Heather Marinko

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‘That’s going to be special’: Tensions rise as Trump invites Putin to Washington

The White House announced Thursday that Vladimir Putin has been invited to Washington this fall, even as leaders in Washington tried to fully understand what happened when President Trump and the Russian leader met earlier this week in Helsinki.<p>White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Putin fire rages on

The fallout over the president’s visit with the Russian president is showing no signs of slowing down.<p>It took the White House nearly 24 hours to publicly reject Russian President Vladimir Putin’s request to interrogate Americans, a proposal that was so roundly reviled that even the U.S. Senate …

Donald Trump

Trump lays into the Federal Reserve, says he's 'not thrilled' about interest rate hikes

In a stinging and historically rare criticism, President Donald Trump expressed frustration with the Federal Reserve and said the central bank could …

Federal Reserve

Trump says he believes U.S. intelligence on Russian meddling, but declines to say Putin lied

President Trump again expressed confidence in U.S. intelligence agencies and their assessment of Russian interference Wednesday, but declined to say …

Donald Trump

White House attempts to clarify Trump’s response to whether Russia is still targeting U.S. elections

For the third straight day, President Trump cast doubt on whether he views Russia as a threat, despite warnings from his own government that Moscow continues to target the United States with hostile actions.<p>Trump triggered a new uproar Wednesday morning when he appeared to suggest that Russia is no …

Donald Trump

Trump, facing fury, says he misspoke with Putin

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump, facing an onslaught of bipartisan fury over his glowing remarks about Vladimir Putin, said more than 24 hours afterward that he had misspoken during his news conference with the autocratic Russian leader.<p>In one of the only times of his presidency he's …

Donald Trump

Obama issues a new warning against 'strongman politics'

The remarks come one day after Trump was widely rebuked for publicly cozying up to Putin.<p>Former President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday of “a politics of fear and resentment and retrenchment,” delivering a rebuke of the nationalist, right-wing brand of politics for which President Donald Trump has …

Donald Trump

Putin Says Democrats Are to Blame for ‘Manipulations’ of Their Party

When the Fox News host Chris Wallace asked President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia whether Russian hackers had tried to influence the 2016 American election, he gave an unusual answer: The hacks had exposed some Democrats who put their thumbs on the scale to help Hillary Clinton, and that was what …

Government

Top Republicans in Congress break with Trump over Putin comments

<b>(CNN) —</b> After President Donald Trump's stunning news conference Monday next to Russian President Vladimir Putin, members of Congress -- including some powerful Republicans -- were quick to rebuke Trump's performance on the world stage and Trump's refusal to call Putin out for interfering in the US …

Donald Trump

Branding Putin

MOSCOW<p>In Vladimir Putin’s push to build Russia’s global influence, one of his most potent weapons is his own image.<p>Power ploys<p>Understanding Russia’s global influence<p>Confidence in the Russian leader has risen in several countries since 2014<p>2014<p>2017<p>79%<p>Vietnam 69%<p>54<p>50<p>Greece 41<p>Philippines 38<p>South Korea …

Russia

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border.<p>And it's …

Immigration

Supreme Court punts on two cases regarding partisan election districts

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sidestepped a potentially historic ruling Monday that would have blocked states from drawing election maps intended to help one political party dominate the other, but the issue may return in 2019.<p>The justices unanimously found procedural faults with challenges …

North Carolina

Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the …

Immigration

DHS: Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In 6 Weeks

The Department of Homeland Security says 1,995 minors were separated from their "alleged adult guardians" at the southern border in just over a monthlong period.<p>A DHS spokesman said the separations occurred between April 19 and the end of May under the administration's relatively new "zero …

Immigration

Break up Google

There are several ways to carve up Alphabet, the holding company of which Google is by far the largest and most important piece.<p>The particular lines …

Inspector general blasts Comey and also says others at FBI showed ‘willingness to take official action’ to hurt Trump

The Justice Department inspector general on Thursday castigated former FBI director James B. Comey for his actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation and found that other senior bureau officials showed a “willingness to take official action” to prevent Donald Trump from becoming …

Donald Trump

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Between 60 and 90 percent of the world’s fresh water is frozen in the ice sheets of Antarctica, a continent roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined. If all that ice melted, it would be enough to raise the world’s sea levels by roughly 200 feet.<p>While that won’t happen overnight, …

Global Warming

Sessions moves to block asylum for most victims of domestic, gang violence

A move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make it more difficult for victims of domestic violence and other crimes to receive asylum in the U.S. could fuel a backlash that the Trump administration already faces over its immigration crackdown.<p>The 31-page decision narrows the grounds for asylum for …

Immigration

Facebook flaw changed millions of users’ posts from private to public

<i>Update: Facebook has shared more details about the bug, including that the flaw was live from May 18-27. Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer also gave an updated statement.</i><p><i>“We recently found a bug that automatically suggested posting publicly when some people were creating their Facebook posts. We</i> …

NASA to reveal new findings from its Mars rover Curiosity

What's NASA got up its sleeve?<p><i>Editor's Note: NASA announced that the Curiosity rover uncovered tantalizing new evidence of organic molecules on the red planet. Read the full story about Curiosity's new findings.</i><p>NASA has called a press conference to discuss new findings made by its Mars rover …

Social Media

Handbag designer Kate Spade found dead in apparent suicide

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Spade, a fashion designer known for her sleek handbags, was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment Tuesday in an apparent suicide, police said. She was 55.<p>News of her death shocked the fashion world and led to an outpouring of tributes from her legions of fans.<p>A housekeeper …

Kate Spade

Mueller accuses Paul Manafort of witness tampering

Federal prosecutors accused former Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort of witness tampering late Monday in his criminal case and asked a federal judge to consider revoking or revising his release.<p>Prosecutors accused Manafort and a longtime associate they linked to Russian …

Corruption

Special report: How the robot revolution is changing our lives

We're entering a new, robot-fueled tech boom that is already disrupting the world's balance of power, and is changing how we fight wars, stay alive, …

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

Blood tests called liquid biopsies show signs of finding 10 different types of cancer at an early stage<p>A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have …

Cancer

Warriors survive Game 1 vs. Cavs after J.R. Smith's blunder forced overtime

OAKLAND — Who said this would be a boring NBA Finals?<p>If not for a mental lapse of the worst kind from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith at the end of regulation, the Golden State Warriors might have found themselves in an early hole in this supposedly lopsided series. Instead, the defending …

This Map Shows the Best-Paying Company In Every State

You don't have to be a top executive to make six figures.<p>You may think earning a big salary means climbing the corporate ladder. Not necessarily.<p>Many …

New Jersey

Trump pardons conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza, saying he was 'treated unfairly'

The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump has pardoned controversial commentator Dinesh D’Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to …

Trump administration will put steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the EU

The Trump administration will put tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, the latest action in a string of …

Economy

The inside story of how ABC fired Roseanne Barr

How does the most popular new TV show in America get canceled in a matter of hours?<p>On Tuesday we found out. All it takes is a few derogatory tweets by a star, in this case Roseanne Barr, and a few conference calls by network executives.<p>Executives at ABC and its parent company, Disney, decided early …

Roseanne Barr

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after star's racist Twitter rant

ABC canceled its hit sitcom "Roseanne" on Tuesday after the show's biggest star, Roseanne Barr, went on a racist Twitter rant.<p>"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey …

Valerie Jarrett