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5 things to know for May 6: Coronavirus, Facebook, economic relief, China, Colombia

South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor says restrictions on vaccine patents should be temporarily eased to help developing countries combat COVID-19.

5 things to know for May 6: Coronavirus, Facebook, economic relief, China, Colombia

After many cities and states in the South saw nearly a month's worth of rain in a few days, much of the East is now enjoying a break from summer-like temperatures. CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the latest.

5 things to know for May 6: Coronavirus, Facebook, economic relief, China, Colombia

Facebook Oversight Board's Head of Communications Dex Hunter-Torricke discusses why the board thinks its inappropriate to suspend Donald Trump's Facebook account indefinitely.

A mom and son sobbed as they reunited at the border after 3 years apart

Bryan Chavez was separated from his mom Sandra Ortiz at the US-Mexico border when he was 15 years old. Now 18, Chavez is hugging his mom for the first time.

A New Jersey high school teacher is filmed referring to George Floyd as a 'criminal' and cursing at students

A New Jersey teacher is suspended after an angry rant against George Floyd and Black Lives Matter is recorded on a student's phone. CNN's Alexandra Field has reports.

'I wish I had a concrete answer.' Oregon confronts perplexing vaccine hesitancy as Covid-19 cases rise

CNN's Lucy Kafanov reports on coronavirus vaccine hesitancy in rural Oregon and how the state is taking measures to combat this reluctance.

Family finds body of missing airman off Texas coast after Coast Guard suspends search

Family members of missing 22-year-old airman Elijah Posana found his body off the Texas coast, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office. CNN affiliate KTRK reports.

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Sports

Stiliyan Petrov's dream job was cut short by cancer; now he wants to help soccer stars plan for the future

Many sports stars earn astronomical salaries, but many pros lack financial education. Former soccer star Stiliyan Petrov works with players through his organization Player 4 Player.

How marathon runner Des Linden ventured into the 'unknown' to break the 50km record

Des Linden missed out on Tokyo 2020 but made distance running history instead. She became the first woman to run 50 km (31 miles) in less than three hours in April.

'Some days, it doesn't feel right': As India battles a devastating second wave of Covid-19, the IPL plays on

Renowned Indian cricket journalist Boria Majumdar speaks to CNN Sport about why the Indian Premier League should continue amid the Covid-19 crisis unfolding in India.

Exclusive: 'When we come together it's powerful,' Thierry Henry says of social media blackout

Former Arsenal and France superstar Thierry Henry sits down exclusively with CNN to talk about his social media boycott initiative five weeks on and how momentum has picked up, despite a slow start.

Terrence Clarke, Kentucky basketball player and NBA prospect, has died following a car accident in LA

Basketball player Terrence Clarke, who last month declared for the 2021 NBA draft after playing his freshman season for the University of Kentucky, died Thursday after sustaining fatal injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles, according to the Kentucky athletics department.

Lionel Messi: A pair of Barcelona star's football boots auctioned for $173,000

Leading sports scientist Simon Brundish crunches the numbers on Lionel Messi, explaining why the Barcelona forward is the best player in the world

Seán McCabe: World football's first Climate Justice Officer

Seán McCabe holds a unique role in world football -- in January 2021, he was appointed by top flight Irish club Bohemians as its Climate Justice Officer. And he's out to save the planet.

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Entertainment

Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning 'Moonstruck' actress, has died

Olympia Dukakis, an Oscar-winning actress for her role in "Moonstruck," died in New York City at 89 years old. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Willow Smith shares she's polyamorous on 'Red Table Talk'

The 20-year-old daughter of actors Will and Jada Pinkett Smith said she is attracted to "the freedom to be able to create a relationship style that works for you."

Oscars: ABC exec talks 'great risks' that some think may not have paid off

NPR's Aisha Harris and the New York Times' Kyle Buchanan break down who won what and why at the 2021 Oscars and explain how the Academy can build on a great year for diversity.

Daniel Kaluuya mentioned his mom's sex life in his Oscars speech. She was not impressed

"My mom met dad, they had sex. It's amazing," Daniel Kaluuya said on stage, making his mother squirm after he won the best supporting actor Oscar.

See the complete list of Oscar winners

The 2021 Oscars had some bizarre and triumphant moments. Several nominees made history, the winner for best actor surprised many and "Nomadland" won best picture.

Billy Crystal hopes viewers will tune in for the Oscars and get 'back to the movies'

The 93rd Academy Awards will take place this Sunday amid the challenges of a global pandemic and downward award show trend. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.

Kate Winslet's daughter slips 'under the radar' to follow in her mother's footsteps

Kate Winslet said her daughter Mia Threapleton kicked off her acting career on her own merit by using her father's surname.

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Business-Consumer

Gary Vaynerchuk: NFT is the next Amazon

Marketing guru Gary Vaynerchuk talks with CNN's Julia Chatterley about the launch of his VeeFriends NFT project.

A shortage of these metals could make the climate crisis worse

International Energy Agency's Executive Director Fatih Birol discusses how the post-pandemic surge in carbon emissions has created dangerous levels for global warming.

New homes cost $36,000 more because of an epic shortage of lumber

Holly McCormick of the National Tank Truck Carriers Association says the pandemic has increased shortages of tanker truck drivers. CNN's Pete Muntean reports how this may lead to gas scarcities.

Conan O'Brien ends his long run in late night next month

Conan O'Brien announces the final episode of "Conan" will air on TBS June 24th. After 30 years in late night comedy, he's leaving for a new show on streaming service HBO Max.

Attorneys in Gates divorce also worked on Bezos split

The couple is ending their marriage of 27 years but stated they will continue their work together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

Ethereum's 27-year-old creator is now a billionaire

Ethereum hit a new record high of about $3,200. Ether prices have more than quadrupled in 2021. CNN's Paul R. La Monica reports.

Banks are scrambling to protect their back office workers from India's Covid surge

CNN's Becky Anderson speaks to CNN's Fareed Zakaria about the coronavirus crisis in India and how the government may not be able to enforce a second national lockdown, even if it wanted to.

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US Politics

Top Pentagon policy official resigns at Trump's request

The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.

Sanders spokeswoman says she misspoke after distorting Bloomberg's health record

Bernie Sanders' national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray said the questioning of the 78-year-old Democratic presidential candidate's health and requests for further medical records "were reminiscent of a smear campaign."

5 takeaways from CNN's town halls with Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) addressed the need for gun reform and spoke about her "saddest day in Washington."

Buttigieg slams Trump: My marriage never involved sending 'hush money to a porn star'

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg discusses conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh's attack on Buttigieg's sexuality.

Buttigieg recalls time he tried to use three languages to help a family at a protest

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shared a story at the CNN Town Hall in Nevada about how he tried to use his foreign language skills to help a family caught in the middle of a protest.

Donald Trump and his pardon triangle

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

Trump's pardon spree deepens crisis gripping American justice

President Trump issued a series of pardons and commutations that included former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former New York City police chief Bernie Kerik and junk bond king Michael Milken. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

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Health

CDC projects 'sharp decline' in Covid-19 cases by July, but calls variants a 'wild card'

CNN's John Berman speaks with the CDC Director Rochelle Walenksy to clarify mask guidance for vaccinated individuals as critics have argued that previous CDC guidance has been complicated.

Canada authorizes Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 12 to 15

CNN's Erica Hill reports that Pfizer is seeking authorization for it's coronavirus vaccine for children ages 12-15 after trials showed 100% efficacy for that age group.

3 states have already reached Biden's new vaccination goal, but vaccine hesitancy may make it challenging for others

President Joe Biden announced a goal of vaccinating 70% of US adults with at least one Covid-19 shot by July 4.

The US secured 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines. Medical ethicists say it should share with other countries

As the coronavirus situation worses in India, hospitals are full and lacking oxygen while only two percent of the population has been fully vaccinated. CNN's Sam Kiley speaks to a doctor in New Delhi who says the losses are incomprehensible.

Woman with rare muscular disease sings to exercise her lungs. Her songs inspire others to chase their dreams

Tabitha Haly was only nine months old when she was first diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type 2. Singing has helped exercise her lungs and songwriting has been a creative outlet.

15 of the safest activities for the fully vaccinated -- with and without face masks

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky announced that it's safe for fully vaccinated people to go unmasked at small outdoor gatherings, or when dining outside with friends from multiple households.

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Social Media-Technology

Success! SpaceX lands Mars rocket prototype for the first time

SpaceX successfully landed its Mars rocket prototype on a landing pad after a quick test flight. It was the fifth attempt, after the others ended with explosions.

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to auction ticket for first space tourism flight

Jeff Bezos' space tourism company, Blue Origin, launched its New Shepard rocket nearly 65 miles into the sky. It's the 12th uncrewed test as the company works towards sending paying passengers to space.

China can't stop talking about the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce

Bill and Melinda Gates shared a Coke courtside at a Seattle Sonics basketball game as captured in a 1993 video by CNN affiliate KING 5. Twenty-eight years later, the couple announced they were splitting up.

SpaceX-NASA Crew-1 astronauts returned from ISS -- here's what went down

A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule soared back from outer space and made a parachute landing in the Gulf of Mexico, returning four astronauts from a record-setting mission to the International Space Station.

One of the world's most famous Indian CEOs says he's heartbroken about his country

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, tells CNN's Poppy Harlow what the company is doing to support India. He says, getting "the right information on the ground has been a big focus for us."

Samsung unveils 'mobile-first' laptops

Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 laptops, which feature 5G connectivity, meaning you can be online even away from wi-fi.

Battle of the billionaires: Jeff Bezos' rocket company protests SpaceX's latest NASA contract

Billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos traded barbs after NASA awarded a contract to Musk's SpaceX to build the next vehicle to take astronauts to the moon.

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