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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

August 20th, 2014
07:52 PM ET

U.S. attempted rescue of hostages in Syria

The Obama administration announced that earlier this summer, U.S. forces had attempted to rescue kidnapped journalist James Foley and others - but their efforts failed. CNN's Barbara Starr has more.

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Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Terror
August 20th, 2014
07:49 PM ET

Conflicting accounts in Brown shooting

As a grand jury sifts through witness accounts of the Michael Brown shooting, they will hear drastically different versions of events. CNN's Joe Johns walks through the events to try to figure out what really happened.


Filed under: Ferguson • Joe Johns
August 20th, 2014
07:47 PM ET

Officer to protesters: "I will kill you"

An officer in Missouri has been suspended indefinitely after threatening protesters with a semi-automatic rifle. CNN's Don Lemon shares the video and explains what happened.


Filed under: Don Lemon • Ferguson
August 20th, 2014
07:44 PM ET

New U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

A day after ISIS posted a propaganda film that shows the beheading of an American journalist, the U.S. pounded the terrorist group with a new round of airstrikes. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Terror
August 20th, 2014
07:38 PM ET

Attorney General tries to reassure Ferguson

The Attorney General Eric Holder visits the town slammed by protests and promises justice amid new accusations that police have been harassing protesters. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Jake Tapper
August 19th, 2014
07:49 PM ET

Who was American beheaded by ISIS?

American freelance journalist James Foley is reported to have been beheaded by ISIS, in a gruesome video posted online. CNN's Brian Todd looks back at his life and his work.

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Filed under: International affairs • National security • Terror
August 19th, 2014
07:46 PM ET

ISIS terrorists behead American

A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq.

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August 19th, 2014
07:40 PM ET

New questions about Ferguson police tactics

After protests were marred by violence and a tough police crackdown Monday, there are new questions about the tactics used by authorities and whether or not they are appropriate. CNN's Brian Todd investigates.

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Filed under: Ferguson • National security • Politics
August 18th, 2014
07:18 PM ET

CNN reporter ordered to move by police

While reporting live from Ferguson, CNN's Don Lemon and nearby protesters are ordered out of their location by police.


Filed under: Don Lemon • Ferguson • Situation Room
August 18th, 2014
07:16 PM ET

U.S. airstrikes drive ISIS from Mosul dam

Are the latest round of airstrikes against ISIS an expansion of the U.S. mission in Iraq? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: International affairs • Iraq • Situation Room
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