October 4th, 2013
03:22 PM ET
6 months ago

No clarity on whether Capitol Hill shooting was justified

(CNN) - The 34-year-old dental hygienist from Stamford, Connecticut, had just rammed her black luxury car through barricades and into police cruisers near the U.S. Capitol, one of Washington's securest areas.

In the car with Miriam Carey was her year-old daughter.

Police say Carey then sped down Pennsylvania Avenue before crashing. Two law enforcement officers were injured, and officers fatally shot her.

But was the shooting of the unarmed woman justified?

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Filed under: Capitol • Capitol Hill
May 25th, 2013
10:50 AM ET
11 months ago

Hagel: Scourge of sexual assault 'must be stamped out'

(CNN) - Sexual harassment and sexual assault "are a profound betrayal of sacred oaths and sacred trusts," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told cadets Saturday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

"This scourge must be stamped out," he said during a commencement address.

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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Military
Rhode Island moves toward approval of same-sex marriage
April 24th, 2013
04:49 PM ET
12 months ago

Rhode Island moves toward approval of same-sex marriage

(CNN) - Rhode Island moved toward becoming the 10th state in the nation and the last in New England to approve same-sex marriage after its state Senate voted Wednesday to approve a bill extending marriage rights.

Senators approved the bill 26-12 Wednesday afternoon.

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Filed under: Rhode Island • Same-sex marriage
U.S. reaction to Chavez's death: from mourning to celebration
March 5th, 2013
09:08 PM ET
1 year ago

U.S. reaction to Chavez's death: from mourning to celebration

(CNN) – Minutes after the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was announced, scores of his fellow citizens made their way to El Arepazo, a Venezuelan restaurant outside Miami.

The colors of the Venezuelan flag - red, blue and yellow - predominated among the crowd of about 200 people, many of whom cheered and waved tiny flags as they bellied up to a buffet stocked with "pabellon criollo," the traditional Venezuelan dish of rice, beans, shredded beef and stewed black beans.

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Filed under: Democrats • Hugo Chavez • Republicans
Presidential debates good for voters, says expert
September 30th, 2012
05:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Presidential debates good for voters, says expert

(CNN) – Presidential candidate debates rarely, if ever, change an election's outcome, but they tend to be good for voters, a specialist in political campaign communication told CNN Sunday.

"People tend to look for little moments that encapsulate the whole campaign," said Bill Benoit, a professor in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University in Athens. He cited the 1992 debate between Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, in which the latter's glance at his watch was interpreted by some observers as revealing impatience and aloofness.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Presidential Debates
Obama's big social media edge: Will it affect the election?
September 22nd, 2012
10:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's big social media edge: Will it affect the election?

New York (CNN) - If social media were the metric by which elections were won or lost, President Barack Obama would have little to worry about come November.

"I think it will literally make the difference," said Joe Trippi, a Democratic strategist who helped orchestrate the campaign of Howard Dean's failed bid for the Democratic nomination in 2004, after a presentation at the Social Good Summit here.
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
November 28th, 2011
10:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Woman says she and Cain had 13-year affair; Cain denies accusation

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) - An Atlanta businesswoman has accused GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain of having had an affair with her that lasted nearly 14 years.

"I was aware that he was married, and I was also aware that I was involved in a very inappropriate situation relationship," Ginger White told Atlanta television station WAGA.

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain