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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

March 27th, 2014
04:15 PM ET

Would plane debris float or sink?

More than 20 days after MH370 went missing, search teams have still not discovered any sight of debris in the southern Indian Ocean - and many are now questioning if the plane parts might have sunk, making the search that much more difficult. CNN's Rene Marsh examines whether such debris from a plane would normally sink or float.


Filed under: Malaysia Airlines flight 370 • ocean • Rene Marsh
February 3rd, 2014
07:03 PM ET

Safety tech turns to 'talking cars'

CNN's Rene Marsh investigates new safety technology that has cars alerting each other to avoid potential accidents.


Filed under: Rene Marsh • technology • Transportation
January 14th, 2014
06:45 PM ET

Third person in Southwest plane cockpit may have distracted pilots

The Southwest plane that landed at the wrong airport in Missouri had a third person in the cockpit, and authorities are investigating whether or not that may have caused the dangerous mistake. CNN's René Marsh reports.


Filed under: Air travel • Rene Marsh • Southwest Airlines
December 12th, 2013
09:09 PM ET

Can you hear me now - from the skies?

As the Federal Communications Commission considers lifting the ban on cell phone use on planes, the Department of Transportation and Congress are weighing whether to outlaw phone calls - after passengers across the country express their disapproval for in-flight chats. CNN's René Marsh reports.


Filed under: Air travel • Cell phones • Rene Marsh
December 11th, 2013
06:58 PM ET

New details of Asiana flight's final seconds

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have released new video and surveillance recordings that prove the plane's tail hit a sea-wall and raise questions about pilot automation. CNN's René Marsh reports.


Filed under: Asiana Airlines Flight 214 • NTSB • Rene Marsh
November 29th, 2013
06:39 PM ET

At heart of U.S.-China tensions, air defense zones

A zone of a couple hundred square miles in the East China Sea is at the heart of growing tensions between China and its neighbors South Korea and Japan, along with the U.S. CNN's René Marsh explains what an air defense zone is and why the U.S. does not recognize the one China declared just last week.


Filed under: China • Japan • Rene Marsh
October 26th, 2013
04:04 PM ET

Is D.C. set to legalize marijuana?

CNN's Rene Marsh reports on a new proposal that could decriminalize marijuana use in Washington, D.C.


Filed under: drugs • marijuana • Rene Marsh • Washington
October 16th, 2013
08:41 PM ET

Shutdown hits North Carolina's poor

Thousands of North Carolina families who need welfare assistance have had their funds cut by the government shutdown. CNN's René Marsh reports on their hopes for a deal in Congress.


Filed under: Government shutdown • North Carolina • Poverty • Rene Marsh
October 2nd, 2013
07:05 PM ET

Government shutdown and you

Cancer research, food safety, and the Head Start school program are some of the things left hurting by the government shutdown. We go around the country to CNN's René Marsh, Brian Todd, Erin McPike, and John Zarrella to see how a government shutdown is affecting you.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Erin McPike • Government shutdown • John Zarrella • Rene Marsh
October 1st, 2013
08:16 PM ET

Furloughed federal workers struggle with shutdown

Government workers furloughed because of the shutdown struggle with uncertainty and financial concerns. CNN's René Marsh reports.


Filed under: Government shutdown • Rene Marsh
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