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(CNN) – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently expressed satisfaction at the pace and success of the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS, but the shocking brutality of the terrorist group shows no signs of letting up, as evidenced by propaganda videos released overnight showcasing the organization's stronghold throughout much of Iraq and Syria.
(CNN) – The Smithsonian Institution is always looking for new ways to tell America's story.
Now through the use of 3D imaging, guests can come face-to-face with American presidents.
Eventually, anyone will be able to re-create the scientifically accurate renderings at home, along with dinosaur fossils, and other items from the museum collection.
The only thing more fascinating than the finished products, is how the 3D wizards behind the technology pulled it off.
CNN's Jake Tapper reports.
New York (CNNMoney) – December typically brings a "Santa Claus" rally for stocks, but we've yet to see it this year.
For that, you can blame oil prices.
The Dow was down about 260 points in late afternoon trading Wednesday. That's a 1.5% drop. Anytime the Dow suffers a triple-digit point decline, it's considered a bad day.
(CNN) – It's been nine months since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and its 239 passengers and crew members disappeared without a trace.
Now, the International Air Transport Association is trying to make sure that never happens again, releasing its safety proposal for airline carriers Wednesday, including four dimensional tracking which reports the plane location every 15 minutes, and is accurate to within at least one nautical mile.
The group – which has 250 airline members – also suggests updating communication protocols and equipment, but some airlines are pushing back on the proposal, especially its 12 month timeline.
CNN aviation analyst Miles O'Brien weighs in in the video above.
(CNN) – As a former prisoner of war, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, is the only person in the Senate who has experienced torture.
He is also one of the few Senate Republicans backing the release of a torture report passed largely by Democrats in the Intelligence Committee.
"What I want to do is make sure that we never do it again, because it diminishes us as a nation and it diminishes us morally," McCain said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."