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Trump Has Quietly Accomplished More Than It Appears

The chaos, legislative fumbling, and legal jeopardy should not obscure the ways that the administration is remaking federal policy in consequential ways.<p>Imagine, if you will, that there is a shadow government.<p>The actual government, the administration of Donald Trump, is coming off the worst week of …

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Donald Trump Eats First

Even prominent right-wing populists are beginning to worry that they invested their faith in an unstable leader.<p>This week, as Donald Trump publicly attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an assault one restrained observer described as “a multitiered tower of political idiocy, a sublime monument …

Donald Trump

Despite all the bluster, insults and bullying, Donald Trump is too scared to fire Jeff Sessions, instead subjecting him to a dripfeed of humiliation<p>• Jill Abramson is a political columnist for the Guardian<p>Like most bullies, Donald Trump is really a coward.<p>Although he spent a dozen seasons on “The …

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US structures are glowing green in support of the Paris Agreement

A green glow emerged on some buildings and structures in major US cities Thursday night, in observance of the Paris Agreement on climate change — despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the pact.<p>Trump's move prompted criticism from many places of the world and in the US. …

The 50 Scariest Movies of All Time

From classic jumps to psychological horror, these films might just keep you awake at night.<p>What makes a scary movie scary?<p>If you glanced at what's come out in the past 20 years, you might think it's the amount of diced body tissue flying around the screen. Horror has always depended on shock value …

The Latest: Trump didn't sound like conventional president

NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local):<p>10:55 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump …

It's getting harder to say Russian meddling didn't actually help lead to Trump's victory and Clinton's loss

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Before we get to James Comey, fake Russian intelligence and the fact that it's getting very hard to say the Russians didn't affect the outcome of the election, let's start this with the obvious caveat that there were a great many factors that led to Hillary Clinton's loss to …

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How to cripple a presidency in 10 days

<b>(CNN) —</b> The stock market had closed for the day, nine-to-five jobs had let out about 40 minutes earlier, and the evening commute was heating up. It was, as far as could be said in these odd times, a normal Tuesday.<p>Then, boom.<p>White House press secretary Sean Spicer made the announcement to …

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Isabella Lovin signs bill surrounded by women colleagues, apparently a reference photos of Trump signing bills surrounded by men<p>Sweden’s deputy prime minister, Isabella Lövin, has published a photograph of herself signing a climate bill surrounded by her closest female colleagues, apparently …

Fossil Fuels

Donald Trump is using Barack Obama as a security blanket

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump spent months running against Barack Obama's leadership style, faulting him for being "weak and ineffective" on Iran, lacking of focus the "real" job numbers and inability to combat ISIS because he was the group's "founder."<p>What a difference a few months …

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Trump just got checked and balanced

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The rapid halting of President Donald Trump's immigration order has given him his first exposure to the limits on his presidential power, a sharp awakening for a real estate mogul accustomed to the wide unilateral prerogative of a chief executive.<p>With the order mired in legal …

Trump's criticism of judge shows limits of staff's influence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Late Friday night, some of President Donald Trump's top advisers huddled on the phone to craft a response to a court ruling that …

The rise and fall (and rise) of M. Night Shyamalan's career in one chart

The writer and director, who's influenced as much by Alfred Hitchcock as Steven Spielberg, broke out young with his second feature in 1999, "The Sixth Sense," a box-office hit with a genuinely shocking twist ending that had everyone talking about it — and executives more than willing to bankroll …

US suspends enforcement of travel ban, DOJ appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has appealed a judge's order temporarily blocking President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban, …

Rosa Parks' Birthday: 5 Things You May Not Know About Civil Rights Icon

She didn’t know it at the time but December 1, 1955 would be the day that would put her name in history books. That was the day when Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.<p>Her act of resistance that day unleashed a movement that helped to end legal segregation in the U.S., …

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A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

Political Science

Gay rights issue resolved, New York mayor joins in St. Patrick's parade | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended his two-year boycott of the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Thursday, joining in the world’s largest celebration of Irish heritage after organizers opened the event up to all openly LGTB marchers.<p>New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (C) …

Laura Bush: 'Don't ask' if I'll vote for Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former first lady Laura Bush declined to say if she would vote for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's presidential bid should he win the nomination and warned Americans against embracing isolationism and xenophobia, in an interview published Thursday.<p>Bush at first said she …

Poroshenko: Russia trying to drive wedge between European states

The Ukrainian president has urged Europe not to fall victim to Russian blackmail. Some in Germany view Moscow as essential to solving the refugee and …

Oscar-nominated actor who came out in 2014 attacks pace of industry change on diversity, and says new film Freeheld mirrors her own journey<p>Ellen Page has accused Hollywood of double standards on homosexuality, arguing that she should be able to play roles of any sexuality despite having recently …

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'That Sugar Film' reveals what's hiding in some 'health' foods

Taking a page out of the Morgan Spurlock filmmaker-as-lab-rat playbook, Damon Gameau's revealing "That Sugar Film" documents one man's not-so-sweet discovery about the insidious nature of sugar in so-called "healthier" processed foods.<p>Rather than opting for the more obvious junk-food choices, …

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …

6 times men brilliantly shut down Hollywood sexism

From Tom Hardy to Mark Ruffalo, male celebrities are increasingly speaking out about gender bias in their industry<p>Recently, Melissa McCarthy revealed that she called out a sexist reporter who called her “hideous” during the press tour for her 2014 film “Tammy.” Galvanized by McCarthy’s remarks -- …

Putin rules deaths of Russian troops in 'special operations' a state secret

Critics accuse Russian leader of imposing an effective blackout on news of death of soldiers as Moscow continues to deny involvement in Ukraine<p>President Vladimir Putin has declared all deaths of <b>Russian</b> soldiers during "special operations" to be classified as a state secret, in a move that comes as …

And the top 100 gaming channels generated more than 6bn views that month, led by PewDiePie, Popular MMOs and Stampy<p>The 10 most popular games channels on YouTube generated more than 2.2bn video views in January alone, led by Let’s Play gamer Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg with 417.9m views that …

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Games company’s new Creators Program aims to share advertising income, but the owner of YouTube’s biggest channel isn’t impressed<p>Nintendo’s launch of a “Creators Program” to share YouTube advertising revenues from videos featuring its games has been criticised by the platform’s biggest star, …

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Deadly subway malfunction leaves many unanswered questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commuters are demanding information after an electrical malfunction filled a Washington subway tunnel with smoke, forcing hundreds …

Artist Walks For Hours In Snowshoes To Create Sublime Snow Drawings

Sonja Hinrichsen is a snow artist. It's not her official title -- she conducts a lot of art interventions in nature, and pursues photography and good ol' fashioned ink drawings. But her snow drawings are nestled rightfully at the top of her artist website, revealing what happens when a professional …

Hayworth features gay son in ad

Part of complete coverage on<p>2014 Midterm Elections<p>By <b>Eric Bradner</b>, CNN<p>updated 6:47 PM EDT, Wed October 29, 2014<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Republican Nan Hayworth is challenging openly gay Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney<br>• Hayworth's gay son defends his mother in a new ad, saying she's "no extremist"<br>• Hayworth's stances …

North Korea says leader has reappeared

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korean state media has attempted to end the international speculation about the whereabouts of leader Kim Jong Un by publishing the first photos of him in more than a month.<p>The North Korean leader gave "field guidance" to a newly built residential district and visited the Natural …