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Even for a President who makes a habit of framing reality to fit his political priorities, Trump's comments on Thursday were stunning
Coronavirus infections going up in 36 states
As Americans head into a holiday weekend in the shadow of a ravaging coronavirus pandemic, some governors are rethinking their stance on face coverings after days of record infections.
CNN reporter goes inside Texas hospital. See why it brought him to tears.
CNN's Miguel Marquez goes inside a San Antonio, Texas, hospital that is becoming overwhelmed with patients as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread.
Study confirms new version of coronavirus spreads faster, but doesn't make people sicker
A global study has found strong evidence that a new form of the coronavirus has spread from Europe to the US. The new mutation makes the virus more likely to infect people but does not seem to make them any sicker than earlier variations of the virus, an international team of researchers reported Thursday.
The US, Brazil and others lifted lockdowns early. These charts show just how deadly that decision was
Patience in lifting coronavirus restrictions is paying off all over the world, but lifting lockdowns too early can have deadly consequences.
Ex-Trump supporter: Based on my friends, he has no chance
CNN's Jeff Zeleny speaks to longtime Republicans in Florida who say they will not vote for President Donald Trump in November because of his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The US confirms more than 52,000 new cases today, in the biggest one-day jump so far
Born on the dark fringes of the internet, QAnon is now infiltrating mainstream American life and politics
Fact-checking a dangerous mask meme Trump Jr. shared
• Face shields and face masks are now mandatory on this airline • Bracing for a second shutdown • Groom dies and 80 are infected with virus days after wedding • At least 152 coronavirus cases linked to bar in Michigan • Opinion: Seven reasons to wear a mask this July 4 weekend
Pfc. Vanessa Guillen bludgeoned to death on Army base, family attorney says
Fort Hood Pfc. Vanessa Guillen was bludgeoned to death with a hammer in the armory room where she worked, an attorney for Guillen's family said on Thursday.
Mortgage rates hit (another) all-time low
• Bracing for a second shutdown • At least 152 coronavirus cases linked to bar in Michigan • Groom dies and 80 are infected with virus days after wedding
Oregon State Trooper put on leave after defying mask mandate in coffee shop
An Oregon State Trooper is on administrative leave and officials have apologized after coffee shop owners say the trooper used profanity and scoffed at the state's mask mandate when he and other officers were asked to wear one.
'On another planet': Jake Tapper reacts to President Trump's virus comment
President Trump continues to falsely suggest that the coronavirus is under control in the United States. Health experts have repeatedly contradicted this false claim.
Ohio priest indicted on charges of child pornography and juvenile sex trafficking
An Ohio priest who allegedly pretended to be a woman on social media to entice minor male victims has been indicted on child pornography, child exploitation and juvenile sex trafficking charges, a US attorney announced.
Indiana priest suspended after calling Black Lives Matter and antifa protesters 'maggots,' 'parasites' and 'serpents in the garden'
A Catholic priest in Indiana has been suspended from public ministry following an incendiary church bulletin that likened protesters to "maggots and parasites."
President Trump calls Russia intel a 'hoax.' Hear what John Bolton has to say.
Former national security adviser to President Trump, John Bolton, says that it is hard for him to believe that the President was not informed about intelligence that suggested Russia might be offering bounties to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan.
A Massachusetts city will recognize polyamorous relationships
The city of Somerville, Massachusetts, will now recognize polyamorous relationships after the city council voted in favor of a new domestic partnership ordinance in a meeting last Thursday.
Big-name Republicans signing up for new social media platform
As Twitter begins to crack down on some of President Trump's tweets, some Republicans have started flocking to a new social media app, "Parler." CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
Study finds hydroxychloroquine helped coronavirus patients survive better
A surprising new study found that the controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine helped patients better survive in the hospital.
Serena Williams takes to the tennis court with daughter Olympia
Sorry Venus, Serena has found a new doubles partner.
Nick Cordero's wife says he may need a double lung transplant
Nick Cordero would likely need a double lung transplant to heal the damage he's suffered from complications of Covid-19.
Young daughter crashing mom's live BBC interview will be the best thing you see today
Two live home interviews on BBC and Sky News in England had adorable interruptions on the same day.
Broadway actor says he still has symptoms three months after testing positive for Covid-19
Dad stunned by what he saw on his family's home security camera
A Connecticut man says he was stunned to see his 9-year-old son hiding from police on home surveillance video despite his family having positive experience with officers in the community. CNN affiliate News 12 Connecticut reports.
Actor awkwardly crashes an 'X-men' video call
Ryan Reynolds and a few other stars joined a video call where the original "X-Men" cast was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first movie.
Singapore is on track to face its worst dengue outbreak in history
Singapore has just begun to get its second wave of coronavirus under control. Now, it's on track to face its worst-ever outbreak of another viral infection: dengue.
Jack Johnson: The Black boxer who sparked race riots after world heavyweight win
Global protests sparked by George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minneapolis are likely never to be forgotten, but less well known are the race riots that flared across the US 110 years ago.
British-Nigerian actress shines a light on colorism in Netflix documentary
To explore colorism in Africa, British-Nigerian actress Beverly Naya has produced a documentary on Netflix titled "Skin."
From Uganda to Nigeria, activists are calling on their governments to remove colonialists names from streets
Ternan Avenue, a long stretch of road named after British Col. Trevor Ternan lies beside the presidential state house in Uganda.
FedEx asks the Washington Redskins to change their name after pressure from investor groups
FedEx, a major sponsor of the Washington Redskins, is asking the NFL team to change its name in response to growing pressure from investors who oppose the name's racist connotations.
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The tragic allure of Alaska's 'Into the Wild' bus
Fairbanks Bus 142. Probably you've read about it, seen its replica on a movie screen, or recognize one of its headier nicknames.
A Black man tried to cash his first paycheck. The teller called 911.
Paul McCowns walked into an Ohio bank clutching his first paycheck from a new job at an electric company. But instead of cashing the check worth about $1,000, the teller called 911.
Chris Cuomo: Florida governor had a chance to speak, and he spoke too soon
CNN's Chris Cuomo discusses Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) praising his own response to the pandemic in May now that Florida has recorded nearly 10,000 new daily cases of coronavirus.
Paris Jackson's portrayal as lesbian Jesus sparks backlash
Paris Jackson's portrayal of Jesus as a lesbian has attracted hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition of protest.
Jeff Bezos is so rich he just set a new record
The economy might be a shambles, but Jeff Bezos' wallet couldn't tell. He's now worth nearly $172 billion, a new record for the world's richest person, according to Bloomberg Billionaire Index.
It's a scary time to be unemployed. These people still chose to get laid off
Wendell Stinnett had been planning to work for at least another four years, maybe even eight. Instead he agreed this summer to walk away from the job he's had for 31 years.
Coca-Cola is shutting down Odwalla juice
Coca-Cola is shutting down the juice and smoothie brand Odwalla at the end of July.
The 'other BLM' needs scrutiny
I was driving around Utah the other day when I saw the letters "BLM" spray-painted on a boulder at the edge of the Salt Lake Valley. The letters stand for "Black Lives Matter," of course. (Even in a city that's 2% Black, there thankfully have been massive demonstrations against anti-Black violence and racism). But out West that acronym easily could be mistaken for the name of an entity that's been described by both Fox News and Teen Vogue (synergy!) as the most powerful federal agency you've never heard of -- the Bureau of Land Management, or BLM.
A generation hit by three soul-crushing crises
Airreona Godfrey, a Detroit native, could not have been more excited for the final weeks of high school. Though she was juggling an internship and a part-time job, she was ready to celebrate prom and graduation with her closest friends and family.
The real Russia hoax
President Donald Trump has termed the richly reported stories that the Russians paid Afghan militants bounties to kill US soldiers based in Afghanistan a "hoax."
Why have Covid deaths stayed steady£
Covid-19 cases have recently spiked across the southern half of the United States. Given the reopening of states that exposed more individuals to contagion, this trend is not surprising. What is surprising is that the case fatality rate is so low, at least for now.
What the fall of the 'girlboss' reveals
Last month several female founders stepped down after they were accused of creating toxic workplaces for the people of color they employed.
How Black Lives Matter transformed July 4
Racial justice protests around the nation make this Fourth of July perhaps the most important in American history. Independence Day 2020 is imbued with new meaning about what it means to be an American, rooted in a collective effort to squarely confront the bitter and beautiful struggles that shape our profoundly historic present.
The GOP's QAnon caucus
You reap what you sow. And President Donald Trump's embrace of conspiracy theories is creating a new headache that many Republicans would like to ignore: a growing number of QAnon conspiracy theorists who will be running on their ballot line this November.
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Hong Kong protest leader flees as government warns calls for 'revolution' are now illegal
The ramifications of a new security law imposed on Hong Kong by China are still unfolding, as authorities moved to outlaw a popular protest movement slogan and at least one prominent activist fled the city rather than face potential arrest.
Turkey begins trial of 20 Saudis charged with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi
The trial of 20 Saudi nationals charged with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi opened in an Istanbul courtroom on Friday, and his fiancée hopes the case will offer new clues to the whereabouts of the dissident journalist's remains.
30 years ago, he was wrongfully convicted of murder. Now police have apologized for forcing him to make a false confession
South Korean police have admitted using violence to extract a false confession from a man who spent 20 years in prison for the rape and murder of a 13-year-old.
Brazil, one of the worst hit countries, has yet to hit its peak
Despite having nearly 1.5 million Covid-19 cases, experts say Brazil has yet to see the worst of the pandemic. However, Brazil's second-largest city Rio de Janeiro has started to allow bars, restaurants, and gyms to reopen. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
A police officer in photos near where Elijah McClain was put in a chokehold has resigned
An Aurora, Colorado, police officer under investigation for photos taken near the site where Elijah McClain was placed in a chokehold last August has resigned, the police department said Thursday.
2 Kansas City police officers shot in separate incidents
Two police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, were shot in separate incidents on Thursday that left one of them in critical condition.
A Miami-Dade officer who struck a woman at an airport will be terminated, officials say
Termination proceedings have been initiated against a Miami-Dade police officer who struck a woman who he said struck him during an argument at Miami International Airport.
The NFL plans to play the Black national anthem before Week 1 games
The NFL plans to have the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing" -- known as the Black national anthem -- performed live or played before every game in Week 1 of the NFL season, a source familiar with the league's discussions told CNN on Thursday.
Why gay-friendly Taiwan is a creative haven for LGBTQ art
Around this time last year, Taiwan was gearing up to host Asia's largest ever Pride parade having just become the first place on the continent to legalize same-sex marriage.
Kanye West's latest music video was directed by artist Arthur Jafa
Artist Arthur Jafa created the artwork and directed the music video for Kanye West's latest song, "Wash Us in the Blood." The song will appear on West's forthcoming album, "God's Country," and was released as part of a larger roll out of upcoming projects called #WESTDAYEVER.
Francis Bacon painting sells for $84M at first-of-its-kind virtual auction
A Francis Bacon triptych sold for over $84 million during a virtual auction at Sotheby's, on what was an encouraging -- and highly unusual -- evening for the coronavirus-hit art market.
The drama that changed TV history 30 years ago
Before Netflix, before sagas like "Game of Thrones" -- before high-speed internet -- there was "Twin Peaks."
People are calling for museums to be abolished. Can whitewashed American history be rewritten£
After years of resisting calls for its removal, New York's American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) has asked the city to dislodge from its front steps an equestrian monument to Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth US president, which depicts him charging forward, and towering over two mostly nude figures, one Black and one Indigenous.
Meet your new American patriots
The Patriots aren't just a football team.
Gritty gets a makeover
Netflix released a mini-episode of reality show 'Queer Eye' featuring hockey team Philadelphia Flyers' mascot, Gritty.
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Carl Reiner's signature performance
Carl Reiner was a man of many talents: A writer and performer on Sid Caesar's legendary "Your Show of Shows," Mel Brooks' sidekick on the party-gag-turned-hit-album "The 2000 Year Old Man," a gifted emcee, an author, and a director, including multiple collaborations with Steve Martin on films like "The Jerk" and "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid."
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