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You’ve been overwhelmed with headlines all week – what's worth a closer look? One Thing takes you into the story and helps you make sense of the news everyone's been talking about. Each Sunday, host David Rind interviews one of CNN’s world-class reporters to tell us what they've found – and why it matters. From the team behind CNN 5 Things.

Should Congress Ditch the Debt Ceiling? CNN One Thing
After weeks of intense negotiations, the Senate passed a bill late Thursday evening that will avert a first-ever US default just days ahead of the deadline. In today’s episode, we examine why neither party is particularly thrilled about the deal and why a similar standoff in 2011 could foreshadow struggles for Republicans as they try to implement spending cuts. 
Guest: Tami Luhby, CNN Senior Writer
Jun 4, 2023
A Maritime “Me Too” Moment CNN One Thing
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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Guest: Blake Ellis & Melanie Hicken, CNN Investigates Senior Writers
May 28, 2023
Uvalde Families Get a Glimpse of the Truth CNN One Thing
This week marks one year since 19 students and two teachers were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. In that time, victims’ families say they have not received sufficient answers from authorities as to why they waited 77 minutes before breaching the classroom. In today’s episode, we hear why CNN agreed to show some parents unreleased body camera footage and examine how surviving students are coping.
Guest: Shimon Prokupecz, CNN Senior Crime & Justice Correspondent
May 21, 2023
Does Clearing Homeless Camps Just Extend the Crisis? CNN One Thing
Many Western cities are grappling with large encampments on the streets as homeless populations grow. In Phoenix, a judge recently ordered one such encampment to be cleared after local residents sued the city for violating public nuisance laws. In today’s episode, we hear from people living in that camp about what comes next and why advocates fear similar legal strategies could soon be used in other cities.
Guest: Gabe Cohen, CNN Correspondent
May 14, 2023
Inside the Beginning of a Border Surge CNN One Thing
The Biden administration is preparing for an influx of migrants at the US-Mexico border when the Covid-era border restriction known as Title 42 expires later this week. Officials in El Paso, Texas say they are already running out of space to house asylum seekers. In today’s episode, we hear from migrants on both sides of the border and look at how the policy shift could be felt in other cities across the country. 
Guest: Rosa Flores, CNN Correspondent
May 7, 2023
Voters Don’t Want a Trump-Biden Rematch. They May Get One Anyway. CNN One Thing
Last week, President Joe Biden made it official and announced his 2024 re-election bid. Meanwhile, more Republicans are jumping in the race to challenge apparent frontrunner former President Donald Trump. In today’s episode, we examine how Biden is framing his campaign and hear from voters on how they feel about a possible rematch between Trump and Biden.
Guest: Jeff Zeleny, CNN Chief National Affairs Correspondent
Apr 30, 2023
Shot Over a Simple Mistake CNN One Thing
On April 13, 16-year-old Ralph Yarl was shot when he went to the wrong address to pick up his siblings. Days later, 20-year-old Kaylin Gillis was shot and killed in upstate New York after her and a group of friends turned into the wrong driveway. We explore what these types of incidents say about gun culture in America, and how police across the country are preparing for the worst as gun reform remains stalled in Washington.
Guest: Josh Campbell, CNN Correspondent
Apr 23, 2023
66 Miles Through the Darién Gap CNN One Thing
The Biden administration is expecting an influx of asylum-seekers to arrive at the US-Mexico border next month once Title 42 is lifted. But even before they arrive in Mexico, some migrants must journey through the Darién Gap, a perilous stretch of jungle connecting Central and South America. In today’s episode, we hear from a CNN reporter who made that trek alongside a group of everyday people who were willing to risk treacherous terrain, extortion and violence to get one step closer to America. 
Guest: Nick Paton Walsh, CNN Chief International Security Correspondent
Apr 16, 2023
A Former Prosecutor on the Novel Case Against Donald Trump CNN One Thing
Last week, we got our first look at the case Manhattan prosecutors have brought against former President Donald Trump. However, some legal experts say the novel way Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg laid out the allegations is largely untested – and could be risky. In today’s episode, a former federal and state prosecutor breaks down the legal strategy on both sides and explains what happens next. 
Guest: Elie Honig, CNN Senior Legal Analyst
Apr 9, 2023
Your Trump Indictment Questions, Answered CNN One Thing
Donald Trump is expected to be arraigned in New York City this week after a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict the former president, the first time in American history that a current or former president has faced criminal charges. We break down what we know about the investigation, what the arraignment could look like and why this case could be the least of Trump’s legal concerns as the 2024 presidential election draws closer.  
Guest: Paula Reid, CNN Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Apr 2, 2023
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