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. Gustavo Valdes and Fernando del Rincon report from Oklahoma for CNN en Espanol.
CNN.com will be updating the breaking news blog www.cnn.com/thisjustin.Two-mile-wide tornado kills at least 51 -- including 7 elementary school students
A rocket attack on the US consulate in Benghazi kills Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others. In Cairo, protestors climb embassy walls in protest over anti-Islam film on Tuesday. Below are CNN’s reporters covering the story on all of CNN’s networks and platforms.
Arwa Damon reports from Benghazi, Libya
Jomana Karadsheh reports from Tripoli, Libya
Ben Wedeman reports from Cairo, Egypt
Ian Lee reports from Cairo, Egypt
Mohammed Jamjoom covers from Beirut, Lebanon
Sara Sidner reports from Jerusalem, Israel
Nic Robertson reports from London, United Kingdom
Elise Labott, Foreign affairs correspondent, Washington, D.C.
Jill Dougherty, Foreign affairs correspondent, Washington, D.C.
Barbara Starr, Pentagon correspondent, Washington, D.C
Chris Lawrence, Pentagon correspondent, Washington, D.C
Suzanne Kelly, Intelligence correspondent, Washington, D.C.
Christiane Amanpour contributes from New York
Juan Carlos Lopez reports from Washington, D.C.
Jose Levy reports from Jerusalem, IsraelObama condemns killing of U.S. ambassador to Libya
Anderson Cooper 360 will broadcast live from Oak Creek, Wisconsin Tuesday night. CNN’s coverage across its networks and platforms includes newsgathering with correspondents David Mattingly, Brian Todd, Dan Simon, Poppy Harlow, Randi Kaye and Ted Rowlands. Mallika Kapur contributes from Mumbai, India. CNN.com features the latest stories and reports on the homepage and at This Just In, CNN's breaking news blog. The Belief Blog (cnn.com/belief) is also covering the religious angles of the story.
The Trayvon Martin case brought the “Stand Your Ground” law into everyday vernacular, but what’s it really all about? CNN Digital’s Mallory Simon and Ann O’Neill have published a piece that has quickly become a top-talker about the law, its origins and how other cases of this law have affected families of the victims. With photo galleries and an interactive outlining self-defense laws by state, CNN Digital explores the ethical dilemma of how the law tows the line between self-defense and murder.
Also “Stand Your Ground” – related, CNN profiled Marion Hammer earlier this month, the first female president of the NRA and the woman responsible for pushing through “Stand Your Ground”. Additionally, CNN published an opinion piece today by contributor Mark NeJame that expresses with the urgency that the Stand Your Ground law and gun laws in general need to be evaluated immediately.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is coming up for a vote, so CNN.com has broken down the issue to present a number of perspectives that can be viewed across platforms. Rather than simply explaining the bill’s components, CNN.com’s comprehensive coverage put its arms around several stances, to provide context to online users. With varying viewpoints across the site, through text, interviews, and videos, CNN.com seeks to meet users where they’re at and explain the issues that people want to know about the most.
CNN Opinion brings in an analyst from the Center for Democracy & Technology who explains the opposing viewpoints of SOPA in its current form, and proposes that the Senate improve the bill before taking it to a vote. CNN Tech presents context for the issue through two articles: an interview with the CEO of Wikipedia about his point of view on SOPA as well as an article that provides greater background on the issue with viewpoints from the CEO of Facebook, Boing Boing and government officials. The CNN Video team’s Explain it to Me franchise provides basic details of the proposed bill, and the consequences of what would happen if SOPA passes or fails.