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5 things for Monday: Oscars, North Korea, White House

Monday February 27th, 2017 11:28:30 AM
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Oscars's biggest mistake: How the wrong movie was announced as best picture

Monday February 27th, 2017 12:09:39 PM
Director Barry Jenkins said he was "speechless" after his movie "Moonlight" was announced as the winner of best picture on Sunday night, following an unprecedented moment in Oscars history. And he wasn't the only one.

'Moonlight' finally wins best picture after mix-up

Monday February 27th, 2017 11:14:39 AM
It's an Oscar moment that will go down in history.

Watch: Best Picture mix-up on stage

Monday February 27th, 2017 06:50:34 AM
Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty presented "La La Land" as the winner of the best picture award, and the celebration began on stage but was quickly ended when one of the "La La Land" winners pointed out that in fact "Moonlight" had won the award.

Fallen SEAL's dad slams Trump

Monday February 27th, 2017 03:27:45 AM
Bill Owens, the father of the Navy SEAL killed in a late-January raid in Yemen, leveled biting criticism at the White House and called for an investigation into his son's death in a news story published Sunday.

Navy secretary nominee withdraws

Monday February 27th, 2017 01:17:03 AM
President Trump's nominee for secretary of the Navy, Philip Bilden, has withdrawn his name from consideration, Bilden and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Sunday in statements.

Republicans set to move on agenda

Monday February 27th, 2017 12:50:28 PM
Congressional Republicans return to Washington Monday prepared to plow ahead with their agenda after a long week back in their districts where high-octane town halls featuring contentious run-ins with constituents dominated headlines.

How Paul Ryan is getting Trump's team ready for fights in Congress

Monday February 27th, 2017 07:59:28 AM
It's hard to overstate how much is on House Speaker Paul Ryan's plate right now. He presides over a restive group of Republicans who deposed his predecessor. He's dealing with a new president who -- even on his best days -- refuses to stick to the script and has no trouble throwing party orthodoxy out the window. Many of the top staffers he has to work with in the new administration have no idea how Congress works.

Trump to governors: Health care plan will be 'special'

Monday February 27th, 2017 04:32:57 AM
President Donald Trump gave a toast to the nation's governors at the White House on Sunday evening, offering a preview of policy discussions slated for Monday.

The Oscars get political

Monday February 27th, 2017 12:50:24 PM
President Donald Trump was a hot topic at the 89th annual Academy Awards.

Accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers apologizes for Oscars blunder

Monday February 27th, 2017 01:29:18 PM
And the loser is... PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Hollywood reacts to Oscars screw-up

Monday February 27th, 2017 09:27:53 AM
Emma Stone and some of the key figures from "La La Land" and "Moonlight" react backstage to the Oscars mix-up.

Oscars 2017: On the red carpet

Monday February 27th, 2017 10:56:41 AM
See photos from the red carpet at the 2017 Academy Awards.

Oscars mix politics, silliness and shocking twist ending

Monday February 27th, 2017 11:24:53 AM
For an Oscars expected to be awash in politics, an upset finish felt somewhat appropriate. Yet the bizarre mix-up that capped off the Academy Awards -- with "La La Land" being announced as best picture, before it was revealed that "Moonlight" actually won -- was one for the ages.

Oscars: The winners list

Monday February 27th, 2017 11:14:18 AM
The 89th Academy Awards were held Sunday.

Transgender boy wins girls' wrestling title

Sunday February 26th, 2017 11:12:31 PM
A mix of cheers and boos were directed at a 17-year-old transgender boy after winning the Texas state girls' wrestling title. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports on the controversy.

Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia vandalized; 2nd incident in a week

Monday February 27th, 2017 07:18:49 AM
Between 75 and 100 tombstones were overturned and damaged Saturday night at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, police said Sunday.

Bill Paxton dies at 61

Sunday February 26th, 2017 08:04:05 PM
Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as "The Terminator," "Aliens" and "Titanic," has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. He was 61.

Bill Paxton's most memorable roles

Sunday February 26th, 2017 05:35:13 PM
Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as "The Terminator," "Aliens" and "Titanic," has died at age 61, a representative for his family said in a statement.

Fears of British breakup batter pound

Monday February 27th, 2017 01:16:52 PM

Kim Jong Un 'ordered' half brother's killing, South Korean intelligence says

Monday February 27th, 2017 01:12:17 PM
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "ordered" the murder of his estranged half-brother Kim Jong Nam, South Korea's spy agency said Monday.

Trump to call for substantial increase in military spending

Monday February 27th, 2017 01:03:50 PM
President Donald Trump will call for a substantial increase in military spending and look to safeguard Social Security and Medicare from any cuts in his first major step toward compiling a budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, a senior administration official told CNN on Sunday.

Spicer checks aides' phones over leak concerns

Monday February 27th, 2017 10:37:25 AM
White House press secretary Sean Spicer recently checked his aides' cell phones to ensure they weren't communicating with reporters as part of an aggressive effort to stem the recent tide of White House leaks.

Tapper: White House excluding the press is 'un-American'

Friday February 24th, 2017 11:30:36 PM
CNN's Jake Tapper said there's one word to describe the White House's decision to block several news organizations from a press briefing: "un-American."

Clooney channels Murrow to slam Trump

Sunday February 26th, 2017 06:09:53 PM
George Clooney used his acceptance speech at the 2017 Caesar Awards in France to direct the words legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow at President Donald Trump. Video courtesy Canal +.

Trump skipping White House correspondents' dinner

Sunday February 26th, 2017 10:15:42 PM
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter on Saturday that he will not attend this year's White House correspondents' dinner.

Judge Joseph Wapner of 'People's Court' dead at 97

Monday February 27th, 2017 01:22:23 AM
Judge Joseph Wapner, of the popular reality television program "People's Court," died at age 97 on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles, California, according to his son Judge Fred Wapner. He died of natural causes.

Jameis Winston: Ladies supposed to be silent

Friday February 24th, 2017 07:09:57 PM
While speaking to elementary school students in St. Petersburg, Florida, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston said that ladies are "supposed to be silent, polite, gentle." Winston later issued a statement apologizing for his remarks.

Five years after Trayvon Martin's death, a movement lives on

Monday February 27th, 2017 03:13:05 AM
Five years ago, the world learned of Trayvon Martin and how he died.

Reza Aslan: Why I am a Muslim

Monday February 27th, 2017 11:05:46 AM
As a writer and scholar of religions, I am often asked how, knowing all that I know about the religions of the world, I can still call myself a believer, let alone a Muslim.

How to effectively fact-check Donald Trump

Monday February 27th, 2017 02:34:59 AM
An American academic said Sunday that though fact-checking President Donald Trump is essential, the media currently are getting it all wrong.

Almost 2,400 Iraqis flee Mosul in 24 hours

Sunday February 26th, 2017 07:53:11 PM
In just 24 hours almost 2,400 Iraqi civilians fled western Mosul, where government forces are battling the Islamic state for control, officials said Sunday.

Crowds flock to Obama in NYC

Sunday February 26th, 2017 12:39:59 AM
Former President Barack Obama drew cheers from New Yorkers after he was spotted in New York City, while a group in France has started a campaign for him to run for president there. CNN's George Howell reports.

Governors mull Medicaid expansion ahead of Trump meeting

Sunday February 26th, 2017 04:50:24 PM
A group of governors huddled Saturday with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in Washington to air their concerns on Medicaid and the effort to repeal Obamacare.

Perez: Need to investigate if presidential election was rigged

Monday February 27th, 2017 11:08:45 AM
New Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is joining calls for an independent investigation into reported contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russians known to US intelligence.

Perez: Trump worst president in US history

Sunday February 26th, 2017 01:00:51 AM
The Democratic National Committee elected Tom Perez as its new chairman, voting for the former labor secretary over Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison in a 235-200 vote.

Trump's call for US nuclear supremacy baffles experts

Sunday February 26th, 2017 01:51:21 PM
President Donald Trump would like the US to be "at the top of the pack" when it comes to having nuclear weapons.

Ben Stein: Media doing to Trump what it did to Nixon

Sunday February 26th, 2017 12:24:13 PM
While defending President Trump's decision to skip the White House Correspondence Dinner, Ben Stein said that the media is "trying to do to Trump what they did to Nixon" during the Watergate scandal.

NYT editor: Why journalists need to use anonymous sources

Sunday February 26th, 2017 05:29:08 PM

Jackie Chan brings two stuffed pandas as his Oscar dates

Monday February 27th, 2017 06:40:53 AM
Jackie Chan boldly brought two dates to the Oscars this year.

Deadly Kansas shooting: Suspect opened up to bartender

Monday February 27th, 2017 12:07:49 PM
A few hours after he allegedly shot three people in Kansas, killing one, Adam Purinton walked into an Applebee's in neighboring Missouri and opened up to the bartender, according to 911 calls.

The mysterious deaths of Putin's critics

Saturday February 25th, 2017 09:31:30 AM
CNN's Matthew Chance explores why some Kremlin critics such as Boris Nemstov, Alexander Litvinenko and Anna Politkovskaja were killed.

Kim Jong Nam likely died within 20 minutes, autopsy says

Monday February 27th, 2017 10:11:11 AM
Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, likely died within 20 minutes of being exposed to a nerve agent at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.

Man gets face transplant after suicide attempt

Friday February 24th, 2017 01:07:28 PM
Andy Sandness received a near-full face transplant after shooting himself in the face in a suicide attempt.

This year's hottest Oscars accessory: an ACLU ribbon

Monday February 27th, 2017 01:48:07 AM
A little blue ribbon has become the hottest accessory for many stars on the red carpet at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. Celebrities are donning the ribbon in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an organization that challenged President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban in court.

Highlights from the Oscars

Monday February 27th, 2017 07:01:00 AM
Will Hollywood give all the awards to a film about itself or celebrate diversity? Are we in for a night of political speeches slamming President Donald Trump? And will host Jimmy Kimmel kill or be killed?

Victims fight to shed light on Indonesia's dark past

Monday February 27th, 2017 02:42:04 AM
Their memories are those of old men -- sometimes wandering, sometimes imprecise -- but they clearly remember the fear.

Opinion: Give Trump the chance that Reagan got

Sunday February 26th, 2017 05:32:10 PM
As a very young man barely rounding the corner on 30, I had the opportunity to witness and view the Reagan revolution by serving as an enthusiastic and blindly optimistic apprentice in his administration. Now at the opposite bookend of my life, I have the challenge and honor of providing tiny bits of advice and counsel to my friend, the President of the United States, Donald Trump.

28 injured as truck rams crowd during Mardi Gras parade

Monday February 27th, 2017 08:54:04 AM
At least 12 people were severely injured when a pickup truck plowed into a crowd Saturday night at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, New Orleans Police Department spokesman Michael Tidwell said.

Police: Truck rammed into Mardi Gras crowd

Sunday February 26th, 2017 03:07:04 AM
One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 21 people, five seriously, officials said.

Progressives threaten revolt after DNC vote

Sunday February 26th, 2017 07:13:14 PM
Progressive activists lashed out at the Democratic Party on Saturday after their choice to lead its national committee, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, was defeated by former Obama administration Labor Secretary Tom Perez in a tight and unexpectedly contentious contest.

Trump administration nixes informal talks with North Korea

Monday February 27th, 2017 04:53:23 AM
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Informal talks scheduled for next week between a North Korean delegation and a team of former US officials were canceled Friday after the Trump administration withdrew its initial approval of the North Koreans' visas, two people who had planned to participate said.

Sanders: Not 'impressed' with DNC election process

Sunday February 26th, 2017 10:30:51 PM
Bernie Sanders said on "State of the Union" Sunday that he doesn't believe his candidate for Democratic National Committee chairman, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, was defeated Saturday because the election was rigged, but the system could use some retooling.

Why Trump is skipping the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Sunday February 26th, 2017 09:58:29 PM
Donald J. Trump hates a lot of things, from "fake news" to intelligence leaks to even Nordstrom.

Christie to lawmakers avoiding town halls: Go do your job

Sunday February 26th, 2017 06:54:20 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republican lawmakers should hold town halls even if that means confronting hundreds of angry progressive constituents.

Mexican-born NASCAR driver in the Daytona 500 spotlight

Monday February 27th, 2017 12:24:21 PM
The Daytona 500 has arrived, and with it so has a new generation in NASCAR. That includes a rookie who could be the next star in the sport -- and who could attract fans south of the US border.

How the GOP draft of Obamacare repeal affects many

Saturday February 25th, 2017 01:54:09 PM
These provisions could leave a significant share of the 20 million people who gained coverage under Obamacare without insurance.

Bergdahl charges stand despite Trump saying he 'should be shot'

Sunday February 26th, 2017 01:54:50 PM
A military judge has ruled against dismissing charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl despite his lawyers' claim that President Donald Trump violated their client's due-process rights.

What's streaming in March

Saturday February 25th, 2017 10:15:54 PM
Time to spring into some new streaming action.

White House blocks CNN and others from press briefing

Saturday February 25th, 2017 12:23:55 AM
CNN and other news organizations were blocked Friday from a White House press briefing.

CNN White House correspondent describes what happened

Friday February 24th, 2017 10:30:36 PM
The White House handpicked news organizations, beyond the pool, to attend Friday's press briefing with Sean Spicer. CNN was not allowed to attend, while other networks were permitted.

GOP lawmaker: Russia probe needs special prosecutor

Sunday February 26th, 2017 05:14:58 AM
A Republican lawmaker who supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election said a special prosecutor should investigate reported communications between the Trump campaign and Russians known to US intelligence, not Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Trump Pentagon names the enemy: It's ISIS, not ISIL

Saturday February 25th, 2017 04:22:54 PM
ISIL has been vanquished -- at least as an acronym in the administration of President Donald Trump.

Democrats blast White House contact with the FBI

Saturday February 25th, 2017 12:19:11 PM
Congressional Democrats sharply criticized President Donald Trump Friday over a CNN report that the FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Watch: Tapper slams WH for barring press

Friday February 24th, 2017 11:00:21 PM
CNN's Jake Tapper discusses how CNN and other news outlets were blocked from an off-camera White House press briefing, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs.

Tech execs try listening tours of Trump voters

Friday February 24th, 2017 01:58:28 PM
When Sam Altman mentioned his plan to speak with President Trump's supporters around the country, the response in Silicon Valley was often less than inspiring.

McMaster: Term 'radical Islamic terrorism' isn't helpful

Sunday February 26th, 2017 01:13:00 AM
New national security adviser H.R. McMaster is already setting a strikingly different tone than his ousted predecessor, Michael Flynn, and President Donald Trump, saying the term "radical Islamic terrorism" isn't helpful for US goals.

Why Trump's election scares data scientists

Sunday February 26th, 2017 01:28:37 AM
When Donald Trump was elected, most people probably weren't concerned about the future of data. But for some groups, that was top of mind.

Flu virus shifting east, hitting older adults hardest

Friday February 24th, 2017 10:15:44 PM
Flu activity decreased slightly but remained at high levels across the United States during the week ending February 18, according to a report based on preliminary data issued Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Refugees who sheltered Snowden now live in fear

Sunday February 26th, 2017 01:56:47 PM
Three asylum seeker families who sheltered US whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 say they are living in fear because of reports that Sri Lankan police officials have been in Hong Kong trying to search for them.



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