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Defense Department announces deaths of US service members in Iraq and Qatar

The US Department of Defense over the weekend identified two US service members killed in non-combat related incidents in Iraq and Qatar. Army Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, of Richmond, Kentucky, died Saturday in Ninawa Province in Iraq. Riley was supporting the effort against al Qaeda as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, according to…MORE

The 5 biggest 2020 stories to watch this week, ranked

With 288 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing. Every Sunday, I’ll tell you the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they’re ranked — so the #1 story is the most important…MORE

Giuliani knocks Mueller’s investigators as ‘unfair’ to Trump

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani went after special counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Sunday, calling the investigators “unfair” to his client, President Donald Trump. Giuliani, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” even went as far as to characterize one member of Mueller’s team as a “hitman” as he described the special counsel’s…MORE

Cain and Moore wouldn’t shift the Fed. A Trump 2020 victory might

President Donald Trump’s selection of former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and former Trump campaign adviser Stephen Moore to fill two open seats on the Federal Reserve board has unleashed a wave of anxiety about the independence of the world’s most powerful central bank. But even if they were to make it through Senate confirmation…MORE

Pentagon, DHS considering designating fentanyl a WMD, memo says

Top military and Homeland Security officials are considering classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, according to an internal DHS memo. The synthetic opioid, blamed in health surveys for surging drug overdose deaths in the United States, has for decades concerned national security officials because of its potential widespread lethality in terror attacks, and…MORE

What we learned watching Robert Mueller for 18 months

Editor’s Note: When special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the US election, CNN, like most news organizations, endeavored to learn what we could about the famously secretive team’s work. So, in addition to other newsgathering efforts, CNN had journalists who stood outside their offices. Journalists often call this a stakeout.…MORE

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