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5 things you need to know this morning: Jan. 27, 2022

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Neil Young's music taken off Spotify

Most of Neil Young's songs are no longer available on Spotify after the 76-year-old Canadian folk legend issued an ultimatum to the streaming service. Young, famous for hits including "The Needle and the Damage Done," said Spotify was publishing "life-threatening COVID misinformation" via the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

2. 'Spooky' object spotted in Milky Way

Scientists have announced they have found a mysterious object in the Milky Way. The object releases a burst of energy for a minute every 18 minutes, the researchers said.

3. Russia warned about pipeline amid Ukraine tensions

The US and Germany have warned Russia they could target the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. The pipeline, if activated, would double the flow of gas from Russia to Germany.

4. Biden to choose black woman to replace Supreme Court justice

President Joe Biden has reiterated his commitment to selecting the next US Supreme Court judge based on race and gender. The beleaguered president said he will select a black woman to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who is retiring this year.

5. Prince Andrew demands trial by jury, denies Maxwell friendship

Prince Andrew has denied being a close friend of sex trafficker and Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell. The aristocrat has also said he wants to be tried by a jury after being accused of sexual assault by Virginia Giuffre.

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