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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.


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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.




9 AM ET: Climate bill one step closer, ex-VA police officer sentenced, Dijon dries up

In this episode we bring you the latest on the Mar-a-Lago search fallout, with news that CNN and other news organizations have asked a court to unseal all the documents connected to the search of Trump’s residence. The Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act is expected to take a giant step to the finish line today. A fired VA police officer has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for taking part in the January 6 insurrection. The CDC has revised its Covid-19 guidance - we'll tell...


6 AM ET: Merrick Garland's request, Afghanistan one year on, Anne Heche & more

We begin this episode with the latest on fallout of the Mar-a-Lago search. We bring you the latest from Cincinnati, after a man tried to enter an FBI field office with an AR-15 and a nail gun. The UN's nuclear watchdog is raising the alarm as fighting continues in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine - near the site of Europe's largest nuclear power plant. CNN's Clarissa Ward is in Afghanistan to report on life in the country, one year after the Taliban takeover. Anne Heche is still in hospital, we bring...


10 PM ET: CDC Covid-19 recommendations, deadly Ohio standoff, Bill Russell honored & more

The CDC has relaxed some of its Covid-19 guidelines – we have details. Plus, authorities say an armed suspect who tried to breach an FBI field office in Cincinnati, Ohio is dead. We have new developments about a shooting at a store in Mall of America last week. Drugs may have been found in actress Anne Heche’s system following a fiery crash in California. Lastly, we’ll tell you how the NBA is honoring late Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


5 PM ET: FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search, armed suspect standoff, gas prices & more

The Justice Department has filed a motion to unseal the FBI’s search warrant on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. Authorities say a man who attempted to breach an FBI building in Cincinnati, Ohio got into a standoff with police. Ukraine is accusing Russia of shelling again around Europe’s largest nuclear plant in central Ukraine. Unexpected storms diverted flights and led to cancellations. Lastly, drivers are starting to see relief at the pump. To learn more about how...


12 PM ET: DOJ’s silence, Yellen's directive, ice sheets melting faster & more

The Justice Department is staying silent over its search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home, fueling questions and threats. Another inflation measure shows its cooling off and President Joe Biden says his bill in Congress will keep that trend going – we’ll tell you how that bill will impact the IRS. The CDC is sounding the alarm over a polio case in New York. A city is dealing with a migrant surge made worse by Texas. Plus, Antarctica’s ice sheet raises new climate concerns. To...


9 AM ET: Mar-a-Lago updates, gas price drops, Coca Cola’s new flavor & more

We start this episode with the latest from the FBI’s investigation of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. Gas prices are the lowest they’ve been since March this year, below 4 dollars a gallon on average. An 18-year-old and her mother in Nebraska are facing charges over an alleged illegal abortion after police accessed their Facebook messages. A man in the UK has been charged with various terrorism offenses. And finally, Coca-Cola is releasing a new, atypical flavor. To learn more about...


6 AM ET: Mar-a-Lago developments, Bolton's Iran threat, Domino's Italian retreat & more

We start this episode with reporting from the Wall Street Journal that an informant suggested to investigators there were more documents in the former president's Palm Beach club. Multiple current and former US officials are receiving significant security because of threats from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. Taiwan has responded to China's plan for a one-country, two-systems policy. Russia could have experienced its biggest single-day loss of military aircraft since World War II. And...


10 PM ET: Deadly house explosion, Vanessa Bryant’s case, Disney+ prices & more

We begin with a deadly house explosion in Evansville, Indiana and hear reaction from one neighbor. Some Republican allies are asking former President Donald Trump to announce his 2024 presidential campaign. A jury has been selected in Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit against Los Angeles County over photos of a deadly helicopter crash that killed her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna, along with seven others. Sesame Place says it’s taking steps to implement diversity initiatives following accusations...


5 PM ET: Consumer Price Index, PGA Tour lawsuit, Michael Jordan jersey & more

In this episode, we break down a new report on consumer prices and what it could mean for inflation. Plus, former President Donald Trump pleaded the fifth in a civil investigation into his real estate finances. The US Justice Department charged a man in an alleged plot to assassinate former national security adviser John Bolton. Three pro golfers who joined the Saudi-backed LIV Series won’t be allowed to play in the PGA Tour’s first post-season event. Lastly, one of Michael Jordan’s NBA...


12 PM ET: Trump won't talk, Biden signs burn pits bill, harsh homeless law & more

Former President Donald Trump says he's refused to answer questions at a deposition with the New York Attorney General's office. Good news for your wallets - inflation cooled down a little last month. President Joe Biden has signed a bill to give more medical support to veterans. The US says Russia's suffering serious casualties in Ukraine, causing Russia to recruit troops. Plus, we'll tell you about Tennessee's harsh new law that will impact homeless people. To learn more about how CNN...


9 AM ET: US inflation slows, Trump deposition, Musk's cashing out & more

The latest inflation figures are out and the Consumer Price Index is slightly lower than predicted. It's not been the best week for Trump so far. He's being deposed today as part of a civil investigation - we'll tell you why he might not be able to plead the fifth. Meanwhile people are asking what happens next, after the FBI searched Trump's Florida residence. Europe is dealing with drought after one of the hottest July's on record. Plus, Elon Musk just added a few more billions to his cash...


6 AM ET: Trump deposed today, Albuquerque suspect arrested, Crimea explosion & more

We start with news breaking this morning that former President Donald Trump will be deposed today - we'll bring you the details. Tuesday's primary results are in, and they show Trump does still have some influence. A man has been arrested in Albuquerque in connection with the killings of two South Asian, Muslim men. An explosion in Crimea has killed one person and injured several others. Plus, rescue attempts continue in Mexico, where 10 miners are trapped. To learn more about how CNN...


10 PM ET: Albuquerque killings, primary elections, Lyme disease vaccine & more

Tonight, a suspect has been charged in connection to the recent killings of two Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A series of large explosions rocked an area of a Russian airbase in Crimea. Four states held primary elections today – we have a look at some key races. A Mississippi grand jury has declined to indict the White woman whose accusations led to the death of Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago. Lastly, Pfizer is developing the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in the US...


5 PM ET: Semiconductor chips legislation, NATO membership measure, Gabby Petito’s case & more

A bill that would help produce semiconductor chips in the US is now law. President Joe Biden has signed off on documents supporting Finland and Sweden’s bids to join NATO. A federal appeals court ruled that a House of Representatives committee can obtain former President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Gabby Petito's family is seeking tens of millions in damages from police in Utah - we'll tell you why. Lastly, the fashion designer Issey Miyake has died. To learn more about how CNN protects...


12 PM ET: Trump teases 2024, Serena Williams retiring, good inflation news & more

The FBI executed a search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s resort in Florida and he’s expected to announce his 2024 run for president soon. The January 6 committee’s work continues – we’ll tell you who they’re talking to and what it has their hands on now. A tennis legend says she’s "evolving" away from the sport. The Biden administration is expected to announce a monkeypox plan. Plus, a new report shows online prices are falling fast. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


9 AM ET: FBI search Mar-a-Lago, Wisconsin primary, Seoul flooding & more

The fallout continues after the FBI executed a search warrant at former President Donald Trump's Florida resort. It's another primary day, and former Vice President Mike Pence is once again backing a different candidate to Trump. Russia says it won't fulfil part of a nuclear treaty with the US - we'll bring you the details. Three Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank. And record downpours in South Korea have killed several people. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


6 AM ET: Mar-a-Lago searched, 'Chernobyl-style' disaster warning, Albuquerque latest & more

The FBI has searched former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort as part of an investigation into how he handled presidential documents. Ukrainian officials are warning of dire consequences after a weekend of shelling at Europe's largest power plant. In Albuquerque, police have released new information in connection with the killings of 4 South Asian, Muslim men. The fallout from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan continues - now the island is doing its own military drills....


10 PM ET: Mar-a-Lago raid, Muslim men killed, billionaire treasure hunt & more

We begin with details on an FBI raid at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort in Florida. Police are trying to track down a vehicle that may be linked to the deaths of four Muslim men. We have new information on actress Anne Heche’s condition following a fiery car crash in California. “Grease” co-star, John Travolta, pays tribute to singer and actress Olivia Newton-John who died today. Lastly, the world’s richest men are on a treasure hunt. To learn more about how CNN protects...


5 PM ET: Olivia Newton-John dies, Biden in Kentucky, Lake Mead remains & more

We begin this evening with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden in Kentucky, where deadly flooding has killed dozens and displaced thousands. Ukraine and Russia are accusing one another of shelling around Europe's largest nuclear power plant. Ahmaud Arbery's killers have been sentenced for federal hate crimes charges -- we have the latest details. Officials have found a fourth set of human remains in Lake Mead, as persistent drought causes the water levels to recede. Plus, iconic...


12 PM ET: Limited insulin relief, abortion ban fight, Ahmaud Arbery's killer sentenced & more

Senate democrats have finally passed a huge healthcare and climate spending bill, but there will be no cap on insulin prices for people with private healthcare. Taiwan's foreign minister has been speaking to CNN – we'll tell you what he thinks about China's military drills. Legal challenges are underway in Louisiana and Georgia to try to fight abortion bans. One of Ahmaud Arbery's killers has been sentenced again, this time for federal hate crimes. Plus, one airline is asking its senior...