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Defense Secretary Austin has told House members that Americans have been beaten by the Taliban in Kabul, according to sources on the call.
Soldiers by the runway at Kabul airport tell me that there are 10,000 people here processed and ready to go… but nowhere to fly them to because Qatar is refusing to accept more Afghans because they’ve reached capacity. “It’s abysmal… someone needs to step up.”
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Mike Richards, who was named as the new host of the quiz show "Jeopardy!" just last week, will step down over remarks he made about women and others resurfaced.
Police are responding to a claim of an explosive device in a truck near the Library of Congress, law enforcement sources tell @WhitneyWReports.   Police are sending negotiators to engage with a man in the truck making the threat, according to a source.
The TSA will extend its federal transportation mask mandate through January 18, a source tells CNN.
The American flag at the US embassy in Kabul has been taken down.
Afghan Acting Defense Minister on President Ghani’s and senior officials’ departure from the country: “They tied our hands behind our backs and sold the homeland, damn the rich man and his gang.”
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has left the country, two senior officials tell CNN.
Just a heads up: I’m going to retweet this a few times.…
In New Jersey: 4,332 positive Covid-19 cases reported from July 20 through July 26, 18.5% were fully vaccinated. Of the 378 total new hospitalizations during the same period, 3% are fully vaccinated. Of the 21 new COVID related deaths, none were fully vaccinated.
New Orleans Jazz Fest, scheduled to take place in October, has been cancelled due to rising Covid cases in the region.
Race Walking has been an Olympic sport for 90 years. When did I find out? 9:56pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time
CDC Director: COVID-19 vaccines no longer prevent transmission “They continue to work well for Delta, with regard to severe illness and death – they prevent it. But what they can't do anymore is prevent transmission.” —Dr. Rochelle Walensky CDC Director to CNN
If you have no idea what I said before the commercial break -- it's ok. Neither do I. Mistakes were made. Apologies were offered.
The CDC is expected to announce today that it is recommending everyone in K-12 schools wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
I just randomly saw the Crush On You video. Still 🔥and we don’t say that nearly enough.q
"The Delta variant is different," says Dr. Rick Barr of the Arkansas Children's Health System. "We have 12 children admitted to the hospital now with Covid... they seem to be much sicker. Most of them are teenagers, and a number of them are in the ICU and have Covid pneumonia."
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Former Tennessee top immunization doc says that she was anonymously sent a muzzle days before she was fired. Dr. Michelle Fiscus says that she was fired, in part, for reminding healthcare providers that some minors can be vaccinated without parental consent. (Law since 1987)
Lucy Ricardo? Michael Scott? Jeannie, Jerry, Urkel or Fonzie?! Who’s your favorite sitcom character of all time? Tweet a friend with #HistoryOfSitcom to join the fun
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Gary from Veep. Even thinking about his character makes me laugh.
Rudy Giuliani suspended from practicing law in Washington, DC…
Nikole Hannah-Jones declines UNC tenured position and will join Howard University
With the US withdrawal from Afghanistan just weeks away, Kirk Wallace Johnson, founder of The List Project, urges President Biden to "take ownership" for the safety of those who helped the US in its war effort. "Where's the plan? Where is the President on this?" he asks.
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Always great to work with @AnaCabrera. Thanks for joining us for #cnnfourthofjuly. 18 fireworks shows across the county!
I’ll be with you Sunday night - live from LA
How to help Surfside Building Collapse Victims…
BREAKING: The Justice Department plans to announce a lawsuit against Georgia over voting restrictions, @evanperez reports
Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from practicing law in New York state. An appellate court determined that his conduct "threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law..."
Fireworks... Celebrities... Musical Performances from across the country.... ISSA CELEBRATION! Excited to cohost CNN’s Fourth in America Special.…
The FDA expects to add a warning about risk of myocarditis and pericarditis to information sheets for Covid-19 mRNA vaccines. The inflammatory heart conditions have been seen among a very small percentage of young adults and teens who have been recently vaccinated .
Five years ago today, the late Congressman John Lewis led 170 lawmakers in a 24hr+ sit-in for gun control legislation.
Ephraim Salaam, a retired NFL player, says “its good for the league,” as Carl Nassib of the Las Vegas Raiders becomes the first active NFL player to announce he's gay. “Hopefully it paves the way for others to come out and just be their authentic selves”
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.@PressSec says Biden was not nodding yes when asked if he trusts Putin: "With members of the press shouting questions over each other, the President gave a general head nod in the direction of the media. He wasn’t responding to any question or anything other than the chaos."
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Live updates: Biden and Putin meet in Geneva…
Let's normalize not feeling obligated to add exclamation points to texts and emails. People are going to infer the inflection that suits them.
No, really.... what is vegan leather?
Will join @AlisynCamerota & @VictorBlackwell at 3PM EST on CNN to look at what has come out of President Biden's meetings at #NATO & whether he can restore confidence in the alliance
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With a lawmaker’s vote of 60 and 59, Naftali Bennett won a crucial vote in Israel’s Knesset Sunday, ousting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — the country’s longest-serving leader — from the office.
In Baltimore this weekend. Of course, we ate crabs. Best I’ve had in a while! Including the biggest blue crab I’ve ever seen! 18” claw to claw!
Witness the Black cultural renaissance that existed in Greenwood - until a violent White mob changed everything. Go inside the true story of Black Wall Street. The CNN Film, Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street premieres Memorial Day at 9p ET on @CNN #DreamlandTulsa
I went through a #controlbear T-shirt phase. That phase has ended.
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