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Almost 350,000 flee city under siege as ISIS fights to keep control
During the rainy season on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, storms are foreshadowed by flashes of lightning in the distance, visible above the treetops.

ISIS fighters battle street to street
ISIS gains a foothold in the Philippines after taking over the city of Marawi. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Displaced and desperate: 'I will never go back to Marawi'
Following a shock attack by ISIS-aligned militants which captured the southern Philippines city of Marawi last month, hundreds of thousands of its weary citizens have fled the horror of life under the control of jihadists -- a horror compounded by a relentless campaign of bombing by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Duterte begs forgiveness, pledges to rebuild ISIS-infested city
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte begged forgiveness Tuesday for declaring martial law in Mindanao island and vowed to rebuild Marawi, the battle-scarred city at the heart of nearly four weeks of fighting between Philippines forces and ISIS-affiliated militants.

SpaceX nails two rocket launches in one weekend

Expats like it better in Mexico
While politicians in Washington debate building a wall between the United States and Mexico, Americans who've moved south of the border have a different perspective on the country they've come to call home.

Trump says Obama stole 'mean' term for health bill
President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of stealing his terminology when Obama said last week that there was a 'fundamental meanness' at the core of the Republican health care bill.

Schiff got 'queasy feeling' from Lynch
In an interview with Dana Bash, Rep. Adam Schiiff says he was also unsettled by Obama AG telling Comey to call Clinton investigation a "matter."

Turkish police break up pride rallies
Tear gas and rubber pellets marred Pride rallies in Istanbul Sunday as LGBTQ supporters took to the streets in defiance of a parade ban.

Pilot urges prayers as plane starts shaking
An AirAsia X flight to Malaysia from Perth, Australia, was forced to turn back Sunday after the A330 aircraft began shaking due to what the airline called a "technical issue."

Talk show legend: Hypocrisy is killing us

Fuel truck explodes as hundreds tank up
At least 120 people died and 130 were injured when an oil tanker truck exploded in Bahawalpur city in eastern Pakistan, according to officials.

Trump: Hillary Clinton and Democrats colluded against Sanders
President Donald Trump lashed out at Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party in a tweet Sunday morning, saying the former secretary of state "colluded" with the party in the presidential primary to defeat Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Shop can't remove Confederate flag
An ice cream shop owner in Orangeburg, South Carolina, a majority black town, is unable to remove a Confederate flag that flies over his business, but is located on land he doesn't own. CNN's Victor Blackwell reports.

Judge: Ivanka Trump must respond in shoe lawsuit

Teen hurt after dropping from Six Flags ride
A 14-year-old girl was injured when she dropped from a ride Saturday night at a Six Flags amusement park in upstate New York, the sheriff's office said.

18 large fires burning in the Southwest
A series of wildfires is blazing across the Southwest as the chance of rain remains low amid a deadly heatwave.

3 fatal police shootings. 0 convictions.
All three cases started with a traffic stop.

'Most hated man in America' goes on trial

Video shows plane spiral into daycare
Surveillance video shows a plane crashing into an unoccupied daycare in Fort Myers, Florida. The pilot survived, but one passenger was killed.

Britain can't seem to catch a break

Vets exposed to gas denied benefits
A congressional report says that World War II veterans who were exposed to mustard gas experiments have been denied benefits. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

Trump and Pence attend a wedding
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were among the throng of Washington power players attending Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's wedding to Scottish actress Louise Linton on Saturday evening.

More than a billion people are celebrating today. Here's why
More than one billion Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, as the month-long Ramadan fast ends and the festivities begin.

How to stay healthy after a month-long fast
After 30 days of fasting, nutrition experts tell CNN the best things to eat, and when to eat them, to ensure people celebrate the feast day of Eid al-Fitr in good health.

The White House didn't hold a Ramadan dinner this year, breaking decades of tradition
For the first time in nearly two decades, the White House did not host an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Opinion: ISIS strikes in the month of peace
The 30 days of abstaining from food, water and sex during the daytime is a month of spiritual reflection for Muslims around the world.

6 injured as car hits crowd celebrating Eid
An incident in which a car hit six pedestrians following an Eid al-Fitr event in Newcastle, England, is not thought to be linked to terrorism, police said Sunday.

Bourdain: I've learned a new meaning for 'wine'

Shark sandwiches are so popular here that it's depleting the shark population

The last place on Earth humans haven't ruined

I'm a bad New Yorker for not visiting here

Yes, this splash-dancing gorilla is worth watching
There seems to be a lot more going on behind the scenes at the Dallas Zoo -- including some splashy dance moves by Zola the gorilla.

Jimi Hendrix as you've never seen him
The Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967 cemented rock 'n' roll as an art form to be reckoned with.

Once-conjoined twins' new life apart
Nicole McDonald eases her silver minivan across Bear Mountain Bridge and hooks a right onto the steep two-lane highway.

Colbert makes big announcement on Russian TV
During a visit to a Russian talk show, "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert announced that he will be running for president in 2020.

Cat yoga: Yes, it's real
Yes you can!

Slumber party with a sloth!

The best gadgets for your next trip

Which Visa, MasterCard, Amex is right for you?

Trump needs India to make America great again

UN is breaking its promise to people of Haiti

On healthcare, GOP loss could be a win
This week a huge vote is expected on Capitol Hill, where the Senate is set to act on its version of the health care plan unveiled last week by Sen. Mitch McConnell. The plan modifies the House bill, but not by much. It is a tough piece of legislation that would severely undercut President Barack Obama's health care regulations and roll back the expansion of Medicaid that provided millions of Americans with insurance.

Why ISIS blew up historic mosque
Muslims consider mosques to be the houses of God, the bayt Allah. They are places of worship, sanctuaries, and where Muslim communities come together. The first mosque, which was a modest structure built in 622 in Medina, was the house of the Prophet Mohammed.

Priyanka Chopra: This is how you fight rape stigma

For 40 in Congress, from both parties, unity is real

Crush your debt by refinancing to a 15 year fixed loan

Physician answers on adult asthma

Debt escape plan: Pay no interest until 2019

Defiant Pelosi says she's not going anywhere
A defiant Nancy Pelosi made it clear she's not going anywhere, brushing off critics from her own party saying "I think I'm worth the trouble."

Gowdy decries leaks out of Coats meeting with House intelligence
Rep. Trey Gowdy on Thursday warned his fellow lawmakers about leaking information from closed briefings.

Rapper gets political: Fake news and Trump's most powerful weapon
As the fate of President Donald Trump's travel ban hangs in the balance, Wyclef Jean is sending an empowering message to immigrants and refugees: America wouldn't be great without you.

Trump's plan for 5-year welfare ban for immigrants is already law
President Donald Trump proposed Wednesday night reforming the welfare system by putting into law a statute that has been the law of the land since 1996.

Call the librarian: Unlikely heroes of US opioid crisis

Teens still have sex, most use contraception
American teens' sex habits and contraceptive use haven't changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What happens if astronauts get sick in space?

'The Beguiled' serves up old-fashioned charms
"The Beguiled" has a throwback feel that goes beyond its debt to the creepy 1971 film starring Clint Eastwood. Writer-director Sofia Coppola has produced a small-scale movie that exalts old-fashioned movie-making qualities, yielding a refreshingly understated alternative to a sea of summer blockbusters.

Two documentaries worth your time this weekend

Does French Montana still watch the Kardashians?
French Montana has a lot to be excited about these days. His single "Unforgettable" with Swae Lee went platinum this week and his mission to provide better health care for the people of Uganda has inspired other celebrities to pitch in.

6 reasons to watch the BET Awards
The biggest stars in sports, film and music will descend on Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday to celebrate the accomplishments of African-American and other minority entertainers.

'Glee' star Charice Pempengco is now Jake Zyrus
Four years after coming out, Charice Pempengco has changed her name to Jake Zyrus.

Our best beach reads for summer

Five guys take same photo for 35 years
Five friends from Santa Barbara High School have been snapping the same photo in the same pose on the same cabin bench every five years for the past 35 years.

Where to see the solar eclipse

How Bourdain ate at the end of the world

Fearing a 'ghost town,' young people are leaving

Pride persists in a failing Appalachian town
CNN's W. Kamau Bell travels to Kentucky coal country, where a former mayoral candidate in the "poorest white town in the country" describes why he works to preserve it. Watch "United Shades of America" Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

What life is like for black coal miners
"United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" visits coal country and finds African-American residents with a unique perspective on life in and outside eastern Kentucky's mines. Watch Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Why stereotypes run deep here
"United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell" visits Eastern Kentucky's coal country, where residents are quite familiar with how some outsiders view the region. Watch Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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A$AP Rocky Involved in Huge Scuffle at BET Awards Party with Kendrick Lamar (UPDATE)
3:40 PM PT -- Sources at 1 OAK tell TMZ that A$AP Rocky was not targeted in Sunday morning's scuffle ... he simply got sucked in as a result of proximity. We're told a fight erupted at a table near the main stage, and as A$AP was exiting ... the…

Post Malone Wants to Honor Stone Cold Steve Austin with a Feature and a Wrestling Career
Post Malone is giving props to Stone Cold Steve Austin for being the inspiration to one of his songs ... and perhaps a shot at getting in the ring himself. We got Post Sunday outside of the JW Marriott in L.A. and asked if he'd be down to do with…

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Joins Toronto's Pride Parade
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did what Donald Trump has refused to do for all of June ... walk among his LGBT citizens to honor Pride Month.  Trudeau joined in on Canada's largest Pride parade in Toronto Sunday, where he took to the…

Meek Mill Denies Jumping Safaree And Says He Won't Fight Him
Meek Mill's happy to play the "who" game when it comes to questions about Safaree Samuels ... and he probably ain't squaring up with him anytime soon either. Paps got Meek Saturday night leaving the District in Bev Hills -- rolling…

Congressman Adam Schiff Blames Obama and Trump For Russian Hacking
Congressman Adam Schiff blames former President Obama for not standing up to the Russians while they were hacking Hillary Clinton's emails during the election, but he thinks Trump is a shameless hypocrite for taking swipes at the former Prez when…

Rich The Kid Drops a Fortune on Papa Smurf Chain!!!
Rich The Kid hopefully is truly rolling in dough, because he's dripping in jewelry, and his latest acquisition set him back $75k. Rich was leaving Peter Marco Extraordinary Jewels Of Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive Saturday, when he told us he dropped…

Maxim Hot 100 Party Crawling with Celebrities
The Maxim Hot 100 party was blazing Saturday night, with tons of hot chicks. The event was held during BET weekend at the Hollywood Palladium. Celebrity guests included Wiz Khalifa, Jamie Foxx, Abigail Ratchford, Shanina Shaik, Christina Milian,…

Lil Kim Person of Interest in BET Weekend Robbery
Lil Kim is in the crosshairs of the LAPD after her crew allegedly robbed a woman over a BET party house ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us, Kim rented a house for a BET weekend party but apparently the crib was not to her liking.…

Gwyneth Paltrow Accused By NASA of Selling Fraudulent 'Wellness Stickers' on Goop
Gwyneth Paltrow is being called out by NASA for scamming her Goop customers with "wellness stickers." Go to the Goop website and you'll find a pitch for "a crystalline, carbonized radio-frequency material" made from spacesuits.  Gwyneth claims…

DJ Self Denies He Set Safaree Up to Get a Meek Mill Beatdown
DJ Self is denying the buzz that he set Safaree Samuels up when Safaree was attacked Friday by Meek Mill's crew. DJ now says he's speaking out to protect his rep, saying, "I rock with both of them and do not like to get in between people's beef."…

John Singleton's 'All Eyez On Me' Script with Tupac Prison Rape Scene
"All Eyez On Me" filmmakers and famed director John Singleton are beefing over the version of the movie Singleton wanted to make -- and now we have the script at the center of the feud.   TMZ obtained several pages from a 2014 draft written by…

Lionel Richie's Judge Talks with 'American Idol' Progressing
Lionel Richie secretly met with "American Idol" producers this week and the subject was joining the show ... production sources tell TMZ. We're told 'A.I.' execs had a sit-down with the legendary singer/producer for 2 hours, and they loved him.…

Blanket Jackson is Black Belt in Karate!!!
Michael Jackson's youngest son isn't a little kid any,ore ... and he's armed and dangerous. Blanket Jackson is now 15, and he's a black belt in Karate. He was leaving an L.A. martial arts studio Saturday strutting his stuff. FYI ... a black belt…

Emilio Estevez's Gun and Ammo Stolen During Car Break-In
Emilio Estevez is way past playing Billy the Kid ... especially now that cops tell us his gun was stolen. Law enforcement sources say the incident went down back in May as the 'Mighty Ducks' and "Young Guns" star was staying at the Oceana hotel…

KC Chiefs Trainer 'On Cloud 9' Knowing He Saved Gay NFL Player's Life
Here he is ... the KC Chiefs trainer who helped save a closeted gay NFL player from killing himself, David Price, tells TMZ Sports he was "elated" to find out he had such a positive impact. The player is ex-offensive lineman Ryan…

Tee Grizzley: LeBron Tripled My Song Sales After Gym Jam Session
LeBron James' bald-headed workout jam session has worked wonders for Tee Grizzley's bank account ... 'cause the Detroit rapper says his record sales have TRIPLED since LBJ posted a vid vibin' to his song. We spoke with the 23-year-old…

UFC's Michael Chiesa Ready to Smash Mom Hater Kevin Lee
Michael Chiesa can't wait to shut up loudmouth Kevin Lee ... telling TMZ Sports he's gonna finish the designer label "dork" in Sunday's UFC main event. Chiesa and Lee were the stars of a wild media event last month -- where Chiesa ran up…

Celebrity Scramble -- Guess Who!
Hiding in this messy mug is a Hollywood treasure ... give it all you got as you hunt through the silly snap and try to determine the blue-eyed damsel in the flawed photo. 

DeMar DeRozan's Boxing with Team Mayweather
Attention NBA, think twice before starting any static with Raptors superstar DeMar DeRozan ... 'cause the dude is spending his off-season throwing some serious hands with Floyd Mayweather's camp. DeMar was one of the few people inside Floyd's…

The Game Thinks Meek Mill and Safaree Should Fight, But He's Staying Out of It
The Game says he's not getting involved in the beef between Nicki Minaj's exes, Meek Mill and Safaree Samuels ... but he's got no problem encouraging them to slug it out. Game was leaving BET's Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday when we…

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