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It was eight years ago Thursday that a monster named Katrina unleashed her fury on New Orleans and the people of the Gulf Coast.
While some in the region are using the anniversary to commemorate lives lost and forever changed by the disaster, others are launching a campaign to fight what they call a re-writing of history.
Groups like Levees.org and The Bridge Project say the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Texas glosses over the administration's role in the failed response to Hurricane Katrina. They are pushing for changes to the museum's Katrina exhibit, which they say presents a watered down version of the federal response.
Just what does the U.S. have on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad? Was he personally behind a chemical attack?
Late Thursday afternoon, senior officials in the Obama administration will brief congressional leaders on the situation in Syria. The administration has repeatedly claimed it is certain that Assad's regime used chemical weapons on its own people.
CNN's Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reports, giving a preview of what Congress will hear.
By CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper
An update now on a story "CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper" first reported earlier this month regarding the sex scandal that brought down former CIA director David Petraeus.
A U.S. District Court has granted the Obama administration a 20-day extension to respond to a lawsuit brought by Jill and Scott Kelley for leaks that, they allege, damaged their reputations, though they were the original victims in the whole mess.