Hear Lara Trump discuss salary with Omarosa

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman released a secret recording with President Trump's daughter-in-law - and 2020 senior campaign aide - Lara Trump in which the two discussed Manigault Newman's potential salary if she were to join the re-election campaign.

Posted: Aug 17, 2018 10:03 AM
Updated: Aug 17, 2018 10:30 AM

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1. Aretha Franklin

What's the proper way to say good-bye to a queen? When it's the Queen of Soul, the only right way is through song. And that's what people around the world did as word got out that Aretha Franklin had died of pancreatic cancer at age 76. It seemed like Franklin's music was everywhere -- car radios blasting "Respect," women walking down the street humming "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," her classic "Think" on a virtual loop on TV.

Franklin's career lasted more than half a century, yielding 88 Billboard chart hits and 18 Grammy awards. In her peak, from the late '60s to mid '70s, she had more than two dozen Top 40 hits. But more than all that, she was a cultural touchstone. Her music energized both the civil rights and women's rights movements, and her voice became the paradigm that all singers who came after her compared themselves to. You can read more about her remarkable life here, click through photos and check out tributes from around the world.

2. Politics

The Defense Department postponed the big military parade President Trump wanted. Instead of having it this Veterans Day, it's being pushed to sometime in 2019. A reported $92 million price tag and pushback from the American Legion probably didn't help. But that's not all that's going on ...

Security clearances: The man who oversaw the bin Laden raid slammed President Trump over revoking the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan. Retired Adm. William McRaven, in a Washington Post op-ed, defended Brennan, declared Trump had embarrassed the nation and said he'd "consider it an honor" if the President took his security clearance, too. Word is more clearances could be stripped from others in the coming days.

Omarosa: A day after losing the news cycle to the security clearances story, Omarosa Manigault Newman snatched it back by releasing a new audio recording. In this one, Lara Trump, President Trump's daughter-in-law, is heard discussing a job offer, which Manigault Newman claims was a hush agreement. The New York Times reports the ex-White House aide could have as many as 200 recordings, so this might go on for a while.

Paul Manafort trial: Jurors will deliberate again today in the trial of the ex-Trump campaign manager. The jury asked the judge four questions, including for a definition of reasonable doubt.

3. China

A new Pentagon report says China is likely training pilots for missions that target the United States. The annual report, which details Chinese military developments, also says China is looking at developing nuclear capability on its long-range bombers. That would, for the first time, give the Chinese the ability to launch nukes from "land, sea and air." Chinese President Xi Jinping has made no secret of his desire to modernize China's armed forces. And one CIA official says China wants to replace the US as the world's superpower.

4. Clergy sex abuse

The Vatican has finally broken its silence on that explosive Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sex abuse of children by clergy and cover-ups by church leaders. "Shame and sorrow" are the words used by a Vatican spokesman to express the church's response. But Pope Francis, whose papacy is being tested by an avalanche of sex abuse scandals from around the globe, has yet to publicly talk about the report. In Pennsylvania, lawmakers are considering expanding statues of limitations so more victims can seek justice.

5. Drug overdoses

Drug overdose deaths in the US rose almost 7% in 2017, according to a report from the CDC. And they've nearly doubled over the last decade. The reason for the increase isn't a surprise -- it's the opioid epidemic. Opioids -- which include prescription painkillers, heroin and other illegal synthetic drugs -- account for almost 68% of the total deaths.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

Bad movie

So much for seeing a movie every day. MoviePass is changing its service again. Now, it limits the films and showtimes that are available each day.

Free ride

If you can get into NYU's med school, you don't have to worry about tuition. The school just made tuition free for all its medical students.

Deaf jam

Meet the man who is bringing the music of Chance the Rapper and others to the deaf community.

Dress you up

The Air Force feels like its dress blues look too much like business suits, so it's stepping back in time for inspiration to give the uniforms a new look.

TOTAL RECALL

Quiz time

Madonna is holding a fundraiser for Malawi's children to celebrate what?

A. her new album

B. her 60th birthday

C. her new movie

D. her new clothing line

Play "Total Recall: The CNN news quiz" to see if you're right. And don't forget, you can also find a version of the quiz on your Amazon devices! Just say, "Alexa, ask CNN for a quiz."

TODAY'S QUOTE

"There are hundreds, thousands rather, of bridges at risk of collapse."

Settimo Martinello, director of a company that inspects 50,000 bridges in Italy, warning after the fatal Morandi Bridge collapse that other bridges in the country are in danger of failing, too

IT'S THE WEEKEND, BABY

Headed to a theater this weekend? If you're a fan of Mark Wahlberg, you'll love "Mile 22," CNN's Brian Lowry says. And "Crazy Rich Asians" is in theaters, too; despite all the cultural significance attached to it, Lowry says it's really just a good, old-school rom-com. On the small screen, Netflix premieres "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening's new show, "Disenchantment."

AND FINALLY

If the shoe fits ...

Apparently, dog shoes are a thing now (I know, right), so this guy shows just how excited his three Siberian huskies are to put them on. (Click to view.)

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 265146

Reported Deaths: 5777
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto17741191
Hinds16891332
Harrison14279204
Rankin11239220
Jackson10917190
Lee9071145
Madison8599169
Jones6731118
Forrest6208124
Lauderdale6121192
Lowndes5544120
Lafayette520598
Lamar505865
Washington4933125
Bolivar4126109
Oktibbeha408382
Panola386981
Pontotoc377460
Monroe3686110
Warren3685103
Marshall357170
Union356864
Pearl River3495106
Neshoba3490154
Leflore3118109
Lincoln306788
Hancock294262
Sunflower291975
Tate280662
Alcorn273154
Pike270181
Itawamba269363
Scott260048
Yazoo256756
Prentiss253754
Coahoma249755
Copiah249749
Tippah249750
Simpson242872
Leake238167
Marion224273
Grenada223972
Covington221073
Adams215171
Wayne213734
Winston207671
George204739
Newton199946
Attala197064
Tishomingo194961
Chickasaw189344
Jasper181138
Holmes172068
Clay166837
Tallahatchie157235
Stone152525
Clarke148162
Calhoun141322
Smith130026
Yalobusha123335
Walthall114537
Greene113729
Noxubee113026
Montgomery112036
Carroll106822
Lawrence106817
Perry105131
Amite102126
Webster96824
Tunica89021
Claiborne88825
Jefferson Davis88430
Benton85823
Humphreys84724
Kemper80920
Quitman7139
Franklin70617
Choctaw63713
Wilkinson59825
Jefferson56821
Sharkey45217
Issaquena1606
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 441170

Reported Deaths: 6660
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson646811007
Mobile31620572
Madison28310217
Tuscaloosa21525275
Montgomery19954332
Shelby19335132
Baldwin17256189
Lee13205107
Morgan12639142
Etowah12107181
Calhoun11521206
Marshall10471123
Houston9009164
Limestone834981
Cullman8274124
Elmore8214110
DeKalb7894107
Lauderdale7871107
St. Clair7854130
Talladega6481112
Walker6036183
Jackson601545
Colbert549994
Blount547386
Autauga537662
Coffee462464
Dale410785
Franklin374950
Russell357515
Chilton345473
Covington339680
Escambia335444
Tallapoosa3149109
Dallas313296
Chambers304270
Clarke300236
Pike262531
Lawrence254155
Marion253761
Winston233642
Bibb222348
Geneva211547
Marengo209331
Pickens199631
Hale185244
Barbour182738
Fayette178629
Butler174460
Cherokee165731
Henry159925
Monroe152421
Randolph146436
Washington142327
Clay130546
Crenshaw124045
Macon122337
Cleburne121825
Lamar120222
Lowndes115536
Wilcox107922
Bullock103528
Perry100018
Conecuh97922
Sumter90527
Greene77923
Coosa63618
Choctaw51924
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