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400 pages show how far Ailes went to trash enemies
The memo is dated January 5, 2012. "To: Interested Parties." "Re: Gabriel Sherman." It has all the markings of "opposition research" about a political enemy — which is precisely how Ailes viewed Sherman.

Paul Wolfowitz 'might have to vote' for Hillary Clinton
Former Bush administration official Paul Wolfowitz said he is considering voting for Hillary Clinton in an interview in which he lambasted Donald Trump as dangerous.

What is the alt-right movement?
Hillary Clinton is highlighting the Trump campaign's ties to a far right-wing movement called "alternative right." CNN's Brian Stelter reports.

Rescuing the furry victims of Louisiana's flooding
Peanut Butter and her five puppies huddled under a porch for days as floodwaters rose in Livingston, Louisiana.

Gov. LePage leaves profanity-laced voicemail for lawmaker
Maine Gov. Paul LePage left an expletive-laced voicemail for a state lawmaker that goaded him to "prove that I'm a racist" after a series of controversial comments once again put the governor in the news.

Kaine: Trump 'pushing' KKK values
Tim Kaine assumed the role of Hillary Clinton's attack dog Friday, saying Donald Trump embraces "Ku Klux Klan" values.

Dolly Parton on 2016 candidates: 'They're both nuts'
Country music legend Dolly Parton might be undecided on whom to back in the presidential race, but there's one thing she's certain of.

'My brother is gone': 11 children die by barrel bomb in Syria
Two deadly attacks hit Aleppo Thursday, activists said. The strikes came amid Russia's agreement to a 48-hour ceasefire.

What barrel bombs do to children
Aleppo's children continue to become victims of the bloody Syrian conflict.

Uber is bleeding money
Uber may be the most valuable privately held company in the world, but that doesn't mean it's making money.

Scientist simulates black hole in lab
Haifa-based scientist Jeff Steinhauer has simulated a black hole in his laboratory, and it might be the breakthrough that helps celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking win the Nobel Prize. CNN's Ian lee reports.

Analysis: What the CIA told presidents
In the last few weeks the two presidential nominees have received their initial intelligence briefings. Although the experience must have been different for each -- it was Donald Trump's first, whereas Hillary Clinton is an experienced intelligence consumer -- they were both recipients of a product authorized by President Barack Obama, the intelligence community's most important customer and the official who more than anyone else controls how intelligence is shared inside and outside the US government.

Officer didn't know he was shot
While responding to a domestic violence incident, a California police officer was struck by gunfire, but his badge prevented the bullet from hitting him.

A president's best friend: His dogs
The presidents' furry friends have been the source of adoration, humor and drama during their time as first dogs in the White House, from President Barack Obama's Portuguese water dogs Bo and Sunny to Franklin D. Roosevelt's beloved Scottish terrier Fala.

The week in photos
Take a look at 33 photos of the week from August 19 through August 25.

Obama creates huge sanctuary in home state
President Barack Obama is expanding a national monument off the coast of his native Hawaii, establishing the largest protected marine sanctuary in the world, the White House announced Friday.

General loses post after 'swinger lifestyle' revealed
Army Major General David Haight was removed from his key post after allegations of sexual impropriety. Experts say his alleged actions could have put US national security at risk. CNN's Elise Labott reports.

Man steals truck, hits plane
A man who breached a security gate at a Nebraska airport, stole a truck near the taxiways and rammed it into a parked Southwest Airlines plane was detained and taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation, police said Friday.

Trump CEO charged with domestic violence in 1996
Donald Trump's newly appointed campaign chairman, Steve Bannon, faced multiple charges, including one for misdemeanor domestic violence, stemming from an incident involving his ex-wife more than 20 years ago.

A blow to ACLU: WI voter ID law stands through election
A federal appeals court declined Friday to hear an appeal before a full panel of judges on the court to Wisconsin's voter ID provision before November.

Branson: 'I thought I was going to die'
Richard Branson says he's happy to be alive after a harrowing bike crash earlier this week.

See Iranian boats swarm US Navy destroyer
Iran makes more dangerous moves toward US ships. What's behind it? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Amtrak's getting $2.45B, Biden announces
Vice President Joe Biden announced Friday a $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak from the Department of Transportation, the largest loan in the department's history.

The Clinton that Dems were waiting for
The speech that Hillary Clinton delivered on Thursday was the one that many Democrats had been waiting for.

Trump to CNN: 'Bad dudes' are out
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump talked about his plan to build a wall and said he will remove all of "the bad dudes" when he takes office.

A new first in sexually-transmitted Zika
A man who had no idea he had Zika has given the virus to his female partner during sex, the Centers for Disease Control announced today. It's the first documented case of a person with no symptoms sexually transmitting the virus to a partner who had not traveled to an area of active Zika circulation.

French court suspends burkini bans
French mayors do not have the right to ban burkinis, the French Council of State ruled Friday, suspending the bans already in place in a number of French cities and towns.

Thermal scan shows F-35 fighter jet in flight
Lockheed Martin's F-35B Lightning II made its the international airshow debut at the Farnborough airshow. It was all captured on a thermal camera.

Italy quake: More than 2,000 living in camps
A series of aftershocks rattled rescuers and residents racing to find survivors following a massive earthquake that killed 250 people in Italy.

An Arctic voyage -- in a kayak built for two
Two men have set out in a kayak, eager to become the first travelers in centuries to reach Scotland from the Arctic Circle.

5 reasons to watch MTV's VMAs
The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards happen Sunday. But let's be honest, the VMAs are more about jaw dropping moments than music videos and Moon Man trophies.

$400B fighter jet ripped by weapons tester
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is drawing sharp criticism from the Pentagon's top weapons tester, who warns the aircraft is "on a path of failing to deliver" its full combat capability.

Fed chief: Rate hike odds have strengthened
Janet Yellen signaled that a rate hike this year is still on the table.

Video captures dramatic shootout at gas station
Surveillance video captured two men exchanging gunfire at a gas station in Atlanta. One woman was injured in the shootout.

US couple founded African baseball team by accident
Every Saturday, a well-worn horse field in the Zambian capital of Lusaka transforms into a baseball diamond. Sure, the donated bases have seen better days, there's no catcher's gear to speak of and the southpaws have to make due with one left-handed glove, but it's something. It's actually something quite amazing.

John McCain admits soft spot for Britney Spears
Sen. John McCain has a reputation for being a tough political player but he let his guard down Thursday when he admitted having a soft spot for American pop princess Britney Spears.

Barbra Streisand sings duet with Alec Baldwin
As Barbra Streisand proved earlier this week, when she calls, her famous friends answer. And on Thursday, she recruited "30 Rock" actor Alec Baldwin for some musical backup on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."

US blood supply should be screened for Zika, FDA says
The Food and Drug Administration has recommended screening the entire US blood supply for the Zika virus, it announced today, noting that screening donated blood is already underway in Florida and Puerto Rico.

Can anti-mosquito insecticide cause birth defects?
Miami officials have begun spraying an anti-mosquito insecticide to combat the growing Zika virus threat, but whether the chemical is safe for humans remains hotly debated. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Tourist trapped in cabin for month
An emotional Czech tourist, who was trapped for a month in a hut after her partner died in a New Zealand national park, has thanked her "heroes" for rescuing her.

Residents, rebels allowed to leave besieged Syrian city
Buses packed with people rumbled past bombed-out buildings in the Damascus suburb of Daraya on Friday.

Opinion: Italy quake highlights our vulnerability
The Amatrice earthquake gives us a chance to have a conversation today, a conversation that regrettably is always a day late.

'Blue family' steps up for son of fallen cop
The very first day of school for a child is always hard. But it was even harder than usual for 4-year-old Jackson Scherlen, who started pre-K this week without his father.

Top exec due to testify found dead
A top executive at a South Korean company facing a corruption investigation was found dead early Friday just hours before he was due to be questioned by prosecutors.

The mislabeled pill that's killing people
They might as well be playing Russian Roulette.

65 pounds of heroin seized
Ensconced in the axle of a painted-over tractor trailer, the more than 65 pounds of heroin were smuggled across the Mexican border with Texas and transported across the country to a house nestled in the woods 30 miles north of New York City.

Britney Spears is everywhere ...
You might be thinking you're suddenly seeing Britney Spears all over the place lately -- and you're right. The 34-year-old pop star is making a comeback in a major way. The latest, a new album, "Glory," dropped late Thursday night.

... including 'Carpool Karaoke'
Britney Spears and James Corden sang "Toxic" during a "Carpool Karaoke" segment on CBS's "The Late Late Show."

1 year since news crew was killed on air
On Friday morning the Roanoke, Virginia television station WDBJ will mark the one year anniversary of Alison Parker and Adam Ward's deaths with a moment of silence on the air.

Trigger warnings, safe spaces: Your guide to the new school year
If it's been a while since you went to college, or you tend to avoid Internet shouting matches, you may have missed the latest debate roiling higher education in recent years.

Photos: Destruction, death in Italian quake
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit southeast of Norcia, Italy, according to the United States Geological Survey.

2 charged in death of hero teen
A 15-year-old jumped on top of his friends to shield them from a spray of gunfire. Zaevion William Dobson's selfless act was his last.

Pistorius prosecutors lose appeal for harsher sentence
A South African judge on Friday rejected a request by prosecutors seeking to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Two Mississippi nuns found dead
Two nuns were found dead Thursday in a home in Holmes County, Mississippi, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth announced.

An eye-popping response to Trump's attack
Watch woman react with hilarious shocked face to Trump "bigot" attack. Jeanne Moos goes behind Trump's back.

Opinion: Hillary Clinton's alt-right con trick
There were two big winners in Hillary Clinton's speech on the alt-right. One was Hillary Clinton, who was able to present herself as the opponent of a neo-racist movement. The other was the alt-right, which hardly anyone had ever heard of and which got some free advertising.

Clinton, Trump supporters in heated exchange over race
New York Times columnist Charles Blow and Republican political commentator Paris Dennard engaged in a fiery exchange about race in the Clinton and Trump campaigns.

Firefighter's face transplant is making medical history
Patrick Hardison's face transplant has given him a new hope for life. He can now walk in crowds without strangers staring and pointing at him.

Jimmy Carter: I didn't think I'd live
President Jimmy Carter wasn't too sure he would be in Memphis this year for Habitat for Humanity's 33rd Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

Few dare decline Philippines police 'invite'
It's monsoon season in the Philippines and in a ramshackle neighborhood in Quezon City, near Manila, a sudden downpour has left gray puddles in the rutted streets and fat, dirty drops of rainwater steadily dripping from corrugated metal roofs.

Photo of couple saying goodbye is breaking hearts
Wolf and Anita Gotthschalk have been married for 62 years, but they were admitted into separate nursing homes and for the last eight months, have been forced to live apart.

Secret force targets ISIS with graffiti
The graffiti artist works under cover of darkness, spraying the letter M on walls across Mosul.

Woman dies from zip line fall
A 59-year-old woman died after falling 40 feet from a zip line ride in Delaware.

Opinion: Trump doesn't understand Sharia
It's clear that Donald Trump has no idea what Sharia is. Earlier this month, Trump proposed what he described as "extreme vetting" to ban immigrants who "believed Sharia law should supplant American law." But while this irrational fear-mongering might play well to some of his supporters, it is detached from reality.

Opinion: Clinton's righteous anger
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton came into her own Thursday in Reno. She spoke with righteous anger, painting her rival Donald Trump as a hate-monger beholden to white nationalist causes.

Earth-like planet discovered orbiting sun's neighbor
A planet named Proxima b has been discovered orbiting the closest star to our sun. It may be the closest possible home for life outside of the solar system.

Build the right workout space for your home
Have you ever owned a piece of at-home exercise equipment that became a massive, expensive clothes hanger? I have. Like many who make good-intentioned commitments to working out at home, I set myself up for failure by going too big, too soon. After only a month, I lost the motivation to run in place on my treadmill, like a hamster on a wheel, in the corner of a room. Thankfully, I came to realize that a smaller-step, progressive approach is more sustainable, enabling you to match your budget and space allocation to your growing dedication and needs.

40 years of history turned to ash
Cafe Honyarado was a hub for youth counterculture and activism in Kyoto. When it burned down, street photographer Kai Fusayoshi lost a lifetime of work.

Opinion: Leslie Jones,we have your back
We were in second grade. And I can still feel the dirt in my hair, falling down my face. Still hear the bullies screeching like monkeys, calling me "Rocky," after the old African gorilla at the local zoo. Nearly every week for a time, the kids in my neighborhood would chase me home with their monkey taunts.

iPhone vulnerability used to target journalists, aid workers
Security researchers on Thursday announced they had discovered a new piece of iPhone malware that allowed attackers t

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