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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.

August 6th, 2013
06:48 PM ET

George W. Bush undergoes heart procedure

Former President George W. Bush, known for having an active lifestyle, underwent a heart procedure in Dallas.

RELATED STORY: Bush undergoes heart procedure


Filed under: George W. Bush • Heart • Medical • Tom Foreman
August 6th, 2013
11:27 AM ET

Kentucky rival burns Sen. McConnell

Rival politicians take shots at Sen. Mitch McConnell at a Kentucky picnic.

RELATED STORY: Sparks fly in Senate race at Kentucky's Fancy Farm picnic


Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Wolf Blitzer
August 6th, 2013
11:20 AM ET

Order your burger from a ... lab?

Yuck or yum? Burger grown in lab gets taste-tested. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports some folks have a cow over it.

RELATED STORY: Have a taste of the world's first stem cell burger

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos
August 6th, 2013
11:17 AM ET

Is our military prepared for attack?

CNN's Tom Foreman joins former General James A. "Spider" Marks to discuss military preparedness against terrorism.

RELATED STORY: US special forces on alert overseas to strike any potential Al Qaeda targets


Filed under: al Qaeda • Military • Terror • Tom Foreman
August 6th, 2013
11:14 AM ET

He's al Qaeda's master bomb-maker

Brian Todd reports on Ibrahim al-Asiri, al Qaeda's master bomb-maker who could be involved in this current threat.

RELATED STORY: Prison breaks are among reasons for heightened security

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Filed under: al Qaeda • Brian Todd • Terror
August 6th, 2013
11:11 AM ET

Al Qaeda leader orders immediate action

Officials say al Qaeda's leader ordered a terrorist act, and that is what led to the closure of U.S. embassies.

RELATED STORY: Source: al Qaeda leader urged affiliate to 'do something'


Filed under: al Qaeda • Chris Lawrence • Terror
August 6th, 2013
11:08 AM ET

A-Rod is 'disappointed with the penalty'

Yankees star Alex Rodriguez addresses Major League Baseball's decision to suspend him for 211 games.

RELATED STORY: Alex Rodriguez: 'I'm fighting for my life'