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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.




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


10 PM ET: Title 42, Michigan tornado, Trevor Reed & more

In this episode, we explain a federal judge’s ruling to keep pandemic-related restrictions at the US-Mexico border in place. In our health news, the World Health Organization says there are dozens of confirmed cases of Monkeypox worldwide. We’ll hear from a health expert who says it’s no reason to panic. We’ll also tell you about a meeting between Rudy Guiliani and the House select committee investigating the January 6th Capitol attack. Plus, a deadly tornado touched down in an area in...


5 PM ET: S&P 500, 911 dispatcher, world’s most expensive car & more

We begin with a major hit to another US stock index – the S&P 500. It fell into bear market territory. We’ll explain what that means and why investors are on edge as a stock market selloff continues. Plus, we’ll tell you what Russia’s war in Ukraine could mean for more than 100,000 US troops stationed in Europe. Meanwhile, a 911 dispatcher may get fired over her response to a call during a deadly mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. We’ll break down what the caller said. We’ll also tell you...


12 PM ET: Biden in South Korea, Trevor Reed interview, DOJ hate crime announcement & more

President Joe Biden toured a Samsung factory near Seoul today, and spoke on Asia’s role in the global economy. In the US, the Justice Department announced new initiatives to combat hate crimes. We preview former US Marine Trevor Reed’s interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper after spending two years in a Russian prison. And Mexico announced a somber milestone this week: more than 100,000 people have been reported missing since 1964. Lastly, we update you on monkeypox cases around the globe. To...


9 AM ET: Flying in formula, Oklahoma abortion bill, hot weekend & more

The White House says the first batch of baby formula from abroad will be flown in from Switzerland in the coming days. Lawmakers in Oklahoma have voted to ban almost all abortions in the state from the time of fertilization - we’ll bring you the details. Half the people in the US will feel the heat this weekend - we’ll tell you more. Severe flooding and landslides have hit NE India as heavy pre-monsoon rains pour down. And, a slip-up by a former President (no, not that one). To learn more...


6 AM ET: Biden’s Asia visit, Ukraine's $40B, a sky-high delivery & more

We begin this morning with President Joe Biden landing in South Korea on his first visit to Asia as president - a trip that was meant to have happened much earlier. In a rare bipartisan effort, the Senate passed a nearly $40-billion aid package to Ukraine, but there were still holdouts. The House Select Committee investigating the January 6th riot is looking into an alleged reconnaissance tour given by a member of the House - we’ll tell you the details. 3 new cases of Covid-19 have appeared...


10 PM ET: Monkeypox cases, summer blackouts, Rihanna gives birth & more

We begin with Monkeypox cases in the US and abroad and how the CDC is taking action. Plus, a bill that would improve access to baby formula for low-income families is close to becoming law. We’ll also detail new developments in the Capitol insurrection investigation -- including an agreement with former Attorney General Bill Barr to testify privately. We’ll also tell you how high temperatures are expected to climb for over half of the US and the likelihood of blackouts this summer. Lastly,...


5 PM ET: Children Covid-19 boosters, Ukraine aid, soap opera actress dies & more

We begin with a recommendation from CDC advisers on Pfizer’s booster dose for kids 5 to 11. Plus, the Senate approved a $40 billion aid bill for Ukraine amid Russia’s war there as the Biden administration proposes additional funding. We’ll break it all down. In Pennsylvania - votes are still being counted in the Republican Senate primary race that’s locked in a dead heat. Meanwhile, the White suspect accused of killing 10 Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York appeared in court...