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

She left the dangers of Ukraine only to be killed riding a bike close to home. Hundreds will ride in her honor to demand change

CNN – On Thursday, Dan Langenkamp marked 12 weeks since his wife, Sarah, was killed. To honor her, Dan and his two young sons do what they do every day at around 4:05 pm, the time Sarah died: They drop whatever they are working on, gather together, hold hands and talk to her, sharing details … Read more

5 things to know for November 17: House, Layoffs, UVA shooting, Ukraine, College rankings

CNN – NASA’s Artemis I mission that launched Wednesday has shared a spectacular view of Earth on its way to the moon. If you often marvel at space and its endless expanse, you may also enjoy tracking the spacecraft in real time as it travels thousands of miles away from our planet. Here’s what else … Read more

G20 Summit: Biden says allies working in ‘total unanimity’ after Russian-made missile falls on Poland, killing 2

CNN – US President Joe Biden emerged from an emergency meeting with top allies during his final day at the G20 in Indonesia promising to “figure out exactly what happened” after a Russian-made missile fell inside the borders of a NATO ally. “We agreed to support Poland’s investigations into the explosion in rural Poland near … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 11: Midterms, Student loans, Storm damage, Prices, Climate

CNN – Today is Veterans Day, a federal holiday in the US honoring men and women who have served in the armed forces. Regional observances and events are set to take place across the country to pay tribute to millions of American heroes. Entry to all US National Parks is also free today – including … Read more

Biden aims to assert American leadership abroad at the UN climate summit and G20

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt CNN – It’s a story President Joe Biden tells at nearly every opportunity: last year, meeting his new counterparts at his first international summit, he proudly informed them, “America is back.” “For how long?” one of them asked. As Biden departs this week for a weeklong around-the-world trip, the question still … Read more

5 things to know for November 2: Parkland, RSV, Ukraine, Inflation, SpaceX

CNN – With less than a week until Election Day, Democrats and Republicans are ramping up campaign efforts as the balance of power in both the House and the Senate is up for grabs. If you’d like to brush up on who is running for office – or if you need help navigating the voting … Read more

‘Not some high school romance’: White House bristles at latest jab in US-Saudi spat

CNN – The White House bristled Wednesday at a top Saudi official’s assertion that the kingdom was the more “mature” partner in a relationship roiled by an ongoing spat over oil production that has seen top US officials begin exploring options to recalibrate ties to the Gulf monarchy. “It’s not like some high school romance … Read more

Democrats predict an ‘extremely busy’ lame duck. Here’s what’s on the agenda

CNN – A packed legislative to-do list awaits Congress when it returns to session after the midterms – and Democrats, who currently control both chambers, will face a ticking clock to enact key priorities if Republicans win back the House or manage to flip the Senate in the upcoming elections. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer … Read more

5 things to know for October 21: Liz Truss, Ukraine, Covid-19, Student loans, Uvalde

CNN – If you’re flying American Airlines on an upcoming trip outside the US, the front of the plane will look a bit different. The airline said it is eliminating its first-class cabin on international flights because customers aren’t purchasing the increasingly expensive tickets. Here’s what else you need to know Get Up to Speed … Read more