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The arrest of Jesse Matthew - suspected in the disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham - has resulted in a break in the 2009 death case of another young woman. Erin Burnett has the latest.
August 2nd, 2012
09:02 PM ET

Report: Holmes' psychiatrist reported behavior; Could the shooting have been prevented?

Court papers show the accused mass murderer was being treated by a University of Colorado psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton.  According to CNN affiliate KMGH, Dr. Fenton was so concerned that James Holmes could be a danger to others, she referred his case to members of a threat assessment team - six weeks before the shooting, but police were never called.

Around the same time, Holmes withdrew from the University. Could the shooting have been prevented? FULL POST

August 2nd, 2012
08:39 PM ET

Romney's horse can talk? MoveOn: "Romney's horse will be treated better than Americans"

Ann Romney's dressage horse Rafalca is at the center of a new ad attacking her husband Mitt Romney on being an elitist and out of touch with the middle class.

The liberal group MoveOn.org released an ad from the horse’s point of view.

“My name's Rafalca, the Romney's dressage horse… How do I pull off such grace and athleticism while looking so good? Maybe it's because the Romneys spend $77,000 per year on my upkeep.”

MoveOn.org’s executive director said the group wasn’t trying to attack how the Romney’s care for their horse. They just want the public to be aware of its expense.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
August 2nd, 2012
08:27 PM ET

U.S. farmers pays the price for devastating drought, while Congress goes on vacation

The biggest drought in half a century is hiking up costs on everything from gas to groceries. In fact, this drought is impacting the price tag of 75% of the food in your supermarket right now!

And what's Congress doing about it? Most of our lawmakers are on a flight home right now for a one-month vacation.

CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports.

FULL POST


Filed under: News • Politics
August 2nd, 2012
07:38 PM ET

Spain arrests three members of al Qaeda; Official says they "resisted fiercely"

In one of Spain's biggest operations against al Qaeda, three suspected members of the terrorist group have been arrested. This comes just days after the U.S. State Department said affiliate groups of al Qaeda continue to rise in places like Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Egypt.

CNN's Erin Burnett has witnessed al-Qaeda's influence first-hand on the border of Mali last week and they continue to gain a foothold in Algeria, Somalia, Niger, Mauritania, and Nigeria.

Islamists: Two stoned to death for committing adultery in Mali

Outfront tonight: Senior international correspondent Nic Robertson, who's done extensive reporting on al Qaeda, and Seth Jones, author of "Hunting in the Shadows: The pursuit of al-Qaeda after 9/11"

FULL POST


Filed under: al Qaeda • International • Mali • National Security • News
August 2nd, 2012
12:24 PM ET

Camels carrying the load in Africa

CNN's Erin Burnett takes a look at the value of camels in African countries like Mali.

To help Mali refugees, please visit OutFront of the Mali crisis: Helping Mali refugees.


Filed under: The Camel Report
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