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This April 13, 2014 view shows Hoover Dam, a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. Hoover Dam ,finished in 1936, impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume. The dam's generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction; nearly a million people tour the dam each year. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Are we letting our national parks go to ruin?

By Douglas Brinkley, CNN Presidential Historian
As the National Park Service turns 100 this year, Congress should spend the funds to care for this popular national treasure, says historian Douglas Brinkley.

A black voter on Trump: What we have to lose

By Issac Bailey
Black voters would be open to GOP politicians who understand their policy views but the party has slammed the door on reaching out to African Americans by selecting Trump, says Issac Bailey
Former Congresswoman and handgun violence survivor Gabby Giffords (C), her husband Mark Kelly (R) and Americans for Responsible Solutions Executive Director Hayley Zachary attend a news conference about background checks for gun purchases at the Canon House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC.

America finds its voice on gun safety

By Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly
Nearly four years after Newtown, we're fighting -- and we're winning -- on gun safety, write Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly.
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10:  Good Morning America host Amy Robach attends Town & Country Philanthropy Summit at New York Historical Society on May 10, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Town & Country)

Is 'colored people' a slur?

By John McWhorter
Is it right to be angry that a Good Morning America anchor used the outdated term, for which she apologized? John McWhorter says it doesn't carry the negative connotation of the n-word
Meteorologist Jennifer Gray covers the flooding in Denham Springs Louisiana.

Covering a flood when it hits home

By Jennifer Gray
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a Louisiana girl through and through. I grew up there, my family is there, I've worked in local television there and it's home. No matter which state I've lived in across the country, Louisiana is home. That's why covering the flooding in Louisiana was one of my hardest assignments yet for CNN.
A U.S. Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile on the tarmac at Kandahar military airport in June 2010.

U.S. at crossroads on drone ops

By Luke Hartig
While much of the debate over America's security policy during this presidential campaign has centered on the response to specific attacks -- Brussels, Orlando, Nice -- a remarkable thing happened earlier this month. Quietly, without much attention, the Obama administration released an important policy document into the public domain, one that has previously been classified at the highest levels, but which was released with surprisingly few redactions.

The Milwaukee you don't know

By Sarah Hoye
I am one of four adopted kids -- three of us mixed race and one, Vietnamese -- raised by white parents in Milwaukee, the nation's most segregated city.
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time after a men' 4x200-meter freestyle relay heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Brazilian police official told The Associated Press that Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro.   (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

The red flags in Lochte's story

By Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer
Ryan Lochte's story of an alleged robbery fit a textbook pattern of many high-profile false accusations, say Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12:  Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

Can Brazil get Ryan Lochte extradited?

By Danny Cevallos, CNN Legal Analyst
Danny Cevallos says it's possible but not likely. Rio police should not prosecute a case against the Olympic swimmers over murky 'false report' of robbery.

'SaysWho?' You don't want to know

By Sally Kohn, CNN Political Commentator
Trump advisor's childish response to question about falling poll numbers tells you all you need to know about a campaign and candidate who, worryingly, reject facts and reality.
Donald Trump on Roger Ailes' Fox News exit: 'So sad'

Axelrod: Can new team cure what Ailes Trump?

By David Axelrod, CNN Senior Political Commentator
The candidate, who has hurt himself repeatedly with off-the-wall statements, can fire the missiles of his combative new management team. The question is, where will they land?
Kellyanne Conway, president and chief executive officer of Polling Co. Inc./Woman Trend, smiles during an interview on "With All Due Respect" in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Asked how Trump reassures conservatives about his positions on issues such as abortion without losing ground with voters in the center, Republican pollster Conway, one of Trump's new senior strategists, said he would work to shift the spotlight to Clinton. Photographer: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images

With shakeup, Trump's chance of winning just got better

By Errol Louis, CNN Political Commentator
The sudden reorganization of Donald Trump's campaign leadership is a long-overdue acknowledgement that the style and strategy Trump rode to victory in the Republican primary is killing the billionaire's chances of winning the general election in November.
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Larry Wilmore's Comedy Central show canceled? Big mistake

By Dean Obeidallah
Protesters are in the streets in Milwaukee, as years of racial tensions surface after a police shooting. A presidential candidate wants to push brown immigrants out of the country. An entire Black Lives Matter movement takes hold over the issue of police profiling and inequality — a reflection of how America is once again in the grips of a profound struggle over race.

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