Atlanta’s courts are so backlogged from the Covid-19 pandemic that violent criminals awaiting trial could be released on bond under Georgia law. CNN’s Ryan Young reports. #CNN #News
CNN’s Athena Jones and Errol Lewis join Jim Sciutto to discuss the multiple scandals surrounding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced he will self-quarantine in Texas after interacting with an individual who tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the Conservative Political Action Conference. #CNN #News
Comedian John Melendez posed as Sen. Bob Menendez and was able to call President Donald Trump while he was aboard Air Force One.
Ed Whelan, a conservative strategist and defender of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, apologized for making “an appalling and inexcusable mistake” when he claimed that Christine Blasey Ford had misidentified her alleged assailant as Kavanaugh.
The hashtag #Goyaway was trending on social media after Robert Unanue, CEO of Goya Foods, appeared in the White House Rose Garden afternoon and praised President Donald Trump.
“We are all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder,” Unanue said during the Rose Garden speech. “We have an incredible builder, and we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president.”
The fact that Unanue would associate with Trump was sufficient to anger some of America’s most prominent Hispanic leaders.
CNN’s Ana Navarro explains why many in the Latino community are upset.
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Victims of brutal acid attacks pose for a charity photo shoot. CNN’s Samnima Udas reports.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has admitted to using a secret Twitter account under the name “Pierre Delecto” to monitor political discussions on social media and defend himself against online trolls. #CNN #News
A video went viral when Trump supporters began verbally attacking a local TV reporter at a coronavirus reopening protest in Long Island, New York. This video is being used by both sides — President Trump has retweeted the video at least three times — to argue their perspective on the shutdown. Chris Cillizza explains why this video is a Rorschach test of America right now.
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This viral video of Trump supporters screaming at a reporter is a Rorschach test of America right now
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The level of anger directed at the media from these protestors was alarming. As always, I will tell a fair and unbiased story today. pic.twitter.com/5jCR0YY9VH
— Kevin Vesey (@KevinVesey) May 14, 2020
Trump and some top aides question accuracy of virus death toll
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It’s been more than 30 years since Kate Smith died, but the singer is at the center of a recent controversy about racist lyrics. The NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers announced they would stop playing her famous rendition of “God Bless America” during games and have removed her statue outside the team’s arena. The MLB’s New York Yankees said they pulled Smith’s iconic version of “God Bless America” on April 1. The Yankees said the song had been a fixture at their games since 9/11. Smith’s rendition has been replaced with other versions.