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Minneapolis ex-officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck is in custody and charged with murder

The fired Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd's neck has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

5 Takeaways as Biden Takes Command of Democratic Race On Super Tuesday II

Joe Biden is marching to the Democratic presidential nomination. The former vice president handily defeated Bernie Sanders on Tuesday in Michigan's primary -- halting the Vermont senator's hopes of a comeback in the state where he'd stunned Hillary Clinton four years ago.

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Spike Lee Says He's Done Attending Knicks Games After Disagreement Over VIP Entrance

All Spike Lee wants is to use the employee entrance at Madison Square Garden.

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Texas Voter Says He Waited 'a little bit over six hours' to Vote On Super Tuesday

A Texas man said he waited for "a lit bit over six hours" at a polling center to participate in Super Tuesday, holding that although the long line deterred other voters, he felt it was his duty to cast a ballot in the Democratic nominating process.

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Katherine Johnson, famed NASA mathematician and inspiration for the film 'Hidden Figures,' is dead at 101

For almost her entire life, her seminal work in American space travel went unnoticed. Only recently has Johnson's genius received national recognition.

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Pelosi Tells Democrats: Trump 'shredded the truth, so I shredded his speech' After State of the Union

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats in a closed-door caucus meeting on Wednesday morning that she "shredded" the President's State of the Union speech Tuesday night because Trump "shredded the truth" in his address, according to one person in the room.

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Kobe Bryant, fiery NBA superstar and future Hall of Famer, is dead at 41

It's hard to believe NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, whose prodigious talent and fiery, win-at-all-costs spirit made him one of the most famous and decorated athletes in history, is gone.

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Nearly All-white Debate Stage Frustrates Democrats Seeking More Representative Field

The most diverse field of Democratic presidential candidates in history is now boiled down to a debate stage that lacks black or Latino candidates.

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After 25 Years On the Air, Radio Legend Tom Joyner Signs Off

"Oh, oh, oh, it's the Tom Joyner Morning Show!" has been heard for the last time.

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Majority of House votes for second article of impeachment

A majority of the US House of Representatives have voted to support the second article of impeachment — obstruction of Congress — against President Trump.

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Majority of House votes to impeach President Trump

A majority of the US House of Representatives has voted to support the first article of impeachment against President Trump. House Democrats have 216 votes, which is the number needed to impeach the President. Voting is still happening on the House floor.

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Here's a breakdown of the first vote

Here's what how the vote on the first article of impeachment — abuse of power — went down:

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Democrats Unveil Two Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

House Democratic leaders announced Tuesday they will bring two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress to set in motion the third impeachment of a US president in history.

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Trump Signals Alarm as Democrats' Public Impeachment Push Accelerates

Democrats have launched a critical new phase of their impeachment investigation by releasing first transcripts of witness depositions as they seek to build a public case that President Donald Trump abused his power in a rogue foreign policy operation in Ukraine.

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John Witherspoon, Comedian, and Actor Who Starred in ‘Friday,’ Has Died at 77

Actor and comedian John Witherspoon, whose hilarious takes on father-figure characters made for iconic scenes in a number of movies and television shows including "Friday," died at his home Tuesday, a family spokesperson told CNN.

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Former Rep. John Conyers Dies at 90

Former Rep. John Conyers, a longtime Michigan Democrat who represented parts of Detroit for more than 50 years before his resignation in 2017, died Sunday at age 90, his son, John Conyers III, told CNN.

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Trump Calls Impeachment Inquiry a 'Lynching'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called House Democrats’ impeachment a "lynching," employing a term associated with the extrajudicial killings of African-Americans while calling on Republicans to aid his political defense.President Donald Trump on Tuesday called House Democrats’ impeachment a "lynching," employing a term associated with the extrajudicial killings of African-Americans while calling on Republicans to aid his political defense.

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Eric Tse, 24, just became a billionaire overnight

He's 24 years old. He parties with Rihanna and Bella Hadid. He watches basketball games with Yao Ming.

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Elijah Cummings' body to lie in state in Statuary Hall at the US Capitol

Congressional leaders will honor the late Rep. Elijah Cummings on Thursday as his body lies in state in National Statuary Hall in the US Capitol.

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Nusrat Jahan Rafi: 16 sentenced to death for Bangladesh student's murder

A court in Bangladesh has sentenced 16 people to death for the murder of a teenager who was set on fire after she reported sexual harassment.

Edward Snowden searched the CIA's networks for proof that aliens exist. Here's what he found

PSA for all the Area 51 stormers, chemtrail believers and climate change deniers: Edward Snowden has searched the depths of the US intelligence networks and can report the conspiracy theories are not true.

China censors CNN's coverage of truck deaths in the UK

Chinese censors on Thursday cut off CNN's coverage of the deaths of 39 Chinese nationals found in a truck in England the day before. It is not uncommon for China to censor negative or sensitive stories covered by international broadcasters.

7 Takeaways From the CNN/New York Times Democratic Presidential Debate

Polls show that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now a front-runner for the 2020 Democratic nomination. And on Tuesday night in Ohio, her 11 rivals acted like it.

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, key figure in Trump investigations, dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Maryland Democrat and key figure leading investigations into President Donald Trump, has died at age 68, his office announced early Thursday morning.

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A 7th Person Has Died From Vaping-related Causes. The CDC Is Stepping Up Its Probe of E-cigarette Illnesses

A California man has become the seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in the United States as the nation's leading health agency activates emergency operations to better investigate the outbreak of lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes.

Sean Spicer's Spice Girls spectacle on 'DWTS' is not okay

Even though the lines between politics and entertainment have been blurred from the beginning in the Trump administration, Sean Spicer twirling the frills on the sleeves of his neon, lime-green shirt on "Dancing With The Stars" ("DWTS") have brought us to a collective new low.

AOC endorses progressive primary challenger to House Democratic lwmaker

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on Tuesday threw her support behind a progressive primary challenger to Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, a lawmaker who is considered to be one of the most conservative House Democrats.

American fashion brand sparks outrage over school shooting-themed hoodies

American fashion brand Bstroy has received fierce criticism on social media after displaying school shooting-themed hoodies at a show during New York Fashion Week.

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Families of Color Want to See Kamala Harris, Even If She's Not Locked Down Their Vote

Elijah Little laid his head on his father's shoulder, the warmth of the packed hall in West Des Moines, Iowa, wearing on him. But the 6-year-old boy's eyes continued to dart back and forth during the political rally, between the people cheering in the crowd and the California senator speaking at the microphone, Kamala Harris.

What Trump is good at

The soothsayers brought the king bad news. Rival Joe Biden was leading President Donald Trump in key battleground states. After the press began to report the facts, Trump first tried to say the polls just didn't exist. When this claim was refuted, his campaign abruptly fired the pollsters. Welcome to the launch of the Trump re-election campaign, which promises more of the chaos we've come to expect from the man in the Oval Office.

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Trump invokes executive privilege ahead of House Oversight contempt vote for Barr, Ross

The Department of Justice informed the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over materials related to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Justin Amash just exposed a little secret about conservatism under Trump

When the House Freedom Caucus was formed back in January 2015, here's the mission statement the group released:

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Dog once used as bait now helping a little boy with anxiety ‘live a full life’

Kristy Grimes admitted that she cuddles with her dog Jay a lot. She smiled while talking about Jay and rubbing her neck. She smothered her with kisses on her muzzle, asking for one in return. Within a second the American Bulldog licked her face.

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Biggest Israel-Gaza firefight since 2014 ends in ceasefire

A renewed ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza has brought an end to the most severe round of fighting between the two sides since the 2014 war.

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Republican Kim Davis, the Kentucky court clerk who became a conservative Christian heroine for refusing to sign same-sex marriage certificates three years ago, lost her re-election bid Tuesday, accord

Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer will win his bid to be the next senator from North Dakota, CNN can project, ousting incumbent Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and dealing a significant blow to Democrats' prospect at taking control of the Senate.

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May Day protesters demand better rights for workers

Demonstrators across the globe took to the streets on Tuesday to demand better working conditions, as part of rallies marking International Workers' Day.

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More than 4,000 eggs and embryos lost in Cleveland fertility clinic tank failure

An Ohio fertility clinic says more than 4,000 eggs and embryos were affected by a freezer malfunction, double the number previously thought -- and that it's unlikely any of them are viable.

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DACA's March 5 'deadline' Marks Only Inaction

It's been six months since President Donald Trump moved to end a program that protected young undocumented immigrants from deportation, and Washington seems to be no closer to a resolution on the day everything was supposed to be solved by.

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New Book Calls Christians to Resume Positions as Ambassadors and Soldiers

Donald R. Turner urges readers to obey ‘The Law of the Kingdom’

Wanting to bring people back to the Bible and what it says about how to live, Donald R. Turner wrote his new book, “Ambassadors of I Am: Living Inside the Kingdom of God While Still on Earth” (published by WestBow Press), to show how the Bible as the only “instruction manual” necessary for life.

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Trump Says Tariffs Will Come Off If New NAFTA Deal Is Signed

President Donald Trump on Monday dangled the possibility of lifting the new steel and aluminum tariffs he's imposed if NAFTA is renegotiated to terms more favorable to the US.

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Oscar Winners 2018: The List

The 90th Academy Awards were held Sunday. The following is a list of nominees with the winners indicted with an asterisk (*) and the word "WINNER."

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Kushner, Russia Bombshells Rock the White House

A volley of stunning revelations over Jared Kushner and the Russia probe are rocking Donald Trump's inner circle and suggest a pivotal moment is at hand in the West Wing personnel wars that have raged throughout his presidency.

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School Shooting Highlights Tough Gap Between Warning About And Eliminating a Threat

News emerged in the wake of the nation's latest school shooting that the FBI had received warnings about the suspect prior to the deadly incident in Florida.

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Stelter: The 'Oprah 2020' story isn't going away. Trump just made sure of it

Oprah Winfrey says she is "not running" for president right now, but she has not ruled it out in private conversations, according to three confidants who spoke with me last week.

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What Julian Castro Says About 2020 and Turning Texas Blue

Julián Castro says he's "interested" in running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

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What Happened, Moment by Moment, in the Florida School Massacre

In a matter of minutes, thousands of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School went from thinking they were part of a fire drill to hiding inside closets and bathrooms to escape gunfire.

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Shooting Suspect 'always seemed like the unstable type,' Ex-classmate Says

A former student armed with a rifle stalked the halls of a Florida school, breaking windows and shooting terrified students in a massacre that left 17 people dead Wednesday, authorities said.

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Torrey Smith Takes a Stand Against Trump

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith told CNN Tonight Tuesday "there are plenty of guys who said they do not plan on going" to the White House should the team participate in the traditional visit to commemorate their Super Bowl win. Championship winning teams visiting the White House is a tradition that dates back to the 60s.

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Black Superheroes Are Having a Moment

Is it a coincidence that black superheroes are stirring excitement at a time when ethnicity and race relations are in the spotlight?

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Kennedy Responds to Trump: 'We all feel the fault lines of a fractured country'

Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy sharply criticized President Donald Trump and his administration, giving his party's response to the State of the Union with a speech that became a rallying cry around key causes that make up his party's coalition.