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The White House chief strategist disparaged the mindset that motivates white supremacists, report says

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:30:41 GMT

Steve Bannon disparaged the mindset that motivates white supremacists in a Wednesday interview, calling the group "a collection of clowns."(image)

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Before Trump's remarks, 'white advocate' made same claim

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:03:53 GMT

CNN Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin spoke with a leader in the white nationalist movement and found striking similarities to the arguments the President himself presented.(image)

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Bannon comes out swinging

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:37:36 GMT

Embattled White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared in an interview published Wednesday that the US is at "economic war with China," promised aggressive trade actions against Beijing and said he is "fighting" other top White House aides "every day."(image)

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Writer: Interview highlights Bannon's arrogance

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:39:06 GMT

Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect talks about his interview with Steve Bannon, saying Donald Trump's chief strategist's claim that he didn't know he was being interviewed isn't believable.(image)

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Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:31:42 GMT

Two senior Trump advisers -- one inside the White House and another who recently departed -- signaled Sunday that the knives are out for Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's controversial chief strategist.(image)

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Trump defiant after outburst as GOP dodges

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:46:43 GMT

Republican lawmakers and administration aides found themselves again Wednesday weighing the costs and benefits of remaining loyal to President Donald Trump, whose equivocal statements about neo-Nazis and white supremacists marked a dramatic shift in presidential rhetoric.(image)

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Rosa Parks stands among Confederate figures in US Capitol

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:02:04 GMT

CNN correspondent Ryan Nobles examines the statutes inside the US Capitol, where each state is allowed to honor two of their most famous residents. At least nine states have chosen to honor those with ties to the Confederacy.(image)

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Ivanka Trump remains silent

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:26:54 GMT

Sequestered on a two-day holiday with her husband Jared Kushner in Vermont, Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter -- one of his senior advisers and the closest member of his family who is Jewish -- has yet to comment on the events of her father's Tuesday afternoon press conference.(image)

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Former CIA director slams Trump's 'dangerous' comments

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:44:51 GMT

Former CIA director John Brennan slammed President Donald Trump's "dangerous" and "ugly" comments on the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend -- writing a personal letter to CNN's Wolf Blitzer after "The Situation Room" anchor spoke publicly about the fact that he lost all four grandparents to the evils of Nazism.(image)

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Woman rear-ended by Charlottesville suspect: God put me there for a reason

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:11:57 GMT

The two women who were in the car hit by the Charlottesville attacker detail their experience moments after the crash and say God put them there for a reason.(image)

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Opinion: By leaving Trump's panel, CEO's made things worse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:38:03 GMT

It's hard to imagine that mob violence over a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, has any bearing on business groups organized by the White House, but the President's two CEO panels ended up toppled in the chaos of the past week anyway. There is a lesson here, but it may be different from what you think.(image)

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Republicans who are denouncing Trump

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:44:03 GMT

Republicans are mixed in their response after President Donald Trump's unpredictable Tuesday news conference, during which he defended white supremacists and blamed "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.(image)

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Watch John Kelly react to Trump speech

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:13:49 GMT

On Tuesday, President Trump's aides planned an infrastructure-focused event that didn't go according to plan. NBC captured video of Chief of Staff John Kelly looking stern as his boss went off script.(image)

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S. Korea's President pledges 'no war on Korean peninsula'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:55:50 GMT

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said US and South Korean policies are aligned on North Korea and promised there "will be no war on the Korean peninsula ever again."(image)

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ACLU takes heat for defending white supremacist group

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:09:01 GMT

Last weekend's deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has put the American Civil Liberties Union on the defensive for representing the white supremacists and generated furious debate over First Amendment speech rights.(image)

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Gen. Lee's kin: Statues can come down

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:39:05 GMT

The great-great grandson of Gen. Robert E. Lee condemned last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and said it might be "appropriate" for Confederate statues to be exhibited in a museum.(image)

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Video shows what happened in Charlottesville

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:44:29 GMT

Looking at video captured in Charlottesville, Virginia, we can better understand the events that unfolded over the weekend.(image)

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Report: Trump lawyer sends email warning of 'terrorist' infiltration of Black Lives Matter

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:53:50 GMT

A personal lawyer to President Donald Trump forwarded an email comparing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to founding US President George Washington, and saying that the activist movement Black Lives Matter "has been totally infiltrated by terrorist groups," The New York Times reported Wednesday evening.(image)

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Fact check on Trump's statement

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:01:04 GMT

CNN's Jake Tapper looks at President Trump's stated reason for his 48-hour delay in condemning white supremacists. Read more at

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Driver in Texas migrant deaths could face death penalty

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:02:12 GMT

A federal grand jury in Texas has indicted the driver of a semi in which dozens of undocumented immigrants were found last month.(image)

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This hotel asks Jewish guests to shower before entering pool

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:40:24 GMT

A Swiss hotel has been accused of anti-Semitism after a manager reportedly posted signs instructing Jewish guests to shower before using its pool.(image)

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Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:04:03 GMT

Production on the latest installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise is on hold as star Tom Cruise recovers from an ankle injury sustained on set, the film's studio confirms to CNN.(image)

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Anna Faris offers relationship advice

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:02:47 GMT

Anna Faris had some words of wisdom for a caller on her podcast, and some are viewing it as insight into her marriage with Chris Pratt.(image)

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Antifa? White nationalist? A glossary for today's political climate

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:10:08 GMT

If you're not sure how heated our current political climate is, just look at the top searches on Merriam-Webster:(image)

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Bizarre dinosaur mystery solved

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:01:55 GMT

Cambridge University scientists believe they have solved the puzzle of where the so-called 'Frankenstein' dinosaur, the Chilesaurus, fits in the dinosaur family tree.(image)

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Stolen $160M painting found at estate sale

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:43:41 GMT

An iconic painting by Willem de Kooning entitled, "Woman-Ochre," is returning home after being stolen 31 years ago.(image)

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Ultimate bucket list: 50 natural wonders

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:41:55 GMT

Water, fire and ice have combined to make some of the most spectacular scenery in the world -- from giant crystal caves to mud volcanoes and rock formations that look like works of art.(image)

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World's 50 most delicious drinks

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:17:35 GMT

We all know, as suggested by our wait staff, that drinks come before food. But let's wait on the main course for a while. For now, the drink list has arrived. Take a swig, or the chug the lot in one.(image)

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White nationalist: 'Make white privilege great again'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:21:01 GMT

White nationalist Richard Spencer tells CNN's "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" he'd like to "bathe in white privilege."(image)

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'This is the Klan' TV show

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:26:21 GMT

As part of an episode for "United Shades of America," W. Kamau Bell visited a TV show put on by the KKK.(image)

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KKK member: If whites were in charge ...

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:27:46 GMT

A KKK leader explains his views on whites and blacks to comedian W. Kamau Bell for an episode of "United Shades of America."(image)

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Kamau Bell meets KKK imperial wizard

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:29:47 GMT

Comedian and political critic, W. Kamau Bell meets the leader of Arkansas Ku Klux Klan.(image)

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Is this the best design of 2017?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:29:59 GMT

An Olympic flag for refugees and a knitted hat worn in protest against Donald Trump have been named among the year's best designs.(image)

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Look closer: That's not a photo

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:56:39 GMT

Photorealism -- the process of replicating a photograph through a different medium -- was once considered a fad, but the 1970s arts movement has stood the test of time.(image)

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Meet the world's fastest car. Price: $3 million

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:52:36 GMT

Driving the Bugatti Chiron provides a lesson in glorious excess.(image)

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Apple is on the hunt for original TV shows

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:24:39 GMT

Apple is finally getting serious about original TV programming.(image)

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Wow, does Trump have an awful opinion of his own voters

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:39:33 GMT

Criticized by conservatives and liberals, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and virtually everyone in between, President Donald Trump is finding few defenders of his own renewed defense of white nationalist protesters who turned violent on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.(image)

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Can decent people remain in Trump cabinet?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:26:06 GMT

President Donald Trump was not standing alone on the podium when he informed the world that some participants in the Charlottesville neo-Nazi march were "very fine people."(image)

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North Korea gives US a clear choice

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:56:21 GMT

US President Donald Trump implied in one of his latest tweets that he forced North Korea to back down over its threat to Guam. It's a dangerous misperception that could cause the crisis to escalate and Trump to miss what could be the best chance he will have to halt the tests of missiles that can now threaten the American homeland.(image)

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Even if statues come down, demons remain

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:06:52 GMT

"Repulsive" was the word used by House of Representative Speaker Paul Ryan.(image)

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Service chiefs' tweets show leadership

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:26:39 GMT

As of Wednesday, each of the four service chiefs -- the heads of the Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Air Force -- have issued statements denouncing racism and bigotry in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.(image)

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My grandparents would be shocked by Trump

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:06:31 GMT

My grandparents, Myron Kuznicki and Raisse Volovitz, arrived in America in the 1920s. At the time, they were escaping anti-Semitism in Russia and Ukraine.(image)

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Security clearance under review for right-wing activist Trump retweeted

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:39:02 GMT

The security clearance of Jack Posobiec, a right-wing activist and Navy intelligence officer, is under review, a Navy official told CNN.(image)

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House Democrats push to censure Trump over 'both sides' comments on Charlottesville

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:56:23 GMT

Three House Democrats drafted a resolution to formally censure President Donald Trump for saying Tuesday that "both sides" shared responsibility for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer, a young woman protesting hate groups, as well as injuring more than a dozen people.(image)

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DHS ends program for Central American minors

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:19:58 GMT

The Trump administration is ending a program that allowed certain at-risk Central American youths to live in the US, a move that removes an option for desperate parents that served as an alternative to human smuggling.(image)

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Sessions: Chicago's sanctuary city policies are 'lawlessness'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:56:04 GMT

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized the city of Chicago Wednesday for its "lawless" sanctuary city policies.(image)

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Bodybuilder dies eating high-protein diet

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:05:10 GMT

Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old bodybuilder, was found unconscious on June 19 in her Mandurah, Western Australia, apartment, according to CNN affiliate Australia News 7.(image)

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When a mom makes her child sick

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:32:20 GMT

"I never saw it coming," said Susan, whose family requested that we not use their last names.(image)

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Marvel's 'Defenders' finds fun in superhero team-up

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:32:23 GMT

The product of meticulous planning, "Marvel's The Defenders" starts slowly but rewards patience, gradually uniting its "street level" heroes against a somewhat amorphous but bigger-than-any-one-can-handle threat. Cast as the anti-Avengers, this latest Netflix show underscores Marvel's ambitions and ability to wring value out of characters that aren't exactly household names.(image)

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DJ in Taylor Swift case maintains his innocence

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:56:13 GMT

For six days inside of a downtown Denver courtroom, David Mueller sat facing the jury of eight people that would ultimately rule that he assaulted and battered one of the biggest names in music: Taylor Swift.(image)

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