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Ohio lawmakers approve 'heartbeat' abortion bill
Ohio state lawmakers have passed a controversial "Heartbeat Bill" that would ban abortions from the moment the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected -- which usually occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy.

Powerful quake kills 97
At least 25 people were killed in an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province Wednesday morning according to the head of the Aceh Red Cross.

'Ghost Ship' manager: I'm so sorry
Derick Almena, the manager of the "Ghost Ship" warehouse, got emotional during an interview with NBC's "Today" but refused to answer questions about who was responsible for the fire that killed at least 36 people in Oakland.

Oakland fire: Many complaints filed about warehouse
The city of Oakland received repeated complaints over three decades about the "Ghost Ship" warehouse, which was gutted last week by a fire that killed at least 36 people.

US aircraft carrier readies for ISIS fight
On August 8, 2014, jets carried out the first American airstrikes against ISIS.

President-elect lays out military plan
Focus will be on destroying ISIS, not toppling regimes

Trump takes flak for picking Flynn
Donald Trump has pointed to his hiring chops as a key asset, but he is already facing calls to rescind a job offer to one of his top national security picks.

Pence pressed on clearance for Flynn's son
CNN's Jake Tapper repeatedly presses Vice President-elect Mike Pence on a security clearance request for the son of retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for national security adviser.

Van Jones: Both political parties kind of suck
It's been one month since the historic US election, and Van Jones wants the country to come together. But first he wants to explain "The Messy Truth" about the political climate in the United States.

Van Jones to Trump supporters: Help me understand
Van Jones sits down for dinner with life-long Democrats who voted for Donald Trump.

Trump claims credit for $50B investment
President-elect Donald Trump is claiming credit for a $50 billion investment in the United States by a Japanese tech conglomerate -- a deal he says wouldn't have happened without him.

Apple supplier in talks to invest in US

Former Heisman winner found dead in park
Rashaan Salaam, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1994 while at the University of Colorado, was found dead in a park in Boulder. He was 42.

Syrian regime forces seize most of Aleppo
Syrian government troops now control most of the neighborhoods in the old city of Aleppo after days of fierce fighting against rebel forces.

Obama hands off legacy on terror to sharp critic
A commander in chief who prizes nuance and restraint put his legacy in the war on terror Tuesday in the hands of a brassy successor who embodies gut-check leadership.

White supremacist's appearance draws ire at Texas A&M
When Richard Spencer arrives at Texas A&M on Tuesday, bringing his message of white supremacy, he'll do so against the wishes of university officials.

Kangaroo puts pup in chokehold, so owner does this
A man on a hunting trip punches a kangaroo to save his dog. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the kangaroo can't believe what hit him.

Madonna twerks during 'Carpool Karaoke'
Madonna works on her twerk during "Carpool Karaoke" on "The Late Late Show with James Corden." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports that her buns get roasted by one critic.

Rebuilding the war machine

Day of infamy: Attack on Pearl Harbor
On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy launched a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 2,000 Americans were killed amid the bombings, which destroyed a significant number of US battleships and airplanes. In a speech to Congress the following day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the day of the attack "a date which will live in infamy." Shortly thereafter, Congress passed a declaration of war against Japan, casting the United States into World War II.

The first use of the atomic bomb
Atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. The devastation led to Japan's surrender and brought an end to World War II.

How Scalia replacement could shape the high court
The late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia was known for dissenting opinions on social issues like abortion rights and gay marriage, remarking that he liked "to tell the majority to take a walk."

Meet Trump's think tank
Clues about the ideas that could emerge from the Trump administration are in a stately building on Massachusetts Avenue, a few blocks from Capitol Hill.

Source: Security clearance requested for Flynn Jr.
Officials from President-elect Donald Trump's transition team attempted to distance themselves Tuesday from Michael G. Flynn -- the son and former top aide to his father, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who is Trump's pick for national security adviser and was involved in the transition effort.

Head of airline in Colombia plane crash detained
The head of LaMia Airlines -- the charter carrier that was transporting Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense before their plane crashed in Colombia last week -- has been apprehended by authorities, according to a Bolivian state media report.

Trump: Cancel order for new Air Force One
Donald Trump wants to cancel a government order for a new Air Force One.

Trump says he sold all his stocks in June
Trump sold "all" of his holdings in June, according to Jason Miller, the transition team's spokesman on a call with reporters Tuesday.

Court docs show trouble at Ghost Ship before fire
As investigators sift through the debris of the charred Oakland warehouse that became a mass grave for at least 36 people, court documents obtained by CNN provide an unsettling glimpse of life in the facility before it caught fire Friday evening.

'I'm going to die mom:' Oakland fire victims' final texts
As a raging fire consumed a warehouse in Oakland, California on Friday night, those trapped inside appeared to prepare themselves for death. They huddled together, shielding each other. They sent text messages to their loved ones, messages that would be their last goodbyes.

Ben Carson is back -- and so are his controversies
Ben Carson is back -- and so are the controversies and contradictions that have dominated his time in politics.

Opinion: Ben Carson is unqualified to be HUD secretary
It's fitting that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Ben Carson as his nominee for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. One man uniquely unqualified for the job he is about to undertake wants another one in a similar position, each with the ability to cause great harm to the most vulnerable Americans because of his over-inflated sense of self.

Why they're staying: A win for Standing Rock, but not a victory
The sweet taste of victory has already begun to sour at the Oceti Sakowin Camp just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Angela Merkel calls for full-face veil ban in Germany
German chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a ban on full-face veils in the country, during a speech at her party's conference on Tuesday.

American CEOs are thrilled with Trump
There is perhaps no greater compliment CEOs can give Trump than this: U.S. businesses now expect to hire more workers and sell more stuff in the next six months because executives are optimistic about Trump's agenda.

Lady Gaga: I suffer from PTSD
Lady Gaga visited a center for homeless LGBT youth and revealed that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Suspect charged in Joe McKnight shooting death
Days after the suspect in the fatal shooting of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight was released, sparking allegations of racial bias by police, the Jefferson Parish sheriff announced Tuesday that Ronald Gasser was back in custody, charged with manslaughter.

SeaWorld cuts jobs in wake of attendance drop
SeaWorld Entertainment, which saw a sharp dip in attendance this year, will eliminate about 320 jobs, the company announced Tuesday.

Supreme Court sides with Samsung in Apple patent case
The Supreme Court sided with Samsung (SSNLF) on Tuesday and unanimously reversed an earlier appeals court ruling that the company must pay $399 million to Apple (AAPL, Tech30) for patent infringement.

Chris Rock is going on tour
Chris Rock is coming to a venue near you.

Beyoncé vs Adele: Grammy nominations revealed
Nominations for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards are scheduled to be announced Tuesday on "CBS This Morning."

Twitter's most talked-about topics of the year
It was the year of the Olympics, the election ... and Pokemon Go.

Pollster: Christie approval worst we've seen in 20 years
Things just keep getting worse for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Fast facts about Chris Christie
Here's a look at the life of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Cop dies after car plunges into sinkhole
A sheriff's deputy in San Antonio, Texas, died after her car fell into a giant sinkhole while she was on her way to work.

Libyan forces grab last ISIS swath in Sirte
Libyan forces in the coastal city of Sirte wrested the last city district from ISIS control, a spokesman for the military operation fighting ISIS said.

Inside Disney World's new private cabanas
Disney World's new luxury private cabanas include electronic charging stations, a mini fridge and desserts

Ikea significantly expanding paid parental leave

Mom fights back against anti-Clinton meme using daughter's picture
When a photo of her 4-year-old daughter posing with Hillary Clinton was turned into a disturbing meme, Jennifer Jones said she was in shock.

Mom on meme: I felt like I failed my daughter
A South Carolina mom fights back against internet trolling after a photo of her daughter with Hillary Clinton becomes a vicious meme.

Parents spend as much time on screens as their teens
If you think your tween or teen spends too many hours online, you might need to look in the mirror before you dish out screen time criticisms. According to a new survey, parents spend as much time plugged in each day as their teens and three hours more per day than their tweens.

Obama's last words on torture
President Barack Obama plans to provide a final summation of his national security record Tuesday, reaffirming his counterterrorism strategy even as his successor has threatened to reverse course on many of Obama's priorities.

Texas elector says he will not cast his vote for Trump
A Texas elector said Monday that enough is enough -- he will not cast his vote for President-elect Donald Trump as part of the Electoral College process on December 19.

Trump supporters: The media 'lies, deceives'
CNN's Alisyn Camerota sits down with the Donald Trump supporters who she continually checked in with throughout the election, asking them their opinions of the media.

Trump to interview ExxonMobil CEO for secretary of state
President-elect Donald Trump is interviewing ExxonMobil (XOM) Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson on Tuesday to consider him for the secretary of state position, according to one Trump aide.

Iran's President warns Trump not to ruin deal
Iran will not permit Donald Trump to tear up its nuclear deal with the United States, President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday.

US returning land to Japan
The US military this month will return to Japan's government more than 9,800 acres of land it has held since World War II, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Tuesday.

U.S. trade deficit grows at fastest pace in 19 months
The U.S. trade deficit grew at the fastest pace in 19 months, rising a sharp 18% in October from September to $42.6 billion.

Trump could bring a new kind of diversity to Supreme Court
President-elect Donald Trump is making one thing clear about the Supreme Court: He wants to do more than just solidify the conservative bent on the bench.

Will Trump keep his promises to women who voted for him?
One of the biggest surprises of the election is how well Donald Trump did among women, especially white women.

Trump and China on collision course
In speaking on the telephone with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen and lashing out at China on Twitter over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump did more than bewilder leaders in Beijing and the White House.

Mystery surrounds Aleppo girl's Twitter account
A 7-year-old Syrian girl, who captured the world's attention with heartbreaking Twitter posts about the bombing of Aleppo, has reappeared on social media after her account was deleted

Opinion: Who will be Donald Trump's real first lady?
When former Vice President Al Gore emerged from his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, he made sure to tell reporters that he met with Ivanka Trump first but spent "the bulk of the time" with her father.

UK may only have 18 months to conclude Brexit deal
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned Britain it may only have 18 months to strike an exit deal from the bloc.

World leaders: That was then
The five world leaders stand close together, all firmly at the helm of their respective nations, which together could lay claim to leading the free world.

'Pizzagate' led man to brandish gun in restaurant, police say
The world wide web provides easy access to the truth -- but makes it equally easy to wall off the facts and soak up fictions instead.

Guy to Muslim cop: 'I'll cut your throat'
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's "sick to my stomach" over an incident in which a Muslim off-duty NYPD officer was reportedly threatened over the weekend by a man who said, "I will cut your throat, go back to your country."

Biden leaves door open for 2020 run
Vice President Joe Biden told reporters that he may not be going anywhere just yet, leaving the door open to a presidential run in 2020.

Tech giants setting up terrorism content database

What a shot! 39 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 39 amazing sports photos from November 29 through December 5.

French Interior Minister appointed PM
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has been appointed prime minister, the Elysee Palace said Tuesday.

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