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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 17th, 2014
06:49 PM ET

Is this hottest race to watch in 2014?

CNN's Joe Johns looks at one of 2014's biggest races: The contest to be Florida's governor.


Filed under: 2014 • Florida • Joe Johns • Politics
January 17th, 2014
06:45 PM ET

Wildfire threat looms in severe drought

California's governor declares a state emergency due to a 100-year drought. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.


Filed under: Disaster • fire • Kyung Lah
January 17th, 2014
06:44 PM ET

Taxpayer dollars wasted on nuke company?

A new spending bill allocated millions of taxpayer dollars to USEC, a troubled fuel company for nuclear power plants.


Filed under: Jim Acosta • Nuclear
January 17th, 2014
06:42 PM ET

Putin to gays: Leave children in peace

Russian President Vladimir Putin assures gay individuals that they are safe, but asks that they leave children in peace.


Filed under: Nic Robertson • Olympics • Russia • Vladimir Putin
January 17th, 2014
06:35 PM ET

Behind-the-scenes of NSA decision making

Decisions on the President's NSA plans were finalized shortly before the announcement. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.


Filed under: Brianna Keilar • NSA • President Obama