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U.S., Russia send mixed signals on Syria as bombing goes on | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and Russia sent mixed signals on whether any headway was made on reviving a moribund Syria truce amid intense bombardment of Aleppo on Friday suggesting the effort was dead.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with the media after meeting Russian …

Obama: African-American museum tells 'story of all of us'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday celebrated the pending opening of the Smithsonian's new African-American museum and said the …

Ted Cruz endorses Donald Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump for the presidency Friday afternoon, a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with nasty personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention.<p>"After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and …

Republicans

Clinton and Trump raise money for presidential transition

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Staffers for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are already working to plan their future administrations. But first, they are raising some cash.<p>Work is well underway for both camps' transitions. The lesser-known effort is typically separate from the actual campaign, and focuses on …

Former Tesla exec rallies Republicans to vote for Clinton

After months of watching Donald Trump edge out his primary opponents and move closer to becoming the Republican presidential nominee, Ricardo Reyes and John Stubbs decided they had to do something.<p>The pair had worked in President George W. Bush's administration during his first term and felt Trump …

Associated Press News

How the Trump Organization's Foreign Business Ties Could Upend U.S. National Security

U.S.<p><i>Updated</i> | If Donald Trump is elected president, will he and his family permanently sever all connections to the Trump Organization, a sprawling …

Pence: 'Trump and I have denounced David Duke repeatedly'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mike Pence told reporters Tuesday that he and Donald Trump denounce David Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan.<p>"I have no idea why this man keeps coming up," the Indiana governor told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference. "Donald Trump and I have denounced David Duke repeatedly. …

As Syria truce holds. al-Qaida affiliate denounces it

BEIRUT (AP) — With much of Syria calm for the past 24 hours, a powerful al-Qaida-linked group sharply criticized the U.S.-Russian-brokered cease-fire, saying Tuesday its real aim was to keep President Bashar Assad in power.<p>The extremist group was in talks with other rebel factions for a possible …

Middle East

Data Reveals Hillary Clinton Was Right About Donald Trump’s 'Deplorable’ Supporters

If anything, she was perhaps too kind in her assessment of the ugly side of Trump’s base.<p>Hillary Clinton’s comments to an audience of donors at a private fundraiser sent a shockwave through the political and media establishments Friday night.<p>In her remarks, Clinton candidly categorized half of …

Trump on Iran ship behavior: 'They will be shot out of the water'

<b>Pensacola, Florida (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump vowed Friday that if Iran inappropriately approached US ships, they would be "shot out of the water."<p>"And by the way, with Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats and they make gestures that our people -- that they shouldn't be …

Pam Bondi says she won't be 'bullied' by Hillary Clinton over Trump donation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi declared Tuesday she will not be "bullied" by Hillary Clinton, as the Democratic presidential nominee used a 2013 donation to Bondi to turn the tables on Donald Trump this week.<p>"I will not be collateral damage in a presidential campaign, nor …

Government

Mexican lawmaker proposes revoking treaties with U.S. if Trump gets his way

Among the Mexican public, Donald Trump's visit to their country last week went down like an errant cannonball dropped into the Caribbean.<p>The Republican presidential candidate has been widely reviled for his remarks regarding Mexican immigrants and his far-fetched proposal to make Mexico pay for a …

Donald Trump

How Fox News Women Took Down Roger Ailes

It took 15 days to end the mighty 20-year reign of Roger Ailes at Fox News, one of the most storied runs in media and political history. Ailes built …

On the Cover: Gabriel Sherman on Roger Ailes’s Downfall

For the cover story of <i>New York</i> Magazine’s September 5–18, 2016, issue, Gabriel Sherman, national affairs editor for <i>New York</i> and biographer of Roger …

Rick Perry: No 'free ride' from criticism for Gold Star dad

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that the Gold Star father involved in a war of words with Donald Trump shouldn't get a "free ride" from public criticism.<p>Perry said Khizr and Ghazala Khan should have known that the Republican Party's presidential nominee would respond to …

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Louisiana residents make best of 'historic' flood on social media

Heavy rains forced at least a thousand rescues and caused three deaths across Louisiana over the weekend as the state experienced what Gov. John Bel …

Cartoon: Too much Trump

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Cartoons

The Mind of Donald Trump

Narcissism, disagreeableness, grandiosity—a psychologist investigates how Trump’s extraordinary personality might shape his possible presidency.<p>I<b>n 2006, Donald Trump</b> made plans to purchase the Menie Estate, near Aberdeen, Scotland, aiming to convert the dunes and grassland into a luxury golf …

The American Psychiatric Association issues a warning: No psychoanalyzing Donald Trump

Donald Trump had a very bad week — so bad that some were asking whether something was wrong with him. Like, really wrong.<p>"We’re asking ourselves — I didn’t say this, but this is what everybody is saying: Is Donald Trump a sociopath?" MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said.<p><i>[Video: Donald Trump's really,</i> …

Mental Health

Officers risk lives to get suspected bomb away from crowds

Watch "New Day" and "CNN Newsroom" each Friday to see inspiring stories of officers going above and beyond the call of duty.<p><b>New York (CNN) —</b> New York Police Sgt. Hameed Armani came to New York on a calling. After growing up in Afghanistan and seeing death all around him, Armani says, he wanted to …

First on CNN: U.S. investigators find proof of cyberattack on Ukraine power grid

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> U.S. investigators have found evidence to confirm what is believed to be the first-of-its-kind cyberattack on a power grid that caused a blackout for hundreds of thousands of people in Ukraine in December.<p>A U.S. official close to the investigation said the power outage was caused …

Mother of man accused of wanting to shoot Trump says son 'broken' in jail

<b>Dorking, England (CNN) —</b> The mother of a British man accused of wanting to shoot Donald Trump says she fears her son will not survive a long period in prison.<p>Michael Sandford was arrested at a Trump rally in Las Vegas in June after he allegedly tried to grab a police officer's gun.<p>The 20-year-old …

Scary Android vulnerability affects nearly 1 billion phones

Researchers have discovered a new form of Android malware, and it's pretty scary how many phones are vulnerable. If you have Google's Nexus 5X, Nexus …

Julian Assange to Bill Maher: WikiLeaks ‘Working On’ Hacking Trump’s Tax Returns

The head of WikiLeaks opened up to comedian Bill Maher about how he hacked the DNC and why the organization hasn’t targeted Trump yet.<p>Julian Assange …

Al-Qaeda Steps Back to Let Nusra Move Forward in Syria

In a well-publicized announcement on Thursday, Jabhat al-Nusra announced that it was changing its name in order to distance itself from the al-Qaeda …