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  • Trump: 'I will fix' inner cities
    Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that tragedies like the death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin are one of the reasons African-Americans will vote for the Republican nominee.
  • Man arrested in nuns' deaths
    A man has been arrested in the stabbing deaths of two nuns whose bodies were found this week in their home in rural Mississippi, authorities said.
  • Scientist simulates black hole in lab
    Haifa-based scientist Jeff Steinhauer has simulated a black hole in his laboratory, and it might be the breakthrough that helps celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking win the Nobel Prize. CNN's Ian lee reports.
  • Yellowstone worker falls to death
    A worker at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is dead after falling off a cliff, park rangers said.
  • Italy earthquake: Grieving nation begins burying dead
    Italy began the painful task of burying its dead Saturday following a massive earthquake -- as aftershocks rattled the heart of the country and the death toll climbed to 290.
  • Survivor: 'We've lost everything'
    Residents and rescue workers in Amatrice, Italy react to the devastation of earthquakes that killed over 250 people and reduced much of the town to rubble.
  • Doctor: I wrote Trump's bill of health in 5 minutes
    The doctor who has produced the only public medical record about Donald Trump during his presidential campaign reportedly said he spent only five minutes writing it.
  • 'Making a Murderer:' Steven Avery's lawyer wants new DNA tests
    A lawyer for Steven Avery, the subject of the controversial 10-part docuseries "Making a Murderer, " filed a motion Friday in a Wisconsin court, asking to get key evidence in the case so it can be tested with new methods.
  • 'Dark twin' of the Milky Way galaxy discovered
    Welcome to the dark side of the universe. In a direct contrast with the beautifully bright Milky Way galaxy, a "dark twin" called Dragonfly 44 has been discovered 300 million light-years away in the Coma constellation, according to a new study.
  • General's 'swinger lifestyle' revealed
    Army Major General David Haight was removed from his key post after allegations of sexual impropriety. Experts say his alleged actions could have put US national security at risk. CNN's Elise Labott reports.
  • AP report on Clinton botched -- other media says
    The Associated Press is still standing by its story and has yet to correct its tweet, despite near unanimous agreement among other journalists that the tweet, at least, was false.
  • Big campaign rallies equal big win -- right?
    It's the most deceptive sign in politics.
  • Turkey helps rebels take Syrian town
    Turkey flexed its military muscle across the border in war-torn Syria this week by helping rebels retake the border town of Jarablus from ISIS, marking a decisive win for the Free Syrian Army.
  • Mom: My daughter is a heroin addict
    The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. CNN's Rachel Crane speaks to a drug addict about the outbreak.
  • The week in photos
    Take a look at 33 photos of the week from August 19 through August 25.
  • Britney Spears does 'Carpool Karaoke'
    Britney Spears and James Corden sang "Toxic" during a "Carpool Karaoke" segment on CBS's "The Late Late Show."
  • Cafe terror attack planner killed, police say
    Bangladeshi police killed one of the "suspected masterminds" of the July terror attack in Dhaka after an hourlong battle, authorities said.
  • Badges save officers struck by bullets
    Officers take an oath to protect and serve, but sometimes they are the ones that need protecting.
  • Weapons tester rips F-35
    The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is drawing sharp criticism from the Pentagon's top weapons tester, who warns the aircraft is "on a path of failing to deliver" its full combat capability.
  • Miners kill minister rather than talk, Bolivia says
    Bolivian miners kidnapped and fatally beat a government minister who was seeking talks with them following weeks of protests, authorities say.
  • Fallon, Streisand parody Trump
    Barbra Streisand appeared on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" to promote her new album. She did a duet with Alec Baldwin, who actually sings on the album, and sang with Fallon's "Donald Trump."
  • Busker for the homeless gets karmic thumbs-up
    On a rainy August afternoon, Chris Leamy sat on a pavement and waited for passersby to drop a dollar or two. But the 29-year-old isn't homeless. With a guitar in hand, he sits by homeless people in New York City and tries to help them boost their gains by playing a few tunes.
  • 400 pages show how far Ailes went to trash enemies
    The memo is dated January 5, 2012. "To: Interested Parties." "Re: Gabriel Sherman." It has all the markings of "opposition research" about a political enemy — which is precisely how Ailes viewed Sherman.
  • War-weary nation asks: Is this really peace?
    Many Colombians have known nothing but a time of conflict between the government and the guerrillas of FARC.
  • Uber is bleeding money
    Uber may be the most valuable privately held company in the world, but that doesn't mean it's making money.
  • Tourist trapped in cabin for month
    An emotional Czech tourist, who was trapped for a month in a hut after her partner died in a New Zealand national park, has thanked her "heroes" for rescuing her.
  • Gov. LePage leaves profanity-laced voicemail for lawmaker
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage left an expletive-laced voicemail for a state lawmaker that goaded him to "prove that I'm a racist" after a series of controversial comments once again put the governor in the news.
  • Dolly Parton on 2016 candidates: 'They're both nuts'
    Country music legend Dolly Parton might be undecided on whom to back in the presidential race, but there's one thing she's certain of.
  • Rescuing the furry victims of Louisiana's flooding
    Peanut Butter and her five puppies huddled under a porch for days as floodwaters rose in Livingston, Louisiana.
  • Maternal deaths double in Texas
    The good news is that maternal mortality rates are declining worldwide. The bad news? The situation for women in the United States is a glaring exception. And in Texas, where clinics serving women have shuttered and their health interests have been battled all the way up to the US Supreme Court, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths more than doubled over the course of two years.
  • First look at sunken WWII-era aircraft carrier
    Scientists were able to use remotely operated vehicles to explore the USS Independence for the first time in 65 years.
  • Clinton's slams Trump's divisive rhetoric
    The speech that Hillary Clinton delivered on Thursday was the one that many Democrats had been waiting for.
  • Republicans outraged over reported delay of Clinton meeting schedules
    Republicans expressed outrage Friday night after a report said the State Department will not be able to produce all of Hillary Clinton's daily schedules during her time leading the State Department until well after Election Day.
  • A president's best friend: His dogs
    The presidents' furry friends have been the source of adoration, humor and drama during their time as first dogs in the White House, from President Barack Obama's Portuguese water dogs Bo and Sunny to Franklin D. Roosevelt's beloved Scottish terrier Fala.
  • Analysis: What the CIA told presidents
    In the last few weeks the two presidential nominees have received their initial intelligence briefings. Although the experience must have been different for each -- it was Donald Trump's first, whereas Hillary Clinton is an experienced intelligence consumer -- they were both recipients of a product authorized by President Barack Obama, the intelligence community's most important customer and the official who more than anyone else controls how intelligence is shared inside and outside the US government.
  • What barrel bombs do to children
    Aleppo's children continue to become victims of the bloody Syrian conflict.
  • Obama creates huge sanctuary in home state
    President Barack Obama is expanding a national monument off the coast of his native Hawaii, establishing the largest protected marine sanctuary in the world, the White House announced Friday.
  • Paul Wolfowitz 'might have to vote' for Hillary Clinton
    Former Bush administration official Paul Wolfowitz said he is considering voting for Hillary Clinton in an interview in which he lambasted Donald Trump as dangerous.
  • Girl, 5, killed in Philippine's new drug war, HRW says
    A 5-year-old girl has become the youngest reported victim of the war on drugs in the Philippines, according to Human Rights Watch.
  • Man steals truck, hits plane
    A man who breached a security gate at a Nebraska airport, stole a truck near the taxiways and rammed it into a parked Southwest Airlines plane was detained and taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation, police said Friday.
  • Could humans live on newly discovered exoplanet?
    Astronomers are thrilled with the discovery of a new planet. Why does this matter? Prof. Michael Shara tells CNN's Jonathan Mann.
  • ISIS video shows boys executing prisoners
    ISIS has released a video online showing five young boys killing five prisoners.
  • Trump CEO charged with domestic violence in 1996
    Donald Trump's newly appointed campaign chairman, Steve Bannon, faced multiple charges, including one for misdemeanor domestic violence, stemming from an incident involving his ex-wife more than 20 years ago.
  • Kaine: Trump 'pushing' KKK values
    Tim Kaine assumed the role of Hillary Clinton's attack dog Friday, saying Donald Trump embraces "Ku Klux Klan" values.
  • What is the alt-right movement?
    Hillary Clinton is highlighting the Trump campaign's ties to a far right-wing movement called "alternative right." CNN's Brian Stelter reports.
  • A blow to ACLU: WI voter ID law stands through election
    A federal appeals court declined Friday to hear an appeal before a full panel of judges on the court to Wisconsin's voter ID provision before November.
  • Branson: 'I thought I was going to die'
    Richard Branson says he's happy to be alive after a harrowing bike crash earlier this week.
  • See Iranian boats swarm US Navy destroyer
    Iran makes more dangerous moves toward US ships. What's behind it? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
  • Amtrak's getting $2.45B, Biden announces
    Vice President Joe Biden announced Friday a $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak from the Department of Transportation, the largest loan in the department's history.
  • Trump to CNN: 'Bad dudes' are out
    In an exclusive interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump talked about his plan to build a wall and said he will remove all of "the bad dudes" when he takes office.
  • 'My brother is gone': 11 children die by barrel bomb in Syria
    Two deadly attacks hit Aleppo Thursday, activists said. The strikes came amid Russia's agreement to a 48-hour ceasefire.
  • A new first in sexually-transmitted Zika
    A man who had no idea he had Zika has given the virus to his female partner during sex, the Centers for Disease Control announced today. It's the first documented case of a person with no symptoms sexually transmitting the virus to a partner who had not traveled to an area of active Zika circulation.
  • French court suspends burkini bans
    French mayors do not have the right to ban burkinis, the French Council of State ruled Friday, suspending the bans already in place in a number of French cities and towns.
  • Thermal scan shows F-35 fighter jet in flight
    Lockheed Martin's F-35B Lightning II made its the international airshow debut at the Farnborough airshow. It was all captured on a thermal camera.
  • Italy quake: More than 2,000 living in camps
    A series of aftershocks rattled rescuers and residents racing to find survivors following a massive earthquake that killed 250 people in Italy.
  • An Arctic voyage -- in a kayak built for two
    Two men have set out in a kayak, eager to become the first travelers in centuries to reach Scotland from the Arctic Circle.
  • 5 reasons to watch MTV's VMAs
    The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards happen Sunday. But let's be honest, the VMAs are more about jaw dropping moments than music videos and Moon Man trophies.
  • Fed chief: Rate hike odds have strengthened
    Janet Yellen signaled that a rate hike this year is still on the table.
  • Video captures dramatic shootout at gas station
    Surveillance video captured two men exchanging gunfire at a gas station in Atlanta. One woman was injured in the shootout.
  • US couple founded African baseball team by accident
    Every Saturday, a well-worn horse field in the Zambian capital of Lusaka transforms into a baseball diamond. Sure, the donated bases have seen better days, there's no catcher's gear to speak of and the southpaws have to make due with one left-handed glove, but it's something. It's actually something quite amazing.
  • John McCain admits soft spot for Britney Spears
    Sen. John McCain has a reputation for being a tough political player but he let his guard down Thursday when he admitted having a soft spot for American pop princess Britney Spears.
  • Barbra Streisand sings duet with Alec Baldwin
    As Barbra Streisand proved earlier this week, when she calls, her famous friends answer. And on Thursday, she recruited "30 Rock" actor Alec Baldwin for some musical backup on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."
  • US blood supply should be screened for Zika, FDA says
    The Food and Drug Administration has recommended screening the entire US blood supply for the Zika virus, it announced today, noting that screening donated blood is already underway in Florida and Puerto Rico.
  • Can anti-mosquito insecticide cause birth defects?
    Miami officials have begun spraying an anti-mosquito insecticide to combat the growing Zika virus threat, but whether the chemical is safe for humans remains hotly debated. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
  • Residents, rebels allowed to leave besieged Syrian city
    Buses packed with people rumbled past bombed-out buildings in the Damascus suburb of Daraya on Friday.
  • Opinion: Italy quake highlights our vulnerability
    The Amatrice earthquake gives us a chance to have a conversation today, a conversation that regrettably is always a day late.
  • 'Blue family' steps up for son of fallen cop
    The very first day of school for a child is always hard. But it was even harder than usual for 4-year-old Jackson Scherlen, who started pre-K this week without his father.
  • Top exec due to testify found dead
    A top executive at a South Korean company facing a corruption investigation was found dead early Friday just hours before he was due to be questioned by prosecutors.
  • The mislabeled pill that's killing people
    They might as well be playing Russian Roulette.
  • 65 pounds of heroin seized
    Ensconced in the axle of a painted-over tractor trailer, the more than 65 pounds of heroin were smuggled across the Mexican border with Texas and transported across the country to a house nestled in the woods 30 miles north of New York City.
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