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9 AM ET: Middle East truce future, cyber attack diverts ambulances, smoking ban u-turn & more
CNN 5 Things
Nov 28, 2023

Some officials are hoping the truce between Israel and Hamas could be extended even further. US leaders remember former first lady Rosalynn Carter. Lawmakers have to decide what to do about Congressman George Santos. A cyber-attack that hit an East Texas hospital network is more widespread than initially thought. And, New Zealand can't quit smoking.

Episode Transcript
Jo Beck (host)
00:00:01
Hello! From CNN, I'm Jo Beck with the 5 things you need to know for Tuesday, November 28th.
00:00:07
It's day five of the truce between Israel and Hamas. And officials are hoping it could be extended even further. The director of the CIA is back in Qatar today with multiple sources saying he'll be meeting with intelligence heads of Israel and Egypt. CNN's Kaite Bo Lillis has more on the visits.
Kaite Bo Lillis (reporter hit)
00:00:25
Incredibly delicate conversations are expected to continue in the coming days about the potential of possibly extending this pause even further. The interest, of course, for the Biden administration is not just for the sort of general release of as many hostages, but also, I think, in particular these two American women who are expected to be part of the original tranche of 50 released over the past four days.
Jo Beck (host)
00:00:47
Israeli officials tell CNN they believe 173 people who were taken captive on October 7th are still in Gaza, including 17 foreign nationals. And another set of hostages are expected to be released by Hamas later today in exchange for a group of Palestinian prisoners and detainees being held by Israel.
00:01:08
US leaders are remembering former first lady Rosalynn Carter in Atlanta today. President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton are expected to join Breslin's husband, Jimmy Carter, at a private service later, along with current and former first lady Jill Biden, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Melania Trump. Since her death on November 19th, there's been an outpouring of stories about Roselands kindness and care for others, especially in Atlanta, where she's been lying in repose so that the public can pay their respects. CNN's Nick Valencia is in the city.
Nick Valencia (reporter hit)
00:01:43
They had a lot of ties here. They were, of course, from Plains, Georgia, but their daughter lived here, in fact, a couple of years ago. I ran into the Carters while they were trick or treating with their grandchildren in there in a nearby neighborhood. They stopped to take pictures with everyone who asked. Just a wonderful people.
Jo Beck (host)
00:01:57
The house is back from its Thanksgiving break today, which means they will likely be making a decision soon about Congressman George Santos's fate. A pretty damning ethics report found that Santos misused donations and separately. He's facing 23 federal charges related to allegations of fraud. He pleaded not guilty to them. And take a listen to what he said on the show Monica Matthews On Air.
Rep. Geroge Santos (soundbite)
00:02:20
They know I'm going to get expelled, when this expulsion resolution goes to the floor because people are so quick to judge.
Jo Beck (host)
00:02:29
That expulsion resolution was filed last month, but it's not clear when or even if lawmakers will vote on it, with the House speaker saying it still hasn't been decided. And while many members of the Republican Party have turned against Santos in the wake of the report expelling him, it could cost them a seat in that already slim majority. Santos has defiantly said he will not resign. But in that same interview, he had this message for his colleagues.
Rep. Geroge Santos (soundbite)
00:02:55
You want to expel me? I'll wear it like a badge of honor.
Jo Beck (host)
00:03:00
A cyberattack that hit an East Texas hospital network on Thanksgiving Day is more widespread than initially thought. Representatives tell CNN various hospitals in New Jersey, New Mexico and Oklahoma were forced to reroute their ambulances due to the attack. That's because a ransomware intrusion hit their owner, a Tennessee based company that owns more than two dozen hospitals in at least five states. A source familiar with the matter tells CNN that the company had been warned by federal authorities a day before Thanksgiving while the health care provider says it received the warning only after they detected an anomaly on their networks.
00:03:39
Quitting smoking is not easy for some people... or some countries, as it turns out. That's next.
00:03:50
'Last year, New Zealand brought in a law banning the sale of tobacco to anyone born on or after January 1st, 2009. It was meant to save thousands of lives and prevent new generations of young adults from smoking. But the country's new right wing coalition government has announced a U-turn, scrapping the law to help pay for tax cuts. Prime Minister Chris Luxon defended the decision, saying smoking rates in the country had been on the decline anyway and claimed the law would have led to a black market boom.
00:04:21
That's all for now. On next episode, drops at noon Eastern.