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It’s MLK Day, Australian Open begins without Djokovic: 5 Things podcast

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On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: Hope for Alzheimer’s treatments

Patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub explains why there’s optimism. Plus, it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day amid a fresh voting rights fight, hostages are free after a Texas synagogue attack, breaking news reporter Claire Thornton talks about disparities in cancer deaths and the Australian Open begins without Novak Djokovic.

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Taylor Wilson:

Good morning, I’m Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things you need to know Monday the 17th of January, 2022. Today, hope in the fight to treat Alzheimer’s. Plus, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and more.

Here are some of the top headlines:

  1.  Winter weather continues to slam the US. More than 7,000 flights were canceled or delayed yesterday and some 250,000 homes and businesses are without power across the South during ice storms.
  2. Cleanup continues in the Pacific island country of Tonga after an undersea volcanic eruption there. The country has been almost completely isolated by the incident with flights unable to enter or leave and communications down.
  3. And France has passed a law banning people who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 from participating in huge parts of French society. That includes no entrance to restaurants, sports arenas, and other venues.



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