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CNN's Athena Jones reports on the latest series of political jabs aimed at Pres. Obama, including a Missouri rodeo clown that caused outrage and prompted an apology from the rodeo association.
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.
The manhunt is over, but we are just starting to learn about who James DiMaggio, the alleged kidnapper of Hannah Anderson, is. Our Brian Todd investigates the eerie links between DiMaggio's behavior and acts his father allegedly committed 20 years ago.
Anthony Weiner's run for New York City mayor has been one of the most-watched and most controversial campaigns in the country. Tonight at 6:30pm ET, Weiner sits down for beers and a live question and answer session hosted by Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith in a "BuzzFeed Brews" event.
Eight years ago, Wolf Blitzer welcomed viewers into "The Situation Room," a place "where news and information from around the world arrive in one place simultaneously." Here's a look back at our very first episode on August 8, 2005. What are some of your favorite memories of the show over the last eight years?
CNN's Candy Crowley talks with Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey about the U.S. relationship with Egyptian military.
Candy's full interview with Gen. Dempsey airs this Sunday at 9 a.m. ET.
Watch more here: Gen. Dempsey: World needs a stable Egypt
The admitted leaker of big National Security Agency secrets has sparked debate – is Edward Snowden a traitor or a hero? The 29-year-old revealed on Sunday that he was the source of leaks detailing top-secret NSA surveillance programs.
Today in the 6 p.m. ET hour of “The Situation Room,” Wolf Blitzer takes an in-depth look at his journey, the secrets he leaked and his possible punishment.
Snowden, a former CIA employee, was most recently working for Booz Allen Hamilton as an NSA contractor to the government when he revealed the existence of classified programs that collect phone and Internet records in the hunt for terrorists and criminals. He explained to The Guardian why he carried out the biggest intelligence leak in recent years. “I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded,” he said in an interview. “That is not something I am willing to support or live under."
Snowden faces possible extradition to the U.S. from Hong Kong, where he fled before revealing his identity. U.S. officials are calling the leak extremely damaging, and say it has provided terrorists with information that they can use to avoid detection.
Joining Blitzer for the special coverage are former CIA Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash, Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman – who has been at the center of that paper’s coverage of this story - CNN Sr. Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’s Anna Coren in Hong Kong, Miguel Marquez in Hawaii, Barbara Starr and Chris Lawrence at the Pentagon, Jessica Yellin from the White House, and more.
What do you think? Is Snowden a traitor or a hero?
Jan Davis & Teresa Price of Tinker Federal Credit Union in Moore, Oklahoma describe how they hid in a vault along with 12 other workers and eight bank members as the building was destroyed.
"It was crowded" says Davis, "but if there were more people we would have crowded them right in." (Video)
The credit union posted the following photos to their Facebook page.
Maylene Sorrels is a single mom of 10 children, eight of whom still live with her. She is also a teacher's aide at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma. As the tornado hit, Sorrels says she covered her bodies over several children and sang as loudly as she could in their ears as debris flew all around them, including a car. She stayed with the children until their parents came to pick them up, then went to the hospital to get treated for a concussion.
Sorrels' house was destroyed and she has been staying with relatives. If you could like to help Maylene Sorrels and her children, a donation page has been set up for them at fundrazr.com.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer spoke with her in an emotional interview. (Video)
Oklahoma resident David Massey posted several powerful videos of Oklahoma tornado damage to the video sharing app Vine.
In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, he describes the catastrophic tornado damage and rescue efforts underway.
Here's a tornado literally right by our house vine.co/v/b9JPhp0Qh5Y—
David Massey (@GeminiTiger86) May 20, 2013
Hurt man in Moore tornado vine.co/v/b91z5hUPmvF—
David Massey (@GeminiTiger86) May 20, 2013