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Fireworks at 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Nicki Minaj slams host Miley Cyrus, and Kanye West announces his presidential run in 2020.

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Obama to rename tallest U.S. peak in historic Alaska visit

Anchorage, Alaska (CNN) — To hear the White House describe Alaska, the state has become the canary in the climate change coal mine, complete with raging wildfires, accelerating ice melt in the arctic, vanishing glaciers and whole villages forced to relocate away from rising seas.

President Barack …


5 things to know for your New Day

(CNN) — Horror movie director Wes Craven dies. Parents of slain journalist take on gun control. And MH370 questions linger on.

It's Monday, and here are the Five Things to Know for Your New Day.


So long, horror master: He shaped and reshaped the horror film genre, and took moviegoers on a …

Wes Craven

Sex traffickers are branding victims

CNN's Sara Sidner goes on a police patrol in Los Angeles where she finds one girl after another with signs they have been branded by their traffickers to show who 'owns' them.

Los Angeles

Wes Craven, man behind 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and 'Scream,' dies at 76

(CNN) — Wes Craven, the visionary filmmaker who defined the horror genre with the long-enduring "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, and later deconstructed and redefined it with "Scream," has died.

He was 76.

His family confirmed his death to the Hollywood Reporter. Craven's verified Twitter and …

Wes Craven

Wayne Dyer, self-help guru and motivational speaker, dies at 75

(CNN) — Wayne Dyer, the prolific self-help guru and motivational speaker, has died, Dyer's family has announced on Facebook.

"Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night," read the post, shared more than 50,000 times Sunday evening.

"He always said he couldn't wait for this next adventure …

Wayne Dyer

Blind people can be racist, too, study says

(CNN) — A person may not have to "see color" to be racist. Some blind people, just like sighted people, make judgments about others based on their race, according to a new study.

The findings come from interviews conducted in person and over the phone with 25 people who were either born blind or …


The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet

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Footage shows Israeli soldier aggressively handling boy

Jerusalem (CNN) — Images of an armed Israeli soldier trying to arrest an 11-year-old Palestinian boy with a broken arm in the West Bank went viral on social media over the weekend.

The images show the soldier putting a headlock on the child while women pull on the soldier's back, trying to free the …

Middle East

Atlanta Braves fan dies after falling from upper deck at Yankees game

Atlanta (CNN) — A man who fell from the upper deck of Atlanta's Turner Field during a Braves-Yankees game has died, the Atlanta Braves said.

Gregory Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia, tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game Saturday night as the New York Yankees' Alex …


'Hannibal's' gruesome end: Five things that shocked us

(CNN) — Bryan Fuller, executive producer of NBC's "Hannibal," finds it "pretty remarkable" that his show actually was a broadcast network series.

Many fans agree.

For three seasons -- despite the fact that they have all been made into movies -- the show took the Thomas Harris series of "Hannibal" …


Ohio officer in video says 'direct eye contact' one reason he pulled over driver

(CNN) — When a police officer in Dayton, Ohio, handed John Felton a warning for a traffic signal violation, Felton asked whether was stopped for something besides having out-of-state plates, according to a video of the conversation posted on Facebook.

"Because you made direct eye contact with me and …


VMAs 2015: MTV is bringing out the stars; Miley Cyrus will be hosting

(CNN) — MTV is promising that Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards will be "an unforgettable night of music and moments."

If that doesn't happen, it won't be for lack of star power.

By now you probably already know that Miley Cyrus will be hosting. If you didn't know that, you clearly have not been …

Miley Cyrus

Oliver Sacks, renowned neurologist who wrote about his cancer, dies at 82

(CNN) — Acclaimed author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, who wrote about his battle with cancer, died early Sunday, his longtime collaborator, Kate Edgar, confirmed. He was 82.

Edgar said Sacks died at his home in Greenwich Village with her and his partner, Bill Hayes, at his side.

Sacks was diagnosed …

Oliver Sacks

The Bernie Sanders surge

(CNN) — Hillary Clinton has far more money, name recognition, endorsements and political experience than any of her Democratic rivals. Her legion of high-profile supporters have made the case that she will inevitably win the Democratic nomination for president.

But a funny thing happened on the way …

Bernie Sanders

Alison Parker's parents on gun-control fight: 'We cannot be intimidated'

(CNN) — It's been less than a week since murder set their lives onto a new course, into roles they never wanted to take on and into a battle they never planned to fight.

But only five days in, Andy and Barbara Parker -- the parents of slain television journalist Alison Parker -- speak about gun …


Jeb Bush jabs Donald Trump as 'not realistic' on immigration

Washington (CNN) — On Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush once again went after Donald Trump head on, taking aim at the front-runner's policy proposals for dealing with immigration.

"He wants everyone deported, which would tear family lives asunder," Bush told New York radio talk show …

Donald Trump

2015 World Athletics Championships: Diminutive Mare Dibaba stands tall in marathon

(CNN) — Track and field world champions come in all shapes and sizes from the towering height of Usain Bolt to the diminutive 4 foot 11 inch (1.51m) Mare Dibaba, who took gold for Ethiopia in the women's marathon Sunday

Dibaba thrillingly outsprinted two other athletes to take top spot on the …


'Downton Abbey': A look at final season

(CNN) — Consider this a tease, America.

The final season of "Downton Abbey" starts in the United Kingdom on September 20 and thanks to the wonders of the World Wide Web, fans all over the world get to check out the trailer.

The trailer is downright emotional, with the sad music and Robert Crawley …

Downton Abbey

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Slain Virginia reporter's father vows to fight for gun control

Washington (CNN) — The father of a reporter shot to death on live television said Sunday that he wants to take a leading role in helping to curb gun violence.

Andy Parker told CNN's Jake Tapper that he wants to see a tightening of loopholes in gun laws and urged that the slaying of his daughter, …


No, James Earl Jones is not dead

(CNN) — We really wish the Internet would stop trying to kill celebrities.

James Earl Jones, 84, is the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax after a parody website posted news of his supposed demise. Clicking on the link took users to a page which declared "you got owned!"

Facebook picked up on …

James Earl Jones

Israeli soldier tries to arrest Palestinian boy

Middle East

Obama, tame the Arctic gold rush

(CNN) — In August 1896, a small group of prospectors made a remarkable discovery in the Canadian Arctic. Sparkling on the bottom of Bonanza Creek, just outside the then-tiny hamlet of Dawson City, lay a future of untapped riches -- gold. And it was theirs for the taking. All they had to do was lock …

Gold Rush

Hungary arrests fifth suspect in death of 71 migrants in truck

(CNN) — Hungarian police said Sunday they have made a fifth arrest over the deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria last week

The latest suspect, a Bulgarian national, was taken into custody late Saturday evening in Budapest, according to a police statement.

Three Bulgarian …


Scott Walker: U.S.-Canada wall a 'legitimate' idea

Washington (CNN) — It's not just the southern border: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says it's "legitimate" to discuss building a wall separating the United States from Canada, as well.

The Republican presidential contender said the idea of a northern border has come up while he has campaigned in New …

Scott Walker

Woman says shark took a bite out of her surfboard

The beach at Morro Bay, California, was closed after a shark took a bite out of a woman's surfboard.

Christie: Track immigrants like FedEx packages

Laconia, New Hampshire (CNN) — Chris Christie said Saturday that if elected president, he will track undocumented immigrants like FedEx packages.

"I'm going to have Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, come work for the government for three months. Just come for three months to Immigration and Customs …


Christie attacks Clinton on emails

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) — On the campaign trail Saturday, it didn't take much time for Chris Christie to attack Hillary Clinton on her private email use.

"The real story is this -- I believe in my heart -- that Hillary Clinton doesn't want us to know what she's doing. She believes we don't …

Hillary Clinton

Laser blasts flying objects

Boeing is developing a laser that shoots drones out of the sky.