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November 29th, 2013
06:39 PM ET

At heart of U.S.-China tensions, air defense zones

A zone of a couple hundred square miles in the East China Sea is at the heart of growing tensions between China and its neighbors South Korea and Japan, along with the U.S. CNN's René Marsh explains what an air defense zone is and why the U.S. does not recognize the one China declared just last week.


Filed under: China • Japan • Rene Marsh
October 26th, 2013
04:04 PM ET

Is D.C. set to legalize marijuana?

CNN's Rene Marsh reports on a new proposal that could decriminalize marijuana use in Washington, D.C.


Filed under: drugs • marijuana • Rene Marsh • Washington
October 16th, 2013
08:41 PM ET

Shutdown hits North Carolina's poor

Thousands of North Carolina families who need welfare assistance have had their funds cut by the government shutdown. CNN's René Marsh reports on their hopes for a deal in Congress.


Filed under: Government shutdown • North Carolina • Poverty • Rene Marsh
October 2nd, 2013
07:05 PM ET

Government shutdown and you

Cancer research, food safety, and the Head Start school program are some of the things left hurting by the government shutdown. We go around the country to CNN's René Marsh, Brian Todd, Erin McPike, and John Zarrella to see how a government shutdown is affecting you.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Erin McPike • Government shutdown • John Zarrella • Rene Marsh
October 1st, 2013
08:16 PM ET

Furloughed federal workers struggle with shutdown

Government workers furloughed because of the shutdown struggle with uncertainty and financial concerns. CNN's René Marsh reports.


Filed under: Government shutdown • Rene Marsh
September 19th, 2013
07:56 PM ET

Battle over Obamacare hits the airwaves

Just days before Americans begin to enroll in health insurance under Pres. Obama's Affordable Care Act, the debate over the law heats up on the airwaves. Opponents of Obamacare are targeting young adults with a new series of videos urging them not to enroll. CNN's René Marsh reports on the battle to control the message surrounding– and the public's understanding of– Obamacare.


Filed under: Obamacare • Politics • Rene Marsh
August 16th, 2013
08:36 AM ET

NTSB: UPS cargo plane investigation begins

CNN's René Marsh reports that evidence recovered from the UPS plane crash has been taken to Washington for examination.


Filed under: Air travel • NTSB • Rene Marsh
August 14th, 2013
07:47 PM ET

Third plane crash in a month

CNN's René Marsh reports on the third plane crash in just over thirty days as officials are wondering if there is a common thread or any lesson to be learned.


Filed under: Air travel • Rene Marsh
July 30th, 2013
04:49 PM ET

How safe is that bus?

CNN's Rene Marsh reviews safety regulations after several bus tragedies in the U.S. and abroad.

RELATED STORY: Indiana bus crash kills pastor, pregnant wife, chaperone on teen trip


Filed under: Rene Marsh • Transportation
July 26th, 2013
11:49 AM ET

NTSB: Southwest jet landed nose first

The NTSB says the nose gear hit the ground first when a Southwest jet crash-landed at LaGuardia Airport.

RELATED STORY: Southwest jet hit runway nose first, investigators say


Filed under: NTSB • Rene Marsh • Southwest Airlines
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