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You’ve been overwhelmed with headlines all week – what's worth a closer look? One Thing takes you into the story and helps you make sense of the news everyone's been talking about. Each Sunday, host David Rind interviews one of CNN’s world-class reporters to tell us what they've found – and why it matters. From the team behind CNN 5 Things.

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You’ve been overwhelmed with headlines all week – what's worth a closer look? One Thing takes you into the story and helps you make sense of the news everyone's been talking about. Each Sunday, host David Rind interviews one of CNN’s world-class reporters to tell us what they've found – and why it matters. From the team behind CNN 5 Things.

    Will Michael Cohen’s Credibility Swing the Trump Trial?

    Will Michael Cohen’s Credibility Swing the Trump Trial?

    Donald Trump’s ex-attorney and fixer Michael Cohen took the stand this week in the former President’s New York criminal hush money trial. During cross-examination, Trump’s lawyers appeared to strike a blow against Cohen’s credibility. In this episode, we examine how the testimony could swing the trial as we near the end of the prosecution’s case. 
    Guest: Kara Scannell, CNN Correspondent
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    • 17 min
    RFK Jr. Says He Won’t Be a Spoiler. Is Anyone Buying It?

    RFK Jr. Says He Won’t Be a Spoiler. Is Anyone Buying It?

    Earlier this month, independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. called on President Joe Biden to drop out of the race, insisting he is the only one who can beat former President Donald Trump. Despite running well behind Biden in the polls, some experts believe he will pull enough support from both candidates to impact the election. In this episode, we explore Kennedy’s controversial candidacy and how voters, Biden and Trump are responding to it. 
    Guest: Aaron Pellish, CNN Campaign Reporter
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    • 19 min
    The Financial Reality Behind Campus Calls to Divest

    The Financial Reality Behind Campus Calls to Divest

    In recent weeks, several colleges have called in police to break up pro-Palestinian encampments that have popped up on campuses across the country. While demands from students vary from school to school, one of the most common is for universities to divest from Israel-linked businesses and entities. In this episode, we hear about the history of divestment protests at Columbia University and how these campaigns would play out in practice. 
    Guest: Matt Egan, CNN Business Reporter
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    • 18 min
    Did #BringBackOurGirls Teach the Wrong Lessons?

    Did #BringBackOurGirls Teach the Wrong Lessons?

    10 years ago, hundreds of Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria were abducted and held hostage by the terrorist group Boko Haram. The quest to rescue them captured the world’s attention, aided by pleas from high-profile figures and a viral hashtag online. But a decade later, those who escaped are still dealing with the fallout and others are left wondering if they will ever see their loved ones again. In this episode, we hear the story of one survivor and look at the state of girls’ education in the country. 
    Guest: Stephanie Busari, CNN Senior Editor - Africa 
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    • 16 min
    Coral Reefs, Cooked: A Climate Change Case Study

    Coral Reefs, Cooked: A Climate Change Case Study

    Two top scientific bodies recently announced that coral reefs around the world are experiencing a mass bleaching event for just the fourth time. It comes amid surging ocean temperatures over the past year, which has been the warmest on record. In this episode, we examine how a number of extreme climate change-fueled events – including coral bleaching – are on display in Australia and whether they could provide lessons in climate resiliency for the rest of the world. 
    Guest: Ivan Watson, CNN Senior International Correspondent
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    • 17 min
    Your Guide to Trump’s Historic First Criminal Trial

    Your Guide to Trump’s Historic First Criminal Trial

    More than a year after being charged, the hush money criminal trial of former President Donald Trump is set to begin this week in New York City. It comes amid numerous delays in his other criminal cases, with time ticking down until the presidential election in November. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges. In this episode, we examine the challenges of seating a jury in an unprecedented case like this and look at both sides’ legal arguments. 
    Guest: Paula Reid, CNN Chief Legal Affairs Correspondent
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    • 15 min

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