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News that broke in "The Situation Room" tonight: North Korea's state news agency reports that Kim Jong Un's uncle - his number two man - has been executed for treason. CNN's Barbara Starr reveals what the execution means for East Asia's security and U.S. national security.
Days away from a trip home to Texas to see his wife and young son, Ronnie Smith - an American chemistry teacher at an international school in Benghazi, Libya - was gunned down during his morning jog. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the new details, including whether his Christian faith made him a target.
Startling new video emerged over the weekend, of an 85 year-old American veteran apologizing on North Korean television for war crimes committed during the Korean War. Although it is Merrill Newman of California reading an apology in the video, many are questioning its authenticity. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
The Chinese extended military control into an area the U.S. defines as international airspace, and in response, America is standing its ground - flying two B-52 bombers through the zone and issuing a stern warning through the new ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the on-going tension.
Two U.S. warplanes flew over the East China Sea in a disputed area that despite Japan's protestations, China is claiming as an air defense zone. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
New classified intelligence reports suggest Syria might try to keep some of its chemical weapons.
CNN learned from sources that the U.S. aborted a plan to capture a suspect in the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi.
CNN's Barbara Starr gives an update on the continued search for two U.S. citizens allegedly captured in a pirate raid.
CNN's Barbara Starr has the final chapter in a story we've followed since the shutdown began. Death benefits being denied to families of the fallen because of the shutdown have been restored, thanks to a deal with a private charity.
Four American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan this weekend, but their families will not get Pentagon funding to go to Dover Air Force Base to pay their respects. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the hold that the government shutdown has put on financial help for families of fallen troops.