Today's Situation Room:

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-7pm ET on CNN.

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-7pm ET on CNN.

December 2nd, 2013
08:17 PM ET

CNN on the front lines of battle for Damascus

Although the eyes of the world have drifted elsewhere, the civil war rages on in Syria. Our Fred Pleitgen reports from the Damascus suburbs where Bashar al-Assad's army is pushing out rebel fighters block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood.

Filed under: Frederik Pleitgen • Syria
December 2nd, 2013
08:02 PM ET

Boston bombing survivor's stiletto prosthetic

Seven months after losing her left leg in the Boston marathon bombing, Heather Abbott is a strong survivor - not just re-learning to walk, but thriving with four-inch heels, and a renewed sense of confidence and dignity. CNN's Poppy Harlow reports.

December 2nd, 2013
07:55 PM ET

Fans, friends, family remember Paul Walker

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, actor Paul Walker lost his life in a tragic car accident, alongside his friend Roger Rodas. Tributes and memorials from around the world poured in over the weekend, with Walker's father telling CNN, "I always told him I loved him."

Filed under: Kyung Lah • Paul Walker
December 2nd, 2013
07:44 PM ET

Amazon delivery drones?

On the eve of "Cyber Monday," Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company is testing a new way to deliver packages to your home – with drones. How soon could a UAV with a special delivery be dropping by your doorstep? CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: Amazon • Brian Todd • Drone
December 2nd, 2013
07:33 PM ET

Amazing underwater rescue

Nearly three days after a tug boat sank, divers discovered a hand waving in the water - and the sole survivor of the accident, living in an air pocket in the bow of the boat. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the miraculous rescue effort.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos • rescue
December 2nd, 2013
07:14 PM ET

American detained in North Korea coerced?

Startling new video emerged over the weekend, of an 85 year-old American veteran apologizing on North Korean television for war crimes committed during the Korean War. Although it is Merrill Newman of California reading an apology in the video, many are questioning its authenticity. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Filed under: Barbara Starr • Merrill Newman • North Korea
December 2nd, 2013
07:04 PM ET

History of human error and equipment failure

In July, a speeding train killed 77 near Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Earlier in the same month, a freight train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Canada, killing 47. And just last May, two commuter trains in Connecticut collided, injuring more than 70. What is it with trains and safety? CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look at what's behind most train wrecks.

December 2nd, 2013
06:48 PM ET

NTSB: Train accelerated prior to curve

Wolf Blitzer interviewed the NTSB's Earl Weener, who gave a preliminary breakdown of the New York City train crash that killed four passengers. Weener revealed that while the train was speeding through a 30 mph-zone at 82 mph when it derailed, investigators still do not know if human error was involved.

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Filed under: Interviews • New York City train crash
December 2nd, 2013
04:40 PM ET

Wolf presents at the BET Soul Train Awards

In what has become an important part of the awards show, Wolf Blitzer was back at the BET Soul Train Awards - this time to introduce the "Blue-Eyed Soul" segment with E! News Correspondent Alicia Quarles. Wolf talks about his appearance and how the tradition started.

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Filed under: BET Soul Train Awards • Wolf Blitzer