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Economists are waving red flags about the upcoming debt limit, saying if the U.S. government doesn't raise its debt ceiling before October 17, the world could fall into another recession. CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look at how the dominoes would fall.
Four days into the government shutdown, the effects are beginning to spread across the country as ancillary industries, from defense contractors to restaurants to universities, feel the impact. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
It started this afternoon with a confrontation at the White House. Not all of the details are known yet, but police say a woman in a black sedan struck the barricades there that protect the grounds and fled. CNN's Tom Foreman tracks the car chase that followed and ultimately led to one officer injured and the suspect dead on Congress's doorstep.
The Affordable Care Act's insurance exchange program went live online today across the country, but some users faced slow websites and error messages. CNN's Tom Foreman examines what went wrong.
At midnight, the federal government may shut down, but 12:01am also marks the start of something new: Insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act begin. CNN's Tom Foreman explains the different Obamacare exchanges and how parts of the health care plan apply to everyone.
Among the international community, there is near unanimous support for a proposal to seize and destroy the al-Assad regime's stockpile of chemical weapons. But skeptics say that even if all parties can come to an agreement, the task itself is impossible. CNN's Tom Foreman and Gen. James "Spider" Marks take a look at what it would take to secure Syria's chemical weapons.
CNN's Tom Foreman and Gen. James "Spider" Marks explain the ways the U.S. could attack Syria.
CNN's Tom Foreman explains why many Arab nations won't get involved in the conflict in Syria even though they support intervention by the international community.
This week, many lawmakers on Capitol Hill are challenging the Obama administration's support for the rebels in Syria, questioning their ties to al Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups. CNN's Tom Foreman and military analyst Lt. Col. Rick Francona break down the many rival factions within the Syrian opposition and their different goals.
CNN's Tom Foreman and military analyst Lt. Col. Rick Francona explain how effective "limited" military action in Syria could be and what it would target.