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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.

January 6th, 2014
07:36 PM ET

Fmr. CIA lawyer: We tortured

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.


Filed under: 9/11 • Brian Todd • CIA • interrogation
January 6th, 2014
07:23 PM ET

al Qaeda re-emerging in fight for Iraq?

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.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Iraq
January 6th, 2014
07:10 PM ET

Archbishop: Pope focuses on the person

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.

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Filed under: Interviews • Pope Francis • Same-sex marriage • Wolf Blitzer
January 6th, 2014
06:56 PM ET

Pope's popularity in Washington

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.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Pope Francis • Washington
January 6th, 2014
06:50 PM ET

Rodman's North Korea basketball birthday party

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.


Filed under: basketball • Dennis Rodman • Karl Penhaul • Kim Jong-Un • North Korea
January 6th, 2014
06:43 PM ET

On the hunt for elephant poachers

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.


Filed under: Arwa Damon • elephants • Nature • Republic of Congo