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Planned Parenthood faces critical decision after abortion-referral restriction upheld

Planned Parenthood faces critical decision after abortion-referral restriction upheld

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied Planned Parenthood’s request to reverse its order allowing the Trump administration’s Title X abortion clinic-referral restriction to go into effect — a blow for abortion rights activists after the organization threatened to pull out of the federal family-planning program over the rule. Last month, an…MORE

Around the world with Donald Trump in 1 week

Around the world with Donald Trump in 1 week

As protests gripped Hong Kong this week, President Donald Trump had some advice for Chinese President Xi Jinping on how to handle the clashes. “I have ZERO doubt that if President Xi wants to quickly and humanely solve the Hong Kong problem, he can do it. Personal meeting?” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. People in Hong…MORE

FEC chairwoman challenges Trump to provide evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire

FEC chairwoman challenges Trump to provide evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire

The Democratic chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission on Friday challenged President Donald Trump to provide evidence of the voter fraud he insists cost him New Hampshire in 2016 or quit talking about it. In a letter to Trump, Ellen Weintraub said the country’s democracy depends on “the American people’s faith in our elections. Your…MORE

US officials expecting Iran to launch rocket in coming days

US officials expecting Iran to launch rocket in coming days

The US government is in possession of classified imagery that shows Iran is getting ready to launch a rocket as soon as next week that the Iranians claim will put a peaceful satellite into orbit, but that the US sees as furthering Tehran’s missile development, multiple US officials tell CNN. While Tehran claims the launch…MORE

Corey Lewandowski says he’s willing to appear before Judiciary panel

Corey Lewandowski says he’s willing to appear before Judiciary panel

Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign aide who was subpoenaed Thursday by the House Judiciary Committee, said on Friday that he fully intended to appear before the panel. “I look forward to my opportunity. … Believe me I’m no flowering violet,” Lewandowski said on Fox News Radio. On Thursday, the Judiciary panel issued subpoenas to…MORE

New North Korea missile poses threat to allies, but doesn’t bother Trump

New North Korea missile poses threat to allies, but doesn’t bother Trump

A recent spate of North Korean missile launches involving a potential new missile have rankled America’s regional allies, but have received little criticism from the Trump administration — even though they reveal Pyongyang is making technological advances. North Korea has fired off six missile tests in the last month, most recently on Thursday night ET,…MORE

Senate investigators find no evidence China hacked Clinton server

Senate investigators find no evidence China hacked Clinton server

A long-running Republican-led investigation into the handling of classified information on Hillary Clinton’s private email server did not find any evidence that China had successfully hacked the former secretary of state, confirming the findings of the FBI, according to a memo released by two senior senators this week. The findings, from Sens. Chuck Grassley of…MORE

Trump’s public mention of background checks is vanishing

Trump’s public mention of background checks is vanishing

President Donald Trump couldn’t stop talking about the importance of strengthening background checks as he addressed reporters last Friday after a week steeped in the aftermath of the country’s latest pair of mass shootings. He uttered the term “background checks” 18 times as he fielded questions from reporters about what kind of action he would…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Heather Locklear ordered to treatment program for attacking first responders at her home

Heather Locklear ordered to treatment program for attacking first responders at her home

Actress Heather Locklear pleaded no contest to multiple charges of battery on law enforcement personnel who responded to domestic disturbance calls at her home last year. The “Melrose Place” star faced eight misdemeanor counts: five counts of battery on a peace officer, one count of battery on emergency personnel and two counts of resisting, obstructing…

‘Mindhunter’ wades back into crowded pool of serial killer TV

‘Mindhunter’ wades back into crowded pool of serial killer TV

Serial killers will be all over TV this weekend, which isn’t particularly unusual these days. Yet the latest mini-wave devoted to the most sordid murderers — including the return of Netflix’s “Mindhunter” — underscores the tension between feeding fascination with the topic and inadvertently glamorizing it. The summer has already produced a robust discussion over…

Hollywood remembers ‘sweet-hearted’ Peter Fonda

Hollywood remembers ‘sweet-hearted’ Peter Fonda

If his friends, family and co-workers are to be believed, actor and director Peter Fonda, best known for his role in 1969’s “Easy Rider,” was easy to adore. Fonda, 79, died Friday of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his Los Angeles home, his family said in an emailed statement. Fonda died surrounded by…

Peter Fonda, star of ‘Easy Rider,’ dies at age 79

Peter Fonda, star of ‘Easy Rider,’ dies at age 79

Actor and director Peter Fonda, who rose to fame with his role in “Easy Rider,” died Friday, his manager, Alan Somers, told CNN on Friday. He was 79. Fonda died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his Los Angeles home, the family said in an emailed statement. He was surrounded by family. “It…