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5 Good Things: We Can Sip Wine Because the Dinosaurs Died CNN 5 Things
The first CNN Hero of 2024 founded a nonprofit that teaches kids with troubled pasts how to train homeless dogs to help get them adopted. Quincy Wilson is making history ahead of the Paris Summer Olympics. In Maine, a children’s clothing store buys back its clothes and repurposes them, so they don’t end up in landfills. Divers and a marine biologist are helping save sharks from the two issues that threaten their existence. Plus, how the demise of the dinosaurs may have helped grapes thrive.
Jul 13, 2024
6 PM ET: US heat forecast, Giuliani’s bankruptcy case dismissed, Baldwin trial paused & more CNN 5 Things
President Joe Biden is meeting with groups of congressional Democrats through the weekend to reignite support for his campaign. Scorching summer temperatures are baking much of the US as Houston battles power outages. A number of battleground states are sending fake 2020 electors to the Republican National Convention. A judge has decided that Rudy Giuliani is no longer entitled to bankruptcy protection. Plus, we’ll explain why Alec Baldwin’s trial over a fatal shooting on a movie set is now on hold.
Jul 12, 2024
3 PM ET: Biden support fallout, US flood watches, new inflation data & more CNN 5 Things
President Joe Biden is dismissing growing concerns about his candidacy as he hits the campaign trail in Michigan today. Millions in the eastern US are under flood watches in the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl. The latest inflation data is bringing some unexpected bad news about the US economy. Several Wisconsin hotel employees have been fired following the death of a Black man pinned to the ground. And, federal regulators have grounded a SpaceX rocket after a failed mission.
Jul 12, 2024
12 PM ET: Prominent Dems doubt Biden, AT&T data breach, Nepal landslide & more CNN 5 Things
Prominent Democrats continue to air doubts about President Joe Biden's candidacy. The Kremlin responds after Biden momentarily mixed up the Russian and Ukrainian leaders. A massive breach has exposed the data of nearly all of AT&T cell customers and many others. Search and rescue efforts are underway following a landslide in Nepal. Plus, the EU says Elon Musks’s X is misleading users.
Jul 12, 2024
9 AM ET: More calls on Biden, 1-year-old found alive, 36 hours at sea in floating ring & more CNN 5 Things
Pressure continues to mount on President Joe Biden as three Democratic lawmakers joined calls for him to step down from reelection. Heat records are expected to be broken again today, as another heatwave is expected in the eastern US soon. A 1-year-old boy has been found alive near a highway after his 4-year-old brother was found dead. Gaza authorities say at least 50 people have been found dead after the partial withdrawal of the Israeli military from an area. Plus, a woman survived 36 hours out at sea after drifting from the shoreline in a floating ring.
Jul 12, 2024
6 AM ET: Biden's news conference, heatwaves spreading east, toxins in tampons & more CNN 5 Things
President Joe Biden's much-anticipated news conference didn't seem to sway those in his own party calling on him to step down from running for reelection. The heatwave in parts of the US will be spreading soon, as people in Texas deal with heat and power outages. Former President Donald Trump is pushing for his conviction in the hush money case to be dismissed. Panama has installed barbed wire across several routes through the Darien Gap used by migrants. And, a study has found small amounts of toxins in tampons.
Jul 12, 2024
6 PM ET: Biden wraps up NATO summit, cancer deaths preventable, Alec Baldwin trial & more CNN 5 Things
President Joe Biden will close this week’s NATO summit with a high-stakes solo press conference. Also during the NATO summit, Biden sat down with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to discuss a new aid package. The biggest power company in Houston faces criticism as more than 1 million of its customers still don’t have power. A new study shows nearly half of cancer deaths in the US are preventable. And, actor Alec Baldwin is back in court today for his involuntary manslaughter trial.
Jul 11, 2024
3 PM ET: US sanctions Israeli extremists, Russian assassination plot thwarted, “The Shining” actor dies & more CNN 5 Things
The US has imposed sanctions on Israeli groups and individuals tied to violence, amid fresh evacuation orders in Gaza City. The US and Germany thwarted a Russian assassination plot targeting a German arms manufacturer. A police chief in West Virginia has resigned after hiring an officer who fatally shot a Black child in 2014. We’ll tell you how much the IRS has collected in past-due taxes from millionaires. Plus, Shelley Duvall has died at the age of 75.
Jul 11, 2024
12 PM ET: Calls for Biden to drop out, US prices fall, Seine still not safe & more CNN 5 Things
More Democrats are calling on President Joe Biden to drop out of the race. Prices in the US fell for the first time since the early Covid pandemic - we break down the numbers. High temperatures bake the West, and impacts from Beryl come to an end. House Democrat Alexandria Ocasio Cortez issues articles of impeachment against two conservative Supreme Court justices. And, can France's Seine River be made swimmable ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic games?
Jul 11, 2024
9 AM ET: Power outage anger, falling prices, Biden's big test, & more CNN 5 Things
Heat and anger are rising in Texas as power outages continue for more than a million customers. Prices fell in the US for the first time since the start of the pandemic. President Joe Biden is facing a big test today as he holds a solo news conference at the NATO summit. Meanwhile, the alliance has made some strong comments about China's influence in the Ukraine war. Plus, the head coach of the United States men’s national soccer team has been fired.
Jul 11, 2024
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