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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.




12 PM ET: Another SCOTUS ruling, Trump celebrates, 'Q' is back & more

We start with the Supreme Court releasing another consequential opinion regarding religious liberty - we'll tell you the details. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump celebrates Roe v. Wade being reversed, but others continue to protest the decision. Ukraine's president says he wants the war to be over by the end of this year. Also, the shadowy figure known as "Q" appears to be back online after 18 months of silence. Plus, we'll tell you why shops are telling some customers to just "keep...


9 AM ET: Mailing abortion pills, more Russian sanctions, SC alligator attack & more

As protests continue over the ruling against Roe v. Wade focus is coming onto medical abortion pills that can be sent through the mail. G7 leaders are trying to find more ways to sanctions Russia as Moscow is still making money from oil revenues. Meanwhile a deadly Russian missile strike hit an apartment building in Kyiv. Several people are dead and hundreds injured after a part of a stadium collapsed in Colombia. And, a deadly alligator attack in South Carolina. To learn more about how CNN...


6 AM ET: Abortion ruling aftermath, bags of cash, launching down under & more

We begin this episode with the aftermath of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and how some women are now looking outside their state to have an abortion. The US is expected to reveal a missile defense system for Ukraine at the G7 summit today while leaders also discuss further sanctions on Russia. Prince Charles has made headlines for accepting bags full of cash from Qatar's former Prime Minister - we'll tell you the details. Hundreds of flights were canceled in the US this weekend -...


Sunday Edition: How SCOTUS is Reshaping America

In a special extended Sunday edition of the 5 Things podcast, we take a look at a momentous week at the Supreme Court and the far-reaching impacts of two major rulings. First, we examine why the court’s conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade, and what it means for women across the country. Then, in the wake of a major ruling on gun rights, we hear the story of an Oklahoma group that is actively trying to loosen weapon laws in the state, despite a spate of recent mass shootings and the...


3 PM ET: States banning abortion, Russia takes key city, Serena Williams returns & more

More states are moving to ban abortion after Roe v. Wade is overturned. President Biden heads to Europe while Russia gains ground in Ukraine. Iran says it’s ready to restart nuclear talks with the US. Illinois sees another act of gun violence not long after new federal gun safety legislation is signed into law. And Serena Williams returns to Wimbledon on the cusp of history. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


10 AM ET: Gun bill signed, abortion rights protests, Oslo gay bar shooting & more

President Biden signs a bipartisan gun safety bill into law. Abortion rights protestors turn out in large numbers across the country, while more states act to ban abortions in the wake of the landmark Supreme Court decision. A shooting at a gay bar in Oslo, Norway leaves at least two dead. The CDC is urging gay and bisexual men in Florida to get the meningococcal vaccine. And extreme heat is set to hit the South and Pacific Northwest this weekend. To learn more about how CNN protects...


5 PM ET: Special Edition - The Fallout of Roe v. Wade

The US Supreme Court has ended a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. We’ll hear from President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and political leaders from both sides of the aisle. Plus, emotions are also running high over the future of abortion rights in the US – we’ll hear from protesters who support and oppose the move. We’ll also examine how this historic reversal could impact women's health care and states. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


1 PM ET (updated): Roe overturned, consumers are bummed, Gitmo prisoner released & more

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, meaning there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion – we’ll break down more from the opinion and what this means for abortion access in the US. A gun safety bill will likely be landing on the President's desk soon, as it's set to pass its last hurdle: a House vote later today. A consumer-focused report the Federal Reserve keeps a close eye says overall sentiment hit a new low. Today marks the first anniversary of the condo...


9 AM ET: Jan. 6 fallout, Germany's gas crisis, firing squad & more

We begin this episode with the latest public January 6 hearing. Last night the Senate passed its first major gun legislation in decades. Europe's biggest economy is running out of gas. At least four people have died after 12 days of protests in Ecuador - we'll tell you what they're protesting about. And a man seeking execution by firing squad has won SCOTUS' blessing. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


6 AM ET: Senate's gun vote, Jan. 6 pardons, Ukraine latest & more

In this episode we bring you the news of the Senate passing its first major federal gun safety legislation in decades. GOP members of congress asked former President Trump for a pardon. Ukrainian troops are withdrawing from the strategic city of Severodonetsk. In the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suffered a heavy loss in a former stronghold. And Netflix is laying off 300 employees. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


10 PM ET: Jan. 6 documentary, Ukraine aid, student debt cancellations & more

In this episode, we’ll hear from a former Justice Department official who threatened to resign amid pressure from the Trump campaign to intervene in the 2020 presidential election. Plus, new documentary footage about the Capitol insurrection reveals how then-Vice President Mike Pence reacted to a request to invoke the 25th amendment. Also, the US is sending Ukraine new military aid – we have the details. Children six through 17 will soon be eligible for shots of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine....


5 PM ET: Jan. 6 hearing, Ukraine’s EU status, Juul products banned & more

Three former Justice Department officials are testifying about how the Trump campaign pressured them to support its false election fraud claims in the 2020 presidential election. Plus, the US Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down a New York law that restricted concealed carry is getting mixed reactions. A final Senate vote on the bipartisan gun reform package could come later today. EU leaders have given Ukraine and Moldova the greenlight to join the bloc. Lastly, we’ll explain why Juul...


12 PM ET: SCOTUS' gun decision, Senate gun vote, Biden preps for Roe & more

This afternoon, we start off with a breaking decision from the Supreme Court about concealed gun carry in New York. It comes as senators prepare to vote on a hefty gun safety deal today. And as the court is wrapping up its term, more contentious decisions are expected, including one on abortion – we'll tell you how the White House is preparing. We'll also tell you why the January 6 committee is taking a break with public hearings after its fifth one today. And if you're planning to buy a...


9 AM ET: Jan. 6 lineup, Arredondo on leave, trademarking 'the' & more

This morning we bring you the latest on the line up for today's January 6 committee hearing. Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo has been put on leave. Three volunteers captured fighting with the Ukrainian army are hoping to avoid the death penalty. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles are both in Rwanda, but for different reasons. An Ohio University has trademarked the word "the." To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


6 AM ET: New DOJ subpoenas, Afghanistan needs help, Omicron's new variant & more

In this episode we'll tell about some new subpoenas from the DOJ. In Afghanistan, the Taliban government is appealing for help with rescue and recovery efforts after an earthquake killed at least 1,000 people. Ukraine may gain EU candidacy status today - we'll tell you why full membership is still a long way off. Researchers at Harvard Medical School say Omicron subvariants elicit less of an immune response than the original disease. And finally - JP Morgan's Chase is cutting jobs - we'll...


10 PM ET: Gun reform opposition, fake elector probe, Covid-19 subvariants & more

House Republican leaders say they’ll vote against the Senate’s bipartisan gun safety bill. Plus, the Justice Department subpoenaed a major player in the Trump campaign's fake elector scheme in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election. A Uvalde school district police chief has been placed on administrative leave in the wake of a deadly school shooting at an elementary school. European leaders are expected to announce a decision on Ukraine’s bid to join the EU. Lastly, new...


5 PM ET: Gas tax suspension, murder conviction overturned, Kraft Mac & more

We start with President Joe Biden’s plan to lower gas prices in the US. Plus, senators grilled Fed Chairman Jerome Powell over the central bank’s interest rate hikes. A state supreme court overturned the murder conviction of a man whose son died in a hot car. Then, we’ll hear from a woman who survived a deadly earthquake in Afghanistan. Lastly, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese is rebranding a household staple. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


12 PM ET: Gas tax holiday downsides, Powell on inflation, US tackles tobacco & more

Amid high US gas prices, President Joe Biden is expected to ask Congress to approve a three-month gas tax holiday – we’ll tell you what that could mean for you and why it might cause more harm than good. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is testifying before a Senate Committee today on inflation. Afghanistan was hit by a deadly earthquake – we’ll tell you what other regions saw devastation today too. Brooklyn Center, Minnesota will pay a settlement to the family of a Black man who was...


9 AM ET: Biden's gas holiday, 1,000 dead in Afghanistan, Goldman's recession call & more

In this episode we bring you what we know about President Joe Biden's plan to call for a federal gas tax holiday. At least 1,000 people have died after an earthquake struck Afghanistan. You'll hear the latest from yesterday's January 6 committee hearing, as well as a Texas state senate hearing on the Uvalde shooting. Finally, Goldman Sachs has a upped the odds of a US recession. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


6 AM ET: Gas price holiday, Afghanistan earthquake, gun safety developments & more

We begin this episode with the news that President Joe Biden will call for a three-month suspension of the 18.4 cent federal gas tax. We'll have all the latest from yesterday's Jan. 6 televised hearing, as well as yesterday's primary elections. In Afghanistan, an earthquake has left hundreds dead. And bipartisan gun safety legislation is a step closer to passing. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit