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Students walk out, demand to be heard 21 Feb 2018, 7:34 am

Students hold walkouts across Florida to show solidarity with the students and survivors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Trump has enabled the 'crisis actors' conspiracy 21 Feb 2018, 6:05 am

It hadn't even been one week since a gunman murdered 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, before the conspiracy theories about the surviving students began bubbling up.

Lawmakers will not debate assault rifles but say porn is dangerous 21 Feb 2018, 5:35 am

What's more of a public health risk -- assault weapons or porn?

Students from Palm Beach to Washington walked out 21 Feb 2018, 10:34 am

Just one week after surviving a massacre that killed 17 people, grieving students confronted Florida lawmakers Wednesday to demand a ban on assault weapons.

Analysis: Florida's gun vote was predictable 21 Feb 2018, 10:02 am

On Tuesday night, even as 100 or so students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were making their way to the state capitol in Tallahassee, the state House voted against proceeding to a debate on an assault weapons ban.

NRA to participate in CNN town hall at 9 p.m. ET 21 Feb 2018, 10:17 am

The National Rifle Association will participate in CNN's nationally televised town hall Wednesday with students, parents and community members who were affected by last week's school shooting.

Colbert: Adults aren't cutting it anymore 21 Feb 2018, 1:29 am

Stephen Colbert praises the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for their activism in the wake of the mass shooting on their campus.

A YouTube video called a shooting survivor an actor. That's a lie 21 Feb 2018, 9:31 am

A top trending video on YouTube Wednesday suggested an outspoken survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is an actor.

Trump challenges Sessions to investigate Obama 21 Feb 2018, 8:23 am

President Donald Trump, after being criticized for his response to Russia's election meddling, challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch an investigation into the Obama administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference.

'Exodus' from Puerto Rico: A visual guide 21 Feb 2018, 9:43 am

Before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, there already was an unprecedented migration from the Caribbean island to the mainland United States -- at least in part because of the US commonwealth's financial crisis. After the storm, academics are starting to use words such as "exodus" and "stampede" to describe the massive outflow of people.

Kentucky Democrat wins state House seat in Trump stronghold 21 Feb 2018, 6:17 am

Democrats claimed a landslide victory in a special election for a Kentucky House district that voted heavily for Donald Trump in 2016.

NYT: Kushner pushes back on keeping classified info access 20 Feb 2018, 7:30 pm

White House officials Jared Kushner and John Kelly are privately feuding over Kushner's access to classified information despite having only an interim security clearance, according to a report in The New York Times.

Meet the unwitting citizens hired by Russian trolls 20 Feb 2018, 8:44 pm

CNN's Drew Griffin looks for US citizens who may have been convinced by Russian trolls to take part in the 2016 campaign.

Accuser fires back: He should be afraid 20 Feb 2018, 7:30 pm

Trump accuser Rachel Crooks responds after President Donald Trump directs a tweet at her.

Opinion: What Trump needs from Romney 21 Feb 2018, 7:46 am

It must be a mark of how middle-aged and middle-of-the-road I've become that I'm actually excited about Mitt Romney running for the Senate. I'll explain why I'm offering my support later -- because far more important is that Donald Trump has beaten me to it. The President posted an endorsement of Romney's Utah candidacy on Twitter. Romney replied with gratitude.

How Billy Graham became the most famous preacher in US 21 Feb 2018, 9:41 am

Billy Graham was having doubts -- in his ministry, in his rock-ribbed Christian faith, in himself.

Atlanta's airport is offering flights to Wakanda -- sort of 21 Feb 2018, 8:44 am

It started with a tweet.

Chris Cornell's widow opens up about his death 21 Feb 2018, 9:42 am

Vicky Cornell spoke out about her husband Chris Cornell's death in her first TV interview since his May 2017 suicide.

'Stranger Things' star's dance goes viral 21 Feb 2018, 2:39 am

"Stranger Things" actor David Harbour got the opportunity to dance with penguins in Antarctica after his Twitter campaign went viral.

Trump and Romney forgive and forget (for now) 20 Feb 2018, 5:56 pm

Trump endorses Romney despite both saying terrible things about each other. Jeanne Moos has the insult-fest.

Wendy Williams is taking a show hiatus after diagnosis 21 Feb 2018, 10:21 am

Talk show host Wendy Williams revealed on Wednesday that she has Graves' disease.

Queen Elizabeth's surprise visit to Fashion Week 20 Feb 2018, 10:20 am

A Swarovski-studded Queen Elizabeth II graced the front row of London Fashion Week, brushing shoulders with longtime Vogue editor Anna Wintour, during a surprise visit to the event on Tuesday. The 91-year-old monarch, wearing a powder blue tweed dress and jacket by her personal advisor Angela Kelly, could be seen chatting with Wintour and clapping her black-gloved hands as models walked in British designer Richard Quinn's runway show.

Hear Queen's candid comments about crown 20 Feb 2018, 8:58 pm

In a new Smithsonian Channel documentary airing January 14, Queen Elizabeth II recounts her 1953 coronation.

Alcohol linked to increased dementia risk 21 Feb 2018, 6:05 am

Excessive alcohol use could increase your risk for all types of dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, according to a new study.

Powerful photos capture injustices of the civil rights era 21 Feb 2018, 12:52 am

He photographed fashion for Vogue, directed the 1971 blaxploitation film "Shaft," composed orchestral scores, and wrote memoirs, novels and poems. But it was with his sensitive, insightful documentary photos of black America that Gordon Parks made himself one of the 20th century's most important cultural figures.

This viral trend is lighting up the internet 21 Feb 2018, 9:25 am

The #HobbyLobbyChallenge is going viral as photographers use the craft store's plastic flower aisle as a backdrop for portraits.

Hot baths, saunas can relieve pain, may help heart 21 Feb 2018, 2:15 am

Don Benedict played handball competitively for 30 years in the Pacific Northwest. To stay in shape, he ran 5 miles every other day.

Gun owners are talking about gun control. Stop and listen 21 Feb 2018, 9:29 am

Pump the brakes, progressives, and listen. Thanks to those activist kids from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the national conversation surrounding guns is evolving -- and it's evolving in a serious way. Some gun owners are already taking action.

7 ways to help prevent school shootings 21 Feb 2018, 6:53 am

Some argue for stricter gun control policies, others call for more social and emotional learning, but it's important not to let the debate get in the way of action. Here are seven interrelated ideas that can move our country forward toward actual solutions that reduce school shootings.

Political scientists rate Trump as worst ever, but you should be skeptical 21 Feb 2018, 6:07 am

You may have read about the new study from political scientists that ranks President Donald Trump as the worst president ever. There's nothing inherently wrong with the study, and the political scientists who worked on it are well-respected. Most Americans, though, don't rank Trump as the worst president ever, even if most disapprove of the job Trump is doing.

Trump tweets call to strengthen background checks 20 Feb 2018, 6:14 pm

President Donald Trump called for reforming background checks for gun purchases in a tweet on Tuesday night.

Sen. Gillibrand swears off cursing for Lent 21 Feb 2018, 9:28 am

New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who last year made headlines for dropping the f-bomb in a speech, said Tuesday on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" that she gave up "swearing" for lent.

KY Dem wins seat in Trump stronghold district 21 Feb 2018, 4:04 am

Democrat Linda Belcher has won a state House seat in a Kentucky district where Trump won 72% of the vote in the 2016 presidential elections.

The Point: What Trump's quote on Billy Graham tells you about Trump 21 Feb 2018, 8:27 am

On Wednesday morning, legendary pastor Billy Graham passed away at the age of 99 at his family home in North Carolina. Encomiums from politicians -- many of whom Graham had known personally -- began pouring in almost immediately.

The least and most dangerous countries to be a newborn 20 Feb 2018, 12:34 pm

Every year around the world, about 2.6 million babies die within their first month of life -- and some countries see more of those tragic deaths than others.

28 sick in salmonella outbreak linked to kratom 20 Feb 2018, 10:04 am

An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to kratom products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Tuesday. Though no deaths have been reported, 11 people have been hospitalized.

'Access+Ability' showcases surprising designs 21 Feb 2018, 2:32 am

Eye-catching objects designed for, and by, people with physical and other disabilities are the focus of the current "Access+Ability" exhibition in New York.

Oprah, Spielberg match Clooneys' $500,000 donation to Florida march 21 Feb 2018, 8:57 am

Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw are taking a cue from George and Amal Clooney and making their own sizable donations to March For Our Lives, an event formed in the aftermath of last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school.

'Black Panther' director pens emotional thank-you 21 Feb 2018, 7:08 am

Fans are loving "Black Panther" and the film's director is loving them right back.

Bill Gates to guest star on 'The Big Bang Theory' 20 Feb 2018, 3:55 pm

The tech-loving characters on "The Big Bang Theory" are about to find themselves severely star-struck.

Toni Braxton announces her engagement 20 Feb 2018, 7:21 am

Toni Braxton's last album was in 2014 and titled "Love, Marriage & Divorce."

Why this 1974 kidnapping case still matters 8 Feb 2018, 11:27 am

The kidnapping of Patty Hearst can seem as distant in time as a yellowed newspaper clipping -- and as current as today's bit-borne headline.

Does mind control really exist? 13 Feb 2018, 10:08 am

Steven Hassan was a college junior in the mid-1970s when he was recruited into the Unification Church, a cult also known as the "Moonies." Hassan said he quickly came to believe that Armageddon and World War III were imminent. The Moonies, he thought, were singularly tasked with saving the world.

Anderson Cooper slams 'sick' alt-right conspiracy theories 20 Feb 2018, 6:44 pm

CNN's Anderson Cooper blasts alt-right conspiracy theories cropping up after a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida — one particularly endorsed by Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter.

Panel shreds ex-lawmaker over Florida comments 20 Feb 2018, 9:57 pm

CNN commentators criticize former GOP Congressman Jack Kingston following his suggestion that students who speak up on gun control are being manipulated by Democrats.

Survivor: Trump Jr. 'disgusting' for endorsing false story 20 Feb 2018, 7:12 pm

Student activist and survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, David Hogg, calls alt-right conspiracy theories about the shooting "disturbing" and responds to Donald Trump Jr. endorsing it.

Survivor: SWAT thought I was school shooter 21 Feb 2018, 10:30 am

Lorenzo Prado, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting, shares his story after being initially suspected of carrying out the massacre.

Remembering the Parkland massacre victims 21 Feb 2018, 8:17 am

CNN's Brianna Keilar shares the names, photos, and stories of 10 victims killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Parkland survivor: Adults, you have failed us 21 Feb 2018, 10:30 am

Florida school shooting survivor Florence Yared speaks out in front of the Florida State Capitol building telling crowds that children must stand up for their own safety.

Woman from iconic shooting photo: I hate it 19 Feb 2018, 8:57 pm

Cathi Rush, the mother of two sons who survived a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, describes the moments surrounding a photo that depicts the horror and fear felt by parents of the school shooting victims.

Father and son escape separate mass shootings 21 Feb 2018, 7:59 am

This father and son share an unusual bond: both have been involved in two of the United States' worst mass shootings in history.

Private messages reveal shooter's dark side 16 Feb 2018, 6:17 pm

In a private Instagram group chat, Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly displayed racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views, in addition to an obsession with violence and guns.

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