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Borger: Why Obama made the deal

Borger: Why Obama made the deal


Borger: Why Obama made the deal

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 12:14 PM PDT

In all of the fallout surrounding the prisoner exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, let's get these points out of the way: the case for leaving no soldier behind is a sound and important one — a way to keep faith with our troops. There is historical precedent for the exchange of prisoners. President Obama likely has the legal authority he needs, as commander in chief, to order a swap.

Why dreamers are fed up

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 08:40 AM PDT

The immigration debate in the United States should be guided by what is in the best interests of the United States. Take it from a fifth-generation American whose maternal ancestors have been in Texas since the Lone Star State was more commonly referred to as "Northern Mexico."

Big Bang breakthrough unraveling?

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 09:22 AM PDT

Everyone wants to be right. Most of us sure hate being wrong.

CMT Music Awards: Red carpet

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 03:49 PM PDT

Kourtney Kardashian pregnant?

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 03:51 PM PDT

Go-Pro ride atop horse at Belmont

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 05:03 AM PDT

See Belmont like never before. CNN put GoPro cameras on a jockey taking the ride California Chrome will take Saturday.

Shooter had bombs, zip ties

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 11:16 AM PDT

The gunman fired through his windshield, shooting a deputy in the leg before being killed in a minute-and-a-half shootout with authorities, Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper said. He "came here for the purpose of occupying the courthouse."

Repent or die, Christian woman told

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 05:52 AM PDT

CNN talks exclusively with the brother of the woman sentenced to die for the crime of practicing her faith in Sudan.

Casey Kasem in critical condition

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 11:33 PM PDT

Renowned radio personality Casey Kasem is in critical condition at a hospital in western Washington, a spokesman for St. Anthony Hospital told CNN in a written statement Thursday.

Police: Gunman in Canada captured

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 04:35 AM PDT

A gunman who killed three police officers and wounded two others in Canada is in custody after more than a day on the run, authorities said Friday.

Putin & Kim Jong Un teaming up?

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 05:16 AM PDT

New signs show Russia and North Korea are developing a closer relationship. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

N. Korea: We've detained American

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 09:26 PM PDT

North Korea announced Friday that it has detained a U.S. citizen who it says entered the country as a tourist in April and broke the law.

'Wheel of Fortune' player blows puzzle

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 09:05 PM PDT

It might not be the biggest blunder in "Wheel of Fortune" history, but it just might be podium worthy.

Holocaust survivors still struggling

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 08:27 AM PDT

When Zane Buzby traveled into remote parts of Eastern Europe to find the birthplace of her grandparents, she knew it would be a life-changing journey. She could never have imagined how much.

Man jumps off 565-ft building, but ...

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 08:18 AM PDT

A man jumps off the Four Seasons hotel in Denver with a jet pack strapped to his back. CNN affiliate KDVR reports.

Dozens of pigeons take over home

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 08:25 AM PDT

A house in Arizona, where two people were living, is filled with pigeons. KVOA's Rebecca Taylor reports.

Principal to students: I'm gay

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 04:33 AM PDT

A high school principal in Washington, D.C. decided to publicly reveal he is gay during his school's pride day event.

Birthday boy unwraps soldier dad

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 10:55 AM PDT

A young boy gets the best birthday gift when his father comes home from deployment to surprise him at his party.

Actress: I almost killed Tom Cruise

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 11:51 AM PDT

Actress Emily Blunt vividly describes how she crashed a car into a tree while filming an action scene with Tom Cruise.

Hero student stopped Seattle gunman

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 10:56 AM PDT

A man had just fatally shot a person and injured two others at Seattle Pacific University. He was reloading. That's when Jon Meis saw his chance. He doused the gunman with pepper spray and tackled him.

Obama, Putin face-to-face in France

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 10:32 AM PDT

A much anticipated encounter between U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, came on the sidelines of a lunch held Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

See lightning strike a moving car

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 07:44 AM PDT

Surveillance footage in Canada captured lightning striking a car with a couple inside. CNN affiliate CTV reports.

Susan Rice: Don't judge Bergdahl yet

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 09:02 AM PDT

President Barack Obama's national security adviser said Friday that her full-throated praise of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was appropriate given the former Taliban prisoner's willingness to go to war for his country -- despite questions about whether or not he deserted his Army colleagues.

Did Bergdahl try to escape Taliban?

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 08:59 AM PDT

Lawmakers were left out of the loop on Bowe Bergdahl for a reason: One small leak apparently would have gotten him killed.

Va. Navy base on lockdown

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 11:19 AM PDT

The Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, urged staff and patients to shelter in place Friday morning because of a security incident.

See the meme: LeBroning

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 10:52 AM PDT

In the latest viral sensation, people are imitating LeBron James as he was carried off court due to leg cramps.

32 players to watch during World Cup

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 11:16 AM PDT

The World Cup kicks off June 12 in Brazil and will feature some of the world's best players and most enigmatic characters. Here's a sampling of a few you should keep your eyes on during soccer's biggest tournament.

Weird phenomenon brings surf to river

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 05:03 AM PDT

A water phenomenon in a Colorado river has attracted surfers from across the world. CNN affiliate KKCO has the details.

The week in 32 photos

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 05:28 AM PDT

Plinko bear tumbles down, down, down

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 09:13 AM PDT

Animal control officers shoot a bear with a tranquilizer dart and the animal falls from a tree.

Little girl's surprise will touch your heart

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 04:56 AM PDT

A Kentucky fifth grader gets a pleasant surprise when her father returns home from deployment to attend her graduation.

Hot wheels racing again

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 07:37 AM PDT

Attention all who drool over head-turning, rubber-burning cars: Here's your candy store.

Oakland fights over 'spy machine'

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 09:42 AM PDT

Some residents of Oakland, California, fear their community is creating a monster.

Got $58,000? Try supercar road trip

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 10:23 AM PDT

Then you'll want the supercar trip to the south of France -- via luxury hotels of course.

7 incredible bike routes

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 05:31 PM PDT

The primary joy of a bicycle is that, in its purest form, it's little more than a highly efficient way of walking.

Babies make the Internet go 'awww'

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 07:23 AM PDT

These babies fill the Internet up with cute. You're Welcome. For more, go to funnyordie.com.

Cold War: 5 things you might not know

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 01:41 AM PDT

A CIA consultant became concerned when he spotted soccer fields along the Cuban coast. See why his observation led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

When Eisenhower was moved to tears

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 09:26 AM PDT

It was Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's most anguished decision of the Normandy landings, and his feelings about it showed years later.

Obama pays tribute to World War II heroes

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 09:24 AM PDT

World leaders are in France for events to mark 70 years since Allied forces poured on to Normandy's beaches in the D-Day landings.

3 shot at Seattle Pacific University before student tackles gunman

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 03:50 AM PDT

When Briana Clarke heard popping sounds on a Seattle college campus on Thursday, she thought the source must be something innocent -- bursting balloons. Then she saw a classmate running frantically, saying someone had been shot.

When Eisenhower was moved to tears

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 09:26 AM PDT

It was Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's most anguished decision of the Normandy landings, and his feelings about it showed years later.

Vet jumps again

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 09:25 AM PDT

Jim "Pee Wee" Martin was part of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division that parachuted down over Utah Beach in a bid to retake France. Decades later at 93, he parachuted into the same area.

Obama: They 'defied every danger'

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 09:24 AM PDT

World leaders are in France for events to mark 70 years since Allied forces poured on to Normandy's beaches in the D-Day landings.

Inside Churchill's bunker

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 04:46 AM PDT

Christiane Amanpour tours the Winston Churchill War Room with Historian and broadcaster Taylor Downing.

D-Day through a lens

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 10:57 AM PDT

Seventy years ago, thousands of Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to take on the might of the German army.

Hundreds died on secret training mission

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 10:58 AM PDT

Laurie Bolton believes the remains of her Uncle Louis rest at the bottom of the English Channel, with those of other American servicemen who perished in a little-known D-Day training mission that went horribly wrong.

Photos

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 04:30 AM PDT

Seattle shooting hero

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 09:34 AM PDT

Jon Meis' reported habit of carrying pepper spray may have saved students' lives after a man opened fire at a Seattle college.

Canada gunman

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 04:35 AM PDT

A gunman who killed three police officers and wounded two others in Canada is in custody after more than a day on the run, authorities said Friday.

North Korea

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 10:42 PM PDT

North Korea announced Friday that it has detained a U.S. citizen who it says entered the secretive country as a tourist in April and broke the law.

D-Day

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 09:35 AM PDT

Jim "Pee Wee" Martin acted like he'd been here before, like jumping from a plane is as easy as falling off a log.

Obama and Putin

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 10:32 AM PDT

A much anticipated encounter between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, came on the sidelines of a lunch held Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Casey Kasem

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 02:53 AM PDT

Renowned radio personality Casey Kasem is in critical condition at a hospital in western Washington, a spokesman for St. Anthony Hospital told CNN in a written statement Thursday.

Bowe Bergdahl

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 09:41 AM PDT

President Barack Obama's national security adviser said Friday that her full-throated praise of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was appropriate given the former Taliban prisoner's willingness to go to war for his country -- despite questions about whether or not he deserted his Army colleagues.

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