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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 5-7pm ET on CNN.

August 5th, 2013
11:00 AM ET

Fmr. Olympian speaks out on boycott idea

Some are calling for an Olympic boycott over Russia's anti-gay laws. Former Olympic champion Greg Louganis speaks out.

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Filed under: Interviews • Olympics • Russia • Wolf Blitzer
August 5th, 2013
10:56 AM ET

Olive Garden, Red Lobster tied to illness

Diners at Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants in Iowa and Nebraska caught an intestinal illness tied to a rare type of parasite after eating salad mix that came from Mexico, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

The federal agency said its investigators traced the outbreak to four "illness clusters" of restaurants, which spokeswoman Theresa Eisenman later identified to CNN as Red Lobster and Olive Garden locations. The probe didn't find indications that any bags of salad mix with the parasite - known as cyclospora - were sold at U.S. grocery stores.

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Filed under: Cyclospora • FDA • Mexico
August 5th, 2013
10:52 AM ET

How the jobless rate can hurt everyone

CNN's Tom Foreman reports on the unemployment rate and how it affects workers and the labor market.

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Filed under: Jobs • Tom Foreman • Unemployment
August 5th, 2013
10:49 AM ET

Where in the world could they strike?

CNN's Tom Foreman shows an interactive model of the main areas on terrorism alert around the world.

RELATED STORY: U.S. extends embassy closures after intercepted al Qaeda message


Filed under: State Department • Terror • Tom Foreman
August 5th, 2013
10:47 AM ET

Sources: Al Qaeda planning attack

The U.S. warns of possible terror attacks at the end of Ramadan and takes precaution, closing 21 embassies.

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Filed under: Barbara Starr • State Department • Terror
August 5th, 2013
10:42 AM ET

King: Most specific threat in many years

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to Rep. Peter King about the global travel alert issued by the U.S. State Department.

RELATED STORY: U.S. extends embassy closures after intercepted al Qaeda message


Filed under: Peter King • State Department • Terror • Wolf Blitzer
August 5th, 2013
10:37 AM ET

Why did girls do this to Obama?

Who dares give President Obama bunny ears behind his back? CNN's Jeanne Moos investigates.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos • President Obama