Here’s what you might have missed on CNN today:
– The White House accused Russia of trying to cover up chemical attacks in Syria. At the daily White House news briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said Hitler “was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing.”
– Trump headed to Phoenix to speak to his base of supporters after his comments about Charlottesville, Virginia, were condemned across the political spectrum. Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio, one of Trump’s early Arizona supporters, said he hasn’t been invited to the rally.
– Missouri inmate Marcellus Williams was set for death row even as his lawyers said new DNA evidence proves his innocence after being convicted over the death of a former reporter. Later Tuesday, the Missouri governor blocked the execution to review the new evidence.
– Bill Cosby hired new lawyers for his retrial next spring, including the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson.
– Be careful what you insta. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s wife, Louise Linton, got backlash for an Instagram post showing off the couple’s wealth. Her post started a back-and-forth in the comments on how government dollars are being spent.
– President Trump delivered a speech on Monday night outlining his Afghanistan strategy, including eliminating troop withdrawal timetables favored by Barack Obama and promising to pressure Pakistan to drop support for radical groups.
– Womp womp for fans of “Stranger Things”– the creators are saying it’s going to be a four-season show and that the ending is already planned.
– A jackpot of $700 million?! The Powerball prize just hit its second-largest on record.
– Are you in a post-eclipse viewing daze? Check here if your eyes are bugging out after the celestial event of the century.