(CNN) – Today's show goes in-depth on a key SCOTUS decision, the health of a civil rights icon, and the search for an NSA leaker the U.S. wants to find:
The Supreme Court handed-down a decision on affirmative action – kind of. A Texas case involving the use of race-conscious school admission policies got thrown back to the lower courts for further review. CNN's Lisa Dejardins breaks it down and tells us what this all means.
The condition of former South African president Nelson Mandela worsened over the weekend. The government announced that the 94-year-old civil rights icon's condition was downgraded to critical. Mandela's daughter talks to CNN about how the family is holding-up, and why they're uncomfortable with the media attention.
Edward Snowden is apparently on the move. Russian officials confirmed the NSA leaker had flown to Moscow from Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Ecuadorian officials say Snowden is pleading for asylum from its country to avoid a "life of inhumane treatment, even death, if he's returned to the U.S." CNN's Barbara Hall unravels a story getting more complex by the day.
(CNN) – It's been a day of waiting, unrest, and champions. In today's show, you'll find:
Next week will be a big one for the Supreme Court. Decisions both large and small will be handed down. CNN's Steve Kastenbaum has a preview of what should be an important week.
It started when Brazil's government raised bus fares by nine cents. Chaos ensued and continues to. We'll tell you why.
During one of the most exciting Stanley Cup finals ever, we're devoting this week's CNN Profile to better understanding hockey with the game's premier historian, Stanley Fischler.
(CNN) – This Thursday was a day of deal making, on scales both large on small. Here's what we have for you in today's News Day:
Sources tell CNN that a bipartisan group of U.S. senators is proposing tougher border security measures - including doubling the current 21,000-agent border patrol - as part of a deal to get more Republican support for an immigration reform bill. CNN's Lisa Desjardins explains the latest.
The Illinois General Assembly's black caucus may prove to be the deciding bloc of votes in deciding same-sex marriage in Illinois. The caucus is facing pressure from black religious leaders on both sides of the issue – exposing the rift inside the black community over whether same-sex marriage rights are equal to civil rights. CNN’s Nova Safo reports.
What do you do when you are overrun by an endangered species? About 80 miles north of LA in Tehachapi, CA, there is a gated community called Bear Valley Springs, and it's under siege by condors. The residents can do very little to chase them away but these big birds are wreaking havoc; tearing up shingle roofs, damaging air conditions, not to mention the big drops of condor scat. What are fish and wildlife officials doing it? CNN's Jim Roope has the story.
(CNN) – Today was a day of erupting emotions, whistle blowers in the cross hairs and tributes to a freedom fighter. Here's what's waiting for you in today's News Day:
In the space of 24 hours, the debate over immigration reform in the U.S. is approaching the boiling point. Leaders of both the House and the Senate are positioning for a fight and a new report from the Congressional Budget Office spells out what effects immigration reform might have on unemployment and the economy. CNN's Lisa Desjardins goes beyond the numbers to help explain to us what it means.
Jeff Black, a former Federal Air Marshal spoke out against the Federal Air Marshal service and the Department of Homeland Security before Congress and in a documentary. But, he tells CNN's Drew Griffin that doing what he thought was right put him in the cross hairs of the IRS and Black believes it was no coincidence.
Abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, widely considered to be the father of the civil rights movement, was honored today. Congress held a ceremony to dedicate a statue of Douglass. It's a gift from the District of Columbia and its more than 600,000 residents. Each state has two such famous figures in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, but this was the first opportunity for D.C. to have one of its own in the hall.