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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.

September 23rd, 2013
08:20 PM ET

Horror stories from Kenyan mall emerge

CNN's Arwa Damon talks to eyewitnesses from inside the brutal attack on a mall in Nairobi, Kenya.


Filed under: al-Shabaab • Arwa Damon • Kenya • Nairobi Mall Shooting
September 23rd, 2013
08:15 PM ET

From Minneapolis to Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab, the terrorist group claiming responsibility for Saturday's attack on a mall in Nairobi, is based in Somalia. But the organization has a history of trying to recruit in the West, and some alleged that two or three Americans were among the gunmen in this weekend's assault.

Brian Todd reports from Minneapolis, Minnesota, a major recruiting ground for the group, on how they have been so successful in recruiting young Somali American men.


Filed under: al-Shabaab • Brian Todd • Kenya • Nairobi Mall Shooting • Somalia
September 23rd, 2013
07:54 PM ET

Sen. Cruz: GOP must unite against Harry Reid

CNN's Dana Bash interviews Sen. Ted Cruz, who wants fellow Republican senators to join him in his effort to fight against cloture and to filibuster a resolution that would fund the government and Obamacare.


Filed under: Dana Bash • GOP • Government shutdown • Obamacare • Ted Cruz
September 23rd, 2013
07:42 PM ET

Running into the chaos

When most people heard the first shots fired in Nairobi's Westgate Mall, they ran for their lives. They ran to safety. They ran to find their loved ones. But for a few brave individuals, that gunfire is a call to action– the police and first responders, the EMTs, and even some reporters.

Nichole Sobecki, a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, was able to get inside the mall after the attack by terrorists from Al-Shabaab had begun. She describes to Wolf Blitzer what it was like inside the besieged mall– a "surreal... scene of terror."


Filed under: al-Shabaab • Kenya • Nairobi Mall Shooting
September 23rd, 2013
07:22 PM ET

iMeltdown: iOS7 brings tears

A 4-year-old weeps over Apple's software update. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on some of the best iTantrums that Apple has faced.


Filed under: Apple • iPhone • Jeanne Moos