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9 AM ET: New Trump audio, Russia conscripting Ukrainians, Lewis Hamilton's nose stud fine & more CNN 5 Things
Floridians are trying to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Ian devastated the state. Meanwhile, people on Mexico's west coast are bracing for Hurricane Orlene. New audio reveals former President Donald Trump falsely claimed he gave letters from Kim Jung Un to the National Archives - we'll bring you the details. The Ukrainian military says they’ve now liberated another town, as they report Moscow is conscripting Ukrainians in Russian-occupied regions. And, Lewis Hamilton's team is fined over his nose stud.
Oct 3, 2022
6 AM ET: Florida's devastation, UK's tax U-turn, Brazil presidential vote & more CNN 5 Things
More death are being reported in Florida as search efforts continue after Hurricane Ian decimated some areas. The British government has made a U-turn on its controversial tax plan - we’ll bring you the details. The head of one of Indonesia’s soccer teams says he’s ready to take full responsibility after a deadly stampede killed at least 125 people. Brazil’s presidential vote failed to find a winner on Sunday, in what’s been a polarizing campaign. Plus, King Charles III is finding out he can’t always do what he used to.
Oct 3, 2022
One Thing: How Hurricane Ian Got So Strong, So Quickly CNN 5 Things
Residents of southwest Florida are cleaning up after Hurricane Ian slammed into the coast as a deadly Category 4 storm last week, causing catastrophic damage and widespread flooding before later making landfall again South Carolina. We look at what role climate change may have played in the storm’s ferocity and how some cities are reconsidering how to rebuild with that in mind. 
Guest: Bill Weir, CNN Chief Climate Correspondent
Oct 2, 2022
3PM ET: More FL evacuations, Russian retreat, Brazil election tensions & more CNN 5 Things
More southwest Florida residents are evacuated from their homes as post-Ian flooding becomes a concern. Russian troops pull back from a key city in eastern Ukraine. Anti-government protests continue in Iran. Brazil is on edge as voters go to the polls on Sunday. And a street in San Francisco is renamed in honor of a victim of anti-Asian hate.
Oct 1, 2022
10 AM ET: Ian cleanup, Burkina Faso military takeover, Abbott debates O’Rourke & more CNN 5 Things
Fort Myers and other southwest Florida cities are digging out days after Hurricane Ian left behind a trail of destruction. In an interview with CNN, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin warns Russia against using nuclear weapons in Ukraine. The military has taken over the government of Burkina Faso for the second time this year. Texas gubernatorial candidates debate just weeks ahead of the midterm elections. And some are snickering at Tesla’s new robot prototype.
Oct 1, 2022
One Thing: Why Republican Governors are Putting Migrants on the Move CNN 5 Things
For months, Republican governors have been accused of using migrants as political pawns by sending them north in protest of President Joe Biden’s border policies. In recent weeks, Florida governor Ron DeSantis has escalated the situation by sending two planeloads of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard without warning. We examine why a Texas sheriff is investigating those flights, what’s next for the asylum seekers caught in the middle, and what’s fueling the rise in migrant encounters along the US-Mexico border.
Guest: Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Immigration Reporter
Sep 25, 2022
One Thing: How Abortion Could Swing the Midterms CNN 5 Things
Primary season is over, and we are less than 60 days away from the midterm elections. We examine what’s at stake in November, preview the key races to watch and look at how the abortion issue is galvanizing voters of both parties in a key governor’s race.
Guest: Dana Bash, CNN Chief Political Correspondent
Sep 18, 2022
One Thing: What Queen Elizabeth's Death Means for the Modern Monarchy CNN 5 Things
Queen Elizabeth II died last week at the age of 96, after ruling the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for 70 years. We examine her life and legacy, what we can expect from King Charles III and how the monarchy moves forward amid criticisms of its colonial past. 
Guest: Christiane Amanpour, CNN Chief International Anchor
Sep 11, 2022
12 PM ET: King Charles’ debut, Tropical Storm Kay, a symbolic run & more CNN 5 Things
King Charles III is at Buckingham Palace today for the first time as Britain’s new monarch – we’ll tell you how well-wishers greeted him and how mourners feel about Queen Elizabeth’s passing. Southern California is bracing for flash floods as it grapples with extreme heat and wildfires. The DOJ and the former President face more deadlines in the Mar-a-Lago documents case. A looming workers' strike on US railroads could mean products off the shelves soon. Plus, hundreds of people show support for the teacher who was killed while on a run in Memphis, Tennessee.
Sep 9, 2022
Special Edition: Queen Elizabeth II dies CNN 5 Things
In this special edition of 5 Things we take a look at the life of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch who’s passed away at the age of 96. We'll touch on her dedication to public appearances, her condolences in times of crisis and the controversies she faced over the last 70 years.
Sep 8, 2022
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