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July 4, 2020

Police unions have helped shield officers from accountability. Now they're facing unprecedented backlash
One San Antonio police officer repeatedly used the n-word as he arrested a Black man for trespassing at a mall. Another told a man he could go free if he beat the officer in a fistfight. A third allegedly tried to give a homeless man a sandwich filled with dog feces.? ... More >>

An 8-year-old boy organized a Black Lives Matter march for kids. Hundreds showed up.
The cries for racial equality have been heard across the world as thousands of protesters rallied after the death of George Floyd. But at one protest in Missouri, the calls for change were coming from a much younger demographic. ... More >>

2 more death row inmates at San Quentin die from coronavirus complications
At least three death row inmates at California's San Quentin State Prison had coronavirus and died, corrections officials says. ... More >>

A Black man tried to cash his first paycheck. The teller called 911.
Paul McCowns walked into an Ohio bank clutching his first paycheck from a new job at an electric company. But instead of cashing the check worth about $1,000, the teller called 911. ... More >>

Jill Biden plays key role in her husband's search for a running mate
As the vetting for Joe Biden's running mate intensifies, there is one step that several of the potential picks are taking: An appearance with Jill Biden. ... More >>

Justices temporarily block order that cleared the way for state's expanded mail-in voting
The Supreme Court on Thursday night temporarily blocked a lower court order that would have cleared the way for more people in Alabama to vote by absentee ballot during Covid-19. ... More >>

The politics of masks hits Alabama Senate race
Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama is running a new television ad commending people in his state for following the advice of medical professionals and wearing masks, as top Republicans pressure President Donald Trump to encourage Americans to wear them to limit the spread of coronavirus. ... More >>

White House virus test has questionable accuracy
President Donald Trump said part of the reason he doesn't regularly wear a mask is "everyone's tested" before they see him. But multiple studies have raised questions about the accuracy of a coronavirus test the White House has used, and the Food and Drug Administration has received dozens of repor... More >>

CNN holds officials accountable. View our Facts First database
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Spiked seltzer is evolving beyond beverages
Spiked seltzers and canned cocktails are wildly popular, and now they're evolving. ... More >>

Analysis: A wake-up call for the American dream
This fourth of July, nationwide protests and the Covid-19 crisis have forced America to recognize the ugly inequality lying just beneath its star-spangled surface. ... More >>

It's a scary time to be unemployed. These people still chose to get laid off
Wendell Stinnett had been planning to work for at least another four years, maybe even eight. Instead he agreed this summer to walk away from the job he's had for 31 years. ... More >>

Mother pleads for violence to end after teen killed over $10
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Doctor braids patient's hair before surgery
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Car narrowly misses woman watching TV
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Shark sighting forces swimmers out of water
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College students threw coronavirus parties
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Stranger helps save shooting victim
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Residents hopping state lines to go to gym
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Beach hotels near max capacity for holiday
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Assistant coach tells lightning strike story
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Girl rescued from creek after saving boy from being swept away
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Grandson, 10, gets help after grandma knocked off kayak
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Officer saves man after he jumps from bridge
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Million dollar pay cut for OSU head football coach
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Armored truck driver robbed
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103-year-old says 2020 is craziest year she's seen
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Officer in stable condition after being shot in head
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Big crowds expected at Lake Of The Ozarks
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