Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who killed a police officer

CNN – [Breaking news update, published at 9:25 p.m. ET] Kevin Johnson — who killed a police officer in Kirkwood, Missouri, in 2005, but alleged racial bias at his trial — was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection. Johnson, 37, was announced dead at 7:40 p.m. Central. Corrections Department spokeswoman Karen Baughman said he had … Read more

The Senate votes Tuesday on final approval of the same-sex marriage bill

Washington CNN – The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on final approval of a bipartisan bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage. The Senate is expected to pass the bill. The House of Representatives will then need to approve the legislation before it is sent to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into … Read more

The gun epidemic in America is deadlier than ever, and there are vast disparities in who is dying

CNN – The number of gun deaths in the United States has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, killing a record number of people in 2021. But as America’s gun epidemic worsens, its burden is not equal. A new study published Tuesday in JAMA Network Open analyzed gun deaths over the past three decades — a … Read more

5 things to know on November 29: Same-sex marriage, the World Cup, Strike, Volcano, Twitter

CNN – A brutal trio of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail is expected to create challenges across the Southeast and Mississippi Valley today as more than 40 million people are under severe weather threats. CNN’s storm tracker and current satellite imagery show that areas of Mississippi and Louisiana have the greatest potential for severe weather … Read more

Lockdown protests in China: What you need to know

Beijing CNN – China moved quickly to quell demonstrations that broke out across the country over the weekend, deploying police forces to key protest sites and tightening internet censorship. The protests were sparked by anger over the country’s increasingly costly no-Covid policy, but as numbers swelled at demonstrations in several major cities, a range of … Read more

Buffalo grocery store mass shooter pleads guilty to terrorism and murder charges in a racist attack

CNN – The gunman who killed 10 people and wounded three in May in a racist attack at a grocery store in a predominantly black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, pleaded guilty Monday to domestic terrorism charges as a hate crime, murder and attempted murder. Payton Gendron, a 19-year-old white man, pleaded guilty to one … Read more

Riverside murders: A Virginia man has been accused of having sex with a teen before killing her family, police say

CNN – A former Virginia police officer believed to have murdered a teenage family in Riverside, California after “fishing” them online, was killed in a shootout while trying to flee from authorities, city police said in a news release. Police said that officers from the Riverside Police Department were dispatched on Friday to check on … Read more

University of Idaho Students Stabbed: Two weeks after police find 4 murdered victims, this is where the investigation stands

CNN – Two weeks after the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, dozens of local, state and federal investigators are still working to determine who carried out the brutal attack. After sifting through more than 1,000 tips and conducting at least 150 interviews, investigators are still unable to identify a suspect or uncover … Read more

Investigators received more than 260 digital reports in the University of Idaho Homicide Investigation

CNN – Nearly two weeks after the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, police are still searching for clues and asking the public for help. The Moscow Police Department said Friday night that investigators are reviewing more than 260 digital statements — including videos and photos — made by the public to the … Read more

Wal-Mart Mass Shooting: The motive for the attack in Chesapeake, Virginia, is unclear

CNN – After an ordinary workday turns deadly at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, survivors and investigators spend the Thanksgiving holiday questioning the motive of an employee who opened fire on his co-workers, killing six before turning the gun on himself. Officials said the employees were preparing for the night shift when a manager opened … Read more