Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, July 15, 2014
July 15th, 2014
12:31 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Israel accepts cease-fire with Hamas. The time's ticking for Congress to compromise on immigration. And Tracy Morgan leaves the hospital.

It's Tuesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day

1. MIDEAST CRISIS

Egyptian initiative: Israel's Cabinet today accepted a cease-fire with Hamas - a development that could provide a possible breakthrough in the ongoing crisis. The Egyptian proposal calls for all sides to cease hostilities in Gaza. The military wing of Hamas said it rejects the offer and its battle with "the enemy" will "increase in ferocity and intensity."

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2. THEME PARK SEX STINGS

Checking court records: A CNN investigation finds that dozens of employees at Central Florida theme parks - 35 at Disney, five at Universal Studios and two at SeaWorld - have been arrested since 2006 and accused of sex crimes involving children, trying to meet a minor for sex, or for possession of child pornography. So far, a total of 32 have been convicted, with the remaining cases pending. None of the cases involved children or teenagers visiting the parks.

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3. IMMIGRATION

Looking for common ground: A Congress that has trouble agreeing on the color of the sky has scheduled 12 work days to forge a compromise on one of the most volatile issues it will face - immigration. The White House wants $3.7 billion. Republicans want the borders secured. And Democrats want additional resources to speed up the processing of those who are already here. Congress has some motivation to complete the job quickly. Vacation is scheduled to start in a couple of weeks.

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4. DEA NFL PROBE

Profit over health: The Drug Enforcement Agency has launched an investigation into claims that NFL players illegally have been given powerful painkillers, among other prescription drugs, to keep them on the field, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. The DEA is looking into records pertaining to the distribution of prescription drugs handed out to players by trainers and doctors, the source added. A lawsuit filed last year by 1,300 former NFL players accuses the league of creating and maintaining a "culture of drug misuse."

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Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon claims in a lawsuit he got hooked on painkillers.

Former Chicago QB Jim McMahon claims he got hooked on painkillers.

5. TRACY MORGAN

Back home: Comedian Tracy Morgan is back at his New Jersey home after an accident last month that nearly took his life. He spent two weeks in critical condition and three weeks at a rehab center before being released. Morgan is suing Walmart after one of its tractor-trailers rear-ended his limo van. The driver is accused of going more than 24 hours without sleep.

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Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.

- Helpful pachyderm: A tourist drops his video camera during an elephant ride. His faithful steed lends a trunk and returns it safe and sound.

- Power trio: These middle school rockers have just unlocked a major record deal. The New York Daily News says Brooklyn band Unlocking the Truth - two 13-year-olds and a 12-year-old - has signed to work with Sony Music. What were you doing in middle school?

- RE2PECT: Future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter is on his farewell tour after 20 years in Major League Baseball. This tribute is a tip of the hat to a beloved player.

- Floppy lips and ears: Do dogs love anything better than a ride in the car? We don't think so.

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
Be sure to tune in to "New Day," from 6 to 9 a.m. ET, join us at NewDayCNN.com and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY!

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Dennis MJ

    School of Rock! Those kids are too cool!

    July 15, 2014 at 11:27 am | Reply
  2. Margaret Morgan

    People who have unhealty attraction towards children will seek employment where there are children. Be it a cushy behind the scenes desk position or in a costume interacting with the children with hugs and kisses, dancing with them and holding their hands while mommy or daddy takes the memorable pictures. Love you Tracy Morgan!!!!!!!! Rest, rest and rest some more until you're 100% back to being your CRAZY self!!!!!!!!

    July 15, 2014 at 8:32 am | Reply
  3. skin calabar

    My dog doesn't like car rides.He throws up all over . I pray peace to the middle east soon.

    July 15, 2014 at 6:37 am | Reply

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