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

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

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English


Episodes

Trump vows to support Christians during Tennessee speech

2/23/2024
Former President Donald Trump vowed to support Christians during a Thursday speech. USA TODAY Education Reporter Alia Wong discusses the divide over whether to include LGBTQ+ discussions in school. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing a Catholic migrant aid organization for alleged human smuggling. USA TODAY Personal Finance Reporter Daniel de Visé looks at a looming retirement crisis for younger Boomers. What happens during a mass cell service outage? We got a glimpse Thursday. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:12:40

SPECIAL | Now more than ever, we need the news. But can journalism survive?

2/22/2024
In the U.S., journalism has long contributed to the checks and balances of power, playing a crucial role in holding our elected officials accountable. But as people find alternative ways to get information and ad dollars move elsewhere, newsrooms continue to shrink. With two global wars and a presidential election approaching, is it time to sound the alarm? Jay Rosen, journalism professor at New York University and editor and owner of the blog PressThink, joins The Excerpt to share his insights. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:14:17

Trump expected to argue 'no victims' in appealing New York fraud case

2/22/2024
Former President Donald Trump is expected to argue 'no victims' in appealing his New York fraud case. USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Bart Jansen reports. House Republicans grill President Joe Biden's brother as they continue their impeachment investigation. USA TODAY Supreme Court Correspondent Maureen Groppe breaks down a fight over pollution rules. The Biden administration cancels more than $1 billion in student loan debt. Major League Soccer (along with star Lionel Messi) is back. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:12:19

SPECIAL | Can Beyoncé convince country music she belongs?

2/21/2024
Beyoncé showed up at this year’s Grammy awards dressed in rhinestones and an oil baron-sized white cowboy hat. That night she made the surprise announcement that she would be releasing a new album soon, and an even bigger surprise – that it would be a country music album. The first two singles “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages” dropped on Super Bowl Sunday. So far, Beyonce’s fan base, known as the Beyhive, has embraced her new sound. USA TODAY Music Reporter, Melissa Ruggieri joins The Excerpt to discuss if the country music establishment will follow suit. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:13:23

US vetoes UN resolution demanding cease-fire in Gaza

2/21/2024
The U.S. has vetoed a UN resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. USA TODAY Reporter Maureen Groppe looks at the potential implications of the Supreme Court's decision not to review a high school diversity case. Two men have been charged with murder in the Kansas City shooting. USA TODAY National Correspondent Trevor Hughes breaks down an Alabama court decision ruling that frozen embryos are children. Capital One is acquiring Discover Financial Services. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:09:38

'Additional sanctions' against Russia being considered after Navalny death

2/20/2024
President Joe Biden is considering additional sanctions on Russia. USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page breaks down polling data ahead of the South Carolina primary. Eight states enacted laws in 2023 restricting sex ed. More are set to pass bills this year that would ban teaching about identity and relationships. USA TODAY National Correspondent Elizabeth Weise looks at whether plastic bag bans actually work. Animal shelter populations are soaring. And dogs are paying the price. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:10:19

Young Russians mourn death of opposition leader Navalny

2/19/2024
Young Russians in particular are mourning opposition leader Alexei Navalny amid suspicions of Russian President Vladimir Putin's involvement in his death. Former USA TODAY Correspondent and current Managing Editor of the Harvard Crimson Miles Herszenhorn reports on the reaction inside Russia. Plus, listen to Sunday's episode on Putin's ambitions. How concerning is deepfake advertising? USA TODAY Health Reporter Karen Weintraub relays some of the latest guidance around COVID-19. A new program hopes to create more Black veterinarians. 'Barbie' wins big at the People's Choice Awards. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:13:36

Putin's Russia flexes its muscles

2/18/2024
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been making international headlines this week, just six days from what will be the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Stories about troop buildup and the possibility of nuclear space weapons are just two of many. Are Russia’s ambitions in Europe shifting and how worried should the United States, arguably his biggest foe, be? USA TODAY Pentagon Correspondent Tom Vanden Brook joins The Excerpt to share his insights on recent military developments. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:07:21

Trump hit with $453.5 million penalty in New York real estate fraud lawsuit

2/17/2024
Former President Donald Trump has been hit with a $453.5 million penalty in his New York real estate fraud lawsuit. USA TODAY Justice Department Correspondent Bart Jansen puts the ruling in context. A second Fani Willis hearing saw her father testify. Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has died. USA TODAY Breaking News and Education Reporter Zach Schermele has the latest from the Education Department's FAFSA headache. Marijuana is in legal limbo. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:13:56

Fani Willis fights push to remove her from Trump Georgia case

2/16/2024
Fani Willis fights the push to remove her from the Trump Georgia election fraud case. USA TODAY Domestic Security Correspondent Josh Meyer reports. A former FBI informant has been indicted for lying about Joe and Hunter Biden's alleged business dealings. Police offer more details about the Super Bowl victory shooting in Kansas City. Black, female online gamers face rising abuse. USA TODAY Sports National Correspondent Lindsay Schnell discusses the greatness of Caitlin Clark. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:12:16

SPECIAL | Can Jon Stewart make The Daily Show must-see TV for a new generation?

2/15/2024
With a bit more gray in his hair, but the same amount of sarcasm and satire, Jon Stewart is back in the anchor chair at the Daily Show. The comedian, turned news and culture phenomenon, helped put the show on the map while serving as host for 16 years. Signing off last in 2015, he is back to voice his outrage and humor as executive producer and host of the show every Monday through the 2024 election. But why did he decide now was the time to return? USA TODAY Entertainment Reporter Marco Della Cava joins The Excerpt to talk about whether the Stewart of old can still capture the hearts and minds of audiences of today. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:11:12

At least 21 shot after Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade

2/15/2024
A shooting broke out after the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade. USA TODAY Investigative Reporter Nick Penzenstadler looks at the stores that sell the most guns used in crime. The Fani Willis hearing could decide the fate of former President Donald Trump's Georgia election case. Watch it here. USA TODAY Congress, Campaigns and Democracy Reporter Rachel Looker explains what would hypothetically happen if President Joe Biden or former President Donald Trump were to drop out of the presidential race. Syphilis is on the rise. Experts worry people don't care. What's the best restaurant near you? Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:13:47

SPECIAL | After being President of the United States, what comes next?

2/14/2024
Ascension to the role of President of the United States, arguably the most powerful job in the world, has to be a heady experience. But what happens when the term runs out? Stepping down from the American presidency is clearly a sizable career pivot. How do these leaders decide what’s next and what can we learn about identity and self-fulfillment from the choices they made? Bestselling author Jared Cohen joins The Excerpt to talk about “Life After Power," his new book about how seven presidents moved into the final chapter of their lives. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:14:21

House Republicans vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

2/14/2024
House Republicans voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. What's next? USA TODAY National Political Correspondent David Jackson looks at how Donald Trump is tightening his grip on the Republican Party. Democrat Tom Suozzi beats Republican Mazi Pilip in a special election for the seat of former Rep. George Santos. USA TODAY Education Reporter Alia Wong talks about a Parkland librarian's search for healing on the 6th anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. Black cemeteries are being 'erased.' Advocates are fighting to save them. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:12:52

Trump asks Supreme Court to continue to delay criminal trial

2/13/2024
Donald Trump asks the Supreme Court to continue to delay his federal criminal trial on charges he tried to overturn the 2020 election while he appeals an unfavorable immunity ruling. USA TODAY National Reporter Maureen Groppe tells us what this means for Trump's federal criminal trial. Meanwhile, a Georgia judge will hold televised hearings to hash out allegations of misconduct by the prosecutor in another Trump criminal case. President Biden announces a possible ceasefire deal in Gaza while sending aides to privately apologize to Arab Americans for his administration's mistakes and missteps on the war in Gaza. USA TODAY Border and Immigration Reporter Lauren Villagran talks about political rhetoric about the border continuing to ramp up. And USA TODAY's ad meter top spot goes to State Farm for its commercial featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. See how all 59 Super Bowl ads ranked here. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:12:53

A hot mess in Washington

2/12/2024
Washington has been something of a mess lately. USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page explains. Former President Donald Trump threatens NATO. Israel kills at least 50 Palestinians, while freeing multiple hostages in a Gaza raid. USA TODAY Money & Personal Finance Reporter Medora Lee talks about death taxes. There's a repeat Super Bowl champion. Questions about taxes? Check out a Reddit AMA from noon-1 ET, where USA TODAY's Money reporters will have you covered. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:10:47

Super Bowl bets: bigger than ever and just a click away

2/11/2024
For American sports lovers, the Super Bowl is a bettor's dream. This weekend it’s estimated that a record 68 million Americans will be placing wagers on the big game. As legal online gambling grows in reach and accessibility, what impact does that play on the landscape of sports and fan participation? Richard Morin, Editor of Sports Betting Partnerships at USA TODAY, joins The Exceprt to talk about the opportunities as professional sports continues to embrace gambling. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:10:56

Biden promises to hit Trump over southern border

2/10/2024
President Joe Biden promises to hit former President Donald Trump over the border. USA TODAY White House Correspondent Joey Garrison reports. The S&P 500 hits another milestone. USA TODAY Health Reporter Eduardo Cuevas talks about the link between plastic and preterm pregnancies. New reports highlight the urgency of climate change. A photo of a sleeping polar bear has won the Natural History Museum's 2023 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:11:52

The Supreme Court hears arguments over Trump ballot questions

2/9/2024
The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case that might decide whether Donald Trump can stay on certain ballots. USA TODAY Reporter Maureen Groppe has the latest. Donald Trump picks up two more caucus wins. The Senate advances aid for Ukraine and Israel. President Joe Biden is accused of having a 'poor memory' by his own Justice Department. Advocates go hyper-local with the abortion rights fight. USA TODAY Congress and Campaigns Reporter Savannah Kuchar has more. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:10:04

SPECIAL | Can we, as a 'nation of immigrants,' please learn to talk about immigration with generosity?

2/8/2024
Mention immigration at any gathering these days and it's likely to generate strong emotions. The images of repeated humanitarian crises at the border tug at the heartstrings of some and enrage others. It can be hard to have a conversation about the issue, as divisive as it is today. Veteran Immigration Reporter Lauren Villagran sits down with veteran broadcaster and author Ray Suarez to have a more nuanced conversation about the issues. Can we apply a historical lens to our identification as a "nation of immigrants" to create the space for a more nuanced conversation? Ray's new book "We Are Home," an oral history of new immigrants, hits bookshelves this April. Episode Transcript available here Also available at art19.com/shows/5-Things See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:12:37