Global abortion rights: Scrapping Roe v. Wade makes the US an outlier in the West

London CNN — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade case on Friday has reverberated around the world, setting the country apart from its key reproductive health allies. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it “clearly had a huge impact on the thinking of people around the world” and called the … Read more

Broad majority of Americans didn’t want Roe v. Wade overturned, polling prior to Supreme Court decision shows

CNN — A large majority of Americans did not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, according to a poll taken before the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to abortion. Here’s a recap of the latest data on public opinion on abortion and how Americans will … Read more

Opinion: America was lucky Trump didn’t seize control of the DOJ

Editor’s note: Elliot Williams is a CNN legal analyst. He is a former Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice and is currently Director of The Raben Group, a public affairs firm. Follow him on Twitter @elliotcwilliams. He served as a Justice Department prosecutor from 2004 to 2007 and Assistant Deputy Attorney General … Read more

Families of unlawfully detained Americans left with mixed emotions after Blinken tried to reassure them in call

CNN — Secretary of State Antony Blinken did not promise a meeting with President Joe Biden on Wednesday for the families of Americans held hostage and wrongfully detained abroad, but he sought to assure them that the administration is doing everything work to bring their loved ones home, according to a senior State Department official … Read more

What to expect January 6 hearings day 4: Inside the state pressure campaign

CNN — The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol turns its attention on Tuesday to the campaign to pressure state officials to overturn the results 2020 elections. The hearing will focus in particular on then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results in Arizona and Georgia – … Read more

Analysis: America is on edge, and that’s bad news for the White House

CNN — If Americans are “really, really depressed,” as President Joe Biden suggests, it’s hardly surprising. Many key aspects of economic, social and national life that were once seen as certainties of proper functioning are irrelevant. The Covid-19 pandemic, while easing its deadly grip, has left a complicated legacy of challenges that still disrupt daily … Read more

Louisville, Kentucky, Mayor Greg Fischer allegedly punched, police searching for suspect

CNN — Police in Louisville, Ky., are looking for a suspect they believe punched the city’s mayor at a popular downtown event complex on Saturday. “Earlier tonight while at Fourth Street Live, Mayor (Greg) Fischer was struck by an individual,” the Louisville Metro Police Department said in a Facebook post. “The mayor is fine. Authorities … Read more

January 6 panel eyes Trump’s culpability as hearings begin

CNN — With public hearings kicking off this week, the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 is focusing on former President Donald Trump and preparing to use its platform to claim he was responsible. serious abuses of power that almost upended American democracy. The committee’s central mission has been to uncover the full extent of … Read more

Texas school shooting: Frustration mounts in Uvalde over shifting narratives. State senator says lack of clarity could hinder future safety measures

CNN — The lack of clarity surrounding authorities’ response to the mass shooting at a South Texas elementary school could hamper efforts to prevent such massacres from happening again, a state lawmaker told CNN on Friday. Ten days after a gunman shot and killed 19 students and their two teachers in their classrooms at Robb … Read more

Baby formula: United Airlines donates flights to ship formula from UK to US via ‘Operation Fly Formula’ flights

CNN — United Airlines becomes the first major airline to donate flights to ship infant formula from overseas to the United States as the federal government works to address the current shortage, the White House announced Wednesday. The flights will be part of the White House’s “Operation Fly Formula” efforts. “United Airlines has agreed to … Read more