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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 25th, 2011
07:06 PM ET

Gadhafi's 'obsession' with Rice

Middle East expert Fouad Ajami discusses the photo album of Condoleezza Rice found in Gadhafi's compound in Libya.

RELATED STORY: Gadhafi's crush on Condi?


Filed under: Condoleezza Rice • Interviews • Joe Johns • Libya
August 25th, 2011
06:59 PM ET

U.S. journalist escapes Tripoli prison

Jill Dougherty covers the story of Matthew Van Dyke, a U.S. journalist who spent months in solitary confinement in Libya.

RELATED STORY: American held in solitary escapes Tripoli prison


Filed under: Jill Dougherty • Libya
August 25th, 2011
06:32 PM ET

U.S. military squares off with Irene

The U.S. military is making preparations for an onslaught by Irene. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on their movements.

RELATED STORY: Warnings, watches issued in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Irene


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Irene • Military • Weather
August 25th, 2011
06:13 PM ET

What a new Libya will look like

TIME Managing Editor Rick Stengel says Gadhafi's era is over and describes a post-Gadhafi Libya.

RELATED STORY: Tripoli awash in guns, rumors amid Gadhafi hunt


Filed under: Interviews • Joe Johns • Libya • Rick Stengel • TIME