Whitehouse defends family's beach club ties but apologizes for 'lack of diversity' at sailing club

June 24, 2021 at 00:37

Washington (CNN) Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island defended his family's ties to an exclusive beach club in the state on Wednesday but apologized for "failing to address" what he called the "lack of diversity" at a sailing club to which he...

Top Texas Democrat slams 'out of control' governor in fight over restrictive voting bill

June 23, 2021 at 23:48

(CNN) The top Democratic Party official in Texas on Wednesday blasted Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's recent decisions to veto a portion of the state budget that funds the Texas Legislature and to convene a special legislative session next month, calling the...

Judge blocks Medicaid expansion in Missouri

June 23, 2021 at 23:16

(CNN) A Missouri judge blocked Medicaid expansion in the state on Wednesday, saying the ballot initiative that voters approved last year was unconstitutional. The court action stems from Republican Gov. Mike Parson's decision last month not to expand Medica...

Opinion: Why Andrew Yang's mayoral campaign failed

June 23, 2021 at 23:09

Lincoln Mitchell (@LincolnMitchell) teaches in the political science department at Columbia University. His most recent book is "The Giants and Their City: Major League Baseball in San Francisco, 1976-1992" (Kent State University Press, 2021). Read more opi...

Carl Nassib's coming out has far-reaching impacts for LGBTQ youth -- and will help save lives, advocates say

June 23, 2021 at 20:42

(CNN) The Instagram video in which Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib shared he is gay is just under a minute long. The athlete became the first active NFL player in the league's history to announce that he's gay -- an important first in a fiel...

Pedestrian bridge collapses onto DC highway, injuring several people

June 23, 2021 at 20:33

(CNN) A pedestrian bridge that likely was struck by at least one vehicle collapsed onto Interstate 295 in Washington, DC, injuring several people and blocking the highway in both directions, officials said Wednesday. Chris Geldart, acting deputy mayor for p...

Cannabis use may be linked with suicidal thoughts, plans and attempts in young adults, study finds

June 23, 2021 at 20:27

These adults answered questions about cannabis use or disorder, major depressive episodes and suicidality -- which includes suicidal ideation, plans or attempts -- in the past year. The study authors said they based their diagnostic criteria off of some of...

US Border Patrol chief stepping down, source says

June 23, 2021 at 20:22

(CNN) US Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott is stepping down, according to a source familiar with the decision, marking the latest change in the border agency's leadership structure. Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz is expected to step into the role on an acting basis...

Michigan GOP investigation finds no evidence of widespread fraud in 2020 election

June 23, 2021 at 19:36

(CNN) A Republican-led investigation concluded Wednesday that there was "no evidence of widespread or systematic fraud" in Michigan's 2020 election, rejecting claims by former President Donald Trump and his allies that the state's election results were frau...

USDA focuses on cost of healthy meals amid food stamp benefits revamp

June 23, 2021 at 19:35

(CNN) The US Department of Agriculture is highlighting the difficulty food stamp recipients have in affording healthy meals as it seeks to revise the program's funding formula. Nearly 9 in 10 participants face barriers to providing themselves and their fami...

Incredible before-and-after imagery shows impact of the California drought in one year

June 23, 2021 at 18:53

CNN —Remarkable satellite images captured a year apart illustrate the severity of the California drought. Between June 2020 and June 2021, Angeles National Forest went from green and lush to brown and parched. The water in three reservoirs – San Gabriel, Mo...

Supreme Court sides with high school cheerleader who cursed online

June 23, 2021 at 16:03

Washington (CNN) The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a former high school cheerleader who argued that she could not be punished by her public school for posting a profanity-laced caption on Snapchat when she was off school grounds. Breyer said that the cour...

Nikole Hannah-Jones won't take UNC position without tenure, lawyers say

June 23, 2021 at 15:38

(CNN) Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones won't take a position at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill without tenure, according to a letter from her legal team obtained by NC Policy Watch and confirmed by CNN. Hannah-Jones had ag...

India Walton will defeat four-term incumbent in Buffalo mayoral primary, CNN projects

June 23, 2021 at 15:13

(CNN) India Walton, a self-professed socialist and political newcomer, will defeat four-term incumbent Byron Brown in the Democratic primary for mayor of Buffalo, New York, CNN projected Wednesday. Walton, who's likely to become Buffalo's first female mayor...

What's behind the growingly diverse coalition of US gun owners

June 23, 2021 at 12:55

Roberts told CNN on Sunday morning at the South River Gun Club in Covington with gun shots ringing nearby. It was Ladies Day at the range, an event put on by the National African American Gun Association's Atlanta chapter. All but one of them is African Ame...

Warren Buffett resigns from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

June 23, 2021 at 12:20

New York (CNN Business) Warren Buffett has resigned from his trustee position at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the 90-year-old investor announced Wednesday. In a statement, Buffett didn't specify why he's leaving the foundation, but noted he has al...

Trans women are still incarcerated with men and it's putting their lives at risk

June 23, 2021 at 11:28

She heard similar fears from other trans women serving with her. 2007 study from the University of California, Irvine, found that incarcerated transgender people were 13 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than a random sample of incarcerated men. Fi...

NYC primary moves to ranked-choice counting after no candidate wins majority, CNN projects

June 23, 2021 at 10:34

(CNN) The New York City Democratic mayoral primary winner will be determined using ranked-choice voting tabulation, CNN projected on Tuesday night. But the question that will dominate the coming process is much simpler: Can Brooklyn Borough President Eric A...

NFL player arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly having a submachine gun in his car

June 23, 2021 at 02:15

(CNN) Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was arrested in Los Angeles on Sunday after police said they saw a submachine gun in his vehicle, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson told CNN. "Yesterday at about 9:20 p.m., Mr. Clark was pulled o...

CNN went on patrol with the NYPD. Here's what happened

June 23, 2021 at 01:23

Though not near the rate of the early 1990s, crime in New York City is spiking once again. Shooting incidents this May were up 73% compared to the same period last year, according to the NYPD. We joined officers of the 4-6 on patrol on two busy nights and f...

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