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July 20th, 2011
08:00 PM ET

'Flirting' with 100 degrees

Half-naked anchors cover "heat dome" while reporters cook steak and eggs in it. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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Filed under: Heat • Jeanne Moos • Weather
July 20th, 2011
07:14 PM ET

New TSA body scan less invasive

The TSA is phasing out its graphic body scan in favor of software that shows a body outline instead. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: Air travel • Brian Todd • TSA
July 20th, 2011
06:30 PM ET

The 'vile' saga continues

(CNN) – Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz admitted Wednesday that fellow Florida Rep. Allen West's e-mail rant was the kind of attack she's never experienced before.

In an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room," Schultz added, "And I was surprised that he sent that to my personal e-mail, an e-mail that he didn't previously have."

But the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee claimed that West's insult-filled message didn't faze her, instead charging that the real heat is coming from West's own backyard.

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BLITZER’S BLOG: Let’s tone down the violent rhetoric
A spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign called Michele Bachmann “the very definition of a target-rich environment.”
July 20th, 2011
03:07 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Let’s tone down the violent rhetoric

(CNN) – I remember first hearing the phrase “a target-rich environment” during the first Gulf War back in 1991. I was then CNN’s Pentagon correspondent. U.S. military planners had half a million troops in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the region ready to liberate Kuwait from Saddam Hussein’s occupation. In advance of the start of the air war, they kept telling me there was “a target-rich environment” in and around Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq. The Iraqis would soon learn that the United States meant business.
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Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Wolf Blitzer
July 20th, 2011
01:33 PM ET

Migraines a deal breaker for Bachmann?

(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann responded Tuesday to a report that the presidential candidate frequently suffers from severe headaches that have at least three times landed her in the hospital.

At a campaign stop in South Carolina, Bachmann said she treats her migraines with medicine as needed and emphasized the rigorous pace of her campaign schedule since she entered the 2012 race.

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SEE ALSO: Sanjay Gupta on Bachmann's headaches

July 20th, 2011
01:15 PM ET

Morgan addresses claims of phone hacking

On The Situation Room, CNN's Piers Morgan addresses claims of phone hacking made by British MP Louise Mensch.

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RELATED VIDEO: Piers Morgan blasts Mensch's 'lie'


Filed under: Interviews • Murdoch • News of the World • Piers Morgan
July 20th, 2011
12:59 PM ET

Hackers turn tables on Murdoch empire

Hackers from the group LulzSec claim they have access to News Corp. e-mails, publishing passwords as proof.

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Filed under: Hackers • News Corporation • Tech