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world lead

September 29th, 2014
06:41 PM ET

Hong Kong: Will crackdown become Tiananmen 2?

Thousands of protesters demanding democracy pack the streets in Hong Kong. CNN's Andrew Stevens and Jim Sciutto report.

national lead

September 29th, 2014
06:11 PM ET

Police: Arrest in Graham disappearance yields break in another case

(CNN) - The arrest of Jesse Matthew - the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham - has resulted in a "significant break" in the 2009 death of another young woman in the same area, police said.

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politics lead

September 29th, 2014
06:10 PM ET

CNN Poll: Is the U.S. hawkish or dovish?

With the United States now launching airstrikes in Syria - the seventh country bombed under the Obama administration-debate over foreign policy has once again ballooned, pitting the interventionist hawks against non-interventionist doves.

A new CNN/ORC International survey indicates that half of Americans consider themselves doves on foreign policy, while slightly less describe themselves as hawks. The poll also shows that two-thirds of Americans describe President Obama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, as a dove, while 29% consider him a hawk.

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politics lead

September 29th, 2014
06:05 PM ET

Roundtable: How did Carney describe ISIS in 2013?

(CNN) - President Obama admitted last night on "60 minutes" that his administration "under-estimated what had been taking place in Syria."

This comes after the President initially claimed ISIS was "jay-vee," and his own White House Press Secretary Jay Carney categorized ISIS as an "increasingly large, sophisticated, and well-armed ISIL network, which is able to mount coordinated and complex attacks."

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world lead

September 29th, 2014
06:04 PM ET

Fmr. NATO leader: Soon world will see ISIS fighters aren't 10 feet tall

Adm. James Stavridis – former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, author of The Accidental Admiral and dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University – discusses how the Obama administration misjudged the threat of ISIS, and what steps need to be taken now in the fight to dismantle the terrorist group.

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