Meghan and Harry faced ‘disgusting and very real’ threats, ex-counterterror chief says

CNN — Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry faced “disgusting and very real” threats from right-wing extremists, a former counterterrorism police chief has said. In an interview with Britain’s Channel 4 News on Tuesday, Neil Basu said the threats against Meghan were serious and credible enough that authorities had assigned teams to … Read more

Kevin Johnson: Missouri executes man who murdered police officer

CNN — [Breaking news update, published at 9:25 p.m. ET] Kevin Johnson – who murdered a Kirkwood, Missouri, police officer in 2005, but claimed racial bias in his prosecution – was executed Tuesday night by lethal injection. Johnson, 37, was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. CT. He didn’t give a final statement, according to Department … Read more

Fact check: Kevin McCarthy falsely claims Trump condemned White nationalist Nick Fuentes

Washington CNN — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was asked on tuesday about how he hadn’t yet condemned former President Donald Trump for having dinner a week ago with Nick Fuentes, a White nationalist and Holocaust denier. McCarthy said, “I don’t think anybody should be spending any time with Nick Fuentes. He has no place … Read more

Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage in landmark vote

Washington CNN — The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriage, called the Respect for Marriage Act, in a landmark bipartisan vote. The final vote was 61-36. The bill was supported by all members of the Democratic caucus and 12 Republicans, the same dozen GOP members who backed the bill for … Read more

Tony Ornato, former White House deputy chief of staff, meeting with the House January 6 committee

CNN — The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot is interviewing former White House deputy chief of staff Tony Ornato on Tuesday, a potentially key witness whose testimony could shed new light on former President Donald Trump’s movements leading up to and on January 6, 2021, according to two sources familiar with the panel’s … Read more

Iran threatened families of World Cup soccer team, according to security source

CNN — The families of Iran’s World Cup soccer team have been threatened with imprisonment and torture if the players fail to “behave” ahead of the match against the USA on Tuesday, a source involved in the security of the games said. Following the refusal of Iranian players to sing the nation’s national anthem in … Read more

China’s lockdown protests: What you need to know

Beijing CNN — China has moved quickly to suppress demonstrations that erupted across the country over the weekend, deploying police forces at key protest sites and tightening online censorship. The protests were sparked by anger over the country’s increasingly costly zero-Covid policy, but as numbers swelled at demonstrations in multiple major cities, so too have … Read more

Pence says Trump was ‘wrong’ for dinner with Holocaust denier

CNN — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that Donald Trump was “wrong” to recently have dinner with White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West at his Florida resort and that the former president should apologize for it. “President Trump was wrong to give a White nationalist, an anti-Semite and … Read more

Kellyanne Conway meets with January 6 committee

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection asked Kellyanne Conway, who served in the White House as a senior adviser to then-President Donald Trump, about her conversations with Trump after his election loss in an interview that lasted roughly five hours on Monday, two sources familiar with the committee’s work … Read more

China protests: At the heart of protests against zero-Covid, young people cry for freedom

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. CNN — For the first time in decades, thousands of people have defended Chinese authorities to protest at universities and on … Read more