Why the birthplace of Islam is hosting one of the world’s biggest raves | CNN

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Russia’s upper house of parliament passes tougher ban on ‘LGBT propaganda’ | CNN

CNN  —  Russia’s upper house of parliament unanimously voted on Wednesday to toughen a controversial law…

Live updates: Stewart Rhodes, leader of the Oath Keepers militia group, found guilty of sedition

(Sketch by Bill Hennessy) Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday by a Washington, DC,…

U.S. Senate gives final passage to same-sex marriage bill without support from Cruz and Cornyn

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Live updates: Oath Keepers on trial for seditious conspiracy

The rule of law and peaceful of transfer of power were on the line in the…

Biden ‘confident’ rail strike will be avoided though congressional hurdles loom | CNN Politics

CNN  —  President Joe Biden said Tuesday he is “confident” a rail strike will be avoided…

Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin dies at age 61 | CNN Politics

Washington CNN  —  US Rep. Donald McEachin, a Virginia Democrat, died Monday, according to a statement…

Singapore repeals gay sex ban but limits prospect of legalizing same-sex marriage | CNN

Reuters  —  Singapore’s parliament on Tuesday decriminalized sex between men, but, in a blow to the…

A court denied a stay for a death row inmate whose teen daughter won’t be allowed to witness his execution, set for today | CNN

CNN  —  The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a death row inmate’s request for a stay…

Pence says Trump was ‘wrong’ for dinner with Holocaust denier | CNN Politics

CNN  —  Former Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that Donald Trump was “wrong” to recently…