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As the Federal Communications Commission considers lifting the ban on cell phone use on planes, the Department of Transportation and Congress are weighing whether to outlaw phone calls - after passengers across the country express their disapproval for in-flight chats. CNN's RenĂ© Marsh reports.
News that broke in "The Situation Room" tonight: The House passes a budget deal that was hammered out by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democrat Sen. Patty Murray. CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Dana Bash, and Gloria Borger discuss the compromise and what comes next.
On a 20-hour flight to Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa, Sen. Ted Cruz got an "earful" from the Congressional Black Caucus. Among those on board, Rep. Elijah Cummings got to talk to the Texas Republican, sharing his views on the Affordable Care Act and determining that Cruz is, in his opinion, definitely running for president in 2016.
As we near the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, are we any closer to keeping the public and our children in particular safe from gun violence? Mark Kelly - the gun control advocate and husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - and Asa Hutchinson - former Congressman and NRA National School Shield program director - discuss gun control, background checks, and much more.
The civil war in Syria has reached new lows of chaos and violence as the Syrian opposition continues to fracture between moderate rebels and Islamist extremists - with the Islamists gaining the upper hand. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the deteriorating state of the opposition.
News that broke in "The Situation Room" tonight: North Korea's state news agency reports that Kim Jong Un's uncle - his number two man - has been executed for treason. CNN's Barbara Starr reveals what the execution means for East Asia's security and U.S. national security.
After allegations emerged that he is a fake, the deaf interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial service is speaking out in an interview with CNN, defending his work and saying that he has schizophrenia. Our Brian Todd reports.
As Democrats and Republicans reach a compromise on a budget bill that will fund the government and avoid a government shutdown next year, outside conservative groups are trying to stand in the way of what they see as a bad deal - and House Speaker John Boehner is not happy about it. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
By some accounts, malaria has killed more people than anything else in human history - more than war or famine. But a new report shows dramatic progress against the disease, with 3.3 million children saved. Malaria No More CEO Martin Edlund joins Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room to talk about the steps forward, what work remains, and what stands in the way.
It's anchor to anchor: "Anchorman 2" star Will Ferrell joins Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room on Friday, December 13. Be sure to tune in!