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(CNN) – In letters reportedly written by U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to his family while in captivity, he seems to acknowledge the curious circumstances surrounding his disappearance. The Daily Beast published two letters from Bergdahl, one from 2012 and one from 2013, that were obtained by sources in contact with the Taliban.
In the letters – dated 2012 and 2013 – Bergdahl discusses his life and partially explains why he disappeared in 2009.
(CNN) – The U.S. and Texas have spent decades and billions defending the border to keep out drug cartels, bad guys, and people without permission.
But despite all that, they now seem powerless to stop the most recent illegal tide: children.
CNN's Martin Savidge reports.
(CNN) – In the past week alone there have been three high profile shootings in this country.
A 15-year-old high school student shot a classmate to death in Oregon; two policeman and another person outside a WalMart were killed in Las Vegas by a husband and wife; and a 26-year-old took inspirations from Columbine, and killed a student on a Seattle college campus.
So are mass shootings on the rise? One professor and criminologist says no.
(CNN) - The face of a balding, middle-aged man stares unsmilingly into the camera. He is dressed in a suit and tie and could pass for a mid-level bureaucrat.
But the photograph is that of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, who has transformed a few terror cells harried to the verge of extinction into the most dangerous militant group in the world.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has thrived and mutated in the security vacuum that followed the departure of the last U.S. forces from Iraq and the civil war in Syria.
(CNN) – Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and NPR's Terry Gross got into a rather heated discussion in an interview on "Fresh Air."
Gross peppered Clinton about her position on same sex marriage, asking whether personal feelings or politics caused her to change her stance on it.
Clinton pushed back, and that's when things got a little uncomfortable.
The Lead with Jake Tapper draws not only on Tapper’s deep knowledge of politics and national issues, but also seeks to examine and advance stories across a wide range of topics that demonstrate his own curiosities and interests. Compelling headlines come from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, sports to popular culture, based on news drivers of the day.
The Lead with Jake Tapper airs weekdays at 4 p.m. ET.
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