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Manchester suicide bomber spoke with brother 15 minutes before attack

<b>Manchester, England (CNN) —</b> British authorities are trying to contain the network they believe is behind the Manchester attack as it emerged that the suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, reportedly spoke to his brother in Libya just 15 minutes before he detonated his explosives.<p>"We are following up on the …

Terrorism

The scariest thought: What if Donald Trump just doesn't know what he's doing?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The fundamental question, always, when it comes to President Donald Trump is this: Is he following a grand plan that only he can see or is he just saying and doing things with no broader blueprint in mind?<p>The stunning nature of his election convinced most people -- including me -- that he …

Donald Trump

Family says they were kicked off JetBlue flight for birthday cake

A family flying from New York to Las Vegas was kicked off a flight last week due to a "security risk," WABC-TV reported.<p>The family who was kicked off …

8-Year-Old's Suicide Leads Cincinnati School to Release Video Showing Bully Attack

Cincinnati Public School officials released a disturbing surveillance video on Friday of an attack on an 8-year-old boy in a school bathroom by another student — an incident that took place two days before the boy took his life.<p>In the grainy 24-minute video, taken at the entrance of a bathroom at …

Trump shocks with ouster of FBI's Comey

Democrats accuse the president of trying to quash an ongoing probe into his campaign's contacts with Russia.<p>President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, raising fresh doubts about the integrity of the FBI's ongoing probe into contacts between Trump’s aides and Russian …

Trump fires FBI Director James Comey

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Macron Decisively Defeats Le Pen in French Presidential Race

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron, a youthful former investment banker, handily won France’s presidential election on Sunday, defeating the staunch nationalist Marine Le Pen after voters firmly rejected her far-right message and backed his call for centrist change.<p>Mr. Macron, 39, who has never held elected …

We, your child's school, regret banning fidget spinners after seeing what toy came next

Dear parents,<p>As you all know, fidget spinners are the extremely popular new toy built to ease anxiety in children and increase their focus. You also …

Kids

Fyre Festival Organizers Almost Got $25 Million Days Before Doomed Event

They didn’t, once V.C. firm Comcast Ventures saw the company was a total joke.<p>This time a week ago, the unmitigated disaster that was the Fyre Festival was unfolding like car wreck on Instagram. Billed as a super-exclusive, days-long live music event in the Bahamas filled with models, yachts, …

All your questions about fidget spinners, answered

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you know a middle school kid, or a parent or teacher of one, chances are you've seen the simple little colorful device that's driving them all crazy lately.<p>It's called a fidget spinner, and even its name gives you a clue as to why some classrooms are banning them -- and some toy stores …

Poll

Fewer voters have unfavorable opinions of the first family than President Donald Trump, but a majority disapprove of the adviser roles of Ivanka …

Parents of US student held in North Korea: 'We need to talk about Otto'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cindy and Fred Warmbier haven't spoken to their son Otto in over a year.<p>He is trapped in North Korea, accused of committing hostile acts against the Kim Jong Un regime.<p>They have had no word or indication about how he's doing since March 3, 2016, and they say that with tensions on the rise, …

Here's what Jabrill Peppers' positive drug test means

Former Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers tested positive for a dilute sample at the NFL scouting combine in March, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. …

iPhone 8 To Have Vertical Dual-Camera, Display-Embedded Fingerprint Sensor, Leaked Dummy Hints

iPhone 8 is one of the most highly anticipated smartphones of 2017, and while Apple has remained largely silent about the upcoming device — which …

A hero in American Airlines incident

<b>(CNN) —</b> Video evidence has emerged of an American Airlines incident in which an unidentified male passenger confronts a male flight attendant, warning him "You do that to me, and I'll knock you flat." The flight attendant rushes right back at the passenger and responds with "Hit me. Bring it on." …

France urged to reject Le Pen in presidential vote runoff

<b>(CNN) —</b> France's defeated political establishment has begun to rally against far-right leader Marine Le Pen as she goes head-to-head against political novice Emmanuel Macron in the final race for the French presidency.<p>As Le Pen continued to celebrate the highest-ever voting tally for her National …

Europe

US military defends dropping 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS in Afghanistan

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US military on Friday defended its decision to drop its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS positions in Afghanistan, describing it as a "tactical" move.<p>The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, or MOAB, was dropped Thursday night on a network of fortified underground tunnels …

Afghanistan

Indian police arrest alleged ringleader of IRS scam

Police in India have arrested a man they say was the ringleader of a network of call centers that allegedly swindled thousands of Americans out of millions of dollars.<p>Sagar Thakkar, 24, was detained in Mumbai after arriving on a flight from Dubai on Saturday.<p>"He was the mastermind of IRS scam call …

Somalia bombing kills at least 17

<b>(CNN) —</b> A suicide car bombing Sunday in the Somali capital Mogadishu killed at least 17 people, Somali police said.<p>Terror group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility through a statement on Andalus Radio, its main radio channel.<p>Police Capt. Osman Mohamed said the attack was an attempt to assassinate the …

Analysis: Egyptians see failed security in Palm Sunday church attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fashil -- "failed" -- that's how many Egyptians, particularly Coptic Christians, are describing their government's handling of security in Egypt in the aftermath of the Palm Sunday bombings in Alexandria and Tanta.<p>The bombings, claimed by ISIS, left at least 43 dead and almost 120 …

Extremism

RIP U.S. Senate, 1789-2017

This week has taught us Washington really is as broken and hopeless as we feared.<p>This is the week when we will discover if Washington really is as broken and hopeless as President Donald Trump and his supporters long have claimed it is. Looks like the answer is yes.<p>If an affable and well-qualified …

supremecourt

Ending the filibuster is a step in the right direction

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Senate doing away with the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees was a big deal.<p>It was the second time within the past four years that the upper chamber has made the decision to chip away at the supermajoritarian character of its decision-making.<p>For several decades, the number 60 has …

In history-making showdown, Senate GOP breaks Democratic filibuster of Trump's Supreme Court pick

A somber, deeply divided Senate tossed aside some of its surviving remnants of bipartisanship Thursday as Democrats filibustered President Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Republicans overcame the tactic by voting to scrap long-standing rules.<p>The history-making turn of events put Judge Neil M. …

Donald Trump

‘Clearly we missed the mark’: Pepsi pulls Kendall Jenner ad and apologizes

Pepsi announced Wednesday that it was yanking its latest advertisement featuring Kendall Jenner and an ambiguous protest story line.<p>The move comes within 24 hours of the release of the ad, which prompted ridicule and an outcry among critics who viewed the campaign as a failed attempt to appropriate …