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12 PM ET: Sitting Senator charged, migrants frustrated at border, auto strike expands & more CNN 5 Things
New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez was charged with corruption-related offenses for the second time in ten years. The southern border is seeing an increase of migrant crossings – we talk to a reporter in a Texas border town who's spoken to migrants. Ukraine’s counter offensives appears to have made progress in Crimea. We’ll explain why the auto workers strike against General Motors and Stellantis is expanding, while progress is being made with Ford. And, the Biden administration doesn't want unpaid medical bills to affect your credit score.
Sep 22, 2023
9 AM ET: 11 bill in 8 days, border crossing deaths, obesity rise & more CNN 5 Things
The House will need to pass eleven bills in just eight days to avoid a government shutdown. The bodies of two people, including a three year old child, have been recovered from the Rio Grande at the US southern border. The US, Russia and China have all been expanding their nuclear testing sites. Ukraine has launched a missile strike on Russia's Black Sea Fleet headquarters. Plus, obesity is getting more common in a number of states.
Sep 22, 2023
6 AM ET: Border town's cry for help, McCarthy shut down, Sophie Turner sues & more CNN 5 Things
Eagle Pass, Texas is asking for help, saying around 5000 people have cross the US border in the last few days. Congress has gone home for the weekend without a deal to avoid a government shut down. The UAW is warning that the strike could get worse today if progress isn't made. Parts of the East Coast are under a tropical storm warning. Plus, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas' divorce is getting complicated.
Sep 22, 2023
10 PM ET: Ukraine aid fight, NY bus crash, tropical storm warning & more CNN 5 Things
President Joe Biden welcomed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House –we’ll hear from both leaders about providing more aid to Ukraine as Republicans grow skeptical. Meanwhile, Russia launched a wave of deadly missile strikes on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure – we have details. In New York, we’ll tell you about a deadly bus crash and share new developments on a drug operation at a daycare center where a 1-year-old boy died of a suspected fentanyl overdose. Lastly, parts of the East Coast are bracing for a tropical storm.
Sep 22, 2023
5 PM ET: Zelensky’s White House visit, India suspends visas, Alex Murdaugh’s plea & more CNN 5 Things
We begin with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s critical meeting with President Joe Biden as support for additional military funding among Republican lawmakers appears to wane. Plus, the Senate has made a trio of key military confirmations despite stalling tactics from a Republican holdout. India has suspended visa services for Canadian citizens. Former South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh has pleaded guilty to financial crimes. And, we have the latest on home prices and new unemployment claims in your business news.
Sep 21, 2023
12 PM ET: Border support plans, NYC Airbnb struggles, strikes take toll & more CNN 5 Things
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky met with lawmakers in Washington this morning. The Biden administration has announced plans to help with the number of migrants coming into the US - at the border and across the country. People in New York City are struggling to find Airbnbs – the CEO weighs in. Hollywood studios and the writers' union are making progress toward reaching a deal, while union autoworkers threaten a deadline for contract negotiations. Plus, media mogul Rupert Murdoch steps down and names his successor.
Sep 21, 2023
9 AM ET: McCarthy's optimism, Giuliani grope allegation, Doja Cat 'Balut' backlash & more CNN 5 Things
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy appears to be optimistic about avoiding a government shut down. As Ukraine's president visits the US, Russia launches a wave of strikes across his country. More than 43,000 people have been displaced because of the floods in Libya. Former Trump aid Cassidy Hutchinson has accused Rudy Giuliani of groping her in 2021. Plus, why some Filipino listeners are upset about Doja Cat's new song.
Sep 21, 2023
6 AM ET: Mr. Zelensky goes to Washington, border crossings jump, Google Maps lawsuit & more CNN 5 Things
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky is in Washington, DC today to meet with lawmakers and convince them his country needs more aid. House Democrats are facing an unusual dilemma. There's been a big rise in the number of people crossing the US Southern border. Some rare optimism came out of yesterday's Hollywood strikes meeting. Plus, a family is suing Google Maps over the death of a father.
Sep 21, 2023
10 PM ET: Gov’t shutdown looms, ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,’ Neuralink & more CNN 5 Things
The Senate has voted to confirm the next chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, ending months of gridlock caused by one senator. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy seemed hopeful after presenting a new GOP plan to avoid a government shutdown to members of his party. The Pentagon is launching a new outreach campaign to LGBTQ+ service members affected by “don’t ask, don’t tell.” After months of entertainment strikes, economists say the financial impact has now passed $5 billion. Lastly, Elon Musk’s Neuralink is now recruiting for its first human clinical trial.
Sep 21, 2023
5 PM ET: AG Garland on Capitol Hill, Fed pauses rate hikes, free Covid-19 tests & more CNN 5 Things
The Federal Reserve said today it’s hitting the breaks on rate hikes, but Wall Street wasn’t completely happy - we’ll tell you why. Attorney General Merrick Garland was in the hot seat on Capitol Hill today, taking questions from Congress. Secretary of State Antony Blinken shared the harrowing experience of Ukrainian villagers during a UN Security Council meeting today. The president of Azerbaijan said his country’s so-called “anti-terror” operation in a majority-Armenian area was successful. And, the US government is set to relaunch its free Covid-19 test program.
Sep 20, 2023
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