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Oscar nominees have these gifts in the bag

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't call it an Oscars gift bag.<p>The 2017 "Everyone Wins" nominee swag bag is not affiliated with the Academy Awards, nor is it available to everyone.<p>But that last part is not for lack of trying, said the man who created the bags.<p>"People are excited -- is the word I would use -- judging …


Trump: Last night in Sweden ...

President Trump's reference to "what's happening last night in Sweden" is raising many questions around the Internet.

North Carolina's loss is New Orleans' gain

As the NBA All-Star Game prepares to tip off in New Orleans, Charlotte, North Carolina, residents weigh in on the NBA's decision to move the game from their city.

North Carolina

Mattis disagrees with Trump's stance on media

Secretary of Defense James Mattis told a group of reporters that he disagrees with President Trump's comments calling the press the "enemy of the American" people, adding he has no issues with the press.

James Mattis

You've committed the graver sin, Senator Scott

<b>(CNN) —</b> No one should have more sympathy for Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) than me. As the first black man elected to the US Senate from the Deep South since Reconstruction, Scott occupies a remarkable position in Congress.<p>And yet when he took to the floor and read off the disgusting comments …


Donald Trump and the psychology of blame

<b>(CNN) —</b> In eighth grade, I ran for student council president. The candidates all had to speak in the auditorium to the entire student body. An opponent went first, and promised to have soda come out of the water fountains throughout the school. The audience applauded wildly. When I spoke, I argued …


Blast near Bogota bullring injures 31, many of them police, reports say

<b>(CNN) —</b> An explosion Sunday near the Santamaria bullfighting ring in downtown Bogota, Colombia, injured at least 31 people, many of them policemen, according to reports.<p>Two of the 31 were seriously injured, Mayor Enrique Peñalosa tweeted. At least 10 police officers were hurt, according to the …

Police search for suspect in deaths of Indiana teens who vanished on hike

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators have identified a suspect in the deaths of two teens who went missing during a hike, Indiana State Police said Sunday.<p>The bodies of Liberty "Libby" German, 14, and Abigail "Abby" Williams, 13, were found Tuesday in woods about 70 miles northwest of Indianapolis, the Carroll …

Senators want Russia-related materials preserved

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Senate Intelligence Committee is asking more than a dozen agencies, organizations and individuals to preserve communications related to the panel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>The panel, led by chairman Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, and top …

Kraft Heinz pulls plug on massive Unilever bid

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Never mind. Two days into its public courtship of Unilever, Kraft Heinz is walking away, scuttling what would have been one of the biggest brand mash-ups ever.<p>The food conglomerate, which is backed by investor Warren Buffett, withdrew its $140 billion-plus takeover bid for European …


Zakaria: Trump has 'hardly done anything'

<b>(CNN) —</b> CNN's Fareed Zakaria had strong words on Sunday for President Donald Trump's performance so far, imploring viewers to "not confuse motion with progress," and arguing that Trump has "hardly done anything."<p>"The first few weeks of the Trump administration have been an illustration of that line …

Donald Trump

Priebus denies collusion between Trump campaign and Russian officials

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday there was no collusion between anyone involved in President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian officials.<p>Priebus, in an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, also offered the closest thing to an official timeline for …

Reince Priebus

The cleric who altered the course of modern history

Peter Bergen is CNN's National Security Analyst and the author of "The Osama bin Laden I Know," which this article draws upon in part.<p>(CNN)Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Egyptian cleric who inspired terrorist plots in New York during the early 1990s and who died in an American prison on Saturday, was also …


Speaker Ryan to take quiet border trip

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Paul Ryan's secretive trip to the border, President Donald Trump's moves on Obamacare and Steve Bannon's media victory -- those stories and more fill out this week's Inside Politics forecast.<p>1) The House speaker's staff tries to keep his border trip quiet<p>Rep. Paul Ryan is …

Steve Bannon

Trump's Sweden comment raises questions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's reference to "what's happening last night in Sweden" during a Saturday rally in Florida raised questions in Sweden and around the internet about what he really meant and where he gets his information.<p>Trump referenced the Scandinavian nation, known for …

U.S. Politics

Bernstein: Trump press attacks worse than Nixon

Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein says that President Donald Trump's attacks on the media are "more treacherous" than those by former President Richard Nixon.

SpaceX launches and lands another rocket

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> SpaceX is back in action and has successfully completed a historic launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.<p>After a delay 24 hours earlier over concerns about the rocket, the launch on Sunday appeared to go flawlessly.<p>It was the first SpaceX launch from Florida since a Falcon 9 …

Vice President Pence visits former Nazi concentration camp

<b>Dachau, Germany (CNN) —</b> A day after delivering the first major foreign policy address of the Trump administration, US Vice President Mike Pence toured the spare gray prison yards here where Jews and others assembled for daily roll call during the Holocaust.<p>It was a low-key visit to this Nazi-era …


Kasich: Repealing Medicaid expansion is 'a very, very bad idea'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he won't "sit silent" and watch the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion get "ripped out" as Republicans work to repeal the law.<p>Kasich, a second-term Republican who sought the GOP's presidential nomination in 2016, told CNN's Jim Sciutto on "State …

Health Care

Putin critic leaves Russia for treatment after alleged poisoning

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> A critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was hospitalized this month after suspected poisoning, has left the country to seek further treatment, the man's lawyer said Sunday.<p>"This morning, Vladimir Kara-Murza flew abroad with his wife Evgenia Kara-Murza, accompanied by …


Jim Jones on national security adviser questions: 'I've had my turn in the barrel'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Jones, who was President Barack Obama's national security adviser, said Sunday he hasn't been asked to consider doing the job again under President Donald Trump.<p>"No, I have not had any contact with the White House, and I think that I've had my turn …

U.S. Politics

Kasich: World leaders 'just not sure' where Trump stands

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that world leaders at a major security conference in Munich are "just not sure" where President Donald Trump stands on key foreign policy questions.<p>"There is a question that in a time of crisis, where will America be?" Kasich told CNN's Jim …

Foreign Policy

Car bomb in Somalia leaves at least 30 dead

<b>Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) —</b> At least 30 people were killed in a car-bomb blast at a market Sunday in Mogadishu, Capt. Abdirisak Mohamed, a senior Somali police officer, told CNN.<p>Medina Hospital medics said more than 50 people were injured, some critically. Those injured were mostly traders and …

Islamic Extremism

Kasich: World leaders unsure about Trump

Ohio Gov. John Kasich called for consistency within President Donald Trump's administration, saying that world leaders at the Munich Security Conference are "not sure" about where the US will stand in times of crisis.

Wilders calls Moroccan immigrants 'scum'

Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders said "there is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland who make the streets unsafe" while speaking in Spijkenisse, Netherlands.

Russiagate: What kind of scandal?

Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a New America fellow. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." He also is the co-host of the podcast "Politics & Polls." …

National Security Council

Syria ceasefire opens door for political solution, UN says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The UN's envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, says the latest ceasefire in the war-ravaged country is holding better than previous ones and that the pause in fighting should pave the way for talks toward a political solution.<p>A ceasefire between the Syrian government and armed opposition …


Graham: 2017 year of kicking Russia in the ass

During a panel at the Munich Security Conference, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called on President Donald Trump to punish Russia for interfering in the 2016 US election and sharply rebuked Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for that interference.

Sergey Lavrov

Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu Airport

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man forced his way into a secure area at Honolulu International Airport and died after he was detained, the Hawaii Department of Transportation said.<p>The incident took place at the airport's commuter terminal Saturday morning. The unidentified man forced his way through the exit lane of …


More rain in store after 5 killed in California storms

<b>(CNN) —</b> Waterlogged Northern California will get more heavy rainfall into Wednesday, renewing fears about flooding in the region.<p>The new onslaught of rain comes as Southern California dries out following downpours that left five people dead.<p>A flood warning is in effect for Northern California's …