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The two great English-speaking democracies that orchestrated Moscow's defeat in the Cold War are undergoing simultaneous political breakdowns
The news just keeps on getting better for Vladimir Putin.

Senate Republicans break with Trump on Russia sanctions
In a rebuke to the Trump administration on Russia, 11 Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to advance a measure Tuesday that would stop the Treasury Department from relaxing sanctions on three Russian companies with ties to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin ally.

Columnist: 18 reasons why Trump may be a Russian asset
Max Boot, a columnist for the Washington Post, discusses with CNN's Brooke Baldwin his article listing out 18 reasons why President Donald Trump could be a Russian asset.

Mueller confirms Kilimnik a focus of grand jury investigation
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spoke to a federal grand jury last fall about his communications with Konstantin Kilimnik, including regarding an in-person meeting with the Russian associate and an email with him, special counsel Robert Mueller revealed Tuesday.

Erin Burnett: Mueller reveals list of Manafort 'lies'
The special counsel says it has "documentary evidence" that Manafort lied in saying he had no contact, direct or indirect, with the Trump administration.

NYT: Trump raised withdrawing the US from NATO in 2018
In 2018, President Donald Trump privately raised the threat multiple times of withdrawing the United States from NATO, The New York Times reported.

Self-styled 'sex coach' who offered to trade info on US election unexpectedly pleads guilty
The prostitution trial of a self-described "sex coach" who claims to have insider knowledge of Moscow's attempts to meddle in the US elections ended abruptly on Tuesday after she unexpectedly pleaded guilty.

White non-college Americans move away from Trump during shutdown
During the longest government shutdown in US history, President Donald Trump has been losing support among those who may be his strongest supporters -- white Americans who don't have college degrees.

GOP lawmakers in 2 states want to spend state funds on Trump's border wall
A Republican Montana state senator and Republican delegates from West Virginia plan to introduce measures to allocate state funds to help build President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the southern US border.

Democrats decline White House meeting on shutdown: 'It's kind of a mess'
The White House sent invitations to a bipartisan group of lawmakers for a meeting Tuesday afternoon aimed at finding a solution to ending the government shutdown -- now in its 25th day as the longest in US history -- but no Democrats are expected to attend.

GOPer: With a wildly flailing president, it's up to Congress to end the shutdown
With this government shutdown now the longest in American history, it's time to bring it to an end.

Senator enters 2020 race on Colbert
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has entered the 2020 presidential race. Here's a look back at her political career.

Opinion: A Latino taking his job would be a nightmare for Trump
It may be Donald Trump's nightmare: a Latino is trying to take his job.

Barr pledges 'transparency' on Mueller report, but questions and loopholes remain
Attorney General nominee William Barr promised Tuesday that he would "provide as much transparency as I can" regarding final reports about the Russia investigation.

Trump's joke about Melania called 'sexist'
During the Clemson Tigers' visit to the White House after their College Football National Championship win, President Donald Trump joked about personally buying hamburgers for the players instead of having his wife, Melania Trump, make them salads.

Father of kidnap suspect has a letter for Jayme Closs' family
The father of the man suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs says he has a letter for her family days after his son was arrested.

May faces no confidence vote after historic Brexit defeat
British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to face another blistering day in Parliament as she battles to save her premiership in the wake of Tuesday's crushing Brexit defeat.

Analysis: What happens now with Brexit?
Tuesday's vote in the UK's House of Commons was supposed to finally provide some clarity on Brexit. In reality, it told us very little -- beyond two uncomfortable truths.

At least 14 killed in Kenya hotel siege
Armed men burst into a hotel complex in Nairobi with gunfire and explosions, killing at least 14 people in an attack that lasted hours and ended Wednesday morning, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

Hero pilot surprises passengers he saved
Ten years after US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River, passengers on board the flight reunited to celebrate the past decade of life.

Flight attendants accused of smuggling millions of dollars of heroin and meth
Cabin crew for international airline Malindo Air have been accused of helping to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine worth millions of dollars from Asia to Australian cities, as part of a multinational syndicate.

Ex-aide: 'El Chapo' paid $100M to Mexico's former President
A former close personal aide to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified Tuesday that the drug kingpin once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

US, UK hold joint drills in South China Sea
The US and the UK finished six days of coordinated drills in the South China Sea on Wednesday, in a move likely to antagonize Beijing, which views a large swathe of the contested sea as its territory.

Twitter feasts on Trump's burger typo
CNN's Jeanne Moos decodes President Trump's typo in a tweet in which he declared he purchased a fast food buffet for Clemson University's football team.

Australians warned as heat hits record high
Australia is sweltering under record-breaking temperatures as an extreme heat wave continues to sweep across the country, causing wildlife to die and fruit to cook from the inside out.

Morgan Stanley: A market storm is brewing
Enjoy the market calm for now. Morgan Stanley thinks another storm is coming.

Warriors set 1st-quarter scoring record

Gymnast's routine stuns social media
University of California, Los Angeles, freshman gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's routine went viral on social media after she earned a perfect ten.

Gillette ad wants men to be better. Not all agree.
Gillette's newest advertisement isn't about shaving, or beards or personal hygiene.

Analysis: Catholics are losing faith in their church. D.C.'s Cardinal Wuerl isn't helping
Last summer, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington twice denied hearing any accusations about sexual misconduct by his predecessor, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Trump deletes tweet after geography gaffe
President Trump removed a tweet where he confused a speaking engagement in Louisiana with one in Tennessee, but he is not the first high-profile person to get their geography mixed up. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

NFL stars who could be cut this offseason

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Mayor stabbed in heart onstage at charity event
Thousands of people witnessed the attack on Pawel Adamowicz, 53, who was stabbed by a man who rushed on stage during an open-air charity event.

Ford unveils its most powerful Mustang yet
Ford unveiled the most powerful factory-produced Mustang the company has ever made at the Detroit Auto Show Monday. The new Shelby GT500 has a supercharged V8 engine that will produce more than 700 horsepower.

Netflix is raising subscription prices
Netflix is raising prices in the United States as the streaming service invests heavily in new programs.

John Kasich signs with CNN as senior political commentator
John Kasich's time as Ohio governor just came to an end. And his time as a CNN commentator just began.

New Netflix show sparks trend
Netflix released the series "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," a minimalist home/life improvement show based on the wildly popular 2014 book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and starring the book's author, Japanese organization expert Marie Kondo.

Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' has the longest run atop Amazon since 'Fifty Shades'
"Becoming" by Michelle Obama is not just one of the best-selling books of the past year — it is one of the hottest titles of the decade.

Why journalists at the nation's largest newspaper chain are nervous
The revelation sent a shudder through newsrooms across the country, from the southwestern border up to the northern Great Plains: MNG Enterprises, the hedge-fund owned company also known as Digital First Media, was submitting a bid to take over Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and about 100 other newspapers.

Interior brings back employees to work on oil-drilling land sales
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is bringing back employees who were furloughed to work on sales of land for oil and gas drilling purposes in the Gulf of Mexico, according to an updated Department of Interior shutdown plan.

Judge denies requests for pay from workers affected by shutdown
A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request from a federal employees union to require the government to pay air traffic controllers who are currently working without pay during the partial government shutdown.

How everyday people are helping federal workers
Sean Gilliam was scrolling through his Facebook feed after putting his kids to bed when he saw friend after friend fretting over the government shutdown, "anxious about how to keep a roof over their heads or food on the table for their kids."

Where can't you travel during the shutdown?
Some National Park Service sites are open but others are partially or fully closed. Many DC museums are off limits while others are open. Here's a guide.

Soccer great: 'I should have done more for equality when I was playing'
Abby Wambach was once the world's greatest female footballer and during those giddying goal-scoring, title-winning years she felt grateful. She was appreciative of any recognition, any respect. She did not make demands, did not push for more. But then her playing days ended and the American's views changed.

Hit song from the '80s will play 'for eternity' in African desert
Toto's "Africa" has come home, so to speak, thanks to an installation by an artist who plans to play the song on loop in a Namibian desert -- for eternity.

Kylie Jenner claps back after Instagram dethroning
A stock photo of an egg beat Kylie Jenner for most likes on Instagram.

Colorado home where Chris Watts killed his family is up for auction
Chris Watts' multilevel Colorado home is being foreclosed and put up for auction -- for any buyers willing to look past its tragic history.

5 things to watch before the bell
Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.

Drought woes? This tech can literally make it rain
Don't call them the weather gods, but this company can actually make it rain.

DNA technology is helping police solve cold cases
In the summer of 2017, hikers found skeletal remains on the side of a highway outside of Baltimore.

The shutdown is locking me out of the American Dream
As a high school special education teacher with a master's degree, I make $42,000 a year in my local district. For a single person where I live, that is a decent salary -- as long as you are not planning on buying a home.

The dirty truth about this DNA scientist's racism
90-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson is not alone in his racist thinking. In a recent PBS film, Watson alleges that, because of genes, white and black people have different intellectual capacities. You can guess who he thinks is dumber.

MLK would be 90 today. Heed his message
The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday takes on added significance this year, on what would have been a special birthday for the iconic civil rights leader. On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 90 years old.

Barr's reassurances leave a lot of wiggle room
In his written testimony, attorney general nominee William Barr refers to special counsel Robert Mueller and states that if he is confirmed, he "will not permit partisan politics, personal interests, or any other improper consideration to interfere with this or any other investigation." He writes: "I will follow the Special Counsel regulations scrupulously and in good faith, and on my watch, Bob will be allowed to complete his work."

How to keep AI from turning into the Terminator
Artificial intelligence (AI) has long occupied an outsized role in our collective imagination, in everything from pulp science fiction novels to James Cameron blockbusters. When AI is the antagonist, it is corporeal and impossible to overlook, like the Terminator. Even in the real world, discussions about rogue technology tend to focus on the overt and dramatic, such as Elon Musk's exhortations on Twitter that the dangers of AI rival the dangers of nuclear weapons.

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'West Side Story' remake finds its Maria
Take heart high school musical theater geeks as dreams do come true.

'Family Guy' phasing out gay jokes
It was a joke on the show, but now "Family Guy" producers say they aren't joking.

Michelle Yeoh beams up for 'Star Trek' spinoff
"Star Trek" continues to beam up new commitments from CBS All Access, with the network's streaming service confirming it's developing a spinoff series that would star Michelle Yeoh as a character introduced in "Star Trek: Discovery."

Miley Cyrus pays tribute to Liam Hemsworth
Newly wed Miley Cyrus shared a love letter to husband Liam Hemsworth in honor of his birthday.

The #MeToo fight is just beginning
Hollywood's attempt to deal with sexual misconduct seemed to be entering a new phase in the first few days of 2019.

Facebook to invest $300 million in journalism programs
Facebook says it is making by far its biggest investment yet into struggling sectors of the news industry.

Alibaba's 'City Brain' is nixing traffic jams
Traffic used to be a frequent headache for residents in Hangzhou, the eastern Chinese city that's home to Alibaba.

Gadgets of the future know everything wrong with you
After three hours wandering through endless aisles of gadgets at CES, the world's largest consumer technology conference, the products start to blend together. Was this automated cat litter cleaner the same one we saw 20 minutes ago? How many internet-connected locks can the world possibly need?

This tech is transforming business travel
If you travel for business, you've likely interacted with artificial intelligence (AI).

Steve King removed from committee assignments following racist comments
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sharply condemned Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, the highest ranking GOP official to publicly rebuke King over comments he made to The New York Times that were sympathetic to white supremacists.