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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
December 18th, 2013
08:05 PM ET

Federal worker uses CIA lie to avoid work

A federal worker is sentenced to prison for telling his job he's a CIA agent, costing the government $1 million.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • CIA • EPA
November 20th, 2013
07:14 PM ET

Mental health care shortages to blame?

Police have revealed new details about the bloody attack on Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds - stabbed more than ten times by his own son, who went on to commit suicide. CNN's Chris Lawrence investigates how shortages in the mental health care system may be to blame.

November 8th, 2013
06:48 PM ET

'60 Minutes' misled by source on Benghazi

CBS's Laura Logan has apologized for her "60 Minutes" piece about the Benghazi attacks, which used an unreliable source.


Filed under: Benghazi • Chris Lawrence
October 21st, 2013
07:15 PM ET

747's almost collide in mid-air

Two 747 passenger planes nearly collided in the skies over Scotland. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on what may have caused another near crash.


Filed under: Air travel • Chris Lawrence
September 27th, 2013
07:26 PM ET

Government shutdown impacts thousands of federal employees

"Shut down Blackberry, shut down equipment, and go home." That's the message that federal employees are getting from their bosses today as they prepare for a potential government shutdown. CNN's Chris Lawrence details the possible fate of federal employees during a shutdown.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Government shutdown
September 25th, 2013
07:43 PM ET

Nairobi terror attack victim praised by Clinton

She was Harvard educated, nine months pregnant, and spending a quiet Saturday afternoon with her husband at a mall in Nairobi– when together, they were gunned down by Somali terrorists. A brilliant vaccines researcher with the Clinton Global Initiative, Elif Yavuz is now being mourned by family, friends, and her boss, former Pres. Bill Clinton.

CNN's Chris Lawrence profiles the woman friends remember as "amazing," "wonderful," and "beautiful."


Filed under: Bill Clinton • Chris Lawrence • Kenya • Nairobi Mall Shooting
September 18th, 2013
07:05 PM ET

Moments of heroism amidst hell

It was a day of chaos and tragedy, but in the midst of Monday's Navy Yard shooting, there were moments of heroism as well. Navy Yard employees, including one man who led a blind co-worker out of the building, share with CNN's Chris Lawrence how they survived the chaos.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Navy Yard Shooting
September 5th, 2013
08:20 PM ET

Execution video fuels fears about rebels

A new video obtained by the New York Times allegedly shows rebel fighters brutally executing Syria soldiers. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on the debate over who the rebels are.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Syria
September 2nd, 2013
07:49 PM ET

Pentagon: Syria can't hide key targets

Some of President Obama's critics say delaying action in Syria gives the al-Assad regime time to hide key targets, but Pentagon officials say strikes will be as effective one month from now as they are today. CNN's Chris Lawrence investigates.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Military • Pentagon • Syria
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