US Navy’s latest and most advanced aircraft carrier deploys for first time

CNN — The US Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier left on its first deployment Tuesday from Norfolk, Virginia, designed to put the ship through its paces and exercise with allies in North America and Europe. The USS Gerald Ford is the first new aircraft carrier designed in “over 40 years,” according to the … Read more

NASA, SpaceX to send first Native American woman to orbit

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The first Native American woman ever to travel to Earth’s orbit will take flight this week on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The astronaut, NASA’s Nicole Aunapu Mann, will serve as mission commander. … Read more

Trump goes to Supreme Court over Mar-a-Lago search and seizure of documents

CNN — Former President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to intervene in the dispute over materials marked as classified the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate this summer. His emergency request with the Supreme Court is the latest example of the former President seeking to involve the justices in investigations that entangle him … Read more

Comet-like debris trail spotted after spacecraft crashes into asteroid

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — At first glance, a new image captured by a telescope in Chile looks like a dazzling comet streaking across the night sky, followed by a long, glowing tail. Instead, it’s the debris plume … Read more

Analysis: Republicans’ gamble on Herschel Walker is looking dicey

CNN — From the start, Republican leaders knew they were taking a risk in quickly unifying behind the Senate candidacy of Herschel Walker in Georgia. Walker had never run for any office before and there were already well-known stories about his turbulent past out in the ether. But Walker was a former football star – … Read more

Opinion: Guantanamo Bay prison camp has become America’s cage

Editor’s Note: Editor’s note: Elisa Massimino is a visiting professor and executive director of the Human Rights Institute at Georgetown University Law Center and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. The views in this commentary are her own. Read more opinion at CNN. CNN — According to Google Search, one of the … Read more

Voting Rights Act: Supreme Court will hear challenge to key section in redistricting case

CNN — Almost a decade after effectively gutting a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the Supreme Court is setting its sights on a different provision of the law on Tuesday in a case that could make it much more difficult for minority voters to challenge redistricting maps. At issue is Section 2 of … Read more

Kim Kardashian pays $1.3 million fine to SEC over hyping crypto on Instagram

New York CNN Business — Kim Kardashian agreed to pay a $1.26 million fine to the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle civil charges after the reality TV star touted a crypto asset, EthereumMax, on Instagram. The SEC charged Kardashian with failure to disclose that she was paid $250,000 to publish her Instagram post. In … Read more

Daughter of American released from Venezuela says Marco Rubio’s criticism of detainee swap is ‘unpatriotic and unhelpful’

Washington CNN — The relative of two Americans freed this weekend in a prisoner swap with Venezuela tore into GOP Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday about his criticism of the exchange, blasting his comments as “unpatriotic and unhelpful” and questioning his support for the seven wrongfully detained US citizens. “I find that those comments were … Read more

Supreme Court leaves ban on bump stocks in place — again

CNN — The Supreme Court declined Monday to consider the latest challenge to a federal ban on bump stocks, keeping in place the prohibition on devices that essentially allow shooters to fire semiautomatic rifles continuously with one pull of the trigger. By declining to grant an appeal, the justices not only avoided taking up a … Read more