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August 4th, 2011
11:40 PM ET

Horse trips, lady freaks

A carriage ride from hell is caught on camera. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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August 4th, 2011
11:32 PM ET

Transportation secy. 'thrilled' over FAA deal

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood praises deal for helping put thousands of FAA employees back to work Monday.

RELATED STORY: Deal reached to fund FAA and put thousands back to work

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Filed under: Congress • FAA • Interviews • Ray Lahood • Situation Room
August 4th, 2011
09:57 PM ET

What does a bankrupt city look like?

EDITORS NOTE: CNN producer Julian Cummings traveled to Central Falls, Rhode Island with CNN correspondent Mary Snow to report on the city's bankruptcy. This is his story.

(CNN) - A late assignment on Tuesday sent me to cover the bankruptcy of the smallest city in our smallest state: Central Falls, Rhode Island.

As I read more and more about Central Falls on the way to the story, I was hit with shock about Rhode Island’s major fiscal problems. I was also wondering: What does a bankrupt city look like?
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Filed under: Economy • Mary Snow
BLITZER’S BLOG: Hunger in America growing at staggering pace
August 4th, 2011
02:37 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Hunger in America growing at staggering pace

(CNN) - It’s hard to believe, but one in seven Americans – 15% of the country – now need government-provided food stamps simply to survive.

The new numbers just came out from the United States Department of Agriculture, which administers what’s officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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Filed under: Food stamps • Government aid • Hunger • Poverty • Wolf Blitzer
August 4th, 2011
12:44 PM ET

Staff react to Gabby Giffords' return

CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on staff reaction to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' surprise return to the Capitol.

RELATED STORY: Loughner forced medication OK'd by judge


Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords • Thelma Gutierrez
August 4th, 2011
12:37 PM ET

The last seconds of bin Laden's life

A new report reveals details about the moment navy SEALs enterered Osama bin Laden's bedroom. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

RELATED STORY: Ex-Afghan spy chief talks updated

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Osama bin Laden • Pakistan
August 4th, 2011
12:00 PM ET

Huntsman: "I am pro-life"

GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman discusses his stance on abortion, same-sex marriage, and immigration.

RELATED STORY: Huntsman: Time to show leadership


Filed under: Interviews • Jon Huntsman • Politics