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Photos show a distant shot of Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel which was attacked by a group of Taliban fighters.
Guy rapping atop pole shuts down Times Square. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a traffic-stopping pole dance.
A journalist who was at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul at the time of the attack describes what she saw.
With political rhetoric focused on cutting spending, why are some lawmakers leasing costly cars at taxpayer expense? CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.
CNN's Brian Todd tours a nuclear plant in Nebraska that's now being threatened by flood waters.
Camera goes head to head with Michele Bachmann. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
(CNN) - With President Obama back in Iowa today, I went back to look at my interview with then-candidate Obama in Des Moines on October 31, 2008 – only days before his election. He reflected on how far he had come in Iowa.
"There were a bunch of people out here who signed up for our campaign when we had almost no money, very few endorsements," he said. "The polls weren't good for us."
Fort Calhoun, Nebraska (CNN) - Tim Nellenbach is on a mission as he shows a small group of journalists around his workplace. The manager of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant and his colleagues are bent on dispelling rumors about the condition of their facility: rumors about a meltdown, about a loss of power. The rumors are patently false, they say, and it's frustrating to have to deal with them while also battling a genuine crisis.
These officials are also acutely aware of comparisons to the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March, which crippled a nuclear power plant there, leading to the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.
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WATCH "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" Tuesday at 6pm ET to see Brian Todd's report from Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant in Nebraska.FULL STORY