• US, Russia spar amid charges of war crimes in Syria
  • Republicans: No honeymoon if Clinton wins
  • We have 20 years — at the very most — to prevent mass extinction
  • CNN Student News – October 28, 2016
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US, Russia spar amid charges of war crimes in Syria

Washington (CNN)The US and Russia are exchanging ever harsher rhetorical barbs amid growing charges of war crimes in Syria following a brutal attack on a Syrian school. More than 20 children were among the dead in the attack on the school compound in the rebel-held village of Hass in Idlib province Wednesday. Bombs fall on Aleppo as ceasefire ends The Obama administration has not made a formal determination that any…


We have 20 years — at the very most — to prevent mass extinction

(CNN)The Earth’s next mass extinction — the first caused by people — is on the horizon. And the consequences are almost unthinkably dire: Three-quarters of species could disappear. This has happened only five times in the planet’s history — including the mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs. Only four northern white rhinos are left “If we don’t start doing a lot of things to stop extinction, we are going to…


CNN Student News – October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016 Today’s international headlines: The World Wildlife Fund issues a warning concerning the planet’s animals, experts compare the deterioration of U.S.-Russia relations to a new Cold War, and Japan tests the next chapter of its Shinkansen network. We’re also telling you about a penguin that was recently outfitted with a wetsuit. Why? Because Fridays are awesome! TRANSCRIPT Click here to access the transcript of today’s CNN Student News…


Texas prisoner’s death casts spotlight on privatized health care

(CNN)With five prison guards on his back, Michael Sabbie takes a blast of pepper spray point-blank to the face. Guards then frog-march him to a nurse for a 40-second exam, take him to a shower, where he collapses, then toss him in an isolation cell. In the span of 10 minutes, Sabbie drools, spits, apologizes, pleads. He never asks the guards to lift up his pants, despite his genitals and…


CNN Poll of Polls: Clinton lead holds steady

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton’s lead in the national horserace has held steady despite some flashes of tightening in state polls over the last week, according to CNN’s most recent Poll of Polls. The average of the five most recent national surveys shows Clinton with 47% support and Donald Trump at 41%. Libertarian Gary Johnson has seen his standing drop since last week by 2 percentage points to 5% and Jill Stein…


CNN Student News – October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 A new report from the United Nations underscores the risks being taken by thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea. A new report funded by NASA suggests muscle loss in space is responsible for the back problems of many astronauts. And a new medical study has some doctors concerned about hits to young football players — even when they don’t suffer concussions. We’re also examining how a…


Racism in medicine: An ‘open secret’

(CNN)What happened on a hot summer day two years ago still shakes Dr. Emily Whitgob to the core. The Palo Alto, California-based pediatrician had just started supervising interns at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. She was sitting in the doctors’ workroom, listening to one of her interns describe a young patient in the emergency department. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter….


What (more) we’ve learned about Clinton’s circle, Neera Tanden from email hack

Washington (CNN)When it comes to the Hillary Clinton brand, as she once wrote, it takes a village. Hacked emails from Clinton’s campaign manager’s private Gmail reveal a cast of characters working behind the presidential candidate, who at times expressed frustration with her and with each other over bad habits or secrecy amid the crush of campaign strategizing and the highs and lows of the cycle.


NAACP says white students threw a noose around a black student’s neck

(CNN)Allegations that white students threw a noose around a black student’s neck and “pulled the noose tight” have rocked a southern Mississippi high school. Members of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP claim that some members of the Stone High School football team in Wiggins put the noose on the black student earlier this month at the high school football fieldhouse. The alleged victim and perpetrators are football players.


Autism study shows benefits when parents get involved

(CNN)For millions of families around the world, autism poses daily challenges. Some parents find it difficult or even impossible to communicate with their own children or understand how they perceive the world around them. This mental condition can also affect their child’s ability to interact socially or show emotion, and often create a desire for repetitive behaviors. But a new study published Tuesday in the Lancet has showed that parents…


Reality Check: Did the Clintons corrupt an FBI investigation?

Washington (CNN)It was the kind of story that, at first blush, might seem like there was something fishy going on. On Sunday night, the Wall Street Journal reported that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton, had helped raise more than $675,000 for the campaign of a candidate whose spouse is an FBI official. That official later turned out to have a supervisory role in…


Clinton aide in hacked email: Need to ‘clean up’ Obama answer on email server

Washington (CNN)A top Hillary Clinton adviser said President Barack Obama’s answer on Clinton’s private email use as secretary of state needed “clean up,” according to hacked emails from her campaign chairman released Tuesday. In a March 2015 email chain, Cheryl Mills, a top legal adviser and longtime member of Clinton’s inner circle, told campaign Chairman John Podesta of an interview in which Obama said he learned about Clinton’s private email…


Venezuela: Protesters vow turning point against President Maduro

(CNN)Pope Francis wants them to talk. But the noisy disagreements between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his political foes may drown out any dialogue. “The time has come to defend Venezuela’s constitution,” opposition leader Henrique Capriles said at a news conference called ahead of planned protests Wednesday that organizers say will be so big that they will be a turning point. The movement against Maduro, who succeeded the charismatic firebrand…


Group sues Florida county after marijuana omission on ballot

Washington (CNN)An interest group lobbying for the legalization of medical marijuana is suing one of Florida’s largest counties after reports emerged that their favored constitutional amendment was nowhere to be found on some ballots. The Florida chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) last week said it would file suit against the Broward County Commissioner of Elections, which oversees balloting in the county home to…


Aid must provide value for money, says minister Priti Patel – BBC News

She saw humanitarian aid being delivered, via a payment card that gives Kenyan women 20 a month from the British taxpayer to buy the food they need to survive. Spending better and wasting less She said: “We have to make sure that our aid works in our national interest and also that it works for our taxpayers. Much more openness, much more transparency and much more accountability.” She is about…


Trump: ‘I actually think we’re winning’

(CNN)Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters in Florida Monday that he is in the lead in the race for the White House, despite being behind in the majority of national polls. “Some great polls have just come out. I believe we’re actually winning,” Trump said, slamming the mainstream media. The GOP presidential candidate went on to cite two polls, which he said show him leading Clinton.


Oscars: Best Actress race starts to take shape

(CNN)The Academy Award nominations won’t be unveiled for another three months, but at least one of the major races has already been shaken up. Viola Davis, whose performance in the adaptation of August Wilson’s “Fences” had been earning her rave reviews, has decided to compete as a supporting actress for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, CNN has confirmed. It had been presumed the “How to Get Away with Murder” star…


Preteens need only two rounds of HPV vaccine, CDC says

(CNN)Young people who get the human papillomavirus vaccine before turning 15 need only two doses, rather than three, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week. It recommends that children ages 11 and 12 receive two doses of the HPV vaccine at least six months apart; 13- and 14-year-olds may also use this schedule. People who start the series at 15 through 26 still need three doses, it…


Lawmaker: Pentagon Internet plan could let Russia snoop on troops

Washington (CNN)A US congressman is warning a new Pentagon effort to provide troops with Internet service could give the Russians access to their personal information. Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California Republican, wrote to the Pentagon on Friday charging its plan to offer low-cost Internet service to troops in places like Iraq and Afghanistan “creates unnecessary security risks.”