Not all of these candidates will be with us after the CNN Detroit debate. Here’s why

(CNN)California Rep. Eric Swalwell was about to walk on to the biggest stage of his political career: the first Democratic presidential debate. “It’s a balance between horning your way in and sharing who you are and what you believe, but not being obnoxious,” Swalwell told CNN’s Gloria Borger in an interview. The stakes at CNN’s […]

London Bridge makes Riba Stirling Prize shortlist

The nominated buildings, he said, “could hardly be more diverse” yet had “ground-breaking innovation, extraordinary creativity and the highest quality materials” in common. Previous winners of the prize – first presented in 1996 – include Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre, Hastings Pier and the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh. Image copyright Ricky Jones Built almost entirely from […]

People in the United States are misusing antibiotics, study says

(CNN)Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat bacterial and fungal infections, but some people in the United States are using antibiotics without a doctor’s prescription. That’s a public health problem that can increase drug resistance and make it harder to treat infections, according to a study published this week in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine. […]

Protesters call for justice for Eric Garner on anniversary of his death

(CNN)Protesters rallied in New York Wednesday on the anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, an African-American father who died after officers tried to apprehend him five years ago. Addressing Mayor de Blasio, Carr said: “We have to get those officers fired. The ones who were on the scene that day who murdered my son.” […]

Killing of a teen who was listening to rap music should be treated as a hate crime, activists say

(CNN)The stabbing death of 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin at a Phoenix-area convenience store has prompted calls for a hate crime investigation. Activists and civil rights groups have used the hashtag #JusticeForElijah to demand hate crime charges against Adams. Sen. Cory Booker, who’s also running for the Democratic presidential nomination, called on the US Department of Justice […]

Private leaked texts, massive protests and a governor’s downfall: A timeline of Puerto Rico’s political unrest

(CNN)Hundreds of thousands of people took the streets of Puerto Rico to bring down Gov. Ricardo Rossell. Two former Puerto Rico officials, the island’s education secretary and the head of the health insurance administration, were arrested on corruption charges. They were accused ofdirecting millions of dollars in government contracts to politically connected contractors. July 11 […]

‘We camped in our cars to buy a house’

Image copyright Suffolk Record Office Image caption The buyers put down a £50 deposit to secure their home Estate agents at the time said there was a shortage of houses nationally due to the post-war baby boom, while locally there was a lack of affordable properties for those willing to commute from Suffolk to London. […]