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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: Illinois shooting charges, Justice Department lawsuit, oil prices & more

A suspect accused of opening fire at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois has been charged – we have the latest. The US Justice Department is challenging Arizona’s new voter registration requirement for federal elections. Uvalde’s mayor is voicing his fears about an investigation into law enforcement’s response to a deadly elementary school shooting. NATO has started ratifying Finland and Sweden’s membership bids to join the bloc. Lastly, we’ll explain why falling oil and gas...


5 PM ET: Parade shooting suspect, UK government resignations, Medal of Honor recipients & more

We begin with new details about a deadly mass shooting at a parade in Highland Park, Illinois. Plus, a Georgia grand jury has subpoenaed a number of former President Donald Trump’s key allies – we’ll tell you who. Several people in the UK government have resigned – we’ll explain why. Florida’s 15-week abortion ban will stay in effect despite a judge’s order. Lastly, President Joe Biden honored four Vietnam War veterans with the most prestigious decoration in the US military. To learn more...


12 PM ET: IL shooting suspect, US stocks fall, Amazon deforesting & more

Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with yesterday’s deadly mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois – we’ll tell you what local officials about him. The US stock market took a tumble this morning and recession fears are growing from Wall Street to the World Bank. Air travel over the holiday weekend wasn’t as bad as others this year – but it could get worse in the coming months. Google will erase certain location data in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade....


9 AM ET: Highland Park latest, Brittney Griner's letter, glued to art & more

We begin this episode in the Chicago suburbs where one of the victims of the Highland Park shooting has been named. The mayor of Akron, Ohio has declared a state of emergency and issued a curfew overnight, CNN's Polo Sandoval brings us the latest. Brittney Griner wrote a letter to President Joe Biden - we'll tell you what was in it. 30,000 people are under evacuation orders, or are preparing for them in Australia after heavy flooding in the country's most populated state. And finally, in the...


6 AM ET: Jul. 4 shootings, Ukraine losses, Wimbledon fines & more

In this episode we bring you the latest on a mass shooting in that happened at a parade in a suburb north of Chicago. President Joe Biden reacted with shock to the shooting. Meanwhile two police officers have been shooting at another shooting in Philadelphia. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky says his troops have no alternative but to keep fighting. And finally, a fiery tennis match at Wimbledon ended in some hefty fines. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


5 PM ET: Parade shooting, Listeria outbreak, dangerous heat & more

We begin with a manhunt for a shooter who opened fire at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois. Body cam footage of police fatally shooting a Black man in Ohio sparked protests. We’ll also tell you about a deadly Listeria outbreak in the US linked to one ice cream brand. Plus, this week’s weather forecast is packing a one-two punch: excessive heat and severe storms. Lastly, it’s been a turbulent holiday travel season for many people flying but things are looking up. To learn more...


12 PM ET: Bullet examined, TikTok concerns, US patriotism & more

The January 6 House select committee is hearing from more people and considering multiple criminal referrals after its explosive hearing last week. A local police chief is apologizing after officers partook in problematic training practices. The US has examined the bullet that killed a Palestinian-American journalist in the West Bank in May – we’ll tell you what the State Department determined. The FCC wants TikTok off US app stores and the company is pushing back. Plus, Americans aren’t...


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...