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August 16th, 2012
04:59 PM ET

CNN Electoral Map: Wisconsin moves to true "toss up"

(CNN) - CNN Thursday turned the important battleground state of Wisconsin from "lean Obama" to true "toss up" on its electoral map, in the wake of Mitt Romney's naming of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, a seven term congressman from the Badger state, as his running mate.

One contributing factor behind CNN's move was a new poll that matched two others from last week that indicate that the presidential contest in Wisconsin is close. While Ryan's announcement did not dramatically alter the presidential poll numbers in Wisconsin, it did change the way both campaigns viewed the state of the race in the state.

FULL STORY ON CNN'S POLITICAL TICKER


Filed under: 2012 election • battleground states • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
August 10th, 2012
10:14 AM ET

Temple gunman killed self

CNN's Brian Todd has new information about a woman in the shooters life and dramatic details about his final moments.

RELATED STORY: Temple shooter's ex-girlfriend arrested

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Guns • Sikh • Wisconsin
August 8th, 2012
03:15 PM ET

Son: Mom wanted one last prayer

A woman was killed during the Sikh temple shooting and her sons say she just wanted to pray one last time.


Filed under: Sikh • Wisconsin
August 7th, 2012
05:40 PM ET

Determining the gunman's motive

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Oak Creek, Wisconsin police chief John Edwards discusses the Sikh temple shooting suspect's motivation may have been. Edwards also confirms that contrary to rumors, the attacker did not have a 9/11 tattoo on his body.

RELATED STORY: Temple shooting victim had just completed her prayer


Filed under: Crime • Interviews • Sikh • Terror • Wisconsin
August 6th, 2012
07:18 PM ET

Searching for motive in Sikh temple massacre

Wolf Blitzer asks Oak Creek, Wisconsin mayor Stephen Scaffidi what could have driven the gunman to carry out this horrific attack.


Filed under: Crime • Interviews • Sikh • Terror • Wisconsin