Macron arrives at the White House for first state visit of the Biden administration

Macron arrives at the White House for first state visit of the Biden administration

CNN — US President Joe Biden is taking part in a flurry of events as part of his first state visit since taking office, meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron after welcoming him and his spouse, Brigitte Macron, on Thursday. The Macrons’ trip to the White House marks their second time as the guests of … Read more

Cyril Ramaphosa facing impeachment calls over cash stolen from his farm

Cyril Ramaphosa facing impeachment calls over cash stolen from his farm

Johannesburg, South Africa CNN — Cyril Ramaphosa was elected to root out corruption. Now, he could be forced to quit over claims that he covered up the theft of a huge amount of cash from his lucrative game farm, which – by his own admission – had been stuffed in a leather sofa. South Africa’s … Read more

Ohio massacre family: Ohio governor says guilty verdict in 2016 family massacre ‘brings us one step closer to achieving justice’

Ohio massacre family: Ohio governor says guilty verdict in 2016 family massacre 'brings us one step closer to achieving justice'

CNN — An Ohio man accused along with his family members of the 2016 massacre of another family was found guilty of multiple murder charges Wednesday. A jury convicted George Wagner IV in the murders of eight people, seven of whom were members of the Rhoden family, who were all shot to death in April … Read more

Inside Biden’s calculated move to buck labor allies in hopes of averting a rail strike

Inside Biden's calculated move to buck labor allies in hopes of averting a rail strike

CNN — There were no illusions inside the White House that the decision to call on Congress to impose a negotiated labor agreement on railroad workers and operators would be universally well received, several officials said. President Joe Biden’s announcement of the move on Monday was as notable for its 506-word length and detailed, bordering … Read more

Fact check: Kevin McCarthy falsely claims Trump condemned White nationalist Nick Fuentes

Fact check: Kevin McCarthy falsely claims Trump condemned White nationalist Nick Fuentes

Washington CNN — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was asked on Tuesday about how he hadn’t yet condemned former President Donald Trump for having dinner a week ago with Nick Fuentes, a White nationalist and Holocaust denier. McCarthy said, “I don’t think anybody should be spending any time with Nick Fuentes. He has no place … Read more

Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer

Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer

CNN — [Breaking news update, published at 9:25 p.m. ET] Kevin Johnson – who murdered a Kirkwood, Missouri, police officer in 2005, but claimed racial bias in his prosecution – was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection. Johnson, 37, was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. CT. He didn’t give a final statement, according to Department … Read more

Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage in landmark vote

Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage in landmark vote

Washington CNN — The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriage, called the Respect for Marriage Act, in a landmark bipartisan vote. The final vote was 61-36. The bill was supported by all members of the Democratic caucus and 12 Republicans, the same dozen GOP members who backed the bill for … Read more

Supreme Court hears Texas’ challenge to Biden immigration and deportation policies

Supreme Court hears Texas' challenge to Biden immigration and deportation policies

CNN — The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the Biden administration’s authority to prioritize which non-citizens to deport when hearing a challenge brought by two Republican state attorneys general who say the Department of Homeland Security is skirting federal immigration law. The justices were considering three distinct issues in the case, which opens the door … Read more

USMNT advances to World Cup knockout stage with hard-fought victory over Iran

USMNT advances to World Cup knockout stage with hard-fought victory over Iran

CNN — The US Men’s National Team (USMNT) was made to work hard for its place in the World Cup knockout stage, earning a tough 1-0 win over Iran in a nerve-racking Group B decider at Qatar 2022. Christian Pulisic’s first-half goal was all that separated the two sides as the USMNT reached the round … Read more

Rail unions decry, businesses praise Biden’s call for Congress to block strike

Rail unions decry, businesses praise Biden's call for Congress to block strike

New York CNN Business — President Joe Biden was in the unusual position Tuesday of being praised by business interests and attacked by his normal allies in the labor movement after calling for Congress to move immediately to block a strike by more than 100,000 union members at the nation’s freight railroads set for the … Read more