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national lead

April 3rd, 2014
06:08 PM ET

Has Fort Hood changed since 2009 shooting?

(CNN) – The Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is sending members of his crime victim services division to Fort Hood to work with victims.

Many question how could this happen at Fort Hood again, but the Army Chief of Staff, General Ray Odierno, testified in front of Congress Thursday, saying changes were made after the 2009 shooting that kept the situation from getting worse.
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world lead

April 3rd, 2014
05:20 PM ET

Doctor treating Ft. Hood victims: How could this possibly happen again?

(CNN) – Nine victims wounded in Wednesday's Fort Hood shooting were taken to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in nearby Temple. Three that were in critical condition – one with injuries to the neck, another to the spine and the third to the abdomen – have now been moved to serious condition, said Dr. Matthew Davis, medical director of trauma services.

When Davis first heard of the rampage, he said his first reaction was, "How could this possibly happen again?"

But very quickly, Davis and his colleagues drew on their training.
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money lead

April 2nd, 2014
05:37 PM ET

Analysis: GM will suffer long-lasting damage to its image because of recall

(CNN) – General Motors sales did not take a big hit in the wake of its recall scandal, topping analysts' expectations Tuesday.

While the financial toll will "not be crippling" for the company, the damage to GM's brand will be long-lasting, says Reuters managing editor Paul Ingrassia, author of "Engines of Change."

"In terms of their image and reputation, which is a huge part of selling cars ... this is going to be a problem, I think, for a long time," says Ingrassia.
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world lead

March 14th, 2014
06:15 PM ET

Conspiracy theories for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

(CNN) – The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is so vast, and the facts are so few – is it any wonder that this monster void is filled with every possible theory? From plausible to outlandish?

"A lot of conspiracy theories are wrong, but that doesn't mean all of them are wrong. Could be that one of them in this case actually is right. We just don't know yet," said The New Yorker contributor and NYU psychology professor Gary Marcus.

This most desperate need for resolution comes from the most disastrous of events, the kind that must have an explanation outside of indiscriminate fate or a lone gunman.
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March 14th, 2014
05:38 PM ET

Fmr. CIA officer: I don't trust the Malaysians

(CNN) – Malaysian officials and investigators have given confusing, and at times conflicting information about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Some of the actions – for example not checking the pilots' homes – are "completely unprofessional," says CNN national security analyst and former CIA officer Robert Baer .

"I don't trust the Malays at this point," said Baer. "They are not a good source of information at all."
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