Ebrahim Raisi, ultra-conservative judiciary chief, set to win Iran’s presidential election

By CNN staff Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judiciary chief with a brutal human rights record, is set to win Iran’s controversial presidential election, according to preliminary results announced by the interior ministry and reported by state media Saturday. Raisi, who is currently under US sanctions, emerged as the frontrunner after an election supervisory body barred … Read more

Here’s why it will be harder for many Black families to recover from the pandemic downturn

By Tami Luhby, CNN Although Kashirah Jackson is back at work, she’s still far from recovering from the economic upheaval the coronavirus pandemic wreaked on her finances. Early last year, the independent hair stylist’s business in Charlotte, North Carolina, was doing well and socking away her earnings for a down payment on a home. But … Read more

Red Flag Warning issued June 19 at 1:04AM MDT until June 19 at 10:00PM MDT by NWS Pocatello ID

Alerts * AFFECTED AREA…Fire Weather Zone 410 Upper Snake RiverValley/Idaho Falls BLM and Fire Weather Zone 425 Middle SnakeRiver Valley/Twin Falls BLM north of the Snake River. * WINDS…Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 11 percent. * IMPACTS…Strong winds and low humidity coupled with dry … Read more

Watch: Annie Lazor’s emotions flow after making Olympic team 2 months after losing dad

Annie Lazor won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke, swimming next to the teammate who has been at her side since the family tragedy. Swimmer Annie Lazor slapped the water with emotion Friday as she qualified for her first Olympics, less than two months after suddenly losing her father. At her side was Lilly King, her training … Read more

World record shattered on Day 1 of US Olympic Track and Field trials

A 31-year-old world record was crushed Friday night as the first American track and field Olympians learned they were headed to Tokyo. EUGENE, Ore — The record was older than he is. When Ryan Crouser broke it, “it felt like it was a huge weight lifted.” The 28-year-old who built a training ring at his … Read more

North Fork Championship is a ‘magical feeling’ for top kayakers in the world

Every year the top paddlers in the world come to the Payette River’s North Fork for a three-day event. And to some, the experience is all they need to be satisfied. BANKS, IDAHO, Idaho — The top competitive Kayakers in the world are dropping into the Payette River this weekend for the North Forks Championship, … Read more

Here’s who is performing at the 2021 Boise Pride Festival

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Pride Festival announced the lineup for the upcoming event on Friday. The Pride Festival is set to take place between Sept. 10-12, 2021. After being canceled last year and postponed until September this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival expanded from two to three days. The traditional fireworks … Read more

Shanghai gallery pulls controversial video ranking women ‘from the prettiest to the ugliest’

Written by Megan C. Hills, CNNZixu Wang, CNN A Shanghai gallery has apologized for exhibiting a seven-hour video in which an artist filmed passing women before giving them a score and ordering them “from the prettiest to the ugliest.” In a statement published Friday, non-profit art gallery OCAT Shanghai apologized to any visitors who had … Read more

Denuncian manipulación y amaños de partidos en el fútbol de Nicaragua; expulsan de por vida a jugadores y «personajes externos»

CNNEspañol sjv (CNN Español) — La Federación Nicaragüense de Fútbol (Fenifut) informó este viernes que impuso sanciones a 27 personas, entre ellos jugadores, personal técnico y otros denominados como «personajes externos», debido a su presunto involucramiento en distintos casos de «manipulación y amaño de partidos» a nivel nacional. A los sancionados, entre los que destacan … Read more

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