CNN 5 Things


  • 19 minutes 25 seconds
    One Thing: What Diddy’s Downfall Says About the Legacy of #MeToo

    Note: This episode contains descriptions of domestic violence. 

    Outrage has rippled through the entertainment industry ever since CNN exclusively obtained disturbing surveillance video showing Sean “Diddy” Combs assaulting his then-girlfriend Cassie Ventura in 2016. After initially denying the incident and others alleged ever happened, Diddy apologized for his actions in the video. In this episode, we explore why many say the apology falls short and look at how the case fits into the wider #MeToo movement. 

    Guest: Elizabeth Wagmeister, CNN Entertainment Correspondent  

    If you or someone you know is struggling with intimate partner violence, there are resources available, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline

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    26 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 10 minutes 14 seconds
    5 Good Things: A Chicago Teen Earns a Doctorate Degree

    A Chicago teenager became the youngest person in her university’s history to earn a doctorate degree. The discovery of a long-lost branch of the Nile River could help solve a mystery of the pyramids. Think you could win a ‘do nothing’ contest? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives us advice on the keys to happiness. Plus, a 90-year-old man becomes the oldest person to reach the edge of space—and accomplishes a goal he’s had for more than 60 years.

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    25 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 6 minutes 17 seconds
    6 PM ET: Memorial Day weekend forecast, missionaries killed, ‘Super Size Me’ filmmaker dies & more

    Dangerous storms and searing heat will impact parts of the US this Memorial Day weekend. Meanwhile, a deadly heat wave is being felt abroad. Haitian gangs fatally shot three missionaries, including an American couple. Today marks two years since an elementary school massacre claimed the lives of 19 students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas. And, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, best known for the McDonald’s documentary “Super Size Me,” has died. 

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    24 May 2024, 9:43 pm
  • 6 minutes
    3 PM ET: American tourists charged latest, holiday gas prices, iPhone settlement payout & more

    Israel’s prime minister held a call with members of his cabinet over a top UN court’s ruling that orders Israel to immediately stop its military operation in Rafah. The first of several Americans arrested in Turks and Caicos on ammunition charges can return home under some conditions. The prosecutor in former President Donald Trump’s election subversion case in Georgia is appealing the judge’s decision to throw out some charges. The Biden administration is trying to keep gas prices in check for Memorial Day weekend travel. And, we’ll explain why having an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus could get you paid.

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    24 May 2024, 7:00 pm
  • 6 minutes 24 seconds
    12 PM ET: Israel ordered to halt offensive, China's Taiwan test, millennial saint & more

    The UN’s top court orders Israel to stop its operation in Rafah at the request of South Africa. China's military conducts its largest drills around Taiwan in over a year, testing its ability to seize power. The NCAA and power conferences have agreed to a settlement that could usher in a new era of college sports. NASA delays Boeing's first flight carrying astronauts. The Catholic Church is set to canonize the first millennial saint.

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    24 May 2024, 3:53 pm
  • 6 minutes 15 seconds
    9 AM ET: Weekend travel records, hostage bodies found, another Diddy lawsuit & more

    We start with a breakdown of what's expected to be record breaking Memorial Day weekend travel. Israeli forces say they've found the bodies of three hostages taken by Hamas on October 7th. Sean Combs is facing another sexual assault lawsuit, taking the total to seven since November. Singapore Airlines is changing its seatbelt sign policy after deadly turbulence this week. Plus, a study suggests weed is becoming more popular than booze in the US.

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    24 May 2024, 12:45 pm
  • 6 minutes 13 seconds
    6 AM ET: Memorial Day travel, abortion pills reclassified, college athletes payments & more

    It's expected to be a record breaking Memorial Day weekend when it comes to travel - but the weather forecast is troubling in some areas. The International Court of Justice is expected to rule today on whether Israel should stop its offensive in the city of Rafah in Gaza. Louisiana is set to reclassify abortion inducing drugs as dangerous controlled substances. Sentencing starts today for an American charged with firearm offenses in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Plus, a legal settlement paves the way for colleges to pay student athletes.

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    24 May 2024, 9:55 am
  • 6 minutes 20 seconds
    6 PM ET: Border security legislation fails, abortion pills bill, WNBA expansion & more

    A sweeping bipartisan border security bill failed to advance in the Senate again – we’ll explain why. Louisiana could soon become the first state to classify two abortion drugs as controlled dangerous substances. Severe turbulence on a London flight to Singapore caused some serious injuries. Lawmakers and university leaders clashed in a hearing over responses to antisemitism on college campuses. Plus, the WNBA is adding a new franchise outside the US for the first time.

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    23 May 2024, 9:58 pm
  • 6 minutes 18 seconds
    3 PM ET: Scottie Scheffler arrest footage, Iranian president’s burial, hurricane preseason forecast & more

    Louisville Police say they’ve taken disciplinary action against an officer who arrested top golfer Scottie Scheffler and released videos from the incident. President Joe Biden welcomed Kenya’s president to the White House, as he looks to counter China’s influence. Iran’s late president has been laid to rest after dying in a helicopter crash. The feds have reached a settlement agreement with the company behind last year’s toxic train derailment in Ohio. And, forecasters are warning about this year’s hurricane season.

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    23 May 2024, 6:59 pm
  • 6 minutes 15 seconds
    12 PM ET: Cassie responds, Live Nation sued, colleges grilled & more

    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.

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    23 May 2024, 3:55 pm
  • 6 minutes 12 seconds
    9 AM ET: Trump gets Haley endorsement, more Alito flag controversy, Taiwan 'punishment' drills & more

    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.

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    23 May 2024, 12:49 pm
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