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August 20th, 2014
07:52 PM ET

U.S. attempted rescue of hostages in Syria

The Obama administration announced that earlier this summer, U.S. forces had attempted to rescue kidnapped journalist James Foley and others - but their efforts failed. CNN's Barbara Starr has more.

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Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Terror
August 20th, 2014
07:49 PM ET

Conflicting accounts in Brown shooting

As a grand jury sifts through witness accounts of the Michael Brown shooting, they will hear drastically different versions of events. CNN's Joe Johns walks through the events to try to figure out what really happened.


Filed under: Ferguson • Joe Johns
August 20th, 2014
07:47 PM ET

Officer to protesters: "I will kill you"

An officer in Missouri has been suspended indefinitely after threatening protesters with a semi-automatic rifle. CNN's Don Lemon shares the video and explains what happened.


Filed under: Don Lemon • Ferguson
August 20th, 2014
07:44 PM ET

New U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

A day after ISIS posted a propaganda film that shows the beheading of an American journalist, the U.S. pounded the terrorist group with a new round of airstrikes. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Terror
August 20th, 2014
07:38 PM ET

Attorney General tries to reassure Ferguson

The Attorney General Eric Holder visits the town slammed by protests and promises justice amid new accusations that police have been harassing protesters. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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Filed under: Ferguson • Jake Tapper