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Jake Tapper Is Named Host of CNN’s ‘State of the Union’

CNN announced on Friday that Jake Tapper would take over the hosting duties for its Sunday morning show, “State of the Union.” He will start in June and continue to host the weekday daytime show “The Lead.”

Mr. Tapper is the latest new face to join the Sunday morning news show lineup. Bob Schieffer …

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Wounded vets: Fraternities disrespected us

The University of Florida and Emory University are investigating allegations that Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members disrespected wounded war veterans last weekend at Panama City Beach, Florida, by spitting, urinating and pouring beer on them.

"They actually spit on me and my service dog as well, and …

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SNL's Cecily Strong to host WH Correspondents' Dinner

Why is the gig a scary one for comedians? CNN's Poppy Harlow sits down with this year's host Cecily Strong.

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Was police handling of Freddie Gray negligence?

What is clear is that Freddie Gray was treated wrongly, says CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.


Foreign donations raise questions for Clinton campaign

There are questions about whether foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation resulted in favorable treatment by the State Dept. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.

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Lawyer: Family questions if mayor pushing hard enough

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Police: Freddie Gray was not buckled in the police van

Baltimore Police Commissioner says Freddie Gray, who died from a spinal injury after he was arrested by police, was not buckled into a seat in a police van.


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College Students Disrespect Veterans at the Warrior Beach Retreat

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PANAMA CITY BEACH-- UPDATE: March 23 12:30 p.m.

Emory University released this statement Thursday morning by email:

"Emory University was …

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2 Ant-man comic books autographed by Paul Rudd

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