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More departures expected at nation’s top intelligence office

Some top intelligence officials are looking to leave following the recent upheaval at the office that oversees the 17 intelligence agencies of the US government, including the controversial appointment of Richard Grenell as the nation’s top intelligence official, a US official told CNN. Grenell has said he is only temporarily filling the position of acting…

It’s National Margarita Day! Here’s where to score great deals on drinks

Jimmy Buffett once famously said: “If life gives you limes, make margaritas.” This Saturday, you won’t have to go to Margaritaville to do it. That’s because it’s National Margarita Day! To celebrate, bars and restaurants across the US are offering deals on drinks. Here’s where to find them: Bahama Breeze The Caribbean restaurant and grill…

Greyhound will no longer allow Border Patrol to conduct warrantless searches on its buses

Greyhound will not allow US Customs and Border Protection agents to conduct searches on its buses without warrants, the company announced Friday. Greyhound will give its drivers and employees updated training in response to the policy change, it said in a statement, and put stickers on its buses making its position clear. The company will…

North Carolina police find body of missing baby

Police in North Carolina found the body of a 6-month-old baby near a cemetery Saturday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police discovered the remains of Chi-Liam Cody Brown-Erickson, who went missing with his mother Thursday evening. Police had arrested the mother, Tamara Jernel Brown, Friday night after an incident. She was charged with common law robbery and two counts…

Trump made 56 false claims last week, including debunked New Hampshire conspiracy theory

President Donald Trump made 56 false claims last week — repeating one of his conspiracy theories about the 2016 election, promoting new fiction about impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, and inflating his accomplishments and his standing in the polls. Among other things. Fifty-six false claims over seven days (February 10 through February 16) is…

Democratic candidates face most diverse electorate so far in Nevada caucuses

Nevada Democrats head to the caucuses Saturday in the most diverse state to cast votes thus far, with party officials hoping to avert an Iowa-style disaster and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders looking to prove his general election mettle with a strong showing in the state’s large Latino community. While polling is notoriously difficult in Nevada,…

Warren Buffett drops a hint about the future of Berkshire’s leadership

Berkshire Hathaway, the sprawling industrial conglomerate and investor in top US companies run by Warren Buffett, seems to be preparing for the time when Buffett is no longer around. Buffett said in his annual shareholder letter, released Saturday morning, that two other Berkshire Hathaway vice chairmen will be getting a lot more face time at…

How to watch the Nevada Democratic caucuses

The Nevada Democratic caucuses are on Saturday afternoon. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch CNN’s coverage. When do the caucuses start? Doors open at 1 p.m. ET, and the caucuses convene at 3 p.m. ET. How can I watch CNN’s caucuses coverage? CNN’s special coverage will start at 2 p.m. ET and…

NYPD says it will remove some non-convicts from its local DNA database

The New York Police Department says it will soon expunge DNA profiles of some people who’ve never been convicted of a crime from the city’s local DNA database as part of a larger reform of its collection policies. A law firm that has been critical of the policies, however, says the reform does not go…

What you can do right now to evade America’s No. 1 killer

Growing up, I watched my father, a highly respected cardiologist, read medical journals every evening, answer emergency phone calls in the middle of many nights, and rush to the hospital after-hours several times a week. I didn’t know it then, but these years were the peak of an epidemic of heart disease in the United…

Revisiting the trauma of 1960s white supremacy

It isn’t a leap to say that Jerry Mitchell’s new book “Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era” is a piece of real-life horror. After all, as the subtitle suggests, it grapples not merely with the dead but with how, for decades, the normalized bigotry of the…

Coronavirus fears have pushed the US dollar to a three-year high

The US dollar index reached a three-year high as investors worried about the global coronavirus outbreak are moving their money into the safe-haven greenback. Investments considered safe in times of market turmoil have been rallying since the outbreak became Wall Street’s number one worry in January. Cases continue to rise globally. The full financial and…

There isn’t an AMBER Alert for every child who goes missing. Here’s why

Evelyn Boswell is a 15-month-old girl missing in Tennessee. Andrew Caballeiro was a week old when he was last seen in Florida. Osiel Rico, 3, has been missing from New Mexico for nearly two months. To try and find them, authorities are using a system created nearly 25 years ago: AMBER Alerts. The alerts, short…

Today is George Washington’s birthday. But here’s why we celebrate it on Presidents’ Day

Today is George Washington’s birthday. But does it seem like it? Americans haven’t celebrated the first US president’s birthday on his actual birthday for nearly 50 years. Instead, the US celebrates his birthday on Presidents’ Day, the third Monday in February. Here’s why. Washington’s two birthdays Don’t you wish you could celebrate your birthday twice…

2,000 Native American remains, which sat at a university for 50 years, will soon go home

For decades, the remains of thousands of Native Americans have been resting at a university in Tennessee. But this spring, they will finally go home. Archaeologists unearthed more than 2,000 Arikara and Mandan ancestral remains in South Dakota during the mid-20th century as part of the Missouri River Basin Survey, according to a November Federal…

This app helps people with special needs make friends

Juliana Fetherman was in middle school when she started to notice that her younger brother, Michael, who has ADHD and autism, was having problems making friends. “He’s verbal, but he doesn’t like to talk,” Fetherman told CNN. “Just making and keeping conversations is something that’s really awkward for him, and it’s hard for him to…

2 people arrested and charged in disappearance of 15-month-old from Tennessee

Two people were arrested and charged in connection with an AMBER alert for 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell, who was last seen two months ago. William McCloud and Angela Boswell were found traveling in a gray 2007 BMW that Tennessee authorities were on the lookout for earlier Friday. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) said during the…

Intelligence community feels immediate impact of Trump’s diplomatic ‘disruptor’

Richard Grenell, the newly installed acting director of American spy agencies and loyalist to President Donald Trump, began his temporary tenure by moving aggressively to put his stamp on the intelligence community that Trump has repeatedly attacked. Grenell ousted a veteran intelligence officer on Friday who served as the number two at the Office of…

Roger Stone asks to disqualify judge from his case

Roger Stone is asking to disqualify Judge Amy Berman Jackson from his case, taking issue with her praise for the jurors at his sentencing Thursday. She is still weighing his request for a new trial after Stone alleged juror misconduct. Stone claims that Jackson’s statement at his two-and-a-half-hour sentencing Thursday — she said jurors “served…

FDA approves non-statin drug to treat high cholesterol

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a drug to treat high cholesterol that works differently than statins, according to Esperion Therapeutics, the company that makes the drug. Bempedoic acid is a once-a-day oral medication that will be commercially known as Nexletol. The FDA approved it for use with a healthy diet and…

Anderson Cooper challenges Blagojevich claims in heated interview

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Friday declared himself a “political prisoner” in a contentious interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper over the substantial evidence prosecutors used to convict him on a host of public corruption charges. Blagojevich’s sentence was commuted earlier this week by President Donald Trump after the Democrat and former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant…

The NFL and MLB want to expand their playoffs for a simple reason: $$$

Both the National Football League and Major League Baseball are considering changing their playoff formats, according to reports by ESPN and the New York Post. How fans feel about the possible changes is up to them — some might want to watch more games, while others might be traditionalists and resistant to change. But for…

Buttigieg hits Sanders by name over health care in new South Carolina TV ad

Pete Buttigieg will begin airing a new television ad in South Carolina on Friday night that attacks Sen. Bernie Sanders by name over his “Medicare for All” health care plan. The ad, which will run for a week ahead of the South Carolina primary later this month, is the first time Buttigieg has put money…