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A black Yale graduate student took a nap in her dorm's common room. So a white student called police

<b>(CNN) —</b> A white person voices suspicions about an innocuous person of color. Police are summoned. And the encounter is posted on social media, sparking outrage about racial profiling.<p>In what is becoming an all-too familiar episode, a black Yale University graduate student was interrogated by campus …

Justice

Mueller's Message to America

The clear goal of the special counsel is to speak to the American public about the seriousness of Russian interference.<p>With yet another blockbuster indictment (why is it always on a Friday afternoon?), Special Counsel Robert Mueller has, once again, upended Washington. And this time, it is possible …

Donald Trump

More than 200 people who were arrested on Trump’s inauguration day risk up to 60 years of jail. Meanwhile, the white supremacists in Charlottesville walk free<p>On the morning of President Trump’s inauguration, police trapped and arrested more than 230 people. Some were anti-Trump demonstrators; some …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump’s Asia trip was mostly free of incidents — until it wasn’t

MANILA — President Trump departed for a five-country, 12-day swing through Asia facing one overarching question: Could he avoid what The Onion satirical website jokingly predicted would be a "bizarre, easily avoidable international incident"?<p>The answer, it turned out, was no.<p>After an eight-day …

Donald Trump

Trump administration tried to promote fossil fuels at global climate meeting. It didn't go well.

A Trump administration attempt to offer fossil fuels as a solution to climate change was subject to protest and walkouts on Monday at U.N. climate …

Climate

Donald Trump's chilling escalation of his war with the media

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Thursday, President Donald Trump escalated his ongoing one-sided war with the media.<p>He did it, of course, via Twitter. "Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up - FAKE!" Trump tweeted.<p>Let's be …

Kim Jong Un Declares Korean War Is Back On

By saying it had the right to shoot down American planes in international airspace, North Korea abrogated the Korean War armistice.<p>The Korean War is …

North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country by tweeting over the weekend that North Korea "won't be around much longer."<p>"Last weekend Trump claimed that our leadership wouldn't be around much longer and …

North Korea makes call for 'cutting edge Juche weapons'

North Korea has marked its founding day with calls for more nuclear and ballistic weapons of mass destruction. The US will call a vote Monday on a …

Canada Emerges as a Tough Negotiator in Nafta Talks

Ottawa pushes environmental and labor provisions that may struggle to gain traction in Washington<p>MEXICO CITY—The latest challenge to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement is coming from an unexpected direction: Canada.<p>For months, President Donald Trump has pointed the finger at …

See Newly Released NASA Footage of the Fastest Plane Ever Flown

Now that Lockheed Martin has confirmed that they are building the SR-72, which could be the first hypersonic plane, NASA has released video footage …

US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'

BEIJING (AP) — A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch …

White House figure tells the American Prospect magazine there is no military solution to North Korea and warns of a China trade war<p>White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has given an unusual interview in which he claimed there was no military solution for North Korea, the far right was a …

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The GOP Establishment Got What It Wanted (Sorta) In Alabama’s Senate Primary

Democrats did too, but it probably doesn’t matter.<p>It will be the Republican establishment versus the evangelical base in Alabama’s GOP Senate primary …

The monster atomic bomb that was too big to use

In 1961, the Soviet Union tested a nuclear bomb so powerful that it would have been too big to use in war. And it had far-reaching effects of a very different kind.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>On the morning of 30 October 1961, a …

War

Trump praises N.Korean leader's decision not to fire missiles towards Guam

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a “wise” decision not to fire missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, which has eased escalating tension between the two countries.<p>Reclusive North Korea has made no secret of its …

White House aides wrestle with Trump’s race comments

There is a strong feeling of unease among some White House officials, including economic adviser Gary Cohn.<p>White House aides are wrestling with how to respond to President Donald Trump’s defiant news conference on Tuesday in which he doubled down on his statement that “both sides” are to blame for …

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Justin Bieber Opens Up to His to Fans for the First Time Since Canceling World Tour

It’s never too late to say sorry.<p>Justin Bieber posted a letter to fans on his Instagram account Wednesday night, speaking out for the first time …

GOP plan to slash legal immigration wins Trump's support

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has embraced legislation that would dramatically reduce legal immigration and shift the nation toward a system that prioritizes merit and skills over family ties.<p>Trump joined with Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas to promote …

Immigration

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

The world is already reeling from the consequences of Trump's ineptitude

I returned this past weekend from a European vacation: conferencing in Greece, queuing up at Wimbledon, kayaking in Ireland, and generally doing my own small part to stimulate the EU economy.<p>I'm not Tom Friedman, so I didn't interview every taxi driver I encountered, but the one I did talk to was …

What Is Gehenna?

Jewish Views of the Afterlife<p>In rabbinic Judaism Gehenna (sometimes called Gehinnom) is an afterlife realm where unrighteous souls are punished. …

SCHWARZMAN: 'Very few Americans' are proud of the US political system

During an interview with CNBC Tuesday Schwarzman slammed the state of US politics, echoing Dimon's profanity-laden outburst from last week, albeit in a more restrained tone.<p>"At this point there are very few Americans that are very proud about the functioning of the US political system," said …

Homeland secretary: People would 'never leave the house' if they knew what I knew

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Friday that the American public would "never leave the house" if they knew what he knew about terrorist threats.<p>Speaking to "Fox and Friends" hosts, Kelly noted that there were four major terror attacks in the last week, …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Peru, Colombia vow to stand with Mexico against Trump

Peru and Colombia vowed to stand with Mexico as the country faces an uncertain economic future and grapples with a crisis with the United States just …

Globalization

North Korea’s Special Operations forces are numerous, mysterious and formidable

Dozens of Special Operations troops marched in North Korea’s military parade this month, covered from head to toe in green, brown and black camouflage. Carrying variants of the Kalashnikov rifle with high-capacity “helical” magazines, they shouted slogans in support of Kim Jong Un, seemingly …

North Korea

The Trump White House approaches language with the same roughshod entitlement he’s applying to the presidency. His sloppy lies and vague promises must not stop us holding him to account<p>With only a week left of his first 100 days in office – traditionally a milestone for American presidents – Donald …

Donald Trump

Trump Signals Willingness to Drop Border Wall Funding in Budget Standoff

President Donald Trump has indicated that he's willing to back away from his demand that a government funding bill include money to build a wall on the Southern border, a move that could help clear the way for Congress to avoid a shutdown.<p>A senior administration official tells NBC News that the …

Health Care

Trump Realizes Being President Is Hard

The 45th president’s journey of discovery could be a public service, if it helps bring his supporters to greater understanding of the complexities of governing.<p>Let the betting pools begin: What will be the next policy issue that Donald Trump suddenly discovers is way more complicated than “anyone” …

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Kushner’s privileged status stokes resentment in White House

As his portfolio grows, some colleagues wonder if he can juggle everything — while others are jealous of his influence.<p>In a White House where President Donald Trump commands reverence, Jared Kushner often refers to the president by one name: Donald. And while cable TV can dominate the president’s …

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