Spicer at the Emmys: The joke’s now on us

Spicer at the Emmys: The joke’s now on us

You could be excused for mistaking last night’s 69th annual Emmy Awards for a Comedy Central election-night special. After all, there was Stephen Colbert, the man who — with Jon Stewart — put “fake news” on the map long before the Trump Administration was a twinkle in Vladimir Putin’s eye. And there were Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon, accepting golden trophies for their cutting and hilarious depictions of President Trump and his chief 2016 campaign…

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Leaders line up to meet with Ivanka Trump at UN gathering

Leaders line up to meet with Ivanka Trump at UN gathering

Ivanka Trump is back in her native New York City and stepping out on her own for meetings at the United Nations General Assembly this week. Joining her father at UNGA, the first daughter and senior adviser to the President will privately attend meetings of her own, a source familiar with the meetings told CNN. Trump has faced criticism over her White House role: She’s been physically absent for some of her father’s most high-profile,…

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Iran, North Korea expected to dominate Trump’s first UN General Assembly

Iran, North Korea expected to dominate Trump’s first UN General Assembly

President Donald Trump totes his “America First” stance this week to the United Nations General Assembly, the annual inundation of diplomats and world leaders who this year await the new US leader with uneasy anticipation. The summit in Trump’s hometown — New York City — has become the quickest-paced diplomatic event on the calendar for an American president. Trump arrived to the soaring, green-hued assembly hall facing open questions about his approach to hot-button issues…

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Clinton opens door to questioning legitimacy of 2016 election

Clinton opens door to questioning legitimacy of 2016 election

Hillary Clinton, in an interview that aired Monday on NPR, said she “would not” rule out questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election if Russian interference is deeper than currently known. The comment, a remarkable step for the former Democratic nominee, exemplifies Clinton’s belief that President Donald Trump and his campaign could have knowingly received help from Russian operatives in the 2016 election. Clinton has said previously that she conceded to Trump quickly and attended…

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US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe. The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump. Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged…

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Mnuchin asked to use a government jet for his honeymoon

Mnuchin asked to use a government jet for his honeymoon

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asked the White House about the possibility of using a government jet for his European honeymoon this summer but later withdrew the request. A Treasury Department spokesperson told CNN in a statement that Mnuchin made the request to ensure he had access to secure lines of communication when he and his new wife, Louise Linton, were traveling. “Treasury withdrew its request after a secure communications option was identified during the Secretary’s…

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Hot mic catches Schumer talking Trump: ‘He likes us’

Hot mic catches Schumer talking Trump: ‘He likes us’

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the chamber’s top Democrat, said in off-the-cuff remarks picked up by a Senate floor microphone Thursday that President Donald Trump “likes us,” seeming to refer to the President’s recent deals with him and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. “He likes us. He likes me anyway,” Schumer said. It was not clear who he was speaking to when he appeared to describe his interactions with the President. “Here’s what I told…

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OJ growers are devastated by Irma

OJ growers are devastated by Irma

For some Florida orange growers, Hurricane Irma did more than destroy crops. It wiped out the best growing season in ten years. This was supposed to be a comeback year for the citrus industry, which has suffered years of declining production. Nearly all of the oranges grown in Florida are used to make orange juice. “We were really excited about this upcoming crop,” Ned Hancock, owner of Hancock Citrus in south-central Florida, told CNNMoney. “This…

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Doctor: Nursing home deaths show the risks of being old in Florida

Doctor: Nursing home deaths show the risks of being old in Florida

During the first 20 days of August 2003, almost 15,000 elderly French citizens died as a heat wave hovered over that country. Temperatures had risen only 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit over their usual seasonal averages. This week eight residents of a single Florida nursing home with its power knocked out from Hurricane Irma died within hours of each other. Indeed, the elderly are often the first victims in extreme weather events. It is time we reconsider…

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Trump dismisses climate change question by contradicting himself on hurricanes

Trump dismisses climate change question by contradicting himself on hurricanes

President Donald Trump, pressed on whether back-to-back deadly hurricanes have changed his views on climate change, dodged the question on Thursday by contradicting past comments he made about the size of storms that have rocked Texas and Florida. Trump, speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on Thursday after touring damage from Hurricane Irma on Florida’s west coast, said “we’ve had bigger storms than this” when asked about climate change. “If you go back into…

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8 dead due to intense heat, loss of power at Florida nursing home after Irma

8 dead due to intense heat, loss of power at Florida nursing home after Irma

More than 100 people were evacuated from a Florida nursing home Wednesday after eight people were reported dead from conditions at a Hollywood facility, where residents were suffering from intense heat caused by a lack of electricity after deadly Hurricane Irma swept through. Irma may have moved on from Florida, but lingering dangers caused by the storm, including carbon monoxide poisoning and heat-related incidents caused by a lack of air conditioning, remain in the Sunshine…

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Actress Rebel Wilson awarded record $3.6M in Australian defamation case

Actress Rebel Wilson awarded record $3.6M in Australian defamation case

Australian actress Rebel Wilson has been awarded $3.6 million ($4.5 million Australian) by an Australian court after it found a popular magazine guilty of defamation. The amount is the “largest defamation damages award in Australian legal history,” Wilson’s lawyers said. The judgment follows a unanimous jury verdict in June that Bauer Media, publisher of Woman’s Day magazine, had defamed Wilson by branding her a “serial liar” who “fabricated almost every aspect of her life.” The…

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Student dies in Spokane school shooting

Student dies in Spokane school shooting

One student was killed in a shooting Wednesday inside Freeman High School near Spokane, Washington, Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said at a news conference. Three other juveniles were in stable condition at a hospital. The suspect was detained, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office tweeted. “As Spokane County officials continue their investigation to get the answers to the questions so many of us have during these unthinkable tragedies, the Washington State Patrol and all state agencies…

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Russia proposed full normalization with US under Trump, Kremlin says

Russia proposed full normalization with US under Trump, Kremlin says

Russia offered a plan to the United States for a full and immediate move toward normalization — or a restoration of diplomatic ties — in the opening weeks of President Donald Trump’s administration, the Kremlin confirmed Wednesday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday that “of course” Russia floated proposals such as this one to the US. “Moscow systematically advocated for a resumption of the dialogue, for an exchange of opinion and for attempts…

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Clinton: Comey ‘forever changed history’

Clinton: Comey ‘forever changed history’

Hillary Clinton, in an interview with CNN on Wednesday, said James Comey permanently changed history by getting involved in the 2016 election, effectively claiming that the former FBI director’s actions led to her loss to Donald Trump. Clinton gave a wide-ranging and at times personal interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper — set to air in full Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. during “Anderson Cooper 360.” The former secretary of state said she couldn’t understand why…

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