May 27th, 2014
09:53 PM ET

Santa Barbara shooting victim's father: "It's just awful... Have we learned nothing?"

Chris Martinez was the final victim Elliot Rodger killed in a rampage Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara, police said.

The violence came to an end when Rodger died, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

Investigators say Rodger's murder rampage was a twisted attempt to get revenge against a world he felt rejected him.

Roommates, 'a really great kid' among victims

His frustrations were detailed in YouTube videos and a 137 page manifesto.

Martinez's father is pushing for a national conversation about mental health and guns.

CNN's Kyung Lah has the story.

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Filed under: California mass killing • Crime • News
May 27th, 2014
09:37 PM ET

Peter King: Obama making "big mistake" giving a timeline on Afghan pullout

President Obama announced the end of war in Afghanistan - America's longest - on Tuesday.

Still, that includes keeping 9,800 troops on the ground in 2015, and pulling all but 1,000 U.S. troops out of the country by 2016.

Obama to cut troops, says Afghanistan 'will not be a perfect place'

Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte are calling the President's decision "a monumental mistake and a triumph of politics over strategy."

OutFront, Republican Congressman Peter King.

Filed under: Afghanistan • International • News • Politics
May 27th, 2014
09:15 PM ET

Otters rock out on a keyboard at National Zoo

There are a lot of music videos on YouTube, but one in particular is really racking up the views.

The otters at the National Zoo deserve a hand for what they're doing with their paws. They may not know what key they're in, but they're not bored with playing the keyboard. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on critters tickling the ivories.

Filed under: Animals • Jeanne Moos • OffBeat • Social Media
May 27th, 2014
09:09 PM ET

Scandal plagues Tea Party's 'next Ted Cruz'

Can the Tea Party's "next Ted Cruz" rebound?

In Mississippi, Chris McDaniel, the candidate often called the "next Ted Cruz" was supposed to be the Tea Party's best hope to bring down a GOP incumbent.

Sen. Thad Cochran, a quiet pragmatist facing re-election challenge

But now his campaign is wrapped up in a bizarre scandal.

Nasty Senate race digs deeper in the mud

Dana Bash is OutFront from Biloxi, Mississippi with the story.

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Filed under: News • Politics • Tea Party
May 27th, 2014
08:55 PM ET

Industry-funded study claims diet soda helps weight loss

It's called diet soda for a reason. But does it help you lose weight?

According to a recent study in the journal Obesity, diet soda drinkers lost more weight over a 12-week period than those who drank just water alone.

Diet soda helps weight loss, industry-funded study finds

But do the claims add up?

Take our OutFront Poll:

OutFront, Samantha Cassetty is a registered dietitian.

Filed under: Food • Health • News
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