December 10th, 2014
01:00 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Senate report exposes CIA interrogation tactics. The House and Senate avoid another government shutdown. And Uber hits a roadbump.

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

1. TORTURE REPORT

#Fail: The CIA's harsh interrogations of terrorist detainees during the Bush era didn't work, were more brutal than previously revealed and delivered no time-sensitive information that prevented an attack, a Senate report released yesterday says. And the price tag? $300 million. The interrogations began in the days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, when uncertainty ruled. The long-delayed study also says the agency consistently misled Congress and the Bush White House about the harsh methods it used and the results it obtained from interrogating al Qaeda suspects. Critics say the interrogations amounted to torture in many cases.

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December 9th, 2014
01:08 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Eric Garner protests spread to the NBA. A mom demands justice for her 12-year-old son. And British royals hold court in the Big Apple.

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

1. PROTESTS

Taking it to the court: First it was the football field, now it's the basketball court. During warm-ups, Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were among the players wearing T-shirts that said "I can't breathe" - Eric Garner's last words, which have become a rallying cry for protesters after last week's grand jury decision not to indict an officer in his death. The NBA players' show of support for protesters comes a week after five players from the St. Louis Rams walked onto the field and raised their palms in the air, demonstrating the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture that protesters have been using in demonstrations over the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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December 4th, 2014
03:10 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, December 4, 2014

Protesters fill the streets of New York City. Michael Brown's stepfather apologizes for his emotional outburst. And 2014 could be the hottest year on record.

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

1. CHOKEHOLD DEATH

Looking for justice: Protesters poured onto the streets of New York last night, upset over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. Garner, an unarmed black man, died in July after a white officer, Daniel Pantaleo, put him in a chokehold. Garner's death was later ruled a homicide. There were demonstrations in other cities too, including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Oakland, California. "Ferguson is Everywhere," one demonstrator's sign read, referring to the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. But unlike Ferguson, there were no reports of rioting or violence.

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December 3rd, 2014
04:29 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ferguson police want to talk to Michael Brown's stepfather. Another woman accuses Bill Cosby of sexual assault. And an OPEC oil war drives down pump prices.

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

1. FERGUSON

Emotional outburst: Did Michael Brown's stepfather incite last week's rioting in Ferguson, Missouri? Police want to talk to him about it. Right after last week's grand jury decision not to file charges against Officer Darren Wilson, video shows that Louis Head turned to demonstrators and shouted "F- the police!" and yelled, "Burn this motherf-er down!" and "Burn this bitch down!" Police say no formal investigation has been opened and no charges have been filed, but they promise to prosecute anyone responsible for the rioting, looting and arson.

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