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A new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa has prompted a fresh round of travel restrictions across the world and raised concern about what may be next in the pandemic.
As a new Omicron variant spurs global travel bans, experts said that concerns over its impact should spur the millions of unvaccinated Americans to get their Covid-19 shots -- and for those who are eligible to get boosters -- as it will offer at least a degree of protection.
Countries around the world imposed travel restrictions after the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant in South Africa, more than 2.3 million Americans traveled by air for Thanksgiving, and in Asia-Pacific, New Zealand and the Philippines revealed new reopening plans.
Salim Abdool Karim, an epidemiologist and former head of South Africa's Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19, tells CNN's Becky Anderson why he's worried about the new Omicron Covid variant.
After South Africa sounded the alarm on a new Covid-19 variant, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 900 points on Black Friday, marking a dire start to what was forecast to be a record-shattering holiday spending season.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden descended on the island of Nantucket this week looking to preserve the sense of normalcy that the nation was so looking forward to over this holiday season.
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Up to 10 people entered a Home Depot store in California on Friday night and left with a range of stolen tools, according to police officials.
Many Americans are shopping small Saturday to support mom-and-pop clothing, toy, furniture, sporting goods, hardware and electronics' stores.
Environment Canada has issued its first "red alert" for British Columbia ahead of what officials are characterizing as a dangerous weather system expected to push more atmospheric rivers into the province.
Procter & Gamble Co. issued a recall for more than a dozen Old Spice and Secret-branded aerosol deodorants and sprays, warning that the products could contain benzene, a cancer-causing agent.
The so-called "Citgo 6," a group of 5 US citizens and a permanent US resident under house arrest in Venezuela, have become pawns in the long-running confrontation between the United States and the Venezuelan regime of embattled President Nicolas Maduro. CNN's Isa Soares reports.
A shooting inside a Nashville apartment Friday night left three young men dead and four injured, police said.
Atlanta. Orlando. Las Vegas. Newtown. Parkland. San Bernardino.
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) says that House minority leader Kevin McCarthy does not have the votes to be House speaker if the Republicans take back the House in the midterms.
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While developing a rapid test that detects the coronavirus in someone's saliva, Blink Science, a Florida-based startup, heard something startling: The Food and Drug Administration had more than 3,000 emergency use authorization applications and didn't have the resources to get through them.
CNN's Miguel Marquez reports on the mysterious case of Jimmy Hoffa as the FBI conducted another search for the remains of the one-time Teamsters boss who was last seen alive in 1975.
Lalia Susini's terrifying accident on a porch swing has pushed her into the ultimate quest, a mission of goodwill for other injured and sick children.
Americans' mass exodus from their place of work, coined as the "Great Resignation," resulted in 4.4 million people quitting their jobs in September. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich speaks to individuals about what led them to leave.
It was November 1997 and Dina Honour was hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. The then 27-year-old had invited a group of New York City friends who, like her, had decided to stay in the city over the holidays.
Kevin Strickland was released after 43 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The state of Missouri does not pay restitution for wrongfully imprisoned people. A GoFundMe page was set up and raised over one million dollars for Strickland in a day.
Brian Laundrie's parents discovered a handgun was missing when they voluntarily surrendered their firearms to law enforcement the same day they informed authorities that their son was missing, according to the family's attorney, Steven Bertolino.
At a screening of Dwayne Johnson's new film, "Red Notice," The Rock personally selected Navy veteran Oscar Rodriguez as the recipient of a one-of-a-kind gift.
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Every year, we can pretty much count on Mariah Carey to remind us that Christmas season actually kicks off the day after Halloween.
It proved less of a match, more a walk in the park for Brooks Koepka.
Kim Kardashian teamed up with her daughter, North West, to launch a new TikTok account. See what they've posted so far.
Adele has made another record-breaking return to the charts, as her latest album "30" claims the title of fastest-selling album of 2021 in both the US and the UK.
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When it comes to overpopulation as the cause of wildlife loss in Africa, Prince William just won't let it go.
Thanksgiving weekend is theoretically all about family. Yet in terms of entertainment options -- to consume with them or as a means of escaping them -- the prevailing theme is heavily tilted toward nostalgia, with projects rooted in the 1960s, '70s and '90s.
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A Michelin-star restaurant in northern England housed in a 14th century building has suffered significant damage after its thatched roof caught fire.
The more than 3,000-year-old road, linking two Egyptian temple complexes, was first discovered in the late 1940s and has since undergone decades of excavation and restoration efforts.
Crystal Palace Park, in south London, still hosts the world's first dinosaur sculptures. They were created in the 1850s based on what were, at the time, very recent scientific discoveries: fossils, unearthed in England just decades earlier.
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The supply chain crisis means last-minute gift buyers may have little choice but to go shopping the old-fashioned way this holiday season.
This Black Friday could very likely be the start of the final holiday shopping season for Sears and Kmart, two brands that once proudly dominated the US retail landscape.
Every retailer in the nation should take note of Target's bold announcement this week that it will never again open its stores on Thanksgiving.
Watching Judge Timothy Walmsley on Wednesday read the verdicts declaring Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020 reminded me of how I felt the day openly bigoted Donald Trump was finally declared the loser of the 2020 presidential election. I exhaled while wondering how in the world we were still having to deal with such things in 21st century America and scared as hell that months or years from now I'd look back to what is good news today only to discover it was just a temporary reprieve from an ongoing backlash to racial progress.
For those of us who are growing increasingly worried about the prospect of even more deadly political violence in the United States, Tuesday's verdict by a Charlottesville jury -- which held extreme far-right leaders and groups that organized and participated in the violent 2017 rally liable for more than $26 million in damages -- came as very welcome news.
In Charlottesville, Virginia, a jury hears closing arguments in a case against the White power groups who organized the deadly rally there in 2017.
What's that we hear? Is it the sound of prominent conservatives and Trump allies openly rebuking former President Donald Trump? Are these the early murmurs of a conservative backlash against Trump? And is it possible a political lane is opening for another Republican presidential candidate in 2024?
Note: This essay contains spoilers for season two of "The Morning Show."