Kellyanne Conway struggles to name African-Americans in White House

Washington (CNN)Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to President Donald Trump, struggled on Sunday to name an African-American person in a prominent White House role. Conway was presumably referring to Ja’Ron Smith, a legislative affairs aide who was on a list of people expected to attend a prison reform event with Trump…

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Texas judge says he’ll likely kill DACA — but not yet

Washington (CNN)A federal judge on Friday hinted he will likely invalidate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in the future — but for now the program can continue to operate. Since Trump sought to end DACA last September, the program’s future has been in doubt. Members of Congress largely…

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From tourist to altruist, how a New Yorker embraced Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam (CNN)New Yorker Neal Bermas had traveled around the world, but Vietnam literally stopped him in his tracks. Combining his business savvy with an ambitious nonprofit model, in 2007 he co-founded STREETS International, based in Hoi An. The organization provides at-risk young people with a rigorous 18-month training…

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LGCT Valkenswaard: Frank Schuttert scores surprise home win

(CNN)Frank Schuttert pulled off the biggest upset of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) this season as he won the Valkenswaard leg by a whisker. “I’m speechless,” Schuttert said after winning the 14th leg of the 16-leg competition. “My first five-star grand prix win, I was really waiting for this…

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Justin Trudeau doesn’t want to be the odd man out

(CNN)Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across President Donald Trump’s desk. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau probably doesn’t want to be the odd man out in any revised North American Free Trade Agreement. We assess he is likely motivated…

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Christine Hallquist, Democratic candidate for Vermont governor, rejects socialist label

Washington (CNN)Vermont’s Democratic nominee for governor Christine Hallquist, who made history Tuesday as the first transgender gubernatorial nominee for a major political party, said she’s running to raise the issue of rural economic development in her home state. But she has declined embracing any labels of being a socialist. “I’m…

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Australia relaxes kangaroo protections as New South Wales battles drought

(CNN)Australia relaxed rules about shooting kangaroos in New South Wales (NSW) Wednesday as the state was declared “100% in drought” after months of little or no rain. “Many farmers are taking livestock off their paddocks, only to then see kangaroos move in and take whatever is left — this is…

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Health alert issued for salads, wraps from Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens due to parasite concern

(CNN)Consumers have been warned by federal health officials not to purchase over two dozen salad and wrap products available in major grocery chains due to concerns about possible parasite contamination. The cyclospora parasite causes intestinal illness as a result of consuming contaminated food or water. Symptoms can begin a week…

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