What to know about omicron, Trump Jan. 6 records in court: 5 Things podcast

On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: Omicron variant brings more questions than answers

Health reporter Elizabeth Weise fills us in on the latest. Plus, a judge blocks federal vaccine mandates for health care workers in ten states, a federal appeals court will hear arguments about former President Donald Trump’s records, it’s Giving Tuesday and national correspondent Bill Keveney talks about supply chain issues’ impact on toy donations.

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Taylor Wilson:

Good morning. I’m Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things you need to know Tuesday, the 30th of November 2021. Today, a closer look at the omicron variant, plus GivingTuesday and more.

Here are some of the top headlines.

  1. The Federal Trade Commission says it is investigating the causes behind ongoing supply chain issues. The FTC said it’s ordering Walmart, Amazon, and other big retailers to hand over information to help study empty shelves and higher prices.
  2. The Taliban has killed or disappeared more than 100 former police and intelligence officers since retaking power in Afghanistan. That’s according to a human rights watch report out today, pointing to retaliation against the ousted government, despite a supposed amnesty.
  3. And Notre Dame head football coach, Brian Kelly, is on to a new job. He’s headed to LSU after becoming the winningest coach ever at Notre Dame.

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