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Deal or no deal? CNN's Dana Bash reports on budget talks. Plus, the latest on winter weather.
(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden, an administration point man on reducing gun violence, met with families who lost loves ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre on Tuesday as the one-year anniversary of the shooting approaches.
Biden announced $100 million in new federal funding to improve mental health services.
CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta breaks down where the money will go.
(CNN) - Government spies have been infiltrating the virtual worlds of online video games like 'World of Warcraft' and 'Second Life,' trying to recruit informants and stop terror attacks before they happen, according to a joint investigation by The New York Times, Pro Publica, and The Guardian, based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
The Guardian's U.S. national security editor Spencer Ackerman called it "a horde of undercover orcs."
(CNN) – Flights are canceled, cars are piling up in icy crashes, and millions are stranded - many at home, others along roads. And this isn't just typical winter fare slamming the Northeast. It's part of a rare pattern walloping virtually the entire United States at once.
"It's very unusual," CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said Monday. "This literally spreads across the entire U.S., and we're 12 days from the official start of winter."
Temperatures have plunged below freezing in parts of California and Nevada, including Las Vegas.
Wind chills are 40 below zero in the Midwest. Snow and ice have blanketed a large swath of the Northeast, all the way up to Maine.
(CNN) – Eighteen current and former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies were indicted as part of an FBI investigation into alleged civil rights abuses and corruption, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Sixteen of them made initial appearances in federal court in Los Angeles Monday afternoon, with two others schedule to go before a judge later in the day.
The two-year FBI probe focused on allegations that sheriff's officials had fostered a culture in which deputies were permitted to beat and humiliate inmates and cover up misconduct at the nation's largest county jail.
(CNN) - One of this country's most famous pastors, Rick Warren, was in the middle of baptizing more than 800 people into the Christian faith, and as he lifted each body out of the water, he says he could not help thinking, 'Wow, everybody's fat!"
Warren knew he had a health problem, too. So with the help of some experts, he came up with, and co-authored, "The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life," a road map to better living through five key factors: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends.
"We have to redefine what community's all about," Warren said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." "It's about relationships. It's not about the food itself."