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DHS secretary: Electronics ban may be expanded to flights departing US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly confirmed to CNN Friday that he is considering expanding the ban on large electronics in airplane cabins to include flights departing from the US to overseas.<p>If that happens, then it would mean any electronic device larger than a cell phone would not …

TSA

2 Texas children die in hot car

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two young children were found dead Friday in Parker County, Texas, in what appears to be a hot car incident.<p>According to a press release from the sheriff's office, the mother of the children -- a 2-year-old girl and a 16-month-old boy -- found them in a locked vehicle, after they "took off."<p>…

Crime

Are you having enough sex? Wrong question

<b>(CNN) —</b> Of all the things contemporary adults believe are vital for a good marriage, a satisfying sex life and fidelity are often the top two. So it's no wonder that a recent study that reports that American couples in the early 2010s have sex, on average, nine fewer times per year than couples in …

Marriage

Trump lost travel ban fight before it began

<b>(CNN) —</b> In announcing the first travel ban in January, President Donald Trump said, "This is the 'Protection of the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.' We all know what that means."<p>As it turns out, we do. It means that you are trying to implement a ban on Muslims entering …

Law

Washington Post: Kushner proposed secret communication channel with Kremlin

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner may have discussed creating a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin with Russia's ambassador Sergei Kislyak, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing US officials …

World Leaders

Tim Kaine's son faces misdemeanor charges after Trump rally incident

<b>(CNN) —</b> Linwood Michael Kaine, a son of Virginia senator and former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, faces misdemeanor charges in Minnesota after an incident at a pro-Donald Trump rally in March.<p>Kaine, 24, was charged Friday by prosecutors in St. Paul with fleeing on foot, concealing identity …

Crime

President Trump passes his first test on the world stage

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's first presidential foray onto the international stage should be judged as a success. His visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy were well managed by the White House and effectively advanced some key foreign policy goals for the new …

Geopolitics

What we learned about Melania Trump from her first international trip

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As the overseas debut of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump draws to a close -- the couple is set to return to Washington this weekend -- there was the usual bluster and bravado from the President.<p>His white-knuckled handshake with France's new president made …

Donald Trump

Texas nurse indicted in second child's death

<b>(CNN) —</b> The crime Texas prosecutors proved three decades ago was horrifying: A nurse entrusted with caring for young children killed a 15-month-old girl by injecting her with powerful drugs, they said.<p>Genene Jones was sentenced to 99 years in prison. Then authorities discovered she might be …

Crime

Trump admin gives embassies broad new discretion to limit travelers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration has approved intensified screening measures for visa applicants trying to reach the US, even as multiple federal courts have blocked its travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries.<p>The State Department released new guidance to embassies worldwide on …

Immigration

DC sniper to be resentenced after judge overturns life-without-parole rulings

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A federal judge in Virginia overturned the two life sentences of Washington-area sniper Lee Boyd Malvo on Friday, more than a decade after he was originally sentenced as a teenager.<p>US District Court Judge Raymond Jackson, in a rare move, sent Malvo's case back to state courts in …

Law

Why the GOP is stuck in neutral

<b>(CNN) —</b> It wasn't pretty, but the Republicans won a much-needed victory Thursday in a raucous special election for Montana's sole seat in the House of Representatives.<p>The winner, Greg Gianforte, faces misdemeanor assault charges for allegedly choking and body-slamming a reporter the night before …

Greg Gianforte

Why we need to watch Sean Spicer squirm

<b>(CNN) —</b> The White House daily press briefing is often a predictable piece of kabuki theater.<p>Clinton-era press secretary Mike McCurry -- widely considered one of the best to have manned the podium -- famously stayed "deliberately uninformed" about the latest developments in the Monica Lewinsky …

This isn't how to honor veterans

<b>(CNN) —</b> America started observing Memorial Day after the Civil War as a way to commemorate the service of deceased Union soldiers. For Americans today, it has come to mean many other things — from the start of the summer season to a few days of great sales at stores — but the essence of this day …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

White House intervened to add extra littoral combat ship to Navy's budget

<b>(CNN) —</b> The White House intervened in order to add an extra littoral combat ship to Navy's budget request a day after the budget was released, three sources familiar with the decision told CNN, in a move that has befuddled lawmakers and budget experts.<p>The decision to add a second littoral combat …

Military

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, …

Terrorism

WSJ: WH considering vetting Trump's tweets

The White House is considering vetting President Trump's tweets with lawyers, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

TBS

Sean Hannity hangs on to sponsors after controversial week

Sean Hannity closed perhaps the most controversial week of his broadcasting career by taking a vacation. When he returns to work next week, his prime time Fox News program will have a slightly smaller slate of sponsors.<p>As of Friday, multiple companies had decided to yank ads from Hannity's program, …

Donald Trump

Treasury secretary's fiancée to resign from Hollywood CEO job after senator's criticism

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's fiancée will sever ties to the Hollywood business Mnuchin once headed.<p>Louise Linton plans to step down from her position as interim CEO of Dune Entertainment, a film financing firm, according to a letter from Treasury reviewed by CNNMoney.<p>Linton took over the top …

Steven Mnuchin

The $1.3 trillion student loan problem facing Betsy DeVos

When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified about her department's budget this week, most of the hearing focused on her school choice proposal.<p>But DeVos oversees a $1.3 trillion student debt program that was hardly mentioned. About 42 million Americans currently have federal student loans, and …

Betsy DeVos

Noma Mexico: The experience of a lifetime?

<b>Tulum, Mexico (CNN) —</b> How much would you pay for the hottest meal ticket in town? In a world where access is everything, high rollers (and even medium rollers who throw caution to the wind) are willing to shell out big bucks for exclusive experiences and their ancillary bragging rights.<p>Tickets to a …

Restaurants

Kelly on non-criminal ICE arrestees: 'not the valedictorians'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly defended the uptick in immigration arrests by his agents with colorful language in an interview with FOX News Friday morning.<p>"Seventy-five percent of the people that the great men and women of ICE have taken into custody, 75% are criminals. …

Immigration

The Russia investigation: Everything you need to know

Washington<p><b>Washington (CNN) —</b> After months of dramatic congressional testimony, bombshell news reports and partisan jousting, the ever-evolving saga about alleged Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election and investigation into possible collusion by members of Donald Trump's campaign …

World Leaders

Chinese fighter jets conduct unsafe maneuver near US aircraft

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Two Chinese J-10 fighter jets conducted unsafe maneuvers while intercepting a US surveillance aircraft that was operating in international airspace near the South China Sea, according to the Navy.<p>The incident occurred Wednesday and is the second contentious encounter involving US …

South China Sea

6 key moments from President Trump's first trip abroad

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> While reports surrounding the ongoing Russia probe continued to plague his administration back in Washington, President Donald Trump embarked on his first trip abroad since taking office.<p>And in typical Trump fashion -- the President broke from tradition.<p>Unlike any of his …

Donald Trump

Greg Gianforte won. Now what do Republicans do?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greg Gianforte, less than 24 hours removed from being charged with assault for "body-slamming" a reporter, won the Montana special election on Thursday night.<p>So, now what?<p>We know two things for sure.<p>1. Gianforte will appear in court sometime between now and June 7 to find out whether he …

Elections

Top Trump aide: Coal doesn't make 'much sense anymore'

President Trump has painted himself as the savior of America's coal industry and the countless miners who have been crushed by its demise.<p>"For those miners, get ready because you're going to be working your asses off," Trump said in a May 2016 speech in front of a crowd holding up "Trump digs coal" …

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Yahoo's top editor will leave after Verizon sale

Megan Liberman, the editor-in-chief of Yahoo News, announced Friday that she is leaving the company after the completion of its merger with Verizon.<p>Liberman informed staff of the news in an email, and her departure was confirmed by a Yahoo spokesperson.<p>"For now, I just want to say thank you," …

Marissa Mayer

Trump highlights Manchester bombing, terrorism in Ramadan statement

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a statement wishing Muslims a joyful Ramadan holiday, President Donald Trump expressly referenced this week's terrorist attack in Manchester, calling the bombing at a concert "directly contrary to the spirit of Ramadan."<p>The decision to invoke the act of terrorism that took 22 lives and …

Terrorism

World leaders lobby Trump on climate change at G7

<b>Taormina, Sicily (CNN) —</b> World leaders gathered here engaged in a heated argument over combating climate change, a major point of dispute between G7 heads of state and President Donald Trump, who is considering withdrawing from the landmark Paris climate accord.<p>Trump, who ran for president vowing …

Climate