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Pilot: The mystery of United's dead giant rabbit

By Les Abend
United Airlines faces a new PR disaster after a rabbit being flown from Heathrow to O'Hare arrived dead. But airlines are careful with animals, writes Les Abend, who offers his best guesses at what might have happened.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, arrives for the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, a collection of more than a dozen apartment buildings, Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Axis of Evil is back

By Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky
Trump's bellicose talk about rogue nations including North Korea and Iran isn't likely to yield dramatic changes -- unless he's willing to negotiate, write Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 18: Comedian Samantha Bee appears on stage appears on stage during Turner Upfront 2016 show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Turner)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an event at Trump SoHo Hotel, June 22, 2016 in New York City. Trump's remarks focused on criticisms of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump's Canada tariff is Samantha Bee's fault

By David R. Wheeler
The US is hitting Canada's lumber producers with tariffs. Trump says it's to level the playing field, but that's not really why he's doing it, writes David Wheeler.
Charles Lincoln speaks during a candlelight vigil at the statue of Jefferson Davis in New Orleans, Monday, April 24, 2017. New Orleans will begin taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

How to reckon with a Confederate past

By Issac Bailey
Confederate monuments and Confederate flags on public property weren't designed to honor the leaders of the Confederate States of America. They were installed and flown as an everyday reminder to black Southerners, that their homes are not their own, that their bodies can be taken the way their ancestors were, that their voices don't matter.
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The president Donald Trump has to envy

By David Gergen, CNN Senior Political Analyst
When FDR took office, the nation was deep into a depression, writes David Gergen. What followed were the most remarkable hundred days since the nation's founding. Franklin Roosevelt built a bridge of hope across the valley, inspiring fresh confidence in the country's future.
The young fighters have admitted to being part of previous Al-Shabaab attacks and say there are many more like them in the terror group's ranks.

President Trump, you can stop the use of child soldiers

By Rachel Stohl and Shannon Dick
Though President Donald Trump has not fully defined his foreign policy priorities, he should make ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers the top of his agenda, Rachel Stohl and Shannon Dick write.
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A presidency playing out in dog years

By Michael D'Antonio
Trump at 100 days is just like the Trump who has always been: impulsive, self-aggrandizing, prone to mistakes. To survive, the country will have to push back often, writes Michael D'Antonio.
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Trump's first address to Congress focused on national security, tax and regulatory reform, the economy, and healthcare. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo - Pool/Getty Images)

Trump's billionaire friendly tax plan

By Edward J. McCaffery
Although he was elected as a man of the people, Trump's tax reform plans make it clear that he is serving as a baron for billionaires, Edward McCaffery writes
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Imagine if Hillary owned Mar-a-Lago

By Jill Filipovic
Trump violated ethics rules by touting his private Mar-a-Lago as "the winter White House." He is using his office to fatten his wallet, while he and others slammed Clinton for involvement in charity that brought relief to millions globally, writes Jill Filipovic.

Barack Obama isn't the action figure we need against Trump

By Sally Kohn, CNN Political Commentator
No, he wasn't there to take on the new President, but In his first public appearance, Obama offered a particularly welcome model of civility as he showed what political discourse should look, writes Sally Kohn.

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    By Tom Barrack
    Tom Barrack, a friend of the president, writes that if people stop judging Trump and his administration on every word that is uttered, every hour, and instead hold him accountable over time for the implementation of policies under which he ran, confusion might turn to clarity.

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    Go vegan, save the planet

    By George C. Wang
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  • I got bumped from a flight. Then I sued

    By Thatcher A. Stone
    Aviation lawyer Thatcher Stone says the United story has two lessons: passengers must follow instructions of flight crews and airlines need to follow the rules on bumping

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    QAQORTOQ, GREENLAND - JULY 30: Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water on July 30, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Boats are a crucial mode of transportation in the country that has few roads. As cities like Miami, New York and other vulnerable spots around the world strategize about how to respond to climate change, many Greenlanders simply do what theyve always done: adapt. 'Were used to change, said Greenlander Pilu Neilsen. 'We learn to adapt to whatever comes. If all the glaciers melt, well just get more land. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    QAQORTOQ, GREENLAND - JULY 30: Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water on July 30, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Boats are a crucial mode of transportation in the country that has few roads. As cities like Miami, New York and other vulnerable spots around the world strategize about how to respond to climate change, many Greenlanders simply do what theyve always done: adapt. 'Were used to change, said Greenlander Pilu Neilsen. 'We learn to adapt to whatever comes. If all the glaciers melt, well just get more land. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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