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There is a growing threat to airplanes and helicopters from an unlikely source - laser pointers. Officials say the "attacks" on aircraft are posing a great danger, and the FBI is cracking down across the country. CNN's Rene Marsh reports.
A classmate of a teen who is accused of killing his teacher talks to Wolf Blitzer about her interactions with him.
A driver has a confrontation at the White House and speeds away towards Capitol Hill. Police pursue, and in the chaos that follows, they shoot and kill the woman behind the wheel, Miriam Carey. Today, many are asking, "Were their actions justified?" CNN's Brian Todd investigates.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta reacts to the Justice Department's announcement that it won't block laws that have legalized marijuana in states like Washington and Colorado.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Michael Vincent explains his country's reaction to the murder of Chris Lane.
Three teens in Duncan, Oklahoma, face charges in the death of an Australian college baseball player. The small town's chief of police tells CNN's Jake Tapper about the teens' prior records and other details from the crime.
It was a story that broke in The Situation Room last night: An armed gunman takes three hostages at a bank in St. Joseph, Louisiana. Now, one hostage is dead, and the suspect has been killed by police. CNN's George Howell updates us on the story, digging into who the suspect was and what motivated his alleged crime.
Wolf Blitzer speaks with the Homeland Security spokeswoman for Tensas Parish, Louisiana, after a gunman takes three employees hostage inside a bank in St. Joseph.
Attorney General Eric Holder unveils a new plan to end mandatory minimum sentencing for low-level drug crimes, with broad support from the ACLU to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).
A federal judge says the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional, but New York leaders say it has reduced crime. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the debate surrounding the controversial program.