• CNN Student News – August 24, 2016
  • From Flint to Rio: The woman who made Olympic history
  • Donald Trump’s immigration policy: Then and now
  • CNN Student News – August 23, 2016
  • Turkey shells ISIS, Kurds in northern Syria

CNN Student News – August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016 The potential battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, the process of naming tropical storms, and the status of a large wildfire all headline today’s show. We’re also featuring a Character Study, centered on the work of a woman who has taken action to help older dogs stay out of shelters. On this page you will find today’s show Transcript and a place for you to request…


Donald Trump’s immigration policy: Then and now

Austin, Texas (CNN)Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign by promising to build a “great, great wall” on the US southern border — and make Mexico pay for it — while painting undocumented Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists. More than a year later, Trump, now the Republican nominee, is preparing to wade back into the heated immigration debate. This time, though, he appears poised to lay out a more nuanced…


CNN Student News – August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016 A U.S. federal judge has blocked Obama administration rules concerning transgender students and public school bathrooms. A trip to Tokyo indicates the excitement and challenges ahead of the next Summer Olympic Games in 2020. A walk over a record-setting Chinese bridge gives a clear view of a valley far below. And a visit to Devils Tower reveals a balancing act for the National Park Service. On this…


Turkey shells ISIS, Kurds in northern Syria

(CNN)Turkish forces on Monday shelled Islamic State and Kurdish forces in northern Syria, state-run news agency Anadolu reported. Soldiers struck ISIS position in Jerablus and struck the Democratic Union Party (PYD) positions in Manbij. Both cities are in Aleppo province and near the Turkish border. Anadolu cited military sources who spoke on condition on anonymity because of restrictions on speaking to the media.


Trump postpones immigration speech

(CNN)Donald Trump is postponing a major immigration speech he was set to deliver Thursday in Colorado as his campaign continues to fine-tune his immigration policy. The decision came after Trump, whose hardline immigration policies appealed to many GOP primary voters, met Saturday with his Hispanic advisory council and said in an interview Monday morning that he wants to “come up with a really fair, but firm” immigration policy.


Miranda Lambert Just Got ‘Engaged’ To The Most Adorable Little Fan

Someone popped the question to Miranda Lambert, but it’s probably not who you think. During her show on Saturday night in New Jersey, the country star told the crowd that a young fan had asked for her hand in marriage and she happily accepted. The only condition? He has to wait 25 years.  “There’s a little 6-year-old boy somewhere here named Sebastian,” she told the audience. “He asked me to marry him…


Michele Bachmann Says She’s Advising Trump On Foreign Policy, Because Why Not

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who has claimed President Barack Obama’s foreign policy would lead to the rapture, says she is advising Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on foreign policy. Speaking to reporters outside a private fundraiser that Trump held in Minneapolis on Friday evening, the 2012 GOP presidential hopeful and tea party stalwart said she has known Trump for several years and supports his proposals to crack down on immigration…


CNN Student News – August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016 Welcome to a new week of CNN Student News, and thank you for making us part of your day. Today’s international events coverage includes recent turmoil in Turkey, historic flooding in Louisiana, and the spread of the Zika virus in the continental U.S. We’re also explaining what happens to Olympic venues after the events wrap up, and we’re examining how pets can impact your well-being. On this…


Irish women live-tweet journey to Great Britain for abortion

(CNN)An Irish woman live-tweeted her journey to the United Kingdom to have an abortion this weekend. The woman, and a friend who accompanied her, began posting early Saturday morning from the Twitter account Two Women Travel. Abortion is illegal in the Republic of Ireland, except in certain circumstances, and more than 165,000 women traveled from Ireland to Great Britain for the procedure between 1980 and 2015, according to the United…


Turkish wedding explosion kills 22

(CNN)An explosion at a wedding hall in southeastern Turkey killed 22 people and injured 94 others Saturday night, according to a senior Turkish official who was not named due to government protocol. The explosion occurred in the city of Gaziantep, located about 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. Orhan Akin, Gaziantep bureau chief for the Ihlas News Agency, told CNN Turk that he saw…


For Trump, turning this around won’t be easy

(CNN)Donald Trump is trying to orchestrate a pivot in his troubled campaign. He began by shaking up his campaign staff by bringing in Stephen Bannon, an executive from Breitbart News, to take on the top post, effectively demoting Paul Manafort, who then chose to resign. In one of the more shocking moments of his campaign, Trump admitted to saying the “wrong thing” at some points in his presidential quest and…


UN: We have ‘moral responsibility’ to help Haitian cholera victims

(CNN)In a major shift, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has indicated the United Nations is preparing to compensate for the cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed at least 10,000 people. UN peacekeepers from Nepal are widely believed to have caused the outbreak from their camp rife with poor sanitation, following the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter….


The red flags in Lochte’s story

(CNN)After adding a 12th medal to his collection, the second most accomplished male Olympic swimmer of all time got embroiled in a scandal that had nothing to do with swimming. Ryan Lochte alleged that he and his teammates were stopped by thieves pretending to be police, held at gunpoint and robbed. Soon after this story broke, however, details began to emerge that conflicted with this seemingly straightforward (albeit sensational) story….


Trump pitches black voters: ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump on Friday continued his outreach to African-American voters, presenting them with a stark question: “What the hell do you have to lose?” Speaking in Dimondale, Michigan, Trump lamented the collapse of American manufacturing and criticized free trade deals as he laced into Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, saying they are taking black voters for granted.

Vitamix Blenders Spin Off Shards Of Teflon — But It's Probably OK

Vitamix Blenders Spin Off Shards Of Teflon — But It’s Probably OK

Some Vitamix blenders produce tiny black particles of polytetrafluoroethylene, the non-stick chemical more commonly known as Teflon. Customers are upset, though health experts say there’s nothing to worry about. View this image › AP Photo / Tony Dejak / Via apimages.com Owners of Vitamix blenders — the expensive pulverizing machines adored by foodies and celebrities, and used by Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Jamba Juice — have taken to the internet over…


Can Brazil get Ryan Lochte extradited?

(CNN)Brazilian authorities say at least one of the American Olympic swimmers involved in a stranger-by-the-minute incident in Rio has now confirmed the account that a surveillance video appears to show: four swimmers committing acts of vandalism at a gas station when confronted by security guards That’s the closest thing we have to clarity (and it’s not much) in the development of a murky tale that began Sunday night in the…