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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: Another police shooting, travel chaos, Giant African land snail & more

In this episode CNN's Polo Sandoval brings you the latest on a police investigation after authorities shot a 25-year-old Black man in Akron, OH. We bring up to speed with the holiday travel chaos. There was another shooting this weekend, but this time in the Danish capital, Copenhagen. In Ukraine, Russian troops have claimed control of the last remaining Ukrainian-controlled city in the eastern Luhansk province. Finally, why residents in New Port Richey, Florida are quarantining (no, it's...


Sunday Edition: The State(s) of Abortion in America

In the days following the Supreme Court opinion which overturned Roe v. Wade,states have been left to decide how to regulate abortion. We examine the fallout in Missouri, where an abortion ban is forcing patients to travel across state lines for care and pushing local prosecutors to consider whether or not they’ll enforce it. Guest: Alexandra Field, CNN Correspondent To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


3 PM ET: Airline overscheduling, Jayland Walker, SCOTUS picketing protection & more

Airline pilots say they are overworked as Americans take to the skies for the July 4th holiday. Akron, Ohio braces for the release of body cam video in the death of Jayland Walker. The Supreme Court wants Maryland to enforce laws that prohibit picketing outside Justices’ homes. Safety experts fear irresponsible fireworks use could spark wildfires. And the US men’s soccer team clinches a spot in the 2024 Olympics. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


10 AM ET: NY gun law, holiday travel woes, TX slavery curriculum & more

New York quickly responds to a Supreme Court gun ruling by passing a new gun safety law. Air travel is shaping up to be an absolute mess this holiday weekend. A Texas State Board of Education working group suggests using the term “involuntarily relocated” when discussing the slave trade. Monkeypox cases are on the rise in the US. And a semi-truck full of bees overturns on a Utah highway (the bees were not pleased). To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


10 PM ET: Ukraine military aid, ‘Cryptoqueen’ wanted, holiday forecast & more

The US is giving Ukraine another round of military aid – we have the details. We’ll also hear from the wife of WNBA star, Brittney Griner, who’s detained in Russia. Plus, we have an update about who may have contacted a former Trump White House aide before she testified during a Capitol insurrection hearing. A woman accused of scamming investors out of billions is on the FBI’s ten most-wanted list. Lastly, we’ll explain why you’ll want to check your local forecast or flight status this...


5 PM ET: Russian missile strikes, Emmett Till case, Minecraft YouTuber dead & more

We begin with President Joe Biden’s meeting with Democratic governors on abortion rights. We’re also following a deadly Russian strike on a residential building and recreation center in Ukraine. Then, we’ll hear from a civil rights activist following the discovery of an unserved arrest warrant in the death of Emmett Till. A popular online gamer on YouTube has died – we have the details on his passing. Lastly, some famous names are set to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor. To learn...


12 PM ET: Griner trial begins, Cheney's political fight, Uber safety & more

The trial for American basketball star Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February, started today. It comes as one Ukrainian city was hit with several airstrikes overnight, as Russia's war in the country rages on. We'll break down the major election implications of a redistricting case the Supreme Court will hear next term if North Carolina Republicans get their way. Plus, GOP Congresswoman Liz Cheney is fighting for political survival. And lastly, Uber releases its...


9 AM ET: Witness tampering claim, Americans unhappy, Griner on trial & more

In this episode we bring you the latest from the January 6 House select committee, as star witness Cassidy Hutchinson says she was contacted by someone trying to influence her testimony. New polls show the vast majority of Americans are unhappy with the state of the US - we'll tell you why. Brittney Griner is on trial in Russia today. Back in the US, a judge has ruled that the family of Gabby Petito can sue her fiance's family. Finally, a Himalayan kingdom that charges tourists $200 a night....


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