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5 PM ET: House speaker vacancy, Trump blasts judge, Forbes 400 list & more CNN 5 Things
Two congressmen have announced their run for House speaker as other potential contenders emerge. Former President Donald Trump verbally attacked the judge in his civil fraud trial again even after a gag order. President Joe Biden touted another round of student debt relief in a White House speech. The public is paying respects to the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein as she lies in state. And, Trump is no longer considered rich enough for Forbes’ 400 list.
Oct 4, 2023
12 PM ET: Massive healthcare strike, Pope’s climate warning, Met Opera controversy & more CNN 5 Things
The largest health care worker strike in US history started today — we have the latest. Some House members are putting their names forward to be the next House Speaker. The US will transfer thousands of seized Iranian weapons to Ukraine. Pope Francis is criticizing climate change skeptics, while Canadian wildfire smoke is back in the US. And, one classical radio station isn’t happy about the Metropolitan Opera’s new season.
Oct 4, 2023
9 AM ET: Student loan forgiveness, journalists raided, costly early celebration & more CNN 5 Things
As some names are being floated to be the new House Speaker, the political turmoil could hit the US economy. $9 billion in student loans were forgiven this morning - we'll bring you the details. SCOTUS is set to hear a case testing the strength of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Indian police have raided the homes of some prominent journalists critical of the government. And, we'll tell you why an early celebration at the finish line cost two South Korean athletes more than just their gold medal.
Oct 4, 2023
6 AM ET: New Speaker search, healthcare strike, allies running out of ammo & more CNN 5 Things
The House now needs a new Speaker after Kevin McCarthy was ousted last night in a vote supported by some Republicans. The largest healthcare worker strike in US history is set to begin this morning. A suspect is still at large after a shooting at Baltimore’s Morgan State University. Western allies are running out of ammunition to give Ukraine. And, the US has announced sanctions in its crackdown on fentanyl trafficking
Oct 4, 2023
10 PM ET: McCarthy's speech, Trump gag order, Italy bus crash & more CNN 5 Things
We begin with remarks from Kevin McCarthy who says he won’t run for Speaker of the House again after being ousted in a historic vote. A judge issued a gag order in former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial. We’ll tell you about a deadly bus crash in Italy that has been described as an “apocalyptic scene.” Several drugmakers have agreed to Medicare price negotiations on some of their medications. Lastly, we’ll tell you which popular fast food drive-thrus are getting faster.
Oct 4, 2023
5 PM ET: House removes McCarthy, Ford & GM layoffs, Pakistan mass deportations & more CNN 5 Things
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has been ousted from his leadership role in a historic vote. General Motors and Ford say they're laying off more workers at plants in the US. New economic data has investors worried that interest rate hikes will linger. We have new developments on the suspect accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl during a New York camping trip. And, Pakistan is cracking down on undocumented immigrants in the country.
Oct 3, 2023
12 PM ET: Hunter Biden charges, Trump’s fraud trial, Pope’s potential blessing & more CNN 5 Things
Hunter Biden has pleaded not guilty to three firearms charges in Delaware. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump was also in court this morning for the second day of his civil fraud trial in New York. Parents are struggling to find the updated Covid-19 vaccine for their young kids. The US is putting pressure on Ukraine to do more to combat government corruption. And, Pope France suggested that people in same-sex unions could be blessed by Catholic priests on a case-by-case basis.
Oct 3, 2023
9 AM ET: Speaker's next steps, migrant NY jobs, organ harvesting ring & more CNN 5 Things
We'll explain the possible next steps as a motion to remove Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker is set to be voted on. New York’s governor says thousands jobs will soon be available for some migrants. The Kansas police chief who ordered a raid on a local newspaper has resigned. Pakistani police have taken down an organ harvesting ring selling kidneys to the wealthy. Plus, a federal court rules against a firm awarding grants to exclusively to Black women.
Oct 3, 2023
6 AM ET: Gaetz's Speaker motion, Kelly confirms Trump stories, late-night talk shows return & more CNN 5 Things
GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz has moved to force a vote to remove his fellow Republican Kevin McCarthy from the Speaker's chair. As the first day of former President Donald Trump's civil fraud trial took place, his longest-serving chief of staff exclusively confirmed to CNN several several damning stories about things Trump said behind closed doors. A House Democrat from Texas was carjacked in Washington DC last night. Late-night network talk shows returned to the air last night, as the actors' union and studios met to resolve their deadlock. And, we'll tell you why the next Australian Open will be a little bit longer
Oct 3, 2023
10 PM ET: Trump fraud trial latest, motion against McCarthy, missing NY girl found & more CNN 5 Things
We begin with key takeaways from the start of a civil fraud trial against former President Donald Trump, his adult sons, their businesses and several Trump Organization executives. Plus, GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz has introduced a motion to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. A key witness in the Georgia election interference case is asking for immunity in exchange to testify in the first trial later this month. The UN Security Council has approved sending foreign forces to Haiti to address the country’s gang violence. Lastly, police say a 9-year-old girl who disappeared during a camping trip in upstate New York has been found safe.
Oct 3, 2023
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