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'Vaccines are our only way out of this'

The US must vaccinate most of the country against Covid-19 by winter to avoid more variants, expert says

Originally Published: 18 JUN 21 02:46 ET Updated: 18 JUN 21 03:20 ET By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- With the odds stacked against the US reaching the target of 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4…

President Biden to sign a bill making Juneteenth a national holiday

First federal holiday established since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983

Originally Published: 17 JUN 21 12:20 ET By Kate Sullivan, CNN (CNN) -- President Joe Biden is expected to sign a bill on Thursday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of…

Texas authorities threaten SpaceX with legal action over beach closures

By closing beaches for long periods of time and using private security

Originally Published: 16 JUN 21 16:47 ET Updated: 17 JUN 21 08:27 ET By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business (CNN) -- SpaceX received a warning from a district attorney in Texas this week, warning that the company could be violating several…

Texas GOP governor signs permit-free gun carrying legislation

Texans will soon be able to carry handguns without license or training

Originally Published: 16 JUN 21 19:18 ET By Devan Cole, CNN (CNN) -- Texans will soon be able to carry handguns in public without obtaining licenses or training after the state's Republican governor on Wednesday signed a permitless carry gun…

Australian region covered in cobwebs as spiders flee floods

Spiders head to higher ground

(CNN) -- It's an arachnophobe's worst nightmare: towns draped in spider webs. Residents of the Australian region of Gippsland in the state of Victoria were greeted with layers of gossamer cobwebs after the area was hit by severe flooding, according…

Historic talks between Biden and Putin underway in Geneva

Biden and Putin are all set for a face to face meeting

(CNN) -- The highest-stakes talks of President Joe Biden's long career are underway Wednesday in Geneva, where he is joining Russia's Vladimir Putin for a summit in an encounter set to test his decades of experience on the world stage and lay down an early…

Israeli military launches airstrikes in Gaza overnight Wednesday

In response to incendiary balloons launched from the coastal enclave

Originally Published: 15 JUN 21 20:34 ET Updated: 16 JUN 21 08:43 ET By Oren Liebermann, Ibrahim Dahman and Ruba Alhenawi, CNN (CNN) -- The Israeli military struck targets in Gaza overnight Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in…

7-Eleven Day is canceled again

But you can still get a free Slurpee this July

Originally Published: 13 JUN 21 15:37 ET By Rachel Trent, CNN (CNN) -- Bad news for Slurpee fans: 7-Eleven Day is canceled for the second year in a row. But the good news is you can still get a free…

Cruise ship discovers over 69.5 pounds of cocaine on board

CBP officers were alerted

Originally Published: 13 JUN 21 11:20 ET By Eric Levenson, CNN (CNN) -- A cruise ship's security services discovered 69.5 pounds of cocaine on board the vessel last week and turned over the haul to US Customs and Border Protection…