Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Thailand's most popular island reopens to vaccinated international travelers

For the first time in over 15 months, Thailand's popular resort island of Phuket is allowing vaccinated international travelers to enter without quarantine restrictions.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/phuket-thailand-covid-reopening/index.html

Judge denies November request to remove Britney Spears' father as her co-conservator

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied on Wednesday a motion to remove Britney Spears' father from his role as a conservator of his daughter's $60 million estate, making official a November request to allow a trust to act as co-conservator of her estate.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/01/entertainment/britney-spears-motion-denied-on-co-conservator/index.html

Jacinda Arden appears to call New Zealand opposition leader a 'Karen' during hate speech debate

A hate speech debate turned heated in New Zealand's Parliament on Wednesday when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern suggested the country's opposition leader was a "Karen."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/01/asia/jacinda-ardern-nz-karen-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

The world's oldest known whiskey sells for $110K

A historic whiskey, which could date back over 250 years, smashed auction estimates to sell for $110,000 on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/oldest-whiskey-auction-style-trnd/index.html

Foreign countries that 'bully' China will meet a 'great wall of steel,' says Xi during Communist Party centenary



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-ccp-100-07012021/

Eastern Europe was once a world leader on gay rights. Then it ran out of scapegoats

Martón Pál feels like he is in a parallel universe.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/01/europe/lgbtq-rights-hungary-eastern-europe-intl-cmd/index.html

Canadian village ordered to evacuate due to wildfires a day after temperatures topped 121 degrees

A day after a village in British Columbia saw Canada's highest recorded temperature, the residents of Lytton have been ordered to evacuate due to a wildfire.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/01/americas/canada-town-evacuation-extreme-heat/index.html

Restraining order petition against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer includes graphic details

A request for a domestic violence restraining order from a woman accusing Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer of assault includes graphic details, photos as well as messages between the two.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/01/us/trevor-bauer-restraining-order-details-spt/index.html

Neutral Switzerland plans to buy dozens of US F-35 fighter jets

Switzerland has chosen Lockheed Martin's F-35A Lightning II as its next-generation fighter jet, the government said on Wednesday, angering opponents who have pledged a new referendum to overturn what they dubbed an unnecessary "Ferrari" option.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/europe/switzerland-f-35-fighters-intl-hnk/index.html

Video shows fallen debris and gushing water in the Surfside condo garage moments before collapse



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-surfside-07012021/

Myanmar frees more than 2,000 prisoners held since military coup

Myanmar freed more than 2,000 detainees on Wednesday, among them journalists and others who the ruling military said had been held on incitement charges for taking part in protests, local media reported.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/asia/myanmar-prisoner-release-june-intl-hnk/index.html

Didi launches blockbuster US IPO in quest to go 'truly global'

Didi went public Wednesday in the biggest US share offering by a Chinese company since Alibaba debuted in 2014.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/investing/didi-china-us-ipo-intl-hnk/index.html

The amazing Hubble Telescope has suddenly stopped working

On April 24, 1990, the Space Shuttle Discovery was launched. Discovery's engines and boosters thundered away as the spacecraft was pushed upward with over a million pounds of thrust. It achieved orbit in a mere eight and a half minutes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/opinions/hubble-telescope-glitch-opinion-lincoln/index.html

Hundreds of deaths reported as cities urge residents to conserve power during ravaging heat wave

More than 50 million Americans remained Wednesday under heat alerts and hundreds of deaths have been reported across the Pacific Northwest and Canada amid a devastating heat wave. But relief is coming for many, forecasters say.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/weather/pacific-northwest-extreme-heat-wednesday/index.html

Quest presses country's finance minister after shocking report

Zimbabwean finance minister Mthuli Ncube talks about the country's plan to resolve its economic hardship. The World Bank reports the 49% of the country's population lives in poverty.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/01/zimbabwe-economic-recovery-mthuli-ncube-oneworld-quest-vpx.cnn

Trump visits the South Texas border amid a shift in the region toward Republicans

Former President Donald Trump still wants a wall on the southern border. And he said it's Democrats' fault it hasn't happened yet.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/politics/donald-trump-south-texas-shift-republicans-democrats-border-vicente-gonzalez/index.html

Friends and family of Capitol rioter caught on video dragging a cop tell judge he was 'helping' the officer

Friends and family members of a US Capitol rioter charged with dragging a police officer into the violent mob told a federal judge that he was actually trying to help the officer despite video of the harrowing incident showing him pulling the officer away from the police line.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/politics/capitol-rioter-cop-dragged/index.html

State Department unveils new LGBTQ-inclusive policies for passports applicants

Transgender Americans can now more easily change the sex marker on their US passports, the State Department announced Wednesday, promising to unveil more gender-inclusive changes to passport applications in the future.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/politics/passport-sex-markers-state-department/index.html

Britney Spears' father asks court to investigate claims made at conservatorship hearing

Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, is asking the court to investigate her claims.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/entertainment/britney-spears-dad-investigation-conservatorship/index.html

Robinhood's regulatory headaches pile up

Editor's Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN Business' Nightcap newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free, here.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/business/nightcap-robinhood-overdraft-fees/index.html

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

China is facing its worst power shortage in a decade. That's a problem for the whole world

China is in the middle of a huge power crunch as extreme weather, surging demand for energy and strict limits on coal usage deliver a triple blow to the nation's electricity grid. It's a problem that could last for months, straining the country's economic recovery and weighing on global trade.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/economy/china-power-shortage-intl-hnk/index.html

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is accused of assault

The Pasadena Police Department is looking into an allegation of assault involving Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, a spokesman with the department told CNN on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/30/us/trevor-bauer-baseball-assault-allegation-spt/index.html

America's longest war is ending. A nation is left wondering whether it was all worth it.



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-afghanistan-06302021/

Britney Spears has been pushing her attorney to petition to end her conservatorship in days since hearing

In the week since Britney Spears' bombshell court hearing in which she asked to terminate her nearly 13-year court-ordered conservatorship, CNN has learned from a source close to the singer's family that she has "begged" her attorney, Samuel Ingham, III to file a petition to end the arrangement once and for all.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/entertainment/britney-spears-begging-attorney-end-conservatorship/index.html

Hong Kong feels Beijing's tightening grip



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-hong-kong-06302021/

Singapore wants to stop counting Covid cases. Its roadmap could be a model for other countries

As countries around the Asia-Pacific region tighten restrictions once again to curb potential breakouts of the Delta coronavirus variant, Singapore has laid out a new vision for life to return to normal.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/singapore-covid-plan-intl-hnk/index.html

'Shaking all the time:' Surfside condo owners complained of luxury tower being built next door

Two and a half years before her building collapsed into a pile of rubble, Champlain Towers South resident Mara Chouela dashed off the latest in a string of angry complaints about the development project next door.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/us/florida-condo-shaking-construction-invs/index.html

Sen. Tom Cotton blasts Biden over borders, cops and crime -- and does push-ups with Chuck Grassley -- in Iowa trip

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas blamed President Joe Biden for porous borders, waning support for police officers and "a crime wave of unprecedented proportions" Tuesday night in Iowa.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/politics/tom-cotton-iowa-trip/index.html

US lawmakers launch investigation into FDA approval and price of new Alzheimer's drug

Two House committees have launched an investigation into the approval and pricing of the Alzheimer's disease drug aducanumab, made by the company Biogen and sold under the brand name Aduhelm.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/health/aduhelm-house-committee-investigation/index.html

Delia Fiallo, known as 'the mother of the Latin American soap opera,' dies at 96

Cuban writer Delia Fiallo passed away early on Tuesday, a source close to the writer told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/entertainment/delia-fiallo-obit-trnd/index.html

California couple fined for digging up and burying Joshua trees

A California couple has been fined for digging up and burying dozens of protected Joshua trees to make room for a home they were building, officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/us/joshua-trees-couple-fined/index.html

NYC Board of Elections throws mayoral primary into chaos

The campaign to become New York City's next mayor has come in for another twist.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/politics/nyc-mayoral-race-results/index.html

US days from completing formal Afghanistan withdrawal but up to 1,000 troops could remain

The US could complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan within days, according to multiple US officials, making this a critical week in President Joe Biden's campaign to end America's longest war even as US military officials warn the country could devolve into civil war.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/politics/afghanistan-accelerated-us-troop-pullout/index.html

Canada's reckoning after the discovery of mass graves at former schools

In the words of Chief Bobby Cameron, it is time to listen to the "whispers" of past children.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/world/meanwhile-in-america-june-29-intl/index.html

Cramped conditions and dark corridors: What it's like to be one of South Africa's 'underground astronauts'

If you are lucky enough to be in the company of South African archaeologist and biological anthropologist Keneiloe Molopyane and you would like to get her attention, your best bet is to not use her birth name.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/africa/keneiloe-molopyane-underground-astronauts-south-africa-spc-intl/index.html

Millions of jobs and a shortage of applicants. Welcome to the new economy



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-covid-06292021/

Delta variant now accounts for 1 in 4 cases in the US, CDC says

CNN's Lucy Kafanov reports on the latest outbreaks of the highly infectious Delta variant of Covid-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/06/29/covid-19-delta-variant-kafanov-lead-pkg-vpx.cnn

More than 130 sudden deaths reported in British Columbia amid historic heat wave



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-heat-wave-06302021/

Obama opens up about what worries him

Former President Obama spoke out about the danger of misinformation at an American Library Association conference.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/29/obama-worries-misinformation-vpx.cnn

Serena Williams forced to retire from first-round Wimbledon match due to injury

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams was forced to retire from her first-round match at the All England Club against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Tuesday due to an injury suffered in the first set.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/tennis/serena-williams-wimbledon-spt-intl/index.html

England stuns Germany with two late goals to book place in Euro 2020 quarterfinals

England gave Germany a lesson in ruthless finishing, converting its only two real chances of the match to finally end its decades-long inferiority complex against its old, historic rival.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/football/england-germany-wembley-euro-2020-spt-intl/index.html

Another day of relentless heat grips northwestern US

The mercury kept climbing Monday in heat-baked Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, again setting record highs.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/weather/heat-waves-west-coast-records/index.html

Car given to Princess Diana from Prince Charles sells for $72,000

A car given to Princess Diana by Prince Charles as an engagement present has sold for more than £52,000 ($72,000) at auction.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/princess-diana-car-auction-intl-scli/index.html

Monday, June 28, 2021

US airstrikes follow sophisticated attacks by new Iranian drones



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-us-military-06292021/

What two US Democratic senators can learn from the Lincoln Republicans on voting rights

By the standards Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have set for federal action on voting rights, the 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution -- two pillars of the post-Civil War effort to ensure equality for all Americans -- would never have become law.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/politics/voting-rights-congress-filibuster/index.html

John Oliver exposes loophole in US health care system that targets evangelicals

John Oliver investigated healthcare sharing ministries on his show "Last Week Tonight." As a bit, Oliver set up his own fake ministry called "JohnnyCare."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/06/28/john-oliver-last-week-tonight-healthcare-sharing-ministry-zw-orig.cnn-business

Spanking worsens child behavior instead of correcting it, study finds

Spanking does not appear to improve a child's positive behavior or social competence, a review of global studies finds.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/health/spanking-worsens-child-behavior-wellness/index.html

The junta overthrew the government they represented. What happens next for Myanmar's diplomats in limbo?

In a beige stone townhouse on a leafy New York street, a political coup thousands of miles away has split an office in two.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/asia/myanmar-diplomats-limbo-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Bitcoin climbs on Mexican billionaire's tweet

Bitcoin rose Monday after Ricardo Salinas Pliego, the owner of Mexico's Banco Azteca, said he was pushing his country to accept the cryptocurrency and encouraged his Twitter followers to buy it.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/business/bitcoin-price-mexican-billionaire/index.html

Former daughter-in-law of Trump Organization officer says she's prepared to testify to grand jury

The former daughter-in-law of a Trump Organization officer said Monday evening that she is prepared to testify before a grand jury convened by Manhattan's top prosecutor as part of the investigation into former President Donald Trump's sprawling company.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/politics/jennifer-weisselberg-trump-organization-cnntv/index.html

Ashleigh Barty on her Olympic 'dream'

World No. 1 tennis player Ashleigh Barty talks to Amanda Davies about her Olympic "dream" ahead of Tokyo 2020.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/06/28/ashleigh-barty-olympics-australia-tokyo-2020-tennis-spt-intl.cnn

Barr details break with Trump on election fraud claims in new book



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-barr-06292021/

How Biden and his team rushed to save him from his infrastructure blunder



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-us-politics-06292021/

UK-Russia naval flap shows Putin's on edge

Last week, Russian forces spied the British destroyer HMS Defender on routine patrol in the Black Sea. Specifically, a part of the Black Sea that's very sensitive to Russia: inside the territorial waters of Crimea. That's what Putin calls Russian territory, and much of the world still thinks belongs to the sovereign -- and pro-Western -- nation of Ukraine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/opinions/putin-russia-uk-navy-crimea-andelman/index.html

Remote or office work? The strategies are varied

As companies implement post pandemic work plans, some businesses are allowing hybrid options while others want employees back in the office full time. CNN's Anna Stewart reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/06/28/work-from-home-or-return-to-office.cnnbusiness

California's 'Flintstone House' can keep its cartoon statues thanks to a settlement

Fred and Wilma get to keep their house, and all of their dinosaurs, too.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/us/flintstone-house-settlement-california-trnd/index.html

NCAA takes big step toward allowing athletes to profit from name, image or likeness

In a major step, the NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to support an interim policy that would allow college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness (NIL) without violating NCAA rules until federal legislation or new NCAA rules are adopted.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/us/ncaa-name-image-likeness-spt/index.html

Confirmed death toll rises to 11 in Miami building collapse



source https://edition.cnn.com/us/live-news/miami-florida-building-collapse-06-28-21-intl/index.html

Ethiopian forces withdraw from Tigray regional capital Mekelle

Less than a week into an intense offensive by Tigrayan forces, the Ethiopian military has withdrawn from the war-torn regional Tigrayan capital of Mekelle on Monday, a UN official told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/world/ethiopian-forces-mekelle-intl-latam/index.html

Navid Afkari: Executed Iranian wrestling star's voice is 'everywhere now'

It was the worst news that anybody could have woken up to; as Sardar Pashaei reached for his phone one morning in September, he knew immediately that something terrible had happened. 

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/sport/navid-afkari-cmd-spt-intl/index.html

Sydney McLaughlin obliterates women's 400m hurdles world record in a day of record heat

American athlete Sydney McLaughlin obliterated the women's 400m hurdles world record at the US Olympic trials on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/sport/sydney-mclaughlin-world-record-olympic-trials-spt-intl/index.html

An inside look at how the first Covid-era cruise prepared to set sail

The first cruise ship is set sail from a U.S. port since the CDC brought the industry to a halt more than 15 months ago with a no-sail order that was ultimately extended a number of times. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gets an exclusive early look at the procedures and safety features in place to make cruising in the Covid-19 era possible.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/06/26/celebrity-cruises-coronavirus-gupta-pkg-vpx.cnn

Survivors felt shaking during construction on nearby building, a Surfside commissioner says



source https://edition.cnn.com/us/live-news/miami-florida-building-collapse-06-27-21-intl/h_9a9786ca57e8c53916afa20f094b9f95

Officials begin inspections of nearby buildings after Florida condo collapse leaves 9 dead and more than 100 missing

Rescue crews have descended upon the coastal town of Surfside, Florida, as families wait for any news -- good or bad -- about their loved ones following the collapse of a condo building.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/us/miami-dade-building-collapse-monday/index.html

These are the pockets of the US most at risk as the Delta Covid-19 variant spreads, expert says

The Delta variant, a strain of Covid-19 believed to be more transmissible and dangerous than others, is likely to break out in some US communities, a health expert told CBS's Face the Nation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/28/health/us-coronavirus-monday/index.html

AOC's master class in crushing Trumpian lies

It must have been a dream come true for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. The Georgia Republican got a standing ovation as one of former President Donald Trump's opening acts on Saturday night at the kick-off of his "revenge" tour in Wellington, Ohio. Yet Greene's reception from the crowd of rabid Trump supporters should have been no surprise: she had truly earned this spot with her open bigotry, embrace of dangerous conspiracy theories and playing on White victimhood -- all things that are a big part of Trumpism.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/opinions/ocasio-cortez-taylor-greene-trump-lies-obeidallah/index.html

Sydney in lockdown, borders shut and hardly anyone vaccinated. How long can Australia go on like this?



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-covid-06282021/

What China's extensive coverage of the Miami condo collapse says about its own priorities



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-china-06282021/

Tour de France spectator causes massive crash



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-sports-06282021/

UEFA denies banning rainbow flags in Budapest for Netherlands vs. Czech Republic match



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-euro-2020-06282021/

Man shot in the back in Times Square, NYPD says

A 21-year-old man was the unintended victim of a shooting in New York's Times Square on Sunday evening, according to police.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/us/nyc-times-square-shooting/index.html

BET Awards 2021: See who won

The BET Awards, honoring Black excellence in entertainment and sports, were presented Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/entertainment/bet-awards-2021-winners/index.html

John Langley, creator of 'Cops' TV series, dies at 78

John Langley, the creator and executive producer of the reality television series "Cops," died after experiencing a heart attack while competing in an off-road race in Baja California, Mexico, on Saturday, the race's organizer told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/us/john-langley-cops-death/index.html

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Sydney in lockdown, borders shut and hardly anyone vaccinated. How long can Australia go on like this?

In the window of a vintage shop in the Sydney suburb of Annandale, a sign expresses the frustration of many Australians with their country's pandemic strategy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/australia/sydney-lockdown-australia-covid-pandemic-intl-cmd/index.html

Is a 'Cold War' really emerging between China and the US?

A new generation of US cold warriors just got some powerful validation.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/world/meanwhile-in-america-june-28-intl/index.html

Cardi B debuts baby bump at BET Awards

"Blackish" star Marsai Martin said it for us: "Okay, Bardi with the baby bump!"

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/entertainment/cardi-b-pregnant-bet-awards/index.html

Bad week for Trump's big lie



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/trump-gop---saturday-6-26/

Teen says saving elderly woman was 'a blessing in disguise'

The Aguero family tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer how they made it to safety from the eleventh floor of the Champlain Towers South building that collapsed in Surfside, Florida.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/06/27/escape-condo-collapse-miami-florida-aguero-family-nr-vpx.cnn

In Ohio, Trump supporters refuse to accept truth about January 6

CNN's Donie O'Sullivan was on the scene at former President Donald Trump's rally in Wellington, Ohio, where he spoke with diehard supporters who remain convinced that Trump won the 2020 election (he didn't) and claim that Democrats and the FBI are to blame for the Capitol insurrection (they aren't).

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/06/27/trump-supporters-ohio-rally-osullivan-acosta-nr-sot-vpx.cnn

Biden directs airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups

President Joe Biden directed military forces to conduct defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region on Sunday evening, according to a news release from the Department of Defense.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/politics/us-airstrikes-iran-backed-militia-groups/index.html

Thorgan Hazard stunner knocks reigning champions Portugal out of Euro 2020, qualifies Belgium for quarterfinals

A stunning long-ranged strike from Thorgan Hazard settled a hotly-contested game between Belgium and Portugal, and qualified Belgium for the quarterfinals of Euro 2020.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/football/belgium-portugal-euro-2020-spt-intl/index.html

Euro 2020: UEFA denies banning rainbow flags in Budapest for Netherlands vs. Czech Republic match

European football governing body UEFA has denied that it banned fans from bringing in rainbow flags for the Euro 2020 game between the Netherlands and Czech Republic in Budapest on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/football/uefa-rainbow-flag-netherlands-czech-republic-euro-2020-spt-intl/index.html

Madison Cawthorn, self-described 'big history buff,' keeps getting historical facts wrong

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, a freshman Republican from North Carolina, has called himself a "big history buff" and a "lover of history."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/politics/fact-check-madison-cawthorn-history-madison-adams-jefferson-lincoln-washington/index.html

Romney 'totally confident' Biden will sign infrastructure after attempted walk back

Sen. Mitt Romney, a key Republican negotiator in infrastructure talks, said Sunday that he's "totally confident" President Joe Biden will sign a bipartisan bill a day after the President attempted to clean up comments that threatened the deal.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/politics/mitt-romney-infrastructure-bill-biden-cnntv/index.html

Portland, Oregon, sets high-temperature record as heat wave bakes the Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is baking in a record-breaking heat wave, with an all-time high of 108 degrees Fahrenheit reported Saturday in Portland, Oregon.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/us/northwest-heatwave-record-high-temperatures/index.html

Five people are dead after a hot-air balloon crashes in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Five people have died following a hot-air balloon crash in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/26/us/new-mexico-hot-air-balloon-four-dead/index.html

Serena Williams confirms she will not play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams has confirmed she will skip the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/tennis/serena-williams-skip-2020-tokyo-olympics-spt-intl/index.html

8 takeaways from US government's big UFO report

On Friday evening the US intelligence community released something remarkable: An unclassified report to Congress of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) aka UFOs.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/politics/ufos-uap-extraterrestrial-life/index.html

Wall Street dealmakers have never been busier

There's never been a better time for companies to raise funding from hot markets or make moves to scoop up their competitors.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/investing/stocks-week-ahead/index.html

Pride is a parenting opportunity

I work with a remarkable teenager who is figuring out where she fits in the LGBTQ+ community. Meanwhile, her mother is earnestly pressing her to dress and behave more "normal" and "straight."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/27/opinions/pride-coming-out-teen-wellness/index.html

How sexy blue aliens invaded Amazon's bestseller lists

There are some things that cannot be properly explained within the lines of your average news website. "Ice Planet Barbarians" is one of those things.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/ice-planet-barbarians-tiktok-book-ruby-dixon-trnd/index.html

Friday, June 25, 2021

Australia's biggest city is heading into a two-week hard lockdown

Sydney will enter a hard two-week lockdown on Saturday night local time as authorities try to contain a fast-spreading outbreak of the highly infectious Delta coronavirus variant in Australia's largest city, the state leader said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/26/australia/sydney-covid-lockdown-intl-hnk/index.html

Rudy Giuliani is in big trouble

In a carefully reasoned and evidence-packed decision, a New York State appellate court suspended Rudy Giuliani's law license this week. The court found that Giuliani engaged in so many clearly unethical actions while seeking to overthrow the results of the 2020 presidential election on behalf of his client Donald Trump, that immediate action was necessary to protect the public.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/opinions/rudy-giuliani-suspended-callan/index.html

Alan Cumming on why he wishes the Pride movement didn't need to exist

Actor, writer and director Alan Cumming and Anderson Cooper discuss the Pride movement. Watch "Full Circle" Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6p E.T.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/06/25/alan-cumming-acfc-pride-sot-vpx.cnn

East Asia was hit by another coronavirus epidemic 20,000 years ago, new study shows

Over the past 20 years, people have faced a series of outbreaks caused by coronaviruses, including SARS, MERS, and Covid-19. But humans may have faced the disease millennia ago, new research suggests.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/health/coronavirus-epidemic-east-asia-20000-years-intl-hnk-scn/index.html

New video from Capitol riot shows Trump supporter convicted of statutory rape heckling police

Video shot on January 6 captures a US Capitol rioter with a lengthy criminal history heckling police with a bullhorn and spraying an unknown substance toward them.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/politics/capitol-riot-video-trump-supporter-heckling-police/index.html

The Big Lie is still complicating Biden's biggest promise

In President Joe Biden's America, there are shades of gray between red and blue.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/26/politics/what-matters-biden-bipartisanship-doj-voting/index.html

Mystery of what caused South Florida condo collapse deepens

The collapse of a high-rise condo tower in South Florida early Thursday morning has left at least four people dead and 159 more currently unaccounted for. Now, as the search for survivors continues, a critical question looms: What caused the building to fall?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/us/what-caused-surfside-building-collapse/index.html

Collapsed Florida condo showed 'subsidence' in 1990s, researcher says

Shimon Wdowinski, a professor with Florida International University's Institute of Environment, said that the Champlain Towers South condo building showed signs of subsidence in the 1990s, according to a study last year. While Wdowinski said this sinking alone would likely not cause the condo's collapse, he said it could be a contributing factor.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/06/25/florida-building-collapse-shimon-wdowinski-gupta-intv-sot-vpx-nr.cnn

Here's who is walking the impossible 2024 Trump tightrope

The Republicans eyeing presidential bids in 2024 must strike a delicate balance: Attract President Donald Trump's supporters without running afoul of Trump himself, who is considering a run of his own.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/politics/trump-2024-haley-pence-ducey-desantis/index.html

The historic rivalry between England and Germany that changed football forever

Football rivalries don't come much bigger than England versus Germany.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/football/england-germany-euro-2020-rivarly-cmd-spt-intl/index.html

Pancake collapses: What they are and why they're dangerous

It's still not fully clear what caused an oceanfront condo tower in Surfside, Florida, to partially collapse, sending some units in the 12-story building plummeting to the ground.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/us/pancake-collapse-explainer-trnd/index.html

Fire chief tells families of the 159 people unaccounted for after a Florida building collapse to have hope

The fire chief helping to lead search and rescue efforts at the South Florida building collapse that killed at least four people had a message Friday for the families of the 159 others unaccounted for.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/us/building-collapse-miami-friday/index.html

Apple Daily's demise deals another blow to Hong Kong's battered reputation

Hong Kong has long been Asia's leading financial hub, straddling the West and China. But as Beijing tightens its grip on a city still largely cut off by coronavirus restrictions, it's increasingly tricky for tech, media and banks to do business — and some fear the end of an era.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/business/hong-kong-business-confidence-intl-hnk/index.html

Mars helicopter takes it to the limit with more groundbreaking flights

Where are you now, Mars Ingenuity helicopter? While it seems like the little chopper has been quiet, it turns out that Ingenuity has aced more of its flights -- and even got a software update to fix an annoying issue that impacted some of its previous outings.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/world/mars-helicopter-flight-updates-scn/index.html

Must-watch videos of the week



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

'A punch in the gut': Van Jones' immediate reaction to sentencing

CNN's Van Jones reacts to former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin being sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison for the 2020 murder of George Floyd. Under Minnesota law Chauvin will have to serve two-thirds of his sentence in prison (15 years), ​and he will be eligible for supervised release for the other 7 and a half years.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/06/25/van-jones-derek-chauvin-sentencing-reaction-vpx.cnn

Tapper asks Gupta: What are the chances people can still be rescued alive?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses the likelihood that rescuers could still find survivors in the rubble almost 40 hours after a condo partially collapsed in Florida.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/06/25/sanjay-gupta-condo-collapse-rescue-attempts-lead-vpx.cnn

Chauvin watches as Floyd's young daughter gives statement

George Floyd's daughter Gianna gives her impact statement at the sentencing trial of Derek Chauvin.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/06/25/chauvin-sentencing-george-floyd-gianna-vpx.cnn

Several people killed and injured after knife attack in German town, police say

Several people were killed and injured in a knife attack in the German city of Wurzburg, the district police of Lower Franconia tweeted on Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/europe/germany-knife-attack-wurzburg-intl/index.html

US intelligence community releases long-awaited UFO report

The US intelligence community on Friday released its long-awaited report on what it knows about a series of mysterious flying objects that have been seen moving through restricted military airspace over the last several decades.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/politics/ufo-report-pentagon-odni/index.html

Trump Organization could face criminal charges in New York as soon as next week

The Manhattan district attorney's office has informed lawyers for the Trump Organization that it could face criminal charges in connection with benefits it has provided to company employees, a person familiar with the matter said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/politics/trump-organization-weisselberg-charges/index.html

He ran for president in Uganda and lost. Now he's under house arrest

CNN's Zain Asher speaks with Ugandan musician-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, who ran for president in January 2021 and lost to President Yoweri Museveni. Museveni claimed he had been re-elected for a sixth term despite widespread allegations of fraud and intimidation.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/06/25/robert-kyagulanyi-bobi-wine-uganda-house-arrest-asher-intv-oneworld-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Palestinians demand end to Abbas presidency after activist dies during 'brutal beating'

Large demonstrations are being held across the West Bank calling for an end to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Presidency of Mahmoud Abbas, after the funeral of Palestinian activist Nizar Banat, who died while in the custody of PA security forces on Thursday morning.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/middleeast/palestinians-protests-mahmoud-abbas-intl/index.html

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Pence contradicts Trump on January 6, calling plan to decertify 2020 election 'un-American'

Former Vice President Mike Pence rebuked former President Donald Trump on Thursday night on the question of overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/politics/mike-pence-donald-trump-january-6/index.html

Conan O'Brien says goodbye to late night

After nearly 30 years and a lot of hilariously bizarre moments, Conan O'Brien said goodbye to late night on Thursday night.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/media/conan-obrien-last-show-late-night/index.html

Myanmar fighting since coup has displaced 230,000 people, UN says

An estimated 230,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Myanmar and need assistance, the United Nations said on Thursday, as a major armed ethnic group expressed concern about military force, civilian deaths and a widening of the conflict.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/asia/myanmar-displaced-fighting-coup-intl-hnk/index.html

'Just shoot them': New book reports what Trump said about protesters

A new book by reporter Michael Bender reports that President Donald Trump wanted the military to "beat the f*** out" of protesters in the aftermath of George Floyd's killing.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/24/trump-george-floyd-protesters-book-lead-vpx.cnn

Uyghurs in Xinjiang are being given long prison sentences. Their families say they have done nothing wrong

Newlyweds Mehray Mezensof and Mirzat Taher were two days from leaving Xinjiang to start a new life in Australia when Chinese police knocked on their door in April 2017, seized Taher's passport and threw him into detention.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/china/xinjiang-prisons-china-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

More than 1 in 10 people have missed their second dose of Covid-19 vaccine



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/covid-2506/

Anthony Scaramucci testifies that he helped get bank executive who loaned millions to Manafort an interview for Trump administration job

Former President Donald Trump staffer Anthony Scaramucci took the stand Thursday in a federal case against a former Chicago Bank executive whom Scaramucci says he helped get an interview for a potential spot in the administration.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/politics/scaramucci-manafort-stephen-calk-trial-trump/index.html

Universe, we have a problem: NASA's investigating an outage on the Hubble Space Telescope

Universe, we've got a problem: The payload computer aboard the Hubble Space Telescope that has shaped our understanding of the cosmos for over 30 years has stopped working.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/world/hubble-space-telescope-problem-nasa-scn/index.html

The symbolism of Hong Kong's Apple Daily

Jimmy Lai fled mainland China more than 60 years ago, smuggling himself into Hong Kong on a fishing boat at age 12 to escape the chaos of the Communist Party. This week, Beijing finally caught up with him, after a law it had imposed on Hong Kong last year was used to take down his pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/world/meanwhile-in-america-june-24-intl/index.html

'Polar dinosaurs' may have given birth in the Arctic over 70 million years ago, study finds

Dinosaurs may have given birth and lived year-round in the Artic, a new study revealed.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/world/arctic-dinosaur-babies-discovery-scn/index.html

Pelosi announces the House will establish a select committee to investigate Capitol riot

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she will create a select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol after Republicans blocked the formation of an independent commission.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/politics/pelosi-announces-january-6-investigation/index.html

Rudy Giuliani suspended from practicing law in New York state

Rudy Giuliani, the former personal lawyer for former President Donald Trump, has been suspended from practicing law in New York state.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/politics/rudy-giuliani-suspended-law/index.html

A Republican-appointed judge just smacked down GOP deniers on January 6

The violent insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6 was a dark day in American history. The attempted rewriting of what actually happened that day -- when more than 100 police officers were injured and five people died -- by former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies is even more noxious.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/politics/january-6-donald-trump-insurrection/index.html

Greek orthodox priest moved to psychiatric hospital after attacking group of bishops with acid

A 37-year-old priest is in custody in Greece after allegedly launching an acid attack that injured 10 people at a meeting of senior bishops.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/europe/athens-acid-attack-priest-intl/index.html

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Japan's top court rules couples must use the same surname

Japan's top court on Wednesday threw out a challenge by three couples who wanted to keep their own surnames after marriage, ruling that laws stipulating Japanese couples must choose one family name were constitutional, according to local media.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/asia/japan-court-couples-use-same-surname-intl-hnk/index.html

Afghanistan is disintegrating fast as Biden's troop withdrawal continues

Earlier this week, a lone Taliban gunman with a red skull cap and a rifle sauntered up to the gates of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan's fourth largest city, and snapped a selfie.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/asia/afghanistan-taliban-offensive-intl-cmd/index.html

Why the infrastructure deal is so important for Joe Biden

President Joe Biden will validate a foundational pillar of his presidency on Thursday -- a quest to court Republicans across Congress' poisoned divides -- if he signs off on a hard won bipartisan infrastructure deal.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/politics/joe-biden-infrastructure-deal-congress-republicans/index.html

Hundreds of unmarked graves discovered at a former residential school in Canada, officials say

Hundreds of unmarked graves were discovered at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Canada, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations said Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/americas/canada-unmarked-graves-discovered/index.html

Tasmanian devils were moved to an island for their protection. Now there's no more penguins

Efforts to save Australia's endangered Tasmanian devil population led to thousands of sea birds being wiped out on an island in the Tasman Sea, according to local environmentalists.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/australia/tasmanian-devil-wipe-out-penguins-intl-hnk/index.html

Giant panda gives birth to twin cubs at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo

A month ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, the city has another reason to celebrate -- giant panda Shin Shin has given birth to twin cubs at Ueno Zoo, the first panda birth there in four years.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/panda-birth-twin-tokyo-ueno-zoo-intl-hnk/index.html

Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles resigns amid Amazon illegal logging probe

Brazil's controversial environment minister, Ricardo Salles, announced Wednesday that he was stepping down from the position amid an investigation into allegations he obstructed a police probe into illegal logging.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/americas/brazil-ricardo-salles-resigns-intl-hnk/index.html

Silicon Valley gave Asia's richest man billions, but things aren't all going to plan

Last year, Google and Facebook collectively bet more than $10 billion on Asia's richest man and his plan to bring hundreds of millions of Indians online.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/tech/ambani-reliance-google-smartphone-whatsapp-jiomart/index.html

Chinese private security presence is growing in Southeast Asia, report finds

Chinese businesses with risky investments in Southeast Asia's Mekong region are increasingly turning to legal, China-based private security companies for protection, according to a new report.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/asia/china-private-security-mekong-report-intl-hnk/index.html

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino dies age 61

The former President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III died Thursday at the age of 61 after being hospitalized in Quezon City, state media reported.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/asia/philippines-benigno-noynoy-aquino-dies-intl-hnk/index.html

Scientist says early coronavirus samples were deleted from NIH database

Scientists investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic might be working with the wrong samples, because some early samples of the virus submitted by a Chinese researcher were deleted from a shared database, an expert in the evolution of viruses says.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/health/coronavirus-sequences-database-scientist/index.html

His wife died by suicide after a 13-month battle with long-haul Covid. He hopes help is on the way for others

Filmmaker Nick Guthe says in the months before his wife, Heidi Ferrer, died by suicide, she suffered debilitating long-haul Covid symptoms.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/us/nick-guthe-heidi-ferrer-suicide-covid-long-haul/index.html

Buckingham Palace admits it 'must do more' on diversity in annual report

Buckingham Palace has admitted the royal household is not diverse enough, as it releases its annual financial report.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/uk/buckingham-palace-sovereign-grant-diversity-gbr-intl/index.html

New videos show Capitol rioters attacking police line from officers' point of view

The Justice Department released six never-before-seen clips of police body-camera and surveillance footage showing rioters harassing and attacking police on January 6 around the US Capitol.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/politics/capitol-riot-videos-attack-police/index.html

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to face recall election

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a recall election, marking just the second time in state history that a special election will be held to recall a sitting governor.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/politics/gavin-newsom-recall-election-california/index.html

Inside Hong Kong's biggest newspaper after news broke of its closing

Hong Kong's biggest pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, will close its print and digital production as Beijing tightens its grip.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/06/23/apple-daily-closure-hong-kong-ivan-watson-vpx.cnn

General's response to GOP lawmaker's question leaves him shaking his head

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, says he wants to know what caused the January 6th insurrection and fired back at Rep. Matt Gaetz's (R-FL) question about critical race theory.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/23/general-mark-milley-critical-race-theory-matt-gaetz-vpx.cnn

'Never seen you this impassioned': CNN anchor reacts to stark message

CNN's Becky Anderson speaks with UN's World Food Programme (WFP) executive director David Beasley about the developing food crisis in southern Madagascar which he says has pushed 1.14 million people "right to the very edge of starvation." Successive droughts made worse by climate change are plaguing the African island, according to the WFP.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/06/23/madagascar-droughts-famine-climate-change-beasley-intv-anderson-ctw-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

WWII code-breaker makes history on UK currency

The scientist Alan Turing helped end WWII by deciphering Nazi messages. In the 1950s, the UK convicted him under Victorian-era homophobic laws. Today, his legacy is being celebrated with an artwork and by making Turing the face of Britain's new £50 note.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/06/23/alan-turing-uk-lgbt-bank-note-lon-orig-na.cnn

Pedestrian bridge collapses onto DC highway, injuring several people

A pedestrian bridge collapsed onto Interstate 295 in Washington, DC midday Wednesday, injuring several people and blocking the highway in both directions, according to tweets from DC Fire and EMS.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/us/pedestrian-bridge-collapse-washington-dc/index.html

Police officer found guilty of killing former soccer star

A British police officer has been found guilty of the manslaughter of former professional soccer player Dalian Atkinson, but he was cleared of his murder, a spokesperson for Birmingham Crown Court told CNN on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/football/dalian-atkinson-intl-scli-gbr-spt/index.html

Biden to speak about gun violence as US crime surges



source https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/joe-biden-crime-speech-06-23-21/index.html

Elton John announces final 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour dates

Elton John has announced a final tour called "Farewell Yellow Brick Road," three and a half years after his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/23/entertainment/elton-john-tour-trnd/index.html

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Texas grand jury declines to indict jailers involved in Marvin Scott in-custody death

A grand jury in Texas declined Tuesday to indict the eight former detention officers involved in the in-custody death of Marvin Scott III, according to a news release from Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/us/marvin-scott-death-jailers-no-charges/index.html

Connecticut become first state to make calls free for inmates and their families

A bill in Connecticut makes calls from prison free for the inmates and their families, becoming the first state to do so.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/us/connecticut-free-prison-phone-calls-trnd/index.html

Japan's Olympics superfans who want Tokyo 2020 to go ahead despite Covid-19

Kyoko Ishikawa is not your average Olympics enthusiast.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/sport/japan-olympics-superfans-hnk-dst-spt-intl/index.html

Woman's bestselling book admits she killed abusive husband

The murder trial of a woman who killed her abusive husband got underway in the French city of Chalon-sur-Saône. In her bestselling book, Valerie Bacot, admits to shooting Daniel Polette dead in self-defense in 2016. She faces a life sentence for murder.​

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/06/22/valerie-bacot-murder-trial-abusive-husband-hala-gorani-tonight-vpx.cnn

This is why your next car, cheese party or refrigerator could be in peril

A backlog at ports around the world is causing shipping delays and price hikes for consumer goods. CNN's Tom Foreman reports how this is affecting everything from Chardonnay to bubble tea.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/economy/2021/06/22/shipping-delays-price-hikes-tom-foreman-lead-dnt-vpx.cnn

Pentagon tracked failed Iranian satellite launch, as images reveal Tehran is set to try again

The Pentagon was watching as Iran attempted, and failed, to launch yet another satellite into orbit earlier this month, multiple defense officials tell CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/politics/iran-failed-satellite-launch/index.html

This is democracy in America in 2021

Efforts to update the way Americans vote in local elections were met in New York with some grousing, while efforts to streamline the way Americans vote in federal elections were blocked in Washington.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/politics/what-matters-voting-rights/index.html

Louisiana's Democratic governor vetoes anti-trans sports ban, calling it discriminatory

Louisiana's Democratic governor on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would've prohibited transgender girls and women in the state from competing on girls' and women's public elementary, secondary and college sports teams, calling the Republican-backed measure discriminatory and saying it addressed a nonexistent issue in the state.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/politics/louisiana-transgender-sports-ban-governor-veto/index.html

Where another Trump presidency could take America

"It's a fragile time for our democracy," said US Rep. Eric Swalwell, disclosing earlier this month that the Department of Justice had secretly seized his communications records in 2017, when he was on a congressional committee investigating then-president Donald Trump's ties to Russia.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/opinions/surveillance-of-reporters-lawmakers-trump-ben-ghiat/index.html

Britain has a big education problem. Lawmakers from Boris Johnson's party are trying to make it about 'White privilege'

Lawmakers from the UK's governing Conservative party are being accused of weaponizing inequalities in the country's education system to stoke a culture war.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/uk/uk-schools-white-culture-wars-intl-gbr/index.html

How Brazil's fear of losing the Amazon guides Bolsonaro's policies towards the forest

In 2000, when the internet in Brazil was still in its infancy, an email with an alarming message about the Amazon went viral. It claimed that the United States and the United Nations had taken the forest from Brazilians and transformed it into a protected area -- a falsehood, but one that reflected a long-running conspiracy theory still promoted today by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/americas/brazil-amazon-fear-meme-bolsonaro-intl/index.html

Iron Age people kept mementos of dead loved ones

Keeping the belongings of dead loved ones was commonplace in Iron Age Britain, a new study suggests, with men and women holding on to mundane items as an emotional reminder of those they had lost.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/22/europe/mementos-death-scn-scli-intl/index.html

Venice could be added to UNESCO's list of 'endangered' heritage sites

Venice should be added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage in Danger, advisors to the body have recommended, due to "threats" facing the lagoon city -- including the cruise ships that continue to dock in the city center.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/venice-unesco-endangered-list/index.html

Hundreds of stolen artifacts recovered in Italy

Italian art police have repatriated an "archaeological treasure trove" of almost 800 stolen artifacts from Belgium in one of the largest operations of its kind in the country.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/museum-stolen-artifacts-italy-scli-intl-scn/index.html

Monday, June 21, 2021

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to jail those who refuse Covid-19 vaccine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as his country battles one of Asia's worst outbreaks, with more than 1.3 million cases and 23,000 deaths.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/asia/philippines-duterte-covid-vaccine-jail-intl-hnk/index.html

DOJ releases Capitol riot videos from major conspiracy case involving the Proud Boys

The Justice Department released three videos on Monday used in a federal court case against a Capitol riot defendant accused of leading the Proud Boys in the insurrection on January 6.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/politics/capitol-riot-videos-proud-boys-charles-donohoe/index.html

'Every day, I feel really sad': Migrant children still in temporary sites for prolonged periods, attorneys say

Migrant children who crossed the US-Mexico border alone are still spending prolonged time in temporary government facilities, raising concerns among attorneys, who say the conditions are inadequate for kids, according to a court filing Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/politics/migrant-children-detention-court-filing/index.html

'It's no fun': One of QAnon's first targets speaks out

Former Counselor to President Obama John Podesta describes being targeted by QAnon in the group's early years.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/06/21/john-podesta-qanon-target-newday-vpx.cnn

Cambodia charges environmentalists with plotting and insulting king

A Cambodian court has charged four environmental activists with insulting the country's king and conspiracy to plotting, a prosecutor said on Monday, following the arrest of three of them last week as they documented waste discharge into a city river.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/asia/cambodia-mother-nature-charges-intl-hnk/index.html

140 Covid-19 cases confirmed among Copa America teams and service providers

At least 140 positive Covid-19 cases have been detected among players, members of delegations and service providers since the beginning of the Copa America tournament in Brazil on June 13, according to the country's health ministry.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/americas/copa-america-covid-19-cases-rise-intl-latam/index.html

They stood up to Trump's lies and now are losing their jobs

Democrat Helen Butler and Republican Baoky Vu, who have stood up to former President Trump's lies about the 2020 election, are both being removed from their roles on election boards in Georgia after Gov. Brian Kemp signed a law that allows the GOP to appoint members to local election boards.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/21/georgia-officials-ousted-election-boards-helen-butler-baoky-vu-sot-ebof-vpx.cnn

After 150 Amazon packages arrived at a woman's home by mistake, she decided to donate the contents to local hospitals

A New York woman is giving back to the community after more than 150 Amazon boxes that did not belong to her showed up at her house.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/us/150-packages-delivered-to-wrong-womans-house-trnd/index.html

Biden meets with key Democratic senators as he pushes for path on voting, infrastructure

President Joe Biden ramped up his push to move his legislative agenda forward in private meetings Monday with two key Democratic lawmakers.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/politics/biden-sinema-manchin/index.html

Trump Organization sues NYC after golf course contract canceled in wake of Capitol attack

The Trump Organization on Monday sued the city of New York after it ended its contract for a golf course at Ferry Point Park in the wake of the attack on the US Capitol on January 6.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/politics/trump-organization-nyc-golf-course-capitol-insurrection/index.html

All-Black flight crew commemorates Juneteenth

Water cannons blasted over United Airlines flight 1258 as it left its gate, celebrating that every person on the flight crew, from pilots to gate agents and ramp staff, was Black.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/all-black-flight-crew/index.html

Carl Nassib of Las Vegas Raiders is first active NFL player to announce he is gay

Carl Nassib, a defensive lineman with the Las Vegas Raiders, became the first active NFL player in league history to announce that he is gay.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/us/nfl-carl-nassib-gay-spt/index.html

A Boy Scout troop booked a home on Airbnb. See what they found instead

A Boy Scout leader shares his frustrations after realizing that his two home rentals, which were suppose to be near the beach, led him to an empty lot. CNN affiliate WSVN reports

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/06/21/boy-scout-leader-airbnb-empty-lot-vpx.cnn

The man that edged out Trump in new 2024 conservative straw poll

CNN's Harry Enten looks at results of a straw poll and national polling that indicate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is becoming a preferred choice for President in 2024 among some Republicans.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/21/desantis-pence-trump-straw-poll-2024-enten-nr-sot-vpx.cnn

Euro 2020: Fairytale comes true as Denmark grabs place in knockout stages

In a campaign overshadowed by the health of Chrisian Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark's opening Euro 2020 game, the Danish national team delivered a pulsating performance against Russia to secure an unlikely place in the tournament's knockout stages.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/football/euro-2020-belgium-finland-denmark-russia-spt-intl/index.html

Emirati rights activist Alaa Al-Siddiq dies in UK car accident

Prominent Emirati rights activist, Alaa Al-Siddiq, 33, died in a car accident near London on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/uk/alaa-al-siddiq-crash-death-intl-gbr/index.html

Venus may still be active based on 'pack ice' finding

With its thick, toxic atmosphere and temperatures hot enough to melt lead, Venus seems like a dead planet.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/world/venus-pack-ice-activity-scn/index.html

The coming days could make or break Joe Biden's presidential legacy

The coming days will go a long way to deciding if Joe Biden's presidency is one for the history books, or whether it will founder on deep US divides.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/world/meanwhile-in-america-june-21-intl/index.html

Fifth presidential candidate detained in Nicaragua; 15 opposition leaders now detained in total

Nicaragua's National Police have detained a fifth presidential candidate, bringing the total number of opposition leaders so far detained to 15 ahead of the November general election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/americas/nicaragua-fifth-candidate-detained-intl/index.html

This poll should set off alarm bells for Senate Republicans

There have been a few constants over the past 40 or so years in Iowa: the butter cow at the state fair, the dominance of the University of Iowa's wrestling team and Chuck Grassley.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/politics/chuck-grassley-des-moines-register-poll/index.html

Canada to ease mandatory quarantine on arrivals

Canada is easing its mandatory two-week quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated nationals and residents arriving in the country after traveling abroad.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/canada-eases-mandatory-quarantine/index.html

Woman who killed her abusive husband goes on trial for murder in France

The murder trial of a woman who killed her abusive husband got underway in the French city of Burgundy on Monday.​

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/europe/valerie-bacot-trial-france-intl/index.html

Calls made for Germany's Euro 2020 game against Hungary to be played in rainbow-colored stadium

The Euro 2020 game between Germany and Hungary could be played in a stadium lit with rainbow-colored lights.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/football/euro-2020-allianz-arena-spt-intl/index.html

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven ousted in no-confidence vote

Sweden's parliament voted to oust Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a no-confidence motion on Monday, giving the Social Democrat leader a week to either resign and hand the speaker the job of finding a new government, or call a snap election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/europe/sweden-stefan-lofven-no-confidence-vote-intl/index.html

See where Olympians will eat, sleep and relax in Tokyo

CNN's Selina Wang takes a look at Tokyo's Olympic Village, a city within a city where elite athletes from all over the world will spend their time when they're not competing for Olympic gold.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/06/21/olympic-village-first-look-tokyo-wang-pkg-vpx.cnn

Republican and lifelong FBI agent debunks conspiracy theory

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) says that his fellow Republicans need to stop giving air to a false flag conspiracy that the FBI was involved in the deadly assault on the US Capitol.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/20/brian-fitzpatrick-republican-capitol-riot-fbi-sotu-bash-vpx.cnn

Tokyo 2020 organizers to set 50% venue capacity limit for spectators

Tokyo 2020 announced on Monday that it will allow spectators at the Olympics this year amid the pandemic, setting a 50% cap at venues, up to a maximum of 10,000 people.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/sport/tokyo-olympics-fans-capacity-spt-intl/index.html

Ons Jabeur becomes first Arab woman to win a WTA title

Tunisia's Ons Jabeur made history on Sunday when she became the first Arab woman to win a WTA title, beating Russian Daria Kasatkina in the final of the grasscourt event in Birmingham.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/tennis/ons-jabeur-first-arab-woman-wta-title-spt-intl/index.html

China's most famous liquor fetches nearly $1.4 million at auction

A rare case of China's fiery national liquor has sold for more than $1 million, more than five times what experts had estimated it would fetch.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/business/moutai-sothebys-uk-chinese-liquor-intl-hnk/index.html

'Had to square up with him': Woman describes bear encounter in Alaskan woods

CNN's Pamela Brown talks with Fina Kiefer about her encounter with multiple bears that she says charged her while hiking before being lost in the Alaskan wilderness for two days.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/06/20/lost-hiker-survives-bear-encounter-intv-sot-nr-vpx.cnn

New Zealand weightlifter to become first transgender athlete at Olympic Games

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic Games, after she was selected for the national team on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/australia/laurel-hubbard-olympics-transgender-intl-hnk-spt/index.html

Usain Bolt and partner Kasi Bennett welcome newborn twin sons, Thunder and Saint Leo

Jamaican track and field great Usain Bolt announced the birth of his twin sons in an Instagram post on Father's Day this Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/sport/usain-bolt-baby-twins-born-intl-hnk/index.html

6 killed, more than 40 injured in 9 mass shootings across the US over the weekend

As Americans continue to come out of isolation as states lift restrictions and begin to celebrate the summer and a new federal holiday, shootings continue to plague the nation, with nine mass shootings occurring in the US since Friday night.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/us/gun-violence-weekend-roundup/index.html

Sunday, June 20, 2021

US-China rivalry is extending from Earth into space. That poses a challenge to American dominance



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/china-2106/

Ethiopians head to the polls amid famine and a raging humanitarian crisis

Ethiopians will head to the polls on Monday amid widespread nationwide unrest, famine, and a raging humanitarian crisis in the country's Tigray region.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/africa/ethiopia-election-abiy-ahmed-cmd-intl/index.html

At least 20 people injured in a tornado that tore through southern Alabama

At least 20 people were injured when a tornado carved a 22-mile path through southern Alabama Saturday morning, officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/21/us/alabama-tornado-20-injured/index.html

Iran elected a hard-liner. Let's see what he does now

Perhaps now that Iran has chosen to install a new, ultra-conservative judiciary chief as its next president, it's time the world, but especially the United States, needs to adopt a new approach to dealing with this determinedly anti-American government. Global heads of state must pay attention to what Iranian leaders do, not what they say.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/opinions/iran-presidential-election-raisi-andelman/index.html

Hong Kong journalist says newsroom raid 'sent shudders through the industry'

Five hundred police officers raided the Apple Daily newsroom in Hong Kong last week to arrest executives and top editors and seize journalistic materials under the city's national security law. The incident sounded an alarm across the media industry.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/media/hong-kong-newsroom-shudders/index.html

Italy records third victory of Euro 2020 as Wales also reaches knockout stages

Italy defeated Wales 1-0 on Sunday as both sides progressed to the knockout stages of Euro 2020.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/football/italy-wales-switzerland-turkey-euro-2020-spt-intl/index.html

How CNN obtained the dramatic videos of the US Capitol riot

Words can only describe so much from the nearly 500 criminal cases against rioters who overtook the US Capitol on January 6.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/politics/cnn-capitol-riot-videos/index.html

Far-right extremist who threatened top Belgian doctor appears to have killed himself, prosecutor says

A far-right extremist who became the object of a month-long manhunt after threatening a top doctor fighting Covid-19, appears to have killed himself, authorities in Belgium said Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/europe/far-right-extremist-belgian-doctor-covid-dead-intl/index.html

One dead after a truck hit pedestrians at a Florida Pride parade

Two pedestrians at a Pride parade near Miami on Saturday were hit by a truck, leaving one dead and the other injured, according to police.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/06/20/south-florida-pride-parade-death-chen-ndwknd-vpx.cnn

Sullivan: US preparing more Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning

The Biden administration is preparing to impose additional sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of imprisoned opposition leader Alexey Navalny, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/20/jake-sullivan-russia-sanctions-bash-sotu-vpx.cnn

Max Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton at French Grand Prix to extend F1 title race lead

Max Verstappen extended his lead at the top of the Formula One championship with a thrilling victory at the French Grand Prix on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/motorsport/max-verstappen-french-grand-prix-spt-intl/index.html

What is Juneteenth?

Watch the celebrations commemorating one of America's most pivotal historical turning points.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/06/15/what-is-juneteenth-explained-orig-mg.cnn

The NY race that could determine Trump's fate

This Tuesday, June 22, New Yorkers will head to the polls to select candidates to represent their respective parties for key citywide posts, including mayor and comptroller. But for voters in the borough of Manhattan, there is one race on the ballot that stands out for its implications, which extend far beyond the confines of the island and the city: the race for district attorney for New York County, commonly referred to as the Manhattan DA.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/opinions/manhattan-district-attorney-trumps-fate-wierson-honan/index.html

Astronauts begin spacewalk to install solar panels on International Space Station

Space is hard -- and no one understands that better than astronauts.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/world/nasa-spacewalk-sunday-solar-arrays-scn/index.html

China just reached a staggering coronavirus milestone

• The US triples its vaccine donations to Taiwan as the island battles an outbreak

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/asia/china-one-billion-doses-intl/index.html

Variants and low vaccination rates in US threaten to prolong the pandemic

As the United States continues on a path to near pre-pandemic normalcy, experts remain concerned over low vaccination rates and the spread of variants, which could potentially exacerbate a pandemic that has upended life for more than a year and inflicted a damaging toll on Americans and the world.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/index.html

1 person is killed and at least 5 are wounded in an Oakland, CA, shooting, police say

One person was killed and at least five others were wounded in a shooting Saturday evening near Lake Merritt in Oakland, California, according to police.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/us/oakland-california-shooting-saturday/index.html

Emory University School of Medicine formally apologizes after rejecting an applicant for his race

More than 60 years ago, Marion Gerald Hood was rejected from a medical school because of his race. This week, the school apologized.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/us/emory-university-marion-hood-trnd/index.html

They lost their loved ones to Covid. Then they heard from them again

They never ran out of things to talk about. It was obvious from the start.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/health/supernatural-encounters-pandemic-loved-ones-blake/index.html

Ugandan Olympic coach tests positive for Covid after arriving in Japan



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/asia/uganda-olympics-covid-intl-hnk/index.html

Saturday, June 19, 2021

This rabbi is joining the German army, 90 years after Hitler expelled Jewish soldiers



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/20/europe/rabbi-zsolt-balla-german-military-jewish-intl-cmd/index.html

The US triples its vaccine donations to Taiwan as the island battles an outbreak



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/asia/taiwan-us-vaccine-donations-intl-hnk/index.html

This cargo ship's captain died aboard. The crew was stuck at sea for weeks, with a dead body no country would take



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/europe/italy-captain-capurro-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

The world's most premature baby has celebrated his first birthday after beating 0% odds of surviving



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/us/worlds-most-premature-baby-birthday-trnd/index.html

Woman dies after falling 200 feet off a cliff during a sunrise hike



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/us/wyoming-hiking-death-woman-falls/index.html

Sesame Street introduces family with two gay dads during Pride Month



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/us/sesame-street-gay-dads-trnd/index.html

Pamela Brown lists 'greatest hits' of Republicans rewriting reality

Some members of the Republican Party have been unwavering in their efforts to rewrite reality, from the Capitol insurrection to critical race theory. CNN's Pamela Brown lists the top 5 claims from the week.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/19/republicans-rewriting-reality-top-5-brown-nr-vpx.cnn

Bolsonaro's rule is 'worse threat than coronavirus,' say Brazilians as nation passes 500,000 deaths

There is barely a person in Brazil today who hasn't lost a loved one to Covid-19, say local scientists, as the country reached the grim milestone of half a million deaths.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/americas/brazil-covid-deaths-intl-cmd/index.html

Newborn girl found abandoned in a box floating down river

A boatman found the three-week-old baby in a wooden box, which also contained incense sticks, an image of a Hindu deity and the child's astrological birth chart, according to local police.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/06/18/baby-found-in-box-india-ganges-lon-orig-sd-na.cnn

Ted Cruz: Critical race theory is as racist as Klansmen

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) criticizes teaching critical race theory in schools, where he accuses it of being as racist as Klansmen in white sheets.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/18/critical-race-theory-ted-cruz-sot-ip-vpx.cnn

India now being ravaged by a new deadly crisis

As India's second wave of Covid-19 declines, there is growing worry about a surge of a deadly Covid-related infection that feasts on dead flesh. CNN's Sam Kiley reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/06/19/india-black-fungus-surge-coronavirus-sam-kiley-pkg-intl-vpx.cnn

Town to celebrate Juneteenth in shadow of largest Confederate monument in US

After decades standing in the shadows of the nation's largest Confederate monument, a predominantly Black town in Georgia is trying to break ties with its own racist history. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/06/18/stone-mountain-juneteenth-celebration-confederate-monument-savidge-pkg-dlt-vpx.cnn

There are more Realtors than homes for sale. Follow one trying to close his first deal

More than 130,000 people have become Realtors since the beginning of the pandemic. Follow one new agent as he tries to make his first sale in one of the most competitive housing markets in the country.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/06/19/austin-texas-realtors-housing-market-zw-orig.cnn-business

Smerconish: Can Manchin's voting rights compromise sway GOP?

While moderate Democrat Senator Joe Manchin waves the flag of bipartisanship on voting rights, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell again seems intent on acting like a blockade.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/06/19/smerconish-can-manchins-voting-rights-compromise-sway-gop.cnn

Activists fight back as Juneteenth milestone is undercut by GOP discriminatory voting bills

As America finally recognizes the importance of Juneteenth, the full potential of a symbolic new milestone for equality is being undermined by Republican moves to make it harder for many Black Americans to vote.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/politics/voting-rights-democratic-activists-states-congress/index.html

It's not just your imagination. Drivers in the pandemic have gotten more reckless

When the coronavirus pandemic shut down the country last year, highways emptied out as many people holed up at home. But those who got behind the wheel engaged in riskier behavior, leading to the deadliest year for US traffic crashes in over a decade.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/us/pandemic-increased-fatal-crashes-trnd/index.html

The housing market is on fire. The Fed keeps adding gasoline

Bidding wars. All-cash offers. Homes selling for $1 million over asking. The housing boom has officially reached the ridiculous stage.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/business/inflation-housing-market-federal-reserve/index.html

College baseball pitcher dies after complications from Tommy John surgery

College baseball pitcher Sang Ho Baek died following complications from ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, commonly known as Tommy John surgery, according to a verified GoFundMe page organized by one of his teammates.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/sport/baseball-pitcher-dies-tommy-john-surgery-spt/index.html

Ebrahim Raisi, ultra-conservative judiciary chief, set to be Iran's next president

Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judiciary chief with a brutal human rights record, has won Iran's controversial presidential election, according to preliminary results announced by the interior ministry Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/middleeast/ebrahim-raisi-iran-election-intl-hnk/index.html

The US marks a vaccine milestone, but one expert warns that the coronavirus Delta variant has a worrying impact on patients

As President Joe Biden celebrated America's 300 million vaccine dose milestone Friday, experts warned that the spread of coronavirus variants could spur a surge in troubling new cases if more people don't get inoculated.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/health/us-coronavirus-saturday/index.html

Friday, June 18, 2021

Joe Biden wooed many on his tour of Europe. It'll take much more to fix the damage wrought by Trump

Joe Biden's first overseas trip as US President -- a whistle-stop diplomatic tour of Europe -- achieved its primary goal of signaling to America's closest friends that it was ready once more to lead the Western alliance.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/politics/biden-europe-tour-analysis-intl-cmd/index.html

Gunman shoots man next to 2 children in broad daylight in the Bronx

New York City police are looking for two individuals in connection with a brazen daytime assault in which a 24-year-old man was shot next to two children on a Bronx sidewalk on Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/us/man-shot-near-kids-bronx/index.html

India's legendary sprinter Milkha Singh has died of Covid-19 complications age 91, days after his wife

Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh has died at the age of 91 after a month-long battle with Covid-19, according to a family statement obtained by CNN affiliate News 18.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/india/milkha-singh-dies-intl-hnk/index.html

Pentagon pulls missile defense, other systems from Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries

The Pentagon is pulling missile defense systems and other military hardware and personnel from Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, according to a defense official, as it realigns its mission and forces to confront China and Russia.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/18/politics/pentagon-remove-missile-defense-saudi-arabia-middle-east/index.html

Shanghai gallery pulls controversial video ranking women 'from the prettiest to the ugliest'

A Shanghai gallery has apologized for exhibiting a seven-hour video in which an artist filmed passing women before giving them a score and ordering them "from the prettiest to the ugliest."

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/song-ta-uglier-and-uglier-art-intl-hnk/index.html

Oregon police search for suspect after three people found dead in separate incidents

Police in Oregon are searching for a suspect believed responsible for three separate attacks that left three people dead and one person seriously injured on Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/18/us/oregon-north-bend-three-dead/index.html

A California reservoir is expected to fall so low that a hydro-power plant will shut down for first time

Water in a key California reservoir is expected to fall so low this summer that its hydroelectric power plant will be forced to shut down for the first time, officials said Thursday, straining the state's already-taxed electric grid.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/17/us/california-drought-oroville-power/index.html

It's so hot in the West this week, it is reaching 100 degrees by 8 a.m.

The West is in the midst of a record-breaking heat wave this week, as all-time records were shattered and daily records broken in over a dozen states.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/18/weather/heat-wave-records-west-forecast/index.html

She was born in Australia, but the country wants to send her back to alleged war criminals

Tharnicaa was eight months old when Australian Border Force officers burst into her home in rural Australia, and tore her Sri Lankan refugee parents and their children from their new life.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/18/australia/sri-lanka-biloela-family-intl-dst-hnk/index.html

Georgia removes 100,000 names from voter registration rolls

More than 100,000 names will be removed from Georgia's voter registration rolls in an attempt to keep the state's voter files "up to date," Georgia's secretary of state announced in a statement Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/18/politics/georgia-voter-registration-file-removal/index.html

Utah cheerleading photo incident sends a message

In second grade, my son's class finished the school year by doing theatrical re-creations of the books they had read. Parents even got a flyer announcing the activity with students listed under each book. My son was missing, and when I inquired, was told that "Nico would participate as an audience member."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/18/opinions/down-syndrome-cheerleading-photo-utah-perry/index.html

The absurd whitewashing of Trump's record reaches dangerous level



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/trump-intl-061821/

'You know that's not true': CNN reporter corrects man who stormed Capitol

CNN's Drew Griffin speaks with Josh Pruitt, a member of the Proud Boys who stormed the Capitol on January 6. Watch "Assault on Democracy: The Roots of Trump's Insurrection" at 6pm on June 20, 2021.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/18/capitol-riot-documentary-cnn-preview-drew-griffin-vpx.cnn

Brown presses GOP lawmaker to denounce new Capitol riot conspiracy

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) shares her reaction to the latest videos released from the January 6 Capitol riot with CNN's Pamela Brown.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/06/18/nancy-mace-capitol-riot-video-lead-brown-sot-vpx.cnn

Must-watch videos of the week



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

How Trump weaponized the Justice Department

Elie Honig, author of the Bill Barr biography "Hatchet Man," breaks down attempts to undermine the Justice Department during the Trump administration.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/06/18/amanpour-honig-doj-trump-barr.cnn