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Here's what's next for NAFTA talks

Buckle up: Negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico are trying to rewrite NAFTA by the end of the year. That won't be easy.

What our faith tells us about healing America

CNN Opinion asked members of the clergy to weigh in on last weekend's events in Charlottesville. The views expressed below are those of the authors.

Those last moments on a mountain in Sierra Leone

"It happened as if it was a dream," says Gabriel Fattah Manga, recalling the day his world came tumbling down around him, and his life changed forever.

Jury believed what others had not: Caregiver raped women

At first, no one believed them when they said the charming, well-liked aide in the nursing home where they lived had raped them.

What Washington tourists think about the monuments debate

Like the thousands of tourists who flock to Washington, D.C., every summer, the visitors who strolled through the national mall in humid weather this week came to marvel at the monuments devoted to iconic US leaders and events.


What's in a name? Virginia school enters Confederate symbols battle

MANASSAS, Va. (Reuters) - In the northern Virginia county where Confederate general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson earned his famous moniker, a battle has begun to remove his name from the local high school where it appears in large white letters on the red brick facade.

Zelizer: What Bannon's ouster WON'T accomplish

In a stunning development, Steve Bannon -- one of the masterminds behind Donald Trump's presidency -- was fired Friday from his job as chief strategist. But we should not overestimate the impact that Bannon's departure will have on this White House. To paraphrase the Who -- the new boss is the same as the old boss.


Platinum founder's lawyers ordered not to contact U.S. government witnesses

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday ordered lawyers defending Platinum Partners founder Mark Nordlicht in a $1 billion fraud case not to communicate with U.S. government witnesses or their lawyers, after prosecutors claimed Nordlicht's lawyers tried to intimidate a key witness.

What happened this week (that wasn't politics)

You guys, it's been a looong, news-heavy week. Let's take a moment and talk about other things.

Classical Music

That Decisive Moment: Bleak, Gentle and Sweet: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

A work by the Arkansas-born composer Florence Price, and a performance by Vikingur Olafsson were among the highlights.

What you need to know about Steve Bannon

Steven Bannon was fired as President Trump's chief strategist. Here's a look at the controversial far-right media mogul.

What scientists hope to learn

Moment police shot Cambrils suspect

Witness Fitzroy Davis filmed the moment police shot a suspected Cambrils attacker several times, before he eventually "went down."

Lee, Robert E

What Robert E. Lee Wrote to The Times About Slavery in 1858

The man who would become a Confederate general wanted to correct an article about freeing the slaves on his family’s estate.

Spain attacks: What we know


What We Know About the Attacks in Spain

The driver of a van killed 13 pedestrians in Barcelona, an attack claimed by the Islamic State. Hours later, the police killed five attackers in a town 70 miles away.


What Happens to Solar Power in an Eclipse? We’ll Find Out Monday

Grid operators will scramble when solar panels go dark — a rare trial run for a future in which the nation will be more reliant on renewable energy.

After 7 mostly unproductive months in office, Trump is again becoming what he has always been — an outsider


"What's 'smog' in Kazakh?" China language mix snags environment inspectors

BEIJING (Reuters) - With one national language often spoken poorly and thousands of regional dialects and ethnic minority tongues, China is having to employ multilingual officials as it embarks on its latest round of environment inspections across the country.

What's going on here? The week in 27 photos

Take a look at 27 photos of the week from August 11 through August 17.

Barcelona terror attack: What we know

On Thursday afternoon, a van rammed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring at least 100.

Opinion: What the white supremacist view of history leaves out

Charlottesville is where I learned what history is and isn't, and who I wanted to become. I posed for graduation and wedding photos in the shadow of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, elated to be starting a new life pursuing further post-graduate study and building a family. It's a campus and a town that will always feel a bit like home to me.

Analysis: What Trump understands about white identity politics

In an interview with the American Prospect, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon offers an important insight into why Democrats lost the election and why they're struggling with identity politics.

Witness describes 'immediate carnage' in Spain

Ali Shirazinia was at Las Ramblas avenue in Barcelona, Spain, when a van rammed through the crowd. Listen to him describe what he saw.

Analysis: What if President Trump is just winging it?

When President Donald Trump says or does something controversial or just plain dumb, the initial analysis is almost always the same: He's doing this on purpose to distract from something else!

Barcelona, Spain, Attack (August 2017)

What Happened in Deadly Terror Attacks in Spain

At least a dozen people were killed more than 80 injured when a van plowed into a crowd in Barcelona.


Van crashes into crowds in Barcelona, media say two killed

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A van crashed into dozens of people in the center of Barcelona on Thursday and Spanish media said at least two people were killed.

Van plows into Barcelona crowd, police say. Armed men have entered a restaurant, according to a report

Van plows into crowd in central Barcelona, police say

A van has plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona, causing several injuries, local police say.

Health Care Decoded

The New Health Care: Preventing Teen Suicide: What the Evidence Shows

Limiting access to guns, avoiding the glamorization of suicide, and keeping teenagers connected would all help.

Why historian thinks Charlottesville is pivotal moment in Trump's 'political collapse'

Amid the white supremacist-fueled violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Donald Trump's assertion that "both sides" bear responsibility for it, there's an active debate about whether any president has ever behaved like this before in the face of a national crisis. Hoping to find some answers -- and some much-needed historical context -- I reached out to Tim Naftali, a history professor at New York University. Naftali is also the former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and is a CNN contributor. Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below.


What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States.

What happened behind the scenes as Trump's business councils fell apart

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

What Executives Rebuking Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Are Saying

A growing chorus of executives on the President Trump’s business advisory councils have distanced themselves from the president. Here’s what they had to say.

Video shows what happened in Charlottesville

Looking at video captured in Charlottesville, Virginia, we can better understand the events that unfolded over the weekend.

The moments in US history when Confederate monuments go up

To hear their defenders say it, Confederate memorials aren't symbols of hate; they are meant to honor a heritage.


U.S. civil rights group sues Nebraska prisons for overcrowding

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Nebraska state prison system on Wednesday to remedy what it says is overcrowding that has fueled riots, assaults and created unconstitutional conditions for prisoners.

Republicans are talking -- but what are they doing about Trump?

It's easy -- or should be -- to denounce neo-Nazis and white supremacists. But holding to account a president who so relentlessly channels the grievances of violent racists has been, for many top Republicans, a bridge too far.

What women wore to work in 1912 vs. now

A hundred years ago, women in the workplace looked a little different than they do now. But many of the basic tenets of how to dress for an office job remain true today.

Opinion: Trump, come to Europe and see what the Nazis did

President Donald Trump's combative defense of far-right protesters packs a nausea-inducing punch when you listen to it in Europe -- in territories that were occupied and ruled by a fascist regime. Territories that were liberated only when free people -- including Americans -- fought the Nazis forcefully and violently.

Why this Trump moment might be different

Donald Trump always got away with everything.

What's the 'alt-left'? Experts say it's a made-up term

President Donald Trump equated white supremacist marchers in Charlottesville to counterprotesters by calling them "alt-left," prompting an immediate backlash and questions about the term itself.


In a Body-Positive Moment, Why Does Hollywood Remain Out of Step?

Melissa McCarthy has broken through in Hollywood, but her success is viewed by studios as an anomaly. Danielle Macdonald hopes to flip the script.


Why Some Say the Eclipse Is Best Experienced in a Crowd

Human behavior researchers offer four reasons why it's worth experiencing totality in a large group, even if the toilets overflow.

Ana Navarro to Republicans: What the hell took you so long?

During "CNN Tonight" with Don Lemon, commentator Ana Navarro spoke directly to President Donald Trump, telling him that unless he can represent all Americans he should not be President.

Analysis: The race moment Trump seemed to relish

It took President Donald Trump two days to condemn by name neo-Nazis, the Klu Klux Klan and white supremacist groups involved in this weekend's bloody clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Anderson Cooper: Trump revealed who and what he really is

CNN's Anderson Cooper analyzes President Trump's staggering news conference in New York where he blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on both sides of the conflict, comparing the President's words to the events that took place.

Opinion: What threatens Trump's fragile masculinity

All our hearts -- and most of America's news crews -- have been in Charlottesville, Virginia this week. It's hard to quite fathom the darkness that comes from seeing neo-Nazis marching in a college town, a counterprotester brutally killed and the US President blaming "many sides" for bigotry and violence.

Fact Check

Fact Check: Trump Asks, ‘What About the Alt-Left?’ Here’s an Answer.

In remarks about Charlottesville, President Trump falsely equated “alt-left” violence with the killing of Heather Heyer.

Execs on Trump's panel: What they've said

What could happen if Trump ends key health care subsidies

Presidential Election of 2016

Survey Says: The Obama-Trump Voters Are Real. Here’s What They Think.

They supported Mr. Obama in 2012 and are the main reason Mr. Trump is president now. What can we learn from them?

Opinion: What Russia's military exercises really mean

In Russia and neighboring Belarus, preparations are underway for Zapad -- a major military exercise to be held in September.

Photographer describes capturing moment of crash

Photographer Ryan Kelly talks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about the defining image he captured of the violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

What Trump didn't say when he talked about supremacists

Days after bloody demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left a counterprotester dead, President Donald Trump denounced the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis by name, calling those and other hate groups "repugnant to all that we hold dear as Americans."

Watch Obama surprise concert crowd

Former President Barack Obama surprised the crowd at Chance the Rapper's concert in Chicago with an empowering message.

What can Trump do about Venezuela?

"The United States has many options" for Venezuela, Vice President Mike Pence said Monday in Colombia.

The President on Monday said what many thought he should have expressed two days ago

Even the walls of Donald Trump's private New Jersey golf club weren't enough to shield the President from the withering criticism he endured for 48 hours this weekend.

Trump promised a 'big press conference.' Here's what happened


The Knick Who’s Barely 19: Ntilikina Is ‘Enjoying the Moment’

Frank Ntilikina, the 19-year-old from France, is girding for his first season in the N.B.A. Expectations — his own and those of die-hard fans — are high.

Frazier, Kenneth C

DealBook: Merck’s Leader Took a Stand. What About the Other C.E.O.s?

Ken Frazier of Merck had the courage to resign as a presidential adviser, but other chief executives have been less forceful in responding to Mr. Trump.

Tiki Brand: That's not what our torches are for


Coe bemoans Bolt's 'devastating moment'

LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Coe said he felt huge sympathy for Usain Bolt after the Jamaican pulled up with a hamstring problem during his final event on Saturday, but believes the great sprinter's departure will open the door for new talent to shine.

Who are white nationalists and what do they want?

A quaint Virginia college town still wrestling with the legacy of slavery became the scene of deadly protests this weekend as white nationalists and other right-wing groups clashed with counterprotesters over the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

What We Know About James Alex Fields, Driver Charged in Charlottesville Killing

Mr. Fields was charged with second-degree murder in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday after a car he was driving plowed into a crowd near the city’s downtown mall, killing a woman.

What we know about the violent clashes and the car attack that left 1 dead and dozens injured

One person died when a car plowed into a crowd following a dispersed gathering of white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville.

Two witnesses describe moment car struck crowd

Two witnesses describe what they saw as a car plowed into protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia.


Vehicle plows into crowd in Virginia city, several hurt: witnesses

CHARLOTTESVILLE, vA. (Reuters) - At least one vehicle hit a crowd of people gathered in a Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, hours after police broke up a clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters, according to witnesses, but it was not clear whether the incident was connected to the earlier melee.

Opinion: Brutal talk is exactly what North Korea needs to hear

The North Korea crisis is deadly serious and President Donald Trump is pursuing a dangerous path, escalating tensions with his "fire and fury" and "locked and loaded" comments. His unpredictable behavior is being met with predictable criticism from the left.

Mayhem: A Memoir (Book)

Books News: A Wealthy Family’s Battle With Drugs Laid Bare, but to What End?

Sigrid Rausing’s coming book raises questions of whether the lines between memoir and voyeurism, family catharsis and score-settling, have been blurred.


That Decisive Moment: A Touch of Madness: This Week’s Eight Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

The pianist Vikingur Olafsson, the music of Alexander Hamilton's time and Barbara Cook were among the highlights.


Facebook OKs local firm's launch of Moments-like app in China: New York Times

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc, whose social media platform is blocked in China, authorized a local company to launch a photo-sharing application in the country in May, the New York Times reported, citing a person with knowledge of the company's plans.


Al Gore says Trump driving, not weakening, climate change momentum

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Friday that President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate change agreement was fueling, rather than weakening, momentum among environmental activists.

Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen share what hashtags they want to #goaway

The stars of "Ingrid Goes West" talk to CNN about the effects of social media and what hashtags they would like to #goaway.

S-Town (Radio Program)

Can’t Let Go of ‘S-Town’? Here’s What to Read Next

Mercury poisoning, poetry, tattoos and sundials: These are the stories that explore the podcast’s most remarkable moments.

What's Merkel's big secret? Being Angela Merkel

Political upset and change -- the twin themes dominating Western politics of late -- have led to Britain's voting to leave the EU, the election of Donald Trump and, most recently, in Emmanuel Macron's ascendancy to the Elysée Palace in France.

The Great British Bake Off (TV Program)

‘The Great British Bake Off’ as We Know It Is Over. What Comes Next?

The cheerful British hit has been rocked by drama since it left BBC last year. Here’s what is next for the show and its original hosts.


‘Hamilton’ Is Known For Its Music, but What Did Alexander Hamilton Listen To?

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his collaborators largely chose not to include the real sounds of 18th-century America in their smash musical.

Factories and Manufacturing

Questions Emerge Over What Wisconsin Must Give for Foxconn Plant

Critics raise doubts over state subsidies and loosened environmental rules for the plant, but Gov. Scott Walker says thousands of new jobs outweigh the costs.

What the eclipse will look like in your backyard

The eclipse of the century is fast approaching on August 21, and it will be a show for the ages. It has been nearly 100 years since a total eclipse has moved from coast to coast across the United States. This one will be unique, as it travels more than 3,000 miles over land, where tens of millions of Americans will be able to view it, a vast difference from many eclipses that occur over oceans or remote regions of the Earth.

Women and Girls

What Does New ’80s-Inspired Workwear Say About Women — and Power?

A writer considers fall’s modest and voluminous silhouettes.


Steven Soderbergh Quit Movies. Now He’s Back. What Gives?

The director admits to “shooting my mouth off,” but he was genuinely fed up with prestige filmmaking. The caper “Logan Lucky” is his bid for a new way forward.


UPDATE 1-Adecco Q2 profit rises 1 pct, hiring momentum continues

ZURICH, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Adecco said positive hiring momentum had continued into the second half of 2017 as the world's largest staffing company reported second-quarter profit roughly in line with expectations.


RPT-Some U.S. coding boot camps stumble in a crowded field

SAN FRANCISCO, August 9 (Reuters) - The hype is fading for coding "boot camps," for-profit U.S. schools offering graduates entry into the lucrative world of software development.

What Trump has said about North Korea

CNN's Chris Moody looks at what Trump has said in recent years about the growing North Korean crisis.


Some U.S. coding boot camps stumble in a crowded field

SAN FRANCISCO, August 9 (Reuters) - The hype is fading for coding "boot camps," for-profit U.S. schools offering graduates entry into the lucrative world of software development.

What Trump's golf game tells us about him

Chris Moody breaks down key moments from Rick Reilly's recent description to CNN's Brianna Keilar of playing golf with Donald Trump.

North Korea

Tough Talk From the U.S. and North Korea: What You Should Know

Keeping track of all of the weapons tests, sanctions and diplomatic efforts can be dizzying. Here’s a rundown of the standoff.


Feature: What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful Search for an Asian-American Identity

When Michael Deng, a college freshman, joined an Asian-American fraternity, he was looking for a sense of belonging and identity. Two months later he was dead.

Free speech on the job, and what that means

What Anna Faris said about Chris Pratt pre-split

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt fans who are looking for signs of trouble that led to their split might find some insight in the "Mom" star's latest interview.


Free Alaskan Salmon: Just Bring a Net and Expect a Crowd

Amateurs pack the shores of the Kenai River, perhaps the most colorful, and contentious, fishing spot in America.

What NK's 'thousands-fold' revenge may mean

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said the U.S. is preparing for a 'preventive war' with North Korea. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

What will the office look like in 10 years?

It happens every few years: a seismic shift in the way we live our lives fuels a change in human behavior so significant, it blows the concept of the office as we know it out of the water.

The President's approval rating is at its lowest, and only 24% trust what the White House says, CNN poll finds

Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump's overall approval rating stands at its lowest point in CNN polling, while three-quarters of Americans say they can't trust most what they hear from the White House.

Suits and Litigation (Civil)

The Taylor Swift Groping Trial, Day 1: What’s at Stake

A Colorado radio host sued the star, saying she falsely accused him of groping her, which led to his firing. She countersued. Now they’re in court.


Gatlin's father flays London crowd for booing son

(Reuters) - Justin Gatlin's father has asked the fans to lay off his son after the 35-year-old was booed inside the London Stadium while accepting his 100 meters World Championships gold medal.


On Facebook, N.F.L. Spouses Share Tips and Harrowing ‘What Ifs’

In an invitation-only group, wives grapple with issues from finding a home in a new city to living with a player’s debilitating concussive injuries.

Spicer on 'Dancing With the Stars?' Here's what the show's boss says

The cast of "Dancing With the Stars" Season 25 is still taking shape, and while former White House communications director Sean Spicer won't be among those hitting the ballroom this year, executive producer Deena Katz is leaving her options open as she rounds out the lineup.

What 'Game of Thrones' tells us about trauma

The moment is different for everyone.

Pence for president? Here's what he says

Vice President Mike Pence sought to bat down a report from The New York Times on Sunday that said he would plan to run for president should President Donald Trump not seek a second term.

Global Warming

Let Forest Fires Burn? What the Black-Backed Woodpecker Knows

A scientific debate is intensifying over whether too much money and too many lives are lost fighting forest fires.

Nikki Haley: 'We're prepared to do whatever it takes' on N. Korea

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called newly approved sanctions on North Korea "a gut punch" to that country Saturday and warned of possible military action should the regime continue its aggressions.

Track and Field

Mo Farah Wins 10,000 at Worlds Before Home Crowd

Farah survived being clipped twice from behind in the final lap to surge to victory in London.


That Decisive Moment: Surprise Fireworks: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

Steve Reich's "Drumming," Brahms's Double Concerto and the soprano Gundula Janowitz are among the highlights.

President has done what few presidents have: Gotten low approval ratings amid a strong economy

Opinion: What's behind NAACP travel warning for Missouri

Missouri may be the borderline reality, the psychic edge, emblematic of the deeply divided American mind itself.

What it would mean to declare opioids a national emergency

What US sanctions will do to Russia, Iran and North Korea

US President Donald Trump signed into law new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea on Wednesday, but he had little choice in the matter.

What is an eclipse?

On August 21, 2017 an eclipse will take place across the United States. If you could watch the celestial event from space, what would it look like?

What happened this week (in anything but politics)

Palace intrigue! Big money!! Leaks! No, not in politics but in other news that made the rounds this week.

United States Economy

Job Report: What to Watch For

The government’s July report, at 8:30 a.m., will shed light on whether wages are picking up and sidelined workers are rejoining the labor force.

As investigation intensifies, Trump crows to the crowds

"Are there any Russians here?"

Chand, Dutee

Sports of The Times: What Qualifies a Woman to Compete as a Woman? The Ugly Fight Is Here Again

Track and field’s leaders have until the end of September to furnish evidence on whether high levels of testosterone give athletes like Dutee Chand an unfair advantage.

What Donald Trump doesn't get about diplomacy

What the Statue of Liberty says -- and doesn't

Airport worker struck by lightning

Surveillance video captured the moment a ground crew worker at Southwest Florida International Airport was struck by lightning. CNN affiliate WBBH has more.

What reporter says the transcripts reveal

The Washington Post says it has obtained the transcript of a call between President Trump and Mexican President Nieto in which Trump urged the Mexican President to stop publicly saying that Mexico wouldn't pay for Trump's border wall.

Corporate Taxes

Common Sense: What Would It Take for Trump to Get His Corporate Tax Wish?

Capping the top rate at 15 percent would require a willingness to ditch tax subsidies favored by special interests, including real estate developers.

What people get wrong about affirmative action

After the New York Times reported that the Justice Department is gearing up to combat "intentional race-based discrimination" in schools, many were left wondering whether we're about to see a new push to dismantle affirmative action.

Poetry and Poets

On Poetry: What Does a Poet Know About War?

Two new collections delve into the challenging subject of modern combat and its impacts.

'Black America': What to know about the anti-'Confederate'

Amazon may be trying to offer an alternative to HBO's upcoming drama "Confederate."

Royal chef on what Queen Elizabeth eats, drinks

At 91, Queen Elizabeth II of England is the longest-serving monarch in British history, having celebrated 65 years on the throne this year. A glance at her calendar is like entering a Jane Austen novel -- with a multitasking heroine. Her list of duties includes attending banquets and jubilees, appointing officials to obscure high offices, and receiving and entertaining visitors including assorted ambassadors, archbishops, ministers, generals, chiefs of state and various excellencies.


What’s So Hard About Casting Indian Actors in Indian Roles?

Taylor Sheridan told his casting directors on “Wind River” to vet the ancestry of performers auditioning for Native American roles in the drama.

What's the secret of Formula E race cars?

If someone stopped you on the streets of New York City and offered you a chance to see some "Formula E," would you call the cops? The Centers for Disease Control?

Reading and Writing Skills (Education)

A Wakeup Call on Writing Instruction (Now, What’s an Adverb?)

Some say English instruction must get back to basics, with a focus on grammar. But won’t that stifle a student’s personal voice?

Writing and Writers

What Parents Can Do to Nurture Good Writers

Steve Graham, an expert in writing instruction, shares advice on guiding children. “Reading is really critical, but it’s not enough.”


How Toshiba's sale of $18 billion chip unit stalled, and what's next

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp's talks to sell its prized memory chip business have stalled, raising concerns over how fast the company can plug a multi-billion-dollar balance sheet hole left by the collapse of its U.S. nuclear business.


Q&A-How Toshiba's sale of $18 bln chip unit stalled, and what's next

TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp's talks to sell its prized memory chip business have stalled, raising concerns over how fast the company can plug a multi-billion-dollar balance sheet hole left by the collapse of its U.S. nuclear business.

What do our microbiomes say about us?

You've probably heard that expression "you are what you eat."

What are the benefits of coconut water?

Some people love the taste, and some hate it. But there is no debate that coconut water has boomed in popularity over the past decade.

Bitcoin set to split in two, here's what that means


Shahid Khaqan Abbasi: What You Need to Know About Pakistan’s New Prime Minister

Mr. Abbasi, a staunch loyalist of the ousted leader, Nawaz Sharif, was sworn in after a special election in Parliament.

California Today

California Today: California Today: What Would a Very L.A. Olympics Look Like?

Tuesday: Welcoming the Summer Games to Los Angeles, new obstacles for the bullet train, and the dangers of navigating the California coast.


India's Paytm plans to launch messaging service to rival WhatsApp

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's leading digital payments firm Paytm plans to launch a messaging service to rival Facebook Inc's WhatsApp by the end of this month, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Immigration and Emigration

First Words: What Does It Take to ‘Assimilate’ in America?

Americans often worry whether newcomers will adapt to our way of life. But we’ve never quite decided just what it is we demand of them.


WhatsApp enforcer: Brother of ousted Pakistani PM to bring new style

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Politics is a family business in Pakistan and ousted leader Nawaz Sharif has looked no further than his brother Shahbaz for a successor, but the prime minister-in-waiting is no carbon copy and is likely to usher in a new style at the top of government.

What next after Venezuela's vote? Crisis and isolation


Vehicle plows into crowd in Los Angeles, nine hurt

(Reuters) - A vehicle plowed into a crowd in Los Angeles on Sunday and injured nine people, one critically, authorities said, but it was not clear if the incident was intentional.

Tesla Motors Inc

In Pivotal Moment, Tesla Delivers Its First Mass-Market Sedan

Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, delivered 30 cars to employees chosen to be the first owners. The electric-car maker faces a challenge in meeting the sizable demand.

The North Korea threat. What can Trump do?

North Korea's latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch has raised alarm across Asia and in Washington.

What's Trump's Russia strategy?

Is Trump playing "three-dimensional chess"? Journalist Peter Beinart insists Trump's strategy is actually "random zig-zags" led by "a lack of impulse control."

After health care, Republicans look at what's next

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell uttered five significant words at 1:45 a.m. ET Friday morning, just minutes after the GOP leadership health care bill failed in the Senate in a stunning twist of events.

'Ugly' people earn more, but at what cost?

Classical Music

That Decisive Moment: Rhythmic Bite: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

The pianist Conrad Tao, Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" and Wagner are among the highlights.

No politics zone: What else happened this week?

If you need a break from politics, look no further. Here's some other stuff that happened this week.

19 seconds of drama: See the moment McCain casts vote

After debating into early hours of the morning, Senator McCain shocked his colleagues by voting "no" on the "skinny repeal" of Obamacare. CNN's Brooke Baldwin points out the various reactions across the room.


Man drives vehicle into crowd in Helsinki, one dead: police

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A man drove a vehicle into a crowd in the center of the Finnish capital Helsinki on Friday and one person had been killed and some people injured, police said.

Okay, so what happens next?

By now, the events related to Republicans' plans for health care early Friday morning have reverberated across Washington. Three GOP senators voted down a so-called "skinny repeal" plan, a devastating blow to President Donald Trump and Republican leadership.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

What to Do When You’ve Picked the Wrong Suburb

After leaving the city, some people discover that the first town they choose isn’t quite right and they have to search for a place that is a better fit.

Watch the moment McCain voted no

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) voted no on the "skinny repeal" of Obamacare. The repeal failed with a vote of 49 to 51.

What you missed if you slept through dramatic Senate vote

Here's a look at the five top moments on the Senate floor early Friday during a vote on a "skinny repeal" bill to scrap key components of Obamacare.

You lost me at 'skinny' repeal: What was this about?

The political turmoil surrounding US health care policy has reached fever pitch in Washington.

McConnell: This is a disappointing moment

After the Senate voted no to the 'skinny' Obamacare repeal bill, Sen. Mitch McConnell spoke to his colleagues.

What the 'skinny' repeal would and wouldn't do

What is a solar eclipse?

CNN's Erin McLaughlin looks at the science behind a solar eclipse, one of the galaxy's most spectacular displays.

What scientists are learning from 'moss piglets'

Tardigrades, often called the "water bears" or "moss piglets," are starting to reveal more secrets about their ability to survive extreme conditions that humans can't, according to a new study in the journal PLOS.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010)

What Is the Health Care ‘Vote-a-Rama?’

Jonathan Weisman, deputy Washington editor for The Times, explains the voting and amendment process that the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act must go through next.


'What Happened': Clinton memoir looks at 2016 election, Russia, sexism

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton's memoir about her failed attempt to win last year's U.S. presidential election will be called "What Happened," a declaration rather than a question, her publisher said in the run-up to its September 12 release.

See what's streaming in August

How is the summer almost over?

Scaramucci said what?! His full, colorful interview on 'New Day'

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci talks to CNN's Chris Cuomo about cracking down on White House leaks, media coverage, and the future of US-Russia sanctions.

What's the message? Trump's theme week fumbles

The White House has a new communications director in Anthony Scaramucci, but the man who drives the administration's messaging has always worked from the Oval Office.

Senate health care vote-a-rama: What's next

The Senate will enter the home stretch of a dramatic debate to overhaul Obamacare on Thursday, with lawmakers bracing for what could be a long and grueling marathon series of votes that extends well into the night and morning.

What pop-rock icon did for disable kids

Three weeks ago, a group of children with disabilities and their parents chartered a bus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and headed to Washington to protest proposed cuts in Medicaid, the government health insurance they all rely on.

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Day 3: Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: Here’s Where They Left Off and What’s Next

The Senate is moving closer to wrapping up debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act, but lawmakers have still not seen the bill they’re discussing.


Meditation truck offers moment of zen in heart of New York City

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Certified meditation teacher Kristin Westbrook offered guided meditation sessions inside of her converted RV truck on Wednesday in midtown Manhattan and encouraged frazzled passersby to join her for a 10-minute mental break.

Cabinet members beware: What Trump is doing to Sessions can happen to you

Michelle Obama: What cut me the deepest

You can't deny it. Michelle Obama shattered a glass ceiling when she became the first black first lady in the United States.

What transgender celebrities say about Trump's military ban

Two of the biggest voices in the transgender community are speaking out against President Trump's plan to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. armed forces.


Kuchar hopes to carry momentum into Canadian Open golf

TORONTO (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar will try to carry the momentum from his near-miss at the British Open into this week's Canadian Open in Oakville where world number one Dustin Johnson hopes to rediscover the solid form he enjoyed earlier this year.

Health care: What the Senate is voting on

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Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: Where the Debate Left Off and What to Watch

The legislative showdown will continue Wednesday as the Senate considers various measures to replace the health law.

Russia sanctions: What you need to know

US President Donald Trump is expected to grudgingly approve fresh sanctions on Russia after Congress showed overwhelming bipartisan support for the new measures.

Senators face hours of debate and votes on what could be dozens of amendments to Obamacare repeal bill

Colleges and Universities

At a Moment of Success, U.S.C. Is Rocked by Scandal

Did the university move too slowly in responding to allegations of drug abuse by one of its most prominent deans?


Restaurant Review: At Atla, Mexican for Every Moment of the Day

From the chefs behind Cosme, a more casual cafe whose food you may want to eat every day.

Charlie Gard's parents want to bring him home for his final moments

The parents of the terminally ill British child Charlie Gard return to court Tuesday to seek permission to bring their son home from hospital to die, family spokesman Alison Smith-Squire told CNN.

Senator: We have no idea what we are voting on

Sen. Angus King (I-ME) is silent when asked which version of the GOP Senate health care plan he is going to vote on, saying he knows almost nothing about the bill.


Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: What to Expect

The Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote on health care as early as Tuesday afternoon.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: What Happens When Liberty Fails to Deliver

In “The Retreat of Western Liberalism,” Edward Luce argues that the tradition of liberty is under mortal threat.

What you need to know about GOP health care vote

It's time to vote.


METALS-Copper hits five-month top fuelled by technical momentum

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By James Regan and Melanie Burton SYDNEY/MELBOURNE July 25 (Reuters) - London copper struck its highest level since mid February on Tuesday after a unexpected strength in China's economy and a weaker dollar fanned upside technical momentum. Sentiment towards copper from the physical market has picked up as fabricators in China have replenished their inventories, Citi said in a report. "Bonded warehouse premiums returned to $72/t, the highes

Health Insurance and Managed Care

What to Watch for in the G.O.P.’s Health Care Showdown

Republicans are making another attempt to try to repeal and possibly replace the Affordable Care Act. But will they have the votes this time?

What happens to patients who stop taking statins?

Jonathan McDonagh, a 57-year-old computer consultant in Minneapolis, Minnesota, gave up on statins years ago.


Swimming: 'Iron Lady' Hosszu thrills home crowd by striking gold

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Katinka Hosszu, roared on by her home crowd, held on to secure Hungary's first gold medal at the 2017 world swimming championships after a thrilling women's 200 meters individual medley final on Monday.

What we know about Ivanka Trump's finances

Scary moment before alleged terrorist is nabbed

A heart-stopping moment before police arrest alleged terrorist Monzer al-Kassar. Watch "Declassifed" Saturdays at 9p ET/PT.

What you need to know about Kushner's statement

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner released a statement Monday morning to the Hill intelligence committees about his contacts with Russians during the presidential campaign and transition.


What's the issue with metal detectors in Jerusalem?

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - For 10 days, Jerusalem has been in the grip of the worst bloodshed for years over Israel's decision to install metal detectors at the entrance to the Old City's holy compound.

He offers public accounting of what he says are four meetings with Russians during campaign and transition

What 'SNL' got wrong in its Spicer satire

Thanks to "Saturday Night Live,' we have two versions of Sean Spicer. There's the sympathetic one who Melissa McCarthy plays hilariously on the late-night show. And then there's the Spicer who has defended many of Donald Trump's outrageous claims with false statements and outright lies.

Opinion: What's the real story on Trump and Russia?

The news about President Donald Trump and Russia just keeps on coming. After the President had to deal with the fallout from his son's controversial June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer, we keep learning that there were more and more people in the room. The meeting is beginning to feel like a clown car -- one more person keeps jumping out just when you think the vehicle is empty.

What Trump's team is saying on pardons

President Donald Trump's new communications director and a member of his legal team said Sunday that Trump has no need to use his pardoning power as it relates to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

What Brazil could teach US about Zika

What Watergate and Whitewater tell us about Trump's drip, drip, drip

Clandestine meetings. Special counsels. Congressional probes. Sound familiar? The constellation of headline-driving drama in today's news recalls the machinations that engulfed Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton for years of their respective tenures. Those episodes offer insight to understanding the still fresh events unfolding around the Trump administration.


When Young Chinese Ask, ‘What’s Your Sign?’ They Don’t Mean Dragon or Rat

Young people are turning to Western astrology for celestial guidance on major life decisions: relationship advice, having babies and even hiring employees.

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Classical Music

That Decisive Moment: Chilling Fervor: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

Political messages from the pianist Igor Levit and the conductor Daniel Barenboim were among the highlights.

United States Politics and Government

Sean Spicer Just Resigned. Watch His Memorable Moments.

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, has had a turbulent tenure, marked by a combative style with the news media.


BRIEF-Momenta Pharmaceuticals says U.S. court found its patent for manufacturing LOVENOX "was infringed"

* Momenta Pharmaceuticals announces jury verdict in Enoxaparin Sodium Injection patent litigation against Amphastar