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Russia advances toward Kyiv, CDC to amend mask rules: 5 Things podcast

On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: Russia presses Ukraine invasion to outskirts of capital

Ukrainians are fleeing the country, as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urges calm. Plus, breaking news reporter Gabriela Miranda explains Russia’s rationale for invading, reporter Claire Thornton talks about the Texas governor’s comments on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, President Joe Biden may reveal his Supreme Court nominee today and the CDC is set to announce its latest COVID-19 guidelines.

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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:

Buenos dias. I’m Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things you need to know Friday, the 25th of February 2022. Today, Russian invasion nears the Ukrainian capital, plus Biden’s Supreme Court nominee could be on the way and more.

Here are some of the top headlines:

  1. Three former Minneapolis police officers were found guilty on all counts yesterday of violating the civil rights of George Floyd. They were convicted of depriving Floyd of medical care as he was pinned to the ground. And two of them were convicted of willfully failing to intervene.
  2. A judge has ordered a Michigan couple to stand trial after their son killed four in a high school shooting last year. They’re accused of not doing enough to help prevent the tragedy.
  3. And Sally Kellerman has died. The actress was 84.

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