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America's violent weekend: US rocked by back-to-back shootings across the country

Police identified the suspect, still at large, behind a deadly shooting in Austin, Texas, as Stephen Nicholas Broderick, a former Travis County Sheriff's Office detective who was charged with the sexual assault of a child, Travis County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kristen Dark told CNN. CNN has reached out to the Travis County prosecutor for more information and is working to obtain the affidavit in the June 2020 case.

A Minnesota National Guard and police team were shot at in a drive-by shooting, official says

A Minnesota National Guard and Minneapolis police team was providing neighborhood security in Minneapolis when they were fired upon in a drive-by shooting, the state National Guard said in a news release. No team members were seriously injured, though two National Guard members suffered minor injuries: One was injured by shattered glass and taken to a local hospital, while the other suffered "only superficial injuries," the statement said.

America's violent weekend: US rocked by back-to-back shootings across the country

Three people were killed and two others injured with gunshot wounds in a shooting at The Somers House Tavern in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, Kenosha County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Sgt. David Wright told CNN.

Indianapolis FedEx shooter bought two weapons used in killings legally last year despite FBI concerns

CNN's Jason Carroll speaks to family members of Jasvinder Kaur and Amarjit Sekhon, two victims of a mass shooting at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis, where eight people were killed.

Minnesota governor expresses regret for mistreatment of journalists during Daunte Wright demonstrations

With jury deliberations nearing in Derek Chauvin's trial over the death of George Floyd, Minneapolis and other US cities are preparing for protests and possible civil unrest.

Woman with dementia sues city of Loveland, police officers, alleging excessive use of force in 2020 arrest

73-year-old Karen Garner is suing the city of Loveland, Colorado and three police officers, alleging excessive use of force.

The Sikh community is in mourning as 4 members were among the victims of the Indianapolis shooting

Satjeet Kaur, Executive Director of the Sikh Coalition, discusses the deadly mass shooting at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis in which four members of the Sikh community were among the victims.

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Matthew McConaughey: How actor's wife 'injected' soccer into his blood

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey loves sport and is a minority owner of new MLS franchise Austin FC. Ahead of the team's long-awaited kickoff, McConaughey shares his passion for the city of Austin, how his Brazilian wife Camila helped influence his love of the beautiful game and the intersect of sports and politics.

Martin Braithwaite spent time in a wheelchair as a child; now he's Lionel Messi's wingman at Barcelona

FC Barcelona and Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite tells CNN about his journey from being in a wheelchair for two years as a kid to playing with Leo Messi at FC Barcelona.

'If you have the talent, you will be given the opportunity,' says Grand National winner Rachael Blackmore

Grand National winner Rachael Blackmore tells CNN about her historic achievement as the first female jockey to win at the famous race: "If you have the talent, you will be given the opportunity"

Trekking 4,000km along the Australian coast -- on a skateboard

Traveling over 4,000km is difficult in a car, let alone a skateboard, but Tom Drury decided to do it anyways -- despite the heat, cops and deadly snakes.

North Korea reportedly won't participate in Tokyo Olympic Games

Officials in North Korea announced that the country would not be participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games, according to state media. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

Moe Norman: The 'Rain Man of golf' who amazed even the greats of the sport

Dubbed golf's "Rain Man," Moe Norman didn't fit into the sport's traditional mold. Norman was known for his funky clothing, eccentric personality and highly distinctive swing which even the greats of the game admired.

Australia's first international cricket team found fame in the UK. At home, they were betrayed

At a time when Indigenous people were being persecuted and discriminated against in Australia, a group of Aboriginal men traveled to England to become Australia's first ever international cricket team. They are Australia's First XI.

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Kyra Sedgwick says she isn't invited back to Tom Cruise's house

Actress Kyra Sedgwick accidentally hit Tom Cruise's panic button during a dinner party at the actor's house.

Former 'Bachelor' star Colton Underwood: 'I'm gay'

Colton Underwood, who starred as "The Bachelor" in 2019, says he is gay in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America."

Hank Azaria feels he should apologize for Apu 'to every single Indian person in this country'

Actor Hank Azaria spoke on Dax Shepard's podcast, "Armchair Expert" about the lessons he learned following controversy over his voiceover role as Apu on "The Simpsons."

'Duck Dynasty' stars Korie and Willie Robertson talk 'ugly comments' about biracial child

Korie and Willie Robertson discuss life while raising their biracial son on the season premiere of their new show "At Home with the Robertsons" on Facebook Watch. The Robertson family rose to fame with their hit A& E reality series "Duck Dynasty."

Jack Hanna, beloved animal expert, stepping away because of dementia

Jack Hanna, an animal and wildlife expert who became famous after his many TV appearances, is retiring from public life due to dementia, his family announced Wednesday.

Jack Hanna, beloved animal expert, stepping away because of dementia

Famed zookeeper Jack Hanna speaks on the emotional debate surrounding big game hunting and its relationship to animal conservation.

'Bridgerton' renewed for two more seasons at Netflix

"Bridgerton," the first Netflix show created by Shonda Rhimes, is the latest television or film production to reimagine the past with a modern and multiracial cast of characters.

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Peloton Tread+ owners told to stop using the treadmill in 'urgent warning'

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning people who use the Peloton Tread+ treadmill, saying there have been "multiple reports of children becoming entrapped, pinned, and pulled under" the device.

America's newsrooms are reckoning with their mass shooting coverage

Experts say coverage should be holistic, not episodic. Abene Clayton, the lead reporter for the Guns and Lies in America project for The Guardian, says that reporters should "spread their time and attention on gun violence equitably" and says media coverage tends to favor shooting stories with "surprise value." Kyle Pope also weighs in.

Bank of America CEO calls for bipartisan push to study restrictive voting laws

Bank of America's CEO Brian Moynihan tells CNN's Poppy Harlow why he's taking a stand against restrictive voting laws.

Bank of America CEO calls for bipartisan push to study restrictive voting laws

Bank of America's CEO Brian Moynihan discusses how the US is on the road to economic recovery.

Newsrooms confront the 'police say' problem

CNN's Van Jones reacts after authorities in Chicago released body camera video that shows 13-year-old Adam Toledo being shot by officers on March 29.

The stock market is throwing a global party

Sotheby's CEO Charles Stewart discusses how the auction house has embraced the digital art market and NFTs.

Retail sales surged in March

Another 576,000 Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits - the lowest of the pandemic. Retail sales surged to 9.8% in March. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

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US Politics

Top Pentagon policy official resigns at Trump's request

The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.

Sanders spokeswoman says she misspoke after distorting Bloomberg's health record

Bernie Sanders' national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray said the questioning of the 78-year-old Democratic presidential candidate's health and requests for further medical records "were reminiscent of a smear campaign."

5 takeaways from CNN's town halls with Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) addressed the need for gun reform and spoke about her "saddest day in Washington."

Buttigieg slams Trump: My marriage never involved sending 'hush money to a porn star'

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg discusses conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh's attack on Buttigieg's sexuality.

Buttigieg recalls time he tried to use three languages to help a family at a protest

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shared a story at the CNN Town Hall in Nevada about how he tried to use his foreign language skills to help a family caught in the middle of a protest.

Donald Trump and his pardon triangle

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

Trump's pardon spree deepens crisis gripping American justice

President Trump issued a series of pardons and commutations that included former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former New York City police chief Bernie Kerik and junk bond king Michael Milken. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

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In the race between Covid-19 vaccines and the virus, hesitancy gives dangerous variants a leg up, expert says

Dr. Anthony Fauci says it is "quite frustrating" that a large percentage of Republicans are hesitant about receiving a Covid-19 vaccine, according to a recent poll.

Quarter of Americans fully vaccinated against coronavirus, CDC says

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's Dana Bash that he believes the CDC and FDA will lift the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause soon but may include "some sort of either warning or restriction."

Other US states could see scenarios similar to the Covid-19 crisis unfolding in Michigan, expert says

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the shortage of PPE left many frontline healthcare workers painfully vulnerable. Now, the sudden mass production of PPE is adding to an already staggering amount of plastic waste in our landfills and oceans. CNN's Bill Weir reports.

Surprise conception: Woman conceives second child while carrying first

British mom Rebecca Roberts shares her story of giving birth to twins she conceived three weeks apart, a rare condition called superfetation. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has the details.

Nearly half of US states reported an increase in Covid-19 cases this week. Here's what experts say can help stop another surge

The CDC put off making any decision about the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, saying they need more information about a rare type of blood clot. CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the latest and answers your questions.

Covid-19 surge in Michigan is putting some hospitals at critical capacity levels, health care provider says

CDC vaccine advisers are meeting today to review six "rare and severe" blood clot cases among more than 6.8 million Americans who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The FDA and CDC have recommended pausing use of the vaccine while it is being reviewed.

CDC advisers meeting about the J&J Covid-19 vaccine. Here's what experts and state leaders say about the pause

CNN's Alexandra Field reports on the CDC and FDA's recommendation the US pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine use over blood clot concerns "out of an abundance of caution."

Health Headlines

Social Media-Technology

Apple's $200 million fund aims to fight climate change and boost business

Apple aims to be carbon neutral by 2030. Lisa Jackson, Apple's VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives speaks to CNN's Christine Romans about the tech giant's environmental and social responsibilities.

Google Earth's new Timelapse feature shows chilling effect of climate change

Google Earth latest feature, Timelapse, lets users see how 40 years of climate change have impacted places all over the world.

LG was a smartphone pioneer. Now it's quitting the business

The South Korean tech giant announced that it would close down its mobile phone unit after years of losses, marking the end of an era for a trailblazer in the Android world. CNN's Selina Wang reports.

Here's how to tell if your Facebook account was one of the half billion that were breached

The personal information of about half a billion Facebook users, including their phone numbers, have been posted to a website used by hackers, cybersecurity experts say.

SpaceX Mars rocket prototype explodes during test flight

See SpaceX's SN11 Starship prototype explode during a test flight in Brownsville, Texas. It's the fourth attempt in a row that's met a fiery end.

Google Maps adding new features, including augmented reality for (eventually) getting around airports and malls

Google Maps is rolling out several new features including Indoor Live View and the ability to map greener routes.

NFTs are suddenly everywhere, but they have some big problems

CNN's Jon Sarlin talks with Carlos Marcial and Osinachi, two of the many digital artists around the world who have seen their lives turned upside down with the booming market for NFTs —the digital tokens that have fueled the rise of an unprecedented market for digital art. 

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