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56% of Americans Disapprove of President Trump's Response to Charlottesville

A majority of Americans disapproved of President Donald Trump’s response to the deadly clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., …

Patrick Stewart reveals he uses weed like, every single day

While Attorney General Jeff Session continues to terrify the marijuana industry with his ridiculous comments about pot, medical marijuana got yet …

Cannabis

Samsung's fancy Galaxy Tab S3 costs just as much as an iPad Pro, but it comes with the S-Pen

Productivity tablet wars, begun they have.<p>When Samsung unveiled its new 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S3 tablet last month, it was clear Samsung designed it to …

Two dead as ousting of South Korea's disgraced president Park Geun-hye sparks clashes

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office after judges voted unanimously to impeach her.<p>The historic ruling triggered violent protests in the streets, with two people dying in clashes between demonstrators and …

South Korea

U.S. jobless claims near 43-year low; wholesale inventories surge | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to near a 43-year low, amid a further tightening of the labor market that could eventually spur faster wage growth.<p>Applicants fill out forms during a job fair at the Southeast LA-Crenshaw …

An archive made public by Cornell University goes beyond the cliches of cotton-pickers to show African Americans embracing life after slavery

African-American News

Fact-checking the State of the Union

A State of the Union address is often difficult to fact-check, no matter who is president. The speech is a product of many hands and is carefully vetted, so major errors of fact are relatively rare. But State of the Union addresses often are very political speeches, an argument for the president's …

Private Sector

Northeast hit by its biggest snowstorm of the winter

BOSTON (AP) — The biggest storm to hit the Northeast this winter dropped a foot or more of snow along the New York-to-Boston corridor Thursday, turning roads treacherous, grounding flights and giving millions of people weather whiplash a day after temperatures soared into the 50s and 60s.<p>Scores of …

Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing America from its Asian allies, as China's influence in the region rises.<p>Fulfilling a campaign pledge to end American involvement in the 2015 …

State department voices surprise after PM’s spokesman says US secretary of state’s comments on settlements were ‘inappropriate’<p>Theresa May has distanced the UK from Washington over John Kerry’s condemnation of Israel, in comments that appear to be designed to build bridges with the incoming Trump …

Israel

Putin says he won’t deport U.S. diplomats as he looks to cultivate relations with Trump

MOSCOW — On a day when everyone expected him to go low, Russian President Vladimir Putin took the high road, bowing out of a growing diplomatic showdown with the administration of President Obama in a gambit to woo his successor, Donald Trump.<p>In a rare, and calculated, break from the diplomatic …

Russia

Wages Are Increasing, But What's Behind It?

The Great Recession ended 7 1/2 years ago, and job gains have been steady since, but greater demand for workers is only starting to increase pay.<p>The increases are still relatively modest, and the data are still mixed. In October, for example, the Labor Department reported average hourly earnings …

John Kerry to Andrea Mitchell: U.S. Allies Won't Be 'Swayed' by Trump's Tweets

Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said American allies will not be "swayed and intimidated by a tweet" from President-elect Donald Trump, who has repeatedly weighed in on foreign affairs on social media despite not yet taking office.<p>In an exclusive interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell, …

Man Arrested Following Berlin Truck Attack Is Released

<b>Updated at 3:30 p.m. ET</b><p>A day after a truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin killed 12 people and wounded 48 more, the only identified suspect has been released from custody due to a lack of evidence, according to German officials.<p>No other arrests have been made in connection with the attack. …

Senate close to votes on gun-control measures but no bipartisan agreement in sight

The Senate is expected to vote Monday on a series of competing gun-control measures that will highlight the continuing divide between Democrats and Republicans over how Congress should respond to mass shootings.<p>All are likely to fail as the two parties largely retreat to their respective corners on …

Guns

Fallujah fight stalled by fierce fighting, civilian concerns

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi military's advance into Fallujah was stalled Wednesday by fierce resistance from Islamic State fighters and concerns over protecting tens of thousands of civilians still trapped inside the strategic city, officials said.<p>With the operation in its second week, …

Tensions rise after South’s navy fires shots to chase away two North Korean ships that briefly crossed the maritime boundary<p>North Korea has threatened to fire at South Korean warships if they cross a disputed western sea border, one day after the South’s navy fired warning shots to chase away two …

North Korea

Obama in Hiroshima calls for 'world without nuclear weapons'

<b>Hiroshima (CNN) —</b> Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where he called for a "world without nuclear weapons" during his remarks at the city's Peace Memorial Park.<p>Obama said that "71 years ago on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and …

Ammon Bundy urges protesters to leave refuge

BURNS, Ore. — Oregon militia leader Ammon Bundy is urging his followers at a wildlife refuge near Burns, Ore., to leave, according to a statement released by his attorney.<p>Bundy's lawyer, Mike Arnold, read a statement by Bundy, arrested Tuesday, on the steps of a courthouse in Portland.<p>"Right now, I …

Oregon

Islamist gunmen kill 17 in Somalia beach restaurant attack | Reuters

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu when five Islamist gunmen set off bombs and stormed a popular beach-front restaurant late on Thursday, Somali police said.<p>Al Shabaab, a militant group aligned with al Qaeda, said its fighters set off two car …

• Golden State Warriors 132-98 Cleveland Cavaliers<br>• JR Smith ejected after flattening Harrison Barnes<p>Steph Curry scored 35 points in three quarters, Andre Iguodala added 20 and Golden State returned to the arena where they won the NBA championship last season as they embarrassed the Cleveland Cavaliers …

Basketball

Nearly 19,000 civilians killed in Iraq in 21-month period, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly 19,000 civilians were killed in Iraq between January 2014 and October 2015 -- a toll the United Nations calls "staggering" in a new report.<p>The report, released Tuesday, outlined the horrific impact that Iraq's ongoing conflict is having on its civilian population.<p>Much of the …

Tony Parker had 24 points and San Antonio used a furious start to the fourth quarter to beat Cleveland 99-95 on Thursday night<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers gave San Antonio another tense test at home before the Spurs rose up on defense for what they deemed their biggest win of the season.<p>Related: The …

Basketball

Obama administration proposes $4B spend to tackle legal barriers to rapid rollout of self-driving cars

When Tesla’s Elon Musk tweeted that he expected to the company’s cars to be able to drive themselves across the U.S. from coast to coast within two years, my response was that I might believe the tech could hit that deadline, but not the law. It seems I may be wrong.<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that the Obama …

Walmart To Close 152 U.S. Stores, Affecting 10,000 Jobs

Walmart is closing dozens of stores in the United States as it looks to pare underperforming U.S. stores, expand its promising grocery Neighborhood …

Dow plunges 391 points as fear grips markets

The market freakout of 2016 keeps getting scarier. Cheap oil and China remain the major culprits.<p>The Dow dropped another 391 points on Friday, leaving the index down an incredible 1,437 points in just the first two weeks of the year. The S&P 500 lost 2.3% and the Nasdaq plunged 2.7% to its lowest …

ISIS member behind deadly Istanbul suicide blast, PM says

Read more about this story at CNN Turk.<p><b>Istanbul (CNN) —</b> The suicide bomber who killed at least 10 foreigners Tuesday in a popular central Istanbul tourist area belonged to ISIS, officials said -- an attack that shows the group's nerve, reach and capacity for terror.<p>No group claimed responsibility …