Sunday, January 31, 2021

Kim Jong Un cannot denuclearize, former North Korean diplomat says

North Korea's former acting ambassador to Kuwait believes Kim Jong Un will not give up his nuclear arsenal, but may be willing to negotiate an arms reduction for relief from the international sanctions crippling Pyongyang's economy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/asia/north-korea-ryu-hyeon-woo-intl-hnk/index.html

Single Covid case in Western Australia leads to 5-day lockdown for 2 million

Parts of Western Australia went into a five-day lockdown Sunday, after a hotel security tested positive for coronavirus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/australia/western-australia-covid-lockdown-intl-hnk/index.html

Beautiful Italian town sells ready-to-occupy homes at bargain prices

If you've been tempted to pick up one of the dilapidated houses offered for sale in Italy for little more than $1 but had second thoughts about the hassle of renovating it, one town has an offer that might just tempt you.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/biccari-italy-cheap-houses/index.html

Blake Lively says she felt 'insecure' about her body after the birth of her third child and struggled finding clothes that fit

Blake Lively wants you to know that being a celebrity does not necessarily make her immune to feeling insecure.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/entertainment/blake-lively-body-baby-instagram-trnd/index.html

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained, says ruling party spokesman

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other top government figures have been detained, a spokesman for the governing National League for Democracy told CNN on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/world/myanmar-aung-san-suu-kyi-detained-intl/index.html

Skier found dead after being buried by an avalanche in Utah

A skier died after being buried by an avalanche Saturday in the backcountry of Summit County, Utah.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/us/skier-buried-avalanche-utah-summit-county-trnd/index.html

Connecticut man arrested for 2004 murder of 16-year-old girl

Police in Waterbury, Connecticut, arrested and charged a local man for the murder of a 16-year-old girl whose 2004 death had long been unsolved.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/us/connecticut-cold-case-murder/index.html

Russian protester shares why he's demonstrating amid security crackdown

CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports that thousands of opposition protesters calling for the release of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny have been detained amid a crackdown by Russian security forces.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/01/31/russian-security-forces-crack-down-opposition-protests-pleitgen-pkg-newsroom-vpx.cnn

WHO team investigating pandemic visits wet market, receives flu data

A team of World Health Organization investigators in China researching the origins of the coronavirus tell CNN they now have months of Chinese influenza data which might contain vital clues as to the early spread of the virus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/world/who-team-investigating-pandemic-visits-wet-market-receives-flu-data/index.html

Powerful nor'easter could bring up to 18 inches of snow to NYC

Over 100 million Americans will feel winter's sting early this week as a powerful nor'easter takes aim at the most densely populated cities along the East Coast.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/weather/noreaster-winter-storm-snow-washington-dc-new-york/index.html

How lawmakers made it nearly impossible to legalize abortion in Honduras

This week, lawmakers in Honduras changed the country's constitution to make it virtually impossible to legalize abortion in the future -- an extreme election-year move that critics warn will further endanger women's health.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/americas/honduras-abortion-ban-ratified-intl/index.html

'Warrior' police training is being offered across the US

Police departments across the country are being trained in an aggressive, ready-to-kill approach to police training. How has this "warrior-style" of training contributed to the current state of policing in America?

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/22/warrior-training-police-killology-orig-mg.cnn

100-year-old UK fundraising hero Tom Moore hospitalized with Covid-19

Tom Moore, the World War II veteran who raised millions for a British charity supporting the UK's National Health Service by walking laps of his garden before his 100th birthday, has been hospitalized with Covid-19 and pneumonia, his daughter Hannah said on Twitter Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/uk/tom-moore-covid-intl/index.html

Angry sports fans armed with fireworks and flares storm team's football field

Supporters of the Marseille football club in France marched onto the team's training ground in protest. A fire broke out and forced the club to postpone a match. CNN's Don Riddell has more.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/01/31/marseille-protest-training-ground-fire-riddell-vpx-worldsport.cnn

Family of a Black deputy turned away from Whites-only cemetery

Oaklin Springs Cemetery in Louisiana told the family of a Black sheriff's deputy he couldn't be buried there because it was only for White people. CNN affiliate KPLC has the story.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/30/louisiana-cemetery-whites-only-pkg-vpx.kplc

Ongoing siege following car explosion at hotel gate in Somalia's capital

Somalia security forces are fighting armed gunmen to end a siege at a hotel in the east African country's capital Mogadishu on Sunday, according to police.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/africa/somalia-hotel-siege-intl/index.html

Disproportionate number of current and former military personnel arrested in Capitol attack, CNN analysis shows

Active military personnel and veterans are over-represented among the first 150 people to be arrested and have records released for federal offenses in the violence and insurrection at the US Capitol.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/us/capitol-riot-arrests-active-military-veterans-soh/index.html

Hilton Valentine, guitarist of The Animals, has died at 77

The Animals' guitarist Hilton Valentine, best known for the iconic opening riff on the English rock band's arrangement of "The House of the Rising Sun," has died at the age of 77.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/entertainment/hilton-valentine-the-animals-dies-trnd/index.html

Why Senate Democrats may struggle in 2022

The retirement announcement this week from Sen. Rob Portman is a sign that even as we just finished one election, another one is right around the corner. Democrats seemed to be pleased that the Ohio Republican is stepping aside because beating an incumbent senator is hard.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/politics/senate-map-2022-analysis/index.html

Why Biden has a rare opportunity for early success

Over five decades in Washington, President Joe Biden has watched seven newly-elected presidents get started. Improbably, he has the chance for a stronger opening act than any of them.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/politics/joe-biden-opening-act-covid-19-relief/index.html

Russian protesters rally in support of opposition leader Alexey Navalny

Demonstrations in support of detained Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny kicked off on Sunday in Russia's far east, as protesters turned out for a second successive weekend in defiance of authorities.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/europe/russia-navalny-protests-intl/index.html

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Five of Trump's impeachment defense attorneys leave, less than two weeks before trial

Five of former President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team attorneys have stepped aside a little more than a week before his Senate trial is set to begin, according to people familiar with the case, amid a disagreement over his legal strategy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/politics/butch-bowers-deborah-barbier-trump-impeachment-team/index.html

Pakistan battles 'tsunami' of Covid-19 patients with few vaccines in sight

Keeping vigil outside the hospital ward in Karachi, Daniyal Ameen watched his father breathing through a ventilator via a live video link from the intensive care unit (ICU).

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/asia/coronavirus-vaccine-divide-pakistan-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

UK prepares to welcome thousands of Hong Kongers fleeing national security law

The United Kingdom is preparing to welcome potentially tens of thousands of migrants from Hong Kong, with the opening of a new visa for residents of the former British colony this Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/29/asia/uk-hong-kong-bno-passports-intl-hnk/index.html

Residents of Washington town wonder if QAnon has taken hold of their mayor

The 7,000 residents of Sequim, Washington, nestled in a valley on the Olympic peninsula two hours west of Seattle, are grappling with a big question: Has the QAnon conspiracy taken hold of their mayor?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/us/sequim-washington-mayor-qanon/index.html

Plan to vaccinate Guantanamo Bay detainees against Covid-19 has been paused

An earlier plan to give Guantanamo Bay detainees the Covid-19 vaccine has been paused as of Saturday, according to a US Pentagon official.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/politics/guantanamo-bay-detainees-covid-19-vaccine-paused/index.html

Friday, January 29, 2021

Chinese millennials aren't getting married, and the government is worried



source https://cnn.it/3t9Ueig

US detects its first cases of a more contagious coronavirus strain first seen in South Africa



source https://cnn.it/39scqf4

US Capitol Police officer killed during insurrection will lie in honor at Capitol

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on Friday that the body of US Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/29/politics/brian-sicknick-lie-in-honor-capitol-police/index.html

Biden seeks to intensify public lobbying for Covid-19 relief bill amid the pandemic



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/us-politics-intl-3001/

Putin signs law extending nuclear arms treaty between US and Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Friday ratifying the extension of New START, a key arms control treaty with the United States, a week before it was due to expire, the Kremlin said in a statement.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/29/europe/russia-new-start-treaty-extension-intl/index.html

Keilar rolls the tape on governor's nursing home death claims

CNN's Brianna Keilar looks into the allegations that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration undercounted Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes as Cuomo was telling the public that New York's nursing home death toll was lower than most states.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/29/keilar-andrew-cuomo-ny-covid-nursing-home-deaths-roll-the-tape-sot-vpx-nr.cnn

Journey to get Covid-19 vaccine a long one in rural America

CNN's Omar Jimenez follows a convoy of Covid-19 vaccines on their long journey to get from the distribution point to towns in rural America.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/01/29/rural-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-jimenez-dnt-vpx.cnn

Must-watch videos of the week



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/videos-of-the-week/

See father's response after court releases men convicted of killing his son

Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled that four men convicted of kidnapping and murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl could go free. Judea Pearl, Daniel's father, speaks to CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/01/28/daniel-pearl-pakistan-ruling-judea-pearl-intv-amanpour-vpx.cnn

Trump's residency at Mar-a-Lago under legal scrutiny

The use of Mar-a-Lago as former President Donald Trump's permanent home is under legal review by the town of Palm Beach and the arrangement may be discussed at the upcoming town council meeting, the town manager told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/29/politics/legal-review-trump-mar-a-lago/index.html

Keilar compares Putin's relationships with 5 US Presidents

CNN's Brianna Keilar rolls the tape on how Russian President Vladimir Putin's relationship with five US Presidents differs - from former President Clinton to President Biden.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/29/keilar-roll-the-tape-five-presidents-putin-clinton-bush-obama-trump-biden-nr-vpx.cnn

Thursday, January 28, 2021

These three Pacific military flashpoints could shape Biden's entire China strategy

Any suggestion that the departure of former US President Donald Trump from Washington would provide a temporary pause in US-China tensions has been swiftly dispelled.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/28/asia/us-china-military-tensions-key-areas-intl-hnk-ml/index.html

US Army announces a new grooming policy in a push for inclusion

The US Army announced a series of new grooming policies on Tuesday that will allow soldiers to wear ponytails, locs, lipstick and even earrings.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/28/politics/army-grooming-policy/index.html

How Bangkok's Khao San Road evolved from a rice market into the world's most famous travel hub

Once upon a time, the locals peddled rice on Bangkok's Khao San Road. Lots of it.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/bangkok-khao-san-road-evolution/index.html

Cicely Tyson, iconic and influential actress, dies at 96

Cicely Tyson, an award-winning icon of the stage and screen who broke barriers for Black actresses with surpassing dignity, died Thursday, her manager Larry Thompson confirmed to CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/28/entertainment/cicely-tyson-obit/index.html

New coronavirus variants keep popping up. Here's what we know about them

A variant suspected of helping fuel a surge of coronavirus in Brazil's Amazon region shows up in Minnesota. Another that's been worrying officials in South Africa pops up in two places in South Carolina.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/28/health/variants-coronavirus-new-popping/index.html

Pentagon won't commit to Afghanistan troop withdrawal by May, says Taliban are not honoring commitments to US

The Pentagon said Thursday that the Biden administration would not commit to a full drawdown of troops from Afghanistan by May because the Taliban have not honored the commitments they made in their deal with the United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/28/politics/pentagon-afghanistan-taliban-commitments/index.html

John King: This photo tells you everything you need to know about the GOP

CNN's John King discusses the meeting between Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and former President Trump at Mar-a-lago and where the Republican party stands today.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/28/donald-trump-kevin-mccarthy-meeting-photo-tsr-vpx.cnn

Daniel Pearl's father: 'We're in shock' over ruling

Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled that four men convicted of kidnapping and murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl could go free. Judea Pearl, Daniel's father, speaks to CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/01/28/daniel-pearl-pakistan-ruling-judea-pearl-intv-amanpour-vpx.cnn

US economy saw worst year in 2020 since 1946

President Joe Biden continues to push for a bipartisan Covid-19 relief package as the pandemic's devastating impact on the US economy comes to light. CNN's Phil Mattingly reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/01/28/biden-economy-covid-relief-mattingly-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Japan may need a miracle to pull off the Summer Olympics

UFC had "fight island." The NBA had "the bubble."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/asia/tokyo-olympics-logistics-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

January has been the deadliest month for Covid-19 with nearly 80,000 lives lost so far in the US



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/us-covid-0128-app-intl/

CNN anchor: This is the kind of thinking the GOP is embracing

CNN's Erin Burnett wonders how House Republicans could remain silent over Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-GA) past comments supporting the execution of prominent Democrats and others about the Parkland school shooting. Rep. Greene was recently given a seat on the House Committee on Education and Labor.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/28/marjorie-taylor-greene-gop-burnett-monologue-ebof-sot-vpx.cnn

'Cut that crap out': Top Republican tells GOP to stop attacking each other over Trump



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/mccarthy-0128-app-intl/

Former Russia oil tycoon: I was one of the lucky ones

CNN's Matthew Chance speaks exclusively with Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, who -- after falling out with Russian President Vladimir Putin himself -- spent more than 10 years in a Russian jail. He says the US should impose tough sanctions on Putin to save Alexey Navalny from a similar fate.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/01/27/russia-opposition-mikhail-khodorkovsky-chance-pkg-vpx.cnn

Facebook plans to reduce political content in the News Feed



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/tech-giants-earnings-0128-app-intl/

Teachers fight return to classrooms without proper safety measures

Teachers in Chicago fight for proper coronavirus safety measures as Chicago Public Schools is pushing to have kindergarten through eighth grade students return to classrooms. CNN's Omar Jimenez reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/01/27/teachers-push-for-more-coronavirus-safety-measures-jimenez-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn

Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta host Covid-19 town hall



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Republicans threaten to filibuster Bidens' nominee for Homeland Security chief



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/biden-0128-app-intl/

Facebook plans to reduce political content in the News Feed

Facebook's business continues to fire on all cylinders even as the company faces growing scrutiny from regulators over its acquisitions and from critics for the role its platform may have played in spreading lies about the US presidential election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/tech/facebook-earnings/index.html

Apple just had a blowout quarter, thanks to iPhone 12 sales

Analysts have talked for at least a year about the potential for Apple's first 5G iPhone to drive a "supercycle" of device sales. On Wednesday, Apple's earnings report for the three months ended December 26 — the first since the iPhone 12 went on sale — offered an initial look at how actual sales are stacking up against that projection.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/tech/apple-earnings-iphone-12/index.html

After '7 minutes of terror,' NASA's Perseverance rover will begin an 'epic journey' on Mars next month

In 22 days, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will land on Mars in Jezero Crater to search for signs of ancient life that may have been on the red planet in the past.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/world/perseverance-mars-rover-landing-update-scn-trnd/index.html

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Biden sets bold timeline for a return to normal life

President Joe Biden's pledge that there will be sufficient vaccines for 300 million Americans by the end of summer represents a bold and politically risky response to criticism his pandemic plan lacks ambition.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/politics/president-biden-coronavirus/index.html

Taiwanese man fined $35K for breaking home quarantine 7 times

A Taiwanese man has been fined $1 million New Taiwan Dollars ($35,000) for repeatedly breaking his home quarantine.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/taichung-taiwan-man-fine-breaking-quarantine-intl-hnk/index.html

AstraZeneca CEO defends plans to supply vaccine to UK ahead of EU



source https://cnn.it/3cfKFIA

Thailand backs amendment allowing early-stage abortions

Thai lawmakers have voted in favor of allowing abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy while retaining penalties for later terminations, a move that pro-choice activists said fell short of protecting the rights of the mother.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/asia/thailand-abortion-intl-hnk/index.html

WHO team in Wuhan begins long-delayed coronavirus investigation

A team of World Health Organization (WHO) investigators is preparing to leave quarantine in the Chinese city of Wuhan and begin a long-awaited investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/asia/who-coronavirus-team-wuhan-china-intl-hnk/index.html

Business exec and his wife charged after flying into remote Canadian town to get Covid-19 vaccine, officials say

The former president and CEO of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and his wife are facing charges -- including failure to self-isolate -- after allegedly chartering a plane to a small town in western Canada and posing as local workers to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/americas/canada-exec-yukon-coronavirus-vaccine-trnd/index.html

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman signs with IMG models

Less than a week after enrapturing audiences at President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, America's youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman has signed with one of the world's biggest modeling agencies.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/amanda-gorman-img-models/index.html

The US has accused China of carrying out genocide. Will it now boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics?

The United States' determination that China is committing genocide in Xinjiang presents a rare moral predicament for athletes and countries preparing to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/sport/china-xinjiang-olympics-genocide-boycott-2022-intl-hnk/index.html

US to buy 200 million more doses of Covid vaccines



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/us-covid-0127-intl/

Florida led the world in shark attacks again in 2020

The US is once again the shark attack capital of the world in 2020. Thanks, Florida!

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/us/shark-attacks-florida-2020-trnd-scn/index.html

The world's two richest men are fighting over space real estate

SpaceX and Amazon — companies run by the two richest men in the world — are sparring over their competing satellite-based internet businesses, with SpaceX accusing Amazon of "stifling competition" and Amazon accusing SpaceX of looking to "smother competition in the cradle."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/tech/spacex-elon-musk-amazon-project-kuiper-scn/index.html

Pfizer and AstraZeneca take heat as vaccine delays threaten Europe's recovery

The European Union is calling out vaccine makers AstraZeneca and Pfizer over delivery delays that could slow its recovery from the pandemic. Officials are even threatening to take legal action and introduce export controls on doses produced in the bloc as anger mounts.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/business/astrazeneca-pfizer-vaccine-delays-europe/index.html

China is rehearsing for when it overtakes America

China wants to lead the global recovery from the pandemic and become more influential on the world stage than ever before. It might just have the momentum — and the confidence — to pull that plan off.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/economy/china-xi-economy-intl-hnk/index.html

Italian Prime Minister tenders resignation, in a tactical move amid the coronavirus crisis

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte handed in his resignation on Tuesday, in a tactical political maneuver that he hopes will allow him to build a new coalition.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/europe/italy-giuseppe-conte-resignation-intl/index.html

Uganda security forces withdraw from Bobi Wine's home ending 11 days of house arrest

Security forces have withdrawn from Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine's residence after he spent 11 days under house arrest, his lawyer told CNN on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/africa/bobi-wine-free-house-arrest-intl/index.html

Monday, January 25, 2021

Colombia's FARC party is changing its name to 'Comunes'

Colombia's FARC political party, formed after the guerilla group with the same acronym was disbanded, has announced that it is is changing its name to "Comunes," or "Commons" in English.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/world/colombia-farc-changes-name-intl/index.html

Disneyland to reimagine Jungle Cruise ride following years of criticism

Disney has announced that it is rethinking a classic theme park attraction following years of criticism from fans.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/disneyland-jungle-cruise-ride-trnd/index.html

Sarah Sanders' run for Arkansas governor to test value of ties to Trump

Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday became the first of what could be a wave of Republicans from former President Donald Trump's inner circle to chart a political future, launching her bid for Arkansas governor.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/politics/sarah-huckabee-sanders-trump-arkansas-governor-race/index.html

South Korean has used AI to bring a superstar back to life, but ethical concerns abound

For the first time in 25 years, the distinctive vocals of South Korean superstar Kim Kwang-seok will be heard on national television singing new material.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/asia/south-korea-kim-kwang-seok-ai-dst-hnk-intl/index.html

An American Sign Language interpreter will now appear at all White House press briefings

The Biden administration will have an American Sign Language interpreter at every White House briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/us/sign-language-press-briefings-trnd/index.html

Nick Kyrgios feels 'safe' ahead of the Australian Open as he credits the country for its Covid-19 response

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios says he feels safe at the prospect of playing in this year's Australian Open as he played down complaints from fellow stars who are quarantining ahead of the tournament in Melbourne.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/tennis/nick-kyrgios-australian-open-covid-19-cmd-spt-intl/index.html

The viral meme of Bernie Sanders has been made into a crocheted doll, and it's now being auctioned for charity

The image from President Joe Biden's inauguration of Sen. Bernie Sanders sitting with his legs crossed wearing brown and white gloves made a splash on the internet. Now, one lucky bidder can own a crocheted doll made as a tribute to Sanders' inauguration meme.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/us/bernie-sanders-crochet-doll-meals-on-wheels-auction-trnd/index.html

Biden tells CNN Trump's impeachment trial 'has to happen'

President Joe Biden on Monday offered his most extensive comments since taking office on President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, telling CNN "I think it has to happen."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/politics/joe-biden-trump-impeachment/index.html

Covid-19 masks: Which mask is best for you, and when to use it

Think of masks as the newest trendy accessory that can save your life -- and the lives of those you love.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/health/covid-19-masks-which-is-best-wellness/index.html

Airport police officer identifies man charged in Capitol riot after he was kicked off flight for 'continuously' yelling 'Trump 2020'

Federal prosecutors have charged a man in connection to the riot and insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, after a Washington, DC, airport police officer helped identify him.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/politics/capitol-hill-rioter-kicked-off-plane-trnd/index.html

Janet Yellen confirmed as first female Treasury secretary in US history

Lawmakers confirmed Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary on Monday, making her the first woman in American history to hold the position.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/economy/yellen-treasury-secretary-first-woman/index.html

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Alleged Capitol rioter's brother is a Secret Service agent who once led Michelle Obama's detail

The brother of an alleged US Capitol rioter is a US Secret Service agent who once led former first lady Michelle Obama's detail, CNN has learned.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/politics/us-capitol-breach-secret-service-scott-fairlamb-preston-fairlamb/index.html

Chile triggers national panic by mistakenly sending tsunami warning after quake

Authorities in Chile have expressed regret for spreading panic with a mistaken tsunami warning calling for people to get out of coastal areas following an earthquake in Antarctica.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/americas/chile-tsunami-warning-quake-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

A year from lockdown, Wuhan returns to normal life, but is still haunted by emotional scars

On the surface, Wuhan bustles like a city that has never known a paralyzing 76-day lockdown.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/asia/wuhan-one-year-on-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.html

White House expected to lift transgender ban in military as early as Monday

President Joe Biden is expected to repeal former President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the military as early as Monday, according to a source familiar with the plans.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/politics/transgender-military-ban-biden-administration/index.html

Five people including a pregnant woman were killed in Indianapolis' 'largest mass casualty shooting' in more than a decade

Five people and an unborn child were killed Sunday after an early-morning shooting in Indianapolis' northeast side, police said -- an incident the mayor called "a mass murder."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/us/indianapolis-mass-shooting-trnd/index.html

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tests positive for Covid-19

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tested positive for Covid-19, he said on Sunday evening.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/americas/mexico-president-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.html

Sarah Sanders expected to announce bid for Arkansas governor on Monday

Sarah Sanders, President Donald Trump's former press secretary, is expected to announce Monday that she is running for governor of Arkansas, a source familiar with the plan told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/politics/sarah-sanders-arkansas-governor-bid/index.html

Biden to reinstate Covid-19-related travel restrictions lifted by Trump

President Joe Biden on Monday will reinstate the Covid-19 travel restrictions on non-US citizens who have been in Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and much of Europe, a White House official confirmed to CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/politics/biden-coronavirus-travel-trump/index.html

Foreign companies are giving up on the United States and betting big on China, report says

Foreign companies are turning their backs on the United States, taking advantage of China's booming economy and superior management of the Covid-19 pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/investing/us-china-foreign-direct-investment/index.html

History made: Renewable energy surpassed fossil fuels for European electricity in 2020

Europeans got more of their electricity from renewable sources than fossil fuels for the first time last year, according to an annual report from Ember and Agora Energiewende.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/business/eu-renewable-energy-fossil-fuels/index.html

38 Capitol Police officers test positive for Covid-19 after Capitol riot

More than three dozen Capitol Police officers have tested positive for coronavirus since the Capitol riot on January 6, the union representing the Capitol Police told CNN Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/politics/capitol-police-riot-coronavirus/index.html

CEOs stepped up during the Trump era. They're not off the hook

During the Trump era, many business leaders came to an uncomfortable conclusion: They could no longer afford to stay in their lanes, speaking out only on issues that directly affected their companies' bottom lines.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/investing/stocks-week-ahead/index.html

Trump is not a fascist. But that didn't make him any less dangerous to our democracy

Over the last five years, I have often wondered how political analysts who have compared Donald Trump's presidency to the rise of Nazi Germany would feel if a time machine sent them to Berlin in 1933. They would be stunned by the differences between then and now.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/opinions/trump-fascism-misguided-comparison-weber/index.html

Schools across Africa shutdown as Covid cases spike across the continent

As a second wave of coronavirus spreads through parts of Africa, countries across the continent are shutting down schools to control the spread of the virus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/africa/africa-schools-covid-intl/index.html

First Muslim head coach in NFL says it's a humbling experience

Robert Saleh, the new head coach for the New York Jets, is making history as the first Muslim American to lead a team in the National Football League.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/us/new-york-jets-nfl-muslim-coach-history-trnd/index.html

Australian Open organizers schedule new warm-up event to benefit quarantining players

Organizers of the Australian Open have scheduled a new warm-up tournament for players who have been unable to train during quarantine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/sport/australian-open-schedule-spt-intl/index.html

Biden's decrees vault America back onto the global stage. A whiplashed world wonders for how long



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-biden-0124/

Arizona Republican Party sends clear signal that its leadership remains loyal to Trump

The Arizona Republican Party sent a clear signal Saturday that its leadership remains loyal to former President Donald Trump when it voted to publicly punish Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, former Sen. Jeff Flake and Cindy McCain, all of whom opposed Trump's efforts to overturn President Joe Biden's victory, or in the case of Flake and McCain, endorsed the Democrat before the election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/politics/arizona-gop-censure-mccain-flake-ducey/index.html

Inside Kamala Harris' historic first days

In the hours after her historic inauguration, Kamala Harris beamed into televisions across the country, delivering her first speech as vice president just steps beyond the sitting relic of Abraham Lincoln and a short distance from where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his iconic words that inspired generations.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/politics/kamala-harris-vice-president-first-days/index.html

Hollywood screenwriter Walter Bernstein dies at 101

Walter Bernstein, the Oscar and Emmy-nominated screenwriter, passed away at his home in Manhattan on Saturday at the age of 101, his widow, Gloria Loomis, told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/us/walter-bernstein-obituary-trnd/index.html

This restaurant's menu offers bluntly honest descriptions of the dishes

Feigang Fei, owner of Cuisine AuntDai in Montreal, wants to be honest with you.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cuisine-auntdai-restaurant-menu-comments-trnd/index.html

A woman who won a $60 million lottery said she got the winning numbers from her husband's dream

Deng Pravatoudom followed her husband's dream all the way to Easy Street.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/24/world/toronto-woman-60-million-lottery-husband-dream-trnd/index.html

Saturday, January 23, 2021

She was murdered for catching an Indian priest and nun in a sex act. Three decades later, justice is served

The dead nun's slippers were scattered on the convent kitchen floor -- one near the entrance, the other by the fridge.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/asia/sister-abhaya-murder-intl-dst-hnk/index.html

What 'vaccine passports' mean for your summer vacation

The words "vaccine passport" have a reassuring ring to them, perhaps conjuring up the image of a sleek, embossed document with watermarked pages and official stamps of approval. Flourished at border controls, it would open travel doors that, for so many of us, have been closed by Covid-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/vaccine-passports-summer-2021/index.html

How Black barbers have become mental health advocates for African American men

Ray Connor traces his ambition to be a barber back to when he was a kid in Detroit. Growing up, he was abused. He watched his mother battle drug and alcohol addictions. He often went to bed hungry. When he needed to get away, he went down to A Cut Above Barber Shop on Eight Mile Road for a fresh cut and some companionship from his barber, Jessie. The relationship carried him through some of the darkest days of his life.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/us/black-barbers-mental-health-wellness-trnd/index.html

Gregory Sierra, 'Sanford and Son' and 'Barney Miller' actor, dies at 83

Actor Gregory Sierra, best known for his roles in "Sanford and Son" and "Barney Miller," died on January 4 from cancer, his widow Helene Tabor confirmed to CNN Friday. He was 83.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/entertainment/gregory-sierra-obituary-trnd/index.html

FDA gives approval for syringes to extract an extra dose from vials of the Covid-19 vaccine

As the US set a new daily record for Covid-19 inoculations and states clamored for more vaccine supplies, Pfizer and the FDA said pharmacists and health practitioners can in some cases extract an additional dose from each vial.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/us/us-coronavirus-saturday/index.html

America's allies, listen up: It's still America First

His predecessor tweeted insults and made menacing threats against America's allies but US President Joe Biden proved just as formidable for Canada with a stroke of pen.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/us/biden-america-relationship-allies/index.html

Friday, January 22, 2021

Foods that can reduce stress

Stress levels may be high these days, but did you know that what we choose to eat can help to reduce stress, ultimately allowing us to take charge of our mental health?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/health/stress-relieving-foods-wellness/index.html

Chinese celebrity accused of abandoning babies in the US, sparking national surrogacy debate

At first, it seemed like a classic celebrity romance.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/china/china-celebrity-surrogacy-scandal-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

Ex-Trump official who backs Biden stimulus plan speaks out

Former Trump Economic Adviser Kevin Hassett tells CNN's Brianna Keilar why he supports President Biden's $1.9 trillion economic stimulus plan.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/01/22/kevin-hassett-biden-economic-stimulus-plan-keilar-intv-nr-vpx.cnn

Must-watch videos of the week



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/videos-of-the-week/

SE Cupp says controversial GOP lawmaker is 'wasting time with pointless impeachment stunt'

CNN political commentator SE Cupp explains how Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) and fellow Republicans who believe in and spread conspiracy theories are part of former President Donald Trump's legacy.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/22/marjorie-taylor-greene-trump-legacy-se-cupp-unfiltered-sot-vpx.cnn

18-month-old baby under house arrest with Bobi Wine 'safely evacuated'

The 18-month old niece of Bobi Wine's wife has been safely evacuated from their residence, where she had been under house arrest with the Ugandan politician and his wife, Wine told CNN's Becky Anderson Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/africa/bobi-wine-baby-house-arrest-intl/index.html

Ex-QAnon follower: It's like a doomsday cult

CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks with Jitarth Jadeja, who followed QAnon for two years, about how it appeals to its members and what happens now that "The Storm" never came.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/22/former-qanon-follower-details-group-danger-doomsday-cult-jadeja-intv-nr-vpx.cnn

NFL surprises health care workers with Super Bowl tickets

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell joined a web call with hospital workers to surprise them with tickets to Super Bowl LV.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/01/22/nfl-roger-goodell-surprise-super-bowl-tickets-orig-bdk.cnn

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Seven Senate Democrats request ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley over Capitol riot

Seven Senate Democrats filed an ethics complaint on Thursday against Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas and called for the Ethics Committee to investigate how their objections to the Electoral College votes on January 6 may have contributed to inciting the violent Capitol insurrection.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/politics/senate-democrats-ethics-complaint-cruz-hawley/index.html

Champ and Major Biden have not yet moved into the White House

The new administration is working doggedly in its first days in office, but President Joe Biden's four-legged companions aren't joining in just yet.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/politics/biden-dogs-major-champ-white-house-pets/index.html

Florida man accused of being in Capitol riots was arrested at the inauguration, Justice Department says

A Florida man knew he was wanted by authorities for being at the US Capitol riots but returned to Washington, DC, to attend the inauguration, the Justice Department said in a court filing Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/us/capitol-riot-samuel-camargo-florida-arrest/index.html

'Fat but fit' is a myth when it comes to heart health, new study shows

The negative effects of excess body fat on heart health can't be canceled out by maintaining an active lifestyle, according to new research.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/health/fat-but-fit-study-scli-intl-wellness/index.html

Fauci was asked if he feels 'free' under Biden. Hear his response

During a White House press briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci told reporters that he feels liberated to speak freely and honestly about the coronavirus pandemic and the science behind it under the Biden administration.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/21/fauci-biden-administration-coronavirus-honesty-whpb-bts-lead-vpx.cnn

'It's really hard to explain': See GOP lawmaker's flip on riot

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that former President Donald Trump did not incite the riot at the Capitol earlier this month, contradicting previous comments he made that the President did bear some responsibility for the assault.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/21/kevin-mccarthy-donald-trump-capitol-riot-role-sot-vpx-nr.cnn

History shows just how different Biden's inauguration was

Video from past inaugurations show how unprecedented President Joe Biden's inauguration was, but also how some moments stayed the same.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/21/inauguration-2021-biden-harris-highlights-mh-orig.cnn

Watch the Terminator get his Covid-19 vaccine

"The Terminator" actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a video on Twitter of his experience getting the coronavirus vaccine at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/01/21/terminator-vaccine-arnold-schwarzenegger-newsource-jr-orig.cnn

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Fox News host Judge Jeanine lobbied Trump during his last few hours in office to pardon her ex-husband. It worked.

Fox News host Judge Jeanine successfully lobbied former President Donald Trump in an eleventh-hour effort to pardon her ex-husband in the final hours of Trump's presidency, CNN has learned.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/judge-jeanine-lobbied-trump-pardon-ex-husband/index.html

Beijing sanctions high-ranking Trump administration officials after Biden takes office

The Chinese government has announced sanctions against outgoing secretary of state Mike Pompeo and 27 other high-ranking officials under former United States President Donald Trump, accusing them of "prejudice and hatred against China."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/asia/china-trump-us-official-sanctions-intl-hnk/index.html

Security unlikely to return to pre-riot form in a post-inauguration Washington

As crews in Washington, DC, started dismantling some security fencing within hours of President Joe Biden's inauguration, it remained clear that security in the nation's capital will likely never return to its pre-insurrection form.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/dc-security-inauguration/index.html

Proud Boys leader Joseph Biggs arrested in Florida in connection with the Capitol riot

A leader of the Proud Boys, an extremist group that took part in the US Capitol insurrection, was taken into custody and is facing charges, federal officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/us/proud-boys-joseph-biggs-federal-charges/index.html

3 National Guard soldiers killed in helicopter crash in New York state

Three New York National Guard soldiers were killed Wednesday night when their helicopter crashed in a routine training mission in upstate New York, according to the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/us/new-york-helicopter-crash/index.html

North Korea's 'dark' fishing fleet went quiet in 2020, likely pressuring the country's imperiled food supply

The number of North Korean ships in the country's "dark fleet" fishing for squid plummeted in 2020, new data shows, depriving the impoverished country of a popular staple during a year when food supply was already dangerously low.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/asia/north-korea-squid-fishing-intl-hnk/index.html

Owner of Ben and Jerry's: We'll ensure every worker in our supply chain gets a living wage

Unilever has promised that every worker who provides it with goods and services will earn a living wage by 2030 even if it costs the company more.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/business/unilever-living-wage/index.html

Bidens quickly fire White House chief usher installed by Trump

The Bidens moved quickly on Wednesday to fire White House chief usher Timothy Harleth, who was installed by the Trumps, two sources with knowledge have confirmed to CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/timothy-harleth-white-house-chief-usher/index.html

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Teen jailed for breaking Covid-19 quarantine speaks out

US college student Skylar Mack spoke to Good Morning America after spending more than a month in jail for breaking Covid-19 quarantine rules in the Cayman Islands.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/19/skylar-mack-gma-interview-ga-teen-cayman-islands-jailed-covid-quarantine-orig-mg.cnn

Variant might partially evade protection from vaccines or prior infection, early research suggests

A new study suggests someone might be able to get infected with one of the new variants of the coronavirus even if they've had Covid-19 before or have been vaccinated.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/health/coronavirus-variant-vaccine-protection/index.html

Trump mythologizes his skill as a builder. He will be remembered for destruction

President Donald Trump will be gone tomorrow.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/world/meanwhile-in-america-january-19-intl/index.html

The Catalpa Rescue: The story behind one of Australia's most incredible prison escapes

It all began with a letter sent from inside an Australian "tomb," a document so convincing that it prompted a US gang to sail some 20,000 kilometers (12,427 miles) to execute what could arguably be considered one of the most outrageous prison escapes in Australian history.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/catalpa-rescue-escape-australia-perth/index.html

Right-wing extremists and their supporters use Christian website to raise funds

Before Proud Boys member Nick Ochs was arrested and charged in connection with the insurrection at the US Capitol, he raised $300 on the Christian-oriented website GiveSendGo.com to help get him to DC.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/us/give-send-go-extremism-invs/index.html

Melania Trump releases farewell message

Melania Trump released a farewell video as she prepares to leave the White House, but the Trumps declined to invite the Bidens to the White House as has been done with past presidents. CNN's Kate Bennett reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/18/melania-trump-farewell-message-video-nr-vpx-new.cnn

President Trump's opponents celebrate as he moves out of White House

Watching Trump move, Twitter is moved to cheers. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/19/trump-moving-days-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn

Country that refused to lock down learns a hard lesson

What's now mundane for much of the world is remarkable for Sweden: government-issued mandates on limited store capacity. Once lionized by anti-lockdown advocates, Sweden now has a new law granting the government power to do things the country previously refused to do. CNN's Max Foster reports. 

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/01/19/sweden-backtracks-covid-19-approach-coronavirus-foster-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Expert has a warning as extremists gather outside Michigan Capitol

CNN's Sara Sidner reports on the use of social media by far-right extremists as experts fear the attack on the US Capitol may just be the beginning.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/01/18/sidner-dnt-far-right-extremist-social-media-lead-vpx.cnn

More than 60% of all US Covid-19 cases were reported since Election Day. Now experts warn a variant could further fuel spread

The US has just surpassed 24 million Covid-19 cases -- and more than 60% of them have been reported since Election Day.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/index.html

Here's where the UK-US special relationship could go under Biden

With just days to go until President-elect Joe Biden officially moves into the Oval Office, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be looking to maintain the so-called special relationship between Britain and the US after a deadly insurrection on Capitol Hill saw him distancing himself from President Donald Trump. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/01/18/joe-biden-boris-johnson-brexit-europe-uk-us-special-relationship-robertson-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Australian Open turmoil raises questions for Tokyo Games

The quarantine controversy over tennis' Australian Open has raised questions about whether large-scale international sporting events can take place in the middle of a pandemic and could offer a preview of the difficulties facing this summer's Tokyo Olympics.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/sport/australian-open-quarantine-tokyo-olympics-intl-hnk/index.html

Monday, January 18, 2021

Jailed for life over plot to behead police officer, Britain's youngest convicted terrorist is now 'suitable for release'

Britain's youngest convicted terrorist, who was sentenced to life in prison for masterminding a plot to behead an Australian police officer in broad daylight in 2015, can now be set free, a parole board ruled on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/uk/rxg-anzac-day-parole-release-intl-hnk/index.html

Biden administration braces for new wave of migrants as it rolls out new immigration plans

President-elect Joe Biden plans to immediately begin the rollout of his immigration agenda upon taking office Wednesday, but the new administration will also have to contend with migrants already on the US-Mexico border, as well as those on their way.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/politics/biden-border-immigration-migrants/index.html

If Kim Jong Un destroyed North Korea's economy to keep Covid-19 out, will sanctions stop him from pursuing nuclear weapons?

After arguably the most challenging year of his near-decade rule of North Korea, Kim Jong Un is sticking to his guns.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/asia/north-korea-covid-sanctions-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

If 2021 already seems like too much, there's a hotline that urges people to call in and scream

Those exhausted by 2021 -- and well, all of 2020 -- can get some relief by calling a hotline and screaming. Yes, really.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/us/just-scream-stress-hotline-trnd/index.html

Biden crafts inaugural address to unify a country in crisis

President-elect Joe Biden has spoken volumes inside the US Capitol over more than four decades, but the weight of those words does not approach the magnitude of the message he will deliver on its steps during his inaugural address Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/politics/inaugural-address-biden/index.html

Trump to lift Covid-related travel restrictions before he leaves office, official says

President Donald Trump is expected to lift coronavirus-related travel restrictions starting on January 26, nearly a week after he leaves office, a White House official said Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/politics/trump-covid-travel-restrictions/index.html

Sunday, January 17, 2021

China debuts train that can hit speeds of 620 kilometers per hour

China has revealed a prototype for a new high-speed Maglev train that is capable of reaching speeds of 620 kilometers (385 miles) per hour.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/china-high-speed-maglev-train-intl-hnk/index.html

China's economy grows 2.3% in 2020 as recovery quickens

China's economy grew more than expected last year, even as the rest of the world was upended by the coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/economy/china-gdp-2020-intl-hnk/index.html

Confidence in Chinese vaccines has taken a hit. But as coronavirus cases grow, some countries are still pushing ahead

Mass public vaccination programs using a Chinese coronavirus vaccine are underway across Indonesia and Turkey, where tens of millions of people are expected to receive doses of the CoronaVac shot made by Beijing-based company Sinovac.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/asia/sinovac-vaccine-asia-efficacy-intl-hnk/index.html

Pence has tried to reach Capitol Police officer who led rioters away from Senate chambers to offer thanks

Vice President Mike Pence reached out to Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman late last week to thank him for his efforts during the attack on the US Capitol, a person close to Pence told CNN, but they haven't connected yet.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/politics/eugene-goodman-mike-pence-us-capitol-breach/index.html

New Delhi's teachers are being sent to the Covid frontlines, some without training, PPE or even pay

Every morning, teacher Vikas Kumar texts video lessons to his students before going to his second job as an untrained, frontline coronavirus worker.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/india/delhi-covid-teachers-frontlines-hnk-intl-dst/index.html

Moments after his return and five months after being poisoned, Russia's leading opposition figure has been detained



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/navalny-return-intl/

Brazil issues emergency authorization for two vaccines

Amid a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus in parts of Brazil, federal health officials have finally voted to authorize two vaccines for emergency use. Sunday, Brazilian regulatory agency Anvisa approved both the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and the Coronavac vaccine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/americas/brazil-coronavac-oxford-astrazeneca-emergency-authorization-intl/index.html

A snowboarder survived an avalanche and caught the heart-racing experience on video

Less than a minute after carving down the slopes of backcountry Colorado, a snowboarder was swept up in an avalanche.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/snowboarder-caught-in-avalanche-video-trnd/index.html

Alexey Navalny detained on return to Moscow five months after being poisoned



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/navalny-return/

Saturday, January 16, 2021

This state might soon have an official dinosaur. A bunch of others already do



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/us/massachusetts-state-dinosaur-trnd/index.html

How Joe Biden was Donald Trump's kryptonite



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/trump-biden-container-intl/

A nation on edge braces for this week's transfer of power



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/politics/donald-trump-joe-biden-transfer-of-power/index.html

The end of the Merkel era: Is she really ready to get out of politics?



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/europe/angela-merkel-retirement-germany-analysis-grm-intl/index.html

Elon Musk makes $5 million donation to charity



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/us/elon-musk-khan-academy-5-million-donation-trnd/index.html

Brazil denies emergency use authorization for Russian vaccine



source https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-01-17-21/index.html

Test fire of NASA's SLS moon rocket ends prematurely

NASA's Space Launch System rocket ignited its four main engines Saturday on a test stand in Mississippi, but the engines shut down earlier than the agency planned.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/us/nasa-rocket-moon-shut-down-test-fire-scn-trnd/index.html

Why 1.2 billion people share the same 100 surnames in China

If you stop a random person on the street in China, there's a pretty good chance their surname would be either Wang, Li, Zhang, Liu or Chen.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/china/chinese-names-few-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Sofia Bekatorou: Olympic medalist's decision to speak out over alleged 1998 sexual assault sparks public outcry in Greece

Greek Olympic gold medalist Sofia Bekatorou's very public detailing of her alleged sexual assault in 1998 by a high-ranking Hellenic Sailing Federation (HSF) official has sparked an outcry in the Mediterranean country over the way her revelations were initially dealt with.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/sport/sofia-bekatorou-alleged-sexual-assault-sailing-greece-spt-intl/index.html

A Spanish mountain climber has died after falling from K2

Spanish mountaineer Sergi Mingote has died while climbing K2, the world's second highest summit, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/us/sergi-mingote-spanish-climber-died-k2-trnd/index.html

Ugandan President Museveni wins re-election in vote his rival says was rigged

Uganda's longtime leader Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected for a sixth term amid allegations of fraud and lack of transparency around the vote count.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/africa/uganda-presidential-election-yoweri-museveni-bobi-wine-intl/index.html

Ugandan President Museveni wins re-election in vote his rival says was rigged

Uganda's longtime leader Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected for a sixth term amid allegations of fraud and lack of transparency around the vote count.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/africa/uganda-presidential-election-yoweri-museveni-bobi-wine-intl/index.html

Terrifying scope of Capitol attack becoming clearer as Washington locks down for Biden's inauguration



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/biden-inauguration-int-01-16/

Britain's 'major crisis' is good and bad news for travelers

When the UK Prime Minister addressed the nation on December 20, the news was bad enough: Christmas was canceled.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/uk-travel-2021-crisis/index.html

Friday, January 15, 2021

Trump's final full week in office ends with the nation in disarray

The final full week of Donald Trump's presidency ended with a nation in disarray -- fearful about the threats surrounding Inauguration Day in a capital city that has become a fortress; unsettled by new details of the harm that rioters could have inflicted on lawmakers during last week's insurrection; and angry at the revelation that the administration's pledge to release a reserve of Covid-19 vaccine doses was hollow.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/politics/donald-trump-capitol-riot-coronavirus-vaccines/index.html

Giuliani uses unfounded 'Antifa' argument to defend Trump

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has been working to bolster conspiratorial claims that left-wing agitators played a dominant role in the last week's Capitol riot.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/politics/giuliani-unfounded-antifa-claim-invs/index.html

Trump has trashed America's most important alliance. The rift with Europe could take decades to repair

The presidency of Donald Trump has left such a wretched stench in Europe that it's hard to see how, even in four years, Joe Biden could possibly get America's most important alliance back on track.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/europe/trump-has-trashed-the-transatlantic-alliance-intl/index.html

No plans to test most National Guard for Covid-19 before they deploy across DC

The overwhelming majority of the more than 20,000 National Guard members expected in Washington for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will not be tested for coronavirus before they are deployed from states around the country or upon their arrival in the nation's capital, a National Guard spokesperson tells CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/health/national-guard-dc-deploy-coronavirus-testing/index.html

South Korea is cracking down on digital sex crimes. Has it done enough?

Between the ages of 11 and 14, South Korean teenager Ji-o was threatened, stalked and pressured into taking sexually explicit photos of herself by men on the internet.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/asia/south-korea-telegram-digital-sex-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

700,000 Hindus gather for India religious festival despite Covid 'breeding ground' fears

Every year, tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims wade into the Ganges River, seeking salvation from the eternal cycle of life and death. Holy men lead prayers and offer blessings, and devotees wash their sins away in the sacred waters.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/india-ganges-pilgrimage-festival-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

As NASA and NOAA warn of climate emergency, they weather last-minute denial by Trump appointees

The numbers are in. The hottest seven years in recorded history are: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/us/weir-climate-hottest-2020/index.html

It's 53% alcohol and tastes like fire. Here's how this liquor brand took over China

When Costco opened its first store in China in 2019, it wasn't just the hot rotisserie chickens and discounted Birkin bags that lured frenzied crowds. A fiery, throat-tingling liquor called Kweichow Moutai also flew off shelves.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/business/kweichow-moutai-chinese-liquor-intl-hnk/index.html

Woman who is trapped underneath earthquake's rubble captured on video

Dozens of people were killed and hundreds more injured after a powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/01/15/sulawesi-island-earthquake-indonesia-lon-orig-na.cnn

Ex-intel chief reacts to disturbing Capitol attack details

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discusses the attack on the Capitol and what to do about the extremists who have fallen for President Donald Trump's election lies.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/15/james-clapper-capitol-attack-reaction-nr-vpx.cnn

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Waldorf Astoria has just opened the Maldives' largest private island. The cost? $80,000 per night

For those with the means, a private island in a tropical destination is the ultimate place to isolate from the global pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/maldives-waldorf-astoria-private-island/index.html

How solar tech could help distribute Covid-19 vaccines in Africa

As vaccines start to be administered across the world, the beginning of the end of the pandemic is at last in sight.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/africa/africa-covid-vaccine-cold-chain-spc-intl/index.html

Three dead, 24 injured after strong quake in Indonesia's Sulawesi

At least three people have died and 24 been injured after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island, the country's disaster mitigation agency said on Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/asia/indonesia-sulawesi-earthquake-intl-hnk/index.html

Fire destroys homes of thousands in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camps, UN says

A huge fire swept through Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh early Thursday, the United Nations said, destroying homes belonging to thousands of people.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/asia/fire-rohingya-refugee-intl-hnk/index.html

Etihad CEO: Targeting a complete turnaround by 2023

Etihad Aviation Group CEO Tony Douglas discusses his optimism for international travel despite the ongoing pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/01/14/etihad-ceo-aviation-history.cnnbusiness

Jacksonville Jaguars hire Urban Meyer as head coach

Urban Meyer -- three-time national champion as a college football coach -- will now lead the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/us/jaguars-urban-meyer-trnd/index.html

CNN anchor: Trump's a multimillionaire who doesn't pay

CNN has learned that President Trump told his aides to stop paying Rudy Giuliani's legal fees after being irritated over being impeached a second time. A person familiar with the matter says it is not clear if the President's instruction to his staff was said in jest. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports on Trump's pattern for refusing to pay.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/14/trump-refusal-to-pay-rudy-giuliani-legal-fees-keilar-roll-the-tape-nr-vpx.cnn

'Unbelievable': Phillip stunned by GOP lawmaker's impeachment argument

CNN's Abby Phillip reacts to Rep. Tom McClintock's (R-CA) baseless argument implying that if Black Lives Matter or Antifa protesters were "prosecuted with same determination," the Capitol riots wouldn't have happened.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/13/tom-mcclintock-black-lives-matter-protests-capitol-riots-abby-phillip-bts-vpx.cnn

CDC: 90,000 Americans could die of Covid-19 in next three weeks

More than 38,000 Americans have died of Covid-19 in the first two weeks of the new year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/health/us-coronavirus-thursday/index.html

Conservative panelists go head-to-head: 'Are you sorry you supported Trump?'

CNN political commentators Scott Jennings and Amanda Carpenter discuss how President Donald Trump has altered the Republican Party, challenging the course of action the GOP needs to make in the future.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/14/scott-jennings-amanda-carpenter-trump-republican-reflection-ctn-vpx.cnn

NASA scientist pleads guilty to lying about involvement in Chinese government recruitment program

A senior NASA scientist pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York federal court to lying about his involvement with a program established by the Chinese government which the US says sought to recruit those with access to intellectual property.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/us/nasa-scientist-guilty-chinese-program/index.html

Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci turns himself in, faces murder charge

Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci turned himself in to police Wednesday and faces a murder charge in connection to a fatal shooting last month, Atlanta Police told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/us/yfn-lucci-atlanta-murder-custody/index.html

Former Michigan governor faces charges for the Flint water crisis that killed 12 people

Twelve people died and more than 80 were sickened during the Flint water crisis, and now authorities are holding two Michigan officials responsible.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/us/michigan-flint-water-former-governor-charges-thursday/index.html

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Here's why experts and lawmakers say you can't compare Black Lives Matter protesters to the US Capitol mob

Hours before President Donald Trump was impeached on Wednesday for his role in inciting last week's deadly attack, lawmakers described the rioters as White supremacists.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/us/capitol-riots-black-lives-matter-cori-bush/index.html

Snapchat permanently bans President Trump

US President Donald Trump has been permanently banned from Snapchat, according to a statement by the platform Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/tech/snapchat-trump-ban/index.html

Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller charged for alleged role in Capitol riots

Klete Keller, who won five Olympic swimming medals, including two relay golds, was charged Wednesday for his alleged participation in the Capitol riot last week, according to court documents.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/olympic-medalist-klete-keller-charged-capitol-riot-spt-trnd/index.html

US bans cotton and tomato products from China's Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns

The US has banned imports of cotton products and tomatoes produced in China's Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/china/us-blocks-cotton-tomato-imports-xinjiang-intl/index.html

Afghanistan foils ISIS plan to assassinate the top US envoy to Kabul

Afghanistan's intelligence agency have said they foiled an attempt by an ISIS cell of four members to assassinate a US diplomat in Kabul.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/middleeast/isis-assassination-attempt-us-intl/index.html

'Locked Down' turns quarantine into a romantic heist movie

Anyone who has felt their relationship tested by quarantine (no need to raise hands, we see you) will at least partially relate to "Locked Down," which takes the idea of a couple trapped by those circumstances, then builds an improbable heist plot around it. Thanks to Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anne Hathaway it's mildly watchable, but mostly an artifact that might look better after a few years in the Covid time capsule.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/entertainment/locked-down-review/index.html

Chinese Covid vaccine far less effective than initially claimed

A leading Chinese Covid-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech was just 50.38% effective in late-stage trials in Brazil, significantly lower than earlier results showed, according to a statement published by the government of Sao Paulo Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/asia/sinovac-covid-vaccine-efficacy-intl-hnk/index.html

Japan expands state of emergency

Japan will expand its state of emergency to seven more prefectures, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/asia/japan-coronavirus-emergency-olympics-intl-hnk/index.html

Here's how some of the leading coronavirus vaccines work

Johnson & Johnson says it plans to have data from advanced, Phase 3 trials of its coronavirus vaccine by the end of the month.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/health/coronavirus-vaccines-how-they-work/index.html

England considers putting Covid patients in hotels

A large proportion of doctors and nurses have been traumatized by working in intensive care during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, a new study reveals, with almost half reporting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or depression, and some feeling they would be better off dead.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/uk/uk-covid-icu-staff-trauma-hotels-gbr-intl/index.html

US suffered its worst day ever for Covid-19 deaths

The US reported its highest daily number of Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday with more than 4,320 fatalities attributed to the virus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/health/us-coronavirus-wednesday/index.html

Racially offensive cheese brand renamed

An Australian food company has officially renamed a famous snack brand after years of complaints that it shared its name with a racial slur.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/business/cheer-cheese-australia-rebrand-intl-hnk/index.html

How a swift impeachment was born under siege

Rioters were still ransacking the halls of the US Capitol when two Democrats stuck in lockdown together in the House office buildings across the street started drafting the impeachment resolution that led to the unprecedented second impeachment of President Donald Trump almost exactly one week later.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/democrat-impeachment-plans-behind-the-scenes/index.html

Capitol riot tears GOP apart as it seeks a return to power in 2022

Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott, the new chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, defended President Donald Trump on Wednesday when asked if his ally bore any responsibility for inciting a riot at the US Capitol, putting the onus of last week's death and destruction instead on the mob.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/republicans-rick-scott-2022/index.html

See historic moment the US House reaches enough votes to impeach Trump

The House of Representatives reaches the 217-vote threshold, meaning enough votes have been cast to make President Donald Trump the only President of the United States to be impeached for the second time.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/13/house-impeachment-trump-217-votes-capitol-riot-vpx.cnn

McConnell rebuffs call for speedy impeachment trial, allowing Trump to serve out final days



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/mcconnell-impeachment-intl-011321/

Why America's military leaders felt they had to take a stand

President Donald Trump finally did it. His incitement of a deadly riot at the Capitol in Washington ultimately dragged America's most senior military leaders, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, into an unprecedented political crisis. Throughout his presidency, the four-star top brass have been adamant that the Pentagon wouldn't get involved in politics -- even as Trump repeatedly tried to bring it into his partisan orbit.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/joint-chiefs-statement-analysis/index.html

'You can't pretend now': Jake Tapper responds after GOP leader's impeachment speech

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) says that President Donald Trump "bears responsibility for the attack on Congress by mob rioters." CNN's Jake Tapper points out McCarthy's past support of Trump's baseless election fraud claims.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/13/trump-house-second-impeachment-vote-kevin-mccarthy-vpx.cnn

House to vote Wednesday to impeach Trump for second time

The House is poised to make Donald Trump the first President in United States history to be impeached for a second time on Wednesday with a swift and bipartisan vote to condemn Trump's role inciting the riots at the US Capitol.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/house-vote-impeachment/index.html

Alexey Navalny will return to Russia on Sunday after poisoning

Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny has announced that he plans to return to Russia on Sunday from Germany, where he has been recovering after being poisoned.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/europe/navalny-russia-return-intl/index.html

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

YouTube is suspending President Donald Trump's channel

YouTube is suspending President Donald Trump's channel for at least one week, and potentially longer, after his channel earned a strike under the platform's policies, the company said Tuesday evening.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/tech/youtube-trump-suspension/index.html

UK to fine companies that fail to disclose imports tied to China's Xinjiang region

The British government will fine companies which hide connections to China's Xinjiang region where Uyghurs and other minorities are allegedly subject to forced labor, under a raft of new measures.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/business/uk-xinjiang-supply-chain/index.html

India puts three contentious farm laws on hold following nationwide protests

India's Supreme Court has put three contentious farm laws on hold until further notice, after months of massive nationwide protests by farmers who say their livelihoods are at stake.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/asia/india-farm-law-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

Scientists worry mutation in South Africa coronavirus variant might decrease vaccine efficacy



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-01-12-21/h_80feefcf3f7a32173986887a3d00d0fc

Pence rejects calls to invoke 25th Amendment ahead of House vote

Vice President Mike Pence made clear Tuesday night that he has no plans to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office, in a new letter released just hours ahead of a House vote on a measure urging him to do so.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/politics/house-vote-25th-amendment-trump/index.html

Egyptian TikTok stars acquitted after charges of 'violating family values'

An Egyptian appeals court has overturned prison sentences for two well-known TikTok influencers, in a high-profile public morality case, state news outlet Ahram Online reported on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/world/egyptian-tiktok-stars-acquitted-intl/index.html

Mahjong design 'refresh' reignites debate over cultural appropriation

Mahjong, the centuries-old Chinese tile game, became embroiled in controversy last week over a debate about cultural appropriation.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/mahjong-tiles-cultural-appropriation-intl-hnk-scli-dst/index.html

US carbon emissions fell 10% in 2020, because of the pandemic. It's up to Biden to stop them from bouncing back

US greenhouse gas emissions dropped dramatically in 2020, helping the country meet one of its long-standing climate targets. But the dip came at a great economic cost -- and experts warn that unless climate action becomes a priority, emissions will bounce back quickly.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/us/climate-us-emissions-2020-intl/index.html

Deutsche Bank won't do any more business with Trump

Deutsche Bank will no longer do business with President Donald Trump, a move that will cut off his business from a major source of loans that once helped fund his golf courses and hotels.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/investing/deutsche-bank-trump/index.html

Sunday, January 10, 2021

At least 25 domestic terrorism cases have been opened after US Capitol breach, congressman says



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-capitol-riot-arrests/

Capitol rioter to CNN: We could absolutely f***ing destroy you

Journalists reported on violence and chaos in real time as rioters stormed the Capitol Wednesday, and some members of the media experienced the wrath firsthand.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/media/cnn-correspondent-capitol-reliable/index.html

Holding 'Conan' sword, Schwarzenegger rips Trump and condemns Capitol riot

In a call for unity following Wednesday's siege of the US Capitol, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said President Donald Trump will be remembered as the worst President in US history and urged Americans to offer their support to President-elect Joe Biden.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/politics/arnold-schwarzenegger-capitol-siege-trnd/index.html

Historic percentage of Americans want Trump removed from office

The potential removal of President Donald Trump from office starts out more popular than any other removal process of a president in recent American history. Removing Trump from office remains quite unpopular among Republicans, however.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/politics/poll-impeach-trump-historic-number/index.html

White House orders flags lowered to honor late police officers who responded to US Capitol breach

President Donald Trump ordered that the flag flying above the White House be lowered to half-staff on Sunday to honor US Capitol Police officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, who were both on duty when a mob of Trump's supporters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/politics/brian-sicknick-howard-liebengood-white-house-flag/index.html

Take a deep breath...freediver swims 662 feet underwater

Danish freediver Stig Severinsen has broken the world distance record for swimming with fins on just one breath -- making it 202 meters (662 ft 8.7 in) underwater, Guinness World Records has confirmed.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/sport/freediving-record-stig-severinsen-trnd/index.html

Future first dog Major Biden to get virtual 'indoguration'

President-elect Joe Biden is not the only one getting some fanfare as he enters the White House -- his rescue dog, Major, is being honored by the shelter he came from.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/us/major-biden-first-shelter-dog-indoguration/index.html

Two men carrying plastic restraints during Capitol riot charged by feds

Federal authorities on Sunday arrested two men for their alleged roles in the US Capitol riot, according to a release.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/10/politics/eric-munchel-larry-rendell-brock-capitol-riot/index.html

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Indonesia plane crash team work to find aircraft with 62 on board

A massive search operation is underway in Indonesia to find the wreckage of a Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from the capital Jakarta on Saturday with 62 people on board.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/asia/indonesia-sriwijaya-air-crash-search-intl-hnk/index.html

Vice President Pence has not ruled out 25th Amendment, source says

Vice President Mike Pence has not ruled out an effort to invoke the 25th Amendment and wants to preserve the option in case President Donald Trump becomes more unstable, a source close to the vice president says.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/politics/mike-pence-25th-amendment/index.html

US lifts self-imposed restrictions with Taiwan

The United States is lifting decades-old restrictions between American and Taiwanese officials, in a move that will fundamentally change Washington's relationship with the self-governed island -- and is expected to anger Beijing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/asia/taiwan-us-restrictions-lifted-intl-hnk/index.html

Apple suspends right-wing social media app Parler from App Store

Apple removed Parler, the alternative social media platform popular with conservatives, from its app store on Saturday. "[T]here is no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity," the iPhone maker said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/tech/parler-suspended-apple-app-store/index.html

China keeps promising its African allies that coronavirus vaccines for the continent are a priority. But where are they?

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi concludes a five-day tour of Africa this weekend without making a single concrete vaccine commitment to a continent hoping a benevolent Beijing will help inoculate its population out of the global coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/china/china-vaccine-diplomacy-africa-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

Pence will attend Biden's inauguration

Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, according to a source familiar.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/politics/mike-pence-inauguration-joe-biden/index.html

Republican congresswoman apologizes for invoking Hitler as she faces calls to resign

Republican US Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois issued an apology Friday after invoking Adolf Hitler during a speech earlier in the week -- comments that have been widely condemned and have some Illinois Democrats calling for her resignation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/politics/mary-miller-apologize-hitler-comments/index.html

Hear from ITN reporter who was inside US Capitol during riot

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks with Robert Moore, a Washington correspondent with ITN News, who was inside the Capitol building during the deadly riot at the US Capitol.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/01/08/robert-moore-itn-news-inside-us-capitol-riots-ebof-vpx.cnn

How the 25th Amendment removes a president

CNN's Laura Coates explains how President Donald Trump could be removed under the 25th Amendment. CNN's John Harwood says while the removal of the President is unlikely, any talk of invoking the amendment is meant to send a signal to the rest of the world.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/07/25th-amendment-explainer-laura-coates-john-harwood-nr-sot-vpx.cnn

Hong Kong police arrest former pro-democracy lawmakers

Hong Kong police said they arrested 55 former pro-democracy lawmakers and opposition activists for the crime of "subverting state power" in connection with an informal primary election that took place in July 2020 ahead of the city's Legislative Council elections. Most of them have been granted bail without charge for now. CNN's Anna Coren reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/01/08/hong-kong-pro-democracy-mass-arrests-coren-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Huge sinkhole appears in Italian hospital parking lot

Parked cars plummeted into a 20,000 square foot sinkhole when it opened up in the parking lot of the Ospedale del Mare in Naples, Italy.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/01/08/sinkhole-italy-hospital-lon-orig.cnn

Sen. Lindsey Graham heckled by pro-Trump supporters at the airport

Senator Lindsey Graham was surrounded and heckled by Pro-Trump supporters while walking through Reagan National Airport after criticizing how President Trump handled the Capitol Hill riots.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/01/09/trump-supporters-heckle-senator-lindsey-graham-orig-dp.cnn

One week into 2021 and we're already looking forward to 2022

After a nightmarish 2020 of relentless bad news, this year seemed like a fresh start.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/us/2021-one-week-later-2022-trnd/index.html

When will international travel return? Here's what we know right now

There's hope: Summer vacations abroad may happen in a big way this year.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/international-trips-2021-pandemic/index.html

Friday, January 8, 2021

Twitter takes Trump's special power away as his isolation grows

It took President Donald Trump years and tens of thousands of tweets to build up 88.7 million followers on Twitter. It took a single moment Friday to lose them forever.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/politics/donald-trump-loses-twitter-special-power/index.html

DC police made far more arrests at the height of Black Lives Matter protests than during the Capitol clash

Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington, DC, last summer found themselves facing a massive show of force: military helicopters hovering over the city, National Guard troops patrolling the streets and tear gas filling the air.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/us/dc-police-arrests-blm-capitol-insurrection-invs/index.html