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    The only questions are how big and who gets swept away this November

    The only questions are how big and who gets swept away this November


    With Labor Day rapidly approaching, one thing is becoming clear: All signs point to the Democratic wave growing rather than shrinking in the final weeks of the 2018 election. ...

    With Labor Day rapidly approaching, one thing is becoming clear: All signs point to the Democratic wave growing rather than shrinking in the final weeks of the 2018 election.
    CNN poll: Democratic advantage grows in race for Congress

    CNN poll: Democratic advantage grows in race for Congress


    Democrats now lead Republicans by 52% to 41% in a nationwide generic Congressional ballot according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS and released Tuesday. The blue lead has increased slightly from eight percentage points in June of this year to an 11...

    Democrats now lead Republicans by 52% to 41% in a nationwide generic Congressional ballot according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS and released Tuesday. The blue lead has increased slightly from eight percentage points in June of this year to an 11 percentage point difference in the most recent poll.
    Why the 2018 midterm elections matter

    Why the 2018 midterm elections matter


    Beyond the balance of power in Congress, the 2018 midterm elections' impact will be felt at every level of government for at least the next decade. Learn what the effects might be. ...

    Beyond the balance of power in Congress, the 2018 midterm elections' impact will be felt at every level of government for at least the next decade. Learn what the effects might be.
    Diverse Democrats and Trump-backed GOP picks rule the night

    Diverse Democrats and Trump-backed GOP picks rule the night


    The nation's first transgender governor, its first Somali-American woman in Congress and its first black woman in Connecticut's congressional delegation could all be on the horizon after Tuesday's slate of four primaries. ...

    The nation's first transgender governor, its first Somali-American woman in Congress and its first black woman in Connecticut's congressional delegation could all be on the horizon after Tuesday's slate of four primaries.
    Analysis: Minnesota proved again the old Republican Party is dead

    Analysis: Minnesota proved again the old Republican Party is dead


    When former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced last year that he was leaving his cushy DC lobbying job to try to reclaim his old job, establishment Republicans cheered. Pawlenty, who spent eight years as the state's governor last decade, was seen as...

    When former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced last year that he was leaving his cushy DC lobbying job to try to reclaim his old job, establishment Republicans cheered. Pawlenty, who spent eight years as the state's governor last decade, was seen as the party's only chance of winning the governor's mansion in the Democratic-tilting state.
    Keith Ellison wins AG nomination in Minnesota after denying abuse allegations

    Keith Ellison wins AG nomination in Minnesota after denying abuse allegations


    Rep. Keith Ellison will win the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's nomination for Minnesota attorney general, CNN projects Tuesday, easily besting four other candidates just days after denying allegations he physically abused an ex-girlfriend. ...

    Rep. Keith Ellison will win the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's nomination for Minnesota attorney general, CNN projects Tuesday, easily besting four other candidates just days after denying allegations he physically abused an ex-girlfriend.

    Masterpiece Cakeshop owner sues Colorado governor


    The Colorado baker who became a national figure after he refused to bake a custom cake to celebrate the marriage of a same-sex couple due to a religious objection and won at the Supreme Court is wading into another legal battle. ...

    The Colorado baker who became a national figure after he refused to bake a custom cake to celebrate the marriage of a same-sex couple due to a religious objection and won at the Supreme Court is wading into another legal battle.
    A school closed for 2 days after adults made online threats against a 12-year-old transgender student

    A school closed for 2 days after adults made online threats against a 12-year-old transgender student


    A rural Oklahoma school system closed for two days earlier this week after a group of adults made threatening Facebook comments about a 12-year-old transgender girl, Achille Public Schools Superintendent Rick Beene said. ...

    A rural Oklahoma school system closed for two days earlier this week after a group of adults made threatening Facebook comments about a 12-year-old transgender girl, Achille Public Schools Superintendent Rick Beene said.
    Dozens overdose in one New Haven park

    Dozens overdose in one New Haven park


    As New Haven Fire Chief John Alston Jr. spoke to reporters about a spate of drug overdoses on Wednesday, he heard shouting coming from behind him. ...

    As New Haven Fire Chief John Alston Jr. spoke to reporters about a spate of drug overdoses on Wednesday, he heard shouting coming from behind him.
    Mystery surrounds journalists' deaths

    Mystery surrounds journalists' deaths


    Three Russian journalists paid with their lives as they tried to investigate the presence of Russian mercenaries in the Central African Republic. CNN's Clarissa Ward reports. ...

    Three Russian journalists paid with their lives as they tried to investigate the presence of Russian mercenaries in the Central African Republic. CNN's Clarissa Ward reports.
    Prosecutors can't call man killed by Chicago police a 'victim' in murder trial

    Prosecutors can't call man killed by Chicago police a 'victim' in murder trial


    Prosecutors are barred from calling Laquan McDonald, who was killed by a Chicago police officer, a victim, at least until closing arguments, a judge ruled on Wednesday. ...

    Prosecutors are barred from calling Laquan McDonald, who was killed by a Chicago police officer, a victim, at least until closing arguments, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
    Don Lemon: Trump's actions straight out of a dictator's playbook

    Don Lemon: Trump's actions straight out of a dictator's playbook


    CNN's Don Lemon discusses President Trump's recent decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan. ...

    CNN's Don Lemon discusses President Trump's recent decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan.
    GOP senator: Brennan is a 'butthead' who doesn't need clearance

    GOP senator: Brennan is a 'butthead' who doesn't need clearance


    Sen. John Kennedy defended President Donald Trump's decision to revoke John Brennan's security clearance and called the former CIA director a "butthead" who doesn't need the clearance. ...

    Sen. John Kennedy defended President Donald Trump's decision to revoke John Brennan's security clearance and called the former CIA director a "butthead" who doesn't need the clearance.
    NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says America 'was never that great'

    NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says America 'was never that great'


    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said America "was never that great" during a speech on Wednesday, drawing criticism from the Republican looking to unseat him in November. ...

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said America "was never that great" during a speech on Wednesday, drawing criticism from the Republican looking to unseat him in November.
    Jury set to deliberate in Manafort trial

    Jury set to deliberate in Manafort trial


    Jurors are set to begin deliberating Thursday morning whether to convict President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort of bank fraud and tax evasion. ...

    Jurors are set to begin deliberating Thursday morning whether to convict President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort of bank fraud and tax evasion.
    Where in the world are Manafort's socks?

    Where in the world are Manafort's socks?


    Why isn't Paul Manafort wearing socks at his own trial? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports. ...

    Why isn't Paul Manafort wearing socks at his own trial? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
    Rep. Lawrence to Trump: 'Shame on you' for Omarosa comments

    Rep. Lawrence to Trump: 'Shame on you' for Omarosa comments


    Rep. Brenda Lawrence offered a highly personal rebuke of President Donald Trump for his public feud with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, which had reached a new level a day before when the President referred to the former White House aide as a...

    Rep. Brenda Lawrence offered a highly personal rebuke of President Donald Trump for his public feud with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, which had reached a new level a day before when the President referred to the former White House aide as a "dog."
    Panel erupts over WH diversity: No one wants to work for a racist

    Panel erupts over WH diversity: No one wants to work for a racist


    Commentator and former Congressional Black Caucus Executive Director Angela Rye blasted Gina Loudon, a member of President Trump's 2020 Advisory Council, over her "nonsense" talking points about black staffers at the White House. ...

    Commentator and former Congressional Black Caucus Executive Director Angela Rye blasted Gina Loudon, a member of President Trump's 2020 Advisory Council, over her "nonsense" talking points about black staffers at the White House.
    Penn Jillette claims Trump said 'racially insensitive' comments

    Penn Jillette claims Trump said 'racially insensitive' comments


    Magician Penn Jillette, one half of the duo Penn &Teller, claims he heard President Donald Trump say "racially insensitive" remarks during his time appearing on the reality competition show, "The Celebrity Apprentice." ...

    Magician Penn Jillette, one half of the duo Penn &Teller, claims he heard President Donald Trump say "racially insensitive" remarks during his time appearing on the reality competition show, "The Celebrity Apprentice."
    Artificial gills for humans could become a reality

    Artificial gills for humans could become a reality


    Designer Jun Kamei has created Amphibio, a 3D-printed 'gill' that promises to be a lightweight solution for underwater breathing. ...

    Designer Jun Kamei has created Amphibio, a 3D-printed 'gill' that promises to be a lightweight solution for underwater breathing.
    Colbert mocks Trump with song 'Say McCain'

    Colbert mocks Trump with song 'Say McCain'


    Late-night host Stephen Colbert created a Destiny's Child parody of President Trump signing the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act, but failing to mention the Senator by name. ...

    Late-night host Stephen Colbert created a Destiny's Child parody of President Trump signing the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act, but failing to mention the Senator by name.
    Thyroid medication recalled

    Thyroid medication recalled


    Thyroid medications recalled voluntarily by manufacturer after FDA issues warning to Chinese manufacturing supplier. ...

    Thyroid medications recalled voluntarily by manufacturer after FDA issues warning to Chinese manufacturing supplier.
    Open-air urinals cause uproar in Paris

    Open-air urinals cause uproar in Paris


    An attempt by officials in Paris to tackle public urination by installing open-air urinals, or "uritrottoirs," has outraged some residents of the French capital. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports. ...

    An attempt by officials in Paris to tackle public urination by installing open-air urinals, or "uritrottoirs," has outraged some residents of the French capital. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports.
    Resting spot for scores of WWII sailors and stern of ship found

    Resting spot for scores of WWII sailors and stern of ship found


    The USS Abner Read, a destroyer with more than 300 men aboard, was sailing near an island of the US territory of Alaska 75 years ago, hunting for Japanese submarines. ...

    The USS Abner Read, a destroyer with more than 300 men aboard, was sailing near an island of the US territory of Alaska 75 years ago, hunting for Japanese submarines.
    Cash hoard found under floor of Churchill's tailor

    Cash hoard found under floor of Churchill's tailor


    Construction workers in the UK have found wads of cash dating back to World War II at a shop that once belonged to a tailor beloved by Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine. ...

    Construction workers in the UK have found wads of cash dating back to World War II at a shop that once belonged to a tailor beloved by Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine.
    Downed bomber found in Pacific 72 years later

    Downed bomber found in Pacific 72 years later


    As World War II raged in 1944, an American bomber took off on a mission with three crew members on board. ...

    As World War II raged in 1944, an American bomber took off on a mission with three crew members on board.
    Infrared photographs retell horrors of D-Day

    Infrared photographs retell horrors of D-Day


    Artist Lynda Laird used infrared photographs to retell one of World War II's defining episodes -- D-Day. ...

    Artist Lynda Laird used infrared photographs to retell one of World War II's defining episodes -- D-Day.
    WWII-era plane mystery: Who are Eva and Edith?

    WWII-era plane mystery: Who are Eva and Edith?


    Their identities may have been lost in time, but now the search is on for two women who scrawled their names inside the wing of a WWII-era fighter plane. ...

    Their identities may have been lost in time, but now the search is on for two women who scrawled their names inside the wing of a WWII-era fighter plane.
    Boy finds WWII plane with pilot's remains in cockpit

    Boy finds WWII plane with pilot's remains in cockpit


    A 14-year-old Danish boy doing research for a history class found the wreckage of a German World War II plane with the remains of the pilot in the cockpit. ...

    A 14-year-old Danish boy doing research for a history class found the wreckage of a German World War II plane with the remains of the pilot in the cockpit.
    Montecito: Insider's guide to the American Riviera

    Montecito: Insider's guide to the American Riviera


    Just east of the Californian city of Santa Barbara is the delightful, idyllic village of Montecito. With the majesty of Butterfly Beach on the other side of the 101 freeway, this beach community's main artery is Coast Village Road. ...

    Just east of the Californian city of Santa Barbara is the delightful, idyllic village of Montecito. With the majesty of Butterfly Beach on the other side of the 101 freeway, this beach community's main artery is Coast Village Road.
    Giada's must-see Las Vegas attractions

    Giada's must-see Las Vegas attractions


    Food Network host and chef Giada De Laurentiis recommends some of her favorite Las Vegas attractions -- and they're off the Strip. ...

    Food Network host and chef Giada De Laurentiis recommends some of her favorite Las Vegas attractions -- and they're off the Strip.
    Canada is going for a record-setting coaster

    Canada is going for a record-setting coaster


    Wonderland Park outside of Toronto is building a 245-foot tall coaster that goes 80 miles per hour. It's called Yukon Striker and you won't have to wait long to tremble over it. ...

    Wonderland Park outside of Toronto is building a 245-foot tall coaster that goes 80 miles per hour. It's called Yukon Striker and you won't have to wait long to tremble over it.
    Beijing's eerie abandoned Olympic venues

    Beijing's eerie abandoned Olympic venues


    It's 10 years since China hosted the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. A decade later many of the celebrated Beijing venues and structures used for the competition are abandoned. ...

    It's 10 years since China hosted the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. A decade later many of the celebrated Beijing venues and structures used for the competition are abandoned.
    Nearly $500K disappeared. Did the lunch ladies do it?

    Nearly $500K disappeared. Did the lunch ladies do it?


    For four years, nearly half-a-million dollars quietly vanished from cafeteria registers at two schools in Connecticut. ...

    For four years, nearly half-a-million dollars quietly vanished from cafeteria registers at two schools in Connecticut.
    Investigation into Trump Foundation donations

    Investigation into Trump Foundation donations


    CNN's Drew Griffin looks into allegations that the Trump Foundation may have broken federal tax laws by using donated funds to boost the Trump presidential campaign. ...

    CNN's Drew Griffin looks into allegations that the Trump Foundation may have broken federal tax laws by using donated funds to boost the Trump presidential campaign.
    Sarah Sanders' 'linguistic sleight of hand' on Omarosa's non-disclosure agreement

    Sarah Sanders' 'linguistic sleight of hand' on Omarosa's non-disclosure agreement


    Donald Trump loves non-disclosure agreements. In his life before politics, he regularly used NDAs to ensure discretion from his employees, should they become former employees. ...

    Donald Trump loves non-disclosure agreements. In his life before politics, he regularly used NDAs to ensure discretion from his employees, should they become former employees.
    The name Sarah Sanders doesn't want to say

    The name Sarah Sanders doesn't want to say


    Guess who won't let the name "Omarosa" pass her lips? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on "this individual." ...

    Guess who won't let the name "Omarosa" pass her lips? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on "this individual."
    How to build a better butt

    How to build a better butt


    As a 48-year-old, fairly fit, working mother of two young boys (I had both kids in my 40s), I try to avoid mirrors as much as possible when I'm in a bathing suit. Recently, however, I happened to catch a glance of my backside, and let's just say I wasn't...

    As a 48-year-old, fairly fit, working mother of two young boys (I had both kids in my 40s), I try to avoid mirrors as much as possible when I'm in a bathing suit. Recently, however, I happened to catch a glance of my backside, and let's just say I wasn't too thrilled with the sagging specimen reflecting back at me.
    Can 'detox teas' like Teami help you lose weight?

    Can 'detox teas' like Teami help you lose weight?


    They call her "Cardi Bardi, banging body / Spicy mami, hot tamale" -- and she's got an image to maintain. ...

    They call her "Cardi Bardi, banging body / Spicy mami, hot tamale" -- and she's got an image to maintain.
    Elephants rarely get cancer. Here's why this matters to humans

    Elephants rarely get cancer. Here's why this matters to humans


    You'd think elephants would be getting cancer left and right: They are giants of the animal kingdom and have trillions more cells than humans -- cells that, in theory, could turn into cancer over their decades-long lifespans. ...

    You'd think elephants would be getting cancer left and right: They are giants of the animal kingdom and have trillions more cells than humans -- cells that, in theory, could turn into cancer over their decades-long lifespans.
    Voguing for freedom: Lebanon's LGBTQ fight for equal rights

    Voguing for freedom: Lebanon's LGBTQ fight for equal rights


    Seven years ago, Hoedy Saad started teaching himself how to vogue after watching "Paris is Burning" -- a seminal 1990 documentary that spotlights the drag ball scene in 1980s New York City. ...

    Seven years ago, Hoedy Saad started teaching himself how to vogue after watching "Paris is Burning" -- a seminal 1990 documentary that spotlights the drag ball scene in 1980s New York City.
    Reality star Lyric McHenry dies at 26

    Reality star Lyric McHenry dies at 26


    Lyric McHenry, who appeared on the E! reality series "EJNYC," was found dead Tuesday in New York City, a law enforcement source confirmed to CNN. ...

    Lyric McHenry, who appeared on the E! reality series "EJNYC," was found dead Tuesday in New York City, a law enforcement source confirmed to CNN.
    Colin Jost not a fan of awards shows

    Colin Jost not a fan of awards shows


    Despite being one of the hosts of this year's Emmy Awards, Colin Jost says he's not a huge fan of awards shows. ...

    Despite being one of the hosts of this year's Emmy Awards, Colin Jost says he's not a huge fan of awards shows.
    Stevie Wonder visits Aretha Franklin

    Stevie Wonder visits Aretha Franklin


    Aretha Franklin is surrounded by those closest to her as the legendary singer receives hospice care. ...

    Aretha Franklin is surrounded by those closest to her as the legendary singer receives hospice care.