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Trump considers more than four for secretary of state
Donald Trump is now considering more than four people for secretary of state, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday.

'SNL' mocks Trump's Twitter use
President-elect Donald Trump sent out a late night tweet in response to a "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring his use of Twitter.

President-elect bashes 'SNL' on Twitter after sketch
President-elect Donald Trump has once again taken to Twitter to criticize "Saturday Night Live," this time slamming the show over a sketch about him compulsively tweeting.

Oakland fire survivor: 'I felt my skin melting'
The search continues for the missing in the massive fire that engulfed a warehouse in Oakland, California, during an electronic dance concert.

Kellyanne Conway: Tougher race if Sanders was VP pick
Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said she believes the race would have been tougher for the President-elect had Hillary Clinton chosen Bernie Sanders as her running mate.

Robby Mook: 'Deplorables' comment hurt Clinton
Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook acknowledged the former secretary of state calling half of Donald Trump's supporters "deplorables" alienated voters, saying that's why the Democratic presidential nominee publicly expressed regret over the remarks so quickly thereafter.

Mook: Obama did not ask Clinton to concede
Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook tells CNN's Jake Tapper that Hillary Clinton made the decision to concede to Donald Trump on her own, and not at the urging of President Obama.

Trump doubles down on tax for firms that ship jobs out of US
Fresh off saving 800 Carrier factory jobs from being off-shored to Mexico, President-elect Donald Trump is renewing his threat against companies that move their operations to foreign countries.

Jill Stein reverses and says she'll 'escalate' PA recount case
Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein said early Sunday she would "escalate" her statewide recount efforts in Pennsylvania through a federal lawsuit, after announcing she would drop it.

Shocking images show fire's destruction
See the Oakland, California, warehouse called the Ghost Ship before and after the fatal fire that claimed at least 9 lives.

Three Trump calls spook Washington
Donald Trump anchored his presidential campaign on defying convention and flouting political norms, and it worked better than anyone ever expected.

Pence: Trump's Taiwan talks were 'a courtesy call'
President-elect Donald Trump's decision to buck diplomatic protocol and accept a call from the leader of Taiwan didn't necessarily reflect a shift away from the "One-China" policy, Vice President-elect Mike Pence says.

Ryan: Trump will be 'unconventional president'
In a CBS "60 Minutes" interview, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says that Donald Trump was an unconventional candidate and will be an unconventional president.

Opinion: 10 minutes that could change US-China history
The 10-minute conversation between US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was a major break in the accepted protocol -- something that evidently does not much bother Mr. Trump. It is, of course, too soon to guess whether it was a fluke or a portent of a sea change in American policy.

Driver live-streams 104 mph crash
A driver live-streamed himself speeding and weaving in and out of traffic before crashing into a garbage truck in Rhode Island.

Throngs drawn to Fidel Castro memorial
Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolution commander who governed and symbolized the island nation for half a century, was memorialized Saturday night by hundreds of thousands of cheering, flag-waving people packed into Antonio Maceo Revolution Square in Santiago.

Opinion: Was Castro a David or Goliath?
Back in 1959, Fidel Castro departed Santiago de Cuba in a victorious caravan across his country to Havana. Almost six decades later, his remains were carried on the same journey, in reverse.

19 killed in airstikes in Syria countryside, activists say
Nineteen people were killed in airstrikes in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib on Sunday, the Aleppo Media Center activist group said, as government forces continued to pound the neighboring city of Aleppo to retake it from rebels.

ESPN host slams NFL star for not voting
ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith discusses NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision not to vote.

20,000 people stranded at airport over smog
More than 20,000 people are stranded at an airport in Chengdu, China, as flights were grounded by heavy smog and fog, Chinese state-run media reported.

Country star smacks fan during show
Country singer Luke Bryan took a swipe at a concert-goer that flashed him an obscene gesture during a show in Nashville.

The year in pictures
"The year in pictures" treks across the globe, looking back on the events that shaped 2016.

Austria: Presidential re-run could see far-right nationalist win
Austrians began voting on Sunday in a presidential election re-run that puts far-right anti-immigration candidate Norbert Hofer up against the left-wing Alexander Van der Bellen.

Finland shooting: 2 journalists, city councilwoman killed
The leader of a local city council and two journalists were shot dead in an attack outside a restaurant in Finland, police said.

Italians cast ballots in historic referendum vote
Italians on Sunday cast their ballots for a crucial constitutional referendum that could drastically change the political landscape of the eurozone's third-largest economy.

'Daily Show' host has fiery debate with guest
Host Trevor Noah and conservative commentator Tomi Lahren engaged in a contentious debate about race issues on a recent episode of "The Daily Show."

Trump invites Philippines' Duterte to US
President-elect Donald Trump said good luck to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte for his controvesial fight against drugs.

Russia says it killed ISIS-linked cell leader
The leader of a North Caucasus ISIS branch was killed in a special operation conducted by Russian Federal Security Service forces in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, the security service said in a statement Sunday.

VA patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis
Nearly 600 patients who received dental care at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and C and now face an anxious wait to find out if they were infected.

Mom: Daughter cooked to death in sweat lodge
A mother shares a cautionary tale about the self-help industry and how it lead to her daughter's death. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

South Korean President gets ultimatum
Embattled South Korean President Park Geun-hye faces an ultimatum from her own party: Announce a timeline for her resignation or face possible impeachment.

Bergen: 'Mad Dog' Mattis, in his own words
If Mattis is confirmed as Secretary of Defense, which will require a congressional waiver, clues about how he may guide the Pentagon can be found his books and colorful aphorisms, writes Peter Bergen

A chilling PSA, courtesy of Sandy Hook families
Evan finally bumped into the girl he'd been searching for over the entire school year. They had been leaving each other notes on a desk, neither knowing the identity of their mysterious pen pal. But the much-awaited encounter was cut short when a single gunman appeared behind them at the school's gym entrance.

Young ISIS recruit: I was blinded by love
His friends know him as "Mo." And he is the most unlikely ISIS recruit you will ever meet.

Do these satirical children's book covers go too far?
Are the images satire or bigotry? Could they be both?

USC prof stabbed to death; student held
A student fatally stabbed University of Southern California psychology professor Friday, police said.

Penn Jillette: Why we burned the flag for freedom
At the beginning of this century, Teller and I made a TV show in which we traveled around the world watching street magicians. These weren't conjurers who worked for tourists, but the magicians who performed for locals. We spent the nights in fairly nice hotels, but the days we spent on the streets in real Egypt, real China and real India.

Fidel's Cuba: 'Under Batista, we were worse off'
When Fidel Castro and his bearded rebels descended the Sierra Maestra mountains, Maria del Socorro Cadet was a teenager in the southeastern Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba.

Trump reportedly praises Pakistan's PM as 'terrific'
It's a case of he said, he said between two of the world's most powerful men.

Sarah Palin calls Carrier deal 'crony capitalism'
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- an early supporter of Donald Trump who is under consideration to serve in his Cabinet -- is criticizing the use of subsidies to keep an Indiana-based air conditioning company from sending jobs to Mexico, a move the President-elect has spotlighted as one of his first victories since being elected.

Campaign manager: Trump benefited from Russia 'intervening'
Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton's former campaign manager, said that the US needs to investigate Russia "intervening in the election."

Dems want Russian hacking intelligence declassified
Democratic senators are pressing the Obama administration to more forthrightly state, based in part on new intelligence information, that Russia's meddling in the US election was intended to help Donald Trump, multiple sources tell CNN.

Obama's gift to Trump
"President Trump really is inheriting an economy that's pretty solid," said Kevin Hassett, an economist at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, on CNBC Friday.

Trump didn't save as many Carrier jobs as he claimed

Trump and Clinton aides discuss fake news
CNN's Jake Tapper discusses the problem of fake news with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook.

So this Muslim comedian sits next to Eric Trump...
Mo Amer, an Arab American stand-up comedian, received an unbelievable gift of comic material when he found himself seated next to Eric Trump on a flight to Scotland on Thursday.

Pipeline CEO has a music festival -- and a problem
The billionaire CEO building the Dakota Access Pipeline will continue to hold a music festival bearing the name Cherokee, a Native American tribe. But there's a problem: Some artists are refusing to perform.

Christmas classic gets an upgrade
A couple from Minnesota has re-imagined the classic Christmas song "Baby It's Cold Outside" for a 21st-century audience, changing the song's lyrics to emphasize the importance of consent.

Watch Houdini the dog outsmart humans
A little dog named Houdini was first seen at a port in San Pedro, California, two years ago. Organizations "Hope For Paws" and "Rescue From the Hart" decided to rescue the elusive pup. You can adopt Houdini here.

Sutter: The good news about climate change
If you're concerned about climate change, you're likely in full panic mode right now.

Austria: Presidential rerun could see far-right nationalist win
Austrians go to the polls Sunday to pick a president, with a choice between left-wing Alexander Van der Bellen and anti-immigration candidate Norbert Hofer of the far-right Freedom Party.

China mine explosion: 17 reportedly killed
Seventeen people were killed and others were trapped in an explosion at a mine in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region Saturday, the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported, citing local authorities.

Chapecoense's fallen heroes return home to Brazil
The tragic fairy tale came to an end Friday, as members of the Cinderella soccer team killed in the crash of LaMia Flight 2933 returned home to Brazil.

China lodges complaint over Trump-Taiwan call
A controversial phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's President has overturned decades of diplomatic protocol.

Trump wants retired general to lead Pentagon
The next possible US secretary of defense went by the military call sign "Chaos."

What does Trump's call with Taiwan's president mean?
It's weeks before the United States' next president takes office, but already Donald Trump is raising eyebrows among China-watchers after his phone call with Taiwan's president.

Insults fly between Trump, Clinton aides
Four weeks after the election, tensions between top operatives at the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns erupted during a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics discussion that was intended to record history by drawing out the internal deliberations of both campaigns.

Trump supporters' claim stuns CNN anchor
Donald Trump supporters made several debunked claims about election fraud in a post-election interview with CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota.

Victims angry at sweat lodge guru's attempted comeback
Virginia Brown is blunt about the way her daughter died.

Pirates arrrrrrrre going to reshape Iceland
Oh, not those kinds of pirates. Darn it.

Hipster hatemongers: The trendy face of Austria's far-right
Austria's far-right Identity Movement opposes globalization and "Islamization" -- but a key figure of the group says they see themselves as patriots, not neo-Nazis.

Man released in shooting death of ex-NFL player
A man suspected in the shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight in what appears to be a road rage incident has been released from custody in Louisiana, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato said Friday.

Walmart settles same-sex suit for $7.5M

Flight crews: Uniforms make us sick, literally

Trump's education pick blamed in her home state
President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos and her husband are major political power brokers in their home state of Michigan.

Michigan attorney general files suit to stop recount
Michigan's attorney general announced Friday he would file suit to stop a recount requested by Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein.

Opinion: Trump will continue to rewrite the rules
In Cincinnati, Donald Trump said that others were comparing him to Andrew Jackson. Nearly two centuries ago, however, that same Andrew Jackson acknowledged that his famous self-confidence had limits. "A diffidence, perhaps too just, in my own qualifications," he said in his first inaugural address, "will teach me to look with reverence to the examples of public virtue left by my illustrious predecessors."

First Brexit, then Trump, now Italy?
The world as we know it could come to an end this Sunday. Or it could be just another day. It depends on whom you talk to.

300 jobs at bearings manufacturing plant move to Mexico
Rexnord, a manufacturing company in Indianapolis, is moving 300 jobs to Mexico. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

Obama to sign Iran sanctions bill
President Barack Obama will sign an extension of the Iran sanctions bill passed in Congress this week, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Friday, although he called it "not necessary."

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