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Trump Administration Proposes 'Massive' Tax Overhaul And Tax Cut Plan

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:42:00 -0400

The details of the measure will be worked out in talks with Congress; the effect on the deficit is unknown.



ESPN Layoffs Begin, And Some 100 Employees May Lose Jobs

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:41:39 -0400

The cuts have already hit some well-known names, including veteran NFL reporter Ed Werder, college football analyst Danny Kannell, and college basketball reporter C.L. Brown.



In Surprise TED Talk, Pope Francis Asks The Powerful For 'Revolution Of Tenderness'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:38:00 -0400

The pontiff's message seemed to be directed at the audience in the room. "The more powerful you are," he said, "the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don't, your power will ruin you."



Tyson Foods Promises Better Conditions And Safety For Meat Workers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:36:40 -0400

Meat-processing employs more than a half-million people. An investigation found they've got some of the most dangerous factory jobs in America and suffer from injury, low pay and lack of work breaks.



'Minibrains' In A Dish Shed A Little Light On Autism And Epilepsy

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:20:00 -0400

Experiments with small clusters of networked brain cells are helping scientists see how real brains develop normally, and what goes awry when cells have trouble making connections.



'Veep' Executive Producer On Making A Show About The 'Craven Desire For Power'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:06:13 -0400

The HBO series is now in its sixth season. Producer Frank Rich also writes a column for New York magazine about the intersection of politics and popular culture.



Hulu's 'Handmaid's Tale' Delivers A Timely And Feminist Message

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:06:13 -0400

A new 10-part adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1986 novel stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman living in a totalitarian state. Critic David Bianculli says the miniseries depicts a bleak and haunting future.



WTO Says Mexico Can Seek Millions From U.S. In Dolphin-Safe Tuna Dispute

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:54:00 -0400

The World Trade Organization deems U.S. labeling rules for dolphin-safe tuna are unfairly restrictive to Mexico. It says Mexico may seek $163 million annually from the U.S. in retaliatory measures.



Oklahoma Rattlesnake Roundup Attracts Thousands Of Spectators -- And Lots Of Criticism

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:52:00 -0400

Hunters bring thousands of venomous snakes to one Oklahoma town for its annual festival. But some are calling for an end to the tradition.



How One Gas Station Symbolizes Mexico's Energy Revolution

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:40:00 -0400

On the surface it doesn't sound like much, but the oil giant BP opening a gas station in the outskirts of Mexico City carries symbolic importance.



Nasdaq Hits 6,000 For First Time

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:33:00 -0400

The record comes after strong performances from companies like Apple and Facebook recently. We check in with CNN's Maggie Lake.



When LA Erupted In Anger: A Look Back At The Rodney King Riots

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:21:00 -0400

This week 25 years ago, policemen were acquitted in the savage beating of African-American Rodney King. Five days of riots, arson and looting ensued, fueled by deep-rooted tensions that persist today.



For Americans Living Illegally In Mexico, Life As An Immigrant Comes Easier

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:20:00 -0400

About 1 million Americans live in Mexico, many of them illegally. But doing so is much easier than it is in the United States.



A Tour Through Mexico's Corruption Sites

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:12:00 -0400

Corruption is so common in Mexico that corrupt politicians are punchlines for comedians, and the inspiration behind popular songs.



Jonathan Demme And The Simple Power Of The Close-Up

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:11:00 -0400

Demme, who directed 36 feature films and documentaries over the course of his long and varied career, died this morning. He was a filmmaker fascinated by the pure emotional force of the human face.