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10 AM ET: Gaza infant bodies, Texas blocks emergency abortion, double lottery winner & more
CNN 5 Things
Dec 9, 2023

The US vetoed a UN vote for a ceasefire in Gaza, as the bodies of infants have been discovered in a hospital. Texas’ Supreme Court has blocked a woman from receiving an emergency abortion. An Alabama officer is on leave after using a stun gun against a Black man. Self-checkout has sent retailers into a panic as they try to reel in some losses. And a New York man wins a $10 million jackpot… for the second time.

Episode Transcript
Paola Ortiz
00:00:01
Hi there from CNN, I'm Paola Ortiz, with the 5 Things you need to know for Saturday, December 9th.
Paola Ortiz
00:00:08
In a U.N. vote that would request for an immediate ceasefire. The US vetoed the resolution stating that there was no mention of Hamas attacks.
US. UN. Ambassador Robert Wood
00:00:15
We do not support this resolution's call for an unsustainable cease fire that will only plant the seeds for the next war.
Paola Ortiz
00:00:24
'A draft version of the resolution presented by the United Arab Emirates had called for, quote, "an immediate humanitarian cease fire," as well as, quote, "the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages." Meanwhile, calls for a cease fire continue as protesters take the streets of New York. With a cease fire still out of reach, the horrors of war continue to unfold in Gaza, most recently with the discovery of infants bodies inside the Al-Nasr ICU hospital ward. A video obtained by CNN showed the bodies of at least four dead children, some still connected to the machines that were meant to keep them alive. The children were left behind after hospital staff say they were forced to evacuate under the direction of Israeli forces. Staff say they did not have a way to safely remove the infants. The Israeli military has strongly denied responsibility for the deaths of the children.
Paola Ortiz
00:01:21
The Texas Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a pregnant woman from obtaining an emergency abortion. In a ruling issued late Friday, the court froze a lower court's ruling that would have allowed Kate Cox to obtain the procedure. Cox had previously sued the state seeking a court ordered abortion. The court noted the case didn't mean pending before them, but did not include a timeline on when a full ruling might be issued. Cox is currently 20 weeks pregnant. Texas has largely banned abortions after six weeks. Her unborn baby was diagnosed with a fatal genetic condition that would not allow the infant to live more than a few days outside the womb, according to the suit. Additionally, complications in her pregnancy are putting her health at risk. In a letter to three hospitals in Houston, Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote Cox had failed to demonstrate she has a, quote, "life threatening" medical condition and has threatened legal action toward her doctors. Molly, Dwayne Cox's attorney didn't mention when and where Cox would be getting an abortion, but said they planned to get her the care, quote, "the fastest way possible.".
Paola Ortiz
00:02:25
A Reform Alabama police officer is on administrative leave after a video surfaced showing her using a stun gun on a handcuffed Black man last week.
Arrest video nats
00:02:38
Nats.
Officer
00:02:38
Oh Yeah.
Paola Ortiz
00:02:40
Attorney Leroy Maxwell Junior tells CNN the man in the video was his client, Micah Washington, who was changing a tire along the road when approached by a white female officer who asked for his ID. Maxwell said that after initially saying no. Washington gave it to her while also taking out his phone to record. Maxwell claims that's when the officer first user stun gun in Washington and then handcuffed him while he was on the ground. Maxwell says that some of the charges against Washington have since been dropped. CNN has reached out for more information.
Paola Ortiz
00:03:12
'Companies hoping to save a big chunk of money by adding self-checkout to their stores are now reconsidering if that was the right move. Dollar General is the latest to say it's putting a hold to adding more self-checkout stations to more stores. This is all in an effort to try to enhance sales and avoid merchandise losses like shoplifting. But Dollar General isn't the only retailer regretting their self-checkout fees. Other companies like Target and Costco have also made adjustments to their self-checkout strategies.
Paola Ortiz
00:03:40
Up next. Sometimes lightning does strike twice, if you're really lucky.
Paola Ortiz
00:03:49
Welcome back.
Paola Ortiz
00:03:50
They say lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place. But for this very fortunate man, it wasn't lightning that got him for a second time. But the lottery, Wayne Murray snatched a $10 million prize this month on one of the New York Lottery's scratch off games. The double win happened just six months after he won the same amount in another scratch off game about the win. Murray told officials last year it quote "feels very humbling and liberating." I can't imagine how he feels now.
Paola Ortiz
00:04:19
That's all for now. But we'll be back at 3 p.m. Eastern with more news.