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May 23rd, 2014
10:21 PM ET

FAA investigating two jetliners' near miss at Houston airport

New reports of another terrifying near collision in the sky.

The FAA is investigating how two united airlines flights with hundreds of passengers on board came just seconds away from slamming into each other.

The planes were less than a mile apart above Houston. This is at least the fourth time in just the past month that two planes almost collided mid-air.

FAA investigates near miss between jets at Houston airport

It's a troubling trend as millions of Americans head to the airport tonight. Memorial day travel is expected to reach a record high this weekend.

But how does a near mid-air collision happen?

Tom Foreman steps inside the CNN virtual room to see exactly how close  the planes in Houston came to a mid-air collision.


Filed under: Aviation Industry • News
May 23rd, 2014
10:10 PM ET

Rush Limbaugh on Cuban's race comments: 'From now on, hoodie is the H-word'

The controversy over billionaire NBA owner Mark Cuban calling himself prejudiced continued Friday with conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh diving into the conversation. He seemed to have a problem with Cuban apologizing to the Trayvon Martin family for using a "black kid in a hoodie" as one example of who he would avoid on a dark street.

"Hoodie! I'm telling you, we can't say hoodie now." Limbaugh says, "We gotta say the H-word. From now on, hoodie is the H-word. You can't say it. He apologized for using the word "hoodie."

OutFront, Natalie Jackson was an Attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin; Tim Wise is the Author of "Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics'; and Crystal Wright is a Blogger at Conservative Black Chick.com.


Filed under: News
May 23rd, 2014
09:34 PM ET

Teen's Michael Jackson impression goes viral: 'There's no other way to learn but to watch him'

A new Michael Jackson-themed video is taking the internet by storm.

Seventeen-year-old Brett Nichols, a junior at Pitman High School in Turlock, California performed a fabulous Michael Jackson impersonation at his school's talent show last week.

Since it was posted online Tuesday, it has racked up more than 10 million views.

CNN's Brianna Keilar spoke with Nichols about his performance.


Filed under: Entertainment • News • Social Media
May 23rd, 2014
09:16 PM ET

Report: 'Likely' more than 13 lives lost in recalled GM cars, regulator says

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tells Reuters the number of deaths linked to faulty ignition switches in General Motors vehicles is "likely" higher than the 13 the automaker has claimed.

This news comes as GM issued its 30th recall - this time for 500 trucks and SUV's that have an airbag problem.

The mounting recalls have put CEO Mary Barra in the hot seat.

GM to lawmakers: We're working on it

Congressional aides tell CNN Barra was on Capitol Hill this week to update lawmakers on the automakers investigation into accidents caused by faulty ignition switches, telling them she hopes to release findings by early July.

Christine Romans is OutFront with a closer look at the woman at the center of GM's recall crisis.


Filed under: Business • General Motors • News
May 23rd, 2014
09:04 PM ET

Melinda Gates backs Common Core testing

With the school year coming to a close, there's a growing concern about the state of America's education system.

Why Common Core tests are bad

Much of it centered around the nationwide standard known as the "Common Core" - a way to evaluate students, schools and teachers.

It started under the Bush administration, but now conservatives are one of its biggest opponents.

But one woman is making it part of her life's work to support the curriculum. In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Melinda Gates explains why she backs Common Core.


Filed under: Education • News
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