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Democrats and Republicans need to take a look in the mirror
It's been one month since the historic US election, and Van Jones wants the country to come together. But first he wants to explain "The Messy Truth" about the political climate in the United States. ... More >>


The gulf between Trump and Clinton voters
The Messy Truth, a special program hosted by Van Jones, airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST. ... More >>


What Dems who voted for Trump have to say
Van Jones sits down for dinner with life-long Democrats who voted for President-elect Donald Trump. ... More >>


What is 'whitelash?'
CNN political commentator Van Jones discusses his "whitelash" comments and what he thinks is needed for America to come together and move forward. ... More >>


Opinion: Democrats, the party who cried racist
Blaming racism for a lost election is nothing new for some on the left. The tea party wave in 2010 was ascribed to racism, even as Republicans captured Senate seats in a number of states President Obama won. And President Obama's re-election in 2012 didn't stop Democrats from blaming racism for the... More >>


White supremacist at Texas A&M draws protests
Richard Spencer brought his white supremacy message to Texas A&M on Tuesday night, drawing thousands of protesters. ... More >>


Iraq war vet walks 5,800 miles for hope, healing
His road has been long and, at times, lonely. But his journey has a purpose. ... More >>


Dylann Roof set to go on trial in church killings
Dylann Roof is asking that his federal trial in the killing of nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, be delayed because of a mistrial in the case against a North Charleston police officer. ... More >>


Site of Oakland fire 'too risky' even for man without home
Pete Veilleux said he was desperate and had no place to live. His friends Derick Almena and Micah Allison offered him a place to stay at the "Ghost Ship" warehouse, which Almena leased. ... More >>


'One of a kind': Oakland fire victims remembered
A budding musician. A truck-lover and bowling alley denizen. A singer whose adoring fans called him Nex Luguolo. A 17-year-old choir singer. ... More >>


How to help warehouse fire victims
A huge fire erupted at a two-story warehouse containing artists' studios December 2 in Oakland, California, killing at least nine people. Dozens are missing. Impact Your World has gathered some details on ways you can support the victims. ... More >>


Mom fights back against anti-Clinton meme with daughter's pic
When a photo of her 4-year-old daughter posing with Hillary Clinton was turned into a disturbing meme, Jennifer Jones said she was in shock. ... More >>


Pundit compares Carson to Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah
A panel on "CNN Tonight" erupted into laughter Monday after Marc Lamont Hill compared Ben Carson to Wu-Tang Clan's famed singer Ghostface Killah. ... More >>


Adele and Beyonce lead pack in Grammy nominations
Adele and Beyonce are set for a steep competition at this year's Grammy Awards. ... More >>


Muslim NYPD officer threatened, told 'go back to your country'
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's "sick to my stomach" over an incident in which a Muslim off-duty NYPD officer was reportedly threatened over the weekend by a man who said, "I will cut your throat, go back to your country." ... More >>


Texas officer dies after car plummets into sinkhole
A police officer in San Antonio, Texas, has died after her car fell into a sinkhole Sunday night. ... More >>


Think your teen spends too much time on devices? Look in mirror
If you think your tween or teen spends too many hours online, you might need to look in the mirror before you dish out screen time criticisms. According to a new survey, parents spend as much time plugged in each day as their teens and three hours more per day than their tweens. ... More >>


Judge: Bill Cosby's deposition on sex, drugs OK for criminal case
A 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby admits to extramarital affairs and giving other women drugs with their consent so they'd have sex with him can be used by attorneys in a criminal case against him, a judge ruled Monday. ... More >>


Mistrial in fatal shooting by former SC cop
The judge in the murder trial of former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager has declared a mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a verdict after several days of deliberations. Slager shot and killed Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, after a 2015 traffic stop. It w... More >>


GA man who left son to die in hot car sentenced
Justin Ross Harris, the metro Atlanta father guilty of leaving his 22-month-old son in a sweltering SUV for seven hours to die, will learn his fate Monday. But the sentencing won't mean the headline-grabbing case is over. ... More >>


Ben Carson did not live in public housing
Some supporters of President-elect Donald Trump have praised his choice of Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, noting that the retired neurosurgeon had lived in public housing himself. ... More >>


Texas elector: I won't cast vote for Trump
A Texas elector said Monday that enough is enough -- he will not cast his vote for President-elect Donald Trump as part of the Electoral College process on December 19. ... More >>


Trump urged to dump Flynn as national security adviser
Progressive organizations including MoveOn.org and J Street signed a letter with another 51 other nonprofit groups asking that President-elect Donald Trump dump Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn as his national security adviser. ... More >>


Will Trump keep his promises to women?
One of the biggest surprises of the election is how well Donald Trump did among women, especially white women. ... More >>


When fake news turns into real violence
The world wide web provides easy access to the truth -- but makes it equally easy to wall off the facts and soak up fictions instead. ... More >>


Tech giants create database for terrorist content
Four of the world's biggest tech companies are collaborating to crack down on terrorist content on their platforms. ... More >>


Hospital school teachers help patients find their new normal
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Shaq sworn in as honorary Sheriff Deputy
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Man jumps off train track to save phone
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