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House Jan. 6 Committee Has Decided to Make Criminal Referrals, Chairman Says

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol has decided to make criminal referrals to the Department of Justice, the panel’s chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, told reporters Tuesday.

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Drug and Alcohol Deaths Increasing Among US Adults 65 and Older, CDC Data Shows

Rates of deaths from drug overdoses among older adults have more than tripled in the past two decades, according to one report published Wednesday by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. In 2020, more than 5,000 adults 65 and older in the United States died of a drug overdose.

Airline passengers here wait at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint to clear security before boarding flights in Denver, Colorado on April 19. (Patrick T. Fallon / AFP / Getty Images via CNN)

Deadline for REAL ID Extended, Giving US Air Travelers a Reprieve

The U.S. federal government has yet again delayed nationwide security requirements for driver’s licenses and other identification cards, giving states, including Illinois, more time to issue REAL IDs to residents.

President Joe Biden, center, meets with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, Nov. 29. (Yuri Gripas / Abaca / Bloomberg via Getty Images, CNN)

Biden ‘Confident’ Rail Strike Will Be Avoided After Congressional Leaders Meeting

A railroad strike could clog supply chains and lead to a spike in prices on necessities such as gasoline and food — dampening an economy that many fear is heading toward a recession. 

Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker, here in Carrollton, Georgia on Oct. 11, 2022, described himself during a campaign speech in January as living in Texas. (Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images via CNN)

Georgia Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Described Himself as Living in Texas During 2022 Campaign Speech

Georgia Democrats have called for an investigation by state officials into Walker’s residency after CNN’s KFile reported last week that Walker was getting a tax break in Texas intended for a primary residence, possibly running afoul of Texas tax law.

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Illinois Study Finds ‘Huge’ Increase in Children Going to ER With Suicidal Thoughts

The study found that visits to the ER with suicidal thoughts increased 59% from 2016-17 to 2019-21. There was a corresponding increase in cases in which suicidal ideation was the principal diagnosis, which rose from 34.6% to 44.3%.

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Children’s Health Leaders Call for Emergency Response as Respiratory Viruses Continue to Spread

There have been about eight flu hospitalizations for every 100,000 people this season — rates typically seen in December or January. The RSV hospitalization rate is 10 times higher than usual for this point in the season, too. 

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Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Let Student Debt Relief Program Go Forward

About 26 million people had already applied to the program by the time a federal judge froze it on November 10, prompting the government to stop taking applications. No debt has been canceled thus far. / Adobe Stock

RSV in Children: Symptoms, Treatment and What Parents Should Know About the Respiratory Virus

Almost all children catch RSV at some point before they turn 2 years old, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Most adults who catch it have a mild illness; for those who are elderly or who have chronic heart or lung disease or a weakened immune system, it can be dangerous. But RSV can be especially tricky for infants and kids.

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens as President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness at the White House on Aug. 24, 2022. (Evan Vucci / AP)

Student Debt Relief Can Move ‘Full Speed Ahead’ Despite Temporary Hold, Education Secretary Pledges

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona doubled down on the administration’s commitment to providing student debt relief in an op-ed published Saturday, and encouraged those eligible to continue applying through the live online application.

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New Misconduct Cases in Women’s Soccer Emerge After Release of Abuse Report, US Soccer President Says

At least three new cases of misconduct have emerged since the release of a report alleging systemic abuse within women’s professional soccer, US Soccer Federation president Cindy Parlow Cone said. 

Protesters chant slogans during a protest over the death of a woman who was detained by the morality police, in downtown Tehran, Iran, on Sept. 21, 2022. (Associated Press)

Protests Continue in Iran. Here’s What You Need to Know

The protests were triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in a hospital three days after being apprehended by the morality police in Tehran and taken to a “re-education center” for not abiding by the state’s hijab rules.

Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw, pictured at CNN’s Washington bureau in February of 2001, died on Sept. 7, 2022. (Alex Brandon / AP)

Chicago Native Bernard Shaw, First Chief Anchor at CNN, Dead at 82

Bernard Shaw was CNN’s first chief anchor and was with the network when it launched on June 1, 1980. He retired from CNN after more than 20 years on February 28, 2001.

Young adults were using marijuana and hallucinogens at record high rates in 2021, new data shows. (Adobe Stock)

Marijuana, Hallucinogen Use Among Young Adults Jumped to Record-High Rates in 2021: Study

The survey found that 11% of young adults reported using marijuana on a daily basis in 2021 and 43% had used it in the past year. About 8% of young adults reported using substances such as LSD, PCP and psychedelic mushrooms in the past year, up from just 3% in 2011.

Travelers wait for their flight at Los Angeles International Airport. According to the flight tracking website, FlightAware, there have been 200 flights canceled so far on Aug. 8. On Aug. 7, 950 flights were canceled. (Michael Ho Wai Lee / SOPA Images / Sipa)(Michael Ho Wai Lee / SOPA Images / Sipa)

Nearly 500 US Flights Canceled and Nearly 2,000 Delayed on Monday

On Sunday, Chicago O’Hare saw the most cancellations and delays, with approximately 12% of flights canceled, and over 45% of flights delayed.

Both Pfizer and Moderna are working on bivalent booster vaccines made up of both the old formula and a new one that targets the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the coronavirus. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images)

Updated COVID-19 Boosters Expected in September. Is That Too Late?

Both Pfizer and Moderna are working on bivalent boosters: vaccines made up of both the old formula and a new one that targets the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the coronavirus. If the shots meet US Food and Drug Administration standards, they will probably be available as early as September, the FDA says.

The International Space Station was photographed by one of the STS-98 crew members aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis following separation of the Shuttle and Station on Feb. 16, 2001. (Credit: NASA)

Russia Says It Will Quit the International Space Station After 2024

NASA said in February it intends to keep operating the International Space Station until the end of 2030, after which the ISS would be deorbited and crashed into a remote part of the Pacific Ocean. Commercially operated space platforms would replace the ISS as a venue for collaboration and scientific research, NASA said.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, arrives to testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Stefani Reynolds / Pool / Getty Images)

Fauci Says He Plans to Retire by End of Biden’s Current Term

At 81, Dr. Anthony Fauci has served more than five decades under seven presidents, advising every American president since Ronald Reagan.

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These US Airports Are the Worst for Cancellations and Delays This Summer

U.S. airlines have canceled more than 100,000 flights this year, with 30,000 cancellations just since Memorial Day weekend, according to data from flight tracking site FlightAware.

Louis Weathers says racial discrimination in Evanston, Illinois, made house hunting difficult for him decades ago. (Jacquelyne Germain / CNN)

The Fight for Reparations Has Stalled in Congress. Here’s What They Look Like in State and Local Governments

From cash payouts to issuing extensive reports and building a bureaucratic system to examine what reparations could look like, here is what some local and state governments have done so far.

An image taken from a video posted by Robert Nightingale, who was a passenger aboard the Amtrak train that derailed on Monday, June 27, 2022, in Mendon, Missouri. (Credit: Robert Nightingale via CNN)

3 Killed, At Least 50 Injured After Amtrak Train Headed to Chicago Derails in Missouri

Three people are dead and at least 50 injured after an Amtrak train derailed Monday in Missouri, Cpl. Justin Dunn, a spokesperson for Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B, told reporters Monday evening.

The persistent heat dome which imposed oppressively high temperatures on the northern Plains and Midwest over the weekend will begin to shift further eastward this week. (Cnnweather)

Second Heat Wave Expected to Bring Temps Above 100 for 20% of People in US

In the coming week, about 70% of the U.S. population will see temperatures in the 90s, and almost 20% of people in the country will experience temperatures greater than 100 degrees. Many major metro areas, including Minneapolis, Chicago, Nashville, Memphis, Dallas, New Orleans and Atlanta, may experience temps near or above 100.

Despite efforts to fight formula price gouging, desperate families are paying top dollar. (Joseph Prezioso / AFP / Getty Images)

Despite Efforts to Fight Formula Price Gouging, Desperate Families Are Paying Top Dollar

State attorney general offices across the country told CNN that they have received complaints about people who are taking advantage of a nationwide formula shortage to charge inflated prices.

Energy experts tell CNN that some power grid operators are not considering in their plans how the climate crisis is causing more extreme weather. (David J. Phillip / AP)

Energy Experts Sound Alarm About US Electric Grid: ‘Not Designed to Withstand the Impacts of Climate Change’

Power operators in the Central US, in their summer readiness report, have already predicted “insufficient firm resources to cover summer peak forecasts.” That assessment accounted for historical weather and the latest NOAA outlook that projects for more extreme weather this summer.

J.M. Smucker is recalling some Jif peanut butter products due to salmonella. (The J.M. Smucker Co.)

J.M. Smucker Is Recalling Some Jif Peanut Butter Products Due to Salmonella

The company said that the peanut butter was sold nationwide and the recall includes more than 45 kinds of products. 


US Sees Highest Rate of Gun-Related Deaths in More than 25 Years, New CDC Data Shows

The U.S. firearm homicide rate in 2020 was the highest recorded since 1994, according to data published Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2019 and 2020, the overall firearm homicide rate increased by about 35%, according to the new data in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.