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June 29, 2022 4 min

President Joe Biden announced that the US is bolstering its military presence in Europe as Russia’s war in Ukraine continues. The death toll from a migrant smuggling incident in Texas has gone up – we'll tell you how the state’s governor is responding. R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on federal sex trafficking and racketeering charges. Also, one of Rudy Giuliani’s former associates received his sentence for ca...

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We start with reactions from the GOP on yesterday's shocking January 6 testimony from a former Trump White House aide. In Spain, NATO leaders have formally invited Finland and Sweden to join the military alliance and President Joe Biden had a lot to do with it – we'll tell you what else he's up to today. A new federal report shows the US economy is doing worse than we thought. What role will tech companies have in a pos...

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We start in Spain where President Joe Biden has announced more US forces in Europe while at a NATO summit in. Back in the US, several primaries were held around the country last night - we’ll bring you details on some of the results, including for New York’s governor. A record heatwave in Japan has nearly 40 million people being asked to use less electricity. An independent news site in the Philippines says it has been ordered to s...

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We begin with a critical NATO summit today that's set to see a historic expansion and redefine security in Europe for years to come. The January 6 panel was told that before the Capitol attack, then-President Trump was told some in the crowd had weapons - we'll bring you the details. Two arrests have been made in connection to the 51 people found dead in the back of a semi-truck in San Antonio. 7 million people desperately ...

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This evening, we start with the bombshell testimony from today’s January 6 Committee hearing. We also have the latest results from the primary elections happening in five states today. Finland and Sweden will now both have an easier time joining NATO. And finally, an update on the monkeypox cases in the US and an actress that died today.

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In its last-minute hearing, the Jan. 6 committee learned new details from a former Trump White House aide - listen to hear her explosive testimony. As abortion bans in states across the country loom, we'll tell you the latest state that's had its ban blocked by a court. The president is in Spain today to discuss Russia's war in Ukraine with NATO leaders, and Ghislaine Maxwell received her sentence for her years-long sch...

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The fight to protect and or further restrict abortion access has kicked into high gear after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. wade decision. President Joe Biden is in Spain for a NATO summit, where the group has a lot of talk about amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. We have new details about why the January 6 House select committee scheduled today's hearing unexpectedly. Voters across the country hit the polls today in primary and run-off...

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We begin with a horrible discovery in San Antonio, Texas, where 46 people were found dead inside a semi-truck. Some of the survivors include children. The January 6 panel is holding an unexpected hearing today - we’ll bring you the details. 3 people are dead and at least 50 injured after an Amtrak derailment in Missouri. Search teams continue digging in Ukraine after a shopping mall was hit by a Russian strike - as US officials deb...

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President Joe Biden is leaving the G7 meeting in Germany this morning and is heading straight to the NATO summit in Spain, where Ukraine will again be high on the agenda. A new poll shows most Americans disapprove of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade. Ghislaine Maxwell is set to be sentenced today for her role in helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. 12 people have died after a chlorine gas leak in Jordan. ...

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We begin with a CNN exclusive – Vice President Kamala Harris gives her first interview since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. We also have the latest developments on a deadly Amtrak train derailment in Missouri and an attack on a shopping mall in Ukraine. Federal agents seized the phone of former President Donald Trump’s election attorney John Eastman. Lastly, an accused school shooter in Michigan may take the stand in ...

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In a special extended Sunday edition of the 5 Things podcast, we take a look at a momentous week at the Supreme Court and the far-reaching impacts of two major rulings. First, we examine why the court’s conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade, and what it means for women across the country. Then, in the wake of a major ruling on gun rights, we hear the story of an Oklahoma group that is actively trying to loosen weapon laws in...

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Today is Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when slaves in Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. We examine the its origins, how it became a federal holiday, and what happens when corporations try to commercialize a holiday Black Americans have been celebrating for over a century.

Guest: Don Lemon, CNN Anchor

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After massacres in Uvalde and Buffalo, calls have grown louder to ban or restrict access to AR-15 style rifles. We examine what makes this weapon so lethal, how law enforcement has adjusted its tactics in response, and what Congress may be willing to do to further regulate it.

Guest: Josh Campbell, CNN Correspondent

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This week, the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol is set to kick off a series of high-profile public hearings. We examine what new ground these hearings will cover and look at what remains unanswered about what former President Donald Trump and his allies were doing before and during the riot. 

Guest: Ryan Nobles, CNN Congressional Correspondent

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Americans are searching for answers following the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, which claimed the lives of at least nineteen children and two teachers. We examine the gun laws that allowed the suspect to purchase the weapon allegedly used in the attack and look at whether Congress could pass any new gun control legislation after years of inaction.

Guest: Nick Watt, CNN Correspondent

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Last month, former Marine Trevor Reed was released in a prisoner swap after being held in Russia for nearly three years. Tonight, he speaks exclusively to CNN in his first interview since being freed. We get a preview of that conversation and look at what comes next for Reed and his family. Plus, a look at the efforts aimed at freeing the many other Americans being held abroad.

Guest: Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor & Chief Washington ...

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From gasoline to groceriesinflation is driving up prices for just about everything. Home ownership seems out of reach for many, and the stock market is struggling. Meanwhile, the job market is booming and wages are rising. We try to make sense of these competing economic markers and what they mean for your financial future.

Guest: Christine Romans, CNN Chief Business Correspondent

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Abortion rights advocates are outraged after Politico published a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade, nearly 50 years after the ruling made abortion a protected right. We examine what a post-Roe landscape could look like, how some states are already moving in that direction and how this potential opinion could put other legal precedents in jeopardy.

Guest: Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Report...

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Voters go to the polls in Ohio on Tuesday in a closely watched GOP Senate primary, with a crowded field of candidates vying for the approval of former President Donald Trump. We examine why the Big Lie is still a talking point on the campaign trail, look at the other issues on voters’ minds and preview other key races to watch in the weeks ahead.

Guest: Abby Phillip, CNN Senior Political Correspondent

 

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A recent Gallup poll shared first with CNN found 1 in 3 Americans said they have been affected by some kind of extreme weather in the past two years. We examine how those events are shaping people’s view of climate change and changing their way of life. Plus, we look at whether President Biden is fulfilling his climate promises after more than a year on the job.

Guest: Bill Weir, CNN Chief Climate Correspondent

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