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Conservative strategist makes 'inexcusable mistake' in claim Kavanaugh accuser had misidentified attacker

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A conservative strategist and defender of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh apologized Friday for making "an appalling and inexcusable mistake" when he claimed Thursday that Kavanaugh's accuser had misidentified her alleged assailant as Kavanaugh.<p>In a tweet, Ed Whelan, the …

U.S. Supreme Court

Mnangagwa: Government will comply with massacre report

Zimbabwe's President tells Amanpour that he will accept whatever recommendations are made by an inquiry into a 1983 massacre that occurred while he was the country's security chief.

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Female friends defend Kavanaugh against sexual assault allegation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A group of women who identified themselves as friends and former colleagues of Brett Kavanaugh defended the embattled Supreme Court nominee who has been accused of sexual assault on Friday at a news conference in Washington.<p>Standing behind a banner that spelled out the words …

U.S. Supreme Court

Pompeo threatens Iran: 'they're going to be held accountable'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a stark warning to Iran Friday, telling CNN that Washington will take direct action against Tehran for any attacks, even those using proxy forces, against US interests.<p>"We have told the Islamic Republic of Iran that using a proxy force to …

Foreign Policy

The allegations of abuse against Keith Ellison aren't going away

<b>(CNN) —</b> Back in August, the son of a former girlfriend of Rep. Keith Ellison alleged that the Minnesota Democrat had abused his mother in the course of that relationship.<p>Austin Monahan said he found a video on his mother's computer showing that Ellison had forcefully tried to drag her off of a bed …

Affordable Care Act

Catholic bishop in India arrested after being accused of raping nun

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> A Catholic bishop in India's southern state of Kerala was arrested Friday in the alleged rape of a nun, according to a police official.<p>Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been accused of raping a nun multiple times between 2014 and 2016 in a case that has drawn widespread attention in …

Pope Francis

Most people don't report sexual harassment and a majority think that's a real problem

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has called into question whether Christine Blasey Ford was actually attacked by Brett Kavanaugh during their high school years and argued if the allegation was real, the professor would have reported it at the time.<p>As a result, victims of assault have been sharing …

Sexual Harassment

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Senate Judiciary Committee likely proposing Wednesday hearing with Ford testifying first

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Senate Judiciary Committee will likely propose holding a hearing next Wednesday where they will hear testimony from both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault, according to two sources with knowledge of the …

Senate Judiciary Committee

Melania Trump's spokeswoman reprimanded for Hatch Act violation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stephanie Grisham, communications director for first lady Melania Trump, was issued a warning letter from the Office of the Special Counsel for violating the Hatch Act in July when she tweeted in acknowledgment of her third-year anniversary working for Trump.<p>The Hatch Act prohibits White …

Kellyanne Conway

Behind the scenes of 'Madam Secretary' during a day of historic cameos

<b>(CNN) —</b> For some advice on a delicate situation, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord is going to turn to three people who know what it's like to deal with a tough decision on the season premiere of "Madam Secretary."<p>Executive producer Barbara Hall knew they were "reaching for the stars" when they …

Hillary Clinton

Austrian journalist formally arrested in Turkey on political charges, lawyer says

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Austrian journalist detained in Turkey 10 days ago has been formally arrested on political charges, along with two Turkish citizens, their attorney told CNN on Friday.<p>Max Zirngast, Hatice Göz and Mithatcan Türetken are accused of being members of the communist organization TKP Kivilcim, …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Today's Google Doodle is a heartwarming tribute to Mr. Rogers

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a beautiful day for the legacy of Fred Rogers, one of America's most beloved television personalities.<p>Fans on Friday awoke to a Google Doodle marking the 51st anniversary of the filming of the first episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."<p>The stop-motion animation begins with Rogers …

Fred Rogers

Your ultimate guide to DNA at-home testing kits

At-home DNA testing kits have surged in popularity recently, due to their affordability and ease of use, as well as the sheer number that are available to shop right now.<p>Different brands have different capabilities in terms of the information they can extract. Some can give you insight into your …

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This $20 travel e-book bundle will change how you plan your next vacation

<i>As part of an ongoing series, the CNN Underscored team showcases outstanding deals you can shop right now on the CNN Store. Each week, our staff chooses a product to feature that we think you'll love. This week, we're highlighting</i> <i>the Lonely Planet Travel Hacker eBook Bundle, $19.99</i>.<p>Perhaps you'd …

eBooks

These tweets show why people don't report sexual assaults

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's no standard way survivors talk about sexual assault. It isn't always a police phone call and a rape kit; sometimes it's years of silence. Sometimes it trickles out, little by little, and then all at once; like a dam that swells and breaks and floods.<p>Part of it is fear: Will I be …

Foster Care

Christine Blasey Ford to speak with FBI about death threats

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, will speak to the FBI on Friday in San Francisco about the death threats against her, a source close to Ford tells CNN.<p>The FBI investigation pertains only to the threats Ford has received since …

Chuck Grassley

The drama with Kanye West, Nick Cannon and Drake

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kanye West has a message for Nick Cannon, Drake and Tyson Beckford: Keep my wife's name out of your mouths.<p>The outspoken rapper posted a series of videos on Instagram Thursday in which he addressed the trio and insisted that they stop talking about West's wife, reality star/entrepreneur Kim …

Kim Kardashian

Robert Redford says it was a 'mistake to say I was retiring'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Robert Redford has at least one regret.<p>The actor admits that perhaps he spoke too soon when saying he was "retiring" from acting.<p>"I think it was a mistake to say that I was retiring because you never know," Redford told People at the New York premiere of his film, "The Old Man & the Gun." …

Film Festivals

'No record' response raises questions about Democratic candidate's claim in security clearance form controversy

<b>(CNN) —</b> The law enforcement arm of the United States Postal Service says that it has no record of receiving an official request for a Democratic Virginia congressional candidate's official personnel file, despite the candidate claiming the request was sent on her behalf in December 2017.<p>The …

Security

Meet the NFL's Canadian renaissance man, Dr. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

<b>Carson, California (CNN) —</b> Standing six-foot five-inches and weighing 321-pounds, Montreal native Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is not your average doctor.<p>The fifth-year NFL right guard is an integral part of the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs offensive line -- and a recent graduate of The Faculty of …

Kansas City

The 35 most mind-blowing lines from Donald Trump's Las Vegas speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump was in Las Vegas on Thursday night to headline a campaign rally for Sen. Dean Heller, the most endangered Republican incumbent on the ballot this fall. He did a pre-rally interview with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity -- "Wave to the fake news media," Hannity told Trump …

Fake News

Kenya lifts ban on lesbian film 'Rafiki' making it eligible for Oscars

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Kenyan high court has temporarily lifted the ban on 'Rafiki' a movie about love between two women.<p>The ruling will allow Kenyan adults to view the movie for the first time in the country for just one week.<p>The film was banned by Kenya's Film and Classification Board (KFCB) in April because …

Same-Sex Couples

Trump backs away from demand to declassify documents related to Russia investigation

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to back away from his earlier demand for the "immediate declassification" of various documents and text messages related to the Russia investigation, kicking the issue instead to the Justice Department watchdog.<p>Trump sent two tweets on Friday …

Donald Trump

Recaps and previews: The week in politics, GIF'd

<b>(CNN) —</b> While the news surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh dominated the news this week (and you should definitely catch up on it), here are some things that you might have missed.<p>President Donald Trump visited areas damaged by Hurricane Florence. During his time in North Carolina, a …

Johnson Space Center

Ryan Reynolds jokes about quiet as car crashes

Ryan Reynolds channeled his inner Deadpool to tease the director of his upcoming film with Netflix.

Ryan Reynolds

'I think I got it in '91,' Joe Biden says of Anita Hill hearing

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that he understood at the time of the Anita Hill hearing the gravity of women coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment or assault and the importance of how they are treated.<p>Biden has faced criticism for years over his …

Joe Biden

Bobi Wine says police seized his passport, 'violated rights' on return

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ugandan politician Bobi Wine said security forces seized his passport and "violated his rights" when he arrived in the country Thursday following treatment in the US.<p>The musician posted on social media Friday that he was harassed right from the tarmac at the Entebbe airport and "forced into …

Deaths on college and high school football fields are a rare -- but reliable -- tragedy

<b>(CNN) —</b> This fall, more than a million kids, teens and young men will line up on the hash marks for another season of football. Millions more will watch, either as rabid fans or, increasingly, as concerned parents and loved ones.<p>It isn't just the looming threat of broken bodies or chronic brain …

High School Football

Watch eel change shape right before your eyes

EV Nautilus has released footage of a rare gulper eel shifting shape, a unique method it uses to intimidate predators.

Electric Vehicles