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politics lead

September 22nd, 2014
05:37 PM ET

Secret Service beefs up presence after 2 White House security incidents

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Secret Service boosted its presence and its surveillance measures around the White House on Monday after an Iraq war veteran, who is apparently suffering from PTSD, jumped over a White House fence.

Officers patrolling the area will be out in greater numbers and will be "looking for individuals who don't look like tourists," a federal law enforcement officer told CNN.

Two security incidents in two days have raised concerns about the safety at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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national lead

September 22nd, 2014
05:36 PM ET

Marchers sound urgent call for climate change action ahead of U.N. summit

(CNN) - Tens of thousands of people marched through Manhattan sounding an urgent call for action to reverse global climate change Sunday.

One marcher's sign read "cut your emissions or you'll sleep with the fishes."

The "People's Climate March" in New York was billed as the largest of several protests held around the world two days before the start of the United Nations' Climate Summit.

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September 22nd, 2014
05:18 PM ET

Hannah Graham disappearance: What we know

(CNN) - A new search warrant was issued Monday for the apartment of Jesse Matthew, who police believe was the last person to see Hannah Graham before her disappearance.

The Charlottesville Police Department has also issued a wanted poster for the 32-year-old Matthew, saying he is wanted for two counts of reckless driving.

At the bottom of the poster, however, it says police would like to speak with Matthew regarding Graham's disappearance.

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September 22nd, 2014
05:14 PM ET

Search intensifies for cop killer suspect

(CNN) - Authorities hunting suspected cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein say they discovered an AK-47 rifle, some magazines and a small bag of ammo in the northeastern Pennsylvania woods where they believe he was hiding.

"He's out in those woods right now," Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett told reporters Monday morning. He was flanked by State Police Lt. Col George Bivens, who added, "I do believe that we are close to him at this point."

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world lead

September 22nd, 2014
05:11 PM ET

Military: U.S. ready to strike ISIS in Syria

(CNN) – The terrorist group ISIS, which currently controls huge chunks of Iraq and Syria, isnow issuing a new, sick threat in an audio tape, calling for lone wolf attacks against Americans, British, the French - anyone in the U.S.-led coalition.

An ISIS spokesman even offered instructions on how to kill random civilians, saying "smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car."

The Obama administration acknowledged that some Americans fighting with terror groups have returned to the United States.

For the past six weeks the U.S. has been launching airstrikes on ISIS targets in Iraq, now the world is waiting to see if the U.S. military opens up a new front and takes the fight into Syria.

The military says it's ready to go, and is waiting on the President's call.

CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reports.

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