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December 19th, 2013
08:00 PM ET

Inside the Capitol's crumbling dome

It's a symbol of our democracy and a masterpiece of American ingenuity. But the dome on the Capitol building is falling apart. CNN's Dana Bash gets rare access inside and outside the rotunda as architects prepare to cover it for renovations.


Filed under: Capitol Hill • Dana Bash
December 19th, 2013
07:11 PM ET

London theater's ceiling fell 5 stories

News that broke in "The Situation Room": A historic theater in London collapsed in the middle of a performance. CNN's Nic Robertson, live outside the Apollo Theatre, gets the latest details from Nick Harding of the London Fire Brigade.


Filed under: infrastructure • London • Nic Robertson
December 19th, 2013
06:56 PM ET

Pres. Obama a "lousy brother"

In a new memoir, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, Pres. Barack Obama's half-brother, details their relationship - including some dark details about the father they shared. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Mark Obama Ndesandjo • President Obama
December 19th, 2013
06:44 PM ET

Witness: People were climbing over us

News that broke in "The Situation Room": A historic theater in London collapses in the middle of a show. Two witnesses inside the Apollo Theater say the crowd panicked, and then people began climbing over them to get out. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.


Filed under: infrastructure • London • Nic Robertson
December 18th, 2013
08:06 PM ET

Ban credit checks for job applicants?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has introduced a bill that would ban employers from checking the credit scores of job applicants.


Filed under: Credit rating • Elizabeth Warren
December 18th, 2013
08:05 PM ET

Federal worker uses CIA lie to avoid work

A federal worker is sentenced to prison for telling his job he's a CIA agent, costing the government $1 million.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • CIA • EPA
December 18th, 2013
08:04 PM ET

Indian diplomat's maid paid $3 an hour

Deb Feyerick reports on accusations against an Indian diplomat for allegedly committing visa fraud to hire her maid.


Filed under: Deb Feyerick • India
December 18th, 2013
08:03 PM ET

U.S. 'regrets' diplomat's strip search

Secy. of State Kerry voiced his regret over the strip search and treatment of an Indian diplomat's arrest in New York.


Filed under: India • John Kerry
December 18th, 2013
07:55 PM ET

Insurance companies dumping doctors

Chris Frates investigates claims that insurance companies are dumping doctors in response to the new health care law.

December 18th, 2013
07:52 PM ET

Dangling dog picture goes viral

Here's what NOT to do when nature calls your pooch. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the dangling dog.


Filed under: Jeanne Moos
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