Comedian Chris Rock to NY Governor: "You bring me joy"
During New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's daily briefing, comedian Chris Rock expressed his gratitude for the work being done by the governor saying, "You bring me calm, you know. You bring me joy."

Celebrities join Cuomo to promote coronavirus safety measures
Actors Chris Rock and Rosie Perez joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday at his daily briefing to urge New Yorkers to embrace social distancing safety measures.

Musicians in lockdown rage against industry machine
Lockdown bans on live performance have left many British musicians on the breadline, fuelling a campaign for them to get a bigger share of the profits from streaming their songs online. Edward Baran reports.

The Betty Broderick story is re-examined by TV drama 'Dirty John'
Amanda Peet stars as Betty who killed her ex-husband Dan, played by Christian Slater, and Dan's new wife in the crime drama series based on the real-life case.

AT&T launches pricier HBO Max to take on Netflix
AT&T’s WarnerMedia division launched its HBO Max streaming service on Wednesday, kicking off an ambitious plan to take on Netflix, Disney and Amazon, but its entrance into the global streaming war is complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Plastic 'hug curtain' in Argentine retirement home
A nursing home in Argentina has installed a plastic curtain to allow people to hug their loved ones, after months apart.

Life imitates art: Russian group recreate masterpieces
A Russian-language Facebook group that started off as a playful attempt by a group of friends to get through the coronavirus lockdown by recreating art masterpieces using everyday items has become an unexpected global hit.

Cats, kids and 'Potato boss': Work-from-home fails and faux pas
With large swaths of employees working from home, many have grappled with new videoconferencing technology, pets and kids home from school. Chris Dignam reports.

The sauna makers turning lockdown into a success
Estonian sauna companies started to see orders flying in shortly after the coronavirus pandemic was declared, as consumers focused increasingly on their wellbeing, industry executives said on Thursday.

Historic SpaceX U.S. crew launch scrubbed due to weather
SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday of two Americans into orbit from Florida, a mission that would be the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years. Gavino Garay has more.

This Day in History

Copyright Act of 1790 Signed into US Law (1790)
After the US Constitution was ratified in 1788, one of the first issues that the fledgling government faced was the lack of a copyright law. Without it, Congress would be swamped with individual petitions for protection from piracy. Modeled on Britain's Statute of Anne, the Copyright Act of 1790 was soon signed into law by President Washington. Instituted to encourage learning by securing US authors the sole rights to their work for 14-year periods, it drew what complaint from Charles Dickens? Discuss

Dominican Republic Dictator Rafael Trujillo Is Assassinated (1961)
Trujillo was a military strongman who seized control of the Dominican Republic in 1930 and ruled it as a dictator for the next 30 years. He renamed the capital after himself and forced all citizens to join his political party. He brutally suppressed dissent and ordered the infamous 1937 Parsley Massacre, in which up to 30,000 Haitians living near the Dominican border were murdered. In 1961, Trujillo was ambushed and shot to death by seven men. Why was the 1937 massacre named after a garden herb?

Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring Sparks a Riot (1913)
The Rite of Spring is a landmark ballet by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky that provoked a riot when it premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Expecting the demure conventions of classical ballet, the audience was caught off-guard by Stravinsky's dissonant score and Vaslav Nijinsky's violently untraditional choreography depicting fertility rites. Fistfights broke out between detractors and supporters, and chaos ensued. What Disney film popularized the ballet?

Tune in on Monday, May 25 to Our Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes”
Tune in to our Facebook page on Monday, May 25 at 11 AM ET to join our Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes” as we come together to honor those who sacrificed so much to secure our freedom, and commemorate 2020 marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.  Emmy Award-winning television personality Read More The post Tune in on Monday, May 25 to Our Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes” appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Women’s Health Week: The Importance of Understanding Your Family Health History and Your Genes
By: Ron Park, MD, EVP of Health and DNA This week marks National Women’s Health Week, a program instituted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to remind women about actions they can take to help prevent disease and improve their health. It’s a time for women, who Read More The post Women’s Health Week: The Importance of Understanding Your Family Health History and Your Genes appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Ancestry® Announces Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes” for Monday, May 25 
To commemorate Memorial Day from home and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Ancestry® is proud to present its “Parade of Heroes,” a virtual event hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford with a musical performance by Tori Kelly. We invite you to tune in as we stream the parade on  our Facebook Read More The post Ancestry® Announces Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes” for Monday, May 25  appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

An Update from Ancestry’s CEO
To our community,  The last several weeks have been an emotional journey. As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, I am continually inspired by all the communities, organizations and frontline heroes coming together to help those in need. We remain forever grateful to the healthcare workers fighting the pandemic and the essential workers Read More The post An Update from Ancestrys CEO appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

2020 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference Now Virtual
Ancestry® is a family and a community, even when we’re not together – which is why we are continuing to share resources and new ways for people to make family history discoveries from home. As a long-term partner of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and a sponsor of the annual NGS Family History Conference, we Read More The post 2020 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference Now Virtual appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

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Analysis: Yes, there is misinformation in Minneapolis. No, it's not all Russia's fault.
In coming hours and days you'll likely hear the claims: "outside forces," perhaps even Russians, are mobilizing online to inflame tensions and stoke violence as protests sweep America following the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died Monday at the hands of Minneapolis police officers .

In 2004, Elon Musk discussed partnering with NASA for the next era of space travel. This weekend marks a major milestone
In a 2004 interview with CNN, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk discussed his ambitions to partner with NASA and to one day send people into space.

NASA, SpaceX launch astronauts from US soil for the first time in a decade

SpaceX-NASA launch: What to know ahead of today's scheduled flight
SpaceX and NASA are, once again, gearing up to try to make history by launching two astronauts into Earth's orbit.

Zuckerberg finally explains why Facebook is doing nothing about Trump's posts
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained Friday night why his company would take no action on posts in which President Trump threatened "looting" in Minneapolis would lead to "shooting." That explanation came roughly 16 hours after Twitter did take action and despite Zuckerberg's having previously told Congress that posts inciting violence would not be tolerated on Facebook.

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Airline resumes flights to Italy (but turns around when airport's shut)
We're all pretty excited about being able to travel again -- but German airline Eurowings might be more eager than most.

I was trapped naked on a German fire escape
It's 10 years ago. I'm on a road trip to Germany with my then boyfriend.

The CNN Travel quiz: Who, what, why, when and where in the world?
We all know that travel broadens the mind. Thanks to that place on the seafront that sells delicious gelato, it has a tendency to broaden other body parts too.

India reopens domestic air travel with precautions
Guidelines and safety measures are in place as India allows airlines to resume some domestic flights, two months after the country banned air travel. But safety concerns remain as India still battles Covid-19, with new infections reported daily. CNN's Vedika Sud reports.

Greece to reopen to tourists on June 15
Greece has brought forward its planned reopening to tourists to June 15 as pressure mounts on European destinations to roll back coronavirus restrictions to stave off economic collapse.