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    Watch: ‘Moonlight’ wins Best Picture after some confusion at the 2017 Oscars

    WATCH: 'La La Land' announced as #Oscars Best Picture winner, but only until a mistake is realized with 'Moonlight' being the real winner. — ABC News (@ABC) February 27, 2017 By Lisa Respers France CNN (CNN) — “La La Land” didn’t sweep Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards as expected, but it did take home the major awards — at least for a minute. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty presented “La La Land” as the winner of the best picture award, […]

  • Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens, a Navy SEAL killed during a raid in January of 2017. Image courtesy Naval Special Warfare Command/MGN.

    Father of slain Navy SEAL criticizes White House over son’s death

    By Eli Watkins WASHINGTON (CNN) — Bill Owens, the father of the Navy SEAL killed in a late-January raid in Yemen, leveled biting criticism at the White House and called for an investigation into his son’s death in a news story published Sunday. Owens told The Miami Herald that as his son William “Ryan” Owens’ body made it to Dover Air Force Base outside Washington, he was told President Donald Trump was coming to meet him and his wife to […]

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    Trump to call for substantial increase in military spending, cuts to several federal agencies

    By Jeremy Diamond (CNN) — President Donald Trump will call for a substantial increase in military spending and look to safeguard Social Security and Medicare from any cuts in his first major step toward compiling a budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, a senior administration official told CNN on Sunday. The White House on Monday will issue the outlines of a budget proposal to federal agencies, a document that has largely been drafted by Office of Management and Budget […]

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    President Trump’s nominee for Navy secretary withdraws, citing financial holdings

    (CNN) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for Navy secretary, Philip Bilden, has withdrawn his name from consideration. Bilden said in a statement he informed Defense Secretary James Mattis of his decision. In the statement Bilden, a financier, cited his financial holdings as the reason, saying “after an extensive review process, I have determined that I will not be able to satisfy the Office of Government Ethics requirements without undue disruption and materially adverse divestment of my family’s private financial interests.” […]

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    Actor Bill Paxton, known for ‘Titanic’ and ‘Aliens’, dies at 61

    By Holly Yan and Amanda Jackson CNN (CNN) — Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as “Twister,” “Aliens” and “Titanic,” has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. He was 61. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” the statement said. “Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious […]

  • Harvey Levin (L) and Judge Marilyn Milian (R) pose with Judge Joseph Albert Wapner as he receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on November 12, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

    Judge Joseph Wapner of ‘The People’s Court’ dead at 97

    By Carma Hassan (CNN) — Judge Joseph Wapner, of the popular reality television program “The People’s Court,” died at age 97 on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles, California, according to his son Judge Fred Wapner. He died of natural causes. The famed judge taped more than two thousand episodes of “The People’s Court” during his 12-year tenure on the program, inspiring decades of similar courtroom shows, including “Judge Judy” and “Judge Joe Brown.” Prior to stardom, Wapner graduated […]

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    28 injured after truck slams into crowd at Mardi Gras parade

    By Steve Almasy and Nick Valencia CNN (CNN) — One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 28 people, five seriously, officials said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said it appeared the suspect, who was driving a pickup truck that hit two cars before running into the crowd, was likely highly intoxicated. Among the injured, the youngest is 3 and the oldest are in their 40s. None of the injuries […]

  • Former Labor Secretary Thomas Perez speaks at a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington on June 22, 2016.

    Thomas Perez wins DNC chairmanship

    By Eric Bradner CNN ATLANTA (CNN) — ATLANTA — Democrats selected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez over Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison as their new chairman on Saturday, concluding a hotly contested race to lead a battered party as it tries to channel the anti-Donald Trump energy of its base into an electoral rebound. Perez defeated Ellison in a 235-200 vote among the Democratic National Committee’s 435 members who cast ballots Saturday. It took two rounds of voting to select a […]

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    Trump declines to attend White House correspondents’ dinner

    By Dylan Byers (CNN) — President Donald Trump has announced that he will not attend this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, a move that comes amid increasingly hostile relations between the media and the White House. “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!” Trump tweeted on Saturday. The black-tie dinner, which raises money for journalism scholarships, takes place every spring and is usually attended by […]

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    Undocumented immigrant arrested after double stabbing, kidnapping in Connecticut

    By Lauren del Valle (CNN) — An undocumented immigrant previously deported for felony convictions was arrested Friday as a suspect in a double stabbing and kidnapping, authorities said. Oscar Hernandez took off with his 6-year-old daughter, Aylin, around 3 a.m. Friday after fatally stabbing Aylin’s mother and wounding another female victim, according to police in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A citizen of El Salvador, Hernandez was deported in November 2013 with felony convictions for assault and threatening and several misdemeanor convictions, according […]

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    Ohio teen wants to be guardian of sister after both parents die

    By Delaney Strunk (CNN) — After the death of their parents, 18-year-old Kyle Nester wants to be there for his 15-year-old sister, Madison. On Christmas Eve 2015, their father, Roy, died of a heart attack. Just last week, mother Tammy died of kidney and liver failure. The Ohio siblings are left with only each other. “I’m going to try and take guardianship of her and make sure she has everything she needs through college and everything,” Nester told CNN affiliate […]

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    White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

    CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs. The decision struck veteran White House journalists as unprecedented in the modern era, and escalated tensions in the already fraught relationship between the Trump administration and the press. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and BuzzFeed were also among those excluded from the meeting, […]