CNN Washington AM Note
March 19th, 2013
05:44 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Washington AM Note

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Spring may be around the corner, but winter's not done yet

The official start of spring is just a day away. But, along parts of the upper Midwest and Canada, winter plans to stretch its last hurrah until the waning minutes. Fourteen inches of snow are forecast for the mountains of New England on Tuesday, prompting school closures from Massachusetts to Maine.

CNN: Steubenville, weary of investigation, faces new probe

It's not over in Steubenville, Ohio. Although a judge has found two Steubenville teenagers guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl in a case that showcased jaw-dropping examples of teenage alcohol use and tawdry text messaging - all wrapped in allegations of a cover-up - Ohio's attorney general said Monday it's now time for a grand jury to look at whether anyone else should be charged.

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CNN Poll: American Catholics approve of new pope
March 19th, 2013
03:30 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: American Catholics approve of new pope

Washington (CNN) – American Catholics are very enthusiastic about the choice of Pope Francis to head the Roman Catholic Church, according to a new national survey.

But a CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that you shouldn't expect them to pay any more attention to the new pope's teachings on issues like birth control than they paid to his predecessors.
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March 19th, 2013
12:41 AM ET
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Sanford seeks 'redemption' in wild congressional race

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - In South Carolina, Mark Sanford needs no introduction.

But after the former governor of the state infamously told the public he was hiking the Appalachian Trail while he was actually traveling to Argentina to carry on an extramarital affair, a reintroduction wouldn't hurt.

"At some level or another we all hope for redemption," Sanford told CNN in an interview.

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Dominican police: Women were paid to lie about Sen. Robert Menendez
March 19th, 2013
12:39 AM ET
2 years ago

Dominican police: Women were paid to lie about Sen. Robert Menendez

(CNN) - Three woman in the Dominican Republic were paid to claim, falsely, that they had sex with U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, police said in a statement Monday.

The women were paid by attorney Melanio Figueroa, who worked with Miguel Galvan, another attorney, they said.

Galvan has previously said that another lawyer asked him to assist in a divorce case by finding "witnesses" to claim they had sex with Menendez for money.

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