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September 26th, 2013
08:28 PM ET

Peter King: Ted Cruz is a "false leader"

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Republican Peter King of New York blasts Sen. Ted Cruz, calling him out for "phony tactics" and saying that his office has been flooded with nasty threats from Cruz supporters.

Filed under: Obamacare • Peter King • Ted Cruz
September 26th, 2013
08:23 PM ET

"White Widow" sought by Interpol

Less than a week after a terror attack on a Kenyan mall, Interpol released a red alert for the so-called "White Widow," a female, British-born jihadist who has been on the run for years. CNN's Brian Todd has the latest on the search for Samantha Lewthwaite.

September 26th, 2013
08:06 PM ET

Syrian rebels are radicalizing

Late Tuesday night, a collection of some of Syria's most powerful rebel brigades made an announcement: They declared their rejection of a moderate, Western-backed interim government and embraced Sharia law as "the sole source of legislation." The announcement marks a growing divide among the rebels and makes the U.S. wary of sending arms to the opposition. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the al Qaeda-linked groups who are strengthening their influence and the dwindling number of moderates left on their own.

Filed under: Barbara Starr • Syria
September 26th, 2013
07:54 PM ET

U.S. and Iran's first direct talks since 1979

It has been a historic week at the United Nations General Assembly that ended in a significant first step today: A meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif. It is the highest level meeting between the two countries since the Iranian revolution in 1979. Many people are hopeful that it could spur some movement towards a diplomatic solution on the issue of Iranian nuclear power. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

Filed under: Hassan Rouhani • Iran • Jim Sciutto • John Kerry
September 26th, 2013
07:44 PM ET

Nick Clegg on the "White Widow" and talks on Syria

Wolf Blitzer talks to the United Kingdom's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg about the Interpol search for the so-called "White Widow" and developments in talks over Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.

September 26th, 2013
07:28 PM ET

Willie Nelson's armadillo is missing!

Caught on camera: Willie Nelson's stuffed armadillo mascot is swiped at a concert! CNN's chief detective correspondent Jeanne Moos is on the case.

Filed under: Armadillo • Jeanne Moos • Willie Nelson
September 26th, 2013
07:24 PM ET

Jay Carney: Obamacare provides options

Pres. Obama was out on the road today in Maryland, trying to sell Obamacare and, as the administration put it, "cut through all the noise coming out of Washington and speak directly, in plain and honest terms, about what the Affordable Care Act means for consumers."

Wolf Blitzer asks White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to elaborate on and explain that sales pitch.

Filed under: Jay Carney • Obamacare
September 26th, 2013
07:06 PM ET

Government shutdown and debt default looming

It's a double doomsday showdown: Two weeks after this Tuesday's government shutdown deadline, the country will face another deadline - for the debt limit. CNN's Dana Bash reports on the politics over the two votes - and how likely we are to go over the edge.

Filed under: Dana Bash • Debt ceiling • Government shutdown
September 25th, 2013
07:56 PM ET

Mall security after Kenya: Are we safe?

CNN's Brian Todd investigates how safe are American malls after a terror attack kills 67 people at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Filed under: Brian Todd • Nairobi Mall Shooting • National security • Terror
September 25th, 2013
07:45 PM ET

Wackiest Ted Cruz talk-a-thon moments

CNN's Jeanne Moos counts down the top eight wackiest moments of the Ted Cruz talk-a-thon.

Filed under: Jeanne Moos • Senate • Ted Cruz
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