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One Thing: Zero Patience for Zero-Covid in China CNN 5 Things
China has signaled it may adjust some aspects of its strict zero-Covid policy following a massive show of defiance in cities across the country, with some openly calling for the removal of Chinese leader Xi Jinping. We examine the financial and psychological ramifications of the restrictions and look at whether the protests could force more change.
Guest: Selina Wang, CNN International Correspondent
Dec 4, 2022
3PM ET: USMNT knocked out, final House projection, volcanic smog & more CNN 5 Things
Team USA’s run at the 2022 World Cup is over. Ukrainian energy companies prepare for more Russian attacks. We have a projection in the final House race of the 2022 midterms. The eruption of Manua Loa in Hawaii is prompting air quality warnings. And a Georgia man makes an ill-advised comment on a sheriff’s office Facebook post.
Dec 3, 2022
10 AM ET: USMNT vs Netherlands, rogue wave death, new stealth bomber & more CNN 5 Things
The US Men’s National Team faces the Netherlands in a knockout game at the World Cup. One Georgia county is ordered to extend its absentee ballot deadline ahead of Tuesday’s US Senate runoff election. Russia responds to accusations it is sending bloody letters to Ukrainian embassies around the world. An American woman is killed by a ‘rogue wave’ on an Antarctic cruise. And the US Air Force unveils a new stealth bomber.
Dec 3, 2022
10 PM ET: South Carolina primary, mpox emergency declaration, Takeoff murder suspect & more CNN 5 Things
The Democratic National Committee approved a proposal that would make South Carolina the first primary race on the 2024 schedule. The mpox public health emergency declaration in the US is set to end in January. The New York attorney general’s top aide has resigned following an investigation into misconduct allegations. A jury has started deliberating in former movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial. Lastly, police have arrested and charged a man in connection to the death of rapper Takeoff.
Dec 3, 2022
5 PM ET: Russian oil cap, officer indicted, Alex Jones bankruptcy & more CNN 5 Things
The January 6th committee is meeting to discuss possible criminal referrals from its investigation into the Capitol insurrection. The European Union has agreed to cap the price of Russian oil at $60 dollars a barrel. A former San Antonio police officer accused of shooting an unarmed teen in a McDonald’s parking lot has been indicted on attempted murder and assault charges. Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has filed for personal bankruptcy. Plus, President Joe Biden's trip to Boston includes a meeting with the Prince of Wales.
Dec 2, 2022
12 PM ET: Bloody packages, Canada serial killer, HIV vaccine progress & more CNN 5 Things
Today President Joe Biden signed a bill to avoid a costly rail strike — we’ll explain the details. Ukrainian embassies across Europe have been getting bloody packages in the mail with animal parts. A new CNN poll shows where Georgia voters stand ahead of the runoff election next week. A serial killer in Canada is in custody. Plus, scientists are one step closer to an HIV vaccine.
Dec 2, 2022
One Thing: Understanding “The Assignment” with Audie Cornish CNN 5 Things
Over the past few years, once-sleepy local school board meetings have become passionate and occasionally rowdy venues for debate over issues like the pandemic, race, gender and more. We’ve also seen school board elections become more partisan than ever. We hear from two parents about why they decided to run for office and what changes they hope to make while in power.
Listen to “The Assignment” here. 
Guest: Audie Cornish, CNN Anchor & Correspondent
Nov 27, 2022
One Thing: Donald Trump is Running Again. Is The GOP On Board? CNN 5 Things
Former President Donald Trump has officially kicked off his 2024 presidential campaign amid multiple investigations into him, his business, and his allies. We examine if Trump’s grip on the party has weakened in recent years following his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and look at who may challenge him in the Republican primary. 
Guest: Kaitlan Collins, “CNN This Morning” Anchor & Chief Correspondent
Nov 20, 2022
One Thing: What We’ve Learned From the 2022 Midterms (So Far) CNN 5 Things
While votes are still being counted in key states, it’s clear Democrats had a better midterm performance than most were expecting. We examine the biggest surprises and key takeaways for both parties.
Guest: John King, CNN Anchor & Chief National Correspondent
Nov 13, 2022
One Thing: The States That Could Swing the Midterms CNN 5 Things
As voters go to the polls this week, there are several states with key Senate races that could decide the balance of power in Washington. We go on a tour of these battleground states to unpack the key issues, hear how voters are feeling, and look at why election deniers continue to pose an active threat to democracy. 
Jessica Dean, CNN Congressional Correspondent 
Eva McKend, CNN National Politics Reporter 
Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Business & Politics Correspondent 
Omar Jimenez, CNN Correspondent 
Kyung Lah, CNN Senior National Correspondent
Nov 6, 2022
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