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 •  After a confusing day of mixed signals on trade and Iran, Trump began his final day at the G7 summit putting a positive spin on his agenda
After a confusing day of mixed signals on trade and Iran, US President Donald Trump began his final round of talks at the Group of 7 summit on Monday eager to put a positive spin on his agenda.
 •  Analysis: Trump's rocky weekend in France
President Donald Trump -- irritable and inconsistent on the world stage -- raised, then swiftly dashed, hopes for an easing of his fast worsening trade war with China that is threatening the global economy.
 •  Asian stocks slide on US-China trade tit-for-tat
US stock futures slid Sunday night after a weekend of global meetings left little resolved and added confusing signals about the US-China trade war.
 •  Trump: China called me about making a deal
President Trump told reporters he has received two calls from China regarding the ongoing trade war, and says he is hopeful a deal will be made.
 •  Analysis: Macron's surprise G7 invite sparks confusion
When Iran's Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, landed in Biarritz Sunday afternoon it appeared France's Emmanuel Macron, this year's G7 host, had pulled off an end run around his most powerful guest, US President Donald Trump.
 •  Trump responds about Iranian FM's appearance at summit
Even after President Donald Trump claimed all was well at the Group of 7 summit, which got underway Sunday on France's Atlantic coast, there was evidence of rancor behind the scenes.
 •  Kristol: Trump looks 'demoralized' at G7 meetings
In the face of possible economic distress, trade wars and a re-election campaign, conservative writer Bill Kristol says President Trump looks demoralized at the G7 meetings.
 •  Scaramucci and Walsh could be key to Trump's defeat
Indeed, as the saying goes, politics makes strange bedfellows. The question now is: Do Democrats want to share a "bed" with people who have supported President Donald Trump until recently? The answer should be a resounding yes if Democrats are truly committed to making Trump a one-term president.
 •  Brian Stelter: This topic on Trump is everywhere but Fox
CNN's Brian Stelter calls on the media to have more coverage and conversation around President Donald Trump's mental state.
 •  Another Kennedy eyeing the Senate could create a 'titanic match' in Massachusetts
Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters have on their radar in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast.
 •  VA staffers blasted 'ridiculous' meetings and questions with Trump allies in internal emails
Career officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs expressed deep frustrations over having to entertain "ridiculous" policy recommendations from a trio of influential Mar-a-Lago club members during President Donald Trump's time in office, according to documents released by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics.
 •  Opinion: Something is rotten in Denmark
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark -- but the smell is coming from somewhere else.
 •  Sanders scolds his crowd over this
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pushed back on a crowd of supporters who cheered at the mention of conservative billionaire David Koch's death.
 •  Opinion: Trump may be doing Putin's bidding in vain
When Russia forcibly annexed Crimea in the spring of 2014, sending heavily armed masked men onto the peninsula that indisputably belonged to Ukraine, it triggered a collective gasp of disbelief across Europe. After all, it was the first time since the break-up of the Soviet Union that Russian troops occupied the sovereign territory of one of its former states.
 •  The hardest Trump story for the press to cover: His fitness for the job
More erratic, more often.
 •  'All you can see is death' in Amazon rainforest fires
The smoke is so thick, at times the Cessna had to climb to stay out of it. At times your eyes burn and you close the air vents to keep the cabin habitable. Sometimes it is so bad, it is hard to see how bad it actually is on the ground below.
 •  Retired NFL fullback Le'Ron McClain pleads for help on Twitter, says he needs to get his head checked
Retired NFL fullback Le'Ron McClain took to Twitter Saturday to plead for help dealing with head and brain troubles he said have resulted from playing football.
 •  University of Florida band director says he was attacked after football game
The University of Florida's band director says he was attacked Saturday night after the school's football game against the University of Miami in Orlando.
 •  Opioid trial judge could deliver biggest judgment in US history
The judge presiding over the historic Oklahoma opioid trial will deliver his ruling Monday afternoon -- a decision that could have sweeping implications as other states and communities try to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for the opioid epidemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans since 2000.
 •  Man's solo paddleboard trip across Pacific breaks record
Antonio de la Rosa crossed the Pacific Ocean on a stand-up paddleboard to raise awareness about protecting our oceans.
 •  Cherokee Nation names a delegate to Congress
The Cherokee Nation announced Thursday that it intends to appoint a delegate to the US House of Representatives, asserting for the first time a right promised to the tribe in a nearly 200-year-old treaty with the federal government.
 •  Singer died with $1M in uncashed checks
An estate inventory found $1 million in uncashed checks among Aretha Franklin's possessions.
 •  7 dead after helicopter-plane collision
Seven people were killed Sunday when a helicopter and a small plane collided in the air above the Spanish island of Mallorca, authorities said.
 •  Ditch the lines -- Quavo is selling Popeyes chicken sandwiches for $1,000 each
From waiting in hour-long lines to hitting up multiple restaurants -- people are going to extreme lengths to find a Popeyes chicken sandwich.
 •  Tennis legend remembers 'extraordinary' kiss
The Swiss star remembers the first time he kissed his now-wife and reflects on how his family has helped shape and change his game.
 •  Opinion: Andrew Luck is, indeed, lucky
The greatest things in the world can often disguise themselves as the worst things in the world. Which is why, as Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck walked off the field at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday night, he was presented with a gift cloaked as a turd.
 •  Homeowner handcuffed after home security false alarm
A Raleigh homeowner was handcuffed by police and detained in his underwear after his home security system was tripped by mistake.
 •  'Breaking Bad' movie available in October
After months of swirling rumors and teases for a "Breaking Bad" movie, Netflix released the film's trailer Saturday.
 •  When is a dime worth $1.32 million?
A Utah businessman paid $1.32 million for a dime last week at a Chicago coin auction.
 •  US team wins Little League World Series
A Louisiana team won the Little League World Series Sunday.
 •  Drivers stunned by danger on LA highway
A couple in California spotted a driver who appears to be asleep behind the wheel of his Tesla on a busy freeway.
 •  Banksy's famous Brexit mural vanishes from the side of building
Banksy's mural of a workman chiseling away at a star in the European Union flag mysteriously disappeared from the side of a building in Dover, England, over the weekend.
 •  Banksy and the tradition of destroying art
When the British street artist Banksy shredded his "Girl With Balloon" after it was purchased for US$1.4 million at Sotheby's, did he know how the art world would react?
 •  Banksy piece self-destructs during auction
Banksy's "Girl with a Balloon", which was shredded went it went up for auction, has been renamed "Love is in the Bin".
 •  What's so special about the Mona Lisa?
Every day, thousands of people from around the world crowd into a stark, beige room at Paris's Louvre Museum to view its single mounted artwork, Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."
 •  Giant pumice stone in the Pacific could help heal Great Barrier Reef
A pumice "raft" the size of Manhattan is drifting towards Australia, bringing along with it new marine life that could help with the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef's corals, half of which have been killed in recent years as a result of climate change.
 •  A scientific breakthrough at the Florida Aquarium could save 'America's Great Barrier Reef'
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida, says they've made scientific history as a group of coral has successfully reproduced two days in a row for the first time in a lab setting.
 •  Can coral farms save our reefs?
The battle to save our most diverse ecosystems is entering a critical phase.
 •  What a shot! 30 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 30 amazing sports photos from August 18 to August 25.
 •  Disney reveals new details about Star Wars hotel, Epcot overhaul
Visitors to Disney's "Star Wars"-themed land in Orlando can stay immersed in a galaxy far, far away by spending two nights in a themed hotel that will be called "Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser."
 •  See the giant bolt of lightning that left multiple injured at a PGA tournament
Multiple people were wounded by debris after lightning struck a tree at a PGA golf tournament in Atlanta, the organizers said.
 •  Fugitive billionaire's skyscraper sold for $734 million
With its exaggerated crown and bulging upper levels, the 39-floor Pangu Plaza casts an unusual shadow over Beijing.
 •  Is a recession coming? Here's how to tell
Warning bells are going off about a possible recession in America, perhaps in time for the 2020 election. The key to whether the US economy keeps growing or stalls rests largely on consumers, and whether or not they keep spending.
 •  What China's new tariffs mean for you
It's hard to keep up with the tit-for-tat trade war between the United States and China.
 •  Apple warns not to keep its credit card by leather. Or denim. Or loose change.
Apple's new titanium credit card comes with a potential headache that will be familiar to iPhone users everywhere: It can get scuffed up a little too easily in the real world.
 •  Why 'Seinfeld' is superior to 'Friends'
Early on in the fourth season of "Seinfeld," Jerry Seinfeld and his friend George Costanza fly to Los Angeles to pitch a sitcom to NBC. George's idea? A show about nothing. The idea is swiftly met with confusion. No plot? Nothing happens?
 •  Trump's deficit has exploded a GOP myth
The Congressional Budget Office has predicted the federal deficit could reach $1 trillion by the 2020 fiscal year. Once again, President Trump has exposed a myth in American politics. That myth? That Republicans are the party of fiscal responsibility.
 •  The Don who would be King
There are countries that have endured unhinged leaders before. I'm thinking of Britain during the reign of King George III, whose years of delusion were depicted in the 1994 film "The Madness of King George." Our current civic stress test in the United States is coming courtesy of a President whose narcissistic impulses seem to be getting worse. Two recent days crystallized those concerns.
 •  ASL interpreter's viral moment misses the point
This week, a video of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter Amber Galloway Gallego working alongside rapper Twista, described by The Root as "the fastest rapping MC in the world," went viral.
 •  Trump's chilling plan punishes children
When all else fails, lock up children.  That's the message from the Trump administration, which on Wednesday announced a regulation allowing it to indefinitely detain migrant families who arrive at our southern border. The new rule would replace a court agreement known as the Flores settlement, which sets minimum standards for migrant children in government custody, and limits their detention to 20 days. 
 •  'Practical Magic' prequel is exactly right in age of Trump
"Practical Magic" has been a staple film of the witch movie genre since it came out in 1998, and fans rejoiced this week when HBO Max, the soon-to-be-launched streaming service, announced that it had greenlit a TV pilot of the film's prequel, "Rules of Magic."
 •  Refinance rates at 2.75% APR. Do you qualify?
 •  8 cards charging 0% interest until 2021
 •  5 stocks that could set you up for life
 •  Putin tried to smash rivals. But protests have spiraled
 •  Why protests are becoming increasingly faceless
Hong Kong protesters clash with police United drops Chicago-Hong Kong route
 •  Hong Kong protests take violent turn
Police drew their guns as protesters threw bricks and petrol bombs during one of the most violent nights Hong Kong has seen over 12 consecutive weekends of protests.
 •  A trail of 'bloody gold' leads to government
 •  Furor over Taylor Swift's 'London Boy' song
Taylor Swift is in love again, ladies and gentlemen, and this time it's with a nation.
 •  Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to strengthen into a hurricane
Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Wednesday morning and bring wind, rain and storm surges to the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico over the coming week.
 •  Three dead, four injured in shooting at New Mexico party
Three people died and four others were injured in a shooting at a house party in Hobbs, New Mexico, police said.
 •  Gas explosion levels part of a building in Maryland shopping center
A gas explosion in Maryland destroyed part of a building in shopping center on Sunday morning, local fire departments report, in an incident that affected businesses and residents miles away.
 •  St. Louis mayor announces $100,000 in rewards for arrests in 4 child killings
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson has announced $25,000 rewards for information leading to arrests of the people who killed four children in a rash of shootings this summer.
 •  Air Force base to add days off after recent suicides
On Friday, most of the service members of the Air Force's 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force base in South Carolina will get a needed extra day off.
 •  America is building another big wall. This one will protect New York
By 2025, New York's Staten Island will be fortified by a towering seawall running 5.3 miles along the coast, an engineering feat designed to ward off a growing threat.
 •  The world's tallest unoccupied building
In 1987, ground was broken on a grand new hotel in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. The pyramid-shaped, supertall skyscraper was to exceed 1,000 feet in height, and was designed to house at least 3,000 rooms, as well as five revolving restaurants with panoramic views.
 •  Meet the model whose skin tone made her a social media star
She calls herself the 'Melaniin Goddess,' but years before Khoudia Diop came to celebrate her strikingly dark skin, the 19-year-old model struggled with bullying over her complexion.
 •  Naomi Campbell sets her sights on Lagos
Decades after making her name on the most watched runways of Paris and Milan, supermodel Naomi Campbell has decamped for new ground: Lagos, Nigeria.
 •  How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse
Say "doomsday bunker" and most people would imagine a concrete room filled with cots and canned goods.
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