Trump needs a better response to Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s resolution

(CNN)While Kim Jong Un may like hyperbole almost as much as President Donald Trump does, his regime’s latest claim of successfully conducting “another crucial test” is a cause for serious concern as analysts determine exactly what transpired. Trump issued an implicit threat to Kim last weekend after a suspected engine test at the Sohae Satellite […]

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This is a crucial week for global trade

London (CNN Business)Happy Sunday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. “The deal is close. It’s probably even closer than in mid-November,” White House National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow told CNBC on Friday. It’s worth stepping back to consider two […]

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She filmed sharks for ‘Jaws’ — then she dedicated her life to protecting them

(CNN)Below the shallow waters of the northeast coast of Australia is the world’s largest reef. Valerie and her late husband, Ron Taylor, were among the first to explore the Great Barrier Reef on film. In 1967, the couple partnered with the Belgian Scientific Expedition and spent six months filming its underwater habitats. In 1974, Hollywood […]

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Boston Marathon bomber begins appeal to overturn his death sentence

(CNN)The surviving Boston Marathon bomber who’s been convicted and sentenced to death for his role in the terror plot that killed four, injured hundreds and left the city under siege during a five-day manhunt in April 2013, is hoping his legal team’s appeal will give him his life back. Dzhokar was 19 years old when […]

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Hallmark Channel reverses decision to pull ads featuring same-sex couples

New York (CNN Business)The Hallmark Channel is reversing its decision to pull advertisements featuring same-sex couples and apologizing for removing them in the first place, a network spokeswoman told CNN Business. “Our mission is rooted in helping all people connect, celebrate traditions, and be inspired to capture meaningful moments in their lives. Anything that detracts […]

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Thanksgiving weekend storms are to blame for a plane sliding off a runway and a 25-car pile-up

(CNN)Millions of travelers are stressing out as powerful storms rolling over the East Coast interrupt or delay their return home from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Airlines have delayed flights across the country on what is expected to be the busiest travel day in the US. American, Delta and other airlines issued travel waivers for those […]

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Why the Washington Post’s Afghanistan investigation is such a big deal

New York (CNN Business)The Washington Post’s publication of US government papers about the 18-year-long Afghan war is being compared to the Vietnam-era Pentagon Papers. And the man responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, agrees with the analogy. “A couple thousand pages? I’ll read them all, even though it means reliving the terrible experience […]

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Jersey City shooting: FBI search pawnshop connected to man whose phone number was in shooters pocket

This photo shows the family-owned Buy n Sell pawnshop searched by the FBI over the weekend in Keyport, N.J.  (NJ Advance Media via AP) A-Hady hasn’t been charged with providing any of the weapons used in the massacre that left four people and the two attackers dead on Dec. 10, but he has been charged […]

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Bloomberg claims US needs immigrants to ‘improve our culture’

Trump won after touting a hard-line immigration policy, including the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. His immigration policies have come under continuous fire from Democrats. Bloomberg also reiterated his Nov. 17 apology for supporting New York’s “stop-and-frisk” police strategy, a practice that he embraced as mayor and continued to defend despite claims that it had […]

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Juice WRLD’s private jet raided by feds for drugs at LAX weeks before rapper’s sudden death: report

FILE – In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Juice WRLD accepts the award for top new artist at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Chicago-area rapper, whose real name is Jarad A. Higgins, was pronounced dead Sunday, Dec. 8 after a “medical emergency” at Chicago’s Midway […]

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