Why the US needs to avoid a shrinking population like China’s

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  The worldwide question of the week: How will future generations pay to care for the current ones? Look at these stories from the week: They’re all part of the same human … Read more

MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech was his most radical — because of how America has changed

CNN  —  It’s been called “the moment that changed everything,” the day America “turned the mystic corner,” and “the greatest political speech of the 20th century.” As the nation celebrates the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s national holiday tomorrow, millions of Americans will once again hear what has become the day’s unofficial soundtrack: King’s … Read more

Millennials like me turned 40 this year. And everything you think you know about us is wrong

CNN  —  For years I believed a lot of what I heard about millennials – those avocado-toast eating, latte-guzzling, selfie-taking narcissists who still live in their parents’ basements and can’t get their lives together. Then I realized something that surprised me: I’m a millennial, as are many of the people I know and love. I’d … Read more

Barbara Walters, legendary news anchor, has died at 93

CNN  —  Barbara Walters, the pioneering TV journalist whose interviewing skills made her one of the most prominent figures in broadcasting, has died, her spokesperson confirmed to CNN. She was 93. “Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a trailblazer not … Read more

Harvey Weinstein convicted of 3 of 7 charges in Los Angeles sexual assault trial

CNN  —  Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of rape and sexual assault against one of four women he was accused of assaulting in Los Angeles – a significant conviction in the second trial of a man at the center of allegations that fueled the global #MeToo movement. Weinstein, who prosecutors said … Read more

High demand for children’s medications shines a light on fragile US drug supplies

CNN  —  Scarcity of several high-profile prescription drugs, such as the antibiotic amoxicillin and the ADHD treatment Adderall, have had some patients searching pharmacies and rationing pills, and now parents in some areas are having to hunt to find over-the-counter pain- and fever-reducing medications for their sick kids. So what’s going with the availability of … Read more

Tosca Musk, Elon’s sister, has a business venture of her own — and it’s all about romance and female sexuality

Atlanta, Georgia CNN  —  Tosca Musk strides onto the red carpet at a Regal Cinemas, statuesque in a white pant suit and glistening burgundy silk top. A hush comes over a group gathered outside the theater’s doors. Some whip out cell phones and start recording her every move. It’s a chilly October night in Atlanta, … Read more

Opinion: Dr. Nasser ‘Nas’ Mohamed sought asylum in the US after coming out as gay. Here’s what he wants people to know about Qatar

CNN  —  In May of this year, Dr. Nasser “Nas” Mohamed appeared in The Independent and on the BBC, where he became what many called the first Qatari to come out publicly as gay. It was a calculated move by Mohamed to raise awareness about the existence – and mistreatment – of the LGBTQ community … Read more

Candace Cameron Bure criticized by JoJo Siwa and others over ‘traditional marriage’ comment

CNN  —  Months after they had a public back and forth, JoJo Siwa is voicing her disappointment with Candace Cameron Bure. The singer/dancer, 19, posted on her verified Instagram about Bure after the former “Full House” star talked to the Wall Street Journal about her work with the faith-based channel, Great American Family. When asked … Read more

Dave Chappelle on ‘SNL’: A timeline of the controversy around his transgender jokes

CNN  —  Tonight Dave Chappelle will host “Saturday Night Live” for the third time – an appearance that is courting controversy before he even takes the stage. The comedian has drawn increasing ire in recent years for making jokes aimed at transgender people, and the outcry grew louder last fall when Netflix released a Chappelle … Read more