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Donald Trump's 'blood' comment about Megyn Kelly draws outrage

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's feud with Megyn Kelly escalated Friday night when he said the Fox News host had "blood coming out of her wherever" at this week's Republican debate, resulting in swift condemnation from conservatives and a major political event pulling its invitation to him.<p>During …

Donald Trump

Movie Review - Dark Places (2015)

<b>Dark Places</b>, 2015.<p>Written and Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.<br>Starring Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloe Grace-Moretz, Tye Sheridan, Christina …

Horror

Solange Knowles’ New Puma Campaign Is All About Diversity

Solange Knowles has done it again — for the third time, actually. She announced (via Instagram, duh) the launch of her third collection with Puma and this one really takes the cake. The two-part campaign, called Word to the Woman, is centered on diversity and features a group of 14 stellar ladies …

Perseid meteor shower expected to be stellar

<b>(CNN) —</b> A moonless evening gave stargazers a fantastic light show this week.<p>The annual Perseid meteor shower, which is known for being among the brightest of meteor showers, happened near the tail end of summer.<p>The major meteor shower was visible in the Northern Hemisphere.<p>"If you see one meteor …

Meteor Showers

'Strategic blunder': Republicans slam Obama administration as Russia tries Arctic land grab

Republican lawmakers slammed the Obama administration this week after Russia announced it had submitted a bid to the United Nations for huge areas of the Arctic that could contain vast quantities of oil and gas, with one lawmaker describing the application as evidence of a “strategic blunder” on …

'Be picky and have high standards': new dating apps cater to the elite and the rich

It used to be that if you wanted to meet someone of a certain caliber, you would venture to a particular bar. There would be a line at the door with a strict doorman and inside would be a collection of beautiful people, all deemed special because they’d made it past the velvet rope. Now there’s an …

Relationships

Republican presidential debate: 8 takeaways

<b>(CNN) —</b> The top 10 candidates for the Republican presidential nomination only had a few minutes each on Thursday to capture the attention of voters tuning in to the first big-league Republican presidential debate.<p>Donald Trump may have grabbed the most headlines from the night, but the prime-time …

Government

Psych firm that screens Baltimore cops under review

BALTIMORE (AP) — Investigations launched by three agencies into a psychological firm tasked with assessing the mental health of Baltimore's police, …

Mental Health

Ferguson braces for protests on anniversary of Michael Brown shooting | Reuters

(Reuters) - One year after the police shooting of an unarmed black teen thrust Ferguson, Missouri, into the national spotlight, the St. Louis suburb is bracing for a weekend of protests over continued complaints of police violence.<p>Local resident Ken Kendricks Jr. puts his hands together in prayer …

Justice

Chinese Christians hold protest on church roof to protect cross | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Christian protesters in China have camped out for a month on the roof of their church to stop authorities from taking down its cross, defying calls from officials to give up their campaign, congregation members said on Thursday.<p>Communist China officially guarantees freedom of …

China

Video shows Moammar Gadhafi's son, blindfolded and being insulted, beaten

<b>(CNN) —</b> A nine-minute video surfaced online this week showing what appears to be Libyan prison guards abusing one of the sons of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.<p>It is not clear when or how the video was filmed, but it was posted by an Arabic website and has been widely circulated on social …

Africa

New Polish president sworn in and promises he'll make good his election word

Poland’s incoming President looks set to confirm a split at the top of the country if his swearing-in speech is an indicator.<p>In it Andrzej Duda reaffirmed his election promises to prioritise lowering unemployment and deepen Poland’s ties with NATO.<p>But his party and policy statements will set him at …

Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bombing with calls to end 'absolute evil' of nuclear weapons

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday, as its mayor renewed calls for global leaders to rid the world of nuclear weapons, calling them "the absolute evil and ultimate inhumanity."<p>Tens of thousands of people stood for a minute of silence …

Hiroshima

Nashville assailant may have wanted to blow up cinema: police | Reuters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - The hatchet-wielding man shot by police after an attack on a Nashville-area movie theater on Wednesday had a propane canister and lighter fluid on him that he may have wanted to use to set off an explosion, police said on Thursday.<p>Vincente David Montano, 29, who wielded …

Mad Max

At least 15 dead in Saudi mosque suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State

Attacker hit mosque used by members of local security force in south west of country, which has seen a string of bombings by local Isil affiliate<p>A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people in an attack on a mosque used by members of a local security force in southwest Saudi Arabia on Thursday, the …

Democrats set debate schedule

Democrats have got themselves a primary.<p>The first debate for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential contenders will take place October 13 in Nevada and be hosted by CNN, the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday, just hours before Republican hopefuls face off on stage for the first …

Government

50 Years Later, Let's Renew the Voting Rights Act

On March 15, 1965, just eight days after the Bloody Sunday massacre in Selma, President Lyndon Johnson spoke to a joint session of Congress to press for passage of the Voting Rights Bill. Invoking the "cries of pain" of the peaceful protestors as they were "brutally assaulted," LBJ urged lawmakers …

Black History

Why We're Losing the Planned Parenthood Debate, and How We Can Win

Two activists say pro-choice leaders are missing their chance to redefine the conversation on abortion<p>On Monday, a procedural vote on a bill to …

Feminism

One Of Jeb Bush's Favorite Presidents Has Quite An Unfortunate History

The 2016 contender loves James K. Polk -- and we're really confused by it.<p>While campaigning in Iowa in July, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) was asked to name his favorite presidents. After ensuring he had his family's back by putting his father George H.W. Bush and his brother George W. Bush at …

Jeb Bush

Senate leader: Immigration reform 'impossible' under Obama | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday said it was unlikely comprehensive immigration reform could move through the current Congress, saying U.S. President Barack Obama’s executive actions thwarted any bipartisan overhaul.<p>U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch …

Immigration Reform

Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Legacy: Changing How Americans See Satire

For <i>The Daily Show</i> fans, this may be the final, bruising indignity.<p>As the curtain falls tonight on the very first Republican presidential debate — featuring joke-magnet Donald Trump as the election season begins in earnest – satirist supreme Jon Stewart will already be saying goodbye.<p>"It's amazing …

Comedy

I Was Wrong About Bernie Sanders, And So Is Barney Frank and His Fellow Clintonistas

I was critical of Bernie Sanders because I feared his campaign would be ineffective. Barney Frank and his fellow Clintonistas are critical of Sanders because his campaign is being too effective. We're both wrong.<p>In my initial disappointment at Elizabeth Warren's refusal to challenge Hillary …

Obama's choice on Iran deal 'absurd': Senate leader McConnell | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday rejected President Barack Obama’s pitch for the Iran nuclear deal, saying it was “absurd” to argue that lawmakers must essentially choose between the agreement and going to war.<p>Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch …

South Asia

The 2016 Republican Field Is Really Just A Better Version Of The 2012 Republican Field

Almost everyone running this time is in the mold of someone who ran last time.<p>The first debate of the Republican primary has already brought the derision this moment in the cycle always does: that this is a "clown car" overpacked with second-tier candidates.<p>That story gets written about every group …

Republicans

Bernie Sanders: Tonight's GOP debaters don't care about working people

There may be 10 candidates in Thursday night’s prime time Fox debate, but Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders thinks they will all be talking about the same thing.<p>“When you watch that debate just imagine if you are one of the wealthiest people in this country and extremely greedy and selfish, and …

Bernie Sanders

4 Charts That Explain How Latino Voters Feel About 2016 Presidential Candidates

Unsurprisingly, Trump is the least favorite. What about the other candidates?<p>As the number of Latino voters increases, so has the importance of winning their support for presidential candidates. One new study estimates that the winner in 2016 may need nearly half of the Latino vote -- a challenge …

Government

Meet the Republican Presidential Candidates Who Will Debate

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Democrats galvanize around voting rights

The president and candidates use 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act to denounce Republican efforts to limit election access.<p>Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the first debate of the Republican presidential campaign. It’s also shaping up to be the first day of …

Rights & Freedoms

Janelle Monáe Touring With Full Wondaland Roster

Janelle Monáe is taking every act on her Wondaland Records imprint on the road for "The Eephus Tour". The dates take place next month across North America. Monáe will be joined by St. Beauty, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton, and the classic man himself, Jidenna. All shows are free and invite-only; …