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December 11th, 2012
12:19 PM ET

Lost monkey roams IKEA

A dapper monkey causes a circus at IKEA. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the real monkey wearing a fake shearling.

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Filed under: Animals • Jeanne Moos
December 11th, 2012
12:13 PM ET

Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan rescue

CNN's Barbara Starr profiles a Navy SEAL who died in a raid that freed a doctor being held captive in Afghanistan.

RELATED STORY: U.S. Navy SEAL killed in operation to rescue American doctor in Afghanistan


Filed under: Afghanistan • Barbara Starr • Military • Navy SEALs
December 11th, 2012
11:37 AM ET

Jenni Rivera's plane had crashed before

CNN's Tory Dunnan reports the plane that killed singer Jenni Rivera suffered substantial damage in a previous crash.

RELATED STORY: Singer, reality TV star Jenni Rivera dies in plane crash


Filed under: Air travel • Tory Dunnan
December 11th, 2012
10:47 AM ET

Visualize the fiscal cliff

CNN's Tom Foreman provides a visual breakdown of our country's spending and why budget deals have stalled.

RELATED STORY: Obama, Boehner try to talk their way down from fiscal cliff


Filed under: fiscal cliff • Tom Foreman • virtual studio
December 11th, 2012
10:42 AM ET

Diplomats: Rebels trained to secure WMDs

CNN's Brian Todd reports on U.S. efforts to prevent Syrian chemical weapons from falling into the wrong hands.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Syria