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May 24th, 2013
07:22 PM ET

Justice Dept. investigates Fox reporter

The Department of Justice investigates a Fox News reporter over leaks about the 2009 North Korean Nuclear program.

RELATED STORY: Justice Department tracked Fox News reporter's e-mail, movements


Filed under: Dept. of Justice • Fox News
May 24th, 2013
07:21 PM ET

Nuclear plant spoofs 'Star Trek'

A video made in 2010 shows managers at a troubled nuclear power plant in California parody 'Star Trek.'


Filed under: Mary Snow
May 24th, 2013
07:19 PM ET

Iran-linked hackers probe energy firms

Officials are investigating a 'barrage' of cyber attacks on U.S. utilities by Iran-linked hackers.

RELATED STORY: Hackers appear to probe U.S. energy infrastructure, suspicions about Iran


Filed under: Hackers • Iran • National security • Tech
May 24th, 2013
07:17 PM ET

Witness shows photos of collapsed bridge

Richard Dessin shares his exclusive images of a collapsed Washington state bridge.

RELATED STORY: Site of Washington bridge collapse could reopen by mid-June


Filed under: Interviews • Transportation • Washington state
May 24th, 2013
07:14 PM ET

Problem bridges are everywhere

CNN's Tom Foreman explains that every state has hundreds of deficient bridges.

RELATED STORY: Site of Washington bridge collapse could reopen by mid-June


Filed under: Transportation • Washington state
May 24th, 2013
03:43 PM ET

Boy Scouts will allow gay youth to join

The Boy Scouts of America will allow openly-gay youths into their organization beginning January 1st.

RELATED STORY: Boy Scouts to allow gay youths to join


Filed under: Boy Scouts • gay rights
May 24th, 2013
03:38 PM ET

Horse farm hit by tornado

Brian Todd reports on the deaths of up to 100 horses, devastation at popular family farm from tornado.

RELATED STORY: Honest advice from Joplin to Moore: 'Life sucks sometimes'

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Oklahoma • Tornado
May 24th, 2013
03:33 PM ET

Loved ones remember tornado victims

CNN's Erin McPike speaks with families that are remembering lost loved ones as Oklahoma starts to recover.

RELATED STORY: Families remember Oklahoma tornado victims


Filed under: Erin McPike • Oklahoma • Tornado
May 24th, 2013
03:28 PM ET

Oklahoma nurses saved mom in labor

Four nurses stayed with a mother in labor while a tornado ripped the hospital walls off. CNN's Brian Todd reports. (Video)

RELATED STORY: Students, teachers from tornado-leveled school say goodbye

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Oklahoma • Tornado
Family behind iconic photo talks to CNN
May 24th, 2013
01:48 PM ET

Family behind iconic photo talks to CNN

This iconic photo of the Cobb family was seen around the world and sums up many of the emotions survivors felt in the first minutes and hours after the tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday. It shows Briarwood Elementary assistant teacher LaDonna Cobb leaving the school while her husband Steve carries their daughter Jordan in his arms. 

The Cobb family described their experience in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer Thursday. 

LaDonna, who had the afternoon off, got an alert on her cell phone about the tornado, so she and Steve went to go pick up their daughters from school. By the time they arrived, it was too late to leave, so they rode out the storm in their daughter Erin's classroom.

"We all got down on our knees and covered our heads," says Steve. "My wife was on top of Erin, my youngest daughter, covering her. There was, like, 12 or 13 other kids, and another teacher was in there with us. And so we just waited for it to hit. When it hit, it was like the walls came in, everything that was in the classroom was on top of us basically."

"They were screaming. And crying," LaDonna describes, "and we were just saying, 'It's okay, it's okay. You're going to be okay. We're here... We love you,' and they were just screaming the worst screams... We didn't think we were going to make it." 

LaDonna and Steve suffered facial injuries, but the family is otherwise okay.

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Filed under: Interviews • Oklahoma • Tornado
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