Stephanie Linman

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Trump Cancels Summit, North Korean Leaders Leave Door Open For Talks

<b>Updated 11:22 p.m. ET</b><p>President Trump's abrupt announcement he was calling off a June 12 summit with North Korea's leader was met Friday with an open invitation from North Korea to meet "at any time."<p>Trump's decision, which officials said Thursday was delivered in a letter directed to Kim Jong Un, …

North Korea

Trump cancels Singapore nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump canceled his historic nuclear summit with Kim Jong Un on Thursday, accusing North Korea of "tremendous anger and open …

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart's aging process

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Biomedicine

Sweden Advises Its Citizens to Prepare Wet Wipes and Tinned Hummus in the Event of War

Sweden has not gone to war with another country for over two centuries, but that hasn’t stopped the government from reissuing an emergency manual …

‘Too inconvenient’: Trump goes rogue on phone security

The president has kept features at risk for hacking and resisted efforts by staff to inspect the phones he uses for tweeting.<p>President Donald Trump uses a White House cellphone that isn’t equipped with sophisticated security features designed to shield his communications, according to two senior …

Donald Trump

“Clown Prince” Jared Kushner Is Officially the Laughing Stock of the Middle East

George Nader and Elliott Broidy do not think very highly of the First Son-in-Law.<p>On Monday night, the Associated Press published an extensive report detailing the efforts of <b>Elliott Broidy,</b> a top fund-raiser for <b>Donald Trump,</b> and his business partner, Middle East fixer <b>George Nader,</b> to score more than …

DHS secretary pushes back on assessment that Russia meddled to help Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pushed back Tuesday on the intelligence community's January 2017 assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin meddled in the 2016 US election in an attempt to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton's campaign.<p>Emerging from a …

U.S. sanctions five Iranians it says assisted Yemen's Houthis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on five Iranians it said had provided Yemen's Houthis with expertise and weaponry that were then used to launch missiles at cities and oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.<p>In a statement, the U.S. Treasury named the individuals as …

South Asia

Trump suggests North Korea summit could be delayed while he huddles with South Korea

WASHINGTON — President Trump cast new uncertainty on his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday, saying the June 12 date could slide back on the calendar — or it may not happen at all.<p>"There's a chance — there's a very substantial chance — it won't work out," Trump said, …

South Korea

Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal

Senate defies "armies of lobbyists," but House may help FCC kill net neutrality.<p>The US Senate today voted to reverse the Federal Communications …

Senate approves bill in bid to retain U.S. net neutrality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday in favor of keeping open-internet rules in a bid to overturn the Federal Communications Commission decision to repeal net neutrality rules, but the measure is unlikely to be approved by the House of Representatives or the White House.<p>The 52 …

Net Neutrality

Trump's backslapping diplomacy gives way to sterner talks with Merkel

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's backslapping diplomacy with French President Emmanuel Macron gave way to an altogether more businesslike encounter with another European ally, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the White House on Friday.<p>Both sides insisted relations between Germany and …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Avengers: Infinity War Review: A Fine Salute to Those About to Die

The original Avengers go bigger before some of them go home.<p>At long last, the Avengers seem to be getting somewhere. Since they first teamed up six years ago, I’ve yearned for their bright, rollicking exploits to take on some summative shape or ultimate purpose, something that really binds together …

The Handmaid’s Tale is as searing as ever in season 2. But its blind spots haven’t gone away.

The Hulu drama has returned as a grimmer, broader, angrier show that still excels at exploring one perspective above all others.<p>Sitting down to watch <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> means giving in to a slow, bruising nightmare.<p>No matter how beautifully rendered it can be, <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> makes for my least …

TV

Shut up and spread the word: 'A Quiet Place' is a thrillingly intelligent monster movie

I can't recall the last time I found myself caring as intently for the characters in a horror picture as I did for the family in "A Quiet Place," the sensationally gripping and emotional new alien-invasion thriller from the actor and writer-director John Krasinski. The sheer levels of sympathetic …

Horror

This inexpensive cross-country train route is *begging* to be your summer road trip

Sure, summer still feels about as far away as the next total solar eclipse, but it’s definitely not too soon to start planning a dreamy road trip. …

Donald Trump Boldly Suggests Movies, Video Games Should Get a “Rating System”

Trump’s solution for the rampant violence targeting young Americans is something that already exists.<p>In a Thursday meeting to discuss school safety in the wake of the Parkland shooting, <b>Donald Trump</b> suggested that movies and video games are influencing the youth’s perception of violence—and because …

The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …

Reality sets in for the coal industry: Trump is powerless to save it

Coal plants now shutting down faster under Trump than Obama.<p>President Trump campaigned on a pledge to end the supposed “war on coal” that he claimed …

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the …

Guns

Florida senators face town hall fallout

MIAMI — Bill Nelson got the cheers. Marco Rubio ended up with bruises.<p>The gripping, nationally televised Florida town hall on guns that unfolded on CNN on Wednesday evening ended up as a tale of two senators, with Nelson emerging in far better political shape than when he went in, and Rubio turning …

South Koreans call for speedskaters to be booted from Olympics

<b>GANGNEUNG, South Korea</b> -- Thousands of South Koreans are calling for two speedskaters to be expelled from the Olympics after they left their slower …

Florida shooting survivor: CNN gave me 'scripted' question for town hall, quashed question on armed guards

A survivor of the Florida high school massacre said in an interview that CNN rejected his proposal to discuss armed guards in schools and instead handed him a "scripted" question to ask during Wednesday night's town hall on gun rights.<p>Colton Haab, 17, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High …

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by modern humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the …

These 2 Words Are the Trick to Scoring a Flight Upgrade

British writer Tilly Bagshawe is the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her first, Adored, was a Jackie Collins-style …

This Trump accuser’s story is well-supported and convincing. His response is not.

Trump’s latest statement on sexual misconduct allegations: call it the security camera defense.<p>The president of the United States offered his latest response on Tuesday to one of the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.<p>Rachel Crooks told the Washington Post on Monday that Trump …

NRA head breaks silence to attack gun control advocates: 'They hate individual freedom'

Wayne LaPierre spoke at CPAC in the wake of the Florida school shooting, mounting an unrepentant defense of gun rights<p>The head of the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) has broken his silence more than a week after the Florida school shooting with a vituperative attack on gun control …

Guns

Second appeals court rules against Trump travel ban 3.0

The decision has no immediate effect due to the Supreme Court action.<p>A second federal appeals court has ruled against President Donald Trump's latest travel ban executive order, but the decision has already been overtaken by action at the Supreme Court.<p>The Richmond-based 4th Circuit Court of …

Russian-backed peace talks endorse path for Syria, but opposition and Kurds stay away

By Louisa Loveluck<p>, Reporter<p>Liz Sly<p>, Bureau chief<p>BEIRUT — Russia launched a new effort Tuesday to resolve Syria's war, but Syria's opposition fears the effort will eclipse or even replace the existing U.N. peace process backed by the United States and its Western allies.<p>Hundreds of delegates …

Middle East

First Trump State of the Union Address Makes Appeal for Unity

WASHINGTON — President Trump challenged Democrats on Tuesday night to join him in overhauling immigration policies and in rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure in his first State of the Union address.<p>Speaking to a joint session of Congress, Mr. Trump hailed what he called the “extraordinary …

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