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6th person dies in Wisconsin tragedy, holiday movie releases: 5 Things podcast

On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: Democrats push for jump in workplace fines amid vaccine requirement debate

Courts are still working to decide whether certain companies actually must force their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Plus, a sixth person is dead after the Wisconsin parade tragedy, President Joe Biden will nominate a new budget director, we have some advice for when to hit the road for Thanksgiving and it’s a big movie release day ahead of the holiday.

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Hit play on the player above to hear the podcast and follow along with the transcript below. This transcript was automatically generated, and then edited for clarity in its current form. There may be some differences between the audio and the text. 

Taylor Wilson:

Good morning. I’m Taylor Wilson, and this is 5 Things you need to know Wednesday, the 24th of November, 2021. Today the legality of COVID-19 vaccine requirements in the workplace. Plus, a child marks the sixth person dead in the Wisconsin parade tragedy, and more.

Here are some of the top headlines.

  1. The jury will continue to deliberate today in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial. The nearly all white panel began deliberations yesterday to decide whether three white men are guilty of murdering the Black 25-year-old last year.
  2. Sweden’s parliament has approved its first female prime minister. Magdalena Andersson recently became the new leader of the Social Democratic Party.
  3. And NASA has launched a spacecraft to smash into an asteroid. Its mission, to test whether it would be possible to knock a speeding space rock off course if one were to threaten earth. If all goes well, it’ll smash into an asteroid next September.

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