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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. Hos... more

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    It is obvious that your feeding points are well set before broadcasting. Which is not unusual but please don’t try to sway us. Just the important information is all I need. Not your opinions. Regarding the presidential election. I wonder what would happen if most just didn’t vote. Both are too old, trump is vile and Biden is an idiot and just too old. I’m going to watch the State of the Union just to see if he makes any sense. At this point, I’m not voting for either

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    This is what I was looking for. Quick update on what is going on in the World. Dr. GC more

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    Now real reporting of facts just opinion pieces about culture

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    Great! Taylor Wilson is amazing!!

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  • Just Discovered This Podcast,… And I Love It!

    Keep up this excellent work. I don’t really have anything more to say about it but..,I will be back anytime you’re on. I’ll be here. Merry Christmas everyone.(I say that because I have always said that in spite of Donald Trump and his MAGA loonies.)

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