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July 18th, 2013
07:27 PM ET

Bloody photos of Boston bombing suspect

Newly released images show bloody photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev when he was captured near Boston.

RELATED STORY: Photos of Tsarnaev arrest follow Rolling Stone complaints

Evacuee captures California wildfire up close
July 18th, 2013
07:17 PM ET

Evacuee captures California wildfire up close

Firefighters are desperately working to contain a raging California wildfire that's burning almost out of control. Nearly 30 square miles have burned near Idyllwild and Fern Valley, prompting an evacuation order for more than 6,000 residents. More than 4,000 homes are threatened by the fire.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer spoke to Jenny Kirchner, who was evacuated from her home. Before she left, Kirchner, a freelance photographer, grabbed her camera and took some shots within just a few feet from the flames.


Filed under: California • fire • Interviews
July 18th, 2013
11:31 AM ET

Rider shows off his 'stickability'

Rider thrown from his horse dangles hilariously. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on "stickability" in the saddle.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos
July 18th, 2013
11:30 AM ET

Dangerous heat scorches the Northeast

Like many things in life, it's going to get worse before it gets better.

That lardy layer of humid, sticky heat oozing over the Northeast and Midwest is getting hotter and spreading out Thursday. But cooling rain will wash it away in some places in the evening.

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Filed under: Emily Schmidt • Heat
July 18th, 2013
11:27 AM ET

Retailers boycott Rolling Stone magazine

Some retailers are refusing to sell Rolling Stone because it put Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover.

RELATED STORY: Rolling Stone cover of bombing suspect called 'slap' to Boston

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev • Rolling Stone
July 18th, 2013
11:24 AM ET

Liz Cheney to challenge GOP senator

The U.S. Senate race in Wyoming has it all: A popular incumbent Republican facing a primary challenge, a GOP feud, a generational divide, and Dick Cheney, one of the most polarizing figures in politics.

Liz Cheney met with reporters in Casper on Wednesday, one day after announcing her bid for the seat. It came on the same day that three-term Republican Sen. Mike Enzi said he would run for re-election.

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Filed under: Dana Bash • Liz Cheney
July 18th, 2013
11:21 AM ET

Police are tracking where you drive

Police around the United States are recording the license plates of passing drivers and storing the information for years with little privacy protection, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday.

The information potentially allows authorities to track the movements of everyone who drives a car.

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Filed under: ACLU • Dan Simon