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One Thing: Should Congress Ditch the Debt Ceiling? CNN 5 Things
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
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
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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Guest: Blake Ellis & Melanie Hicken, CNN Investigates Senior Writers
May 28, 2023
One Thing: Uvalde Families Get a Glimpse of the Truth CNN 5 Things
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
One Thing: Does Clearing Homeless Camps Just Extend the Crisis? CNN 5 Things
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
One Thing: Inside the Beginning of a Border Surge CNN 5 Things
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
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