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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.




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...


9 AM ET: Climate bill passes, another hot week, Albuquerque killings & more

Democrats have finally passed their $369 billion climate bill - we'll tell you why some climate activists don't think it goes far enough. President Joe Biden is visiting Kentucky today, in his first trip since recovering from Covid-19. Millions of Americans are under heat alerts today, with some expecting triple digits. In Albuquerque, investigators are looking into the killings of 4 Muslim men. Plus, NYC mayor Eric Adams says migrants are being forced to come to the city. To learn more...

6 AM ET: A win for Democrats, more flight delays, nuclear warnings & more

The Democrats have finally passed their climate, healthcare and tax package - but it wasn't easy. Thousands of flights were delayed and cancelled over the weekend. President Joe Biden has welcomed a ceasefire in Gaza, after strikes from Israeli forces and militants. Ukraine is accusing Russia of launching rockets at Europe's largest nuclear power plant. Plus, tributes are paid to an 80s TV actor. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit

Sunday Edition: Pelosi Visits Taiwan. China Fires Back.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touched down in Taiwan last week, ignoring warnings from both the Chinese government and the Biden administration. We examine the response from China's military, how the visit could further worsen US-China relations, and what it means for the millions of Taiwanese people caught in the middle. Guest: Will Ripley, CNN Senior International Correspondent To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit

3 PM ET: Biden tests negative for Covid-19, Anne Heche in critical condition, Choco Taco comeback & more

In this episode, President Joe Biden has tested negative for Covid-19 for the second time, but is still in isolation. Russia asks Israel and Palestine to “show maximum restraint” to avoid a full scale conflict. A house party in Queens, New York ended on a grim note after four men were shot and wounded by police. Actress Anne Heche has a “long recovery ahead” a source close to her tells CNN. Finally, the Choco Taco is making a comeback, Klondike announces con Twitter. To learn more about how...

10 AM ET: Economic package vote, Death Valley flooding, monkeypox guidance & more

The Senate prepares to start voting on the Democrats’ sweeping economic package. Major flooding sweeps through Death Valley National Park, stranding visitors. Israeli strikes in Gaza kill more than a dozen. The CDC is offering guidance on how to reduce exposure to monkeypox as vaccines remain in short supply. And a French scientist is in hot water for trying to pass off a piece of chorizo as an image from the James Webb Space Telescope. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy,...

10 PM ET: Alex Jones trial, migrant buses, flight cancellations & more

This evening, a jury has reached a verdict on punitive damages in Alex Jones’ defamation trial about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Plus, the Indiana House of Representatives has passed a bill that bans abortions at all stages of pregnancy with limited exceptions. Some city officials are raising concerns about the pace of migrant buses from Texas. A third person has died from a lightning strike near the White House. Lastly, we break down the challenges causing flight...

5 PM ET: US job growth, Russia prisoner swap, deadly lightning strike & more

A new US jobs report surpassed economists’ expectations – we have the details. A Texas jury is deciding how much right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay in punitive damages in a defamation trial about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. We’re following new developments on deadly airstrikes in Gaza. Russia says it’s ready to discuss a potential prisoner swap with the US. Lastly, we’ll tell you about a lightning strike that killed an elderly couple near the White...

12 PM ET: Hot labor market, China’s retaliation, fetus tax write-off & more

The labor market was strong in July, but it wasn’t what the Federal Reserve wanted to see – we’ll tell you why today’s good news on jobs could potentially be bad news for the economy. China is retaliating to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip militarily and diplomatically, so the White House has stepped up its stance. The US is weighing plans to stretch its monkeypox vaccine supply further as cases rise. Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones may have to deal with the January 6...

9 AM ET: Jobs numbers, Trump talks to the DOJ, space suit shortage & more.

It's jobs day and the figures are much higher than expected - we'll tell you why that might not be what the Fed wanted. Former President Donald Trump is in communication with the Justice Department over the January 6th investigation. Thousands of tons of corn has left a port in Ukraine. The Biden Administration has declared a public health emergency over monkeypox, but is it too little too late? And NASA has a problem with its aging space suits. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

6 AM ET: Sinema support, US extreme weather, $15k climbing fee & more

We begin with Senator Kyrsten Sinema now saying she’ll support her party’s sweeping healthcare and energy bill after some changes were made - we’ll bring you the details. Chinese state media says missiles were launched over Taiwan, as part of Beijing’s intimidation campaign against the island. Extreme weather is battering the US - we’ll tell you where. Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow is ready to discuss a prisoner swap for two detained Americans. And, why climbing one famous mountain...

10 PM ET: Alex Jones verdict, Mall of America, economic bill agreement & more

A jury has decided how much right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will have to pay in damages in a defamation trial about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. We’ll tell you about an incident inside Mall of America that has police investigating. Former President Donald Trump’s legal team is communicating with the US Justice Department as part of a probe about the Capitol insurrection. Senate Democrats have reached a deal on a major economic package. Lastly, monkeypox is now a...

5 PM ET: Monkeypox health emergency, Brittney Griner verdict, Breonna Taylor case & more

Monkeypox is now a public health emergency in the US. A Russian court has sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to nine years in jail. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the demilitarized zone that divides North and South Korea. Four current and former Louisville officers are facing federal charges in connection with the deadly raid on Breonna Taylor’s home in 2020. Lastly, a Florida state attorney who vowed not to prosecute those who violate the state’s abortion ban has been suspended. To...

12 PM ET: Griner sentenced, affirmative action lawsuits, flight refunds & more

WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court after being found guilty of drug smuggling charges. Democratic senators are trying to wrangle support for their healthcare and energy package from a cautious Kyrsten Sinema – we'll tell you her sticking points so far. Indiana lawmakers in the state House are set to vote on a near-total abortion ban. Later this fall, the US Supreme Court will hear two cases that challenge affirmative action practices in...