Major snowstorm looms, Djokovic's visa revoked again: 5 Things podcast

On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast:Pay raises coming?

Money and tech reporter Michelle Shen has some good news. Plus, a winter storm slams half the country, NOW reporter Gabriela Miranda tells us how to reuse N95 or KN95 masks, tensions continue with Russia and Novak Djokovic’s visa is revoked again in Australia.

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Taylor Wilson:

Good morning. I’m Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things you need to know Friday, the 14th of January, 2022. Today, pay raises coming, plus Russia’s latest demands and more.

Here are some of the top headlines: 

  1. The Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of President Joe Biden’s vaccine-or-testing requirements on employers. It’s the second time the court has undone a Biden pandemic policy continuing to rule that federal officials are exceeding the power given to them by Congress.
  2. A number of government websites in Ukraine are down today after a hacking attack. It’s not immediately clear who is behind the attack, but it comes amid heightened tensions with Russia.
  3. And North Korea has fired fresh short-range ballistic missiles in its third weapons launched this month. The move is an apparent response to the latest sanctions from the Biden administration on the country.


By Steve