Sunday, November 29, 2020

Kim Jong Un is cutting off his economic lifeline, China, to stave off Covid-19

Kim Jong Un appears to have kicked North Korea's pandemic prevention plan into overdrive, further tightening the country's nearly impassible borders, cutting off nearly all trade with China and even allegedly executing a customs officials for failing to handle imported goods appropriately.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/29/asia/north-korea-covid-executions-trade-intl-hnk/index.html

'Everyday was terrible': 64-year-old Hong Kong protester on detainment

CNN's Ivan Watson talks with 64-year-old Alexandra Wong, affectionately nicknamed 'Grandma Wong', who was a striking figure of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement before she was detained for 14 months in mainland China.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/11/30/hong-kong-protester-grandma-wong-ivan-watson-pkg-vpx.cnn

Man fatally shoots teenager for playing loud music

A man in Oregon fatally shot a teenager Thanksgiving week after getting upset that the 19-year-old was playing music loudly in the parking lot of an inn that the two were staying at, police said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/29/us/aidan-ellison-ashland-oregon-shooting-music-trnd/index.html

Covid-19 is killing Americans at a staggering rate

As millions of Americans head home after Thanksgiving, the coronavirus could be hitching a ride -- threatening to plant seeds of infection across the country as the US on Sunday topped more than 100,000 new cases for the 27th consecutive day.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/29/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/index.html

Secret warehouse parties get shut down

Even as cases and hospitalizations spike across the country, police are seeing a spate of crowded underground parties -- in violation of local coronavirus guidelines. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports these parties are getting shut down.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/11/29/secret-warehouse-parties-busted-pandemic-coronavirus-elam-dnt-nr-vpx.cnn

Cher sings to 'the world's loneliest elephant'

Kaavan the elephant had languished in a zoo in Pakistan for decades. But thanks to Cher and a social media campaign, he's on his way to a new home in Cambodia.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2020/11/29/cher-elephant-rescue-kaavan-pakistan-travel-orig-ch.cnn

Joe Biden twists ankle while playing with his dog, Major

President-elect Joe Biden will be examined by an orthopedist after twisting his ankle while playing with his dog, Major, his office told CNN. The Bidens adopted the German Shepherd in November 2018. CNN's MJ Lee has more.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/29/joe-biden-twisted-ankle-dog-major-lee-nr-sot-vpx.cnn

40 endangered sea turtles were brought to Florida to warm up after suffering from 'cold stunning'

Forty critically endangered sea turtles were brought to Florida after suffering from "cold stunning" off the coast of Massachusetts.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/29/us/endangered-turtles-brought-to-florida-to-warm-up-trnd/index.html

Trump admits 'it's hard to get to the Supreme Court'

CNN's Amara Walker and Carl Bernstein discuss President Trump's admission during a Fox News interview that "it's hard" to get cases to the Supreme Court and how Trump's continued legal challenges could undermine future election processes.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2020/11/29/donald-trump-fox-news-legal-cases-supreme-court-nr-vpx.cnn

What newly elected Republican women had to say about the future of their party

In the wake of a record number of Republican women winning seats in Congress, two of the newly elected lawmakers, Rep. Nancy Mace and Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, stressed the importance of building representation in the Republican Party to serve as a check on their Democratic counterparts.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/29/politics/nicole-malliotakis-nancy-mace-republican-women-congress/index.html

Most Shazamed song of all time revealed

"Dance Monkey" by Tones and I has become the most popular song on Shazam, according to Guinness World Records.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/29/entertainment/dance-monkey-shazam-record-trnd/index.html

Saturday, November 28, 2020

'Frontline Battle' between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. ends in a draw

The 8-round exhibition fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday ended in a draw.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/29/sport/mike-tyson-roy-jones-jr-wins-frontline-battle-trnd/index.html

Denver Broncos have no quarterbacks for Saints game due to NFL Covid-19 protocols

The Denver Broncos have lost all of their quarterbacks for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, after they were declared ineligible for play due to NFL Covid-19 protocols.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/29/sport/nfl-denver-broncos-quarterbacks-ineligible/index.html

Colorado governor and spouse test positive for Covid-19



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-11-29-20-intl/h_c2e90a4f538ef918f1038e0aa16a76c9

Nurse: Reach out to the frontline workers in your life

Alison Johnson, a registered nurse and director of the critical care unit at Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee, explains the impact a pandemic makes on hospitals. She tells CNN's Boris Sanchez the mental health toll is as real as coronavirus. If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/11/28/coronavirus-frontline-worker-shift-mental-health-impact-icu-nurse-alison-johnson-nr-vpx.cnn

'God kept me here for my boys': Dad reflects on Covid-19 fight

After Covid-19 infected everyone in their family, Charles and Kirstin Johnson-Nixon are now on a mission to spread awareness about the devastating effects of the disease. CNN's Adrienne Broaddus reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/11/27/minnesota-johnson-nixon-family-covid-broaddus-dnt-vpx.cnn

The QAnon conspiracy is fake. The harm it's doing to child welfare groups is real

Child welfare organizations for months have felt the full weight of the coronavirus pandemic, navigating concerns about unreported abuse and ensuring their resources are available to at-risk children.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/28/politics/qanon-child-welfare/index.html

Capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region under intense bombardment

The capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region, Mekelle, is under fierce bombardment, a humanitarian source on the ground and eyewitnesses who have fled the city told CNN on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/28/africa/ethiopia-tigray-bombardment-intl/index.html

Friday, November 27, 2020

US officials quiet on Iranian assassination amid fears of dangerous escalation

US officials told CNN they are closely monitoring fallout from the alleged assassination Friday of one of Iran's top nuclear scientists, which Iran blamed on Israel, but they are hesitant about speaking publicly about the issue to avoid further inflaming an already tense situation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/27/politics/us-iran-assassination-fears/index.html

Nearly 60,000 Americans could die of Covid-19 in the next three weeks

The Covid-19 pandemic is raging across the US -- already more devastating than previous surges and showing no signs of slowing down.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/27/health/us-coronavirus-friday/index.html

Trump's loss dealt a blow to global populism. But the movement is still alive and kicking

For four years, Donald Trump has been the world's standard-bearer for right-wing populism. The movement didn't begin with Trump, but the US President championed it in a way no other leader could, using the weight of the most powerful office on Earth to give it legitimacy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/27/world/trump-election-defeat-populism-global-intl/index.html

Thursday, November 26, 2020

US reports more than 110,000 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday



source https://cnn.it/3nYCx1B

Trump's continued rhetoric over election hampers recovery as Americans face heightened economic and health fears

President Donald Trump finally confirmed Thursday that he will vacate the White House in January after weeks of plunging America into a dark period of uncertainty—where the fate of democracy sometimes seemed to be hanging by a thread—but he largely ignored the mounting challenges his successor is facing as he exits.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/27/politics/trump-biden-coronavirus-economy/index.html

Hong Kong protester jailed for throwing eggs as city's judiciary comes under pressure

A 31-year-old man has been jailed for 21 months for throwing eggs at a police station, the latest tough sentence handed down by a Hong Kong court as the authorities move to clamp down on political dissent in the Chinese territory.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/26/asia/hong-kong-eggs-law-intl-hnk/index.html

Cooper reflects on cooking 'Sunday Gravy' with Anthony Bourdain

CNN's Anderson Cooper reflects on inviting Anthony Bourdain into his kitchen to cook a classic New Jersey dish, "Sunday Gravy." Anderson Cooper Full Circle will be back tomorrow on Friday, November 27 at 6p E.T.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/11/25/cooper-reflects-on-cooking-with-anthony-bourdain-acfc-full-episode-vpx.cnn

Trump says he'll leave office if Electoral College votes for Biden

President Donald Trump said Thursday he will leave office if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden but made clear he's not prepared to concede.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/26/politics/trump-leave-office-electoral-college/index.html

French police officers suspended after a video emerges of them beating a Black man

Several French police officers were suspended Thursday after a video emerged of them beating a Black man in Paris.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/26/europe/france-police-violence-video-intl/index.html

In posthumous message, Alex Trebek asks viewers to 'be thankful' and 'keep the faith'

Alex Trebek, the late host of the long-running game show "Jeopardy!," had a Thanksgiving message for viewers, urging them to "be thankful" and "keep the faith."

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/26/us/alex-trebek-thanksgiving-message/index.html

No quarantine necessary: What it's like to visit the Maldives right now

I'm sitting on a lounger at a Maldivian resort's overwater restaurant taking in views of the glimmering Arabian Sea, but I feel uneasy.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/holiday-maldives-covid/index.html

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

British-Australian academic freed by Iran in apparent prisoner exchange

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, the British-Australian academic detained by Iran for more than two years on espionage charges, has been freed in an apparent prisoner exchange for three Iranians.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/25/asia/kylie-moore-gilbert-release-intl-hnk/index.html

Teacher's decades-old find on a Northern Ireland beach turns out to be the island's first-ever dinosaur discovery

You never know what you might find while walking along the beach.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/25/world/northern-ireland-dinosaur-bones-discovery-trnd-scn/index.html

How Michael Flynn perfectly explains Donald Trump's presidency

Three weeks into Donald Trump's presidency, he fired Michael Flynn as his national security adviser. On Wednesday, eight weeks to the day when Trump will leave the White House, he pardoned Flynn for lying to the FBI as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/25/politics/donald-trump-michael-flynn-pardon/index.html

Acting head of USAID tests positive for Covid-19

John Barsa, the acting head of the US Agency for International Development, has tested positive for coronavirus, CNN has learned.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/25/politics/usaid-john-barsa-coronavirus/index.html

Couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the walls of their New York home

When a New York couple was told their over 100-year-old home was built by a notorious bootlegger, they passed it off as small town legend.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/25/us/whiskey-bottles-found-new-york-home-walls-trnd/index.html

There is a hunger crisis in America this Thanksgiving

It took just 10 minutes for Regina Status to pick up her Thanksgiving basket in front of her Bronx, New York, apartment. A last-minute delivery from Agatha House Foundation, a local food pantry, arrived just in time.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/25/us/hunger-crisis-in-america-thanksgiving/index.html

Group of local entrepreneurs pays for over $40,000 of groceries for customers at Atlanta store

Customers at an Atlanta grocery store were treated to a Thanksgiving surprise when a group of local entrepreneurs paid for thousands of dollars of groceries.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/25/us/atlanta-grocery-donate-trnd/index.html

Revisit the inspiration for 'Avatar's' alien landscape with a ride up the world's tallest outdoor elevator

With the recent release of behind-the-scenes underwater photos from upcoming movie "Avatar 2," combined with news that "Avatar 3" is almost done filming, there's perhaps no finer time to revisit the national park that many believe inspired the incredible scenery of the original film.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/zhangjiajie-bailong-elevator-avatar-tallest-outdoor-lift/index.html

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A tale of two bridges: India and China vying for influence in the Maldives

In the heart of the Indian Ocean, a 2.1-kilometer (1.3-mile) bridge snakes out of an idyllic atoll, linking the Maldives' capital Malé with its international airport.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/asia/maldives-india-china-bridges-intl-hnk/index.html

Biden says transition outreach from Trump administration has been 'sincere'

President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that communication from the Trump administration to help with his transition has been "sincere" since the General Services Administration ascertained his election win on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/politics/biden-transition-trump-administration/index.html

Who's afraid of Joe Biden? Not Benjamin Netanyahu

Frustrated by the lecture he'd received on the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict during his first meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 1996, President Bill Clinton exploded to aides afterward -- "Who's the f***ing superpower here?"

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/opinions/biden-netanyahu-foreign-policy-israel-miller/index.html

Couple sends life-sized cardboard cutouts to their grandkids after coronavirus canceled their holiday plans

A Texas couple came up with a clever and safe way to be with their grandchildren over the holidays after canceling their traditional, in-person celebrations because of the coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/us/grandparents-cardboard-cutouts-coronavirus-trnd/index.html

Sex, drugs and security cameras: Touring Geylang, Singapore's legal red-light district

"Ok, now we're about to walk past a corner selling sex drugs, see if you can spot the different pills."

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/singapore-red-light-district-geylang/index.html

T. rex had a teenage growth spurt — but not all dinos did

Researchers have long known that the meat-eating Tyrannosaurus rex had a teenage growth spurt, gaining around 35 to 45 pounds per week, to reach its colossal size.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/world/dinosaur-growth-t-rex-study-scn/index.html

New X-ray technique reveals clues about ancient 1,900-year-old mummy

Scientists have pioneered a new technique that allows them to investigate the insides of a 1,900-year-old mummy -- without having to open up and tamper with the ancient artifact.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/africa/mummy-x-ray-technique-intl-scli-scn/index.html

Doctor fights back tears describing day of heartbreaking losses

Minneapolis doctor Shirlee Xie emotionally describes the impact coronavirus hospitalizations has on front line workers and shares what it's like to witness grief and loss.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/11/24/minneapolis-doctor-shirlee-xie-coronavirus-hospitalizations-intv-newday-vpx.cnn

SE Cupp: Remember experience? It's been a while in Washington

CNN political commentator SE Cupp compares the experience and qualifications of President Trump's appointments to President-elect Biden's Cabinet picks as the transition gets underway.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/24/experience-in-wh-cabinet-picks-se-cupp-unfiltered-sot-vpx.cnn

Here's a look at how the different coronavirus vaccines work

There's good news about coronavirus vaccines. At least three of the experimental vaccines show remarkable efficacy, at least according to information released by the makers in news releases.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/health/covid-vaccines-design-explained/index.html

Monday, November 23, 2020

A dark money mystery in Florida centers on the campaign of a spoiler candidate who appeared to help a Republican win by 32 votes

A month before Election Day in Florida a mysterious company called Proclivity, Inc. contributed $550,000 to a pair of newly formed political action committees in the state.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/23/politics/florida-dark-money-mystery-invs/index.html

England cuts traveler quarantine period to five days

England is drastically reducing its quarantine period for people arriving from most destinations in a move that will potentially throw open the doors for British people wanting to take foreign vacations.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/england-cuts-traveler-quarantine-time/index.html

Utah helicopter crew discovers mysterious metal monolith deep in the desert

What started as routine wildlife assistance took an extraterrestrial turn for Utah's Department of Public Safety after officers stumbled upon a mysterious monolith in the middle of rural Utah.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/23/us/utah-monolith-trnd/index.html

What Biden's new security and diplomatic team can do for America

President-elect Joe Biden has allowed the world, or at least the rational, democratic (with a small d) part of it, to breathe a sigh of relief. With the designation of Antony Blinken as Secretary of State and Jake Sullivan as National Security Adviser, suddenly it seems that order and rationality are on the cusp of being restored to American diplomacy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/23/opinions/biden-blinken-us-diplomacy-security-andelman/index.html

A Sai Ta: 'It was never really about a pretty dress'

British designer A Sai Ta creates vibrant garments inspired by both his heritage and upbringing around strong women.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/asai-fashion-interview/index.html

Shanghai airport momentarily descends into chaos after workers test positive for Covid-19

Shanghai's biggest international airport momentarily descended into chaos Sunday night, after authorities ordered a mass testing drive in response to a small outbreak of Covid-19 linked to several cargo handlers.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/23/asia/shanghai-airport-coronavirus-testing-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

Why does Hollywood get accents so wrong? A dialect coach explains

"Welcome to Ireland," intones Christopher Walken over drone shots of lush green farmland, his unique halting speech patterns -- New York via the moon -- only occasionally troubled by the mangled specter of a County Mayo lilt.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/dialect-coach-accent-travel/index.html

UAE's first national rail network 'has the potential to transform the economy'

In the Hajar Mountains between Dubai and Fujairah, engineers are blasting out a new frontier for the United Arab Emirates. Ton by ton, rock is making way for 16 kilometers of tunnel, which will one day see trains barreling throughar it on a journey from coast to coast, and potentially further afield.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/etihad-rail-uae-megaproject-spc-intl/index.html

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Macy's honors New York City's essential workers with holiday window displays

Nothing, not even a pandemic, can dampen the holiday spirit in New York City -- but we wouldn't be here without the essential workers who remain on the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/22/us/macys-holiday-window-displays-essential-workers-trnd/index.html

Key GOP Michigan canvassing board member expected to vote against certifying results

A key Republican on the Michigan canvassing board is expected to vote against certifying the state's election results on Monday, a potential boon for the Trump campaign's conspiracy theory-fueled effort to delay the finalization of results.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/22/politics/michigan-election-result-certification/index.html

Ethiopian PM issues 72-hour deadline for Tigrayan forces to surrender

After weeks of deadly conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has given Tigrayan forces a 72-hour deadline to surrender.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/22/world/ethiopia-tigray-72-hour-deadline-intl/index.html

Daniil Medvedev battles from behind to win ATP Finals with victory over Dominic Thiem

Daniil Medvedev claimed his second tournament victory in a row, as he won the ATP Finals with a three-set victory over Dominic Thiem on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/22/tennis/dominic-thiem-daniil-medvedev-atp-finals-spt-intl/index.html

Man killed in shark attack at popular Western Australia beach

A man died Sunday after being attacked by a shark near Broome in Western Australia, according to police, marking the eighth fatal shark attack in the country this year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/22/asia/western-australia-shark-attack-intl/index.html

2 dead in Nebraska after a shooting at a Sonic Drive-In, officials say

Two people were killed and two others wounded after a shooting Saturday night at a Sonic Drive-In in Bellevue, Nebraska, police said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/22/us/nebraska-sonic-shooting/index.html

Wild scene as Kayleigh McEnany ends press briefing

In her first briefing since October 1, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to take a question from CNN's Kaitlan Collins, saying "I don't call on activists."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2020/11/20/white-house-press-briefing-mcenany-collins-bts-vpx.cnn

'Absolutely shameful': Schiff condemns Trump's golf outing

After attending a portion of the virtual G20 summit, President Donald Trump skipped a special session on the coronavirus pandemic, choosing to play golf instead. California Rep. Adam Schiff says Trump's actions are "appalling."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/22/trump-golf-g20-pandemic-schiff-shameful-tsr-sot-vpx.cnn

The spiritual mysteries of 'The Mandalorian'

In Disney's hit show "The Mandalorian," the title character has defeated a dragon, massive ice spiders and a horde of ugly squid-face creatures called Quarren.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/22/entertainment/mandalorian-religion/index.html

Macron follows a well-worn path of French presidents, by veering to the right

When newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron triumphantly marched across the courtyard of the Palais du Louvre amid a sea of tricolor flags back in 2017, he promised to begin a new chapter in the country's history. "I want it to be that of renewed hope and confidence," he declared.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/22/europe/france-macron-veering-right-intl/index.html

Japan's coronavirus cases hit record for fourth day



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-11-22-20-intl/h_a48f8dcba8a5019b62b4b31833d6d962

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The much-hyped Hong Kong-Singapore 'travel bubble' is postponed amid Covid-19 spike



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-world-coronavirus-1122/

Amazon is already running Black Friday sales on Ring, Echo, and Fire TV devices

Black Friday is still a week out. But as we've seen year after year, deals start before anyone's even begun cooking their Turkey.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/cnn-underscored/amazon-black-friday-sales-2020/index.html

Federal judge dismisses Trump campaign Pennsylvania lawsuit

A US District Court judge Saturday dismissed a lawsuit by the Trump campaign trying to invalidate millions of Pennsylvania mail-in votes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/politics/federal-judge-dismisses-trump-pennsylvania-lawsuit/index.html

US coronavirus cases top 12 million. An expert says spread is now 'faster' and 'broader' than ever



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-coronavirus-1122/

Judge rules Voice of America head curbed First Amendment rights of its journalists

The chief executive of the agency that oversees Voice of America and his team must stop investigating and interfering with the journalists employed there, a federal judge ruled Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/business/voice-of-america-violated-journalists-rights/index.html

The only way Republicans can lead again

President Donald Trump is conducting an all-out assault on our democracy. There is no other way to look at this. The President lost the election and his legal team has failed to produce evidence of voter fraud. So now President Trump is attempting to convince state legislatures to overthrow the results. Voters made their decision, and yet he wants to force a different outcome. His attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is spewing the kinds of conspiracy theories that even conspiracy theorists shy away from. This is dangerous stuff. When some writers, such as Barton Gellman, writing in the Atlantic, predicted this would happen, too many people shrugged off the warning.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/opinions/the-only-way-republicans-can-lead-again-zelizer/index.html

Biden's mistake about Trump

Joe Biden is making a mistake.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/opinions/bidens-mistake-about-trump-ghitis/index.html

Sia defends casting a nondisabled actor to portray a person with autism in her upcoming film 'Music'

Pop singer Sia is responding to the backlash to her upcoming film that has been criticized for casting a nondisabled actor to portray a character who has autism. And she's furious.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/entertainment/sia-music-movie-autism-backlash-trnd/index.html

Black women helped push Democrats to the finish line in Georgia. Here's how they can do it again

As the nation eyes Georgia with its pair of upcoming US Senate runoffs, a victory for Democrats could hinge on the same Black women who helped flip the state blue in the presidential election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/politics/black-women-crucial-georgia-democrats/index.html

Family of Saudi Arabia's 'most outspoken' political prisoner calls on G20 to hold kingdom to account

The family of Loujain al-Hathloul, a jailed Saudi women's rights defender believed by her relatives and advocacy organizations to be on hunger strike, has called on the G20 to demand that Saudi Arabia release the prominent activist.  

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/middleeast/saudi-arabia-loujain-hathloul-g20-intl/index.html

Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota linked to a Covid-19 outbreak in Minnesota, new report says

The motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, in August has been linked to a Covid-19 outbreak in Minnesota, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, highlighting how one state's lax rules during the pandemic affect others with stricter measures in place.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/us/south-dakota-sturgis-rally-outbreak-minnesota/index.html

The US recorded 195,000 new Covid-19 cases in a day. An expert says spread is now 'faster' and 'broader' than ever

November has been a month full of devastating Covid-19 records in the US.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/health/us-coronavirus-saturday/index.html

These girls see themselves in Kamala Harris

When US Sen. Kamala Harris of California was elected as the next vice president of the United States, girls all over the country saw someone like themselves elected to the second-highest office in the country for the first time.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/health/girls-see-themselves-kamala-harris-wellness/index.html

A satellite that will track Earth's sea level rise is ready to launch

More than 830 miles above Earth's surface, a next-generation satellite will launch today to keep an eye on global sea levels.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/world/nasa-sentinel-6-michael-freilich-launch-scn/index.html

A hiker was 'essentially dead' for 45 minutes -- until a team of doctors revived his heart

A hiker who was found in whiteout conditions on Washington's Mount Rainier "came back from the dead," his doctor said, after his heart stopped for 45 minutes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/us/mount-rainier-hiker-revived-trnd/index.html

Friday, November 20, 2020

Sheriff's court deputy fired after posting photo of Kamala Harris watermelon carving

A part-time court deputy with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office was terminated after she was found to have posted a photo on social media showing Joe Biden, Donald Trump, and Mike Pence pumpkin carvings and a Kamala Harris carving in a watermelon.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/20/us/michigan-sheriff-court-deputy-fired-kamala-harris-watermelon/index.html

Canada's biggest city is going into lockdown



source https://cnn.it/3350yvV

Nevada judge denies request to halt state certification of election results

A Nevada district judge on Friday denied a request brought by a conservative activist to halt the certification next week of the state's election results that show President-elect Joe Biden leading in Nevada by more than 33,000 votes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/20/politics/nevada-election-results-republican-challenge/index.html

Thursday, November 19, 2020

S Australia to lift 6-day lockdown early after person lied to contact tracing authorities



source https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-11-20-20-intl/index.html

WHO recommends against using remdesivir to treat Covid-19

The World Health Organization has updated its ongoing guidance on Covid-19 medications to advise against using the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat hospitalized patients, no matter how severe their illness may be.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/health/who-remdesivir-coronavirus-treatment-guidelines/index.html

This Alaska town won't see the sun for more than 2 months

An Alaskan town has said goodbye to daylight for the next two months.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/alaska-town-wont-see-sun-trnd/index.html

Senior Pentagon official Anthony Tata tests positive for Covid-19

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata, a top Pentagon official, has tested positive for Covid-19 after meeting with the Lithuanian minister of defense, according to a Pentagon statement.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/politics/anthony-tata-covid-19/index.html

New York authorities investigating millions in tax write-offs from the Trump Organization

New York authorities investigating the Trump Organization have expanded their inquiries to include tax write-offs involving millions of dollars in consulting fees, according to people familiar with the investigation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/politics/trump-tax-write-offs-fraud-investigation/index.html

Trump held unannounced meeting with Indonesian minister in Oval Office

United States President Donald Trump met with Indonesia's Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment at the White House on Tuesday, a meeting that was not on the President's public schedule and one for which the White House has not provided a readout.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/politics/trump-indonesia-luhut-binsar-pandjaitan-intl-hnk/index.html

The bee population is dying. Researchers have created the first global map of the species to save them

More than 20,000 species of bee exist throughout the world -- and they are dying, thanks to climate change, pesticide poisoning and plant loss.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/world/first-global-map-bee-species-scn-trnd/index.html

How smart nets and scanners could keep more fish in the sea

Commercial fishing is draining our oceans of life. Trawlers are catching fish faster than stocks can replenish, while dolphins and turtles are also snared in their huge nets.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/business/smart-tech-fishing-spc-intl/index.html

World braced for more bombshells from furious Donald Trump after election defeat

Both allies and enemies alike of Donald Trump are bracing themselves this week for foreign policy bombshells dropped by a furious US President lashing out over his election defeat.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/world/donald-trump-foreign-policy-election-intl/index.html

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The DRC declares the end to its 11th Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially declared the end of its 11th Ebola outbreak Wednesday, six months after the first cases of the deadly virus were reported.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/health/drc-ebola-outbreak-over-intl-hnk/index.html

CNN anchor: Giuliani presented evidence-free voter fraud case

CNN's Brianna Keilar breaks down the "purge" going on in the Trump administration as President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani pushes forward with an evidence-free voter fraud case in Pennsylvania.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/18/keilar-monologue-chris-krebs-firing-voter-fraud-giuliani-pennsylvania-nr-vpx.cnn

BioNTech CEO predicts a return to normalcy in 2021

German company BioNTech and its partner, drug giant Pfizer, will ask the US to allow emergency use of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, CEO Ugur Sahin tells CNN's Fred Pleitgen in an exclusive interview.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/11/18/biontech-covid-19-vaccine-ugur-sahin-pleitgen-sot-vpx.cnn

Keilar: Senator sounds like kid who doesn't want to eat his vegetables

The partisan kerfuffle over face mask use in the windowless Senate chamber is taking on new meaning now that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced he tested positive for coronavirus. CNN's Brianna Keilar explains how the Senate floor serves as a "cautionary tale."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/18/senate-coronavirus-teachable-moment-brown-sullivan-cruz-grassley-keilar-nr-vpx.cnn

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Trump fires Homeland Security official who rejected President's election conspiracy theories



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-app-dhs-fired-1118/

EVA Air launches speed dating 'flight to nowhere'

It might be less spiritual than the Buddhist mantra-chanting flight in Thailand, but EVA Air's latest "flight to nowhere" idea could be just as magical -- by helping people find love in the sky.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/eva-air-speed-dating-flight-intl-hnk/index.html

Trump fires Homeland Security official who had rejected President's election conspiracy theories



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-app-dhs-fired-1118/

Hong Kong's new rules have created confusion in the classroom. Some parents are pulling their children out

Sarah is preparing to emigrate from Hong Kong, her birthplace and home, to the United Kingdom because she is concerned about her 8-year-old son's education.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/17/asia/hong-kong-education-security-law-intl-dst-hnk/index.html

Missing 9-year-old boy is found after spending two nights lost in the woods with no shoes or jacket

A 9-year-old boy missing for two days was found Tuesday in a creek bed beneath a shelter he created with a tarp.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/17/us/missing-child-tennessee-trnd/index.html

Trump fires director of Homeland Security agency who had rejected President's election conspiracy theories

President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the Department of Homeland Security official who had rejected Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/17/politics/chris-krebs-fired-by-trump/index.html

Pfizer has enough safety data about its coronavirus vaccine for FDA authorization, CEO says



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-app-vaccine-1118/

Pentagon moves ahead with Trump plan to pull troops from Afghanistan and Iraq



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/us-pull-troops-app-intl-1118/

Monday, November 16, 2020

Hear details of 'contentious' Oval Office-Giuliani phone call

President Trump held a meeting that was described by several sources as "contentious" after learning his lawyers dropped a lawsuit seeking a review of Arizona ballots. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/17/trump-post-election-legal-meeting-detailed-brown-ac360-vpx.cnn

Georgia secretary of state says Lindsey Graham implied he should try to throw away ballots

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger stood firm Monday on his account that Sen. Lindsey Graham had hinted that he should try to discard some ballots in Georgia, where a recount is underway after the state went for President-elect Joe Biden in the presidential election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/16/politics/georgia-secretary-of-state-lindsey-graham-ballots-cnntv/index.html

Tourist can't stop here due to Covid-19 lockdown orders

The Navajo Nation, which spans parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, has issued lockdown orders due to "uncontrolled spread" of the coronavirus. CNN's Martin Savidge has the latest.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/11/17/navajo-nation-coronavirus-savidge-pkg-ebof-vpx.cnn

See Lonely Planet's Best in Travel picks for 2021

Lonely Planet believes travel can be a force for good, a philosophy behind their Best in Travel picks for 2021

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2020/11/16/lonely-planet-best-in-travel-2021-travel-orig-md.cnn

British diplomat rescues drowning student in China

A British diplomat is being hailed as a hero after saving a drowning college student in southwest China on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/17/china/british-consul-chongqing-rescue-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

The story behind Italy's most visited cultural site

If Rome is the Eternal City, the Pantheon is its eternal building, still in use after 2,000 years and attracting six million visitors a year. CNN delves into the history behind this ancient landmark to discover why it's still so influential.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/architecture/2020/11/13/pantheon-rome-italy-history-design-test-of-time-lon-orig.cnn

New Zealand has just elected one of the most diverse parliaments in the world. Here's how it stacks up



source https://cnn.it/36CrMLm

Moderna's vaccine has a significant advantage over Pfizer's



source https://cnn.it/3kz3c33

Trump aims to undermine Biden's legitimacy even as legal challenges fizzle

When President Donald Trump learned at the end of last week that his lawyers were dropping their lawsuit seeking a review of ballots in Arizona, the news caught him by surprise.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/16/politics/trump-election-challenge-biden-legitimacy/index.html

'Bonkers conspiracy theory': Dale on Trump attacking voting systems

CNN's Daniel Dale fact-checks President Trump's baseless allegations of election fraud, in light of Trump's recent attacks on Dominion Voting Systems, an election technology company that supplies software to many local governments.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/16/trump-election-fraud-allegations-voting-systems-fact-check-dale-nr-vpx.cnn

'My jaw dropped': What dying Covid-19 patients told nurse stuns Camerota

CNN's Alisyn Camerota speaks with Jodi Doering, a nurse from South Dakota who says some of her coronavirus patients often don't want to believe that Covid-19 is real, even in their dying moments.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/11/16/south-dakota-nurse-intv-newday-vpx.cnn

Hear Boris Johnson's message after possible Covid-19 exposure

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-quarantining after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19. He said he doesn't have any symptoms. CNN's Max Foster reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/11/16/boris-johson-coronavirus-covid-19-foster-newsroom-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

SpaceX-NASA mission: Four astronauts to dock with International Space Station

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft that launched from Florida's Kennedy Space Center with four astronauts on board Sunday night is approaching the International Space Station. The spacecraft is expected to dock with the ISS around 11 pm ET, after a 27-hour journey.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/16/tech/spacex-nasa-iss-docking-scn/index.html

Keilar rolls the tape on Trump's history of baselessly claiming fraud

CNN's Brianna Keilar rolls the tape on President Donald Trump's history of election fraud claims dating back to 2012, as he continues to make baseless accusations that President-elect Joe Biden's win is invalid.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/16/keilar-roll-the-tape-trump-election-fraud-claims-monologue-nr-vpx.cnn

Sunday, November 15, 2020

China looms as Biden's biggest foreign policy challenge. Here's where he stands

As United States President-elect Joe Biden faces an ugly, potentially contested transition, foreign policy may be the last thing on his mind.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/15/asia/biden-china-policy-trump-us-intl-hnk/index.html

SpaceX launch: Four astronauts take off aboard Crew Dragon bound for ISS

A SpaceX spacecraft carrying four astronauts soared into outer space Sunday — marking the kick off of what NASA hopes will be years of the company helping to keep the International Space Station fully staffed.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/15/tech/spacex-nasa-launch-crew-dragon/index.html

They saved lives during the pandemic -- now they're facing deportation from Ireland

Lily was taking her lunch break at the Dublin nursing home where she works when a friend called with the news that an official-looking letter had arrived for her. 

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/15/europe/ireland-migrant-healthcare-workers-deportation-intl/index.html

Iota forecast to hit storm-ravaged Central America as a major hurricane early next week

The storm known as Iota strengthened into a hurricane early Sunday and is expected to slam into Central America early next week -- the very region already devastated by Hurricane Eta earlier this month -- forecasters say.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/15/weather/iota-storm-sunday/index.html

Saturday, November 14, 2020

As Trump ignores deepening coronavirus crisis, Biden calls for urgent response

Joe Biden has spent these early days as President-elect pleading with Americans to pay attention to the relentless surge of Covid-19 -- with deaths averaging more than 1,000 a day in the past week -- as President Donald Trump continues to ignore the deepening crisis and touts the promises of yet-to-be-approved vaccines as his panacea.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/15/politics/joe-biden-donald-trump-coronavirus-transition/index.html

The US has reported more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases for 12 consecutive days



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-11-15-20-intl/index.html

Typhoon Vamco heads for Vietnam after 53 are killed in the Philippines

Vietnam was bracing for Typhoon Vamco to make landfall early Sunday, after it left 53 dead in the Philippines, making it that country's deadliest storm this year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/14/asia/typhoon-vamco-vietnam-intl-hnk/index.html

From love to thug, what President-elect Biden means for North Korea

North Korea has still not reacted to the United States' presidential election. Its silence speaks volumes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/14/asia/biden-north-korea-intl-hnk/index.html

Federal judge says new DACA rules are invalid because acting DHS secretary was not serving legally

Chad Wolf was not legally serving as acting Homeland Security secretary when he signed rules limiting DACA applications and renewals, and those rules are now invalid, a federal judge ruled Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/14/politics/federal-judge-daca-rules-chad-wolf/index.html

No.1 Dustin Johnson on record run as he leads Masters by four shots

Dustin Johnson lived up to his billing as the world's top golfer to open up a four-shot third-round lead as a "tired" Tiger Woods saw his hopes of defending his Masters crown disappear Saturday at Augusta National.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/14/golf/golf-masters-dustin-johnson-tiger-woods-spt-intl/index.html

Washington, DC, rally brings together Trump voters and far-right leaders

Thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters of all stripes, including right-wing and far-right groups, rallied in Washington, DC, on Saturday to protest the election results.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/14/us/trump-washington-voters-rally-far-right/index.html

Al Qaeda loses one of its most experienced leaders in mysterious murder in Tehran

On the night of August 7, residents of a middle-class neighborhood in northern Tehran heard shooting. Some of them rushed out to see what had happened.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/14/middleeast/al-qaeda-mohammed-al-masri-murder-intl/index.html

Trump had a very bad Friday in court with his election cases. They're headed for more next week



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/trump-legal-int/

Two missiles target Ethiopian airports as Tigray conflict widens

Two airports in Ethiopia's Amhara state which neighbors Tigray -- where federal troops are fighting local forces -- were targeted by rocket fire late on Friday, the government said, as an 11-day conflict widened.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/14/africa/ethiopia-airport-tigray-intl/index.html

Jared and Ivanka are poised to return to a Manhattan social scene that no longer welcomes them

If the celebrations that spilled into the streets of New York City in the wake of Joe Biden's victory made one thing clear, it's that the Trumps aren't welcome here.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/14/politics/jared-kushner-ivanka-trump-post-white-house/index.html

New Zealand suffers shock loss to Argentina in Rugby Championship

Widely regarded as one of the greatest sports teams in the world, New Zealand's rugby union team suffered a shock 25-15 loss on Saturday as Argentina beat the All Blacks for the first time in its history.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/14/sport/new-zealand-argentina-rugby-championship-spt-intl/index.html

How a Covid-19 vaccine could change travel for good

It was the good news that gave the world hope.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/covid-vaccine-travel/index.html

Friday, November 13, 2020

Biden's victory isn't enough on its own to heal the wounds Trump inflicted on Europe

Joe Biden's victory in the US presidential election was met with a sigh of relief across the vast majority of European capitals. In the eyes of most, Donald Trump's presidency saw the European Union's most important ally vacillate between uninterest and outright aggression.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/14/europe/biden-european-union-transatlantic-reset-analysis-intl/index.html

Biden turns Georgia blue for first time in 28 years



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-biden-victory-1114/

Turkmenistan's authoritarian leader unveils huge golden dog statue in the capital

Turkmenistan's longtime leader has unveiled a giant gilded statue of a dog on a busy traffic circle in the capital Ashgabat.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/asia/turkmenistan-dog-statue-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

Trump threatens to deny New Yorkers vaccine. See governor's response

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reacts to President Trump's remarks in the Rose Garden threatening to deny his state a vaccine for coronavirus.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/13/cuomo-reacts-trump-vaccine-new-york-vpx.cnn

Trudeau threatens to cancel Christmas for Canadians

Canadian Thanksgiving was just last month, and the country has seen consequences as Covid-19 cases reach record highs. Now, Canadian leaders say Christmas celebrations are in jeopardy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/world/canada-covid-thanksgiving-surge-trnd/index.html

Grandfather serving 505-year sentence ordered to be released 'without delay'

In a stunning reprieve for a man sentenced to more than five centuries behind bars for a nonviolent offense, a judge in Los Angeles on Thursday summarily slashed his sentence to time served and ordered his immediate release.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/us/505-year-drug-war-sentence-seresi-freed-invs/index.html

Marlins hire MLB's first female general manager

The Miami Marlins have hired Kim Ng to be the team's new general manager, making her the first woman GM and first Asian American GM in Major League Baseball history.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/us/kim-ng-miami-marlins-gm-mlb-spt-trnd/index.html

The world's largest wetlands are on fire. That's a disaster for all of us

The world watched as California and the Amazon went up in flames this year, but the largest tropical wetland on earth has been ablaze for months, largely unnoticed by the outside world.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/americas/pantanal-fires-climate-change-intl/index.html

African Union chief sacks security head after Ethiopia questions loyalty

The African Union has dismissed its security head, an Ethiopian national, after the Ethiopian government accused him of disloyalty to the country amid its conflict with a restive region that threatens to destabilize the Horn of Africa.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/africa/african-union-chief-sacks-security-head-ethiopia-intl/index.html

Lewis Hamilton is 'much prouder' of his push for equality than his fight for a seventh F1 title

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton says campaigning for equal rights has made him "much prouder" than possibly clinching a seventh world title this season.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/motorsport/lewis-hamilton-equality-record-title-pride-spt-intl/index.html

Peter Sutcliffe, UK killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper, dies with coronavirus

British serial killer Peter Sutcliffe has died in hospital aged 74 after contracting Covid-19, the UK Ministry of Justice said Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/uk/peter-sutcliffe-yorkshire-ripper-dead-gbr-intl/index.html

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Trump voters are flocking to a TV channel that claims Biden is not president-elect

A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/12/media/fox-news-newsmax-reliable-sources/index.html

Many Wall Street bonuses are expected to take a hit this year

While the coronavirus pandemic certainly caused some mayhem in the markets and hurt plenty of companies' balance sheets this year, those working on Wall Street are still likely to see bonuses in 2020.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/12/success/wall-street-bonuses/index.html

Japanese town deploys 'Monster Wolf' robots to deter wild bears

A Japanese town has deployed robot wolves to scare off bears that have become an increasingly dangerous nuisance in the countryside.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/12/asia/japanese-monster-wolf-robots-intl-hnk/index.html

Grim milestones are piling up for European countries



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-11-12-20-intl/index.html

Beijing gives up on even the pretense of allowing opposition in Hong Kong



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/hong-kong-1112/

The Watergate-era strategies that might win Trump a pardon. Maybe.

President Donald Trump should stop hyperventilating about voter fraud and draft a gracious concession speech just as Richard Nixon did when he narrowly lost the 1960 presidential election to John F. Kennedy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/11/opinions/president-trump-possible-pardon-strategies-callan/index.html

The disturbing truths in the new Vatican scandal report

As a Catholic, I long ago uneasily made my peace with the knowledge that too many church leaders who preached a Christian message I regard as sacred may themselves be deeply flawed, deceitful or corrupt. The release Tuesday of a Vatican report filled with the sordid details of former Archbishop of Washington Theodore McCarrick's rise and fall doesn't so much tear at my faith as give hope that the Holy See is finally learning to come clean with the truth.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/11/opinions/vatican-mccarrick-report-pope-john-paul-moses/index.html

I quarantined in Beijing, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Here's what I learned

Of the past 148 days, I've spent nearly one-third of them in quarantine. I started in Beijing and have journeyed to Hong Kong and now Tokyo.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/selina-wang-asia-covid-quarantine-intl-hnk/index.html

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Internet mocks McDonald's new meatless burger

McDonald's McPlant burger gets McMocked. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on poking fun at a meatless patty.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/11/11/mocking-mcplant-burger-moos-pkg-hnk-vpx.cnn

'Maybe the greatest golf shot you'll ever see': Jon Rahm skips ball across pond in amazing hole-in-one at the Masters

Talk about birthday luck.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/10/golf/jon-rahm-hole-in-one-masters-spt-intl/index.html

Princess Diana makes her debut in season 4 of 'The Crown'

The fourth season of the award-winning seroes "The Crown" returns to Netflix on November 15. CNN takes a look at new cast members and who will be recast next season.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/11/11/netflix-season-four-the-crown-cast-eg-orig.cnn

Turnover fuels alarm in the Pentagon



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-trump-pentagon-11112020/

The real reason Mitch McConnell won't say Trump should concede



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-election-aftermath-more-11112020/

Ring recalls 350,000 smart doorbells after some of them caught fire

Amazon-subsidiary Ring is recalling hundreds of thousands of video doorbells after receiving reports of them catching fire.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/10/tech/ring-doorbell-recall-fire/index.html

Archaeologists in Norway find rare Viking ship burial using only radar

Norwegian archaeologists have identified a previously undiscovered "high-status" Viking burial site, featuring a feast hall, cult house, and the remnants of a ship burial.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/10/europe/viking-site-radar-norway-scli-intl-scn/index.html

Coronavirus hospitalizations in US reach an all-time high



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-covid-cases-and-hotspots-11112020/

'Serious adverse event' that led Brazil to suspend Sinovac trial has 'no relation' to coronavirus vaccine

A "serious adverse event" that led Brazil's health authorities to halt clinical trials of a Chinese-developed Covid-19 vaccine was not related to the vaccine trial itself, the director of Brazil's Butantan biomedical institute said on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/10/health/brazil-suspends-china-vaccine-trials-intl-hnk/index.html

White House is advising agencies to prepare a budget as Trump refuses to concede loss



source https://cnn.it/2IrPLVk

Cooper shares advice Alex Trebek gave him to win 'Jeopardy!'

CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with his "Celebrity Jeopardy!" rival Cheech Marin about the passing of Alex Trebek. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2020/11/09/cheech-marin-reflects-on-alex-trebek-full-episode-acfc-vpx.cnn

Theta forms in the Atlantic, making 2020 the most active hurricane season on record

Subtropical storm Theta formed in the Atlantic Ocean Monday night, making 2020 the most active hurricane season on record with 29 storms so far.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/10/weather/theta-eta-storm-season/index.html

Monday, November 9, 2020

Biden allies brace for a contentious transition

Reality is setting in among President-elect Joe Biden's allies that the transition leading up to his January 20 inauguration may be more difficult than many inside Biden-world had assumed, two officials said Monday, with a legal fight now a possibility.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/09/politics/biden-transition-delay/index.html

Arizona county dismisses marijuana charges after state vote to legalize it

The prosecutor in Arizona's largest county is dropping all pending charges for recreational marijuana use by adults after Arizona voters legalized it in the November election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/09/us/marijuana-legalization-arizona-county-charges/index.html

Chinese glaciers melting at 'shocking' pace, scientists say

Glaciers in China's bleak Qilian mountains are disappearing at a shocking rate as global warming brings unpredictable change and raises the prospect of crippling, long-term water shortages, scientists say.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/09/china/china-glaciers-melting-climate-change-intl-hnk/index.html

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales returns home after a year in exile

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales returned to the country on Monday after spending almost a year in exile in Argentina.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/09/americas/bolivia-evo-morales-returns-intl/index.html

Could a smart light bulb help reset your body clock?

After finishing a film on Netflix and taking one final scroll through your Facebook feed, you go to bed. It's much harder to switch off your mind than a screen, though, and after tossing and turning, you finally drift off. When your alarm goes off, it feels like you barely closed your eyes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/19/world/circadian-rhythm-smart-bulb-spc-intl/index.html

A 21-year-old man has made history as the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon

Special Olympics athlete Chris Nikic crossed the finish line on Saturday to become the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/09/health/first-person-with-down-syndrome-completes-ironman-scn-trnd/index.html

The UAE takes steps towards modernization by decriminalizing alcohol and suicide

The United Arab Emirates has introduced a slew of reforms on personal status and penal laws as part of a years-long bid to modernize the Gulf state and promote a progressive brand of Islam.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/09/middleeast/uae-decriminalize-alcohol-suicide-intl/index.html

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Trump in denial over election defeat as Biden gears up to fight Covid-19



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-biden-and-the-pandemic-11092020/

See how world reacts to US presidential election results

CNN's Nic Robertson takes a look at how the world reacts to Joe Biden's win over Donald Trump in the 2020 US presidential election.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/11/09/us-presidential-election-global-reaction-postelex-robertson-wrap-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Scientists discover two new marsupial species in Australia

If you take a walk through the forests of Australia's east coast, you might come across the greater glider -- a possum-sized marsupial with big ears and a long furry tail, that glides from tree to tree.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/09/australia/australia-discover-marsupial-glider-species-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html

What Wolf Blitzer thought of 'SNL's' latest CNN spoof

Wolf Blitzer has been portrayed by several "Saturday Night Live" cast members over the years, with the latest impersonation coming hours after the 2020 presidential race was called for Joe Biden. The Situation Room anchor weighs in with his thoughts on the show's multiple Blitzers.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2020/11/09/snl-election-wolf-blitzer-reax-tsr-vpx.cnn

US nears 10 millionth case of Covid-19



source https://cnn.it/3n2TCa8

This was President-elect Biden's third run at the White House

President-elect Joe Biden has been a politician for more than 50 years. From the Newcastle County Council to the White House, these are the moments that have defined his career.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/07/president-elect-joe-biden-political-career-orig-me.cnn

Inside Trump's loss: A culmination of self-destructive decisions



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-elex-trump-0811/

Alex Trebek, long-running 'Jeopardy!' host, dead at 80



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-alex-trebek/

The results are in: The stock market likes Joe Biden



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-elections-and-markets-11092020/

Can Biden heal America?



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-biden-next-day-analysis-11092020/

Misinformed through social media, Trump supporters take to the streets to challenge election result



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-trump-after-elex-analysis-11082020/

What Trump's four years taught me about the two White Americas



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-monday-misc-elex-content-11092020/

Emily Harrington becomes the first woman to free-climb El Capitan in under 24 hours

Only three people -- all men -- had ever free-climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in under 24 hours. But now a woman is the fourth.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/08/us/emily-harrington-first-woman-to-free-climb-el-capitan-trnd/index.html

Watch this cruise ship assembled in seconds

Timelapse video of the brand-new Iona by P&O Cruises is the latest development in the cruising industry devastated by the coronavirus pandemic

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2020/11/06/iona-cruise-ship-timelapse-travel-orig-md.cnn

2020 election causing Americans to stress eat

Eating your way through the stress of the election... CNN's Jeanne Moos counts calories, instead of ballots.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/11/06/stress-eating-2020-election-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn

Kamala Harris' ancestral village in India celebrates her victory

The village of Thulasendrapuram celebrated Harris' election win with fireworks, music and a mural in her honor.

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Jared Kushner has approached President Trump about conceding the election



source https://cnn.it/38qFa7N

This is why concession speeches matter

Concession speeches help maintain peace after elections, but they're not legally required. So what happens when those speeches deviate from tradition?

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/03/why-concession-speeches-matter-orig-vf.cnn

Tropical Storm Eta brings heavy rain to the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Eta will track through the Caribbean on Saturday before eying Florida on Sunday. Meteorologist Allison Chinchar has the latest forecast.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/weather/2020/11/07/tropical-storm-eta-forecast-track-flood-threat.cnn

All the ways Kamala Harris will make history as a vice president



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-kamala-harris-content-11082020/

Cities erupt in celebration after Biden named winner



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-elex-celebrations11082020/

Democrats won't know if they control the Senate until January



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-congress-1108/

Why Donald Trump lost



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-elex-trump-11082020/

What happens between now and Inauguration Day

Americans who went to the polls on Election Day don't actually select the President directly.

source https://cnn.it/3n059He

What happens between now and Inauguration Day

Americans who went to the polls on Election Day don't actually select the President directly.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/18/politics/electoral-college-timeline-2020-election/index.html

John King on the Election Week wait, math and his Magic Wall

Election Week in America might have taken nearly 100 hours to produce a new President but one winner was clear for days: CNN's indefatigable Chief National Correspondent John King, who explained America's complex electoral math and the political idiosyncrasies of obscure counties to the world at his Magic Wall.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/07/politics/john-king-interview-meanwhile-intl/index.html

Hear what Kamala Harris said to Joe Biden after winning 2020 election

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris spoke to President-elect Joe Biden on the phone to congratulate him on their victory in the 2020 presidential election.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/07/kamala-harris-vice-president-elect-calls-joe-biden-2020-us-election-postelex-ldn-vpx.cnn

The terms you need to know as vote-counting continues in key states

It's four days after the election and the race for the White House is still too close to call.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/07/politics/election-terms-vote-counting-trnd/index.html

Eta re-strengthens into a tropical storm, heads toward Cuba and Florida

Tropical Storm Eta continues to bring torrential rainfall and damaging winds to Caribbean islands Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/07/weather/tropical-storm-eta-forecast-saturday/index.html

Even when the election's decided, America will still be waiting -- like it has all year

After the 1876 US election, it took nearly four months for Rutherford B. Hayes to be named the next president, just three days before he was due to be inaugurated.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/07/us/election-uncertainty-coronavirus-waiting-trnd/index.html

Air strikes in Ethiopia's Tigray region will continue, PM says

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vowed further air strikes after jets bombed the northern Tigray region on Friday amid reports that Tigrayan forces had seized control of federal military sites and weapons.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/07/africa/ethiopia-tigray-abiy-ahmed-intl/index.html

Here's where the race to 270 stands



source https://cnn.it/3p6guHO

Friday, November 6, 2020

Trump calls for ballot counting scenario where votes legally cast by military would be thrown out

As President Donald Trump baselessly claimed that all votes received after Election Day are illegal, he attacked the absentee ballots of military members and their spouses that, by law, must be counted.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/06/politics/homefront-trump-military-ballots/index.html

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Trump repeats false claim that 'legal' votes will show him winning



source https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-biden-election-results-11-05-20/h_86803fe1e19a5825dbc47bf5aa677a7a

'The process is working': Joe Biden calls for calm

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden asks for patience and urges Americans to remain calm as votes continue to be counted in several battleground states.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/05/biden-stresses-calm-patience-vote-count-elexnight-sot-vpx.cnn

UN, EU slam Israel after West Bank demolition leaves 73 Palestinians homeless

The United Nations and the European Union have criticized the demolition by the Israeli military of a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, homeless.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/05/middleeast/israel-west-bank-khirbet-humsa-intl/index.html

Why are there fears of civil war in Ethiopia?

When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia received the Nobel Peace Prize last year, he was lauded as a regional peacemaker. Now, he is being asked to pull his own country back from the brink of civil war.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/05/africa/ethiopia-abiy-unrest-explainer-intl/index.html

Fed keeps interest rates near zero and warns of further pandemic strain on the economy

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at ultra-low levels Thursday, and warned that the Covid-19 pandemic will continue weighing on the economy in the short term.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/05/economy/federal-reserve-meeting-powell/index.html

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Trump's mood reportedly souring as vote count continues

CNN's Dana Bash reports that President Trump is feeling "down" as Joe Biden inches closer to 270 electoral votes, according to a source familiar with President Trump's thinking.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/05/trump-mood-2020-election-biden-elexnight-vpx.cnn

Inside an election party with Trump supporters in Michigan

Supporters of President Donald Trump gather at the Huron Valley Guns shooting range in Michigan to monitor election results.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/04/mi-trump-election-night-party-reeve-orig.cnn

Race narrows in Pennsylvania as election results come in

CNN's John King breaks down how President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are performing in Pennsylvania as the 2020 presidential election results come in.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/05/pennsylvania-vote-counting-counties-election-2020-vpx-elexnight.cnn

See inside ballot-counting process in Georgia

CNN's Gary Tuchman goes inside a ballot-counting room in Fulton County, Georgia, where workers are tallying up absentee ballots.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/05/georgia-vote-counting-fulton-county-2020-election-elexnight-vpx.cnn

Meet the candidates who made history in the 2020 election

From Cori Bush, Missouri's first Black congresswoman, to Sarah McBride, the nation's first state senator to publicly identify as transgender, the 2020 election was filled with historical milestones.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/04/historic-candidates-election-2020-orig-vf.cnn

Asian stocks and US futures rise as investors await election results

Asian stocks and US futures are rising as investors await more results from the US election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/04/investing/global-stocks/index.html

Māori facial tattoos get visibility boost following appointment of New Zealand foreign minister

Politician Nanaia Mahuta made history this week when she was named New Zealand's first Indigenous female foreign minister. But for those with traditional Māori tattoos, known as moko, she has long been breaking down barriers.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/moko-facial-tattoo-nanaia-mahuta/index.html

Task force warns new coronavirus cases are increasing 'exponentially' in weekly state reports

Despite President Donald Trump's claims at campaign rallies that the pandemic would vanish on November 4 and members of the media would stop covering it, rising cases, hospitalizations, and deaths nationwide are causing the White House coronavirus task force to sound dire warnings in weekly reports released to states.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/04/politics/white-house-coronavirus-task-force-reports/index.html

My body went viral twice. This is how it felt

The first time my body went viral, it was a photograph I posted on my Instagram. I'm wearing a blue swimsuit and I'm standing with one hand on my hip striking a pose on the beach in Havana, Cuba. I certainly didn't expect the number of reposts and neither did I expect people commenting in my inbox with words like "Brave," "Inspiring," and "Confident."

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/wana-udobang-body-viral/index.html

Ethiopia's Nobel laureate leader vows 'military confrontation' with restive region

Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has declared a state of emergency in the restive Tigray region in response to an alleged attack by the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) on a federal military base.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/04/africa/ethiopia-military-tigray-region-intl/index.html

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The latest on the presidential race

See where the Electoral College tally stands.

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Thailand's online porn ban sparks backlash

Thailand's government said on Tuesday it had banned Pornhub and 190 other websites showing pornography, prompting social media anger over censorship and a protest against the decision.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/03/asia/thailand-porn-ban-protest-scli-intl/index.html

It's Election Day in America. Here's the Wall Street playbook

Investors aren't political analysts. But from Tuesday into the early hours of Wednesday morning, they'll be glued to the outcome of the US election, a major event that could shake financial markets and generate either big profits or hefty losses.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/03/investing/premarket-stocks-trading/index.html

Sunday, November 1, 2020

The US election is a vote on climate change for the whole world

The climate crisis has become a key issue not just for American voters in this US election -- but people across the world.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/01/world/us-election-climate-crisis-intl-dst-hnk/index.html

Boris Johnson accused of 'giving in to scientific advisers' as England heads for lockdown



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-international-covid-11022020/

A once restrained Fauci unleashes on White House coronavirus approach days before election



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-us-covid-1102202/

Nikki McKibbin, 'American Idol' contestant, has died at 42

Nikki McKibbin, a contestant on the first season of "American Idol," has died. She was 42.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/01/us/nikki-mckibbin-american-idol-death-trnd/index.html

Walmart returns firearms and ammunition to store floors

Walmart is returning firearms and ammunition to store shelves after the retail giant removed the products in some of its US stores as a "precaution" in response to protests in Philadelphia that followed the police shooting of Walter Wallace, Jr.

source https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/01/business/walmart-firearms-ammunition/index.html

CNN Washington Bureau Chief explains the states to watch on election night

CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist tells Brian Stelter which states will be important to watch on election night.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/11/01/sam-feist-election-night-states-to-watch-rs-stelter-vpx.cnn

Businesses prepare for possible post-election unrest

In cities across the United States, retailers are boarding up store windows in anticipation of possible post-election unrest. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2020/11/01/stores-boarding-up-election-day-gingras-sot-vpx.cnn

Road to 270: Polls show Trump leading in only 2 battleground states

CNN's John King explains the recent polls from battleground states in the 2020 election which show that former Vice President Biden has a lead over President Trump.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/11/01/trump-biden-election-battleground-states-polls-king-magic-wall-vpx-ip.cnn

Two gay couples in Taiwan make history in military wedding

The couples tied the knot in a mass military wedding complete with a parade, balloons and the Commander of the Taiwan Army's blessing.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2020/10/31/taiwan-gay-marriage-makes-history-in-mass-military-wedding-orig-kj.cnn

China's birthrate just hit another record low. But the worst is yet to come

China's birthrate in 2020 has hit another record low -- and there's no indication things are about to pick up anytime soon. source...