5 Things To Know About December 12th, 2021: Italy, Anne Rice, Michigan Shooting, Vaping, Golden Globes


Suspect Ethan Crumbley, who shot dead at a Michigan school, will be on trial Monday. In the rampage in which four students were killed, he finds himself charged with murder, assault and possession of weapons. The 15-year-old, who pleaded not guilty on all charges, will be tried as an adult.


In New York, children ages 5-11 are required to provide proof of a dose of the coronavirus vaccine before entering indoor restaurants, fitness and entertainment venues. The requirement also applies to children participating in activities such as sports, orchestras, and dance.


Eligible families will receive the last child tax reduction from this year. Receive up to $ 300 for each child under 6 years of age, up to a maximum of $ 250 for each child 6-17 years of age. While this is the last check of the year, more could be added in 2022 if the White House finds its way.
Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who refused to comply with a congressional subpoena for documents related to the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic, is due to testify by Wednesday. A House of Representatives subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis issued the subpoena as part of its investigation into the federal response to the pandemic.


The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell will be restarted after a few days because of a scheduling conflict with the judge. The government suspended its case last week after prosecutors called 24 witnesses within 10 days of giving evidence.
Do you want 5 more things? This weekend, we’re sitting down with CNN Investigates reporter Isabelle Chapman on the Sunday edition of the 5 Things podcast to discuss the coal ash pond seeping into groundwater in Alabama, threatening the ecosystem. Some environmentalists call it “America’s Amazon”. Listen!

Photos of the week

Abandoned cats search for food on an ash-covered and lava-blocked road near a volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain. Here’s a look at 31 moving, mesmerizing, and thought-provoking images from the week curated by CNN Photos.

What happens in the conversation

Greetings to heroes

The annual CNN Heroes All-Star Tribute is live tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Since 2007, the event has honored everyday people who change the world and has recognized more than 350 heroes from the United States and over 110 countries. Your missions are varied, but they all have one goal: to help others.

The show goes on

The nominees for the Golden Globe Awards will be announced tomorrow morning, months after controversy over the organization that awards them blew up. The event will be broadcast live here and on the Golden Globes YouTube channel.

Quiz time!

Take CNN’s weekly news quiz to see how much you remember from the past week! So far, 3.7% of readers who took the Friday quiz have got a perfect score. How well can you? If you can’t see the quiz, click here!

Play me off

Flashback Sunday

Singer Dionne Warwick turns 81 today. She may not make music anymore – but her tweets are her new art form.


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