Trump rallies supporters in Pennsylvania on night of correspondents’ dinner

April 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is spending his 100th day in office not at the annual black-tie dinner that some say launched his bid for the White House, but with some of the people who sent him there. Amid increasingly hostile relations between Trump and the media, Trump announced in February that he would not attend the White House correspondents’ dinner Saturday night — making him the first President since Ronald Reagan to miss the event (although Reagan, who was …

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Guns aren’t allowed at Trump’s NRA speech and people can’t handle the irony

April 29, 2017

… expected that many attendees will bring guns to the conference. It’s like the gun prom. People are gonna want to show off. SEE ALSO: Quiz: Is this a real headline or a satirical one from Trump’s 100 days? Unfortunately for attendees who were hoping to cheer Trump on in person instead of their living room, they’ll have to choose between their warrior and their weapon: guns won’t be allowed at his speech. CNN reported that precautions like banning guns from public …

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Why Muslims are marching for climate

April 29, 2017

(CNN)From the cropless farmer to the beleaguered first responder to the person forced to evacuate their flooded home, we all have our reasons for caring about climate change. As an Indonesian-born Muslim living in California, it is my faith that compels me to protect our earth. For many people like me who cherish tolerance and clean air, the first 100 days of the Trump presidency have not been easy. As a Muslim immigrant to America, it has been painfully frustrating to witness the Trump …

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China’s all-girl boy band

April 28, 2017

(CNN)Made up of all girls, this “boy band” is the latest in the androgyny trend in China. “We’re a girl band. But we look more like beautiful young men, not young girls,” said band member Min Junqian. “So the positioning fits us more. “ Their promotional photos present the five girls ages 18 to 24 in short hair, ties with pants, sitting with spread-out legs. They also are shown in shorts, like tomboys playing soccer, for their affiliation with the …

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An unusually large number of humpback whales died last year

April 28, 2017

(CNN)The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an investigation Thursday into a large number of humpback whale deaths from Maine to North Carolina. The agency declared the deaths an unusual mortality event, the first one observed in humpback whales in nearly a decade. An unusual mortality event (UME) is defined under the Marine Mammal Protection Act as “a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands …

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Group won’t host Ann Coulter, but she still plans to speak at UC Berkeley

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Will conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter speak Thursday on the campus of one of America’s most famously progressive universities? A student group that had been helping to plan the speaking engagement said Tuesday it now will not host the event in Berkeley, California. But Coulter tweeted she still expects to be at the University of California’s flagship campus. …

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Muslim teen boxer inspires others to never give up

April 26, 2017

(CNN)For this teen passionate about boxing, her fight to go toe-to-toe with an opponent goes far beyond the ring. She’s fighting for the right to compete in her hijab. Amaiya Zafar, 16, started boxing three years ago and is already making waves in the boxing community. Not only is the Minnesota teen competing in a male-dominated sport, but she’s also a devout Muslim. “When I walked into a real boxing gym for the first time, I knew this was it for the rest of my life,” …

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Snapchat wants to open millennials’ eyes to life in Baghdad

April 26, 2017

… Story for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, Twitter users asked Snapchat why it showed only one side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Snapchat, two days later, created a Live Story for West Bank. Over the last two years, Snapchat has matured its news product. The company hired Peter Hamby back in April 2015 to serve as Snapchat’s first head of news. The former CNN national political reporter now helps lead a team dedicated to creating Our Stories. For example, Snapchat built a story around …

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‘What were not doing is putting a newspaper on Snapchat’ — New York Times joins Snapchat Discover

April 25, 2017

… Discover channel would be optimized for the morning commute, one edition that goes live every weekday morning. Then they spend the day crafting the next one. Unlike CNN, it wouldn’t be breaking news updates. Unlike Cosmopolitan, it wouldn’t be evergreen lifestyle content. Though, that could change. What were not doing is putting a newspaper on Snapchat, Minsberg said. Were going to be a very agile team and a very agile product to make sure that The New York Times is a source of news …

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Ilie Nastase: Romanian suspended from tennis after Fed Cup outbursts

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Ilie Nastase may have retired from tennis 32 years ago, but he appears to be still more than living up to his old nickname: “Nasty.” The 70-year-old Romanian, a two-time grand slam winner and former world No. 1, was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation, or ITF, on Sunday from all its events for his behavior at a Fed Cup match. Follow @CNNsport Nastase hurled abuse at the chair umpire and the opposition during Romania’s World Group II playoff …

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CNN 10 – April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 France moves a step closer to having a new president, Russia offers a virtual tour of a military installation in the Arctic, and we report on Earth Day past and present. Amid our continuing coverage of CNN Heroes, we’re featuring an inspiring report today on the people who nominate them. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hello and welcome to CNN 10 on this last Monday of April. I’m Carl Azuz. The European nation of France is one step closer to having a new leader. …

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How to use Undo Send in Gmail

April 23, 2017

… zero is basically a pipe dream, and crafting the perfect message that isn’t riddled with typos is an increasingly difficult task as the distractions provided by Facebook/Twitter/Snapchat/looming WWIII all pile up. How many times have you hit “send” on a professional email only to immediately realize you’ve misspelled the recipient’s name? Or sent out a message to millions of people asking them how much they hate CNN? With just a little tweak of the Gmail settings, …

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Will Smith death: Man who killed NFL star sentenced to 25 years

April 21, 2017

(CNN)The man who shot and killed former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith in a road rage incident was sentenced Thursday in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, according to court documents. Cardell Hayes was sentenced to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole for manslaughter in the death of Smith, and 15 years for attempted manslaughter in the shooting of his wife, Racquel Smith. Judge Camille Buras ordered the sentences be served concurrently. …

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Hillary Clinton blasts Trump on LGBT rights

April 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton on Thursday warned that President Donald Trump could roll back progress on LGBT rights. “We may not ever be able to count on this administration to lead on LGBT issues,” Clinton said in a speech in New York. Clinton was addressing a fundraising dinner for The Center, an LGBT community organization, where she received an award and thanked members of the audience for supporting her unsuccessful 2016 presidential bid. But she told those gathered there to …

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Ann Coulter isn’t letting Berkeley off easy for messing with her speech

April 21, 2017

(CNN)The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter’s scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a “suitable venue.” But Coulter was not having it. In a Twitter rampage and a Fox News appearance, she accused the school of canceling the event and …

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Football favorite Rob Gronkowski crashes White House press briefing

April 21, 2017

… onto the scene to check if Spicer was okay in what Fox News calls a “lighthearted moment”. Rob Gronkowski is a national treasure. If a golden retriever was a person, it would be Gronk https://t.co/zWm5mqlnvO trash boat (@15pizzas) April 19, 2017 @CNN @RobGronkowski Gronk! That is all. Tommy Z1 (@TommyZ1) April 19, 2017 .@RobGronkowski is the hero we all need today (and everyday) https://t.co/knhf4R5FEL Andrew Talbot (@botbeat) April 19, 2017 @BraddJaffy …

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This couple met through a dating app for marijuana users

April 20, 2017

(CNN)It wasn’t just a swipe to the right that brought these two kindred spirits together — it was a mutual love for cannabis. One year ago, Chloe Lebbate and Dakota Shyface were single marijuana users in their 20s, living in Las Vegas and looking for “something.” But love, friendship and connections evaded them on mainstream social networks like Tinder and Match, they said, because the sites failed to weed out people who disapproved of their marijuana use. “I …

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High school kicker becomes first female with NCAA football scholarship

April 19, 2017

… schools but none on a scholarship, CNN reported. Upon hearing that she was the first NCAA scholarship player, Longo said she was “completely shocked.” I had no idea,” the athlete told People. It didnt really kick in until a couple hours after, I just thought I was signing a piece of paper to go play the sport I love again. Even right now, Im still shocked.” “It just doesnt feel real, she continued. Longo grew up with a brother 11 years her senior, who began …

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Deported to Mexico: Who is the US kicking out?

April 18, 2017

Mexico City (CNN)Maria Perez hasn’t seen her grandson since he was a little boy. On her cell phone she keeps a video of that day. It shows 8-year-old Eduardo Hernandez hugging her goodbye. Now Hernandez is 21 and walking through the frosted glass doors at Mexico City’s international airport. …

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …

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Turkey’s democracy died today

April 18, 2017

(CNN)Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum over a new constitution that will make him far more powerful, potentially for many more years to come. The result, which the opposition is calling fraudulent, promises to make Turkey less democratic, more bitterly divided and more religious than ever. It comes as no surprise that at the last minute, when the counting showed the “no” vote was threatening the thin lead of the pro-Erdogan …

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Reporter’s notebook: A dramatic moment aboard Air Force 2 while headed to South Korea

April 17, 2017

(CNN)It wasn’t even an hour after we took off for South Korea on Air Force Two after a refueling stop in Alaska that a few of the vice president’s aides came back to the press cabin to tell us what was probably inevitable: North Korea had just unsuccessfully tried to test a missile. The press does not have Internet access on Air Force Two (which is secretly kind of liberating), so we didn’t know, but of course the VP and his team have high-tech, secure communications …

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CNN 10 – April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 “Star wars” is how you could describe today’s special edition of CNN 10. We’re explaining what could constitute a potential war in space, how its effects could be felt across a country, and what’s being done to guard against it. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Great to have you watching the special edition of CNN 10. I’m Carl Azuz at the CNN Center. We’re covering a subject today that’s both fascinating and alarming — a …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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Atlanta Braves begin new ballpark chapter at SunTrust Park

April 15, 2017

Atlanta (CNN)As Chipper Jones hung out in the Atlanta Braves dugout Friday afternoon, a few hours ahead of the Braves’ first regular-season home game at their new stadium, SunTrust Park, the future Hall of Famer fielded a question about what fans might be saying as they entered the ballpark for the first time. “I would venture a guess the word mumbled the most — maybe not even mumbled — would be ‘Wow,’” the Braves’ icon said. “I mean, look at that …

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