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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: Pence must testify, Nashville school shooter, Twitter feed changes & more

A federal judge has ordered Vice President Mike Pence to testify in a probe related to the Capitol insurrection. We’re learning more about the shooter who killed six people at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville. We’ll tell you which witnesses Dominion Voting Systems wants to call to the stand in its defamation case against Fox News. FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried is accused of bribing at least one Chinese government official – we have details. And, we’ll explain the changes...


12 PM ET: Gun control debate, Philly water update, reparations for Black families & more

The deadly school shooting in Nashville is reviving the gun control debate in the US. Philadelphia says the city’s tap water is still safe to drink until at least tomorrow, but some residents are skeptical. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy wants the White House to reengage in negotiations to raise the debt ceiling. Ukraine is still reeling from Russian strikes on its energy infrastructure - we’ll tell you how two countries are going to help. And, find out how the first American city to award...


9 AM ET: Shooter's message, eastward storm, split F1 team & more

The former student who opened fire and killed 6 people at a school in Nashville yesterday left a message with an old teammate before the shooting. Dozens are dead after a fire at a migration center in Mexico. Another storm is hitting California and will be making its way east this week. Protests in France are now in their 10th day, with at least one call for mediation. And, a proposed F1 team, split right down the middle. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


6 AM ET: Shooting investigation, crypto site sued, spyware ban & more

Police are trying to find the motive in a deadly school shooting in Nashville, as the community mourns. Some Israelis kept protesting after the prime minister froze his controversial judicial reforms. US regulators are suing the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange - we'll tell you why. President Joe Biden signed an order clamping down on spyware. Plus, a former MVP wants be traded to another NFL team. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


10 PM ET: Nashville school shooting victims, Binance sued, Jonathan Majors arraigned & more

We begin with new information about the victims killed in a shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville and who police say is responsible. We’re also following new developments on Philadelphia's water system following a chemical spill. Then, we’ll tell you where a hush money investigation involving former President Donald Trump now stands. The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, is facing a big lawsuit. Lastly, we’ll detail the allegations that led to the arrest of...


5 PM ET: Nashville school shooting, Israel’s judicial overhaul, British media lawsuit & more

We start with a deadly shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville. Plus, plans to overhaul Israel’s judicial system are being put on hold – we have the latest. Russian forces carried out a new round of missile strikes in Ukraine. We have details on Disney’s job cuts. And, Prince Harry, Elton John and others are suing the parent company of the Daily Mail. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


12 PM ET: Israel reform halt, TikTok ban plans, Americans kidnapped in Haiti & more

Some Israeli lawmakers are saying the vote for the prime minister’s controversial judicial overhaul will be delayed. Millions from Texas to the East coast are under threat of severe storms after tornadoes ripped through parts of the Southeast this weekend. There’s optimism in the banking sector after a volatile week of trading - we’ll tell you why. Speaker Kevin McCarthy says the House is pushing ahead with its plans to ban TikTok. Plus, an American couple has been kidnapped in Haiti. To...


9 AM ET: Mass protests, FAA candidate withdraws, Philly's water safe til midnight & more

Massive protests against Israel’s government are spreading today, as the country’s largest trade union announced a strike shutting down much of the country - we’ll tell you why they’re happening. The US is downplaying the Kremlin’s decision to station nuclear weapons in Belarus. President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the FAA is withdrawing his name. Philadelphia’s water is safe to drink, but that may change at midnight. Plus, a new study shows the good and bad of coffee. To learn more about how...


6 AM ET: Israel shutdowns, IMF warning, Trump grand jury & more

Strikes have been called across Israel and flights have been grounded following mass protests - we’ll tell you what sparked them. Tornado survivors in Mississippi are picking up the pieces as swaths of the South brace for severe storms. The assets of Silicon Valley Bank has been sold, as the head of the IMF makes a warning. The Manhattan grand jury investigating Donald Trump is set to reconvene - we’ll tell you what the former president had to say about it. And, an investigation has begun...


One Thing: Mexico, Beyond the Border with Eva Longoria

In her new CNN series “Searching for Mexico,” actress and activist Eva Longoria goes on a journey across the country to trace her Mexican roots and explore the nation’s identity through its food. In today’s episode, we look back on her favorite moments and examine how the influence of colonization has shaped Mexican cuisine over time. Guest: Eva Longoria To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


One Thing: Breakdown of a Bank Collapse (and What It Means for You)

The Federal Reserve is scheduled to meet this week for the first time since the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. The key question: will the largest failure of a US bank since 2008 change its approach to fighting inflation? In today’s episode we look at how we got here, the emergency response, and if the average customer can have faith in their money going forward. Guest: Christine Romans, CNN Chief Business Correspondent To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


One Thing: Planes, Trains & Big Mistakes

The FAA is scheduled to hold an industry-wide safety summit this week after a series of aviation safety incidents around the country, including a number of close calls on the runways of our nation’s busiest airports. In today’s episode, we take a closer look at these runway incursions and hear why some pilots say the system is as stressed as it's ever been. Guest: Pete Muntean, CNN Transportation Correspondent To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


One Thing: Will the Supreme Court Flunk Biden’s Student Debt Plan?

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two challenges to President Joe Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan. While we wait for a ruling, millions of eligible borrowers remain in limbo, wondering just how much they will owe when payments resume. We break down how the justices responded and look at why another Biden administration repayment plan could provide even more relief in the long run. Guest: Katie Lobosco, CNN Politics Writer Take our short listener survey here. To...


One Thing: The People Fueling Ukraine’s ‘Will to Win’

It’s been one year since Russia invaded Ukraine, setting off the bloodiest land war in Europe since World War II. Since then, the bravery and ingenuity of the Ukrainian people has been on full display while its military has defied the odds and inflicted staggering losses on the Russian army. In today’s episode, we hear some of their stories and look at what comes next as the conflict drags on. Guest: Clarissa Ward, CNN Chief International Correspondent Take our short listener survey...


The War in Ukraine, One Year On

It's been one year since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The country's President Volodymyr Zelensky marked the anniversary, saying 2023 "will be the year of our victory." In this special episode, we take a deep dive into the conflict. We'll look back at how we got here, the toll it's taken on Ukrainians and how Russia got this far into the war. Is peace in Ukraine on the horizon? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


One Thing: Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Screens & Teens (Including His Own!)

Screens and social media touch nearly every part of our lives. They have also disrupted the ways we interact with each other, work, learn, and even grow up. Like many parents, this topic is personal for Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who has been reporting on this topic in the new season of his podcast, “Chasing Life.” In this episode, he shares personal conversations with his daughters and breaks down what experts say we could all do to have better relationships with our phones. Listen to “Chasing...


One Thing: Inside the Race for Earthquake Relief in Turkey and Syria

When a series of massive earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria, relief organizations from around the globe sprung into action. Our CNN team got exclusive access to one of these groups, flying in to one of the hardest-hit areas in southern Turkey. We hear what survivors are facing now and how politics are complicating the relief efforts on both sides of the border. Guest: Becky Anderson, CNN International Anchor To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


One Thing: What Tyre Nichols Could Change About Policing

Calls for police reform have grown louder in the wake of the brutal beating that led to the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis - especially after we learned that the first police report in the case did not match the video footage released by authorities. We examine why some are calling the quick decision to charge the officers involved a “blueprint” and look at the role specialized crime fighting units can sometimes play in these deadly encounters. Guest: Shimon Prokupecz, CNN Senior Crime...


One Thing: Are Florida Students Getting the Full Story?

Earlier this month, the state of Florida announced it would block reject a proposed Advanced Placement course on African American Studies. The move follows laws passed in Florida and other Republican-led states aimed at restricting certain race-based coursework in the classroom, including so-called critical race theory. We examine how students, parents and teachers are reacting to this new era of partisan education. Guest: Leyla Santiago, CNN Correspondent To learn more about how CNN...


One Thing: On the Front Lines of the Western Water Wars

Despite recent rainstorms in California, the decades-long megadrought in the West shows no signs of easing. As a result, some states have been forced to pull back on the water they use from the Colorado River. In this episode, we hear the story of one Arizona community forced to take legal action against the city of Scottsdale after being cut off from its water supply – and why it could serve as a warning to the rest of the country as the climate crisis continues. Guest: Lucy Kafanov, CNN...