A spike in hate crimes across the country have many marginalized groups feeling unsafe about what life will be like in President-elect Donald Trump’s America. Fusion visited the home of one Syrian-Mexican family in Southern California and captured how the rise in xenophobia against Latinos and Muslims have impacted them directly in a powerful video. “He has made my family feel uncomfortable, or families like ours feel uncomfortable or unwelcome, and maybe feel like second class citizens in their own country,” Hussam Ayloush, a Syrian immigrant and the Executive Director of Los Angeles’ Council on American-Islamic Relations, tells Fusion in the video. Ayloush [...]
WASHINGTON - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who is charged with desertion for walking away from his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has asked President Barack Obama for a pardon, the White House said on Saturday. Obama will relinquish office on Jan. 20 to Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who made caustic comments about the sergeant during the presidential campaign that drew complaints from Bergdahl’s defense team. Trump savaged Bergdahl as “a no-good traitor who should have been executed” and criticized the prisoner swap in 2014 that won his release. Bergdahl, 30, is facing a court-martial with a potential life [...]
With a little over a month until Donald Trump takes office, the president-elect and his allies have already begun to attack the guarantees of the First Amendment, signaling how imperiled the fundamental freedoms of the Constitution could be under a Trump presidency. Trump has long shown contempt for the media and, as he prepares to take power, he and his allies haven’t held back. On Thursday, Corey Lewandowski, who is Trump’s former campaign manager and expected to have a role in a Trump White House, said that New York Times editor Dean Baquet should be in jail because the paper [...]
Green Party candidate Jill Stein abruptly dropped her bid to seek a recount of the presidential election vote in Pennsylvania after a judge ordered her campaign to post a $1 million bond, a spokesman said on Saturday. “Petitioners are regular citizens of ordinary means. They cannot afford to post the $1,000,000 bond required by the court,” an attorney for the Stein campaign wrote in court papers, according to an email from spokesman Sam Scarrow. “How odd is it that we must jump through bureaucratic hoops and raise millions of dollars so we can trust our election results?” Stein said on [...]
CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3 - In North Dakota, winter is most definitely coming. That does not deter Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, many of whom say they know a blizzard earlier this week was but a taste of what is to come, as temperatures are expected to fall toward 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-18°C). Rather than retreat amidst the cold and an order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to vacate by Monday, the Oceti Sakowin camp, the epicenter of pipeline opposition, is growing in size - and quickly winterizing in expectation of harsher weather. Dozens of insulated tipis have [...]
(CNN)Donald Trump anchored his presidential campaign on defying convention and flouting political norms, and it worked better than anyone ever expected. But now the President-elect is applying the same unorthodox, off-the-cuff style of leadership to sensitive diplomatic procedure and it's causing a storm at home and overseas. "For Trump, it exposed nothing but his and his transition team's inexperience in dealing with foreign affairs," the paper said in a commentary that appeared to reflect hopes the new President would eventually settle into the established pattern of US-China relations. Still, no one in Trump's team has reaffirmed the One China policy [...]
(CNN)KT McFarland, Donald Trump's pick to be his deputy national security adviser, has taken down her website, Twitter account, and public Facebook account. In late November, Trump officially announced McFarland would be joining his administration. McFarland advised Trump on national security issues during the campaign. She has been a national security analyst for Fox News since 2010 where she hosted an online show called "Defcon3."
(CNN)North Korea's 32-year-old leader is often mocked online, on TV shows and in movies, but it is believed Kim Jong Un could have 50 to 100 nuclear weapons by 2020 -- a reality that should give a chill to anyone tempted to dismiss Kim as anything less than serious. Recognizing the threat, this week the UN Security Council voted unanimously to introduce new sanctions, stating that North Korea should abandon its nuclear weapons program. As the next administration takes power, it must recognize that we cannot use sanctions and food aid to bring North Korea to the negotiating table only [...]
Washington (CNN)Howard Dean has dropped his bid for a second stint chairing the Democratic National Committee, citing "other priorities" and a "possibly divisive" race. "I'm not going to be a candidate for the DNC chairmanship," the former Vermont governor and 2004 presidential candidate said at the start of an Association of State Democratic Chairs forum in Denver. "I think it could possibly be divisive. I have other priorities. I have a grandchild now. But I am fully dedicated to using as much time as I can to support whoever the chairman is."
Washington (CNN)Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton's former campaign manager, said that the US needs to investigate Russia "intervening in the election." He told CNN's Jake Tapper during a discussion Thursday at Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics that Russia is behind a lot of fake news on Facebook.
(CNN)If you're concerned about climate change, you're likely in full panic mode right now. Consider three recent news items: That's the message I took from an interview Friday with the outgoing head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, who has been fighting climate change for the Obama administration. "Whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, you're going to care about the future for your kids," she told me. "Our clean energy train has left the station and it is filled with very happy people. "I'm pretty confident that we'll be fine." This from a woman who may be replaced [...]
(CNN)Evan finally bumped into the girl he'd been searching for over the entire school year. They had been leaving each other notes on a desk, neither knowing the identity of their mysterious pen pal. But the much-awaited encounter was cut short when a single gunman appeared behind them at the school's gym entrance. In a chilling new public service announcement, Sandy Hook Promise -- the gun violence prevention group led by families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School -- conveys a powerful message, concealing and then revealing signs that may lead to gun violence. "We want this video [...]
(CNN)"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane has a theory on why a bunch of people in Hollywood can't get on board with the idea of President-elect Donald Trump. "Wanna know why Hollywood folks hate Trump?" he wrote in a note posted to social media. "We live and work amongst his kind every day out here."
Washington (CNN)Democratic senators are pressing the Obama administration to more forthrightly state, based in part on new intelligence information, that Russia's meddling in the US election was intended to help Donald Trump, multiple sources tell CNN. Multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation into Russia's hacking say the US intelligence community is increasingly confident that Russian meddling in the US election was intended to steer the election toward Trump, rather than simply to undermine or in other ways disrupt the political process. The sources say there is some new information but would not specify due to the classified nature of [...]
(CNN)Four weeks after the election, tensions between top operatives at the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns erupted during a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics discussion that was intended to record history by drawing out the internal deliberations of both campaigns. Facing off at long tables on opposite sides of the room during a two-hour panel, raw emotions on both sides exploded as operatives debated how Trump had won the divisive campaign. There were periods of calm, substantive discussion about data, metrics and target states, but many moments where tempers flared, with acrimony mirroring the 2016 race. Advisers on [...]
A 12-year-old battling leukemia will have to do it without her beloved therapy dog, who was shot last week by a bow hunter. Shelby Shuffitt and her grandfather, Junior Gray, adopted the dog 18 months ago near their home in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. “He was a mix, but mostly basset hound,” Gray told The Huffington Post. “There is no one close to her age living near here. He was just there for her.” That is, until November 23, when a hunter killed Tank behind their home. “Shelby was getting ready for school and we were on the porch and Tank [...]
December 2, 2016 The United Nations has voted to issue North Korea its toughest sanctions yet over the country's controversial nuclear program. A U.S. heating and air conditioning company says it's keeping more than 1,000 jobs in Indiana, following a deal with the incoming presidential administration. And Americans (and American organizations) look to the Far East in hopes of exporting their favorite sport. On this page you will find today's show Transcript and a place for you to request to be on the CNN Student News Roll Call. TRANSCRIPT Click here to access the transcript of today's CNN Student News [...]
(CNN)Chicago has reached another bloody milestone. There have been 701 homicides recorded so far this year in the city, the Chicago Police Department told CNN on Thursday.
(CNN)The Governor says they are "giving voice to the unborn." Critics say they are a naked attempt to shame and financially burden Texas women seeking abortions. They are controversial new rules in Texas which will require abortion clinics to bury or cremate fetal remains. Abortion restrictions protested in Poland Texas Right to Life, whose legislative director, John Seago, successfully urged the state to direct the rules solely at health care facilities, and not miscarriages and "chemical abortions" that occur in a woman's home, also employed the dignity defense. The group decried how opponents of the rules compared "preborn children to [...]
(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Bob Barker, former host of the "Price is Right." Personal:Birth date: December 12, 1923 Birth place: Darrington, Washington
(CNN)Under a Donald Trump presidency, sex is about to get a lot less fun. Join us on Twitter and Facebook These things -- good health, strong relationships, healthier children, pleasurable experiences -- should be on offer for all women, not just those who can afford to plan their pregnancies. But the future of women's health under President Trump, and HHS Secretary Price, looks grim: Price's plan turns sex for pleasure into a luxury item and puts our health at risk. And it sends women a clear message: That partaking in a full range of human enjoyment and physical experience isn't [...]
Washington (CNN)Donald Trump staked his credibility as a negotiator -- the underpinning of his grand entrance to politics -- on a very specific claim. He wouldn't just stop the trend of globalization and outsourcing. He'd convince Carrier -- an Indianapolis-based air-conditioning manufacturer -- to abandon its plans to eliminate more than 2,000 Hoosier jobs and shift its production to Mexico. "Our states -- I watched. Remember, they'd give the low-interest loans," Trump said, mocking state officials for handing out tax incentives. "'Here's a low-interest loan if you stay in Pennsylvania. Here's a zero-interest loan. You don't have to pay. Here's [...]
Los Angeles (CNN)A missing Northern California mother found alive last week was branded by two female abductors who covered their faces during her three-week captivity, authorities said Wednesday. Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko declined to describe the type of brand or where the captors branded Sherri Papini's body "for the integrity of the investigation."
(CNN)To the youth of today, the HIV epidemic is old. It arrived before the Internet, before the Berlin Wall came down, and at a time when you could still smoke on airplanes. It can be difficult to fathom but, unlike those of us from earlier generations, today's young people have never known a world without AIDS. Since those frightening early days of the epidemic, when few survived an HIV diagnosis, the introduction of antiretroviral therapy in the mid-1990s dramatically altered our ability to manage HIV infection. After AIDS-related mortality peaked in 2004, AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 42%. The good [...]
(CNN)A Baltimore school tutor has been fired and charged with multiple counts of felony child abuse after a student in his care was left with a fractured jaw and two missing teeth. Trayvon Grayson's mother says the 7-year-old suffered the injuries when the tutor threw him against a wall for acting unruly. http://edition.cnn.com/