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Nigerian AI artist creates a fashion show for elderly people | CNN

CNN  —  A fashion show that features elderly people as models is a rarity. One with elderly Black African models is even rarer. Perhaps that’s why Nigerian visual artist Malik Afegbua got so much attention from around the world when he posted images on social media last month showing seniors on a fashion runway, draped … Read more

As the West surges toward electric cars, here’s where the unwanted gas guzzlers go | CNN

Cotonou, Benin CNN  —  Standing on the stony ground in the bustling Fifa Park car lot, Rokeeb Yaya is haggling over the price of a dark red car. It is one of a couple hundred vehicles, parked in long lines stretching out across the vast lot – some shiny and new-looking, others dented and dusty. … Read more

Africa may need its own central medicines agency, says Aspen Pharmacare CEO | CNN Business

London CNN  —  When Africa needs medicines, all too often the continent must look abroad. African nations consume about 25% of vaccines produced globally, but import nearly 99% of their supply, according to the African Union Development Agency. For packaged medicines, only 36% of demand is produced locally, and just 3% is supplied by regional … Read more

Four killed after US convoy attacked in Nigeria | CNN

CNN  —  A United States convoy was attacked in Nigeria on Tuesday killing four people, including two personnel from the US consulate and two police officers, and kidnapping three others, according to local police and US officials. The attack took place in the southeastern Anambra state, with Anambra Police Command telling CNN that the attackers … Read more

US imposes visa bans on Nigerians who disrupted elections | CNN

Reuters  —  The United States has imposed entry restrictions on more Nigerians for undermining the democratic process during the African nation’s 2023 election cycle, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday. “These individuals have been involved in intimidation of voters through threats and physical violence, the manipulation of vote results, and other activity … Read more

GOP blocks Democratic effort to replace Feinstein on Judiciary panel | CNN Politics

CNN  —  Republicans on Tuesday formally blocked a request from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to temporarily replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the Judiciary Committee, something Democrats hoped to do in order to advance stalled judicial nominations. Senate Democrats are seeking to temporarily replace Feinstein on the powerful panel that processes judicial nominees as the … Read more

Supreme Court seems sympathetic to postal worker who didn’t work Sundays in dispute over religious accommodations | CNN Politics

CNN  —  The Supreme Court seemed to side with a former mail carrier, an evangelical Christian, who says the US Postal Service failed to accommodate his request to not work on Sundays. A lower court had ruled against the worker, Gerald Groff, holding that his request would cause an “undue burden” on the USPS and … Read more

Scientists film deepest ever fish on seabed off Japan | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Cruising at a depth of 8,336 meters (over 27,000 feet) just above the seabed, a young snailfish has become the deepest fish ever filmed by scientists during a probe into the abyss of … Read more

McCarthy makes plea for Republicans to back debt ceiling plan | CNN Politics

CNN  —  Speaker Kevin McCarthy made a plea to House Republicans during a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning to back his debt ceiling plan, telling them that although it doesn’t have to include everything they want, it will help get him to the negotiating table with President Joe Biden. McCarthy also told members that once he … Read more

Fulton County, Georgia, jail leadership resigns after inmate’s death and accusations of unsanitary conditions | CNN

CNN  —  Three officials at the Fulton County, Georgia, jail have stepped down amid an investigation into the death of an inmate whose family said was housed in a filthy, bug-infested cell that “was not fit for a diseased animal.” The Fulton County Jail’s chief jailer and two assistant chief jailers submitted their resignations at … Read more

China’s economy shakes off Covid legacy to grow 4.5% in Q1 | CNN Business

Hong Kong CNN  —  China’s economy got off to a solid start in 2023, as consumers went on a spending spree after three years of strict pandemic restrictions ended. Gross domestic product grew by 4.5% in the first quarter from a year ago, according to the National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday. That beat the … Read more

Family of victim and survivors of Indianapolis FedEx mass shooting file lawsuit against gun magazine manufacturer and distributors | CNN

CNN  —  The family of a victim and several survivors of a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis filed a lawsuit against companies involved in the manufacturing, marketing and sale of the high capacity magazine used by the gunman who killed 8 people and injured several others in 2021. The federal lawsuit, filed … Read more

Google-parent stock drops on fears it could lose search market share to AI-powered rivals | CNN Business

CNN  —  Shares of Google-parent Alphabet fell more than 3% in early trading Monday after a report sparked concerns that its core search engine could lose market share to AI-powered rivals, including Microsoft’s Bing. Last month, Google employees learned that Samsung was weighing making Bing the default search engine on its devices instead of Google’s … Read more

Tennessee Air National Guardsman applied to be a hitman online, the FBI says. It was a spoof website and now he’s facing charges | CNN

CNN  —  A Tennessee Air National Guardsman is facing charges after applying to be a hitman on a spoof “rent-a-hitman” website, according to the Department of Justice. Josiah Ernesto Garcia, 21, was charged Thursday after submitting an employment inquiry to the website rentahitman.com, which is a parody site that includes “testimonials” from purportedly satisfied hit-man … Read more

Still haven’t filed your taxes? Here’s what you need to know | CNN Business

New York CNN  —  So far this tax season, the IRS has received more than 100 million income tax returns for 2022. That means tens of millions of households have yet to file their returns. If yours is among them, here are some last-minute tax-filing tips to keep in mind as the Tuesday, April 18 … Read more

Retail spending fell in March as consumers pull back | CNN Business

Washington, DC CNN  —  Spending at US retailers fell in March as consumers pulled back after the banking crisis fueled recession fears. Retail sales, which are adjusted for seasonality but not for inflation, fell by 1% in March from the prior month, the Commerce Department reported on Friday. That was steeper than an expected 0.4% … Read more

Silicon Valley Bank collapse renews calls to address disparities impacting entrepreneurs of color | CNN Business

CNN  —  When customers at Silicon Valley Bank rushed to withdraw billions of dollars last month, venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton stepped in to help some of the founders of color who panicked about losing access to payroll funds. As a Black woman with nearly 10 years of business experience, Hamilton knew the options for those … Read more

How Playboy cut ties with Hugh Hefner to create a post-MeToo brand | CNN

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writers. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation. The Conversation  —  Hugh Hefner launched Playboy Magazine 70 years ago this year. … Read more

‘A definitive backslide.’ Inside fashion’s worrying runway trend | CNN

CNN  —  Now that the Fall-Winter 2023 catwalks have been disassembled, it’s clear one trend was more pervasive than any collective penchant for ruffles, pleated skirts or tailored coats. Across runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris, there was a notable scarcity of plus-size models. This comes at a time when there are five … Read more

The $500 billion beauty industry’s ‘green’ ambitions are a patchwork at best. And they’re falling short | CNN

CNN  —  The escalating climate crisis is shifting many people’s purchasing patterns and this extends to the $500 billion dollar global beauty industry which is grappling with a range of sustainability challenges across product manufacturing, packaging and disposal. Strategy and consulting firm Simon Kucher’s Global Sustainability Study 2021 found 60% of consumers around the world … Read more

Haberman reveals why Trump attacked judge and his family in speech | CNN Politics

Haberman reveals why Trump attacked judge and his family in speech CNN political contributor Maggie Haberman explains the reasoning behind Donald Trump’s attacks on the judge and his family during a speech at his Mar-a-Lago resort after he was arraigned on felony charges. Source link

Kwame Brathwaite, photographer of ‘Black is Beautiful’ movement, dies at 85 | CNN

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by The Art Newspaper, an editorial partner of CNN Style. CNN  —  Kwame Brathwaite, the pioneering activist and photographer whose work helped define the aesthetics of the “Black is Beautiful” movement of the 1960s and beyond, died on April 1, aged 85. His son, Kwame Brathwaite, Jr, announced … Read more

Britain’s pound is beating every other major currency this year | CNN Business

London CNN  —  The British pound crashed to a record low last fall as investors rebelled against budget plans by former Prime Minister Liz Truss. Now, it’s enjoying a comeback. Sterling hit its highest level against the US dollar in 10 months on Tuesday, topping $1.25 for the first time since June 2022. The pound, … Read more

The four astronauts NASA picked for the first crewed moon mission in 50 years | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Astronauts who will helm the first crewed moon mission in five decades were revealed on Monday, queuing up the quartet to begin training for the historic Artemis II lunar flyby that is set … Read more

‘The New Big 5’: Wildlife photography book turns the lens on animals at risk | CNN

Editor’s Note: Call to Earth is a CNN editorial series committed to reporting on the environmental challenges facing our planet, together with the solutions. Rolex’s Perpetual Planet initiative has partnered with CNN to drive awareness and education around key sustainability issues and to inspire positive action. CNN  —  Originally a term used by trophy hunters … Read more