Source to CNN: Huntsman to drop out of presidential race
An American Research Group poll released Friday showed Jon Huntsman drawing the support of just 1% of likely GOP primary voters in South Carolina.
January 15th, 2012
10:50 PM ET

Source to CNN: Huntsman to drop out of presidential race

Republican candidate Jon Huntsman will drop out of the presidential race on Monday, a senior official with the former Utah governor's campaign told CNN.

He will endorse front-runner Mitt Romney, the source said.

Last week, Huntsman finished third in the New Hampshire primary, a state in which he had staked his entire campaign, finishing behind Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

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Ahead of the curve: The next 7 days
January 15th, 2012
07:52 PM ET

Ahead of the curve: The next 7 days

Here is a look at some of the stories that CNN plans on covering this week:

Martin Luther King Jr. documents go online

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, one of 10 national holidays in the United States.

Besides marking the day as a federal holiday for the 26th time, January 16, 2012, begins a new age of online accessibility for those wanting to know more about King and his work.

The King Center Imaging Project, which makes 200,000 of  the civil rights leader's documents quickly accessible online, goes live Monday. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech and his letter from a Birmingham, Alabama, jail are among the documents available.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-violent Social Change in Atlanta and JPMorgan Chase & Co., working in partnership with AT&T Business Solutions and EMC, are responsible for the project.

Read a TIME.com history of MLK day

Taking King at his words

The memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. has sparked controversy, and perhaps this is fitting. He was a controversial man whose humanity and words still speak volumes today.

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January 15th, 2012
07:10 AM ET

Attacks on police stations in Iraq kill 3, Interior Ministry says

At least three people were killed and 22 others wounded in bombings targeting police stations in Iraq on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.

A suicide bomber struck a police station outside the predominantly Sunni city of Ramadi, killing at least two policemen and wounding 10 others.

The Interior Ministry said gunmen attacked the station after the bombing, and clashes with police were still ongoing.

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January 15th, 2012
05:09 AM ET

U.N. chief demands al-Assad 'stop killing' his people

The head of the United Nations demanded Sunday that President Bashar al-Assad "stop killing" his people, a call that comes as an a fact-finding mission to determine whether the Syrian government is abiding by an agreement to end the violence nears a conclusion.

"Today, I say again to President Assad of Syria: Stop the violence. Stop killing your people," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during a conference in Lebanon. "The path of repression is a dead end."

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January 15th, 2012
03:10 AM ET

Divers resume search for dozens missing after Italian cruise ship runs aground

Divers resumed their search Sunday morning for up to 50 people unaccounted for after a luxury Italian cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others, authorities said.
There were fears the death toll could rise as rescuers searched the Costa Concordia and surrounding waters for others who may have been trapped after rocks tore a gash in the hull Friday evening, causing it to turn over on its side off the coast of the island of Giglio.
The ship's captain, Francesco Schettino, was detained later Saturday for investigation of abandoning ship and manslaughter, Francesco Verusio, a chief prosecutor, told Italy's ANSA news agency.

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January 15th, 2012
02:49 AM ET

Russian fuel tanker reaches Alaskan town bound by ice

A Russian tanker carrying fuel arrived in the Alaskan town of Nome on Saturday night, the Coast Guard said, as officials started preparations on delivering the much-needed supplies.

U.S Coast Guard ice breaker Cutter Healy accompanied the fuel tanker Renda as it made its way through the frozen waters carrying 1.3 million gallons of petroleum products.

"The first step is to ensure the ice is safe for the personnel to walk on," said Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow. "Then they will work to connect the piping and check for leaks. Safety is our primary concern."

The cutter has broken through almost 300 miles of ice for the tanker on a journey that took them through southern Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The voyage is the first-ever attempt to supply fuel to an Arctic Alaska settlement through sea ice.

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January 15th, 2012
02:25 AM ET

Nigerian labor unions, government fail to reach deal to end strikes

Nigerian labor unions failed to reach a deal with the government on a nationwide strike over soaring fuel prices, sparking concerns of a potential oil production shutdown Sunday in Africa's largest crude producer.

Last week, a major oil union threatened to halt production Sunday in solidarity with protesters if the two sides don't reach an agreement.

It's unclear whether the union, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, will go ahead with the threat.

A decision to halt production would have an effect on the global market; Nigeria is the world's eighth-largest crude exporter.

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