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CPAC through Snapchat: A story from the conference

Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:23
Washington (CNN)What's going on at The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)? Watch the video for the full gist on Snapchat. We have tea partier William Temple from Georgia who is a conference regular. He's hoping Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Scott Walker make a run in 2016. Others chose different costumes...
Atlanta airport steps up security
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:23
Story highlightsAtlanta airport plans to go from 70 to 10 employee access pointsAirport now screening workers' bagsEarlier CNN investigation found only two major U.S. airports fully screen employees (CNN)The country's busiest airport has started screening employee bags before allowing workers into secure areas and shutting down access doors to the airfield in the wake of a gun smuggling operation, CNN has confirmed. Until recently, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport had about 70 access pointsfor what's called…
Boehner running out of options as DHS shutdown looms
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:23
Washington (CNN)House Speaker John Boehner has been here before -- wedged between his hard-right flank and the Senate. How he handles the looming showdown over a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security could dictate the rest of his speakership, as House conservatives warn compromising now means he's effectively allowing Democrats to block GOP agenda for the next two years. Doing something that angers his right flank could again raise questions about his ability…
Llamas escape into Arizona neighborhood
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:23
Story highlights Two llamas escape from an assisted living facility in ArizonaTV cameras follow the chase, spurring reactions on Twitter (CNN)Picture a mix of your favorite movie car chase and a trip to the zoo. Two llamas were on the loose in Sun City, Arizona, Thursday, with TV cameras following them as law enforcement closed in. Of course, it didn't take long before Twitter joined in the hunt.
Report: Candidate for governor dead in apparent suicide
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:23
Washington (CNN)A leading Republican candidate for Missouri's governor's office died in an apparent suicide on Thursday morning. Tom Schweich, the 54-year-old state auditor who'd just won a second term while running unopposed in 2014, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The newspaper said Schweich's wife, who was in another room, heard him making phone calls -- and then a gunshot. It happened just hours after Schweich had requested interviews with…
This is who ISIS has recruited from the West
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:23
(CNN)More than 20,000 foreigners have flocked to fight for ISIS, the radical Sunni group that controls portions of Iraq and Syria. They hail from 90 countries, and an estimated 3,400 fighters come from Western states, according to Nicholas Rasmussen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Those are the numbers; albeit, they're estimates. But who is actually going? What are their names? What do they look like, where are they from and -- perhaps most…
Identity of 'Jihadi John' identity revealed
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:23
Story highlightsReports: Militant known as Jihadi John is Mohammed EmwaziLondon's Metropolitan Police declines to confirm his reported identity (CNN)A man with a British accent seen in ISIS videos showing the beheadings of Western hostages was identified Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Londoner, the Reuters news agency reported, citing The Washington Post and the BBC. The identity of the man, who's become widely known as "Jihadi John," was confirmed to the Post by one of…
Video Purports to Show ISIS Smashing Ancient Artifacts
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:16
The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday purportedly showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in northern Iraq, describing the relics as idols that must be removed. The destructions are apparently part of a campaign by the ISIS extremists who have destroyed a number of shrines — including Muslim holy sites — in order to eliminate what they view as heresy.
Bin Laden Confidant Convicted in 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:16
The trial featured tales of al-Qaeda in its infancy, when it plotted attacks that eventually got the attention of investigators a world away.
Why Naming Jihadi John Could End His 'Super-Villain' Status
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:16
LONDON — While the identification of "Jihadi John" is seen by authorities as unhelpful, experts said Thursday that putting the ISIS executioner's name in the public domain could weaken ISIS propaganda and might even help track down one of the world's most-wanted men. Police and government officials refused to confirm reports Thursday naming Kuwaiti-born Londoner Mohammed Emwazi as the knife-wielding ISIS killer of at least four hostages, including two Americans. The mystery figure with a…
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