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(CNN) - Before authorities arrested him at O'Hare International Airport and accused him of attempting to provide aid to ISIS, a teen from the Chicago suburbs left behind a letter for his parents.
Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, wrote that he was leaving the United States and on the way to join ISIS, according to a criminal complaint. He invited his family to join him in the three-page letter, which authorities found in the bedroom he shared with a sibling in Bolingbrook, Illinois. But he warned them not to tell anyone about his travel plans, the complaint said.
"First and foremost, please make sure not to to tell the authorities," he wrote, according to the complaint. "For if this were to happen it will jeopardize not only the safety of us but our family as well."
(CNN) - Ben Affleck's appearance on Bill Maher's "Real Time" on Friday turned into a somewhat heated discussion when Maher and author Sam Harris voiced their opinions on Islam.
"Gone Girl" star Affleck took umbrage at the pair's contention that Islam is, in Harris' words, a "mother lode of bad ideas" and that liberals are squeamish about criticizing Islam for stances on women and LGBT issues because people "have been sold this meme of Islamophobia, where every criticism gets confused with bigotry toward Muslims as people."
(CNN) – The effort to contain America's first domestic case of Ebola ran into new problems over the weekend.
To prevent an Ebola outbreak, state and federal authorities are monitoring close to 50 other people who may have had contact with Thomas Duncan, visiting them twice a day taking their temperature and looking for symptoms.
On Sunday one of those being monitored went missing.
CNN's Martin Savidge reports.
(CNN) – A-19-year old from the Chicago area stood in court accused of trying to join ISIS Monday.
Federal authorities say Mohammed Hamzah Khan was arrested at O'Hare international airport over the weekend as he tried to board a plane to Vienna en route to Turkey, with plans to eventually join the merciless terror group in Syria.
Authorities say they also searched his home, and found what could be a road map to his radicalization. The criminal complaint says Khan praised ISIS in writings and even drawings.
What does this tell us about ISIS efforts to recruit? And How is it so many young Americans are being reached?
Former executive assistant director of the FBI Shawn Henry, now president of Crowdstrike, joins CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.
(CNN) – Ebola going airborne would be devastating, says Dr. Michael Osterholm, with the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. But he said such a mutation of the disease is not a big risk.
"A much bigger risk is this virus moving out of West Africa and getting into the slum areas like Lagos and Nairobi and making the cases in West Africa only a small part of the outbreak," Osterholm said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."