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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.




5 PM ET: Nuclear plant access, Vanessa Bryant testifies, cancer deaths & more

Nuclear inspectors may soon be able to assess the damage at a power plant that Russian forces have controlled for months. A British ISIS fighter has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a murder plot that led to the deaths of four American hostages and several others. Vanessa Bryant gave an emotional testimony in her lawsuit over photos from a helicopter crash that killed her husband Kobe Bryant, their teenage daughter and seven others. In business news, the Covid-19 pandemic has...


12 PM ET: McConnell has doubts, G20 showdown, robocalls lawsuit & more

A document unsealed yesterday has put the spotlight on former President Donald Trump as a possible subject in the Justice Department's criminal probe. We'll tell you what we know – and don't know – about the case. As midterm elections draw closer, there's new concern from a GOP leader that the party isn't as poised to take back the Senate majority as previously thought. China and Russia's presidents are set to attend the G20 summit later this year after skipping last year's. Israel has a new...


9 AM ET: January 6 money makers, teachers' pronouns ban, mid-air plane crash & more

"Willful retention of national defense information" - we'll tell you why those words could spell trouble for former President Donald Trump. Some of the people charged over the January 6th Capitol attack are making money from the insurrection, and apparently it's legal. Some teachers in Wisconsin are still banned from flying Pride flags or putting their pronouns in emails. Passengers have died after a mid-air plane crash in California. Plus, three men have been charged over the killing of...


6 AM ET: Trump criminal probe, 'childish' world leader, urgent Apple update & more

A newly unsealed document suggests former President Donald Trump could be at the center of a criminal probe. Heavy rains are expected in drought-stricken areas across the Southwest - we'll tell you why that's not necessarily a good thing. The threat of a nuclear disaster in Ukraine isn't going away, but experts say we shouldn't be too worried. A North Korean official had some harsh words for South Korea's President in response to an aid offer. Plus, why you should update your Apple device...


10 PM ET: Trump’s tax appeal, US-Taiwan trade talks, flash flooding threats & more

A federal judge has laid out a process for potentially releasing parts of an affidavit used to justify searching former President Donald Trump’s home. It comes as Trump has appealed a ruling that allows a committee in the House of Representatives to obtain his tax returns. Plus, the US and Taiwan have agreed to start trade talks despite opposition from China. Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding in the Southwestern part of the US. Lastly, a Little League player is on the road to recovery...


5 PM ET: Mar-a-Lago affidavit, nuclear fears, Deshaun Watson’s suspension & more

A federal judge says he may unseal parts of an affidavit that federal investigators used to search former President Donald Trump’s home – we have the latest. We’ll also tell you about the move Russia is considering at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant that’s raising concern. Plus, the Biden administration is rolling out new steps to control the monkeypox outbreak. NFL player Deshaun Watson is getting a harsher punishment in connection with multiple sexual misconduct accusations. Lastly,...


12 PM ET: Trump world guilty plea, drought damage, monkeypox vaccines & more

The former Trump Organization CFO pled guilty this morning to a 15-year-long tax fraud scheme and could cause some damage against Trump and his company. Meanwhile, a federal judge is set to decide today whether to release the affidavit that led to the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago. The Biden administration is ramping up efforts to distribute monkeypox vaccines. Severe drought conditions continue across the US – we'll tell you what regions are experiencing the worst of it. Plus, a basketball star...


9 AM ET: Drought pocket pain, Trump CFO's plea deal, Japan needs boozers & more

Drought across the US is hurting farmers’ produce, which could hurt consumers' pockets. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is in Ukraine - we'll tell you who he'll be meeting and what they'll be discussing. The former CFO of the Trump Organization is expected to plead guilty to a 15 year tax fraud scheme this morning. We'll also tell you about a CDC shake up that's trying to improve the speed of its responses to public health crises. Plus, why Japan wants its young people to drink more...


6 AM ET: Mar-a-Lago decision, China's roasting, DeSantis vs 'woke' Wall Street & more

A judge will decide today whether to unseal the affidavit that led to an FBI search of Trump's Florida home. Ukraine has claimed responsibility for explosions in Crimea, but what is the country planning next? China is experiencing a record breaking heatwave. Florida's governor wants to ban "woke ideologies" from pension investments - we'll tell you what that means. Plus, the story of a woman who police say got control of an officer's gun and fired from the back of a patrol car. To learn...


10 PM ET: Kabul mosque explosion, opioid crisis case, Anne Heche’s crash & more

We begin this episode with a deadly strike on an apartment in northeastern Ukraine. Then, CNN’s Clarissa Ward gives the latest on a deadly explosion at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Some allies of former President Donald Trump are urging him to release surveillance footage of the FBI’s search at his Mar-a-Lago property. Three major pharmaceutical chains have been ordered to make a big payout for their role in the opioid crisis in one state. Lastly, a neighbor’s 911 call captured the...


5 PM ET: CDC shakeup, Crimea explosions, Little Leaguer injured & more

After being criticized for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic - the CDC says it’s taking steps to reorganize. Ukraine may have been behind explosions at Russian military facilities in Crimea. Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming lost a Republican primary election against a challenger backed by former President Donald Trump – we’ll discuss the move she could be taking next. Then, we’ll break down the impact an extreme drought is having on US farmers. Lastly, an accident off the field has...


12 PM ET: Giuliani testimony, Cheney's 2024 tease, LGBTQ+ state protection & more

Donald Trump ally Rudy Giuliani is testifying today as part of a probe by Atlanta prosecutors into the former president's efforts to subvert the 2020 election. Although she lost her US House primary last night, Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming has indicated that she's nowhere near ready to leave politics behind. As the Fed weighs its next inflation move, consumers still didn't spend much last month – we'll tell you how a major retailer is responding. The Syrian government...


9 AM ET: Palin's comeback, CA electricity plea, controversial Holocaust remark & more

Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney says she'll continue to fight former President Donald Trump, even though she's lost her seat. Sarah Palin is in a run-off election for Alaska's House seat - but has she changed since running for VP in 2008? California residents are being asked to save electricity. The leader of the Palestinian Authority is walking back comments he made comparing Israel's treatment of Palestinians to the Holocaust. Plus, a group of high school football players rescue a...


6 AM ET: Cheney loses seat, North Korea missile launch, cheaper hearing aids & more

We start the episode in Wyoming, where Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney has lost her seat to a Trump backed candidate. North Korea has launched more cruise missiles - we'll give you the details. Democrats are celebrating after President Joe Biden signed a $750 billion healthcare, tax and climate bill into law. Russian forces in Crimea have been hit by a second explosion in less than a week. Plus, we'll tell you why getting a help with your hearing could be cheaper and easier in the...


10 PM ET: Mar-a-Lago search interviews, dog catches monkeypox, primary elections & more

The FBI interviewed two former White House lawyers about classified documents taken to former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property. Plus, a former congressman accused of participating in multiple financial schemes has been indicted. We’re also following a key primary race in Wyoming where congresswoman Liz Cheney is running for reelection. Scientists say it’s possible that people infected with monkeypox can pass the virus to their pets. Lastly, we have an update on author Salman...


5 PM ET: Climate bill signed, Mar-a-Lago affidavit, Capri Sun recall & more

We start this evening with the latest surrounding last week's FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property -- a federal judge is set to decide whether to unseal an affidavit that led to the search. President Joe Biden signed the sweeping Inflation Reduction Act into law this afternoon, which includes historic provisions for climate and healthcare. The drought-stricken Colorado River Basin will receive funding through this act, even as severe conditions force the federal...


12 PM ET: Primary day, Jill Biden's positive, student loan debt & more

Primary elections are underway in Alaska and Wyoming – we'll break down what's at stake for some Republican candidates and how Alaska's doing their election differently this year. Historic drought conditions in the western US could force the federal government to take unprecedented steps to manage the water shortage. First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. Russian forces in an occupied region of Ukraine are facing increasing difficulties. And President Joe Biden cancels...


9 AM ET: $3 gas, Iran nuclear deal, A$AP Rocky charged & more

Things aren't looking good for Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, as voters in Wyoming decide whether she could lose her seat. Gas prices are still dropping and some are predicting they could reach $3 a gallon in some states by the end of the year. A nuclear deal between the US and Iran could be around the corner, with Iran saying remaining issues are “not very difficult to resolve”. Rihanna's partner A$AP Rocky has been charged over a 2021 shooting in Hollywood. Plus, the old boss of WeWork might...


6 AM ET: Cheney's big day, Russia's 'nuclear blackmail', Kenya's new president & more

Former President Donald Trump and his allies face even more legal trouble - we'll bring you the latest in the saga. Voters in Wyoming will decide today whether Republican Rep. Liz Cheney can keep her seat, but it's not looking good. Ukraine's President has accused Russia of nuclear blackmail and is calling on the international community to act. Kenya has a new president, but not everyone is happy. Plus, a story that involves nuclear secrets, cryptocurrency and a peanut butter sandwich. To...


10 PM ET: Mar-a-Lago affidavit inquiries, frozen pizza recall, gas prices & more

Tonight, the Justice Department opposed releasing an affidavit that investigators used to search former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Plus, American Airlines is cutting more flights this fall. Some frozen pizzas have been recalled – we have the details. We’ll also tell you what inspectors found at three Dollar General stores that could lead to fines. Lastly, gas prices continue to fall at the pump. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit