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Team USA Gets Silver, Questions Follow Navy Seal Death: 5 Things Podcast

On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: A week of diplomacy?

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz addresses the White House today as tensions continue in Eastern Europe. Plus, money and tech reporter Michelle Shen talks about a bad week for Facebook, Team USA racks up silver medals in Beijing, Ahmaud Arbery’s killers face federal hate crime trial, and there are questions after a Navy SEAL candidate died after ‘Hell Week’ training.

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Taylor Wilson:

Hello. I’m Taylor Wilson and here are 5 things you need to know on Monday, February 7, 2022. Today, the role of the Germans in the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, plus people leaving Facebook and more.

Here are some of the main headlines:

  1. MIT researchers have discovered a new material that is as strong as steel, but as light as plastic. The material was several times stronger than bulletproof glass.
  2. The Coast Guard rescued 18 people from an ice sheet that broke off on Lake Erie over the weekend. No one required medical attention.
  3. And New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was arrested and charged with assault last night in Las Vegas. One victim reported being injured during an altercation at a nightclub after Kamara finished playing in the Pro Bowl football game.


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