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Rep. Doug Collins said DNI chief job is ‘not one that I would accept’

Rep. Doug Collins said DNI chief job is ‘not one that I would accept’

Republican Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia said he’s not interested in being the director of national intelligence, after President Donald Trump floated his name for the position, because he’s focused on running for US Senate. “I know the problems in our intelligence community, but this is not a job that interests me at this time.…MORE

Is Morgan Stanley paying too much for E*Trade?

Is Morgan Stanley paying too much for E*Trade?

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. Since the financial crisis, Wall Street banks haven’t been too keen on massive acquisitions. That changed this week. Morgan Stanley’s $13 billion purchase of online broker E*Trade, announced Thursday, is a huge…MORE

Trump campaign rallies stalk Democrats in 2020 preview

Trump campaign rallies stalk Democrats in 2020 preview

President Donald Trump spent his week thousands of miles from Washington, holding back-to-back rallies in Arizona and Colorado in a trip that will culminate with one more in Las Vegas the day before Saturday’s Democratic caucuses. His trip west included a mix of official events, fundraisers and rallies, but, according to interviews with several administration…MORE

Seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan to begin, US announces

Seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan to begin, US announces

A seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan, negotiated by the US and the Taliban, is set to begin Friday night local time, the US State Department announced. “After decades of conflict, we have come to an understanding with the Taliban on a significant reduction in violence across Afghanistan. This is an important step on a…MORE

Zillow is buying houses now — and losing lots of money in the process

Zillow is buying houses now — and losing lots of money in the process

Zillow has long been known as the place to go when you’re looking to buy a new home. It’s famous for its Zestimate, which uses proprietary algorithms to estimate the current price of your house (or your neighbor’s, if you’re feeling nosy). But Zillow decided to shake things up. In April 2018, the company announced…MORE

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Katy Perry appears to collapse during ‘American Idol’ auditions

Katy Perry appears to collapse during ‘American Idol’ auditions

Season 3 of “American Idol” on ABC has just started, but already there is drama. In an exclusive clip People posted to its web site, judge Katy Perry falls to the ground after a gas leak forces evacuation of the show’s auditions. In the clip, all appears to be going fine when a smell becomes…

‘Killing Eve’ confirms new head writer for season 4

‘Killing Eve’ confirms new head writer for season 4

“Killing Eve” has tapped Laura Neal as head writer for Season 4 of the BBC series. That’s according to Deadline. Neal has previously written “Sex Education” and “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” for the upcoming season. She succeeds Suzanne Heathcote, Emerald Fennell and series creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, as head writers since Season 1. “‘Killing…

BTS releases new album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’

BTS releases new album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’

It’s finally here. K-pop phenom BTS released its fourth album, “Map of the Soul: 7” on Friday. It follows last year’s “Map of the Soul: Persona” and has been eagerly awaited. The new, 20-track album includes collaborations with Sia and Troye Sivan. To say the boy band has been successful is an understatement. Consisting of…