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Confirmed tornadoes in Arkansas & Illinois; millions under alert

We’re following breaking news on the tornado danger in the midwest and parts of the south as twisters are spotted in Arkansas and Illinois. Millions are under a high risk storm alert. Plus, urgent courthouse preparations are underway right now for the unprecedented arraignment of former President Donald Trump. We’re learning more about how and when Trump will face the historic criminal charges returned by a New York grand jury. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


A historic indictment

Not long after today's show begins, three sources tell CNN that a Manhattan grand jury has indicted former President Donald Trump in connection with the Stormy Daniels hush money scheme. The indictment is under seal and the exact charges are not known. It's the first time a sitting or former president has been indicted. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Police: school shooter believed to have had weapons training

First Lady Jill Biden is set to attend a vigil for the six victims of a school shooting in Nashville, Tennesse as police reveal the shooter may have had weapons training. Also, the New York grand jury investigating Donald Trump will take a break for most of April. How might that impact the decision to indict the former president? Plus, the crisis unfolding in Israel is testing relations with the United States after President Biden criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s divisive...


Biden urges Congress to act, repeats call for assault weapons ban

New reaction to the chilling body camera video police just revealed involving the national school shooting. This as President Biden pleas for an assault weapons ban. Law enforcement is sharing new information about the shooter’s arsenal and mental health. Also, we’re learning more about the New York grand jury investigation of Donald Trump. Sources say the panel won’t hear the hush money case again this week amid questions about when, or if, the former president will be indicted. To learn...


Nashville police: school shooting was a targeted act

Nashville police say they have identified the woman who opened fire at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, killing three children and three adults. Vice Mayor Jim Shulman joins to provide updates. Plus, a key player in the Stormy Daniels hush money saga meets with the New York grand jury. Also, after mass protests, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delays the judicial overhaul plan that’s dividing his country. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


U.S. assessing damage, casualties from new rocket attacks

Hours after the United States retaliated for a deadly drone strike in Syria, American forces are being targeted yet again. President Biden vows to forcefully protect U.S. citizens as his administration casts blame on Iran and seeks to punish its proxies. Also, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is under orders to testify along with other former top Trump aides in the January 6th criminal investigation. Plus, North Korea threatens to unleash a giant radioactive tsunami as it...


Grand jury in Trump hush money probe set to reconvene Monday

Donald Trump is defiant ahead of his potential indictment in the hush money investigation in New York and his lawyer's testimony in the classified documents probe in Washington. Also, members of Congress double down on their threat to ban the hugely popular social media app TikTok after grilling the company’s CEO about ties to China and national security concerns. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Appeals court: Trump lawyer must testify

In a major legal ruling against Trump, a federal appeals court says the former president’s lawyer must testify before a grand jury in the criminal investigation of Trump’s handling of classified documents. Also, stock prices plunge after the Federal Reserve raises interest rates again despite bank meltdowns that are adding to American’s economic fears. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers joins to react. Plus, Ukraine is accusing Russia of deliberately targeting civilians in the deadly...


Law enforcement preps underway for possible Trump indictment

Donald Trump braces for a potential indictment as the Manhattan district attorney weighs historic charges against the former president that could come at any time. The Republican defense of Trump is now expanding to the Senate while law enforcement prepares for protests or worse if Trump is arrested. Also, the leaders of China and Russia wrap up their second day of high-stakes talks with no evidence that the two countries reached any major breakthroughs on the war in Ukraine. Plus, a...


NYPD increases security ahead of a potential Trump indictment

A Trump ally just wrapped up testimony before a grand jury in New York investigating the former president’s alleged role in a hush money scheme. This as New York police are increasing courthouse security just ahead of a potential Trump indictment. Also tonight, Trump’s top GOP allies are rushing to his defense and trying to discredit the New York district attorney who is investigating Trump. Plus, China’s President Xi Jinping visits Russia, praising Putin and calling him a dear friend. To...


Zelensky hails Putin war crimes arrest warrant as “historic”

Vladimir Putin is formally charged with war crimes as the International Criminal Court seeks his arrest for an alleged scheme to deport Ukrainian children to Russia. Also, a monumental court ruling against former President Trump as his lawyer is ordered to testify in the grand jury investigation of Trump's handling of classified documents. Plus, U.S. stocks slide as fears about the banking system persist despite new multi-billion dollar rescues. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


U.S. assessing drone ops over Black Sea after Russian harassment

The United States believes Russia has recovered some debris from a downed American drone as newly declassified video shows the dangerous mid-air encounter with Russian jets. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price joins to discuss this potential flashpoint in the worsening relations with Moscow. Plus, a CNN exclusive about the dozens of Mar-a-Lago staffers subpoenaed in the investigation of former President Trump’s handling of classified documents. Also, a vulnerable regional bank has just...


Sources: Russians arrive at site of U.S. drone crash in Black Sea

U.S. officials say a Russian crew has reached the site where a U.S. drone crashed into the Black Sea after being hit by a Russian jet. Key White House official John Kirby joins to answer what, if anything, the Kremlin might learn from the wreckage. Plus, stock prices slide amid instability in the banking industry. Also, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen finishes his second round of testimony in the investigation of hush money he says he paid to Stormy Daniels. To learn more about how CNN...


Russian jet damages, forces down U.S. drone over Black Sea

The White House is slamming Russia as reckless after a U.S. drone aircraft was forced down by a Russian fighter jet in international air space over the Black Sea. Also, a U.S. Justice Department investigation is now underway into the historic collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. This as a top U.S. credit rating firm is downgrading the outlook for the U.S. banking system to negative. Plus, a new CNN poll of Republicans shows Trump narrowly leading DeSantis ahead of the 2024 primary. To learn...


Biden blames bank implosion on Trump deregulation

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers joins to discuss the error made in regulating seized banks in the wake of the second largest bank failure in U.S. history. This as a second bank collapsed over the weekend and President Biden tries to reassure the nation and deter panic. Also, longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified in front of a grand jury as prosecutors decide whether to charge Trump in the Stormy Daniels hush money case. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...


Second biggest bank failure in U.S. history rattles financial markets

The second biggest bank failure in U.S. history occurs as regulators close and seize Silicon Valley Bank, rattling markets and raising fears that other banks might collapse. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre joins to discuss the state of the American economy. Also, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is making his debut in the key 2024 battleground state of Iowa. Plus, Manhattan prosecutors are weighing charges against Trump as the Stormy Daniels hush money probe winds down. To learn...


More than 80 Russian missiles fired in massive new air attack

Russia launches one of the biggest aerial assaults of the war, unleashing a deadly barrage of dozens of missiles across the country. Civilians and critical infrastructure are among the targets of the massive attack. Also, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is in the hospital in Washington D.C. being treated for a concussion after tripping at an event. Plus, President Biden unveils his budget proposal. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh joins to discuss the president's plan. To learn more...


Zelensky invites House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to visit Ukraine

Ukraine says Russian fighters are storming Bakhmut nonstop amid a new NATO warning that the embattled city may fall soon. This as President Volodymyr Zelenksy makes an offer to the U.S. House speaker that Kevin McCarthy is refusing. Also, another filing is released in the defamation lawsuit against Fox News after a series of damning revelations, including a text in which Tucker Carlson wrote that he hates Donald Trump. Plus, the DOJ issues a scathing rebuke of the Louisville Metro Police...


Zelenksy: Bakhmut would give Russia “open road” through east

Tonight, a first look at Wolf’s exclusive interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on why Ukrainians are refusing to retreat from Bakhmut. Also, some Republican senators are calling out Tucker Carlson, lambasting his new attempt to downplay the January 6th riot. Plus, two of the four Americans who authorities say were kidnapped in Mexico have been found dead, according to the Tamaulipas governor. One of the two survivors is severely injured, according to a U.S. official. To...


Sen. Manchin on Democratic divisions over DC crime bill

Sen. Manchin of the Appropriations Committee joins to discuss the fight over raising the debt limit and the Washington D.C. criminal justice bill which has Democrats divided. Plus, fighting rages in eastern Ukraine as Russian forces are close to encircling Bakhmut. Also, Republicans are presented with the sharpest contrast yet between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis. We break down the dueling speeches by the former president and the current Florida governor as they gear up for a potential 2024...