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August 20th, 2012
06:52 PM ET

Politicians skinny dip in Sea of Galilee

GOP Congressmen are scolded over a late night swim in The Sea of Galilee. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

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Filed under: Congress • Dana Bash • Israel
August 20th, 2012
06:48 PM ET

Romney: 'I can't defend' Akin

The Republican presidential candidate responds to the controversial remarks made by U.S. Senate Candidate Todd Akin.

RELATED STORY: Akin stays in race despite conservative outlash, Romney says 'I can't defend him'


Filed under: 2012 election • Mitt Romney • Todd Akin
August 20th, 2012
06:45 PM ET

Ryan faces split among fellow Catholics

Lisa Sylvester reports on the split support for Paul Ryan among his fellow Catholics, including some activist nuns.

RELATED: CNN OPINION: Who will claim the Catholic vote?

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Filed under: 2012 election • Catholicism • Lisa Sylvester • Religion