at an event, the NFL Draft wraps up and 'American Idol' returns.
25/04/207m 6s

April 24, 2020: New York estimates nearly 3 million infected based on antibody tests

Plus, the race is on to find a COVID-19 vaccine, another cruise ship deals with coronavirus in Japan, victims of a Canadian mass shooting are remembered at a vigil and the NFL Draft moves to the second round.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo)
24/04/209m 40s

April 23, 2020: Trump disagrees with Georgia's governor on reopening

Plus, EU leaders meet to discuss economic aid, the Labor Department reports new jobless numbers, severe storms are expected across the South and the NFL Draft will select players remotely.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Brian Kemp)
23/04/209m 23s

April 22, 2020: Senate approves new stimulus package

Plus, anti-quarantine protests continue, looking into toilet paper shortages, Earth Day goes virtual and New Jersey artists band together for their state.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo)
22/04/2011m 14s

April 21, 2020: Three months since first U.S. coronavirus case

Plus, Cuomo heads to the White House, protests continue against stay-at-home orders, the Lyrids meteor shower brightens the sky and Queen Elizabeth II turns 94 without celebrations.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo)
21/04/2011m 32s

April 20, 2020: States slowly continue reopening

Plus, more money heads toward small business relief, Walmart and Sam's Club require employees to wear masks, 'The Last Dance' lights up the sports world and Duchess Meghan helps feed families in need.(Audio: Associated Press, ESPN)
20/04/207m 18s

April 18, 2020: Cuomo and Trump in a spat as states consider reopening

Plus, food workers are at risk on the frontlines, protests continue against state stay-at-home orders, the South braces for more possible tornadoes and ESPN debuts a Michael Jordan documentary on Sunday.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo, ESPN)
18/04/208m 54s

April 17, 2020: Governors will make their own decisions on reopening

Plus, cruises are at a standstill, Congress works to save a small business stimulus plan, the WNBA Draft is held remotely and the new iPhone SE has a home button.(Audio: Associated Press)
17/04/2011m 19s

April 16, 2020: Trump set to issue new guidelines for reopening economy

Plus, more job news is expected, a CDC team visits a South Dakota plant hit hard by coronavirus, a U.S. judge holds a hearing about the Keystone XL pipeline and the high five may disappear.(Audio: Associated Press)
16/04/209m 25s

April 15, 2020: States begin plans to reopen

Plus, a new saliva test could revolutionize coronavirus testing, Michigan residents protest an extended stay-at-home order, getting advice on relationships in quarantine and Mrs. America hits streaming.(Audio: Associated Press, FX Networks)
15/04/209m 48s

April 14, 2020: Multi-state coalitions consider how to reopen

Plus, an update on postponed primaries, deadly weather in the South lightens up, a coalition makes it easier to donate directly to hospitals and fast food restaurants give away free food.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo)
14/04/208m 19s

April 13, 2020: New York City cancels school for the rest of the year

Plus, a look at state government preparedness for COVID-19, General Motors begins volume production on ventilators, parts of the East Coast are bracing for severe weather and stock markets reopen after their best week in decades.(Audio: Associated Press)
13/04/207m 22s

April 11, 2020: Surgeon general warns that most of the country will not reopen by May 1

Plus, Passover and Easter are celebrated virtually, Trump meets with airline executives, the South braces for tornadoes and 'Saturday Night Live' airs remotely.(Audio: Associated Press)
11/04/209m 1s

April 10, 2020: U.S. expects 60,000 deaths from coronavirus

Plus, Americans on food stamps are hit hard by the struggling economy, Iceland tests 10% of its population for coronavirus, FEMA restricts PPE exports and 'Trolls World Tour' hits streaming.(Audio: Associated Press, DreamWorks)
10/04/209m 9s

April 9, 2020: Health officials warn that easing social distancing could bring second COVID-19 wave

Plus, more unemployment numbers will be released, Americans could begin receiving stimulus money, people are impersonating cops during stay-at-home orders and astronauts head to the International Space Station amid the pandemic.
09/04/2010m 34s

April 8, 2020: U.S. coronavirus deaths top 13,000, some states see case plateaus

Plus, black Americans are dying from coronavirus at higher rates than others in major cities, the acting Navy secretary resigns, many Americans say $1,200 isn't enough and 'Modern Family' says goodbye.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Andrew Cuomo, ABC)
08/04/2013m 37s

April 7, 2020: New York may be approaching peak of coronavirus curve

Plus, airlines continue cutting flights, 3M commits to more domestic masks, a mass grave is found in Rwanda before the genocide anniversary and Wisconsin holds an election despite coronavirus.(Audio: Associated Press)
07/04/209m 30s

April 6, 2020: U.S. braces for rough week as Trump sees 'light at end of the tunnel'

Plus, a GM plant begins making masks, Walmart steps up cleaning at a Chicago store after two employee deaths, Quibi launches with bite-size videos and Ellen DeGeneres and Wendy Williams bring back new episodes.(Audio: Associated Press, Quibi)
06/04/208m 40s

April 4, 2020: The CDC now recommends using masks

Plus, Walmart and Target limit shoppers, there's a new basketball Hall of Fame class, cruise passengers may face an uphill battle in lawsuits and Queen Elizabeth II addresses the U.K.(Audio: Governor Andrew Cuomo)
04/04/209m 28s

April 3, 2020: White House debates mask guidelines

Plus, the Labor Department releases the March jobs report, new restrictions begin in Florida, some small businesses start getting relief money and HBO offers free streaming.
03/04/208m 5s

April 2, 2020: U.S. suffers deadliest coronavirus day yet

Plus, more grim unemployment numbers could be on the way, some healthcare professionals are being furloughed, Florida residents will be allowed off cruise ships there and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer holds a town hall.(Audio: Associated Press, Governor Ron DeSantis/Facebook)
02/04/2012m 9s

April 1, 2020: Projections say U.S. death tolls could reach 240,000

Plus, some renters get relief for the next few months but others don't, new COVID-19 treatments are being developed, two cruise ships remain in limbo off the coast of Florida and ESPN will air classic NBA Finals games.(Audio: Associated Press)
01/04/208m 26s

March 31, 2020: White House set to give more details on social distancing guidelines

Plus, the USNS Comfort has arrived in New York, Whole Foods employees strike, Harry and Meghan begin their post-royal life and a poll shows many Americans won't return to restaurants and other businesses for some time.(Audio: Associated Press)
31/03/208m 28s

March 30, 2020: Social distancing guidelines extended until at least April 30th

Plus, stocks are expected to continue losses, employees strike for better coronavirus protections, James Corden hosts a TV show from his garage and ESPN airs old Monday Night Football games.(Audio: Associated Press)
30/03/207m 50s

March 28, 2020: New York works to contain COVID-19 outbreak

Plus, China prohibits foreign nationals from entering the country, Elton John holds a virtual benefit concert, severe storms are set to slam the Midwest and many stores remain closed.(Audio: Associated Press)
28/03/205m 54s

March 27, 2020: The United States has the most COVID-19 cases in the world

Plus, Southwest Airlines cuts 40% of daily flights, Grand Canyon National Park closes certain trails, MLB considers options for restarting the season and new albums drop on Friday.(Audio: Associated Press)
27/03/206m 11s
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