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Why Muslims are marching for climate

<b>(CNN) —</b> From the cropless farmer to the beleaguered first responder to the person forced to evacuate their flooded home, we all have our reasons for caring about climate change. As an Indonesian-born Muslim living in California, it is my faith that compels me to protect our earth.<p>For many people …


President Trump, protecting South Korea is not a real estate deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> In President Donald Trump's book "The Art of the Deal," he writes about how important it is to know one's market, to study hard. He wrote that he likes to gather as many disparate opinions and views about a potential real estate deal as he can before making any final decisions about how it …

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How much did United pay Dr. Dao?

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Thursday it was announced that United Airlines had reached an undisclosed settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger dragged off a flight just a few weeks ago, bloodied and semiconscious, and seen in a video that generated a flood of negative publicity for the airline.<p>It must have been …


There are limits to how much Facebook can do for us

<b>(CNN) —</b> We're asking a lot of social media companies these days. Sure, we want updates from our friends. And we want the latest news. But we also want to avoid the least savory bits of content swirling online, including grisly violence and foreign propaganda.<p>Lately, the call has been particularly …

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We need new law to prevent another United fiasco

<b>(CNN) —</b> No passenger should ever experience the mistreatment that occurred on United Flight 3411, when Chicago airport security forcibly dragged a passenger from his seat. Like millions across America, we were outraged by the video that showed a member of the public being treated with such …


Was firing Gen. Flynn the biggest accomplishment of Trump's 100 days?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Flynn, the man who holds the 24-day record for the shortest tenure as national security adviser, continues to tarnish the reputation of the Trump administration even after his very public retirement from the position. The former three-star Army general was forced to resign by …

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We asked, you answered: How IVF and adoption changed your lives

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> On Tuesday, CNN Opinion published "Single, childless and nearing 40, I saw one real option," a personal essay by Sarah Lenti, a political strategist who decided to have children through in vitro fertilization (IVF). She writes: "I am a single mother by choice. Yet I was raised in a …


President Trump is being shaped by power

<b>(CNN) —</b> It is possible, even probable, that Donald Trump will leave office smarter than when he went in -- even if he still insists he is often the smartest one in the room.<p>He'll have learnt that Twitter is not the best forum for high-stakes diplomacy.<p>His Twitter spat in January with the Enrique …

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Millennials: Here's the best way to spend your tax refund

<b>(CNN) —</b> A shiny new TV. A trip to a tropical island. Season tickets to a sports team. These are the ways some of my friends and fellow millennials have told me they plan to use their tax refunds.<p>It's the choice about 17% of millennials are making, according to a survey by GoBankingRates, a leading …

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How Demme showed us America's nightmare

<b>(CNN) —</b> If Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday at age 73, had done nothing else in his movie directing life except "Something Wild," "Stop Making Sense" and "The Silence of the Lambs," his place in history would be secure -- and exalted.<p>But there are two other films that, as we get deeper into this …


Pilot: The mystery of United's dead giant rabbit

<b>(CNN) —</b> No doubt United Airlines has lost its sense of humor. The most fervent critics of the airline after the April 9 passenger-dragging fiasco on United Express Flight 3411 have also no doubt lost their sense of humor.<p>So it is unfortunate that the airline now faces another public relations …

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The 'axis of evil' is back

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2002, George W. Bush identified his now famous "axis of evil" -- Iraq, Iran and North Korea, three rogue, even pariah, states that challenged the international order with terror and weapons of mass destruction (WMD). And he vowed they would not be permitted to threaten the US with the …


Arkansas and America's long dance with death

<b>(CNN) —</b> When the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty 40 years ago, it imposed an important limitation on its use. Because an execution is "unique in its severity and irrevocability," it must be reserved for the worst of the worst -- society's most morally blameworthy defendants.<p>Over the …

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