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August 28th, 2014
07:38 PM ET

Does Obama have a strategy for ISIS?

Pres. Obama was slammed by critics after saying, "We don't have a strategy yet," on Syrian airstrikes. In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, White House press secretary Josh Earnest follows up and explains what the President was trying to say.


Filed under: International affairs • Interviews • President Obama • Terror
August 28th, 2014
07:29 PM ET

New video of U.S. suicide bomber

He was a normal American man from south Florida, but when video appeared of him blowing himself up for al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, he shocked the world. Now, new video has surfaced of Moner Mohammad Abusalha, the American suicide bomber, and CNN's Tom Foreman explain what insight it gives us inside homegrown terrorists.


Filed under: National security • Terror • Tom Foreman
August 28th, 2014
07:18 PM ET

ISIS recruiting fighters from Minnesota?

U.S. officials have identified a second man who may have been killed fighting along ISIS terrorists - and there has been a recent rise in the number of radicalized Americans heading overseas to fight for jihadist organizations. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: National security • Terror
August 27th, 2014
07:50 PM ET

Gov. Perry battles with drunken driving D.A.

As Texas Governor Rick Perry and his legal team ask a judge to throw out a felony indictment alleging he abused his power, CNN is digging deeper into the charges against him - and finding a web of partisan politics, old grudges and a drunken driving arrest. CNN's Drew Griffin investigates.


Filed under: 2016 election • Drew Griffin • Politics • Rick Perry • Texas
August 27th, 2014
06:18 PM ET

ISIS growing stronger, more capable

As the Obama administration weighs airstrikes against ISIS terrorists in Syria, officials are concerned at the jihadist group's growing strength, impressive tacticts and "uncanny" discipline. Brian Todd reports on ISIS becoming stronger and more capable.

Brian also took to Twitter to answer your questions on ISIS. Here's a recap.
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Filed under: National security • Terror
August 26th, 2014
07:31 PM ET

Obama on VA: We're going to fix what's wrong

In a speech before the American Legion, President Obama details how his administration will rectify shortfalls in caring for veterans - even as a new report slams the VA for its deadly wait lists. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: Jim Acosta • President Obama • veteran
August 26th, 2014
07:26 PM ET

Americans joining ISIS in fight in Syria

After an American man was killed fighting with ISIS in Syria, there are new reports that other Americans are joining the lethal terror group. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: National security • Terror
August 26th, 2014
07:17 PM ET

Alarming increase in near-collisions

New statistics from the FAA show a sharp increase in near-collisions of passenger planes. CNN's René Marsh reports on the alarming new numbers.


Filed under: Rene Marsh
August 25th, 2014
07:15 PM ET

Authorities close to identifying executioner

British authorities say they are close to identifying the ISIS terrorist who executed American James Foley in that brutal video. CNN's Brian Todd takes you inside the investigation.

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Filed under: Terror
August 25th, 2014
07:11 PM ET

Thousands mourn the loss of Michael Brown

The Ferguson community, along with family members, celebrities and civil rights leaders, gather to remember Michael Brown in a celebration that was as much a mournful funeral as it was a call to action. CNN's Don Lemon reports.


Filed under: Don Lemon • Ferguson
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