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New York City school shut down when toddler dies after eating grilled cheese

A school in New York City on Wednesday shut down after a 3-year-old boy, severely allergic to dairy, died after eating a grilled cheese sandwich, reports said.<p>Elijah Silvera died on Nov. 3 after he went into anaphylactic shock from eating a grilled cheese at the Seventh Avenue Center for Family …

The Middle East Is Nearing an Explosion

Fear is the one thing preventing it—but could also precipitate it.<p>BEIRUT—Lebanon has long been a mirror for the broader Middle East. The region’s more powerful actors use it, variously, as a venue for their proxy wars, an arena in which to play out the Arab-Israeli conflict, and a testing ground …

South Asia

President Trump Is Exactly the Same Selfish Blowhard I Knew Back In New York

As we mark one year since Donald Trump was elected, the nation is reeling from the loss of 26 people killed at a Texas church. These tragic deaths come almost exactly a week after a suspected terrorist attack in New York that killed eight and about a month after the worst mass shooting in modern …

5 takeaways from the Democrats' big night

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> After a year of doubts, recriminations and special election misfires, Democrats finally got the big victories Tuesday they'd so desperately craved in the year since Donald Trump won the presidency.<p>Ralph Northam won the Virginia governor's race and Phil Murphy took a New Jersey …

Republicans

Ted Cruz accidentally explained America’s gun problem in one sentence

He made the case for gun control while trying to argue against it.<p>Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday threw out the typical conservative talking points following the mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church, arguing not to politicize the shooting and making some claims about “a good guy with …

Guns

Lawyer For Rand Paul's Neighbor Says 'Trivial' Dispute Led To Assault

Days after Sen. Rand Paul suffered five broken ribs, the lawyer for the man who has been charged with assaulting Paul says that politics are not involved — and that it was a case of "a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial."<p>The new …

US senator warned that leak of documents exposing offshore tax havens show ‘rapid movement’ toward a group of billionaires controlling the global economy<p>Bernie Sanders has warned that the world is rapidly becoming an “international oligarchy” controlled by a tiny number of billionaires, highlighted …

Bernie Sanders

Air Force admits fault in reporting shooter's past crimes

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who carried out the massacre at a small-town Texas church briefly escaped from a mental health center in New Mexico in 2012 and got in trouble for bringing guns onto a military base and threatening his superiors there, police reports indicate.<p>Devin …

Crime

Texans owner compared player protests to 'inmates running the prison'

The NFL and its players continue to try to find a compromise regarding protests during the national anthem and how best to approach social justice …

What Could Be in the New Kennedy Assassination Records?

Tens of thousands of previously classified records from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 54 years ago are scheduled to be made public Thursday — a morbid gift that keeps on giving for historians and conspiracy theorists alike.<p>Historians and investigators say about 90 percent of …

Why Aren't There More New Countries?

Catalonia and Kurdistan show demands for self-determination aren’t enough.<p>What is a country? Is it a place like the United States that is recognized by all other countries and is a member of the United Nations? Is it, like Kosovo, a place that is recognized by most of the world’s powers but isn’t a …

Geopolitics

Disney World Is Tearing Down a Classic Attraction This Week—See the Photos

Fans are saying goodbye to a piece of Disney history.<p>Disney is known for its ability to update and expand its parks to reflect new films and trends. …

World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come 'sooner than we expect'

The government ministers were facing a new infectious disease outbreak. The mysterious virus was sickening and killing people with alarming speed. Some patients had to be placed on ventilators to help them breathe. The new virus seemed resistant to antiviral medicine.<p>Within a week, officials had …

Here's why Republicans are in deep trouble in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a wave building in the country -- one that looks likely to threaten the Republican House majority come November 2018.<p>The signs are everywhere you look.<p>President Trump is at 37% approval nationwide<br>• Democrats have a massive edge in the generic ballot, including a 14-point lead in the …

McKayla Maroney Says She Was Sexually Abused by Former USA Gymnastics Doctor

Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney tweeted Wednesday that former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused her for years.<p>Maroney went public with the allegations in the following tweet:<p>USA Gymnastics later issued a statement provided to Bleacher Report by Jill Martin of CNN:<p>…

Does a city with the 'toughest gun laws' end up with 'worst gun violence'?

<i>This is Part 1 of two fact checks examining rhetoric on both sides of the gun debate.</i><p><i>“You go to a city like Chicago, some of the toughest gun laws in the country are in the city of Chicago and yet they have the worst gun violence.”</i> <b><br>— House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), remarks during an</b> …

How The NRA Uses Its Political Clout: An Early Lesson In Oklahoma

There was a time when the National Rifle Association was known primarily for promoting gun safety and advocating for gun ownership for hunting and home protection.<p>But that seems a long time ago.<p>It still does those things, to be sure, but these days the NRA is far more recognizable as an …

Things we lost in the fire: No one talked about politics in Santa Rosa

Donald Trump played golf instead of visiting my devastated hometown. Good — we’re doing fine without him<p>As I write this, there’s still smoke in the air. The inescapable stench of death and desolation in and around my adopted hometown of Santa Rosa, California will continue for some time, I suspect. …

Blind therapy dog holds owner’s hand before he is put down

A blind therapy dog called Smiley held his owner’s hand hours before he died.<p>The golden retriever spent 12 years comforting patients in hospitals, …

Pets

What You Need to Know About China’s Biggest Political Shakeup In Years

In the dead of night, late last month, the enormous portrait of Communist China’s founder Mao Zedong that hangs over Beijing’s Forbidden City was …

Passengers in AirAsia mid-air drama were 'saying goodbye to each other'

Passengers on board an AirAsia flight have described the terrifying moment when the plane lost cabin pressure and plunged 20,000 feet shortly after take off.<p>Flight QZ535 was just 25 minutes into its journey from Perth to Bali when it was forced to turn back because of a technical issue on Sunday …

Storm Ophelia batters Ireland: Woman killed as tree falls on car in hurricane-force winds

Three people are dead and hundreds of thousands still without power following Storm Ophelia; the worst storm in recorded history on the island of Ireland.<p>The storm force winds cleared Ireland's coast by midnight, but people were warned to remain cautious in the aftermath of the extreme weather. A …

Weather

Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck, 88, given six-month jail sentence

A Berlin court has sentenced serial Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck to six months in jail for denying the Nazis' extermination of Jews. She has …

Huge security flaw leaves Wi-Fi devices wide open to hackers

There's a hole in Wi-Fi security, and it affects the vast majority of Wi-Fi devices and networks. That very likely means your phone, your home …

Information Security

Ashes and bones found in ruins scorched from California wildfires

<b>(CNN) —</b> Reinforcements from other regions are helping firefighters contain more of the largest wildfires devastating Northern California, though strong winds expected over the weekend could challenge those gains, a fire chief said Friday.<p>Meanwhile, officials are making grim discoveries -- victims …

Natural Disasters

Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, more music royalty react to Tom Petty's death

Tom Petty died at the age of 66 on Monday.<p>“On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, …

Rock Music

50 dead after shooting on Las Vegas Strip; suspect ID'd

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stephen Paddock, who sent bullets and terror down on thousands attending a Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas, had an arsenal in his 32nd-floor hotel room and at his home 80 miles away, officials said.<p>Police recovered 23 guns from his Las Vegas hotel room and another 19 guns from Paddock's …

Las Vegas