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Pilot: Why I take this personally - CNN.com

Germanwings plane crashes in France 30 photos

French Red Cross members and residents pay tribute to the victims in front of a stele, a stone slab erected as a monument, near the site of the crash near Le Vernet on Saturday, March 28. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain, …

Aeronautics

Pastor: When our town lost 16 students in plane crash - CNN.com

Reaction to Germanwings plane crash 24 photos

A service is held to remember the victims of the Germanwings Airbus flight at the Notre Dame du Bourg cathedral on Saturday, March 28, in Digne-les-Bains, France. Germanwings Flight 9525 was carrying 150 people when it crashed in the French Alps on …

Aerospace

The truth about pilots (Opinion) - CNN.com

Germanwings plane crashes in France 30 photos

French Red Cross members and residents pay tribute to the victims in front of a stele, a stone slab erected as a monument, near the site of the crash near Le Vernet on Saturday, March 28. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain, …

Aeronautics

The real cost of Bowe Bergdahl's odyssey (Opinion) - CNN.com

Famous captives: Life after freedom 11 photos

As long as there has been war, there have been prisoners. And as long as there have been people held by the so-called enemy, there have been some who went free -- whether they escaped, were exchanged or were released. Nearly five years after his capture …

International Relations

Why Yemen has come undone - CNN.com

Unrest in Yemen 36 photos

Buildings at the Jabal al-Hadid military camp burn in Aden, Yemen, on Saturday, March 28. Yemeni military officials said an explosion rocked the camp that houses a weapons depot, killing and wounding several people. The camp reportedly had been taken by security forces …

Middle East

Mexico must find the 43 Ayotzinapa students (Opinion) - CNN.com

Erika Guevara Rosas is director of the Americas at Amnesty International. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN)Six months ago this week Omar received a panicked phone call from his friend and fellow student. "I was in my dormitory writing a paper and a …

Mexico

Opinion: What I share with Angelina Jolie - CNN.com

Life of Angelina Jolie 25 photos

Angelina Jolie meets members of the Yazidi minority at a refugee camp in Khanke, Iraq, in January. While Jolie is now known for her humanitarian works and action movies, she has been in the spotlight since she was a child. Here's a look at her life.

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Angelina Jolie

Mo'ne Davis shouldn't have to take this - CNN.com

Photos: Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis 9 photos

Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis – Mo'ne Davis of Pennsylvania pitches to a Nevada batter during the first inning of the United States division game at the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Tuesday, August 20, in South Williamsport, …

Little League World Series

Will Latinos back Ted Cruz? - CNN.com

Moments Ted Cruz's career 17 photos

Sen. Ted Cruz speaks during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center on May 3, 2013, in Houston, Texas.

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Moments Ted Cruz's career 17 photos

Cruz (left) fields questions from Bruce Rastetter at the Iowa Ag …

Ted Cruz

What was in the mind of Andreas Lubitz? (Opinion) - CNN.com

Reaction to Germanwings plane crash 24 photos

A service is held to remember the victims of the Germanwings Airbus flight at the Notre Dame du Bourg cathedral on Saturday, March 28, in Digne-les-Bains, France. Germanwings Flight 9525 was carrying 150 people when it crashed in the French Alps on …

Aerospace

Opinion: Putin, lies and 'little green men'

Vladimir Putin lies. Blatantly. Publicly. And, apparently, without chagrin. But a year since the annexation of Crimea, what does that mean for the West's ability to deal with him regarding Ukraine?

In February 2014, "little green men" -- the Ukrainian term for professional soldiers wearing Russian …

Russia

Opinion: How U.S. is making Iraq worse

Iraqi forces appear to be slowly closing in on an important tactical victory against ISIS. But as they press forward in their attempt to retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS insurgents, there is an important question that the United States and its allies should be asking: Could this victory actually …

Middle East

Opinion: Will Netanyahu win seal Iran deal?

Notwithstanding the polls, the valiant efforts of the Obama White House, a new unity on the Israeli left and a controversial term, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party appears to have swept to victory in Tuesday's Israeli elections.

For many in Israel, the election turned on …

Middle East

Opinion: Foolhardy to jeopardize Iran talks

Fortunately, the intensive diplomatic efforts to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and another war didn't stop after 47 Republican senators, led by freshman Sen. Tom Cotton, appeared to try to goad Iran's leaders into forgoing a diplomatic solution to the nuclear dispute. Neither have they stopped since …

Middle East

Opinion: Why are these NFLers retiring early?

Four years ago I was laughed out of the room when I said to a group of friends: "Pretty soon guys are going to decide their lives are more important than playing in the NFL. And they are going to stop playing." My friends accused me of going soft, being an elitist, being overly PC.

Today, I'm …

Patrick Willis

Maria Shriver: Women can wipe out Alzheimer's

I was deeply moved watching Julianne Moore win the Oscar for "Still Alice," a movie I was proud and privileged to be an executive producer on. Julianne gives a harrowing performance as a brilliant 50-year-old college professor who loses her brain and herself to early-onset Alzheimer's disease. This …

Maria Shriver

Pease: Hillary Clinton's authenticity problem

Hillary Clinton worked hard last week to put the "dead end" sign on the State Department email story by announcing there was nothing to find. But in her rush to control the narrative, Clinton may have (once again) missed the bigger picture: In politics as much as in business, authenticity …

Hillary Clinton

Former Mets VP: Sports needs women execs

As you move ahead in a career, it's tempting to imagine the world into which you've stepped as a perfect reflection of merit. Especially if you've advanced quickly and been successful, you don't want to feel as if you've succeeded "in spite of" your gender, or race, or any other characteristic. You …

Women's Sports

Ghitis: Why has Putin gone missing?

Vladimir Putin is not a self-effacing man. That's why when the Russian president suddenly disappeared from view people took notice. When Russian officials tried to trick the public by passing off old photos as new appearances, speculation about Putin's whereabouts went viral.

Hashtags such as …

Vladimir Putin

Opinion: Wooden-headed week in politics

For those who hoped that the coming presidential election would usher in the dawn of a new, more inspiring politics, this past week has been deeply discouraging. In two key moments, leaders from both sides of the aisle have acted like the Bourbons of France, who famously remembered nothing and …

Elections

Where 'dawg fights' pay the bills (Opinion) - CNN.com

LZ Granderson is a CNN contributor, a senior writer for ESPN and a lecturer at Northwestern University. He is a former Hechinger Institute fellow, and his commentary has been recognized by the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay …

Miami

Opinion: Liberals should get behind marriage

The collapse of marriage in our poorest communities -- and its tragic impact -- is a familiar story. But increasingly, marriage is becoming a marker of class privilege in America, something increasingly reserved for the affluent. If progressives want to tackle the scourge of inequality, then the …

Marriage

Sutter: Frats 'a form of American apartheid'?

When it comes to the U.S. fraternity and sorority system, it's a disturbing truth: Life is largely segregated by race, money and power; and, yet, most of us find that unsurprising.

This week, however, we got more evidence this callous status quo needs to change.

The push came in the form of a …

Race & Ethnicity

Bergen: New glimpse of bin Laden's decline

Newly released al Qaeda documents, including letters to and from Osama bin Laden in the year or so before his May 2011 death, show an organization that understood it had severe problems resulting from the CIA drone program that was killing many of the group's leaders in Pakistan's tribal regions …

Terrorism

Miles O'Brien: My life, lost and found

Winston Churchill once said, "If you're going through hell, keep going." That quote has always resonated with me, but never more so than during this past year. Since I lost my arm in a freak accident in February 2014, I have tried mightily to put those words into action, constantly focusing on …

Sanjay Gupta

Cupp: What Hillary Clinton left out

Hillary Clinton made it clear Tuesday that when it comes to her emails, which traveled through a private server during her time at the State Department, we'll all just have to trust -- and she'll verify.

Using strong language, the former secretary of state insisted that despite concerns from both …

Hillary Clinton

Ghitis: Hero worship may break your heart

Are your heroes disappointing you? You're not alone. Most people yearn for role models, for someone to admire and emulate. But then sometimes: Crash!

Unless the superheroes perform their awe-inspiring work in the comic books or the movies, they eventually slide off the pedestal; or perhaps they get …

World Politics

Larry David's 'Fish' and Asian American 'Boat'

This weekend marked the official opening of "Fish in the Dark,"  the Broadway debut of Larry David of "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" fame.

Of course, the odd conventions of live theater mean that "Fish" wasn't quite fresh-to-table at its premiere: It's been playing for several weeks now to …

Larry David

UCLA student a victim of campus anti-Semitism

The story of the Jews in the United States is a testament to "American exceptionalism" and stands in contrast to a long history of discrimination and pariah status in Europe and Muslim lands. In fact, the economic prosperity and social standing of America's Jews shows that generally they have fared …

Anti-Semitism