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3 PM ET: Biden signs debt deal, GOP hopefuls in Iowa, Yellowstone warnings & more CNN 5 Things
President Biden has signed the bipartisan debt ceiling bill, saving the U.S government from economic calamity. GOP presidential hopefuls gather in Iowa today to try and reel in support. Florida’s hit by stormy weather just as hurricane season kicked off this week. Yellowstone national park issues a warning to folks, we’ll tell you what it is. The final round of the NBA playoffs started, who’s playing who? We fill you in.
Jun 3, 2023
10 AM ET: Train collision deaths rising, North Korea denuclearization, Lincoln SUV warning & more CNN 5 Things
The war in Ukraine is spilling onto Russian soil with a recent attack in the Belgorod region. The death toll in a 3-train collision in India is expected to keep rising, nearly 300 people have already died. The Korean peninsula might soon be denuclearized, we tell you why. Ford issues a warning to owners of over 100,000 Lincoln SUVs. And YouTube says it will no longer remove 2020 election denial content from its site.
Jun 3, 2023
10 PM ET: Biden’s debt limit speech, Connecticut building collapse, Churchill Downs investigation & more CNN 5 Things
In his first speech from the Oval Office, President Joe Biden touted the bipartisan budget deal Congress passed to avoid a default. Plus, we’re hearing from a man who witnessed the deadly train collision in India. We also have details on a partial building collapse in Connecticut. Airbnb is suing New York City over short-term housing rental restrictions. Lastly, an investigation is underway at the home of the Kentucky Derby – we’ll explain.
Jun 3, 2023
5 PM ET: Trump classified document, India train crash, payment apps warning & more CNN 5 Things
We start with new developments into a classified document former President Donald Trump referred to on tape. Plus, President Joe Biden is gearing up to deliver a primetime speech from the Oval Office after Congress passed the debt ceiling bill. The search for survivors on the site of a partially collapsed apartment building is entering the recovery phase. We’re also following a deadly train collision in India. And, a federal watchdog is warning about storing your money on payment apps like Venmo and Cash App.
Jun 2, 2023
12 PM ET: No charges for Pence, nuclear weapons control, live on Mars & more CNN 5 Things
Former Vice President Mike Pence will not face charges over his handling of classified documents. The US wants Russia to come to the table to talk about nuclear arms controls. Russia's invasion of Ukraine hasn't changed how China feels about Taiwan. Things could be looking up for the economy. Plus, you can now see live images from Mars.
Jun 2, 2023
9 AM ET: Labor market still hot, remains found in bags, Spelling Bee winner & more CNN 5 Things
President Joe Biden is getting ready to sign the debt limit bill into law. New figures show the labor market is staying pretty hot. Arizona won't let any developers build in Phoenix over concerns the water supply is drying up. 45 bags containing human remains have been found in a ravine in Mexico. Plus, psammophile is this year's winning word at the National Spelling Bee.
Jun 2, 2023
6 AM ET: Debt crisis averted, ambulance pleas denied, NBA finals & more CNN 5 Things
The Senate has voted to pass the debt ceiling deal, so the US won't be defaulting on its debt. An eight year old who died in immigration custody was denied an ambulance. Millions of people are skipping doses or not filling prescriptions because of the cost of drugs. Ukraine's capital faces criticism after three people died trying to get into a closed bomb shelter. Plus, the NBA finals are officially underway.
Jun 2, 2023
10 PM ET: Senate debt limit vote, Bill Cosby lawsuit, Biden falls & more CNN 5 Things
The Senate is on track to pass the House’s debt ceiling bill tonight. Plus, a former Playboy model filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Bill Cosby. A White man accused of shooting a Black teen who accidentally rang his doorbell appeared in court today. A federal judge is set to hear a case about Prince Harry’s US visa. Lastly, President Joe Biden tripped following a speech at a graduation ceremony.
Jun 2, 2023
5 PM ET: Supreme Court labor decision, student loan forgiveness, Mount Everest rescue & more CNN 5 Things
Senators are at odds over a deal that would suspend the nation’s debt limit. An 18-year-old is holding out hope that his father will be found alive in a partial apartment building collapse in Davenport, Iowa. We have details on the US Supreme Court’s labor decision in its latest blow to unions. The Senate passed a bill that would block President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. And, we’ll tell you about a daring rescue on Mount Everest.
Jun 1, 2023
One Thing: A Maritime “Me Too” Moment CNN 5 Things
In 2021, a blog post forced the US Coast Guard to confront a problem that had gone unchecked for years. A 19-year-old woman said she was raped while training to work on commercial ships. Then more sexual assault survivors in the industry came forward. In today’s episode, we hear why these women went public and what’s being done about it.  
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