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Lady Gaga on song about Trayvon Martin: 'How can I not say something?'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lady Gaga is opening up about what could become one of the most talked about songs on her forthcoming new album, "Joanne."<p>In an interview with Beats 1, the singer spoke about penning "Angel Down," a songabout 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, whose shooting death 2012 launched the Black Lives …


'Moonlight' shines as coming-of-age tale

<b>(CNN) —</b> Deeply affecting, "Moonlight" is a small, beautifully told story that resonates well beyond the time spent in the theater. Bleak, but not hopeless, it's also one of those independent films that will rely on critical accolades and awards consideration to magnify its understated glow.<p>A second …


'El Chapo' extradition to US clears another legal hurdle

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is one step closer to facing drug and conspiracy charges in the United States.<p>A Mexican federal judge on Thursday ruled in favor of extraditing Guzman to the US, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said.<p>The decision does not mean Guzman will be …


Rodrigo Duterte flummoxes US with call for 'separation'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's surprise announcement of a military and economic "separation" from the US during a visit to Beijing Thursday left the Obama administration scrambling, as it raised questions about the US role in the region and threatened a realignment of US …


Milwaukee officer who shot Sylville Smith accused of sex assault

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Milwaukee cop who fatally shot Sylville Smith in August watched TV coverage of the violent street protests that followed at a bar with a man who later accused the officer of sexual assault, according to a criminal complaint.<p>The unidentified man told investigators that Officer Dominique …


Venezuela slams video comparing Donald Trump to Hugo Chavez

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new campaign ad comparing Donald Trump to Hugo Chavez isn't sitting well with Venezuela's government.<p>The Democratic National Committee posted a video online this week claiming the Republican presidential nominee's recent remarks have a lot in common with fiery speeches from the late …


GOP lawmaker: Move to oust Ryan grows over speaker's tepid support of Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> The conservative Republican congressman who led the charge to oust former Speaker John Boehner is now agitating for the removal of his replacement.<p>Rep. Mark Meadows said Thursday the effort to remove Speaker Paul Ryan is "picking up some steam" because many GOP lawmakers and a stream of …


Donald Trump: 'I will totally accept' election results 'if I win'

<b>Delaware, Ohio (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump said Thursday he will accept the results of next month's election if he wins, a caveat that threatens to cast unprecedented doubt on the legitimacy of the electoral process.<p>Trump offered a stunning declaration during the final presidential debate that he might …


Georgia teen loses leg after teacher's 'body slam,' attorney says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 13-year-old boy had to have his right leg amputated after a contractor at a Columbus, Georgia, school "body slammed" him repeatedly, an attorney for the boy's family said.<p>Montravious Thomas was injured in September after an employee at Edgewood Student Services Center "body slammed" him …


Obama slams Trump's 'rigged' election claims as 'dangerous'

<b>Miami (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama admonished Donald Trump Thursday, saying the Republican nominee's claims that he might not accept the results of next month's election are "not a joking matter."<p>"I want everybody to pay attention here. This is dangerous," Obama said at a Hillary for America …


Meet the baby who was born twice

<b>(CNN) —</b> Margaret Boemer went for a routine ultrasound 16 weeks into her pregnancy with her third child. She quickly found out that things were far from routine.<p>"They saw something on the scan, and the doctor came in and told us that there was something seriously wrong with our baby and that she had …


The Facebook Live stream that could presage Trump TV

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump has denied any interest in launching a television network. But that's not stopping his campaign from experimenting with something that looks like a prototype.<p>On Wednesday night the campaign worked with a conservative live-streaming site called Right Side Broadcasting …


Baby removed from womb for surgery, then returned

Margaret Boemer went for a routine ultrasound while pregnant with her third child. During the scan, doctors saw a tumor growing from her baby's tailbone.


Did Hillary Clinton reveal classified intel at debate?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Twitterverse was aflame in the hours after Wednesday night's debate with questions about whether or not Hillary Clinton divulged classified information about the country's nuclear arsenal.<p>"There's about four minutes between the order being given and the people responsible for …


3 guys in a bar: 1 for Trump. 1 for Clinton. 1 Undecided

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Three guys walk into a bar...<p>One is a Donald Trump supporter. One is a Hillary Clinton supporter. And one thinks this election is "a lot like the movie 'Idiocracy.'" He detests both candidates. His plan? "Go with my gut on November 8th."<p>From all the media hype, you'd expect these …


Obama personal email among in WikiLeaks Podesta document dump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Correspondences with Barack Obama over his personal account before he was president are among John Podesta's emails in the latest document dump hack published by WikiLeaks on Thursday.<p>The email address listed -- -- is from the period immediately before …


Aleppo: Who still lives in this decimated city -- and why?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine New York City getting annihilated by airstrikes. Or London getting wiped off the map.<p>Unless something changes soon, that's the fate awaiting Aleppo, Syria's massive economic and cultural hub.<p>"Between now and December, if we cannot find a solution, Aleppo will not be there anymore," …


Police dash cam shows officer saving 3-year-old boy

Officer Chase Miller revived a young boy who stopped breathing.


Trump's advice in 2007 book: 'Accept blame' for 'painful defeats'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump continued to cast doubt on the legitimacy of a potential Hillary Clinton victory on Election Day, telling those gathered at a rally Thursday he will accept the results of next month's election if he wins.<p>In doing so, the Republican presidential nominee appears to be ignoring …


Feds: NSA contractor's secrets theft 'breathtaking'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A former government contractor who's charged with stealing thousands of classified and sensitive intelligence files committed "breathtaking" crimes, according to a new filing from federal prosecutors.<p>Harold Thomas Martin, III, 51, has been charged with stealing government …

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Debate moderators completely failed millennials -- and everyone else

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2016, likely the hottest year on record, there's one question US presidential debate moderators had a moral obligation to ask Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: How do you plan to address climate change and rid the economy of fossil fuels?<p>Yet they never did.<p>That's just unbelievable.<p>We're …


Can Trump, Clinton put aside acrimony at charity dinner?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wouldn't even shake hands on the debate stage Wednesday night.<p>But Thursday, the two are expected to poke fun of themselves -- and gently chide each other -- at a fundraiser for Catholic charities that's been a mainstay in presidential politics.<p>Clinton and …


Most feared Wall Street prosecutor warns bankers against silence

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Wall Street's top prosecutor just schooled a room full of New York bankers on bad behavior.<p>Preet Bharara is greatly feared on Wall Street. As the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Bharara has prosecuted dozens of high profile bankers on insider trading and …

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Bizarre Tinder death trial comes to an end

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2014, Warriena Wright fell to her death from her Tinder date's 14th-floor apartment balcony on Australia's Gold Coast. Her date, Gable Tostee, was charged with murder and manslaughter.<p>On Thursday, Tostee was acquitted of all charges, bringing to an end a case that fascinated and divided …


Trump daughter-in-law: GOP candidate has 'always championed women'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Under fire for recent troubling comments about women, Donald Trump is being defended by a woman who claims to know him very well: his daughter-in-law.<p>Speaking to CNN's Brooke Baldwin Thursday, Lara Trump -- married to the GOP presidential candidate's second eldest son, Eric Trump -- said …


Bizarre Tinder death trial comes to an end

In 2014, Warriena Wright fell to her death from her Tinder date's 14th-floor apartment balcony on Australia's Gold Coast. Her date, Gable Tostee, was charged with murder and manslaughter.


The manufacturing boom that Donald Trump ignores

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> "Made in the U.S.A." is not dead. The nation's manufacturing sector is actually booming, even if many people don't realize it.<p>"We don't make our product anymore. It's very sad," Donald Trump said during Wednesday's presidential debate. "We've given it up."<p>In fact, several …


Why the Trump campaign's Al Gore comparison is bogus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump offered a glib assurance Thursday that he would respect the general election outcome, saying he would abide by the results -- dramatic pause -- "if I win."<p>The Republican presidential nominee's top aides and surrogates, including daughter Ivanka Trump, running mate Mike Pence …


Trump never wanted to be America's president; he wants to be its czar

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Donald Trump was a boy growing up in Cold War America, his mentor Roy Cohn played chief henchman in Senator Joseph McCarthy's witch hunt, ruining lives by accusing people of ties to the menacing autocrats in the Kremlin.<p>The Cold War ended in 1991, but the paranoia persists. Trump …


Clinton super PAC has best fundraising month of campaign

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's top-dollar super PAC enjoyed its best month of the campaign in September, a spokesman said Thursday.<p>In total, Priorities USA raised more than $24 million, Justin Barasky said, meaning the group started October with $22 million in the bank.<p>"As the campaign enters its final …