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Unemployment rate dips to 3.5%, lowest level in 50 years A new jobs report shows hiring in the United States was hot in July, throwing cold water on recession fears but adding to concerns about inflation. Also, U.S. and Chinese tensions rise after Beijing’s missile fire near Taiwan and its new sanctions against Nancy Pelosi. Plus, Moscow says it is ready to discuss a proposed prisoner swap that could lead to the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
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Unemployment rate dips to 3.5%, lowest level in 50 years A new jobs report shows hiring in the United States was hot in July, throwing cold water on recession fears but adding to concerns about inflation. Also, U.S. and Chinese tensions rise after Beijing’s missile fire near Taiwan and its new sanctions against Nancy Pelosi. Plus, Moscow says it is ready to discuss a proposed prisoner swap that could lead to the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jury orders Alex Jones to pay over $4 million to Sandy Hook parents A Texas jury has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay over $4 million to the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook massacre as compensation for his lie that the shooting was a hoax. Then, WNBA star Brittney Griner has been sentenced to 9 years in prison. Also, CNN has learned that former President Trump’s lawyers are now in direct talks with the U.S. Justice Department about the January 6th criminal investigation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Kansas protects abortion rights in key vote Abortion rights advocates are celebrating a big win in the red sate of Kansas where voters overwhelmingly refused to clear the way for a state abortion ban. We’ll break down the vote and what it could mean for the midterms. Then, CNN has learned that a second top lawyer in the Trump White House has been subpoenaed in the criminal investigation of January 6th.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Pelosi defends Taiwan visit, says no conflict with U.S. policy China’s military is mobilizing after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lands in Taiwan defying Beijing’s threat of retaliation. Also, new images show the hideout where al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by a U.S. drone strike. Then, CNN is learning that the Pentagon wiped the phones of top defense officials at the end of the Trump administration, deleting any texts from key witnesses to the events surrounding January 6th.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Death toll rises in historic Kentucky flood disaster The death toll in flood ravaged eastern Kentucky rises to 35 as hundreds remain missing and more heavy rain is in the forecast. Governor Andy Beshear joins to discuss his states’ response. Also, the U.S. is warning China not to create a crisis as Nancy Pelosi is now expected to visit Taiwan. Then, Democrats aim for a Senate passage of climate and health care legislation, mindful that midterms are now 99 days away.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
McCarthy: “I don’t recall” Cassidy Hutchinson conversation on Jan 6 House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy now claims he doesn’t recall a January 6th conversation with Cassidy Hutchinson about preventing Donald Trump from going to the U.S. Capitol. Also, we are following catastrophic flooding right now in Kentucky where at least 16 people are dead and the governor warns that number could double in the coming days. Plus, a CNN exclusive report on an illegal Russian scheme to evade U.S. sanctions by mining gold in Sudan and smuggling the resource to finance its invasion of Ukraine.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
DOJ preps for court battle to force Trump officials’ testimony The Justice Department is preparing for a court battle to force top Trump White House officials to testify about their conversations with the former president on and around January 6th. Also, the U.S. economy shrinks again, raising fears of a recession. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, who sounded an early warning on inflation last year, joins.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Ex-Trump aide: DOJ has reached out to more former WH officials New information emerges about the Justice Department’s criminal investigation of January 6th as federal prosecutors are now looking at the actions of former President Trump. Also, Americans are bracing for even higher mortgage rates and other borrowing costs after the Federal Reserve takes drastic new action to curb inflation. Plus, the Biden administration says it has made a substantial offer to Russia for the release of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Trump sets stage for 2024 with familiar attacks, false claims Former President Trump is signaling he is going to stick to his old playbook as he appears poised to run for the White House again. Plus, the United States Justice Department’s insurrection investigation zeroes in on the Trump White House with new testimony by two former aides to Vice President Pence. Also, WNBA star Brittney Griner plans to take the stand in her own defense.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
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