December 16th, 2014
12:06 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sydney searches for answers. Pennsylvania police hunt for a gunman. And Camille Cosby defends her husband.

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

1. AUSTRALIA HOSTAGE INVESTIGATION

Why?: Lots of questions remain in the aftermath of yesterday's hostage siege in Sydney. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said, "It will take time to clarify exactly what happened." Dead is the gunman, Man Haron Monis, and two hostages. What did the gunman want? Why did he choose the Lindt Chocolate Café as his target? We may never know. Up to 17 people were held at one point before some escaped and police stormed in. Authorities describe Monis as a self-styled Muslim cleric, who was well-known to police and who had embraced a radical Sunni theology.

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December 2nd, 2014
01:31 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The White House promises stricter policing standards. The FBI warns businesses about latest hacking threat. And another Bush may make a run at the White House.

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

1. FERGUSON

One week later: Tensions are still simmering over the last week's ruling in the Michael Brown case. Protesters interrupted last night's speech in Atlanta by Attorney General Eric Holder. Demonstrators were escorted out of the church after about 30 seconds. In the speech, Holder said he wasn't mad about the interruption and plans to announce "rigorous new standards" for federal law enforcement "to help end racial profiling, once and for all." The new guidance will be released in the coming days. Back in Washington, President Obama met Cabinet members, law enforcement officials, young activists and others. Following the sessions, he called for a "sustained conversation" surrounding the relationship between police and the communities they serve.

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November 21st, 2014
04:32 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, November 21

The President unveils his immigration plan. The U.S. fears China could take down the nation's power grid. And Bill Cosby is hit with more allegations.

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

1. IMMIGRATION

Unilateral changes: As promised, the White House unveiled President Obama's new immigration plan - one that shields five million undocumented immigrants. The executive action is the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades and comes despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by making the unilateral move. Obama rejected accusations that he is offering a free pass to undocumented immigrants and warned in his prime-time address that he would boost border security and make it harder for unauthorized outsiders to get into the country. Republicans are hopping mad and the president's decision won't do anything to thaw chilly relations on Capitol Hill.

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November 20th, 2014
12:51 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, November 20, 2014

Buffalo braces for more snow. President Obama unveils his immigration plan tonight. And the allegations against Bill Cosby keep coming.

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

1. WINTER WEATHER

Enough already: Already buried under more than 5 feet of snow in some areas, Buffalo is going to get another 20-30 inches today. Just clearing the streets is a major undertaking. Already, more than 6,500 tons of snow have been removed from city streets and highways, but there's a lot of work left to do. This Sunday's NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets is in doubt. Players are stuck at home and coaches are living at the team's training center because they can't leave. Seven deaths are blamed on the storm.

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