Airstrike hits hospital in Syria; many deaths reported
Civilians gaze at the ruins of a hospital reportedly struck Wednesday by Syrian government forces in the city of Aleppo.
November 21st, 2012
07:16 PM ET

Airstrike hits hospital in Syria; many deaths reported

At least 40 people were killed in an airstrike late Wednesday on a hospital in the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria, a rebel leader there told CNN. Read the full story here. Get updates on this developing story below:

[7:43 p.m.] – Counting the deaths reported at the hospital in Aleppo, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a network of opposition activists, reports a total 108 deaths in the country on Wednesday.

[7:21 p.m.] – Ralib al-Omar, with the Yusif al-Asma rebel group, said the attack targeted the Dar al-Shifa Hospital and that the dead included two nurses. Video posted by activists showed a collapsed building adjacent to the hospital.

Full roundup of news out of Syria on Wednesday

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Reports from CNN on the ground in the Gaza-Israel conflict
A bomb exploded on a bus in Tel Aviv as it passed by Israeli army headquarters around noon local time Wednesday.
November 21st, 2012
06:17 PM ET

Reports from CNN on the ground in the Gaza-Israel conflict

Editor's note: CNN has crews in Israel, Gaza and around the region reporting on the hours-old cease-fire and fallout from the upsurge in the Gaza-Israel conflict, which extended eight days. Here are some of their stories:

Arwa Damon and Ben Wedeman in Gaza

[Updated 6:17 p.m. ET Wednesday]

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Filed under: CNN on the ground • Gaza • Israel • Palestinians
Jesse Jackson Jr. quits Congress, cites health reasons
November 21st, 2012
03:48 PM ET

Jesse Jackson Jr. quits Congress, cites health reasons

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health."

Jackson, 47, announced his resignation in a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday.

"For 17 years I have given 100% of my time, energy, and life to public service," Jackson wrote. "However, over the past several months, as my health has deteriorated, my ability to serve the constituents of my district has continued to diminish. Against the recommendations of my doctors, I had hoped and tried to return to Washington and continue working on the issues that matter most to the people of the Second District. I know now that will not be possible."

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November 21st, 2012
10:37 AM ET

Turkey requests NATO missile deployment

Turkey has requested that NATO deploy Patriot missiles following cross-border violence with Syria, NATO said Wednesday, adding that it would "discuss Turkey's request without delay."

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November 21st, 2012
07:47 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

The talk in Washington is all about the "fiscal cliff" and what the president and Congress need to do to avoid it.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff debate.

Today's programming highlights...

Continuing coverage - Crisis in the Middle East

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November 21st, 2012
05:34 AM ET

Macho Camacho shot

Legendary boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho is fighting for his life.

The boxer who once beat  Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran, was shot  and critically injured Tuesday in front of a bar in Bayamon, Puerto Rico Tuesday, police said

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November 21st, 2012
12:53 AM ET

Obama makes disaster declaration for Maryland

President Obama declared Tuesday that a major disaster exists in Maryland after it was battered by Superstorm Sandy. That designation allows certain federal aid to be used to help the state recover.

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