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Under-the-radar court case helps piece together cop dragging at Capitol riot - CNNPolitics
The Justice Department has built out one of its most gripping and complex investigations to date from the January 6 insurrection in a court case which has gotten far less attention than others about at least five rioters who dragged and beat police with flag poles and a crutch on the US Capitol steps.
Darnella Frazier: A teen with 'a cell phone and sheer guts' is credited for Derek Chauvin's murder conviction - CNN
If not for Darnella Frazier's quick thinking, Derek Chauvin might still be a Minneapolis police officer. Instead, Chauvin is behind bars, convicted of murder after kneeling on George Floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes.
Guns: Biden announces limited restrictions as pressure rises following mass shootings - CNNPolitics
Facing pressure to act after a recent spate of high-profile mass shootings, President Joe Biden unveiled a package of moves Thursday that seek to address a scourge of gun violence he deemed a "blemish on the nation."
George Floyd: Only one family member allowed to attend murder trial due to Covid-19 - CNN
Only one member of George Floyd's family will be allowed to attend his high-profile murder trial in a Minneapolis courtroom because of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, a judge ruled on Monday. The same restriction applies to the family of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police officer charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death.
Ex-USA Gymnastics coach John Geddert found dead after being charged with human trafficking and sex crimes, officials say - CNN
John Geddert, who coached the 2012 US Olympic women's gymnastics team, was found dead Thursday after being charged with 24 felonies in connection with the abuse of young gymnasts, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Thursday.
Mayorkas nomination: Senate breaks filibuster of Homeland Security nominee - CNNPolitics
The Senate voted Thursday to break a GOP filibuster and advance the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be President Joe Biden's secretary of Homeland Security after Republicans objected to efforts to quickly install a critical leader of the country's national security apparatus.
Biden administration pauses arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE, sources say - CNNPolitics
The Biden administration has paused arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as it conducts a wider review of agreements worth billions of dollars made by the Trump administration, sources familiar with the matter told CNN Wednesday.
McConnell allows Senate power-sharing deal to advance after fight with Democrats over filibuster - CNNPolitics
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday that he will allow the 50-50 Senate to officially organize so Democrats can take control of key committees in the chamber after a weeklong battle with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over the rights of the minority to stall legislation.
Dems eye arcane legislative tool to pass parts of Covid relief bill - CNNPolitics
Senate Democrats are laying the groundwork now to use a rare procedural tactic known as reconciliation to pass major parts of President Joe Biden's Covid-19 relief package if Republicans stand in the way, according to multiple Democratic aides.
Lloyd Austin: Congress approves waiver for Biden defense secretary pick Lloyd Austin - CNNPolitics
Both chambers of Congress on Thursday approved a waiver to permit retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as secretary of defense in the Biden administration.
Judge Jeanine lobbied Trump during his last few hours in office to pardon her ex-husband. It worked. - CNNPolitics
Fox News host Judge Jeanine successfully lobbied former President Donald Trump in an eleventh-hour effort to pardon her ex-husband in the final hours of Trump's presidency, CNN has learned.
Executive actions: Here's what Biden signed on Inauguration Day - CNNPolitics
Joe Biden plans to take 17 executive actions in the first hours of his presidency Wednesday, signing a flurry of executive orders, memoranda and directives to agencies implementing his first moves to address the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of Donald Trump's signature policies.
Biden's Inauguration Day speech, annotated
A line-by-line analysis of President Joe Biden’s inaugural address.
McConnell believes impeachment push will help rid Trump from the GOP, but has not said if he will vote to convict - CNNPolitics
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that he believes that impeaching President Donald Trump will make it easier to get rid of the President and Trumpism from the Republican Party, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
PayPal ditches crowdfunding site used by Proud Boys - CNN
PayPal is cutting ties with Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo following the January 6 US Capitol siege.
Pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill was even worse than it looked on live TV - CNN
It's becoming clear that as heinous as the Capitol Hill riot looked in real time, on live TV and in our social feeds, it was even more violent, more treacherous, and Trump's behavior was even more disturbing.
Mike Pence has not ruled out 25th Amendment, source says - CNNPolitics
Vice President Mike Pence has not ruled out an effort to invoke the 25th Amendment and wants to preserve the option in case President Donald Trump becomes more unstable, a source close to the vice president says.
Parler social media app removed from Google Play Store - CNN
Parler, the alternative social media platform popular with conservatives, has been banned from the Google Play Store, Google told CNN Business Friday evening.
US Capitol Police chief to resign after Wednesday's riots - CNNPolitics
US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund is resigning amid criticism over an apparent lack of preparedness to deal with Wednesday's violent mob on Capitol Hill.
US Capitol Police officer has died following pro-Trump riot - CNNPolitics
A US Capitol Police officer has died from events stemming from Wednesday's riot at the Capitol, three sources confirm to CNN, in which a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the building to stop the counting of electoral votes that affirmed President-elect Joe Biden's win.
Top White House national security officials are considering resigning - CNNPolitics
Several of President Donald Trump's top aides -- including national security adviser Robert O'Brien -- are considering resigning in the wake of his response to a pro-Trump mob breaching the US Capitol on Wednesday, according to multiple sources familiar with their thinking.
Colorado Covid-19: What we know about the new strain found - CNN
The new variant appears to be more transmissible, UK health officials say.
Georgia Senate runoffs: A new McConnell-aligned super PAC plans $43 million ad blitz - CNNPolitics
The Peachtree PAC has a local-sounding name, but a powerful national organization oversees its operations in twin contests that will determine whether Republicans retain their hold on the US Senate.
Election results: All 50 states and DC have certified the 2020 US election outcome - CNNPolitics
All 50 states and the District of Columbia have now certified their presidential results, according to CNN's tally, as the Electoral College process moves forward with the meeting of electors on Monday.
Former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton volunteer to get coronavirus vaccine publicly to prove it's safe - CNNPolitics
Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are volunteering to get their Covid-19 vaccines on camera to promote public confidence in the vaccine's safety once the US Food and Drug Administration authorizes one.
Tony Hsieh, former Zappos CEO and 'tremendous visionary,' dies at 46 - CNN
Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Zappos, died from injuries sustained in a house fire that occurred in Connecticut while he was visiting family.
The Supreme Court's latest ruling exposes personal fissures among the nine justices - CNNPolitics
The Supreme Court's rejection of New York's pandemic limits on religious services exposed personal fissures among the nine justices and offered the starkest rendering yet of President Donald Trump's impact on the bench.
Trump's outcasts in the civil and foreign service may get a second chance under Biden - CNNPolitics
It's been a hard four years for many career government servants. Their expertise was set aside for President Donald Trump's flashy political appointees, and their fellow professionals were marginalized, derided as "Deep State' interlopers and even fired.
Biden administration: 5 takeaways from the President-elect's first wave of nominations and appointments - CNNPolitics
President-elect Joe Biden's administration is taking shape after his transition team on Monday unveiled a series of Cabinet nominations and top White House staffing moves.
BuzzFeed chief Jonah Perreti brings HuffPost back under his fold in deal with Verizon Media - CNN
BuzzFeed is acquiring HuffPost as part of a larger deal with Verizon Media Group, the companies announced Thursday.
NYC schools will close after the city reached a 3% Covid positivity rate threshold - CNN
New York City is closing down its public school buildings starting on Thursday after the city's 7-day average reached the 3% positive testing rate threshold. All students will transition to remote learning.
Moderna's coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective, according to company data - CNN
The Moderna vaccine is 94.5% effective against coronavirus, according to early data released Monday by the company, making it the second vaccine in the United States to have a stunningly high success rate.
Georgia Senate runoff: Sen. David Perdue declines to debate Jon Ossoff - CNNPolitics
Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue has declined an invitation to debate Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff ahead of the January runoff election for his seat, CNN has learned.
Georgia runoffs: Organizers look to turn out new young voters - CNNPolitics
Rebecca Spoor was too young to vote in the general election. The 17-year-old Georgian thought she would have to wait until the next election cycle to cast her first ballot. But now, with her state's runoff elections on the horizon, Spoor, who turns 18 on January 3, is excited to become a first-time voter much sooner.
Trump had a very bad Friday in court with his election cases. They're headed for more action next week - CNNPolitics
Legal experts have been saying for a week that President Donald Trump's court cases to throw out ballots and turn around his election loss were bound to fail.
The economy as we knew it might be over, Fed Chairman says - CNN
The Covid-19 pandemic brought the economy to a screeching halt, and while it has started its long road to recovery, the economy we knew is probably a thing of the past, said Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday.
Senior Republican senators say Biden should have access to classified briefings - CNNPolitics
A growing number of GOP senators told CNN on Thursday that Joe Biden should have access to classified briefings, the latest indication that Republicans acknowledge the President-elect is likely on his way to the White House despite President Donald Trump's refusal to accept the results.
These Republicans are publicly recognizing Biden's legitimacy as President-elect - CNNPolitics
A growing number of notable Republicans are beginning to recognize Joe Biden as President-elect, even as President Donald Trump and many GOP leaders are still refusing to do so.
Biden-Harris administration: Here's who could serve in top roles - CNNPolitics
President-elect Joe Biden is set to announce who will serve in top roles in his administration in the coming days and weeks.
Top Democrats refuse to stand by Dianne Feinstein after she praised GOP handling of Barrett hearings - CNNPolitics
Senate Democratic leaders on Tuesday pointedly refused to say if they supported California Sen. Dianne Feinstein staying in her post as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, sidestepping questions about the veteran party elder after she praised Republicans' handling of the confirmation proceedings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
Trump administration rejects California's disaster assistance request for wildfires - CNNPolitics
The Trump administration has rejected California's request for a disaster declaration for six destructive wildfires that burned hundreds of thousands of acres across the state, including a massive central California wildfire that has become the single largest in state history.
Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for contribution to auction theory - CNN
American economists Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in economics for their contributions to auction theory, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.