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money lead

November 5th, 2014
06:27 PM ET

Investigation into Honda over deadly airbags

(CNN) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding an investigation into Honda this week. Government officials say the car company was made aware of the deadly malfunction of exploding airbags as early as 2004, but didn't issue recalls for four years.

Honda has already recalled of millions of cars equipped with the faulty safety gear.

CNN's René Marsh reports.

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politics lead

November 4th, 2014
06:05 PM ET

Obama’s help in North Carolina race too little, too late?

(CNN) – If Democrats in North Carolina can get African American voters to the polls in large numbers like they did in 2008, they stand a good chance of clinching what's been a neck-and-neck Senate race.

But they haven't been able to replicate that success since then, including presidential election year 2012.

CNN's Rene Marsh reports.

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national lead

October 28th, 2014
06:17 PM ET

Tracking travelers from Ebola hot zones

(CNN) – President Obama said Americans need to be vigilant here in the u-s until the outbreak is contained in West Africa.

Every three weeks roughly 3,000 people arrive in the U.S. from Ebola hot zones.

With a new federal plan to track those thousands of passengers for the incubation period of the deadly disease, the question is:
Can health officials keep up?

CNN's René Marsh reports.

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national lead

October 23rd, 2014
05:54 PM ET

Mid-air collision near Washington, D.C., kills three

(CNN) – A helicopter and a small plane collided in mid-air over Maryland's Frederick Municipal Airport, just outside Washington, D.C.

Three people are dead according to the Frederick County fire chief.

CNN's René Marsh reports.

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national lead

October 17th, 2014
05:47 PM ET

Ebola fears spark quarantine of hospital worker on cruise ship

(CNN) – A lab supervisor from the hospital where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan died remains quarantined on a cruise ship Friday, with more than 4,000 onboard.

The woman never had contact with Ducan, but may have had contact with his fluid samples.

CNN's René Marsh reports.

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