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The President showed candor and good humor during a CNN forum, but also his tendency to send his own White House into emergency damage control

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:27:43 GMT

Joe Biden, showing candor and good humor, on Thursday reminded America why it picked him as President in a dark hour of crisis. But, at a CNN town hall in Baltimore, he also showed his tendency to send his own White House into emergency damage control as he flipped set-in-stone policy off the cuff, and offered gaping openings for his Republican foes.

Analysis: 6 takeaways from Biden's town hall

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:51:47 GMT

President Joe Biden spent 90 minutes Thursday night answering questions from CNN's Anderson Cooper as well as a town hall audience on a wide variety of topics from the fate of his domestic agenda to supply chain issues and the timeline of vaccine distribution for kids.

Biden says he's open to altering filibuster on voting rights

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 03:31:18 GMT

President Joe Biden on Thursday acknowledged in his strongest terms to date that filibuster reform will be necessary to pass key items like voting rights legislation and debt limit increases, but that doing so now would hamper his ability to pass his economic agenda.

Democrat to his party: I'm not happy

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 03:50:38 GMT

CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers explains why he's not happy with the Democratic party right now.

Sinema is 'smart as the devil' and Manchin is 'not a bad guy,' Biden says

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 02:05:15 GMT

President Joe Biden has for months been circumspect in describing the behind-the-scenes negotiations with Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema over his sweeping domestic ambitions. He emerged Thursday prepared to spill some of the details.

Crowd laughs at Jill Biden's reprimand after provision was cut

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:01:35 GMT

During a town hall in Baltimore, President Joe Biden spoke with CNN's Anderson Cooper about the moment Jill Biden reacted when tuition-free community college was dropped from the bill to expand the social safety net.

Opinion: Biden is losing ground because he's not answering the tough questions

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 06:02:25 GMT

While I watched President Joe Biden's CNN town hall Thursday night, I kept asking myself: What is the point of this? Who is the audience?

Brian Laundrie's remains have been found, FBI says

• Pathologist explains what was 'odd' about the scene

Liz Cheney calls out Jim Banks for falsely signing letter as the ranking member of January 6 committee

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:51:52 GMT

• DOJ plans for Secret Service testimony about Pence at first scheduled Capitol riot trial • McCarthy ally warns GOP consultants they can't work with Cheney

Director of photography killed, movie director injured after Alec Baldwin discharged prop firearm on movie set

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 06:20:46 GMT

A female crew member has died following an accident involving a prop firearm on the New Mexico set of the film "Rust," according to a law enforcement statement provided to CNN.

Latest US military hypersonic test fails

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:07:38 GMT

The US suffered a setback in the race with China and Russia to develop hypersonic weapons when its latest test failed, the Pentagon said in a statement Thursday.

Jim Jordan struggles to answer Jan. 6 question. Keilar rolls the tape

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:13:14 GMT

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has repeatedly struggled to answer whether or not he spoke with former President Donald Trump on the day rioters stormed the US Capitol. CNN's Brianna Keilar rolls the tape.

These are the 9 House Republicans who voted to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress

Jeff Miller, a lobbyist and close ally of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, has warned GOP consultants in recent weeks that they can't work for both McCarthy and Rep. Liz Cheney, a source confirmed to CNN, claiming she is working to undermine the House GOP's efforts to win back the majority.

SE Cupp: No former president has said these seven words

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:10:09 GMT

In this week's episode of "Unfiltered," SE Cupp discusses President Donald Trump's reaction to the death of Colin Powell, comments on the January 6 congressional commission and what that could mean for his future in media.

Evergrande has made a key bond payment that keeps it out of default, Chinese state media reports

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:46:10 GMT

Evergrande has made a crucial payment that allows it to stay out of default, at least for now, according to Chinese state media.

Alabama death row inmate is executed nearly 30 years after murder conviction

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:01:20 GMT

Alabama death row inmate Willie B. Smith III was executed Thursday night, the state attorney general's office announced, after the US Supreme Court declining to hear an 11th-hour appeal.

When your 'White civil rights' group slides into book burnings

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:08:18 GMT

In the latest "Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat," Avlon discusses if empathy can break through hate, and how White nationalists are luring new recruits through memes & an image makeover with CNN's Sara Sidner & Elle Reeve in the second of a two-part look at White identity politics.

Investigators finally release the cause of death for a family who mysteriously died hiking near Yosemite

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:44:43 GMT

The mystery behind the deaths of a couple, their baby daughter and the family dog, who were found on a hiking trail near Yosemite National Park in August, has come to an end.

Analysis: 3 reasons why Donald Trump's new social media company is doomed to fail

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:20:57 GMT

Donald Trump is -- finally -- getting into the social media game.

Diana's friend weighs in on the marriage

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:21:17 GMT

While Princess Diana and Prince Charles' marriage looked like fairytale to the outside world in reality it was something completely different. The new CNN Original Series "Diana" explores the person behind the princess. It airs Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on CNN.

Simone Biles opens up about her mental health post-Olympics: 'I'm still scared to do gymnastics'

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 06:17:00 GMT

Gymnast Simone Biles, who disclosed her mental health struggles during the Tokyo Olympics, says she's "still scared to do gymnastics."

Barbados elects first president, replacing UK Queen as head of state

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:33:23 GMT

Barbados has elected its first-ever president to replace Britain's Queen Elizabeth as head of state, in a decisive step toward shedding the Caribbean island's colonial past.

Riders who did not intervene during alleged sexual assault on a SEPTA train won't face charges, prosecutor says

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:52:46 GMT

Riders who failed to call 911 or stop the alleged sexual assault of a woman on a transit train in Philadelphia will not be prosecuted, according to the district attorney's office.

Scientists find rare fish trapped, and it nearly breaks their scale

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:59:39 GMT

The fish is nine and half feet long and scientists believe it could weigh more than 4,000 pounds.

Amazon warehouse worker: These jobs pay above minimum wage, but there's a catch

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:49:11 GMT

• Facebook kept its own oversight board in the dark on program for VIP users

Giuliani's odd attack ad gets mocked on internet

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:55:48 GMT

Rudy Giuliani used a filter to make himself look like Abraham Lincoln in an odd attack on Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the reaction the ad is receiving.

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CDC vaccine advisers recommend Moderna and J&J vaccine boosters

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:26:19 GMT

Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Thursday to recommend booster doses of both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines.

Violence over Italy's strict Covid pass has ignited a national debate about fascism

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:18:05 GMT

Down a narrow, winding street in central Rome, golden cobblestones shine out from the footpath in front of homes, etched with the words: "Deportata Auschwitz" ("deported to Auschwitz").

Why this hostile school board election has members worried about the future

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 04:41:03 GMT

Shouting, threats, negative billboards and dark money; this year's school board races are like none before. CNN's Evan McMorris-Santoro reports.

More than half of Australia is easing Covid restrictions. The rest is still some way off

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:42:56 GMT

At midnight, Australia's second-largest state emerged from what some experts and local media called the world's longest lockdown.

Do you find waiting difficult? That's because we've evolved to hate it.

This might just look like grass, but it has the power to absorb a load of our carbon emissions

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:02:01 GMT

Forests have long been celebrated as the natural heroes in the fight against the climate crisis. They are so good at absorbing and storing carbon dioxide, a consortium of environmental groups are calling on the world to plant one trillion trees over the next decade.

The world is banking on giant carbon-sucking fans to clean our climate mess. It's a big risk.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 09:14:45 GMT

The windswept valleys surrounding the Hengill volcano in southwestern Iceland are dotted with hot springs and steam vents. Hikers from all over the world come here to witness its breath-taking scenery. Even the sheep are photogenic in the soft Nordic light.

West Virginia's reliance on coal is getting more expensive, and Joe Manchin's constituents are footing the bill

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:39:32 GMT

During the winter months in West Virginia, Felisha Chase pays more for her electricity than she does for her home.

Ohio mixes up Wright Brothers' commemorative license plate

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:42:25 GMT

Now, let's play a game of spot the difference!

'I obey time': The artist who spent three decades on a single painting

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:09:38 GMT

It was the late 1980s when South Korean artist Myonghi Kang began work on her painting "Le temps des camélias" ("The Time of Camellias"). Living in Paris' 19th arrondissement at the time, she would periodically revisit the then-vertical canvas to add strokes of color or floral forms.

A subway rider confronted two cops not wearing masks. This is what happened next

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 23:40:37 GMT

Masks are required on New York City subways. A subway rider decided to confront two NYPD officers who were not following the rules.

'Big John,' the world's largest Triceratops ever found, sells for $7.7 million

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:07:51 GMT

The world's biggest Triceratops fossil ever found, a 66-million-old skeleton affectionately dubbed "Big John," has sold for €6.6 million ($7.7 million) -- smashing its high auction estimate of €1.5 million ($1.7 million).

Home sales rebound while prices continue to climb

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:10:17 GMT

After the housing market finally started cooling off a bit over the summer, sales rebounded in September.

Trump is going public by taking advantage of Wall Street's blank-check boom

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 03:35:39 GMT

Former President Donald Trump is planning a return to Wall Street.

Tesla shakes supply shortages to post record $2.1 billion profit

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 22:47:54 GMT

Tesla reported record earnings that blew past Wall Street forecasts, as the company was able to shake off the effects of a shortage of computer chips and other raw materials that has dogged the auto industry in recent months.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT amps up the company's electric lineup

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:07:09 GMT

For a lot of people there is one real Ford Mustang. It's the Ford Mustang GT coupe with the big 5.0-liter gasoline-burning 460 horsepower V8 engine and just two doors. These people do not accept the validity of the Mustang Ecoboost with its 310 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. And they certainly do not accept a blasphemous battery-powered four-door crossover SUV, known as the Mustang Mach-E.

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Baltimore mayor: Don't nix these key things

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 20:47:46 GMT

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed more than 731,000 lives and countless livelihoods in the US, taking an especially savage toll on those suffering from the racial and economic disparities that have long been overlooked in this country. Having seen these disparities firsthand as the mayor of Baltimore, I know the Build Back Better agenda, along with the bipartisan infrastructure bill, has the potential to deliver results for vulnerable families in need.

Liz Cheney is right about Bannon and Trump

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 03:15:47 GMT

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney made an intriguing observation Tuesday about the legal arguments made by Donald Trump's team. During a meeting of the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, she implicitly reminded us of the most important aspect of the panel's work, the part that must remain at the forefront of its efforts, and a key guide in the timing of its investigation.

Two people could save US democracy

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:22:41 GMT

Today we face a full-blown national crisis for our democracy -- with the voting rights of millions of Americans about to be sacrificed solely for partisan gain.

Facebook, change your CEO

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 22:35:27 GMT

As the world begins to truly contend with just how dangerous social media platforms can be, Facebook's reckoning has been kicked into overdrive following former staffer Frances Haugen's shocking allegations that the company has long known about its platform's toxic effects on society -- and has done little to try to fix them.

Tucker Carlson's ridiculous attack on Pete Buttigieg

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 23:12:20 GMT

Tucker Carlson's crushing indifference to the realities of child-rearing is one of the more recent and extreme reminders of exactly why America needs paid paternity leave.

The new power of guns changes everything

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 11:31:07 GMT

This fall, the US Supreme Court will decide New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Kevin Bruen, a case that may result in vastly expanded rights to carry firearms in public. In doing so, the Court will need to grapple with a key question that, until now, has been left unanswered in the Second Amendment debate: Are there any limits to the type of firearm that can be carried outside of the home?

Anderson Cooper on his mother's power of perseverance

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Gang leader threatens to kill captive missionaries in Haiti

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 23:16:12 GMT

The leader of the Haitian gang who kidnapped 17 US and Canadian missionaries has threatened to kill the hostages if he doesn't get what he's demanding, according to a video released Thursday.