June 25th, 2013
09:51 PM ET

Putin, Obama battle over NSA leaker Edward Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin said NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a "free man."

Putin said Snowden is still in the transit area of Moscow's airport. Despite all those requests from the U.S., Putin says he still isn't handing Snowden over since the U.S. and Russia doesn't have an extradition agreement and Snowden hasn't committed any crimes on Russian soil.

How did the U.S. respond?

Secretary of State John Kerry warned of "consequences" against Russia if they allowed Snowden to escape.

"We are not looking for confrontation, we're not ordering anybody.  We're simply requesting under a very normal procedure for the transfer of somebody," Kerry said.

What will it take for the U.S. to get Snowden back?

Outfront tonight: Gordon Lubold, author of Foreign Policy's national security newsletter, the "Situation Report."

June 25th, 2013
09:38 PM ET

Supreme Court strikes down key part of Voting Rights Act

"Our country has changed" and with those four words, Chief Justice John Roberts and the court's four other conservatives struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The law requires that nine states - mostly in the south and all with a history of discrimination at the polls get federal approval before changing their voting laws.

Today the court ruled that the formula used to determine which states are covered is outdated.

The Obama administration quickly expressed its disappointment with the ruling.

"I am deeply disappointed, deeply disappointed with the court's decision in this matter," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said. "This decision represents a serious setback for voting rights and has the potential to negatively affect millions of Americans across the country."

What does this ruling mean for the Civil Rights movement?

CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin is OutFront.

Filed under: News • Politics • Supreme Court
June 25th, 2013
09:31 PM ET

Victim's widow testifies against Bulger

The trial of accused Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger took a more personal focus today, with testimony from family members of some of the 19 people he is accused of killing.

Jurors also got a glimpse of some of purported "mob glamour" - with testimony about one victim's ties to show business royalty.

CNN's Deb Feyerick was in the courtroom and is OutFront.

Filed under: Crime • James "Whitey" Bulger • Justice
June 25th, 2013
09:12 PM ET

$1.2 million disappears from flight to NYC

The FBI is investigating the theft of $1.2 million in $100 bills from Swiss International Airlines Flight 17.

$1.2M in $100 bills stolen from Swiss airline in New York

Officials say the money was headed for the federal reserve.

Flight 17 was a passenger flight with air cargo, including a shipment of currency, according to another FBI spokesman, Jim Margolin. After the plane landed, the shipment of cash was discovered to be $1.2 million short.

CNN's Mary Snow has the story.

Filed under: Crime • News
June 25th, 2013
09:05 PM ET

Zimmerman's weapons training targeted at trial?

Before Trayvon Martin was shot, George Zimmerman walked through his Florida neighborhood with a bullet in the chamber of his gun ready to fire. 

It could be a crucial detail in his murder trial leaving some to wonder if Zimmerman knew how to safely handle his weapon.

David Mattingly is outfront with the story.

Filed under: News • Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
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