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27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is bringing scrunchies back

<i>For more on Justice Ginsburg, watch the documentary "RBG"</i> on CNN Monday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.<p><b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Scrunchies, the quintessential 90s accessory found holding up the hair of sitcom stars and pop princesses, are making a comeback on fashion runways and have the longtime backing …

An Armed Principal Detained a Campus Gunman. But He’s Against Arming School Staff.

Even before a gunman opened fire at a Florida school last week, killing 17 people, a national effort had been underway to arm and train teachers and administrators to defend against mass shootings.<p>That effort has gained momentum in recent days. Legislators have moved to permit concealed weapons in …

Guns

The Latest: Attorney pleads guilty to lying

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia probe (all times local):<p>3:25 p.m.<p>An attorney for a prominent law firm is pleading guilty to lying to …

Meet the Press: February 18, 2018

Meet the Press

Justices Won’t Hear Case on Waiting Period for Gun Purchases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a California law that imposes a 10-day waiting period on firearms purchases.<p>As is their custom, the justices gave no reasons for deciding not to hear the case. The court has turned away many Second Amendment …

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to California gun waiting period

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not take up an appeal to California's 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, acting as the issue of gun control is once more in the national spotlight after last week's school shooting in Florida.<p>Justice Clarence Thomas said the court should …

Dutch lawyer pleads guilty to lying about interaction with Rick Gates

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A European lawyer pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to investigators in Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation, after he covered up his discussions with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates and a business associate based in Ukraine in September 2016, while the Trump …

Corruption

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

By Mary Jordan<p>, Reporter<p>Josh Dawsey<p>, White House reporter<p>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 …

Donald Trump

Flake looks to meet Trump in the middle on immigration

New proposal from Arizona senator incorporates elements of Trump's proposal, offers pathway for Dreamers<p>Sen. Jeff Flake is trying to meet President Donald Trump halfway on immigration.<p>The Arizona senator and Trump foil will file an immigration amendment as early as Tuesday that mirrors some of the …

She is Hope Hicks' pinch hitter

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When Hope Hicks is entrenched in the Oval Office battling the communications crisis of the day, Mercedes Schlapp steps up to the plate.<p>And she's been stepping up a lot, lately.<p>Just as the first six weeks of the year have brought a breakneck pace of controversy -- from the …

Sanders pushes for Kelly to face the press over Porter scandal

Sarah Huckabee Sanders wants senior officials to brief reporters directly as the furor continues unabated.<p>Nine days into the Rob Porter scandal, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is pushing for senior officials who made the decisions surrounding the former White House staff …

Riding an Untamed Horse: Priebus Opens Up on Serving Trump

WASHINGTON — The meeting, to say the least, had not gone well. Upset at a presidential dressing down, Attorney General Jeff Sessions had just left the White House vowing to resign. Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, raced out of the building, found him in his car, banged on the door …

Donald Trump

Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been warning signs he was bent on violence.<p>"Im going to be a professional school shooter," a YouTube user with the screen name …

The Names and Faces of the Florida School Shooting Victims

<i>For the latest on the Florida school shooting, read Friday’s live updates.</i><p>As gunshots echoed through the high school, a geography teacher, Scott Beigel, 35, paused to usher stragglers into his classroom before locking the door, only to be shot and killed himself as the shooter strode by.<p>A parent, …

These are the victims of the Florida school shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> A football coach. An athletic director. And young, eager and forward-looking students.<p>They were among the 17 people killed by a gunman Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.<p>Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday that all families who lost loved …

Florida

Five Places to Go in Los Angeles

Highland Park in Los Angeles has long been a diverse and vibrant community. In the last few years, however, 20- and 30-somethings, lured by the neighborhood’s affordable rents and proximity to downtown Los Angeles, have moved in and are giving local entrepreneurs a new incentive to open new …

Los Angeles

Watch: Pivetta catches 106-mph line drive in his jersey

Olloclip Filmer's Kit is your go-to bag o' live-streaming tricks

Good smartphone photography and video requires a steady hand, a good eye and, just maybe, a bag of tricks.<p>That's more or less the concept behind …

The Shoe Trend Every It Girl Will Wear This Fall

<i>When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist</i> <i>Micaela Erlanger</i> <i>also divulges her</i> …

Bill Belichick Responds to Rex Ryan's Comments on Bills vs. Patriots

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick offered a typical Belichickian response to Rex Ryan's antics ahead of Sunday's game with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday.<p>Which was, essentially, no response.<p>“I’m just focused on getting ready for the Bills,” Belichick told reporters. “I’m not really in tune …

Lisa Vanderpump Rescues Abandoned And Suffering Pomeranian Pup!

Lisa Vanderpump Rescues Abandoned Puppy<p>"This little guy has no idea where we were going but I can promise him it will be good. Just another 220 miles …

Don't get in Lady Gaga's way, Leonardo DiCaprio

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Leo, please remove yourself from Lady Gaga's path. She has a Golden Globe to accept.<p>As Gaga approached the stage to accept …

McDonald's Next debuts in Hong Kong | CNN Travel

(CNN) — McDonald's has always been about consistency, speed and budget pricing.<p>Its Golden Arches can be neon beacons of hope in a strange land -- a place where you know you'll always get the exact burger and fries you are looking for, followed by pangs of guilt the next day.<p>But in Hong Kong, 40 …

Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

When Jack O'Connor was 19, he was so desperate to beat his addictions to alcohol and opioids that he took a really rash step. He joined the Marines.<p>"This will fix me," O'Connor thought as he went to boot camp. "It better fix me or I'm screwed."<p>After 13 weeks of sobriety and exercise and discipline, …

Easy Potluck Recipes

Everyone will be fawning over these at your next potluck. Choose from the flavor combos of Parmesan-cayenne, sesame-poppy, tomato-rosemary, and Pecorino-black pepper. Better yet, make all four.

Food

These recipes will convince you that sprouts are for life, not just for Christmas

School dining halls, the walls streaming with condensation, the floors slippery with spilt gravy; discordant Christmases where dishes of them are passed round forlornly; the kitchens of institutional caterers... The Brussels sprout isn’t just hard to like – the smell it emits, especially if it’s …

The Vatican Just Found a Huge Wad of Cash in a Desk

Following a recent search of the Vatican’s offices, investigators reportedly found about $22,000 in cash in a desk drawer.<p>German newspaper <i>Bild</i> …