Welcome to the Friday edition of "5 Things to Know for Your New Day."
Every weekday morning around 6, we'll hit the top five stories of the day and clue you in on a few other buzzy items.
1. PRISONER SWAP
A Taliban tit-for-tat:
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan - and the U.S. wants him home. But there's a catch. The Taliban want five Guantanamo Bay detainees in return. The question is, do we negotiate with terrorists -- even if it's to bring one of our own home?
"We should never stop trying to get him back, but I don't think anybody wants to see their country sold down the river in a sense just to bring them back."
That's James Carafano with the conservative Heritage Foundation. But not everyone shares his view, certainly not Bowe's parents who've been waiting four long years for him.
2. IMMIGRATION BILL
If you build it, they will come:
By 'it,' we mean a 700-mile long border fence along the Mexican border. And by 'them,' we mean the Republicans.
The Dems think the concession will get them enough votes in the Senate to push through immigration reform. Because it's going to be a VERY tough sell in the House.
3. MARKET MELTDOWN
It's the end of the world as we know it:
These business stories can get complicated. So here's a simple rhyme summarizing what happened the last two days.
Dow went down down down
It dropped a whopping 353 points yesterday - the worst single day this year. No sector was immune to the selling: banks battered, manufacturers mauled, home builders hosed.
4. NBA FINALS
It was a Heat repeat last night. They beat the Spurs 95 to 88 to keep the NBA title in Miami. King James (and his headband crown) led the way with 37 points.
5. TRAYVON TRIAL
Six women; Zimmerman:
The fate of George Zimmerman rests on the hands of women: five of them white, and one who's black or Hispanic. The much anticipated trial starts Monday.