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June 20th, 2013
07:12 PM ET

John Paul II on fast track to sainthood

The Vatican is expected to declare Pope John Paul II a saint sometime within the next 16 months. Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Catholicism • Pope • Religion
June 20th, 2013
06:44 PM ET

McCain: Middle East about to 'erupt'

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, reiterated Thursday that the situation in Syria is growing more dire by the day, and he blasted the Obama administration for not doing enough to stop it.

"The Middle East is about to erupt," McCain said on CNN's "The Situation Room." "This is turning into a regional conflict."

FULL STORY

Filed under: Jim Acosta • John McCain • Syria
June 20th, 2013
06:08 PM ET

Why did the stock market plunge?

CNN's Tom Foreman explains why the stock market has dipped this week.

RELATED STORY: Worst day of the year for Dow , S&P 500


Filed under: Ben Bernanke • Stock Market • Tom Foreman
June 20th, 2013
06:01 PM ET

Immigration deal boosts border security

A new Senate immigration deal includes tougher border security and a 700-mile border fence. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

RELATED STORY: Senate immigration deal includes tougher border security


Filed under: Dana Bash • Immigration • Senate
June 20th, 2013
12:14 PM ET

Ex-official: Nothing supports TWA theory

Former NTSB official Peter Goelz responds to new claims made by a documentary about the cause of TWA Flight 800's crash.

RELATED STORY: Filmmaker asserts new evidence on crash of TWA Flight 800


Filed under: Air travel • Jake Tapper • NTSB
June 20th, 2013
12:10 PM ET

Paula Deen admits to using racial slur

CNN's Alina Machado reports about a deposition showing celebrity chef Paula Deen admitting to making racist comments.

RELATED STORY: Celeb chef Paula Deen admits using 'N' word


Filed under: Alina Machado • Paula Deen • race
June 20th, 2013
12:04 PM ET

What's in your Chipotle burrito?

Popular food chain Chipotle announces that some of its ingredients are genetically modified. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Chipotle • Food
June 20th, 2013
11:30 AM ET

No evidence of IRS political influence

Despite suspicions the White House is behind IRS targeting, investigators agree there is no evidence. Dana Bash reports.

RELATED STORY: Conservative activists rip IRS at rally


Filed under: Dana Bash • IRS • Tea Party
June 20th, 2013
11:26 AM ET

John Mayer and Prancercise lady team up

John Mayer trots out Prancercise for his new single. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the Prancercise lady is back in the saddle.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos
June 20th, 2013
11:22 AM ET

Critics attack planned talks with Taliban

The Obama administration plans to send a high-level official to Qatar, where the Taliban have opened an office.

RELATED STORY: Trust low, but U.S. says talks with Taliban will go on


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Qatar • Taliban
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