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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

Obama salutes iconic Olympic protesters, at White House — WASHINGTON, D.C. It was a stand that shocked the world; American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the medal podium, raising their black-gloved fists in protest at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Smith said the moment was overwhelming.

9/11 families hail Obama veto override — Since Terry Strada's husband was killed in the World Trade Center attacks, she has raised their three children on her own and fought to bring Saudi Arabia to court. "They've grown up without a dad, one child that has memories of him, and one child that has no memories of him.

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.
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Oct 28, 2016

RT @joshledermanAP: WASHINGTON (AP) — US official: Newly discovered emails related to Clinton investigation did not come from her private server

Oct 28, 2016

RT @rykaminski: BREAKING: In stunning rebuke from UN General Assembly, Russia loses its seat on the UN Human Rights Council #HRCelections

Oct 28, 2016

RT @mviser: A huge unanswered question: What is the “unrelated case” that the FBI is referring to, by which they have come across more Clinton emails?

Oct 28, 2016

FBI's Comey tells Congress he'll take "appropriate investigative steps" to review newly discovered emails from server of @HillaryClinton

Oct 28, 2016

RT @TammyforIL: #TBT 2011 - so deeply honored to lend my image to a @TodaysDAR statue honoring America's military women #ILSEN

Oct 28, 2016

RT @TammyforIL: My mom is an immigrant and my dad and his family have served this nation in uniform since the Revolution #ILSEN

Oct 27, 2016

RT @USEmbassyCairo: .@Uber's $50 million investment: U.S. innovation creating jobs and opportunities in Egypt.  @Uber_Egypt

Oct 27, 2016

RT @markknoller: Pres Obama conferred today about counter-ISIS strategy with Turkish Pres Erdogan. Notes need for "close coordination," says WH.

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