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New security adviser's biggest challenge: Reaching consensusupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 21:16:00

President-elect Barack Obama's national security adviser, Gen. Jim Jones, said Monday the challenge he will face will be to achieve consensus among the disparate members of the new president's national security team.

CNN Presents: Escape from Jonestown creditsupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 19:11:00

On November 18, 1978, 909 Americans were led to their death by the Rev. Jim Jones in a mass murder-suicide pact in a South American jungle. Only 33 people survived. CNN special correspondent Soledad O'Brien reported on their untold stories in "CNN Presents: Escape from Jonestown." Correspondent Soledad O'Brien Sr. Executive Producer/VP Mark Nelson Executive Producer James Polk Executive Director Jody Gottlieb Producer David Matthews Senior Editor and Producer/Lead Editor April Hock Senior Editors/Producers Jack Austin Lee Hughey Blake Luce Karen Nolan Wendy Tennery Production Assistant Jack Lyons Photojournalists Jonathan Schaer Greg Kilday David Jenkins Henry Young Mike Calloway David Rust Ken Day Mark Biello Sound Technicians Kevin Kvicala Doug Thomas Jerry Appleman David Ruff Post Production Producers John Cooke Matt Scheibner Audio Mixer Rick Sierra On Line Editor Gary

The rage of Jim Jonesupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 14:16:00

Rev. Jim Jones had tremendous power over his followers, often screaming and cursing at them during intense rages.

Jim Jones' followers enthralled by his skills as a speakerupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 14:16:00

The key to understanding the tragedy that was Jonestown lies in the oratory skills of the Peoples Temple founder, Jim Jones.

Kids first to die at Jonestownupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 12:20:00

Tim Carter, a trusted aide to Rev. Jim Jones, watched his infant son die at Jonestown.

Inside the Jonestown massacreupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 12:20:00

Thirty years ago, 909 Americans were led to their death by the Rev. Jim Jones in a mass murder-suicide pact in a South American jungle, shortly after Jones' gunmen killed a visiting U.S. congressman and four others at a nearby airstrip.

Survivors of the Jonestown tragedyupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 18:11:00

On November 18, 1978, more than 900 people died in a mass murder-suicide at Jonestown, a cult commune in Guyana. Its leader, the Rev. Jim Jones, called himself God. He persuaded followers to kill their children first and then drink fruit punch laced with cyanide. Of the nearly 1,000 church members who were present at the start of that day, only 33 survived. Eleven people fled through the jungle: Richard Clark, age 42 Julius Evans, 30 Sandra Evans, 30 Sonya Evans, 11 Sharla Evans, 7 Shirelle Evans, 5 Johnny Franklin, 33 Diane Louie, 26 Robert Paul, 33 Leslie Wilson, 21 Jakari Wilson, 3 Fourteen people lived through airport ambush: Monica Bagby, 18 Jim Bogue, 36 Edith Bogue, 39 Teena Bogue, 22 Juanita Bogue, 21 Tommy Bogue, 17 Harold Cordell, 42 Vernon Gosney, 25 Chris O'Neal, 20 Edith Parks, 64 Gerald Parks, 45 Dale Parks, 27 Brenda Parks, 18 Tracy Parks, 12 Four people were sent away by Jones or his mistress: Mike Carter, 20 Tim Carter, 30

Jones stockpiled cyanideupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 14:28:00

CNN's Soledad Obrien reveals that Rev. Jim Jones was stockpiling cyanide years before the deaths at Jonestown.

Jones plotted cyanide deaths years before Jonestownupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 14:28:00

Cyanide was being bought and shipped to the Rev. Jim Jones' jungle compound in South America for at least two years before 909 Americans died there at the command of their cult leader, CNN has learned.

Behind the Scenes: Indiana Jones comes to Harlemupdated: Thu May 22 2008 14:14:00

Harlem isn't the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of a movie premiere. The Chinese Theater in Hollywood? Definitely. The Ziegfeld in Manhattan? Of course.

'Indiana Jones' premiereupdated: Thu May 22 2008 14:14:00

Celebrities line the red carpet for the premiere of the new "Indiana Jones" film.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: Now we've got exciting gamesupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 13:47:00

Five things we learned while wondering if it's appropriate to talk about drinking the San Diego Kool-Aid:

SI.com: Gary Smith: Escape From Jonestownupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 11:25:00

Tell me, does it get sweeter than this? The big handsome kid gliding to the glass in warmup drills, that's your son. He's the best high school player in the city. One look at the visitors, who've come from 40 miles away, tells you all you need to know: He's the best player in the house tonight.

SI.com: Arash Markazi: Boston's current edition as fun-loving as '04 champsupdated: Sun Oct 07 2007 21:57:00

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jonathan Papelbon decided to change things up as he took off his shoes and slipped into his red and blue "cinco ocho" Crocs. With a can of beer in each hand, he bypassed an encore presentation of the "Irish Jig" and went into what can only be described as his version of a "Crip Walk".

SI.com: Ray Emery's ultimate playlistupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 01:11:00

Ray Emery emerged last season as one of the NHL's most stout goalies. He went 33-16-6 during the regular season with a 2.47 goals-against average and .918 save percentage, backstopping the Ottawa Senators to their first Stanley Cup Final (he was 13-7 in the playoffs).

CNNMoney: Hip-hop stars rap on investingupdated: Sun Sep 09 2007 21:28:00

Those new Nikes are fresh, but will they rock your retirement like a money market account?

Pastor with 666 tattoo claims to be divineupdated: Fri Feb 16 2007 15:05:00

The minister has the number 666 tattooed on his arm.

EW Review: Macabre 'Corpse Bride'updated: Tue Jan 24 2006 15:33:00

Could it be that Tim Burton's entire career has been a slow and steady PR campaign for the other side, a sort of showbiz version of Jim Jones-style Kool-Aid?

EW review: Excellent Pornographersupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 15:55:00

On "Twin Cinema," their third CD, the Canadian indie supergroup New Pornographers add 14 sublime power-pop blasts to their unerring canon of should-be smashes.

Fortune: New York's totalitarian tax, playing roulette with workers, the great pronoun war, and other matters. GREAT MOMENTS IN GLASNOSTupdated: Mon Apr 10 1989 00:01:00

MOSCOW -- Warmer superpower relations have not stopped a Soviet agency from spreading . . . charges that the FBI murdered the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and that the CIA massacred Jim Jones and 90...

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