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Rights & Freedoms

The Failing Trump Presidency

With each day, President Trump offers fresh proof that he is failing the office that Americans entrusted to him. The rolling disaster of his presidency accelerated downhill last week with a news conference on Tuesday at which he seemed determined to sow racial strife in a nation desperate for a …

Donald Trump

Jared Kushner's explanations on Russia reveal a man wholly unsuited to his job

Kushner’s statement raises new questions about how Donald Trump could have entrusted someone with so little foreign policy experience with such a powerful international portfolio<p>Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, who has been drawn into the billowing inquiry into Russian …

Donald Trump

Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer Is Found Dead

Joseph Rago, a 34-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, was found dead at his home on Thursday evening. Police officers discovered Mr. Rago’s body at his apartment in Manhattan at around 8 p.m. after a request to check on him, a spokeswoman for the New York …

Journalism

Kabul blast: Attack kills 90 near diplomatic area in Afghanistan

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) —</b> A huge suicide bomb ripped through a secure area of Kabul at the height of the Wednesday morning rush hour, killing at least 90 people and wounding 400, Afghan officials said.<p>The blast, which came a few days into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, was one of the deadliest …

Extremism
Special Forces

The Box

The Box is a 960-square-foot residence inspired by the owner’s desire for a small house overlooking an untouched wetland. Conceived as a series of boxes nestled into the hillside, the house gently engages the site offering varied views of the landscape. To set the house into the site, the main …

Architecture

Michelle Obama savages Trump administration for gutting her legacy

Former first lady attacks administration’s reversal of regulations to help improve school lunches: ‘Think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap’<p>Michelle Obama has made her strongest political intervention since leaving the White House, stating bluntly at a health conference: “Think …

Donald Trump

Watch This Kid Demand Mike Pence Apologize After Hitting Him in the Face

On Tuesday, Vice-President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen — along with Ivanka Trump and national security adviser H.R. McMaster — played host to …

Donald Trump
Canada

A Curator Spent 9 Days Filming the Syrian Civil War From His Aleppo Apartment Window

Art curator and photographer Issa Touma talks about shooting the footage that became the Syrian war documentary ‘9 Days - From My Window in Aleppo’.<p>When Aleppo-based curator and gallerist Issa Touma noticed Syrian Civil War combatants on the streets below his East Aleppo home, he didn’t run—he …

Middle East
Donald Trump

Beijing 'seriously concerned' after Trump questions 'one China' policy

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> China has warned that it's "seriously concerned" after President-elect Donald Trump questioned whether the United States should keep its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China."<p>Trump has signaled a willingness to confront Beijing, and his latest comments in an …

China

Trump's Big Test in the Middle East

The president-elect will encounter a region convulsed by change.<p>After decades of global stability, anxiety and unpredictability are now ubiquitous. A vacuum of American leadership is eroding long-standing alliances and emboldening challengers to the international order. Nowhere is this trend more …

Middle East

Trump transition appears to have flouted internal ethics rule on lobbyists

A copy of the transition team's code of ethics includes a rule barring lobbyists with overlapping work.<p>Donald Trump’s transition team appears to have deviated from its own ethics rule barring lobbyists whose work for Trump would overlap with any matters on which they lobbied in the previous …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Trump's election leaves American Muslims reeling and scared

On the morning after the election, Alia Ali had a sickening feeling as she headed to her job as a secretary at a New York City public school, her hijab in place as usual. Ali is a Muslim who lives and works in one of the most diverse places in the U.S., and yet the ascension of Donald Trump to the …

Donald Trump

The Latest: Trump has phone conversation with China's leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump's win in the U.S. election (all times local):<p>12:30 a.m.<p>President-elect Donald Trump's office says in a release early Monday that Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jingping and thanked him for his well-wishes on Trump's election as …

Donald Trump

Shark Tank's Mark Cuban Tweets Message of Healing

The outspoken supporter for Hillary Clinton offered words of unity this morning.<p>Over the course of this campaign, Mark Cuban has not been shy about sharing his not-so-warm-and-fuzzy feelings about Donald Trump. (He hasn't really been shy about anything, for that matter.)<p>When NBC Sports Radio asked …

Donald Trump

Trump's opposition already paying the price

Crossing President-elect Trump's path is proving to be treacherous and he's not even in office yet.<p>Areas of the market Trump waged a war of words against - especially technology companies, emerging markets like China, Brazil, and Mexico and beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act - are being hit …

Stock Markets

In Quebec, the police are political—and that's a big problem

Quebec police are facing a scandal over tapping journalist’s phones. Here’s why it raises troubling questions.<p>Patrick Lagacé is a columnist with <i>La</i> …

Why Montreal has had only 19 homicides this year

There have been only 19 homicides in Montreal in 2016, and if the trend holds, the city will end up with fewer this year than any since the 1960s.<p>With a population of about 1.7 million, the Canadian city is slightly larger than Philadelphia and Phoenix. But Montreal saw only 28 homicides in 2014, …

Montreal's mayor stands by police chief amid outcry over journalist surveillance

MONTREAL – Montreal’s mayor is standing by the city’s police chief amid new reports of police surveillance of journalists’ phones.<p>Denis Coderre says …

Van Jones Talks To Donald Trump Supporters In Attempt To Avoid New 'Civil War'

Tuesday’s election is weighing heavily on most Americans’ minds. But Van Jones is already thinking about the day after ― when, regardless of the outcome, Americans will have to pick up the pieces and move forward together peacefully.<p>At least, that’s the premise of the CNN contributor and …

White nationalists plot Election Day show of force

KKK, neo-Nazis and militias plan to monitor urban polling places and suppress the black vote.<p>Neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin plans to muster thousands of poll watchers across all 50 states. His partners at the alt-right website “the Right Stuff” are touting plans to set up hidden cameras at polling …

Government

Tesla doubles the energy density of its commercial batteries

While Tesla's solar roof / Powerwall event isn't until tomorrow, the product that preceded both, its commercial... cousin, Powerpack, has been upgraded and is already shipping to companies. The company says Powerpack 2 has double the energy density than the original model, paired with a new …