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Trump's policies and how they'll change America -- in charts

<b>(CNN) —</b> From his travel ban to his plan to repeal Obamacare, President Donald Trump's policy proposals are already affecting some Americans but have the potential to change the fabric of the US.<p>To what extent his policies will affect individual Americans is up for debate. The administration, for …

Immigration

Pennsylvania mother, boyfriend raped and dismembered daughter: police | Reuters

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Authorities in suburban Philadelphia have charged a man and woman of raping, murdering and dismembering the woman’s 14-year-old adopted daughter to fulfill a bizarre sexual fantasy.<p>Jacob P. Sullivan, 44, of Horsham, was arrested by Bucks County detectives and arraigned …

A Cleveland Clinic doctor spread anti-vaccine views. He's not alone among MDs.

The medical community needs to figure out how to deal with its anti-vaccine faction.<p>Over the weekend, a Cleveland Clinic doctor’s anti-vaccine blog post sparked a social media furor, prompting the prestigious medical center to issue a statement reaffirming its trust in vaccines.<p>In an op-ed on …

Public Health

Reports of chemical gas attacks in 2 Syrian cities

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two chemical gas attacks have been reported in northern Syria, one in the region where a Russian helicopter was downed a day earlier, killing all five people on board.<p>In the first alleged attack, cylinders suspected of containing chlorine gas were dropped in residential areas in the city of …

Omar Mateen scouted Disney complex, Pulse, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators believe the Orlando nightclub gunman made surveillance trips to the club and a Disney shopping complex earlier this month -- the same week Disney and other sites were hosting Gay Days 2016.<p>Omar Mir Seddique Mateen's visits to the Pulse gay nightclub and Disney Springs happened …

Mass Shootings

What to Know About the Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando

Phelan M. Ebenhack—AP<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>Steve Nesius—Reuters<p>Christopher Morris—VII for TIME<p>David Goldman—AP<p>Christopher Morris—VII for …

Afghanistan

Clinton attacks Trump's foreign policy as a threat to U.S. safety | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lambasted Donald Trump’s foreign policy platform as “dangerously incoherent” in a speech on Thursday that cast her Republican rival as both a frightening and laughable figure.<p>In remarks that at times resembled a comedy …

Russia mysteriously shut down its equivalent to the DEA

Viktor Ivanov who, like Vladimir Putin, is a former KGB agent, has been in the Russian leader's inner circle for decades. Following the shutdown, Ivanov posted to his Facebook: "Comrades and fellow soldiers…I want to apologize that I couldn't save our organization. We protected our national …

Pakistan hunts those behind attack that killed more than 70 in Lahore

Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat ul-Ahrar says Christians were target of bomb that killed 72 and injured 280 in park thronged with families<p>Pakistani authorities are searching for fighters from a Taliban militant faction that claimed responsibility for the Easter suicide bombing of a public park in …

Pakistan

Osama bin Laden's will, personal letters made public

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Newly released documents written by Osama bin Laden include the late terrorist's will, personal letters and warnings to countries including the United States.<p>The documents show that he claimed to still be worth millions of dollars even as he struggled to remain relevant while his …

Osama Bin Laden

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

Two Students Shot at Madison High School in Ohio

A 14-year-old boy was charged with attempted murder and other felony counts after two students were shot during lunch Monday at Madison Junior/Senior High School in western Ohio, authorities said.<p>Both victims, boys ages 14 and 15, were listed as stable Monday night with gunshot wounds, …

Islamic State leader Baghdadi goads West in rare audio statement

In what is believed to be his first public message in seven months, Isil chief warns Israel attacks are imminent<p>The leader of the self-declared Islamic State issued a defiant message to the West, warning “crusaders” not to dare fight on his turf.<p>In a rare public statement - his first in seven …

Vietnam builds military muscle to face China | Reuters

XUAN MAI, Vietnam (Reuters) - Vietnam’s military is steeling itself for conflict with China as it accelerates a decade-long modernization drive, Hanoi’s biggest arms buildup since the height of the Vietnam War.<p>The ruling Communist Party’s goal is to deter its giant northern neighbor as tensions …

China

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq | Seumas Milne

The sectarian terror group won’t be defeated by the western states that incubated it in the first place<p>The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin …

Multiculturalism

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

'Unbelievable tragedy': Hot-plate fire kills 7 children in Brooklyn

<b>(CNN) —</b> Seven children in what neighbors described as an Orthodox Jewish family were killed early Saturday in a Brooklyn house fire that was apparently sparked by a hot plate meant to keep food warm over the Sabbath, New York's fire commissioner said.<p>The four boys and three girls -- siblings …

Police, other groups try to tamp down tensions in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

ISIS threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays $200 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Japanese hostages, one demand from ISIS: Hand over $200 million, or else.<p>The else being that the pair will meet the same gruesome fate as other captives held by the terrorist group, others who were shown in ISIS videos kneeling in orange jumpsuits in front of masked, black-clad men -- …

Natural Gas

Pennsylvania manhunt ends as Eric Frein 'had no choice but to give up'

For more than six weeks they scoured the Poconos woods in northeastern Pennsylvania, working extra-long shifts in pursuit of Eric Frein, the man charged with killing one of their own.<p>So on Thursday night, when news came from the field that the focus of their manhunt was in custody, a cheer rang out …

Crime