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President Biden signs bill making lynching a federal hate crime into law

The president acknowledged how racial violence has left a scar on the nation

Originally Published: 29 MAR 22 09:32 ET Updated: 29 MAR 22 17:51 ET By Kate Sullivan and Maegan Vazquez, CNN (CNN) -- President Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes lynching a federal hate crime, acknowledging…

Jan. 6 committee votes to hold Scavino, Navarro in contempt

The Justice Department would have the final say on prosecution

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol has voted unanimously to hold two men who served as advisers to then-President Donald Trump in contempt of Congress. Trade adviser Peter Navarro and…

Chris Rock isn't pressing charges against Will Smith for the Oscars slap

The LAPD confirmed on Monday that Rock declined to file a police report

Originally Published: 28 MAR 22 06:26 ET Updated: 28 MAR 22 07:46 ET By Toyin Owoseje, CNN (CNN) -- Chris Rock will not be pressing charges against Will Smith following their onstage altercation at this year's Oscars, the Los…

WATCH NOW: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson receives questions from senators

Judge Jackson enters her third day of confirmation hearings

WASHINGTON - Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is being questioned by senators for the third day of her confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson went through a marathon session on Tuesday. During Tuesday's session, she defended her time on…

Biden seeks new sanctions, help for Ukrainians in Europe

Biden will meet with allies for meetings in Brussels on Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden's trip to Europe comes at a critical moment for the war in Ukraine, which could become a bloody stalemate as Russia pummels cities with airstrikes and artillery. Biden departs Wednesday on a four-day trip.…

Up to ten people shot outside car show in Arkansas, state police say

Arkansas State Troopers investigating shooting outside car show

Originally Published: 19 MAR 22 21:34 ET By Andy Rose, CNN (CNN) -- Arkansas state troopers are investigating a shooting outside a car show Saturday night in the town of Dumas, officials said. "Preliminary information provided to ASP is that…

US drug overdose deaths reach another record high

Deaths from fentanyl, other synthetic opioids surge to unprecedented levels

Originally Published: 16 MAR 22 12:24 ET Updated: 16 MAR 22 15:11 ET By Deidre McPhillips, CNN (CNN) -- Annual drug overdose deaths have reached another record high in the United States as deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids…

Slovakia preliminarily agrees to send key Soviet-era air defense system to Ukraine

US and NATO still grappling with how to backfill that country's own defensive capabilities

Originally Published: 16 MAR 22 15:04 ET By Katie Bo Lillis, Natasha Bertrand, Jeremy Herb and Zachary Cohen, CNN (CNN) -- Slovakia has preliminarily agreed to provide Ukraine with a key Soviet-era air defense system to help defend against Russian…

Fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine needed, according to Pfizer's CEO

The company is working on a shot to handle all variants

Originally Published: 13 MAR 22 15:11 ET By Jen Christensen and Holly Yan, CNN (CNN) -- To help fend off another wave of Covid-19, people will need a fourth dose of vaccine, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told CBS on Sunday.…

Airstrike hits Ukraine maternity hospital

A Russian airstrike devastated a maternity hospital Wednesday in the besieged port city of Mariupol, Ukrainian officials said, amid growing warnings from the West that Moscow's invasion is about to take a more brutal turn.

Senior Pentagon Official says Russian Invasion has started in Ukraine

Ukraine-Russia Crisis

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a military operation in Ukraine, claiming it’s intended to protect civilians. In a televised address early Thursday, Putin said the action comes in response to threats coming from Ukraine. He added…