Friday, April 30, 2021

Inside the Republican-driven 2020 election review in Arizona

At the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, workers line up in their cars to check in with uniformed security. As each car files into the fairgrounds, they park next to the "Crazy Times Carnival," complete with the familiar sights of summer — a Ferris wheel, funnel cake and balloon games.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/30/politics/arizona-ballot-audit-republicans/index.html

The great power race between the US and China is on. And Beijing is confident of winning



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/30/china/biden-xi-china-us-mic-intl-hnk/index.html

Must-watch videos of the week



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

New details emerge about investigation into Rudy Giuliani

New details have emerged in the criminal investigation by federal prosecutors into former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. CNN's Jessica Schneider has the latest.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/30/rudy-giuliani-federal-investigation-nyt-yovanovitch-schneider-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn

Biden pushes infrastructure plan: We're behind the rest of the world

President Joe Biden spoke at the Amtrak 50th anniversary event about his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan, which he says will create more jobs across the US and enable it to compete with other nations.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/30/biden-infrastructure-plan-amtrak-anniversary-vpx.cnn

Thursday, April 29, 2021

As India's crematoriums overflow with Covid victims, pyres burn through the night



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/covid-intl-042921/

World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal

The world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge has just opened in Portugal.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/world-longest-pedestrian-suspension-bridge-portugal-arouca/index.html

Manufacturers change shipment sizes as coronavirus vaccine demand falls

With demand for Covid-19 vaccines falling off, mass vaccination sites around the country find themselves facing a dilemma of how to deliver vaccines without wasting precious doses.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/health/pfizer-moderna-shipment-vials/index.html

Why so many people in China are becoming mermaids

On a normal day, the Ambassador Lagoon inside China's Atlantis Sanya resort on the island of Hainan is home to about 86,000 marine creatures from over 280 animal species.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/china-mermaid-diving-cmd/index.html

Japanese airline debuts hands-free plane lavatory doors

Japanese airline ANA is trialing a new innovation that could make your next flight more hygienic -- bathroom doors that you can open without having to use your hands.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/hands-free-airplane-bathroom-doors-wellness-intl-hnk/index.html

A Texas man mowing his lawn was killed after he was attacked by an aggressive swarm of bees

A man in Texas died unexpectedly after being attacked by a swarm of bees in his yard.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/us/texas-man-killed-by-bees-trnd/index.html

Five federal agencies potentially breached in Pulse Connect Secure hack

At least five federal civilian agencies appear to have been breached in the latest hack to hit the US government, a discovery that follows emergency measures to mitigate potential damage from the incident, according to a top official at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/politics/pulse-connect-secure-vpn-hack-federal-agencies-potential-breach/index.html

Dozens killed in crush at religious event in northern Israel, emergency services say

At least 28 people have been killed in a crush at a mass gathering in northern Israel, according to a spokesman for the ZAKA emergency service.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/world/israel-stampede-intl/index.html

DC Police personnel files obtained by hackers in recent ransomware attack, acting police chief says

The personnel files of some Washington Metropolitan Police Department officers were obtained by hackers in a ransomware attack earlier this month, the department's acting police chief said Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/politics/dc-police-ransomware-attack-personnel-files/index.html

Jill Biden is on a mission

Jill Biden has no time for dawdling; she has work to do. At a vaccine clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, last week, sensing hesitancy from a woman waiting to get her first shot, the first lady spoke up: "It's, like, so fast." The woman said she was scared, so Biden went to stand next to her. With an arm around her shoulder and her index finger pointed to her own face, she said, "Look at me. It doesn't hurt. Really. It's mostly in your head."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/politics/jill-biden-first-100-days/index.html

Kamala Harris reacts to GOP response to Biden's speech

On ABC's "Good Morning America," Vice President Kamala Harris responded to Republican Sen. Tim Scott's remarks about racism in America.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/29/kamala-harris-tim-scott-racism-orig-vf.cnn

Rudy Giuliani expected to wage court fight over files seized in federal raid

With federal authorities now in possession of Rudy Giuliani's electronic devices as a result of search warrants executed on his Manhattan residence and office Wednesday, federal officials anticipate a court fight over their potentially privileged contents.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/politics/giuliani-ukraine-federal-raid/index.html

Giuliani speaks for first time since raid

Rudy Giuliani speaks out for the first time after federal investigators executed a search warrant at his New York City apartment and office. CNN's Jake Tapper and Eli Honig discuss.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/29/rudy-giuliani-speaks-after-fbi-raid-eli-honig-lead-sot-vpx.cnn

Speed of glacier loss over past two decades much faster than expected, study finds

A new study indicates that the speed of glacier melt has "doubled over the past two decades" -- far faster than anticipated or previously measured.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/weather/glacier-melt-faster-rate-scn/index.html

What Trump's ex-attorney says he predicted to Giuliani

CNN's Alisyn Camerota spoke to Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen about federal investigators executing a search warrant on the home and office of Rudy Giuliani.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/29/michael-cohen-intv-trump-circle-giuliani-raid-devices-nr-vpx.cnn

Longest pedestrian bridge just opened in Portugal and it's not for the faint of heart

A 1,692 feet (516 meters) bridge has opened in Arouca, Portugal, making it the longest pedestrian bridge in the world.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2021/04/29/portugal-world-longest-pedestrian-bridge-arouca-orig-bdk.cnn

Arrests made in connection to attack on Lady Gaga's dog walker

Five people have been arrested and charged for their alleged involvement in the February shooting and robbery of Lady Gaga's dog walker, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/entertainment/lady-gaga-dog-walker-arrest/index.html

China successfully launches first module of planned space station

For more than two decades, the International Space Station has orbited 227 nautical miles above Earth with more than 200 astronauts from 19 different countries enjoying stints aboard.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/world/iss-future-china-space-station-russia-us-intl-scn/index.html

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Hong Kong passes new immigration law that could enable China-style exit bans

Officials in Hong Kong will soon be able to block people from entering or leaving the territory, raising concerns over the possibility of mainland Chinese-style "exit bans" being used to prevent activists and former lawmakers from leaving.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/china/hong-kong-china-immigration-intl-hnk/index.html

Joe Biden warns democracy is still threatened and Trump's looming shadow proves it

As President Joe Biden used the grand Washington stage to bemoan the Capitol insurrection as the worst attack on US democracy since the Civil War, a flurry of Trump-era flashbacks underscored the depth of the still unvanquished threat.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/politics/joe-biden-rudy-giuliani/index.html

Hits and misses from Biden's speech to Congress

President Joe Biden delivered the biggest speech of his presidency to date on Wednesday night -- an address to a joint session of Congress.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/politics/biden-speech-hits-and-misses/index.html

Nepal orders 20,000 oxygen cylinders as cases surge



source https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-04-29-21/index.html

The looming crisis in Brussels that no one is talking about

She's been a fixture of life in Germany for almost 16 years. But now the political stability that the country has enjoyed for so long under Angela Merkel is coming to an end as she prepares to stand down as Chancellor.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/29/europe/eu-germany-greens-cdu-france-le-pen-intl-cmd/index.html

Biden goes off-script to thank McConnell for honoring his late son in 2016

President Joe Biden went off-script during his first joint address to Congress on Wednesday to thank Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for a tribute the Kentucky Republican made to Biden's late son, Beau, in 2016.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/28/politics/mcconnell-beau-biden-cancer/index.html

YouTubers face deportation from Bali over fake mask stunt

Two YouTubers are facing deportation from Bali after they made a prank video that depicted one of them breaking local mask laws.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/youtubers-deportation-bali-indonesia-fake-masks-intl-hnk/index.html

Southern Thai food: Exploring the flavors of the country's 'spiciest cuisine'

The toughest reservation in Bangkok? It's almost certainly a place called Sorn.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/southern-thailand-food-cmd/index.html

Willow Smith reveals she is polyamorous on 'Red Table Talk'

The 20-year-old daughter of actors Will and Jada Pinkett Smith said she is attracted to "the freedom to be able to create a relationship style that works for you."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/entertainment/2021/04/29/willow-smith-polyamorous-red-table-talk-facebook-eg-orig.cnn

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

A domestic flight in Australia was delayed so long passengers had to quarantine

It seems like every day a country changes its coronavirus regulations, causing travelers to rush home from vacations early or expats to find themselves stranded abroad.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/virgin-australia-flight-delay-quarantine-intl-hnk/index.html

The real problem with famous candidates

From Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, to Herschel Walker, to Caitlyn Jenner, potential celebrity candidates seem to be cropping up at all levels of elected office in the US. While some trumpet these prospects as a keystone of American democracy -- almost anyone can run for office regardless of qualifications -- others laugh off the ambitions of entertainers as misguided attention grabs. Still others cheer on the candidacies of celebrities whose partisan affiliation lines up with their own and lambaste those running on the other side of the aisle.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/opinions/caitlyn-jenner-celebrity-politicians-wright/index.html

'I thought I would die.' Myanmar protesters describe torture they suffered in detention

The 19-year-old's eyes are so swollen he cannot open them properly. His face is marked with big purple welts and bruises. Etched into his shoulders and back are long, dark lacerations that have yet to heal over -- wounds, he said, that were inflicted when Myanmar military officers who had detained him whipped him repeatedly with cable wires.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/asia/myanmar-coup-detainees-torture-intl-hnk/index.html

Joe Rogan wades into the anti-vaccination narrative on his Spotify podcast

Joe Rogan, one of the world's highest paid and most popular podcast hosts, is giving air to anti-vaccine narratives.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/media/joe-rogan-covid-vaccine-spotify/index.html

Brazil's Bolsonaro faces government probe into his handling of Covid-19

Brazil's Senate launched an inquiry Tuesday into the federal government's response to Covid-19, which could hobble President Jair Bolsonaro's re-election bid if it leads to an impeachment proceeding or criminal charges.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/americas/bolsonaro-government-inquiry-into-covid-19-intl/index.html

Bipartisan talks on infrastructure heat up as Biden prepares for big push

As the White House intensifies conversations with key Republicans on infrastructure, a small, bipartisan group of senators is in the early stages of seeing if they might be able to break loose consensus on their own plan.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/politics/infrastructure-negotiations-congress/index.html

Man arrested at airport after 35 birds intended for singing contests found in his clothing, officials say

A man was arrested and charged with allegedly smuggling 35 live finches in hair curlers from Guyana for "singing contests" in New York City, according to a complaint from the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/us/birds-border-protection-smuggle-trnd/index.html

US Capitol rioters charged in Sicknick case were armed with bear spray but only used pepper spray, prosecutors say

The Justice Department on Tuesday abandoned the idea that pro-Trump rioters had used bear spray against US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick during the January 6 riot, a major change after implying for weeks that bear spray, not pepper spray, had been deployed.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/politics/sicknick-capitol-bear-spray-pepper/index.html

Leaked tape pulls back curtain on Iran's foreign policy

Karim Sadjadpour explains the significance of a leaked audio tape where Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks out about Gen. Qasem Soleimani and criticizes Russia's actions in the nuclear deal negotiations.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/04/27/iran-zarif-leaked-tape-sadjadpour-amanpour-sot-vpx.cnn

Boko Haram fighters have hoisted flag and forcefully acquired wives in Nigerian town, governor says

Boko Haram fighters have reportedly hoisted the Islamist group's flag in a remote district in Niger State, Nigeria's Middle Belt region, and seized the wives of fleeing residents, the state's governor has said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/africa/bokoharam-hoists-flag-nigeria-intl/index.html

GOP officials peddle false Kamala Harris story based on one photo

CNN's Daniel Dale debunks a false story issued by the New York Post claiming Vice President Kamala Harris' children's book was distributed in "welcome kits" to young migrants at a shelter in Long Beach, California.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/04/27/kamala-harris-children-book-migrant-children-false-dale-vpx.cnn

Blinken says US withdrawal from Afghanistan will concentrate the minds of 'free riders' in the region

Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CNN on Tuesday that the US withdrawal from Afghanistan will concentrate the minds of "free riders" in the region about their interests in keeping the country stable.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/politics/blinken-tapper-the-lead/index.html

Americans get another reprieve on a new ID requirement to fly

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) again delayed the deadline for enforcement of REAL ID requirements, the latest pandemic-related extension for the program aimed at establishing a consistent security standard for issuing driver's licenses and other identification.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/real-id-deadline-extended-pandemic/index.html

Calls grow louder for police to release bodycam video six days after the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

Six days after Andrew Brown Jr. was fatally shot by police, protesters gathered again Monday to call for the release of the body camera footage they hope will answer questions surrounding his death.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/us/andrew-brown-elizabeth-city-shooting-tuesday/index.html

Emergency declared as Arizona wildfire grows to 1,400 acres following evacuation of about 200 homes

Officials declared a county emergency for the Flag Fire in Arizona after it grew from 600 to 1,400 acres Monday, according to the latest information from the Bureau of Land Management.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/25/us/arizona-wildfire-hualapai-mountains-pine-lake-evacuations/index.html

Monday, April 26, 2021

Inside how the US went from having one of the worst Covid responses to being a global vaccination leader

For the last 100 days, President Joe Biden and his top advisers have mounted an urgent, wartime effort to get millions of coronavirus vaccines into the arms of Americans in order to beat back a pandemic that has upended the world for the better part of year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/26/politics/biden-100-days-covid/index.html

'Scared for his legacy': Why advisers want Trump to make vaccine PSA

A former Trump official tells CNN's Elizabeth Cohen that they want the former President to make a PSA encouraging coronavirus vaccinations because his administration's legacy could be at stake.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/04/26/donald-trump-covid-19-vaccine-psa-legacy-cohen-lead-sot-vpx.cnn

New US Census data shows which states will gain and lose seats in Congress



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/26/politics/us-census-2020-results/index.html

Attorney: We lost count of how many shots we heard in 20 seconds of bodycam

Andrew Brown's family attorneys Benjamin Crump and Chantel Cherry-Lassiter discuss what was on the 20 second snippet of bodycam footage Brown's relatives were able to view and the decision by the Elizabeth City, North Carolina attorney's office to not show the family the full video.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/04/26/ben-crump-chantel-cherry-lassiter-brown-family-snippet-police-bodycam-video-nr-vpx.cnn

White House hammering out details of increasingly likely Biden-Putin summit

The White House is hammering out the details of an increasingly likely European summit between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which could happen as soon as early summer, according to sources familiar with the planning.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/26/politics/us-russia-summit-ukraine/index.html

US Supreme Court's conservatives may have the votes to expand gun rights

As Americans have been shaken by recent mass shootings and national leaders have renewed calls for firearms reform, the Supreme Court on Monday announced it would take up a New York case that could give gun owners more freedom.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/26/politics/second-amendment-supreme-court-conservatives/index.html

Apple's major privacy change is here. What you need to know

Apple is rolling out a major privacy feature on Monday that will allow iOS users to decide how they want their personal data handled -- a move that has worried some companies, including Facebook.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/26/tech/apple-tracking-transparency-feature/index.html

'Pure lunacy': See GOP governor's warning for his own party

Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) warns his own party saying that conspiracies could prevent Republicans from retaking power in Washington.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/26/larry-hogan-warning-gop-conspiracies-lead-vpx.cnn

Critics of California governor force recall election

Californians hoping to remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office have met the state's minimum number of valid signatures to push a recall election forward this fall.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/26/politics/newsom-recall-signatures-california-governor/index.html

Barefoot Elon Musk says 'a bunch of people will probably die' getting to Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told XPrize founder Peter Diamandis that getting people on Mars will be dangerous but ultimately necessary in order to ensure the survival of humanity.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/04/26/elon-musk-mars-death-spacex-zw-orig.cnn-business

Long before Colin Kaepernick knelt, a Black female athlete defied the US national anthem, but she's been largely forgotten

She laced up her boots and sped on to the skating rink. A seemingly innocuous act, except in 1952 during a time of racial segregation in the US, this young Black woman departed the rink with a broken arm, her actions having infuriated White men intent on her exclusion.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/26/sport/rose-robinson-forgotten-heroine-athlete-activism-cmd-spt-intl/index.html

Why online supermarket Ocado wants to take the human touch out of groceries

In a warehouse larger than three football fields, 3,000 bots scuttle along at 13 feet per second, swerving to avoid each other in a complex dance governed by artificial intelligence. Their goal? To get your groceries much faster than humanly possible.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/26/world/ocado-supermarket-robot-warehouse-spc-intl/index.html

Hong Kong and Singapore travel bubble set to open



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-04-26-21/h_0411770d8c003a6effdf6eda992e979e

A return to normal won't happen all at once. But officials say more guidance on what we can safely do is coming in the next days

Two leading US officials say fully vaccinated Americans may get more guidance in just a matter of days on what they can safely do.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/26/health/us-coronavirus-monday/index.html

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Some parts of the US are more vulnerable to another hit by coronavirus. Here's why



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-coronavirus-0425/

Optimism on police reform in the US Capitol collides with anguish in the streets



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-policing-america/

Angela Merkel has five months to save her legacy

Angela Merkel has been in the top job for nearly 16 years, but the biggest challenge of her career might still lie ahead.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/europe/germany-coronavirus-crisis-merkel-legacy-cmd-grm-intl/index.html

See superyacht squeeze through narrow canals

Photographer Tom van Oossanen captured footage of a massive yacht being transported through tiny canals in Holland. The ship was built by a Dutch company at their shipyard in Kaag and it's on its way to Amsterdam where it will undergo sea trials.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2021/04/21/superyacht-feadship-holland-lon-orig-tp.cnn

The royal rebrand is already underway

A version of this story appeared in the April 23 edition of CNN's Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on the royal family, what they are up to in public and what's happening behind palace walls. Sign up here.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/23/uk/royal-news-newsletter-04-23-21-scli-gbr-cmd-intl/index.html

Drone images of mass cremations as India battles Covid-19

With a rising death toll in a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, authorities in India have been forced to hold mass cremations at makeshift sites. The country has seen more than 16 million confirmed cases since the pandemic began.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/04/23/covid-cremations-india-jba-lon-orig.cnn

Mars helicopter sends back evidence of magic moment



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-space/

A US police officer has been convicted of murder -- but systemic racism remains around the world

The world's eyes were on Minnesota's Hennepin County Courthouse as Judge Peter Cahill uttered the word "guilty" three times.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/25/world/floyd-chauvin-verdict-killings-analysis-intl/index.html

Oscars 2021: Where to watch the best picture nominees



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-oscars-0425/

Rudy Giuliani and the MyPillow Guy win Razzie Awards for worst in cinema

After a year that didn't go as planned for anyone, Rudy Giuliani and Mike Lindell, aka the "MyPillow Guy," are among the winners -- if you can call them that -- of the 41st Golden Raspberry Awards, which are handed out to the worst in cinema every year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/24/entertainment/razzie-awards-2021-rudy-giuliani-mypillow-guy-trnd/index.html

Elon Musk will host SNL in May

Live from New York, it's ... Elon Musk?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/24/business/elon-musk-snl-host-may-8/index.html

She killed 7 members of her own family while pregnant. Now her son could be orphaned by execution

Neighbors woke to a woman's cries for help just after 2 a.m. in Bawan Kheri, a village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/24/india/india-shabnam-execution-intl-dst-hnk/index.html

Tourist-starved Greece takes a gigantic leap of faith on Covid

Teenage models Lydia-Angel Beach and Charlotte Claussen are seated on Monastiraki Square drinking in the warm Athens sunshine, having just sated their post-casting hunger with a juicy takeout souvlaki from classic kebab joint Thanasis.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/greece-tourism-covid-leap-of-faith/index.html

John Kerry asked if US can trust Putin. Hear his response

CNN's Dana Bash and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry discuss how the US plans to hold Russia and China accountable in the climate crisis.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/04/24/climate-crisis-town-hall-kerry-china-russia-sot-vpx.cnn

New book details Pelosi's 'complicated' relationship with 'The Squad' & tumultuous exchanges with Trump

Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today, joins The Lead to discuss her new biography "Madam Speaker".

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/04/23/the-lead-susan-pagelive-jake-tapper.cnn

Bush calls on Congress to tone down 'harsh rhetoric' on immigration

During an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning," former President George W. Bush called on Congress to tone down the "harsh rhetoric" on immigration.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/19/george-w-bush-congress-immigration-rhetoric-cbs-intv-sot-mxp-vpx.hln

See girl's emotional reunion with grandmother for 75th birthday

CNN's Chris Cuomo speaks with three family members who were reunited after 14 months for the grandmother's 75th birthday after the two adults received their Covid-19 vaccines.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/04/24/franny-gelles-reunited-with-grandmother-bonnie-pittman-cpt-vpx.cnn

The DEA wants your unused prescription drugs

If you have unwanted prescription drugs sitting in your medicine cabinet, the Drug Enforcement Administration will be happy to help out.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/24/health/dea-take-back-day-trnd/index.html

SpaceX capsule with four NASA astronauts aboard docks with International Space Station

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft — carrying four astronauts from three countries — docked with the International Space Station early Saturday morning ET, beginning the crew's six-month stay in space.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/24/tech/spacex-nasa-astronaut-crew-2-docking-scn/index.html

The look in Derek Chauvin's eyes was something worse than hate

Images and soundbites from the Derek Chauvin trial will linger in people's memories for years. But there is one heart-wrenching image that stands above the rest.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/24/us/derek-chauvin-eyes-indifference-blake/index.html

The European Super League was three years in making. It took 48 hours to unravel

"Greed," money and power.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/24/football/super-league-how-it-unraveled-cmd-spt-intl/index.html

Friday, April 23, 2021

Hope fades for Indonesia's missing submarine as US assists search

The United States is deploying a P-8 Poseidon submarine hunting aircraft to assist in the search and rescue operation for a missing Indonesian navy submarine lost in the Bali Sea, as hopes fade for the 53 crew members who are expected to have run out of oxygen early on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/23/asia/indonesia-submarine-intl-hnk/index.html

The politics of police releasing body camera footage

The police department in Ohio's largest city is under national scrutiny after an officer fatally shot 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant -- the second deadly shooting by a city police officer in the last four months.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/23/us/columbus-police-bodycam-release-politics/index.html

UPS driver rescues young boy pinned under heavy package

Max Pratt likes to help his mom and dad by bringing in the packages delivered to their Oak Park, Illinois, home.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/23/us/ups-driver-helps-boy-trnd/index.html

Japan's QAnon disciples aren't letting Trump's loss quash their mission



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-qanon-japan-0424/

Southeast Asian leaders meeting with junta is a risky gamble

The international community is putting its hopes on a meeting between Southeast Asian leaders this weekend to reach a breakthrough on stopping the violence in Myanmar, as the country's ruling military junta continues its brutal and bloody suppression of civilian opposition.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/asia/asean-myanmar-summit-intl-hnk/index.html

Tiger Woods post first Instagram photo of himself since car accident

Tiger Woods has posted his first photo of himself since his car accident earlier this year, showing him on a golf course in crutches with his dog.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/23/us/tiger-woods-crutches-instagram-trnd/index.html

Thursday, April 22, 2021

How Facebook is combating spread of Covid-19 misinformation

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shares what the social media platform is doing to provide accurate knowledge about coronavirus and combat the spread of misinformation.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tech/2020/04/17/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-limit-coronavirus-misinformation-cnn-town-hall-vpx.cnn

Urgent action on Myanmar is needed but engaging the junta at the Southeast Asian leaders meeting is a risky gamble

The international community is putting its hopes on a meeting between Southeast Asian leaders this weekend to reach a breakthrough on stopping the violence in Myanmar, as the country's ruling military junta continues its brutal and bloody suppression of civilian opposition.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/asia/asean-myanmar-summit-intl-hnk/index.html

George Clooney jokes wife Amal watching 'ER' for the first time has been 'a disaster for my marriage'

Amal Clooney is doing what so many people have been doing during the pandemic -- watching "ER."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/entertainment/er-reunion/index.html

All eyes are on the Facebook Oversight Board as its decision on Trump's account looms

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/2021/04/22/media/facebook-oversight-board-trump-account/index.html

'Mortal Kombat' ratchets up the gore, but as a movie, it's not a winner

Any sober analysis of "Mortal Kombat" already risks overthinking it, but even taking this adaptation of the game on its decidedly R-rated terms, the movie offers few of the visceral thrills that might produce a collective audience response, which makes its consumption on HBO Max perfectly adequate. Of course, in that setting, chuckling at the clunky dialogue will also be a less communal event.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/entertainment/mortal-kombat-review/index.html

Pentagon review panel recommends taking sexual assault investigations out of commanders' hands

A Pentagon commission on sexual assault in the military is recommending that independent authorities decide whether to prosecute service members in sexual assault cases instead of commanders, a senior defense official told CNN. If adopted, the change would mark a significant departure from how the military handles sexual assault, which the Pentagon has argued for years should be treated within the chain of command.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/politics/pentagon-sexual-assault-allegations-recommendation-lloyd-austin/index.html

See incredible footage from 'Avatar' director's new underwater movie

"Avatar" director James Cameron tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour about his latest project, "Secrets of the Whales."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/04/23/james-cameron-whale-narwhal-amanpour-sot-vpx.cnn

I traveled to Sri Lanka and it felt like I was the only tourist in the entire country

About two hours after Sri Lanka announced they would reopen their borders to travelers in January 2021, I bought tickets to go there.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/sri-lanka-travel-covid-intl-hnk-cmb/index.html

Zimbabwe to sell hunting rights for endangered elephants

Zimbabwe will "soon" start selling rights to shoot as many as 500 elephants this year, the country announced this week.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/africa/zimbabwe-elephants-hunting-intl-hnk/index.html

Right wing's long history of deflecting on extremism

The memorial service marking 26 years since the Oklahoma City bombing, coming just months after the insurrection at the Capitol, had the potential to focus attention on the continuities between the far-right extremism behind both the 1995 bombing and this year's insurrection.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/opinions/oklahoma-bombing-right-wing-deflection-extremism-hemmer/index.html

US has the opportunity to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic but a major challenge lies ahead, expert says

On the road toward a return to normalcy, the rapidly climbing number of Covid-19 vaccinations is good news. But a major challenge may lie ahead, a leading health expert says.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/health/us-coronavirus-thursday/index.html

Should we still wear masks outside? See Gupta's answer

Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses whether we should still be wearing masks outside even after getting vaccinated and answers viewers' other Covid-19 questions.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/04/22/should-we-wear-masks-outside-covid-19-gupta-newday-vpx.cnn

US sending 'airborne assets' to help search for missing Indonesian submarine

The United States is sending "airborne assets" to help search for the Indonesian submarine that went missing with 53 crew members on board, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/politics/indonesian-submarine-us-military/index.html

India struggles with oxygen shortage as Covid crisis deepens



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-04-22-21/h_6b86136dcc232cedd8c3cb46fc61c793

India reports highest worldwide rise in daily Covid-19 cases



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-04-22-21/h_444f204a579e3a4ec7601cab0a3664f6

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Here's how Fox News host Tucker Carlson covered Chauvin verdict

CNN's Brian Stelter and Don Lemon discuss Fox News host Tucker Carlson's coverage of the Derek Chauvin verdict.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/04/22/brian-stelter-tucker-carlson-derek-chauvin-verdict-ctn-vpx.cnn

Australian government tears up Victoria's Belt and Road agreement with China, angering Beijing

The Australian government has canceled a Belt and Road agreement signed by China and the state government of Victoria, escalating trade and diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Canberra.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/business/australia-china-belt-and-road-initiative-intl-hnk/index.html

After more than two decades, there's a new world's busiest airport

Seven of the world's top 10 busiest airports in 2020 were in China while the former world's busiest airport -- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the United States -- fell to No. 2 in the rankings after 22 consecutive years in the top spot.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-busiest-airports-2020-coronavirus-pandemic/index.html

Derek Chauvin verdict may rock the US Senate

Real hope for police reform -- even in the rancorously divided US Senate -- shows the seismic impact of the guilty verdict in the trial for George Floyd's murder.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/22/politics/police-reform-compromise-political-hurdles/index.html

Pandemic authorities are failing the public. Can the media step up?

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/2021/04/22/media/pandemic-updates-vaccines/index.html

Car bombing outside luxury hotel in Pakistan kills 4 people

A car bomb blast outside a luxury hotel where the Chinese ambassador was staying in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta killed four people and injured 12, the city's deputy commissioner of police said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/21/asia/pakistan-bomb-blast-chinese-ambassador-intl-hnk/index.html

Biden preparing to declare massacre of Armenians a 'genocide,' risking break with Turkey

President Joe Biden is preparing to declare the massacre of an estimated million or more Armenians under the Ottoman Empire a "genocide" this week, risking a potential fracture with Turkey but fulfilling a campaign pledge to finally use the word as President to describe the mass killings after a series of his predecessors stopped short.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/21/politics/biden-armenia-genocide-turkey/index.html

US Capitol Police officer allegedly told units to only monitor for 'anti-Trump' protesters on January 6

A US Capitol Police officer directed "all outside units" on the morning of January 6 to only monitor for anti-Trump agitators "who want to start a fight," not any "pro-Trump in the crowd," according to the findings of a newly revealed internal investigation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/21/politics/us-capitol-police-officer-investigation-radio-broadcast-lofgren/index.html

Pentagon extremism adviser lays out challenge facing military after two commanders deny a problem exists

One day after two four-star military commanders told Congress they did not have problems with extremists in their ranks, the top adviser on the issue to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin took a different view and stated plainly that he believes the opposite.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/21/politics/pentagon-extremism-adviser-challenge/index.html

Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines do not appear to pose serious risk during pregnancy, research shows

The mRNA Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna do not appear to pose any serious risk during pregnancy, according to new data published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/21/health/pregnancy-mrna-vaccines-safe-effective/index.html

Only 2 'breakthrough' infections among hundreds of fully vaccinated people, new study finds

For fully vaccinated people, the risk of still getting Covid-19 -- described as "breakthrough infections" -- remains extremely low, a new study out of New York suggests.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/21/health/two-breakthrough-infections-covid-19/index.html

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Ohio police officer shot and killed 15-year-old girl with knife, police say and bodycam video shows

A Columbus, Ohio, police officer shot and killed a 15-year-old girl Tuesday afternoon after she attempted to cut two females with a knife, according to officials and body camera footage shown to the media.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/21/us/ohio-columbus-police-shooting-15-year-old/index.html

The law delivered justice to George Floyd. America's political leaders are up next

The conviction of Derek Chauvin showed George Floyd's life really did matter to a justice system on trial.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/21/politics/joe-biden-derek-chauvin-trial-verdict/index.html

Super League to amend plans for elite tournament after UK teams say they won't participate

The architects of the European Super League appeared to strike a defiant tone Tuesday, promising to "reshape the project" following the withdrawal of all six English clubs from the controversial breakaway competition.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/21/europe/super-league-football-amend-plans-spt-hnk/index.html

Suspected Chinese hackers exploited Pulse Secure VPN to compromise 'dozens' of agencies and companies

For months, hackers with suspected ties to China have exploited a popular workplace tool to break into government agencies, defense companies and financial institutions in the US and Europe, according to a report by the cybersecurity firm FireEye.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/politics/fireeye-pulse-secure-vpn-exploit/index.html

Sicknick death ruled 'natural' but experts say stress can set off strokes

Were the strokes that killed US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick after the January 6 insurrection really natural? Some neurologists don't think so.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/health/sicknick-death-natural-strokes/index.html

General Motors CEO announces remote work plan for employees

General Motors chairman and CEO Mary Barra announced Tuesday a more flexible work situation for employees at the company.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/success/gm-ceo-mary-barra-remote-work/index.html

Zelensky invites Russia's Putin to meet as tensions in eastern Ukraine rise

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to meet in eastern Ukraine, where long-simmering tensions have resurged in recent weeks.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/europe/ukraine-zelensky-putin-meeting-intl/index.html

Monday, April 19, 2021

'Dire warning' for the planet: Coal is powering the economic recovery

Global carbon dioxide emissions are set to surge dangerously this year as the global economy undergoes a huge recovery.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/business/iea-carbon-emissions-report/index.html

Xi Jinping's culture war comes to China's campuses as Communist Party prepares to mark 100 years

When it comes to making history, Beijing's universities have played an outsized role: they were the source of the demonstrations which kicked off the May Fourth Movement, to which the Chinese Communist Party traces its roots, and the Tiananmen Square protests, perhaps the biggest challenge to the CCP since it took power.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/china/xi-jinping-universities-intl-hnk/index.html

John Oliver to White Americans: 'March in the streets'

Listen to John Oliver address the recent fatal police shootings of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo in a passionate monologue on "Last Week Tonight."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/04/19/john-oliver-fatal-police-shootings-monologue-orig.cnn-business

'Passion of the Christ' star pushes false QAnon theory

CNN's Donie O'Sullivan reports on the false QAnon conspiracy theory pushed by "Passion of the Christ" star Jim Caviezel.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/04/19/jim-caviezel-theory-donie-osullivan-qanon-pkg-newday-vpx.cnn

John Avlon: Will GOP still parrot Putin's disinformation post-Trump?

CNN's John Avlon takes a look at how right-wing media parroted former President Trump's soft stance towards Russian President Vladimir Putin and asks whether these deflections will continue as President Biden adopts a more stern rhetoric towards Russia.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/19/russia-putin-ukraine-avlon-reality-check-newday-sot-vpx.cnn

Researchers capture glimpse in the life of a wolf

Collar cam catches wolf in the wild fishing and chomping on deer bones. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the hairy wolf's eye view.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/04/20/wolf-collar-cam-researchers-minnesota-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn

Hong Kong's zealous anti-doxxing campaign could make it even easier to hide dirty money in the city

Beachfront property owned by China's political elite. Washington-accused drug lords and gun runners operating blocks apart. Companies enabling North Korea's purported sanctions-busting fleet.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/19/business/hong-kong-companies-registry-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

Former US Vice President Walter 'Fritz' Mondale dead at 93

Walter "Fritz" Mondale, who served as vice president under then-President Jimmy Carter before waging his own unsuccessful White House bid in 1984, has died, according to family spokesperson Kathy Tunheim. He was 93.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/19/politics/walter-mondale-dead/index.html

Brazil's indigenous tribes protest bill that would allow commercial mining on their land

Indigenous groups gathered in Brazil's capital on Monday to demonstrate against a bill proposed by the federal government that would legalize mining on their lands.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/19/americas/brazil-indigenous-protest-mining-intl-latam/index.html

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Trump calls Afghanistan withdrawal 'a wonderful and positive thing to do'

Former President Donald Trump on Sunday praised withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan, while knocking his successor's timeline for doing so.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/18/politics/trump-afghanistan-troop-withdrawal/index.html

After centuries of nomadic living, Thailand's 'sea people' adapt to life on land

These days, Salamak Klathalay, like most of us, lives in a house, on land. But this is a relatively new experience for the 78-year-old.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/thailand-tourism-sea-people-moken/index.html

US and China agree to cooperate on climate change after talks in Shanghai



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-climate-change-0419/

See who won at the Academy of Country Music Awards 2021

The Academy of Country Music Awards, celebrating the best in country music, are being presented Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/18/entertainment/acm-awards-2021-winners/index.html

Mars helicopter's first flight could happen on Monday

The Ingenuity helicopter is preparing for its historic flight on Mars Monday if everything goes according to plan. The first powered, controlled flight on another planet will take place at 3:30 a.m. ET on April 19, according to NASA.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/17/world/mars-helicopter-ingenuity-flight-monday-scn-trnd/index.html

Typhoon Surigae is slowly moving away from the eastern provinces of the Philippines

The first super typhoon of the season in the West Pacific made a close approach to the Eastern Philippines this weekend.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/16/weather/typhoon-surigae-philippines-weekend-forecast/index.html

WWII era plane makes emergency landing near Florida beach

A World War II-era plane was forced to land off the coast of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Saturday afternoon after it experienced engine failure.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/18/us/world-war-ii-era-plane-emergency-landing-cocoa-beach-trnd/index.html

12 European football teams to form breakaway 'Super League'

Twelve of the top football clubs in Europe made an announcement Sunday that may shift the landscape of European football.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/18/sport/football-super-league-announced/index.html

Fareed: Withdrawing from Afghanistan is the right move

CNN's Fareed Zakaria gives his take on President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/04/18/exp-gps-0418-take-on-withdrawal-from-afghanistan.cnn

Scary video shows toddler's encounter with Peloton treadmill

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning people who use the Peloton Tread+ treadmill, saying there have been "multiple reports of children becoming entrapped, pinned, and pulled under" the device.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/04/18/peloton-treadmill-child-injury-kj-eg-orig.cnn

Minnesota governor expresses regret for mistreatment of journalists during Daunte Wright demonstrations

Minnesota's governor expressed regret Saturday after the alleged mistreatment of journalists covering demonstrations in Brooklyn Center by law enforcement, as attorneys representing news organizations released a letter calling out several examples throughout the week -- including the arrest of a CNN producer.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/18/us/daunte-wright-minnesota-shooting-sunday/index.html

Saturday, April 17, 2021

US and China agree to cooperate on climate change after talks in Shanghai

The US and China have agreed to cooperate on climate change after two days of high-profile meetings in Shanghai, despite rising tensions between the two countries.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/18/politics/us-china-climate-change-shanghai-intl-hnk/index.html

In its latest lurch to the far right, Denmark plans to send some refugees back to Syria

It felt like paradise when Dania and Hussam first moved to Denmark.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/18/europe/denmark-syrian-refugees-damascus-intl/index.html

Progressive backlash on refugee cap puts Biden on notice

Joe Biden's swift reversals on raising the nation's refugee cap over the past 48 hours marked a rare moment of uncertainty for the new President within a carefully choreographed first 100 days -- one that underscored the power of progressives to force Biden to change course, even as they face legislative setbacks in a deeply divided Washington.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/18/politics/joe-biden-refugee-cap-progressives/index.html

Naomi Campbell opens the doors to her stunning villa

A dogged work ethic has granted fashion royalty Naomi Campbell a phenomenal 35-year-long modeling and acting career, but even perennial highfliers need some R&R. Campbell takes hers in a spacious and serene East African retreat, where a turquoise saltwater pool stretches from the sunny patio right into the living room.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/naomi-campbell-kenyan-villa-architectural-digest/index.html

The world's most powerful passports for 2021

The gap in travel freedom is its biggest in decades and disparities in vaccination access between countries could make the situation even worse, says a new report.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/henley-index-world-best-passport-2021/index.html

Space is the final frontier for archaeologists

The boot prints left by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong are a tangible legacy of one of humanity's greatest achievements -- putting a man on the moon.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/17/world/space-archaeology-moon-heritage-scn/index.html

America desperately needs a Truth and Racial Healing Commission

Racism remains this nation's Achilles' heel. If we do not face it and fix it, we will continue to suffer. The news in the past few weeks, from the police shooting of Daunte Wright to the debate about voter suppression, underscores once again that we have a long way to go to fulfill America's promise of justice and equal opportunity for every American. To get closer to fulfilling that aspiration, we first need a consensus about the history of racism in the US and the effect it still has today.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/17/opinions/systemic-racism-in-the-us-history-effect-landrieu/index.html

Actor Felix Silla, famously known for his role as Cousin Itt on 'The Addams Family,' dies at 84

Actor Felix Silla, who portrayed Cousin Itt on the 1960s TV series "The Addams Family," died on Friday. He was 84.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/17/us/felix-silla-cousin-itt-addams-family-dies/index.html

Alexey Navalny's press secretary says he's 'dying' as Russian prosecutors target his foundation

The Moscow Prosecutor's Office filed a lawsuit on Friday with Moscow City Court seeking to label jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny's anti-corruption foundation known as FBK and his headquarters as "extremist" organizations.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/17/world/alexey-navalny-health-gets-worse/index.html

The world's biggest vaccine producer is out of Covid-19 vaccines, as second wave accelerates

In India, the world's biggest vaccine producer, millions of people are waiting for Covid-19 vaccines amid a devastating second wave of infections.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/17/india/covid-vaccine-shortage-covishield-covaxin-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

How Hideki Matsuyama became Japan's new national hero

With one small putt, Hideki Matsuyama ascended from professional golfer to national treasure.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/17/golf/hideki-matsuyama-masters-aftermath-japan-cmd-spt-intl/index.html

UK prepares for funeral of Prince Philip, longtime consort of Queen Elizabeth II



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-prince-philip-funeral-0417/

How a thunderstorm with the power of a hurricane capsized a ship

Nineteen people were on board a commercial ship when it capsized Tuesday during a thunderstorm off the Louisiana coast. But this was no ordinary storm.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/17/weather/weather-louisiana-storm-ship-capsized/index.html

South Africa's tourism business struggle to hold on with few tourists in sight

One of Cape Town's highest rated restaurants may close its doors after receiving just one reservation in 2021 so far.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/south-africa-travel-struggles-cmd/index.html

Portland police disperse crowd with pepper spray following fatal officer-involved shooting

Police in Portland, Oregon, said they used pepper spray and smoke canisters to break up a crowd that gathered on Friday as they investigated the fatal shooting of a suspect by police in Lents Park.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/16/us/portland-protest/index.html

Ramadan celebrations around the globe

In many parts of the Muslim world, the holy month of Ramadan began on Monday. For the second year in a row, practicing Muslims will observe the month during a pandemic -- a reality that will, again, disrupt age-old communal traditions for many.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/world/gallery/ramadan-2021/index.html

The US made little progress this week in preventing more Covid-19 deaths



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-covid-0416/

A student harnessed the power of beets to make healing from surgery safer

Dasia Taylor didn't expect to become a nationally recognized scientist at 17 years old.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/17/us/student-beets-color-changing-sutures-wellness-trnd/index.html

Friday, April 16, 2021

China's attempts to control the narrative on Xinjiang

China's Foreign Ministry this week issued the most forceful defense of its policies in Xinjiang to date, calling allegations of "genocide" in the region the "lie of the century."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/16/china/beijing-xinjiang-uyghurs-propaganda-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

2 transgender women killed in shootings at separate Charlotte hotels

Authorities have arrested two suspects in connection with the killings of two transgender women in Charlotte, North Carolina.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/16/us/transgender-women-killed-shootings-charlotte-trnd/index.html

'Stinging rebuke': Clapper reacts to Biden's sanctions on Russia

Former US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, explains to CNN's Jim Sciutto why President Biden's sanctions against Russia are significant.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/16/biden-sanctions-russia-clapper-intv-nr-vpx.cnn

Cuba's Raul Castro steps down

When Raul Castro announced three years ago that he would step down in 2021 as head of Cuba's all-powerful communist party, he surely envisioned the island on firmer economic footing and the transition to a new generation of leadership nearly complete.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/15/americas/cuba-raul-castro-communist-leader-intl-latam/index.html

Discarded PPE filling up landfills and oceans

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the shortage of PPE left many frontline healthcare workers painfully vulnerable. Now, the sudden mass production of PPE is adding to an already staggering amount of plastic waste in our landfills and oceans. CNN's Bill Weir reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/04/16/ppe-plastic-hospital-waste-coronavirus-healthcare-weir-project-planet-pkg-vpx.cnn

Two dead and police officer wounded after shooting during traffic stop in San Antonio

Two people are dead and police officer was wounded after a traffic stop Friday ended in gunfire, according to the San Antonio police chief.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/16/us/san-antonio-police-shooting-traffic-stop/index.html

Must-watch videos of the week



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

Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson lashes out at police

CNN's Don Lemon plays the clip of televangelist Pat Robertson giving tough criticism of police officers for violence against Black Americans.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/16/pat-robertson-televangelist-police-criticism-lemon-ctn-vpx.cnn

Watch military flyover interrupt a White House briefing

The military flyover, scheduled as part of the dedication of a new World War I memorial, was heard throughout Washington, DC.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/16/washington-dc-flyover-kj-orig.cnn

'Get a little uncomfortable': See Brooke Baldwin's last words on air

Brooke Baldwin bids farewell to the "Newsroom" audience and her CNN family after being with company for more than 10 years.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/04/16/brooke-baldwin-last-show-goodbye-cnn-newsroom-vpx.cnn

Marjorie Taylor Greene to launch caucus touting 'anglo-Saxon political tradition'

Conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is launching a new "America First" caucus, her office confirmed Friday, bringing together a group of far-right lawmakers known for their controversial rhetoric.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/16/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-america-first-caucus/index.html

8 people killed after shooting at FedEx facility, police say



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-indianapolis-shooting-1604/

France outlaws sex with children aged under 15

The French parliament on Thursday adopted legislation that characterizes sex with a child under the age of 15 as rape and punishable by up to 20 years in jail, bringing its penal code closer in line with many other Western nations.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/16/europe/france-consent-age-intl/index.html

The stock market is throwing a global party

Spurred on by renewed optimism about the post-pandemic recovery and a strong fear of missing out, investors keep pushing stocks higher.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/16/investing/premarket-stocks-trading/index.html

Dogecoin price soars more than 100% to new record after Elon Musk tweets

For the second time this week, Dogecoin has hit a milestone. And this time around, it may be thanks to the world's richest man.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/16/investing/dogecoin-price-elon-musk-int-hk/index.html

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Joe Biden stands down at a critical juncture for police reform

Nearly a year after the police killing of George Floyd, pressure is mounting on President Joe Biden and members of Congress to show they are committed to holding police officers accountable for misconduct, excessive force and negligence after yet another agonizing week that has demonstrated how Americans of color are continuing to lose their lives during routine encounters with law enforcement.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/16/politics/joe-biden-police-reform/index.html

Conservative televangelist lashes out at police

CNN's Don Lemon plays the clip of televangelist Pat Robertson giving tough criticism of police officers for violence against Black Americans.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/16/pat-robertson-televangelist-police-criticism-lemon-ctn-vpx.cnn

Multiple people with gunshot wounds after shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

Law enforcement officials in Indianapolis are working a "mass casualty situation," according to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Spokesperson Officer Genae Cook.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/16/us/indianapolis-shooting-fedex-facility/index.html

Biden to use meeting with Japan's prime minister to send 'clear signal' to China

President Joe Biden plans to use his meeting with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday to send a signal to China that the countries are united in their opposition to recent aggression against Taiwan as the US seeks to refocus its foreign policy in East Asia.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/15/politics/japan-prime-minister-white-house-visit/index.html

How many T. rex were there? Billions, it turns out

Billions of Tyrannosaurus rex roamed North America during their fascinating reign as top predators, according to a team of researchers that went about the daunting task of making the calculation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/15/world/t-rex-billions-intl-scli-scn/index.html

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Kerry's Shanghai visit tests whether US and China can cooperate and disagree at the same time

The bipolar nature of the current US-China relationship is on full display this week, as envoys from Washington land in both Taipei and Shanghai, prompting Beijing to issue angry rebukes and hopes for greater engagement respectively.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/15/asia/john-kerry-shanghai-china-us-taiwan-intl-hnk/index.html

FBI opens a new investigation into China 'every 10 hours,' bureau director says

The FBI has more than 2,000 investigations that tie back to the Chinese government and is opening a new one "every 10 hours," the bureau's director told the US Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/14/politics/fbi-director-china-investigations-intl-hnk/index.html

Liz Cheney says she won't support Donald Trump in 2024

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, told Fox News that she would not support Donald Trump if he ran for reelection in 2024.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/04/15/liz-cheney-donald-trump-fox-news-eg-orig.cnn

France cut two submarines in half to make one new one

A French nuclear-powered submarine severely damaged by fire last year has been saved from the scrapyard -- by cutting it in two and welding the salvageable half to part of another decommissioned sub.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/14/europe/france-submarines-cut-in-half-intl-hnk-scli-ml/index.html

US expected to sanction Russia and expel diplomats

The Biden administration is expected to announce sanctions as soon as Thursday targeting Russian individuals and entities, in addition to the expulsion of as many as a dozen Russian diplomats from the US in response to the hack of SolarWinds and election interference, according to two sources familiar with the plans.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/14/politics/russia-sanctions-expel-officials-hacking-election/index.html

The body of an LSU student who was went missing a week ago has been found in Mississippi River

The body of missing Louisiana State University student Kori Gauthier has been recovered, according to a joint press release from Baton Rouge Police and LSU Police.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/14/us/kori-gauthier-lsu-student-found/index.html

Virginia police chief calls traffic stop of US Army officer 'a teaching moment'

The police chief of Windsor, Virginia, said Wednesday that a traffic stop in which two officers pointed guns at a US Army officer, pepper-sprayed him and pushed him to the ground was "a teaching moment" and that he wished the soldier had followed commands.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/14/us/virginia-police-stop-army-lieutenant/index.html

Colton Underwood filming unscripted series for Netflix

Colton Underwood is returning to reality TV -- but this time on Netflix.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/14/entertainment/colton-underwood-netflix/index.html

The vaccine passport debate isn't new. It started in 1897 during a plague pandemic

Vaccine passports have been touted by some as our ticket to normalcy -- easily accessible proof of immunization and a reward for those who got their shots. They've also been called invasive and ineffective.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/vaccine-passports-debate-plague-wellness-trnd/index.html

US Capitol rioter who tried to flee to Switzerland is jailed pre-trial

A geophysicist who allegedly beat police officers who were trying to help injured rioters during the US Capitol siege will be jailed before trial, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, citing the man's ham-handed attempt to flee to Switzerland as proof that he poses a literal flight risk.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/14/politics/capitol-riot-switzerland-suicide/index.html

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

America's enemies line up to put Biden to the test

The world already seems more dangerous and complex than when Joe Biden took office less than three months ago. That's partly because America's adversaries are putting the new commander in chief to the test.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/14/politics/joe-biden-faces-tests/index.html

A dozen people missing after commercial vessel capsizes off Louisiana coast

Six people were rescued and 12 others are missing after a commercial vessel capsized several miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, officials said Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/14/us/louisiana-coast-vessel-capsized/index.html

Biden's risky decision to end America's longest war



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-biden-afghanistan-04-14/

NYT: Matt Gaetz associate has been cooperating with Justice Department since last year

Joel Greenberg, a central figure in the ongoing investigation into Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, has been providing information to investigators since last year about Gaetz's activities, among other topics, two people briefed on the matter told The New York Times.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/politics/matt-gaetz-joel-greenberg/index.html

Biden dispatches unofficial delegation to Taiwan

President Joe Biden dispatched an unofficial delegation to Taiwan Tuesday in a show of support for the island, according to a senior administration official and a State Department spokesperson.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/politics/us-unofficial-delegation-taiwan/index.html

Berlin police investigate private club over alleged party amid lockdown

Berlin Police are investigating a possible violation of coronavirus lockdown rules during an alleged party at the private members club SoHo House, a police spokesperson told CNN on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/europe/coronavirus-party-soho-house-berlin-intl-scli/index.html

Egypt seizes Ever Given over $900 million Suez Canal bill

Egyptian authorities have seized a massive cargo ship which blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week last month, amid a dispute over financial damages, the state-run Al Ahram news outlet said on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/business/ever-given-seized-compensation-bill-intl/index.html

Chauvin 'justified' in kneeling on Floyd, defense's use-of-force expert says

A use-of-force expert testifying for Derek Chauvin's defense team on Tuesday said the former Minneapolis Police officer was justified in kneeling on George Floyd for over nine minutes and did not use deadly force.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/us/derek-chauvin-trial-george-floyd-day-12/index.html

Ecuador and Peru signal political divides that could trouble the region

More than a year into the pandemic and as cases resurge in Latin America, two recent elections suggest that popular political views on how to escape the crisis remain deeply polarized -- at a time when cohesion is most needed.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/americas/ecuador-peru-election-early-results-analysis-intl-latam/index.html

300 movie screens to go dark in California after company shuts operations due to Covid-19 impact

A cinema chain said Monday that all its theaters will close permanently after a brutal year for business amid the coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/entertainment/pacific-theatres-arclight-cinemas-close-trnd/index.html

11-month-old baby killed and two children hurt after shots fired into a car

An 11-month-old baby girl died and two other children were hospitalized after a shooting Sunday in Syracuse, New York, police said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/us/syracuse-shooting-baby-killed/index.html

Monday, April 12, 2021

Microplastics in our air 'spiral the globe,' study finds

Tiny bits of plastic from your packaging and soda bottles could be traveling in the atmosphere across entire continents, carried by winds, a new study found.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/world/atmospheric-plastics-study-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html

Why Biden is making more progress on economic than social issues

The magnitude of the economic proposals that President Joe Biden may pass through Congress this year is drawing legitimate comparisons to Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/politics/biden-economic-social-policies-congress/index.html

How the US hit its vaccine stride

With an average of 3.1 million doses of Covid-19 administered each day, the United States is on pace to hit another vaccination milestone: Half of adults in the country are expected to have received at least one dose of the vaccine by the end of this week.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/health/how-the-us-hit-its-vaccine-stride/index.html

China sends 25 warplanes into Taiwan's air defense zone, Taipei says

China sent 25 warplanes into Taiwan's air defense identification zone on Monday, the largest breach of that space since the island began regularly reporting such activity in September, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/china/china-taiwan-jets-defense-zone-incursion-intl-hnk-ml/index.html

One dead, officer injured in Tennessee school shooting

Knoxville Police Department (KPD) in Tennessee said that multiple agencies are at the scene of a shooting Austin-East Magnet High School.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/us/knoxville-school-shooting/index.html

George Floyd's brother testifies at Chauvin trial in unique 'spark of life' testimony

Pausing every so often to wipe away tears, Philonise Floyd testified Monday at Derek Chauvin's trial that his elder brother George Floyd was a big mama's boy who was distraught by her death in 2018.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/us/derek-chauvin-trial-george-floyd-day-11/index.html

Lachlan Murdoch dismisses complaint against Tucker Carlson's 'replacement theory' remarks

Fox Corporation chief executive Lachlan Murdoch dismissed the Anti-Defamation League's demand that the company fire host Tucker Carlson, telling the organization in a letter that his company saw no problem with comments Carlson made about the racist "great replacement" theory.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/media/murdoch-response-adl-tucker-carlson/index.html

Jeff Bezos 1, Joe Biden 0

Jeff Bezos one, Joe Biden nil.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/world/meanwhile-in-america-april-12-intl/index.html

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Pakistan opens private market for vaccines -- but critics say it only benefits the wealthy

Pakistan is in a tight spot: Covid-19 cases are surging during a third wave, hospital beds are filling up, and the government vaccination program is progressing slowly due to delayed deliveries and limited supplies.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/asia/pakistan-covid-private-vaccines-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

Crowds gather near Minneapolis after man dies in officer-involved shooting

Dozens of people gathered after a man died following an officer-involved shooting and car crash in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday afternoon.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/12/us/brooklyn-center-minnesota-police-shooting/index.html

'Nomadland': Chloé Zhao and crew reveal how they made one of the year's best films

Having been wrenched from the earth, the mineral gypsum is crushed first. It's then blasted at high temperatures and ground down, packed up and shipped out to find a new purpose. What's left behind is a void; an empty space where something once thought permanent used to be.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/nomadland-film-making-of-spc-intl/index.html

Myanmar's military is charging families $85 to retrieve bodies of relatives killed in crackdown

Myanmar's military is charging families $85 to retrieve the bodies of relatives killed by security forces in a bloody crackdown on Friday, according to activists.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/11/asia/myanmar-families-bago-bodies-intl-hnk/index.html

Embattled Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is denied a meeting with Trump

Rep. Matt Gaetz, who's facing a federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations, was recently denied a meeting with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate as the ex-President and his allies continue to distance themselves from the Florida congressman.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/11/politics/matt-gaetz-donald-trump-denied-meeting/index.html

Congress faces jam-packed agenda as Democrats confront divisions over legislative policy and strategy

Congress will return to Washington this week with a host of problems to address -- but no clear legislative paths to resolve any of them.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/11/politics/congress-schedule-infrastructure-policy-immigration-guns/index.html

Arizona congressional aide found dead after being reported missing in Death Valley

An Arizona congressional aide was found dead in a remote area of Death Valley, just days after being reported missing during a camping trip with his girlfriend, officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/11/us/arizona-death-valley-camping-death/index.html

Hideki Matsuyama wins the 2021 Masters becoming first Japanese man to win golf major



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/masters-2021-041121/

Saturday, April 10, 2021

South Korea's dangerous ghost doctors are putting plastic surgery patients' lives at risk

Weak regulations allow unqualified medics to secretly substitute for star plastic surgeons, putting patients' lives at risk

source https://cnn.it/2RhXWHW

The United Arab Emirates has announced its first female astronaut

A woman has made history in the United Arab Emirates as the country's first female astronaut.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/10/middleeast/uae-first-female-astronaut/index.html

What's really behind the GOP's attacks on transgender athletes

You've surely read about girls' sports recently. State legislators across the country have introduced dozens of bills that would bar transgender girls from competing in girls' sports, based on the misguided concern that their participation would somehow hurt their cisgender teammates and competitors.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/10/opinions/whats-behind-gops-attacks-on-transgender-athlete-kennedy/index.html

Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/us-travel-app-intl-0411/

South Korea's dangerous ghost doctors are putting plastic surgery patients' lives at risk

One Friday night, Kwon Tae-hoon received a call.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/10/asia/south-korea-ghost-doctors-plastic-surgery-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Too Chinese for the US, too American for China. Where can Asian Americans call home?



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/asian-americans-app-intl-1104/

RNC donors gather to hear Trump and others in Palm Beach, the GOP's 'new political power center'

Donors to the Republican National Committee gathered this weekend for the first time since Donald Trump's defeat just down the road from his Mar-a-Lago home -- a sign that the institutions of the party remain centered around the former President.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/10/politics/rnc-donors-palm-beach-donald-trump/index.html

Wearing masks could save at least 14,000 people from Covid-19 deaths by August, model predicts



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

One person killed, 5 wounded in Texas highway shooting

One person was killed and at least five others were injured when people in two vehicles shot at each other on a Fort Worth, Texas, freeway Friday night, officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/10/us/fort-worth-freeway-shooting-texas/index.html

Video shows lightning shatter a tree outside of a Wisconsin high school

The National Weather Service says, "When thunder roars, go indoors" for a reason.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/10/us/lightning-strikes-tree-wisconsin-trnd/index.html

On deeply personal terms, Asian Americans are disrupting the beauty industry

As a young beauty obsessive growing up in Sugar Land, Texas, Deepica Mutyala used to walk the aisles of her local drugstore absorbing details from the magazines and makeup displays that inspired her self-styled look.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/asian-americans-beauty-industry-hyphenated/index.html

Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back

Once one of the world's most powerful travel documents, the might of the United States passport has been diminished during the pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases now past the 31 million mark, some nations continue to view vacationers warily even as more Americans get vaccinated.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/us-international-travel-covid-19/index.html

Friday, April 9, 2021

Her babies taken, she died alone in a police cell — the victim of a problem Australia can't seem to fix

Rebecca Maher didn't get to hold her youngest child.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/australia/australia-indigenous-deaths-custody-intl-dst-hnk/index.html

The Duke of Edinburgh's classic sartorial legacy

While he might not have been the most talked-about royal style icon in recent years, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's fashion choices were those of a confident dresser, dedicated to channeling classic British style.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/prince-philip-british-style-legacy/index.html

Heart disease, fentanyl were not the direct cause of George Floyd's death, medical examiner says

George Floyd's heart disease and use of fentanyl were contributing factors to his death, but they were not the direct cause, the medical examiner who performed his autopsy testified on Friday in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/us/derek-chauvin-trial-george-floyd-day-10/index.html

Four gray whales have been found dead in California's Bay Area within eight days

Gray whales are visible just twice a year in California as they migrate from the southern tip of the West Coast up toward Alaska and back again. They delight residents as they appear briefly in coastal waters before returning to the open ocean.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/us/gray-whale-deaths-trnd/index.html

Myanmar's military has underestimated the strength, will and bravery of its own people



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/myanmar-military-coup-0410/

NRA president says he needed to take shelter on a yacht

Prosecutors are accusing the National Rifle Association (NRA) of exploiting the bankruptcy process to sidestep its growing legal troubles. CNN's Brynn Gingras has the details.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/09/nra-texas-court-case-bankruptcy-request-new-york-vpx.cnn

Must-watch videos of the week



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

Iconic cellist plays for Anderson Cooper

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays music for Anderson Cooper on Full Circle to foster a sense of comfort. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/entertainment/2021/04/09/yo-yo-ma-plays-music-acfc-sot-vpx.cnn

Waterkeeper says this industry is Florida's 'biggest dirtiest secret'

Scientists are ramping up their efforts to track the nutrient-rich wastewater, contaminated by the Piney Point phosphogypsum stack, that's being dumped into Florida's Tampa Bay, as concern remains high that it could supercharge potential toxic algae blooms, including red tide.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/04/09/tampa-red-tide-flood-weir-pkg-vpx.cnn

Women suing NFL star for alleged misconduct ordered to refile with real names

At two separate emergency court hearings Friday, Harris County judges ruled that four of Deshaun Watson's accusers must refile their lawsuits under their real names.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/us/deshaun-watson-lawsuits-spt/index.html

The sneaky radicalism of Biden's first few months in office

Joe Biden ran for president on a very simple idea: Government (and the country) works best when people from opposing parties work together. And he cast himself as someone who was uniquely suited to re-stoke the desire for bipartisanship in Congress (and the country).

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/politics/joe-biden-environment-guns-filibuster/index.html

The Ingenuity helicopter will fly on Mars this weekend. What to expect

The Ingenuity helicopter is preparing for its historic flight on Mars this weekend. The first powered, controlled flight on another planet will take place Sunday at 12:30 p.m. local Mars solar time, or about 10:54 p.m. ET.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/world/mars-helicopter-ingenuity-flight-preview-scn-trnd/index.html

Facebook will not notify the half-billion users exposed in data leak

Facebook does not plan to notify its customers who may be among the half a billion users whose personal information was exposed after being posted to a website used by hackers.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/tech/facebook-hack-user-notification/index.html

Talks over Iran nuclear deal to resume as US questions Tehran's 'seriousness'

A senior State Department official said that questions remain about whether Iran seriously wants to return to compliance with the nuclear deal after talks in Vienna this week aimed at salvaging the landmark 2015 agreement.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/politics/vienna-talks-us-iran/index.html

Golfer forced to putt with 3-wood after breaking putter in frustration at Masters



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/masters-intl-040921/

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Myanmar special envoy: It is time for the world to stop another genocide

Myanmar's special envoy to the UN, Dr. Sasa, speaks to CNN's Becky Anderson and urges the international community to respond to growing violence in Myanmar following a military coup.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/04/07/dr-sasa-myanmar-international-community-intv-ctw-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

India's top court rejects plea to stop Rohingya deportations to Myanmar

India's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea to stop the government from deporting to Myanmar some 150 Rohingya Muslims police detained last month, paving the way for them to be sent to a country where hundreds have been killed following a military coup.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/india/india-deport-rohingya-supreme-court-intl-hnk/index.html

Boehner says Republican colleague held 10-inch knife to his throat outside House floor

John Boehner, former Republican House Speaker, reflects on his tenure in office in his new book, "On the House: A Washington Memoir." CNN's Brian Todd breaks down some key stories from the book, including the time Alaska Rep. Don Young held a knife to his throat.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/04/08/john-boehner-book-gop-todd-pkg-tsr-vpx.cnn

Japanese doctors perform world's first living donor lung transplant to a Covid-19 patient

A Japanese woman whose lungs were severely damaged by Covid-19 has received what doctors say is the world's first lung transplant from living donors to a recovered coronavirus patient.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/asia/japan-lung-transplant-covid-intl-hnk/index.html

Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut launch to the space station

The International Space Station is the place to be in April. Multiple arrivals and departures this month make the floating laboratory seem more like a hotel.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/world/nasa-space-station-launch-expedition-65-scn/index.html

LAPD officers are accused of racial profiling during an arrest of a Black man outside his home

A Black man says officers with the Los Angeles Police Department violated his civil rights by racially profiling and wrongfully arresting him in a May 2019 incident during which he was mistaken for a man violating a restraining order, according to court documents obtained by CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/08/us/lapd-accused-racial-profiling-2019-arrest/index.html

Shaq explains why he paid off customer's engagement ring

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal surprised a customer at a shop in Atlanta, Georgia, by paying off what the man still owned on an engagement ring.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/04/08/shaquille-oneal-engagement-ring-mxp-vpx.hln

Australia's Sex Discrimination Act will soon apply to politicians. Why didn't it before?

A series of legal loopholes that prevent Australia's public servants -- including politicians and judges -- from being prosecuted for sexual harassment look like they are finally about to be closed following nearly 40 years on the statute books.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/08/australia/australia-sex-discrimination-politicians-intl-hnk/index.html

How a brash Matt Gaetz climbed the ranks in Trump's Washington



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/gaetz-intl-040921/

Capitol Police officer rammed by car died of blunt force head injuries, medical examiner says

US Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans, who was rammed by a car at the Capitol last week, died of multiple blunt force injuries to the head, the DC medical examiner said late Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/08/politics/capitol-police-officer-rammed-by-car-died-of-head-injuries/index.html

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

US eyes eventual Iraq exit as ISIS threat wanes

The Biden administration is eying an eventual withdrawal of US troops from Iraq as the country's security forces grow more capable and the threat of ISIS wanes, the two countries announced in a joint statement Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/07/politics/us-iraq-exit-isis/index.html