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national lead

September 17th, 2013
06:12 PM ET

Remembering the Navy Yard victims

They were mothers and fathers, civilians and contractors, one a die-hard Redskins fan, another an avid golfer. The 12 men and women whose lives were cut short Monday by a gunman hell-bent on taking as many lives as he could are being remembered not just by the loved ones they left behind, but by all so deeply touched by the senselessness of the attack.

CNN's Erin McPike reports.

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politics lead

September 11th, 2013
06:38 PM ET

Adios, Carlos Danger: Anthony Weiner comes up short in NYC primary

The saddest part about Anthony Weiner losing his bid for the Democratic nomination in the New York City mayoral race is that there were so many puns left to be written.

Weiner came in 5th place in Tuesday night's primary election.

After realizing his mayoral dreams had gone limp, he gave a concession speech, where he conveniently failed to mention his wife, the woman who stood by his side throughout his embarrassing sex scandals.

Then, he let his inner Carlos Danger shine, by flashing reporters the one body part Weiner had managed to keep under control for all this time: his middle finger.

CNN's Erin McPike reports.

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buried lead

August 27th, 2013
06:57 PM ET

Rare tape of Ford testimony recalls 1975 assassination attempt

In September 1975, 26-year-old Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme pointed a colt .45-caliber pistol at then-president Gerald Ford.

The young woman earned her nickname as a member of Charles Manson's cult.
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money lead

August 26th, 2013
06:38 PM ET

Printing error botches new $100 bills, could cost taxpayers $4 million

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is reinspecting 30 million brand new $100 bills after the Federal Reserve deemed them unusable because of a printing error.

After a decade of research and development, the so-called money factory designed a new Benjamin that should have been released hands in 2011.

"It's certainly one of the most valuable bills to counterfeit," said Benjamin Mazzotta, a currency expert at Tufts University.
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pop lead

August 16th, 2013
06:04 PM ET

Reviews lukewarm for 'Jobs' movie

The movie "Jobs" takes viewers back to when Apple was just a concept, long before people owned iPods and iPhones. Critics are saying it may help people understand the history behind how they got their personal computer, but it may not help them understand Steve Jobs.

CNN's Erin McPike reports.

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