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In a brand new book, John Rizzo, a former lawyer for the CIA, says the agency was so worried about another attack after 9/11, that they resorted to torture techniques - and out of that fear, he did nothing to stop it. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Over the last week, battles have raged throughout Iraq's western Anbar province. There, Shiite government forces, Sunni tribesmen, and al Qaeda-linked groups have been fighting for control of major cities like Ramadi and Fallujah - where hundreds of American soldiers lost their loves. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
President of the U.S. Conference of Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz talks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the popularity of Pope Francis - and whether the Church will ever change its position on same-sex marriage.
Pope Francis has garnered fans around the world since his election last March, but he's become increasingly popular in an unlikely place. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on the influence Francis has had on the right and left in American politics.
North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un turns 31 years-old on Wednesday, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman landed in Pyongyang Monday to celebrate. With him, a contingent of ex-NBA players, ready for a friendly game. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
Throughout the jungles and across the savannahs of Africa, elephants are being slaughtered in the devastating ivory trade. But in one national park, the poachers are the prey - as eco-guards patrol the jungle, on the hunt for them. CNN's Arwa Damon is on the ground in the Republic of Congo, with an extraordinary look inside the battle to stop the ivory trade and save the elephants.