Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Anti-immigration activists and immigration sympathizers argue in Murrieta, California.
July 9th, 2014
12:58 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The President faces political snipes over immigration as he heads for Texas today. Palestinians are sick of conflict as fighting with Israel goes on, and Donald Sterling puts on a show in court.

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


Political flood damage: At the southern border, there’s the real issue. Then there’s the politics. The President asked Congress yesterday for $3.7 billion to deal with the flood of immigrants illegally pouring into Texas. As he heads to the state today, where he’ll meet with Republican Gov. Rick Perry, conservatives are painting a target on Obama’s back over the crisis. Firebrand Sarah Palin even called for his impeachment yesterday, blaming him for the porous border.


No more war, please: With military wrath rising between Israel and Gaza is the “average” Gazan driven to attack Israel? No, some tell CNN. Palestinians with no political affiliation say they are sick of conflict. But this doesn’t mean that the feel optimistic that tensions with Israel could ease. Many expect death to keep coming to them from the skies, as militants in their neighborhoods fire rockets at Israel.


Tears and laughter: Billionaire Donald Sterling had his day in court yesterday, and he made a show of it: Crying over how wonderful his wife is. Kissing her. Getting combative. Making the court roar with laughter. He’s trying to hold on to the L.A. Clippers while his wife is trying to sell them for $2 billion – to rid herself of embarrassment after recordings surfaced of her husband making racist remarks. The court will decide. Sterling might be back in court today.


“I’m harmless:” That’s what Justin Ross Harris apparently said about himself in his profile on the social media website Skout. The photos on the site look like him, and the description matches, too, police say. Harris' activities were more than harmless. Police say he was messaging a woman on the site while his toddler son Cooper died in his hot car in a parking lot. His earlier posts also included sexually explicit texts and photos to an underage girl, police say.


Ill wind blows no good: A storm pushed a tree down onto nine children at a church camp in Maryland yesterday. One of them died under its weight in Manchester. Storms killed three more people around Syracuse, New York, when buildings collapsed. About 500,000 customers lost power, as the storms rolled through.

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

–It’s nuts: Tiny hedgehog invites hamsters to his pint-sized birthday party. Let’em eat cake, made of nuts and special icing.

- Cheers: Germany vs. Brazil: 11 seconds say it all.

- Go! You’ve got 20 seconds to name all 50 states. In alphabetical order.

- Here’s the news, kid: A delightful newscast by two delightful (very) junior newscasters.

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. arti sharma

    rellyyy goooodddd

    July 9, 2014 at 9:29 am | Reply
  2. CoolCMo

    The soccer tournament is still going on? Jeez... and I thought that the NHL playoffs went on forever...

    July 9, 2014 at 8:53 am | Reply
  3. Margaret Morgan

    Amazing!!!!!!!! Naming the fifty states alphabetically in twenty seconds!!!!!!!! How long did it to memorize? What's the first state? I forgot already. LOL.

    July 9, 2014 at 7:43 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      We agree, Margaret! Hope you're enjoying a lovely summer day~

      July 9, 2014 at 8:02 am | Reply

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