Arguably the most important person in the whole damn movie, the omission of Daisy Ridleys character stirred up accusations of sexism against toymaker Hasbro, which stood accused of perpetuating a long history of overlooking female action characters in merchandise. In its defense, the company said it originally didnt want to spoil a plot point, because while we knew Rey existed in the film, we didnt knowhow central she was to the plot and could not have possibly made a
(CNN)Qatar's ambassador to the United States has called for an end to the ongoing "blockade" of his country by a coalition of Arab states, while defiantly stating they could live under the embargo indefinitely.The Middle East was plunged into one of its worst diplomatic crises in decades on June 5 when the four countries -- Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates -- announced they would be cutting ties to Qatar over its alleged support of terrorism.In
Washington (CNN)John McCain has always lived for the fight. Now he's facing his toughest battle.He's a warrior politician who bears the scars of a lifetime of military and political campaigns and health scares on his body and across his soul. He's collected more enemies and friends than most men and is a certified national hero.Aggressive tumor removed from McCain's brainMcCain faces his greatest battleThe absolutely remarkable life of John McCainGrief, support pours in after cancer diagnosisCNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Los Angeles (CNN)O.J. Simpson spent a lifetime in the limelight -- first for his athletic prowess, charm and good looks, then as part of an American tragedy that came to symbolize much of what was controversial in America. On Thursday, a Nevada parole board will make its recommendation, potentially opening a new chapter in a life that already includes a legacy of fame, fortune and infamy.Early years Born on July 9, 1947, Orenthal James Simpson grew up in the
WASHINGTON Experts on humanitarian issues, including top U.S. officials, used a Senate hearing Tuesday to highlight how U.S. partner Saudi Arabia has exacerbated global hunger with its American-backed military campaign in neighbor state Yemen, where the United Nations 17 million people lack access to sufficient food and a child under 5 years old dies every 10 minutes of preventable causes. The Saudi-led coalition, which began fighting pro-Iran rebels in Yemen in March 2015, drew particular criticism for preventing the
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Washington (CNN)The GOP turned into the Grouchy Old Party, as recriminations flew after the failure this week to repeal and replace Obamacare -- the greatest motivating cause of Republican voters for more than seven years.Trump, facing criticism of his own conduct in the failed effort to replace his successor's signature law, suggested simply that the Republican majority on Capitol Hill was not up to the job.Republicans will have a chance to air their frustrations Wednesday as all GOP senators
Jerusalem (CNN)An Israeli-Christian man is accused of stabbing his teenage daughter to death because, authorities say, he didn't approve of her relationship with a Muslim man. Henriette's family tried to bring her back home - using threats against her and her boyfriend's mother to put pressure on her to return, the indictment says. The boyfriend's mother, who was not identified in the indictment, called police to intervene on Karra's behalf. But the teenage girl refused police help, and she
(CNN)A Swiss couple who disappeared from their farm in the Alps during World War II have finally been found, 75 years later, mummified in a glacier. A worker found the frozen bodies of a man and a woman last week during routine maintenance. The corpses were preserved in the now receding Tsanfleuron glacier, near a slew of trendy ski resorts at 2,600 meters (8,500 feet) above sea level.
(CNN)New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker slammed President Donald Trump for declaring he would let Obamacare fail Tuesday, saying "that's not just cynical, it's actually sinister."
(CNN)Australia's prime minister has demanded answers to the "inexplicable" killing of an Australian-American woman shot by police in Minneapolis."I mean, how can a woman out in the street in her pyjamas seeking assistance from the police be shot like that?" he said. "We are demanding answers, something clearly went tragically wrong." How Justine Ruszczyk's friend heard of her deathMayor: I wish officer would speakWho is police officer who fired shot?What we know and don't know Woman killed was to
A National Hurricane Center notice about Tropical Storm Dondrew plenty of attention online because to some it sounded like the agency was throwing shade at President Donald Trump. Max Mayfield, the former National Hurricane Center director who chaired the committee that chose the name, told the news agency that the appearance of Tropical Storm Don had nothing to do with the president.
It is a crime to receive something of value, when youre a campaign official, from a foreign person or a foreign government, Judge Andrew Napolitanosaid Monday onAmericas Newsroom. That wouldve been a felony, Napolitano replied. That wouldve been the completion of a crime. So the question is: Is this enough to commence a criminal investigation? Answer: Yes, he said. If he was trying to hide something,was it that this was a bumbling, foolish thing to do or that this
On Monday, Twitter user Kwani Lewis shared a screenshot of the product page in which the caps color is described as n****r-brown. Hey @Walmart what are you doing? Lewis captioned the photo. The retail giant began receiving backlash from folks on social media, including author Roxane Gay who said the listing was far past acceptable. Ragan Dickens, Walmarts national media relations director, told HuffPost that the company is appalled over this incident and is working to fix it. Jagazi
Washington (CNN)The Republicans' signature campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare came to a screeching halt Monday night after Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas came together, shocked Capitol Hill and vowed to vote against the latest draft of the GOP's health care bill. Across town, over rosemary-grilled rib eye and summer vegetable succotash at the White House, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders were attempting to convince a group of reliably conservative rank-and-filers to
(CNN)Monday night, two Republican Senators -- Mike Lee and Jerry Moran -- announced that they would not vote to send the health care bill to the floor. The announcement marked a stunning defeat for a Republican Party that controls the White House and Congress and which has made this item the top priority for years.As the blame game now begins, everyone in Washington will be asking -- who killed the health bill? As in an Agatha Christie novel, there