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We bring you 5 stories that will get you up to speed and on with your day. Updates at 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm and 6pm Eastern, every weekday.

12 PM ET: Cassie responds, Live Nation sued, colleges grilled & more CNN 5 Things
Cassie Ventura has spoken out for the first time since her ex-boyfriend Sean Combs apologized for assaulting her in a hotel hallway in 2016. The US government and dozens of states are suing to break up Ticketmaster's parent company. Former President Donald Trump is in New York campaigning after getting a surprising endorsement. We'll hear the latest from Ukraine after a deadly Russian attack. And, the leaders of three universities are getting grilled over antisemitism on campus.
May 23, 2024
9 AM ET: Trump gets Haley endorsement, more Alito flag controversy, Taiwan 'punishment' drills & more CNN 5 Things
Nikki Haley says she'll vote for former President Donald Trump, but she doesn't sound excited about it. A city in Iowa is picking up the pieces after a devastating tornado. The New York times is reporting that another controversial flag was seen flying at a house owned by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. China has launched two days of "punishment" drills around Taiwan. Plus, why college athletes could see a change to their paychecks.
May 23, 2024
6 AM ET: Haley backs Trump, busiest travel day, Ticketmaster lawsuit & more CNN 5 Things
Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says she'll vote for her old rival former President Donald Trump in November. The families of female Israeli hostages are explaining why they released graphic footage of their abduction by Hamas. Today's expected to be the busiest day for flying over the Memorial Day weekend. Nine people have died in Mexico after wind caused a stage to collapse. Plus, the Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit soon against Ticketmaster's parent company.
May 23, 2024
6 PM ET: Haley endorses Trump, Uvalde families' settlement, Weinstein accuser speaks out & more CNN 5 Things
Former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley has endorsed former President Donald Trump. Israel’s prime minister says recognizing a Palestinian state “is a reward for terror” after three countries made a landmark decision to do so. The families of the victims in the Uvalde, Texas school massacre have announced a settlement. In a CNN exclusive, a Harvey Weinstein accuser says testimony from Trump’s criminal hush money trial validates her story. President Joe Biden announced another round of student debt relief. Plus, there's some dissent among Louisville police over a pro golfer's felony assault charge.
May 22, 2024
3 PM ET: Hamas abduction footage, PA workplace shooting, bird flu detection data & more CNN 5 Things
The families of seven female Israeli soldiers in Hamas captivity released a graphic video of their abduction. We’ll tell you about a deadly mass shooting at a company west of Philadelphia. A hearing in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case turned into a shouting match today. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called for a snap general election this summer. And, we’ll explain how wastewater monitoring picked up an early signal of the bird flu in the US.
May 22, 2024
12 PM ET: WH on Palestinian State, Trump classified docs hearing, Graceland foreclosure ruling & more CNN 5 Things
The US is pushing back, after three European countries announced plans to recognize a Palestinian state. Former President Donald Trump's classified documents case is entering a new phase with a new hearing and new evidence. Graceland will stay in the hands of Elvis Presley’s family until its rightful ownership is determined. We’ll explain why OpenAI should be worried about a lawsuit from Scarlett Johansson. Plus, a new study finds a popular supplement may do more harm than good for some people.
May 22, 2024
9 AM ET: Deadly storm destruction, Big Oil investigation, plastics in testicles & more CNN 5 Things
Deadly storms have left a path of destruction in the Midwest - now they're heading East. Spain, Norway and Ireland say they'll recognize a Palestinian state, upsetting Israel. House Democrats are investigating whether leading US oil companies colluded to push up prices. The source of the Ketamine that led to Matthew Perry's death is being investigated. Plus, high levels of tiny plastics have been found in human testicles.
May 22, 2024
6 AM ET: Countries recognizing Palestinian state, Iowa tornado deaths, Diddy lawsuit & more CNN 5 Things
Spain, Ireland and Norway have announced plans to recognize a Palestinian state. A deadly tornado has ripped through a city in Iowa as a parade of storms continues to move across the US. An investigation is underway after a man was killed and dozens were injured by turbulence. We'll have the latest from Iran's capital, where a funeral is being held for the country's president. Plus, Sean "Diddy" Combs is facing another lawsuit as a former model has accused him of sexual assault.
May 22, 2024
6 PM ET: Trump doesn’t testify, Netanyahu blasts ICC charges, Midwest storms & more CNN 5 Things
Both sides of Donald Trump’s hush money trial rested their cases today without the former president taking the stand. Israel’s prime minister tells CNN that the charges brought by the International Criminal Court are “beyond outrageous.” President Joe Biden announced a new milestone for a law that expands health care benefits for veterans exposed to toxins and their survivors. A severe storm outbreak with potentially strong tornadoes is underway in the Midwest. Finally, a Florida meteorologist gets heated over a new law.
May 21, 2024
3 PM ET: ICC arrest warrants, Singapore Airlines flight, primaries today & more CNN 5 Things
Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he’s open to legislative action against the International Criminal Court over Israeli arrest warrants. More injuries have been reported from a flight that encountered severe turbulence en route to Singapore. Several allies of former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty in Arizona’s fake electors case. Five states are holding key elections today. And, Microsoft thinks it’s found a way to make PCs relevant again.
May 21, 2024
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