5 Things To Know For Your New Day

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Healthcare workers in Liberia prepare to treat Ebola patients
October 21st, 2014
02:37 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The CDC issues new guidelines for treating Ebola. Oscar Pistorius learns his fate today. And the fashion world mourns a legend.

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

1. EBOLA

Staying safe: Newly released Ebola guidelines by the CDC focus on better protecting health care workers. More training and supervision are key elements, plus the requirement that no skin should be exposed when workers are wearing personal protective equipment. Healthcare workers will also be drilled on how to put on and take off the gear. The CDC has been under fire since two Dallas nurses contracted the virus and dozens of other healthcare workers were put under a 21-day monitoring period for possible exposure to Ebola.

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Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, October 20, 2014
Thomas Eric Duncan's fiancee, her son and two nephews will be done with quarantine Monday.
October 20th, 2014
12:34 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, October 20, 2014

Finally, some good news on the Ebola front. Human remains turn up in the search for Hannah Graham. And federal officials leak FBI forensics in the Michael Brown shooting case.

It's Monday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."

1. EBOLA

Turning a corner: For nearly 20 days, Louise Troh endured fear, grief and isolation. When told of the death of her fiance, Thomas Eric Duncan the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States she fell to the ground. The man giving her the news couldn't even console her with a hug. But today is day 21: the day the quarantine period is expected to come to an end for Troh, her son and two nephews. Also, some of the Ebola patients in treatment are steadily improving.

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Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, October 17, 2014
Health professionals are trained on how to provide medical care to patients with Ebola.
October 17th, 2014
02:55 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, October 17, 2014

Frontier warns passengers who traveled on the same plane as a woman who got Ebola. Hong Kong police clear pro-democracy protesters. And Apple unveils its new iPads.

It's Friday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."

1. EBOLA

Spreading the word: Authorities are expanding their efforts to reach out to passengers aboard two flights taken by a nurse infected with Ebola, and five subsequent trips made by the plane used in her return flight. Amber Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, a day after she took Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas. The airline says it's reached out to 800 people who were on those flights.

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2. ISIS

Fighting back: U.S. airstrikes in Kobani are helping Kurdish fighters turn the tide on ISIS militants in the Syrian town, sources there say. One Kurdish fighter told CNN that ISIS has been forced from many parts of the city but still controls some key buildings, including the hospital and a building that served as headquarters for the Kurdish People's Protection Units. Kurdish forces have control of the southwest entrance of the city and have taken some buildings back from ISIS.

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3. HONG KONG

Clearing the streets: Hong Kong police moved at dawn today to clear a major intersection occupied by pro-democracy protesters for almost three weeks, tearing down tents and dismantling barricades. Around 500 to 600 police carrying wire cutters and riot shields stormed the site in the city's busy Mong Kok district, catching the 200 or so protesters at the site off guard. A CNN team at the scene said most protesters did not put up any resistance.

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4. JOAN RIVERS

The official word: The New York medical examiner has released Joan Rivers' official cause of death. The comedian died of "therapeutic complications" during a procedure to evaluate "voice changes" and stomach reflux, the report said. Those complications included a spasm of the vocal cords that made it hard for Rivers to breathe, then she went into cardiac arrest. Ultimately, it was brain damage due to lack of oxygen that killed her. Rivers, 81, died on September 4, a week after an appointment at Manhattan's Yorkville Endoscopy clinic.

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Rivers on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson in 1965.

5. NEW iPADS

Apple unveils new iPads: Apple's new fab tabs got a facelift. The iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini both come with TouchID fingerprint sensors, which used to be available only on the iPhone. The Air 2 is just 6.1 millimeters thick, 18% smaller than the previous iPad Air. It's also got a souped-up processor, improved Retina display and a camera that takes panoramic photos of up to 43 megapixels. Both of the new iPads will be available for preorder Friday and will ship by the end of next week.

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

– That's the way the ball bounces: Watch as a basketball flies through the scenes of 87 movies, including "Superman," "Star Wars" and "The Big Lebowski."

– Adorable content warning: Run for the hills as a ferocious baby arctic fox nibbles on someone's toes.

– Fallon vs. Pitt: We think there's plenty of creative editing in this break dance showdown between Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon, but it's still fun to watch.

– What's that sound? Skip a rock across a frozen lake, and this is what you get.

– Biker bulldog: Sweets waves to her friends as she tours the countryside.

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!

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, October 16
President Obama meets with his cabinet after a second case of Ebola is contracted in the United States
October 16th, 2014
04:56 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, October 16

A Texas hospital apologizes for Ebola mistakes. A Seattle megachurch pastor calls it quits. And Apple rolls out its latest gadgets.

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

1. EBOLA

Dallas hospital apology: The Texas hospital where an Ebola patient died and two nurses became infected is apologizing for mistakes made when first confronted with the deadly virus. Dr. Daniel Varga said the hospital mishandled the case of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who was originally sent home from Texas Presbyterian Health hospital even after he had a fever and said he was from Liberia. "We did not correctly diagnose his symptoms as those of Ebola. We are deeply sorry." Days after Duncan returned to the hospital, he died from the virus. One of the Texas nurses is being treated in Dallas, the other in Atlanta.

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NBC freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who's recovering from Ebola at the Nebraska Medical Center, extended encouragement to the Texas nurses.

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