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Margaret Brennan

Washington, DC & airplanes
Correspondent — CBS News
As seen in: CBS News, CBS MoneyWatch

CBS News Foreign Affairs Correspondent, White House, world traveler, fmr financial anchor, @UVA, Connecticut Yankee, Sag Harbor native, retired Irish dancer

President Obama pledges funding to clear unexploded U.S. bombs in Laos — VIENTIANE, Laos -- Phong Manithong was maimed and blinded at just 16 years old. A friend gave him what looked like a toy ball, but it was a bomb that suddenly exploded in his hands. "I feel lots of pain on my body and I feel like I was in fire," Manithong said.

U.S.-Russia deal in jeopardy — At the 11th hour, a groundbreaking deal between the U.S. and Russia to broker a ceasefire in Syria is in jeopardy. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters that a "couple of tough issues" are holding up a military and intelligence sharing agreement with Russia that would partner them in a fight against al Qaeda and ISIS-linked terrorists in Syria.

Twitter announces it has suspended 235,000 terror-linked accounts — Twitter has suspended 235,000 terror-linked accounts over the past six months, according to a new report from the social media giant. The announcement comes after the White House has mounted the pressure on Silicon Valley companies -- including sending out intelligence chiefs to personally lobby California tech firms -- to censor extremists from groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

U.S. sanctions ex-Gitmo detainee who is recruiting militants in Syria — An ex-Gitmo detainee and Russian national named Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov was sanctioned Wednesday by the U.S. as a "foreign terrorist fighter" who is actively recruiting militants online to join the battlefield in Syria. The State Department says Vakhitov is associated with Jaysh al-Muhajirin Wal Ansar, a U.S.-sanctioned terrorist group that previously had ties to ISIS and more recently established ties with al Qaeda.

U.S. diplomats demand action on Syria, Bashar Assad — WASHINGTON -- Fifty-one career diplomats from across the State Department have signed an internal cable calling for a new U.S. policy on Syria, including more direct action against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, CBS News has learned. The cable itself is classified.

Obama increasingly frustrated over lack of action on gun violence — WASHINGTON -- President Obama's national security team briefed him Monday on the latest in the Orlando investigation. Then he talked to reporters in the Oval Office, where he blamed a toxic mix of extremism and easy gun access for the attack.

Family shines light on American POW killed by Hiroshima blast — The images from the aftermath of Hiroshima are haunting, but for Susan Archinski and her husband Tony, they're also personal. The photos are a stark reminder of the American prisoners of war who were trapped in Hiroshima when America detonated the first atomic bomb. One of them was Susan's uncle, Normand Brissette.

CBS exclusive: Family of American security contractor jailed in Congo pleads for his freedom — Hundreds of police and military officers suddenly appeared at the rally in the southeast Congo city of Lumumbashi in late April, and the mood of the Congolese crowd swiftly shifted from celebration to tension. Caught in the middle of the mob were four American security contractors, including 48 year-old Darryl Lewis, a former U.S.

For Holocaust survivor, reparations are a little late — BOCA RATON, Fla. -- This was a week of remembrance for the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, thousands of whom were transported to Nazi death camps aboard French trains. Now, for the first time, the U.S. State Department, in conjunction with France, will distribute $60 million in reparations.

Saudi officials give Obama chilly reception in Riyadh — RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama met for two hours Wednesday with Saudi Arabia's new king at a time when the friendship between the two nations is strained, to say the least. That was obvious when Air Force One landed in Riyadh.
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Sep 28, 2016

RT @MikeDorning: #Obama @PressSec : Senate #Saudi 9/11 veto override "most embarrassing thing" Senate has done "since at least 1983."

Sep 28, 2016

"....few institutions would be at greater risk than @CIA" - Director Brennan warns #JASTA 9.11 families bill erodes US sovereign immunity

Sep 28, 2016

RT @statedeptspox: .@JohnKerry told FM Lavrov that the U.S. is making preparations to suspend US-Russia bilateral engagement on #Syria

Sep 28, 2016

US "making preparations to suspend" @WhiteHouse offer to militarily coordinate with @mfa_russia in #Syria, @JohnKerry tells Russia's Lavrov

Sep 28, 2016

RT @markknoller: US official confirms US prepared to provide additional military personnel to train and advise Iraqis to retake Mosul from…

Sep 28, 2016

Italian rapper "McKhalif" turned #ISIS fighter Anas El Abboubi was just sanctioned by US as a terrorist;1 of 50 Italian fighters in #Syria

Sep 28, 2016

RT @JoanneLiu_MSF: .@MSF: medical sources in east #Aleppo said hospitals received more than 800 wounded people & more than 270 dead people…

Sep 28, 2016

RT @AmbassadorPower: In mtg w/ #SouthSudan VP Taban Deng Gai & ministers, stressed urgent need to deploy @UN protection force & stop impedi…

Sep 28, 2016

RT @markknoller: Senate begins 2 hours of debate on veto override of 9/11 lawsuit bill: S. 2040 - Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).

Sep 28, 2016

RT @markknoller: As Senate takes up veto override of 9/11 lawsuit bill, @margbrennan reports on 9/11 families pressing for the bill.

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