Darya Dugina death: US believes elements within Ukraine’s government authorized assassination near Moscow, sources say

Washington CNN  —  The US intelligence community believes that the car bombing that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of prominent Russian political figure Alexander Dugin, was authorized by elements within the Ukrainian government, sources briefed on the intelligence told CNN. The US was not aware of the plan beforehand, according to the sources, and it … Read more

Federal appeals court rules 2012 DACA memo unlawful and sends case back to consider Biden administration version

CNN  —  A federal appeals court largely upheld a district court ruling finding that the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is unlawful but sent the case back to the lower court to decide the legality of a new rule fortifying the program. DACA, created in 2012, was intended to provide temporary reprieve to … Read more

White House launches last ditch effort to dissuade OPEC from cutting oil production to avoid a ‘total disaster’

Washington CNN  —  The Biden administration has launched a full-scale pressure campaign in a last-ditch effort to dissuade Middle Eastern allies from dramatically cutting oil production, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. The push comes ahead of Wednesday’s crucial meeting of OPEC+, the international cartel of oil producers that is widely expected to … Read more

Russian journalist who protested on live television escapes house arrest

CNN  —  Marina Ovsyannikova, a Russian journalist who staged a daring protest live on state-run television, has been declared a fugitive after going on the run, Russian media reported. Ovsyannikova was placed under house arrest in August. She had been charged with disseminating false information about the Russian military after participating in a protest in … Read more

Elon Musk sparks backlash from Ukrainian officials with unsolicited ‘peace’ plan

New York CNN Business  —  Elon Musk drew backlash on Monday from Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, for his unsolicited advice on how to bring about “peace” amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of the country. In a Twitter poll, Musk suggested a path to “Ukraine-Russia Peace” that included re-doing elections “under UN supervision” in the … Read more

India’s words are anti-war, but New Delhi’s actions are propping up Putin’s regime

CNN  —  When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Vladimir Putin “today’s era is not of war” last month, the West welcomed his comments as a sign the world’s largest democracy was finally coming off the fence about Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. French President Emmanuel Macron praised Modi and the White House lauded what … Read more

Japan issues rare alert as North Korea fires missile without warning over island

Seoul CNN  —  Japan urged residents to take shelter early Tuesday morning after North Korea fired a ballistic missile without warning over the country for the first time in five years, in a major and potentially dangerous escalation of recent weapons tests by the Kim Jong Un regime. The launch, which prompted immediate backlash from … Read more

Takeaways from the dramatic first day and opening statements of the Oath Keepers Jan. 6 trial

CNN  —  With the historic case that they had brought against Oath Keepers accused of plotting to attack the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, prosecutors framed up how the jury should think about the allegations with an hour-plus opening statement that kicked off the trial in earnest. Five alleged members of the far-right militia, … Read more

Supreme Court to hear cases that could decide future of internet speech and social media

CNN  —  The Supreme Court will hear two pivotal cases later this term about online speech that could significantly shape the future of social media, the court announced on Monday. One case, Gonzalez v. Google, is set to consider whether tech platforms’ recommendation algorithms are protected from lawsuits under a commonly invoked legal shield tech … Read more

New book audio: Trump falsely claimed he gave Kim letters to Archives in 2021

Washington CNN  —  Former President Donald Trump falsely claimed he had given the letters he exchanged with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the National Archives last year when he was interviewed by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman for her forthcoming book, according to audio of the interview obtained by CNN. Trump also … Read more