Rescue workers raced against time and the oncoming night Monday looking for survivors after a powerful tornado blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City, leveling homes and killing at least 51 people.
CNN's coverage includes correspondents George Howell, Nick Valencia and Gary Tuchman already in the Oklahoma City area, with Chad Myers and Indra Petersons contributing from CNN's Severe Weather Center in Atlanta. Chris Cuomo, John Berman, Jake Tapper, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta, Pam Brown, Stephanie Elam, Erin McPike, Brian Todd, Ed Lavandera, Kyung Lah and John King will report and broadcast from the Oklahoma City area.Two-mile-wide tornado kills at least 51 -- including 7 elementary school students
On CNN's STATE OF THE UNION with CANDY CROWLEY, Crowley unpacked the results inside the new CNN/ORC poll results released this morning to reveal a continuing partisan divide in how American's view the President's job performance. While 87 percent of Democrats approve of how the President is handling his job, 15 percent of Republicans view his job performance favorably, and 47 percent of Independents view the President's job performance favorably.
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This week marked one month since the tragic bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. CNN's Anderson Cooper and Randi Kaye host an evocative documentary look at the iconic still photographs that vividly captured the unexplainable – images that portraying the horror and the heroism of the events.
Kaye meets the photographers of the most memorable images and interviews them about the stories behind the images and the people who they have immortalized on film.
Anderson Cooper Special Report: Back to Boston – Moments of Impact debuts Friday, May 17 at 10:00pm and 1:00am. It encores Saturday, May 18 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm. All times Eastern.
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Pedro Pinto (@pedrocnn), AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli says he believes he was treated unfairly in England.
“I’m out from England, I’m happy that I’m out from England. That’s it.”
On his lifestyle:
“Women,I think is normal. Cars? I like fast cars and I don’t see the problem if I like fast cars.”
On the UK media:
“The stuff that they said in the newspaper that I did in England in the past, a few of those are real. The others are really just the imagination of the journalists.”
Full transcript after the jump.
Stephanie Elam will join CNN as a correspondent based in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Terence Burke, vice president of newsgathering for CNN/U.S.
Elam returns to CNN from KNBC in Los Angeles where she served as a weekend evening anchor and general assignment reporter. During her tenure at KNBC, her reporting centered around emergency awareness, empowering Southern Californians with information to be earthquake ready, water safety and informed about money matters. She covered the release of John Smith, a man jailed 18 years for a crime he did not commit; the 2012 Golden Globes red carpet; and she anchored KNBC 's breaking news coverage of the Seal Beach murders.
“Stephanie is an excellent communicator and tenacious reporter, and we are pleased to have her back as a part of the CNN family,” said Burke. FULL POST
From Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent:
The U.S. Marshal Service has been “unable to locate” two former participants in the federal Witness Security Program “identified as known or suspected terrorists,” states the public summary of an interim Justice Department Inspector General’s report obtained by CNN.
The Marshals have concluded that “one individual was and the other individual was believed to be residing outside of the United States.”
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