Saturday, February 24

Russian armored vehicles in Ukraine, AT&T shutters 3G: 5 Things podcast

On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: Putin orders troops to eastern Ukraine

It wasn’t immediately clear if an invasion was already under way. Plus, reporter Bill Keveney talks about Black families fighting to regain land taken from ancestors, thousands of New Jersey residents will find out their drinking water is coming through lead pipes, patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub updates us on the delay to vaccinate young children for COVID -19 and AT&T shuts down its 3G network.

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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 Tuesday, the 22nd of February, 2022. Today Russian legislation is paving the way for a full invasion of Ukraine. Plus 3G is shutting down and more.

Taylor Wilson:

Here are some of the top headlines:

  1. Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard has been suspended for the rest of the regular season. The move comes after he hit an opposing coach against Wisconsin on Sunday.
  2. Cold weather is on the way for much of the US the rest of the week. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures will be 20 to 30 degrees below average across the Northern tier.
  3. And today is Tuesday spelled out with the number two. The date is so rare that it’s not expected for another 400 years.

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