What you need to know about Iran’s raging protests

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  —  Protests continued across Iran on Sunday despite government crackdown and state media reports claiming that demonstrators have put an end to their … Read more

Typhoon Noru smashes into the Philippines, killing 5 and leaving villages in tatters

Hong Kong CNN  —  People in the northern Philippines were bracing for landslides on Monday after five rescue workers were killed in the aftermath of Typhoon Noru, which made landfall on Sunday and is now heading for Vietnam. The typhoon, known locally as Typhoon Karding, intensified rapidly from Saturday to Sunday, arriving as a super … Read more

Meadows texts reveal direct White House communications with pro-Trump operative behind plans to seize voting machines

Washington CNN  —  As allies of then-President Donald Trump made a final push to overturn the election in late-December 2020, one of the key operatives behind the effort briefed then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about his attempts to gain access to voting systems in key battleground states, starting with Arizona and Georgia, according … Read more

Brett Favre continued to pressure for volleyball facility funding even after being told it was possibly illegal, according to new filing

CNN  —  A series of text conversations between Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre and former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appear to show Favre repeatedly pressing the then-governor about funding the construction of a volleyball facility at the University of Southern Mississippi, even after Favre was told misuse of state funds was potentially illegal, … Read more

Dagestan: Protests erupt in Russian region over Putin’s mobilization orders

CNN  —  Heated protests have broken out in some ethnic minority regions in Russia against Vladimir Putin’s mobilization orders, with activist groups and Ukrainian officials saying these minorities are being disproportionately targeted for conscription in the war. Several videos posted to social media, which CNN geo-located to the predominantly Muslim region of Dagestan, show women … Read more

Schiff says any criminal referral for Trump by the January 6 committee should be decided unanimously

CNN  —  US Rep. Adam Schiff, who serves on the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, says that if the panel makes a criminal referral for former President Donald Trump related to the riot at the US Capitol, it should be made unanimously. “We operate with a high degree of consensus and unanimity,” … Read more

Cubans to decide on same-sex marriage in national referendum

Matanzas, Cuba CNN  —  The cake with figurines of two brides on top melted in the Caribbean heat and the wedding guests fretted aloud that one of Cuba’s frequent blackouts could strike at any moment but for Annery Rivera Velasco and Yennys Hernandez Molina, the day was one of the happiest of their lives. The … Read more

California Governor Gavin Newsom calls on Democrats to go on offense

CNN  —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom warned members of his party Saturday that the GOP is “winning right now” as that party controls the national conversation – arguing that Democrats’ failure to offer a “compelling alternative narrative” has put the “entire rights agenda” of the last half-century at risk. Criticizing the GOP push for restrictive … Read more

Liz Cheney says she will not remain a Republican if Donald Trump is GOP nominee in 2024

CNN  —  Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney said at The Texas Tribune festival Saturday that if former President Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2024, she will not remain a Republican. “I’m going to make sure Donald Trump, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure he is not … Read more

Food prices are soaring, and that’s changed how we eat

New York CNN Business  —  Lisa Altman used to take pride in being able to eat what she wanted without worrying much about the cost. When she was growing up, seconds weren’t served and side dishes were rare. “My mom had a budget every week, and she stuck to it,” she said. “As I got … Read more