Biden urges faith leaders to pressure lawmakers on background checks
May 7th, 2013
07:57 AM ET
1 year ago

Biden urges faith leaders to pressure lawmakers on background checks

(CNN) - During a more than two-hour meeting at the White House on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden asked leaders from across the faith community to keep up pressure on lawmakers to support compromise background check legislation even as Congress begins to shift its focus to immigration reform, according to several attendees who spoke to CNN.

Biden urged the roughly 20 faith leaders in attendance not to be discouraged by recent legislative failures, and instead assured them that the White House had not given up.
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Filed under: Faith • Joe Biden
May 7th, 2013
07:48 AM ET
1 year ago

Christie reveals weight loss surgery

Washington (CNN) - A few months after turning 50 years old, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent lap-band surgery in February for the sake of his wife and kids, a source close to the governor confirmed to CNN.

Christie told the New York Post, which first reported the story early Tuesday morning, that the invasive procedure came after his family and friends urged him to start improving his health.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey
May 7th, 2013
07:33 AM ET
1 year ago

Sanford: Comeback race in 'good Lord and voters' hands'

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) – Take a former Republican governor whose political career was left for dead along the Appalachian Trail after an infamous affair.

Add a Democratic candidate best known as the sister of Comedy Central show host Stephen Colbert.

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Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
CNN Washington AM Note
May 7th, 2013
06:08 AM ET
1 year ago

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CNN: 911 call - 'I've been kidnapped!' - cops find 3 women missing for years

Amanda Berry was last seen after finishing her shift at a Burger King in Cleveland in 2003. It was the eve of her 17th birthday. Georgina "Gina" DeJesus disappeared nearly a year later, in April 2004. She was 14. Michele Knight vanished in 2002, at age 19, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper. All three were found alive in a home in a Cleveland neighborhood Monday night, police announced in a development hailed as a miracle by their families.

CNN: Bomb suspect's friend out on bail, released to mom

One of three friends accused of helping Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover up his alleged crime got out on bond Monday, released to his mother's custody. Robel Phillipos left the federal courthouse in a red Toyota sedan after a judge set bail at $100,000. He will stay at his mother's home, where he was living before his arrest last week, and be monitored electronically, according to terms his lawyers and prosecutors agreed to before Monday's hearing.
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