How Andrew Cuomo is sidestepping Cynthia Nixon’s challenge

(CNN)A few minutes into New York’s sole Democratic primary debate for governor, incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo — who is running for a third term — fielded a question that has been on the minds of many: Will he be a candidate for president in 2020? Pressed for a direct promise…

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Real Turks feel the squeeze after Trump’s tweets and tariffs

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN)At the Ayakl borsa — or standing currency exchange in old Istanbul — seasoned traders still ply their trade on their feet as they have for centuries. They say they have not seen such volatility since 2001, when Turkey faced its last major currency crisis. Conflict over pastor…

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Ebenezer Cobb Morley: Google Doodle celebrates football’s founding father

(CNN)Before 1863, football was a chaotic and mostly unregulated sport, with differing sets of rules that added to the confusion. After the meeting, Morley created the first official rules of the game, which would be standardized across England. The 13 rules, which the FA published in a pamphlet titled “Laws…

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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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