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June 4th, 2013
09:16 PM ET

Mississippi Gov. blames working moms for education woes

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is finding himself in hot water tonight after this response to a question about how America became quote "so mediocre" when it comes to education.

Mississippi governor: Educational troubles began when ‘mom is in the workplace’ — VIDEO

"I think both parents started working, and the mom is in the workplace, it's not a bad thing and I'm going to get in trouble, I can see the emails tomorrow," Bryant said.

Well, Bryant doesn't even have to wait until tomorrow for the emails. Many are already upset.

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributors Reihan Salam and L.Z. Granderson.


Filed under: Education • News
June 4th, 2013
09:04 PM ET

Turkish protests continue for fifth day

Protesters in Turkey took to the streets for a fifth straight day - in 67 cities - to voice their opposition against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

So far, two protesters have died, and The Turkish Medical Association says more than 3,000 people have been injured, 26 of whom are in serious or critical condition.

Is Turkey on the verge of a meltdown?

This comes less than three weeks after Turkey's leader appeared alongside President Obama at the White House.

The country is, of course, a key strategic ally for the U.S. in the region, bordering Iran, Iraq and Syria.

Ivan Watson has the latest.


Filed under: International • News
June 4th, 2013
08:57 PM ET

Bill Nye Explains Why Oklahoma Tornado was so Large

Friday's Oklahoma tornado was one for the record books.

Fires, floods, storms: Mother Nature sends extremes across U.S.

The National Weather Service says the twister was 2.6 miles wide-  making it the widest U.S. tornado ever. It was a rare EF5; the highest level of tornado intensity.

Bill Nye and Tom Foreman explain why the tornado was so large.


Filed under: Environment • Oklahoma Tornado • Weather
June 4th, 2013
08:54 PM ET

Judge approves theater shooting suspect's insanity plea; victim's parents not surprised

A judge today accepted a not-guilty plea from the suspected Colorado movie theater gunman. James Holmes' defense? He's insane.

The now 25-year-old accused of killing 12 and wounding 58 in the July 20th massacre last year.

Judge accepts theater shooting suspect's insanity plea

And the question tonight, does Holmes' plea add up?

OutFront tonight: Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, their daughter Jessica was killed in the shooting.


Filed under: Colorado theater shooting • Crime • Justice • News
June 4th, 2013
08:46 PM ET

Rep. McCaul slams Tsarnaev family release of phone call: They are exploiting Boston tragedy

For the first time we're hearing directly from Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev since his arrest.

His parents recorded their son's only phone call from jail.

Parents of Boston bombing suspect share phone call with son

His mother asked him if he is pain.

"No, of course not. I'm already eating and have been for a long time," Dzhokhar responds in the call from a prison hospital recorded last week. "They are giving me rice and chicken now. Everything's fine."

She also told him he needs to be strong.

OutFront tonight: Rep. Michael McCaul - Chairman, Homeland Security Committee.


Filed under: Boston Marathon Explosion • International • News
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