- The aides, who have spoken voluntarily, may give insight into Trump's actions in the lead up to the riot
At least five former Trump administration staffers have voluntarily spoken with the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, CNN has learned.
- Analysis: Biden's refusal of executive privilege claim ignites Trump storm
• FIRST ON CNN: BIden White House rejects more executive privilege claims by Trump
• FIRST ON CNN: Biden admin expected to name GOP official who challenged Trump's lies to key election security role
• Analysis: Trump savaged another US hero
• Manchin predicts deal on Biden agenda
- Biden administration expected to name GOP official who challenged Trump's lies to key election security role
The Biden administration is expected to name Kim Wyman, a Republican secretary of state who challenged former President Donald Trump's false claims of election fraud, to lead the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to protect future elections from foreign and domestic interference, multiple people familiar with the matter tell CNN.
- Analysis: Trump won't do the thing Republicans wish he would
All Republicans want is for Donald Trump to stop living in the past.
- Trump says he will launch a version of Twitter. Should we take him seriously?
CNN's Brian Stelter asks his panel if the press should take former President Donald Trump's proposed media platform seriously.
- Opinion: The problem with Ron DeSantis' mini-Trump pose
Anyone who wishes to understand how authoritarian leader cults work needs only to listen for their echoes in the evolution of Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. During three terms in Congress, DeSantis had built up a profile as a "conservative in the Reagan tradition." He was his own man. Then he ran for governor in 2017, and Donald Trump endorsed him.
- Biden White House rejects more executive privilege claims by Trump
President Joe Biden has once again refused to assert executive privilege over more documents that former President Donald Trump has sought to keep out of the hands of the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
- United says vaccinated pilots and flight attendants could refuse to fly with unvaccinated coworkers
• Live Updates: FDA is meeting today to discuss Pfizer vaccine for younger kids
• CDC moves large European country to its highest level of Covid-19 travel risk
- 'Rust' crew members reportedly used guns with live ammunition hours before shooting
• Hilaria Baldwin posts first public comments on shooting
- Investigators confused Brian Laundrie's mother for him while watching their home, police reportedly acknowledge
- Missing hiker ignored calls from rescuers' unknown number
A Colorado rescue team has some simple advice for lost hikers or anyone else who might find themselves stranded in the mountains -- answer your phone.
- Analysis: A Democrat just suggested voter fraud -- and no one called him on it
At a rally over the weekend, former Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe did something his party has repeatedly bashed Donald Trump and Republicans for doing: He suggested a past election had been unfairly decided because of ballot shenanigans.
- Congressman wears mask on House floor with not-so-secret message
South Carolina Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan wore a mask on the House floor that read "Let's go Brandon," a coded phrase adopted by the Right signifying "F*** Joe Biden." CNN's Maggie Haberman analyzes what the lack of decorum signifies.
- Queen Elizabeth II will skip COP26 reception days after a hospital stay
Queen Elizabeth II will "regretfully" not attend a reception at next week's key climate conference in Glasgow following advice to rest, Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday.
- Coroner: Jelani Day's cause of death was drowning but unknown how he got in water
Jelani Day's cause of death was drowning, LaSalle County Coroner Richard Ploch wrote Monday, adding "the manner in which Mr. Day went into the Illinois River is currently unknown."
- Energy crisis will set off social unrest, private-equity billionaire warns
Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman warned Tuesday that high energy prices will likely set off social unrest around the world.
- US has few good options if China seizes islands close to Taiwan, war game concludes
If China were to seize one of Taiwan's outlying islands, the US would have few good options to respond without risking a major escalation and a war between the superpowers, according to the conclusions from a recent war game conducted by foreign policy and defense experts.
- TikTok, YouTube and Snap execs in Senate hot seat over social media's impact on kids
Executives from TikTok, Snap and YouTube were grilled by Senators on Tuesday about the steps their platforms are taking to protect their young users, weeks after a Facebook executive faced tough questions on the same issue.
- What to know about 'stand your ground' laws
Terry Duane Turner, charged with the murder of a motorist who had parked in his driveway in Texas, "was defending himself and his property," his attorney told CNN.
- Unexpected result that wasn't reported to NIH leads to questions about Wuhan lab
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says it funded an experiment in Wuhan that unexpectedly strengthened a non-Covid-19 virus in mice. CNN's Kristen Holmes has the details.
- Analysis: The Facebook Papers consortium is growing, and reporters are gaining access to more documents
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- ER nurses who met during pandemic get engaged in epic proposal
Two Georgia ER nurses who met and fell in love during the Covid-19 pandemic got engaged in an epic surprise atop their hospital's helipad.
- Braves vs Astros: World Series pits father versus son
A World Series is not an event that needs additional hyping, but a father versus son dynamic is a welcome subplot nonetheless.
- Kat Von D closing famous tattoo parlor
Kat Von D's move means the end of an era.
- Consumer confidence rose in October. That's good news for holiday spending
American consumers are feeling good again.
- Watch PM bump interpreter out of the way
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern literally bumps a sign language interpreter out of the picture. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
- Judge sets deadline for Prince Andrew deposition in US sex assault case
A US judge has set a deadline of mid-July next year for Prince Andrew to answer questions under oath in the civil sex assault case against him.
- Cyclist survives attack from 500-pound bear by kicking the animal
A cyclist lived to tell his tale after a bear attacked him while riding alone in Cantwell, Alaska.
- Tom Brady gave hat to 9-year-old cancer survivor. Hear from the boy
CNN's John Berman speaks with 9-year-old cancer survivor Noah Reeb, who received a hat from NFL superstar Tom Brady.
- It could be a good idea to ditch the running watch
Running shoes, keys, watch -- I used to always grab the essentials before heading out for a jog.
- See who got eliminated on 'Dancing with the Stars' Horror night
A reality TV star and her partner were eliminated after the judges unanimously voted to save another duo.
- Homeowners Read This ASAP (It's Genius)
- Nor'easter slams the East Coast, spurring flash flooding and water rescues in New Jersey
- The world promised to cut emissions. These countries are failing to meet their targets
Nearly 200 countries have pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions to prevent the worst consequences of the climate crisis, but there is still a huge gap between what's been promised and what scientists say is needed, according to a report by the UN Environment Programme.
- Flash flooding in Italian city turns roads into rivers
Flash flooding has turned roads into rivers in the port city of Catania, on the Italian island of Sicily.
- Opinion: It's not just carbon emissions. Human failures are ruining the climate too
In a few days' time world leaders will meet at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland. There, they will get a rare and precious opportunity not only to combat global warming, but also to acknowledge -- and make a commitment to fight -- the interconnected crises of climate change and social and racial injustice. Will they take it?
- The $3.50 go-anywhere ticket to fight climate change
You wake up in suburban Innsbruck, the snowcapped peaks of the Austrian Tyrol glistening in the distance. After breakfast you hop a tram to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof, the city's main railway station and climb aboard an Austrian Railways ÖBB Railjet bound for Vienna.
- Anderson Cooper on his mother's power of perseverance
- Princess Mako marries commoner and plans move to US, following Harry and Meghan's footsteps
A young, popular royal finds love with a commoner. The relationship sparks a tabloid frenzy, and the royal struggles with their mental health. Eventually, the couple marry and leave palace life behind for a fresh start in the US. Royal watchers might think they know this story -- but it's not the one you're thinking of.
- Japan's Princess Mako surrenders her royal status as she marries commoner
Japan's Princess Mako has married her non-royal college sweetheart Kei Komuro in a subdued ceremony, formally marking her departure from the royal family.
- Royal 'superfans' undeterred by Princess Mako's low-key wedding
As royal weddings go, the marriage between Japan's now-former Princess Mako and her college sweetheart, Kei Komuro, was remarkably low-key.
- GM unveils 670 horsepower Corvette Z06
General Motors has said it intends to sell nothing but electric-powered vehicles by 2035, but it's still 2021, and gasoline consumption isn't over at GM just yet. On the same day GM announced investments in electric vehicle charging, it also unveiled a new 670 horsepower Chevrolet Corvette with a new gasoline-fueled V8 engine.
- Spanx employees given $10,000 and two first-class plane tickets
The chief executive and founder of shapewear company Spanx has surprised employees with two first-class plane tickets and $10,000 each to celebrate the company's $1.2 billion deal with Blackstone.
- Surveillance video shows Marine vet stop armed robbery
A Marine veteran is gaining attention after surveillance video showed him disarm an armed robber at an Arizona gas station. CNN affiliate KNXV reports.
- Ten years on, is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner still more dream than nightmare?
Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson once said, "If your dreams don't scare you, they are too small." He wasn't referring to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner that his airline operates, but it easily applies.
- Trump SPAC slumps after wild week of trading
The shell company that plans to merge with former US President Donald Trump's new media firm is losing some steam after last week's trading bonanza.
- Tesla is now worth more than $1 trillion
Tesla just became the sixth company in US history to be worth $1 trillion.
- Wall Street's $1 trillion club is growing. Don't pop the champagne
The exclusive group of American companies worth more than $1 trillion just added another member.
- 25 of the best holiday gifts you'll wish you'd thought of sooner
- 16 items from Oprah's 2020 Favorite Things list you can still gift this year
- Finding a PS5 can be a nightmare — here's how to actually score a console
- We tested Apple's new AirTag — it's the perfect holiday present
- Shackets are trending: Here's what to know about the comfy fall fashion staple
- Dark academia is the latest fall fashion trend taking over TikTok
- Our favorite comfortable bra from ThirdLove is 40% off for today only
- REI's massive outlet sale is helping you get ready for fall and winter adventures
- We found the best flight deals to Hawaii for less than $200 round-trip
- Marriott unveils major changes to its loyalty program for 2022
- We tested 12 top-rated carry-ons: These 4 are worth the money
- How to access some of the world's best airport lounges
- Trump allies' 'command center' was a war room for attempted coup
By the end of December last year, there wasn't a good faith basis to demand the 2020 election be overturned. Then-President Donald Trump's lawsuits challenging the results had failed, recounts in various states had confirmed Joe Biden's win and the Electoral College had voted to affirm Biden as the President-elect.
- Start memorializing Covid-19's victims now
The United States is approaching a tragic milestone: 750,000 American deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. As the toll has mounted, it has seemed harder for Americans to take stock of what these deaths mean.
- How did live rounds get in Alec Baldwin's gun?
On Thursday, Alec Baldwin fired what he was told was a safe "prop gun" on the set of the film "Rust." Instead, the gun was apparently loaded with live ammunition, leading to the stunning death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injury to the movie's director, Joel Souza. Though an intense police investigation continues, it seems highly unlikely that Baldwin will be charged with a crime. So, after such a terrible tragedy, now what?
- I don't love guns, but they can be safe on film sets
I don't love guns. But as a firearms safety specialist, they are the tools of my profession. I respect them, and I teach others to respect them too. After 30 years of working with firearms in the film industry, I've learned one very important lesson: When handled responsibly, firearms are as safe as any other prop on a film set.
- 'Squid Game' hits home
My first introduction to "Squid Game" -- the fictional Korean drama that is now No.1 on Netflix worldwide -- was through a brief clip on TikTok. The game "Red Light, Green Light" was being played, and I watched as one player was shot dead for moving after a "red light" was announced. The other players in the room then began to scream and run -- only to be slaughtered in a frenzy of bullets.
- Why 'Succession' is starting to fall flat
The third season of "Succession," HBO's hit drama about the family dynasty behind a fictional conservative cable news channel, has arrived just as its real-world counterparts are back in the news. Fox News just marked its 25th anniversary, continuing to exercise enormous influence on the Republican Party and the conservative movement. And on Wednesday, Donald Trump announced the creation of the Trump Media and Technology Group, which includes a proposed social media network, news outlet and streaming service.
- Steve Bannon's in trouble again
Steve Bannon has had his hand in a lot of things. He served in the US Navy for seven years before he went on to join the investment bank Goldman Sachs, the right-wing media outlet Breitbart, the 2016 Trump campaign and the White House -- until former President Donald Trump fired him in 2017.
- Margins of Error: Why telephone calls make us anxious
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