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CNN 5 Things

Updated: 2 months, 23 days, 11 hours, 47 minutes, 40 seconds ago

Republican Liz Cheney has endorsed a second Democratic candidate for Congress, we’ll tell you why. A new law signed by Russian president Vladimir Putin will allow more soldiers to be deployed to Ukraine. Tornadoes in three US states have killed at least one person, while several others are missing. Hundreds of elephants, zebras and wildebeests have died due to the prolonged drought affecting the Horn of Africa. And finally, Daylight Saving Time is here.

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Paola Ortiz (host)

00:00:01

Hi there from CNN. I'm Paola Ortiz with the 5 Things you need to know for Saturday, November 5th.

Paola Ortiz (host)

00:00:07

With election deniers running in races across the nation. Republican Liz Cheney has endorsed yet another Democratic candidate for Congress ahead of Tuesday's midterms. Virginia Representative Abigail Spanberger is in a tight race with Republican candidate Yesli Vega to represent the state's seventh Congressional District. Cheney said in a statement she's endorsing Spanberger because her, quote, "opponent is promoting conspiracy theories, denying election outcomes she disagrees with and defending the indefensible." The Wyoming Republican also endorsed Michigan's Democratic representative, Elissa Slotkin. Last month. Cheney said she wouldn't remain a member of the Republican Party if former President Donald Trump became the GOP nominee for the 2024 presidential bid.

Paola Ortiz (host)

00:00:52

Russian President Vladimir Putin has imposed a new law in a push to mobilize more troops for the war in Ukraine. The law allows Russians convicted of serious crimes like murder and drug trafficking to be called up for military service. Now, Russia can mobilize hundreds of thousands of people sentenced to probation or who have recently been released from prison colonies who had been previously forbidden to serve. So far, the Kremlin has already drafted an additional 18,000 soldiers from the general public above its original goal of 300,000 to fight in the invasion of Ukraine.

Paola Ortiz (host)

00:01:26

More than a dozen tornadoes struck three different states overnight, killing at least one person and leaving multiple other people missing. Extreme weather battered Oklahoma. Texas and Arkansas, damaging homes and leaving thousands without power. An early count by the National Weather Service shows at least nine tornadoes formed in Texas, four in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma. The intensity of the tornadoes won't be known until officials surveil the damage left behind, which could take a couple of days. And the number of recorded twisters is also expected to increase. Lamar County in Texas has declared a disaster after at least ten people were injured in the area.

Paola Ortiz (host)

00:02:07

Climate change continues to leave its mark in Kenya. Hundreds of elephants, wildebeests and zebras have died because of the prolonged drought affecting the country. The World Food Programme says the drought has affected around 18 million people across the Horn of Africa. In a July interview with the BBC, Kenya's former cabinet secretary for wildlife and tourism said climate change was killing 20 times as many elephants as poaching.

Paola Ortiz (host)

00:02:34

We'll be right back.

Paola Ortiz (host)

00:02:39

Welcome back.

Paola Ortiz (host)

00:02:40

That dreaded time of the year is here. Daylight Saving Time begins tomorrow, which means it's time to set your clock back an hour. The switch happens every year on the first Sunday of November and goes for almost four months, ending in March. The twice yearly clock change annoys so many people that earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to make daylight saving permanent. However, the bill still needs to be greenlit by the House of Representatives and signed into law by President Biden.

Paola Ortiz (host)

00:03:08

All right. That's all we have for today. But make sure you tune in tomorrow for the newest episode of CNN One Thing. I'm Paola Ortiz. I'll talk to you next time.

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