5 things for Wednesday, September 7: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Jacob Wetterling

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Ben Carson: It is what it is, Trump is the nominee now


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(CNN)If you're an Apple fanboi, today's THE day. For the rest of us, it's just another Wednesday. And here are the 5 things you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (BTW, send your friends this link and share the love.)

1. Campaign 2016

When it comes to immigration, America's not as divided as we think - we just can't agree on who should lead the change. A new CNN/ORC poll that'll come out around the same time this newsletter hits your inbox finds that most Americans want a path to citizenship for undocumented, but employed, workers. And most support deporting those who commit crimes. But we're split on who we trust to make it happen: 49% say Clinton; 47% support Trump.

    2. Syria

    Yet again, regime warplanes dropped chlorine bombs in the Syrian city of Aleppo. The footage is just flat-out disturbing: Kids gasping desperately for air. A man lying lifeless as medics pump oxygen into his lungs. Such scenes are becoming all too familiar. Rebels still hold the city, but Syrian forces have it surrounded and have cut off basic supplies, such as food and meds. Last month, they dropped chemical bombs at a funeral wake for children.

    3. Jacob Wetterling

    Jacob Wetterling's parents finally got the answers they'd waited three decades for, but it did nothing to ease their pain. Danny James Heinrich admitted in court he abducted, sexually assaulted and killed the 11-year-old boy in 1989. The terrified boy had one question, Heinrich said: "What did I do wrong?" Heinrich gets 20 years for possessing child porn but won't be charged with murder. Because his confession was the only way to verify Jacob was dead.

    4. Chicago

    Five hundred. That's the number of people killed in Chicago this year, the deadliest there in two decades. It happened over Labor Day weekend, when 13 people were fatally shot. The reasons for this are many as this visual guide from CNN's Amanda Wills and Sergio Hernandez lays out.

    5. Fox News

    The summer of turmoil continues to roil on at Fox News. First, ex-anchor Gretchen Carlson gets a $20 million settlement in her sexual harassment suit against booted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Then, longtime host Greta Van Susteren announces she's leaving and it doesn't look anything like an amicable parting. It's just another dent in the armor for the network that's dominated the cable news biz for more than a decade.


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