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A federal judge makes a sweeping point about Congress' power to hold a President to account

The judicial branch just delivered a sharp jab to the chin of President Donald Trump, in a foreboding omen for his strategy for thwarting investigations that threaten his presidency.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Democrats divided over impeachment as Pelosi backs go-slow approach

House Democrats engaged in a series of lengthy debates Monday behind closed doors over whether to begin a formal impeachment inquiry to respond to President Donald Trump's rejection of their subpoenas, even as Speaker Nancy Pelosi made clear that she is pursuing a deliberative approach.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Burnett outlines issue with Trump's financial disclosure

CNN's Erin Burnett outlines what we still don't know after President Donald Trump released his public financial disclosure report, amid calls from his opponents for Trump to release his tax returns.

Friday May 17, 2019

Opinion: The law is clear. Congress should get Trump's tax returns.

The power of Congress to investigate and obtain documents to carry out its legislative powers and oversight of the executive branch is well established. The Supreme Court has long recognized that Congress' authority to obtain information necessary to conduct oversight and investigations is necessarily broad. In 1975, Chief Justice Warren Burger, reaffirmed that "'the scope of [Congress's] power of inquiry . . . is as penetrating and far-reaching as the potential power to enact and appropriate under the Constitution'" and that, ancillary to Congress's oversight and investigative authority, the "[i]ssuance of subpoenas . . . has long been held to be a legitimate use by Congress of its power to investigate."

Saturday May 18, 2019

Anderson Cooper questions Trump's use of power

CNN's Anderson Cooper examines how President Donald Trump chooses to exercise the power of the executive branch.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

The president gripes about Fox's anchors, disregarding journalism

• Analysis: Why Donald Trump feels betrayed by Fox News

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Nadler prepares to punish McGahn after White House directs him not to testify

• Analysis: Why McGahn needs to testify

Tuesday May 21, 2019

After 19 tornadoes ripped through 4 states, millions under flash flooding threat

• Highlights: Tornado caught on video near Midland, Texas • Photos of the Oklahoma storm

Tuesday May 21, 2019

A baby cut from his mother's womb after she was killed opens his eyes

Inside a Chicago-area hospital, a baby fights for his life. The infant is in intensive care and listed in grave condition after he was cut from his mother's womb in an attack on her last month. But this little one has a fighting spirit, and a picture has emerged of him with his father.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Analysis: China's latest trade war card isn't as strong as Beijing thinks

Chinese President Xi Jinping's actions this week have been rich with symbolism.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Trump's pardons appear prompted by TV, friends and politics

President Donald Trump, as he considers pardoning military personnel accused of murder and other crimes, is following a pattern for wielding his clemency power that relies more on his personal interest in a case and its odds of galvanizing his political base than on the careful legal procedures used by his predecessors.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Trump may have revealed US intelligence in Fox interview

CNN's Brian Todd reports that during an interview with Fox News, President Donald Trump may have spilled US secrets.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Three-time Formula One champion dead

Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda, who recovered from a near-fatal accident to become one of motor racing's greatest drivers, has died aged 70, according to Reuters.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Kamala Harris now supports independent investigations of fatal police shootings

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris now says she believes that cases of fatal police shootings and alleged police brutality should be handled by an independent investigator -- a change in her stance on the issue.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Border agent calls migrants 'subhuman' and 'savages' in texts, court papers say

A Border Patrol agent who was accused of intentionally knocking down a Guatemalan migrant with his government-issued vehicle in 2017 sent a text message to a colleague calling migrants "mindless murdering savages," according to court documents.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Bill de Blasio reacts to comics roasting his campaign

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio laughed off late-night comics as they roasted his 2020 presidential bid, adding he has to be tough enough to face another New Yorker, President Donald Trump.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Analysis: The Democratic Party is being transformed. These House votes show how.

The decisive House of Representatives vote last Friday barring discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity marked a milestone in shifting American attitudes toward gay rights. But it also represented a landmark in the evolution of the Democratic Party into an urbanized coalition centered on the voters and communities most comfortable with social and demographic change.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Iranian foreign minister's not-so-subtle message to Trump

As President Trump and senior Iranian officials trade tense exchanges, CNN's Frederik Pleitgen spoke to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about what he called "economic warfare" targeting Iran and the fragile relationship that exists with the US.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Why China's funding dried up for Kenya's controversial train

In 1903, British colonial administrator Sir Charles Norton Edgecumbe Eliot made a bold statement: "It is not uncommon for a country to create a railway, but it is uncommon for a railway to create a country."

Tuesday May 21, 2019

'Jeopardy!' champ wins his 23rd game

James Holzhauer continued his win streak on "Jeopardy!" Monday by winning his 23rd game.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

The hardest-to-spell words in English

Bondieuserie. Bewusstseinslage. Ayacahuite.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

George RR Martin (sort of) reveals whether 'Game of Thrones' books will end like the show


Thursday January 01, 1970

Sophie Turner calls 'Thrones' petition disrespectful


Thursday January 01, 1970

'Thrones' actor's message for disgruntled fans

"Game of Thrones" actor Kristofer Hivju discusses the series finale after more than a million people signed a petition to get the show's last season remade.

Monday May 20, 2019

Team could be first to 'three-peat' since 2002


Thursday January 01, 1970

Woman dies after collapsing during a marathon


Thursday January 01, 1970

Kohl's stock hits the skids after sour earnings


Thursday January 01, 1970

See cops punch suspect in violent arrest

Police from Dover, NJ were filmed choking and pinning a man to the ground while repeatedly punching him in the face during a violent arrest.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

'House of Cards' actress feels '100% New Yorker'


Thursday January 01, 1970

College football player suffers severe spinal injury


Thursday January 01, 1970

Man makes unreal baseball catch during game

Baseball broadcaster Marc Schwartz was elated when a foul ball flew to the broadcast booth at an Atlantic League game.

Friday May 17, 2019

Sea levels may rise much faster than predicted, swamping coastal cities, study finds

Global sea levels could rise more than two meters (6.6 feet) by the end of this century if emissions continue unchecked, swamping major cities such as New York and Shanghai and displacing up to 187 million people, a new study warns.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Return UK to nature to fight climate change, say environmentalists

Up to one quarter of UK land would be left to nature if a new plan to reduce the country's carbon emissions were introduced.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Grenada PM: Climate change is an existential threat for us in the islands

Grenada and other Small Island Developing States are on the front line in the war against climate change. Although hurricanes are no stranger to the Caribbean, the overwhelming scientific evidence of how extreme weather conditions are worsening due to global warming shows that we need to take the signals that our Earth is sending us seriously. That evidence can be found in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) 2018 special report on the effects of global warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius -- and in the devastation left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the region, in the form of mangled towns, villages, homes and critical infrastructure, wrecked lives, devastated crops and ecosystems, damaged economies and financial markets.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple's Tim Cook says his generation failed on climate change

"We spent too much time debating," Cook told Tulane University graduates during a commencement speech in New Orleans.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Hermeus hypersonic jet aims to fly New York to London in 90 minutes

A US start-up has revealed plans to develop a plane that will travel at five times the speed of sound, transporting passengers between New York and London in 90 minutes or less.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Report: Thousands of North Korean women sold into sex slavery in China

Thousands of North Korean women and girls are being trafficked and sold into sexual slavery in China, where many are sold as wives to Chinese men while others are forced into prostitution or to live stream sex acts against their will, a new report claims.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

'Pulp Fiction': 25 fun facts in honor of the film's 25th anniversary

Quoting Ezekiel 25:17 from "Pulp Fiction" will likely get you laughed out of Sunday school class.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Cooper pokes fun at Trump's relationship with Fox News

CNN's Anderson Cooper takes jabs at President Trump and Fox News after Trump tweeted about Fox News "wasting airtime" when they held a town hall with Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

World's biggest cave is even bigger than we thought

Thanks to discoveries made during a recent expedition in Vietnam, it appears the world's largest cave, Son Doong, is even bigger than previously thought.

Monday May 20, 2019

Yuan watch; Retail earnings; BP meeting

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Is it safe to own Chinese stocks during a trade war with the US?

Should I invest in Chinese stocks given the concerns about a trade war with the United States?

Wednesday May 15, 2019

This is one of the worst things an investor can do

Should I really sell stocks in May and go away like that old Wall Street saying suggests?

Friday May 17, 2019

America is ready for a gay president

I was at a political fundraiser in 2007, in the company of several deep-pocketed longtime donors. President George W. Bush was near the end of his second term and much of the conversation wasn't about the anemic economy, the wars we were engaged in or the policies of the people vying to take his place.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Male politicians who oppose abortion rights are going to face some uncomfortable questions

Last week, Alabama passed the most restrictive abortion law in the country. In addition to banning nearly all abortions except in cases where the pregnancy poses a serious health risk to the mother, doctors who perform the procedure can be convicted of a felony and jailed for life.

Monday May 20, 2019

Trump's argument against McGahn testifying is nuts

On Monday, President Donald Trump launched a long-shot effort to prevent the public from hearing live testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn -- the man who, perhaps more than any other, can bring to life Trump's most flagrant alleged acts of obstruction of justice.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Let's praise billionaire Robert F. Smith

While considering the incredible generosity of billionaire philanthropist Robert F. Smith, who announced during a commencement speech that he'd be creating a program to pay off the student loans for every student in Morehouse College's class of 2019, you should also think about this: according to statistics from the Department of Education, 99% of borrowers have been rejected by a federal student loan forgiveness program designed to spur public service and reduce the nation's mountain of student loan debt.

Monday May 20, 2019

Secret recording casts harsh light on far right

A secretly recorded video allegedly showing a corrupt far-right politician -- the number two figure in Austria's ruling coalition -- has nearly brought down a government that has been the shining hope of Europe's rising nationalists. The true cost of this scandal will likely be measured next weekend, when Austrians vote in the European parliamentary elections.

Monday May 20, 2019

The only way Biden can win the presidency

Former Vice President Joe Biden officially launched his presidential campaign in Philadelphia on Saturday. Presenting himself as the antidote to President Donald Trump, Biden promised that he would unite and bring the nation together again. "I am running to offer our country -- Democrats, Republicans and independents -- a different path," he said.

Monday May 20, 2019

Forget Your 401k if you Own a Home (Do This)


Thursday January 01, 1970

9 cards charging 0% interest until 2021


Thursday January 01, 1970

5 Stocks for Building Wealth After 50


Thursday January 01, 1970

Iran refuses Trump's offer of talks unless US shows 'respect'

Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has said his country won't negotiate with President Donald Trump unless the US shows Tehran "respect" by honoring its commitments under the disputed nuclear deal.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Joko Widodo secures second term as Indonesia's president

Indonesian president Joko Widodo has won a second term as leader of the world's third largest democracy, official results confirmed Tuesday, beating a former general who has claimed widespread ballot-rigging.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Chinese-made drones may be sending data to their manufacturers in China


Monday May 20, 2019

Where it takes 4 years to apply for a divorce


Monday May 20, 2019

Transgender woman who was attacked in April found dead in Dallas

A transgender woman whose brutal assault in April was captured on video has been found dead on a Dallas street, police said.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Prosecutors will ask for death penalty against suspect in Alabama police shooting

A police officer responding to a domestic disturbance in Auburn, Alabama, late Sunday was shot dead, authorities said.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Man to plead guilty to stealing endangered lemur

A California man has agreed to plead guilty to theft after he admitted taking a critically endangered ring-tailed lemur from the Santa Ana Zoo, according to a Department of Justice news release.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

New York might make it illegal to text while walking

Crossing the street here can be challenging any time, and you might be even less likely to notice that honking cab or zooming bicyclist if you're looking at your phone.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Judge blocks Kraft-related spa video from trial

In yet another blow to prosecutors, the judge presiding over the case against operators of the Florida day spa at the center of a prostitution sting that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ruled that surveillance video could also not be used in that trial.

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Life as a mixed-race model in Japan

For 18-year-old model Rina Fukushi, Tokyo is home. But growing up as a mixed-race child in Japan wasn't always easy. With a Japanese-American father and a Filipina mother, Fukushi was one of a growing number of biracial individuals identifying as "hafu" -- a phonetic play on the English word "half."

Thursday October 25, 2018

What was Leonardo da Vinci doing at your age?


Thursday January 01, 1970

Aerial photos show human impact on natural world

Viewed from above, the Mediterranean's salt farms take the form of abstract paintings. Piles of crystallized salt, which divide the artificial ponds, appear like lines of white paint between blocks of saturated green, red, orange and pink -- colors created by algae and other microorganisms in the shallow seawater.

Friday July 27, 2018

I.M. Pei, a disarming and determined visionary

I.M. Pei, who died Thursday at the age of 102, was an architect of singular vision. One of the great figures of 20th century modernism, he was perhaps best known for his powerful use of geometry. He employed it to create forms and spaces of exquisite refinement, from his glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris to the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

Friday May 17, 2019

Crazy history of the 'Back to the Future' car

The unpainted stainless steel body, the gull-wing doors, the rear-mounted engine. When John DeLorean set out to create his own sports car, he knew these features would set it apart from everything else.

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Why Anna Wintour always wears sunglasses

Anna Wintour's omnipresent status, crafted over a three-decade-long career at the helm of Vogue, is unrivaled in the fashion industry. Her reputation has transcended that of the magazine she edits, her image -- immaculately sliced bob, sunglasses -- now instantly recognizable in silhouette or line sketch.

Tuesday April 09, 2019

Celine Dion and James Corden recreate 'Titanic' scene

Celine Dion was made for "Carpool Karaoke."

Tuesday May 21, 2019

'Sesame Street' muppet in foster care

"Sesame Street" has introduced a new Muppet with the aim of highlighting the stories and unique love of foster families.

Tuesday May 21, 2019