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We bring you 5 stories that will get you up to speed and on with your day. Updates at 6am, 9am, 12pm, 5pm and 10pm Eastern, every weekday.

We bring you 5 stories that will get you up to speed and on with your day. Updates at 6am, 9am, 12pm, 5pm and 10pm Eastern, every weekday.


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We bring you 5 stories that will get you up to speed and on with your day. Updates at 6am, 9am, 12pm, 5pm and 10pm Eastern, every weekday.




9 AM ET: Uvalde police response, Senate's domestic terrorism bill, 11 newborns killed in fire & more

We're learning more about the police response to the deadly mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Meanwhile, the Senate today is expected to vote on a bill to prevent domestic terrorism, after several recent mass shootings. Ukraine's president is upset with a suggestion from a former US secretary of state - we'll tell you why. A tragedy in Senegal as 11 newborns die in a hospital fire. And, a once stolen painting worth more than $100 million goes back on display. To learn more about how CNN...


6 AM ET: Uvalde vigil, gunman's texts, Oklahoma’s controversial bills signed & more

We begin with a vigil held last night in Uvalde, Texas for the 19 children and 2 teachers killed in Tuesday's school shooting. Meanwhile, CNN has reviewed screenshots of text messages the gunman allegedly sent a teen in Europe minutes before the shooting. Oklahoma's governor has signed 2 controversial bills into law – we'll tell you what they're about. In China, more than 100,000 people attended a meeting on getting the country's economy back on track. And, Twitter paid a fine for not...


10 PM ET: TX school shooting, Oklahoma abortion law, baby formula hearing & more

We begin with continuing coverage on a deadly school shooting in Texas as authorities reveal new details about how the attack unfolded. We’ll also tell you about a new law that bans most abortions in Oklahoma. Plus, an executive with a company at the heart of a baby formula recall apologized during a House committee hearing. Meanwhile, the CDC says there are more confirmed monkeypox cases in the US – we’ll tell you where. Lastly, we break down today’s gains on Wall Street. To learn more...


5 PM ET: TX shooting timeline, Beto O’Rourke, TX victims & more

In a special edition of CNN 5 Things, we’re breaking down the timeline of events leading up to a deadly mass shooting at a Texas elementary school. Plus, we’ll detail a showdown between Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Beto O’Rourke and Gov. Greg Abbott during a news conference on the shooting today. We’ll also hear an impassioned plea from an NBA head coach amid renewed calls for gun legislation. Then, we’ll tell you about the suspected shooter and what those who knew him are saying....


12 PM ET: Uvalde shooting response, NK preparing for nuclear test, Davos update & more

This afternoon, we start with the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas - and the response from survivors and relatives of those killed in other mass shootings. Meanwhile, North Korea appears to be preparing for a nuclear weapon test, the US’s largest reservoir is at a record low, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson responds to a report on “Partygate.” Lastly, an update from Davos, where Ukraine is on everyone’s mind. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


9 AM ET: 10-year-old victim identified, more baby formula flying in, losing sleep from climate change & more

A 10-year-old victim has been identified among the 19 children killed in the Texas school shooting, as the killings highlight the number of mass shootings in the US. Another shipment of baby formula is on its way to the US today. After overriding the Governor’s veto, Indiana lawmakers have pushed through a ban on transgender athletes on girls public school sports teams. A CNN investigation finds evidence that a Palestinian-American journalist was killed in a targeted attack - we’ll bring you...


6 AM ET: TX school shooting, primary results, new base names & more

We begin with the tragic mass school shooting in Texas that killed at least 19 children and 2 adults. Several candidates backed by former President Donald Trump lost in yesterday’s primaries and runoffs in 5 states - we’ll tell you who the big winners are. Russia’s invasion is risking a global food crisis as it has effectively stopped all maritime port activity and trade in Ukraine. In Brazil, at least 22 people died during a police raid in Rio de Janeiro. And, new names have been proposed...


10 PM ET: TX school shooting, primary projections, baby formula shortage & more

We begin with President Joe Biden’s primetime address on a deadly mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas. We’ll also hear from Vice President Kamala Harris and the senator who gave a passionate speech pushing for gun reform. Plus, we have CNN projections from key races in Georgia’s primaries – one of five states where voters headed to the polls. We’ll also tell you about a hearing and investigation into a nationwide baby formula crisis. Lastly, we have details on new missile tests in...


5 PM ET: TX school shooting, Bush assassination plot, hurricane season & more

We start with breaking news about a deadly elementary school shooting in Texas. Plus, we’ll tell you what a Ukrainian official is saying about more carnage in Ukraine’s southeastern city – Mariupol. We’ll also tell you about an arrest made in an attempted plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush. We’re also following key primaries in five states. Lastly, we’ll tell how many storms we can expect in the US this hurricane season. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy,...


12 PM ET: Primaries to watch, use-of-force policy change, global food crisis & more

12 PM ET: Primaries to watch, use-of-force policy change, global food crisis & moreIt’s primary election day in the US and five states are holding elections – we’ll give you a round-up of races to watch. The Justice Department is changing its use-of-force policy for the first time in nearly two decades. Russia has attacked Ukraine’s wheat supply and the UN says hundreds of millions of people around the world are facing starvation because of it. Hundreds of migrants were arrested at the...


9 AM ET: GA early voting record, Ukraine prisoner swap, global economy warning & more

Early voting in Georgia is already more than double what it was 4 years ago, as ballots are being cast in 5 states today. Ukraine’s president wants a prisoner swap with Russia, as President Joe Biden puts the Ukraine war on the Quad summit’s agenda. There are some warnings about the world economy at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Also, there might be a problem with the upcoming Summit of the Americas, as some countries threaten to boycott. And, things were looking up...last year. To...


6 AM ET: Trump vs Pence in GA , LGBTQ Monkeypox warning, no AirBnB in China & more

It's Primary Day in several states, with Georgia's GOP governor's race testing the influence of a former President and former Vice President's opposing endorsements. President Joe Biden is holding a meeting of the Quad in Tokyo. The CDC warns that some groups may be at greater risk of exposure, including the LGBTQ community. A veteran Russian diplomat has resigned in protest of the war with Ukraine - we'll tell you what he said. And, we'll tell you why you won't be able to 'AirBnB it' in...


10 PM ET: Russian diplomat, monkeypox vaccine, Madison Cawthorn & more

This evening, we’ll discuss the Russian diplomat who says he’s resigning over Russia’s war in Ukraine. In our health news, we’ll tell you about a confirmed US case of monkeypox, suspected cases in the US and how the CDC is responding. Plus, we’ll explain why a Republican congressman is being investigated by a House Ethics panel. We’ll also tell you about a woman wanted in connection to the death of an elite cyclist. Lastly, we’ll break down the good news that sent stocks soaring on Wall...


5 PM ET: Biden defends Taiwan, salmonella outbreak, ‘American Idol’ & more

We begin with China’s response to President Joe Biden’s comment that the US would defend Taiwan militarily if China attempted to take it by force. Plus, we’ll tell you about a deadly building collapse in Iran and a salmonella outbreak in the US that may be linked to Jif peanut butter. We’ll also recap an exclusive CNN interview with former Marine Trevor Reed. Lastly, we’ll tell you who won Season 20 of ‘American Idol.’ To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


12 PM ET: Biden on US recession, vaccines for infants, wealth gap widens & more

We start in Japan where President Joe Biden says he doesn't think a US recession is inevitable and lays out economic plans in the Indo-Pacific region. Pfizer and BioNTech say three doses of their Covid-19 vaccine gives positive results in kids between 6 months and 5 years old. Three states have got primary races tomorrow but Georgia's GOP governor race is the one to watch - we'll tell you why. In Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky says up to 100 soldiers are dying a day in the east of the...


9 AM ET: Biden’s remark scrambles officials, US diesel reserve, Russian soldier sentenced & more

US officials were left scrambling this morning after President Joe Biden said the US would intervene militarily if China tried to take Taiwan by force. Meanwhile, Biden also unveiled his Indo-Pacific Framework for Prosperity. There’s relief for some US parents as the first shipment of Baby formula has arrived from abroad - but we’ll tell you why you won’t see it on store shelves. A White House official tells CNN it’s considering an emergency declaration to release diesel fuel from a rarely...


6 AM ET: Biden's Taiwan answer, baby formula arrives, Monkeypox cases rising & more

We begin with the White House quickly clarifying Joe Biden’s answer to a question about the US defending Taiwan. The first shipment of baby formula has arrived in the US from abroad, but it won’t be on store shelves - we’ll tell you why. There are now more than 100 reports of cases of Monkeypox worldwide in 12 countries. A new report says leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention mishandled allegations of sexual abuse in the church. And, the former Marine who spent 2 years in a Russian...


Sunday Edition: Trevor Reed is Finally Home

Last month, former Marine Trevor Reed was released in a prisoner swap after being held in Russia for nearly three years. Tonight, he speaks exclusively to CNN in his first interview since being freed. We get a preview of that conversation and look at what comes next for Reed and his family. Plus, a look at the efforts aimed at freeing the many other Americans being held abroad. Guest: Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor & Chief Washington Correspondent To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


3 PM ET: Operation Fly Formula, Australia’s new PM, Trevor Reed speaks & more

A batch of baby formula is set to take off from Germany towards the US as the nationwide shortage continues. Australia gets a new Prime Minister. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky marks three years in office while the war drags on. A rare tornado touches down in Michigan. And Trevor Reed speaks exclusively to CNN for the first time since being released from Russian detention. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


10 AM ET: US and South Korea in talks to expand military drills, baby formula flight, record high forecast & more

President Biden is in South Korea, where North Korea’s nuclear program is prompting discussions of expanded military drills. A special shipment of baby formula is set to depart Europe this weekend as the shortage continues. Millions are under heat advisories this weekend, while the US Forest Service presses pause on prescribed fires. And a shipment marked ‘pool toys’ turns out to be a ton of marijuana. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit