How the 2020 election denialists did in the 2022 midterm races

The 2022 midterm elections were not great, although far from a total failure, for the Republican candidates who joined former President Donald Trump in denying the legitimacy of his defeat in the 2020 elections. A number of election denialists won their races, according to CNN’s projections, including candidates who will be chief electoral officers in … Read more

A medium-term ceasefire will unleash unrest and anger until 2024

CNN — US democracy, which nearly faltered two years ago, provided a perfect reflection of a polarized nation, distrustful of its leaders and unwilling to unite on a new path. Tuesday’s midterm elections gave Americans two more years to collectively decide what they really want, ushering in a divided government that will likely be rough … Read more

Paul Allen’s art collection fetches record $1.5 billion at Christie’s auction

Written by the author Jacqui Palumbo, CNNOscar Holland, CNN Art from the private collection of late Microsoft founder Paul G. Allen fetched more than $1.5 billion on Wednesday, the largest single-owner sale in auction history. Works by Georges Seurat, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Gustav Klimt sold for more than $100 million … Read more

A heat shield that could carry humans into space for encounters on Mars

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific breakthroughs and more. CNN — When a polar satellite designed to improve weather forecasting is launched on Thursday, an experimental heat shield will be deployed. It could land humans on Mars. The two separate missions will launch on … Read more

Analysis: Russia’s withdrawal from Kherson is humiliating and not surprising

CNN — Russia’s Defense Ministry says its troops are preparing to withdraw from much of Ukraine’s occupied Kherson region, a humiliating but also unexpected turn of events in recent weeks. The plan would leave thousands of square kilometers (including some of Ukraine’s best agricultural land) occupied by Russia since the beginning of the invasion, which … Read more

Hurricane Nicole is approaching landfall in Florida

(CNN Weather) After wreaking havoc in the northwestern Bahamas on Wednesday, Hurricane Nicole is poised to make landfall on Florida’s east coast Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to an update from the National Hurricane Center. The storm was about 50 miles northeast of West Palm Beach, Florida, moving west-northwest at 13 mph, the center … Read more

Analysis: Why the news media got the midterm “red wave” narrative so wrong

That’s what a White House official spoke candidly with CNN on Wednesday about the media’s “red wave” narrative. On Tuesday, the dominant narrative in the press—especially in the right-wing media—was that Republicans were on track for a big, if not monster, night. Focused on the fragile state of the economy, coupled with the incumbent party’s … Read more

A US Army engineer and his wife have been convicted of conspiring to sell classified information to a foreign country

CNN — A US Navy nuclear engineer and his wife have been sentenced to nearly two decades in prison for conspiring to sell classified information related to the design of nuclear-powered warships to a foreign country for thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency. Jonathan Toebb, 44, of Annapolis, Maryland, was sentenced to more than 19 years … Read more

Female governors will break the record in 2023

CNN — The US will have a record number of female governors in 2023. However, the record-setting number – 12 – will represent a small fraction of the top executives in the 50 states. The previous record of nine female governors at one time was set in 2004, according to Rutgers University’s Center on American … Read more