The visceral reaction to the "N" word.
It played a pivotal role in two of the biggest headlines this week - the George Zimmerman murder trial, and the allegations surrounding celebrity chef Paula Deen.
But what is it about the dreaded "N" word that sets it apart from other offensive racial slurs?
Erin Burnett and Don lemon tackles the race words used in the two biggest stories of the week.
Ars Technica says NSA leaker Edward Snowden posted comments in its forum while he was living in Switzerland.
According to the website, Snowden criticized The New York Times for publishing leaked secret information in 2009.
Chris Lawrence has the story.
A federal grand jury has handed down a 30-count indictment for Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.
The 56-page document charges Tsarnaev with a litany of crimes, including the killing of four people - three spectators that died in the bombings, and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer ambushed in his cruiser a few days later.
Rachel Jeantel is the prosecution's key witness, but according to Trayvon Martin's family, a reluctant witness.
So perhaps just as important as what she said is how she said it.
Did Trayvon Martin's friend send mixed messages while testifying in the George Zimmerman trial?
CNN's David Mattingly looks the unspoken signals she may have sent to the jury.
English-Only - that's the law for the nation's largest police force – the NYPD.
According to the New York Daily News at least nine officers have been reprimanded for speaking Spanish on the job and that has Latino groups outraged.
But does their ire add up?
OutFront tonight: CNN Contributors Margaret Hoover and her partner in crime and life, John Avlon.