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  1. Five days ago, President Donald Trump and a handful of congressional leaders got together to hash out the particulars of a bipartisan immigration deal. The meeting blew up. The deal was nixed. And Trump said something very, very intolerant/tough -- depending on who you believe -- about immigrants from African and Central American countries.
  2. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) admonishes Secretary of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for forgetting President Trump's comments in which he is reported to have referred to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries," saying her "silence and amnesia is complicit."
  3. Sen. Dick Durbin asserted Tuesday that President Donald Trump called certain African nations "shithole countries" during a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform at the White House last week, despite evolving explanations from some Republicans.
  4. When Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, she could have never imagined she would find herself in the middle of a, well, shitstorm over "shithole."
  5. Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted President Donald Trump's staff over their reaction to a bipartisan immigration deal, saying they have not served the President well and some have "an irrational view."
  6. CNN's Jim Acosta says the White House press wranglers shouted and blocked reporters from doing their jobs when the press asked about President Trump's immigration comments.
  7. President Donald Trump bragged on Twitter that his approval rating with black Americans has doubled. It hasn't.
  8. Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon last week, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
  9. The Trump administration said Tuesday it will ask the Supreme Court to review a federal judge's ruling from last week that blocked President Donald Trump's effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
  10. Gary Lee, a former Obama administration staffer, responded to Trump's exchange with an intelligence analyst where he reportedly asked the woman where her "people" were from.
  11. If Congress does nothing, the federal government will shut down Friday night.
  12. With Vice President Pence sitting in the front pew, Rev. Maurice Watson called out President Trump's vulgar comments on Haiti and African countries during his sermon.
  13. David and Louise Turpin projected an image of a picture-perfect family on social media.
  14. Is Aziz Ansari guilty of assault or of being just a really bad date?
  15. HLN's Ashleigh Banfield blasts "Master of None" star Aziz Ansari's anonymous sexual assault accuser in an open letter.
  16. When I see a well-known male figure in entertainment, politics or media trending on Twitter because of sexual harassment allegations, my heart sinks. Him? But he seemed like one of the good ones? Then comes the onslaught of tone-deaf think pieces, such as Andrew Sullivan's take on the #MeToo movement in The Daily Intelligencer in which he decrees that secretly removing a condom during sex or drunkenly badgering female colleagues via text message are really just "minor offenses." Pieces such as Sullivan's brutally analyze and, in the worst cases, litigate the veracity of claims made by the woman (or women) who have come forward to share experiences of abuse or assault.
  17. Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West have welcomed a baby girl. Kardashian West shared the news on her website and verified social media accounts early Tuesday.
  18. A bridge under construction near Bogota, Colombia, partially collapsed, killing at least 10 people.
  19. Zarin was the husband of former cast member Jill Zarin. He died from cancer at 71.
  20. Bitcoin tumbled as much as 20% Tuesday.
  21. Jane Fonda revealed in interviews this week that her doctor removed a cancerous growth from her lower lip.
  22. Designer Brandon Hilton is facing criticism after announcing the new covergirl for his brand, House of Mann: 9-year-old drag queen Lactatia.
  23. Kyle Stephens said she had her first sexual experience when she was 6 years old.
  24. Kyle Stephens emotionally confronts former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar during his criminal sentencing, calling him a "repulsive liar."
  25. As the #MeToo movement continues to grow, American gymnast Simone Biles is the latest woman to come forward with a horrific story alleging sexual exploitation. Biles joins a long list (more than 140 to date) of other athletes who have accused former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Biles and other gymnasts also say that USA Gymnasts pressured them into silence and allowed the abuse to continue -- allegations that USA Gymnastics denies.
  26. Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday that USA Gymnastics paid her to be quiet about abuse by the team's longtime doctor Larry Nassar.
  27. North Korean state media published pictures of leader Kim Jong Un touring a cosmetics factory. His wife Ri Sol Ju made a rare public appearance with him.
  28. CNN has visited North Korea many times in recent years. Here are some of the images captured by our journalists as they reported on life under Kim Jong Un.

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