November 21st, 2013
07:10 AM ET
9 months ago

Rep. Trey Radel to take leave of absence, enter drug treatment

(CNN) - Calling his drug possession conviction a "wake up call," U.S. Rep. Trey Radel says he is taking a leave of absence for an unspecified time and will enter an in-patient drug treatment program.

"I have no excuse for what I have done. I have let down our country," he said at a news conference Wednesday night, hours after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine.

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Filed under: Florida • House
October 17th, 2013
07:49 AM ET
11 months ago

Open for business: Shutdown's over. It's back to work ... gradually

(CNN) - Even before President Barack Obama signed into law a deal that officially ended the government shutdown, Yosemite National Park fired off a statement: We're open for business, right now.

The California attraction may get the award for the quickest reopening. But elsewhere, life will return to normal ...gradually.

Here's what to expect Thursday, and in the coming days:

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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown
October 4th, 2013
07:39 AM ET
11 months ago

Investigators search for clues behind U.S. Capitol car chase and shooting

Washington (CNN) – After all the chaos and gunfire, still remains the question: Why did a woman with a young child try to drive into a blocked entrance near the White House?

The woman, identified by law enforcement officials as 34-year-old Miriam Carey, was shot dead Thursday.

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Filed under: Congress • Washington D.C.
September 11th, 2013
06:07 AM ET
12 months ago

Syria speech: What's next on Obama's to-do list

(CNN) - If you take the long view – and by "long view" we're talking 10 days - there have been three distinct paths the U.S. could have taken on Syria.

First, way back on August 31, President Barack Obama seemed imminently close to a strike on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. After Labor Day, came a detour toward seeking Congressional approval. That effort was overwhelmingly met by the public with a "No thanks. We'll pass." Then this week, thanks to a remark by Secretary of State John Kerry that may or may not have been off the cuff, Obama made a sharp turn - toward diplomacy.

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Filed under: President Obama • Syria
September 8th, 2013
08:09 AM ET
12 months ago

Dennis Rodman arrives in China after North Korea visit

(CNN) – Basketball legend Dennis Rodman arrived in Beijing on Saturday from North Korea without imprisoned American Kenneth Bae.

Rodman, who visited North Korea this week, was tight-lipped about his trip.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • North Korea
January 23rd, 2013
07:50 AM ET
2 years ago

NRA chief: Obama makes 'mockery' of American freedoms

(CNN) – The National Rifle Association chief issued a blistering retort to President Barack Obama's inaugural address, accusing him of name calling and limiting American freedoms.

Wayne LaPierre had been relatively silent since his controversial response to the shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Filed under: Gun rights • NRA • President Obama
November 12th, 2010
12:11 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin e-mail hacker sentenced to over a year in prison

(CNN) -  The man convicted of hacking into former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's e-mail account was sentenced Friday to one year and one day in federal prison, along with three years of supervised release, according to a courtroom deputy.

A federal judge in Knoxville, Tennessee, rejected a request from David Kernell's attorney for a sentence of probation only.  Federal prosecutors had pushed for at least 18 months in prison.
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Filed under: Sarah Palin