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'We are the forgotten people': It's been almost six months since Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Ricans are still dying

<b>Maunabo, Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> Lourdes Rodriguez heard the scream early on the morning of January 6, before the sun rose and before the frogs began their chorus.<p>"Lourdes! Lourdes!"<p>She instantly recognized the voice of her father, Natalio Rodriguez Lebron, 77, a former nurse who cared for the mentally …

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Companies that have cut ties with the NRA

<b>NEW YORK --</b> The National Rifle Association (NRA) is facing a corporate backlash as companies take a closer look at their investments, co-branding …

CNN exclusive: After Texas massacre, military rushed to add more than 4,000 to gun ban list

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since an ex-US airman shot more than two dozen people in a Texas church in November, the US military has added more than 4,000 names to the nation's list of dishonorably discharged military personnel banned from owning firearms -- a sign of what has been a massive hole in the nation's gun …

CNN Exclusive: California launches investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director

<b>(CNN) —</b> California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.<p>California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones expressed …

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Twisted: Trump says Porter sick, guilty; defends him publicly

President Trump is defending Rob Porter even though, privately, he says he’s guilty.<p><b>Behind closed doors:</b> The president has told multiple people that …

Hope Hicks: The quiet one in Trump’s White House suddenly feels the glare

In a White House full of noise, she is the quiet one. Not the TV gladiator, not press room warrior, not a general. Certainly not the Mooch.<p>Hope Hicks, the discreet aide always at President Trump’s side and whose desk is just outside the Oval Office, is his right-hand woman. Improbably, the former …

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Scientists Discover New Meaning for Cat Chattering

A recent discovery about wildcat hunting techniques has brought new light to a well-known behavior in domestic cats — cat chattering.<p>A group of …

Monkeys

An End to Airline Red Tape—Or Consumer Protection?

Passenger protections are up for review as the Transportation Department asks airlines for suggestions<p>Airlines want to nix a host of rules that attempt to keep them from mistreating customers. The Transportation Department is considering it.<p>The DOT has asked airlines to suggest changes or cuts to …

Donald Trump

Cramer's 6 reasons for why this sell-off makes sense

CNBC's Jim Cramer saw Monday's 1,175-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average as a "reset" for the broader stock market.<p>"Think of it as the …

‘The president clearly set himself up’: Trump’s stock market miscalculation

After cheering the market’s relentless rise, Trump is forced to face the reality of Monday's swift and historic fall.<p>NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is learning a basic and painful lesson of Wall Street: Stocks also go down.<p>A global market sell-off accelerated Monday with the Dow Jones Industrial …

Stock Markets

Federal Reserve restricts Wells Fargo’s growth in unprecedented punishment after fraud scandal

The Federal Reserve on Friday imposed an unusually harsh punishment on Wells Fargo for the "widespread consumer abuses" uncovered in the bank's fraud …

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Fat is one of the three macronutrients -- along with protein and carbohydrates -- that supply the majority of energy, or calories, in your diet. Unlike protein and carbs, which each contain 4 calories per gram, fat provides 9 calories per gram. Converting fat grams to calories is a simple matter of …

Sherry Johnson was raped, pregnant and married by 11. Now she's fighting to end child marriage in America

<b>Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) —</b> In Florida's halls of power, Sherry Johnson is somewhat of an anomaly: a black woman who grew up destitute and survived child abuse.<p>Her story is shocking. Raped at 8 and pregnant at 10, she was forced to marry her rapist at 11. She had to abandon high school after the …

A Texas man vowed to forgive whoever killed most of his family. Then he learned it was his son.

Rage and faith were at war inside Kent Whitaker as he lay in a hospital bed with a 9mm bullet hole six inches from his heart.<p>It was December 2003, and the pillars of the Houston-area man’s life had just been ripped down. A husband of 28 years, now he was a widower. A father of two college-age boys, …

Why Trump’s tax plan may spur more divorces

Looming end of alimony write-off has divorce lawyers telling clients to act fast<p>Republicans may pride themselves on upholding family values, but their new tax law could soon lead to a surge in married couples calling it quits.<p>Lawyers are counseling couples considering divorce to do it this year — …

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"TRUMP ANTHEM" — A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump

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This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>Geekdom101, Dhleetroit, …

The Game-Changing Blockchain Announcement You Probably Missed Last Week

Blockchain's non-currency applications are beginning to gain steam.<p>The past year and change has truly been incredible for cryptocurrency investors. …

Blockchain

Trump Administration Says No New Russia Sanctions Needed

A 29 January 2018 deadline has passed without the Trump administration using the authority granted in legislation signed by the president last August …

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Elon Musk’s new Tesla pay plan encourages him to shoot for the stars — but what if he misses?

Betsy Atkins Contributor<p>Betsy Atkins is a three-time CEO, entrepreneur and member of the board of Volvo Cars, Schneider Electric and Cognizant.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A better boardroom can reverse Uber’s cultural woes<p>Elon Musk, a charismatic entrepreneur, is nothing if not audacious. Over …

If we start deliberately cooling the Earth, we may not be able to stop

Geoengineering isn’t a silver bullet<p>Blasting aerosols into the sky to reverse climate change seems like an exciting proposition, but it may be too dangerous to attempt: If we try and then suddenly halt this form of geoengineering, it could cause more damage than climate change itself, according to …

How To Digest Books Above Your “Level” And Increase Your Intelligence

<b>To do great things, you have to read to lead.</b><p>The best advice I’ve ever got about reading came from a secretive movie producer and talent manager …

Blockchain Adoption: How Close Are We Really?

The Diffusion of Innovation Theory, first postulated by Everett Rogers in 1962, explains how an idea, product, or behavior takes root in society through different segments of a population. It starts slowly at first with the “innovators” and “early adopters,” who make up just 16% of the population; …

Blockchain

Government shutdown 2018: All 18 previous government shutdowns, explained

Congressional leaders once let funding expire because they didn’t want to miss a fundraiser.<p>If Congress does nothing, then at midnight on Friday, January 19, the federal government will shut down. And with no deal in sight on funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program or offering relief to …

Wealth manager: Most Americans don’t know about this one way the rich build wealth

Rebecca Walser, a wealth management advisor who specializes in financial planning for high net worth individuals, tells CNBC Make It that the rich …

The US appears to be quietly preparing for nuclear war with North Korea

While much of the world has celebrated the progress in talks between North Korea and South Korea ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month, as well as an apparent thaw in tensions with North Korea, the US has taken steps to move heavy firepower to the region.<p>And though the US says it …

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Netflix Grows Docuseries Lineup With 'Flint Town,' Ezra Klein-Produced Explainer Show (Exclusive)

Anonymous Content-produced 'Flint Town' will take a look at the water crisis in the Michigan community, while the untitled series from Vox …

Film Festivals

Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns as public face of agency that runs AmeriCorps after KFile review of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments on the radio

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>WARNING: This story contains graphic language.</i><p>Trump administration appointee Carl Higbie resigned Thursday as chief of external affairs for the federal government's volunteer service organization after a CNN KFile review of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments he made on the …

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Do you work more than 39 hours a week? Your job could be killing you

Long hours, stress and physical inactivity are bad for our wellbeing – yet we’re working harder than ever. Isn’t it time we fought back?<p>When a new group of interns recently arrived at Barclays in New York, they discovered a memo in their inboxes. It was from their supervisor at the bank, and …

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