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(CNN) – Did you hear the one about the rabbi, a top aide to the governor, and the airport? Well, it's actually no laughing matter, at least not for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Newly released documents show that David Wildstein, who at the time was a top executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, sent Bridget Anne Kelly, then a top aide to Christie, a photo last August that included a rabbi, saying: "he has officially pissed me off."
Kelly responded: "clearly," and "we cannot cause traffic problems in front of his house can we?"
Wildstein's reply: "Flights to Tel Aviv all mysteriously delayed."
(CNN) – The buzz at the box office this weekend is around the film "Son of God," which opens in theaters Friday. It is the story of Jesus, with scenes taken from the mini-series "The Bible."
Box office analysts say they cannot give a real estimate of how the film will do this weekend, in part because it is difficult to analyze the performance of faith-based films.
A billion people will see this movie, says "Son of God" executive producer Mark Burnett.
"This is like a political thriller. (It) has special effects from the guys that did "Gladiator," and an incredible Hans Zimmer score, it's a big, big feature film," says Burnett.
(CNN) – The Obama administration Thursday proposed the first change to U.S. food nutrition fact labels in almost a decade.
The big differences that could roll out at the grocery store soon include calorie counts in a shame-inducing bigger, bolder font, and – in a refreshing acknowledgment of reality – serving sizes that will account for the whole bag, the whole bottle, the whole enchilada.
But in a country where more than a third of people are struggling with obesity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can labels really change the way we eat?
Health editor for The Atlantic Magazine Dr. James Hamblin joins CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.
(CNN) – In a moving and honest message Thursday, President Barack Obama challenged young minority men to make good choices.
"Part of our message in this initiative is 'no excuses'. Government and private sector and philanthropy and all the faith communities, we have the responsibility to provide you the tools you need," he said at a White House event.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama announced details of his new program "My Brother's Keeper" Thursday, an initiative that will invest $200 million in a partnership with businesses and non-profits to offer more opportunities to young men of color.
It comes two years ago to the week that Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, black 17-year-old, was gunned down by George Zimmerman, in a case that is still causing arguments all over America.
What does that case have to do with "My Brother's Keeper?" The president ordered his staff to develop this initiative, specifically in the wake of the Martin shooting.
"I think it's an excellent initiative and obviously the President is deeply committed to it, and I think that's very praiseworthy," Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
"This is a cause that he is deeply committed to, and I think he can make a difference," said McCain.
For more our interview with Sen. John McCain, discussing Russia and Ukraine, click here.