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Exclusive: Pentagon suspects Bergdahl swap detainee returned to fight

cnn.com — The U.S. military and intelligence community now suspect that one of the five Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt Bowe Bergdahl in May of last year has attempted to return to militant activity from his current location in Qatar, CNN has learned exclusively.
Jan 29, 2015

Detainee swapped for Sgt #Bergdahl suspected of returning to militant activities, @CNN learns: cnn.it/15M5TaR

Jan 29, 2015

RT @joshrogin: Officials: Detainee swapped for Bergdahl suspected of militant activities cnn.com/2015/01/29/pol… scoop by @barbarastarrcnn

Jan 29, 2015

RT @cnnbrk: Pentagon suspects detainee exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is attempting militant activity, @barbarastarrcnn reports cnn.it/1yFLjzN

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54 hurt in Mexico blast

cnn.com — A maternity hospital south of Mexico City is on the verge of collapsing after a gas delivery truck hit a building and exploded, emergency officials said. At least 54 people are injured, including 22 children, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said. An unconfirmed number of people are trapped.
Jan 29, 2015

Mexico City hospital blast prompts frantic search for babies: cnn.com/2015/01/29/wor…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @cnnbrk: At least 7 now dead after today's blast at Mexico maternity hospital -- including 4 children, officials say. cnn.it/1y9yvm3

Jan 29, 2015

RT @CatherineCNN: Explosion at Mexico City maternity hospital spurs frantic search for babies in rubble cnn.it/1y9yvm3 #Mexico #CNN

Jan 29, 2015

Explosion at Mexico City maternity hospital spurs frantic search for babies in rubble cnn.it/1y9yvm3 #Mexico #CNN

Jan 29, 2015

RT @CNN: The gas explosion at a Mexico maternity hospital claimed two lives, Mexico City's mayor said. cnn.it/15M4GAB pic.twitter.com/vfEcBLXkrl

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Suge Knight involved in fatal hit-and-run

cnn.com — The office of Los Angeles-based attorney James E. Blatt declined to say whether Knight was driving. It wasn't immediately clear who else was involved in the incident. There were two victims, said Sgt. Ryan Rouzan, with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. One was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Jan 30, 2015

Suge Knight is accused of driving over 2 men w/ his truck - and then driving over them again! cnn.com/2015/01/29/ent… pic.twitter.com/PFnfa3dKBp

Jan 30, 2015

Real life Grand Theft Auto character. “@CNN: Suge Knight involved in fatal hit-and-run. cnn.it/1A50Ak6

Jan 29, 2015

RT @connortryan: Rapper Suge Knight allegedly killed man, injured another during hit-and-run today cnn.it/1BwCRok pic.twitter.com/T9tA3VgP23

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Graham on 2016: 'I'm tired of just complaining'

cnn.com — "I complain a lot and also have some solutions. I'm tired of just complaining and now ready to try to lead. Whether or not there is a market for me, I won't know until I try," Graham told CNN in an interview.
Jan 29, 2015

Please let him run! MT @DanaBashCNN: Why @GrahamBlog sez he is testing prez waters "I'm tired of complaining" cnn.it/1zavLJy

Jan 29, 2015

RT @DanaBashCNN: Why @GrahamBlog told me he is testing the presidential waters "I'm tired of complaining" that and more here cnn.it/1zavLJy

Jan 29, 2015

RT @DanaBashCNN: Why @GrahamBlog told me he is testing the presidential waters "I'm tired of complaining" that and more here cnn.it/1zavLJy

Jan 29, 2015

Why @GrahamBlog told me he is testing the presidential waters "I'm tired of complaining" that and more here cnn.it/1zavLJy

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McCain boots 'low-life scum' from hearing

cnn.com — "Get out of here, you low-life scum," the Arizona Republican told the protesters. Kissinger, the diplomat who was secretary of state under President Richard Nixon, as well as President Ronald Reagan secretary of state George Shultz and Madeleine Albright, who was secretary of state under President Bill Clinton, were on hand for a hearing on global security challenges.
Jan 30, 2015

#CNN: #JohnMcCain boots 'low-life scum' from hearing. #Kissinger guilty of war crimes? cnn.it/1z80tmz

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Hillary Clinton is beating Mitt Romney at Twitter

cnn.com — There are more than 284 million monthly active users on Twitter and 500 million tweets sent per day, making it an integral platform for engaging conversation with potential voters. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who had a belated arrival to the platform in June 2013, amassed 100,000 followers almost instantly.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @usatoday_polls: Hard to imagine, but even less meaningful than our polls right now in terms of predicting who will be nominated. cnn.com/2015/01/29/pol…

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Santorum staffing up in South Carolina

cnn.com — South Carolina GOP strategist Jon Parker confirmed to CNN he plans to head up Patriot Voices' South Carolina operation. READ: Palin and Trump up to their old tricks "Our goal is to spread his conservative message through the state - his ideas for tackling middle-class issues, working-class issues," he said.
Jan 29, 2015

Quinn also insisted "everybody in South Carolina's gonna be with Lindsey if he runs"—despite Santo hire: cnn.it/1Esw3OO

Jan 29, 2015

RT @ajjaffe: UPDATE: Richard Quinn says he's "all for" Graham, who's told him he'll decide between April and June: cnn.it/1Esw3OO

Jan 29, 2015

RT @ajjaffe: UPDATE: Richard Quinn says he's "all for" Graham, who's told him he'll decide between April and June: cnn.it/1Esw3OO

Jan 29, 2015

Quinn also tells me that there are "a number of national major donors" looking to back Graham: cnn.it/1Esw3OO

Jan 29, 2015

RT @ajjaffe: UPDATE: Richard Quinn says he's "all for" Graham, who's told him he'll decide between April and June: cnn.it/1Esw3OO

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Clinton camp split on when to launch campaign

cnn.com — Several Democrats have told CNN that there is a desire on the part of Clinton and her innermost circle to go as late as possible. But the potential for a summer start to the official Clinton 2016 campaign, first reported this morning by Politico, is only one of the options on the table.
Jan 29, 2015

"American Bridge countering . . . has not necessarily been to the satisfaction of all in Clinton's orbit." cnn.com/2015/01/29/pol…

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HK's 'Umbrella Revolution' lives on in 'Occupy Hotel'

edition.cnn.com — Hong Kong's recent pro-democracy movement lives on in an unexpected way. Andrew Stevens takes us inside the Occupy Hotel.
Jan 30, 2015

For ~$10 a night, guests can sleep in an original #OccupyHK tent. @AndrewCNN checks into #HongKong's 'Occupy Hotel' edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2…

WHO: New Ebola cases drop to lowest level in 7 months

cnn.com — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had a combined total of 99 new cases for the week to January 25, the WHO said. The total breaks down to 65 in Sierra Leone, 30 in Guinea and four in Liberia.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @cnnbrk: For first time since June, number of new Ebola cases in 1 week is below 100 in hardest-hit countries, WHO says. cnn.it/1DjGOiG

Jan 29, 2015

Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone had a combined total of 99 new Ebola cases for the week. cnn.it/1CPkaAG pic.twitter.com/9ZOODQxuoQ

Jan 29, 2015

RT @cnnbrk: For first time since June, number of new Ebola cases in 1 week is below 100 in hardest-hit countries, WHO says. cnn.it/1DjGOiG

Jan 29, 2015

---> MT @cnni: New Ebola cases across West Africa have dropped to their lowest level in 7 months, WHO says: cnn.it/1zgwxDm

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Incredible 50-ft 'dragon' dinosaur unearthed by Chinese farmers

cnn.com — The long skeleton was found in 2006 by some local farmers digging for a fishpond in Qijiang city in China's southwestern Chongqing province. Lida Xing, a member of the research team from the University of Alberta who made the discovery, told CNN it was named Qijianglong, the "dragon of Qijiang" because farmers thought the bones resembled the shape of Chinese mythical dragons.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @McKenzieCNN: CNN: Incredible 50-ft 'dragon' dinosaur unearthed by Chinese farmers cnn.it/1ycEhU1

Jan 30, 2015

CNN: Incredible 50-ft 'dragon' dinosaur unearthed by Chinese farmers cnn.it/1ycEhU1

Senate to vote on passage of Keystone XL pipeline proposal

cnn.com — The motion passed 62 to 35, with nine Democrats joining with Republicans to get it beyond the 60 votes required. Some of those Democrats blocked a similar vote Monday following a spat with Republicans over how many amendments would get votes. That issue was resolved when GOP leaders allowed more amendments.

W.H.: No, Castro, you can't have Guantanamo back

cnn.com — Speaking at a summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders Wednesday, Cuban President Raul Castro made some big demands of the United States. Among them, Castro asked for the return of the Guantanamo Naval Base to Cuba, an end to the five decades-old trade embargo, a ceasing of U.S.-run television and radio broadcasts on the island, and compensation for economic damages.
Jan 30, 2015

Raul Castro to WH: "Give us back Guantanamo", White House to Cuba: "No". cnn.it/1BBc1y3

Jan 29, 2015

RT @cnnbrk: In speech, Raul Castro demands United States returns Guantanamo Bay Naval Base to Cuba. U.S. says no. cnn.it/1BBc1y3

Jan 29, 2015

White House: No, Castro, you can't have Guantanamo back cnn.it/1zaHjfI

Expert: North Korean nukes could end up in Iran's hands

cnn.com — Experts suspect the rogue nation has restarted its nuclear reactor. Forbes columnist Gordon Chang weighs in on the dangers of a nuclear North Korea.

The sequester that everyone hates is hard to replace

By MJ Lee
cnn.com — But reaching a deal on the next question -- what exactly to replace the cuts with -- will require yet another round of bitter political fighting on Capitol Hill. President Barack Obama is launching a new effort to dial back the spending cuts.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @mj_lee: It's easy to hate the sequester. But figuring out how to replace it is much more difficult: cnn.com/2015/01/29/pol…

Jan 29, 2015

It's easy to hate the sequester. But figuring out how to replace it is much more difficult: cnn.com/2015/01/29/pol…

Drone company looks to restrict flight areas in D.C.

cnn.com — A man -- a government intelligence agency employee, no less -- took to the top of his G Street building late at night to show off his drone to a female companion. He had been drinking. It crashed. On the White House grounds.
Jan 28, 2015

"He had been drinking. It crashed. On the White House grounds." - Too "This Town" even for DC cnn.it/1zBBHNu pic.twitter.com/eqJ4ls0dYG

Jan 28, 2015

.@elysedashew And wouldn't you know, the alcohol-infused guy was flying the drone to impress his date. MT @cnnbrk bit.ly/1BymkTE

Jan 28, 2015

RT @CNNPolitics: Drone company looks to restrict flight areas in D.C. after White House incident cnn.it/1zBBHNu pic.twitter.com/WzCYFbcpvm

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Costner's 'Black or White' film stirs race controversy

cnn.com — Kevin Costner's latest movie "Black or White" deals with provocative race issues. CNN's Jake Tapper speaks to him about it.

Malaysia officially declares MH370 passengers and crew 'presumed dead'

cnn.com — But the search for the missing Boeing 777 will continue. The formal declaration, read Thursday by civil aviation director Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, will allow the families of those presumed dead to continue the compensation process with the airline or with insurers.
Jan 29, 2015

CNN: Malaysia officially declares passengers and crew 'presumed dead' No new facts, just the obvious. cnn.it/1yPYnar

Jan 29, 2015

RT @ClancyReports: CNN: Malaysia officially declares passengers and crew 'presumed dead' No new facts, just the obvious. cnn.it/1yPYnar

Jan 29, 2015

RT @cnnbrk: Malaysia officially declared loss of #MH370 an accident, all passengers and crew presumed dead. Search will continue. cnn.it/1Lkllfk

Jan 29, 2015

RT @cnni: Malaysia officially declared loss of #MH370 an accident, all passengers and crew presumed dead. Search will continue. cnn.it/1Lkllfk

Jan 29, 2015

@cnnbrk: Malaysia officially declared loss of #MH370 an accident, all passengers and crew presumed dead. cnn.it/1Lkllfk

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Why won't Kevin Costner reveal his Super Bowl pick?

cnn.com — Kevin Costner joins Jason Kurtz in the Green Room to discuss his interview with Don Lemon, his film "Black or White," and why no one wants his Super Bowl prediction