Catch up on the day’s news: Trump jury seated, gender pay gap, streaming strategy

👋 Welcome to 5 Things PM! Caitlin Clark’s WNBA salary has revived the discussion about the staggering gap in gender equity and pay. The women’s basketball sensation will earn $76,535 this season, while the NBA’s top draft pick will make $10.5 million. Players and sports economists say it’s a complicated issue tied to differences between the leagues and a lack of bargaining power.

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In this sketch from court, Donald Trump sits beside his lawyer Todd Blanche during jury selection. - Jane Rosenberg/Reuters
In this sketch from court, Donald Trump sits beside his lawyer Todd Blanche during jury selection. - Jane Rosenberg/Reuters

1️⃣ Trump jurors: The full 12-person jury for the former president’s criminal hush money trial has been seated in Manhattan. Jury selection will continue until several alternates are seated. 📹 Video: Why Trump wants 5% from GOP candidates

2️⃣ NYC protest: Dozens of people were detained as police officers dispersed a pro-Palestinian protest at Columbia University. A day earlier, the school president testified about campus antisemitism. 📹 Watch: Student reacts after NYPD breaks up protest

3️⃣ 911 outages: The problem in several states was caused by the installation of a light pole, according to Lumen, a company that supports some of those systems.

4️⃣ Dickey Betts: The guitarist and co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band died at age 80. His manager said he had cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

5️⃣ Streaming strategy: Netflix added 9.3 million subscribers this year on the heels of a password-sharing crackdown and a scaled-back emphasis on original content.

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👀 Recipe for success: Acclaimed restaurateur Asma Khan has no men in her kitchen. Many of her cooks are female Asian immigrants in their 50s and 60s.

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🏡 US mortgage rates surpassed that number, reaching the highest level since November and extending America’s housing affordability crisis.

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📸 Family time: Justine Kurland captured her son Casper’s love of trains in a series of photos taken across the American West. They spent several months on the road.

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🎧 Transgender youth: Gender-affirming care for minors has been a hot topic, and CNN’s Audie Cornish talked with pediatricians to understand what’s at risk.

Looking ahead

🎶 New music: Taylor Swift’s eagerly anticipated 11th album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” will be released at midnight. An alleged leak caused a frenzy.

Good vibes

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TIME Magazine released its list of the world’s 100 most influential people, and some of them might surprise you. Here’s a closer look at a few you probably don’t know about.

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