Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, June 25
Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini says he was bitten by Uruguan player Luis Suarez yesterday.
June 25th, 2014
05:40 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, June 25

Some veteran Congressmen made it through yesterday's primaries, in Iraq both sides claim control of this or that town, and a biting incident mars a World Cup victory.

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of “5 Things to Know for Your New Day."

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5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Former quarterback Dan Marino left a legacy with the NFL. He's suing over concussions.
June 3rd, 2014
05:54 AM ET

5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The President flies to Europe with the baggage of Bergdahl's release in tow. A study says sexism makes hurricanes deadlier. And former NFL star Dan Marino sues the league over concussions.

It's Tuesday, and here are the “5 Things to Know for Your New Day."

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Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, May 30
Could you have spelled "feuilleton?" Or even know what it is?
May 30th, 2014
05:31 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, May 30

The Veteran Affairs' chief faces friends of homeless veterans. Bill Gates' pal offers $2 billion for the Clippers. And two young spelling aces nail the national spelling bee for its first tie in 50 years.

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

1. VA SCANDAL

Facing it head-on: With calls for him to resign hanging over his head, Veterans Affairs' Secretary Eric Shinseki will face representatives of people particularly vulnerable to his agency's medical failings today. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans has booked Shinseki as its featured speaker at its annual conference in Washington. While he stands before them, lawmakers consider whom to hold responsible for a scandal involving the treatment of ailing veterans that has cost some of them their lives.

2. CLIPPERS OFFER

Bill Gates, sort of: He's even wealthier than Donald Sterling and a whole lot more animated, too. But what else do we know about Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO who's poised to take over the Los Angeles Clippers? Unlike owner Donald Sterling, whose racist remarks hurled him into a vortex of public criticism, Ballmer flew under the radar in recent months before he laid down a $2 billion offer for the team.

3. SPELLING BEE TIE

Spellbinding: It was the first spelling bee tie in 50 years. But Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe wore the judges out. They correctly spelled so many words Thursday that the Scripps National Spelling Bee had to declare them both winners. The last word was "feuilleton" (roughly pronounced Fwooyetonh). Know what that is? Culture section of a European newspaper. Sujoe, a 13-year-old seventh-grader from Fort Worth, Texas, knew it and nailed it.

4. JAILED U.S. MARINE

Come home: A U.S. Marine who says he accidentally drove to Mexico with guns in tow is now tied to a bed in four-point restraints, a friend and fellow service member said. "I don’t think its right for any American to be in a Mexican jail treated like that. They are our neighboring ally, and it's inhumane," the friend told CNN's Nick Valencia.

5. NEW SPACE SHIP

Space cadet express: Space travelers, get ready for a new ride. The Dragon V2 got its grand reveal last night by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who showed off his company's new spacecraft in a live webcast. Dragon V2 marks a major milestone as SpaceX's first spacecraft capable of bringing humans to the International Space Station then back to Earth.

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

- Skywalking: One-man-band plays Star Wars theme.

- Hearing is believing: Check out these audio illusions.

- Underwater stampede: Is it a flock, a covey, a school or a herd - of manatees?

- Domino effect: It can be beautiful, when everything falls down.

- Baby, baby, baby!: One more time, 'cause they're just so cute!

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!

February 7th, 2014
05:05 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, February 7, 2014

Sochi’s opening ceremonies will include a Russian history lesson, investigators want Justin Bieber charged with a felony for allegedly egging his neighbor, and beware of faux Democratic websites made by the GOP.

Welcome to the Friday edition of “5 Things to Know for Your New Day."

1. OLYMPIC GAMES

Top secret top story: Shhh! It’s officially top secret – what the opening ceremonies will look like today. But rehearsals have been huge; people saw them and whispered details to the local media. Expect Russian history – but no Lenin, no Stalin. Speaking of leaks: An official said surveillance cameras caught people abusing hotel showers. Uh, wait. Surveillance cameras in bathrooms? Other officials say: never happened.

Rooting for team U.S.A. and like snowboarding? Check out Shaun White.

Jim Sciutto talks about terror intel at 6 and 8. Sports reporter Rachel Nichols and terror expert Paul Cruickshank join us at 7. Ian Lee talks Sochi foibles at 6.

2. JUSTIN BIEBER

Egg on his face: The Beeb hasn’t looked too hot lately. He faces misdemeanor charges in Miami on buzzed driving and resisting arrest and in Toronto on smacking a limo driver. On top of that, his plane got searched over the smell of pot on board. And remember when his neighbors accused him of egging their house in L.A.? Investigators want him charged with felony in that case, because it did $20,000 in damage.

Miami police released this surveillance video yesterday of Bieber being processed after allegedly drag racing drunk.

After all the stress, the Beeb was feeling a little worn down.

3. FAUX POLITICAL WEBSITE

Elephant in donkey’s clothing: Say you’re a Democrat, and you want to donate to a campaign, so you Google your favorite candidate’s website. There’s her smiling picture; colors are Dem blue. You donate, and whoops! Up pops a photo of George W. Bush saying: Thank you! Well, you should’ve read the fine print, because the GOP is making faux candidate sites for Dems that look pretty darn real – to get donations to beat them.

4. WINTER WEATHER

Black and white: First came whiteout conditions, then came the blackouts. Trees fell across power lines, so now utility crews are shimmying up poles – well, riding up in basket cranes - to string them back up. Hundreds of thousands of people without heat are sitting on their couches packed up in winter duds, from long johns to parkas, and looking at each other with flashlights.

Margaret Conley reports on the half-million without power at 6.

5. MOVIE THEATER SHOOTER

Popcorn vs. bullets: Curtis Reeves is that retired cop who allegedly shot a man he was arguing with in a Florida movie theater after the man threw popcorn on him. A court couldn’t decide two days ago whether or not to grant him a payable bail, so today, defense lawyers and prosecutors will go at it again. And infrared surveillance video of the shooting will be shown. Reeves' defense says he was scared of the bigger, younger man. The prosecutor paints the 71-year-old as a hothead.

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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.

Like * Share: Hey, Facebook, my son died, and I really want to see his “look back” video. John, we hear your video plea. And we’ll make one for him. Coming soon?

Searching for rainbow: Google is all decked out in color for the Olympics today. The palette goes beyond Olympic colors - to those of the LBGT flag. It added a blurb from Olympic bylaws on discrimination.

3-D printer in its down time: When it’s not printing out guns, it plays air hockey. And the darn things win, too.

Love and protect: A tiny toy poodle protects a baby from the terrifying vacuum cleaner.

Balloondoggled: So, you blow up a skinny balloon, twist it into a wiener dog, and it pops. Better take lessons from this guy. Yeah, those are made of balloons.

balloon car
balloon firefighter

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!

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