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Who's really at fault in sea lion attack

By Danny Cevallos
A little girl was dragged from a pier by a sea lion before being rescued. It's a classic case of nature meets civilization, civilization needs get a clue and stay away from wild animals, writes Danny Cevallos.
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President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman pose for photos after a ceremony to mark the opening of the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's anti-Iran aggression couldn't come at a worse time

By David A. Andelman
At first glance, it appears that there are only two clear paths that the US can take when dealing with the Middle East: the Sunni path of Saudi Arabia and the bulk of its Gulf allies, on the one hand; or the Shiite path represented by Iran.
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US President Donald Trump speaks during the Arabic Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017.
Trump tells Muslim leaders he brings message of 'friendship, hope and love' / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump's doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

By Sahar Aziz
President Trump's speech in Riyadh, advocating for peace and prosperity, directly contradicts his actions and attitude toward Muslims until now, writes Sahar Aziz.
Donald Trump and Robert Mueller

The players who control Trump's fate

By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
As President Trump faces a brewing scandal over Russian meddling, what happens next hinges on how a cast of political actors and journalists play their part, writes Julian Zelizer.
Alec Baldwin plays Donald Trump in the season finale of "Saturday Night Live," on May 20.

Why this season of 'SNL' was its best yet

By Dean Obeidallah
'Saturday Night Live' ended its 42nd and possibly best season, transforming from a satirical weekly recap of the news to the news itself, writes Dean Obeidallah.

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