Thursday, May 6, 2021

'A distraction tour': Community reacts to Rep. Gaetz speaking tour

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) plans to launch a speaking tour alongside Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), beginning at a retirement community in Florida. Residents of the community, The Villages, tell CNN's Randi Kaye what they think of Gaetz.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/07/matt-gaetz-villages-tour-greene-kaye-pkg-ac360-vpx.cnn

Chinese cinemas are showing old propaganda movies. Is Hollywood going to lose out?

Beijing has ordered China's cinemas to use the box office this year to spread propaganda celebrating the Communist Party. The country's movie fans aren't having it — and worry the new mandate is crowding out some of the Hollywood films they are clamoring for.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/06/media/china-cinemas-propaganda-intl-hnk/index.html

Lawyer blames 'Foxitis' for his US Capitol riot client's actions, as another defendant derails hearings with profane outbursts

Alleged US Capitol rioter Anthony Antonio was hooked on Fox News and developed "Foxitis," his lawyer said Thursday in a virtual hearing interrupted multiple times by another defendant's profane outbursts.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/06/politics/capitol-foxitis-hearing-outburst/index.html

War veteran indicted alongside Steve Bannon in fraud case faces new federal charges in Florida

A triple amputee war veteran who was indicted last year along with Steve Bannon and two others, in an alleged scheme to defraud donors to a crowdfunding effort to build a private US-Mexico border wall, was indicted Thursday for filing false information on his 2019 federal income tax returns, the Justice Department announced.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/06/politics/brian-kolfage-federal-tax-charges/index.html

Wood shortages in India as supply needed for funeral pyres

CNN's Clarissa Ward reports from Varanasi, India, where makeshift crematoriums are needed to handle the amount of bodies from the coronavirus spreading across the country.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/07/india-crematorium-coronavirus-varanasi-ac360-ward-pkg-vpx.cnn

A Fort Jackson trainee is in custody after a school bus full of students was hijacked in South Carolina, sheriff says

A Fort Jackson trainee is in custody after allegedly hijacking a school bus full of students on its way to Forest Lake Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, the Richland County sheriff said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/06/us/south-carolina-school-bus-hijacking/index.html

An attempted robbery at a Wells Fargo has turned into a hostage situation in Minnesota

There is an active hostage situation stemming from an attempted bank robbery at a Wells Fargo in St. Cloud, Minnesota, according to the bank and law enforcement officials.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/06/us/wells-fargo-hostage-situation-st-cloud-minnesota/index.html

'A distraction tour': Community reacts to Rep. Gaetz speaking tour

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) plans to launch a speaking tour alongside Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), beginning at a retirement community in ...