Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Myanmar's military govt files new corruption charge against Suu Kyi - state TV

Myanmar's military government has filed a new corruption charge against deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and former President Win Myint, state-run broadcaster MRTV reported on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/asia/myanmar-corruption-charge-intl-hnk/index.html

These are the world's most expensive cities in 2021

All over the world, it's been a tough year on wallets.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/world-most-expensive-cities-2021/index.html

How law enforcement is trying to stop mob retail thefts

With in-store customers expected to return in droves for the holiday shopping season, law enforcement agencies are moving to halt a wave of organized "smash-and-grab" crimes at retailers across the US.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/us/smash-grab-crimes-organized-retail-thefts/index.html

FedEx driver dumped packages at least 6 times into Alabama ravine, sheriff says

Authorities investigating the discovery of hundreds of FedEx packages in an Alabama ravine have questioned the driver they think is responsible -- and believe the driver dumped packages there at least six times, a sheriff said Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/us/alabama-fedex-packages/index.html

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo indefinitely

CNN said Tuesday that it has suspended Chris Cuomo "indefinitely" after new documents released this week indicated that the anchor was more intimately involved than previously known in helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, craft a defense amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/media/chris-cuomo-suspended/index.html

The youngest Astroworld victim's family declined Travis Scott's offer to pay for their 9-year-old's funeral

Rapper Travis Scott said he would pay the funeral costs of the people who died in a crowd crush at his Astroworld Festival in Houston -- but the youngest victim's family says it's declining his offer.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/entertainment/travis-scott-ezra-blount-astroworld-death-funeral-cost-trnd/index.html

Meet the new CEO of Twitter

Parag Agrawal isn't a household name, but he could soon become one as he takes the lead at one of the world's most influential social media companies.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/tech/parag-agrawal-profile/index.html

Trump's former chief of staff cooperating with January 6 investigators

source https://www.cnn.com/collections/trump-jan-6-intl-113021/

Germany is suffering through the worst outbreak since the pandemic began

Germany is in the middle of dealing with their worst Covid-19 outbreak since the pandemic has began. With a combination of low vaccine rates and the new Omicron variant being detected in the country, healthcare leaders are concerned. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/11/30/germany-covid-outbreaks-omicron-newday-pleitgen-vpx.cnn

US removes Colombia's FARC from terrorism blacklist

The US State Department has removed the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known by the acronym the FARC, from its terrorism blacklist, and listed two dissident groups led by former FARC militants.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/politics/farc-delisting/index.html

GOP lawmaker fires back at Marjorie Taylor Greene

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) got into a heated argument on Twitter after Mace criticized Rep. Lauren Boebert's (R-CO) offensive remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/11/30/marjorie-taylor-greene-nancy-mace-boebert-ip-vpx.cnn

Watch the moment Barbados made Rihanna a national hero

The singer was honored during a larger ceremony marking Barbados' new status as a republic.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/30/rihanna-barbados-national-hero-lon-orig-mrg.cnn

Another video shows Lauren Boebert suggesting Ilhan Omar was terrorist

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado suggested to a crowd in September that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, whom she called "black-hearted" and "evil," was a terrorist.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/politics/lauren-boebert-ilhan-omar-video-comments/index.html

Trump's former chief of staff reaches deal for initial cooperation with Jan. 6 investigators

Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows is cooperating with the House select committee investigating the January 6 riot and is providing records and agreeing to appear for an initial interview, CNN exclusively has learned.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/politics/mark-meadows-january-6-committee/index.html

Arctic could rapidly switch from snow to rain decades sooner than expected, study shows

Rain fell on the summit of Greenland instead of snow for the first time on record in August, as the Northern Hemisphere experienced warmer-than-usual summer temperatures. A new study suggests that's likely to be the norm in just four or five decades.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/us/arctic-rainfall-greenland-climate-change/index.html

Qatar 2022: Amid ongoing human rights concerns, World Cup chief promises host nation is 'tolerant' and 'welcoming'

With less than a year to go before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, questions surrounding host nation Qatar's handling of humanitarian issues show few signs of abating -- specifically concerning the state's anti-homosexuality laws.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/football/qatar-2020-world-cup-nasser-al-khater-spt-intl/index.html

Las Vegas police use DNA testing and genealogical research to solve 42-year-old homicide of teen girl

Advanced DNA testing and genome sequencing helped Las Vegas police crack the case of a 16-year-old girl who was found dead 42 years ago, investigators announced Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/us/las-vegas-cold-case-solved-dna-kim-bryant/index.html

Monday, November 29, 2021

North Korean defector recaptured in China after more than 40 days on run

A North Korean defector who escaped from prison in northeast China has been recaptured by authorities, after more than 40 days on the run in the biting winter cold.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/china/north-korean-defector-china-intl-hnk/index.html

Here's how your gas could hit $5 a gallon

The surge in oil prices this year has angered drivers, tainted Americans' views on the economy and confounded both the White House and Federal Reserve. Unfortunately, JPMorgan Chase says the oil spike is just getting started.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/business/gas-prices-oil-jpmorgan/index.html

CNN to conduct 'thorough review' of documents showing Chris Cuomo's intimate role advising brother Andrew Cuomo

CNN said Monday that it will evaluate new information that sheds light on how anchor Chris Cuomo sought to help his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations earlier this year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/media/chris-cuomo-documents-under-review/index.html

Lululemon claims Peloton is a 'copycat'

Lululemon on Monday followed through on its threat to sue Peloton over the "copycat products" in the exercise bike company's new clothing line.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/business/lulelemon-peloton-lawsuit-copycat/index.html

Pentagon to build up US bases in Guam and Australia to meet China challenge

source https://www.cnn.com/collections/china-tensions-intl-112921/

Scientists 'astounded' as first living robots reproduce in way not seen in plants or animals

The US scientists who created the first living robots say the life forms, known as xenobots, can now reproduce -- and in a way not seen in plants and animals.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/americas/xenobots-self-replicating-robots-scn/index.html

Lionel Messi wins seventh Ballon d'Or, while Alexia Putellas wins her first women's title

Lionel Messi won his seventh Ballon d'Or title on Monday, while Alexia Putellas won her first Ballon d'Or Féminin title.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/football/lionel-messi-alexia-putellas-ballon-dor-spt-intl/index.html

Republican lawmaker condemns her colleague's divisive anti-Muslim remarks

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) reacts to inflammatory and anti-Muslim comments made by her colleague Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/11/29/rep-nancy-mace-lauren-boebert-reaction-intv-sot-nr-vpx.cnn

Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of lying to police about an alleged hate crime, begins Monday with jury selection

The long road in the Jussie Smollett case finally reaches trial Monday in Chicago, more than two years after police first alleged the actor lied about being the victim of a hate crime and wrongfully diverted weeks of investigative manpower.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/us/jussie-smollett-trial-monday/index.html

Bash asks Schiff: Is Merrick Garland letting Trump off the hook?

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says he wonders why the Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick Garland haven't pursued an investigation into former President Donald Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election results in a key state.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/11/28/adam-schiff-trump-merrick-garland-department-of-justice-sotu-sot-vpx.cnn

Lydia Ko: 'Sometimes results are so overrated,' says former world No. 1

The 24-year-old Lydia Ko has had more success than most golfers can imagine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/golf/lydia-ko-lpga-tour-gotm-spc-spt-intl/index.html

Deer are consuming the world's largest organism, killing off its opportunity for growth

In the Wasatch Mountains of the western US on the slopes above a spring-fed lake, there dwells a single giant organism that provides an entire ecosystem on which plants and animals have relied for thousands of years. Found in my home state of Utah, "Pando" is a 106-acre stand of quaking aspen clones.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/world/deer-eating-pando-forest-partner-scn/index.html

Novak Djokovic likely to skip Australian Open over vaccine mandate, says father

Novak Djokovic is unlikely to play at the Australian Open if rules on Covid-19 vaccinations are not relaxed, the world number one's father, Srdjan Djokovic, said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/tennis/novak-djokovic-australian-open-spt-intl/index.html

Fauci fires back at Ted Cruz's comments

In an interview with CBS News, Dr. Anthony Fauci reacted to comments from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) saying that he should face federal prosecution over some of his testimony before Congress.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/11/28/anthony-fauci-ted-cruz-coronavirus-january-6-sot-vpx-nr.cnn

Global markets brace for a nervous week ahead over Omicron concerns

Asia Pacific markets were down on Monday as investors continued to digest news about a new Covid-19 variant.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/investing/global-stocks-omicron-variant-intl-hnk/index.html

Beverly Hills police say they're investigating anti-Semitic flyers distributed one night before the beginning of Hanukkah

Police in Beverly Hills, California, have launched an investigation after residents received anti-Jewish hate speech flyers ahead of the first night of Hanukkah, the department said Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/us/beverly-hills-anti-semitic-flyers-investigation/index.html

Writer explains why he thinks Democrats are 'screwed' in midterms

Writer Chris Arnade has spent months walking around the US and talking to voters and says the main reason that Americans have a negative perception of President Biden is that there has not been a post-pandemic return to normalcy.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/11/28/chris-arnade-biden-covid-is-everything-sot-rs-vpx.cnn

CNN's Stelter: Media has made America more difficult to govern

CNN's Brian Stelter says that media-opposition to presidents, no matter how good or bad things are, has made America harder to govern.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/11/28/stelter-biden-media-making-it-harder-to-govern-sot-rs-vpx.cnn

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Expert says this is the most important thing we need to know about Omicron

Dr. Peter Hotez discusses the Omicron variant and when we'll know if vaccines are effective against it.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/11/27/omicron-variant-peter-hotez-vaccines-vpx.cnn

Egypt reopens 3,000 year-old 'Avenue of the Sphinxes' with grand ceremony

The more than 3,000-year-old road, linking two Egyptian temple complexes, was first discovered in the late 1940s and has since undergone decades of excavation and restoration efforts.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2021/11/26/egypt-ancient-road-reopening-lon-orig-na.cnn

Watch this historic power plant's smokestacks flatten in demolition

A more than 60-year-old coal-fired power plant has been partially demolished in New South Wales, Australia, according to CNN-affiliate Nine News.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/25/australia-power-plant-demolition-lon-orig-na.cnn

Barbados is ready to ditch Britain's Queen. For many in the country, the move has been a long time coming

Queen Elizabeth will have one less realm next week when Barbados severs its final imperial links to Britain by removing the 95-year-old as its head of state and declaring itself a republic.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/28/americas/barbados-to-remove-queen-head-of-state-republic-intl-cmd-gbr/index.html

Frank Williams, Williams F1 team founder, dies aged 79

Frank Williams, the founder of the Williams Formula 1 team and the longest-serving team principal the sport has ever seen, has died aged 79.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/28/motorsport/frank-williams-death-williams-f1-spt-intl/index.html

The Omicron variant is spreading across Europe with at least 13 cases identified in the Netherlands

At least 13 people who got tested at Amsterdam Schiphol airport after traveling from South Africa on Friday have tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant, Dutch health authorities said on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/28/world/coronavirus-omicron-variant-spreading-intl/index.html

John Roberts' long history with abortion and Roe v. Wade

Since his first job as a young lawyer in Washington, John Roberts' work has been entangled with Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that gave women a right to end a pregnancy.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/28/politics/abortion-roe-vs-wade-john-roberts-supreme-court/index.html

Jurors send a powerful message

"I do not pretend to understand the moral universe," wrote anti-slavery Unitarian minister Theodore Parker in a sermon published in 1853. "The arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends toward justice."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/28/opinions/jurors-send-powerful-message-column-galant/index.html

Magnitude 7.5 earthquake shakes Peru

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Peru early Sunday morning, according to the United States Geological Study (USGS) and Peru's National Seismology Center.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/28/americas/peru-earthquake-intl/index.html

Thai monkey festival returns as tourists finally come back to the country

Watched by tourists and locals, thousands of monkeys in Lopburi in central Thailand feasted on two tons of fruits and vegetables after the town's Monkey Festival resumed following a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/thai-monkey-festival-intl-scli/index.html

This Maryland woman just claimed her third $50,000 lottery prize

A Maryland woman is celebrating after winning the lottery for a third time in about three years.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/28/us/maryland-lottery-woman-wins-three-times-trnd/index.html

Hong Kong protest film wins best documentary at Chinese-language 'Oscars'

A documentary about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong won a high-profile award at the Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-speaking world's version of the Oscars, in Taiwan on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/28/china/hong-kong-film-protest-awards-ceremony-intl-hnk/index.html

Iran nuclear talks to restart as US emphasizes it's 'prepared to use other options' if diplomacy fails

The US and its allies restart Iran nuclear talks on Monday unsure how Tehran's new government will approach negotiations, not optimistic about the prospects ahead and emphasizing that if diplomacy fails, the US is "prepared to use other options."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/28/politics/iran-talks-restart/index.html

How a Seattle man became a lifeline for persecuted LGBQT people in other countries

Michael Failla doesn't get much sleep.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/28/us/michael-failla-lgbqt-refugees-middle-east-cec/index.html

Moderate House Republican warns McCarthy over embracing far-right members

A moderate House Republican is firing off a warning shot at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as he caters to his right flank in a quest for the speaker's gavel.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/27/politics/kevin-mccarthy-speaker-race-moderates/index.html

A 5-year-old child was fatally shot by teenager making a video for social media, Minnesota police say

A 5-year-old in Brooklyn, Park, Minnesota, was shot and killed on Thanksgiving by a 13-year-old who accidentally fired a gun while a group of kids were making a video for social media, according to local police.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/27/us/minnesota-child-shot/index.html

Saturday, November 27, 2021

New Zealand politician cycles to hospital in labor, gives birth

New Zealand Member of Parliament Julie Anne Genter got on her bicycle early on Sunday and headed to the hospital. She was already in labor, and she gave birth an hour later.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/28/asia/new-zealand-politician-labor-cycle-intl-hnk/index.html

Stowaway found in landing gear of plane at Miami airport

Authorities discovered an apparent stowaway Saturday in the landing gear of a flight from Guatemala at the Miami International Airport, local and federal officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/27/us/miami-airport-stowaway/index.html

NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp dies aged 75

Former Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers legend Curley Culp died Saturday, according to a statement from his family. Culp was 75 years old.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/27/sport/nfl-curley-culp-dies/index.html

US Customs officials seize nearly 4,000 bongs at DC airport

US Customs and Border Protection officials seized a shipment of almost 4,000 bongs at Washington Dulles International Airport, the agency said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/27/us/dulles-cbp-seize-bongs-trnd/index.html

Adele's '30' becomes 2021's fastest-selling album in both the US and UK

Adele has made another record-breaking return to the charts, as her latest album "30" claims the title of fastest-selling album of 2021 in both the US and the UK.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/27/entertainment/adele-music-album-chart-fastest-sales-record-scli-intl/index.html

What we learned about global travel this week

Countries around the world imposed travel restrictions after the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant in South Africa, more than 2.3 million Americans traveled by air for Thanksgiving, and in Asia-Pacific, New Zealand and the Philippines revealed new reopening plans.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pandemic-travel-new-south-african-variant-global-travel-restrictions/index.html

At least 2 dead as Storm Arwen thrashes the UK

At least two people are reported to have died as Britain was battered by severe weather with winds reaching speeds of over 90 mph (144 km/h) in some areas.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/27/europe/uk-storms-intl-scli/index.html

The 'betrayal' that could kill Britain's railway romance

The romance of rail travel has seduced many travelers over the years. Sitting in a train as it slips quietly out of a city, along tunnels and viaducts, sneaking glimpses of people's backyards before rolling into open countryside is one of life's true pleasures.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/britain-railways-hs2-cut/index.html

Peng Shuai: WTA remains 'deeply concerned 'about Chinese tennis star

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) "remains deeply concerned" that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai "is not free from censorship or coercion."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/27/tennis/peng-shuai-wta-spt-intl/index.html

Why these students are dreading their 21st birthdays

Most college students can't wait for their 21st birthdays. But Lakshmi Parvathinathan is terrified.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/27/us/documented-dreamers/index.html

World Chess Championship: Chess is sexy again. But for Magnus Carlsen, it's business as usual

The press conference in Dubai ahead of the World Chess Championship is running 30 minutes late. However, that hasn't quelled the feverish anticipation of the crowd of journalists clambering for a good spot to photograph Magnus Carlsen, the world's best chess player.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/27/sport/magnus-carlsen-world-chess-championships-spt-intl/index.html

Friday, November 26, 2021

1 person shot at Tacoma Mall in Washington state, authorities say

One person was shot at the Tacoma Mall in Washington state on Friday night, sending shoppers scrambling for safety, officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/27/us/washington-state-tacoma-mall-shooting/index.html

3 burned bodies found in Solomon Islands' Chinatown following violent protests

Three charred bodies have been found in a burned out building in the Chinatown district of the Solomon Islands' capital, Honiara -- the first reported fatalities after three days of violent protests that saw more than 100 people arrested.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/26/asia/solomon-islands-protest-fourth-day-intl-hnk/index.html

At least 19 killed in bus crash in central Mexico

At least 19 people were killed and 20 more injured on Friday when a passenger bus traveling on a highway in central Mexico crashed into a house, authorities said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/26/americas/mexico-bus-crash-intl-hnk/index.html

China's crackdown on Hong Kong fuels fears in Taiwan

As China cracked down on the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, the Taiwanese public watched on anxiously. Some fear they could be next to see harsher clampdowns as China steps up pressure on the democratic island of 24 million to "unify" with the mainland. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/24/taiwan-hong-kong-china-beijing-ripley-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Canada issues weather 'red alert' for British Columbia

Environment Canada has issued its first "red alert" for British Columbia ahead of what officials are characterizing as a dangerous weather system expected to push more atmospheric rivers into the province.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/26/americas/canada-weather-red-alert-british-columbia/index.html

One dead in shooting at entrance to Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego

One person was shot and killed at the entrance of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego Friday, authorities have confirmed to CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/26/us/san-diego-marine-recruit-depot-shooting/index.html

Why wiping out Hong Kong's opposition may have cost China a whole generation in Taiwan

In just five years, Lin Fei-fan went from charging into Taiwan's legislature and occupying the building with hundreds of students to a senior job for the island's ruling party.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/26/asia/taiwan-hong-kong-china-opposition-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

A murder suspect jumped on a flight. Now he's stuck in quarantine

China's stringent zero-Covid policy has allowed authorities to catch thousands of imported coronavirus cases. But, occasionally, it might help catch a fugitive too.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/26/china/taiwan-murder-suspect-quarantine-china-mic-intl-hnk/index.html

Stephen Sondheim, master of musical theater, dead at 91, New York Times says

Stephen Sondheim, the renowned composer of "Into the Woods," "Sweeney Todd," "Gypsy," "Sunday in the Park with George" and other essential works of musical theater, died early Friday morning at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, according to the New York Times. He was 91.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/26/entertainment/stephen-sondheim/index.html

Biden administration calls for hike in federal drilling fees in report that largely sidesteps climate issues

The Department of the Interior on Friday released a long-awaited review of oil and gas drilling on federal lands and oceans that recommends an increase in leasing fees and consideration of environmental concerns in leasing decisions. But the report largely sidesteps climate change issues, and does not recommend a halt to new oil and gas leasing -- a promise President Joe Biden campaigned on.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/26/politics/interior-department-federal-review-oil-gas-leasing/index.html

South African epidemiologist says he's 'quite worried' about new Covid variant

Salim Abdool Karim, an epidemiologist and former head of South Africa's Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19, tells CNN's Becky Anderson why he's worried about the new Omicron Covid variant.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/11/26/south-african-epidemiologist-karim-covid-b-1-1529-variant-intl-ctw-vpx.cnn

Missing gun belonging to Brian Laundrie's parents wasn't made public due to 'frenzied atmosphere,' family attorney says

Brian Laundrie's parents discovered a handgun was missing when they voluntarily surrendered their firearms to law enforcement the same day they informed authorities that their son was missing, according to the family's attorney, Steven Bertolino.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/26/us/brian-laundrie-missing-gun/index.html

Malawi defends decision to ask Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador

The government of Malawi has defended its decision to invite the former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson to become the country's official cannabis ambassador following a backlash over his conviction for rape in the 1990s.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/26/entertainment/malawi-mike-tyson-scli-intl/index.html

A murder suspect fled to China from Taiwan. Now he's stuck in Covid quarantine

China's stringent zero-Covid policy has allowed authorities to catch thousands of imported coronavirus cases. But, occasionally, it might help catch a fugitive too.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/26/china/taiwan-murder-suspect-quarantine-china-mic-intl-hnk/index.html

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Winners of the 2021 Historical Photographer of the Year contest revealed

"The past is never dead," Nobel Prize winning novelist William Faulkner once wrote. "It's not even past."

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/historical-photographer-of-the-year-2021/index.html

Solomon Islands tells public workers to stay home as violent protests continue for third day

The Solomon Islands government has advised all public servants to stay at home as violent protests continued for a third day on Friday, with crowds gathering at the Prime Minister's residence.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/26/asia/solomon-islands-protests-third-day-intl-hnk/index.html

Thanksgiving travelers set pandemic record with more than 2.3 million in the air, TSA says

Thanksgiving travelers have set a new pandemic-era air travel record in the United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pandemic-air-travel-record-thanksgiving/index.html

Longtime IOC member 'puzzled' by reaction to Peng Shuai video call

Long-time International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound has said that he is "puzzled" by the reaction to a video call between three-time Olympian Peng Shuai and IOC president Thomas Bach.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/25/tennis/dick-pound-puzzled-peng-shuai-reaction-spt-intl/index.html

A new Covid-19 variant could show immune evasion and enhanced transmissibility, South African scientists warn

South Africa's health minister announced Thursday the discovery of a new coronavirus variant that appears to be spreading rapidly in parts of the country.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/25/world/covid-variant-south-africa-immune-evasion-transmissibility/index.html

This is what a boat provided by smugglers to migrants looks like

CNN's Cyril Vanier reports from a beach near Calais, France, after at least 27 people died when their boat capsized marking one of the largest losses of life in the English Channel in recent years.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/25/english-channel-migrants-boat-capsizing-calais-vanier-ctw-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

'Largely a dud': Legal analyst reacts to news about Trump Organization

CNN's Kara Scannell reports Manhattan prosecutors have informed top Trump Organization executive Matthew Calamari that, for now, they do not intend to charge him with any crimes as part of their wide-ranging investigation into the former president's company. CNN's senior legal analyst Elie Honig says this indicates the tax fraud charge against the organization is likely going nowhere.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/11/25/trump-organization-matthew-calamari-scannell-honig-newday-sot-vpx.cnn

National Day of Mourning turns Thanksgiving into something more honest

A version of this story appeared in CNN's Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/25/us/national-day-of-mourning-race-deconstructed-newsletter/index.html

Thousands of people have raised nearly $900K for a man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit

Thousands of people are raising money online for a Missouri man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/25/us/kevin-strickland-funds-raised-wrongful-imprisonment-trnd/index.html

UK Michelin star restaurant burns down

A Michelin-star restaurant in northern England housed in a 14th century building has suffered significant damage after its thatched roof caught fire.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/star-at-harome-thatch-roof-fire-scli-intl-gbr/index.html

'A perfect storm': Hear from America's farmers about state of farming as inflation rises

Inflation may be cooking up the most expensive Thanksgiving in history for American families. The US Department of Agriculture says the average dinner cost is up 5%, while the American Farm Bureau Federation claims that the increase may be as high as 14%. The USDA says many farmers aren't currently making more money for their crops, and almost all are dealing with rising costs. CNN's Gabe Cohen reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/11/25/thanksgiving-inflation-expensive-farmers-cohen-ldn-vpx.cnn

Germany is giving nearly two million workers a 25% pay rise

Almost 2 million workers in Europe's biggest economy are set for a big pay rise.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/25/economy/germany-minimum-wage/index.html

UK faces shortage of wine and liquor before Christmas

Shops in the United Kingdom could run short of wine and liquor ahead of Christmas because there aren't enough drivers to make deliveries.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/25/business/wine-liquor-shortage-uk-christmas/index.html

New Jersey officer faces charges after body of hit-and-run victim was found in the back seat of his car, prosecutors say

A Newark, New Jersey, police officer is facing multiple charges after prosecutors said he was involved in a hit-and-run that left a 29-year-old nurse dead.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/25/us/new-jersey-police-officer-charged-hit-and-run/index.html

Judge vacates 1974 rape conviction after Massachusetts fails to preserve evidence, victim raises 'serious doubts' about her identification

A Massachusetts judge vacated Tyrone Clark's 1974 rape conviction after the commonwealth failed to preserve evidence and the victim in the case, unsolicited, raised serious doubts about her identification of the defendant, according to a news release from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/25/us/tyrone-clark-rape-conviction-vacated/index.html

More than a dozen remain hospitalized after deadly Waukesha parade crash

More than a dozen people remain hospitalized after a driver rammed an SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, over the weekend, killing six people and injuring dozens more.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/25/us/waukesha-car-parade-thursday/index.html

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Giant Sequoias are nearly impossible to kill. Climate change is changing that

California's iconic Giant Sequoias, nearly indestructible trees that can live for thousands of years, are under threat from a range of factors stemming from climate change. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/11/24/giant-sequoia-trees-wildfire-threat-climate-change-elam-pkg-vpx.cnn

Who is Zhang Gaoli? The man at the center of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's #MeToo allegation

Before retiring as vice premier, Zhang Gaoli was the face of China's organizing efforts ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/25/china/who-is-zhang-gaoli-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Myanmar troops arrest 18 medics for treating members of anti-junta groups

Myanmar's military has arrested 18 medics for providing treatment to patients who were members of "terrorist organizations," a state-run newspaper said Wednesday, referring to outlawed anti-junta groups.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/24/asia/myanmar-arrest-medics-intl-hnk/index.html

China steps up censorship in wake of Peng Shuai allegations

CNN's Will Ripley reports on China's ongoing efforts to censor media reports on the sexual assault allegations made by tennis star Peng Shuai against a retired top Communist party official.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/11/25/china-censorship-peng-shuai-ebof-ripley-pkg-vpx.cnn

Biden had benign but potentially precancerous lesion removed during colonoscopy

President Joe Biden had a single 3-millimeter polyp removed during his routine colonoscopy last week at Walter Reed medical center.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/24/politics/biden-colonoscopy-lesion-removed/index.html

Trump reveals Rittenhouse visited him at Mar-a-Lago

Former President Donald Trump said he was recently visited at his Palm Beach, Florida, resort by Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who was acquitted last week on all charges after fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/11/25/trump-visit-kyle-rittenhouse-mar-a-lago-todd-dnt-vpx.cnn

Red Cross warns of 'serious problems' with remote Bangladesh island housing Rohingya refugees

A senior Red Cross official warned that "serious problems" remain with a remote island off southern Bangladesh housing Rohingya refugees, as officials prepared to ship thousands more people there this week.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/24/asia/bangladesh-rohingya-red-cross-intl-hnk/index.html

Hong Kong restaurant group shelling out $650K to let 250 staff fly to see their families

For Sandeep Arora, home is the ancient city of Jalandhar in India's Punjab region. His wife, son and parents live there, but he hasn't seen them since March 2020.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/hong-kong-black-sheep-free-staff-flights-cmd/index.html

Pacific island nation enters 36-hour lockdown after protests turn violent

The Solomon Islands imposed a 36-hour lockdown in the capital, Honiara, after protesters calling for the Prime Minister to resign looted stores and set fire to buildings, including in the Pacific nation's Parliament.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/24/asia/solomon-islands-protest-lockdown-intl-hnk/index.html

Court says soccer star Benzema used 'subterfuge and lies' in sex tape case

It all started with a broken cell phone.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/24/football/karim-benzema-guilty-sex-tape-lies-spt-intl/index.html

Missouri dig site is home to at least 4 rare dinosaurs, and there could be more

The first tracings of dinosaurs in Missouri were found in the 1940s on the Chronister family's property when they were digging a well. In October, nearly 60 years later, another set of fossils from the same species were uncovered about 50 feet (15 meters) away.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/24/world/missouri-dinosaur-bones-uncovered-scn/index.html

A statue of Thomas Jefferson is removed from New York City Hall after 187 years

After 187 years, a statue of America's third president, Thomas Jefferson, no longer sits in New York City Hall.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/24/us/thomas-jefferson-statue-removed/index.html

Man who fled Atlanta airport after a weapon discharged is still at large

Days after a gunshot set off a panic inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, police are still looking for the man they say brought the weapon through a security checkpoint and then managed to slip away in the ensuing chaos, firearm in hand.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/us/atlanta-airport-weapon-discharged-tuesday/index.html

Trump loyalists dangle threat over GOP leader

CNN's Melanie Zanona reports that Donald Trump loyalists in the House have told House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) that if he doesn't do what they want, they will withhold their support for his candidacy to become House speaker if Republicans take chamber in the next election.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/11/24/donald-trump-kevin-mccarthy-gop-inside-politics-vpx.cnn

Leaders react to migrant boat capsizing in English Channel

At least 31 migrants died after a trafficking boat capsized in the English Channel. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanual Macron have condemned the conditions that led to the deaths.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/24/boris-johnson-migrant-boat-capsizes-reaction-intl-vpx.cnn

See the reactions to verdict being read

A jury has found Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. guilty of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/11/24/ahmaud-arbery-jury-verdict-vpx.cnn

Trump argues January 6 committee could damage the presidency in quest for his records

Former President Donald Trump is accusing the House select committee investigating January 6 of being so aggressive in its pursuit of his White House records that it could permanently damage the presidency, according to a court filing from his legal team on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/24/politics/donald-trump-january-6-committee-argument/index.html

The Arctic Ocean began warming decades earlier than previously thought, new research shows

The Arctic Ocean has been warming since the onset of the 20th century, decades earlier than instrument observations would suggest, according to new research.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/24/us/arctic-ocean-early-warming-climate/index.html

The three White men were convicted in the 2020 death of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery

source https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/ahmaud-arbery-killing-trial-verdict-watch-11-24-21/index.html

Defense lawyer prompts outrage in closing arguments

A sentence uttered by a defense attorney in the trial of those accused in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery brought an audible gasp from people in the courtroom, and elicited outrage from his family and legal experts. CNN legal analysts Elie Honig and Joey Jackson weigh in.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/11/23/ahmaud-arbery-defense-lawyer-comment-honig-jackson-newday-vpx.cnn

Analysis: This is Trump's greatest trick

Former President Donald Trump maintains strong support among Republicans even though the party suffered significant losses in both the House and Senate during his presidency. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza talks about how Trump is tricking Republicans into thinking he's the party's the best option in 2024.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/11/23/trump-greatest-trick-cillizza-the-point.cnn

At least 27 migrants reported dead after boat sinks off French coast

At least 27 migrants are dead after a boat capsized in the English Channel, off the coast of Calais, northern France on Wednesday, police sources told CNN affiliate BFMTV.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/24/europe/france-channel-migrant-deaths-gbr-intl/index.html

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Prison staffers made litany of errors prior to Epstein's death, documents reveal

Jeffrey Epstein denied having any suicidal thoughts before he died by suicide, despite some prison staffers noting signs of troubling behavior, according to newly released documents from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/24/us/jeffrey-epstein-suicidal-thoughts-bureau-of-prisons-report/index.html

Pentagon announces plans to streamline UFO reports and analysis

The Department of Defense announced its plans to streamline the collection and analysis of UFO reports across the government Tuesday, following the government's acknowledgment earlier this year that these reports are worth studying and may pose a national security threat.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/politics/ufo-reports-pentagon/index.html

The China market is lucrative for the sports business, but at what cost?

Beijing's influence in sports is growing with its massive potential spending power and fan base. Sports organizations have to be much more delicate with China in order to not be censored or banned from the country. CNN's Will Ripley looks at the cost of prominent brands and organizations that have been accused of courting the Chinese market.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/11/24/china-sports-money-peng-shuai-ripley-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn

Watch WWE wrestler surprise attacked during live broadcast

WWE wrestler Seth Rollins was tackled and slammed to the floor by a man during a live taping of "Monday Night Raw" in Brooklyn.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/11/24/wwe-seth-rollins-tackled-mh-orig.cnn

Trump says Rittenhouse visited him at Mar-a-Lago

Former President Donald Trump said he was recently visited at his Palm Beach, Florida, resort by Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who was acquitted last week on all charges after fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/politics/trump-kyle-rittenhouse-mar-a-lago-visit/index.html

Philippines navy completes resupply mission after Chinese blockade

Navy vessels from the Philippines successfully completed a resupply mission on Tuesday at a South China Sea outpost, its defense minister said, a day after its President rebuked China at an international summit for its blockade of the area.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/asia/philippines-island-china-resupply-intl-hnk/index.html

Hong Kong jails 20-year-old activist under national security law

The former leader of Hong Kong pro-independence group Studentlocalism was sentenced on Tuesday to a total of 43 months in prison for trying to separate the city from China, and for money laundering.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/asia/hong-kong-activist-jailed-intl-hnk/index.html

A silent killer is choking India's capital. For millions, there's no choice but to breathe it in

Gulpreet Singh begs for food from a dirty hemp mat spread on the sidewalk outside Delhi's South Campus metro station.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/india/air-pollution-delhi-residents-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Ring doorbell camera captures arrest of parade killings suspect

A Ring doorbell camera caught the moment that Darrell E. Brooks, the man who is accused of careening his SUV into a Wisconsin parade, was forced to surrender to police after trying to get help from a homeowner to call an Uber.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/11/23/ring-doorbell-camera-suspect-waukesha-parade-killings-vpx.cnn

Why some US cities are facing a spree of 'smash-and-grab' crimes

A wave of "smash-and-grab" crimes is plaguing upscale stores in major US cities, with mobs of thieves making off with expensive goods in brazen, nighttime raids.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/us/smash-and-grab-thefts-explainer-cec/index.html

AstraZeneca CEO on negative press: Our vaccine has been critical for people

AstraZeneca's CEO responds to negative headlines surrounding its Covid-19 vaccine, defends its efficacy and urges governments to vaccinate people. The company, which has delivered 2 billion doses of the vaccine, will set different prices for different countries, according to CEO Pascal Soriot.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/11/23/astrazeneca-ceo-covid-vaccine-negative-press-efficacy.cnnbusiness

Apple sues NSO Group over spyware

Apple on Tuesday sued NSO Group and its parent company, accusing the Israeli firm of violating a federal anti-hacking law by selling potent software that clients have used to spy on Apple customers.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/tech/apple-nso-spyware-lawsuit/index.html

Fearing new Russian threat, Ukraine races to upgrade its navy

The Ukrainian naval patrol boat "Kremenchuk" churns out into the gun-grey waters of the Sea of Azov, one mounted machine gun pointing aft, another pointing fore into the drizzle.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/europe/ukraine-naval-base-russian-tensions-intl-cmd/index.html

Charlottesville civil trial exposes rift between White nationalists

The civil trial for White nationalists who organized a two-day rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 has exposed distrust among the defendants with fault lines emerging over using violence, how to dress and how polished to appear. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/11/23/exp-tsr-todd-civil-trial-charlottesville-unite-the-right-exposes-white-nationalist-schisms.cnn

Jury finds Unite the Right organizers liable for millions in damages

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/us/charlottesville-unite-the-right-trial-deliberations-tuesday/index.html

US House members describe toxic animosity among lawmakers

Many members within the House of Representatives have told CNN in recent days that they find themselves in a toxic work environment, wrought with bitter exchanges, threats and fears about what the erosion of decorum in the chamber will mean for a body that has still not recovered 10 months after the Capitol Hill riot.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/politics/congress-anger-house-fights/index.html

Employers can now be fined in this country for after hour calls

Portugal parliament has passed a law that will fine employers who call or text employees after working hours. CNN's Isa Soares reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/11/23/portugal-law-work-life-balance-soares-intl-dnt-ctw-vpx.cnn

Man to be freed after spending 43 years in prison for triple murder he didn't commit

After spending 43 years behind bars for a crime he said he didn't commit, a Missouri man's conviction has been set aside, according to a news release from Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/us/kevin-strickland-triple-murder-wrongful-conviction-freed-trnd/index.html

10 CNN podcasts for your holiday travels

Let's face it, as much as we love the holidays, there's a lot of stress and anxiety involved in getting to and from our destinations.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cnn-podcasts-for-holiday-travel/index.html

Brian Laundrie autopsy shows he died by suicide

Brian Laundrie died by suicide from a gunshot wound to the head, an attorney for the Laundrie family told CNN on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/us/brian-laundrie-autopsy/index.html

Malikah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, has died, officials say

A daughter of slain Black civil rights activist Malcolm X, Malikah Shabazz, died Monday, the New York Police Department told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/us/malikah-shabazz-malcolm-x-daughter-dies/index.html

Arrests made after another Nordstrom burglary in California involving as many as 20 people

Three people have been arrested in connection with one of the latest burglaries of a high-end store in California, police in Los Angeles said Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/us/los-angeles-the-grove-nordstrom-burglary/index.html

The surprising reason why Ocean Spray cranberry sauce labels are upside-down

Perhaps one of the greatest mysteries of Thanksgiving is the cranberry sauce — and we're not talking about why people eat it: Why are the labels on Ocean Spray cans upside down?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/business/cranberry-sauce-label-upside-down/index.html

Monday, November 22, 2021

Former Trump attorney says he's 'addicted' to power but won't run in 2024

CNN's Alisyn Camerota sits down with Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen after he was released from house arrest. Cohen weighs in on Trump's leadership style and states whether he thinks the former president will run again in 2024.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/11/22/michael-cohen-trump-2024-election-camerota-intv-sot-vpx.cnn

Austrian chancellor defends 'drastic' vaccine mandate

Austrian chancellor Alexander Schallenberg spoke to CNN's Hala Gorani about his decision to put the country back into lockdown amid rising coronavirus cases.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/22/alexander-schallenberg-austria-covid-lockdown-gorani-intv-hgt-vpx-intl.cnn

Four-eared kitten becomes social media sensation

Four-month old kitten Midas, from Turkey, was born with two sets of ears and a defective jaw due to a recessive genetic mutation, according to Reuters.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/22/four-eared-kitten-midas-lon-orig-mrg.cnn

Jeff Bezos donates $100 million to Obama foundation in honor of John Lewis

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to the Obama Foundation in honor of Congressman John Lewis, a hero of the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1960s who died last year, the foundation said on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/22/investing/bezos-john-lewis-donation/index.html

What we know about what happened at the Waukesha Christmas parade

source https://www.cnn.com/collections/wisconsin-intl-112221/

'Tis the season: First lady Jill Biden to receive official White House Christmas tree

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the nation's capital.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/22/politics/white-house-christmas-tree-jill-biden/index.html

Bodies pile up outside hospital morgue as Romania struggles with fourth wave of Covid

source https://www.cnn.com/collections/covid-intl-112221/

Elizabeth Holmes testifies in her own criminal trial

source https://www.cnn.com/tech/live-news/elizabeth-holmes-trial-testimony-11-22-2021/index.html

Women banned from Afghan television dramas under new Taliban media rules

Women will be barred from appearing in television dramas in Afghanistan under the Taliban's new media restrictions, in the latest rollback of women's freedoms since the militant group seized power three months ago.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/22/asia/taliban-women-banned-tv-drama-afghanistan-intl/index.html

What AOC gets exactly right about Democrats' political problems

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not happy with her party.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/22/politics/aoc-democrats-2022/index.html

Joe Biden channels his inner Obama with Fed pick

By choosing to stick with Jerome Powell, who Donald Trump selected to be Federal Reserve chairman in 2017, President Biden proved that he learned a valuable lesson from his former boss about continuity over partisan politics during challenging economic times.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/22/investing/biden-powell-federal-reserve/index.html

Uber Eats to allow orders for cannabis in Ontario

Uber will allow users in Ontario, Canada, to place orders for cannabis on its Uber Eats app, marking the ride-hailing giant's foray into the booming business, a company spokesperson said on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/22/business/uber-eats-cannabis-ontario/index.html

Eddie Redmayne says playing a trans character in 'The Danish Girl' was a mistake

Eddie Redmayne has addressed the controversy surrounding his Oscar-nominated role in "The Danish Girl," calling his decision to play transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in the 2015 drama a "mistake."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/22/entertainment/eddie-redmayne-trans-mistake-intl-scli-gbr/index.html

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Rittenhouse is latest symbol of a nation divided on guns, crime and protest

Three days after his acquittal in a polarizing case in Wisconsin, Kyle Rittenhouse is now a teenaged avatar for a nation divided over the nature of justice, the societal role of guns and violence in political discourse.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/22/politics/rittenhouse-politics-divided-nation-biden-trump-orourke/index.html

Romania is battling its worst Covid-19 wave yet. Wide suspicion over vaccines isn't helping

"It's relentless -- relentless," sighed nurse Claudiu Ionita, standing in front of a line of gurneys in Bucharest University Hospital's morgue. On each gurney lay a body inside a black plastic bag.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/22/europe/romania-covid-19-vaccine-skepticism-intl-cmd/index.html

Video shows SUV narrowly miss little child as it barrels down road

There are multiple fatalities and more than 20 people are injured after an SUV plowed through a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Video of the incident shows the vehicle rushing past a small child standing on the edge of the street before it drives into the crowd.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/11/22/waukesha-wisconsin-vehicle-holiday-parade-child-sot-vpx.cnn

'I'm honestly speechless': CNN commentator reacts to CPAC banning Sesame Street characters

CNN's Jim Acosta and political commentator Kirsten Powers react to CPAC banning Sesame Street characters from attending the conservative organization's 2022 conference over Sesame Street's promotion of Covid-19 vaccines.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/11/21/cpac-bans-big-bird-covid-vaccines-powers-acostanr-vpx.cnn

Covid ravages Romania amid onslaught of fake news and superstition

Intensive care units and morgues are filling up in Romania amid record levels of Covid-19 related deaths and one of Europe's lowest vaccination rates. Doctors say they can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, as vast swathes of the population remain reluctant to get vaccinated. Medics say they struggle against fake news, suspicion and superstition. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Romania.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/19/romania-covid-19-pandemic-wedeman-pkg-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

How to fix your sleep position to relieve back pain

Physical therapists Bob and Brad put out videos every day to an audience of millions on YouTube. They explain why your current sleeping position is putting your back out of whack and how to fix it.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/11/22/best-sleeping-posture-for-back-pain-lbb-orig.cnn

Smerconish has a theory about Biden's low poll numbers

CNN's Michael Smerconish has a theory about the real reason why President Joe Biden's poll numbers are so low ... and it involves former President Donald Trump.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/11/20/smerconish-biden-low-poll-numbers-trump-comparison-sot-vpx.cnn

Bill Maher sounds off on teaching critical race theory

During a discussion about critical race theory with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Bill Maher says that he's all for teaching the history of racism in the US in schools but is against teaching racism is the essence of America.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/11/21/bill-maher-critical-race-theory-cuomo-cpt-sot-vpx.cnn

No prison time for man who pleaded guilty to rape and sexual assault of four teenage girls

A man who pleaded guilty to the rape and sexual assault of four teenage girls will avoid prison time after a New York state judge said time behind bars would be inappropriate.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/us/chris-belter-assault-sentence/index.html

Pregnant Philadelphia woman fatally shot unloading presents from her baby shower

Philadelphia police say a 7-months-pregnant woman was fatally shot in the head and stomach after attending her own baby shower Saturday night.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/us/philadelphia-pregnant-woman-shot/index.html

Police seize $500 million in illegal marijuana in a raid in Oregon

At a time when legalized marijuana sales are rising nationally, state police in Oregon last week seized 500,000 pounds of illegal marijuana in a bust outside Medford, Oregon, that they estimated had a street value of $500 million, police said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/us/oregon-illegal-marijuana-seized/index.html

70-year-old hunter in France suffers 'serious' injury after bear encounter

A 70-year-old man sustained a "serious leg injury" in southwestern France on Saturday after an encounter with a bear, according to a statement from the southwestern prefecture of Ariège.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/europe/france-hunter-bear-encounter-serious-injury-intl-scli/index.html

Fasting 2 days a week can help obese people keep off the weight with modest results, study finds

The 5:2 diet, a type of intermittent fasting, is no more effective than traditional approaches to weight loss, according to what researchers said was the first study of the regimen in a "real-life setting."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/17/health/diet-52-intermittent-fasting-study-wellness/index.html

Two missionaries released in Haiti after group kidnapping, aid group claims

Two missionaries kidnapped in Haiti over a month ago have been released, according to a statement by the US-based Christian Aid Ministries. CNN has not been able to independently confirm their release.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/americas/haiti-missionaries-two-released-intl-latam/index.html

Missing tennis star appears on video call with Olympic and Chinese officials

source https://www.cnn.com/collections/china-intl-112121/

Residents evacuated from Italian island Vulcano over carbon dioxide levels

Most of the 250 permanent residents of a volcanic Italian island have been told to evacuate after levels of carbon dioxide in the air spiked dangerously, causing respiratory problems to people and their pets.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/europe/italy-vulcano-island-residents-evacuated-intl-scli/index.html

Justin Bieber called on to cancel Saudi Arabia concert by slain journalist's fiancée

The fiancée of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi wrote an open letter published by the Washington Post calling for Justin Bieber to cancel his upcoming concert in Saudi Arabia.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/business/justin-bieber-saudi-arabia-concert-jamal-khashoggi/index.html

Lewis Hamilton wins Qatar Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton put in a faultless drive to win Sunday's inaugural Qatar Grand Prix and cut Max Verstappen's championship lead to just eight points.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/motorsport/lewis-hamilton-wins-qatar-gp-spt-intl/index.html

Skin lightening is an $8.6 billion industry. This woman is trying to stop it

For over a decade, Amira Adawe has devoted her life to putting an end to the skin lightening industry, particularly the use of creams that contain toxic levels of mercury. Here's how she's doing it.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/11/ending-skin-lightening-beautywell-orig-ts-mss.cnn

Violent clashes erupt during anti-lockdown demonstrations in Europe

Protests in European countries against new Covid-19 restrictions turned violent over the weekend as cases continue to rise in the continent.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/europe/europe-lockdown-protests-violence-intl/index.html

Adele wants you to listen to her album in order, and Spotify agrees

When it comes to her art, Adele has a certain way she likes things to be done. The singer believes the tracks on an album should be listened to in their order of arrangement -- and now she's got streaming giant Spotify onside.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/entertainment/adele-spotify-music-streaming-album-shuffle-scli-intl/index.html

Sudan's military agrees to reinstate ousted civilian prime minister

Sudan's military chief and the prime minister he overthrew last month have reached a deal for the reinstatement of the premier and the release of jailed political detainees, mediators said Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/africa/sudan-military-chief-hamdok-deal-intl/index.html

'Germany has humanity': Hear from mother trying to cross Belarus border

CNN's Matthew Chance reports after violence broke out on the EU's border with Belarus where thousands of migrants have been trying to cross in hopes of a better life in Europe.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/18/poland-belarus-migrants-thursday-matthew-chance-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer out as Manchester United manager after string of poor results

Manchester United have confirmed the departure of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, one day after the club suffered a humiliating 4-1 Premier League defeat at Watford.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/football/ole-gunnar-solskjaer-manchester-united-departure-spt-intl/index.html

'SNL' has Judge Jeanine go over the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and a chat with Donald Trump

There was a lot of news to cover from this week, and "Saturday Night Live" had its Judge Jeanine take it all on.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/media/snl-judge-jeanine-kyle-rittenhouse/index.html

It didn't take long for police to see the Turpin children's horrifying reality

Jordan Turpin was 17 years old when she found herself crawling out of a window of her family's home, hoping to save the lives of her 12 siblings.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/us/turpin-sisters-interview-abc-diane-sawyer/index.html

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The victims of the Belarus border crisis were obvious. For Poland's government, it was a useful distraction

It was clear who the losers were in the dispute between Poland and Belarus. The thousands of migrants who became stranded on the border in freezing conditions had their dreams of a new future in Europe dashed, and some are now being repatriated to their home countries. But for Poland's government, the crisis helped to divert attention from a series of uncomfortable issues.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/europe/poland-border-crisis-politics-intl-cmd/index.html

China downgrades its diplomatic ties with Lithuania over Taiwan issue

China downgraded its diplomatic ties with Lithuania on Sunday, expressing strong dissatisfaction with Vilnius for allowing Taiwan to open a de facto embassy in the Baltic state, raising tensions in a spat that has also dragged in Washington.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/21/china/china-lithuania-taiwan-relations-intl-hnk/index.html

Jan. 6 committee member: Many of 200+ witnesses are ex-Trump admin staff who voluntarily came forward

A member of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack told CNN Saturday many of the more than 200 witnesses they have interviewed are former officials from the Trump administration who came forward voluntarily.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/politics/zoe-lofgren-jan-6-committee-interviews/index.html

She died from a snakebite. But the real killer was her husband

Uthra's mother found her daughter lying motionless in bed at the family home, her left arm dotted with blood.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/india/india-snake-cobra-murder-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

Adele to star in televised concert special, 'An Audience With Adele,' following release of new album

Adele is not going easy on her fans, with the singer starring in a highly anticipated televised UK concert special on Sunday following the release of her new album, "30."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/entertainment/adele-30-album-uk-concert-special/index.html

Where Xi's China is heading

Imagine, for a moment, what the world looks like to people living in China today — say, to an average couple.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/opinions/fareed-chinas-iron-fist-column/index.html

There's nothing more frightening in America today than an angry White man

The Brute. The Buck. And, of course, the Thug.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/us/angry-white-men-trials-blake-cec/index.html

Exploring mysterious worlds in 'The Hunt for Planet B'

If the universe is a seemingly endless desert, planet Earth is just a grain of sand.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/world/science-newsletter-wt-scn-planet-b/index.html

Queen marks first wedding anniversary without Prince Philip

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has reached her first wedding anniversary since the death of her husband, Prince Philip.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/uk/queen-philip-wedding-anniversary-gbr-intl-scli/index.html

Rolls-Royce claims to have developed the world's fastest all-electric aircraft

British aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce says it has developed the "world's fastest all-electric aircraft," according to a statement from the company.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/rolls-royce-worlds-fastest-electric-aircraft-intl-scli-gbr/index.html

Nigerian musician Davido says he will give $600,000 to charity after online appeal

Nigerian-American musician Davido has announced he will donate more than $600,000 to orphanages across Nigeria, after hosting an impromptu online appeal that initially sparked amusement and confusion from his fans.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/africa/davido-nigeria-money-million-crowdfunding-online-scli-intl/index.html

Chinese state media shares video clips purporting to show tennis star Peng Shuai

source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-china-peng-shuai-1119/

Make Chile great again? Meet the far-right presidential candidate tempting voters from Chile's left and center

"This is the first time I will vote for a right-wing candidate. I consider myself a leftist, but today I am 100% sure I will go for José Antonio Kast," said Rodrigo Álvarez, a 48-old sociologist and public administrator, referring to Chile's far right presidential candidate, a long-time conservative politician and defender of former dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/americas/chile-election-kast-boric-intl-latam/index.html

Fire breaks out near Place de L'Opera in Paris

A large fire broke out in a building on boulevard des Capucines, near the Place de L'Opera square in central Paris on Saturday, sending clouds of smoke rising into the air.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/europe/paris-opera-fire-intl/index.html

Dr. Gupta breaks down new booster data

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses new data out of Israel which explains why CDC vaccine advisers voted to recommend Covid-19 booster shots for all adults.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/11/19/covid-19-booster-shots-data-gupta-nr-vpx.cnn

The EU realizes it can't rely on America for protection. Now it has a blueprint for a new joint military force

The chaos at the border between Poland and Belarus is just the latest incident to get top brass in Brussels pondering what the European Union should do long-term about its internal security.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/europe/european-union-security-analysis-intl-cmd/index.html

'We're expecting Novak to come': Players must be vaccinated to play in Australian Open

Players will have to be fully vaccinated to participate in the upcoming Australian Open, with Tennis Australia Chief Executive Officer Craig Tiley hopeful that men's world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will be competing.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/20/tennis/australian-open-vaccinations-spt-intl/index.html

Friday, November 19, 2021

New lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 280 Astroworld Festival concertgoers

A new lawsuit has been filed on behalf of more than 280 Astroworld Festival concertgoers, the Thomas J. Henry Law firm announced in a news release Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/us/lawsuit-280-astroworld-festival-attendees-travis-scott/index.html

FBI searched under New Jersey bridge for Jimmy Hoffa's remains last month

The FBI conducted another search for the remains of one-time Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa last month, this time under a bridge in Jersey City, New Jersey, a source with knowledge of the search told CNN.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/us/jimmy-hoffa-fbi-searched-under-bridge/index.html

Armored truck scatters cash on freeway

Money rained down on a San Diego freeway Friday morning, when one of the doors of an armored truck popped open and bags holding cash fell out.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/us/san-diego-armored-truck-cash-freeway/index.html

Asia's quiet militarization threatens to turn the region into a powder keg

In Shanghai's sprawling Jiangnan Shipyard, workers are fitting the catapults that will separate China's latest and most advanced aircraft carrier from its two outdated sister ships.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/asia/china-taiwan-asia-us-militarization-intl-dst-hnk-ml/index.html

Marriott rejected Uyghur conference to maintain 'political neutrality'

The Marriott hotel in Prague refused to host a conference this month aimed at drawing attention to alleged human rights abuses in China, the hotel chain confirmed to CNN on Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/business/marriott-china-uyghur/index.html

Must-watch videos of the week

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

Peter Jackson on why Beatles footage was in vault for 50 years

Director Peter Jackson tells CNN's Anderson Cooper about his meeting with Sir Paul McCartney to discuss footage of The Beatles recording their iconic album "Let It Be". Watch "Full Circle" Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/11/19/peter-jackson-acfc-sot-mccartney-beatles-doc-vpx.cnn

Construction halted on secret project at Chinese port in UAE after pressure from US, officials say

Construction has been halted on a secret development inside of a Chinese shipping port near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates after intense US pressure, at least for now, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN -- but multiple officials cautioned that the security concerns over the Chinese presence in the country are far from resolved.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/politics/china-uae-us-construction-port/index.html

Elizabeth Holmes takes the stand in her criminal trial

Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder and former CEO of Theranos, is taking the stand in her own criminal trial.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/tech/elizabeth-holmes-trial/index.html

Biden deemed fit for duty after first physical in office

President Joe Biden underwent his annual physical Friday morning at Walter Reed Medical Center, his first such appointment since he was inaugurated as the oldest first-term president in US history.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/politics/biden-annual-physical-exam/index.html

Phone glitch leaves some Tesla drivers locked out

One of the perks of owning a Tesla is using your smartphone as a key to open and drive your car. It does away with carrying a separate key fob in your pocket.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/business/tesla-phone-key-app-problem/index.html

Neighbor went to check on 70-year-old next door and found body of FBI fugitive

When a neighbor went to check on 70-year-old James Fitzgerald on November 6, they found a decomposing body inside the home Fitzgerald had lived in for the last 15 years in the town of Seneca, about an hour outside of Greenville, South Carolina.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/us/south-carolina-remains-identified/index.html

Former NFL player Zac Stacy arrested after alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

Former NFL player Zac Stacy is in police custody after disturbing video surfaced appearing to show Stacy assaulting his ex-girlfriend. 

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/us/zac-stacy-arrest-domestic-violence/index.html

Things we learned from Kyle Rittenhouse's trial that challenge assumptions about the case

source https://www.cnn.com/collections/rittenhouse-intl-111921/

Rittenhouse breaks down after being found not guilty on all charges

Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of killing two people and shooting another during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, summer 2020 has been found not guilty on all charges.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/11/19/kyle-rittenhouse-jury-verdict-vpx.cnn

Trump's ire grows as DeSantis' popularity with Republicans takes off

In a matter of months, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has gone from being a shining example in Donald Trump's eyes of a MAGA leader molded in his image to an average politician who forgot his roots as he rose to Republican stardom.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/politics/trump-desantis-relationship/index.html

Europe's 'epidemic of the unvaccinated' is a crucial lesson in Covid fight

source https://www.cnn.com/collections/covid-intl-111921/

Miracle Covid-19 survivor: Woman wakes up after weeks on ventilator

They made her funeral arrangements and almost bought a tombstone, but despite being in a coma and on a ventilator for weeks, Bettina Lerman woke up the same day she was going to be taken off life support. She now has plans to get vaccinated.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/11/19/woman-coronavirus-ventilator-coma-recovery-affil-pkg-vpx.wmtw

Rittenhouse jury begins fourth day of deliberations

source https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/kyle-rittenhouse-trial-verdict-watch-11-19-21/index.html

Oil selloff intensifies on Covid fears and risk of US-China intervention

The oil market has gone from booming to busting, much to the relief of inflation-weary American drivers ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/business/gas-prices-oil-covid-china/index.html

Thursday, November 18, 2021

To Shohei Ohtani's superfans, he's always been an MVP

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani has been unanimously voted as the American League's MVP. CNN's Blake Essig takes a look at how the baseball superstar's fan base has rallied around their favorite player.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2021/11/19/shohei-ohtani-mvp-american-league-mlb-essig-intl-ovn-vpx.cnn

Rupert Murdoch has a message for Trump

News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch addressed shareholders and said that former President Donald Trump should move on from the 2020 election.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2021/11/18/rupert-murdoch-trump-2020-election-fox-vpx.cnn

CNN reporter presses Belarus foreign minister about migrant crisis

CNN's Matthew Chance presses Belarus Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei about the migrant crisis at the Belarus-Poland border.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/19/belarus-foreign-minister-migrant-crisis-chance-pkg-ebof-intl-vpx.cnn

Meadows suggests Trump should be elected speaker if Republicans win House

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows blasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's leadership style on Thursday, suggesting that if Republicans win control of the House next year, the party should install former President Donald Trump as its next speaker.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/politics/mark-meadows-trump-house-speaker/index.html

Philippines' Duterte says cocaine user among presidential election candidates

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte declared on Thursday in a televised speech that an unnamed candidate for next year's presidential election was a cocaine user.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/asia/duterte-philippines-cocaine-election-intl-hnk/index.html

WTA Chairman willing to pull out of China if tennis star Peng Shuai not accounted for

The head of the Women's Tennis Association Steve Simon has said he is willing to lose hundreds of millions of dollars worth of business in China if tennis player Peng Shuai's is not fully accounted for and her allegations investigated.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/china/wta-ceo-peng-shuai-steve-simon-intl-hnk/index.html

Chinese journalist jailed for reporting about Covid-19 said to be near death

Chinese citizen-journalist Zhang Zhan, who documented the plight of Wuhan citizens in lockdown in early 2020, has remained jailed for nearly 18 months and is said to be near death from a hunger strike. CNN's David Culver reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/18/china-journalist-coronavirus-hunger-strike-culver-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn

How low will Biden go?

A new Quinnipiac University national poll has some very dire news for President Joe Biden: His job approval rating sits at a lousy 36%.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/politics/biden-approval-rating-low/index.html

Fresh look at pandemic origins points straight to food market in Wuhan, scientist says

A fresh look at the possible origins of the Covid-19 pandemic points straight back to the Huanan seafood market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, a scientist who has been studying the pandemic from the beginning asserted Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/health/covid-origins-market-theory/index.html

Hear tape of death row inmate's words to family

CNN's Laura Jarrett breaks down Julius Jones' case after an audio tape was made public containing what could be the death row inmate's last words. Jones is scheduled to be executed today at 4 p.m. CT unless Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt grants him clemency.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/11/18/julius-jones-audio-tape-jarrett-newday-ldn-vpx.cnn

State attorneys general launch investigation into Meta-owned Instagram's impact on kids

A bipartisan group of 10 state attorneys general have launched an investigation into Meta, the social media company formerly known as Facebook, focused on the potential harms of its Instagram platform on children and teens.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/tech/meta-instagram-kids-attorneys-general-investigation/index.html

Revelations bring a reckoning for ex-spy's dossier that tied Trump to Russia

When it came to light in January 2017, just days before Donald Trump took office, the so-called Steele dossier landed like a bombshell and sent shockwaves around the world with its salacious allegations about Trump and his supposed ties to Russia.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/politics/steele-dossier-reckoning/index.html

How an alt-right producer made extremism go viral and why he quit

Partisan opinion has always been big business. The latest "Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat" tackles how much more dangerous it is today, with CNN's Oliver Darcy and former alt-right producer Caolan Robertson.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/11/18/alt-right-hyperpartisan-media-reality-check-orig-ff.cnn

Rittenhouse judge bans MSNBC after producer pulled over for following jury bus

The jury in Kyle Rittenhouse's homicide trial concluded its third day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict in a day marked by the judge's decision to ban MSNBC from the courtroom for allegedly following a jury bus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/us/kyle-rittenhouse-trial-thursday/index.html

Woman with Covid wakes up on day she was being taken off life support. Her family had chosen a headstone

Bettina Lerman was on a ventilator for weeks after getting Covid-19 and hadn't responded to doctors' efforts to wake her from a coma when her family made the difficult decision to take her off of life support.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/us/coronavirus-maine-recovery-trnd/index.html

RNC chairwoman acknowledges Biden's 2020 victory for first time, contradicting Trump

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Thursday she recognizes President Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States, even as she claimed there were "lots of problems" with the 2020 election that Republican candidates should address.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/politics/ronna-mcdaniel-joe-biden/index.html

Watch dramatic footage of family rescued from floodwaters

Two children and four adults were rescued by the Oregon Coast Guard as rushing waters destroyed their home in Washington.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/11/18/washington-family-rescued-flood-coast-guard-affil-pkg-vpx.king5

Kamala Harris' communications director is leaving the administration

Vice President Kamala Harris' communications director, Ashley Etienne, is leaving the administration, according to a White House official, to pursue "other opportunities."

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/politics/ashley-etienne-kamala-harris/index.html

UN to Elon Musk: Here's that $6 billion plan to end world hunger

The director of the United Nations' World Food Programme laid out a plan to spend $6.6 billion to combat world hunger — a direct response to a back-and-forth with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who claimed he would sell Tesla stock to fund a plan if the WFP could describe "exactly how" it would work.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/tech/elon-musk-world-hunger-wfp-donation/index.html

CNN tried Tesla's 'full self-driving' mode on New York City's streets. It didn't go great

Tesla has given some drivers access to its "full self-driving" beta software. CNN went to one of the busiest streets in Brooklyn to see how it works.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/11/17/tesla-3-full-self-driving-mode-test-mc-zw-orig.cnn-business

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Philippines accuses Chinese Coast Guard of firing water cannons on its supply boats

The Philippines condemned "in strongest terms" the actions of three Chinese Coast Guard vessels which blocked and used water cannons on two Manila supply boats on their way to a Philippine-occupied atoll in the South China Sea, its top diplomat said on Thursday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/17/asia/philippines-boats-china-coast-guard-intl-hnk/index.html

Prosecutors rest their case in trial of three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery

The prosecution in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's killing rested its case Tuesday afternoon after eight days of testimony and 23 witnesses.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/16/us/ahmaud-arbery-killing-trial-day-8-tuesday/index.html

Tennis stars rally for Chinese player Peng Shuai

Chinese state media CGTN has released an email alleged to be from Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai claiming she is fine amid growing concern for her whereabouts. Some have doubts about the email, and it raises concerns for Peng's safety. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/17/peng-shuai-tennis-star-china-ivan-watson-pkg-vpx.cnn

What a US diplomatic boycott of the Olympics would mean

The Olympics are about a lot more than sports.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/17/world/meanwhile-in-america-november-17-intl-latam/index.html

'Eye for an eye': What this vote means for Democrats' future

The House voted largely along party lines to censure GOP Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona. The move comes after he posted a photoshopped anime video on his Twitter and Instagram accounts showing him appearing to kill Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and attacking President Biden.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/11/17/gosar-censure-reaction-vpx.cnn

Watch the stand up comedy routine that's polarized India

Vir Das, a stand-up comedian from India, shared his thoughts on the nation's social issues in a monologue called "Two Indias" while performing in Washington, DC.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/india/2021/11/17/india-comedian-vir-das-criticism-orig-na-jk.cnn

Indian petroleum minister defends country's COP26 tweak request

Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri speaks with CNN's Becky Anderson about the country's eleventh-hour request at COP26 to tweak verbiage related to phasing out fossil fuels.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/17/hardeep-singh-puri-india-cop26-fossil-fuels-tweak-sot-intl-ctw-vpx.cnn

He ordered a letterman jacket in high school but couldn't afford to pick it up. His brother just found it at a thrift shop 28 years later

Jed Mottley played varsity football 28 years ago at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, when nothing screamed ultimate pride in your sport and school like a letterman jacket -- but Mottley didn't have one.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/17/us/letterman-jacket-found-az-thrift-store-trnd/index.html

Rapper Young Dolph dead at 36

Young Dolph, the rapper behind albums like "Rich Slave," died in fatal shooting in Memphis on Wednesday, according multiple local media reports. He was 36.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/17/entertainment/young-dolph-obit/index.html

Trump's thirst for revenge is causing chaos in the Georgia governor's race

A simmering war within the Georgia Republican Party is about -- what else? -- Donald Trump.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/17/politics/kemp-perdue-trump-georgia-governor/index.html

Hear why Ukraine's foreign minister is calling out Putin

CNN's Becky Anderson speaks with Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba about growing tensions with Russia after US President Joe Biden's administration publicly sounded the alarm about Russia's irregular military movements near Ukraine's border.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/17/ukraine-russia-putin-kuleba-intv-anderson-ctw-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Ten anti-coup protesters shot dead in Sudan capital, say medics

Ten people were shot dead by security forces during anti-coup demonstrations in Sudan's capital Khartoum Wednesday, the civilian-allied Sudanese Central Doctors Committee said on Facebook.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/17/africa/sudan-protests-five-killed-intl/index.html

China's hypersonic missile test 'went around the world', top US military leader says

China's test of a hypersonic missile over the summer "went around the world," the second most senior US general said in an interview released Tuesday, shedding new details on the test and warning that China might one day be able to launch a surprise nuclear attack on the United States.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/17/politics/john-hyten-china-hypersonic-weapons-test/index.html

Fairer is not more beautiful when it comes to beauty standards

In a new six-month series called "White Lies," CNN "As Equals" is investigating the world of skin whitening. The series aims to raise awareness of colorism, the idea that lighter skin is best, even among people of the same ethnic or racial group. The practice is often confused with racism, which refers to the discrimination that a marginalized minority group receives based on their ethnicity. CNN's Jaya Sharma spoke with several people of color about their lived experiences of colorism and skin whitening.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/16/colorism-natpkg-as-equals-tgb-intl-vpx.cnn

Biden-Xi meeting yielded no major breakthroughs. But Beijing has already claimed victory

The very fact US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are now talking is itself a significant breakthrough.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/17/china/xi-biden-summit-beijing-victory-mic-intl-hnk/index.html

Skin lightening is an $8.6 billion industry. This woman is trying to stop it

For over a decade, Amira Adawe has devoted her life to putting an end to the skin lightening industry, particularly the use of creams that contain toxic levels of mercury. Here's how she's doing it.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/11/11/ending-skin-lightening-beautywell-orig-ts-mss.cnn

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Armenia and Azerbaijan agree ceasefire after border clash, Armenian Defense Ministry says

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed on Tuesday to a ceasefire at their border, the Armenian Defense Ministry said, after Russia urged them to step back from confrontation following the deadliest clash since a war last year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/16/europe/armenia-azerbaijan-ceasefire-intl-hnk/index.html

JPMorgan CEO skips one of the world's longest quarantines

Jamie Dimon is the latest big name in business to skip one of the world's longest quarantines.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/16/business/jpmorgan-jamie-dimon-hong-kong-intl-hnk/index.html

Harry Styles launches gender-neutral beauty brand

Singer Harry Styles, who is known for his gender-fluid wardrobe and love of nail polish, has launched his own beauty brand, Pleasing.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/harry-styles-beauty-brand-pleasing/index.html

Frida Kahlo self-portrait fetches a record $34.9 million

A self-portrait by Frida Kahlo has become the most expensive work by a Latin American artist ever to sell at auction, fetching $34.9 million in New York on Tuesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/frida-kahlo-self-portrait-auction-intl-scli/index.html

Goldman Sachs' CEO will perform at Lollapalooza

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon will DJ at Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival this July alongside acts like Metallica, Dua Lipa, Doja...