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The ex-President's huge war chest was built on calls for cash from supporters who bought into his delusional lie that the election was stolen

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 05:18:25 GMT

Donald Trump now has a $100 million weapon to wield against US democracy.

Donald Trump's political organization builds war chest topping $100 million

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 13:35:02 GMT

Donald Trump's political organization entered July with nearly $102 million in cash reserves -- an unprecedented war chest at this stage in the election cycle for a former president, according to new figures.

Analysis: Trump commands historic attention for an ex-President. That may hurt the GOP.

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 17:19:21 GMT

A sitting president of the United States is usually the person who drives political conversation. Former presidents tend to be an afterthought.

Trump to DOJ last December: 'Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me'

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 16:41:48 GMT

Former President Donald Trump pressured acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to declare that the election was corrupt in an attempt to help Republican members of Congress try to overturn the election result, according to notes of a December 2020 call Trump held with Rosen and acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue.

Opinion: January 6 rioters followed Trump's blueprint

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 02:31:00 GMT

When Congressman Mo Brooks attended Donald Trump's "Save America Rally" at the Ellipse Wednesday, January 6 -- the day Trump loyalists attacked the US Capitol and tried to overturn the 2020 election -- the Alabama Republican's big punchline was, "Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass." Faced, now, with a lawsuit alleging that he incited the violence that ensued, Brooks claimed he never advocated for violence. And he has said that his comment about "kicking ass" was about the 2022 and 2024 elections.

Simone Biles will take part in Tuesday's balance beam final

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 09:26:14 GMT

• Runner fell during her heat -- and still won • Live updates: Latest from Tokyo • Lededcky 'never would have imagined' Olympic success

Here's what's in the bipartisan infrastructure bill

• Schumer announces bipartisan group has finalized legislative text on infrastructure bill • Read the bill

A mother died after being shot in front of 6-year-old daughter

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 04:10:59 GMT

A California mother died after being shot in front of her 6-year-old daughter last week, in what authorities said could be a case of mistaken identity.

Africa's most populous city is battling floods and rising seas. It may soon be unlivable.

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 00:02:08 GMT

• 91 wildfires are now burning across the US, with Oregon's Bootleg Fire growing to over 400,000 acres

She survived attack by Jonestown cult members. Hear what she says about Trump

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 19:21:41 GMT

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), who was injured during the Peoples Temple Jonestown Massacre in 1978, says she sees similarities between cult leader Jim Jones and former President Donald Trump in the way they use their charisma to connect with disillusioned American and act as "merchants of deceit." Speier was shot five times on an airstrip in Guyana while accompanying a lawmaker to investigate the nearby cult.

Pop star Kris Wu detained in China after rape allegations

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 06:24:23 GMT

Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained by Beijing police on suspicion of rape after "repeatedly seducing young women into having sex," police said in a statement Saturday night.

Authorities are investigating after four people died in a California helicopter crash

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 04:37:15 GMT

Four people died after a helicopter crashed in California Sunday, authorities said.

At least 10 people injured in a mass shooting

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 20:16:29 GMT

At least 10 people were injured in a mass shooting in New York City late Saturday evening.

Why MyPillow CEO decided to pull his ads from Fox News

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 00:38:25 GMT

After Fox News rejected a promo from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for a live streamed event that seeks to prove that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election, Lindell has pulled his ads from the network. CNN's Brian Stelter has the story.

Opinion: Kevin McCarthy's 'joke' about Nancy Pelosi is dangerously unfunny

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 22:47:08 GMT

• McCarthy jokes 'it will be hard not to hit' Pelosi with gavel if he becomes House speaker

Video shows Texas family pleading with officer on top of Black teen

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 18:08:42 GMT

Video shows a Kaufman County, Texas, sheriff's deputy on top of an 18-year-old woman saying "I can't breathe." The incident is under investigation.

Longtime soap opera actor Jay Pickett dies at 60 while filming a movie

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 00:37:22 GMT

Jay Pickett, a veteran soap opera actor best known for his roles on "General Hospital," "Days of Our Lives" and "Port Charles," has died. He was 60.

Actor Saginaw Grant dies at 85

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 18:47:50 GMT

Actor Saginaw Grant, known for his roles in "Breaking Bad" and "The Lone Ranger," has died, according to his publicist Lani Carmichael. He was 85 years old.

Fox News host mocked officer with fake trophy. See his response

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:50:23 GMT

DC Metropolitan police officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten during the Capitol attack, responds to Fox News host Laura Ingraham after she mocked his testimony on her show.

India's stray dogs are being locked out by a US ban on adoptions

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 02:29:34 GMT

When Jill Trail first met Pihu, a frail 6-week old puppy, in India she knew she needed her care. Living on the streets, Pihu had suffered spinal injuries and infections so bad that both hind legs had to be amputated.

Sprinter enters Polish embassy after saying she was being forced back to Belarus

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 09:29:36 GMT

Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya is "safe" and was seen entering the Polish embassy in Tokyo on Monday after she refused to board a flight out of Tokyo, saying she was being forced to return to her native country against her will where she feared arrest.

Analysis: Biden is following the script that led to a century of Jim Crow segregation

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 15:08:21 GMT

There comes a point in every awful horror movie where a character does something so careless and shortsighted a viewer loses faith in the storyteller.

Neighbors capture video of this house crashing into the Atlantic Ocean

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 18:02:34 GMT

This house on Argentina's Atlantic coast collapsed into the ocean. Argentina is one of the many countries facing rising sea levels. 

HSBC brings back dividend as profit more than doubles

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 07:39:12 GMT

HSBC's profits soared in the first half of the year as its business staged a strong recovery from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Congressman goes 'Fercalicious' on House floor

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:18:01 GMT

Illinois Rep. Sean Casten used lyrics from popular Fergie and Megan Thee Stallion songs to try and make Congress crazy for his clean energy legislation.

A Covid-19 outbreak in Provincetown helped change the CDC's mask guidance

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 04:29:54 GMT

Expert hopes the rise in Covid-19 vaccinations means the US is waking up to the dangers of the Delta variant

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 07:42:59 GMT

The Delta variant is wreaking havoc through much of the United States, but the "silver lining" is that more Americans appear to be at the tipping point of understanding the importance of Covid-19 vaccinations, one expert said.

Analyst shares 'mind-boggling' data about the unvaccinated

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 19:48:44 GMT

CNN's Harry Enten looks at the data around the Covid-19 vaccine that shows that you have a 25 times greater chance of dying from Covid-19 if you are unvaccinated and that those who are vaccinated have more than a 99% chance of surviving a infection.

Delta variant challenges China's 'zero Covid strategy' — and raises questions over its vaccine efficacy

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 07:36:21 GMT

China's hardline "zero Covid strategy" is facing a fresh challenge from the rapid spread of the Delta variant, amid concerns over the efficacy of Chinese vaccines against the highly contagious strain.

Where 'Welcome Back, Kotter' at first wasn't welcome

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 21:55:21 GMT

When "Welcome Back, Kotter" debuted on September 9, 1975, on ABC, viewers were charmed by the sitcom and its endearing group of unruly high school students.

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The late Diahann Carroll on the impact of 'Julia'

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 13:01:07 GMT

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What Raven Saunders' X podium protest meant

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 08:40:11 GMT

US shot-putter Raven Saunders has explained what the gesture she made following her silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics meant.

The best photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 07:05:41 GMT

For the first time since 2008, there's a new Olympic champion in the men's 100 meters.

Boris Johnson's umbrella struggle makes Prince Charles laugh

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 18:03:48 GMT

CNN's John Berman pokes fun at British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after the world leader engaged in an epic struggle with an umbrella.

The tattooist creating body-positive 'roll flowers'

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 02:40:27 GMT

Flowers have been a tattoo staple for centuries, from traditional scarlet roses to delicate watercolor bouquets. But tattooist Carrie Metz-Caporusso's new designs are a groundbreaking take on the motif, and they are challenging society's prejudices about who's worthy of being tattooed.

Van conversion businesses can't keep up with #vanlife demand

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 17:00:50 GMT

The once-tiny cottage industry of van conversion companies has found itself in the center of a distinctively pandemic-era dilemma: ravenous demand and monthslong backorders on virtually all supplies.

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Hollywood's shift to streaming is rewriting the script for stars' big paydays

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 13:52:56 GMT

Like other changes to entertainment distribution through the years, the studio shift toward streaming — hastened by the unforeseen consequences of the pandemic — has Hollywood talent and their representatives demanding a different way to be paid.

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We tested white noise machines for two months. Sleep like a baby with these two

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The best standing desks you'll actually want to use in the office

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The MacBook Air is now $150 off — here's where to get it

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Curbing climate change is auto mechanics, not rocket science

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 22:57:57 GMT

With the gas mileage and auto pollution decisions President Joe Biden is expected to announce in coming days, environmentalists are increasingly worried the administration will yield to automakers' pressure and adopt modest limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars, instead of the strict standards they say are necessary to combat climate change.

Greg Abbott's shameful Covid order

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 13:40:23 GMT

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bizarre, vaguely worded executive order on Wednesday that he says is aimed at lowering Covid-19 infections.

The reason we need to mask up again

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:35:50 GMT

Faced with a pandemic that has killed more Americans than all those who perished during World War II, America is a nation divided, split by both politics and the health crisis at hand. We've become two countries, one vaccinated and largely safe, the other unvaccinated and still at great risk.

Susan Rice: Biden is keeping his promises to Americans with disabilities

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 22:40:04 GMT

After the accident, Tyree Brown could barely write her own name. The 2015 car crash injured her spine and rendered the 26-year-old Maryland artist quadriplegic, paralyzing parts of her upper and lower body. Lengthy stints in rehab and a nursing home followed, coupled with painstaking occupational therapy. Beautiful portraits that had once taken Tyree five days to draw can now take her up to a month.

Biden faces life-or-death decision

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 21:29:51 GMT

As America's war in Afghanistan comes to an end, many see the inevitable parallels to Vietnam -- a long aimless war, a determined enemy ready to out bleed us, and now an evacuation reminiscent of the chaos of Saigon's final hours.

Suni Lee exploded the world's expectations

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:50:15 GMT

That she could fly higher than anyone on the uneven bars, we knew. That her personal story -- her dad's paralysis from an accidental fall in 2019, her Hmong heritage, her aunt and uncle who died of Covid-19, her ankle injury upon her return to the gym after pandemic lockdown -- was striking and complicated, we knew.

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Myanmar's military ruler declares himself Prime Minister, pledges to hold elections by 2023

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 02:20:37 GMT

Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of Prime Minister in a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported on Sunday, six months after the army seized power from a civilian government.

Families are at war over a wedding tradition India banned decades ago

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 00:17:52 GMT

Vismaya Nair had been married for just over one year when she was found dead in the bathroom of her husband's family's home in India's southwestern Kerala state.

Carrie and Boris Johnson are expecting a second baby after miscarriage heartbreak

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 16:38:29 GMT

Carrie Johnson, the wife of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has announced the couple are expecting their second child in December.

'The animals are on fire,' say devastated farmers as wildfires sweep Turkey

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 05:45:39 GMT

In the small village of Kacarlar, on Turkey's southern coast, farmers are facing apocalyptic scenes as wildfires continue to sweep the country.

Authorities created 'White Boy Rick' only to double-cross him, he says. He's suing for millions

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 07:10:05 GMT

Voice quavering, Rick Wershe Jr., who as a teen in 1980s Detroit was painted as a murderous drug kingpin, dabbed his eyes as he recalled one of the last conversations he had with his father, who he'd always looked up to as a strong man.

TikTok star wounded in movie theater shooting has died from his injuries

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 19:37:53 GMT

A well-known TikTok user has died of his injuries after being wounded in a shooting at a California movie theater Monday night that left another woman dead, police said.

5 wounded in early morning shooting near Bourbon Street in New Orleans, police say

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 16:06:38 GMT

A shooting in the French Quarter section of New Orleans left five people injured early Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the New Orleans Police Department told CNN in an email.