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In his short time as Secretary of State, John Kerry has achieved some important accomplishments. So how does his ongoing term compare to that of his predecessor, Hillary Clinton? CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on the two distinct styles of achieving diplomatic success and the two legacies that will shape U.S. foreign policy for years to come.
The Chinese extended military control into an area the U.S. defines as international airspace, and in response, America is standing its ground - flying two B-52 bombers through the zone and issuing a stern warning through the new ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the on-going tension.
Millions of you will be traveling today, tomorrow, and into the weekend, facing poor weather, flight delays, jammed highways – in a nutshell, miserable Thanksgiving travel conditions. We signed up three of our own intrepid reporters to join you on the road, along the tracks, and in the sky for CNN's Great Race Home. We followed along on air and online as Nic Robertson, Lisa Desjardins, and Brian Todd raced from New York City to Washington, DC, via plane, train, and automobile, respectively. Here, watch the conclusion to the epic race, as a dead-last Brian Todd comes running into The Situation Room.
Happy Thanksgiving, and safe travels!
Politicians, drugs, and alcohol - it's a mix all too familiar in recent weeks, as Toronto mayor Rob Ford admits to smoking crack and Rep. Trey Radal was caught with cocaine. Boston's next mayor has his own struggles with alcohol, but after 18 years sober, Marty Walsh, a one-time functioning alcoholic, is headed to city hall. CNN's Poppy Harlow reports.
Poor weather, flight delays, jammed highways - in a nutshell, miserable pre-Thanksgiving travel conditions. Sounds like a great time for a race!
We've signed up three of our own u̶n̶l̶u̶c̶k̶y̶ ̶s̶o̶u̶l̶s̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶h̶o̶r̶t̶ ̶s̶t̶r̶a̶w̶s̶ intrepid reporters to see who might get from New York to the set of "The Situation Room" here in Washington first: Nic Robertson in a plane, Lisa Desjardins on a train, or Brian Todd in a car.
The man going 500 mph in the air might be your first choice, but this is Thanksgiving, and all the long-line-missed-flight-delayed-takeoff trimmings could be in play.
Millions of you will be traveling today, and these three will be joining you. Which is the fastest way to get from point A to point B on this crazy travel day? Let's see how they do in this v̶e̶r̶y̶ ̶s̶e̶r̶i̶o̶u̶s̶ quite unscientific venture. Follow along here, on CNN TV, and on Twitter (#CNNGreatRaceHome) from noon ET through the afternoon!FULL STORY