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5 PM ET: NY & CA shootings, US sends troops to Somalia, gas prices jump & more CNN 5 Things
It was a deadly weekend of mass shootings in the US. We start off this evening's episode with the latest updates on two that authorities have deemed hate incidents - one at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store and another at a church in California. Meanwhile, Russia says injured soldiers are being evacuated from a besieged steel plant in southeastern Ukraine. An official tells CNN that President Biden will send US troops back to Somalia, after his predecessor pulled them out of the country. Lastly, gas prices are still sky-high in the US - we'll give you the details.
May 16, 2022
12 PM ET: Buffalo shooting suspect, US heat wave, Sweden's NATO bid & more CNN 5 Things
This afternoon, we start off discussing the latest details from authorities on the racially motivated shooting in Buffalo, New York over the weekend. The FDA is trying to soothe concerns for US families as the country faces a national baby formula shortage. Meanwhile, the southern US could see some very hot weather this week, prompting two reasons of concern. A three-year investigation looking into the government’s handling of the Trump-Russia probe is headed to trial today. And lastly, Sweden has plans to shake up the European security landscape with a big move.
May 16, 2022
9 AM ET: Deadly US shootings, Musk's non-disclosure violation, airline hostile takeover & more CNN 5 Things
President Joe Biden will head to Buffalo, New York tomorrow to speak to the families of the 10 people killed in Saturday’s shooting - we'll bring you details about the suspect. Meanwhile, police are investigating separate deadly shootings in California and Texas this weekend. After putting his purchase of Twitter on hold, Elon Musk says he’s been accused by Twitter’s legal team of violating a non-disclosure agreement. North Korea’s called in the military to tackle Covid-19 in the country, while Shanghai begins reopening businesses today. And, a hostile takeover in the sky.
May 16, 2022
6 AM ET: A weekend of deadly shootings, Finland's NATO move, Aquaman in hot water & more CNN 5 Things
It’s been a deadly weekend of gun violence in the US - we’ll bring you the details. Finland’s parliament begins debating this morning on whether to join NATO, spurred on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Meanwhile, heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, as officials there claim Russian forces are suffering significant losses. President Joe Biden will make his first trip to Asia later this week, as North Korea’s recent nuclear vow looms. And we’ll tell you why Jason Momoa got in some hot water.
May 16, 2022
Sunday Edition: How to Make Sense of This Economic Moment CNN 5 Things
From gasoline to groceries, inflation is driving up prices for just about everything. Home ownership seems out of reach for many, and the stock market is struggling. Meanwhile, the job market is booming and wages are rising. We try to make sense of these competing economic markers and what they mean for your financial future.

Guest: Christine Romans, CNN Chief Business Correspondent
May 15, 2022
3 PM ET: Abortion rights protests, GOP senators in Ukraine, record temperatures & more CNN 5 Things
Hundreds of abortion rights protests are underway from coast to coast. A group of Republican senators led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell visit Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. Record temperatures could last for nearly a week in many Southern states. A restrictive law targeting treatments for transgender youth is partially blocked. And, set of dinosaur fossils is sold for millions.
May 14, 2022
10 AM ET: Clarence Thomas on SCOTUS leak, baby formula shortage hits low-income families, India bans wheat exports & more CNN 5 Things
Hundreds of events are planned today to protest the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion on Roe vs. Wade, while Justice Clarence Thomas speaks out against the leak itself. A pair of shooting incidents in Milwaukee, Wisconsin leaves at least 20 injured. The baby formula shortage is having an outsized impact on low-income families. India bans the export of wheat as the war in Ukraine continues to strain the global food supply. And a lunar eclipse could have you seeing red this weekend.
May 14, 2022
10 PM ET: Ukraine aid, New Delhi fire, lunar eclipse & more CNN 5 Things
We begin with the Pentagon’s plea to Congress to pass the $40 billion-dollar aid package for Ukraine to avoid interruptions. Then, we’ll explain why Russia is suspending power to Finland and how Finland is preparing for the shutoff. We’ll also cover a deadly fire in New Delhi and what Texas’s Supreme Court ruled in a case about alleged child abuse investigations involving gender-affirming care. Lastly, we’ll tell you which parts of the world will get the chance to see a rare blood moon over the weekend.
May 14, 2022
5 PM ET: Brittney Griner, baby formula shortage, record diesel prices & more CNN 5 Things
In this episode, we’ll tell you about Finland’s bid to join NATO and which member country opposes the move. We also have the latest developments on WNBA star, Britnney Griner’s detention in Russia. Plus, we’ll tell you what the Biden administration and Congress is doing to address a nationwide baby formula shortage. Then, we’ll cover the sentencing of the first Capitol rioter to plead guilty to destruction of government property. Lastly, we’ll break down the impact record high diesel prices could have in the US.
May 13, 2022
12 PM ET: Title 42, US-Russia call, Israeli police beat funeral mourners & more CNN 5 Things
We start this afternoon in Louisiana, where a federal judge will hear arguments over whether to end a pandemic policy for migrants at the US-Mexico border. The US Defense Secretary had a call with his Russian counterpart for the first time since the invasion of Ukraine, as the intelligence community looks into its practices there and elsewhere. Police in Israel were beating crowds carrying a coffin of a prominent Palestinian-American journalist. The GOP is shook over a rising conservative star in Pennsylvania and a dangerous inmate is on the loose in Texas.
May 13, 2022
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