Monday, May 31, 2021

Revolt by Texas Democrats heaps pressure on Washington to act on voting reform

Texas Democrats launched the most dramatic revolt yet against nationwide Republican bills to restrict voting by walking out of the state's legislature over the holiday weekend. But their last-ditch effort may only temporarily stall the effort and underscores how the deadlock in Washington is making it easier for Republicans to act on Donald Trump's election fraud lies to stack the deck in future votes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/01/politics/texas-democrats-voting-reform-pressure/index.html

Why I'm grateful I lost my parents before India's horrific Covid-19 surge



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/01/opinions/india-covid-ventilator-crisis-as-equals-intl-cmd/index.html

Krispy Kreme has given away over 1.5 million doughnuts to vaccinated people

Vaccinated people are taking Krispy Kreme up on its free doughnuts offer.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/01/business/krispy-kreme-free-doughnuts/index.html

Hear parents react to China's three-child policy

China announced it will allow couples to have up to three children to try reversing declining birth rates. It may be a tough sell for some families who think raising children in cities is too expensive. CNN's Scott McLean reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/06/01/china-three-child-policy-icu-mclean-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Connolly: Presidential Commission to investigate Jan. 6 'is the answer'

One top House Democrat, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), is calling on President Biden to form and appoint a Presidential Commission to fully investigate the January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/31/gerry-connolly-january-6-capitol-riot-biden-presidential-commission-ebof-vpx.cnn

Greece banks on 'Covid-free' islands to lure visitors

The Greek government is welcoming back tourists with the promise of 'Covid-free' islands. But the revival of tourism in Mykonos, the country's best-known party island, rests on the government's decision to lift bans on music scenes and crowds. CNN's Sam Kiley reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2021/06/01/greece-mykonos-covid-free-islands-kiley-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

The Somerton man died alone on a beach in 1948. Now Australian scientists are close to solving the mystery

The children know the man whose portrait hangs above their playroom door as Mister S or Mister Somerton.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/31/australia/australia-somerton-man-mystery-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Canada mourns discovery of a mass grave of children's remains

Indigenous leaders and residential school survivors in Canada are calling on officials to do a thorough investigation of every former residential school in the country after the remains of more than 200 children were found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/31/americas/canadians-mourn-mass-grave-childrens-remains/index.html

Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna granted bond in domestic violence case

Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna posted a $20,000 bond on Monday after being arrested on charges of domestic violence against his wife.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/31/sport/atlanta-braves-marcell-ozuna-bail-domestic-violence-charge/index.html

Sunday, May 30, 2021

White House cranks up the pressure as infrastructure talks drag on



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/us-politics-intl-0531/

Most US schools teach little to nothing about Asian American history and it hurts everyone, experts say

When Jinhee Kim's daughter looked in her history book, she didn't see anyone who looked like herself -- and she had questions for her mother about why that was so.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/31/us/asian-american-pacific-islander-history-schools/index.html

A judge swore in a lawyer who was once a drug dealer in his courtroom 16 years ago

It was a Friday afternoon when Edward Martell, dressed in a black suit and bow tie, stood in front of Judge Bruce Morrow's courtroom. With one hand raised, the new lawyer was sworn into the State Bar of Michigan.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/31/us/judge-lawyer-swore-in-drug-dealer-michigan/index.html

'Darth Vader House' hits the market for $4.3 million

The dream home for Star Wars fans is now on the market in Texas. But the path to the dark side is not cheap.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/darth-vader-house-for-sale-trnd-style/index.html

Texas man arrested over alleged plans for mass shooting at Walmart

Law enforcement officials have arrested a Texas man who they say was planning a "mass casualty event," possibly at a Walmart.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/30/us/texas-arrest-alleged-mass-shooting-plan/index.html

Activist offers a 1-word explanation and 1-word solution to the country's problem

Lebanon's economy is in free fall, its government is in paralysis, and a deadly port blast has scarred the heart of the capital. The currency's value has dropped by a devastating 90 percent, leaving families struggling to survive in a country with few public services. CNN's Salma Abdelaziz reports firsthand on how some of Beirut's poorest are getting by, and speaks to an investigative journalist about widespread corruption in the country.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/05/28/go-there-lebanon-corruption-salma-abdelaziz-dp-weekend.cnn

New defendants charged in Oath Keepers conspiracy case

The Justice Department has added four new defendants to the federal criminal conspiracy case against Oath Keepers who allegedly prepared for and took part in the US Capitol riot, according to a new indictment made public in DC District Court on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/30/politics/oath-keepers-capitol-riot-charged/index.html

North Korea: Orphans 'volunteered' into hard labor

North Korea is denying accusations that it sent orphaned children into forced labor camps. Instead, state media claims the children volunteered to work in the country's coal mines and on its farms. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/30/north-korea-orphans-hard-labor-mines-farms-ripley-intl-pkg-nr-vpx.cnn

Poll suggests QAnon as popular in US as some major religions

Most Americans reject QAnon-linked conspiracy theories and believe that Donald Trump lost legitimately in 2020, a set of new polling finds. But a substantial minority within the Republican party endorses some of those theories, and most continue to baselessly question the outcome of last year's election. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/28/qanon-poll-conspiracy-theory-republicans-election-todd-pkg-tsr-vpx.cnn

Were Ross and Rachel on a break? 'Friends' co-creator weighs in

The cast of "Friends" got back together for a reunion special that is now streaming on HBO Max. CNN's Jim Acosta spoke with the sitcom's co-creator, David Crane, about its enduring popularity as well as an infamous debate between Ross and Rachel.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/05/30/friends-reunion-special-ross-rachel-break-david-crane-intv-nr-vpx.cnn

From ancient Egypt to Beverly Hills: A brief history of plastic surgery

Plastic surgery has become synonymous with the quest for youth and beauty, albeit with varying degrees of success. But the field has, for centuries, been driven by medical necessity -- and it has nothing to do with plastic.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/plastic-cosmetic-surgery-history-scn/index.html

How Belarus 'hijacking' has redrawn Europe's air map



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-belarus-0530/

See the moment Austin cops save man from burning truck

Austin Police officers Eduardo Pineda and Chandler Carrera responded to multiple 911 calls reporting a truck on fire with a man inside. When they arrived on the scene, they sprung into action.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/05/29/austin-police-burning-car-rescue-kj-orig.cnn

A 9-year-old girl has died after being shot while jumping on trampoline in Minneapolis

A 9-year-old girl has died nearly two weeks after she was shot while jumping on a trampoline in Brooklyn Center, according to Minneapolis Police.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/29/us/brooklyn-center-minnesota-9-year-old-dies/index.html

Origin of COVID poisoned by politics

Michael Smerconish discusses why we need to care about whether Coronavirus began by jumping naturally from wildlife to people or whether it escaped from a lab.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/05/29/origin-of-covid-poisoned-by-politics.cnn

Black classical artists are turning the pain of the Tulsa Race Massacre into music

It's hard to see art in the smoldering aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre, when White Americans destroyed a wealthy Black community in 1921, killing dozens and leaving entire city blocks in ashes. It's hard to see triumph in the innumerable chapters of racism, bondage and hatred that have darkened our American story for hundreds of years.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/30/us/tulsa-race-massacre-hailstork-opera-harlem-players-trnd/index.html

$1B feud involving Leonardo's 'Salvator Mundi' reveals dark side of the art world

It is the biggest legal fight the art world has ever witnessed: a Russian oligarch, who claims he was ripped off buying multi-million-dollar masterpieces, versus a Swiss art dealer who says it was just business.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/salvator-mundi-scandal-bouvier-rybolovlev-intl/index.html

China's cargo spacecraft docks with space station module



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/30/asia/china-cargo-space-station-dock-intl-hnk-scn/index.html

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Biden asks Americans to choose country over party as restrictive Texas voting bill advances



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/30/politics/joe-biden-texas-voting-law-january-6-commission/index.html

Tens of thousands protest in Brazil demanding Bolsonaro's impeachment and better vaccine access



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/30/americas/brazil-bolsonaro-covid-protests-intl-hnk/index.html

Daughter of 'Moneyball' writer and former MTV correspondent killed in car accident



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/29/us/michael-lewis-daughter-dixie-death-car-accident/index.html

B.J. Thomas, 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head' singer, dies at age 78



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/29/entertainment/singer-bj-thomas-death/index.html

The incredible rise of Samoa's first female Prime Minister-elect, and the man still standing in her way



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/29/asia/samoa-prime-minister-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

The rapid rise of 'red tourism' in China

Growing up in Guang'an, Zhang Yiwen always felt a closeness to late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who spent the first 15 years of his life in her home city in the country's western province of Sichuan.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/china-red-tourism-sites-cmd/index.html

American Airlines extends suspension of alcohol services following Southwest flight attendant assault



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/29/business/airlines-alcohol-suspension/index.html

US aid group destroyed in Israeli airstrike vows to rebuild in Gaza and continue helping children



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/29/world/pcrf-gaza-office-destroyed-israel-airstrike/index.html

US and Hong Kong climbers set new records for scaling Mount Everest

Climbers from the United States and Hong Kong have set new records as they scaled Mount Everest this week, hiking officials said on Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/29/asia/mount-everest-climbers-record-intl-hnk/index.html

Friday, May 28, 2021

We need to know how Covid-19 emerged so we can stop it happening again

Why does the theory that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, leaked from a laboratory in China endure so persistently?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/29/world/covid-19-theories-intl-cmd/index.html

The brazen arrest of a Belarusian activist has terrified dissidents all over the world

The chilling story of a Belarusian dissident being plucked from the sky while traveling on a passenger jet over the country's airspace sent a message to other opponents of President Alexander Lukashenko: you're not safe anywhere.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/29/europe/belarus-arrest-ryanair-dissidents-unsafe-intl-cmd/index.html

'Unthinkable' discovery in Canada as remains of 215 children found buried near residential school

The gruesome discovery took decades and for some survivors of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in Canada, the confirmation that children as young as 3 were buried on school grounds crystallizes the sorrow they have carried all their lives.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/28/world/children-remains-discovered-canada-kamloops-school/index.html

Man charged with conspiracy to murder over shooting of British BLM activist Sasha Johnson

London police have charged an 18-year-old man over the shooting of prominent Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson, who remained in critical condition on Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/28/uk/london-blm-activist-shooting-charge-intl-hnk/index.html

A tragedy high on a Chinese mountain was a wake-up call for China's booming marathon industry

When Zhang Xiaotao set off last weekend on a 100-kilometer (62-mile) ultra-marathon through the jagged mountains of northwestern China, he didn't know he was embarking on one of the deadliest journeys in the country's sporting history.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/28/china/ultramarathon-safety-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

'These attacks are despicable': Biden condemns rise in anti-Semitic incidents

President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the rise in anti-Semitic attacks across the country in recent weeks, saying the incidents are "despicable, unconscionable, un-American, and they must stop."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/28/politics/biden-condemns-anti-semitic-attacks/index.html

State Department calls for release of US journalist detained in Myanmar

The State Department on Friday called on Myanmar's military regime to release Danny Fenster, an American journalist based in Myanmar who was detained earlier this week as he tried to board a flight out of the country.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/28/politics/us-journalist-detained-myanmar/index.html

Poll suggests QAnon as popular in US as some major religions

Most Americans reject QAnon-linked conspiracy theories and believe that Donald Trump lost legitimately in 2020, a set of new polling finds. But a substantial minority within the Republican party endorses some of those theories, and most continue to baselessly question the outcome of last year's election. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/28/qanon-poll-conspiracy-theory-republicans-election-todd-pkg-tsr-vpx.cnn

What we know so far about Covid-19 immunity

Since the start of the pandemic, scientists have been seeking to better understand immunity to the novel coronavirus. How long is a person immune after having Covid-19, after getting vaccinated, or both? And what could long-lasting immunity mean for booster shots?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/28/health/covid-19-immunity-booster-shots-wellness/index.html

San Jose gunman had 22,000 rounds of ammunition at his house, which officials think he set on fire



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/28/us/san-jose-shooting-friday/index.html

New book calls Obama a 'parasite' on the Democratic Party

CNN's Jake Tapper speaks with author Edward-Isaac Dovere about his new book "Battle for the Soul" and the harsh words former President Barack Obama had for his successor, former President Donald Trump.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/28/obama-trump-edward-isaac-dovere-book-lead-sot-vpx.cnn

Fallen officer's partner reveals what she told Sen. Johnson

Sandra Garza, fallen Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick's partner, tells CNN's Jake Tapper what she said to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who has publicly tried to downplay the events of January 6th.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/28/sandra-garza-brian-sicknick-partner-republicans-sot-lead-vpx.cnn

Must-watch videos of the week



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

Thursday, May 27, 2021

New York Times: Intelligence officials said to have untapped evidence on Covid-19 origins

President Joe Biden's instructions to the US intelligence community to redouble its efforts in investigating the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic came on the heels of intelligence officials informing the White House that they possessed unreviewed evidence necessitating greater computer analysis that could potentially provide answers, The New York Times reported Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/27/politics/intelligence-officials-untapped-evidence-covid-19-origins/index.html

A deadly raid shows the Taliban hasn't cut ties with al Qaeda, despite promise to US

A raid on a remote village in Afghanistan kills an ageing al Qaeda leader wanted by the FBI. Messages to the group's cells around the world are seized. Two drone strikes on militants in northwest Syria swiftly follow.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/28/middleeast/afghanistan-taliban-al-qaeda-ties-intl/index.html

Russian Wagner mercenaries' African exploits immortalized on big screen

It had all the hallmarks of a Hollywood premiere: Excited crowds, a giant screen, even a red carpet.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/28/africa/wagner-mercenaries-tourist-film-car-cmd-intl/index.html

This is how dangerous right-wing media *actually* is

One of the many noxious developments of Donald Trump's presidency was the rise of several cable TV outlets that aimed to out-Fox Fox News. 

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/27/politics/far-right-media-conspiracies-trump-qanon-poll/index.html

Biden's list shaming GOP lawmakers draws laughter from the crowd

President Joe Biden discussed the GOP lawmakers who voted against the American Rescue Plan, but are touting it in their districts while he spoke about the economy in Cleveland.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/27/biden-gop-lawmakers-list-vote-against-american-rescue-plan-sot-vpx.cnn

Former GOP senator: If McConnell said this, 'it's shameful'

Former Secretary of Defense and former GOP senator from Nebraska, Chuck Hagel, reacts to reporting that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has made the unusual move of asking wavering senators to support filibustering a bill creating a January 6 commission as "a personal favor" to him.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/27/chuck-hagel-mitch-mcconnell-january-6-commission-ebof-vpx.cnn

Relative of detained Iranian-Americans fears they will not survive

CNN's Kylie Atwood talks with Babak Namazi, whose brother and elderly father remain detained in Iran as the Biden administration is in talks to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/27/relative-iranian-americans-detained-in-iran-atwood-lead-pkg-vpx.cnn

Video captures Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano bursting with lava

Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano erupted for the first time in 700 years this March. Months after it exploded onto the scene, this volcano still hasn't stopped its mesmerizing lava show.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2021/05/27/iceland-volcano-fagradalsfjall-erupting-lava-orig-kj.cnn

France acknowledges that it missed genocide warnings

French President Emmanuel Macron publicly acknowledged France's role in failing to prevent the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, but stopped short of an apology.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/27/rwanda-genocide-france-macron-bell-oneworld-vpx.cnn

'$4 billion worth of bologna': Elizabeth Warren grills JPMorgan Chase CEO

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren slammed Jamie Dimon during a Senate hearing for the $1.5 billion in overdraft fees that JPMorgan Chase collected from consumers last year during the pandemic

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/05/26/warren-dimon-overdraft-orig.cnn

Trump appointee on West Point Board spreads conspiracy that Biden is replacing White people of European ancestry

A Trump appointee serving on West Point's advisory board has repeatedly spread a conspiracy that the Biden administration is bringing in non-White immigrants as part of a "grand plan" to have them outnumber White Americans of European ancestry in the United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/27/politics/kfile-macgregor2/index.html

Actor's Taiwan apology sparks backlash

"Fast and Furious 9" star John Cena called Taiwan a country during a promotional interview with a Taiwanese broadcaster, generating backlash among his fans on Chinese social media platforms like Weibo.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/05/26/john-cena-taiwan-china-fast-and-furious-eg-orig.cnn

Over 50 dead after boat sinks in Nigeria

More than 50 people have died and dozens are still missing after an overloaded boat capsized in the northwestern Nigerian state of Kebbi on Wednesday, according to government authorities.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/27/africa/nigeria-boat-sinks-update-intl/index.html

Brad Pitt awarded temporary joint custody of his six children, sources

Brad Pitt has been awarded temporary joint custody of the six children he shares with Angelina Jolie, two sources with knowledge of the case told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/27/entertainment/brad-pitt-custody-kids-angelina-jolie-divorce/index.html

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Ambassador denied entry as Australian writer faces China espionage trial

Australia's ambassador to China was denied entry to a heavily guarded Beijing court on Thursday where the espionage case against Australian blogger Yang Hengjun will be heard at a time of worsening ties between the two nations.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/26/china/china-australia-yang-hengjun-trial-intl-hnk/index.html

The Covid-19 origin story has massive political consequences



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-coronavirus-0526/

Democratic congressman: 'We have a domestic terror movement in America'

Rep. Jason Crow, a Colorado Democrat and veteran who helped comfort other lawmakers during the US Capitol insurrection, said Wednesday evening there's a "domestic terror movement" in the US as he sought to highlight the risk of not investigating the January 6 riot.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/27/politics/jason-crow-january-6-cnntv/index.html

Indian couple under investigation for mid-flight wedding

Indian civil aviation regulators are investigating a video that went viral on social media that appears to show a couple getting married mid-flight surrounded by family and friends.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/india-spicejet-wedding-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

Giant tortoise thought extinct 100 years ago is living in Galapagos, Ecuador says

Ecuador confirmed on Tuesday that a giant tortoise found in 2019 in the Galapagos Islands is a species considered extinct a century ago.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/26/americas/galapagos-turtle-not-extinct-intl-hnk/index.html

Cyclone Yaas batters India's east coast leaving tens of thousands homeless

At least three people died and tens of thousands were made homeless when a powerful cyclone swept into eastern India from the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday, inundating hundreds of low-lying villages, officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/26/india/india-cyclone-yaas-impact-intl-hnk/index.html

Eric Carle, author and artist behind 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar,' dies at 91

Eric Carle, the author and artist of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and dozens of other popular children's book, has died at 91.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/26/business/eric-carle-death/index.html

Europe's much-criticized pursuit of Chinese cash may be starting to unravel

The European Union has a China problem. The bloc, for financial and strategic reasons, wants to build strong economic ties with Beijing that bolster Brussels' desire to be a serious player on the world stage as the leading light of Western values.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/26/europe/european-union-china-trade-intl-cmd/index.html

Death of a Belarusian activist suggests abuse

Human rights groups fear the worst for the dissident journalist detained while traveling on a Ryanair flight after another Belarusian activist, Witold Ashurok, died in custody, suggesting abuse. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/26/belarus-activist-death-dnt-walsh-vpx.cnn

Report: US companies may have benefited from forced labor of Uyghurs

CNN's Jake Tapper looks into a Congressional report that shows how US companies may have benefited from forced labor of Uyghur Muslims.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/26/uyghur-congressional-report-jake-tapper-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn

Tokyo Olympics plans not informed by 'best scientific evidence', US health experts say

With less than two months until the Tokyo Olympics begin, a group of US public health experts are among the latest to warn that pushing forward with the rescheduled 2020 Games puts athletes -- and the public -- at risk amid the pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/26/health/tokyo-olympics-covid-19-risk-nejm-wellness-spt/index.html

NYC's Vessel is reopening with new safety measures after suicides

One of New York City's newer tourist attractions is reopening to the public with a focus on suicide prevention after three young adults took their own lives there over the last year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/26/us/vessel-hudson-yards-ny-reopening-suicide-prevention-trnd/index.html

More than 100 vehicles have been struck by projectiles along a busy Southern California freeway

Authorities are investigating more than 100 reports of vehicles being struck by projectiles along a busy Southern California freeway over the last month.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/26/us/100-vehicles-struck-california-freeway/index.html

This territory may be the biggest open-air prison on earth

Despite the US announcement to provide immediate disaster assistance to Gaza, the future for many civilians living in Gaza -- which has been under an Israeli-Egyptian blockade since 2007 -- is bleak with little chance to step foot outside the area. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/26/gaza-no-exit-wedeman-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Despite declining cases, expert warns unvaccinated Americans are still at high risk for Covid-19

The US is hitting major Covid-19 vaccination milestones, but health experts say those who are not inoculated should not rely on protection from those who are, as their infection risk hasn't gone down in response to declining cases.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/26/health/us-coronavirus-wednesday/index.html

How Boris Johnson's former aid became his biggest enemy

CNN's Bianca Nobilo looks at how Dominic Cummings went from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's right-hand man to biggest enemy.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/26/dominic-cummings-profile-nobilo-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

"Black fungus" cases rise to 10,000 in India, minister says



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-05-26-21/h_2a94b54a5b3c385c403f6be656a16fb8

Tigers kill two zookeepers in separate China attacks

Two zookeepers have been killed by tigers this week at separate zoos in China, according to state media.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/25/china/china-zookeeper-killed-tigers-shot-intl-hnk/index.html

1 million to evacuate ahead of India cyclone

Another tropical cyclone, this one named Yaas, will make landfall in India in less than 24 hours, this time in the northeastern part of the country.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/24/weather/yaas-tropical-cyclone-india-forecast/index.html

As India stalls on vaccine exports, world's most vulnerable fall deeper into Covid crisis

When Uddhab Gautam got his first vaccine dose back in February, Covid-19 cases in Nepal were low.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/25/asia/covax-india-serum-institute-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

FAA downgrades Mexico's aviation safety rating, which blocks new service to the US

The US government is calling out safety concerns with the aviation system in Mexico in a move that also blocks Mexican carriers from launching new service to the United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/faa-mexico-aviation-safety-rating/index.html

Climate change could push temperatures at the Tokyo Olympics to the 'danger-zone' for athletes, report warns

Intense heat and high humidity could pose a serious risk to athletes at this year's Tokyo Olympics, according to a new report.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/25/sport/olympics-heat-climate-change-spt-intl/index.html

Legal analyst on what the grand jury could mean for Trump

Manhattan's top prosecutor has convened a grand jury that is expected to decide whether to indict former President Donald Trump should prosecutors present criminal charges in their probe of the Trump Organization, two people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/25/grand-jury-trump-new-york-criminal-probe-cordero-sot-tsr-vpx.cnn

WaPo: Grand jury convened in Trump Organization probe



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/trump-bucket-intl-052521/

Trump allies seize on ballot issue to push false election claims

Trump and his allies are seizing on an election audit in New Hampshire to promote false election conspiracies. CNN's Sara Murray reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/25/new-hampshire-election-audit-trump-murray-lead-vpx.cnn

Memorial events, marches and White House meeting to mark one year since George Floyd's death



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-george-floyd-anniversary-052521/

Canceling Tokyo Olympics is 'essentially off the table,' says IOC member Dick Pound

International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says he believes the Olympic Games will go ahead this year and says the option of canceling the event is "essentially off the table."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/25/sport/tokyo-olympics-ioc-no-cancellation-dick-pound-spt-intl/index.html

Democratic operatives launch initiative focused on progressive campaigns ahead of 2022

A team of Democratic operatives is launching an initiative to bolster progressive campaigns ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/25/politics/democrats-progressive-initiative-2022/index.html

US will make 'significant contributions' to rebuilding Gaza, Blinken says



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-isreael-gaza-0525/

HSBC doesn't want in on bitcoin mania

HSBC CEO Noel Quinn isn't buying into the bitcoin craze.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/25/investing/bitcoin-hsbc-cryptocurrencies-intl-hnk/index.html

Monday, May 24, 2021

Mali's transitional leaders arrested by military members, says UN mission

Mali's transitional president and prime minister were arrested Monday and are now in the custody of military officers, according to a joint statement by several international groups. The arrests continue a cycle of political turmoil that has plagued the country for more than a decade.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/24/africa/mali-president-prime-minister-arrest-intl/index.html

Amid censorship fears, Hong Kong's artists contemplate an uncertain future

At the annual Art Basel fair in Hong Kong, visitors browsed busy booths filled with works by some of contemporary art's biggest names, from Damien Hirst to Isamu Noguchi.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/hong-kong-art-censorship/index.html

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Black Lives Matter activist in critical condition after being shot in head in London

British Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson is in critical condition after being shot in the head in London, her political party said on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/uk/sasha-johnson-blm-shot-london-intl-hnk/index.html

Biden faces crunch moment in his presidency



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

Billboard Music Awards 2021: See who won

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards were presented Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/entertainment/billboard-music-awards-2021-winners/index.html

Marjorie Taylor Greene's Holocaust comments aren't just vile. They're dangerous

GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is dangerous. The Georgia congresswoman's comparison of having to wear a piece of cloth on her face while she's on the House floor to Adolf Hitler waging a genocide that resulted in the slaughter of over six million Jewish people is revolting.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/opinions/marjorie-taylor-greene-dangerous-holocaust-comments-obeidallah/index.html

Remember Biden's radical, sweeping, transformative agenda? Well it's pretty much stuck

Remember all the talk about Biden's radical, sweeping, transformative agenda? Well it's pretty much stuck in Congress right now.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/world/meanwhile-in-america-may-24-intl/index.html

New information on Wuhan researchers' illness furthers debate on pandemic origins

A US intelligence report found that several researchers at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill in November 2019 and had to be hospitalized, a new detail about the severity of their symptoms that could fuel further debate about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, according to two people briefed on the intelligence.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/politics/us-intelligence-report-wuhan-lab-researchers-coronavirus-origin/index.html

'Borat' spinoff has Hillary Clinton confronting conspiracy theorists

Amazon Prime Video is releasing two new spinoffs of the Borat franchise. See the trailer here, including a guest appearance from Hillary Clinton.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/05/21/debunking-borat-hillary-clinton-spinoff-orig.cnn-business

The 'Butterfly Lady' aims to smash Tokyo 2020

She wears dozens of butterfly clips in her hair -- each unique in size and color. Her clothes and table tennis paddle case are decorated with vibrant butterfly wing designs. Her wheelchair is lined with butterfly stickers. Even her nails pay homage to the insect, sparkling like butterfly wings.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/sport/kimie-bessho-paralympics-japan-cmd-spt-intl/index.html

Watch these dogs detect Covid-19 by sniffing masks

Six dogs participating in an early study were successful in detecting Covid-19, which has shown an association with a "distinct" odor.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/05/23/dogs-smell-covid-detect-virus-orig-kj.cnn

Did Belarus 'hijack' a civilian airliner to detain an activist?

Ryanair flight 4978 was about to begin its descent to Vilnius in Lithuania on Sunday when it suddenly changed direction after a "security alert," turning sharply east and descending towards the capital of Belarus, Minsk.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/europe/belarus-ryanair-pratasevich-intl/index.html

Life resumes amidst the rubble for Gaza residents

The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is holding and now the people of Gaza are able to see what the conflict has wrought. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/21/gaza-ceasefire-israel-hamas-wedeman-pkg-vpx.cnn

Ronald Greene's mother says it was clear to her from police footage her son was 'not meant to leave alive'

Two years since Ronald Greene's death -- and two days since Louisiana authorities released a series of videos of their encounter with him -- his mother says she's still in shock.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/us/ronald-greene-louisiana-video-sunday/index.html

Ronald Greene's family believes bodycam video would never have been released if not for leak to media

The family of a Louisiana man who died after a 2019 struggle with police believes the case would never have received attention had portions of police body camera video not been leaked to the media, Greene family attorney Lee Merritt told CNN's Pamela Brown on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/05/23/ronald-greene-family-video-leak-media-newsroom.cnn

Video: 'SNL' cold open season finale

"Saturday Night Live" ended the season with a look back at just how crazy it is doing a show during a pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/05/23/snl-season-finale-cold-open-orig.cnn

Glastonbury fans locked out of livestream of UK's biggest music festival

Did you ever hop a fence to get access to a concert? The modern-day equivalent might have occurred en masse Saturday as fans were able to experience the UK's biggest music festival for free after it suffered technical difficulties.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/glastonbury-live-stream-gbr-intln-scli/index.html

An 8th US state just reached a critical Covid-19 vaccination milestone

As US officials push for more vaccinations amid slowing demand across the country, another state has now crossed an important milestone.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/index.html

A massive heat dome is about to make the Southeast sweat

The first heat wave of the season begins Sunday and continues into the workweek for much of the eastern US.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/weather/weather-heat-wave-southeast/index.html

George Floyd's death was a year ago and traumatizing details are everywhere. Here's how to cope

It's been nearly a year since George Floyd was killed, and many additional details of the agonizing moments surrounding his death have been released.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/health/george-floyd-death-anniversary-coping-wellness/index.html

A truce halted the bloodshed, but the fury of young Palestinians is stronger than ever

A young Palestinian boy in thick eyeglasses stood dumbstruck as Israeli police dragged his grandmother, Rifqa, out of his family home. His eyes shifted between the uniformed men and the 92-year-old woman who squirmed in their clutches. Shouts rang out and, within minutes, the family was driven out of half of their home in East Jerusalem.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/23/middleeast/israel-palestinians-truce-sheikh-jarrah-cmd-intl/index.html

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Extreme weather kills 21 ultra-marathon runners in China



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/china/china-runners-deal-intl-hnk/index.html

Richard Branson: Virgin Galactic spaceflight 'worked like a dream'

Virgin Galactic's rocket-powered plane, carrying two pilots, soared into the upper atmosphere on its third mission to reach space. The success cues up Virgin Galactic to begin launching paying customers within the next year as the company works to finish its testing campaign at its new headquarters in New Mexico.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/05/23/virgin-galactic-space-flight-richard-branson-sot-nr-vpx.cnn

Queen Elizabeth visits UK's largest warship, as it set sails for South China Sea



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/europe/queen-elizabeth-aircraft-carrier-visit-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

Tesla shorts are having a much, much better year than in 2020



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/investing/tesla-shorts/index.html

Wrongfully convicted man was released after 27 years, but then the world went on lockdown



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/us/wrongful-conviction-emmanuel-cooper/index.html

In China, 80,000 children are 'snatched' a year by parents fighting for custody: report



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/china/china-divorce-child-custody-abduction-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Animal and climate activists blockade McDonald's distribution centers across England

Over 50 protesters have blockaded four McDonald's UK distribution centers and are calling for the world's largest fast-food chain to become entirely plant-based by 2025.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/uk/animal-rebellion-mcdonalds-gbr-intl-scli/index.html

Their lives haven't changed since getting vaccinated. This is their new normal

For all the people who are clamoring to get back out in the world post-vaccine, there are plenty who are saying, "nope, we aren't ready."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/us/vaccinated-covid-new-normal-trnd/index.html

The Jewish man who was the victim of a gang assault in New York says the level of hatred was troubling

A 29-year-old Jewish man, who was attacked in a New York City gang assault said Friday that he could not understand why there was so much hate directed at him.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/us/jewish-man-attacked-new-york-times-square/index.html

China just became the second country to drive a rover on the surface of Mars

China's Zhurong rover left its landing platform and drove on the surface of Mars on Saturday, state media reported -- making the country only the second after the US to land and operate a rover on the red planet.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/world/china-first-mars-rover-intl-hnk-scn/index.html

Deadly flooding. 'Zombie fires.' A massive iceberg. It's been a wild week in weather

This week's weather headlines read like science fiction: "Zombie fires." Ice jam. Furious cyclone. World's largest iceberg.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/weather/climate-change-weather-roundup-trnd/index.html

Friday, May 21, 2021

Key progressive initiatives stall in Congress as some on the left urge Biden to go bold, and go alone

As President Joe Biden pursues his quest for a bipartisan legislative victory and Congress winds down before the Memorial Day holiday, some of the top legislative priorities for progressives are stalling in Washington as Democrats' hopes for big bold changes collide with the limits of what Biden can achieve under a deeply divided government.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/politics/joe-biden-republicans-infrastructure-progressives/index.html

Boris Johnson's aide-turned-nemesis may be about to take his revenge. It won't be pretty

As political dramas go, this has the potential to be a box office hit: On Wednesday Boris Johnson's top aide-turned-nemesis, Dominic Cummings, is expected to reveal everything he knows about the UK government's far from flawless handling of Covid-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/uk/boris-johnson-dominic-cummings-pandemic-evidence-intl/index.html

Minnesota man charged with murdering wife after 11-year investigation

Police in Minnesota brought a murder charge this week in the killing of a woman 11 years after her death. Nicholas James Firkus, is accused of fatally shooting his wife, Heidi Firkus, in their Minnesota home in 2010, according to a criminal complaint.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/us/heidi-nicholas-firkus-minnesota-murder-charge-after-11-years/index.html

He was executed for murder 4 years ago. Now someone else's DNA has been found on the murder weapon

Ledell Lee maintained his innocence until the end.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/us/ledell-lee-dna-investigation/index.html

Taiwan and China are in a war of words on vaccines

As countries ravaged by the coronavirus rushed to vaccinate their populations earlier this year, there was little sense of urgency to get inoculated in Taiwan.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/asia/taiwan-covid-vaccine-intl-hnk/index.html

Biden says he won't let DOJ seize phone records or emails from reporters: 'It's simply, simply wrong'

President Joe Biden on Friday told CNN he would not let his Department of Justice seize phone records or emails from reporters.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/politics/doj-biden-phone-records/index.html

Law enforcement official told detainee who died that 'you shouldn't be able to breathe,' lawsuit says

A federal lawsuit has been filed in Tennessee by the daughter of a man who died while in jail custody in May 2020, according to the complaint.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/us/tennessee-william-jennette-detainee-death/index.html

I'm 43 and a proud BTS fangirl. You should be too

Thursday night, BTS released their summer single, "Butter." The single hit 21 million views within one hour on YouTube, shattering records. I am 30 of those views, probably more by now. I am also 43 and an enthusiastic member of the BTS ARMY.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/opinions/bts-butter-bts-army-saved-me-neutill/index.html

A hard lesson from Princess Diana's BBC interview probe

On Thursday, the BBC finally acknowledged that journalist Martin Bashir used what it called "deceitful" methods to help land the bombshell 1995 interview in which Princess Diana confessed her own affair, her husband's affair and her bulimia. It's only taken two and a half decades.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/opinions/bbc-diana-interview-prince-william-alaimo/index.html

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Moon's visit to US underlines Biden's focus on Asia

History is repeating itself in Washington.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/asia/biden-moon-washington-intl-hnk/index.html

There's no bipartisanship in DC. It's oligarchy

The chances of the Senate agreeing to create a body to investigate this year's fatal assault on Congress are rapidly falling to zero.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/20/politics/what-matters-bipartisanship/index.html

Get a Covid-19 vaccine in this town and you could win a cow

A district of northern Thailand has launched a raffle campaign for its vaccinated residents to win a live cow per week for the rest of the year, in a bid to boost the local Covid-19 vaccination drive.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/20/asia/thailand-covid-vaccines-cows-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

This is what CNN reporter was working on during period records were obtained secretly

The Trump administration secretly sought and obtained the 2017 phone and email records of CNN correspondent Barbara Starr. CNN's Jessica Schneider has more.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/05/20/trump-administration-cnn-phone-email-records-vpx.cnn

Millions of mice are swarming Australian towns

"The only good mouse is a dead mouse," Australia's Deputy Prime Minister declared this week, as New South Wales stepped up its war on mice with a plan to poison the plague infesting large parts of the state.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/20/australia/australia-mouse-plague-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

Some local politicians who were near US Capitol on January 6 return to life of prominence back home

In the weeks after Texas state Rep. Kyle Biedermann stood near the steps of the US Capitol where rioters soon brawled with police, he returned to the Lone Star State to introduce a bill paving the way for Texas to secede.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/20/politics/capitol-riot-local-politicians-return-home/index.html

Biden administration unable to continue $300 weekly pandemic unemployment benefits that GOP governors are slashing

The Labor Department has exhausted its options for continuing to pay an extra $300 a week in federal unemployment benefits to jobless people in the 22 GOP-led states that are ending them early, an administration official told CNN Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/20/politics/pandemic-unemployment-benefits-300-dollars/index.html

Los Angeles Police Department investigating altercation at restaurant as possible anti-Semitic hate crime

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating as a hate crime an altercation Tuesday night near Hollywood where witness reports said Jewish people dining at a restaurant were targeted by a group of pro-Palestinian men driving past in vehicles.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/20/us/los-angeles-police-investigating-restaurant-altercation-possible-hate-crime/index.html

Alaska man survives near-deadly encounter with brown bear that bit his head

An Alaska man was able to bind up his wounds and call 911 after being mauled by a brown bear that bit him multiple times on the head.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/20/us/alaska-bear-mauling-trnd/index.html

Nearly 70 big cats removed from Oklahoma animal park featured in Netflix documentary

Nearly 70 big cats have been seized from an Oklahoma animal park owned by Jeff Lowe and his wife, Lauren, who were featured in the Netflix documentary, "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness," a news release from the Department of Justice said Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/20/us/tiger-king-park-cats-federal-seizure/index.html

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

House GOP revolt against Trump sets up tough Senate battle on January 6 probe

Thirty-five House Republicans chose the truth and American democracy over Donald Trump's personality cult. Now their Senate colleagues face the same battle of conscience over the effort to investigate the Capitol insurrection.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/20/politics/house-january-6-probe-senate/index.html

Indian Navy searches for dozens missing at sea after cyclone

The Indian military is continuing search and rescue operations for a third day after a deadly cyclone left scores missing and stranded at sea.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/19/india/india-cyclone-tauktae-barges-rescue-intl-hnk/index.html

Fed up with toxic air, Jakarta residents hold their breath for a court ruling

Born and raised in the bustling megacity of Jakarta, Indonesia's densely populated, traffic-choked capital, environmentalist Khalisah Khalid has long anguished over the city's toxic air.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/19/asia/jakarta-air-pollution-lawsuit-intl-hnk/index.html

Video shows Black man being tased, kicked and dragged by police before his death

Ronald Greene, a Black man who died after a pursuit by Louisiana State Police in 2019, can be heard apologizing to officers and telling them he was scared before being tased, dragged and kicked in newly obtained body camera video by the Associated Press.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/19/us/ronald-greene-video-louisiana-police-death/index.html

'There is no Singapore variant,' say politicians after Indian opposition leader makes false Covid claims

The Singapore and Indian governments berated a senior Indian opposition politician on Wednesday for fanning a coronavirus scare between their countries, saying his comments were "irresponsible" and not based on facts.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/19/asia/singapore-india-covid-variant-intl-hnk/index.html

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

New York attorney general adds 'criminal capacity' to probe of Trump Organization

New York Attorney General Letitia James is joining the Manhattan district attorney's office in a criminal investigation of the Trump Organization, James' office said Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/18/politics/new-york-attorney-general-trump-organization-criminal-probe/index.html

Hear what Republicans are saying about Kevin McCarthy's move

CNN's Jamie Gangel reports on why House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy announced that he's opposing an inquiry to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/18/kevin-mccarthy-january-6-commission-gangel-tsr-vpx.cnn

Brothers wrongfully convicted of rape and murder to get $75M in compensation

A federal jury has awarded $75 million to two brothers in North Carolina, decades after they were convicted of rape and murder they did not commit.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/18/us/north-carolina-wrongful-conviction-compensation/index.html

This artist is illustrating every place he visited during New Zealand lockdown

In 2020, Tom Napper was scared to embark on his first solo vacation.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/tom-napper-artist-new-zealand/index.html

Resistance to January 6 commission grows among Senate Republicans

The fate of an independent commission to investigate the deadly January 6 attack on the US Capitol will soon rest in the hands of Senate Republicans, many of whom are already signaling they may block the bill from moving forward with arguments that a commission isn't necessary.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/18/politics/january-6-commission-senate-reaction/index.html

Arizona auditors now say voter data is intact, after sparking GOP feud

Auditors hired by the Arizona state Senate backtracked Tuesday from claims that a key database had been deleted from Maricopa County's elections servers -- admitting in a hearing held by the Senate Republicans overseeing the audit that the data is intact and they'd been looking the wrong way.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/18/politics/arizona-republican-audit-database-not-deleted/index.html

About 60% of American adults have had at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, including more people of color

The US has reached a "landmark day" in the Covid-19 pandemic as 60% of American adults have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/18/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/index.html

Why a North Carolina district attorney is not prosecuting the Andrew Brown Jr. killing

On Tuesday morning, District Attorney Andrew Womble said the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. by Pasquotank County sheriff's deputies was justified. He held a press conference explaining his decision, outlining his understanding of the law, and he played four video clips from the body-worn cameras of officers at the scene.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/18/us/district-attorney-andrew-brown-jr-decision/index.html

Monday, May 17, 2021

People across the US join pro-Palestinian protests

Thousands gathered in major cities across the United States over the weekend to support Palestinians as Israel's military launches massive airstrikes on Gaza and the death toll mounts.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/us/israel-palestinian-conflict-us-protests-trnd/index.html

Australians stranded in India claim faulty Covid tests made them miss a repatriation flight

Australians who waited months to escape India as coronavirus spread through the country say they lost a place on a repatriation provided by their government due to faulty Covid-19 testing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/australia/australia-india-covid-testing-flight-intl-hnk/index.html

Texas and Indiana to drop $300 weekly federal boost to unemployment benefits during pandemic

Texas and Indiana will end early the $300 weekly federal boost to state unemployment payments, as well as two other pandemic jobless benefits programs, according to both states' Republican governors -- joining 17 other GOP-led states in dropping the federal expanded benefits over the past two weeks.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/politics/texas-indiana-pandemic-unemployment-benefits/index.html

Gigantic KAWS hot air balloon to take flight over major world cities

He has appeared in the foothills of Mount Fuji and in the middle of downtown Taipei. His reclining figure has even floated placidly on Seoul's Seokchon Lake and in Hong Kong's famous Victoria Harbour.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/kaws-hot-air-balloon-holiday/index.html

Taiwan was a Covid success story. Now it's fighting its biggest outbreak



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/covi-worldwide-0518-app-intl/

What critics of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan get wrong

tWithin hours of President Joe Biden's announcement that US forces will leave Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, objections and remonstrations appeared across US media. These protests are nearly all disingenuous, false and specious, and meant to utilize fear to continue a tragic and purposeless war.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/opinions/afghanistan-withdrawal-critics-get-wrong-hoh/index.html

New York won't require masks or social distancing for fully vaccinated people starting Wednesday



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/us-coronavirus-0518-app-intl/

South Carolina deputies involved in Jamal Sutherland's death have been fired, sheriff says

The two deputies involved in the in-custody death of Jamal Sutherland have been fired, Charleston County Sheriff Kristin Graziano said a statement tweeted by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/us/jamal-sutherland-deputies-fired/index.html

New York Gov. Cuomo to receive over $5 million from book deal

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will receive more than $5 million from his book about leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic, tax records released on Monday show, a considerable sum for a project under scrutiny by the state attorney general's office.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/politics/andrew-cuomo-tax-records-book-deal/index.html

White House releases Biden's tax returns in restoration of presidential tradition

The White House released the 2020 tax returns for both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday, restoring a presidential tradition that had been ignored under former President Donald Trump.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/politics/biden-tax-returns/index.html

Arizona Republicans feud over audit as Trump pushes falsehoods about 2020 election

Arizona Republican officials are pushing back against false claims from former President Donald Trump and his allies about the 2020 election -- another sign of how the same divisions that led the House GOP to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as No. 3-ranking member last week are fracturing the party outside of Washington.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/politics/arizona-audit-trump-republicans/index.html

GOP leaders split on the January 6 probe but No. 2 Republican predicts Senate will pass bill 'in some form'

Senate Minority Whip John Thune predicted Monday that his chamber would pass a bill to establish a bipartisan commission probing the January 6 attack "in some form" and seemed content on focusing mainly on the events that transpired at the Capitol, splitting with other GOP leaders who want the investigation to dig into left-wing extremism as well.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/politics/republican-reaction-capitol-hill-riot-commission/index.html

The Houston tiger was found with help from a local businesswoman

A Houston businesswoman says she helped arrange for the return of India the tiger after being was contacted by investigators.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/us/houston-tiger-business-woman-help/index.html

Taiwan was a Covid success story. Now it's fighting its biggest outbreak

Taiwan has imposed new restrictions including limits on gatherings in its capital as it battles its biggest coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic last year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/asia/taiwan-covid-outbreak-intl-hnk/index.html

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Calls are growing for another nationwide India lockdown. That's not realistic

Millions of Indians are living under a mix of locally-imposed coronavirus restrictions, as the central government resists calls from leading medical experts for a nationwide lockdown.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/asia/india-second-coronavirus-wave-lockdown-intl-hnk/index.html

Bitcoin drops after Elon Musk fuels speculation that Tesla could dump its holdings

Elon Musk has shown he can move markets with just a single word.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/investing/bitcoin-price-elon-musk-tesla-intl-hnk/index.html

China's space agency just gave the Communist Party a big 100th birthday gift: a rover on Mars

China's space agency has an extraordinary gift for the ruling Communist Party's 100th birthday: a rover on Mars.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/china/china-space-program-mic-intl-hk/index.html

Mexico's Andrea Meza crowned this year's Miss Universe

Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was crowned Miss Universe at the 69th annual pageant, which was delayed last year due to Covid-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/17/entertainment/miss-universe-winner-mexico-andrea-meza-trnd/index.html

India braces for cyclone amid brutal second wave of Covid-19

Coastal villages and low-lying areas along India's are a high risk of tidal flooding as cyclone "Tauktae" intensifies. The storm doesn't spell well as the country is battered by the catastrophic second wave of Covid-19. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/17/india-gujarat-tauktae-cyclone-floods-holmes-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Mystery surrounds upcoming Pentagon report on UFOs

Gideon Lewis-Kraus of The New Yorker discusses an upcoming report to be released by the Pentagon on the topic of UFOs.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/16/ufos-pentagon-report-nr-sot-vpx.cnn

Weather reporter 'multiplies' in hilarious graphics error on live TV

Meteorologist Jennifer McDermed got caught in an on-air graphics error that "multiplied" her across the screen. She and her coworkers thought it was hilarious.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/05/13/weather-reporter-multiplies-orig-jk.cnn

Bill Gates faces conduct accusations while navigating divorce

Bill Gates's 2020 resignation from Microsoft's board of directors came after the board hired a law firm to investigate a romantic relationship he had with a Microsoft employee, according to new reporting from the Wall Street Journal.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/16/tech/bill-gates-allegations/index.html

Tennessee governor signs controversial bathroom bill into law

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a so-called controversial bathroom bill into law Friday, according to the state General Assembly website, prompting criticism from those who say the bill is discriminatory toward transgender individuals.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/16/us/tennessee-bathroom-bill-public-schools/index.html

What the Maldives looked like before mass tourism

The Maldives: turquoise waters, luminous white sands, gorgeous technicolor sunsets and, of course, luxury.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/maldives-before-tourism-quest-world-of-wonder/index.html

One person was killed and four others injured in a Toronto shooting

At least one person is dead and four others injured after a shooting in a Toronto suburb Sunday, Toronto police said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/16/world/toronto-shooting-etobicoke/index.html

Asian American history is American history. These AAPI leaders transformed the US for generations to come

Imagine getting through this pandemic without Zoom. Or not having any days off work, toiling seven days a week with no overtime pay.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/16/us/aapi-history-is-american-history-trnd/index.html

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Biden faces an angry rift in his own party over Israeli-Palestinian conflict

So much attention has been focused on the rift in the GOP over former President Donald Trump's antidemocratic lies about the 2020 election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/16/politics/biden-israel-progressive-democrats/index.html

Mandatory wildfire evacuations ordered for parts of Los Angeles County

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the area near Topanga Canyon due to the Palisades Fire, a tweet from the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Saturday night.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/16/us/wildfire-mandatory-evacuations-los-angeles-palisades/index.html

Child reporter who interviewed Obama dies at age 23

Damon Weaver, who as a child landed an interview with President Barack Obama in 2009, has died at the age of 23, according to a medical examiner.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/15/us/damon-weaver-death-child-reporter-obama-interview-trnd/index.html

Myanmar army fights anti-coup militia as armed resistance grows

Myanmar's army battled local militia fighters in the northwestern town of Mindat on Saturday, residents said, to try to quell a rebellion that has sprung up to oppose the junta which seized power in the Southeast Asian country in February.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/16/asia/myanmar-chin-mindat-resistance-intl-hnk/index.html

Tiger missing in Houston found safe, police say

A Bengal tiger that has been missing in the Houston area has been located, officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/15/us/houston-tiger-found/index.html

New generation of Palestinian and Israeli soldiers facing off in West Bank

CNN's Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman reports from Bethlehem, where a new generation of Palestinians has taken to the barricades facing a new generation of Israeli soldiers.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/16/west-bank-in-flames-ben-wedeman-pkg-vpx.cnn

US condemns 'atrocities' in Tigray and calls for those responsible to be 'held to account' after CNN investigation

The US has condemned Eritrea and Ethiopia for coordinating their troops to close off a key aid route to Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region, following an exclusive CNN investigation published earlier this week that found that Eritrean soldiers were blocking critical humanitarian aid to starving and wounded civilians.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/15/politics/us-condemns-tigray-atrocities-cnn-investigation/index.html

Space Force commander fired after comments made on conservative podcast

A Space Force lieutenant colonel has been removed from his command after appearing on a conservative podcast criticizing the United States military.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/15/politics/space-force-lohmeier-fired-after-comments/index.html

How should parents with children younger than 12 use the CDC's new mask guidelines? Dr. Wen explains

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly loosened masking and physical distancing guidelines for people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 doesn't include children under age 12.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/14/health/children-under-12-cdc-masks-wen-wellness/index.html

These Uyghurs were locked up by the US in Guantanamo. Now they're being used as an excuse for China's crackdown in Xinjiang

The men crouched inside the cave, their faces streaked with dust, occasionally flinching involuntarily at the explosions overhead, which seemed to shake the entire mountain.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/15/china/china-xinjiang-guantanamo-uyghurs-intl-hnk/index.html

Rombauer wins Preakness Stakes

Rombauer was the first horse to cross the finish line on Saturday at the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/15/us/rombauer-preakness-stakes-winner/index.html

'Something I've never seen': Expert reacts to latest Arizona 'audit' update

Officials overseeing a controversial and unusual election "audit" in Arizona now have to move all of the ballots into storage to accommodate high school graduations. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/15/arizona-election-audit-ballot-storage-ac360-lah-vpx.cnn

How two brothers went from nearly jobless to multi-millionaires with a bizarre crypto bet

On the morning of April 17, two brothers in Westchester, New York, woke up to learn that they had become millionaires overnight, thanks to an unlikely wager on a cryptocurrency that was originally created as a joke.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/14/investing/crypto-shiba-inu-brothers-millionaires/index.html

Covid is spreading rapidly in one of world's most vaccinated countries



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/covid-intl-051521/

England braces for 'cautious physical intimacy'

Now that the world is starting to open back up, CNN Travel is helping you make plans for 2021 and beyond through these weekly round-ups of travel news.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pandemic-travel-news-uk-opens-green-list/index.html

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes says inspiring the new generation is as important as Champions League glory

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes says winning the club's first Women's Champions League would be an "incredible achievement," but insists success is also about inspiring the next generation of young girls.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/15/football/emma-hayes-chelsea-womens-champions-league-spt-intl/index.html

Some states, retailers usher in return to normalcy for vaccinated people

Several state governors and big retailers signaled a return to normal on Friday, a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it's safe for fully vaccinated people to remove their face masks in most settings.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/14/health/us-coronavirus-friday/index.html

Friday, May 14, 2021

Two workers were killed in an explosion while doing maintenance on an Oklahoma dam

The bodies of two contract workers were recovered Friday after they died following an explosion in an Oklahoma dam that was undergoing maintenance, officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/15/us/oklahoma-dam-explosion/index.html

Republicans are at peace in their embrace of Trump

It was the bureaucratic shuffle "heard round the world."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/15/politics/republicans-trump-cheney-stefanik-greene/index.html

Man last seen with missing Houston tiger jailed on unrelated charge

A Bengal tiger is still at large somewhere in the Houston area, police say, but the man last seen with the big cat is now behind bars.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/14/us/tiger-missing-houston/index.html

Federal trial for three other ex-officers charged in George Floyd's killing set for August

The federal trial for former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane, accused of civil rights violations in the death of George Floyd, is scheduled for August 2, a judge said Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/14/us/george-floyd-case-thao-kueng-lane-federal-trial/index.html

Philippines' Duterte says he won't withdraw ships from contested waters

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has rebuffed a call from China to withdraw vessels from disputed areas of the South China Sea and said he would not bow to pressure, even if it jeopardizes his friendship with Beijing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/14/asia/philippines-duterte-south-china-sea-intl-hnk/index.html

People are panic buying homes as prices skyrocket around the world



source https://cnn.it/3ybyLYG

The country that is 60% vaccinated but still seeing rising infections



source https://cnn.it/3ydeQsf

Why Hawaii's governor is keeping state's mask mandate

Gov. David Ige (D-HI) says he's keeping his state's mask mandate despite CDC guidance that it's safe for vaccinated individuals to go maskless in most indoor and outdoor situations.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/14/hawaii-governor-mask-mandate-cdc-lead-vpx.cnn

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Oxygen crisis unfolds as climbers chase Everest dreams

India's brutal second wave of coronavirus has spilled into neighboring Nepal, including Mount Everest. Despite the government's denial, a tour company told CNN more than 30 of their Everest clients have tested positive in Nepal. CNN's Anna Coren speaks with a veteran climber who aborted his trip for fear of catching Covid-19 on the mountain.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/14/nepal-everest-coronavirus-covid-19-coren-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Maldives was a Bollywood bolthole during India's second wave. Now wealthy Indians are shut out

Maldives has banned tourists from South Asia, cutting off an escape route for wealthy Indians fleeing their own country's Covid-19 crisis.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/maldives-bans-tourists-india-covid-intl-hnk/index.html

CNN gets look inside Arizona recount

CNN's Kyung Lah and crew gain access into the Republican election audit of the 2020 ballots from Arizona's largest county.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/14/look-into-arizona-recount-lah-ac360-dnt-vpx.cnn

Wait, does this mean the pandemic is over for vaccinated people?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday abruptly changed its guidance on masks and social distancing, saying people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 don't have to wear masks indoors, and they don't have to keep their distance from others.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/13/health/covid-cdc-mask-guidance-vaccinated-wellness/index.html

Robert Durst's lawyers say he has bladder cancer and ask to postpone trial indefinitely

Robert Durst, the subject of the HBO crime documentary "The Jinx," has bladder cancer that is not being treated, Durst's attorneys told CNN Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/13/us/robert-durst-bladder-cancer-trial-postponement/index.html

Letter written by Einstein featuring his famous equation goes up for auction

A letter written by Albert Einstein that includes the world's most famous equation is being auctioned with an estimated worth of $400,000.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/13/us/albert-einstein-letter-with-e-equals-mc2-up-for-auction-trnd/index.html

The Chinese county famed for its double-yolk duck eggs

"Would you like salted duck egg with that?" asked the cook.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/double-yolk-duck-eggs-gaoyou-china-cmd/index.html

The conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region explained

CNN's Zain Asher explains the history behind the conflict in Ethiopia's war-torn northern Tigray region.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/13/tigray-conflict-ethiopia-explainer-zain-asher-vpx.cnn

Apple parts ways with newly hired ex-Facebook employee after workers cite 'misogynistic' writing

Apple parted ways with a new employee this week after thousands of workers petitioned the company to investigate how it hired the man, who had previously published an autobiography they said contains misogynistic statements.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/13/tech/apple-antonio-garcia-martinez/index.html

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Newly obtained bodycam footage shows moment DC police officer attacked by pro-Trump rioters

Newly obtained body camera footage shows the moment DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone was brutally assaulted while defending the US Capitol during the January 6 insurrection.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/12/politics/dc-police-officer-fanone-bodycam-footage-cnntv/index.html

Two foreign tourists banned from China's Great Wall after trespassing on undeveloped section

Two foreign tourists have been banned from the Great Wall of China after trespassing onto an undeveloped section of the ancient structure, the operator of the Mutianyu section said Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/china-tourists-great-wall-intl-hnk/index.html

University president resigns after plagiarizing part of a speech by the former head of US Special Forces

The University of South Carolina accepted the resignation Wednesday of President Bob Caslen, who admitted he plagiarized part of a speech by the former head of US Special Forces during a weekend commencement speech.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/12/us/usc-president-bob-caslen-resigns-trnd/index.html

Nepal tries to form a new government as its Covid-19 crisis deepens

Nepal has been thrown into political turmoil after the country's Prime Minister was forced to step down following public anger over his response to a deadly second wave of Covid-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/12/asia/nepal-covid-oli-politics-intl-hnk/index.html

Ex-WH counsel McGahn to testify behind closed doors about Trump efforts to obstruct Russia investigation

Former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn will testify before the House Judiciary Committee behind closed doors about then-President Donald Trump's attempts to obstruct the Russia investigation, the House and the Justice Department announced in a court filing Wednesday night.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/12/politics/don-mcgahn-house-testimony/index.html

Qantas supermoon flight to nowhere sells out in 'record time'

Qantas is offering a new "flight to nowhere" that will give travel-starved Australian residents the chance to admire the late May supermoon and full lunar eclipse from over 40,000 feet in the sky.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/qantas-supermoon-flight-to-nowhere/index.html

Risk of dying from Covid-19 40 times the risk of rare blood clot after receiving J&J vaccine

The risk of dying from Covid-19 is 40 times the risk of developing a rare blood clotting condition after getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a CNN analysis shows.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/12/health/blood-clots-risk-janssen-vaccine/index.html

Vital Memphis bridge shut down after officials find structural crack

Transportation officials discovered a crack Tuesday in a major artery in American infrastructure, meaning it could be closed for months.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/12/us/memphis-crack-hernando-de-soto-bridge/index.html

U.N.: Deliberate starvation in South Sudan could be a war crime

Executive Director of the World Food Programme David Beasley speaks to CNN's Zain Asher about food insecurity in Madagascar and South Sudan amid war, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/12/south-sudan-madagascar-starvation-threat-david-beasley-asher-intv-oneworld-vpx.cnn

After months of hyping bitcoin, Elon Musk suddenly says Tesla will stop accepting it

Elon Musk says Tesla is abandoning plans to accept bitcoin as payment for the company's electric vehicles, citing the cryptocurrency's high environmental cost after months of being bullish on it.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/12/tech/elon-musk-tesla-bitcoin/index.html

The Japanese city that's rooting for South Sudan at the Olympics

The first time Abraham Majok Matet Guem competed in a track race, he ran in his black school shoes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/12/sport/japan-south-sudan-olympics-hnk-intl-dst-spt/index.html

Mixing Covid-19 vaccines tied to more side effects, early UK data suggests

People who got mixed doses of coronavirus vaccines -- receiving a different vaccine type as a second dose than the first dose -- appear to be more likely to experience mild side effects such as fever, chills, fatigue or headache, researchers in the UK reported Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/12/health/covid-19-vaccines-mixing-study-lancet/index.html

'Something's not right': See tense confrontation between CNN crew and soldiers

Eritrean troops are operating with total impunity in Ethiopia's war-torn northern Tigray region, killing, raping and blocking humanitarian aid to starving populations more than a month after the country's Nobel Peace Prize winning leader pledged to the international community that they would leave. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/11/axum-eritrea-ethiopia-nima-elbagir-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Israel ramps up airstrikes amid barrage of rockets from Gaza

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on escalating rocket fire as Palestinian militants in Gaza fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, which in turn ramped up airstrikes on the coastal enclave, as unrest spread to cities and towns beyond Jerusalem.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/11/explosions-airstrikes-tel-aviv-israel-gaza-vpx.cnn

Dua Lipa's Brit Awards outfits channel UK pop icons

Dua Lipa channeled UK pop icons Geri Halliwell and Amy Winehouse as she sported both a Union Jack ensemble and a towering beehive at the Brit Awards Tuesday evening.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/dua-lipa-brit-awards-outfit/index.html

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Time is running out for Beijing to prepare its economy for a 'great demographic unknown'

China is growing fast — but the workforce powering its economic rise is shrinking.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/12/business/china-census-demographics-meituan-intl-hnk/index.html

CNN anchor presses Sierra Leone's president on corruption claims

CNN's Zain Asher speaks to Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio about how he's performing against his campaign promises to root out corruption in the country.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/11/julius-maada-bio-sierra-leone-zain-asher-interview-oneworld-vpx.cnn

It's a boat? It's a plane? No, it's a 'seaglider.' And it goes fast...really fast

Boston-based REGENT says it's planning to build the first all-electric "seaglider," a ground-effect vehicle with top speeds of 180 mph. The company hopes it will change the future of transportation over water.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/05/11/all-electric-ground-effect-vehicle-seaglider-regent-orig.cnn-business

'You breathe differently when you aren't the only one:' Women are leading America's key news outlets

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/2021/05/12/media/women-leaders-newsrooms-reliable-sources/index.html

US border encounters reach 2-decade high in April, though number of unaccompanied children dips

More than 178,000 migrants were encountered at the US-Mexico border in April, a slight increase over March, for the highest one-month total in two decades, Customs and Border Protection officials announced Tuesday, though fewer unaccompanied children arrived.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/11/politics/migrants-us-mexico-border-april/index.html

Woman wakes days after surgery with different accent

A woman who's never been to Ireland wakes up with an Irish accent. Jeanne Moos reports on foreign accent syndrome.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/12/overnight-new-accent-moos-vpx.cnn

Eritrean troops disguised as Ethiopian military are blocking critical aid in Tigray



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/12/africa/tigray-axum-aid-blockade-cmd-intl/index.html

Cameroon jails two transgender women for 'attempted homosexuality'

A court in Cameroon sentenced two transgender women on Tuesday to five years in prison for "attempted homosexuality" and other offenses after they were arrested for the clothes they wore in a restaurant, their lawyers said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/11/africa/cameroon-attempted-homosexuality-conviction-intl-hnk/index.html

Nepal battered by 'crisis of oxygen' amid soaring Covid cases

As Nepal's Covid-19 cases spike, hospitals are starting to turn patients away and doctors are raising the alarm about what they're calling a "crisis of oxygen." Amid the catastrophe, the Prime Minister lost a vital confidence vote, leaving his government heading for collapse. CNN's Anna Coren reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/12/nepal-coronavirus-covid-19-crisis-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

China and Russia want to vaccinate the developing world before the West. It's brought them closer than ever

When Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is unloaded in countries around the world, hundreds of millions of doses will come with the label "Made in China."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/11/china/china-russia-covid-vaccine-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

Monday, May 10, 2021

Report suggests officers violated their firearms training by opening fire during Breonna Taylor raid

A preliminary Louisville Metro Police Department internal report prepared on the botched raid that led to Breonna Taylor's death suggested that officers violated department rules by opening fire, even after an officer was hit.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/10/us/breonna-taylor-officers-violated-training-internal-report/index.html

China is experiencing a rural tourism boom amid the Covid-19 pandemic

China is in the middle of a boom in rural tourism as city dwellers escape the country's rapidly expanding urban centers to head out to small communities, farms and orchards for a taste of the simple life.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/china-rural-tourism-pandemic-cmb-intl-hnk/index.html

India's vaccine delays impact rebel-held Idlib in Syria

The Covid-19 crisis in India has affected the country's ability to distribute vaccines to other places in need, like Syria. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/11/coronavirus-vaccine-distribution-idlib-syria-damon-pkg-ctw-vpx.cnn

Jenner calls to protect women's sports

Caitlyn Jenner is attempting to defy ideological definition as she runs to unseat Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in California's all-but-certain recall election, staking out more progressive positions on issues like homelessness and immigration, while simultaneously trying to establish a connection with base Republican voters who supported former President Donald Trump.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/10/politics/caitlyn-jenner-dana-bash-interview/index.html

Caitlyn Jenner explains why she decided to run for governor

CNN's Dana Bash sits down with Caitlyn Jenner in an exclusive interview to discuss why she decided to run for governor of California, false presidential election claims and her thoughts on President Joe Biden.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/10/caitlyn-jenner-dana-bash-intv-part-one-vpx.cnn

Italian woman accidentally given six shots of Covid-19 vaccine

A 23-year-old woman who was mistakenly given six doses of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been discharged from the hospital where she was being monitored for any adverse reaction.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/10/europe/italy-six-shots-pfizer-vaccine-scli-intl/index.html

The Broker, The Astronaut and The Vampire: Enter the mysterious world of Soviet watch collectors

With pseudonyms like the The Bastard, The Broker, The Astronaut and The Vampire, they've banded together deep inside the world of Soviet-era watch collecting.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/soviet-russian-watches-collectors-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

'This is just the beginning': CNN reporter on Cheney's move

CNN's Jamie Gangel discusses the upcoming vote to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from House Republican leadership for calling out President Trump's election lies.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/10/liz-cheney-vote-mccarthy-lead-vpx.cnn

India's Covid-19 catastrophe could make global shortages even worse

A terrifying and record-breaking wave of Covid-19 in India threatens to stall the country's economic recovery and send shockwaves through several important global industries.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/10/business/india-covid-industries-intl-hnk/index.html

Houston police are searching for a murder suspect out on bond who ran away with a tiger

A man has been charged with felony evading arrest after he escaped from police while housing a Bengal tiger in his yard.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/10/us/houston-tiger-murder-suspect-trnd/index.html

Republican Kinzinger comes out swinging at McCarthy and Trump as he defends Cheney

• House GOP prepares to oust Cheney • Analysis: A stunning revelation about the GOP's willful blindness on Trump

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/10/politics/adam-kinzinger-liz-cheney/index.html

Sunday, May 9, 2021

China to create 'line of separation' at Everest summit over Covid fears

China will set up "a line of separation" at the summit of Mount Everest to prevent the mingling of climbers from Covid-hit Nepal and those ascending from the Tibetan side as a precautionary measure, Chinese state media reported on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/09/china/tibet-everest-covid-separation-line-intl-hnk/index.html

Three leopards escaped a safari park in one of China's biggest cities. It took staff a week to sound the alarm

A leopard remains on the loose near one of China's biggest cities after three of the big cats escaped a zoo over the busy May Day holiday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/09/china/hangzhou-leopard-escape-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

Death toll rises to 68 in Afghanistan girls' school bomb attack

The death toll from a bomb attack outside a school in the Afghan capital Kabul has risen to 68, officials said on Sunday, with doctors struggling to care for 165 injured victims and families searching desperately for missing children.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/09/asia/afghanistan-girls-school-attack-intl-hnk/index.html