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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.




6 AM ET: Holiday travel chaos, Costa Rica man hunt, Emmett Till discovery & more

We start with a warning about travel chaos heading into the holiday weekend, with one airline already cancelling flights. In Florida, a judge says he'll block a new state law banning abortion from 15 weeks. A woman has been arrested in Costa Rica after she was accused of killing an elite cyclist in the US - we'll tell you how US Marshalls tracked her down. Hong Kong is marking 25 years since the British gave the city back to China. Plus, a newly discovered arrest warrant has Emmett Till's...


10 PM ET: Ukrainians recapture island, Delta pilots protest, Alzheimer’s discovery & more

Ukrainians have retaken a strategic territory once controlled by Russian troops. Plus, one of the suspects charged in a deadly smuggling operation in Texas made his first court appearance. We'll also explain the demands and frustrations that have some Delta pilots protesting. The US stock market marked its worst first half of the year since 1970. Lastly, we’ll tell you what scientists discovered that may explain why more women get Alzheimer’s than men. To learn more about how CNN protects...


5 PM ET: Justice Jackson, Florida’s abortion law, cyclist murder case & more

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has become the first Black woman on the US Supreme Court. A Florida judge blocked the state’s law that bans abortions at 15 weeks – we’ll explain the details. World leaders wrapped the NATO summit in Madrid – we’ll break down some of President Joe Biden’s key remarks from his speech today. Plus, authorities have captured a woman accused of killing a star cyclist. Lastly, we’ll tell you why the biggest chocolate factory in the world is temporarily closed. To...


12 PM ET: Supreme Court special edition

It's the last day of the Supreme Court's most controversial term for decades. We take a look at the latest rulings, the historic appointment of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, and what we can expect from the court's next term. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


9 AM ET: KBJ makes history, another Israeli election, $53M Bacon & more

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson makes history today as the first African American woman to take a seat on the Supreme Court and she's being thrown in the deep end. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's not bothered by Finland and Sweden's bids to join NATO - but he's promising action in response. In Israel, another election has been triggered - making it 5 in 3 years for the country. Meanwhile, Xi Jinping has finally left China for a trip to Hong Kong after 900 days on the mainland. Plus, a...


6 AM ET: Cipollone subpoenaed, Upper East Side shooting, Cami's back & more

We begin this episode with news of Pat Cipollone's subpoena to the Jan. 6 committee hearing. We'll tell you how the former President's White House counsel is likely to react. As abortion bans go into effect across the US – some district attorneys are promising not to prosecute abortion providers. Police in Manhattan say a woman - pushing a stroller – was shot in the head at close range and killed last night. In a historic verdict, a French court sentenced the only known surviving member of...


10 PM ET: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Putin’s warning, heart health checklist & more

The first Black woman will be sworn in as a new Supreme Court justice – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. We’ll also tell you about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s warning over Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership bids. A former White House aide who revealed shocking information about the Capitol insurrection says she stands by her testimony. Plus, a judge has lifted former President Donald Trump’s contempt order for failing to comply with a subpoena. Lastly, we’ll tell you why the amount of...


5 PM ET: NATO summit, migrants found dead, R. Kelly sentenced & more

President Joe Biden announced that the US is bolstering its military presence in Europe as Russia’s war in Ukraine continues. The death toll from a migrant smuggling incident in Texas has gone up – we'll tell you how the state’s governor is responding. R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on federal sex trafficking and racketeering charges. Also, one of Rudy Giuliani’s former associates received his sentence for campaign finance charges. Lastly, the CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond is...


12 PM ET: GOP is shook, recession fears grow, tech's Roe-reversal role & more

We start with reactions from the GOP on yesterday's shocking January 6 testimony from a former Trump White House aide. In Spain, NATO leaders have formally invited Finland and Sweden to join the military alliance and President Joe Biden had a lot to do with it – we'll tell you what else he's up to today. A new federal report shows the US economy is doing worse than we thought. What role will tech companies have in a post-Roe world? Plus, R. Kelly is due to be sentenced today. To learn more...


9 AM ET: Biden bolsters troops, primary races, Bahamas deaths solved & more

We start in Spain where President Joe Biden has announced more US forces in Europe while at a NATO summit in. Back in the US, several primaries were held around the country last night - we’ll bring you details on some of the results, including for New York’s governor. A record heatwave in Japan has nearly 40 million people being asked to use less electricity. An independent news site in the Philippines says it has been ordered to shut down, in what’s being seen as a blow to press freedom....


6 AM ET: NATO's future, Trump warned, killed over a sandwich & more

We begin with a critical NATO summit today that's set to see a historic expansion and redefine security in Europe for years to come. The January 6 panel was told that before the Capitol attack, then-President Trump was told some in the crowd had weapons - we'll bring you the details. Two arrests have been made in connection to the 51 people found dead in the back of a semi-truck in San Antonio. 7 million people desperately need aid after severe flooding on the Bangladesh-India border. And, a...


10 PM ET: Shocking Jan. 6 hearing, primary results, monkeypox cases & more

This evening, we start with the bombshell testimony from today’s January 6 Committee hearing. We also have the latest results from the primary elections happening in five states today. Finland and Sweden will now both have an easier time joining NATO. And finally, an update on the monkeypox cases in the US and an actress that died today. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


5 PM ET: 'Bombshell' hearing, abortion bans blocked, EY scandal & more

In its last-minute hearing, the Jan. 6 committee learned new details from a former Trump White House aide - listen to hear her explosive testimony. As abortion bans in states across the country loom, we'll tell you the latest state that's had its ban blocked by a court. The president is in Spain today to discuss Russia's war in Ukraine with NATO leaders, and Ghislaine Maxwell received her sentence for her years-long scheme to sexually abuse underage girls with her confidante, Jeffrey...


12 PM ET: Statewide abortion moves, surprise hearing motive, Nazi sentenced & more

The fight to protect and or further restrict abortion access has kicked into high gear after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. wade decision. President Joe Biden is in Spain for a NATO summit, where the group has a lot of talk about amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. We have new details about why the January 6 House select committee scheduled today's hearing unexpectedly. Voters across the country hit the polls today in primary and run-off elections, and a 101-year-old man was convicted in a German...


9 AM ET: Biden's NATO meeting, abortion support, 109 animals & more

President Joe Biden is leaving the G7 meeting in Germany this morning and is heading straight to the NATO summit in Spain, where Ukraine will again be high on the agenda. A new poll shows most Americans disapprove of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade. Ghislaine Maxwell is set to be sentenced today for her role in helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. 12 people have died after a chlorine gas leak in Jordan. And, 2 women, 2 suitcases, and 109 live animals. To learn...


6 AM ET: 46 bodies found, surprise Jan. 6 hearing, WH’s Ukraine doubts & more

We begin with a horrible discovery in San Antonio, Texas, where 46 people were found dead inside a semi-truck. Some of the survivors include children. The January 6 panel is holding an unexpected hearing today - we’ll bring you the details. 3 people are dead and at least 50 injured after an Amtrak derailment in Missouri. Search teams continue digging in Ukraine after a shopping mall was hit by a Russian strike - as US officials debate if Ukraine can reclaim all its territory. And, some big...


10 PM ET: Kamala Harris interview, Amtrak train derailment, John Eastman & more

We begin with a CNN exclusive – Vice President Kamala Harris gives her first interview since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. We also have the latest developments on a deadly Amtrak train derailment in Missouri and an attack on a shopping mall in Ukraine. Federal agents seized the phone of former President Donald Trump’s election attorney John Eastman. Lastly, an accused school shooter in Michigan may take the stand in his parents’ trial. To learn more about how CNN protects...


5 PM ET: Abortion ruling protests, Ukraine mall attacked, 'Top Gun: Maverick' milestone & more

In this episode, we’ll discuss the Jan. 6 committee’s last-minute hearing scheduled tomorrow about the Capitol insurrection. We’ll also hear from one company that plans to cover abortion travel costs for employees and the head of an anti-abortion organization. Then, we’ll tell you about a deadly Russian airstrike that hit a mall in central Ukraine and when WNBA star Brittney Griner’s trial in Russia is set to begin – she’s been detained since February. Lastly, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is flying...


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...