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12 PM ET: Attacks in Ukraine, Biden's olive branch, Murdaugh murders & more CNN 5 Things
Russia hit a city in eastern Ukraine with missiles two days in a row, killing at least three people and damaging buildings. President Joe Biden extends an olive branch to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy at the National Prayer Breakfast. Prosecutors in the murder trial of Alex Murdaugh say new video taken minutes before his wife and son were killed undermines his alibi. A Philadelphia Eagles player is facing felony charges weeks before the Superbowl. And, Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter, as storms batter large parts of the country.
Feb 2, 2023
9 AM ET: US-Philippines ties, abortion pills warning, Shell's record profit & more CNN 5 Things
The US and the Philippines are strengthening ties to attempt to counter China's influence. An "epic, generational Arctic outbreak" is coming to the Northeastern US. Attorneys General from 20 states are warning pharmacies over mailing out abortion pills. The Israeli military says it's carried out strikes on Gaza. Plus, Shell's profits have doubled.
Feb 2, 2023
6 AM ET: Deadly ice storm, more Memphis footage, glacier disappears & more CNN 5 Things
More than 350,000 customers have lost power in Texas as the state continues to be hit with a deadly ice storm. Ukraine says Russia could be preparing for a new offensive as we get closer to the one year anniversary of the invasion. A local district attorney says there's more footage and audio of Tyre Nichols' arrest that hasn't been released yet. A glacier near Seattle has completely melted. Plus, the CDC has a warning about some eye drops after dozens of infections and one death.
Feb 2, 2023
10 PM ET: Russian missile attack, debt limit talks, Santos investigation & more CNN 5 Things
We start with a deadly Russian missile strike on a residential building in Ukraine. Plus, we have new developments from a Memphis prosecutor about Tyre Nichols’ death investigation. We’ll also tell you how debt ceiling talks went between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden. Federal agents are investigating Congressman George Santos’ alleged role in a GoFundMe scheme for a veteran’s dying dog. Lastly, more Bed Bath & Beyond stores are closing.
Feb 2, 2023
5 PM ET: Interest rate hike, Tyre Nichols’ funeral, ‘Dr. Phil’ show ending & more CNN 5 Things
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates again – we’ll tell you by how much and what it means for your wallet. Tyre Nichols’ funeral drew leaders and members of the community together to celebrate his life - we’ll hear from Vice President Kamala Harris and Rev. Al Sharpton. The White House counsel’s office is responding to the FBI’s search for classified documents at President Joe Biden’s vacation home. A new wave of winter weather is taking aim at parts of the south and midwest. And, after more than two decades on air, the “Dr. Phil” show is coming to an end.
Feb 1, 2023
12 PM ET: Memphis mourns, FBI search Biden’s home, Trump hush money probe & more CNN 5 Things
Tyre Nichols’ family is laying their loved one to rest today in Memphis, Tennessee, as calls for police reform grow louder. The FBI is searching another home of President Joe Biden’s today – we'll tell you why. New York prosecutors are zeroing in on the Trump Organization’s alleged involvement in hush-money payments made to Stormy Daniels. Ukraine says Russia is gearing up for a “maximum escalation” of the war. Plus, an NFL star retires – again.
Feb 1, 2023
9 AM ET: Storm causes chaos, Trump's 2024 competition, radioactive capsule found & more CNN 5 Things
Flights have been cancelled, cars are sliding down highways and people are without power as a winter storm batters the Southern and Central US. We'll tell you who's expected to throw their hat in the ring to become the 2024 Republican presidential nominee. Florida could ban universities from funding diversity programs. It's the two year anniversary of "Asia's forgotten war". Plus, that radioactive capsule we told you about yesterday has actually been found.
Feb 1, 2023
6 AM ET: Economy crunch time, police standoff ends, Dallas monkeys found & more CNN 5 Things
We'll tell you about two high profile meetings today that could have a big impact on your wallet. Israel's prime minister sits down with CNN's Jake Tapper and says he thinks peace is possible. A week-long manhunt and hours long standoff has ended in Oregon - we'll bring you the details. Ultra-processed foods could be linked to an increase risk of cancer. Plus, a happy ending for some mysterious monkey business at Dallas Zoo.
Feb 1, 2023
10 PM ET: Debt limit talks, Alec Baldwin charged, new ChatGPT tool & more CNN 5 Things
We start with two big news events on tomorrow’s agenda: Tyre Nichols’ funeral and a meeting on the debt ceiling between President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Plus, CNN sat down for an exclusive interview with the Israeli prime minister. Actor Alec Baldwin has been formally charged in connection to a shooting on a movie set that killed a cinematographer. Lastly, we’ll tell you about a new artificial intelligence feature that could help teachers catch cheaters.
Feb 1, 2023
5 PM ET: Winter crashes, Santos’ committee recusals, Michael Jackson biopic & more CNN 5 Things
An ice storm is slamming parts of the US and impacting travel. Republican Congressman George Santos says he’s temporarily stepping aside from his assigned committees. We have an update on a drive-by shooting we brought you at the top of Monday’s 10 p.m. episode. We’ll also tell you where cases of mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, stand in the US. And, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding an upcoming Michael Jackson biopic and who’s playing the lead role.
Jan 31, 2023
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