Disinfecting surfaces to prevent Covid often all for show, CDC advises

(CNN) The risk of surface transmission of Covid-19 is low, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Far more important is airborne transmission -- and people who obsessively disinfect surfaces may be doing more harm than good.."CDC det...

Opinion: Vaccine passports -- A technical, not an ideological issue

The highly debated vaccine passports allow us to scratch this political itch once again. As lockdowns are eased -- but before we have achieved herd immunity -- allowing the vaccinated to begin travelling, attending events and eating out would help restart t...

Opinion: Jury is out -- no matter the verdict, Congress must act

Or will jurors doubt that Chauvin's actions were a major cause of Floyd's death and let the officer go free? And unfortunately, we had too little action in the halls of Congress then -- just like we do today. While many police agencies say they don't train...

Analysis: 16 congressional unicorns, revealed

(CNN) Here's an amazing statistic: Of the 435 congressional districts, just 16 -- or 3.6%! -- are represented by a House member who is not of the same party that the district voted for in the 2020 presidential race. It's (yet more) evidence that we now hold...

GM reveals tiny, adorable electric convertible to be sold in China

(CNN) The Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV is tiny, cute and super cheap, helping to make it China's best-selling electric car. And soon there will be a convertible version. General Motors GM Produced by SAIC-GM-Wuling, a company partially owned by, the Hong Guang...

Toyota's electric SUV concept is a glimpse at the company's future

(CNN) Toyota unveiled an electric SUV, the BZ4X, at the Shanghai Motor Show Monday. Currently, the BZ4X is a concept vehicle but Toyota intends to put it into production soon as a part of a major push into electric vehicles. While it has been a pioneer in h...

Jill Biden revisits the idea of free community college

(CNN) First lady Jill Biden on Monday stepped up her call for affordable community college for all Americans who wish to attend, revisiting her support for free community colleges. Biden resurfaced the idea -- an objective that President Joe Biden helped la...

Meet the new leader of Cuba's Communist Party

Havana (CNN) The shift in power away from Cuba's Raul Castro is finally afoot. The country's Communist Party hierarchy on Monday selected Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel to the powerful position of First Secretary, replacing Raul Castro after he announced...

What packing the Supreme Court would really do

Elizabeth Slattery is a senior legal fellow at Pacific Legal Foundation and co-host of Dissed , a podcast about the Supreme Court. (CNN) US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer recently offered some advice to the proponents of court packing: think long and...

Twin Cities are again the national flashpoint over race and policing

Hide Caption 2 of 37 Photos: Protests after Daunte Wright's shooting Demonstrators protect themselves with umbrellas against tear gas and pepper balls. Hide Caption 3 of 37 Photos: Protests after Daunte Wright's shooting Law enforcement patrol an intersecti...

Keep your desk free of clutter with these essential tricks

It’s a constant distraction from the task at hand, nagging you about other things we need to do (or have already done). If you fall into the latter camp, keeping that surface neat and organized can help you feel more prepared to take on the workday. Models...