A civil rights hero's posthumous memoir a guidebook for today's activists


The Baptist minister and director of national affiliates for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) had led a group of people to register to vote in Selma, Alabama, on February 16, 1965.

“I had to get back up because otherwise people would have been defeated by violence. We can never allow violence to defeat nonviolence,” he wrote in the memoir, which comes out March 9 and is co-authored by Steve Fiffer.

The confrontation between Vivian and Sheriff Jim Clark has been described by historians as one of the most defining moments of the 1960s civil rights movement, in part because it was televised.

It's in the Action: Memories of a Nonviolent Warrior by C.T. Vivian with Steve Fiffer

Vivian died last summer at the age of 95 as Americans were forced to grapple with the emotional consequences of seeing the deaths of George Floyd and other Black people at the hands of police. The images of protesters being tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets were reminders that the wounds of racial injustice had never really healed.

Before his passing, Vivian reflected on his message of nonviolence for the memoir and how it’s not a surprise that the struggle for voting rights and “all of the human rights systematically denied” continues decades after he was punched in 1965.

Reaching the conscience of people

White America consistently says that it values the Constitution and the Bible, Al Vivian, the son of the civil rights leader, told CNN. And his father would say that “every argument we ever used lined up with those two documents.”

“You find out what people say they value, you hold them accountable to that,” Al Vivian said his father explained. “You prove to them that either they’re not what they really say they are, they don’t really value that or you force them to prove that they do.”

Vivian only began writing the book in recent years, which soon proved challenging.

Fiffer, the memoir’s co-author, said Vivian was nearly 94 years old when they began collaborating. They spoke for hours about Vivian’s life but as the months passed, some of his memories began fading.

Yet, his life experiences remained lessons in what it means to be driven by a purpose and a commitment to ensuring Black Americans were guaranteed the same basic human rights as White Americans.

Rev. C.T. Vivian took part in the Freedom Rides, traveling from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi.

“It does not matter whether you are beaten; that’s a secondary matter. The only important thing is that you reach the conscience of those who are with you and of anyone watching — both the so-called enemy, and those who are preparing the battle, and anyone else who may be watching,” Vivian wrote.

Al Vivian said many of his father’s lessons could help young activists, especially now as the nation remains deeply divided. His father was an advocate for nonviolent action, education and a man of faith. Those views are infused into all aspects of the book.

The memoir chronicles Vivian’s childhood in segregated Boonville, Missouri, and western Illinois in the mid-1920s and 1930s; how he experienced racism in high school and college; and how activism took him across multiple cities in the United States.

“I’ve been asked many times when I first realized that our blackness put us in a different position in the country. I always answer, ‘When I was born!’ It’s impossible not to know,” Vivian wrote.

His first nonviolent protest took place many years before the civil rights movement. He held demonstrations and lunch-counter sit-ins in Peoria, Illinois, where downtown restaurants wouldn’t serve Black people. After months of action, organizers successfully guaranteed them service, Vivian wrote.

He also dedicated pages of his memoir to his participation in the Freedom Rides, his work in Selma as director of national affiliates for Martin Luther King Jr.’s SCLC and his efforts to desegregate St. Augustine, Florida, in 1964 while facing arrests and brutal beatings.

‘He wasn’t trying to take the limelight’

“Dad always tried to stay in the background, it was never about him,” Al Vivian said. “He wasn’t trying to take the limelight.”

Throughout, Vivian shined a light onto the work that many others did to advance the movement, including civil rights leaders Diane Nash and the late Rep. John Lewis.

Vivian passed away before they could finish the manuscript or discuss his life after the mid-1970s in detail. Fiffer said he wished they could have talked more about the creation of the National Anti-Klan Network, an anti-racism organization that focused on monitoring the Ku Klux Klan. Vivian’s efforts to foster workplace race relations and his travels outside the United States.

The writer said he used some of Vivian’s previous interviews and news stories to supplement parts of the book and add highlights from that time period.

“While we all may wish this memoir had been written years ago, we trust the pages that follow present a picture of the character and deeds of one of the true heroes of American history,” Fiffer wrote in the book.

Although the memoir is not exhaustive, Fiffer hopes it can inspire others to learn and maybe even write more about the late civil rights organizer.



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Connecticut man accused of starting Molotov cocktail fires targeting ambulances



The Torrington, Connecticut, man fled the state and was taken into custody Saturday night in Pennsylvania, according to the Facebook post. He is being charged with second-degree arson and second-degree burglary, authorities said.

Roxbury Fire Chief Todd Wheeler told CNN affiliate WFSB they got a call about an automatic alarm at the firehouse around 5:45 p.m. ET on Saturday. Smoke was coming out of the ambulance bay by the time Wheeler arrived at the firehouse, WFSB reported.

“We got the fire trucks out and then we pulled the ambulance out with one of the fire trucks, because there was a heavy smoke condition in that bay, got the ambulance away from the building,” Wheeler said.

Wheeler didn’t report any injuries to WSFB.

The suspect is expected to be extradited and has a bond of $150,000 under the arrest warrant that was issued, the release from the fire department said. It’s unclear whether the man has an attorney.

“This individual has targeted those who we count on to save lives,” said Old Saybrook Police Chief Michael Spera in the release. “Our Officers have worked diligently all evening obtaining both search and arrest warrants in an effort to quickly stop these violent attacks against public safety and cause the suspect to be taken into custody.”

Old Saybrook police directed CNN to the fire department’s Facebook post when reached for comment.



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Democratic lawmakers wrestle with how to proceed on immigration


Democrats involved in the efforts are in talks with leadership about how to proceed with the immigration agenda in the House but decisions haven’t been made yet, according to multiple members and aides. Leaders in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are still holding education seminars with various groups within the Democratic caucus, according to one member.

White House announces sweeping immigration bill

“There are two camps. One is that we should have three separate votes and one that says we should bundle them all together,” said one Democratic member who asked to speak on the condition of background to freely discuss the internal caucus conversations. “It’s also unclear if they want to try to do this in a purely partisan way or do they want to try to build bipartisan support for it?”

The question of order and timing is in part a calculation about what can actually become law. While Democrats largely support legalizing millions of immigrants who are already in the country illegally, as Biden’s proposal would do, there is a risk in passing a sweeping bill in the House only to watch it go nowhere in the Senate.

Moderate Democrats, some of whom won election in districts that Donald Trump carried in 2016 and 2020, fear that voting on a comprehensive immigration bill without a clear path in the Senate could open them up to unnecessary attacks. It’s one thing, they argue, to vote on legislation that will become law, but it’s another thing to vote just for the sake of messaging and then suffer political attacks later.

Lawmakers involved in previous attempts at immigration overhauls also concede that moving Biden’s immigration measure forward is no easy feat, and instead focus on a piecemeal approach.

“If we look at reality, I think we know that it’s easier to get bipartisan support on the DREAM Act and agriculture plan,” said Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, citing two measures that previously passed the House and would provide relief to farmworkers and undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children.

“I think we have a much better shot at those two, even though I support full comprehensive immigration reform,” Cuellar said. “I don’t want to end up with good intentions; I want to end up with some sort of progress.”

One option could be to vote on the farmworker and Dreamer bills separately and keep working to see if changes could be made to the comprehensive bill to garner some Republican support down the line.

“In the abstract, my preference has been for a big comprehensive bill that has a lot in it and not piecemeal. It’s easier to do some hard things when you do it that way,” said Rep. Dan Kildee, a Democrat from Michigan.

“This is the struggle, whether we continue to just pass stuff that just initially is a statement of our values, knowing we then have to back down in order to actually legislate, and there is some tension within the caucus,” Kildee added.

Others argue that Democrats should take advantage of the opportunity sooner rather than later.

This “is our moment to finally fix an immigration system that has been broken for decades. We can keep families together, stimulate our economy, and properly manage our border at the same time. The U.S. Citizenship Act will do just that. We must use this momentum to pass robust reform,” said Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez of California, who’s leading the Biden bill on the House side, in a statement.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington state, echoed that. “We want to make sure we’re not forgoing the possibility of a truly comprehensive bill for these other bills. If we do these smaller pieces, does that mean we’re not going to get to the whole thing?” Jayapal told CNN. “Let’s just push hard on all the different places.”

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, confirmed on a call with reporters this week that putting a bill on the House floor by March 8 is “being discussed,” but he didn’t offer a timeline.

“This is a hiccup where we have to figure out what’s going on the floor, but ultimately it’s going to be up to the Senate,” said a source familiar with the discussions.

The Senate would need 10 Republican lawmakers to cross the aisle and vote for a comprehensive immigration bill, something that doesn’t seem plausible in the wake of Trump’s recalibration of the party’s positions on immigration.

During the Trump administration, many Republicans on Capitol Hill moved farther to the right to restrict even legal forms of immigration. The former President’s border wall — a lightning rod for Democrats — became synonymous with gaining control of the southern border for the Republican base, and even senators who worked on the 2013 comprehensive immigration overhaul, like Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, have made it clear they would prefer a piecemeal approach this time.
Democrats have the advantage of controlling all three branches of government. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, could bring immigration legislation to the floor even if it didn’t have the votes to pass, but the timeline for something like that is still far off, given other measures, like Biden’s infrastructure package, that the Senate is working through.
The blind spot in the immigration debate

Immigrant advocates have stressed the need for a legislative revamp after years of constant policy changes and executive actions that have put millions of lives in limbo. They find themselves in the unusual spot of supporting Biden’s bill, and the vision it lays out, while recognizing there may be more success in passing smaller measures for the time being.

“Our movement is so hungry for a breakthrough this year that we are focused on what’s going to get us from today to the finish line with a breakthrough victory,” said Frank Sharry, the executive director of America’s Voice, an immigrant advocacy organization.

“It’s fine if you want to vote on it, but what we’re trying to do is get momentum that leads to a victory,” Sharry said, referring to Biden’s immigration bill. “It’s not really either/or. It’s now and later.”

Jorge Loweree, policy director at the American Immigration Council, noted how previous attempts at an overhaul hang over the latest effort to pass sweeping legislation.

“What’s playing out behind the scenes is an assessment in real time of what’s possible in this particular Congress, in this moment. And it’s in response to the way we’ve pursued immigration reform previously, which is to cobble everything into one bill, rally everyone behind it and only to see it fall apart,” Loweree said.

In a letter to the White House on Friday obtained by CNN, a group of immigrant advocates urged the President to push Democratic lawmakers to “pursue every possible avenue to deliver for immigrant communities without delay,” starting with measures addressing immigrant youth, Temporary Protected Status holders, essential workers and farmworkers.

“With passage in the House of these bills, we expect the White House to go all in on a strategy urging the Senate to pass permanent solutions for immigrant youth, TPS holders and farmworkers. These are clear, attainable and immediate steps Democrats can take to set President Biden’s bill, and the larger objective of citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants, in motion,” reads the letter.

A member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus who requested anonymity to speak freely told CNN that debate within the party on these kinds of issues is expected. “There isn’t any major bill that comes to the Congress where there isn’t some internal debate about what exactly it should look like. It’s the same thing with this bill,” the member said.

Still, the message from groups advocating for immigrants in the US is clear: “Just move in March,” Sharry said.



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It's the US' deadliest avalanche season in years. Experts say Covid is partially to blame



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CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/brynn-gingras-profile” target=”_blank”>Brynn Gingrasu003c/a> has the latest.”},{“title”:”Bash to Psaki: Why hasn’t Saudi Arabia been held accountable for murder of Khashoggi?”,”duration”:”03:42″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/?refresh=1″,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/02/28/psaki-biden-white-house-khashoggi-saudi-arabia-sotu-bash-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/02/28/psaki-biden-white-house-khashoggi-saudi-arabia-sotu-bash-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210228111151-psaki-biden-white-house-khashoggi-saudi-arabia-sotu-bash-vpx-00011629-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/02/28/psaki-biden-white-house-khashoggi-saudi-arabia-sotu-bash-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the Biden administration’s decision to not directly sanction Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the brutal death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying there are “more effective ways” to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing.”,”descriptionText”:”White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the Biden administration’s decision to not directly sanction Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the brutal death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying there are “more effective ways” to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing.”},{“title”:”Over 25 million people under threat for severe storms and flash flooding”,”duration”:”02:23″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/weather/2021/02/28/weather-severe-storms-flash-flood-threat-sunday.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”weather/2021/02/28/weather-severe-storms-flash-flood-threat-sunday.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210228083738-weather-heavy-rain-sunday-card-image-022821-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/weather/2021/02/28/weather-severe-storms-flash-flood-threat-sunday.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”A third day of heavy rain and severe storms are expected across much of the eastern and central US as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico surges north. Meteorologist Allison Chinchar has the latest.”,”descriptionText”:”A third day of heavy rain and severe storms are expected across much of the eastern and central US as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico surges north. 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But some of his supporters have bought into a conspiracy theory that says Trump will be president again on March 4. 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CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/stephanie-busari” target=”_blank”>Stephanie Busariu003c/a> reports.”,”descriptionText”:”More than 300 schoolgirls were abducted when u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/africa/schoolgirls-abducted-nigeria-intl/index.html” target=”_blank”>armed men raided a state-run schoolu003c/a> in Zamfara State, northwest Nigeria, according to a government official. CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/stephanie-busari” target=”_blank”>Stephanie Busariu003c/a> reports.”},{“title”:”Doctor who voted to approve Johnson and Johhnson vaccine speaks out”,”duration”:”03:19″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2021/02/26/fda-johnson-coronavirus-vaccine-recommendation-offit-gupta-tsr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2021/02/26/fda-johnson-coronavirus-vaccine-recommendation-offit-gupta-tsr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210129074210-file-01-johnson-and-johnson-covid-vaccine-trial-colorado-2020-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2021/02/26/fda-johnson-coronavirus-vaccine-recommendation-offit-gupta-tsr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted to recommend the agency grant emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine.”,”descriptionText”:”Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted to recommend the agency grant emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine.”},{“title”:”US intel report: Saudi Crown Prince responsible for approving Khashoggi operation”,”duration”:”02:10″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/02/26/saudi-arabia-khashoggi-report-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-biden-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/02/26/saudi-arabia-khashoggi-report-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-biden-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210224104237-01-mbs-file-2018-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/02/26/saudi-arabia-khashoggi-report-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-biden-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”The US intelligence report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi says that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible, saying he approved the operation to capture or kill Khashoggi. “We base this assessment on the Crown Prince’s control of decision-making in the Kingdom, the direct involvement of a key adviser and members of Mohammed bin Salman’s protective detail in the operation, and the Crown Prince’s support for using violent measures to silence dissidents abroad, including Khashoggi,” the report says.”,”descriptionText”:”The US intelligence report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi says that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible, saying he approved the operation to capture or kill Khashoggi. “We base this assessment on the Crown Prince’s control of decision-making in the Kingdom, the direct involvement of a key adviser and members of Mohammed bin Salman’s protective detail in the operation, and the Crown Prince’s support for using violent measures to silence dissidents abroad, including Khashoggi,” the report says.”},{“title”:”Acosta corrects CPAC organizer: Trump did lose the election”,”duration”:”02:24″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/02/26/jim-acosta-cpac-2021-donald-trump-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/02/26/jim-acosta-cpac-2021-donald-trump-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210226174602-jim-acosta-thumb-two-matt-schlapp-lead-dnt-vpx-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/02/26/jim-acosta-cpac-2021-donald-trump-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”CNN’s Jim Acosta reports from this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where it’s clear much of the Republican party sees former President Donald Trump as a “golden goose.” “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Jim Acosta reports from this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where it’s clear much of the Republican party sees former President Donald Trump as a “golden goose.” “},{“title”:”This is what’s in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus package”,”duration”:”02:33″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/02/27/coronavirus-pandemic-relief-bill-what-to-expect-todd-pkg-vpx-tsr.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/02/27/coronavirus-pandemic-relief-bill-what-to-expect-todd-pkg-vpx-tsr.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210118093536-us-capitol-0117-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/02/27/coronavirus-pandemic-relief-bill-what-to-expect-todd-pkg-vpx-tsr.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”The $1.9 trillion House coronavirus package contains a wide range of proposals to help Americans still struggling with the economic fallout of the pandemic. CNN’s Brian Todd reports. “,”descriptionText”:”The $1.9 trillion House coronavirus package contains a wide range of proposals to help Americans still struggling with the economic fallout of the pandemic. 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She has set up a u003ca href=”https://www.gofundme.com/f/ceo-nguyen” target=”_blank”>GoFundMeu003c/a> page for donations to honor her children’s lives.”},{“title”:”US carries out airstrikes on Iran-backed militia groups”,”duration”:”05:24″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/02/26/biden-orders-airstrikes-syria-iran-backed-militia-groups-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/02/26/biden-orders-airstrikes-syria-iran-backed-militia-groups-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210106180953-pentagon-headquarters-file-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/02/26/biden-orders-airstrikes-syria-iran-backed-militia-groups-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”The US military struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups following rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks, according to a US official.”,”descriptionText”:”The US military struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups following rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks, according to a US official.”},{“title”:”Biden announces 3 nominees to USPS board”,”duration”:”02:49″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2021/02/26/usps-board-biden-nominees-dejoy-holmes-pkg-ctn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2021/02/26/usps-board-biden-nominees-dejoy-holmes-pkg-ctn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210116175350-mailbox-washington-dc-file-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2021/02/26/usps-board-biden-nominees-dejoy-holmes-pkg-ctn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”President Biden announced three nominees to fill most of the vacancies on the US Postal Service Board of Governors, fulfilling a promise that the administration would make the board and the agency a priority in the early days of his presidency. 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Meteorologist Allison Chinchar has the latest.”,”descriptionText”:”A third day of heavy rain and severe storms are expected across much of the eastern and central US as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico surges north. 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But some of his supporters have bought into a conspiracy theory that says Trump will be president again on March 4. CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan reports.”},{“title”:”Hear from schoolgirl who escaped abduction in Nigeria”,”duration”:”03:00″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://edition.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2021/02/27/nigeria-schoolgirls-abducted-parents-intv-busari-pkg-intl-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2021/02/27/nigeria-schoolgirls-abducted-parents-intv-busari-pkg-intl-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210227071406-nigeria-schoolgirls-abduction-busari-vpx-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2021/02/27/nigeria-schoolgirls-abducted-parents-intv-busari-pkg-intl-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”More than 300 schoolgirls were abducted when u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/africa/schoolgirls-abducted-nigeria-intl/index.html” target=”_blank”>armed men raided a state-run schoolu003c/a> in Zamfara State, northwest Nigeria, according to a government official. CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/stephanie-busari” target=”_blank”>Stephanie Busariu003c/a> reports.”,”descriptionText”:”More than 300 schoolgirls were abducted when u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/africa/schoolgirls-abducted-nigeria-intl/index.html” target=”_blank”>armed men raided a state-run schoolu003c/a> in Zamfara State, northwest Nigeria, according to a government official. CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/stephanie-busari” target=”_blank”>Stephanie Busariu003c/a> reports.”},{“title”:”Doctor who voted to approve Johnson and Johhnson vaccine speaks out”,”duration”:”03:19″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2021/02/26/fda-johnson-coronavirus-vaccine-recommendation-offit-gupta-tsr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2021/02/26/fda-johnson-coronavirus-vaccine-recommendation-offit-gupta-tsr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210129074210-file-01-johnson-and-johnson-covid-vaccine-trial-colorado-2020-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2021/02/26/fda-johnson-coronavirus-vaccine-recommendation-offit-gupta-tsr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted to recommend the agency grant emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine.”,”descriptionText”:”Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted to recommend the agency grant emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine.”},{“title”:”US intel report: Saudi Crown Prince responsible for approving Khashoggi operation”,”duration”:”02:10″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/02/26/saudi-arabia-khashoggi-report-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-biden-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/02/26/saudi-arabia-khashoggi-report-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-biden-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210224104237-01-mbs-file-2018-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/02/26/saudi-arabia-khashoggi-report-crown-prince-mohammed-bin-salman-biden-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”The US intelligence report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi says that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible, saying he approved the operation to capture or kill Khashoggi. “We base this assessment on the Crown Prince’s control of decision-making in the Kingdom, the direct involvement of a key adviser and members of Mohammed bin Salman’s protective detail in the operation, and the Crown Prince’s support for using violent measures to silence dissidents abroad, including Khashoggi,” the report says.”,”descriptionText”:”The US intelligence report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi says that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible, saying he approved the operation to capture or kill Khashoggi. “We base this assessment on the Crown Prince’s control of decision-making in the Kingdom, the direct involvement of a key adviser and members of Mohammed bin Salman’s protective detail in the operation, and the Crown Prince’s support for using violent measures to silence dissidents abroad, including Khashoggi,” the report says.”},{“title”:”Acosta corrects CPAC organizer: Trump did lose the election”,”duration”:”02:24″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/02/26/jim-acosta-cpac-2021-donald-trump-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/02/26/jim-acosta-cpac-2021-donald-trump-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210226174602-jim-acosta-thumb-two-matt-schlapp-lead-dnt-vpx-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/02/26/jim-acosta-cpac-2021-donald-trump-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”CNN’s Jim Acosta reports from this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where it’s clear much of the Republican party sees former President Donald Trump as a “golden goose.” “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Jim Acosta reports from this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where it’s clear much of the Republican party sees former President Donald Trump as a “golden goose.” “},{“title”:”This is what’s in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus package”,”duration”:”02:33″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/02/27/coronavirus-pandemic-relief-bill-what-to-expect-todd-pkg-vpx-tsr.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/02/27/coronavirus-pandemic-relief-bill-what-to-expect-todd-pkg-vpx-tsr.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210118093536-us-capitol-0117-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/02/27/coronavirus-pandemic-relief-bill-what-to-expect-todd-pkg-vpx-tsr.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”The $1.9 trillion House coronavirus package contains a wide range of proposals to help Americans still struggling with the economic fallout of the pandemic. CNN’s Brian Todd reports. “,”descriptionText”:”The $1.9 trillion House coronavirus package contains a wide range of proposals to help Americans still struggling with the economic fallout of the pandemic. CNN’s Brian Todd reports. “},{“title”:”I lost everything: Texas mom’s devastating story from winter storm “,”duration”:”09:36″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2021/02/26/jackie-pham-nguyen-texas-winter-storm-losses-ctn-lemon-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2021/02/26/jackie-pham-nguyen-texas-winter-storm-losses-ctn-lemon-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210226044113-screengrab-jackie-pham-nguyen-cnn-0225-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2021/02/26/jackie-pham-nguyen-texas-winter-storm-losses-ctn-lemon-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/”,”description”:”u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/us/mother-loses-children-texas-speaks-out/index.html” target=”_blank”>Jackie Pham Nguyenu003c/a> lost her mother, Loan Le, and her three children, Olivia, Edison and Colette, in a fire while trying to stay warm at her home in Texas, during the power outages that crippled the state. 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February 25 coronavirus news



Coronavirus cases and deaths are making a “dramatic” decline that is faster than expected, an influential forecasting team said in an update Thursday. The team projects that 574,000 people will have died of Covid-19 in the US by June 1.

Cases and deaths are dropping more quickly than expected – a drop of 70% over the past five weeks, the team at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington reported.

“Daily reported cases in the last week decreased to 65,200 per day on average compared to 96,800 the week before,” the IHME said in its new report.

In its last forecast, the IHME predicted 562,000 Americans will have died by April 1. Currently, according to Johns Hopkins University, 507,806 Americans have died of Covid-19. 

“Despite increasing mobility and the spread of new variants, particularly B.1.1.7, daily cases continue a dramatic decline that began in the second week of January. While the decrease is likely driven by declining seasonality and rising vaccination, it is faster than expected,” it added.

The B.1.1.7 variant, first seen in the UK, has been found across the US and experts fear it might fuel a new surge as it appears to be more contagious. There’s little sign it’s doing so yet, the IHME said.

“Daily deaths are also declining, but the decline is half the size of daily cases,” the IHME said. That may partly be because of a rising ratio of deaths in Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, and Georgia. But the number of daily deaths has dropped nearly 35% in the last five weeks.

“In our reference scenario, which represents what we think is most likely to happen, our model projects 574,000 cumulative deaths on June 1. This represents 76,000 additional deaths from February 22 to June 1,” it said.

“Daily deaths are expected to decline steadily until June 1. By June 1, we project that 88,600 lives will be saved by the projected vaccine rollout.”

One other big factor in the slowed spread: Americans are wearing masks. “Mask use has fortunately remained high, with more than three-quarters of adults reporting they wear a mask when leaving home. As new variants likely spread, the behavioral response will be critical in determining if there will be an increase in cases and deaths in April and May. In our worse scenario, where mask use begins to decline this month, infections and detected cases may remain at current levels until late April,” the IHME said.

IHME estimates that 165.82 million Americans will have been vaccinated by June 1 – close to half the population. 

“COVID-19 remains the number 1 cause of death in the United States of America this week,” the IHME said. “We estimated that 19% of people in the United States of America have been infected as of February 22.”



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As one Virginia school district prepares to reopen, educators and families balance Covid precautions and normal instruction


Half of the class will be there physically, with the other half watching from home.

This week, public schools in the county will open their classroom doors for the first time in almost a year. It’s a hybrid model — students in each grade will be in the school just two days a week.

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand says that is the most this large suburban Washington, DC, school district can do while still following US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for safe school re-opening. The county is currently in the red zone.

He says the Biden administration goal of kindergarten through eighth grade returning five days a week by the end of the President’s first 100 days in office is “not realistic.”

The biggest hurdle is spacing desks six feet apart.

“Practically, that means the difference between two days a week and five days a week,” he said. “And so we need clearer national discussion. Every superintendent in this country wants even clearer guidance from the CDC about social distancing, with universal masks wearing, with other school mitigation strategies. Can we come in less than six feet?”

When CNN spoke to Brabrand last summer as they were planning for school to start in the fall, he said it would take “five Pentagons of additional space if six feet is the standard” for students to be in school safely five days a week.

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Now he says that if the CDC revised its social distance recommendations to just three feet apart, along with other Covid mitigation strategies like mask wearing, only then would he feel comfortable having enough space to bring the entire student body back full time.

“To get to five days a week, we need to be able to have data that helps inform us that less than six feet coupled with other mitigation strategies can safely return students to school. Not only in person, but in person for five days,” he said.

Earlier this month, the CDC released guidelines for reopening schools that focused on five main strategies: the universal and correct wearing of masks; physical distancing; washing hands; cleaning facilities and improving ventilation; and contact tracing, isolation and quarantine.

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First-year math teacher Leon Riddick says he is looking forward to finally meeting students in person. Like most teachers during the coronavirus crisis, he has spent a lot of this difficult school year acting as a part-time counselor to frustrated students.

“I try to get them to calm down and say, ‘Hey, it’s not going to be long when we can come back into the classroom again and everything will be back normal again.’ “

Riddick is fully vaccinated, which he said makes his family more comfortable with him returning to the school.

Margaret Barnes, Holmes’ principal, says because of HIPAA laws, she isn’t sure how many of her teachers have received the vaccine, but concedes some are still concerned.

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“Before I talk about anything, we talk about safety. We’re still tightening up procedures. That’s what keeps me up at night is, how are we going to keep the kids distanced when they’re coming off the bus?” Barnes said.

This coming week, 80 eighth grade students will be in school per day. As sixth and seventh grade students return in the coming weeks, that will climb to 240 students at school on any given day.

In order to limit contact while the students change classes, the times will be staggered.

Yellow tape now runs down the middle of each hallway like the lines in the center of the road in order to keep foot traffic orderly, like a two-way street.

The principal’s biggest concern, however, is the cafeteria. It’s the one place where masks are off so the students can eat.

Giant Xs made of masking tape adorn most of the stools at each table, blocking off space to make sure students sit six feet apart. They will now be in assigned seats, in order to help with Covid-19 contact tracing if there are positive cases.

“I can’t just come to the cafeteria and sit with my friend who’s in another class. She might be assigned to the lecture hall. She might be assigned to a table across the cafeteria. So it definitely does change that dynamic,” said Barnes.

More than half of students opted not to come back

Despite virtual learning frustrations and drawbacks, there’s a divide here on whether to go back at all. Only 45% of students opted to return to school, according to Barnes. The other 55% will stay home full time.

“It does surprise me, but I also think they’re concerned that the numbers are still high. We’re still in that red zone for numbers per a hundred thousand for infection, but we also don’t have a vaccination yet for students.”

That split runs right through the Porter family, whose sixth-grade twin girls made different decisions. Elizabeth will return to school for hybrid learning.

“I want to socialize with more people and I made some friends on online school, and I want to meet them,” said 12-year-old Elizabeth Porter.

But her twin sister Katharine wants to stay home virtually learning full time.

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“We’re a classic example of strong, mixed opinions,” said their mother Jennifer Porter.

“I don’t want my child to be in a position at school where they’re spending more time worrying about their exposure risks than actually focusing on the education that they’re going there for,” she added, referring to her daughter Katharine, who is much more cautious about Covid-19.

Before CNN visited her family in Alexandria, Virginia, Jennifer Porter did some of her own reporting — asking neighborhood parents in an online chat board how they feel about sending their children back to school now, even just a couple of days a week.

“I got lots of responses, lots of responses,” she emphasized with a knowing smile.

“They were all over the board. And some people message me privately because they want it to be anonymous. They didn’t want to be judged by their neighbors, for their opinion. Some people were really succinct in, ‘I’m for it. I’m against it.’ And other people had lots of opinions and they really spelled out the background for their opinions,” she said.

Porter has a third daughter in high school, and said she was so inundated with emails from school that it was hard to sort through them. Her older daughter couldn’t figure out why her Spanish teacher stopped showing up for online class until she realized she missed one email telling her that the teacher left and the schedule had changed.

An attorney with a demanding job, Porter said she made time in her schedule to join the school PTA at Holmes Middle School with the hope of learning more about the school’s Covid-related decision-making process that affect her twin sixth graders.

“I have really found that being on the board of the PTA has been very instrumental in me actually knowing what the heck’s going on at school,” said Porter.

“Virtual school as a whole, I think is (bad) for our kids. My approach and thought about this year is we’re getting through and we’re getting the best that we can out of it. But I equally feel like we’re just gutting it out,” she said.

‘Being shamed to return to school is not a strategy’

Last summer, then-Education Secretary Betsy DeVos singled out Fairfax County, Virginia, as one that she said was not doing enough to open schools.

Brabrand said that — plus other pressures at the state and local level — made an already tough decision-making process even harder.

“Every superintendent in the country has been under pressure from everybody. It is probably the most politically intense time that any school superintendent or any even school principal has felt in a lifetime,” said Brabrand.

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“Being shamed to return to school is not a strategy for how to return kids and staff safely,” he said, referring to the overt pressure from the Trump administration.

He said he and other superintendents feel they have more of a partner in the current President, but the political divide and mixed messages about school re-openings still linger and make it harder to find consensus.

“We’ve turned returning to school in person into a political issue instead of the educational issue that it is. And if we stay on it around being an educational issue, and if we stay on it based guided on science and health, we’ll get to the right place. But we’ve had many messages from many different places that have confused our community instead of bringing unity to our community and divided our community. And it’s time to really get away from the politics of fear and talk about the politics of inclusion and bringing all of our kids and our families back,” said Brabrand.

CNN’s Jacqueline Howard and Elizabeth Cohen contributed to this report.



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