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Society

Clinton: Trump 'choked' when meeting with Mexican president

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump "choked" in his remarks over who would pay for a wall along the US southern border following his meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.<p>"That's what it sounded like because what happened is what we call a diplomatic incident, because he came out …

Donald Trump

Prisco's 2016 NFL picks: 32 teams, 267 games, one Super Bowl champ

The Jags and Raiders get to nine victories, the Colts don't and Houston gets a heck of a Super bowl<p>Playing out the entire 256-game NFL regular season …

Football (U.S.)

Donald Trump’s Willie Horton moment: Using an old tactic to smear Hillary Clinton

Sound familiar? Trump’s latest strategy is to blame Clinton for murders committed by immigrants<p>The big news Thursday evening was that Donald Trump had hired David Bossie, the former head of a political organization called Citizens United (yes <i>that</i> Citizens United) as deputy campaign manager.<p>Beltway …

Donald Trump

Guess which candidate's foundation was caught in an illegal campaign funding scheme?

For some time now, the Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold has been looking into the neglected subject of Donald Trump’s charitable giving.<p>And most recently he’s found out that Trump’s charitable foundation made an illegal campaign contribution to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (this reporting …

Donald Trump

Inside the Republican creation of the North Carolina voting bill dubbed the ‘monster’ law

RALEIGH, N.C. — The emails to the North Carolina election board seemed routine at the time.<p>“Is there any way to get a breakdown of the 2008 voter turnout, by race (white and black) and type of vote (early and Election Day)?” a staffer for the state’s Republican-controlled legislature asked in …

Government

Predicting NBA Stat Leaders for Every Major Category During 2016-17 Season

Is the NBA about to become Russell Westbrook's personal plaything?<p>In the wake of Kevin Durant's departure to the Golden State Warriors, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard is primed to pursue the championship belt of three different marquee stat categories—points, assists and steals per game. …

Basketball
Apps

Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribéry fit to face Atlético Madrid in semi-final

• France winger and defender Jérôme Boateng both in line to feature • Bayern trail Atlético 1-0 after first leg in Spain<p>The Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribéry has recovered from a back injury in time for their Champions League semi-final second leg against Atlético Madrid on Tuesday, the Bayern …

Soccer

This 'Game of Thrones' Card Game Is as Addictive as the TV Show

Forget the Telltale adventure on your PC and the board game, and head straight to 'A Game of Thrones: The Card Game.'<p>It may have escaped your attention. (OK, it probably hasn't.) But <i>Game of Thrones</i> is back on our TV screens for another season of intrigue, nudity, and gratuitous violence.<p>In recent …

TV Series

Trump accuses Cruz's father of helping JFK's assassin

Donald Trump on Tuesday alleged that Ted Cruz’s father was with John F. Kennedy’s assassin shortly before he murdered the president, parroting a National Enquirer story claiming that Rafael Cruz was pictured with Lee Harvey Oswald handing out pro-Fidel Castro pamphlets in New Orleans in 1963.<p>A Cruz …

Government

President Obama Weighs His Economic Legacy

Two months ago, across an assembly-room table in a factory in Jacksonville, Fla., President Barack Obama was talking to me about the problem of political capital. His efforts to rebuild the U.S. economy from the 2008 financial crisis were being hit from left, right and center. And yet, by his own …

Economics

Obama's Visit to Saudi Arabia Comes at a Fraught Time for the Kingdom

President Barack Obama will arrive in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for a high stakes meeting with King Salman that comes at a moment of immense tension …

Middle East

What the New York primary results mean for the 2016 US presidential election

While both front-runners secured victories by comfortable margins in New York on Tuesday, it was anything but a humdrum night for the 2016 presidential race.<p>All five remaining candidates saw their fortunes shift as the results came in from the Empire State and the path forward, following the twists …

Donald Trump's campaign faces unprecedented rift amid delegate panic

The arrival of delegate operative Paul Manafort into Trump’s inner circle has plunged the campaign into a turf war, sources say, mired in conflict and discord<p>Until March, Donald Trump’s campaign to become the Republican presidential nominee seemed almost uniquely lacking in leaks and infighting. …

Donald Trump
NFL

Is Bernie Sanders Really Finished?

Better question: Are the lessons of his campaign already lost?<p>There has been a lot of learned comment recently that seems to be constructing a premature obituary not only for the Sanders campaign, but also a premature obituary for whatever influence it will have going forward. Jamelle Bouie's is …

Middle-class

Islamic State Ups the Size and Sophistication of Its Drone Fleet

Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria are stepping up their efforts to use small, remotely piloted drones to their advantage, increasing both the …

Drones

Clinton whales on Sanders on eve of New York primary

Hillary Clinton hammered Bernie Sanders on the eve of the New York primary about his uneven record on gun control, as she tried to put a final seal on her lead in the delegate-rich state.<p>The former secretary of state took the stage with a trio of powerful women — former Rep. Gabby Giffords …

Government

In one of the world's most violent countries, the police are adding to the carnage

Venezuela's capital, Caracas, earned the ignominious distinction of being the world's most violent city in 2015, based on its homicide rate.<p>Crime and violence are rampant throughout the country, and a recent report from Human Rights Watch and a Venezuelan human-rights organization indicates that …

Venezuela

Marcus Cannon, Patriots' offensive line have something to prove in 2016

Free agency, the combine and the owners meetings are in the rearview mirror and the draft is just a few days away. It's time to get back to football …

NFL

Apple says the average iPhone is unlocked 80 times a day

A majority of people use TouchID or a passcode<p>Apple on Friday divulged a fascinating iPhone statistic: owners unlock their device, on average, 80 times a day. The company disclosed the figure during a press briefing centered on the many layers of iPhone security it employs to protect customers — …

Mobile Technology

Lawsuit makes claims about Trump-Ailes ties

Donald Trump's campaign manager once boasted that Fox News chief Roger Ailes was on board with Trump's presidential campaign and even signed a written letter offering to provide help, according to a new lawsuit brought by a Republican political strategist.<p>The lawsuit also alleges that Corey …

Donald Trump

Patriots' miscue with Dominique Easley should spark internal reflection

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL:<p>1. Bill Belichick wouldn’t be human if he didn’t question …

NFL

Immigration case puts renewed focus on Garland nomination

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hundreds of protesters yelled and chanted in front of the Supreme Court Monday while the eight justices heard a potentially landmark immigration case. But much of the focus was on a person who wasn't there: Merrick Garland.<p>With justices appearing to be split on ideological lines …

Tea Party

Why the US and Saudi Arabia still need each other

President Barack Obama's visit next week can help contain these differences and emphasize common interests but it won't restore the relationship to its glory days.<p>A long history of ups and downs<p>The U.S.-Saudi alliance dates to 1943, when the future Kings Faysal and Khalid visited the White House at …

Middle East

Apple iPhone SE review: A compelling blend of old and new

Even though we all knew it was coming, Apple's iPhone SE announcement still managed to raise eyebrows ... and plenty of questions. Is there still a market for a 4-inch iPhone? Is Apple playing it safe with its design? Arguably, the answer to both these questions is yes, but after a week of using …

A 3-way presidential race? It's not too late for another White House bid

WASHINGTON -- It's not too late: If Donald Trump loses the Republican presidential nomination, he says he might run for the White House anyway. And if Trump wins the GOP nomination, anti-Trump candidates from the party establishment are considering doing the same.<p>While it's an uphill climb and …

Government