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May 2nd, 2013
11:36 PM ET

Official: Boston bombers' original plan was to attack July 4th

A U.S. law enforcement official tells CNN the suspects in the Boston marathon bombing were initially planning to carry out an attack on July 4th.

Sources: Boston bombs built in older Tsarnaev's home, first target was July 4

We also learned today the body of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has finally been claimed from the Massachusetts Medical Examiner's office - two weeks after he died following a shootout with police.

Deb Feyerick is in Boston.


Filed under: Boston Marathon Explosion • Crime
May 2nd, 2013
11:31 PM ET

Law enforcement probes into Human trafficking at Saudi diplomat's home

Federal authorities are looking into a case of human trafficking involving a Washington based Saudi diplomat.

State department sources tell CNN two women  from the Philippines who work for the diplomat contacted their embassy for help. The women claim their passports and pay were held.

Official: Human trafficking probe at Saudi diplomat's home

CNN has reached out to the Saudi embassy but they are not commenting.

The State Department says human rights violations against laborers and domestic hostage is common in Saudi Arabia. That means "involuntary servitude, including restrictions on movement, withholding of passports, threats, physical or sexual abuse, and non-payment of wages."

Tom Foreman has the story.


Filed under: Crime • International
May 2nd, 2013
08:23 PM ET

Fatal child shooting ignites guns for kids debate

The tragic shooting death of a 2-year-old girl by her 5-year-old brother with his own gun this week has brought to attention the gun industry's growing focus on young children as the next generation of customers.

For instance the company crickett.com - it's a slogan, "my first rifle." And under the "kid's corner" section you can see young children holding rifles that come in a variety of colors including pink.

5-year-old Kentucky boy fatally shoots 2-year-old sister

This week's shooting was also at least the fourth this past month in which a child fired a gun at a sibling or a parent. And it all raises the question - should guns be marketed towards and in the hands of children.

OutFront Tonight: Gayle Trotter from the Independent Women's Forum and radio show host Stephanie Miller.


Filed under: Gun Control • News
May 2nd, 2013
08:07 PM ET

Former North Korea captive speaks out on latest American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor

If anyone knows what its like to be held captive by North Korea, its Euna Lee. She was imprisoned in the communist nation for 140 days in 2009 after being detained with fellow journalist, Laura Ling. 

The two were working on a story about human trafficking between China and North Korea when they were taken into custody.

North Korea sentences U.S. citizen to 15 years of hard labor

Lee was kept in isolation, repeatedly interrogated, and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for illegally entering the county and "hostile acts." She was released after five months after former president Clinton negotiated her freedom.

OutFront tonight: Euna Lee has written a book about her ordeal called: "The World Is Bigger Now: An American Journalist's Release from Captivity in North Korea."


Filed under: International • News • North Korea
May 2nd, 2013
07:40 PM ET

Officials: al Qaeda to blame for Benghazi attack

According to a senior U.S. law enforcement official, three or four Yemeni men from al-Qaeda took part in the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Sources: 3 al Qaeda operatives took part in Benghazi attack

U.S. officials knew it was a terrorist attack within 24 hours, and that the terrorists were linked to al-Qaeda. But only now, nearly eight months after the deadly assault, are we finally learning details.

CNN's Pentagon correspondent, Barbara Starr is Outfront with the latest.


Filed under: Libya • News
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