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August 9th, 2012
04:45 PM ET

Inside a life of hate

In the wake of the deadly attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, a former skinhead tells his story to CNN's Brian Todd.

Arno Michaelis says he’s never met Wade Michael Page, the white supremacist who gunned down six people before killing himself, but he can identify with him. "If it wasn't for things- very fortunate things that happened to me along the way and help I got from other people, many of whom I had claimed to hate, I could have very easily ended up where Wade Page ended up on Sunday," Michaelis told Todd.

Thanks to what he describes as β€œa twist in life,” Michaelis left behind his life of hate and now runs an organization, Life After Hate, dedicated to helping people transition out of that existence.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • hate crime • race
August 9th, 2012
10:59 AM ET

Luggage delivered to your door for a fee

American Airlines is offering passengers in the U.S. a luggage delivery service. CNN's Sandra Endo reports.

RELATED STORY: Bag delivery fee worth it for some fliers


Filed under: Air travel • Sandra Endo
August 9th, 2012
10:53 AM ET

Why Pawlenty may be Romney's VP

CNN's John King profiles Tim Pawlenty, considered to be among Mitt Romney's top choices for a running mate.

RELATED STORY: Pawlenty in Michigan for Romney: 'We'll know soon enough' about V.P.


Filed under: John King • Mitt Romney • Tim Pawlenty
August 9th, 2012
10:37 AM ET

Feds: White supremacists in military

Federal investigators say small numbers of white supremacists have infiltrated the military. Chris Lawrence reports.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Military
August 9th, 2012
10:28 AM ET

Meet the man behind the photos of Mars

CNN's John Zarrella reports on a man who's spent nearly two decades photographing Mars for us to see.


Filed under: John Zarrella • Mars • NASA • Space
August 9th, 2012
10:16 AM ET

Gingrich defends probe of Clinton aide

CNN's Wolf Blitzer questions former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich about the call for a probe of aide Huma Abedin.


Filed under: Huma Abedin • Interviews • Newt Gingrich • Wolf Blitzer