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November 9th, 2011
06:51 PM ET

U.S. general fired in Afghanistan

An American general has been relieved for criticizing Afghan president Karzai. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

RELATED: BLITZER'S BLOG: Fired for telling the truth

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Brian Todd • Military
November 9th, 2011
06:45 PM ET

Iranian-Israeli military battle eminent?

Reports indicate Iran is developing nuclear weapons and Israel says it won't sit back and wait. Barbara Starr reports.

RELATED: Iran's nuclear program alarms world powers


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Iraq • Israel • Nuclear
November 9th, 2011
06:35 PM ET

Cain Accusers go public

Brian Todd reports on what Cain's known accusers will do now, and has background on the accusers.

RELATED: Witness saw Herman Cain and accuser together last month

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Filed under: 2012 election • Brian Todd • Herman Cain
November 9th, 2011
06:22 PM ET

Geithner on the attack

In an exclusive interview, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says that Republicans must act to help heal the economy.

RELATED: http://whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/09/geithner-plays-attack-dog/


Filed under: Economy • Jessica Yellin • Timothy Geithner
November 9th, 2011
05:57 PM ET

Safety concerns at Occupy Wall Street

Safety concerns prompt Occupy Wall Street protesters to open a women-only tent at Zuccotti Park. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

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Filed under: Mary Snow • Occupy Wall Street
November 9th, 2011
05:42 PM ET

Stocks plummet on Wall Street from Euro fears

Stocks plunged today on all three major U.S. indexes, with the Dow tumbling 400 points amid a growing debt crisis in Italy. CNN’s Erin Burnett joined Wolf Blitzer on the Situation Room to discuss.

RELATED: Stocks get hammered by Italy fears


Filed under: Erin Burnett • Stock Market
November 9th, 2011
05:29 PM ET

Fake military parts threaten U.S. security

(CNN) - A bipartisan congressional report has found a widespread problem with counterfeit electronic parts installed or purchased for use in American military systems around the world. Two U.S. senators said most of the bogus parts originate in China, according to an investigation by their staff.

"There's a flood of counterfeit parts entering the defense supply chain," Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, told reporters at a news conference Monday, "it is endangering our troops and it is costing us a fortune."

FULL STORY: Report: Bogus U.S. military parts traced to China


Filed under: China • Military
November 9th, 2011
05:22 PM ET

Earthquake rocks eastern Turkey

(CNN) - A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey Wednesday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter was 16 kilometers (9 miles) south of the town of Van, the USGS said, and its depth was 4.8 kilometers (3 miles). The quake hit at 9:23 p.m. (2:23 p.m. ET), it said.

At least 18 buildings have collapsed in Van, including two hotels and one school, according to Turkish state broadcaster TRT.

FULL STORY


Filed under: Chad Myers • earthquake • Turkey
BLITZER'S BLOG: Is it too late for a new GOP candidate?
November 9th, 2011
02:57 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Is it too late for a new GOP candidate?

By CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) - With all the turmoil surrounding the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain, some GOP insiders have raised this question to me in recent conversations: Is it too late for yet another Republican to jump into the race for the party’s presidential nomination?

My instinctive answer is yes – it’s too late in the game to mount an effective campaign. The Iowa caucuses are January 3.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Republicans • Wolf Blitzer
November 9th, 2011
10:21 AM ET

Cain's case of 'he said, she said'

Herman Cain versus his accuser – he said she said. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos