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August 20, 2017 2:49 AM Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84

The comedian Dick Gregory rose to national prominence in the early 1960s as a black satirist whose audacious style of humor was biting, subversive and topical, mostly centered on current events, politics and above all, racial tensions. His trademark was the searing punchline. “A Southern liberal?” he once said. “That’s a guy that’ll lynch you from a low tree.” Another 28

August 20, 2017 2:39 AM Civil Rights Activist and Comedian Dick Gregory Dead at 84

Dick Gregory -- comedian, actor, writer and famed civil right activist -- died Saturday night in Washington D.C. ... according to a statement from his family. Gregory began his career as a comedian while serving in the the military in the '50s, and went on to be a prominent figure during the Civil Rights Movement in the '60s ... which his comedy and political 29

August 19, 2017 9:22 PM Boston ‘free speech’ rally ends early amid flood of counterprotesters; 27 people arrested

BOSTON – Tens of thousands of counterprotesters crammed Boston Common and marched through city streets Saturday morning in efforts to drown out the planned “free speech” rally that many feared would be attended by white-supremacist groups. By 1 p.m., the handful of rally attendees had left the Boston Common pavillion, concluding their event without planned 25

August 19, 2017 1:22 PM Trump has a choice: Does he blow this fire up or put it out?

Breaking down Trump's chaotic past 4 weeks Washington (CNN)More than most men who've had his job, President Donald Trump is familiar with the feel of a controversy, its life cycles, how it grows, how it goes out. Instead of climbing the political ladder as a state legislator or US House member before becoming a senator or governor to audition for the top role in politics 13

August 18, 2017 10:44 PM Sonny Landham Dead: 'Predator' and '48 Hours' Actor Was 76

Sonny Landham -- who played Billy the self-knifing military badass in "Predator" -- has passed away in a Kentucky hospital at the age of 76 from congestive heart failure. Landham was part of Arnold Schwarzenegger's band of special forces soldiers in the 1987 flick -- and starred in the famous scene where he tried to go one-on-one with the alien armed 27

August 17, 2017 12:25 AM C.E.O.s Long Avoided Politics. Trump Is Changing the Calculus

Referring to a tweet by Mr. Trump criticizing Kenneth C. Frazier, the Merck executive who led this week’s corporate retreat from the White House councils, Mr. Sonnenfeld said, “Never in history has a president attacked and threatened the chief executive of a major U.S. corporation like that.” After provoking a furor with his initial failure to condemn 66

August 15, 2017 7:24 PM Fourth Executive Quits Trump’s Manufacturing Advisory Council

Also on Tuesday, Douglas McMillon, the chief executive of Walmart, made public a message to staff members that was critical of the president. “As we watched the events and the response from President Trump over the weekend, we too felt that he missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions 30

August 14, 2017 9:17 AM The GOP’s Civil War Over Trump

A Global Politico special report on the Republican Party’s epic internal battle over its own president. In between threatening nuclear war with North Korea and musing about unspecified military action against Venezuela, President Trump last week took aim at a third, perhaps even more surprising, target in a barrage of tweets and intemperate golf-course 13

August 13, 2017 10:37 PM SEE IT: Barack Obama expresses gratitude for Chance the Rapper at surprise Chicago concert

Chance the Rapper continues to give back to his hometown of Chicago. Chance the Rapper’s surprise free concert in Chicago Saturday night featured a cameo from a very special guest: Barack Obama. In a pre-recorded video message, the former commander-in-chief congratulated fellow Chicagoan Chance for serving as the Grand Marshal of the city’s 88th-annual 23

August 11, 2017 2:27 PM 'Daily Show' creator Lizz Winstead talks comedy and sexism in the age of Trump

"Daily Show" creator talks comedy, sexism in the age of Trump The conversation was lightly edited for flow. For more on the intersection of politics and humor, watch CNN's "The History of Comedy" Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Washington (CNN)As late-night comedians ramp up their roles as political commentators in the age of President Donald Trump, CNN's 28