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He didn't have the votes, but there is one thing former U.S. congressman and three time presidential candidate Ron Paul had that most other Republicans lacked in the past two presidential cycles – a young, enthusiastic fan base, and a campaign that took on a life of its own online.
Now, even in retirement, Paul is keeping the movement alive, with a new pay-per-view, web TV channel. The website crashed early Monday after the first show was posted online.
CNN's Erin McPike reports.
Want to run for president in 2016? Better book a ticket to Iowa.
That's the rumored reasoning behind several high-profile trips to the land of fried butter, and the first-in-the-nation caucuses.
Vice President Joe Biden will be in Iowa next month to deliver the keynote speech at Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry. It's a not-so-subtle move by a not-so-subtle politician.
And Biden's not alone.
Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio, former presidential candidate Rick Santorum, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and even Donald Trump have all already been out to Iowa to press the flesh more than two years before the Iowa straw poll.
The last politician to claim victory in Iowa and win the Republican nomination was George W. Bush in 2000. So why the continued rush to the state?
"It doesn't predict victory in the White House, but there is PR value. There is political value. There's some caché there. Just ask Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann," said Republican strategist and co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" S.E. Cupp.
A new study released Monday suggests that there is an association between inducing or augmenting labor, and a heightened risk of developing autism.
The findings were particularly pronounced among boys, with a 35% increased risk of autism if their mothers' labors were both induced and augmented.
"The type of risk that we're looking at is in the realms of, say, a mother who decides to have children at an older age, a mother who has got potentially birth complications, or complications that the unborn child experiences in the uterus," said associate professor with Duke University School of Medicine Simon Gregory, who did the study.
"We're talking about, say, an elevated risk of 30-odd percent," said Gregory.
Gregory said the study looked at an association, not necessarily at a cause-and-effect relationship.
He would not recommend against a pregnant women inducing or augmenting her pregnancy.
"The point of the study is really to find if there is an association. The potential negative effects from not inducing or augmenting a labor far outweigh the risks we've identified," said Greogry.
"What we really need to do is work out where the association is coming from, what is the cause of this association and we're absolutely not recommending that where it's medically indicated, that a woman decides against induction or augmentation," said Gregory.
For more of our interview with Simon Gregory, check out the video above.
The jury in the trial of convicted mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger found him guilty Monday on 31 of 32 counts - including involvement in 11 murders.
Bulger stood while the verdict was read, portraying no emotion, as though he knew what the outcome was going to be. He will likely spend the rest of his life in solitary confinement.
But, as CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports, for families of eight of the 19 murder victims, there was heartbreak and disappointment with Monday's outcome.
Now that Whitey Bulger has been found guilty of 31 out of 32 counts, the family of his victims now wait three months for his sentencing. Bulger's life of crime and his trial will likely leave a lasting impact on the city of Boston in addition to some interesting legal implications.
The jury found Bulger played a role in 11 murders, and that the government failed to prove he was involved in seven other murders. The jury made no finding in one murder – that of Debra Davis.
Davis was dating Bulger's partner Steve Flemmi, and one day just didn't come home.
Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen said the focus should not be on the "no finding" verdict.