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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

July 16th, 2013
06:54 PM ET

Gupta: Heroin addiction hard to overcome

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why mixing drugs can be fatal, and why it is so difficult to recover from heroin addiction.

RELATED STORY: Coroner: Mix of heroin and alcohol killed 'Glee' star


Filed under: drugs • Entertainment • Sanjay Gupta
July 16th, 2013
06:39 PM ET

Holder: 'We must stand our ground'

Wolf Blitzer and panel react to Attorney General Eric Holder's comments that take aim at "stand your ground" laws.

RELATED STORY: Holder blasts 'stand your ground' after Zimmerman verdict


Filed under: Eric Holder • George Zimmerman • Trayvon Martin • Wolf Blitzer
July 16th, 2013
05:37 PM ET

Heroin, alcohol killed 'Glee' star

The British Columbia coroner says actor Cory Monteith died from a "mixed drug toxicity" including alcohol and heroin. CNN's Tory Dunnan reports.

RELATED STORY: Coroner: Mix of heroin and alcohol killed 'Glee' star


Filed under: drugs • Entertainment • Tory Dunnan
July 16th, 2013
10:51 AM ET

'Moral Monday' protests rock in N.C.

Washington no longer has a monopoly on bitter partisanship. Much of the nation's political rancor has spread to statehouses across the country. And the weekly demonstrations outside the North Carolina legislature, dubbed "Moral Mondays," are only the latest example.

As they have for three months, liberal activists rallied once again on Monday outside the GOP-dominated statehouse to protest what they see as an aggressive and fast-moving conservative agenda.

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Filed under: abortion • Jim Acosta • North Carolina
July 16th, 2013
10:46 AM ET

This wild bird gets plucked

Ouch! Woman plucks porcupine quills stuck in wild raven. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a bird's best friend.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos
July 16th, 2013
10:43 AM ET

What's next for Zimmerman's jury?

Brian Todd reports on the Zimmerman jurors: how long will their anonymity last, what happens if it's broken?

RELATED STORY: Juror: 'No doubt' that George Zimmerman feared for his life

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Filed under: Brian Todd • George Zimmerman