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The fight over Trump's comments to a Gold Star family shows fundamental break with all Presidents before him

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:30:08 GMT

On Thursday night, following a day of back-and-forth over who said what in a phone call between the President of the United States and a military widow, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!"(image)

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What Trump did in days before discussing ambush

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:15:26 GMT

How four US service members were killed in Niger -- and President Donald Trump's response to the attack -- has left the federal government searching for answers.(image)

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Rep. Frederica Wilson responds to Trump calling her a liar

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:56:54 GMT

Rep. Frederica Wilson said Friday that President Donald Trump's message to the late Sgt. La David Johnson's family is "not a good message to say to anyone who has lost a child at war."(image)

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Rep. Wilson: John Kelly lied about me

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:32:37 GMT

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) responds to criticisms of her leveled by Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly's at the White House press briefing.(image)

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A widow shares positive experience of Trump's April call

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:51:51 GMT

Natasha De Alencar was sitting at home after a trip to Walmart in April when a phone rang. It was President Donald Trump, and he wanted to talk about her husband.(image)

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Hear Trump's full April phone call to Gold Star widow

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:17:03 GMT

Natasha De Alencar, the widow of Army Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar, released video of her conversation with President Trump.(image)

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Opinion: Bush and Obama remind us this is not normal

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:41:51 GMT

We spent this week debating whether or not past presidents of the United States reached out to the families of the men and women who bravely lost their lives serving our country. That is how low our politics have sunk.(image)

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Bush: Politics 'degraded by casual cruelty'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:38:51 GMT

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the Bush Institute on the current political climate in the US.(image)

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Obama calls on Americans to reject 'politics of fear'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:35:28 GMT

Former President Barack Obama returned the campaign trail Thursday with a warning about the current state of politics in America.(image)

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Obama revives campaign slogan in passionate address

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:09:37 GMT

Former President Barack Obama said American politics today seem "so angry, and so nasty" at a rally in Virginia.(image)

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Senate OKs budget, launching tax effort

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:51:19 GMT

The Senate voted Thursday to pass a budget resolution for next year that is mostly significant because it could make it easier for Republicans to pass major tax cuts, a top GOP priority.(image)

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CIA quickly clarifies director's statement that Russia did not affect election

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:28:08 GMT

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the US intelligence community determined that Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election did not affect its outcome -- a statement that was quickly clarified by his own agency.(image)

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Sanders bows out of speech after backlash

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:46:00 GMT

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday he will visit Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria, bowing out of his previously scheduled speaking gig at the Women's Convention next week.(image)

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Lupita Nyong'o shares Weinstein story

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:19:39 GMT

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has a Harvey Weinstein story, too. And she's sharing it in hopes of doing her part to end what she calls in a New York Times op-ed a "conspiracy of silence."(image)

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Opinion: Weinstein's fall grew from rage over Trump

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:35:53 GMT

As more and more institutions withdraw their honors and his career careens quickly -- and deservedly -- down the drain, Harvey Weinstein clearly has himself to blame for his problems. But should Weinstein in part blame Donald Trump -- for whipping up Hollywood against sexual assault in the first place?(image)

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Attack on mosque in Kabul leaves 5 dead

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:15:37 GMT

At least five people died in an attack on a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul, police and hospital sources said Friday.(image)

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San Juan mayor: Sure, Trump gets a 10 ... out of 100

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:32:36 GMT

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz slams President Trump's relief efforts in Puerto Rico, saying the administration has been unresponsive and slow.(image)

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US preparing for North Korea's 'final step'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:04:07 GMT

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the United States has to act as if North Korea is on the verge of being able to strike it with a missile and act accordingly -- and that President Donald Trump is ready to do so.(image)

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Australia receives letter from North Korea

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:18:28 GMT

In an open letter addressed to parliaments in a number of countries, North Korea has declared itself a "full-fledged nuclear power" and accuses US President Donald Trump of "trying to drive the world into a horrible nuclear disaster."(image)

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82 children rescued in sex-trafficking sting

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:50:33 GMT

Two sisters, one 5 years old and the other 3 months old, were rescued in Denver by undercover agents during this year's FBI-led sting operation against sex traffickers, officials said.(image)

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Paul Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:42:47 GMT

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke at the Al Smith charity dinner and joked about President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the media.(image)

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Raqqa is liberated, so where is al-Baghdadi?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:30:58 GMT

As US-backed forces this week announced they'd ousted ISIS from its self-declared capital in Syria, the fate of the terror group's reclusive leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, remains a mystery.(image)

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Jefferson Davis school reamed for Obama

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:33:55 GMT

An elementary school in Mississippi is switching out the president of the Confederacy for the first black president.(image)

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Pilot's farewell stunt gives control tower a scare

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:38:05 GMT

A German airline passenger plane buzzed a control tower in Dusseldorf, Germany, in an attempt to make an emotional goodbye, according to local media.(image)

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Blac Chyna sues Kardashians for 'slut shaming'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:39:25 GMT

Blac Chyna is suing the Kardashian-Jenner family.(image)

Trump bragged about this art. It's fake

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:56:32 GMT

Is President Donald Trump's "Renoir" a fake? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the art of the fake art deal.(image)

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Shocking carjacking caught on camera

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:32:53 GMT

Three men are still at large after forcing a woman and her 11-month-old niece out of their car in Houston, Texas.(image)

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Workers dangle from helicopters to fix power lines

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:45:43 GMT

Power workers with no fear of heights are being hoisted up by helicopter in the mountains of Puerto Rico to repair the island's devastated transmission lines.(image)

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Cooper scores Trump response to Puerto Rico

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:38:15 GMT

President Trump gave himself a 10 out of 10 for how the White House handled aid in Puerto Rico after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria. CNN's Anderson Cooper keeps Trump honest with a review of the response.(image)

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Mom watched son get into World Series on a generator-powered TV

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:04:27 GMT

As the Los Angeles Dodgers punched their ticket to the World Series Thursday night, the mother of one of the game's biggest heroes watched the game from a television set hooked up to a generator in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, he said.(image)

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Expert: Water from polluted site 'safe to drink'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:27:40 GMT

Water from three wells at a hazardous-waste site in Dorado, Puerto Rico, is safe for human consumption, according to tests conducted for CNN by a university lab.(image)

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Ice tsunamis at the world's edge

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:13:15 GMT

All before us is ice. Stretching out for miles there's nothing but a vast barrier of white. A frozen sea, more than 30 stories tall, as menacing as it is beautiful.(image)

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The week in 27 photos

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:19:58 GMT

Take a look at 27 photos of the week from October 13 through October 19.(image)

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See 'The Shining' twins all grown up

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:56:48 GMT

The actresses who played those spooky twins in the 1980 film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Shining" share their thoughts on revamping the movie.(image)

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Is this lost city a glimpse into the future?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:23:32 GMT

It was the envy of the world, teeming with life, energy and grand human plans.(image)

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Accuser: We could have made Weinstein powerless

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:27:26 GMT

It has taken me a few days to process the sudden explosion of allegations of sexual harassment, abuse and assault made against Harvey Weinstein. Each woman who steps forward leaves me with a mixture of emotions. On the one hand, I feel an overwhelming sense of relief and pride when I see women joining together to share their stories. On the other, I experience a sense of horror over the staggering number of accusers. Women stripped of their power, silenced and shamed.(image)

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Google exec: Our society is in real jeopardy

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:31:53 GMT

In November 2014, the Guardians of Peace -- a group affiliated with the North Korean government -- hacked Sony Pictures because the studio was planning to release "The Interview," a movie they felt insulted their leader, Kim Jong Un.(image)

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People don't sign up to die

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:49:46 GMT

In 2013, I wrote a story about how death benefits would not be paid to families who had lost their children in the Afghanistan war -- families which, overnight, had become Gold Star families -- because the government shutdown, then in place, meant there were no funds to fulfill this national obligation. America failed those serving it -- and their relatives.(image)

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What does White House call mean to the family of a fallen soldier?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:48:42 GMT

It's one of the most heart-wrenching and somber functions of a commander in chief: calling or writing the grieving family of a fallen soldier.(image)

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This fire department responds to more ODs than fires

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:59:50 GMT

President Trump said Monday that he would officially declare America's opioid epidemic a national emergency next week, which would provide an influx of funding and policy initiatives across the country.(image)

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The caffeine 'detox': How and why to cut back

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:34:58 GMT

Are you one of those people who can't get your day started without a cup of coffee?(image)

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BMX racing is rad and totally back from the '80s

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:40:17 GMT

The 1980s are alive and well in the heartland of America. BMX. Three letters that evoke -- for anyone Generation X and older -- a cultural Trapper Keeper of desirable possessions including Nike Air, Atari, Walkmans, Vans, MTV and of course that conduit of childhood freedom and rebellion, the Bicycle Motorcross.(image)

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Channing Tatum pulls Weinstein film project

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:22:02 GMT

Channing Tatum is stepping down from a film project he had in development with The Weinstein Company.(image)

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Rose McGowan cancels film festival appearance

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:55:24 GMT

Rose McGowan has canceled an appearance at the Tallgrass Film Festival in Kansas just 24 hours before she was to be honored with the event's Ad Astra Award.(image)

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'Jane' a glowing tribute to Goodall's remarkable life

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:54:46 GMT

Whatever you know about Jane Goodall, there's more to learn from "Jane," a gorgeous documentary devoted to the life of the famed primatologist and her life's work with chimpanzees.(image)

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'Only the Brave' harrowing true tale of firefighters

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:01:24 GMT

The wildfires that have raged across the western U.S. add a sobering element to "Only the Brave," a square-jawed true story about the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a local firefighting crew. Filled with male bonding and macho bravado, it's a polished, old-fashioned account of heroism, one whose familiar beats and episodic nature somewhat blunt its dramatic spark.(image)

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'World's smallest hotel' created in VW Beetle

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:08:57 GMT

Most of us get rid of old autos when their engines finally give up, but one man has turned his battered old VW Beetle into what he claims is the world's smallest hotel.(image)

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The ultimate volcano adventure

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:50:55 GMT

Volcanoes from the air and on the ground, plus a night at an exclusive Hawaii hideaway. The Four Seasons Hualalai if offering an awe-inspiring helicopter adventure.(image)

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What this American militia leader wants you to know

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:10:55 GMT

After a massive resurgence of American militia groups following President Barack Obama's 2008 election, the Southern Poverty Law Center -- which tracks data on the anti-government movement -- reported a decline in patriot groups in 2016.(image)

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