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Trump Averts Shutdown

President Donald Trump held a news conference Friday where he announced he had signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill, just hours after he said he would veto it — but he openly expressed his disapproval

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Elon Musk Just Deleted SpaceX and Tesla's Facebook Pages

Following calls to delete Facebook in the aftermath of the company's Cambridge Analytica scandal, Elon Musk removed SpaceX and Tesla's pages. Musk claimed he wasn't even aware the accounts existed until someone mentioned it online


Suspect, 3 Hostages Killed in French Standoff

The suspect has been killed after hostages were taken in a supermarket in a small town in the south of France Friday afternoon. The incident, which officials are treating as a terror attack, left at least three people dead

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Toys 'R' Us Founder Charles Lazarus Dies at 94

Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toy R Us, has died at age 94, a week after the iconic chain he started six decades ago announced it will shut down its stores across the U.S


Meghan Markle Adds to Speculation About Her Baby Plans

During the duo's first official visit to Ireland, Prince Harry and Markle stopped for a meet and greet with local business owners. One of them was Shnuggle, a company that sells baby products for bath time and sleep time

The School Shooting Generation Has Had Enough

The survivors of the Parkland school shooting have become the central organizers of what may turn out to be the most powerful grassroots gun-reform movement in decades. But can these kids actually do it? Read more in our new cover story

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Former Playboy Model Says Trump 'Tried to Pay' for Sex

A former Playboy model apologized to Melania Trump over an affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money for sex. McDougal spoke with CNN's Anderson Cooper about the alleged 10-month affair


China Threatens Duties on Pork and Aluminum

China has announced a list of U.S. goods it says may be hit by higher tariffs in response to President Donald Trump's higher import duties. Last year, China bought $3 billion worth of the goods affected by President Trump's tariffs

Maryland School Shooting

Teen Shooting Victim to Be Taken Off Life Support

A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school is brain dead and is being removed from life support, her mother said. Jaelynn Willey, 16, was shot by 17-year-old Austin Rollins