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world lead

November 14th, 2014
06:17 PM ET

Ex-SEAL who shot bin Laden tells how it felt to kill most wanted man in the world

Washington (CNN) - The Navy SEAL who says he shot and killed Osama bin Laden says he is worried the Pentagon might prosecute him for publicly telling his story of the May 2011 raid on the al Qaeda leader's compound in Pakistan.

But Robert O'Neill said the value of sharing the details of the mission for the families of the September 11, 2001, victims and military veterans killed in the ensuing wars makes that risk worthwhile.

"I think I did this in a way that doesn't violate any tactics or any rules," he said in an interview on CNN's "The Lead" with Jake Tapper.

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November 14th, 2014
06:00 PM ET

Ukraine: 5 dead, including toddler, in pro-Russian rebel attack

(CNN) –  The government of Ukraine claims five people, including a toddler, were killed by mortar-fire from pro-Russian rebels, as Russia continues to send troops and tanks into eastern Ukraine.

CNN's Phil Black reports.

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national lead

November 14th, 2014
05:56 PM ET

Protesters in Ferguson armed with new media, prepared to stream events live

(CNN) – The community of Ferguson is preparing for protests by boarding up, and buying food and supplies. Some are just going to wait it out and do nothing.

But if or when the protests in Ferguson happen, protesters are prepared to capture it all, using a cell phone, an internet hot spot, and streaming software to show live pictures to online viewers around the world.

CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

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November 14th, 2014
05:54 PM ET

U.S. planes spy on American cell phones

New York (CNNMoney) – Federal law enforcement agents fly small planes loaded with gear to spy on Americans' cell phone calls.

On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, revealed the extent of the program: Federal government gathers the data from Cessna airplanes and can cover most of the U.S. population.

These devices typically trick phones into sharing its location data and revealing the phone's identity.

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world lead

November 14th, 2014
05:50 PM ET

New bombing raid targets al Qaeda offshoot

(CNN) – The Pentagon Friday said U.S.-led coalition forces launched strikes against 20 separate targets inside Syria, including al Qaeda offshoot Khorasan - a terrorist group plotting an attack on American or European airliners with highly concealable explosives.

CNN Arwa Damon reports.

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