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Coronavirus will probably never go away completely, but infectious disease experts say there may be an end in sight to the pandemic. Maybe.

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:23:07 GMT

Picture a not-too-distant future when you can book that summer trip to Italy or you don't have to remember to take off your mask for graduation photos. After the past 25 months, forgetting the pandemic for even a little while may sound like a fantasy -- after all, the coronavirus has gotten our hopes up before.

Judge in Texas blocks enforcement of federal employee vaccine mandate nationwide

A Texas federal judge on Friday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a vaccine mandate for federal employees, dealing another blow to President Joe Biden's campaign to increase the country's lackluster vaccination rate.

Covid detected in Beijing Winter Olympic arrivals

Why some people who catch Covid are still showing up to work

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:02:16 GMT

• American Airlines flight bound for UK turns around mid-flight over mask rule compliance • Rep. Massie tests positive for Covid, says he's unvaccinated

Analysis: The news about Omicron isn't as good as it may seem

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:58:47 GMT

Omicron is causing a tsunami, not a wave, of infections in the United States. We've learned a lot about this coronavirus variant since it was identified less than two months ago. We know that Omicron is highly transmissible and now accounts for nearly all new Covid cases, having pushed Delta into the background. Omicron causes far less severe disease than Delta, especially among people who are fully vaccinated and boosted. And it appears that the current spike in Covid-19 cases driven by Omicron may subside nearly as quickly as it rose.

Why more and more people are missing work

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:21:12 GMT

The percentage of the adult population not working because of Covid-related reasons tripled between December and January, according to Goldman Sachs.

Son says mom died from intentional Covid-19 infection

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:28:30 GMT

A Czech folk singer who was opposed to getting a Covid-19 vaccine has died after deliberately contracting the virus, according to her son.

Opinion: After months of doom, I'm finally feeling hopeful

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 22:15:04 GMT

The Tuesday news that the Biden administration's free rapid Covid-19 test site had gone online a day early, part of a quiet beta launch to test the site, rocketed through social media with such intensity that I was sure the site would crash.

'I'd take a bullet for the guy': Kevin McCarthy rallies support as he eyes the pinnacle of power

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:25:32 GMT

• Opinion: What Trump's loss at the Supreme Court means for the future of democracy • Analysis: Donald Trump's hands are all over the coup attempt • Opinion: Biden is not failing or flailing

Most Americans oppose overturning Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade precedent

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:00:31 GMT

• Analysis: The Supreme Court's secretive nature takes center stage

Igor Fruman, an ex-Giuliani associate, gets one year in prison in campaign finance case

Igor Fruman, one of Rudy Giuliani's former associates, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison on Friday for his role in a scheme to funnel Russian money into US elections.

Gabby Petito's and Brian Laundrie's families agree on dividing couple's belongings, lawyer says

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:27:30 GMT

Brian Laundrie's and Gabby Petito's families have reached an agreement on how the couple belongings, including a notebook, will be distributed, attorney Steve Bertolino said Friday, about four months after Petito's remains were found in Wyoming.

Louie Anderson dead at 68

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:36:23 GMT

Louie Anderson, an Emmy winner whose career spanned from stand-up and game show host to starring roles in TV and film, died Friday in Las Vegas from complications related to cancer, his publicist Glenn Schwartz confirmed to CNN.

House January 6 committee now has all the White House records Trump tried to block

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:00:51 GMT

The House select committee investigating January 6 has received all 700-plus pages from the National Archives that former President Donald Trump had tried to block the panel from receiving.

Grisham says Trump held secret meetings prior to January 6

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:34:35 GMT

Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham tells CNN's New Day that former President Donald Trump held off-the-books meetings at the White House residence in the days leading up to the January 6th Capitol attack.

McConnell defends civil rights record after 'inadvertent' comment sparks backlash

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:42:06 GMT

Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell defended himself against what he called a "deeply offensive" and "outrageous mischaracterization" of his record on voting rights and race relations, after he had "inadvertently" omitted a word in a comment earlier this week, which sparked a massive backlash on social media.

Images of Gianna and Kobe Bryant's remains were 'shown off in bars and at an awards gala,' widow's lawyers say

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:57:49 GMT

Weeks before her lawsuit is set to go to trial, lawyers for Vanessa Bryant allege photos of the crash that killed her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter, and others were shared widely, according to court documents.

'Fantasy recollection': John King rebukes Trump for blaming Pelosi for January 6

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:46:15 GMT

Donald Trump called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an interview with Fox's Sean Hannity, falsely blaming her for a lack of National Guard troops during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. The interview took place during a week in which the former president's legal troubles intensified amid multiple probes.

NYPD arrests woman after she allegedly spit on an 8-year-old Jewish boy

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:08:43 GMT

The New York City Police Department has arrested a woman accused of spitting on an 8-year-old Jewish boy outside a Brooklyn synagogue last week, authorities said.

Alex Murdaugh charged with 23 more crimes

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:28:12 GMT

A South Carolina grand jury has returned four new indictments against suspended attorney Alex Murdaugh, charging him with 23 more crimes, the state attorney general said Friday.

Analysis: The sky is falling for Netflix

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:24:34 GMT

Just like its comedy film "Don't Look Up," the sky may be falling for Netflix.

Undocumented journalist recounts moment before going live on Tucker Carlson

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:31:00 GMT

Anti-immigrant panic has been a recurring feature in our nation of immigrants. The latest "Reality Check with John Avlon" examines how the panic ebbs and flows in reaction to waves of immigration, reflecting everything from anxieties about assimilation to plain old prejudice and brutal bigotry. Undocumented Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas joins to explain the appeal of anti-immigrant political and media figures and why the people they influence might surprise you.

Millions brace for rare ice storm in the South

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:53:38 GMT

Forecasts for a treacherous mix of snow and ice has put more than 20 million people under winter weather alerts from Texas to the Carolinas.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas welcome their first child

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:35:04 GMT

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have welcomed their first child.

Analysis: Peloton may be toast

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:53:53 GMT

Peloton had a disastrous 2021. But as impossible as it may seem, the exercise equipment company is arguably off to an even worse start to 2022.

This camping trailer is all electric and self-propelled. See how it works

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:44:51 GMT

THOR Industries unveiled two electric RV concepts: a self-propelled Airstream trailer and an all-electric motorhome designed to ease range anxiety.

Kate McKinnon is purr-fect as Carole Baskin in 'Joe vs Carole' first look

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:34:43 GMT

The first look at Peacock's Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin limited series can only be described with one word: paw-some.

Striking photographs show 'America in Crisis'

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:12:16 GMT

"America in Crisis," first opened in 1969 at the Riverside Museum in Manhattan. Conceived by Magnum Photos, it was a powerful exhibition meant to document the tumultuous US presidential election of the year before and assess the state of the nation. Featuring the work of 18 photographers, it was immortalized in a book which published the same year and showed a deeply fractured society.

Quiz: Which country has announced plans to change the name of its capital?

Reporter has surprising reaction after car hits her on live TV

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 23:45:16 GMT

TV reporter Tori Yorgey was on air covering a water main break in West Virginia when the unexpected happened.

Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' singer, dies at 74

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:04:44 GMT

Meat Loaf, the larger-than-life singer whose bombastic rock opera "Bat Out of Hell" is one of the best-selling albums of all time, has died at age 74, according to a statement on his verified Facebook page.

These recent grads landed office jobs, but they've barely set foot in the office

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:29:37 GMT

The past 22 months of the pandemic have forced many companies to recruit, work and retain talent remotely.

See the creative way this man stole a $8,000 guitar

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:16:29 GMT

How do you steal a guitar in your pants? CNN's Jeanne Moos wonders if the suspect will ever face the music.

6 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Boost Your Credit

Situation with Russia and Ukraine is approaching a point at which a peaceful exit could be impossible

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:51:50 GMT

Escalating psychological warfare between the United States and Russia over Ukraine is fast approaching a point at which a peaceful exit from a crisis with real-world ramifications for Americans could be impossible.

Pentagon is preparing options to bolster US military presence in eastern Europe

Ex-US defense secretary makes prediction about Putin and Donald Trump

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:34:08 GMT

Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen discusses the current dynamic between Russia and Ukraine and what he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to gain.

Warning US response would be 'swift and severe,' Blinken urges Lavrov to de-escalate

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:50:00 GMT

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that any Russian invasion of Ukraine would be "met with a severe and a united response" following his meeting Friday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the latest round of diplomatic talks that Blinken said provided a "clearer path of understanding each others' concerns."

Tensions are high on Ukraine's border with Russia. Here's what you need to know

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:49:40 GMT

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia are at their highest in years, with a Russian troop build-up near the two nations' borders spurring fears that Moscow could launch an invasion.

Podcast: Syrians have endured endless war over the last decade. Clarissa Ward shares their stories.

United Airlines flight to Tel Aviv turns around due to 'disruptive passengers'

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:41:11 GMT

A United Airlines flight bound for Tel Aviv turned around mid-flight Thursday evening due to unruly passenger behavior.

American Airlines flight bound for London turns around mid-flight over mask rule compliance

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 03:18:00 GMT

An American Airlines passenger plane bound for London turned around mid-flight due to a mask-related disruption on Wednesday.

Major airlines say the 5G doomsday scenario is over

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:13:43 GMT

Airline executives breathed a sigh of relief to their investors Thursday, saying they believe the threat to their operations from the rollout of 5G technology is now behind them.

USS Constitution has its first female commanding officer in its 224-year history

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:00:43 GMT

Cmdr. Billie Farrell on Friday became the first female to captain the USS Constitution in the historic warship's 224-year history.

Enormous superyacht squeezes under Dutch bridges

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:57:03 GMT

It's not every day that you spot an 80-meter superyacht squeezing under a bridge with just a few inches of clearance.

Martha Stewart reveals why she broke it off with Anthony Hopkins

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:25:51 GMT

Martha Stewart has revealed she ended her romance with Anthony Hopkins because she couldn't separate the actor from his most notorious film role.

See the quirky way Charles Barkley cleans his glasses

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:53:50 GMT

Charles Barkley was caught on "Inside the NBA" cleaning his glasses using an interesting method.

Bitcoin tumbles as cryptocurrencies continue their downward slide

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:59:34 GMT

Cryptocurrencies have had a dismal start to the year, and continue to plunge as major economies around the world look to curb their growing popularity.

Peloton says it may consider cutting jobs and 'resetting' production

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 02:54:39 GMT

Peloton CEO John Foley acknowledged Thursday that the company is "considering all options" — including layoffs and production curbs — after a report that the fitness firm has stopped manufacturing its bikes and treadmills sent shares crashing.

McDonald's is bringing back this sweet treat after a 5-year hiatus

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:54:05 GMT

McDonald's is selling a dessert that fans haven't seen in about five years.

Oscar Mayer's bologna face mask quickly sells out

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:16:57 GMT

If the thought of using a slice of bologna as a moisturizing face mask was tempting, you're out of luck — for now.

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How to make the perfect cup of pour-over coffee

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Trump documents allegedly claimed his apartment was nearly three times larger than it is

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:38:53 GMT

Before he became president of the United States and starting espousing lies about the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump was a kind of business illusionist whose stock-in-trade allegedly included shifting claims of wealth based on his real estate holdings. With his books closed to outsiders, the truth was hard to ascertain. But now, thanks to the New York attorney general, accountability may be at hand.

Bernie Sanders: The time for Senate talk is over

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:46:49 GMT

The Republican Party is working overtime to suppress the vote and undermine American democracy. It is a party which ignores climate change, the existential threat to our planet and represents the interests of the wealthy and the powerful while turning its back on struggling working-class families. The GOP is the party that gives tax breaks to billionaires while pushing for cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs desperately needed by ordinary Americans.

How to increase the number of blood donors

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:50:58 GMT

The American Red Cross, which supplies 40% of the nation's blood, has announced that the nation is facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. According to a January 11 statement, the nonprofit has had less than a one-day supply of critical blood types in recent weeks. As a result, it has had to limit the distribution of blood product to hospitals. In some cases, up to a quarter of hospital blood needs are not being met, leaving many patients in limbo with life-saving transfusion needs.

The future of the GOP isn't about DeSantis

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:12:44 GMT

A year after Donald Trump left the White House and with the 2022 midterms looming, much of the Republican Party has its sights on what, and who, comes next. Though Trump is still very much in the picture -- his recent rally in Arizona had strong back-on-the-campaign-trail vibes -- two Republican governors (and the states they represent) have emerged as possible answers to these GOP questions: Virginia's Glenn Youngkin and Florida's Ron DeSantis.

The Afghan economy is a falling house of cards

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:27:37 GMT

President Joe Biden said in August that the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan would not signal the end of US support to the Afghan people, pledging active humanitarian support and diplomatic engagement. But the policies of the US and other Western powers have done the opposite, instead delivering isolation, economic mayhem and human misery.

Biden looks at presidency through tinted Ray-Bans

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 04:00:30 GMT

If you were expecting President Joe Biden to announce a major relaunch of his presidency during the press conference Wednesday marking his first year in office, you heard something quite different. His approval ratings have fallen, but Biden is not acting like a president who thinks he got very much wrong. Instead, he acknowledged the country faces difficulties, but vigorously defended how he handled them.