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10 PM ET: Monkeypox cases, summer blackouts, Rihanna gives birth & more CNN 5 Things
We begin with Monkeypox cases in the US and abroad and how the CDC is taking action. Plus, a bill that would improve access to baby formula for low-income families is close to becoming law. We’ll also detail new developments in the Capitol insurrection investigation -- including an agreement with former Attorney General Bill Barr to testify privately. We’ll also tell you how high temperatures are expected to climb for over half of the US and the likelihood of blackouts this summer. Lastly, Rihanna & ASAP Rocky welcome their first child.
May 20, 2022
5 PM ET: Children Covid-19 boosters, Ukraine aid, soap opera actress dies & more CNN 5 Things
We begin with a recommendation from CDC advisers on Pfizer’s booster dose for kids 5 to 11. Plus, the Senate approved a $40 billion aid bill for Ukraine amid Russia’s war there as the Biden administration proposes additional funding. We’ll break it all down. In Pennsylvania - votes are still being counted in the Republican Senate primary race that’s locked in a dead heat. Meanwhile, the White suspect accused of killing 10 Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York appeared in court today – we’ll bring you the latest. Lastly, soap opera fans are mourning the death of a young actress fighting breast cancer.
May 19, 2022
12 PM ET: Biden’s geopolitical day, war crimes trial, ‘Partygate’ & more CNN 5 Things
President Joe Biden met with the leaders of Finland and Sweden at the White House this morning, before starting his first visit to Asia. In Ukraine, a Russian soldier on trial for war crimes apologized to his victim’s widow. Meanwhile, the US Senate is about to vote on a bill to give $40 billion in aid to the country. The US takes action on baby formula, and the UK’s “Partygate” investigation wraps up.
May 19, 2022
9 AM ET: Azovstal surrender, Buffalo shooter in court, Massachusetts monkeypox & more CNN 5 Things
We begin this episode in Ukraine where Russia says more than 1700 Ukrainian soldiers have left the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. In the US the suspect in the deadly Buffalo shooting is expected in court today. The CDC and Massachusetts health officials are investigating a case of monkeypox. Turkey isn't happy with Sweden and Finland's NATO application - we'll tell you why. And finally, shareholders say no to JP Morgan CEO's bonus.
May 19, 2022
6 AM ET: Formula scramble, Biden to Asia, markets tumble & more CNN 5 Things
We begin with the US government scrambling to address the country’s baby formula shortage, using a law to direct more production and planes to fly formula in from other countries. Votes are still being counted to find out who won the Pennsylvania GOP Senate Primary - and even then it might not be over. President Joe Biden heads to Asia today and could be on the Korean peninsula when North Korea tests another missile. Meanwhile, North Korea is fighting an outbreak of Covid-19, as cargo planes have reportedly been making round trips to China. And, markets fell yesterday because of inflation and Target.
May 19, 2022
10 PM ET: Baby formula shortage, Ukraine food assistance, The Ringling Bros. & more CNN 5 Things
We begin this episode with new actions the Biden administration is taking to address a baby formula shortage in the US. Plus, we’ll tell you about the measure the House just passed aimed at preventing domestic terrorism. We’re also monitoring the final count from Pennsylvania’s GOP Senate primary where the race is still too close to call and the additional funding the US is sending to address a food shortage in Ukraine. Lastly, an iconic circus is making a comeback after five years – but with a big change.
May 19, 2022
5 PM ET: Pennsylvania primary, domestic terrorism bill, Dow drops & more CNN 5 Things
We start this episode with a high-stakes primary in Pennsylvania. We’ll tell you why a final count between two top candidates in the race for the GOP Senate nomination is being delayed. Plus, we’ll tell you about a bill that the House will vote on in the wake of a mass shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. We’ll also tell you about a guilty plea made by one of the former officers charged in the death of George Floyd. Then, we’ll bring you the latest in the first war crimes trial against a Russian soldier since the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Lastly, we’ll tell you how renewed inflation fears are affecting Wall Street.
May 18, 2022
12 PM ET: Global gas supply plans, UN climate report, soccer evens the score & more CNN 5 Things
We start with how high gas prices are in the US and discuss plans from the US and Europe to boost the global energy supply amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. We're learning new details about the lead-up to the racially motivated shooting in Buffalo, New York. The UN released a damning climate report and the mood in the C-Suite is dark. Plus, the US women’s soccer team players will now be paid the same as their male counterparts.
May 18, 2022
9 AM ET: PA race too close to call, Russian soldier pleads guilty, air pollution deaths & more CNN 5 Things
Pennsylvania’s GOP Primary is too close to call and could trigger a recount - we’ll bring you the details. Two children in Memphis,Tennessee have been hospitalized because of the nation-wide baby formula shortage. A Russian soldier has pleaded guilty to war crimes. Air pollution was more deadly than war or HIV in 2019. And, how a homeless man helped Casey White and Vicky White run from the law.
May 18, 2022
6 AM ET: Primary results, criticizing Russia at home, plane crash possibly deliberate & more CNN 5 Things
We begin with some important primary results that will indicate who’ll win control of the House and Senate this fall. The voting is also being seen as a referendum on President Joe Biden’s popularity and the lingering power of former President Donald Trump. Also, you’ll hear some very rare criticism of Russia’s war on Ukraine broadcast on Russia-state media. Meanwhile, a deadly plane crash in China may have been deliberate - we’ll tell you the details. And, a sophisticated drug tunnel has been found under the US-Mexico border.
May 18, 2022
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