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The President's only way out of the shutdown... If the government shutdown lasts much longer, President Donald Trump's only way out may involve a choice between two pillars of his political viability -- his border wall and his purring economy.


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Analysis: Pelosi just pulled a major power move... Sometimes the best power moves in politics are conveyed in the most mundane language.


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Opinion: Pelosi's on the right track with State... In the latest move in the government shutdown fight, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now looking to dim one of the brightest spotlights for President Donald Trump: The annual State of the Union address. Pelosi sent a letter to the President suggesting that he wait until the government is open before coming to Congress, or simply deliver the speech in writing.


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Analysis: This may be the only way the shutdown... The government shutdown is nearing the month mark -- today was day 26  -- and there continues to be zero optimism the showdown will resolve itself any time soon.


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Trump adviser: Shutdown costing more than... Widespread affects from the longest government shutdown in US history are being felt throughout the country. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.


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Federal employees turn to food banks to feed... Adrienne Walker, a TSA employee in Atlanta, said her pantry is stocked, even though she has been working without pay during the partial government shutdown. But she knows her colleagues with children need groceries more than she does.


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Giuliani can't say if Trump campaign aides... Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that he never denied President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 campaign, only that the President himself was not involved in collusion.


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Fareed: Wouldn't want Giuliani as a lawyer In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon, Fareed Zakaria reacts to Rudy Giuliani's statement that President Donald Trump did not collude with Russia.


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Mueller confirms Kilimnik a focus of grand jury... Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spoke to a federal grand jury last fall about his communications with Konstantin Kilimnik, including regarding an in-person meeting with the Russian associate and an email with him, special counsel Robert Mueller revealed Tuesday.


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Opinion: Putin must be smiling as he watches... Every day, it seems, brings another load of disturbing information about President Donald Trump's interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A few days ago, we learned that Trump's behavior was so troubling that the FBI opened a counter-intelligence investigation to find out if Trump was working, "on behalf of Russia against American interests." The probe merged with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, so we don't know what Mueller may have concluded.


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US deaths in Syria rekindle debate over Trump's... The deaths of four US Americans in Syria raise questions about the timing and scale of President Donald Trump's directive to pull troops from the war-torn country.


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Lemon: Giuliani 'out-Giulianied' himself CNN's Don Lemon breaks down Rudy Giuliani's interview with Chris Cuomo and suggests there's a method to Giuliani's false claims.


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Karen Pence teaching art at school that bans... Karen Pence's office on Tuesday defended a decision by the second lady to teach art at a Christian school in northern Virginia that bans gay students and parents.


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Opinion: Karen and Mike Pence's astonishing... Karen Pence, the wife of America's vice president, Mike Pence will be teaching art at a Christian school in Virginia that bans LGBTQ children and requires employees to declare their religious beliefs. Like a real-life setting for "The Handmaid's Tale," Immanuel Christian School insists applicants initial a pledge to "live a personal life of moral purity."


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Inside the GM plant where nooses and... It took 14 months for the noose to show up.


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Israeli exchange student found dead in... A 21-year-old exchange student has been found dead in suburban Melbourne, Australia -- a city consistently ranked among the world's safest places to live.


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Newborn's remains found in trash at Amazon... Phoenix Police are investigating the discovery of a newborn's remains in the garbage at an Amazon distribution center.


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Cooper: What's going on with Trump, Russia is... CNN's Anderson Cooper looks at President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin's relationship after Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic effort to keep sanctions on companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.


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Melting ice could flood Brooklyn Bridge A pair of environmental reports reveal the world has both the warmest oceans and the greatest loss of Antarctic ice ever measured. CNN's Jennifer Gray explains what that could mean for the world's sea levels.


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Jayme Closs rescued herself. Should she get the... A couple who called 911 and alerted authorities that Jayme Closs was at their home said they did not want a $50,000 reward for providing information on the abducted girl's whereabouts.


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Burger King mocks Trump's Twitter typo CNN's Jeanne Moos decodes President Trump's typo in a tweet in which he declared he purchased a fast food buffet for Clemson University's football team.


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Theresa May calls for Brexit compromise Theresa May has called on Britain's political parties to "put self-interest aside" and work together on a compromise Brexit deal, hours after her government survived a no-confidence vote Wednesday night.


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Cardi B calls for an end to the shutdown Cardi B is upset and worried. And she's not taking it any more.


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Rihanna files suit against her dad Rihanna claims her father and his business partner fraudulently used her name to make money and she's suing them over it.


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Netflix price hike: How much is too much? Netflix has been on a spending spree for talent and content, so it should come as no surprise that the streamer announced on Tuesday that it is raising its monthly fees by $1 to $2, depending on the subscription plan.


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Alabama QB is transferring to a new school


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Former NHLer fell through lake ice


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Ford unveils most powerful street-legal car ever At the Detroit Motor Show, Ford unveiled the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 with more horsepower than can be found even in its GT supercar.


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Massive, spinning ice disc forms in Maine A spinning disc of ice measuring almost a football field in diameter has formed in the freezing waters of the Presumpscot River in Maine.


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Former $88 million MLB star can't find a team


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Trump deletes tweet after geography gaffe President Trump removed a tweet where he confused a speaking engagement in Louisiana with one in Tennessee, but he is not the first high-profile person to get their geography mixed up. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.


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An American CEO who survived 9/11 died in... An American business investment adviser and former Peace Corps member was among those killed in a terror attack on a Kenyan hotel compound, the company he founded said Wednesday.


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In photos: Nairobi hotel attack Armed men burst into a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, in a deadly attack that began Tuesday, January 15. It was the highest-profile terror attack in the East African country in years.


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At least 21 killed as Kenya hotel siege is... Armed men burst into a hotel complex in Nairobi with gunfire and explosions, killing at least 14 people in an attack that lasted hours and ended Wednesday morning, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said.


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New global diet can save lives and the planet,... An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. It's based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts.


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Husband says wife was given a lethal dose of... "It can't be. Why would he do that?"


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Romeo, the world's loneliest frog, may have... The world's loneliest frog is finally close to relationship status.


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Pop star's stand against her assault sparks... It was a meant to be a happy occasion to launch the New Year -- a meet and greet between a Japanese pop idol and her fans.


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Adorable moment baby hears for the first time... See the moment a baby hears for the first time after being fitted for a hearing aid.


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Bull rider Mason Lowe dies after rodeo injury A professional bull rider died after he fell during a rodeo competition in Denver and a bull stomped on his chest, the Professional Bull Riders Association said.


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This step doubles the shelf life of fruits and... One company is doubling the shelf-life of avocados, citrus and other produce by taking a chemical-free cue from nature.


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How three men created a $1 billion salad chain When Jonathan Neman, Nathaniel Ru and Nicolas Jammet met as freshman at Georgetown University 15 years ago, they bonded over food.


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DNA technology is helping police solve cold cases In the summer of 2017, hikers found skeletal remains on the side of a highway outside of Baltimore.


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I was proud to work for the government. Now... When I first received a call to interview for my current position as a program assistant with the USDA, I had to think, "Which job was this?" I could not quite remember, since I had applied to many jobs and the government hiring process can take months.


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Trump's Syria morass The suicide attack that killed four Americans, including two US soldiers, on Wednesday in Manbij, Syria, is a vivid reminder of the confused and confusing state of US policy in Syria, a confusion that has been engendered almost entirely by President Donald Trump.


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Bryan Cranston as a quadriplegic? Hollywood... In the newly released movie "The Upside," Bryan Cranston plays a quadriplegic billionaire who befriends an ex-con-turned-caretaker. Cranston, an able-bodied actor, has been sharply criticized for accepting the role of a disabled character. However, Cranston has defended himself -- calling it a "business decision."


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The dirty truth about this DNA scientist's racism 90-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson is not alone in his racist thinking. In a recent PBS film, Watson alleges that, because of genes, white and black people have different intellectual capacities. You can guess who he thinks is dumber.


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Netflix is creating its own 'Space Force' Out-of-this-world news for fans of "The Office," outer space and subtle jabs at President Donald Trump: Steve Carell is set to star in a TV series called "Space Force" for Netflix.


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'Fyre' torches 'influencer' culture "Fyre" -- Netflix's version of a pair of dueling documentaries -- is positively bonkers, a feature-length look at the planned Fyre music festival that went spectacularly awry. But beyond the first-person accounts, it's a larger examination of the ability to sell consumers an image, and an "influencer" culture built around turning eager social-media users into marketing ambassadors.


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Jason Reitman to direct new 'Ghostbusters' The Reitmans are keeping the franchise in the family.


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Bieber's mom loves Hailey Baldwin There are apparently no mother-in-law horror stories in the Bieber household.


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Alicia Keys to host Grammy Awards Alicia Keys will host the upcoming Grammy Awards


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YouTube bans dangerous pranks and challenges YouTube has banned users from sharing videos of dangerous pranks on its platform because of concerns about challenges that put people's lives in jeopardy.


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Facebook to invest $300 million in journalism... Facebook says it is making by far its biggest investment yet into struggling sectors of the news industry.


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Alibaba's 'City Brain' is nixing traffic jams Traffic used to be a frequent headache for residents in Hangzhou, the eastern Chinese city that's home to Alibaba.


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Drought woes? This tech can literally make it rain Don't call them the weather gods, but this company can actually make it rain.


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This tech is transforming business travel If you travel for business, you've likely interacted with artificial intelligence (AI).


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Analysis: Another good day for Vladimir Putin... The news just keeps on getting better for Vladimir Putin.


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Beto O'Rourke hits the road as 2020 decision looms Former Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke left for a road trip after being "in and out of a funk" amid calls from Democratic supporters across the country for O'Rourke to join the growing pool of Democrats running for the 2020 presidential election. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.


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GOP lawmakers in 2 states want to spend state... A Republican Montana state senator and Republican delegates from West Virginia plan to introduce measures to allocate state funds to help build President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the southern US border.


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Interpreter: A subpoena could cause damage to... Barry Slaughter Olsen, who served as an interpreter for G20, World Economic Forum, discusses whether or not lawmakers should subpoena interpreters to learn what transpired during meetings between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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Women have already made history in the 2020... Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's entry into the 2020 presidential race makes history.


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Killings of transgender people in the US saw... For decades, every year she's been active in the transgender community, Isa Noyola has attended a funeral for a friend.


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The world's most popular coffee species are... Savor that cup of coffee while you can. New research shows 60% of coffee species found in the wild could soon go extinct.


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Foods you should avoid during the government... Should you be worried about the safety of your food during the government shutdown?


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Less sitting, more moving tied to living longer Doing less sitting and more moving is tied to living longer, according to a new study.


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