Quickly catch up on the day's news: Thursday, May 11

People in New Orleans demonstrate both for and against the removal of Confederate-era statues.

(CNN)Here's what you might have missed on CNN today.

Comey continued...

-- President Trump said in an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt that he decided to fire former FBI Director James Comey before the DOJ recommendation. (You can read a partial transcript of that interview here.)
-- Earlier, new acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe rejected assertions by the White House that FBI employees had lost faith in Comey.
-- Here's where you'll find the latest updates from today.

In non-Comey news:

-- Europe is bracing for a laptop ban on flights to America.
-- CNN was given rare access to the facility where Chibok girls will start their road to recovery.
-- New Orleans has begun removing its second Confederate monument.
-- A company that makes guns and ammunition is blaming the election for an "unprecedented" drop in demand.
-- Humans lack an "anti-aging" switch. Here's why.
-- Watch Melissa McCarthy transform into Sean Spicer.