If you don’t watch/read/listen to the news on a daily basis, this is a good way to get caught up quickly with (CNN’s opinion) five important topics in the news today. I myself am guilty of not paying attention to much more than my local news.

Aunt Bubba

New Day

The government shutdown clock runs out at midnight, sainthood date set for John Paul II and “Breaking Bad” calls it a wrap.

It’s Monday, and here are the “5 Things to Know for Your New Day.”
Every weekday morning around 6, we’ll hit the top five stories of the day, clue you in on a few other buzzy items, and let you know about some of the must-watch stories coming up on CNN’s morning show, “New Day.”

1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Blink? No, you blink: Can you hear the clucking on Capitol Hill? That’s the sound of the White House and Congress playing chicken. Lawmakers have until midnight to come up with a spending plan or government goes into shutdown mode. Not everything will come crashing to a halt, but lots of folks will be on furlough. Get up to speed on the whole kerfuffle in 20 questions. Tea…

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