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January 2nd, 2015
06:22 PM ET

Weather continues to impact, shift search area

CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look at the search area on the Magic Wall.

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December 30th, 2014
05:44 PM ET

Where does the ocean search go from here?

(CNN) - While the aerial search mission continues, divers as well as ships equipped with sonar technology are headed to what appears to be the crash zone to help find larger pieces of the plane, which could be somewhere near the bottom of the ocean.

CNN's Tom Foreman joins "The Lead" live from the virtual room to show us how this ocean search will probably play out.

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December 29th, 2014
06:19 PM ET

What impact could weather have had on Flight 8501?

(CNN) - The grueling search continues for a passenger plane that disappeared on its way from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board - 18 of them children, including one infant.

The expansive search effort has yet to uncover so much as a speck of debris. So for now, investigators are left piecing together clues based on the plane's last transmissions.

CNN's Tom Foreman joins "The Lead" from the magic wall to show just how investigators are sorting out what went wrong.

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December 15th, 2014
06:59 PM ET

Where is Martin Place in Sydney?

CNN's Tom Foreman examines how a lone gunman was able to hold hostages for hours in a Sydney cafe.

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November 13th, 2014
06:32 PM ET

Russia's planes getting more aggressive

(CNN) – A simulated bombing attack on a Danish island.

A near collision between a Russian military plane and a Swedish passenger aircraft carrying 132 people.

And threatening maneuvers by a Russian jet toward a U.S. reconnaissance plane, including showing that it was fully armed with missiles.

Russia's increasingly aggressive moves are outlined in "Dangerous Brinkmanship," an analysis that lists more than 40 "close military encounters between Russia and the West" that took place in the eight months from March to October of this year.

CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

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