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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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Texas voter ID law struck downupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 11:09:00

Federal law strikes down a voter ID law in Texas that requires all voters to show photo IDs at the polls. KVUE reports.

Rubio: Obama is a bad presidentupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 10:44:00

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has some strong words for President Barack Obama at the RNC.

Pentagon warns former SEAL about bin Laden bookupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 05:36:00

The Pentagon general counsel threatened legal action Thursday against a former Navy SEAL who wrote a revealing book about last year's Osama bin Laden raid, warning him he has violated secrecy agreements and broken federal law.

7-year-old girl abducted and raped in South Korea, police sayupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 03:57:00

Police in South Korea have detained a man suspected of abducting a 7-year-old girl from her home and raping her, local police officials said Friday.

Myanmar removes names from blacklistupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 02:54:00

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's two sons are among about 2,000 names removed from a blacklist in Myanmar, the president's office revealed Thursday.

Khamenei: Iran not after nuclear armsupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 21:43:00

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, reiterates his anti-nuclear weapons stance. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

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.

Hillary Clinton 'does not sweat'updated: Thu Aug 30 2012 20:49:00

Kevin Doyle of Condé Nast Traveler went along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her trip to Asia.

Clinton embarks on wide-ranging Asia tripupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 20:49:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was heading to Asia on Thursday for a wide-ranging trip that will take her from the Cook Islands in the Pacific Ocean to China and Russia farther north.

Venezuela to investigate reports of massacre of Indians by gold minersupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 15:55:00

The Venezuelan government says it is investigating allegations that unauthorized Brazilian gold miners killed dozens of Yanomami Indians in an attack in the Venezuelan Amazon.

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.

Venezuela struggles with refinery blazeupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 06:26:00

Dozens have been killed as a fire ravages an oil refinery in Venezuela.

Report: Venezuela's state-run refineries afflicted by mismanagementupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 06:26:00

The Venezuelan oil refinery whose explosions killed 42 people suffers mismanagement, delays in major maintenance and underinvestment, according to analysts and an engineering firm's recent report.

Girl arrested on blasphemy chargesupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 04:18:00

An 11-year-old Christian was arrested in Pakistan on charges of blasphemy for allegedly burning pages from the Quran.

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.

Afghan president dismisses intelligence chief amid cabinet shakeupupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 17:42:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai dismissed the country's national intelligence chief on Wednesday -- a move that coincides with other Cabinet-level shakeups as Karzai's government struggles to confront security challenges posed by Taliban fighters and an impending NATO withdrawal.

The GOP has a Muslim problemupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 16:35:00

A Catholic priest, a rabbi, an evangelical minister, a Sikh, a Greek Orthodox archbishop and two Mormon leaders walk into the Republican National Convention.

GOP stars throw support behind Romneyupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 16:15:00

Some of the biggest names in the Republican Party took to the stage to show support for Mitt Romney.

CNN Fact Check: Lower unemployment in GOP-led states?updated: Wed Aug 29 2012 16:15:00

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday night tried to sell the American public on the virtues of having the GOP in charge of states.

Ukraine court rejects appeal of former PM Tymoshenko's convictionupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 13:50:00

Ukraine's high court rejected an appeal Wednesday by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who had challenged her conviction on charges of abuse of authority.

The tough truths about Chris Christie's New Jerseyupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 13:49:00

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie built his keynote address to the Republican National Convention on the theme of telling tough truths to the nation. "We have become paralyzed by our desire to be loved," announced Christie, showing off the gruff, no-nonsense style that catapulted him into the governor's mansion.

Gov. Christie speaks at the RNCupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 13:49:00

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivers the keynote address at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Religious clashes devastate Myanmarupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 08:09:00

A community is destroyed by sectarian violence in Myanmar. ITN has the story.

Aid workers released in Myanmar after pardon, U.N. saysupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 08:09:00

Myanmar has released three aid workers, including two U.N. employees, who received prison sentences after being detained amid sectarian clashes that killed scores of people in the west of the country in June, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday.

Court rips Texas redistricting plan as discriminatoryupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 18:14:00

Federal judges struck down Texas lawmakers' plans for new congressional and state legislative districts Tuesday, finding the maps were designed to discriminate against minorities.

At convention, GOP leaders reflect U.S. diversityupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 14:53:00

When the Republican National Convention kicks off this week in Tampa, Florida, the nation will notice one thing before anything else: This is not your father's or grandfather's Republican Party. Rather, it's a party with leaders as diverse as the country it intends to represent.

O'Donnell: RNC debate idea not stolenupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 22:56:00

Christine O'Donnell says that she did not steal the idea for the Tea Party versus Occupy Wall Street debate.

Iran takes on U.N. at global meetingupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 11:20:00

Iran kicked off a meeting of more than 100 countries on Sunday by slamming the "adverse consequences of the current world order" and demanding change from the United Nations, state-run Press TV reported.

Blast at Venezuela oil refinery kills 39updated: Sat Aug 25 2012 21:48:00

An explosion rocked the Amuay oil refinery in northwestern Venezuela, killing 39 people, including a 10-year-old boy, a Venezuelan official said Saturday.

FBI promises to respond to Congress on Holder travelupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 18:11:00

The FBI said Friday it will respond to questions from Congress on the use of FBI aircraft amid allegations that Attorney General Eric Holder is among officials who "may have used FBI planes for his own travel when aircraft were needed for FBI operations."

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.

Will money buy the White House?updated: Thu Aug 23 2012 16:48:00

In case you haven't noticed, this election season is awash in money.

Mexico cult eyes 'evil' secular schoolsupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 10:04:00

A religious cult in a Mexican town is destroying "evil" secular schools. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Mexico cult eyes 'evil' secular schoolsupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 10:04:00

Authorities are negotiating with a religious cult in southwestern Mexico, trying to persuade leaders to allow public schools to operate in the isolated community, state media reported.

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.

Akin imbroglio is bad news for Republicansupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 15:23:00

If there is any silver lining for Republicans from the Todd Akin imbroglio, no one seems to have found it yet.

McKinnon: The Akin effect on GOP plankupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 15:23:00

Daily Beast contributor Mark McKinnon on possible damage Rep. Todd Akin's 'legitimate rape' comments could do to GOP.

Whistle blows for Vietnam tycoonupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 20:48:00

This year of the dragon, according to Chinese and Vietnamese astrology, was meant to be fortuitous for Nguyen Duc Kien, one of Vietnam's most prominent and aggressive tycoons.

Ethiopia's mysterious PM dies abroadupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 14:22:00

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi dies after contracting a sudden infection while undergoing medical treatment.

Eight killed in bombing in Turkeyupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 04:22:00

Eight people were killed in a bombing in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, an official in the Interior Ministry said Monday.

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.

South Korea's ruling party taps Park for presidential bidupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 11:33:00

South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party overwhelmingly selected Park Geun-hye as its presidential candidate during its political convention on Monday.

Mexican economy losing momentum?updated: Mon Aug 20 2012 10:36:00

Mexican Economy Secretary Bruno Ferrari discusses robust growth amid an economic slowdown.

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.

Kim Jong Un marries mystery womanupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 16:18:00

North Korea's new first lady's high profile is a stark departure from the past. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Kim warns troops to prepare for 'sacred war' during US-South Korea exercisesupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 16:18:00

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his troops to be vigilant during upcoming training exercises between South Korea and the United States, saying they should be ready to lead a "sacred war," state media reported Saturday.

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.

Combating threats in Somaliaupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:59:00

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi discusses contending with militants, extremists and pirates in Somalia.

Kurds' ambitions add explosive element to Syria equationupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 13:03:00

In the city of Qamishli, on Syria's border with Turkey, neither the forces of the Syrian regime nor the rebels of the Free Syrian Army are to be seen. But visitors say the Kurdish flag is very evident, and Kurdish fighters man checkpoints around the city.

Two Tibetans self-immolate in China protestupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 03:30:00

Two Tibetans set themselves on fire on Monday, adding to a string of self-immolations in protest against Chinese rule in the troubled region, according to the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) and various media reports.

'Gang' shoots, kills international peacekeeper in Sudan's Darfur regionupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 05:40:00

One international peacekeeper was shot dead and another was wounded early Sunday after a "gang" attacked their police post inside a refugee camp in Sudan's embattled Darfur region, the African Union - United Nations Mission said.

Sudan: 25,000 refugees fleeingupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 05:40:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports 25,000 refugees have fled their camp in Sudan's Darfur region amid increased violence.

Kurdish rebels kidnap a lawmaker in Turkeyupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 04:56:00

Kurdish rebels have kidnapped Turkish lawmaker Huseyin Aygun, his party said Sunday.

Two Buddhist brides wed in Taiwanupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 03:55:00

Two women in veils and voluminous white gowns kneel in front of a statue of the Buddha, exchanging vows and prayer beads to the languorous intonations of Buddhist chants.

Mexican poet prepares U.S. peace marchupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 16:23:00

Telephones are ringing off the hook at this office in Mexico's capital, where a group of well-known activists are planning the final details of a protest on the other side of the Mexico-U.S. border.

25,000 people flee Darfur refugee camp amid fighting, U.N. saysupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 10:11:00

All 25,000 people living in a refugee camp in Sudan's Darfur region have fled amid fighting between armed militia groups and Sudanese government forces, U.N. officials said Friday.

Darfur refugees in crisisupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 10:11:00

The U.N.'s former envoy to Sudan explains why he has been prevented from visiting refugees.

New tactic to fight Mexico's drug warupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 05:34:00

A Mexican presidential candidate taps a Colombian general as drug war adviser.

Suspected Mexican drug 'queen' extradited to U.S.updated: Fri Aug 10 2012 05:34:00

One of the most high-profile women accused of connections with Mexico's drug trade was extradited to the United States Thursday, officials said.

Nepal bans women under 30 from working in Gulf statesupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 20:45:00

Nepal has banned women under the age of 30 from working in Persian Gulf nations amid increasing concerns over abuse and exploitation.

14 bodies found in Mexicoupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 17:41:00

Mexican authorities found an abandoned van containing 14 bodies along a highway in the central city San Luis Potosi Thursday.

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?

Romney still faces conservative doubts as convention approachesupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 11:56:00

Like a lion trained on its prey, conservatives are tracking certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney for any gaffe, policy shift or other signal that shows he is really the moderate they fear instead of the right-wing ideologue they want.

Germany's high court expands gay rightsupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 06:45:00

Germany's constitutional court has strengthened the rights of gay and lesbian couples, giving them a same tax benefit as heterosexual married couples.

4 Mexican military officials accused of organized crime tiesupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 15:48:00

Mexican authorities accused four top military officials of connections with organized crime in a high-profile case that has renewed debate over the role of government troops in the drug war.

North Koreans in desperate need of food after floodsupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 18:51:00

The World Food Programme is stepping in to feed people in North Korea, where floods have ruined crops and left hundreds of thousands homeless, according to reports.

Rare video of floods in North Koreaupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 18:51:00

North Korea suffers from what the U.N. calls an "emergency situation" due to flooding. CNN's Jennifer Delgado reports.

U.S. voting rights under siegeupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 17:11:00

Viviette Applewhite, a 93-year-old African-American woman from Philadelphia, suddenly cannot vote. Although she once marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for the right to do so, and has dutifully cast a ballot for five decades, in this election year she may be denied this basic right. Under Pennsylvania's new voter ID law, Applewhite is no longer considered eligible.

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.

China, ASEAN at odds over sea territoryupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 20:43:00

China and ASEAN are at odds over which countries can truly claim South China Sea waters. CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports.

U.N. envoy warns of 'serious' human rights situation in Myanmarupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 11:30:00

Sectarian violence has sparked a "serious" human rights situation in western Myanmar, a U.N. envoy said.

5 Syrians mourned in Turkey as deadly fighting rages across the borderupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 09:21:00

More than 200 Syrians who have fled their country gathered in a Turkish cemetery on a hot afternoon, awaiting the bodies of five people killed for a cause they all shared.

Fighting in southeastern Turkey leaves 19 dead, report saysupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 06:42:00

Fighting between Kurdish rebels and government troops in southeastern Turkey killed more than a dozen people over the weekend, according to the semi-official Anatolia news agency.

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.

Sudan, South Sudan settle oil disputeupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 22:41:00

Negotiating teams from Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to end a dispute on oil payments to allow the resumption of southern oil exports through Sudan's territories, Sudan's state-run Ashorooq TV reported early Saturday, citing official sources.

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.

Congress closes loophole in stock trading law after CNN reportupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 19:57:00

House Republicans have been forced to close a potential loophole on their much-touted insider trading law -- a loophole CNN uncovered and reported about last month.

Congress closes loophole after CNN reportupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 19:57:00

Congress voted to fix its insider trading legislation after CNN's Dana Bash found a discrepancy in the STOCK Act.

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.

Special counsel tab in Waters inquiry may hit $1.3 millionupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 12:37:00

Members of the House Ethics Committee have voted unanimously to spend up to $500,000 extending the contract of a special counsel examining alleged wrongdoing by California Rep. Maxine Waters, according to a committee statement released Thursday.

House votes to formally reprimand Richardsonupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 11:44:00

The U.S. House voted Thursday to formally reprimand California Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson for misusing government staffers for a variety of political and personal purposes.

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 conservatives determined to slash spending relent on compromise deal updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 21:11:00

A congressional deal announced this week by House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid would extend current government spending levels for six months, putting off threats of a government shutdown until after the November election decides the makeup of a new House and Senate.

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