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Fashion icon and artist Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

Jun 17 2019 — — Gloria Vanderbilt died Monday morning, according to her son, CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The fashion designer, artist and socialite was 95. She died in her Manhattan home with friends and family at her side. “Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms,” Cooper said in a statement. “She […]

Trump tries damage control after offer to foreign spies

Jun 13 2019 — — President Donald Trump threw up a smokescreen of deflection and confusing counter attacks Thursday as a furor mounted over his staggering comment that he would be open to dirt dug up on his 2020 opponents by foreign powers such as Russia or China. The President even implied — clearly erroneously — that he had been […]

New York Times: Mexico, US agreed on border policies months before Trump tariff threat

Jun 9 2019 — — Mexico had already promised to take many of the actions agreed to in Friday’s immigration deal with the US — months before President Donald Trump’s tariff threat, officials from both countries who are familiar with the negotiations told the New York Times in a story published Saturday. Trump moved to accept the existing agreements in […]

US and Russian warships nearly collide in the Pacific

Jun 7 2019 — — The United States and Russian navies are at odds over an apparent near collision in the Pacific Friday with each side blaming the other. The US and Russian warships came somewhere between 50 feet and 165 feet of each other, according to the two opposing reports, with both sides alleging their ships were forced to […]

He was arrested at 13. Now Saudi Arabia wants to execute him

Jun 7 2019 — — A group of boys on bicycles gather on a dusty side-street in eastern Saudi Arabia. Foot on pedal, 10-year-old Murtaja Qureiris is about to lead the group of around 30 children. In video footage obtained by CNN, he is wearing rolled up denim jeans and black flip-flops on his feet, and grinning at the camera […]

CNN Poll: Rising share expect Trump to win in 2020

Jun 5 2019 — — A majority of Americans say they think Donald Trump is going to win a second term, according to a CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, even as the President’s reviews on issues other than the economy remain largely negative.

At least 12 dead after disgruntled employee opens fire at Virginia Beach municipal center

May 31 2019 — — The shooter who opened fire indiscriminately in a Virginia Beach city building Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and sending at least four others to the hospital, was a disgruntled employee, a Virginia government source briefed on the investigation told CNN. The shooter, a public utilities worker, died after a long, moving gunfight with officers, Police […]

Transcript released of Flynn voicemail from Trump lawyer showing possible attempt to obstruct

May 31 2019 — — The Justice Department on Friday released a transcript of a call from Donald Trump’s attorney John Dowd to Rob Kelner, the lawyer for Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, where he sought information about Flynn’s discussions with the special counsel. However, the Justice Department refused to turn over transcripts of Flynn’s calls with Russian […]

Democrats look at packing the Supreme Court to pack the vote

May 31 2019 — — Republicans have been successfully leveraging the Supreme Court balance of power as a major campaign issue to ignite their base since the 1980s. For Democrats, the 2020 election may mark the first in modern times that they unite around the high court as a driving force in a presidential election. Democratic candidates are increasingly advocating […]