Senator Rubio to meet with Zuckerberg at Facebook campus
August 21st, 2013
02:10 AM ET
11 months ago

Senator Rubio to meet with Zuckerberg at Facebook campus

Sen. Marco Rubio will meet with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the tech giant’s headquarters on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the meeting told CNN Tuesday night.

Rubio, in the San Francisco Bay Area for fundraising events, was invited by Zuckerberg to visit the Facebook campus, which is in Menlo Park, California.
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President Obama to meet with financial regulators Monday
August 19th, 2013
05:03 PM ET
11 months ago

President Obama to meet with financial regulators Monday

(CNN) – President Barack Obama met Monday afternoon with "independent financial regulators" to discuss reforms to the banking industry and improvements in the housing market.

Fresh off his family vacation to Martha's Vineyard, Obama specifically discussed the progress made in implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law passed in 2010.
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Filed under: Economy • President Obama
Judges implore Congress to avoid more cuts
August 16th, 2013
07:03 AM ET
11 months ago

Judges implore Congress to avoid more cuts

Washington (CNN) - Judges from 49 states are beseeching Congress to avoid another round of sequestration cuts, saying they "would directly affect our ability to carry out our constitutional and statutory duties."

The letter by 87 federal judges was sent Tuesday to both chambers of Congress, which are in recess until September. It included chief justices from every state but Nevada.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress
August 7th, 2013
03:08 AM ET
12 months ago

President Obama: “No patience” for anti-LGBT laws in Russia

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he has “no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them.”

Speaking to “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, the president was asked by the host about recent legislation in Russia that cracks down on gay rights.
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Filed under: Gay rights • President Obama
CNN Washington AM Note
August 2nd, 2013
05:16 AM ET
12 months ago

CNN Washington AM Note

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Deception, threats and abuse: Captives' hellish life inside Castro's home
From the outside, the home at 2207 Seymour Avenue looked like most any other in Cleveland's Westside neighborhood. From the inside, it looked like hell. There were the restraints - duct tape, plastic zip ties, metal chains fastened to a basement pole and bedroom walls - to ensure that Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus wouldn't leave. But, despite Ariel Castro's efforts, they did.
WATCH: VIDEO CNN: Ariel Castro's final act
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CNN Washington AM Note
August 1st, 2013
05:26 AM ET
12 months ago

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BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: Midnight vows: Same-sex couples ring in new lives as law takes effect
They've been a couple for two years and are eager to raise two children together. But it wasn't until Thursday that Holli Bartelt and Amy Petrich were allowed to legally wed. They wasted no time. They made plans to tie the knot one minute after a law permitting gay marriage went into effect in their home state of Minnesota. At 12 a.m. Thursday, Minnesota and Rhode Island officially became the latest among 13 states - and the District of Columbia - to allow same-sex marriage. Both states passed applicable laws in May.
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CNN Washington AM Note
July 31st, 2013
05:23 AM ET
12 months ago

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NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: What's next for Bradley Manning? Prison time could add up for convicted leaker
The sentencing hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning begins Wednesday, and in the coming days, the famed leaker will find out how much time he will serve behind bars. It could be years or decades. Judge Col. Denise Lind spared him the certainty of spending his entire life in jail Tuesday, when she acquitted him of the most grievous charge of aiding the enemy. Had she convicted him of that one charge, he could have spent life in prison without possibility of parole. But Manning was found guilty of 20 other charges under the Espionage Act. Twelve of them carry maximum sentences of 10 years each in prison.
SEE ALSO:
CNN: Report: FBI wanted to fly Edward Snowden's father to Moscow
NPR: What The Manning Verdict Says About Edward Snowden's Future
CBS: How did low-level employees access national secrets
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CNN Washington AM Note
July 30th, 2013
05:13 AM ET
12 months ago

CNN Washington AM Note

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Whistle-blower or traitor? Bradley Manning to learn fate
After spending three years in custody, the man accused of the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history will learn Tuesday whether he has been found guilty of aiding the enemy. A verdict from the judge in the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning will be announced at 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, according to a spokeswoman for the military district of Washington. If found guilty on the aiding the enemy charge, Manning could be sentenced to life in prison. He has pleaded guilty to nearly a dozen lesser charges that carry a sentence of up to 20 years behind bars. Whether Manning is a whistle-blower or a traitor who betrayed his country has been hotly debated.
WATCH: VIDEO NSA leaker Edward Snowden's father speaks to CNN about his son's actions and chances of receiving a fair trial.
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CNN Washington AM Note
July 29th, 2013
05:36 AM ET
12 months ago

CNN Washington AM Note

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Authorities want answers in boating accident that kills bride-to-be, best man
Wedding plans have turned to funeral arrangements as New York authorities try to piece together what went wrong in a horrific weekend boating accident that killed a bride-to-be and best man. "We're looking into every single thing," Rockland County, New York, Sheriff Louis Falco said. "What we're going to do is bring in an accident reconstruction team." Lindsey Stewart and Brian Bond were planning to marry on August 10.
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CNN Washington AM Note
July 26th, 2013
06:44 AM ET
12 months ago

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NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: Source: Prosecutors offer Ariel Castro a plea deal in kidnapping case
Prosecutors have offered Ariel Castro, a Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive for close to a decade, a plea deal that removes the possibility of the death penalty, a Cuyahoga County courts source said Thursday. The defense is considering the deal, and there is no signed agreement. The deal would include a recommendation to keep Castro in prison for life, the source said. "We're on the home stretch," said a second source close to the case. That source said all that remains to be done to seal the deal is for Castro to plead guilty at the podium, which could happen at a hearing scheduled for Friday.
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