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New York attorney general: Tillerson used 'Wayne Tracker' email at Exxon to discuss climate

The New York attorney general has accused Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of using the pseudonym "Wayne Tracker" to send emails related to climate change while serving as CEO of Exxon Mobil.<p>The office of Eric Schneiderman revealed the unorthodox arrangement in a letter sent to a New York state …

Clean Technology

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1268000/1268491_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526851722_e2c220a847f8ed613f599e5bd1df96f3<p><b>The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid "a catastrophe".</b><p>UN …

Africa

Joy, then heartbreak: What happened at one woman's ICE check-in

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> The day before she checks in with immigration officials, Francisca Lino gets sick. Migraines cripple her mind. Her stomach churns. She can't sleep.<p>"My entire body hurts," she told CNN.<p>Her check-in Tuesday couldn't have been more excruciating. It marked the first time the 50-year-old …

Immigration

Oklahoma legislator's questionnaire asks Muslims: 'Do you beat your wife?'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three Muslim students who wanted to talk with an Oklahoma state legislator about Islam were told to fill out a questionnaire first, said a state leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.<p>"Do you beat your wife?" said one question on the form Rep. John Bennett's assistant gave …

Religion

Trump: Sessions 'did not say anything wrong'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump stood by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, releasing a statement saying Sessions did not make any misleading statements under oath during his confirmation hearings, but that he could have been more accurate in his responses to lawmakers.<p>"Jeff Sessions is an …

Donald Trump

New York gallery owner denied entry to US

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Argentinian art gallery owner based in New York will miss the opening of his institution's newest show because he was denied entry to the United States.<p>Juan Garcia Mosqueda, founder and owner of Chamber gallery in New York City, claimed in an open letter that he was detained at John F. …

Immigration Reform

Trump's speech disheartens deported mom's kids

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The two teenagers listened warily from their seats in gallery 3, row D of the House chamber as US President Donald Trump boasted of his administration's progress in cracking down on illegal immigration.<p>"Bad ones" were being removed from American communities, Trump said in his …

Immigration

Trump's child care plan is gift to the rich, report says

President Donald Trump has vowed to make child care in America cheaper.<p>But Trump's current proposal, which he touted during his prime-time address to Congress Tuesday evening, will do little to help the working families who need the most relief. That's according to a new analysis from the …

Donald Trump

White House condemns Kansas attack, calls it 'racially motivated'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A White House spokeswoman condemned on Tuesday the shooting of two Indian men in Kansas that gained international attention over the weekend, telling reporters that the shooting appears to be "an act of racially motivated hatred."<p>The comments are the most direct the White House …

The White House

Trump to sign order reviewing EPA water rule

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will sign Tuesday an executive order requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to review Obama-era water regulations to make sure they are not harming the economy, according to an internal EPA email obtained by CNN.<p>The order -- which is currently in …

Donald Trump

Trump's aides don't want to admit the President is golfing

<b>West Palm Beach (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has made visiting his Florida golf courses a near every-weekend habit in the first month of his administration, and his aides are trying to obscure whether Trump is actually golfing during the visits.<p>One possible reason: Trump was a frequent and vocal …

Donald Trump

Bill Gates warns the world to prep for bio-terrorism

Bill Gates says it's time to redirect some of the money the world spends on weapons to prepare for a looming threat: terrorists with pathogens.<p>He's warning that the threat of bio-terrorism is "right up there with nuclear war and climate change."<p>Gates spoke at the Munich Security Conference in …

Bill Gates

McCain: Dictators 'get started by suppressing free press'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump's attacks on the media this week by noting dictators "get started by suppressing free press."<p>It was a startling observation from a sitting member of Congress against the President of the United States, especially considering McCain is a member …

Donald Trump

On the day his wife died, this is what Teddy Roosevelt wrote in his diary

<b>(CNN) —</b> On this day 133 years ago, former President Teddy Roosevelt wrote in his diary, "The light has gone out of my life."<p>It was the day his wife Alice died. She was just 22 years old and died during childbirth, just hours after his mother's death.<p>This photo from Roosevelt's diary is found in the …

Teddy Roosevelt

Trump asks African-American reporter to set up meeting with black lawmakers

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Thursday asked April Ryan, an African-American reporter and longtime White House correspondent, if she would arrange for him a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus.<p>Late in a rollicking and unexpected news conference, Trump took a question from Ryan, who …

Donald Trump

Told to go: What's next for this undocumented mom?

<b>Denver (CNN) —</b> Like parents around the country, Jeanette Vizguerra kissed her kids good night and sent them to bed. She didn't know if she would be there the next night to do the same.<p>Vizguerra is an undocumented immigrant. She was due to check in Wednesday with Immigration and Customs Enforcement …

Immigration

Franken calls Trump's 'Pocahontas' remark 'racist'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Al Franken said Sunday President Donald Trump's references to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas" are "racist."<p>His comments came after Trump reportedly attacked Warren in a closed-door meeting with several senators, telling the Democrats who attended that "Pocahontas is …

Donald Trump

Mexico ready to retaliate by hurting American corn farmers

Mexico is ready to hit the U.S. where it hurts: Corn.<p>Mexico is one of the top buyers of American corn in the world today. And Mexican senator Armando Rios Piter, who leads a congressional committee on foreign relations, says he will introduce a bill this week where Mexico will buy corn from Brazil …

Mexico

Are Dems being paid to show up at town halls?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rep. Jason Chaffetz blamed his harsh reception at a recent town hall on "a paid attempt to bully and intimidate." White House press secretary Sean Spicer called anti-Donald Trump marches and protests "a very paid, AstroTurf-type movement."<p>But the protesters say they're fighting Republicans …

Tea Party

Trump and Trudeau are discussing women in the workforce, but a look at their cabinets reveals their opposing views on gender

Today, US president Donald Trump and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau participated in a roundtable discussion about women in the workforce, where they announced a new task force called the United States Canada Council for the Advancement of Women Business Leaders-Female …

Donald Trump

Trump's patio situation room after NK missile launch raises security questions

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's patio strategy session at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday evening is drawing scrutiny for its open-air nature, including aides' use of cell phone flashlights to illuminate potentially sensitive documents.<p>As Trump discussed a response to North Korea's missile test with …

Donald Trump

John Oliver’s season premiere asks: ‘How did we get a pathological liar in the White House?’

<i>Last Week Tonight with John Oliver</i> is back, and although the world seems to have changed irrevocably since it was last on air, Oliver’s shtick remains pretty much the same. The first episode of <i>Last Week Tonight</i>’s fourth season aired on Sunday and was dedicated almost entirely to President Donald …

The Federal Voting Agency Republicans Want to Kill

GOP lawmakers argue the Election Assistance Commission, created in 2002, has outlived its usefulness. Democrats say that in the age of hacking, it’s needed now more than ever.<p>Every odd-numbered year since 2011, Republicans in the House have tried to kill the Election Assistance Commission—the tiny …

This may be the most brutal, honest obituary ever

<b>(CNN) —</b> This is not one of those funny-yet-terse obituaries that often make headlines. This one is kind of upsetting, and the author of the shocking screed has a very specific reason for her harsh words.<p>Leslie Ray Charping of Galveston, Texas, recently died at the age of 75, and his obituary posted …

Domestic Violence

Beware a Trump Reichstag Fire

"I alone can fix it."- Donald Trump, July 2016<p>Ever since the election, I have been concerned about and warning others of the possibility of Donald Trump using a terrorist attack in the United States the way Adolf Hitler used the burning of the Reichstag (parliament) building in Berlin in 1933 as a …

Report suggests Russia, Syria deliberately targeted civilian areas of Aleppo

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new report suggests that Russia and Syria deliberately targeted civilian-populated areas of Aleppo, including hospitals, in their joint aerial bombing campaign.<p>Evidence presented in the report, released on Monday by the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based policy research center, …

Middle East

The Single Girl's Guide to Cooking for One (and Loving It)

Dining solo is the ultimate test of willpower. After all, when you're only accountable to yourself, it's easy to find an excuse to forgo cooking a …

Twitter staff give $1m to fight Trump order

<b>Staff at social media company Twitter have donated more than $1m (£790,000) to the American Civil Liberties Union.</b><p>The ACLU has pledged to fight President Donald Trump's temporary ban on refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.<p>The civil rights group has reportedly raised more …

Social Media

Are powerful women Trump's Achilles heel?

<b>(CNN) —</b> If there's one thing Donald Trump can't stand, it's a woman who stands up for herself -- which makes women standing up to him all the more crucial, and all the more delectable, in his administration's turbulent early days. How will our new President respond when women are not his …

Donald Trump

Trump had heated exchange with Australian PM, talked 'tough hombres' with Mexican leader

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's roller coaster ride toward diplomacy continued late Wednesday night with a tweet calling an Obama-era agreement with Australia to accept refugees a "dumb deal."<p>During the US President's call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday, …

Donald Trump