June 4th, 2014
09:13 PM ET

Sen. Collins: Released Taliban detainees have "horrendous records"

Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized the Obama administration's deal to swap five Taliban detainees for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. They argue releasing terrorists puts American lives at risk, and accuse Obama of breaking the law by not notifying Congress 30 days in advance.

Administration officials have said they consulted the Justice Department and acted legally.

But some Republican lawmakers have said they're not buying that argument, and want proof that Bergdahl's health was really in jeopardy.

In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Republican Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence committee explains why, if asked, she would not approve the deal.

Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • News • Taliban
June 4th, 2014
09:00 PM ET

Inside a secret Cold War bunker for Congressional leaders

President Obama says he's "sure" to cross paths with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week during the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

This comes as CNN has learned an April fly-by between a U.S. aircraft and a Russian fighter jet was one of the most dangerous passes in decades.

U.S. official: 'Dangerous' Russian jet fly-by was 'straight out of a movie'

Add in their differences over the Ukraine crisis - and the strain between the U.S. and Russia hasn't been this intense since the Cold War ended.

That's the subject of tomorrow's episode of CNN's original series, "The 60's."

Tonight, our David Mattingly takes you inside a secret Cold War bunker - meant to protect Congress in the event of a nuclear attack. It was kept secret from the public for decades.


Filed under: The Sixties
June 4th, 2014
08:53 PM ET

Police: 12-year-old suspects inspired by "Slenderman" Internet meme

A 12-year-old girl was allegedly stabbed 19 times by her two girlfriends.

Police say the suspects may have been inspired by the fictional character "Slenderman."

Bicyclist who found stabbed Wisconsin girl: 'Who did that to you?'

CNN's Miguel Marquez is OutFront on how the line between fantasy and reality became so disturbingly blurred by the two young suspects.



Filed under: Crime • Justice • News
June 4th, 2014
08:42 PM ET

History of U.S. military's unwritten rule: leave no soldier behind

The verdict is still out on whether Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is a hero or a deserter, but should the military's response always be the same?

The U.S. Army's unwritten rule is to leave no soldier behind.

CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look at the U.S. military history of not leaving soldiers behind.

View my Flipboard Magazine.

Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • Military • News
June 4th, 2014
08:32 PM ET

Donald Sterling agrees to sell Los Angeles Clippers for $2B

(CNN) - Donald Sterling has agreed to the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Sterling's attorneys told CNN on Wednesday.

Last week, Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly, agreed to sell the franchise to Ballmer for an NBA record $2 billion. The Sterlings are co-owners of the team through a family trust.

Donald Sterling initially indicated he would fight the sale and filed a lawsuit against the National Basketball Association.

The suit has yet to be withdrawn, attorneys Bobby Samini and Maxwell Blecher, said, but that likely will happen this week.


Filed under: Sports • Sterling remarks
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