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October 12, 2017
The Pentagon briefing was a striking change in tone from the public response of the Trump administration

The Pentagon briefing was a striking change in tone from the public response of the Trump administration

The US troops attacked in Niger were on their way back to their operating base when they were ambushed by 50 ISIS fighters, according to Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, who provided a timeline of the attack on Monday.

General: We owe families explanation on Niger

General: We owe families explanation on Niger

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford says the Pentagon owes the American people an explanation of exactly what happened in Niger that left four US service members dead.

Analysis: The President is suggesting the widow of a soldier killed in action is lying

Analysis: The President is suggesting the widow of a soldier killed in action is lying

Calling the widow of an American soldier killed in action is, emotionally speaking, absolutely gut-wrenching. Knowing that nothing you will say can bring true comfort. Knowing a life -- and likely many lives -- have been altered forever. Facing down pure loss and pure grief.

Soldier's widow: Trump forgot my husband's name

Soldier's widow: Trump forgot my husband's name

The widow of a soldier killed in Niger appears on "Good Morning America" and says US President Trump "couldn't even remember his name."

Opinion: Soldiers' deaths in Niger trail a frightful back-story

Opinion: Soldiers' deaths in Niger trail a frightful back-story

Just how was it left to Nigerien troops, French helicopters and some contract aircraft to find and fetch the bodies of our heroic service members killed in Niger?

McCain's ice-cold revenge on Trump

McCain's ice-cold revenge on Trump

In an interview with C-SPAN about the Vietnam War that ran over the weekend, Sen. John McCain said this:

McCain is asked whether Trump is a draft dodger

McCain is asked whether Trump is a draft dodger

In an interview on ABC's "The View," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was asked if he thinks Donald Trump is a draft dodger.

Trump warns McCain: 'Be careful' because I'll fight back

Trump warns McCain: 'Be careful' because I'll fight back

President Donald Trump, hours after Sen. John McCain delivered a speech that repudiated the President, warned the Arizona Republican to "be careful" because at some point he will "fight back."

Did McCain take a swipe at the President's draft deferments?

Did McCain take a swipe at the President's draft deferments?

Sen. John McCain, in an interview about the Vietnam War, appeared to take a swipe at President Donald Trump when he criticized people from "the highest income level" who avoided the draft by finding a doctor who "would say that they had a bone spur."

Heel spurs and stammers: What kept people from military service?

Heel spurs and stammers: What kept people from military service?

Donald Trump has faced scrutiny over his multiple US military deferments during the Vietnam War but many Americans are still questioning what exactly qualifies as a draft exemption -- especially from a medical perspective.

Analysis: Trump's taxes are the big story no one is talking about

Analysis: Trump's taxes are the big story no one is talking about

A week ago today was the last chance to file your 2016 federal income tax returns -- a time which, in the past, has occasioned the president to release a portion of his own taxes.

EPA chief's security beefed up after threats

EPA chief's security beefed up after threats

The Environmental Protection Agency is beefing up security measures surrounding Administrator Scott Pruitt to an unprecedented level, CNN has learned, as members of Congress are asking if the costs are a "potential waste or abuse of taxpayer dollars."

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War medic

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War medic

President Donald Trump, for the second time in his presidency, awarded the Medal of Honor during a ceremony Monday at the White House.

His crime was invoked on Trump's campaign. Today, he begins trial

His crime was invoked on Trump's campaign. Today, he begins trial

Kate Steinle's killing inspired an immigration bill while President Donald Trump and other Republicans have invoked her name in decrying sanctuary cities and promoting the construction of a border wall.

Analysis: Comey confirms he's 'Reinhold Niebuhr'

Analysis: Comey confirms he's 'Reinhold Niebuhr'

President Donald Trump fired his FBI director, in part, for being a "showboat," which didn't ring true given James Comey's reputation as a standup G-Man and his commitment, even in the midst of his own political peril, for antagonizing both sides of the aisle.

Billionaire spends $10M to impeach Trump

Billionaire spends $10M to impeach Trump

Democratic mega-donor and billionaire Tom Steyer is spending more than $10 million on a national TV ad campaign calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment. He tells CNN's Fredericka Whitfield why he believes it is money well spent.

Mark Cuban: If I run in 2020, it would be as a Republican

Mark Cuban: If I run in 2020, it would be as a Republican

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban tells Fox News Channel that if he were to run for president in 2020, it would be as a Republican candidate.

'Trump' football sign sparks racial furor

'Trump' football sign sparks racial furor

A high school football sign in West Virginia featuring President Trump's name drew controversy and was called "sickening racism" by an employee of a predominantly African-American school. The students who drew the sign say they were not intending to offend anyone.

Listeria triggers major veggie recall

Listeria triggers major veggie recall

A leading vegetable supplier in California, Mann Packing, voluntarily recalled products that might have been contaminated with a harmful bacteria called listeria, the company announced last week.

Triple-digit heat forecast for World Series opener

Triple-digit heat forecast for World Series opener

There will be no escaping the record heat when the World Series kicks off Tuesday evening at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. And we don't mean the fastballs thrown by Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and Astros starter Dallas Keuchel.

Stephen Hawking's thesis crashes Cambridge website

Stephen Hawking's thesis crashes Cambridge website

For the first time ever, influential British scientist Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis is available to the public -- if you can get the web page to load.

Will Timberlake apologize to Janet Jackson?

The internet still wants Justin Timberlake to apologize to Janet Jackson for Nipplegate, but it looks like she's doing just fine.

Dad killed by rock thrown off overpass

Dad killed by rock thrown off overpass

A 32-year-old father was killed after a rock thrown off a highway overpass smashed into his windshield. Michigan authorities are investigating and have taken a group of teens into custody.

Olympic gymnast reveals miscarriage

Olympic gymnast reveals miscarriage

Former US Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East posted an emotional video showing her and husband, Andrew East, experiencing a miscarriage only days after learning they were pregnant.

'Nude Mona Lisa' could be work of da Vinci

'Nude Mona Lisa' could be work of da Vinci

Researchers in Paris are investigating a sketch that could be a work by Leonardo da Vinci. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.

14 things decent men can do in response to #MeToo

14 things decent men can do in response to #MeToo

On Sunday, the Internet was suddenly flooded with #MeToo, as women of all ages and backgrounds shared achingly painful stories of sexual harassment and assault. And among those posts, I heard my male friends -- good, decent men -- asking: How can I help?

Jennifer Lawrence shares sex harassment story

Jennifer Lawrence shares sex harassment story

Leaders from Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill speak out in #metoo campaign. CNN's Amara Walker reports.

Opinion: What Mayim Bialik reveals about #MeToo

Opinion: What Mayim Bialik reveals about #MeToo

Me too, I tweeted this morning. "But of course. #metoo."

Witherspoon: I was sexually assaulted at 16

Witherspoon: I was sexually assaulted at 16

Actress Reese Witherspoon spoke at the 24th annual Elle Women in Hollywood awards and revealed she too is a victim of sexual assault.

For some, #MeToo triggers trauma

For some, #MeToo triggers trauma

It only took two words to open the floodgates: "Me too."

Newly released audio of O'Reilly rant

Newly released audio of O'Reilly rant

In new audio released by The New York Times, Bill O'Reilly denies sexual misconduct while at Fox News and vows to fight the allegations.

Megyn Kelly fires back at Bill O'Reilly

Megyn Kelly fires back at Bill O'Reilly

NBC's Megyn Kelly responded to former Fox News colleague Bill O'Reilly's claim that a sexual misconduct lawsuit against him was a smear campaign.

Why Justin Bieber's torso is in the news

Why Justin Bieber's torso is in the news

When it comes to Justin Bieber, some fans want more skin, not less.

Norway to open first underwater restaurant

Norway to open first underwater restaurant

Europe will soon see its first underwater restaurant, according to the project's Norwegian architects. The planned concrete structure features a 36-foot wide panoramic window and is designed to become part of the marine environment. It's expected to be completed by early 2019, with...

Letterman quotes Twain in defining 'patriotism'

Letterman quotes Twain in defining 'patriotism'

Comedy legends came out to honor David Letterman, the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. It was a night filled with political commentary, and some saved their best lines for President Donald Trump.

Why Type A people often struggle with weight loss programs

Why Type A people often struggle with weight loss programs

Type A personalities are known for being punctual, all-in, organized, competitive and rule-following.

Millennials are shaking up these 7 industries

Millennials are shaking up these 7 industries

Millennials tend to be more entrepreneurial than previous generations, studies suggest. And some have already created businesses that are shaking up age-old industries.

Amazon's next target? Etsy-styled arts and crafts

Amazon's next target? Etsy-styled arts and crafts

Is there any part of the retail world that Jeff Bezos doesn't want to dominate?

Target will offer free shipping for holidays

Target will offer free shipping for holidays

The retailer has a new set of plans to compete with rivals Walmart and Target this holiday season.

Beauty line has cult following thanks to this

Beauty line has cult following thanks to this

Emily Weiss was writing reviews of beauty products. Then she realized she could create her own.

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