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Here's the summary of the Senate tax plan

The Senate tax plan will have key differences from the House tax bill, according to a two-page summary by the Finance Committee. It will preserve the …

Soft Cell: California Inmates Can Pay for Cushier Accommodations

LOS ANGELES — In California, some inmates have all the comforts of home — right in their jail cells.<p>At these so-called pay-to-stay jails, inmates with money have the opportunity to avoid the often-crowded and sometimes crime-ridden Los Angeles County Jail.<p>The facilities, which can run $250 a night, …

Nonprofits

Donald Trump's Cabinet members, ranked by their over-the-top praise of Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump held a super weird Cabinet meeting Monday afternoon. In it, he sat silently as each member of his Cabinet lavished praise on him. Seriously.<p>I wrote about the whole thing here. But -- with the help of super intern Liz Stark, who graduated college Saturday and was at …

Donald Trump

Man imprisoned for 17 years now freed after lookalike mix-up: 'I made it through'

A man who spent 17 years behind bars for a crime he has always said he didn't commit is now free after a case of mistaken identity.<p>The conviction of …

Criminal Justice

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Michelle Obama

Trump Warning to Comey Prompts Questions on ‘Tapes’

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday warned James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director whom he fired this week, against leaking anything negative about him, saying that Mr. Comey “better hope” that there are no secret tapes of their conversations that the president could use in retaliation.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Child refugees in Europe 'forced to sell bodies' to pay smugglers

Governments urged to end ‘most heinous human rights violation’ as report finds widespread sexual exploitation of migrant children in Greece<p>Unaccompanied child refugees in Greece desperate to reach the UK and other parts of northern Europe are being forced to sell their bodies in order to pay …

Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya

MOSCOW (AP) — International organizations on Thursday urged the Russian government to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Russia's southern republic of Chechnya.<p>The respected Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported earlier this month that police in the predominantly Muslim …

Russia

Violence at parade highlights escalating Venezuela protests

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was meant to be a moment of celebration, the commemoration of one of the major milestones that led to Venezuela's independence from its Spanish colonizers 200 years ago. Tuesday's bicentennial festivities for the Battle of San Felix included a military parade and the inauguration of a …

Venezuela

Police fire Georgia officers recorded assaulting man

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia police officers were fired Thursday, a day after authorities say one punched a man who had his hands up and the other kicked the man in the head once he was handcuffed on the ground.<p>The Gwinnett County Police Department said Thursday afternoon that Master Police Officer …

Law Enforcement

13 Dead After Pickup Truck Veers Into Church Van Full of Seniors in Texas

Thirteen people were dead and two others were injured after a pickup truck veered into a church van carrying senior citizens Wednesday afternoon in Texas, authorities said.<p>The driver of the pickup truck<b>,</b> identified as 20-year-old Jack Dillon Young, of Leakey, Texas, survived and was airlifted to a …

Extreme Weather

Putin tells Le Pen Russia has no plans to meddle in French election

Far-right candidate in French presidential election reaffirms support for dropping EU sanctions on Russia after meeting in Moscow<p>Vladimir Putin has received Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin in a surprise move likely to reignite fears in Europe about Russian support for the European far right.<p>Putin told …

Antonio Guterres: Salva Kiir is ignoring famine | South Sudan News

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has accused South Sudan's government of ignoring the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine, 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting.<p>Guterres' rebuke was delivered to the country's president, Salva Kiir, on Thursday, …

Africa

Africa's 'resilient cities' plan for the future

<b>(CNN) —</b> The effects of climate change may not be apparent in some parts of the world just yet.<p>But in Dakar, the battle against nature has already begun, with coastal erosion wreaking havoc on the city's peninsula that stretches into the Atlantic — forcing people to move out of their homes and …

Smart Cities

New York Police Lower Cost Estimate of Guarding Trump and His Tower

It will cost the New York Police Department significantly less to provide presidential protection and to guard Trump Tower than the city had initially estimated, according to the police commissioner, James P. O’Neill.<p>In a letter to members of the New York delegation to Congress seeking …

Trump Tower

‘Not My President’s Day’: Thousands Protest at Anti-Trump Rallies Across U.S.

From coast to coast, thousands of people across the U.S. have spent their President's Day holiday weekend attending rallies sparked by Donald Trump's anti-immigration policies.<p>Rally goers wielding signs in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York poured into the streets on Saturday calling for the …

Rights & Freedoms

Rumors highlight the hidden lives of North Korean leaders

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother could be the best cloak-and-dagger thriller North Koreans will never get to hear. And if they did, they'd likely need some plot explainers — few know Kim Jong Un even had a half-brother.<p>While no …

North Korea

Raids across the U.S. leave immigrant communities and activists on high alert

Sweeping raids by U.S. immigration officials in recent days nabbed hundreds of individuals believed to be in the country illegally, spreading alarm among immigrant rights groups as they scrambled to gather information and warn people in communities nationwide.<p>Through social media and pop-up legal …

Immigration
CNN

Trump bars door to refugees, visitors from seven mainly Muslim nations

WASHINGTON/CAIRO (Reuters) - Five Iraqi passengers and one Yemeni were barred from boarding an EgyptAir flight from Cairo to New York on Saturday after President Donald Trump halted the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, sources at Cairo airport said.<p>The passengers, arriving in …

Immigration

In West Bank, Witnesses To Conflict Are Using Video To Document What They See

Early in the morning of March 24, 2016, a 45-year-old Palestinian shoemaker named Imad Abu Shamsiyeh was having coffee with his wife, Fayzia, at their home in the West Bank city of Hebron.<p>They heard shots being fired outside. Instead of seeking cover, they grabbed Abi Shamsiyeh's video camera and …

Israel

White House budget pick Mulvaney took hard stance on taxes in past

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Mick Mulvaney throughout his legislative career took a hard line on unpaid taxes for government employees and officials -- a backdrop to his own tax issue as he prepares for his Tuesday confirmation hearing.<p>Both in his time as a state lawmaker and in Congress, the South …

Mick Mulvaney

Rising energy costs eyed amid brutal cold snap gripping US

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren't going to go as far this winter because of rising energy costs.<p>Forecasters warned people to be wary of hypothermia and …

London breaches annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days

Brixton Road in Lambeth has already broken legal limits for toxic air for the entire year, with many other sites across the capital set to follow<p>London has breached its annual air pollution limits just five days into 2017, a “shameful reminder of the severity of London’s air pollution”, according …

Shanghai water supply hit by 100-tonne wave of garbage

Ships are suspected of dumping waste upstream on China’s Yangtze river before it floats into a key city reservoir<p>Medical waste, broken bottles and household trash are some of the items found in more than 100 tonnes of garbage salvaged near a drinking water reservoir in Shanghai.<p>The suspected …

Arctic heatwave could break records

<b>Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave.</b><p>Climate scientists say these unseasonably warm weather patterns in the Arctic region are directly linked to man-made climate change.<p>Temperatures …

Psychology

Toddler killed in Arkansas road rage incident; manhunt underway

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a toddler during an apparent road rage incident in Little Rock, Arkansas.<p>Investigators are offering a $40,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person who shot 3-year-old Acen King.<p>The toddler was on a …

Crime

Antigua's prisoners face rough conditions in colonial-era jail

<b>There is no running water, educational classes are suspended because infectious diseases have scared off the teachers and almost 400 inmates are squeezed into a site intended for 150 - minus one who escaped over the weekend.</b><p>It is a Monday morning at 1735, Antigua and Barbuda's national prison, …

Criminal Justice
Religion