Saturday, July 31, 2021

The rent is now due, America

It's like Democrats in the White House and Congress forgot the date.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/01/politics/eviction-moratorium-democrats-biden/index.html

A stranded orca was freed from a rocky coastline after being stuck for hours

An orca that became stranded on a rocky beach in Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, Thursday morning was freed with the help of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and sailors who happened to be nearby.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/us/alaska-stranded-orca-killer-whale-freed-scn/index.html

Simone Biles drops out of individual floor competition



source https://cnn.it/3igbhLT

Families are at war over a wedding tradition India banned decades ago

Vismaya Nair had been married for just over one year when she was found dead in the bathroom of her husband's family's home in India's southwestern Kerala state.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/india/india-kerala-dowry-deaths-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Some vaccinated Americans have lost their patience with those refusing the shot



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-covid-080121/

China nuclear reactor shut down for maintenance because of fuel rod damage

A reactor at Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in southern China's Guangdong province has been shut down because of fuel rod damages, the company that runs the plant said in a statement on Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/asia/taishan-nuclear-plant-intl-hnk/index.html

Donald Trump's political organization raised $82 million in first half of 2021

Donald Trump's political organization raised $82 million during the first half of this year and entered July with $102 million in cash reserves -- an unprecedented war chest at this stage in the election cycle for a former president, according to figures released by his team Saturday night.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/politics/donald-trump-fundraising-first-half-2021/index.html

TikTok star wounded in movie theater shooting has died from his injuries

A well-known TikTok user has died of his injuries after being wounded in a shooting at a California movie theater Monday night that left another woman dead, police said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/us/anthony-barajas-tiktok-star-dead-movie-theater-shooting/index.html

At least five people, including a 4-year-old, were shot outside of a funeral home

Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting outside of a funeral home in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday that left at least five people wounded, including a 4-year-old girl.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/us/five-shot-4-year-old-funeral-home-indianapolis/index.html

Video shows Texas family pleading with officer on top of Black teen

Video shows a Kaufman County, Texas, sheriff's deputy on top of an 18-year-old woman saying "I can't breathe." The incident is under investigation.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/07/31/kaufman-county-sheriff-on-top-of-black-teen-texas-orig-lr.cnn

What this 'canary in the coal mine' Covid-19 outbreak shows us about the virus

A Covid-19 outbreak in Provincetown, Massachusetts, is highlighting the importance of being vaccinated as the vacation destination's cluster has seen no deaths and only four hospitalizations. However, the outbreak is driving new guidance from the CDC after demonstrating how transmissible the Delta variant is.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/07/31/coronavirus-pandemic-outbreak-vaccinations-holmes-pkg-ndwknd-vpx.cnn

A slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake is going up for auction

This may be the most expensive piece of cake you'll never eat.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/us/princess-diana-wedding-cake-auction-trnd/index.html

The risk we face when populations are more important than people

There is no perfect population number.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/opinions/world-birth-rates-population-covid-kanem/index.html

Carrie and Boris Johnson are expecting a second baby after miscarriage heartbreak

Carrie Johnson, the wife of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has announced the couple are expecting their second child in December.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/europe/carrie-and-boris-johnson-expecting-second-child-intl/index.html

Elaine Thompson-Herah defends Olympic 100m title in all-Jamaican podium

• Live updates: Japan makes history with a record 17 gold medals • 'My heart was totally broken': The agony of the Olympics

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/sport/olympics-100m-final-spt-intl/index.html

'The animals are on fire,' say devastated farmers as wildfires sweep Turkey

In the small village of Kacarlar, on Turkey's southern coast, farmers are facing apocalyptic scenes as wildfires continue to sweep the country.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/world/turkey-wildfires-manavgat-six-dead-intl/index.html

Massive comet discovery dwarfs all others

Messengers from the past are all around us.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/world/largest-comet-science-newsletter-wt-scn/index.html

A two-headed sea turtle hatchling was found on a South Carolina beach

Park volunteers patrolling a beach in South Carolina on Wednesday stumbled upon an unexpected surprise: a two-headed baby sea turtle.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/us/two-headed-sea-turtle-hatchling-south-carolina-scn/index.html

Biden's Justice Department says IRS 'must' hand over Trump tax returns to Congress

The Justice Department told the Treasury Department that it "must" turn over former President Donald Trump's tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee, which first requested them more than two years ago.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/30/politics/biden-justice-department-olc-trump-tax-returns-house/index.html

Drone attack on tanker was in retaliation for Israeli strike, says Iranian state TV

Iranian state media has said that the deadly attack on a tanker connected to an Israeli billionaire was in retaliation for an Israeli strike in Syria, in an escalation of maritime tensions in the Middle East.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/middleeast/iran-israel-tanker-attack-drone-oman-intl/index.html

Zimbabwe's rural areas are being hit hard by Covid

Pauline Chinyandura adjusts her face mask as she rushes to serve lunch to a group of men visiting her makeshift canteen in Domboshava, a rural area around 25 miles northeast of Zimbabwe's capital Harare.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/africa/rural-zimbabwe-covid-cmd-intl/index.html

Tensions in the House boil over after Capitol riot hearing and mask rule

Democratic Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut did not want to lose his cool, but he said this week he couldn't help it.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/politics/house-of-representatives-anger/index.html

Ajax youth player dies in car accident

16-year-old Ajax youth player Noah Gesser died in a car accident on Friday evening, the Dutch football club announced.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/football/noah-gesser-death-ajax-spt-intl/index.html

Hollywood's shift to streaming is rewriting the script for stars' big paydays

Like other changes to entertainment distribution through the years, the studio shift toward streaming — hastened by the unforeseen consequences of the pandemic — has Hollywood talent and their representatives demanding a different way to be paid.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/media/disney-black-widow-scarlett-johansson/index.html

These are the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A prehistoric solar observatory in the middle of a desert. A decades-old railway that bisects two soaring mountain ranges. Striking art etched into rocks that dates back 7,000 years.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/unesco-world-heritage-list-2021/index.html

14 'stolen' artworks will be returned to India

The National Gallery of Australia announced Thursday that it will return more than a dozen "culturally significant" artworks to India due to the items' alleged links to looting and trafficking networks.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/national-gallery-australia-india-kapoor/index.html

Welcome to the 'Gay Games,' an alternative to the Olympics, where activism is encouraged and everyone's an athlete

Tom Waddell knew what to expect from an Olympics opening ceremony. He'd experienced one before as a decathlete at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. He remembered the parade of athletes from around the world, proudly marching alongside their flags before an audience of thousands, cheering on their every move.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/31/us/gay-games-lgbtq-olympics-trnd/index.html

Friday, July 30, 2021

Must-watch videos of the week



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

Dozens of wildfires rage across Turkey, leaving four dead

Over the last three days, the country has reported dozens of blazes, which were made more likely by weather conditions and climate change, according to one expert.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/30/turkey-fires-deaths-lon-orig-na.cnn

Neighbors capture video of house crashing into the ocean

This house on Argentina's Atlantic coast collapsed into the ocean. Argentina is one of the many countries facing rising sea levels. 

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/weather/2021/07/30/argentina-house-collapse-into-ocean-orig-kj.cnn

600 tons of marine life have washed up on Florida's shores

Red tide, a toxic algae bloom, has killed more than 600 tons of marine life in Florida. CNN's Nick Valencia reports that the Florida government and environmentalists are at odds over the cause of the bloom.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/07/30/tampa-bay-florida-red-tide-marine-life-valencia-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn

Sydney readies for the army as lockdown fails to squash Delta outbreak

Sydney's poorest neighborhoods on Friday braced for military enforcement of the city's toughest and longest lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic as the infection numbers held persistently high five weeks since restrictions began.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/30/australia/sydney-army-delta-lockdown-intl-hnk/index.html

Trump to DOJ last December: 'Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me'



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/trump-intl-073021/

US Senate votes to move ahead on trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure deal

The Senate took the next step on Friday to bring up a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal that will fulfill key priorities in President Joe Biden's agenda.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/30/politics/senate-bipartisan-infrastructure-bill/index.html

Six passengers test positive for Covid on Royal Caribbean cruise

Six guests have tested positive for Covid-19 on Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas cruise ship, the cruise line confirmed Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cruise-ship-covid-cases-royal-caribbean/index.html

Simone Biles says she still has the 'twisties' and it's impacting her on the 4 individual events

In a series of Instagram stories, Simone Biles shared videos -- which since have been deleted -- of herself struggling with her dismounts on the uneven bars and answering questions about having the twisties, a mental block in gymnastics where competitors lose track of their positioning midair.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/30/sport/simone-biles-olympics-twisties-spt/index.html

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Philippine President's shocking warning to vaccine deniers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte issued a stark warning to those refusing Covid-19 vaccines during an address to the nation.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/29/philippine-president-covid-19-vaccine-lon-orig.cnn

'It doesn't look like there's a fair trial': CNN anchor presses Rwandan official

Rwandan Justice Minister Johnston Busingye speaks to CNN's Eleni Giokos about the arrest and trial of Paul Rusesabagina, who is the inspiration for the movie "Hotel Rwanda."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/30/rwanda-paul-rusesabagina-trial-johnston-busingye-giokos-oneworld-vpx.cnn

Taliban hunting down Afghan allies as US withdrawal continues

Some 700 hundred Afghan allies escape to the US as the troop withdrawal continues, while thousands more fear for their lives as the Taliban gain more ground. CNN's Kylie Atwood reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/07/29/afghan-siv-applicants-us-allies-atwood-lead-pkg-vpx.cnn

Report: Delta variant spreads as easily as chicken pox, causes more severe infection, CDC warns

The Delta coronavirus variant surging across the US appears to cause more severe illness and spreads as easily as chicken pox, according to an internal document from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention obtained by The Washington Post.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/politics/cdc-masks-covid-19-infections/index.html

Navy charges sailor in fire that destroyed billion-dollar warship

The US Navy has charged a sailor in connection with the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious warship while it was in port in San Diego, a Navy spokesperson said Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/politics/uss-bonhomme-richard-sailor-charged/index.html

Homicide rise continues in major US cities, report says

The number of homicides continues to rise in major American cities following a year that saw a record increase in homicides across the country, according to a report published Thursday by the Council on Criminal Justice.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/us/homicide-rise-us-report/index.html

Amount of Greenland ice that melted on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water

Greenland is experiencing its most significant melting event of the year as temperatures in the Arctic surge. The amount of ice that melted on Tuesday alone would be enough to cover the entire state of Florida in two inches of water.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/us/greenland-ice-melting-climate-change/index.html

Watch Suni Lee's family and friends react to her gold medal win

Sunisa's Lee's family and friends gathered in her Minnesota hometown to cheer her on as she competed in the women's all-around gymnastics competition.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/07/29/sunisa-lee-gold-medal-gymnast-orig-jk.cnn

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over 'Black Widow' Disney+ release

One of Marvel's biggest stars is suing Disney.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/media/scarlett-johansson-disney-lawsuit/index.html

International Space Station briefly loses control after new Russian module misfires

An unusual and potentially dangerous situation unfolded Thursday at the International Space Station, as the newly-docked Russian Nauka module inadvertently fired its thrusters causing a "tug of war" with the space station and briefly pushing it out of position, according to NASA flight controllers.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/tech/nasa-iss-russian-space-module-misfire-scn/index.html

Video shows crowd bashing truck on highway to save driver

Drivers on an Atlanta highway stopped their vehicles and broke into a slow-moving truck when they noticed the man behind the wheel appeared to be unconscious.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/07/29/atlanta-georgia-crowd-saves-driver-highway-mh-orig.cnn

Philip Morris calls for a cigarette ban in the UK by 2030

Philip Morris International CEO Jacek Olczak discusses why the company announced it will stop selling Marlboro cigarettes in Britain by 2030.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/07/29/philip-morris-ceo-jacek-olczak-cigarette-ban-qmb-vpx.cnnbusiness

Mysterious 'Jetpack Man' may have been spotted again in the skies near LAX

Air traffic controllers warned pilots to be on the lookout after a "man in a jetpack" was spotted near Los Angeles International Airport.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/us/lax-jetpack-man-trnd/index.html

Trump's hilarious attempt to suggest he actually won in a special election loss

The facts are indisputable: Donald Trump endorsed Susan Wright in Tuesday's special election in Texas. He recorded a robocall for her. His PAC spent at least $100,000 on ads supporting her. And then she lost to Rep.-elect Jake Ellzey.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/politics/donald-trump-susan-wright-jake-ellzey/index.html

228 GOP lawmakers call on Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

Nearly 230 Republican members of Congress told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it should overturn Roe v. Wade and release its "vise grip on abortion politics."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/politics/republicans-roe-v-wade/index.html

World's biggest food company says prices are going even higher

The world's largest food and beverage company is introducing even bigger price hikes as commodity and transportation costs surge.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/investing/nestle-food-prices-inflation/index.html

German cycling coach dismissed from Olympics over racist remark

Germany cycling coach Patrick Moster has been sent back home from the Toyko Olympics after he made a racist remark during the men's road time trial on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/sport/german-cycling-coach-dismissed-scli-intl-spt/index.html

Woman swapped diamonds for pebbles in elaborate $5.8 million heist

A 60-year-old French woman who posed as a diamond expert entered a luxury London jewelers and stole seven precious gems in an elaborate daylight heist has been jailed for five and a half years, police have said.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/london-diamond-heist-woman-guilty-scli-gbr-intl/index.html

Defrocked Cardinal charged for alleged sex abuse of minor nearly 50 years ago

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked by The Vatican in 2019 over sex abuse allegations, is now facing criminal charges in Massachusetts for alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago, according to a court filing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/us/theodore-mccarrick-sexual-abuse/index.html

Malta government responsible for journalist's death, inquiry finds

Malta's government must bear responsibility for creating an "atmosphere of impunity" that contributed to the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, an independent inquiry has found.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/europe/malta-daphne-caruana-galizia-murder-inquiry-intl/index.html

Dominican Republic merengue and music legend Johnny Ventura dies at 81

Dominican merengue legend Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano, also known as Johnny Ventura, died Wednesday at the age of 81, his son Jandy Ventura confirmed to CNN.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Fox News host mocked officer with fake trophy. See his response

DC Metropolitan police officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten during the Capitol attack, responds to Fox News host Laura Ingraham after she mocked his testimony on her show.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/07/28/michael-fanone-laura-ingraham-award-newday-vpx.cnn

Doctor: The heartbreaking Covid cases I'm seeing

The summer got off to a fun start. As vaccines became increasingly accessible, many of us had a sense of relief. But somehow America has hit a wall: Only around 50% of the country is fully vaccinated, well below the target set by President Biden earlier in the summer. On Tuesday, however, the Biden Administration made a big announcement. They are once again recommending that masks be worn inside in areas where rates of transmission are considered "high" or "substantial," and on Thursday, they are expected to announce that federal workers and contractors will be required to be vaccinated or get tested regularly, according to CNN reporting. This follows closely New York City and California's plans to do the same for government workers.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/opinions/unvaccinated-covid-death-rates-emergency-room-doctor-blanchard/index.html

Kinzinger says 'a lot' of Republicans have privately conveyed support for his January 6 stance

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of just two Republicans on the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, said Wednesday that "a lot" of GOP lawmakers have privately conveyed support to him, as he stressed that "nobody actually believes" the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/politics/adam-kinzinger-republicans-january-6-cnntv/index.html

Robinhood raises less than it had hoped in IPO

Robinhood's highly-anticipated debut on Wall Street is getting off to a rough start.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/investing/robinhood-ipo-stock-price/index.html

Searching for a slice of paradise? Mauritius is looking to lure international homebuyers

As the pandemic shut down offices and ended commutes for workers around the world, it also encouraged many to rethink where and how they wanted to spend their time. For the tiny island nation of Mauritius, it was an opportunity to lure prospective international investors to its shores.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/mauritius-luxury-real-estate-marketplace-africa-spc-intl/index.html

Why this health center is giving vaccines in private settings

Dr. Priscilla Frase say that Ozarks Healthcare in Missouri is giving vaccines privately, so recipients won't face backlash for "giving in."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/07/29/dr-priscilla-frase-intv-ozarks-healthcare-missouri-private-vaccine-backlash-sot-ac360-vpx.cnn

Senate opens debate on trillion-dollar infrastructure bill after bipartisan group strikes deal

The Senate voted Wednesday to begin debate on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill after weeks of negotiating, advancing a critical part of President Joe Biden's agenda in Congress. The vote was 67-32.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/politics/infrastructure-bill-republican-vote/index.html

A wildfire is closing in on their home. Hear why they are refusing to leave

CNN's Camila Bernal reports on brothers who are refusing to evacuate their home near California's largest wildfire this year, the Dixie Fire, in an effort to fight the blaze.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/07/28/brothers-refuse-evacuation-dixie-fire-california-bernal-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn

'I'm confused': Dr. Wen discusses mixed messaging on masks

Dr. Leana Wen discusses the CDC's updated guidance that recommends fully-vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with "substantial" and "high" transmission of Covid-19, saying that it is mostly the right policy, but criticizing its communication.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/07/28/dr-leana-wen-mask-policy-coronavirus-pandemic-ip-vpx.cnn

Simone Biles and 'the twisties': The mysterious and dangerous phenomenon that affects gymnasts

You can learn a lot about a subculture by the slang it develops. Gymnastics has a lot of slang around fear: the twisties, headcasing, mental block, bailing, balking.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/us/simone-biles-olympics-gymnastics-physical-mental-health/index.html

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dead at 72

Dusty Hill, the bearded bassist with American blues-rock band ZZ Top, has died, according to the band's official website. He was 72.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/entertainment/dusty-hill-zz-top-obit/index.html

She won a two gold medals in Tokyo. Why she won't look at social media

Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus, who won two Olympic gold medals at Tokyo 2020 in the 200m and 400m freestyle, talks about why she deleted every social media app on her phone to avoid "external pressure."

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/07/28/ariarne-titmus-olympic-swimmer-gold-medal-presser-sot-vpx.ioc

See GOP lawmaker's reaction when he's confronted over insurrection remarks

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) confronted Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) over his comparison of the Capitol insurrection to a tourist visit.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/07/28/andrew-clyde-tourist-visit-insurrection-confrontation-newday-vpx.cnn

Flight attendants receive defense training as incidents with violent passengers rise

Flight attendants are getting self-defense training as the number of unruly passengers is on the rise. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2021/07/28/flight-attendants-self-defense-muntean-pkg-vpx.cnn

Lizzo debunks stagediving rumor on TikTok

Singer Lizzo goes on TikTok to clear up a rumor circulating since 2019 claiming she killed someone while stagediving.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/celebrities/2021/07/28/lizzo-stagediving-rumor-debunked-tiktok-mxp-vpx.hln

US and Russia hold 'substantive' strategic stability talks as Moscow raps Biden for comments

US and Russian officials had "professional and substantive talks" on strategic stability in Switzerland, the State Department said in a statement Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/politics/us-russia-strategic-talks/index.html

Biden meets with Belarusian opposition leader at the White House

President Joe Biden met with Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya Wednesday morning, as part of her larger campaign to ratchet up international pressure on the Lukashenko regime.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/politics/joe-biden-belarus-svetlana-tikhanovskaya/index.html

Bhutan vaccinates 90% of its population



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-covid-0728/

The critical lesson Simone Biles can teach us

Rewind to that moment when Simone Biles, without question the greatest gymnast of all time, landed a vault awkwardly in the team competition at the Olympics.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/politics/mental-health-athletes-simone-biles/index.html

Tennis star asks who will take responsibility if he dies in Tokyo Olympics' heat and humidity

Amid spiking temperatures and humidity at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, tennis player Daniil Medvedev posed an unsettling question: Who would take responsibility if he were to die on court?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/sport/tokyo-olympics-heat-humidity-spt-scli-intl/index.html

These are the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A prehistoric solar observatory in the middle of a desert. A decades-old railway that bisects two soaring mountain ranges. Striking art etched into rocks that dates back 7,000 years.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/unesco-world-heritage-list-2021/index.html

There may be more Olympians who identify as LGBTQ than ever before. But there are limits to inclusion

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are already historic, and not just because they're taking place a year later than scheduled. This year's Olympics feature, by one count, more participants who identify as LGBTQ than at any other Games.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/sport/lgbtq-athletes-2020-olympics-spt-trnd/index.html

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Trump wing just keeps sinking deeper into conspiracy theories

Did you know that Joe Biden is probably going to resign as president sometime in the next month? Maybe, specifically, on August 13? While that's totally ridiculous -- Biden isn't resigning and, in fact, all signs point to him running for a second term in 2024 -- talk of Biden resigning has taken off among some of former President Donald Trump's most prominent supporters of late.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/politics/donald-trump-joe-biden-mike-lindell-ronny-jackson/index.html

John Stamos wants to tell you about the most famous crime you may have never heard of

Right off the bat John Stamos knows it's surprising that he's narrating a true crime podcast.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/entertainment/john-stamos-true-crime-podcast/index.html

'Hitman' sent insurrectionists to US Capitol, officer tells Jan. 6 House committee



source https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/jan-6-house-select-committee-hearing-07-27-21/h_bf3627bd2890be3a1900dc0da8b25e98

'They tortured me. They beat me,' Capitol Police officer testifies to Jan. 6 committee



source https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/jan-6-house-select-committee-hearing-07-27-21/h_d1983ceee22a12466bc38aef1020ec87

Officer at US Capitol on Jan. 6: Rioters were saying 'Trump sent us'



source https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/jan-6-house-select-committee-hearing-07-27-21/h_456afb78134fc8e93cf72deaa0bbbf96

New video of riot shown at insurrection hearing

New footage showing the events at the Capitol on January 6 was shown during a House select committee hearing investigating the riot.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/07/27/insurrection-hearing-new-riot-footage-vpx.cnn

Wildfires scorch southern Europe from Spain to Sardinia

Devastating wildfires have spread across parts of southern Europe, tearing through the Spanish and Greek countryside and forcing around 1,000 people from their homes on the Italian island of Sardinia.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/europe/southern-europe-wildfires-sardinia-intl/index.html

WeChat suspends new user registrations as China cracks down on tech

WeChat is suspending all new user registrations until early August, the social messaging app announced on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/tech/wechat-suspends-new-users/index.html

Brazil's Italo Ferreira makes history as the inaugural Olympic surfing gold medalist



source https://cnn.it/3iU6jnc

Monday, July 26, 2021

Staff at a Florida hospital say they are hearing panic, fear and regret from unvaccinated Covid-19 patients

Health care workers at Jacksonville's Baptist Medical Center in Florida are hearing panic, fear and regret from many of their patients as an increasing number are admitted for Covid-19 complications -- and as many need to be put on ventilators.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/us/florida-coronavirus-hospital-surge/index.html

Biden administration to resume fast-track deportation procedure for migrant families

The Biden administration is planning to speed up deportations for some migrant families who cross the US-Mexico border, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/politics/us-border-migrant-families-deportation/index.html

'We are now in crisis mode': Mayor of Florida county home to Disney World sounds alarm on surging Covid cases

The mayor of the Florida county that's home to Disney World and Universal Studios is sounding the alarm on a spike of Covid-19 cases in the area, saying the county is now in "crisis mode" as it grapples with its worsening infection rate.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/politics/florida-jerry-demings-covid-warning-amusement-parks/index.html

Some people are seeking out a second dose of Covid-19 vaccine after getting J&J shot

Jason Gallagher, an infectious disease pharmacist in Philadelphia had gotten the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine through a clinical trial in November, but this summer he didn't like the direction Covid-19 cases were taking due to variants.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/health/covid-19-vaccine-should-you-get-additional-dose/index.html

More than 140 business leaders urge lawmakers to pass infrastructure bill

Dozens of business leaders, including the CEOs of BlackRock, United Airlines and Macy's, called on lawmakers Monday to swiftly enact the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that is stalled in Congress.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/economy/business-leaders-letter-infrastructure-bill/index.html

The amazing vacation homes you can buy for $1 million

Vacation homes are one of those things that many people aspire to.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/vacation-homes-around-the-world-one-million-dollars/index.html

Former California Sen. Barbara Boxer victim of assault and theft

Former US Sen. Barbara Boxer of California was a victim of assault and theft Monday in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland, her office said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/us/barbara-boxer-california-assault-theft/index.html

Reporter calls out Flynn's comment after being given an AR-15

CNN's Jake Tapper and Politico reporter Rachel Bade discuss recent inflammatory comments by Former Trump security adviser Michael Flynn after he was given an AR-15.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/07/26/michael-flynn-rifle-comments-vpx.cnn

See what Macron said about anti-vaccine protesters

France's President Emanuel Macron criticized protesters who believe they should be free to reject the Covid-19 vaccines.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/07/26/macron-france-covid-19-pass-bitterman-vpx-new.cnn

Beijing's regulatory crackdown hits stocks in China and the US

Allianz Chief Economic Adviser Mohamed El-Erian discusses China's regulatory crackdown on private education firms.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/07/26/china-education-crackdown-stocks-qmb-vpx.cnnbusiness

Tesla reports record quarterly earnings, blowing past Wall Street's expectations

Tesla reported stronger-than-expected second quarter, with a record net income of $1.1 billion.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/business/tesla-earnings-record-quarter/index.html

Fox News viewers are less likely to get vaccinated, poll shows

CNN's Harry Enten analyzes data from the Axios/Ipsos tracking poll comparing vaccination rates of the Fox News audience to people who get their news from other sources.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/07/26/fox-news-viewers-vaccinations-enten.cnnbusiness

Floods in London are the latest sign big cities aren't ready for climate change

Cars stranded in streets turned to rivers. Bus passengers rescued by raft. Train stations submerged, sparking travel chaos.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/europe/london-flooding-infrastructure-climate-intl-cmd/index.html

Why Germany's gymnasts are wearing body-covering unitards at the Tokyo Games

The German women's gymnastics team has forgone bikini-cut unitards in favor of full-body versions at the Tokyo Olympics, in what the German Gymnastics Federation has branded a statement against "sexualization."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/sport/tokyo-germany-unitard-intl-scli-spt/index.html

Huge wildlife camera trap study is turned into a game

Tasked with photographing one of the world's most elusive big cats, you trek deep into the lush jungle of Southeast Asia and set up a camera trap. Back at base camp, you methodically comb through the images it captures, identifying monkeys, otters and finally, what you've been searching for: the mysterious clouded leopard.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/world/unseen-empire-camera-trap-game-spc-intl/index.html

Biden to announce end of combat mission in Iraq as he shifts US foreign policy focus

President Joe Biden will agree Monday to formally conclude the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year, another step toward winding down the two prolonged military engagements that began in the years following the September 11 terror attacks.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/politics/joe-biden-iraq/index.html

What Sarah Sanders gets wrong about the Covid-19 vaccine

Here's the headline out of an op-ed Sarah Sanders wrote in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette on Sunday: She got vaccinated "a few months ago" against the Covid-19 virus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/politics/sarah-sanders-vaccination-covid-19/index.html

Canada's first Indigenous governor general is installed

Indigenous leader and advocate Mary Simon has been installed as Canada's governor general.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/americas/mary-simon-governor-general-canada/index.html

Sunday, July 25, 2021

6 people dead, several more injured after sandstorm leads to 20 vehicle crash in Utah

Six people are dead and several more were critically injured when authorities say a sand or dust storm caused visibility issues that led to a series of crashes involving 20 vehicles in Utah Sunday evening.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/us/utah-sandstorm-multi-vehicle-crash/index.html

Unvaccinated Americans under mounting pressure to get Covid shots

Social, moral and political pressure is beginning to build on tens of millions of Americans who decline to take safe, effective vaccines against Covid-19, as even some conservative politicians join the persuasion effort amid a dangerous new wave.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/politics/conservatives-vaccines-donald-trump-republicans-joe-biden/index.html

The threat November 2022 poses to Biden

The first midterms for US presidents usually don't go well. Other than a handful of exceptions, the party of the person in the White House does poorly. In years such as 1994, Republicans took control of Congress during the Bill Clinton administration. In other cases, such as in 2002 or 2018, losing one chamber has been sufficient to change the political dynamic in Washington. As former President Barack Obama commented in 2010, when Republicans took control of the House following the fallout from the Affordable Care Act, he took a "shellacking."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/opinions/biden-midterms-political-threat-zelizer/index.html

Ohio House primary reveals Democratic divides that could play out across the 2022 midterm map

A congressional primary in Ohio is revealing the generational and ideological fissures in the Democratic Party that have been largely hidden in the early months of Joe Biden's presidency -- but could burst into full view as the midterm elections approach.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/politics/ohio-11th-district-race-nina-turner-shontel-brown/index.html

First female Afghan Air Force pilot on adversity in the military: 'They would just try to break me'

Niloofar Rahmani talks with Anderson Cooper about the challenges she faced becoming Afghanistan's first female Air Force pilot. Full Circle airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6p E.T.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/23/first-female-afghanistan-air-force-pilot-sot-acfc-vpx.cnn

Police and bystanders save baby trapped under car

Two police officers and bystanders saved an 8-month-old baby who became trapped underneath a car after a driver hit a mother and baby in Yonkers, New York, police said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/us/yonkers-baby-trapped-car-crash/index.html

Four shootings in Seattle leave 3 dead, 5 injured

Three people were killed and five more were injured in a series of unrelated shootings in Seattle early Sunday, according to police.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/us/seattle-gun-crime-sunday/index.html

North Koreans and their families in the US have waited 70 years for a reunion

Michael Roh remembers the tears that rolled down his grandmother's face as she watched former President Donald Trump meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on TV.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/us/korean-americans-separated-north-korea-families/index.html

Pamela Brown calls out Sarah Sanders' delayed support of vaccines

CNN's Pamela Brown looks at former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' delayed support of the coronavirus vaccines even as Sanders blames President Biden, Democrats and Dr. Fauci, among others, for vaccine hesitancy.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/07/25/sarah-sanders-coronavirus-vaccine-for-the-record-pamela-brown-nr-vpx.cnn

Terrifying video shows rocks toppling down mountain in India

At least nine people are dead and another three are injured after a landslide in northern India sent rocks careening down a mountain near the Sangla Valley.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/25/india-landslide-bridge-collapse-eg-orig.cnn

America's largest wildfire remains untamed

Firefighters in southern Oregon increased the containment of the Bootleg Fire -- the nation's largest wildfire -- Saturday, but the raging flames continued to spread as officials declared weather warnings in the area.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/weather/us-western-wildfires-sunday/index.html

Amazing photos from the Tokyo Olympics

It's a year later than expected, but the 2020 Summer Olympics are finally here.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/sport/gallery/tokyo-summer-olympics-best-photos/index.html

South Korean network apologizes for offensive stereotyping

The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony is a gratuitously enjoyable affair, with bulging muscles and beaming athletes proudly walking the Parade of Nations -- and into our hearts.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/asia/south-korea-broadcaster-blunder-olympics-intl/index.html

Pam Brown: Where's the transparency Biden's WH promised?

CNN's Pamela Brown analyzes the Joe Biden White House's pledge of transparency against the current coronavirus response, and how they are clashing.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/07/24/biden-white-house-coronavirus-transparency-pamela-brown-for-the-record-nr-vpx.cnn

Jim Acosta: Fox News viewers may have a case of whiplash

As Fox News changes some of its messaging on the coronavirus vaccine and Dr. Anthony Fauci, CNN's Jim Acosta calls out the network's delay in giving the truth to its viewers.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/07/24/coronavirus-vaccine-fox-news-misinformation-hold-on-acosta-nr-vpx.cnn

See rare snow leopard on camera for first time in years

Camera traps in East Kazakhstan captured video of one of the world's most elusive cats for the first time since 2017 in the region.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/23/rare-sighting-snow-leopard-east-kazakhstan-lc-lon-orig.cnn

At least three people killed in protests over water shortages in Iran

At least three people have been killed during violent protests over water shortages in Iran, according to state media.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/middleeast/iran-water-shortages-protests-intl/index.html

A day of shock results and gold for Team USA



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-25-21-spt/index.html

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Typhoon In-fa makes landfall in China after record flooding

Chinese commercial hub Shanghai and neighboring coastal regions canceled all flights, slowed or suspended subway trains and shuttered businesses as Typhoon In-fa made landfall on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/china/typhoon-in-fa-china-landfall-intl-hnk/index.html

Dead turtles and waves of plastic show Sri Lankan ship disaster's deep ramifications

For almost two weeks, a thick, black smudge stained the sky off Sri Lanka's western coast -- smoke from a burning container ship nine nautical miles out to sea.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/asia/sri-lanka-ship-disaster-aftermath-intl-dst-hnk/index.html

Australia once reveled in being the 'lucky country' on Covid-19. Now weary Aussies 'feel like prisoners'

A postcard of kangaroos lounging among gumtrees arrives in our letterbox in London, addressed to my 4-year-old daughter.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/australia/australia-lockdown-covid-lucky-country-intl-cmd/index.html

Secrets of Mars' core revealed for the first time

Have you ever spotted another planet in the sky? It's a celestial thrill without compare.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/world/mars-research-science-newsletter-wt-scn/index.html

NSA review finds no evidence supporting Tucker Carlson's claims NSA was spying on him, sources say

A National Security Agency review of its intercepts did not find any evidence that Fox News host Tucker Carlson's communications were intercepted by the NSA, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/politics/nsa-review-tucker-carlson-spying-claims/index.html

A second crisis is killing survivors of India's worst Covid wave

Srinivas S. lies on a gurney in an operating theater in St John's Hospital in Bengaluru as surgeons carefully remove bits of blackened tissue and rotten bone from his face.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/health/india-black-fungus-covid-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Travel to the Caribbean during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go

If you're planning to travel to the islands of the Caribbean, here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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

US fails to win medal on first day of Summer Olympics for the first time in nearly 50 years



source https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-24-21-spt/h_f2359d46c7c1592716914837d1b90d79

Olympic athletes struggle with 'brutal' weather

Day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and things are hotting up -- not least the weather.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/sport/tokyo-2020-olympics-heat-humidity-spt-intl/index.html

The big reason why Canada and the UK are beating the US on vaccinations



source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/politics/canada-uk-us-vaccinations-analysis/index.html

Thousands protest at Pride event over Orban's hostility

Tens of thousands of people were expected to join the annual Pride celebrations in Budapest on Saturday, with many already marching in colorful outfits across the Hungarian capital in support of inclusion and freedom.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/europe/budapest-hungary-pride-protest-intl/index.html

What happens if the Supreme Court throws out Roe v. Wade?

In some alternate universe, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg retired during the Obama presidency and Democrats were able to push through a successor to the conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/politics/what-matters-roe-v-wade-decision-and-breyer/index.html

Can psychedelics treat depression?

Psilocybin - the active ingredient found in magic mushrooms - Is being seriously considered for the treatment of mental health issues. How did we get here from the Grateful Dead and Kool-Aid Acid Test?

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/07/24/can-psychedelics-treat-depression.cnn

Smerconish: Don't punish the unvaccinated

Don't bring back mask mandates, says Michael Smerconish: 'Instead of imposing further upon the vaccinated, let's up the pressure on the unvaccinated.' President Biden should mandate the jab for all Federal workers, including the military.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/07/24/smerconish-dont-punish-the-unvaccinated.cnn

Hillsong Church founder says vaccines are 'personal decision' after congregant refuses shot and dies

The founder of the multinational Hillsong Church told CNN that Covid-19 vaccines are a "personal decision for each individual to make with the counsel of medical professionals" after a congregant who publicly refused inoculation died of complications from the disease.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/us/hillsong-church-stephen-harmon-covid-vaccine/index.html

Must-watch videos of the week



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

Why would anyone trust Brexit Britain again?



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-brexit-trade/

Fire whirls, 'pyro' clouds, and hazy skies: Extreme fire behavior is a preview of what's to come

Dozens of wildfires currently blazing across the West have been exhibiting extreme fire behavior: demonstrating alarming rotational patterns and wafting smoke across the country while also creating their own weather.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/us/fire-behavior-climate-west-wildfires/index.html

Mask mandates are back on the table as Covid-19 surges nationwide

While the need for mask wearing never fully dissipated during the pandemic, guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in May that removed restrictions for vaccinated individuals was a welcome harbinger of a possible return to normalcy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/health/us-coronavirus-saturday/index.html

Quarantine escapes and airplane disguises: Covid travel news this week

Which countries are tightening their Covid corsets and which are letting it all hang loose? CNN Travel reveals all in our latest weekend round-up.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pandemic-travel-news-australia-quarantine-indonesia-disguise/index.html

Nurse says patients in ICU with Covid-19 begging for vaccine

CNN's Randi Kaye spoke to a nurse in a hospital in Florida about patients in the ICU with Covid-19 begging for the vaccine.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/07/24/randi-kaye-nurse-covid-19-florida-vaccine-icu-ventilator-sot-ac360-vpx.cnn

Monsoon rains could bust exceptional drought across southwest US

A surge of monsoonal moisture is bringing rounds of heavy rain and strong thunderstorms to areas of the Southwest that are currently suffering from extreme to exceptional drought conditions.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/weather/southwest-monsoon-flash-flood-drought-weekend-forecast/index.html

Police to take over search efforts at the Florida condo building collapse site

Firefighters are turning over the search and recovery efforts at the Surfside condo building collapse to the Miami-Dade Police Department, officials said Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/us/surfside-search-police-takeover/index.html

Reporter describes Trump's reaction when rioters stormed the Capitol

Carol Leonnig, a co-author of the book "I Alone Can Fix It," describes how former President Donald Trump reacted while he was watching the January 6 Capitol riot unfold on TV from inside the White House.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/07/23/carol-leonnig-trump-capitol-riot-tv-sot-vpx-newday.cnn

Bosnia's peace envoy imposes jail terms for genocide denial

Bosnia's outgoing international peace overseer decreed amendments to its criminal code on Friday to allow jail terms for the denial of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, a frequently expressed view among nationalist Serbs.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/europe/bosnia-serbs-genocide-denial-law-intl/index.html

Friday, July 23, 2021

Why North Korea is so afraid of K-pop

North Korea is doubling down on its culture war, warning citizens to stay away from all things South Korean -- including its fashion, music, hairstyles and even slang.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/asia/north-korea-culture-war-kpop-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Bumble match turns in January 6 suspect who allegedly whipped police

Yet another US Capitol suspect was caught this week, all thanks to his Bumble match.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/politics/capitol-riot-bumble-dating-app-match-andrew-taake/index.html

How Taiwan is trying to defend against a cyber 'World War III'

As China steps up military pressure on Taiwan, the self-governing island is preparing for the next big frontier of warfare: crippling cyberattacks.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/tech/taiwan-china-cybersecurity-intl-hnk/index.html

New Capitol Police chief says he'd be 'a fool to not be concerned' about ongoing threat

In his first day on the job, Tom Manger -- the new chief of the US Capitol Police -- said Friday that he would be "a fool to not be concerned" about the threat of more attacks on the Capitol, especially given chatter on extremists' forums about possible action in August.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/politics/us-capitol-police-chief-tom-manger/index.html

Algerian Olympian withdraws from Games due to potential matchup with Israeli competitor



source https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-23-21-spt/h_abb3ac73bb4baaca2ca36e1819b744e2

See what life was like in the Olympic Village in 1984

During the 1984 Olympic Games, CNN went inside the Olympic Village in Los Angeles to see what life was like for the greatest athletes of their day. See how the technology -- and security -- has changed in this video from the CNN archives.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/07/19/1984-olympic-village-los-angeles-vault-zw-orig.cnn-business

Trump isn't putting his money where his mouth is on election 'fraud'

These two paragraphs from The Washington Post are both unsurprising and deeply troubling:

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/politics/donald-trump-election-fraud-2020/index.html

Alabama Republican Gov. says 'start blaming the unvaccinated' for rise in Covid cases

• The rise in US Covid-19 hospitalizations is a self-inflicted wound, expert says

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/politics/alabama-governor-kay-ivey-unvaccinated-covid/index.html

The Kavanaugh news proves it's impossible to have an apolitical Supreme Court

• FBI says it got more than 4,500 tips on Kavanaugh

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/politics/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-fbi/index.html

British lawmaker thrown out for calling Boris Johnson a liar

Dawn Butler, an MP for Britain's Labour Party, was thrown out for breaking the rules in the House of Commons.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/23/mp-thrown-out-for-saying-boris-johnson-lied-orig-cb-jk.cnn

See rare snow leopard on camera for first time in five years

Camera traps in East Kazakhstan captured video of one of the world's most elusive cats for the first time since 2017.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/23/rare-sighting-snow-leopard-east-kazakhstan-lc-lon-orig.cnn

Gun that killed Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid goes to auction

The gun used to kill the notorious Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid 140 years ago is going to public auction for the first time -- with an estimated selling price of $2-3 million.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/world/billy-the-kid-gun-scli-intl/index.html

Ancient viruses dating back 15,000 years found in Tibetan glacier

Scientists have discovered previously unknown viruses dating from 15,000 years ago in ice samples taken from a glacier in the Tibetan plateau.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/asia/climate-ancient-viruses-glacier-scli-intl-scn/index.html

Tennessee to remove bust of Ku Klux Klan leader from state Capitol

Tennessee officials voted Thursday to remove the bust of a Ku Klux Klan and Confederate leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from the State Capitol and into the Tennessee State Museum.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/us/kkk-leader-bust-removed-tn-capitol/index.html

Voters give their verdict on Biden's remarks on crime and the Capitol riot

Jason Carroll sits down with voters of various political affiliations to find out what they thought of President Joe Biden's town hall appearance on CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/07/23/biden-cnn-town-hall-voters-react-carroll-sot-vpx.cnn

We hoped the reports were exaggerated: Ten years later, Norway's PM reflects on devastating event

In 2011, a far-right extremist killed 77 people, many of them teenagers, in a bomb attack and gun rampage in Norway. Ten years later, CNN's Fred Pleitgen sits down with former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and reflects on the devastating event in Norwegian history.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/22/stoltenberg-norway-attack-10-years-on-fred-pleitgen-pkg-amanpour-intl-ldn.cnn

Thursday, July 22, 2021

China nuclear plant's problems serious enough to warrant shutdown, co-owner warns

The French power company that co-owns a nuclear plant in China would shut it down if it could, due to damage to the fuel rods, a spokesperson said -- but the decision is ultimately up to the plant's Chinese operator.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/china/edf-taishan-nuclear-plant-china-intl-hnk/index.html

Thieves in California are stealing scarce water amid extreme drought,

As an extreme drought grips California, making water increasingly scarce, thieves are making off with billions of gallons of the precious resource, tapping into fire hydrants, rivers, and even small family homes and farms.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/us/california-water-thieves-drought/index.html

Afghan interpreter for US Army was beheaded by Taliban. Others fear they will be hunted down too

Sohail Pardis was driving from his home in Afghanistan's capital Kabul to nearby Khost province to pick up his sister for the upcoming Eid holiday celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/asia/afghanistan-interpreters-taliban-reprisals-intl-hnk/index.html

Former interpreter for US Army: If they catch me, they're going to kill me

CNN's Anna Coren speaks with Afghan interpreters who risked their lives helping the US government, and now face reprisals from the Taliban as many of them struggle to secure US visas and protection.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/14/afghanistan-translator-coren-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Biden officials shift to an urgent tone as Covid-19 fight enters troubling new phase

Biden administration officials acknowledged Thursday the pandemic that appeared to be waning a month ago has entered a new, troubling phase.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/politics/covid-19-urgent-tone-form-biden-officials/index.html

Ex-nurse didn't get vaccinated, then she was hospitalized with Covid-19. Hear her message

A handful of states have been driving the bulk of the nationwide surge of Covid-19 cases and many of those cases are unvaccinated people. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/07/23/coronavirus-vaccine-missouri-nurse-marquez-pkg-vpx-lead.cnn

See Tokyo 2020 Olympics from above

CNN's Will Ripley takes a look at the city of Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Olympics, where a growing number of athletes have tested postive for Covid-19 and venues sit empty.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/23/cnn-flies-over-tokyo-olympics-2020-ripley-dnt-vpx.cnn

'Just get the stupid shot': Unvaccinated mom who got Covid-19

After choosing not to get the Covid-19 vaccine, Ganeene Starling ended up in the ICU with coronavirus and was given a 20% chance of survival by doctors. Starling speaks with CNN's Randi Kaye about her experience.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/07/23/unvaccinated-mom-coronavirus-vaccine-kaye-pkg-ac360-vpx.cnn

Emilia Clarke's rapid-fire accents blow away Jimmy Fallon

Actress Emilia Clarke impressed Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show by reciting lyrics from Olivia Rodrigo's "good 4 u" in eight different accents.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/07/22/emilia-clarke-tonight-show-good-4-u-accents-orig-ah.cnn

Mississippi asks US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

Mississippi's attorney general told the Supreme Court on Thursday that Roe v. Wade was "egregiously wrong" and should be overturned as she urged the justices to allow a controversial law that bars most abortions after 15 weeks to go into effect.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/politics/mississippi-roe-v-wade-abortion/index.html

Hospitalized Covid-19 patients are asking for the vaccine -- when it's too late, two health care workers say

As the Delta variant helps fuel a surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations in the US, unvaccinated patients are regretting their inoculation status, two health care workers say.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/health/hospitalized-patients-covid-19-vaccine/index.html

Fact check: Biden makes false claims about Covid-19, auto prices and other subjects at CNN town hall

President Joe Biden participated Wednesday in the second CNN town hall of his presidency, taking questions from anchor Don Lemon and local residents in Cincinnati.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/politics/fact-check-biden-cnn-town-hall-july/index.html

Australia's cockatoos taught each other to open trash cans for food, study finds

A few years ago, Australian scientist Richard Major took a video of a cockatoo in Sydney opening a closed trash bin lid with its beak and foot to access the gold mine of leftover food inside.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/australia/cockatoos-trash-can-study-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html

Not all Republicans are embracing McConnell's vaccine push. Read what some had to say when asked this week

Nearly half of House Republicans still won't say publicly​ whether they are vaccinated against Covid-19, even as new cases rise nationwide.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/politics/house-republicans-vaccination-rates/index.html

More than 150 people still missing in German floods unlikely to be found, officials fear

A week after severe flooding hit western Europe, devastating Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, German officials said Thursday they fear the 158 people still missing there may not be found.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/europe/germany-belgium-europe-floods-death-climate-intl/index.html

Massive internet outage: FedEx, Delta and McDonald's go down

A sweeping internet disruption on Thursday briefly took out a wide range of major corporate websites — from FedEx and Delta Airlines to HSBC and McDonald's.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/tech/website-outages-akamai-oracle-disruptions/index.html

Eighteen states have enacted new laws that make it harder to vote

Eighteen states have enacted 30 new laws that make it harder to vote, according to a new tally by the liberal-leaning Brennan Center for Justice that tracks state activity through July 14.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/politics/voting-restrictions-state-laws/index.html

How Covid-19 is ripping through one team at Tokyo 2020

Czech beach volleyball players Markéta Sluková-Nausch and Barbora Hermannova are coming to terms with being ruled out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as the European team grapples with a growing Covid-19 problem.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/sport/marketa-slukova-nausch-covid-19-czech-2020-tokyo-olympics-spt-intl/index.html

Daughter of detained man behind 'Hotel Rwanda' 'spied on' by Israeli software

The daughter of Paul Rusesabagina, a former hotelier who inspired the movie "Hotel Rwanda," has hit out at Rwandan authorities after a report emerged that she was on a list of people targeted by Pegasus, a military-grade spyware licensed by an Israeli company to governments.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/africa/daughter-hotel-rwanda-hero-pegasus-intl/index.html

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Trump and the GOP spin fantasies to hide his crimes against the Constitution

It's gone beyond whitewashing history. Ex-President Donald Trump and his House Republican enablers are now spinning fantastical inversions to hide his crimes against the Constitution on January 6.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/politics/donald-trump-joe-biden-insurrection-republicans-pelosi/index.html

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics



source https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/tokyo-2020-olympics-07-22-21-spt/index.html

China rejects WHO plan for second phase of Covid-19 origins study

The Chinese government will not participate in a second phase of the World Health Organization's investigation into the origins of Covid-19, a top health official announced Tuesday, after the possibility of the virus leaking from a Wuhan lab was included on the proposal.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/china/china-who-second-origin-study-intl-hnk/index.html

Teen charged after allegedly changing yearbook to include Hitler quote

A Connecticut teenager has been charged with two counts of third-degree computer crimes after he allegedly changed two yearbook entries to include a quote from Adolf Hitler and a reference to the Boston Marathon bomber, according to an arrest log from the Glastonbury Police Department.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/us/connecticut-student-yearbook-hitler-quote/index.html

'Like listening to Nixon drunk rambling': Anderson Cooper reacts to new Trump audio

Authors Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker of "I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year" share audio recordings of their interview with former President Donald Trump, where he shared his thoughts about the crowd during his January 6 speech before the deadly US Capitol insurrection.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/07/22/trump-capitol-riot-audio-interview-philip-rucker-carol-leonnig-ac360-vpx.cnn

The special effects visionary behind South Korea's zombie apocalypse

Hwang Hyo-kyun deceives people for a living. The more his audience notices his work, the worse job he's done.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/zombie-special-effects-makeup-south-korea-cell-kingdom-2021-hnk-spc-intl/index.html

See what Liz Cheney had to say about McCarthy

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) blasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) decision to pull all Republicans from the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/07/21/liz-cheney-kevin-mccarthy-capitol-riot-committee-vpx.cnn

Doctor: Patients 'beg me for the vaccine' before being intubated

An Alabama doctor shared a heartbreaking Facebook post, revealing that some of her unvaccinated Covid-19 patients are begging for the vaccine before being placed on a ventilator.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/07/21/alabama-doctor-unvaccinated-covid-patients-facebook-lead-vpx.cnn

US and Germany reach deal on controversial pipeline that Biden sees as a Russian 'geopolitical project'

The US announced Wednesday that it has reached a deal with Germany that would allow completion of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline opposed by the Biden administration as a "malign influence project" that Russia could use to gain leverage over European allies.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/politics/us-german-nord-stream-2-deal/index.html

Huge swathes of Siberia are on fire. See how firefighters are responding

Wildfires have razed hundreds of thousands of hectares in Russia's Siberia amid a combination of abnormally warm weather and droughts. CNN's Kim Brunhuber reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/21/siberia-russia-wildfires-climate-crisis-brunhuber-ctw-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Biden to take stage at CNN town hall as he stares down critical crossroad in presidency

President Joe Biden is visiting Ohio for a CNN town hall on Wednesday as his six-month-old presidency reaches a critical juncture.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/politics/joe-biden-cnn-town-hall/index.html

Biden names ambassadors to Canada, Slovenia and Austria

President Joe Biden has selected another round of ambassadors, including choices for posts in Canada, Slovenia and Austria.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/politics/ambassadors-canada-slovenia-austria-biden/index.html

Harvey Weinstein, in a wheelchair, pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges in Los Angeles

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to 11 sexual assault charges in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday, a day after he was moved across the country from his New York prison.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/us/harvey-weinstein-los-angeles-plea/index.html

Marjorie Taylor Greene was asked a simple question. Her answer was revealing

On Tuesday, Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was asked a simple question. Her answer was, uh, revealing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-hipaa/index.html

This group of children is up to 10 times more likely to drown than others, a report finds

Drowning is one of the leading causes of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 19 in the United States, but some children have a significantly higher chance of drowning than others.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/health/children-drowning-water-safety-wellness/index.html

Olympic athletes battling long Covid: 'I'm really struggling to exercise still'



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-covid-olympics-0721/

Watch gymnast disprove myth about Olympic beds

The myriad of anti-Covid rules at the Tokyo 2020 Olymics are putting a damper on the usual fanfare and celebration of the event. CNN's Blake Essig reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/07/21/tokyo-2020-no-fun-olympics-essig-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

John Kerry has a stark warning about climate crisis

Hear US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry deliver a major policy speech emphasizing the urgency of climate action at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London. Under the Paris Agreement, most nations agreed to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees. The US remains the world's second biggest greenhouse gas emitter after China and is by far the biggest emitter historically.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/20/john-kerry-climate-crisis-speech-royal-botanical-gardens-kew-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

The single most revealing fact in the new Trump books

The explosive new books about Donald Trump are riddled with insider details about the former president ... and it's partly because he chose to sit down with the authors himself. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza examines Trump's obsession with the media and his efforts to control the narrative.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/07/20/most-revealing-fact-new-trump-books-cillizza-the-point.cnn

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Businessman indicted on lobbying charges counted Trump among his 'closest friends'

The illegal foreign lobbying charges brought against Tom Barrack on Tuesday punctuate a winding business and political career defined by his unique staying power in former President Donald Trump's constantly shifting orbit of advisers.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/politics/who-is-tom-barrack-trump-ally/index.html

Bride dances too hard to Dave Matthews Band and dislocates knee

A bride's first dance was a doozy as she dislocated a knee at her wedding. Here comes the bride ... to the ER. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/07/21/bride-dislocates-knee-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn

Covid-positive man disguises himself as wife to board plane

An Indonesian man is reportedly facing arrest after disguising himself as his wife in order to board a flight.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/indonesia-citilink-niqab-man-covid-intl-hnk/index.html

Nxivm founder to pay victims almost $3.5 million in restitution

A federal judge ruled that 21 people should receive a total of $3.46 million in restitution from Keith Raniere, the founder of Nxivm, for being victims of his racketeering, sex trafficking and forced labor crimes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/us/nxivm-keith-raniere-restitution/index.html

The hard math on the new $56,000 Alzheimer's drug

The new Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm costs $56,000 per person, per year -- so much that it would affect the economics of Medicare.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/politics/aduhelm-alzheimers-drug-cost-what-matters/index.html

Typhoon In-fa strengthening while on track to impact Japan, Taiwan and China

Typhoon In-fa is intensifying over the northwestern Pacific Ocean as it begins to impact parts of Japan. The storm is expected to potentially lash Taiwan and parts of China by this weekend.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/weather/typhoon-cempaka-in-fa-flood-china-taiwan-japan/index.html

Bezos donates $100 million each to CNN contributor Van Jones and chef Jose Andres

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and world's wealthiest man, said Tuesday after flying to the edge of space that he planned to award $100 million each to CNN contributor Van Jones and chef José Andrés.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/media/van-jones-bezos-100-million/index.html

This butterfly was the first to go extinct in the US because of humans

As the first North American insect to go extinct due to humans, a blue butterfly has become an icon for insect conservation -- and what happens when humans destroy habitats without thought for the creatures living in them.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/world/xerces-blue-butterfly-extinction-scn/index.html

See inside capsule during Jeff Bezos' spaceflight

Video shows footage from inside the Blue Origin capsule as Jeff Bezos and his crew launched to space.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/07/20/blue-origin-jeff-bezos-inside-capsule-space-launch-vpx.cnn

Why did Jeff Bezos just go to space and back?

Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, went to space and back Tuesday morning on an 11-minute, supersonic joy ride aboard the rocket and capsule system developed by his space company, Blue Origin.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/tech/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-launch-scn/index.html

Jeff Bezos reveals most surprising part of space mission

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos speaks to CNN's Anderson Cooper following his historic spaceflight aboard his Blue Origin rocket ship.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/07/20/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-space-launch-cooper-intv-sot-vpx.cnn

White House has held talks with Fox News over its Covid-19 coverage

There have been regular, high-level conversations between the White House and Fox News regarding their coverage of the pandemic and vaccines, a source familiar with the talks tells CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/politics/white-house-fox-news-vaccines/index.html

Tokyo 2020 boss not ruling out last-minute cancellation of Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto isn't ruling out a last minute cancellation of the Olympic Games amid rising Covid-19 cases.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/sport/tokyo-2020-olympic-bubble-broken-spt-intl/index.html

Premier League soccer player suspended over alleged child sex offenses

An English Premier League club has suspended a member of its first team squad after he was arrested on suspicion of child sex offenses.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/football/soccer-player-child-sex-offenses-scli-intl-gbr-spt/index.html

Air traffic controller's 'slip of the tongue' nearly causes plane crash

A "slip of the tongue" by an air traffic controller at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport saw two planes come within 300 feet of crashing into each other on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/paris-charles-de-gaulle-plane-incident-scli-intl/index.html

Women's beach handball team fined for choosing shorts over bikini bottoms

The Norwegian women's beach handball team has been fined after players opted to wear shorts instead of bikini bottoms during a European championship game.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/sport/norway-handball-shorts-fine-intl-scli-spt/index.html

Tom Brady cracks joke about election denial at White House ceremony honoring Super Bowl champs

President Joe Biden honored the Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the White House Tuesday in a ceremony that featured quarterback Tom Brady cracking a joke about those who continue to deny that the President won the 2020 election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/politics/tampa-bay-buccaneers-white-house-visit/index.html

The first Capitol riot felony sentence was exactly the right call

On July 19, Paul A. Hodgkins, the first insurrectionist convicted of a felony to be sentenced for his crime of storming the Capitol on January 6, received an eight-month sentence to federal prison. Federal district court Judge Randolph Moss, former Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice, sent a pitch perfect sentencing message in two important ways.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/opinions/capitol-riot-insurrection-paul-hodgkins-sentence-aftergut/index.html

Harvey Weinstein extradited to Los Angeles to face further sexual assault charges

Harvey Weinstein was moved early Tuesday morning to California per a court order, the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision confirmed to CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/us/harvey-weinstein-extradited/index.html

Deadly fires in North America and European flooding push limits of scientists' climate projections



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-climate-072021/

Ethiopia's Tigray forces enter neighboring Afar region, Afar says

Forces from Ethiopia's northern Tigray region have mounted attacks in neighboring Afar region, a spokesman for Afar said on Monday, marking an expansion of an eight-month-old conflict into a previously untouched area.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/africa/ethiopia-tigray-forces-afar-region-intl/index.html

Olympic athletes, baseball players, soccer stars: Why we're still seeing Covid-19 cases among top athletes

The sports world, just days ahead of one of its premier global events, has been dealing with a significant and concerning number of Covid-19 cases.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/sport/covid-sports-world-olympics-intl-spt/index.html

Britain says it will permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters

Britain said on Tuesday it would permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters after its Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and escort ships sail to Japan in September through seas where China is vying for influence with the United States and Japan.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/asia/uk-japan-asian-queen-elizabeth-ship-intl/index.html

ISIS claims responsibility for Iraq blast that left dozens dead

ISIS have claimed responsibility for an explosion that ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital on Monday, killing at least 27 people and wounding 32.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/middleeast/isis-claims-responsibility-iraq-blast-intl-hnk/index.html

Joe Biden wants to overhaul global tax rules. Ireland stands in the way

One of President Joe Biden's priorities is a historic overhaul of global tax rules. The world's most powerful 20 economies are on board. But an island nation of 5 million people is standing in the way.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/economy/ireland-global-tax-deal/index.html

Bitcoin falls below $30,000 as Delta variant fears spread globally

Bitcoin fell below $30,000 again as investors worldwide fret about the Delta variant and what it means for the next stage of the coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/investing/bitcoin-price-delta-variant-intl-hnk/index.html

Monday, July 19, 2021

Cempaka intensifies into a typhoon as it approaches China

Tropical Storm Cempaka strengthened into a typhoon early Tuesday over the South China Sea.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/weather/cempaka-typhoon-china/index.html

London mayor's biggest problem with eased Covid-19 restrictions

London Mayor Sadiq Khan talks with CNN's Christiane Amanpour as England decides to lift most covid-19 restrictions.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/19/amanpour-england-london-sadiq-khan-coronavirus-ease-restrictions-vpx.cnn

Ben & Jerry's will stop selling ice cream in Palestinian territories

Ben & Jerry's will no longer sell ice cream in occupied Palestinian territories, saying it's inconsistent with the values of the socially conscious brand.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/business/ben-and-jerrys-palestinian-territory/index.html

Fox has quietly implemented its own version of a vaccine passport while its top personalities attack them

Tucker Carlson has called the idea of vaccine passports the medical equivalent of "Jim Crow" laws. And other Fox News personalities have spent months both trafficking in anti-vaccine rhetoric and assailing the concept of showing proof of vaccination status.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/media/fox-vaccine-passport/index.html

Prince Harry is publishing a memoir

Prince Harry, one of the most talked-about figures in the world, is publishing a memoir next year that he calls "wholly truthful."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/media/prince-harry-memoir/index.html

Dr. Fauci reacts to new student mask guidance

The American Academy of Pediatrics released new Covid-19 guidance for schools that supports in-person learning and, among other things, recommends universal masking in school of everyone over the age of 2.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/07/19/aap-school-student-masks-anthony-fauci-ath-vpx.cnn

See mesmerizing images of Jupiter and its biggest moon

NASA has released an animation that allows viewers to get a​ simulated "starship captain" eye ​view of its flyby of Jupiter and its ​largest moon, Ganymede.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/07/19/jupiter-flyby-animation-scn-lon-orig-tp.cnn

First US Capitol rioter convicted of a felony gets 8 months in prison

A man who pleaded guilty to breaching the Senate chamber during the US Capitol insurrection was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison in a closely watched case that could influence how hundreds of other rioters charged with the same felony are punished.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/politics/capitol-riot-felony-paul-hodgkins/index.html

Gymnast jumps on Olympic Village cardboard bed to debunk 'anti-sex fake news'

Athletes have been settling into their new accommodation at the Olympic Village as they prepare for the Tokyo Games -- and testing out what's on offer, notably their beds and food.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/sport/athletes-arrive-olympic-village-sex-beds-spt-intl/index.html

Paralympian angered after official said her sprint briefs were 'too short'

Double Paralympic world champion Olivia Breen says she was left "speechless" after an official at the English Championships told her that her sprint briefs were "too short and inappropriate."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/sport/olivia-breen-shorts-briefs-intl-scli-gbr/index.html

Afghanistan withdraws diplomats from Pakistan following alleged kidnapping of ambassador's daughter

Afghanistan is withdrawing its diplomats from Pakistan following the alleged abduction of the ambassador's daughter in the capital Islamabad, according to the Afghan foreign ministry.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/asia/afghanistan-pakistan-ambassadors-daughter-intl-hnk/index.html

At least 31 people killed after Mumbai hit with torrential rain

At least 31 people were killed when torrential rain swept through India's financial capital late on Sunday, triggering landslides that crushed cars and houses while leaving neighborhoods devastated.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/india/mumbai-heavy-rain-landslide-intl-hnk/index.html

Australia to deport right-wing British columnist Katie Hopkins after quarantine breach

Australia will deport controversial right-wing British commentator Katie Hopkins after she admitted breaching the country's quarantine rules, Australia's minister for home affairs said on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/australia/australia-deport-katie-hopkins-covid-quarantine-intl-hnk/index.html

Arizona police investigate a deadly shooting rampage across three crime scenes, including a burning house where a body was found

Police in Tucson, Arizona, are investigating a deadly shooting rampage across three different crime scenes including a burning house where a charred body was found Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/us/arizona-tucson-deadly-rampage-shooting-fire/index.html

Investigation into the Surfside condo building collapse won't begin while the site remains a crime scene, expert says

The Surfside community in Florida is anxious to learn what caused the condo building collapse that has killed at least 97 people, but a structural engineer said the investigation will not reach full force until search crews have finished their work.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/us/miami-dade-building-collapse-monday/index.html

China's already spending billions on overseas investments. Does it need to fund security, too?

The death of nine Chinese workers in a bus explosion in Pakistan has underscored the security risks attached to China's overseas projects, as anti-China sentiment simmers in countries where official ties with Beijing are strong.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/china/china-pakistan-bus-explosion-mic-intl-hnk/index.html

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Americans sentenced to prison for helping Carlos Ghosn flee Japan

A Tokyo court on Monday sentenced United States Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor to two years in prison and his son to one year and eight months for helping former Nissan Motor Company chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan, where he had faced charges of financial misconduct.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/asia/carlos-ghosn-accomplices-sentenced-intl-hnk/index.html

Half of the US believes a deadly conspiracy theory



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/us-covid-stories-intl-7-19/

80% of crew aboard South Korean destroyer test positive for Covid-19

South Korea's military has recorded in biggest cluster of Covid-19 infections to date, with more than 80% of personnel aboard a navy destroyer on anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden testing positive.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/asia/south-korea-navy-destroyer-covid-intl-hnk/index.html

Six British athletes forced to self-isolate after close contact with Covid-19 case on flight to Games



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/oly-covid-intl-7-19/

'Law & Order: SVU' actor charged with murder in 'brazen afternoon shooting'

Isaiah Stokes, an actor who appeared in one episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge, the Queens County, New York, District Attorney's Office said Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/18/us/isaiah-stokes-law-and-order-actor-indicted-murder/index.html

Shooting near baseball stadium puts renewed focus on US gun violence

A series of shootings over the weekend in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and other American cities underscored the ongoing rise in shootings and gun violence in the US this year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/18/us/us-violence-weekend/index.html

80 large fires have consumed more than 1 million acres across western parts of the US

There are currently 80 large wildfires raging in 13 states across the US, burning more than 1 million acres, mostly in western states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/18/us/western-us-wildfires-heatwave-sunday/index.html

Researchers identify 14 living descendants of Leonardo da Vinci's family

Decades-long research into Leonardo da Vinci's purported remains has revealed how many people currently alive can claim to be descendants of the family of the Renaissance genius and "Mona Lisa" painter: It's 14.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/leonardo-da-vinci-descendants-trnd-scn/index.html

Island's Covid crisis has become a political power play between China and Australia

China and Australia have found another battleground for their deepening diplomatic standoff: the Pacific Islands' pandemic response.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/18/asia/papua-new-guinea-china-vaccines-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Coco Gauff will miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19

American tennis hopeful Cori "Coco" Gauff will miss the Tokyo Olympics after announcing on Twitter Sunday she tested positive for Covid-19.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/18/us/cori-coco-gauff-covid-19-olympics-spt-trnd/index.html

Timeline: Six key moments that shaped Jerusalem

When there's news out of Jerusalem, reports often point to recent history to explain how such a complex web of communities came to reside in the Holy City.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/18/middleeast/jerusalem-original-series-faith-and-fury-timeline/index.html