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On Juneteenth, let's commit to ending separation of parents and children at the border

On this day in 1865 -- commemorated now as Juneteenth -- news of emancipation reached the enslaved people of Texas. ...

Trump presides over a global sunset to democracy

Donald Trump is presiding over a sunset to democracy that is spreading across the world, eradicating much of the spir...

If Democrats are the party of the people, let's act like it

As leaders of two of the largest unions in the country, we represent more than three million public service workers -...

Three reasons to (cautiously) celebrate Supreme Court on gerrymandering

What could have been a bang ended in a whimper.Most observers expected the Supreme Court's major partisan gerr...

When Donald Trump was separated from his family

In a psychodrama played out on a giant scale at the US border with Mexico, the Trump administration is wrenching immi...

Doctor: Family separation is child abuse

Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, says the Trump administration's practice of separating families at the border is "child abuse."

Ivanka's deafening silence

When Ivanka Trump took the stage at the Republican National Convention in 2016 to stump for her father, then-candidat...

A terrified 9-year-old boy's story symbolizes Trump's policy

There is a terrified 9-year-old boy in New York City right now. He and his mother fled Honduras to come to the United...

For South Koreans, Singapore summit was far from a failure

We've made much of what President Donald Trump failed to get from Kim Jong Un in Singapore.Those failures woul...

W. Kamau Bell: Why is Mobile, Alabama, my real home? Because of Dad

What do you think when you think "Alabama"? Extremely conservative politics? That's true. One of President Trump's bi...

Germany's World Cup team symbolizes country's political divide

The warm weather in Berlin is the perfect backdrop for a repeat "...

Putin can't wait for his next photo-op with Trump

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the ...

Trump beats Obama at the lying game

Even the harshest critics of Donald Trump have to concede that the President excels at one thing -- lying. And he doe...

The myth of the all-powerful Trump

The votes were not even fully counted in the South Carolina First Congressional District primary before the verdict w...

The proper way to view the Trump Foundation scandal

Forget about Donald Trump for a moment.Imagine a hypothetical man who takes donations from people who think th...

Why Scott Pruitt may be getting a pass

President Trump continues to support EPA chief Scott Pruitt even though he's under several federal investigations.

Trump uses IG report to spread 'deep state' conspiracy

"War of the Two Narratives" may not be the next "Avengers: Infinity War," but it is what the titanic struggle consumi...

Kamau Bell's dad may be more famous than him

W. Kamau Bell's father was once the highest-ranking black official in Alabama. Watch "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Gas prices are way too high. Here's what Trump can do about it

Americans now pay around $2.87 for a gallon of gas. That's ...

5 ways Trump weakened America this surreal week

Every week is "interesting" -- in the ...

Theologian: Jeff Sessions misreads the Bible to justify separating families

In a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump adm...

'No one speaks for' Melania Trump

Donald Trump and his eldest children were hunkered down with Washington lawyers at the President's golf club in Bedmi...

Cuomo, congressman spar over DOJ report

CNN's Chris Cuomo debates Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) over the Justice Department Inspector General report on the FBI's actions during the 2016 election.

It was all about James Comey and his team

After more than 17 long months of anticipation, it finally arrived.And for those inclined to read it, the repo...

When Father's Day is both bitter and sweet

I always seem to get extra nostalgic around this time of year. A favorite song or a favorite dessert can quickly brin...

The war on drugs failed. It's time for a war on abuse

Two days before she was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head on May 3 of this year, Anako Lumumba told police th...

Wray: DOJ report shows poor choices were made

FBI Director Christopher Wray said the FBI will hold employees accountable for any potential misconduct in response to the Justice Department Inspector General's report on the Clinton email investigation.

The FBI got swamped by a 500-year flood

It turns out the FBI wasn't a bastion of "Deep State" liberal sympathizers who violated their sacred oaths t...

Trump's zero-tolerance policy is un-American

Imagine an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official telling an undocumented immigrant mother waiting to request a...

Trump faces what he's long avoided: being held to account

Donald Trump has always acted as if all is fair in love and war, and that his life is never-ending combat. In this ba...

Just imagine if Obama had done it....

If Barack Obama had behaved the way President Donald Trump has, Republicans would be demanding investigations and an ...

Suicide is preventable: Here's how to stop it

The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are a stark reminder that suicide takes far too many lives prema...

Mick Mulvaney fired us for advocating for consumers

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau acting director Mick Mulvaney has ousted a committed group of experts who volunt...

Trump movie trailers: What if they could solve more world crises?

Watching the video that President Donald Trump showed on his iPad to Kim Jong Un in Singapore this week inspired me t...

SE Cupp: RNC chair's tweet spells doom for the party I love

#RIPGOP.You might not know the name Ronna McDaniel. But do me a favor, write it down.Because what she ...

Sessions: Clinton probe report will reassure US

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department inspector general's report on the Clinton email investigation will "reassure the American people" that some concerns that have been raised are not true.

A migrant ship's fate symbolizes a divided Europe

The new Italian government is making international headlines -- and not necessarily for its generosity. Interior Mini...

Mike Pence's shameless suck up to the boss

At the Southern Baptist Convention this week in Dallas, it looked as if things were going well -- that they were chan...

If Trump administration has its way, insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions could cost you more

The Affordable Care Act is back in court again. In February, 20 Republican states, led by Texas, filed a lawsuit cla...

Parodies spoof Trump's fake trailer for peace

CNN's Anderson Cooper takes a look at President Trump's fake movie trailer shown to Kim Jong Un during the summit and the parody trailers that followed it during "The Ridiculist."

The expat watching America watch soccer

The World Cup is here and -- even if they ...

The Minnesota raccoon's journey has a deeper resonance

The small thin body slowly climbs t...

If Democrats agree with Soros' sexist comments, they're in trouble

A year and a half after Donald Trump cruised into the Oval Office, spotlighting the fact that thoroughly unqualified ...

Raccoon goes viral after scaling skyscraper

A small raccoon captivated Twitter overnight after scaling a skyscraper and getting stuck in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Judge approves AT&T-Time Warner deal

A federal judge handed AT&T a sweeping victory and approved its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, a deal that promises to reshape the media industry. CNN's Jessica Schneider reports.

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What just happened? Experts break it down

CNN Opinion asked a group of expert commentators to weigh in with their reactions to the historic meeting between Don...

How Obama's team lost its innocence

Way back in the 20th century, America's foreign policy principles were described with genteel phrases like the "Truma...

GOP candidate says diversity is 'bunch of crap'

Seth Grossman, a Republican congressional candidate running for office in New Jersey, called diversity "a bunch of crap and un-American," in a video posted to YouTube by a progressive super PAC.

Clapper: I've long been an advocate for Rodman

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tells CNN's Chris Cuomo that former NBA player Dennis Rodman's role in the US-North Korea summit has real "potential."

See historic handshake between Trump and Kim

President Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opening a historic summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore.

After the shock, allies will react to Trump with anger and retribution

As with any tragedy there is shock -- this is what America's allies are experiencing right now. Other emotions will f...

Watch Trump, Kim Jong Un speak before summit

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet face-to-face in Singapore.

What I pray for after the loss of Anthony Bourdain

I did not know Anthony Bourdain.I do not know the anguished family, close friends and colleagues who are griev...

President Trump, Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for the first time ahead of their private talks in Singapore.

Sally Yates opens up about dad's suicide

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates reflects on her father's suicide and his struggle with depression during an interview with CNN's David Axelrod.

Supreme Court takes a giant step backward on voter rights

To strengthen our democracy, we should promote inclusive elections where we remove unnecessary hurdles and make it ea...

Sally Yates: When darkness falls- my dad's battle with depression

It was May 6, 1986, and I was just days away from graduating from law school. Late in the afternoon, my mother called...

Watch what Trudeau said that made Trump angry

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the planned US tariffs on steel and aluminum are insulting and "Canadians will not be pushed around."

Parkland student: Ending violence begins in the classroom

While we may never know why a young man decided to carry out a mass shooting at my high school -- Marjory Stoneman Do...

A fan's tribute to Anthony Bourdain

The late Anthony Bourdain's television show on CNN wasn't really about food. It was about travel, exploration and a ...

Trump aims to break EU apart

President Trump's abrupt departure from the G7 summit on June 9 and puerile parting shots at Canada and Europe unders...

Reagan was also annoyed with a Canadian PM named Trudeau

Justin Trudeau is not the first Canadian Prime Minister by that last name to annoy a US president. It was no secret t...

Trump's dramatic G7 shake-up

President Trump ends the G7 summit by escalating his rhetoric on trade—and taking aim at some of the United States' closest allies.

The problem with Vermont's bright idea

Have you heard? Vermont - home of Bernie Sanders, Ben & Jerry's and fresh maple syrup on tap - is now ...

President Trump, leave the hugs at home

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the ...

Kudlow: Trudeau stabbed us in the back

President Donald Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow says Trump pulled out of backing the G7 communique in reaction to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's statement criticizing the United States.

The realization has finally dawned that Donald Trump does not respond to reason

From somewhere above 31,000 feet, heading to his North Korean summit in Singapore, Donald Trump pitched a hand grenad...

Trump on Trudeau: Very dishonest and weak

President Donald Trump accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of making "false statements" and said that the US will not endorse a G-7 communique, according to a tweet.

Fareed: Kim regime is brutal, but rational

The world will watch nervously as ...

After a shattering week, a search for the light

"There is a crack in everythingThat's how the light gets in."Mystery writer Louise Pe...

Chef: I was a nobody, Bourdain gave me advice

Chef and friend of Anthony Bourdain Edward Lee reflects on the advice that Bourdain gave him that he said changed his life.

Four steps for a successful Trump-Kim summit

President Donald Trump flies to Singapore this week for a potentially legacy-making moment when he meets with North K...

GW Bush advance man on prepping for NK summit

What are the tricky dynamics for the NK summit? A former advance man for President George W. Bush, Spencer Geissinger, explains.

Trump spells trouble for America's G7 allies

At last year's G7 summit in Italy, leaders of the world's leading economies were ...

Bill Maher is wrong to root for a recession

Bill Maher may have made his cruelest and most ill-informed comment yet -- and that says a lot, given his track recor...

Chef Edward Lee: Bourdain changed my life

Anthony Bourdain was universally adored for his writing, his wit and swagger, his bitter intelligence, his sarcasm an...

Jeff Sessions tried and failed to justify splitting up migrant families

It's hard to defend the indefensible. On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ...

Fact Check: Construction on a new border wall?

CNN's Jake Tapper looks at President Trump's claim that the US is already building his proposed border wall. Read more at FactCheck.org.

Trump's Singapore gambit is money

President Donald Trump has signaled his opening -- and maybe best -- gambit when he meets with Kim Jong Un in Singapo...

Bourdain: Travel is worth the debt

Anthony Bourdain says a trip is something you'll always remember so it's worth spending money on.

The only world leader who can rely on Trump is Vladimir Putin

Surely, Vladimir Putin let out a smile when he heard it. The Russian president has many reasons to rejoice these days...

Doctor: Suicide prevention: here's how you can help

For the millions who watched his shows, Anthony Bourdain was a man living his best life, a magnetic interlocutor and ...

Bourdain: There's a story with every meal

Anthony Bourdain talks in June 2017 about how food represents the diversity of America.

Anthony Bourdain was a voice for the underdog

A constant, poetic and fierce love of immigrants and refugees marked chef, writer and storyteller Anthony Bourdain's ...

Mars is suddenly more interesting

NASA's Curiosity rover has ...

Biden & Frist: Now is not the time to cut off AIDS funding

Last month marked the 15th anniversary of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR. The celebrations...

Anthony Bourdain explores cooking the Appalachian way

Anthony Bourdain explores the intersections of food and community in West Virginia.

Anthony Bourdain saw the humanity in all of us

Anthony Bourdain, who died in France on Friday at 61, was always more of a teacher than an avatar. For the millions w...

A failed Trump-Kim summit would be a catastrophe

Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are due to meet Tuesday in Singapore. President Trump impulsively ag...

Time cover depicts Trump dressed as a king

Panelists discuss the latest Time magazine cover, which features an illustration of President Donald Trump gazing at a reflection of himself in which he's dressed up as a monarch, complete with a jeweled crown and fur cape.

To meet demand for rural power, communities can look to nuclear energy

In 1994, the Clinton administration shut down a small sodium reactor that had operated without incident at Idaho Nati...

Former NFLer: Where Trump sees 'SOBs,' I see role models

"You aren't listening."That's what Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins wrote on a placard he showed to ...

Asia's new methamphetamine hotspot fueling regional unrest

There is a serious threat growing under the radar in Myanmar -- a threat to its peace process, to the region and to t...

Time cover gets Trump just right

Time magazine has connected the dots of Donald Trump's intensely personal presidency. ...

FEMA wants local governments to step up

FEMA Administrator Brock Long ...

Trump: Texans watched hurricane from boats

During a FEMA briefing on hurricane preparedness, President Trump said one reason the Coast Guard was so busy rescuing people during Hurricane Harvey was that "people went out in their boats to watch the hurricane."

Watch Alice Marie Johnson celebrate freedom

Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender, has been released from a federal prison in Aliceville, Alabama, after her sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump.

White House is doing Putin's meddling job for him

Somewhere in Moscow, an award ceremony no doubt recently took place honoring the group responsible for pulling off on...

Trump's Ramadan invite to Muslims is a year too late

When President Trump entered the Oval Office, the American Muslim community held its breath.We shouldered a co...

Why Kim Kardashian wanted President Trump to free me

Alice Marie Johnson first wrote this piece in 2016, and updated it in early May when Kim Kardashian West was advo...

Staged 'murder' of Russian journalist comes at a heavy price

Without firing a shot or sacrificing a life, the Ukrainian security services have scored a direct propaganda hit agai...

Why Kim Kardashian thinks I should be released from prison

Some refer to prison as a place where hope dies. Some days I've found that to be almost right. But at the beginning o...

How we talk about Kate Spade could help others survive

I was sitting at my desk when a push notification came on my phone about Kate Spade's suicide, and I felt a rush of v...

Volcanologist: Why Guatemala's volcano is so lethal

Four years ago, during my very first field season as a volcanologist, I was at the bottom of Barranca Ceniza (Ash Val...

Trump commutes Alice Johnson's sentence

President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, according to two White House officials. Johnson was sentenced to life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense.

Feminists hailing Stanford rape case judge recall should think again

Harassment and assault of women is a serious problem and we need to correct our culture to eliminate it. But the...

How the Supreme Court (respectfully) kicked the cake down the road

For people on both sides of the Masterpiece Cakeshop issue, it was a disappointing day. They hoped that the Supreme C...

President Trump, you may be the skunk at the G7 party

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the ...

Bill Clinton, here's how to apologize to Monica Lewinsky

I was disappointed to see that former President Bill Clinton admitted on "Today" that he has ...

Brit: Trump shouldn't punish Canada for our 1812 glory

This Englishman living in New York has become wearily accustomed to Americans claiming credit for British inventions ...

Protester interrupts Trump: Stop hiding

A protester interrupted President Trump's "Celebration of America" event after he canceled a visit with the Philadelphia Eagles. The protester told Trump to "stop hiding behind the National Anthem."

Ex-NFLer: Trump's Eagles stunt a smoke screen

In an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, former NFL Players Association president George Martin said President Trump's decision to continue bringing up the NFL national anthem debate and uninviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House is a "political stunt" and "smoke screen."

Trump aide: The future of American aviation is all about drones

From the Wright brothers to the space program, Americans have always been eager to embrace the future of aviation....

A US-North Korea friendship would be perfect bulwark against China

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper likes...

Bill Clinton: I apologized for Lewinsky scandal

Former President Bill Clinton defended himself from recent criticism on his affair with Monica Lewinsky, telling NBC's "Today" he never reached out to the former White House intern following the scandal.

President Trump, please stop lying about the Eagles and the flag

Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, continues to show that he is a fraud and a liar. He invi...

Kate Spade dies in apparent suicide in NYC home

Kate Spade, who created an iconic, accessible handbag line that bridged Main Street and high-end fashion, hanged herself in an apparent suicide. CNN's Jean Casarez reports.

What Kate Spade modeled for young women -- and their moms

When I first discovered fashion, Kate Spade was queen of it.It was the early aughts, and you could open just a...

Miss America says 'bye bye' to the bikini

The Miss America pageant says "bye bye" to the bikini. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on male vs. female reaction.

The question that hovers over Kate Spade's bright life

Writers who cover fashion and culture were delighted in 2016, when -- just 10 years after selling her namesake brand ...

Ted Cruz speechless for 18 seconds after question

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was speechless for 18 seconds before sidestepping a question from a reporter about whether Trump can pardon himself.

It's not just the skimpy swimsuits

For decades, women competing in the "Miss America" contest donned skimpy swimsuits and heels and paraded on the natio...

Gay wedding cake ruling reaffirms that businesses can't discriminate

The words "equal justice under law" are engraved on the outside of the Supreme Court. In the case of Masterpiece Cake...

The stark reminder in Kate Spade's bewildering death

Fashion designer Kate Spade's death by apparen...

Trump's pardon power is a double-edged sword

President Trump kicked off the week with a novel constitutional claim: That he has the "...

Paul Manafort could be in big trouble

Paul Manafort could be in big trouble. The cozy house-arrest situation of the former chairman of Donald Trump's elect...

Legal troubles mount for former Trump campaign chair

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on new allegations against Paul Manafort.

Former U.S. Atty on Manafort: prison has a way of moving people to flip

Former U.S. Attorney on new claims about the former Trump campaign chairman.

Why the Starbucks guy should not be President

Howard Schultz is out as executive chairman of Starbucks, triggering speculation that he may run for president -- an ...

What D-Day means in the age of Trump

Seventy-four years ago this week, 132,000 sol...

Miss America drops swimsuit competition

Gretchen Carlson, the chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors, tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that the next edition of the pageant will scrap swimsuits and will be more inclusive to women of all sizes.

No, this isn't the most hopeless place on Earth

Step through the gate into the schoolyard and the sight of colorful drawings of happy children greets you at the door...

Same-sex couple reacts to Supreme Court ruling

The same sex couple at the center of the Supreme Court's Masterpiece Cakeshop case speaks to CNN's Don Lemon on the court's ruling in favor of the baker who refused to bake their wedding cake.

How the Nordic countries outsmarted us again

Subtly, as is their style, the Nordic countries -- Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Gree...

SE Cupp: Bill Clinton is incapable of shame

HLN's SE Cupp criticizes former President Bill Clinton for saying he does not owe Monica Lewinsky a personal apology in an interview on NBC.

My only crime was being a black man in America

In recent weeks, Americans have read headline after headline chronicling near daily accounts of racism -- from a publ...

RFK's legacy is still alive today

Bobby Kennedy's death 50 years ago this week was more than a tragic political assassination. His presidential campaig...

Yep. Bill Clinton is still a monster

Former President Bill Clinton has just revealed the ultimate lessons he's learned in the 20 years since his sordid af...

Trump torches Macron, his last friend in the G-7

Donald Trump may have just torched his last real friend in the Western alliance, someone he could have counted on whe...

Trump's legal strategy is all about impeachment

Monday morning, President Trump...

To grasp the latest physics breakthrough, think of sumo wrestlers and barracudas

Scientific understanding proceeds by fits and starts, with an occasional detour down a wrong path. However, today the...

Trump's executive privilege argument is a loser

As former White House lawyers, we have sought to preserve confidential presidential communications and policy deliber...

Anchor unravels 'hydra' of lies in Trump letter

CNN's John Berman breaks down President Trump's legal team's previous claim that the President didn't dictate a statement put out about Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower, which was proven to be untrue in a confidential letter sent to special counsel Robert Mueller by Trump's former lawyer John Dowd and Jay Sekulow.

Supreme Court sides with baker in cake case

"Our fight against discrimination and unfair treatment will continue," Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins -- the couple at the center of this case -- responded in a statement.

SCOTUS rules for baker in same-sex cake case

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake to celebrate the marriage of a same-sex couple because of religious objections.

Bill Clinton questioned on Lewinsky fallout

Former President Bill Clinton defended himself from recent criticism on his affair with Monica Lewinsky, telling NBC's "Today" he never reached out to the former White House intern following the scandal.

Trump has 'terrible' phone call with Macron

A call about trade and migration between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron soured after Macron candidly criticized Trump's policies, two sources familiar with the call told CNN.

Why I am forgiving John McCain

In the years that Senator John McCain was imprisoned and tortured in Vietnam, I was a grade-school kid being beaten u...

Sea level rise is pushing coastal property owners to move to higher ground

Despite the apocalyptic drumbeat from climate scientists, most Americans remain skeptical that climate change is the ...

What Rudy Giuliani's rants can't do for Trump

It's safe to assume that the bull-in-a-china-shop style of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is precisely what his ...

Study: Puerto Rico hurricane death toll near 5,000

A new study finds that the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria stands close to 4,600, more than 70 times the government's original estimate. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports.

Is Trump giving North Korea a pass on nukes?

President Trump appears finally to be acknowledging the limitations of his anti-Kim Jong Un tirades, and as a result,...

'The Americans' made motherhood the ultimate disguise

"I saw them out of their disguises ... once."So says a Russian Orthodox priest with KGB ties being interrogate...

Germaine Greer's dangerous ideas about rape

For someone who's spent most of her life advocating for other people, Germaine Greer appears to have very little inte...

Comedian: Where's the line with locker room talk?

Comedian, writer and disability advocate Maysoon Zayid says there is a difference between using foul language and using racial slurs after President Donald Trump tweeted that comedian Samantha Bee should be fired after using vulgar remarks against Ivanka Trump.

Why startup visas are good for America

As immigrant rights groups and activists continue to fight for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or...

Bavaria's new rule uses the cross to stoke divisions

It's easy to see when a politician is playing games, but it can be difficult to stop him -- even when he's violating ...

GOPers like Boehner paved the way for their irrelevance in the age of Trump

During an appearance in Michigan, former House Speaker John Boehner ...

Trump's insane trade war

Maybe Donald Trump really is the Manchurian Candidate, a stooge of some foreign potentate. Much more likely, Trump i...

Trump's soft-boiled diplomacy: 45-minute North Korea decision created a mess

As June 12 nears, the Trump-Kim summit planned for that day teeters in the balance.US Secretary of State Mike ...

Boehner: There is no Republican Party

Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner lamented that the GOP he knew is no more, and in its place is the "Trump Party."

Rossello: Hell to pay if data not available

CNN's Anderson Cooper grills Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello on his government's efforts to count the number of fatalities on the island following Hurricane Maria after a new study called the official tally of 64 a "substantial underestimate."

Let's acknowledge the political double standard for ugly speech

The story of the racist, vile tweet that rightfully got Roseanne Barr's sitcom reboot canceled is the first chapter i...

Where Avenatti's winning streak comes to an end

Michael Avenatti, the relentlessly media-savvy attorney for the pornographic film director and actress Stephanie Clif...

Samantha Bee's message was right even if her word wasn't

Many expressed outrage - some genuine, some perhaps as a political pose -- over a bad word Samantha Bee ...

A better way than tariffs to improve America's trade picture

We have repeatedly heard from President Trump that the United States' main trading partners are taking advantage of t...

White House announces tariffs on US allies

CNN's Manu Raju discusses the White House's abrupt announcement that it will begin imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on US allies Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

Pompeo: Kim Jong Un's ex-spy to deliver letter

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Kim Jong Un's ex-top spy is to deliver a letter to President Trump from Kim and called it "nothing short of tragic" to waste this opportunity for a summit.

Trump hits Canada, Mexico, EU with tariffs

Europe is already planning to retaliate, threatening tariffs on $3.3 billion in U.S. goods. "Our answer to "America First" can only be called "Europe united," Germany's foreign minister said.

W. Kamau Bell: The one thing these 101 colleges have in common

As part of the "United Shades" episode about historically black colleges and universities, known as HBCUs, I talked t...

With his pardons, Trump is turning tool of mercy into sword of retribution

With his sixth use of clemency, President Trump ...

A 10-year-old's message for President Trump on guns

"I don't want this letter to be another one written to Santa that never reaches the addressee."So said my frie...

North Korea's negotiator is not a very nice man

North Korea's leading nuclear negotiator, ...

This kid's question made Sanders choke up

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders got emotional while answering a child's question on how the Trump administration will create safe school environments and prevent future school shootings.

How Trump has weakened America diplomatically and economically

A year ago, on June 1, President Donald Trump staged a bells-and-whistles Rose Garden event to announce his ...

Forest Whitaker: The kids deserve a seat at the table

We often hear the future belongs to the youth. This may be true, but the adults who are presently in charge can only ...

Lawmaker slams 'ramblings of a narcissist'

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) criticizes President Trump for his tweet in response to the cancellation of "Roseanne," saying he missed an opportunity to lead on the issue of racism in America.

Why Amazon Prime should be free to everyone

If you were looking for proof that Amazon is leveraging its ever-expanding shipping and distribution capacity to clob...

ABC gets it, but Roseanne Barr and Donald Trump do not

The public utterances of Roseanne Barr have long brought to my mind the title of the country song "From the Gutter to...

Unlike 'Roseanne,' this show exemplified the best of American politics

Roseanne Barr's latest tweet storm, which was filled with racist and conspiratorial diatribes, just killed her hit te...

Avenatti asks for release of Cohen recordings

Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti asks for the release of Michael Cohen's audio recordings.

Reportedly murdered journalist appears alive

A Russian journalist and Kremlin critic, reported to have been shot dead in Ukraine, has appeared alive at a news conference.

Van Jones slams 'rank bigot' Roseanne

CNN political commentator Van Jones praises ABC's decision to cancel "Roseanne" after the star went on a racist Twitter rant.

Rep. Gowdy discredits Trump's spy claims

CNN's Don Lemon speaks to David Axelrod about Rep. Trey Gowdy's (R-SC) recent appearance on Fox News, where he said he believes the FBI acted how citizens "would want them to ... and it has nothing to do with Donald Trump."

Comedian: When s*** gets real, take it offline

Social media isn't as quaint as it was when I started my Livejournal back in high school. Today, it's a business, an ...

Who's going to apologize to the FBI?

Following last week's unfounded claim from the White House that the FBI illegally spied on the Trump campaign for pol...

Now Roseanne is free to attend Starbucks anti-bias training

Roseanne Barr went too far. And after a ferocious wave of Twitter censure against Barr for a racist tweet -- and wri...

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after racist tweets

In a move that shocked many in media, ABC has canceled its popular reboot of "Roseanne" following star Roseanne Barr's most recent racist tweets.

Dear ABC: Cancel Roseanne, but not the show

My initial reaction to ABC's decision to cancel "Roseanne": Well, it's about damn time.The right-wing provocat...

'Spider-Man' rescue hero lands job as fireman

Mamoudou Gassama, an immigrant from Mali who scaled a building to rescue a child dangling from a balcony, has been offered French citizenship and a position with the Paris fire brigade. CNN's Melissa Bell reports.

Our students fueled the civil rights movement. This is what's next

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Spelman College alumna Alice Walker once said that the most common way people give ...

French Spider-Man's act of extreme bravery you don't know about

Mamoudou Gassama is a real-life superhero. The 22-year-old Paris man scaled a four-story building to pluck a child da...

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Hi: 89° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 84°
Brazil
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 85°
Marshall
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 85°
Clouds increasing; storms possible.
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