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01/31/2023 04:05 AM
The 26-year-old says by the sixth day of his deployment in Ukraine he witnessed troops being turned into cannon fodder
A former Wagner mercenary says the brutality he witnessed in Ukraine ultimately pushed him to defect, in an exclusive CNN interview on Monday.
01/31/2023 06:21 AM
IOC rejects 'defamatory statements' by Ukrainian presidential aide
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says it rejects "defamatory statements" by Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhaylo Podolyak. The former journalist said that the IOC was a "promoter of war, murder and destruction," following the committee's decision to consider ways for Russian athletes to compete in the 2024 Olympic Games.
01/31/2023 12:53 AM
CNN goes to Ukraine front lines with key drone unit
CNN's Fred Pleitgen embeds with Ukrainian drone operators on the front lines of Ukraine's war against Russia - a dangerous role that is crucial in detecting Russian forces' movements.
01/31/2023 08:42 AM
Putin's former speechwriter says military coup is becoming a possibility

01/30/2023 10:00 PM
Analysis: A brutal mercenary army is gaining power in Russia
There's a growing rift at the top of the Russian government between Vladimir Putin's official military and the off-the-books mercenary force that has achieved some gains for Russia in Ukraine.
01/30/2023 07:38 AM
Retired colonel shows Russia's strategy in eastern Ukraine
Retired US Air Force Col. Cedric Leighton maps out the strategies of the Russian and Ukrainian armies as they battle over key positions in eastern Ukraine.
01/25/2023 07:02 AM
Opinion: Drones tell a story of two wars
To understand Russia and Ukraine's very different ways of fighting, a good first place to look is up.
01/31/2023 08:31 AM
A winter storm is bringing the triple threat of ice, sleet and snow to the US. Here's what to expect
• Nearly 1,000 flights already canceled today as winter storm rolls through the US • A showdown over Colorado River water is setting the stage for a high-stakes legal battle
01/31/2023 07:46 AM
Security experts say 'run, hide, fight' tactic in active shootings may be outdated
• At least 10 people wounded in Lakeland, Florida, shooting, police say
01/30/2023 05:28 PM
Questions are swirling around Andrea Riseborough's Oscar nomination
Andrea Riseborough may not be a name that rings many bells for the average moviegoer.
01/30/2023 11:17 PM
'Laverne & Shirley' star dies at 75
Cindy Williams, the dynamic actress known best for playing the bubbly Shirley Feeney on the beloved sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," has died, according to a statement from her family, provided to CNN by a representative. She was 75.
01/30/2023 04:13 PM
Priscilla Presley is contesting validity of Lisa Marie Presley's will
Priscilla Presley is challenging the validity of her late daughter Lisa Marie Presley's will.
01/31/2023 04:45 AM
Boulder narrowly misses woman as it crashes into home
Caroline Sasaki was walking into her living room to watch TV when a boulder crashed into her house. No one inside the home was hurt.
01/31/2023 06:51 AM
Michael Jackson will be portrayed by his 26-year-old nephew in biopic
Michael Jackson will be portrayed by his 26-year-old nephew, Jaafar, in a movie biopic about the late pop star, studio Lionsgate announced Monday.
01/30/2023 01:49 PM
4-foot-long snake beats the heat by hiding out in an inconvenient place
A snake catcher in Australia calmly removed the tree snake after a man found it in his toilet.
01/31/2023 12:53 AM
A radioactive capsule is missing in Australia. It's tiny and potentially deadly
It's like looking for a needle in a haystack -- an 8mm by 6mm silver capsule, no bigger than a coin, believed to be lost somewhere along a stretch of vast desert highway in Australia's biggest state.
01/31/2023 07:49 AM
Huge humpback whale washes ashore in New York
Authorities have removed the carcass higher in the shoreline to avoid the next high tide and are conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death, according to Reuters.
01/31/2023 07:08 AM
The latest in a series of suspicious animal events this month at the Dallas Zoo
After a series of suspicious animal events this month, the Dallas Zoo believes two of its emperor tamarin monkeys have been stolen after they were discovered missing from their enclosure Monday and their habitat had been "intentionally compromised."
01/31/2023 08:24 AM
Trump sues Bob Woodward for releasing audio of their interviews
Former President Donald Trump has sued journalist Bob Woodward for copyright violations, claiming Woodward released audio from their interviews without Trump's consent.
01/30/2023 09:10 PM
Biden intends to end Covid-19 and public health emergencies on May 11
• Biden zeroes in on the newly powerful House GOP as a threat to the rebounding economy • Southern Democrats urge Biden and DNC to host 2024 convention in Atlanta
01/30/2023 10:57 PM
Trump-backed House candidate agrees to plead guilty to accepting illegal campaign contribution
Lynda Bennett, who was backed by then-President Donald Trump and Mark Meadows in her run for the latter's former House seat in North Carolina, has agreed to plead guilty to accepting an illegal campaign contribution during the 2020 primary election cycle, court filings show.
01/30/2023 09:52 PM
'More people should lose their jobs': Parents call for accountability at school where teacher was shot
Nearly a month after a 6-year-old allegedly shot his teacher inside a classroom, students a Richneck Elementary are returning to class and navigating new safety protocols. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
01/31/2023 03:31 AM
California dad charged with attempted murder after allegedly driving his family off a cliff, prosecutors say
A California father has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after he allegedly drove a car off an oceanside cliff with his wife and two children inside earlier this month, prosecutors said in court Monday.
01/31/2023 05:00 AM
Analysis: The Supreme Court's student loans case is about more than student loans
When the Supreme Court reconvenes at the end of February, it will hear a headline-grabbing case concerning President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness program that will affect the finances of millions of Americans.
01/30/2023 06:52 PM
2 people who found classified docs at Trump property testify in Mar-a-Lago probe
Two people who found two classified documents in a Florida storage facility for Donald Trump have testified before a federal grand jury in Washington that's looking at the former president's handling of national security records at his Mar-a-Lago residence, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
01/29/2023 12:13 PM
'Disappointing': Republican governor reacts to Trump's campaign speech
GOP Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire shares whether he thinks former President Donald Trump will become the 2024 Republican nominee and responds to a recent poll placing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the lead.
01/30/2023 11:27 AM
Police search around-the-clock for suspect in brutal kidnapping
A sweeping multi-day manhunt continues for a suspect accused of brutally beating and kidnapping a woman in Oregon who remains in critical condition, according to police. CNN correspondent Lucy Kafanov reports.
01/31/2023 06:30 AM
'There is a reckoning coming.' In Memphis the fallout continues after death of Tyre Nichols
The fallout from the Memphis police beating death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols continues with three more firings while prosecutors say they're still looking at everyone involved leading up to, during and following the deadly January encounter.
01/31/2023 12:38 AM
Memphis squashed its SCORPION unit but many other cities rely on special squad
Memphis moved quickly to shut down its SCORPION unit when five members of the squad were charged with murder for beating Tyre Nichols after stopping him for an alleged traffic violation. But across other major American cities, such teams remain common.
01/28/2023 01:57 PM
How media outlets are handling the Tyre Nichols arrest footage
News organizations across the country faced a dilemma Friday evening when Memphis police released video showing the brutal police beating of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, following a traffic stop.
01/30/2023 03:43 PM
You don't have to watch the Tyre Nichols video
What we know | Timeline | Key revelations
01/28/2023 01:22 PM
These are the moments that led to Tyre Nichols' death
Video of Tyre Nichols' deadly arrest was released by the Memphis Police Department. These are the most critical moments.
01/29/2023 10:29 AM
Opinion: The awful message of the police tapes
Sonia Pruitt spent 28 years as a police officer, rising to the rank of captain before retiring and teaching criminal justice.
01/31/2023 08:42 AM
Podcast: Do we need to go back to the theater? Audie Cornish asks if streaming is bad for the movies

01/30/2023 08:22 AM
This mother will be the first to have two sons play against each other in a Super Bowl
Seeing your children succeed is what every parent wants. But for Donna Kelce, the success of both her sons will provide a conflict of interest.
01/31/2023 06:32 AM
Why the Super Bowl is 'a big moment for a lot of Black, young quarterbacks coming up'
For Doug Williams, the first Black quarterback to start and win the Super Bowl, watching the NFL Conference Championship games on Sunday was an emotional moment.
01/30/2023 02:08 PM
Beer will cost more at this year's Super Bowl party
Super Bowl LVII is right around the corner and there's a lot to celebrate this year, other than the game itself and Rihanna headlining the halftime show.
01/30/2023 12:41 PM
This chandelier was bought for $309. It's expected to sell for millions
A chandelier bought for just £250 ($309) from a London antique store looks set to sell for millions at an auction at Christie's.
01/30/2023 07:06 PM
'Bridgerton' actress confirms her character won't appear in Season 3
Phoebe Dynevor has confirmed that Daphne Bridgerton will not appear in Season 3 of Netflix's "Bridgerton."
01/31/2023 07:57 AM
Here's how to take your pickleball game to the next level
This is the year you go to the next level with your pickleball game. A Seattle champ (who happens to be just 5 feet tall) offers her tips on your dinks, splits, kitchen strategy and more.
01/30/2023 01:54 PM
New image captures sight of an unusual face on Mars
As a NASA orbiter turned its camera to the Martian surface, the face of a bear seemed to be looking back.
01/30/2023 05:50 PM
Small New York firm stuns investors with report on Indian conglomerate
Asia's richest man is in the crosshairs of a research firm whose very name evokes panic.
01/31/2023 07:39 AM
This app lets Silicon Valley workers commiserate about layoffs in secret
In the week before Microsoft publicly announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs, thousands of workers at the tech giant who were eager for any information about the looming layoffs joined a professional networking site — not LinkedIn, which Microsoft owns, but Blind.
01/31/2023 07:41 AM
Is this the beginning of the end for Big Oil's windfall?
Oil and gas companies have had two years of skyrocketing growth, but this earnings season could mark the beginning of their descent back down to earth.
01/31/2023 08:42 AM
The best hard-shell carry-on luggage of 2023

01/31/2023 08:42 AM
25 Valentine's Day flower delivery ideas to send to that special someone

01/31/2023 08:42 AM
Why AirTags are the ultimate travel companion this year

01/31/2023 08:42 AM
The best office chairs in 2023

01/31/2023 08:42 AM
68 of the best Valentine's Day gifts to give (or get) this year

01/31/2023 08:42 AM
How I booked my $18,584 honeymoon business-class flights for less than $200

01/31/2023 08:42 AM
Swiftwick Pursuit Two review: Meet your new go-to hiking socks

01/31/2023 08:42 AM
These silicone baking mats have made us quit tinfoil for good. Here's why you should get them too

01/31/2023 08:42 AM
The cult-favorite GE Opal Nugget Ice Maker is on sale right now

01/31/2023 08:42 AM
The best deals for the big game: Save big on our favorite TVs, soundbars and projectors

01/31/2023 08:42 AM
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01/31/2023 08:42 AM
The best sales to shop today: Chewy, iPad, Zappos and more

01/29/2023 08:53 PM
DeSantis is backing down from a fight with Trump
"I pity the fool who runs against President Trump," failed GOP Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake tweeted this weekend as the former President kicked off his first 2024 presidential campaign event.
01/28/2023 02:41 PM
'The 1619 Project' reveals democracy's only hope
The first two episodes of "The 1619 Project," a documentary series which premiered on Hulu on Thursday, brings to life the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times multimedia project created by Nikole Hannah-Jones.
01/28/2023 02:09 PM
This ingredient has been substituted for eggs for generations
A year ago, we couldn't have imagined people being so fearful of running out of eggs that they'd turn to smuggling cases across the Mexican border or renting chickens with portable coops to keep them in steady supply. But here we are.
01/30/2023 04:10 PM
After tragedy, Asian community still finds joy in this
A dance floor has equalizing power. When the music starts, differences fall away. On the dance floor, it doesn't matter if you're rich or poor. No one judges where you came from or what language you speak. What matters is how you dip your partner when the song is over.
01/27/2023 11:03 AM
Law from 1870s could imperil abortion in blue states
Since the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade in June, promising strategies have emerged to protect abortion rights in individual states. Some have begun to pass ballot initiatives to preserve or create state constitutional protection. Others have looked to legislatures to shield doctors and those who help people seeking abortion from potential consequences in conservative states.
01/26/2023 05:09 PM
Why 'Pinocchio' is devastating
The 2023 Oscar nominations are in, and movie fans are appraising the list with their usual zeal. For every exaltation over "Everything Everywhere All At Once," there's a sigh of dismay over Viola Davis' best actress snub, the erasure of "Till" and "Decision to Leave," and the all-male best director lineup.
01/26/2023 08:15 PM
Earth's core is changing. That tells us something
If a person is said to be grounded, it means that they are sensible and stable -- solid individuals who can be relied upon to give a careful and considered opinion. The very meaning of the term comes from the solidity and stability of the ground on which we walk. However, recent reports in the media have painted a different picture of what goes on beneath the ground -- one in which the core of the Earth is doing some very surprising and unexpected things.
01/30/2023 02:05 PM
'The Last of Us' expands love story, transcending its source material
In the video game "The Last of Us," the most we see of the character Frank is his dead, decaying body dangling from the ceiling of an abandoned residence.
01/29/2023 10:57 PM
YouTube star MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again
YouTube superstar MrBeast is making the world clearer -- for at least 1,000 people.
01/30/2023 10:19 AM
Meghan Trainor is expecting her second child
Meghan Trainor is welcoming both a new baby and a book.
01/30/2023 07:14 AM
Marie Kondo admits tidying up is no longer top priority
Queen of clean Marie Kondo admits that tidying up is no longer top of her to-do list.
01/30/2023 11:55 AM
Puppy Bowl: How to see the other big game
If the Super Bowl isn't your thing, there's another game you can watch that day.
01/30/2023 11:30 AM
Motown legend Barrett Strong has died
Barrett Strong, the voice and songwriter behind Motown Record's first hit, has died, according to a post from The Motown Museum.