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(CNN) - Back from her trip on the "Explorer of the Seas," frequent cruise passenger Theresa Swierkowski says the illness on board the ill-fated Royal Caribbean cruise ship was "an act of God."
CNN's senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports.
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden appeared on the morning shows Thursday, answering questions on the President's State of the Union address, and a rumored 2016 bid.
Asked if Hillary Clinton's decision will influence whether he runs or not, Biden told CBS: "No, not directly. The only reason a man or woman would run for president ... is that they think they're in a better position to help the nation at the moment, and what is the plan you have for your the country, and that's the only thing to generate whether you run."
How does the rest of the Democratic party feels about that answer?
Former speechwriter to Obama Jon Lovett, and former deputy press secretary for the Obama 2008 campaign Ben LaBolt discuss.
(CNN) - While President Barack Obama called for a "year of action" at last night's State of the Union address, one prominent conservative radio host is calling for Republicans to aim for "masterly inactivity."
Hugh Hewitt, host of the nationally-syndicated radio program "The Hugh Hewitt Show" and author of the new book "The Happiest Life: Seven Gifts, Seven Givers, and the Secret to Genuine Success," says there is nothing Obama said Tuesday that he liked. Check out our interview with him in the video above.
(CNN) - Army Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg last night received the longest and loudest standing ovation during the President's State of the Union address in the House chamber.
He captivated the room. He brought the nation's leaders to their feet, moving some to tears. And he did it without saying a word.
"Cory is here tonight. And like the Army he loves, like the America he serves, Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg never gives up, and he does not quit. Cory!" Obama said, drawing everyone's attention to the guest of honor seated in a balcony high above the chamber.
(CNN) - Atlanta mother Kawanna Anthony got on Interstate 285 yesterday around 2:45 p.m. for a drive home that usually takes her 20 minutes. She did not get home for 18 hours.
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