Today's Situation Room:

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-7pm 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 5-7pm ET on CNN.

July 29th, 2013
11:46 AM ET

High-speed rail dangers

Brian Todd reports on what safety experts say about high-speed rail: how fast is too fast?

RELATED STORY: Spanish train driver charged with 79 counts of homicide, but questions remain

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Spain • Spain Train Crash
July 29th, 2013
11:44 AM ET

Virginia woman killed in train wreck

A heartbroken father and several friends talk about an American woman killed in a deadly train accident in Spain.

RELATED STORY: Spanish train driver charged with 79 counts of homicide, but questions remain

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Spain • Spain Train Crash
July 29th, 2013
11:42 AM ET

'Pink Panther' breaks out of prison

A member of the "Pink Panther" gang of jewel thieves has escaped from a prison in Switzerland. Matthew Chance reports.

RELATED STORY: 'Pink Panther' escapes in armed Swiss prison break with fellow inmate


Filed under: Jewel Theif • Matthew Chance • Prison Escape
July 29th, 2013
11:39 AM ET

Human error considered in train wreck

CNN's Tom Foreman takes a closer look at human error and its possible role in several recent transportation accidents.

RELATED STORY: Spanish train driver charged with 79 counts of homicide, but questions remain


Filed under: Spain • Spain Train Crash • Tom Foreman
July 29th, 2013
11:36 AM ET

Snowden's dad: I'm an angry American now

Edward Snowden's father steps up his fight to defend his son, who is still seeking a country that will grant him asylum.

RELATED STORY: Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden: "If I were the U.S. government, I would be praying for his health"


Filed under: Edward Snowden • NSA leaks • Russia
July 29th, 2013
11:34 AM ET

Ariel Castro: 'I was a victim as a child'

CNN's Gary Tuchman explains the plea deal Ariel Castro accepted in order to avoid the death penalty.

RELATED STORY: Ariel Castro's son: I won't visit dad in prison


Filed under: Ariel Castro • Gary Tuchman
July 29th, 2013
11:26 AM ET

Leathers: Weiner is a 'sexual deviant'

CNN's Wolf Blitzer speaks with Jim Moret, the "Inside Edition" chief correspondent who spoke with Sydney Leathers.

RELATED STORY: More bad news for Weiner: Campaign manager quits


Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Interviews • Sydney Leathers • Wolf Blitzer