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  1. Covid-19 infections are on the rise, with most US states reporting an increase in cases. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highly contagious BA.2.1.21 subvariant of Omicron is now the dominant strain of coronavirus nationwide.
  2. Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna are experiencing a post-vaccine hangover on Wall Street this year.
  3. North Korea has announced an "explosive" outbreak of Covid-19, reporting more than 1.7 million cases of what it refers to as "fever" in little more than a week since its first reported case. CNN's WIll Ripley reports.
  4. China on Friday slashed a key interest rate to rescue its slumping housing market and head off a major downturn in the world's second largest economy.
  5. North Korea claims its Covid outbreak is slowing, with its state-run media reporting on Sunday a "positive trend" that has seen the daily number of new "fever cases" drop below 200,000.
  6. This week in travel: an upside-down train, the meaning of "revenge travel" and the world's greatest fried foods.
  7. • Exclusive: After weeks of sleeping on crates of grenades, a guilt-ridden Russian officer decided to quit • Exclusive: Trevor Reed thanks American press for bringing awareness to his imprisonment in Russia • Watch: Satellite image leads to horrifying conclusion
  8. • 'Colossal miscalculation': How a North Korea parade likely led to explosive outbreak • In pictures: Biden's first trip to Asia as President
  9. The baby formula arriving Sunday on a US military aircraft from Germany will be distributed to areas around the country where there is the most acute need, a Biden administration official told CNN.
  10. A man has died after being shot in the chest inside a train on the New York City subway on Sunday morning, the New York City Police Department told CNN.
  11. Former US Defense Secretary William Cohen reacts to reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken on more tactical decision-making in the Russian invasion into Ukraine.
  12. The faint and calm voice of a woman trapped in the hulking pile of concrete and twisted steel could be heard for several hours after the collapse of the Surfside, Florida, condominium last June.
  13. The 5th Circuit is at it again.
  14. Six weeks postpartum, Rochelle Garza was on the frontlines of an abortion rights rally in Dallas.
  15. While Donald Trump has maintained a laser focus this primary season on ousting those Republicans who crossed him over the 2020 election -- especially in Georgia on Tuesday -- the Republican effort to elevate proponents of dubious election fraud allegations in the government runs deeper than the former President.
  16. Pennsylvania's attorney general and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro explains to CNN's Dana Bash why his Trump-backed opponent Doug Mastriano is "incredibly dangerous."
  17. Shortly after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison wrote in The New Yorker: "Unlike any nation in Europe, the United States holds whiteness as the unifying force. Here, for many people, the definition of 'Americanness' is color." Reflecting on efforts -- largely by White men -- to define themselves by sustaining that poisonous definition, Morrison argues that those "who are prepared to abandon their humanity out of fear of black men and women, suggest the true horror of lost status."
  18. • Watch 'SNL' favorites say goodbye
  19. CNN's Dana Bash presses Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) about the state trigger law on abortion that does not have exceptions for rape or incest if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
  20. Coke knows that its soda caps often end up as litter. So it's trying to solve the problem by tethering them to the bottle, at least in the United Kingdom.
  21. I am a middle-aged African American father, reeling from the sheer horror of what happened to members of my community in Buffalo. Through my pain, I am praying for all the victims and their traumatized families, friends and neighbors -- and for all the minority Americans who are feeling even more afraid now than they did before.
  22. A helicopter paremedic rescued a man stuck on a 500-foot cliff in California.
  23. A 32-year-old runner died Saturday after finishing a half marathon in Brooklyn where 15 others were injured, police and fire officials said.
  24. As Roe v. Wade looks likely to be overturned, tribal lands have come up in conversations on social media and elsewhere as potential safe havens for those seeking abortions.
  25. More than 20 million people remain under a heat advisory for Sunday across the Northeast as record temperatures could be seen from Washington, DC, to New Hampshire.
  26. Though Netflix has successful shows like "Bridgerton," company reps say they still lost over 200,000 subscribers earlier this year. This summer, they're looking to the release of the hit series "Stranger Things" Season 4 to win back Netflix fans.
  27. Manchester City produced a simply stunning comeback to beat Aston Villa 3-2 and win the English Premier League on Sunday.
  28. It was so close and yet so far for Liverpool.
  29. Jordan Spieth is not afraid of the spectacular.
  30. Max Verstappen took advantage of Charles Leclerc's retirement to go top of the the drivers' standings after the Dutchman's third consecutive victory led Red Bull to a dream one-two at the Spanish Grand Prix.
  31. The new Nissan Z is one of the most important models in the car maker's recent history — not for any concrete business reason (two-seat sports cars aren't big sellers), but because even a car company needs a soul.
  32. The "brine" beneath this remote Californian lake could provide more lithium than any source on the planet, enough to power all domestic EV car batteries for decades to come. But will the "white gold" rush be all that it promises?
  33. Ford is advising the owners of 39,013 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs to park their vehicles outdoors because they could spontaneously catch fire.
  34. After Renault announced its departure this week from the Russian auto market amid the country's war with Ukraine, Moscow's mayor announced its factory will be used to restart the defunct Soviet-era Moskvich car brand.
  35. From the time the Continental Congress gave the stars and stripes its stamp of approval in 1777 amid the American Revolution, the flag of the United States of America has been an emblematic symbol of patriotism; an image of national pride displayed in front of homes, waved at parades and raised with solemnity in ceremonies. But, when flown upside down, burned, or manipulated in color and design, the flag can also send a far more subversive message.
  36. The song that swept the nation during 2013 has just reached its 10th birthday.
  37. While in London, Chef Gennaro Contaldo and Stanley Tucci cooked up tagliolini with Amalfi lemon and London rocket. Don't miss "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy" this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

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