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Cyber Monday begins, Starbucks’ red holiday cup origin: 5 Things podcast


On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: Opening arguments begin in Ghislaine Maxwell trial

The multimillionaire socialite faces charges of helping to get underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse. Plus, education reporter Chris Quintana explains what American universities are doing to address caste discrimination, the trial of Jussie Smollett begins, reporter Nina Mandell looks at the story behind Starbucks’ red holiday cups and Cyber Monday is here.

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Taylor Wilson:

Good morning. I’m Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things you need to know Monday, the 29th of November, 2021. Today, the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, plus what colleges are doing to tackle caste discrimination, and more.

Here are some of the top headlines:

  1. The US will begin limiting travel from a number of Southern African countries today, including South Africa. Foreign nationals from eight countries will not be allowed to enter the US except for special circumstances because of the emerging Omicron variant of COVID-19.
  2. Talks are set to continue in Vienna today to try and revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal. Iran, Russia, China, France, Germany, and Britain will meet and try to pave the way for the US to rejoin.
  3. And BTS gave its first in-person concert in two years over the weekend in Los Angeles. Head to USATODAY.com for highlights from the K-pop group’s return to the stage.

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