How the deadly Club Q shooting unfolded

CNN – Michael Anderson was mixing drinks at Club Q Saturday night when he heard popping sounds amid the loud, thumping music. He wasn’t worried at first. The pops sounded like some sound effects popular at LGBTQ clubs, the bartender told CNN’s Don Lemon. Then he looked up and a figure came into his line … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 21: Colorado shooting, World Cup, Twitter, Congress, Climate

CNN – It’s almost time for the unhappiest part of the holidays: Getting there. Holiday travel is going to be more expensive than ever, and in some places, snowier too. We hope all your season’s obligatory journeys are safe and reasonably priced. Now, let’s Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can … Read more

Children’s deaths ‘must stop’ in Iran, says UNICEF, as protests continue

CNN – The United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, said it remains deeply concerned by reports of children being killed, injured, and detained in Iran, it said in a statement on Friday, adding that the reported deaths of children at anti-government protests “must stop .” An “estimated 50 children have reportedly lost their lives in the … Read more

‘It’s not safe and it’s not right.’ Qatar says all are welcome to the World Cup but some LGBTQ fans are staying away

Editor’s Note: A version of this article appears in Friday’s edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN – “I’m a man and I love men. I do – please don’t be shocked – have sex with other men. This is normal. … Read more

Ukrainian orphan who endured the horrors of the Mariupol siege finds a new family

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – When Russian forces invaded their country in late February, Vladimir Bespalov and Maria Bespalaya feared their long-held dream of starting a family through adoption was over. “I remember that morning of February 24, very clearly,” said Vladimir Bespalov, a 27-year-old railroad worker, of the first day of the war. “We thought … Read more

Ukrainian orphan who endured the horrors of the Mariupol siege finds a new family

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN – When Russian forces invaded their country in late February, Vladimir Bespalov and Maria Bespalaya feared their long-held dream of starting a family through adoption was over. “I remember that morning of February 24, very clearly,” said Vladimir Bespalov, a 27-year-old railroad worker, of the first day of the war. “We thought … Read more

Ruwa Romman: First Muslim and Palestinian woman elected to Georgia state House

CNN – Ruwa Romman remembers the sadness she felt as an 8-year-old girl sitting in the back of a school bus watching her classmates point to her house and erupt in vicious laughter. “There’s the bomb lab,” they jeered in yet another attempt to brand her family as terrorists. On Tuesday, the same girl – … Read more

Holocaust survivor left on a bench as a baby finds new family at 80

CNN – When Alice Grusová was a baby, her parents left her on a train station bench, with no idea of ​​what would become of her. It was June 1942 and this was the last desperate act by Marta and Alexander Knapp to save their daughter as their attempt to escape what was then Czechoslovakia … Read more

Dave Chappelle on ‘SNL’: A timeline of the controversy surrounding his transgender jokes

CNN – Tonight Dave Chappelle will host “Saturday Night Live” for the third time – an appearance that is courting controversy before he even takes the stage. The comedian has drawn increasing ire in recent years for making jokes aimed at transgender people, and the outcry grew louder last fall when Netflix released a Chappelle … Read more

Dave Chappelle on “SNL”: A timeline of the controversy surrounding his transgender jokes

CNN – Tonight Dave Chappelle will host “Saturday Night Live” for the third time – an appearance that is courting controversy before he even takes the stage. The comedian has drawn increasing ire in recent years for making jokes aimed at transgender people, and the outcry grew louder last fall when Netflix released a Chappelle … Read more