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9 AM ET: Biden convinces governors, DC boil water advisory, Boeing scrap parts & more CNN 5 Things
President Joe Biden appears to have re-convinced some Democratic governors that he's the right candidate for the 2024 presidential election. Wildfires and extreme heat are scorching parts of the South and western US today. People in some areas of DC and northern Virginia are being told to boil their water before they drink it. It's election day for voters in the UK. Plus, a Boeing whistleblower says the company used parts from a scrapyard in some of its planes.
Jul 4, 2024
6 AM ET: Democrats for and against Biden, US heat, new Diddy allegations & more CNN 5 Things
Some Democratic governors are publicly backing President Joe Biden, while another lawmaker from his party says he should step down from the election. More than 40% of Americans will be spending this 4th of July under heat alerts, as wildfires rage on in parts of the country. Hurricane Beryl has weakened to a category 3 storm after lashing Jamaica. Israel and Hamas could be moving closer to a ceasefire and hostage release deal. Plus, Sean "Diddy" Combs is facing another lawsuit alleging sexual assault and sex trafficking.
Jul 4, 2024
6 PM ET: Biden doubles down, Beryl hammers Jamaica, Google’s emissions soar & more CNN 5 Things
President Joe Biden is vowing to stay in the race for the White House despite panic among some Democrats about his ability to do the job. Hurricane Beryl is battering parts of Jamaica with life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds. One of the Supreme Court’s recent rulings is impacting new health care protections for transgender Americans nationwide. We’ll tell you about an attack that killed dozens in a central Mali village. Plus, Google says artificial intelligence is to blame for its emission spikes.
Jul 3, 2024
3 PM ET: Biden’s candidacy concerns, Beryl nears Jamaica, holiday gas prices & more CNN 5 Things
Questions swirl about the future of President Joe Biden’s candidacy as pressure mounts for him to drop out of the race. We’re tracking Hurricane Beryl as it closes in on Jamaica. A growing wildfire has prompted thousands to evacuate in Northern California as a heat wave ramps up. A long-running discount store chain is going out of business. And, we have good news for drivers hitting the road this 4th of July.
Jul 3, 2024
12 PM ET: Biden weighs 2024 bid, Hurricane Beryl, UK general election & more CNN 5 Things
Reports circle that President Joe Biden is acknowledging the coming days are key to save his reelection campaign. Hurricane Beryl moves towards Jamaica. The UK prepares to vote in election that could see the Conservatives lose power after 14 years. New research reveals a new potential health risk from popular weight loss and diabetes drugs. And, how much will Americans spend on BBQs this holiday weekend?
Jul 3, 2024
9 AM ET: Biden blames travel schedule, Navajo Nation heat, WNBA All-Stars & more CNN 5 Things
President Joe Biden has blamed his busy travel schedule for his poor debate performance. The Washington Post reports that the Justice Department will continue to pursue criminal charges against former President Donald Trump after the election, even if he wins. Hurricane Beryl is heading for Jamaica. 13,000 Navajo Nation households aren't connected to the electrical grid, meaning they get no relief from extreme heat. Plus, two Rookies have been named WBNA All-Stars.
Jul 3, 2024
6 AM ET: Democrats against Biden, Beryl 'flattened' island, Jewish graves vandalized & more CNN 5 Things
A growing number of leading Democrats want President Joe Biden to drop out of the 2024 race for the White House. Hurricane Beryl is making its way towards Jamaica after the Prime Minister of Grenada said it "flattened" an island there. There are warnings that 4th July heat could be "exceptionally dangerous and lethal" for parts of the US. 250,000 people were at a religious ceremony in India that ended in a deadly crowd crush. Plus, the FBI is investigating after dozens of Jewish graves were vandalized in Ohio.
Jul 3, 2024
6 PM ET: Trump’s hush money sentencing, India crowd crush, FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug & more CNN 5 Things
A judge has postponed former President Donald Trump’s sentencing in his hush money case in New York. Hurricane Beryl is now a powerful Category 4 storm as it moves toward Jamaica. The Israeli military has ordered a fresh round of evacuation orders for many parts of southern Gaza. More than 100 people were killed in a crowd crush at a religious event in India. Plus, the Food & Drug Administration approved a new drug to treat early Alzheimer’s.
Jul 2, 2024
3 PM ET: Giuliani disbarred in NY, Biden’s debate performance fallout, Jamie Foxx’s health scare & more CNN 5 Things
Rudy Giuliani has officially been disbarred in New York for his part in former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election interference efforts. The Biden administration is expected to announce a proposed rule to protect workers from extreme heat. Democratic governors want to meet with the White House after President Joe Biden’s poor debate performance. Hungary’s prime minister is urging Ukraine to consider a ceasefire deal with Russia. And, actor Jamie Foxx opens up about a health scare that landed him in the hospital last year.
Jul 2, 2024
12 PM ET: Trump's sentencing could be impacted, Hurricane Beryl, severe turbulence injuries & more CNN 5 Things
The Manhattan DA's office says it is open to delaying Donald Trump’s hush money trial sentencing date and the state Supreme Court announced Rudy Giuliani is officially disbarred in New York. Hurricane Beryl is moving through the Caribbean towards Jamaica. The Biden administration is rolling out the first-ever heat safety standard for workers. Illegal crossings at the U.S. Mexico border fall to a three-year low. Plus, dozens of passengers are injured following strong turbulence on an Air Europa flight.
Jul 2, 2024
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