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January 20th, 2014
10:30 PM ET

Newly discovered recording of Martin Luther King Jr. speech released

On this Martin Luther King holiday, we have a newly released audio recording of a speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave on September 12th, 1962 in New York City.

In it, Dr. King commemorates the centennial anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and discusses the principles of the Declaration of Independence.

"History reveals that America has a schizophrenic personality where these two documents are concerned. On the one hand, she has proudly professed the basic principles inherent in both documents. On the other hand, she has sadly practice the antithesis of these principles." – King said.


Filed under: News
January 20th, 2014
09:50 PM ET

FBI interviewing people in U.S. with Russian ties ahead of Sochi Winter Olympics

Terror threats against the Winter Olympic Games have the U.S. military on high alert.

CNN's Evan Perez has just learned that U.S. law enforcements agents have been interviewing people in the U.S. with ties to the Caucusus region in Russia – a hotbed for terror.

The Defense Department has also put in place a contingency plan in case of an attack in Sochi once the games begin less than three weeks from now.

Police warn Sochi hotels of terror suspect as Olympics near

The plan includes up to two warships and several transport aircraft on standby to help evacuate American officials and athletes, if needed.

Russian officials are now handing out flyers in their hunt for at least one woman, a so-called black widow, who may be planning an attack.

On Sunday, an online video surfaced on a Jihadi forum threatening the Games.

Multiple deadly bombings in the region recently have also heightened concern.

OutFront: Former CIA Counter-Terrorism Officer Jeff Beatty.


Filed under: News • Olympics • Sochi Winter Olympics
January 20th, 2014
09:43 PM ET

New video of Kenneth Bae urging U.S. to help secure his release in North Korea

A new video of the 45-year-old Kenneth Bae being held in North Korea was released today.

According to China's state-run news agency, the U.S. citizen admits he committed a "serious crime" against the communist regime and asks to be pardoned as soon as possible so he can return home to his family.

Kenneth Bae urges U.S. to help secure his release in North Korea

Bae was arrested in November 2012 and sentenced to 15 years in a labor camp for trying to bring down the North Korean government. But is this new video an indication he may be released?

CNN's Tom Foreman is Outfront with the story.


Filed under: Kenneth Bae • News • North Korea
January 20th, 2014
09:27 PM ET

Sarah Palin to President Obama: "No more playing the race card"

Sarah Palin has a message for President Obama on this Martin Luther King Day: stop playing the race card.

After quoting from Martin Luther King's historic "I have a dream speech," Palin wrote on Facebook, "Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card."

Palin slams Obama in MLK post

Now Palin didn't give a specific example of the president playing the "race card," but her comments follow an interview the President did with The New Yorker, in which he said:

"There's no doubt that there's some folks who just really dislike me because they don't like the idea of a black President."

OutFront: Republican strategist and radio talk show host Alice Stewart and CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill.


Filed under: News • Politics
January 20th, 2014
09:22 PM ET

Richard Sherman's rant now among the best celebrity flip outs of all-time

Two huge football games this weekend but all anyone is talking about is a post-game interview.

CNN's Jeanne Moos looks back at the best rants of all-time.


Filed under: Jeanne Moos • News
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