December 7th, 2012
08:39 PM ET

Who is Black in America?

CNN's Soledad O'Brien is Outfront with her new documentary called "Who is black in America?" and it takes a provocative look at the issue of color.

WHO IS BLACK IN AMERICA? Documentary premieres on CNN Sunday, Dec. 9th at 8p ET.

Filed under: E-Block
December 7th, 2012
08:24 PM ET

U.S. Updates Strike Plans In Syria: Is the U.S. at a tipping point with the Assad regime?

The U.S. military is updating its plans for a potential strike against Syria and according to CNN's Pentagon Unit, the options are being updated daily as intelligence shows the regime has been filling bombs with deadly chemical weapons.

Is this the tipping point for U.S. to get involved in Syria?

OutFront tonight: Noah Schachtman, contributing editor for Wired magazine and CNN National Security Contributor Frances Townsend. FULL POST

Filed under: International • Syria
December 7th, 2012
08:20 PM ET

Supreme Court set to tackle same-sex marriage, Mormon Church shifts stance on homosexuality

The Supreme Court announced Friday that they will pick-up two constitutional challenges to state and federal laws on the issue. And the Mormon church seems to be softening its stance against homosexuality - for the first time saying sexuality is not a choice.

But this isn't a complete 180. A statement on a new church-funded website devoted to the issue reads:

"The experience of same-sex attraction is a complex reality for many people. The attraction itself is not a sin, but acting on it is."

So how significant s this shift? And what are the broader religious and political implications?

Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

If the Supreme Court follows public opinion, the decision could come down in favor of gay and lesbian couples. Recent polling shows 53% of americans think same-sex marriage should be legal. 46% say illegal.

OutFront tonight: BuzzFeed reporter McKay CoppinsTim Carney, Sr. Political Columnist for the Washington Examiner; and Maria Cardona, CNN contributor and Democratic Strategist.

Filed under: Gay Marriage • LGBT • News • Religion
December 7th, 2012
08:10 PM ET

Nurse In Duchess Hoax Found Dead

A nurse at the hospital that treated Kate Middleton earlier this week is dead after an apparent suicide. This comes just three days after the woman was duped by a prank call by two Australian radio hosts who claimed to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.

The nurse, identified as Jacintha Saldaha, took the hoax call and transferred it through to Kate Middleton's ward, unaware it was a joke.

Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call on Catherine

The radio hosts have been pulled off the air until further notice, and the radio station released a statement saying they are deeply saddened.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and all that have been affected by this situation around the world."

CNN's Max Foster is in London with the latest.

Filed under: International • News
December 7th, 2012
08:06 PM ET

"It's the 800-pound gorilla in the room," Amazon takes aim at traditional retailers

The latest jobs numbers is providing some needed good news for the holidays, with many retailers continuing to add seasonal workers.

But here's the rub, there is a monster competitor, that is threatening  to devour a massive number of those retailers - Amazon.com. Online shopping continues to explode under Amazon - with its sales growing from 20% to 30% a year.

CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look at the extraordinary rise of Amazon.

Filed under: News
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