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Could a President Trump reverse Obama’s regulations on day one?

Experts and veterans of the executive branch say there's a big gap between what is theoretically possible and what is realistically doable.

Report: Lapses allow gun sales to prohibited buyers

Shortcomings at federal and state agencies allow sales of firearms to people prohibited from buying them, a Justice Department inspector general probe found.

Congress nears deal to keep government open

Congressional leaders are closing in on a major deal to keep the government open until December, hoping to push through a long-awaited package that would

FBI director: Hackers ‘poking around’ voter systems

The FBI director is telling states to make sure they are on top of their voter registration systems, saying would-be hackers are "poking around."

What to watch at Obama’s town hall tonight

Obama sits down with Jake Tapper and a military audience to talk about national security, veterans' issues and foreign policy challenges at 9 p.m. ET.

FLOTUS: Trump’s Birther Claims Can’t Be Undone

Michelle Obama said that years of questioning her husband's birthplace cannot be undone with a sentence in a press conference or blamed on others.

Cop drives man 100 miles after sister dies

After initially pulling him over for speeding, a state trooper gives Mark Ross a ride home after the man's sister was killed in a car

Kaepernick sounds off on Trump, Clinton

San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick addresses both presidential candidates after the debate at Hofstra.

Dean: Something funny was going on with Trump

Howard Dean claimed, with no evidence, that Donald Trump's sniffling at the debate could be due to cocaine use -- a comment that's being ripped

MH17 downed by missile brought in from Russia

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Buk missile brought in from Russia to a pro-Russian area of eastern Ukraine,

MH17 report: Missile fired from pro-Russian separatist village

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine by a Buk missile brought in from Russia to a pro-Russian area of eastern Ukraine, the

Senate overturns Obama’s veto of 9/11 bill

The bill would allow victims and families of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the terrorist attack 15 years ago.

The Number of U.S. Troops in Iraq Keeps Creeping Up

The overall number has grown in sporadic bursts since June 2014, when President Obama first signed off on sending troops in the fight against ISIS.

Peres Funeral Poses Huge Security Challenge for Israel

Security officials will face one of the most challenging events of recent years when world leaders descend on Jerusalem for Shimon Peres' funeral.

Trump’s History of Prolonged Squabbles

Donald Trump has demonstrated an unprecedented penchant for responding to nearly any perceived slight, even when it comes from an apolitical person.

Senate Overrides Obama Veto On 9/11 Bill

The House is expected to have the necessary two-thirds majority to pass the measure, which would be the first veto override of Obama's presidency.

Katy Perry and Madonna are voting naked

Katy Perry and Madonna vote naked as part of a voter registration campaign by Funny or Die.

Usain Bolt takes on Owen Wilson, James Corden

James Corden, joined by Owen Wilson and "The Late Late Show" staff, raced Usain Bolt in an attempt to take "the fastest man in the

Search for tourists after volcano erupts

Authorities are still searching for tourists after a volcano erupted close to a popular Indonesian hiking area on Tuesday, shooting ash more than a mile

Onlookers stop filming cop to help make arrest

Onlookers who thought they were filming police brutality in Plano, Texas, ended up running to a struggling detective's aid to help him make an arrest.

Giuliani: Clinton ‘too stupid to be president’

Donald Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani says that Hillary Clinton's decision to stay with her husband after the Monica Lewinsky scandal makes her too stupid to

Astronaut Scott Kelly: We’re ready for Mars

Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly chats with CNN Correspondent Rachel Crane about the possibility of people exploring Mars.

U.S. Officials: 600 More Troops Heading To Iraq

The new troops will support offensive against ISIS in Mosul

Spy Game: Was the Yahoo Hack About Espionage?

A new report says a "state-sponsored actor" wanted info on U.S. and other world officials, and paid "black hat" hackers to attack Yahoo.

15 must-see selfies from September

Take a look at some selfies taken by celebrities during the month of September.

Could the world’s most trafficked mammal be saved?

The logo for the CITES "world wildlife conference" underway in South Africa features a bunch of animals you'd readily associate with the international conservation movement.

Dems Seek Reversal on Voter Registration Hurdle

A move by the director of a federal voting agency that let some states require proof of citizenship in voter registration is causing more blowback.

Peres Was Less Peacemaker and More ‘Fox’ in Arab Eyes

While tributes for Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres flowed Wednesday, there was resounding silence in much of the Arab world.

Kaepernick: Let’s make America great for the first time

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn't hold back Tuesday when he was asked by CNN about the first presidential debate.

Pentagon: 600 More Troops Heading To Iraq

The new troops will support offensive against ISIS in Mosul

5 travel hacks airlines don’t want you to know

Frequent fliers know that in the competitive world of modern airlines, it takes a skilled player to spot the good deals among the gimmicks.

Apps can help keep track of your kids online

As kids become more independent, we want to foster their sense of responsibility and give them room to prove themselves. But it can be difficult

Chelsea Clinton pans Trump comment about dad

Chelsea Clinton said Donald Trump's threat to bring up her father's marital infidelities during a presidential debate is a "distraction from his inability to talk

US, Iraq agree on plan to send more troops to fight ISIS

The US and Iraq have agreed on a plan that could send 500 or more additional US troops to Iraq in the coming days to

Opinion: Why Israel will miss Shimon Peres

Interviewing the late former Israeli President Shimon Peres on the occasion of his 90th birthday, I asked him what it takes to be a good

Serena Williams: ‘I won’t be silent’ on police violence

Serena Williams has expressed her fears and frustration about police violence against African Americans, writing on Facebook that she "won't be silent."

Summit to decide future of iconic species

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international regulatory treaty between 182 member states. It was

Aleppo hospitals hit as ground battles rage

Two hospitals in eastern Aleppo have been bombed "out of service", staff and activists said, as airstrikes continued to pound rebel-held parts of the city.

Clinton hustles for Obama voters

Hillary Clinton had a question for the energetic, young and diverse crowd she greeted at a North Carolina rally Tuesday: "Did anybody see that debate

Could Trump reverse Obama’s regulations on ‘Day One’?

Pledges for "Day One" are a staple on the presidential campaign trail, and Donald Trump has made his fair share, promising to roll back a

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