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- Walmart, Costco and Trader Joe's are among those ditching mandates in certain locations following the CDC's updated guidance
Shoppers who are vaccinated against Covid-19 can shop without masks in some Walmart, Sam's Club and Costco locations as well as at Trader Joe's, the companies said in separate announcements Friday.
- One of the world's most vaccinated countries is seeing a Covid outbreak. It's not as bad as it sounds
One of the most vaccinated countries in the world is experiencing a Covid-19 outbreak.
- Things just got much more complicated for employers
The CDC's announcement that fully-vaccinated individuals don't need to wear a mask in most situations was a big step toward a return to normalcy, but it might have complicated employers' return-to-work plans.
- Hear why this governor is keeping state's mask mandate
Gov. David Ige (D-HI) says he's keeping his state's mask mandate despite CDC guidance that it's safe for vaccinated individuals to go maskless in most indoor and outdoor situations.
- Opinion: On kids and masks, I'm following my gut
It's happening. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has liberated Americans who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from our masks. Indoors and out, in most situations, we can finally roam face out again.
- Public health experts: Why we're going to keep wearing our masks
If you have questions after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared on Thursday that it was safe for Covid-vaccinated persons to cast aside masks and social distancing in outdoor and indoor spaces, with a few exceptions, such as on airplanes and trains and for immunocompromised persons, then you are not alone.
- Worried about going back to the office? Tell us about it
The latest word from the CDC is that people who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear masks indoors or outdoors, except in certain circumstances.
- Cheney: Some in GOP voted against impeachment out of fear for their lives
• Opinion: Trumpian political insanity has entered GOP's bloodstream
• Senior GOP senator 'offended' by House Republicans downplaying Capitol attack
- AOC speaks about Marjorie Taylor Greene confrontation
• KFile: Since-deleted 2019 video shows Greene yelling into mail slot at AOC's office
• Analysis: AOC just made Marjorie Taylor Greene's antics suddenly serious
- Medina Spirit cleared to race in the Preakness Stakes after passing drug tests
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit can race in Saturday's Preakness Stakes after the final two rounds of blood samples from the horse were deemed clear, officials said Friday.
- 2020 ballots relocated in semi trucks as Arizona election audit pauses
The first semi truck full of 2020 election ballots rolled slowly through the Arizona State Fairgrounds on Friday, past the "Crazy Times Carnival" set up in the south parking lot to a warehouse where the approximately 2.1 million ballots cast by Maricopa County voters will be stored for the next week.
- 'Something I've never seen': Expert reacts to latest election 'audit' update
Officials overseeing a controversial and unusual election "audit" in Arizona now have to move all of the ballots into storage to accommodate high school graduations. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
- How two brothers went from nearly jobless to multi-millionaires with a bizarre crypto bet
On the morning of April 17, two brothers in Westchester, New York, woke up to learn that they had become millionaires overnight, thanks to an unlikely wager on a cryptocurrency that was originally created as a joke.
- See Liz Cheney's response when Tapper asks if the Republican Party is worth saving
CNN's Jake Tapper asks Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) if the Republican party is worth saving following a vote to remove her from GOP leadership.
- Ransomware group says it released 'full data' on DC police department
A ransomware group said it published its "full data" on the Washington Metropolitan Police Department this week, claiming the department's payment offer wasn't enough to prevent the release, according to screenshots of online posts by the group that were reviewed by CNN.
- Ex-Green Beret sentenced to over 15 years for conspiring to provide US intel to Russians
A former Army Green Beret was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for conspiring with Russian agents to provide them with US defense intelligence, the Justice Department announced Friday.
- One of Kenya's top scientists has a warning for the world
Covid-19 vaccine supplies are nearly depleted in Kenya, prompting fears among health experts. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.
- HUD Secretary violated the Hatch Act, Office of Special Counsel concludes
The US Office of Special Counsel has concluded that Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge violated the Hatch Act, the law that limits the political activities of all federal civilian executive branch employees, when she commented on Ohio politics from the White House podium earlier this year.
- Man last seen with missing Houston tiger jailed on unrelated charge
A Bengal tiger is still at large somewhere in the Houston area, police say, but the man last seen with the big cat is now behind bars.
- 'Hollywood forgot me': Matthew McConaughey opens up about his career
Actor Matthew McConaughey reflects his Hollywood career, including how he transitioned from romantic comedies and how an iconic unscripted moment from "The Wolf of Wall Street" came to be.
- David Axelrod: I'm sharing my father's story to help end a stigma
This is always a tough time of the year for me.
- Some migrant children in HHS care left in buses without access to showers or beds
Some unaccompanied migrant children, waiting to be reunited with family in the United States, were stuck in parked buses -- at least one for more than three days -- with no access to showers or places to sleep, according to an immigrant advocate.
- Opinion: What has come out against Matt Gaetz paints a bleak picture
This needs to be said right up front about the pending Justice Department investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz: there's still a lot that we don't know. He has steadfastly, even furiously, denied any wrongdoing. But the facts that have emerged -- including new CNN reporting that federal prosecutors are attempting to obtain cooperation from Gaetz's ex-girlfriend -- seem likely to paint a bleak picture for Gaetz moving forward.
- 'The Daily Show' pokes fun at Trump loyalists with parody drug ad
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" joked about Republicans who sound very different five months after the Capitol insurrection.
- Winning ticket for $26M lottery jackpot may have been washed with laundry
It looks like a $26 million dollar lottery jackpot will go unclaimed in California because no one came forward with the winning ticket.
- Anderson talks to an NYU professor about what's next in the pandemic
NYU professor Scott Galloway and CNN's Anderson Cooper talk about what's next in the pandemic. Watch "Full Circle" Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 6p E.T.
- Israeli soldiers kill at least 10 Palestinians in West Bank; Gaza rocket fire enters fifth day
At least 10 Palestinians were killed Friday by Israeli forces during violent clashes in towns and cities across the West Bank, the Gaza-based Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement, as sirens continued to blare all day across southern Israel, indicating another day of ceaseless rocket fire from Gaza.
- Terrified families huddle together in Gaza as Eid festivities turn into nights of death and destruction
The family of 30-year-old journalist Reema Saad gathered to sleep in a single room on Wednesday night to comfort each other as Israeli bombs rained down on Gaza.
- Opinion: Whatever happened to Jared Kushner's peace plan?
Last year, former President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled their peace plan for the Middle East at the White House. Now, 16 months later, the question that begs to be asked is whether that plan has worked at all.
- CNN crew hit with rocks during live TV segment
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports in the midst of violent clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters in the West Bank, describing the tense scene as the "curse of the Holy Land."
- In pictures: Violence escalates after clashes in Jerusalem
Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians escalated this week as Palestinian militants in Gaza fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, which in turn ramped up airstrikes across Gaza.
- Kevin Curry's depression almost killed him. Food, fitness and fortitude brought him back
Ever since he was a child, Kevin Curry would pray for God to "fix" him and take away his sadness.
- Bill Maher thanks fans following Covid-19 diagnosis
Bill Maher sounds more concerned with missing his show than testing positive for Covid-19.
- 'Friends' apartment is on Booking.com
"Friends" fans are being given the chance to crash for a night at Monica and Rachel's apartment.
- Yankees: 8 vaccinated members test positive for Covid-19
Seven members of the New York Yankees' coaching and support staff have tested positive for Covid-19 despite being inoculated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the baseball team's manager said.
- New York gets dizzying new glass elevator ride
Ever wondered what it would be like to take a glass elevator ride up the side of one of New York's tallest skyscrapers?
- Reporter's live TV hit goes hilariously wrong
Meteorologist Jennifer McDermed got caught in an on-air graphics error that "multiplied" her across the screen. She and her coworkers thought it was hilarious.
- Ratajkowski's 'reclaimed' self-portrait sells for $175K
In April, model and actress Emily Ratajkowski announced on Twitter that she was "reclaiming" her image by selling a photograph of herself through a major auction house, Christie's. The "conceptual artwork," titled "Buying Myself Back: A Model for Redistribution" sold Friday in New York for $175,000 after fees.
- Tesla may be much worse off in China than we thought
Tesla's Chinese sales last month were much weaker than they originally appeared.
- What Disney, Airbnb and DoorDash results reveal about the post-pandemic economy
Companies are gearing up for an era in which Covid-19 isn't the primary driver of how people spend their money.
- How to protect yourself from rising prices
Inflation is all that the market seems to care about these days. Wages are rising, consumer prices are surging — and investors are worried the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates faster than expected to keep inflation in check.
- Tax Day is Monday. Here's what you need to know
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- We chopped and diced and sliced with 11 kitchen knives to find the best set
- This $119 gaming chair has become my ultimate WFH accessory
- It's 2021, you should own a dry shampoo. Here are the best ones
- Why Apple's new AirTag is a no-brainer purchase if you own an iPhone
- What you'll want to buy when going camping, according to expert campers
- Say goodbye to cluttered pantries with these 20 kitchen organizers under $20
- All the hiking gear you should be using, according to hikers
- The Galaxy Book Pro 360 is a great WFH laptop — especially if you love Samsung
- Black+Decker, Chewy and more: The best sales to shop this weekend
- TripAdvisor's top 25 all-inclusive resorts for your post-Covid trip
- Here's how to pay your taxes with a credit card and the best cards to use
- Get $25 off orders of $200 at Wayfair using this coupon code
- Trumpian political insanity has entered GOP's bloodstream
For the last four years, it has felt as if the world has been careening toward madness. Then, it got worse. The global pandemic seemed like a fitting, dystopian final act. But on January 6, in a grotesquely cinematic climax, violent insurrectionists attacked the US Capitol. The assault followed the strangest political campaign in memory and a large-scale disinformation operation by the loser and his minions, falsely claiming the election was stolen.
- Obligation US must fulfill as it leaves Afghanistan
In the wake of President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw all US military forces from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, many consequences will accrue — some intended and anticipated, others perhaps unintended and unforeseen.
- The recipe for getting more vaccine shots in arms
The United States' commitment to develop, manufacture and distribute safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines for all Americans started with Operation Warp Speed and was ramped up even further by the Biden Administration.
- My great-grandmother survived the 1921 Tulsa massacre. We're not heeding her history
A century ago, my Black brothers and sisters were decimated by one of the worst occurrences of racial violence in our nation's history. On May 31 and June 1, 1921, White gangs flooded into the thriving Greenwood neighborhood and murdered up to 300 Black men, women and children. According to the Tulsa Historical Society, 1,500 Black homes were burned, along with over 600 businesses, and places of worship, healing, learning and gathering.
- NYC mayoral candidates dented Andrew Yang
The eight Democrats running for mayor of New York City duked it out on television Thursday night in their first debate. Eager to hold a job that many Americans would be desperate to avoid, city residents had the opportunity to hear about each of their visions for the coming years.
- Sally Yates never thought that she'd be saying, 'Yeah, go Liz Cheney'
- Chasing Life: Can all this change be good for the brain?
- Behind the Desk: Trevor Noah and others talk about the journey that transformed much of late night
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- 5 cards charging 0% interest until 2022
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- Reckoning with lethal violence in Colombia's prolonged wave of protests
How much pain can one bear in the fight for a worthy cause?
- A rapidly developing tropical cyclone poses a significant threat to Northwest India and Pakistan
A developing tropical cyclone over the Arabian Sea is forecast to strengthen significantly into named Cyclone Tauktae over the weekend and pose a potentially catastrophic threat to portions of India and Pakistan next week.
- Prince Harry compares Royal life to 'The Truman Show'
The Duke of Sussex has further disclosed his private life -- his pain growing up in the British Royal Family, how he and Meghan managed to keep their relationship under wraps, as well as his new life -- in an interview with actor Dax Shepard, host of the "Armchair Expert" podcast, in an episode released on May 13.
- Columbus, Ohio, agrees to pay $10 million settlement to family of Andre Hill
The city of Columbus, Ohio, has agreed to pay a record $10 million settlement to the family Andre Hill, a Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer.
- Most Americans probably won't be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says
A wedding in Maine is linked to 176 Covid-19 cases and the deaths of seven people who didn't attend the celebration, demonstrating just how easily and quickly the virus can spread at social gatherings, public health experts say.
- Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US
- Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows
President Donald Trump knew back in the spring that it would probably take a year to develop a coronavirus vaccine, according to interviews with journalist Bob Woodward.
- What you need to know about coronavirus today
More than half a million children in the United States have been diagnosed with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.
- ICUs are nearing capacity in this French city. And it's only September
Dealing with the first wave was like a sprint, the second will be more like a marathon.
- Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom
Overcrowded parties have forced several high schools to go back to online learning in hopes of staving off Covid-19 outbreaks.
- NIH 'very concerned' about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of the case.
- CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk
Children and teens from minority groups are disproportionately hit by coronavirus, just as older adults are, according to the findings of a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- A 9-year-old who's been battling coronavirus for 6 months says the illness is a big deal
Eli Lipman, 9, and his father have been battling the impact of Covid-19 since March, and he said life as a "long hauler" isn't easy.
- How to help siblings get along better
Sibling rivalry is often taken as an unexamined fact of family life -- as much a part of parenting as potty training or bedtime stories.
- Here's why a vaccine will not stop the Covid-19 pandemic right away
Dr. Umair Shah remembers the last mass vaccination campaign the US waged.
- Unpopular teens could be at higher risk of heart conditions later in life, study suggests
Many of us hope to escape who we were in high school -- particularly if you were last in line to be picked in gym class -- but a growing body of research suggests that how popular you are in adolescence has a link with psychological and physical health decades later.
- These immunocompromised college students felt isolated when the fall semester began. So they did something about it
At first, Cameron Lynch thought she would need prepared questions for the group to discuss in their first Zoom call.
- Italian airport gets world's first five-star anti-Covid award
Travelers eager to fly again may want to consider Italy as their next destination.
- Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy may harm childhood development, study finds
A mother's depression and anxiety from conception through the first year of the baby's life is associated with negative developmental outcomes through adolescence, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
- How to sleep better — kids and grown-ups alike
Like many moms, Sofia Axelrod found the lack of sleep really hard after giving birth. But unlike many moms, she refused to accept that the exhaustion was inevitable.
- We're in a She-cession
- Americans need to 'hunker down' this fall and winter as Covid-19 pandemic will likely worsen, Fauci says
Nearly 30 US states are reporting downward trends in Covid-19 cases, but the pandemic will likely worsen again, according to the country's leading infectious disease expert.
- Sex gets complicated during the pandemic
When the pandemic hit, couples found themselves worrying about getting sick, losing income, teaching their children at home while working full time (or worrying full time about sending them to school).
- Craving sugar during a pandemic? Here's how to tame your sweet tooth
Cakes, cookies, pie.
- Poor sleep linked to weight gain in 2-year smartphone sleep tracking study
Not sleeping enough or getting a bad night's sleep over and over makes it hard to control your appetite. And that sets you up for all sorts of health problems, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.
- What is an EUA, and what does it have to do with how quickly we get a coronavirus vaccine?
With talk of the possible availability of a vaccine candidate heating up, you might have heard the term Emergency Use Authorization -- or EUA -- all over the news lately. But what is it exactly, and how does it apply to vaccines?
- Some college towns grapple with Covid-19 after students return for fall semester
While many colleges and universities are offering classes online, that hasn't necessarily stopped students from gathering. And now some college towns are grappling with outbreaks of Covid-19 as the start of the fall semester complicates local responses to the pandemic.
- AstraZeneca's Oxford vaccine trial to resume, the university says
The AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial, halted last week after an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers, will resume, the University of Oxford announced Saturday.
- Covid-19 school closings linked to increase in depression and suicide, study finds
Primary school students in China experienced more depressive symptoms and made more suicide attempts after schools closed for the pandemic, a new study found.
- One of the leading coronavirus vaccine trials is currently paused. Prominent vaccine researchers tell CNN that's unusual
Vaccine clinical trials are notoriously difficult to conduct.
- My lifelong Muppets obsession helped me explain the pandemic to my preschooler
Growing up with "Sesame Street" in the early 1980s, I found pieces of myself in Cookie Monster's sweet tooth, Big Bird's gentleness and in Grover, who was outgoing and always willing to help others, even though he made a lot of hilarious mistakes.
- How to reboot your workout routine: Let's set the foundation
After time off from exercising, it's understandable if you're having a hard time getting motivated. You may even feel a bit bad, but I'm here to say it's important to go easy on yourself.
- Wildfire smoke and your health: Do you need to worry?
Wildfires have broken out across the United States on an unprecedented scale, with 77 large complexes of fires engulfing 3 million acres in a matter of weeks.
- Fauci says normal life may not be back until the end of 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci said it could be the end of 2021 before life gets back to how it was before Covid-19.
- 'Halston' dresses up Ewan McGregor as the fashion icon in an era of excess
"Halston" follows the familiar rise-and-fall structure of cinematic biographies — think "Citizen Kane," only with more sex, better clothes and disco. Yet what really defines this style-over-substance miniseries, other than Ewan McGregor's no-holds-barred performance, are its insights regarding the tension between art and commerce.
- Robert De Niro leg injury won't hamper Scorsese production
Robert De Niro injured his leg on location, but the show will go on.
- 'The Resident' is tackling real-world medical issues
According to "The Resident" showrunner and executive producer Andrew Chapman, there was a time when the medical drama took some heat from those in the field.
- Broadway is bringing pop up concerts to Tavern on the Green
Broadway stars will be popping up around New York City this summer.
- Bill Maher thanks fans following Covid-19 diagnosis
Bill Maher sounds more concerned with missing his show than testing positive for Covid-19.
- 'Mom' says goodbye with a finale that's as much about beginnings
The following contains spoilers about the "Mom" series finale.
- 'Pride' offers snapshots in the battle for LGBTQ rights across the decades
"Pride" offers an off-the-beaten-track history of LGBTQ experiences and activism in the US from the 1950s to the present, with different filmmakers undertaking each decade/episode. Even diced up that way it's a lot to cover, most effective when it comes to highlighting key individuals and moments than connecting those dots.
- 'The Underground Railroad' conducts an unsettling ride through an alternate history
"The Underground Railroad" has an almost dreamlike quality, exploring an alternate history of the antebellum South that filters Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning book through "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins' lens. But the emotional wallop delivered by Amazon's beautifully rendered limited series is somewhat offset by the journey's length, stretching about six terrific hours' worth of TV over a 10-hour format.
- Nicki Minaj is obsessed with 'The Crown' -- like, really obsessed
Nicki Minaj says she is "obsessing" over "The Crown" after binge-watching seasons of the royal drama.
- 'Spiral' strands Chris Rock in a not-quite 'Saw' sequel that goes down the drain
Following his dramatic TV turn in "Fargo," Chris Rock expands his portfolio again with "Spiral: From the Book of Saw," an extension on the eight-movie-old "Saw" franchise. But this attempt to stitch together the horror staple and a "Seven"-like detective thriller flatly misfires, yielding a not-sequel that finally feels like putting lipstick on a pig mask.
- Singer Tank reveals he's going deaf
R & B singer Tank is speaking out about losing his hearing, in an effort to help others who may face similar problems.
- Ellen DeGeneres discussing her show ending with Oprah Winfrey couldn't be more perfect
It makes sense that with Ellen DeGeneres announcing she's ending her popular daytime show, she's choosing to talk about it with Oprah Winfrey.
- Prince Harry reveals secret supermarket meeting with Meghan
Prince Harry has spoken about the extent to which he and Meghan tried to keep their burgeoning relationship under wraps, how it felt to grow up in the media spotlight and his new life in the US.
- Amy Adams in 'The Woman in the Window' is a poor reason to stay indoors
"The Woman in the Window" dispenses with an on-screen nod to Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" early, explained by its protagonist's love of old movies. Yet sitting through this baffling, long-on-the-shelf thriller starring Amy Adams, the clips mostly serve as a subtle cue you'd be better off watching those films instead of this poor reason to stay indoors.
- Oprah reveals the 'inappropriate question' she once asked that makes her cringe
Oprah Winfrey is revealing that she once asked a celebrity a question that now makes her cringe.
- 'Army of the Dead' lets Zack Snyder cut loose on a too-long zombie-heist combo
"Army of the Dead" basically skips straight to "the Snyder cut" phase, since co-writer/director/cinematographer Zack Snyder clearly felt little pressure to cut in assembling this 2 ½-hour zombie/heist hybrid. The result is a Netflix movie that yields plenty of striking shots -- a Snyder specialty -- without giving enough life to its non-zombie cast.
- 'American Idol' finalist Caleb Kennedy out after KKK-style hood video surfaces
Caleb Kennedy is out of the Top 5 on "American Idol" and has apologized for a video that shows him with someone wearing a Ku Klux Klan-style hood.
- Emily Blunt reveals why she had to pass on 'Black Widow'
Emily Blunt was nearly cast as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in "Black Widow."
- Ellen DeGeneres plans to end her talk show in 2022
Ellen DeGeneres tells The Hollywood Reporter that she plans to end her long-running daytime talk show in 2022.
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 inductees are....
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2021 inductees on Wednesday, marking the most diverse group by musical genre in the organization's history.
- Chris Rock recalls the final time he saw Chris Farley
Comedians Chris Rock and Chris Farley were great friends in their seven years together on "Saturday Night Live" in the 90s. In a new interview with Esquire, Rock says that before Farley died of an overdose in December 1997, he knew his friend didn't have long to live.
- Phylicia Rashad appointed dean of fine arts at Howard University
Howard University announced Wednesday that alunma Phylicia Rashad has been appointed dean of the recently reestablished College of Fine Arts.
- 'Bachelorette's' Kaitlyn Bristowe engaged to Jason Tartick
Two members of Bachelor Nation found love off the show.
- Vincent D'Onofrio shares a glimpse inside his mind in new book of musings
If you missed Vincent D'Onofrio reading from his journals while being accompanied by the music of Dana Lyn at Joe's Pub in New York City, there's an alternative.
- 'Here Today' pairs Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish in a gone-tomorrow comedy
In the spirit of Billy Crystal's last directing effort for the baseball movie "61*," "Here Today" serves up slow pitches for Crystal and Tiffany Haddish to knock out of the park, delivering another comedic odd couple with carefully massaged heart. As thin star showcases go, it's an occasionally effective bit of comfort food, arriving as theaters reopen and served with a generous side of schmaltz.
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- 'Oxygen' won't leave you breathless, but the thriller will make you think
"Oxygen" probably would have been better as a "The Twilight Zone" or "Black Mirror" episode, as opposed to being stretched out into a movie. Even so, this French thriller -- premiering on Netflix -- pulls the audience into its claustrophobic world, building toward the resolution of a mystery that, thankfully, doesn't disappoint.
- 'The Handmaid's Tale' shifts gears, changing more than just its clothes
"The Handmaid's Tale" joins the roster of programs that have flamed brightly, then kept the fires burning beyond their creative apex.
- 'The Serpent' sinks its teeth in with a true-crime tale set in the 1970s
Even taking acknowledged creative liberties, the true story at the core of "The Serpent" sinks its teeth into you, chronicling a murder spree by a slick con man, and the unlikely diplomat whose determined efforts helped apprehend him. Anchored by Tahar Rahim ("The Mauritanian"), the eight-part series drags in places, but gradually becomes the kind of binge that those who get drawn in might well consume in a weekend.
- 'Black Widow' joins the streaming battle, but nobody's sure what winning looks like
Wonder Woman, Mulan and now Black Widow have all been enlisted to help power streaming services. Yet despite that high-profile roster of heroes, it's a battle the studios deploying them appear somewhat conflicted about winning.
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- The Chinese county famed for its double-yolk duck eggs
"Would you like salted duck egg with that?" asked the cook.
- Boy meets girl. Girl goes traveling for 2 years
Just before departing on a two-year backpacking adventure Nicole Erickson met the man destined to become the love of her life. Here's what happened next.
- Love Lake: Heart-shaped lagoons link up in Dubai desert
The sun is just dipping below the horizon as a steady line of four-wheel-drives, and a few plucky little sedans, pour into the Al Qudra oasis on the outskirts of Dubai.
- Judgment of Paris: The tasting that changed wine forever
In a Parisian hotel 45 years ago, some of France's biggest wine experts came together for a blind tasting that pitted the country's finest offerings against Californian wines they'd never heard off. The results shocked the wine world.
- Strong winds leave tourist stranded on damaged glass bridge in China
Extreme weather is being blamed for a terrifying incident that left one tourist stranded on a 260-meter-high glass-bottomed suspension bridge in northeast China's Jilin province on May 7.
- See people getting coronavirus vaccine at Dracula's castle
A Romanian castle said to be the home of Dracula is offering free Covid-19 jabs to visitors as part of a vaccination drive. Bran Castle, in Transylvania, announced its Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine Marathon in a Facebook post. Completed in 1388, the castle sits outside the city of Brasov.
- Now open: From the Bahamas to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and more
The European Union and UK work out plans for summer vacations, Broadway theatre tickets go on sale for the fall, and Germany cancels Oktoberfest for the second time. Here's what happened in travel news this week.
- The truth about cruise ships in Venice
Banned from the lagoon one minute, back the next. Destroying the city or providing jobs? Cruise ships in Venice are a huge point of controversy in the city -- here's why.
- England 'green list' of approved travel destinations revealed
Travelers from the UK have been given the go ahead to visit Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel from May 17 when months of restrictions making it illegal to travel abroad for a vacation will come to an end.
- This artisanal cheese provides a taste of upstate New York
CNN's Richard Quest tries his hand at the craft of cheese-making with a new generation of artisans.
- Italy's most famous gallery just made a striking change
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence's latest renovation has introduced works of art by women and people of color, putting works on permanent display for the first time.
- I got a hideous tattoo while on holiday. 20 years later, I've covered it up
- Travel psychology: Why do we visit the same places over and over again?
My travel bucket list before the pandemic: hike to Everest Base Camp, cruise to Antarctica, try to visit every prefecture in Japan.
- 'A comeback for travel': Summer vacations expected to boom
US travel experts think that the summer of 2021 could be close to travel levels before the pandemic. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.
- Rome debuts hot pizza vending machine
Raffaele Esposito, the 19th century Neapolitan credited with inventing Italy's most famous type of pizza, may be turning in his grave: Rome has a new vending machine which slides out freshly cooked pizzas in just three minutes.
- Major cruise ship company may avoid Florida if state doesn't permit Covid-19 vaccination checks, CEO says
Florida's new law prohibiting businesses from asking whether employees or customers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 may take a toll on its cruise business.
- The man who found the Titanic is on a new quest
In a career that's spanned 65 years, Robert Ballard has conducted over 150 underwater expeditions and made countless significant scientific discoveries, but his biggest find has always been the Titanic. Now, more than 35 years, after locating the famous shipwreck, he's embarking on a new mission.
- Disney World ends temperature checks for guests and staff
Visitors to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, will be able to skip temperature checks at the park from May 16.
- He saved her from drowning and they fell in love
Nupur Gupta was nearing the end of a two-week stint teaching at a yoga retreat in Goa, India.
- These people have gone all-in on boat life. Here's how they did it
Imagine casting off most of your worldly possessions to live on a sailboat you bought on the Internet -- perhaps without even seeing it, or knowing how to tie a knot or hoist the mainsail.
- In the Maldives, a day on the water is food for the soul
A traditional fishing excursion gets to the heart of the country, even if you don't catch any fish.
- EU plans summer opening for vaccinated tourists
After nearly a year of closed borders, the European Union could open in June to fully vaccinated vacationers from countries with low Covid infection rates in time for summer under a plan revealed on Monday.
- The world's highest infinity pool has opened in Dubai
A record-breaking new swimming pool has opened at Address Beach Resort in Dubai -- a rooftop infinity pool nearly 1,000 feet above the ground.
- The desperate families torn apart by Covid rules
Vaccines could yet kick-start international travel, but it's a long time coming for international families forced to live apart in a time where -- because of inflexible Covid border restrictions -- it often takes the death of loved one to bring them back together.
- America's Amtrak moment could finally be here
Fifty years after the first Amtrak train left the station on the creaking remains of America's nation-building rail network, the country's neglected rail service could at last be on track to move into the modern era as President Joe Biden seeks to inject a massive dose of funding to revitalize and drastically expand services.
- Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Cruise is ready to set sail
Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Cruise is finally going full steam ahead after its much-hyped debut was canceled thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Tiny cabins become hot property in pandemic
Getaway is a mini-vacation concept that has grown in the past six years from a few tiny cabins outside of Boston to 581 custom-built cabins sprinkled across 15 locations in the United States. The "totally socially distant" business has had a very busy pandemic year.
- YouTubers face deportation from Bali over fake mask stunt
Two YouTubers are facing deportation from Bali after they made a prank video that depicted one of them breaking local mask laws.
- Why Delta airlines is resuming selling middle seats
CNN's Pete Muntean reports on Delta airlines lifting capacity limits on their flights by resuming the sale of middle seats.
- Too spicy for tourists? The Thailand cuisine few travelers experience
The toughest reservation in Bangkok? It's almost certainly a place called Sorn.
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