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Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's killer, denied parole again

(CNN)Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon 36 years ago, was denied parole for a ninth time on Monday, on the grounds that his crime was premeditated and celebrity-seeking in nature, the New York State Board of Parole said.<p>The board said Chapman's release would deprecate the …


Gene Wilder was a new kind of Hollywood star

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gene Wilder, who died Monday at 83 after a long illness, was the kind of movie star who could have only come into being during the 1970s, when movies themselves were in flux.<p>For American film, especially, it was a decade of creative upheaval and ferment; when leading men weren't just in the …


Tom Barrack: Trump shouldn't talk about Weiner

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Tom Barrack, a close friend and business associate of Donald Trump, said Monday the Republican presidential nominee should not continue to comment on the latest scandal surrounding former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner.<p>"Personally, I don't (believe he should talk about it)," …

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Hillary Clinton's right-hand woman takes a reluctant turn in the spotlight<p><p>null<p> …

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Turkey targets Kurdish forces in Syria

Turkey's president says he will take action against ISIS and Kurdish forces in northern Syria to keep citizens safe. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.


Trump backer tweets cartoon of Clinton in blackface

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A prominent African-American supporter of Donald Trump tweeted a cartoon portraying Hillary Clinton in blackface that cast her as pandering to black voters.<p>Pastor Mark Burns, the Trump surrogate who tweeted the image Monday afternoon, told MSNBC that he stands by it.He later …

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Steep rise in gun violence in Chicago

CNN's Amara Walker discusses gun violence and issues plaguing Chicago with Liz Dozier, Managing Director of Chicago Beyond.


Gene Wilder's most memorable roles

From Willy Wonka to Dr. Frankenstein, take a look back at some of Gene Wilder's most iconic roles.


Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka,' dead at 83<p><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Gene Wilder, who brought a wild-eyed …


Gilda Radner and Gene Wilder: A love story

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner's first meeting was like a scene out of a romantic comedy, complete with a funny kicker. In fact, the same can be said of much of their Hollywood romance.<p>They met on August 13, 1981, as the sun had just started to hide behind the Hudson River, according to …


Clinton at fundraiser: 'I do not know which Donald Trump will show up' at debates

<b>East Hampton, New York (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton discussed the pros and cons of debating Donald Trump Monday at a fundraiser in the Hamptons, telling donors that while she is preparing to debate, she doesn't "know which Donald Trump will show up."<p>Clinton, who is in the midst of a fundraising blitz …

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Trump disavows robo-call from David Duke

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's campaign is disavowing support from a prominent white nationalist, David Duke, who is once again causing problems for the Republican nominee by claiming that Trump is a kindred spirit.<p>Duke is running for Senate in Louisiana, and he has recorded an automated call …

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Gary Johnson: Build a better immigration system, not a wall

<b>(CNN) —</b> I'm tired of hearing about a big, beautiful wall and who should pay for it. And I'm weary of hearing politicians try to gain votes on the backs of immigrants, both legal and undocumented, by calling one another bigots.<p>As a white guy who served two terms as Governor of New Mexico, a border …

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Is the Indian defense minister Ash Carter's new BFF?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US and India's defense chiefs held their sixth meeting Monday, underscoring US efforts to bolster its relationship with India as part of President Barack Obama's pivot to Asia.<p>US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said that even before Monday's meeting at the Pentagon, he had …


Keep mafia out of Italy earthquake rebuild, warns prosecutor

<b>(CNN) —</b> Italy's anti-mafia chief is adamant that the country's notorious crime syndicate must be kept from infiltrating reconstruction efforts, as an investigation opened into why so many buildings collapsed in a devastating earthquake last week.<p>The earthquake that struck central Italy before dawn …


How Trump can prep for the debate and win

<b>(CNN) —</b> The upcoming debates are Donald Trump's best (and likely last) chance to influence the course of this year's presidential election. The three general election debates planned over the next two months are crucial -- particularly for the candidate who is behind -- because they give voters a …

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Slavery and the national anthem: The surprising history behind Colin Kaepernick's protest

<b>(CNN) —</b> "I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag. I know that I am a black man in a white world."<p>That's not Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose refusal to stand during the national anthem has invited criticism from all corners of the sports world.<p>That's …

White House, Trump object to Kaepernick views of US

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Both the White House and Donald Trump objected Monday to views expressed by NFL star Colin Kaepernick about the treatment of minorities in the US.<p>The quarterback said over the weekend he would not stand for the traditional playing of the "Star Spangled Banner" ahead of a …

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Memorable moments from Gene Wilder's sidesplitting career

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gene Wilder mastered the art of the comic nervous breakdown, the character that always seemed seconds away from a shrieking, totally manic fit.<p>From his breakthrough part in "The Producers," Wilder excelled at moments of explosive rage or sheer desperation. Working with Mel Brooks, he …


Gene Wilder on getting his role as Willy Wonka (2002)

In an interview with Larry King in 2002, Gene Wilder talks about how he got his role as Willy Wonka.


Turkish warplanes wallop Syria, Iraq targets

<b>Gaziantep, Turkey (CNN) —</b> Turkish warplanes extended the country's cross-border military operations on Monday, slamming ISIS strongholds in Syria and pounding Kurdish militants in Iraq, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.<p>Three rockets fired from ISIS-controlled territory in northern Syria into the …


How Colin Kaepernick is bravely speaking truth to power

<b>(CNN) —</b> Colin Kaepernick, the former Pro Bowler, Super Bowl participant and quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, couldn't take it anymore.<p>The well-publicized deaths of blacks at the hands of police, the Black Lives Matter demonstrations and the political unwillingness to radically change the …

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Gene Wilder: I love acting, hate show business (2002)

In an interview with Larry King in 2002, Gene Wilder explained that as much as he loves acting and art, he hates show business.


Chicago, aka 'Chi-raq' likely to top 2015 in number of shootings

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chicago is on track to cross a disturbing threshold and top the number of shootings and homicides in the city in 2015. It's not a war zone, but it helps explain why some people who live there call it Chi-raq, a name that draws an analogy between the city and Iraq.<p>Last Friday to Sunday …

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The most hard-core selfie

Katie Quinn learns about selfies then has a 3D-printed selfie made.


Watch this 2-year-old's dramatic rendition of the ABCs

This video of Violet Ogea's passionate performance has been viewed more than 3 million times on Facebook since her mom Christina posted it on August 25, 2016.


Michelle Obama's ship has come in: Navy attack sub USS Illinois

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US Navy has received an attack submarine sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and named for her home state, the Navy announced Monday.<p>The USS Illinois, a Virginia-class submarine, was christened by Obama at a ceremony last October. It was built by General Dynamics Electric …

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Actor Gene Wilder dead at 83

Actor Gene Wilder, the legendary star of "The Producers" and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" has died. CNN Contributor Nischelle Turner looks back on his career.


Obama to meet Erdogan amid anti-ISIS squabble

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama will meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the sidelines of this week's Group of 20 meetings in China to discuss efforts against ISIS, the White House said on Monday.<p>The meeting, the first between Obama and Erdoğan since a coup attempt in …


Juan Gabriel dead at 66; Mexican music icon wowed crowds at last concert

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Juan Gabriel wooed audiences with soulful pop ballads that made him a Latin American music legend.<p>For devoted fans around the world, his romantic rancheras were go-to tunes in the soundtracks of their lives.<p>The 66-year-old music star died in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday …

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