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A former Navy SEAL did not violate military secrecy agreements or break federal law by writing a book about the raid last year that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the author's lawyer said Friday.

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Ban, in Iran, slams Holocaust denial, hostility to Israelupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 21:43:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned hostile remarks toward Israel and the denial of the Holocaust in Iran Thursday.

Iran steps up production of high-grade enriched uranium, U.N. report saysupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 21:36:00

Iran has stepped up its production of high-grade enriched uranium and has re-landscaped one of its military bases in an apparent effort to hamper a United Nations inquiry into the country's nuclear program, a U.N. report said Thursday.

Fact check: Obama, Romney energy policiesupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 14:00:00

CNN's Tom Foreman fact checks the presidential candidates' energy policies.

CNN Fact Check: Obama and Romney's energy policiesupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 14:00:00

Americans consume more than 19 million barrels of oil a day as well as tons of coal and natural gas, raising questions about the future availability of those resources and the environmental impact of their development and use.

Time is right, but past failures haunt Colombia peace talksupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 18:09:00

A decade after a stinging failure, Colombia appears once again prepared to enter into peace talks in an effort to bring an end to Latin America's oldest insurgency.

Giffords shooting survivors seek federal help in tightening gun lawsupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 17:52:00

Twelve survivors of the shooting that gravely wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others met Wednesday with Attorney General Eric Holder to seek his support for stricter enforcement of gun sale checks and tighter requirements on gun sales.

Questions raised after SEAL's identity revealed updated: Fri Aug 24 2012 07:56:00

The author of the yet-to-be-published book "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden" wrote it under the pseudonym Mark Owen.

Navy SEAL writes book on Bin Laden raidupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 07:56:00

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the Navy SEAL who has written a book with details on the Bin Laden raid.

Peace agreement broken in Tajikistanupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 20:00:00

A peace agreement that had halted violence in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan was shattered Wednesday when a rebel commander who had given up his weapons was killed by government forces, neighbors and relatives said.

Court blocks provisions in immigration laws, lets some controversial ones standupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 21:39:00

An appeals court on Monday sided with the federal government in blocking several provisions in Alabama and Georgia's controversial anti-illegal immigration laws, while allowing other key parts of those laws to stand.

Obama to 'reach out' to Karzai over insider attacksupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 20:26:00

President Obama is "deeply concerned" about the growing number of deadly attacks on U.S. forces by Afghan security forces, and plans to contact the Afghan president to discuss taking tougher actions, he said Monday.

Beyonce, aid groups try to reach 1 billion people for World Humanitarian Dayupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 07:16:00

Singer Beyonce, the United Nations and dozens of global aid groups have one message for the world Sunday: Perform a good deed, no matter how big or small, to help another person.

Undocumented immigrants line up for relief from deportationupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 10:40:00

Long lines formed at help centers and lawyers' office across America Wednesday as thousands of young, undocumented immigrants began applying for relief from deportation.

Florida governor to revisit gun lawupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 14:25:00

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a task force that will look a gun laws in the aftermath of the death of Trayvon Martin.

NRA and bad law block a way to catch killersupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 14:25:00

The gun lobby is fiercely, and so far successfully, blocking what easily could be the greatest technological breakthrough to catching killers and deterring others.

What in the worldupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 13:31:00

The facts about guns in America

By the numbers: Guns in Americaupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 13:31:00

Following the mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the debate over gun control has been reignited: How should the country balance its constitutional right to bear arms with access to deadly firepower?

Who's to blame for defense spending cut threat?updated: Tue Aug 07 2012 08:25:00

This past week, at "town hall" meetings in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and New Hampshire, a group of Republican senators sounded alarms about disasters that will befall local economies should the threat of more than $500 billion in defense cuts over the next decade become a reality in January.

Graham: 'We do dumb things in Congress'updated: Tue Aug 07 2012 08:25:00

Sen. Lindsey Graham says politicians should lose their jobs if they can't reach an agreement over defense spending.

West Bank meeting canceled after Israel bars envoysupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 07:25:00

Diplomatic talks in the West Bank were canceled Sunday after Israel denied entry to five envoys, the Palestinian foreign ministry said.

Iran improves its ballistic missilesupdated: Sat Aug 04 2012 22:44:00

Pentagon says Iran is improving the killing power of its ballistic missiles. Retired Gen. James "Spider" Marks OutFront.

For young young immigrants, avoiding deportation to cost $465updated: Sat Aug 04 2012 11:11:00

Young illegal immigrants can start applying on August 15 for two-year deferrals from deportation, but will have to pay $465 in fees, a top immigration official announced Friday.

Is U.N. fiddling while Syria burns?updated: Sat Aug 04 2012 05:00:00

Kofi Annan and U.N. diplomats point fingers at one another as the Syrian crisis deepens. CNN's Richard Roth reports.

Bloodshed rises in major cities as Syrian regime turns to Russia for fiscal aidupdated: Sat Aug 04 2012 05:00:00

Carnage from the Syrian civil war mounted across the country Saturday, including in the nation's capital in the south and the key metropolis in the northwest, opposition activists said.

Syrian forces, rebels fight to control Aleppo broadcast centerupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 22:18:00

Rebel and Syrian forces battled early Saturday for a building that houses state-run TV and radio studios in Aleppo, a day after the U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution that slams the Syrian government for its actions and the Security Council for its failure to counter the crisis.

Romney blasts Obama on jobs report, says he paid taxesupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 14:42:00

A glass half-full or emptying fast? Depends on who you listened to Friday as President Barack Obama and certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney described the July jobs report at competing public appearances.

5 things gun owners want you to knowupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 10:39:00

Guns are an American pastime. A way to feed a family. A way to protect a family.

Romney unveils simplified campaign messageupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 17:22:00

President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney traded accusations on tax policy Thursday, with both claiming at campaign stops in battleground states that the other's strategies have failed.

Kofi Annan resigns as envoy to Syriaupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 13:07:00

Kofi Annan, whose initiative to forge peace in war-ravaged Syria failed to take hold, said he has resigned as the U.N. and Arab League joint special envoy because of "increasing militarization on the ground" and "the clear lack of unity" at the U.N. Security Council.

Two more Ebola deaths in Uganda, officials sayupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 06:11:00

Two more people have died in Uganda's Ebola outbreak, officials working at a hospital said Wednesday.

Israel's possible attack on Iran nukesupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 21:13:00

In an exclusive interview, CNN's Barbara Starr speaks with Secretary Panetta about his talks with Israel on Iran's nukes

World needs to keep 'maximum pressure' on Iran, Panetta saysupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 21:13:00

The United States won't let Iran obtain a nuclear weapon, "period," but sanctions remain the best tool to keep Tehran off the nuclear path, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday in Israel.

House passes Republican tax-cut planupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 20:45:00

The U.S. House on Wednesday took the opposite action on tax cuts as the Senate, rejecting a Democratic proposal championed by President Barack Obama to extend lower tax rates for middle-income Americans, and then passing a Republican plan to maintain the lower rates for everyone for a year.

Rep. Van Hollen on the Bush-era tax cutsupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 20:45:00

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) says, the president's plan "would provide tax relief for 100% of the American people"

Obama blasts Romney tax plan in Ohioupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 16:28:00

Bolstered by a new poll that shows him leading in Ohio and two other battleground states, President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his ninth campaign trip this year to the Buckeye State to attack Republican rival Mitt Romney's tax plan as unfair to middle-class Americans.

Ugandan officials, international experts tackle Ebola outbreak that's killed 14updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 08:14:00

Teams in Uganda are trying to track down anyone who came into contact with patients infected with the Ebola virus, which has killed at least 14 people there this month, authorities said Monday.

Deadly Ebola virus hits Ugandaupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 08:14:00

International health experts are among those investigating an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

The media and the massacreupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 20:05:00

Fred Francis, Jane Hall and Howard Kurtz examine the gun control debate in the aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting

Analysis: Fewer U.S. gun owners own more gunsupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 20:05:00

A decreasing number of American gun owners own two-thirds of the nation's guns and as many as one-third of the guns on the planet -- even though they account for less than 1% of the world's population, according to a CNN analysis of gun ownership data.

Democrats propose limits on online ammo salesupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 22:26:00

Two Democratic lawmakers took on the hot-button political issue of gun control Monday, introducing legislation that would effectively ban online ammunition sales.

Despite online ammo bill, many Democrats still won't touch gun policyupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 16:12:00

When Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York unveiled their bill Monday to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition, they did so in a state most friendly to Democrats -- New York.

No gun law changes likely after shootingupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 12:47:00

CNN's Candy Crowley reports on the dormant state of the gun control debate, and why it's likely to remain so.

Fear drives opposition to gun controlupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 12:47:00

There will be no new gun laws after the Aurora shooting for the basic reason that the American people do not want them.

Syrian forces hammer Aleppo as the opposition urges actionupdated: Sat Jul 28 2012 21:15:00

Tanks pounded the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a sign that a much-feared government offensive in the country's largest city has started, as the opposition warned its allies they would bear responsibility for a "massacre" if they don't act soon.

Gun owners debate in wake of Aurora tragedyupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 09:58:00

When you put a pro- and an anti-gun control person in the same room, you know what's bound to happen. But what happens when two gun owners debate gun control?

iReport Debate: Gun control debateupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 09:58:00

iReporters David Douglas and Michael Kunda, who are both gun owners, go head-to-head in a debate on gun control.

Candidates show little appetite for new gun control lawsupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 18:23:00

Last week's massacre at a Colorado movie theater revived the dormant gun control debate in the United States, but neither President Barack Obama nor Republican candidate Mitt Romney is pushing for new laws now to prevent similar attacks.

Bloomberg on a potential police strikeupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 10:22:00

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggests police go on strike in an effort to force more gun control

Bloomberg's out-of-order remarks got one thing rightupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 10:22:00

When an elected official whose heart seems to be in the right place offers a courageous perspective on an important subject, I'm inclined to try to find some good in it.

Taxmageddon is headed our wayupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 08:59:00

Taxmaggedon is coming. Unless President Obama and Congress act, Americans will be hit with what would be in total dollars the largest tax increase in history in little more than five months.

Obama: Colorado shooting 'an evil act'updated: Tue Jul 24 2012 07:22:00

President Barack Obama addresses the recent shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

Mass murder and powerful firearmsupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 07:22:00

Scenes from the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater are horrific, but are all too familiar in the United States.

Little to gain, lots to lose for Obama and Romney on gunsupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 07:21:00

Don't expect President Barack Obama or Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to talk about the issue of gun control in the wake of last week's deadly mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado -- there's little to gain from bringing up the issue.

Analysis: Why gun controls are off the agenda in Americaupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 17:06:00

What is it about Americans and guns?

How the 'gun culture' impacts politicsupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 17:06:00

CNN's John Vause talks with blogger Dan Baum, about the impact of recent shootings on U.S. politics.

Gun-control, gun-rights groups ready for renewed debate after Colorado shootingupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 16:10:00

The extreme carnage at the Colorado movie theater, now one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, reopens the nation's passionate debate about gun control -- or gun rights -- and both sides were readying for renewed legislative efforts in the aftermath of Friday's shooting.

Gun control politicsupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 16:10:00

NYC Mayor demands that presidential candidates act on gun regulation. John Avlon reports on the gun control debate.

Obama has largely steered clear of gun debateupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 20:43:00

In a speech after the Colorado shooting Friday, President Barack Obama asked Americans to pray, reflect and remember what's important in life while the city of Aurora mourned the dead and wounded.

For Democrats, gun politics are bad politicsupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 18:34:00

The sun was barely up when New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg used the Colorado massacre to scold President Obama and Mitt Romney for ignoring the gun issue.

Bloomberg blasts politics on gunsupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 18:34:00

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasts President Obama and Mitt Romney on guns in the wake of the Aurora shooting.

U.S. military can wear uniform in San Diego gay pride parade: Defense Departmentupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 05:27:00

The U.S. Department of Defense is giving the go-ahead to all active-duty military personnel to wear their uniform to march in a gay pride parade in San Diego on Saturday, the first time such approval has been given in the United States.

End the Bush tax cuts and start overupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 07:47:00

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama proposed to extend the Bush-era income tax cuts, which expire at the end of this year, for one year for people with income below $250,000. People with higher income would continue to receive all of the benefits of lower taxes on their first $250,000 of income, but the tax rate they face on income above that amount would rise.

Syrian ambassador to Iraq joins revolt, urges military to turn on regimeupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 22:03:00

A Syrian diplomat left the government and ruling party Wednesday, appealing to the military to stop killing its "fathers, sons and sisters" and instead direct its artillery fire toward the "criminals" of the Syrian regime.

Romney courts Obama's baseupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 21:47:00

Mitt Romney gets booed after attacking Obamacare at NAACP convention. What is his plan to court Pres. Obama's base?

Wind industry pulled in to candidates' debate on outsourcingupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 21:47:00

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is attempting to flip attacks on his business record by accusing the Obama administration of shipping American jobs overseas, but experts in the industry he's singling out say the truth is more complicated.

U.S. eases sanctions on Myanmarupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 13:56:00

The United States announced Wednesday that it is easing sanctions on Myanmar, also known as Burma, allowing American companies to conduct business in the Southeast Asian nation.

GOP: Tax increases are economic poisonupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 12:58:00

The Bush-era tax cut extension is going to expire, causing renewed policy arguments between President Obama and the GOP.

Spain looks for a bank lifelineupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 06:23:00

Spain requests aid for its troubled banking sector, as CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Spain bows to 'bad bank' ideaupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 06:23:00

Spain is ready to create a single "bad bank" to house the distressed assets of its teetering financial sector, as it prepares to finalise terms of an EU bailout that is dividing the eurozone and spooking markets.

U.N. head outlines options for Syria missionupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 13:03:00

Despite the escalating violence in Syria that led to the suspension of monitoring activities there, the United Nations' can continue to play a crucial role in the embattled country, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a report to be presented to the Security Council.

'Illegal immigrant' is the uncomfortable truthupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 11:18:00

What's in a name? For my friends and simpaticos in the immigration reform community, enough to go ballistic at the mere mention of the phrase: "illegal immigrant."

Some states not changing course amid rising tide of health care reformupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 17:40:00

Repeal and replace -- or at least resist -- is the Republican mantra in the wake of last week's Supreme Court ruling upholding President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law.

Can congressional Republicans repeal Obamacare?updated: Tue Jul 03 2012 09:22:00

While conservatives are still seething over last week's Supreme Court ruling saving President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, top Capitol Hill Republicans are gleefully using the decision to fire up their base with promises of a repeal in 2013.

GOP plans for 'after Obamacare'updated: Tue Jul 03 2012 09:22:00

The GOP is working to define what they would replace Obamacare with.

How will the court's ruling affect you?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 13:56:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how the Supreme Court's healthcare ruling will affect patients and doctors going forward.

Where in the world can you get universal health care?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 11:06:00

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation Thursday in a narrow 5-4 ruling that Obama says will provide up to 30 million additional Americans with health care.

Timeline of the health care lawupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 10:42:00

The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the health care law that President Obama signed in March 2010. Here's a look at key moments in the law's history:

Affordable Care Act: What's on the line?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 10:42:00

The health care reform law is in jeopardy. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Will Cain and Christine Romans explain what's on the line.

Supreme Court nears health care rulingupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 16:56:00

As a Supreme Court ruling nears, CNN's Athena Jones looks at the stakes for those benefiting from the health care law.

All sides preparing for political fallout from health care decisionupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 16:56:00

Karen Harned has been going to the Supreme Court every day it has met since June 11 so there would be no chance she would miss the health care law ruling.

Arizona's 'show-me-your-papers' law rolls out a day after Supreme Court rulingupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 07:26:00

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding a piece of Arizona's controversial immigration law portends such a "huge" increase in policing for one department that the chief wondered Tuesday if his agency will be able to handle the workload.

White House, Justice Dept. make last-ditch effort to avoid Holder contempt voteupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 22:15:00

Officials from the Justice Department and the White House met with senior aides to House Speaker John Boehner and Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa at the White House on Tuesday to try to head off a House vote holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

Romney, GOP struggle with immigration issuesupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 17:04:00

Mitt Romney spent the presidential primary campaign trying to convince conservatives of his right-wing credibility on immigration issues.

Romney's view of Arizona immigration lawupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 17:04:00

Mitt Romney said states have a right to secure its borders, and that Pres. Obama has not presented an immigration plan.

Court's ruling a detour from basic rightsupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 12:15:00

The nation is inching toward a new consensus on immigrants and America, but on Monday, the Supreme Court divided us.

Toobin: Guidance from court not clearupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 12:15:00

John King and Jeffrey Toobin discuss the politics of the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law.

A changing national mood on immigration?updated: Tue Jun 26 2012 11:20:00

The judicial equivalent of white smoke has risen: The Supreme Court has ruled in a split decision rejecting most of Arizona's controversial immigration policing law, SB 1070.

Official: Obama administration will enforce its priorities, not Arizona'supdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 19:24:00

Obama administration officials said Monday the federal government would not become a willing partner in the state of Arizona's efforts to arrest undocumented people -- unless those immigrants meet federal government criteria. And they said the administration is rescinding agreements that allow some Arizona law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.

Syria rejects Turkey claims on downed jetupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 14:28:00

Syria raised the stakes Monday in a war of words with Turkey over the shooting down of a Turkish fighter jet by Syria, an incident that threatens to draw in NATO.

Top court's decision on Arizona will affect other states, tooupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 13:57:00

The Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's attempt to legislate immigration is likely to have far-reaching effects on other states' efforts to enact similar legislation and underscores the need for federal action, experts said Monday.

'Obamacare': The word that defined the health care debateupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 01:20:00

It's less of a tongue-twisting jumble than the phrase "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

Obama, where is the recovery?updated: Fri Jun 22 2012 07:57:00

Two years ago this week, the Obama administration hailed the advent of the "Summer of Economic Recovery." The president's stimulus bill had passed a Democratic-controlled Congress just over a year before, accompanied by rosy predictions on job creation from the administration.

Commerce secretary resigns after seizureupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 12:47:00

U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson stepped down Thursday, telling President Barack Obama in a letter of resignation that a recent seizure could be a distraction from doing his job.

Police: Cabinet secy. caused 2 crashesupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 12:47:00

Police say Commerce Secretary John Bryson caused two car accidents. Bryson suffered a seizure. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Little headway in Iranian nuclear talksupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 01:41:00

Iran's senior nuclear negotiator and representatives of international powers emerged Tuesday from two days of talks on Tehran's nuclear program without having reached an agreement.

Israel warns Iran: Time running outupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 01:41:00

Israeli President Shimon Peres explains why 'time is running out'' in efforts to stop Iran's nuclear program.

Republicans refine immigration message after Obama's scoopupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 16:35:00

Caught off guard by the Obama administration's shift in immigration policy last week, Republicans on Tuesday refined their response in an effort to lessen any political bounce for the president at what had been a tough time in his campaign.

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