Nebraska teen Julia Yllescas had photographer Susanne Beckmann edit an angelic visage of her father into her senior photos so that he could be with her during this monumental moment. Army Ranger Capt. Robert Yllescas never came home after he deployed to Afghanistan when Julia was just 7 years old. “I can’t even put into words how it makes me feel, knowing he’s still with me,” Julia said. Her father was injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2008. He figures prominently in CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s book “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor,” released in 2012. Milo Gibson, the son of Mel Gibson, will play Yllescas in an upcoming film based on the book to be released later this year. (📸: Susanne Beckmann)
An umbrella. A bauhinia flower. A bleeding eye. They've become symbols of the Hong Kong protests -- and some demonstrators are getting them permanently inked onto their bodies. The pro-democracy movement, which is heading towards its 12th consecutive weekend, has inspired a wave of protest art that’s shown up on banners, posters, online memes; and now, human skin. One local tattoo artist gave around 100 people free Hong Kong-themed tattoos throughout July. Among the designs were two cleverly arranged Chinese characters that mean either "Hong Kong" or "add oil" -- a local rallying cry -- depending on which direction they're facing. Other popular inkings include the bauhinia flower on the Hong Kong flag, the yellow umbrellas associated with the regular marches in the city, and images of a female protester’s injured eye. The tattoos act as public statements of dedication and belief -- particularly striking in a time when most demonstrators are trying to conceal their identities from authorities. 📸 @zada_hk & @iconoglyphs
Maddy Freking's team may have been eliminated from the Little League Baseball World Series, but her star turn as pitcher will go down in history ⚾ On Sunday, 12-year-old Maddy ditched her usual position playing second base to take the pitcher's mound as her team, Minnesota's Coon Rapids-Andover, faced off against Virginia's Loudoun South—the first time a girl pitched in the series since 2014. Maddy is only the 19th girl to play in the series in its 72-year history, and the sixth girl to pitch. “It’s an honor,” Maddy told ESPN. “I also think it’s really cool to be, out of however many boys, the 19th girl to be here.” (📸: Gene J. Pkuskar/AP)
Follow ➡️ @cnnclimate ➡️ Thirsty travelers will no longer be able to buy plastic water bottles at San Francisco International Airport starting Tuesday. The airport is ditching disposable plastic bottles in an effort to become the world’s first zero-waste airport by 2021 ♻️ Travelers instead can fill their own reusable bottles at drinking fountains, or buy glass or aluminum water bottles inside the airport. (📸: Getty Images)
Evelyn Hernández, a rape survivor who'd been accused of inducing an abortion and previously sentenced to 30 years in prison, was acquitted of all charges by an El Salvador judge at the conclusion of a retrial. Hernández, 21, was found not guilty after the judge said there was not enough evidence to convict her, according to Hernández's defense team. "Thank God, justice was served," Hernández told reporters after the ruling. The case has drawn an international spotlight onto El Salvador's abortion laws, some of the strictest in the world. Terminations are illegal in El Salvador under any circumstance, including when the pregnancy poses a risk to the mother or in cases of rape. (📸: Oscar Rivera/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama's high school basketball jersey sold for $120,000 to an anonymous buyer at an auction in Dallas 🏀Obama wore the jersey during his senior year at Punahou School in Honolulu as a member of the 1979 Hawaii State Champion boys' varsity basketball team. The jersey's price bested the winning bid for a dual signed photograph of baseball legends Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, the only one of its kind known to exist. That lot sold for $111,000. (📸: Heritage Auction)
Follow ➡️ @cnnclimate ➡️ This is the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change. On Sunday, scientists memorialized Okjökull, known as Ok for short, with a plaque that contained a dire warning. "Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier. In the next 200 years, all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path. This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and know what needs to be done. Only you know if we did it," the plaque reads in English and Icelandic. If glaciers continue to melt at the current rapid rate, it will pose a number of hazards for the planet, geologists say. Here are some of the potential hazards: ▪️People could be displaced ▪️Some remote island nations would be at risk of disappearing ▪️Water supply could diminish ▪️Food could become scarcer ▪️Coastal communities would be more susceptible to flooding, ▪️Trade could be impacted (📸: @NASA, Jeremie Richard/AFP/Getty Images and Dominic Boyer/Cymene Howe)
For the first time, a series of sketches have been revealed hidden underneath one of Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous paintings. Scientific analysis of "The Virgin of the Rocks" uncovered the original composition Leonardo started and then abandoned, before he painted the final product that has been admired for centuries. "In the abandoned composition both figures are positioned higher up, while the angel, facing out, is looking down on the Infant Christ with what appears to be a much tighter embrace," London's National Gallery explained in a press release. "These new images were found because the drawings were made in a material that contained some zinc, so it could be seen in the macro x-ray fluorescence (MA-XRF) maps showing where this chemical element was present, and also through new infrared and hyperspectral imaging," the gallery said. ➡️ Swipe to see the hidden sketch (📸: The National Gallery)
High-level executives with children have a few advantages over other working parents: They make more money, which makes childcare easier to afford. They may have more say in where and when they work. And they can influence what "family friendly" means at their companies. But like any other working parent, top executives don't get more than 24 hours in a day. And they can never control the constant demands that come with having kids. @cnnbusiness asked executives to share their experiences of how they balance family and work.
US Marine Capt. Anneliese Satz is the first female Marine to pilot an F-35B aircraft, according to the Marine Corp. She trained all over the country for the past four years and finished the course on June 27. "At each of my training schools I did my best," said Satz. "I truly believe that showing up prepared and working diligently are two major keys to success." She now has over 300 flight hours and is assigned to her first operational unit, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, in Iwakuni, Japan. (📸: Sgt. Ashley Phillips, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort)
Jackson Hepner was playing around an Ohio creek bed last month when he stumbled across an odd, ridged object jutting out of the mud. To his surprise, it turned out to be a very large and very old tooth from a long-dead woolly mammoth. Mastadons and woolly mammoths went extinct about 10,000 years ago, and, according to Ohio History Central, their fossils have been found around the state before. Jackson, 12, drew a map to explain to several experts where he found the tooth, but he had one request: “I would like to have my tooth back in my hands as soon as possible,” he wrote. “I want to show my friends.” (📸: Courtesy the Inn at Honey Run)
Liu Yifei, the Chinese-born actress starring in Disney's upcoming live-action "Mulan" remake, waded into the Hong Kong protest controversy on Thursday by expressing support for the police, who anti-government demonstrators accuse of using excessive force to quell unrest. "I support the Hong Kong police. You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong," she posted on Weibo. Immediately, people began posting #BoycottMulan on Twitter, which is banned in China. The actress also received plenty of praise on Weibo, the dominant platform in China. Demonstrations in Hong Kong started in June over a now-suspended extradition bill. But since then, protester demands have expanded to include calls for greater democracy and an independent investigation into police brutality. Earlier this week, chaos that erupted at the Hong Kong airport when thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators clashed with riot police. (📸: Stephen Tilley/Walt Disney Studios)
Oh baby! That's a lot of babies 🍼 Nine nurses who work together and were pregnant together have now become mothers together. The women, who work in the labor unit at Maine Medical Center in Portland, all had due dates between April and July. They went viral in March when the hospital posted a photo of the expecting mothers. New mom Lonnie Soucie said that the moms were all friends before this experience and this has brought them even closer. "We check in with each other daily, even if it's at 3 a.m.," Soucie said. The babies range in age from 3 weeks to 3½ months. ➡️ Swipe to see their pregnancy photo (📸: Carly Murray Photography and Maine Medical Center/Facebook)
The emaciated elephant in this photo is a 70-year-old female named Tikiri, according to the Save Elephant Foundation. The group says she works in the Esala Perahera festival in Kandy, Sri Lanka, and an elaborate costume hides her condition. "At this stage we are asking people to lobby the Sri Lankan government to take immediate action," Save Elephant Foundation told CNN. Following the outcry over Tikiri, the elephant has been withdrawn from the closing parade, organizers said. But activists say authorities must act more broadly against such attractions. (📸: Save Elephant Foundation)
Follow ➡️ @CNNclimate ➡️ Earth faced unprecedented heat in July, its hottest month on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ▫️July's temperature across land and ocean surfaces worldwide was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average of 60.4. ▫️ It was the highest for July since records began in 1880, besting the record set in 2016 by 0.05 degrees. ▫️Sea ice set a record low for July, appearing 19.8% below average, beating the record of July 2012, according to an analysis by the National Snow and Ice Data Center using data from NOAA and NASA. (📸: Loic Venance/Getty Images)
Israel decided to ban US Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday. The announcement came shortly after President Donald Trump said Israel would be showing "great weakness" by allowing them to enter the country. The intervention by Trump into Israel's decision-making was extraordinary enough. But the move by Netanyahu's government lent the longstanding US-Israel alliance with a new partisan tinge and opened the door for fresh criticism. In considering the ban, Israel had cited the congresswomen's support for a boycott against Israel, Netanyahu said. Tlaib and Omar, who are the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, planned to visit one of the holiest and most sensitive sites in Jerusalem, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as the Temple Mount. They also planned to meet with Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and representatives of human rights organizations. (📸: Win McNamee/Getty Images and Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Antonio Basco has visited this makeshift memorial behind the El Paso, Texas, Walmart every day since he learned his wife and only living relative, Margie Reckard, was killed in the massacre. "I can't stay away from here," Basco told CNN. He invited the public to his wife's funeral and now hundreds are expected to attend. Basco was doing maintenance on the SUV outside their home on August 3 when Reckard left for Walmart. A gunman opened fire inside the store, killing 22 people and wounding at least two dozen. Basco searched for his wife in local hospitals for hours, hoping to reunite with her, but it wasn't until Sunday that law enforcement officers contacted Basco and "told me that my wife had been murdered," he said. Dozens of people in El Paso have joined him at the memorial for days. A local broadcast journalist had been visiting the memorial with his family when he spotted Basco and took a photo of him that he later posted on social media. After seeing that many people were sharing Basco's photo, he set up a GoFundMe page for him. As his wife's funeral approaches, Basco said he's thankful for all the families and individuals who've reached out to him. "If it wasn't for all of these people, I don't know how I would make it," Basco said. (📸: AP/John Locked and @jajuarezphoto)
Satellite images appeared to showed dozens of Chinese military vehicles congregating inside a sports stadium near Hong Kong’s border with mainland China, fueling speculation that China could deploy forces to quash pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. A CNN team on the ground near the stadium reported seeing uniformed members of the People’s Armed Police Force—a paramilitary force the Chinese government regularly deploys to quell protests—carrying riot shields and batons. A PAP officer said the forces had just arrived for a temporary assignment, but declined to explain why the troops were stationed there. (📸: Maxar Technologies)
Some Hong Kong protesters are apologizing for their role in the chaos that erupted at the airport on Tuesday night, when thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators clashed with riot police. “We apologize for our behavior but we are just too scared,” read one post shared on social media. The protesters’ occupation of Hong Kong airport, one of the world’s busiest, caused nearly 1,000 flights to be canceled this week, leaving passengers stranded. The pro-democracy campaign in semi-autonomous Hong Kong has been building since June, rankling the authoritarian mainland Chinese government. (📸: Paula Hancocks, Sherisse Pham, Alex Stambaugh/CNN)
A Swedish court has found American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault in connection with a street brawl in Stockholm in June. The 30-year-old, who pleaded not guilty and said he acted in self-defense, won't serve any further jail time but will be subject to a probationary period of two years. The rapper's arrest angered fans and fellow artists, and strained diplomatic relations between the US and Sweden after President Trump repeatedly demanded his release. (📸: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
As of Sunday, a total of 10,242 firearms had been handed in to New Zealand police since a gun buyback program kicked off on July 13. The buyback was introduced after a gunman opened fire at two Christchurch mosques, killing 51 people. The program gives gun owners until December 20 to hand in semi-automatics, parts that convert firearms into semi-automatics, magazines over a certain capacity, and some shotguns. (📸: New Zealand Police/Getty Images)
Follow ➡️ @cnnclimate ➡️ Beef burgers, burritos and other student dishes are off the menu at Goldsmiths University in #London as it seeks to become carbon neutral by 2025 in order to help the fight against the #climatecrisis. “Declaring a climate emergency cannot be empty words,” the university’s warden Frances Corner said in a statement. “I truly believe we face a defining moment in global history and Goldsmiths now stands shoulder to shoulder with other organizations willing to call the alarm and take urgent action to cut carbon use.”
Follow ➡️ @cnnclimate ➡️ The US Interior Department announced significant changes Monday that would weaken how the Endangered Species Act is implemented, a move critics fear will allow for more oil and gas drilling and limit how much regulators consider the impacts of the climate crisis. The announcement is the Trump administration’s latest move to overhaul the nation’s environmental frameworks — in this case, a law credited with saving the bald eagle and grizzly bear from extinction. One environmental group said it will “see the Trump administration in court.” Other environmental groups and some states are also expected to sue. (📸: Getty Images/Bruce Bennett)
Public schools in Illinois will soon be required to include the contributions of LGBTQ people in their curriculums. A new law, signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday, states that “the teaching of history shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State.” The bill passed the Senate and House earlier this year and is scheduled to go into effect in July 2020. (📸: Kamil Krzacynski/AFP/Getty Images)
Two American athletes could face disciplinary action after they made silent protests during the national anthem at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, over the weekend. American gold medalist fencer Race Imboden knelt on the podium, later tweeting that he wanted to call attention to "racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants, and a president who spreads hate." Hammer thrower Gwen Berry took gold on Saturday, and raised her fist in the air to call out “all of the injustices that are going on in America and a president who’s making it worse,” she told USAToday. All participants signed agreements not to make any political, religious, or racial remarks during the Games, and a spokesman for the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee told CNN that "the athletes didn't adhere to the commitment they made," and their actions were under review. (📸: Leonardo Fernandez/Getty Images, Twitter)
At the US Gymnastics Championships on Sunday, five-time Olympic medalist and 14-time world champion Simone Biles became the first woman to ever land a triple-double — two backflips and three twists while in the air — in competition during her floor routine 🤸🏿♀️ On Friday, @simonebiles became the first gymnast to attempt and land a double-double dismount — two twists and two somersaults — off of a high beam. Biles snagged her sixth national all-around title with a score of 118.500, nearly five points ahead of the second place finisher. Next, she heads to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, which Biles said will be her last. (📸: Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports)
Subway is exploring the plant-based protein trend with a meatless meatball sub. The sandwich chain will start selling the product, made with Beyond Meat’s plant-based protein, at 685 restaurants in the US and Canada next month. Several fast-food chains, including Dunkin’ and Burger King, are also testing out menu items featuring meat substitutes to attract consumers who want to eat less meat for health or environmental reasons. (📸: Subway)
Greg Zanis has been delivering crosses after massacres for 23 years, but last weekend marked the first time he had to drive from one shooting location directly to another. After a gunman killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and another shooter took nine more lives several hours later in Dayton, Ohio, Zanis began a journey of roughly 3,500 miles. Since 1996, when he found his father-in-law murdered, Zanis has built 26,680 crosses — he estimates 21,000 are shooting victims. “It’s the hardest week I’ve ever had in my life,” he said of the two recent shootings. “I go out all the time, but not like this.” (📸: Mark Felix for CNN)
The Hubble Space Telescope 🔭 snapped this new, detailed portrait of Jupiter, showing its vivid colors, swirling clouds and the famous Great Red Spot. Hubble will continue to observe the planet and try to help astronomers figure out why the Great Red Spot storm, which has lasted 150 years that we know of, has been shrinking. (📸: A. Simon/M.H. Wong/ESA/Hubble/NASA)
Fossils have revealed that the world’s largest parrot, which was over 3 feet tall and weighed more than 15 pounds, lived in New Zealand 19 million years ago. The fossils were found in Central Otago, New Zealand, and indicate that this parrot was twice the size of the New Zealand kakapo, a hefty, flightless bird once believed to be the largest ever to roam the Earth. "New Zealand is well known for its giant birds," said Trevor Worthy, who authored a study on the prehistoric bird, named Heracles inexpectatus in honor of its Herculean size and strength. “But until now, no one has ever found an extinct giant parrot —anywhere.” (📸: Dr. Brian Choo/Flinders University)
The name of Confederate President Jefferson Davis has been removed from the Fort Monroe historical site in Hampton, Virginia. "Fort Monroe is where the first enslaved Africans arrived on our shores in 1619," Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tweeted earlier this month. "A memorial glorifying the President of the Confederacy has no place here.” The arch was built in the 1950s. (📸: Shutterstock)
Hundreds of pro-democracy activists have staged a sit-in at Hong Kong’s international airport that's scheduled to last till Sunday, which would mark the tenth straight weekend of protests. Millions have taken to the streets since June to protest a controversial bill which would allow residents to be extradited to mainland China. The United States is the latest country to issue a travel warning for Hong Kong, urging travelers to be more cautious during the protests. (📸: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images and Vincent Thian/AP)
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... a giant head belonging to Star Wars villain Darth Vader floated ominously above the UK city of Bristol, with a quest to deliver pain and misery to Bristolians everywhere. No one was safe, and people would remain indoors to avoid his evil presence. Ok, well not really. The reality of this enormous Darth Vader head is far less menacing. It is part of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, which is taking place from August 8-11. Actor David Prowse, who played Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, was born in Bristol. The balloon is one of 130 that have come from around the world to fly at the Fiesta, which is the largest ballooning event in Europe. (📸: Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)
Someone is leaving colorful, encouraging notes in Dayton’s popular nightclub district, not far from the memorial that has sprung up for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting that left 9 people dead. They are handwritten on Post-it notes that have been stuck to windows and storefronts and many are signed with the message “we rise by lifting others every day.” Swipe through to see more ➡️
As El Paso grieves, artist Gabe Vasquez is reminding the community of its strength. Vasquez began working on this mural Monday night, following Saturday’s mass shooting that left 22 people dead and more than two dozen injured. “You have a timeless piece like this where people can come and take pictures of and embrace it and it empowers the city,” Vasquez said. “There’s also another part of me that wants someone to see this and be like, ‘Heck yeah, brother, that’s my city.’ We are El Paso strong.” (📸: @shonn_loody)
Cyntoia Brown was released from prison on Wednesday after being granted clemency in January, according to the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Initially sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was 16, Brown was released to parole supervision after spending 15 years in jail. Her case drew the attention of high-profile advocates, lawmakers and A-list celebrities, inspiring the viral hashtag #FreeCyntoiaBrown and even prompting a documentary. (📸: Lacy Atkins/AP)
The US is home to the greatest number of guns per capita — by far — according to a 2018 study. Trailing far behind the US in terms of gun ownership is Yemen, a country in its fourth year of a bloody civil war and in the throes of a catastrophic humanitarian disaster. The US sees more of its own people killed by fellow citizens armed with guns than in any other high-income nation in the world.
Sixth-grader Ruben Martinez started the #ElPasoChallenge to help his community heal from the shooting that killed 22 people and injured 24 others. Here’s how it works: He’s challenging each person in El Paso to do 22 good deeds for others — one for each of the people killed when a white supremacist opened fire Saturday inside a Walmart. Martinez’s first act of kindness was delivering dinner to first responders. He offers other suggestions: mow someone’s lawn, visit a nursing home, pay for someone’s lunch or dinner, donate to families in need, hold the door open for everyone. (📸: Rose Gandarilla)
Toni Morrison, author of seminal works of literature on the black experience such as "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and "Sula," and the first African American woman to win a Nobel Prize, has died at age 88. Her talent for intertwining the stark realities of black life with hints of magical realism and breathtaking prose gained Morrison a loyal following, and in 1988 she received the Pulitzer Prize for her novel “Beloved.” In 2012, President Barack Obama awarded Morrison the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the loftiest US honor for a civilian. "All of my life is doing something for somebody else," Morrison told New York magazine that year. "Whether I'm being a good daughter, a good mother, a good wife, a good lover, a good teacher... The only thing I do for me is writing. That's really the real free place where I don't have to answer."
Jordan and Andre Anchondo were shopping for school supplies at Walmart on Saturday in El Paso, Texas, when the gunfire started. Jordan immediately shielded her 2-month-old son from the hail of bullets, while her husband, Andre, jumped in front of her, according to a family member. Their infant son survived. But the couple, who had just celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary, were among the 22 people killed in the shooting, which is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. “The baby still had her blood on him. You watch these things and see these things and you never think this is going to happen to your family,” a relative of the Anchondos said. (📸: Family Handout)
Delta Airlines is making it easier for passengers to identify crew members who can communicate with deaf travelers. In addition to spoken languages such as Spanish and Russian, in-flight crew members’ uniforms will now also indicate whether they know a signed language. “We are heartened that it's becoming more clear to the world that the hundreds of sign languages we have deserve recognition as does any other language,” said the CEO of Communication Service for the Deaf. About 466 million people worldwide have a “disabling” level of hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization. (📸: Delta)
This spacecraft isn’t powered by rocket fuel or solar energy, it’s powered by sunbeam. The LightSail 2, about 450 miles above Earth, is propelled by momentum from light particles and travels more than a mile into the unknown of space each day. The mission of the solar sail was planned by the Planetary Society, a nonprofit led by Bill Nye. (📸: Josh Spradling/ The Planetary Society)
Rep. Ilhan Omar posted this photo on social media Thursday of herself and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Ghana, saying that Pelosi “didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me.” The post comes just two weeks after a crowd at a Trump rally erupted in a racist chant of “send her back.” Omar is a naturalized US citizen who was born in Somalia. Omar, Pelosi and other officials are visiting Africa to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans in the US. (📸: Ilhan Omar/Instagram)
Wisconsin farmers turned their corn maze into an 11-acre billboard for a suicide helpline. It says, "Your life matters" and has the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). John and Julie Govin came up with the idea after losing a family member to suicide in January. "The idea immediately popped into our heads. In fact, it was on the way to the funeral that the idea popped into our heads that maybe we could do a suicide prevention maze," John Govin said. He said the family picks themes for the maze that are important to them. Previous designs have honored the Boy Scouts, their fellow farmers, Alzheimer's awareness, country star Garth Brooks and the Green Bay Packers. (📸: WQOW)
Follow ➡️ @cnnclimate ➡️ After months of record temperatures, scientists say Greenland's ice sheet experienced its biggest melt of the summer on Thursday, losing 11 billion tons of surface ice to the ocean — equivalent to 4.4 million Olympic swimming pools. Greenland's ice sheet usually melts during the summer, but the melt season typically begins around the end of May; this year it began at the start. This July alone, Greenland's ice sheet lost 197 billion tons of ice, according to Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist with Danish Meteorological Institute. She told CNN the expected average would be between 60-70 billion tons at this time of year. (📸: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Spell check time? ✨ Maybe not. If you are the lucky owner of one of the 500 copies of this rare Harry Potter book, those two typos might be a sweet blessing. A first edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," which was once picked up for £1 (about $1.20) at a rummage sale, recently sold for £28,500 ($34,500) at auction. It was described as the "holy grail of Harry Potter books," by one expert. This first print run can be distinguished by the two typos: the word "philosopher" is misspelled on the back cover, while the phrase "1 wand" is repeated in an equipment list on page 53. One reason for the book's immense value? "It's just simply that people love the Harry Potter stories all over the world," an auctioneer representative said. (📸: Hansons)
Follow ➡️ @cnnpolitics ➡️ Our Facts First team checked the candidates’ claims during the second night of CNN’s #DemDebate.
In a heated exchange about health care during CNN's #DemDebate, Sen. Cory Booker pivoted to President Trump. He said, "The person that's enjoying this debate the most right now is Donald Trump, as we pit Democrats against each other while he is working right now to take away Americans' health care."
In his opening remarks during night two of CNN's #DemDebate, businessman Andrew Yang said, "We need to do the opposite of much of what we're doing right now, and the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math." One of Yang's campaign goals is to institute a universal basic income for all American adults: $1,000 per month, or $12,000 per year.
During his closing remarks at CNN's #DemDebate, former Vice President Joe Biden said, "Everybody knows who Donald Trump is. We have to let him know who we are. We choose science over fiction. We choose hope over fear. We choose unity over division. And we choose, we choose the idea that we can, as Americans, when we act together, do anything."