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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: South Carolina primary, mpox emergency declaration, Takeoff murder suspect & more

The Democratic National Committee approved a proposal that would make South Carolina the first primary race on the 2024 schedule. The mpox public health emergency declaration in the US is set to end in January. The New York attorney general’s top aide has resigned following an investigation into misconduct allegations. A jury has started deliberating in former movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial. Lastly, police have arrested and charged a man in connection to the death of...


5 PM ET: Russian oil cap, officer indicted, Alex Jones bankruptcy & more

The January 6th committee is meeting to discuss possible criminal referrals from its investigation into the Capitol insurrection. The European Union has agreed to cap the price of Russian oil at $60 dollars a barrel. A former San Antonio police officer accused of shooting an unarmed teen in a McDonald’s parking lot has been indicted on attempted murder and assault charges. Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has filed for personal bankruptcy. Plus, President Joe Biden's trip to Boston...


12 PM ET: Bloody packages, Canada serial killer, HIV vaccine progress & more

Today President Joe Biden signed a bill to avoid a costly rail strike — we’ll explain the details. Ukrainian embassies across Europe have been getting bloody packages in the mail with animal parts. A new CNN poll shows where Georgia voters stand ahead of the runoff election next week. A serial killer in Canada is in custody. Plus, scientists are one step closer to an HIV vaccine. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


9 AM ET: Latest job numbers, Warnock's edge, Ye's Twitter suspended & more

The latest job numbers are out - we'll tell you what they mean for the economy. A CNN poll shows Democrat Raphael Warnock has a slight edge going into Tuesday's Senate runoff election in Georgia. A Ukrainian official says at least 10,000 of its soldiers have died in the war with Russia. Nine goals, controversial referee decisions and a four time winner going home - just another night at the FIFA World Cup. Plus, Twitter has suspended Ye. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


6 AM ET: Trump’s legal setbacks, China easing restrictions, teenage brains & more

We start by looking at former President Trump’s recent legal setbacks, as two courts rule against him. China has signaled it’s going to start easing some Covid-19 restrictions, but is still going after protesters. South Africa’s president is facing calls to resign - we’ll tell you why. President Joe Biden wants to change the Democrats’ primary map. Plus, how teenagers’ brains changed during the pandemic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


10 PM ET: Special master review, rail legislation passes, winter storm & more

A federal appeals court has ended a special master’s review of documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. The US Supreme Court says the Biden administration’s student loan cancellation plan remains blocked for now but agreed to take up the case next year. The Senate has passed a bill that would avoid a national freight rail strike and shutdown but without paid sick leave. The US approved a $380 million-dollar missile sale to Finland as it seeks to join NATO....


5 PM ET: Letter bombs, gas prices down, World AIDS Day & more

President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to hold Russia accountable for its war in Ukraine. Spain says it’s ramping up security following a series of letter bombs. The average price for gas is cheaper than before Russia invaded Ukraine. The Senate is set to vote on a bill that would avoid a national freight rail strike and shutdown. And the Biden administration announced news efforts to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


12 PM ET: Hopeful inflation sign, FTX founder opens up, four day week & more

New federal data out shows inflation is heading in the right direction, amid economic uncertainty. Another setback for President Joe Biden's student debt relief plan. The founder of the now bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX says he made a lot of mistakes. One woman makes history at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. And, a four day week might sound great to you - now a new global study says it could also be good for business. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


9 AM ET: Idaho killings update, border warning, royals booed & more

Police say the killing of four students from the University of Idaho might not have been targeted. Russia has introduced a new law on so called "foreign agents". The Department of Homeland Security says thousands more will try to cross the southern border once a Trump-era policy is lifted. Some water agencies in California say they could face shortages in the coming months. Plus, why two British royal family members got booed at a Celtics game. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


6 AM ET: New Uvalde lawsuit, GOP investigations, PMs hit back & more

The House Ways and Means Committee finally has former President Donald Trump's tax returns, so now what? Survivors of the Uvalde school shooting have filed a class action lawsuit. As Republicans get ready to take control of the House, Kevin McCarthy hints at what investigations we might see next year. People in the Ukrainian city of Kherson are waking up without power this morning. Plus, how two Prime Ministers responded to a question about their age. To learn more about how CNN protects...


10 PM ET: Oath Keepers’ trial briefing, Trump’s tax returns, Christine McVie & more

US Attorney General Merrick Garland addressed the convictions of five alleged members of the far-right militia group, the Oath Keepers. A House committee has obtained six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns. The Biden administration is considering expanding the training Ukrainian forces receive from the US military. The FDA is weighing whether to ease its restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. Lastly, Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie has died at age...


5 PM ET: Rail legislation vote, economic outlook, “catfishing” murders update & more

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill on a tentative agreement that would prevent a national freight rail strike. The Federal Reserve chairman says smaller interest rate hikes could come in December. House Democrats picked Congressman Hakeem Jeffries to replace Nancy Pelosi as the top democrat in the chamber. New details are emerging about a former police officer believed to have catfished a teen and murdered her family. Lastly, we’re following the deadly aftermath of severe...


12 PM ET: Rail strike vote, Macron's state visit, NYC mental health intervention & more

Congress is set to vote today to prevent a nationwide freight rail strike, but some Democrats want to get workers paid sick leave. China is lifting some lockdown restrictions in cities where people have been protesting against them. French President Emmanuel Macron is in DC today for an official state visit. First responders in New York City are being given strict orders around when to commit someone against their will for mental health reasons. Plus, why a volcanic eruption has led to a...


9 AM ET: US economy grows, House to block strike, French food heritage & more

We start with some news just in, as GDP figures show the US economy grew faster than expected for the third quarter. The threat of tornados, hail, and strong winds continues this morning in parts of the southern US. The House will vote today to impose a tentative deal with rail workers and try to stop a looming strike. As blackouts continue across Ukraine, one city is trying to keep the holiday spirit alive. China is making its online censorship rules even stricter. Plus, we'll tell you...


6 AM ET: Marriage rights protection, China's nuclear warheads, World Cup deaths & more

The Senate has voted to protect same-sex and interracial marriages - with support from both sides of the aisle. Five Oath Keepers have been found guilty over the January 6th insurrection. China is developing nuclear warheads a lot faster than the US previously thought. A new Alzheimer's drug shows some "potential" but has some safety issues. Plus, Qatar's World Cup chief says there’s been hundreds of migrant deaths in the country. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


10 PM ET: Oath Keepers verdicts, same-sex marriage bill, Team USA defeats Iran & more

A jury has convicted two members of the right-wing militia group, the Oath Keepers, of seditious conspiracy – we’ll break down the verdicts against them and three other defendants. The Senate has passed a bill that would protect same-sex and interracial marriage. A woman who survived a shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia last week is suing the company. Two new lava flows streamed down Hawaii’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa. And the US Men’s National Team defeated Iran in a...


5 PM ET: Rail strike legislation, US gun epidemic, Balenciaga lawsuit & more

President Joe Biden met with top Senate and House leaders about taking action to avoid a freight rail strike. NATO foreign ministers pledged that allies will assist Ukraine as the country repairs its energy infrastructure amid Russian missile strikes. Former President Donald Trump faces growing fallout from his dinner with White nationalist Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West, now known as Ye. A new study shows gun deaths in the US surged to a record level during the Covid-19 pandemic....


12 PM ET: US on China protests, Georgia Senate runoff race, Will Smith’s slap & more

Top US officials are staying tight-lipped about Chinese protesters’ calls for President Xi Jinping’s resignation. Georgia’s Senate runoff race next week has candidates vying for support from the same voting bloc. The January 6th committee is set to interview a key witness mentioned in an explosive hearing testimony. Elon Musk is clashing with Apple and made another change to Twitter. And, Will Smith opens up about that viral slap at the Oscars. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


9 AM ET: Millions under storm threat, marriage rights bill, Uvalde lawsuit & more

40 million people in the US are waking up under a rare November storm threat today - we'll bring you the details. The Senate is set to vote on a bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage today. The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Biden administration's control over removing non-citizens from the US. The family of a 10 year old who was killed in the Uvalde school massacre has filed a lawsuit over the shooting. Plus, the US men's soccer team takes on Iran today and,...


6 AM ET: China's crackdown, rail strike efforts, Orion makes history & more

Police in China are clamping down on people protesting the country's strict Covid-19 policies. President Joe Biden is rushing to get a deal through Congress and avoid a rail workers strike. The US is facing its worst flu season for more than a decade. One county in Arizona still hasn't certified the midterm election results - now their officials are being sued. Plus, the Orion spacecraft has broken a far reaching record. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...