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August 28th, 2014
07:43 PM ET

American jihadis' Minneapolis connection

Two close friends from a high school near Minneapolis were both killed fighting for extremist groups overseas. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.


Filed under: National security • Ted Rowlands • Terror
August 28th, 2014
07:41 PM ET

Ukraine: "Full-scale invasion" by Russia

U.S. officials say 1,000 Russian troops have entered Ukraine as Ukrainian military slam Russia for a "full-scale invasion." CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Russia • Ukraine
August 28th, 2014
07:38 PM ET

Does Obama have a strategy for ISIS?

Pres. Obama was slammed by critics after saying, "We don't have a strategy yet," on Syrian airstrikes. In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, White House press secretary Josh Earnest follows up and explains what the President was trying to say.


Filed under: International affairs • Interviews • President Obama • Terror
August 28th, 2014
07:29 PM ET

New video of U.S. suicide bomber

He was a normal American man from south Florida, but when video appeared of him blowing himself up for al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, he shocked the world. Now, new video has surfaced of Moner Mohammad Abusalha, the American suicide bomber, and CNN's Tom Foreman explain what insight it gives us inside homegrown terrorists.


Filed under: National security • Terror • Tom Foreman
August 28th, 2014
07:18 PM ET

ISIS recruiting fighters from Minnesota?

U.S. officials have identified a second man who may have been killed fighting along ISIS terrorists - and there has been a recent rise in the number of radicalized Americans heading overseas to fight for jihadist organizations. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: National security • Terror