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March 5th, 2013
07:10 PM ET

Jeb Bush's family pride

In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, former Florida governor Jeb Bush gets emotional talking about his family.

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Filed under: Jake Tapper • Jeb Bush
What the next pope will face
March 5th, 2013
02:55 PM ET

What the next pope will face

By Theodore Edgar McCarrick, Special to CNN

Editor's note: Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is the Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C. He participated in the 2005 election of Pope Benedict XVI. Watch Cardinal McCarrick on The Situation Room today at 6 p.m. ET.

(CNN) - The world is waiting on the next pope in more ways than one.

Everyone, including the College of Cardinals, is wondering who the next Bishop of Rome and leader of the world's billion Catholics will be. But the world is waiting in another, more urgent sense, because the pope isn't just a spiritual leader to Catholics. His work has a global dimension.

As has been true in the past, the next pope will have to provide a moral voice to a range of challenges.


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Filed under: Catholicism • Pope • Religion
March 5th, 2013
02:25 PM ET

Jeb Bush explains juggling stances on immigration issue

Watch Jake Tapper's interview with Jeb Bush today during the 4pm ET hour of "The Situation Room."

(CNN) – Amidst criticisms that he's flip-flopped on a key part of immigration reform, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush acknowledged Tuesday that he's been supportive both of a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and of a lesser measure granting only legal status, saying his position is underscored by a desire to de-incentivize illegal immigration to the United States.

Speaking with Jake Tapper, CNN's chief Washington correspondent and anchor of the upcoming weekday program "The Lead," Bush said that while his new book "Immigration Wars" specifically says immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally should be barred from a pathway to citizenship, he could support such a pathway if it's proposed by lawmakers this year.


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Filed under: Immigration • Jake Tapper • Jeb Bush
March 5th, 2013
02:14 PM ET

George H.W. Bush opens up about his son, bond with Clinton

CNN's Wolf Blitzer reports on President George H. W. Bush's letters to his son, George W. Bush.

Today in the 5pm ET hour on CNN, Wolf Blitzer will delve into the elder Bush's bond with Bill Clinton.

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March 5th, 2013
02:07 PM ET

Rodman's bizarre trip to North Korea

"Diplomat" Dennis Rodman just gets weirder. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the latest on Kim Jong Un's new best buddy.

Filed under: Dennis Rodman • Jeanne Moos • North Korea
March 5th, 2013
01:39 PM ET

Surrogate mom offered $10K to abort baby

A surrogate mother refuses to have an abortion after abnormalities were spotted on the ultrasound. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Watch "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" today during the 5pm ET hour for more on this story.

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Filed under: abortion • Elizabeth Cohen • Medical
March 5th, 2013
10:20 AM ET

Sinkhole house torn down; man entombed

CNN's George Howell reports on the demolition of a Florida home over a sinkhole that killed one man.

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Filed under: Florida • George Howell • sinkhole
March 5th, 2013
10:18 AM ET

Cops search for NY hit-and-run driver

Mary Snow reports on a hit-and-run crash in a Hasidic section of Brooklyn that killed a couple and a premature baby.

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Filed under: Crime • Mary Snow • New York