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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: 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...


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...