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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.

Why Republican Governors are Putting Migrants on the Move CNN One Thing
For months, Republican governors have been accused of using migrants as political pawns by sending them north in protest of President Joe Biden’s border policies. In recent weeks, Florida governor Ron DeSantis has escalated the situation by sending two planeloads of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard without warning. We examine why a Texas sheriff is investigating those flights, what’s next for the asylum seekers caught in the middle, and what’s fueling the rise in migrant encounters along the US-Mexico border. 
Guest: Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Immigration Reporter
Sep 25, 2022
How Abortion Could Swing the Midterms CNN One Thing
Primary season is over, and we are less than 60 days away from the midterm elections. We examine what’s at stake in November, preview the key races to watch and look at how the abortion issue is galvanizing voters of both parties in a key governor’s race.
Guest: Dana Bash, CNN Chief Political Correspondent
Sep 18, 2022
Introducing: All There Is with Anderson Cooper CNN One Thing
Anderson Cooper takes us on a deeply personal exploration of loss and grief. He starts recording while packing up the apartment of his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Going through her journals and keepsakes, as well as things left behind by his father and brother, Cooper begins a series of emotional and moving conversations about the people we lose, the things they leave behind, and how to live on - with loss, with laughter, and with love. 
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Sep 12, 2022
What Queen Elizabeth's Death Means for the Modern Monarchy CNN One Thing
Queen Elizabeth II died last week at the age of 96, after ruling the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for 70 years. We examine her life and legacy, what we can expect from King Charles III and how the monarchy moves forward amid criticisms of its colonial past.
Guest: Christiane Amanpour, CNN Chief International Anchor
Sep 11, 2022
“Machine guns are back, and they’re everywhere.” CNN One Thing
This episode contains graphic descriptions of gun violence.
According to a new analysis provided exclusively to CNN, the number of shootings involving automatic weapons in the US has sharply risen over the past few years. We examine how a small piece of plastic can transform a semi-automatic weapon into a machine gun in a matter of moments and how law enforcement is responding.
Guest: Curt Devine, CNN Investigates Producer
Sep 4, 2022
Afghanistan's New Crisis CNN One Thing
This week marks one year since the United States military ended its 20-year war in Afghanistan, which culminated in chaos as the Taliban took control of the country. We reflect on what the last year has been like for the Afghan people as they prepare for a looming hunger crisis. We also examine how some Afghan women are working to continue their education, despite an ongoing ban.
Guest: Clarissa Ward, CNN Chief International Correspondent
Aug 28, 2022
Why the Inflation Reduction Act is a Climate Milestone CNN One Thing
Last week, President Biden signed the $750 billion Inflation Reduction Act into law after more than a year of negotiations between Senate Democrats. We break down what’s in the climate portion of the package and how it could help address a drought emergency playing out right now on the Colorado River.
Guest: Ella Nilsen, CNN Climate Reporter
Aug 21, 2022
Did We Miss Our Chance to Contain Monkeypox? CNN One Thing
As monkeypox continues to spread around the US, federal health officials have rolled out a new strategy they say will stretch vaccine supply amid high demand. We break down what you should know about virus and look at why we may have already missed our chance at effectively containing it.
Guest: Jacqueline Howard, CNN Health reporter
Aug 14, 2022
Pelosi Visits Taiwan. China Fires Back. CNN One Thing
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touched down in Taiwan last week, ignoring warnings from both the Chinese government and the Biden administration. We examine the response from China's military, how the visit could further worsen US-China relations, and what it means for the millions of Taiwanese people caught in the middle.
Guest: Will Ripley, CNN Senior International Correspondent
Aug 7, 2022
How Election Lies Are Fueling GOP Primaries CNN One Thing
Former President Donald Trump’s election lies are shaping Republican primary races across the country. Ahead of voting on Tuesday in Arizona, CNN traveled to the state to hear from Republican voters on who they’re backing, if the January 6th hearings are swaying their opinions, and who they want to lead the Republican party going forward.
Guest: Donie O’Sullivan, CNN Correspondent
Jul 31, 2022
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