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The Democratic Congressman represented Baltimore and chaired one of the committees investigating Trump
Rep. Elijiah Cummings of Maryland died Thursday morning, according to his office.


Lawmakers on both sides honor Cummings


CNN analyst: Cummings wanted to work for the people
CNN analyst April Ryan remembers the impact of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who passed away at the age of 68 due to health complications.


Rep. Elijah Cummings: Trump's 'go back' comments bring back painful memories of childhood racism
House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said President Donald Trump's racist tweets aimed at four congresswomen of color bring back memories of the racism he faced as a child growing up in Baltimore.


Rep. Cummings makes fiery speech in defense of democracy
House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) called for "keeping democracy intact" during his closing remarks of the Michael Cohen hearing on February 27, 2019.


Cummings led defense of Baltimore after Trump attacked city
Baltimore did not take President Donald Trump's recent attack of the city lying down. Instead, Charm City was quick to stand up and fight back.


Trump's fury rises with key testimony on the horizon
• McConnell previews Senate impeachment trial • The ambassador at the center of the impeachment probe


Trump tweeted a photo attacking Pelosi. She made it her Twitter cover.
• Democrats say Trump had a 'meltdown' • Trump wrote letter to Turkey president telling him 'don't be a fool'


Brexit deal 'agreed' as Boris Johnson heads to EU summit


Family may have lived on isolated farm for 9 years, police say
A family of six was discovered inside a remote farm in the Netherlands, where it is believed they lived in isolation for nine years, according to CNN affiliate NOS.


Officer who shot Atatiana Jefferson wasn't actually asked to do a welfare check
When Atatiana Jefferson's neighbor called police, he says he expected them to go check and see if she was OK.


SCOTUS wrestles with immigration as Sotomayor breaks new 2-minute rule
• Opinion: This ruling endangers LGBTQ people


Data model predicts Trump wins election in landslide
The financial firm Moody's Analytics predicts that President Trump will win the 2020 election in a landslide due to today's economic conditions.


Chicago teachers are going on strike today, leaving 360,000 kids in limbo
About 360,000 students have no idea when they'll see their teachers again as members of the Chicago Teachers Union go on strike Thursday.


Trump's top China adviser appears to have made up expert he regularly quoted
In his 2011 book "Death by China," President Donald Trump's senior adviser Peter Navarro quoted a China hawk named "Ron Vara" to prove his point on the threat posed by Beijing to the American economy.


Trump appears to confirm open secret about US nuclear weapons in Turkey
President Donald Trump appeared to confirm Wednesday that US nuclear weapons are being housed at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, making him the first US official to publicly acknowledge what has been considered an open secret for years.


Jennifer Aniston broke Instagram


The 'blob': Paris zoo unveils unusual organism which can heal itself and has 720 sexes


After being pushed close to extinction, this humpback whale population is making a comeback


Kimmel mocks Trump's 'tough guy' letter
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at President Donald Trump's "don't be a tough guy" letter sent to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals, report says
Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby's brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday.


A man was sentenced to 15 years for cocaine possession. It was powdered milk
A man pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in Oklahoma -- only to withdraw his plea and have his case dismissed after it turned out to be powdered milk.


Boxer dies 4 days after being knocked out


Brooke Baldwin: Stop what you're doing and look at this Kim Jong Un photo
North Korean state media released pictures of Kim Jong Un riding a white horse up a mountain in what is considered a politically significant act. CNN's Brooke Baldwin discusses the possible ramifications.


Sean Spicer's outfit steals the show on 'DWTS'
Sean Spicer dressed like a cowboy on "Dancing with the Stars." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on his other unforgettable outfits.


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Forecasters say this Northeast storm will turn into a bomb cyclone
A potential bomb cyclone is quickly taking shape along the Eastern Seaboard and is getting ready to wallop the Northeast.


What is a bomb cyclone? What you need to know
Bomb. It's not a word you can say on an airplane (cue Ben Stiller). You also have to be careful when using it to describe a storm system.


Video shows up close look at tornado
Remarkable video shows a twister in Davis, California. Earlier that day the area saw heavy hail storms and later recorded record low temperatures.


A tropical cyclone could form in the Gulf of Mexico this week
A disorganized area of storms along the Mexican coast may develop into a tropical cyclone later this week.


Typhoon Hagibis death toll rises as thousands are left stranded in the cold without power
The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis has risen to 72 in Japan, as thousands of residents remain without power or water and evening temperatures hover around 15 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit), according to public broadcaster NHK.


Prince William carves his own path as monarch in waiting
Imagine writing your autobiography and publishing it in real time across all media, globally. No editing, no going back and choosing what to leave in and out. And what if this was the latest installment in a blockbuster family narrative going back more than 1,000 years that everyone is waiting to see because it's part of their story too.


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge spotlights the country's designers on five-day Pakistan tour
When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's five-day tour of Pakistan was announced, the palace said, in a press release, that their focus would be "showcasing Pakistan as it is today -- a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation." Catherine, whose much-examined wardrobe serves as its own showcase, has used her public appearances to highlight Pakistani brands and designers -- which many of those designers are celebrating.


Prince Harry tears up at award ceremony as he recalls knowing he was going to be a dad
Prince Harry was overcome with emotion during a speech at an award ceremony Tuesday as he recounted the feeling of knowing he was going to become a parent.


The ant that moves at 108 times its body length each second
Scientists have recorded the speed of the world's fastest ant, which lives in the Sahara and is able to travel 108 times its own body length per second.


Son of 'Tarzan' actor allegedly killed his mother before police killed him, sheriff says
Authorities are investigating a homicide at the home of actor Ron Ely, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.


Actress apologizes after getting dragged for using n-word
Actress Gina Rodriguez is facing controversy after posting and then deleting an Instagram video in which she sang rap lyrics containing the n-word.


Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse will be on Airbnb for $60 per night
Call three friends, jump in the bubble gum pink Jeep, and hop on the Pacific Coast Highway. The Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse is available to rent.


Here's how to have the best relationship with your boss
Happy National Boss's Day!


China's pork crisis worsens
African swine fever has ravaged China's pig population, and the country's consumers are feeling the pain. Some are even switching to other meats as the dietary staple becomes unaffordable.


Brexit countdown is sending the pound on a wild ride. There's more to come
The next day or two — or even the next few hours — will be crucial for the pound, which has shot up in the past week but remains highly volatile.


Virgin Galactic unveils Under Armour spacesuits
Virgin Galactic, the space tourism startup that could be months away from its first commercial flight, unveiled its line of Under-Armour-made spacesuits for passengers.


Debate coach: I saw a star at Democratic debate
In Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate, I'm afraid most of the candidates blended into the stage for me at some point. But that doesn't mean there wasn't a star among them. Here's how each candidate performed:


Ret. general: Syria pullback looks like an open door to disaster
Every military leader understands that the most difficult military operation is the withdrawal under pressure. In the face of the enemy, a bungled withdrawal becomes a retreat, and a retreat can become a rout.


Trump's impeachment defense game is absurd
President Donald Trump and his supporters are in the exploratory phase of the impeachment defense game, trying various excuses on for size and hoping one resonates enough to get him through the mushrooming Ukraine scandal.


Who won the debate?


The best way for Dems to beat Trump
A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon in Reno, Nevada, picketing with members of the United Auto Workers outside a General Motors facility. While GM rakes in robust profits, as of that visit, many workers hadn't seen a fair wage increase in more than a decade.


John Bolton is Trump's newest nightmare
The testimony of Fiona Hill and other developments in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump are summoning a reckoning for a man accustomed to battling individuals and sometimes reality itself.


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Apple's $7 trillion bet


How a safe haven turned into war zone in less than a week


Brexit breakthrough 'unlikely' on eve of crucial summit
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's hopes of securing a Brexit deal with the European Union may be tantalizingly close but the final breakthrough failed to emerge Wednesday night.


Organism heals itself and has 720 sexes
It is bright yellow, can creep along at a speed of up to 4 centimeters (1.6 inches) per hour, can solve problems even though it doesn't have a brain and can heal itself if it is cut in two.


Hong Kong police warn of escalation
Hong Kong police warn of an escalation after a large explosion rocked the city during protests. CNN's Will Ripley reports.


ProPublica: Trump Org. fudged revenue and occupancy figures on buildings to reduce tax bill for financial gain
President Donald Trump's real estate business reported different financial figures for two of his Manhattan properties to lenders than to New York tax authorities, according to documents obtained by ProPublica.


New vaping study links e-liquids to some lung inflammation
A new study suggests that vaping e-liquids, specifically propylene glycol and glycerin, may lead to some inflammation in the lungs -- but more research is needed to determine just how much inflammation may occur over a prolonged period of time.


Deal reached to end GM strike
Negotiators from General Motors and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative deal to end a 31-day strike by nearly 50,000 workers.


Florida could require a prescription for certain sunscreens that could harm coral reefs
Some sun protection may come at a steep price for the ocean's coral reefs. Now, a Florida state senator wants to ban some sunscreens entirely for the potential harm they cause marine life.


Where does fake movie money come from?


Vivid portraits shine light on Tahiti's 'third gender'


The story of North Korea's 'Hotel of Doom'


How the Soviet 'Concordski' crashed and burned


How did Kim Jong Un get his Mercedes-Benzes?


Actor poses as history's most famous figures


The most random titles coming to Disney+
In case you were off the internet for the last 30-ish hours -- congrats, if so -- you missed an epic Twitter thread from the official account for Disney's upcoming streaming service, Disney+.


Charlize Theron gets awkward dating advice
Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman deserve some sort of medal for surviving one awkward trip to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" this week.


Nicki Minaj and Adele team up
Nicki Minaj revealed she and Adele have teamed up on a song.


Jennifer Aniston joins Instagram
Jennifer Aniston's "Friends" co-stars will always be there for her -- even for her first day on Instagram.