April 14th, 2010
11:22 AM ET

Obama says economy shows significant improvement

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that there was significant improvement and stabilization in the U.S. economy, but more needed to be done to address high unemployment, a soft housing market and small business concerns.

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April 14th, 2010
11:19 AM ET

Grieving Poland eyes June vote for new president

Poland was eyeing a June election Wednesday to choose a successor to President Lech Kaczynski, whose death in an air crash is generating unprecedented scenes of public grief.

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April 14th, 2010
11:13 AM ET

U.S. envoy praises interim Kyrgyz government

The people running Kyrgyzstan after the president fled the capital last week are making "encouraging" progress on human rights, a top United States envoy said here Wednesday.

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April 14th, 2010
10:04 AM ET

Holder: We still plan to close Guantanamo

[Updated at 10:04 a.m.] Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the Obama administration intends to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility as soon as it can, but he declined to specify when that would happen.

Holder is testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

He also said that New York City remained an option for holding the terrorism trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, but a final decision was weeks away.

[Posted at 10:02 a.m.] Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the government would use both civilian courts and military commissions for terrorism cases.

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April 14th, 2010
09:58 AM ET

God 'led me directly' to Nadia, Florida rescuer says

The man who rescued an 11-year-old girl lost in a dense Florida swamp said Wednesday that God led him directly to her, and that finding her was no surprise.

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April 14th, 2010
09:55 AM ET

On the Radar: Nadia Bloom, mine safety, Russia adoptions

Nadia Bloom is carried out of a swampy area in Florida after being missing for four days.

Here’s a look at some of the stories CNN.com reporters are working on Wednesday:

Missing girl found alive - When Nadia Bloom was missing for four days after heading into the woods in central Florida, her family prayed she would be found alive. On Tuesday, those prayers were answered when a one-time member of the girl's church found her alive in a swampy area. CNN talks to the man who discovered Nadia and finds out how he stumbled upon her before rescuers did.

Mine safety - The CEOs of two of the largest U.S. coal-mining companies plan to testify about a range of issues in a hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning. One topic likely to come up: mine safety, particularly after last week's coal mine explosion that killed 29 miners in West Virginia.

To Russia, for love - For the nearly 3,000 American families in the process of adopting children from Russia, the actions of a Tennessee adoptive mother last week have them scared. Stephen Jack and his wife, Christine, said they worry the woman's decision to send a 7-year-old child back to Russia on a plane will hurt them all. “What this woman did to us is put us on pins and needles,” Stephen Jack said.

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April 14th, 2010
09:38 AM ET

Explosions in Baghdad kill imam, anti-terrorism officer

Multiple attacks killed three people Wednesday, including an imam and a high-ranking anti-terrorism officer, Iraqi Ministry of Interior officials said.

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April 14th, 2010
09:28 AM ET

JPMorgan Chase reports $3.3 billion profit

Profits at JPMorgan Chase jumped 55% from a year ago to $3.3 billion on the back of the bank's Wall Street business and an improvement in the overall economy.

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April 14th, 2010
08:52 AM ET

WGN: Six shot, four killed in Chicago neighborhood

Police have a suspect in custody after four people were killed, including three children, in the Marquette Park neighborhood of Chicago, CNN affiliate WGN reported.

Two others victims, a man and woman, are listed in serious to critical condition with gunshot wounds at Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, WGN reported.

Police told WGN those killed were a 7-month old boy, a 3-year old girl, a 16-year old girl, and an adult female. Their identities have not been released.

April 14th, 2010
08:33 AM ET

Wednesday's intriguing people

Chris Baker

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the radio talk show host's rhetoric may be dangerous. Hoyer said Tuesday that protests and rallies by the Tea Party across the country are having an impact on lawmakers' decisions about running for another term.

"Do I think that negative atmosphere that's been created by the Tea Party, and by others certainly, goes into the thinking of members? I think it does," Hoyer told reporters at his weekly pen and pad session in the Capitol.

The Maryland Democrat said protests would continue, saying one man in his district held a sign calling him "a tyrant and a traitor" and that "there are obviously still some people who are angry out there."

Hoyer singled out Chris Baker, a radio talk show host who has referred to Democratic members of Congress as "lying, thieving, commies." Hoyer said that kind of rhetoric "creates an atmosphere and a debate that is [not] constructive and can sometimes be dangerous." FULL POST

April 14th, 2010
08:08 AM ET

Wednesday's live video events

9:30 am ET - Mine safety hearing - The CEOs of some of the world’s leading coal mining companies come to Capitol Hill to testify on the state of the industry, as well as what’s being done to keep miners safe.

9:30 am ET - Justice Department status hearing - Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the state of the Department of Justice and other federal legal issues.

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April 14th, 2010
07:02 AM ET

Australia arrests captain, officer from ship that ran aground

The captain and chief officer of a Chinese-registered ship that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef will appear in an Australian court Thursday, charged with damaging the reef.

The Shen Neng 1 veered more than 17 miles off course and ended up on a shoal in the Reef on April 3, prompting concerns of an oil spill near the world's largest coral reef system.

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April 14th, 2010
05:34 AM ET

World update: China quake death toll expected to rise

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Wednesday:

China quake – Preliminary reports say around 400 people died and 8,000 were injured when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit a mountainous and impoverished area of China on Wednesday morning, and the death toll is expected to rise.

Iceland volcano - Icelandic authorities have evacuated about 800 people because of a possible volcanic eruption near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, an emergency spokesman says. 

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April 14th, 2010
03:28 AM ET

Report: 589 dead, at least 10,000 injured in China quake

[Updated at 3:28 p.m.] A rapid series of strong earthquakes hit a mountainous and impoverished area of China's Qinghai province early Wednesday, killing 589 people, state-run media said.

At least 10,000 others were injured, the Xinhua news agency reported, and many victims, including schoolchildren, were buried under debris. Rescuers were struggling to clear debris with their hands and save those trapped below.

[Posted at 7:16 a.m.] Nearly 400 people are feared dead after a rapid series of strong earthquakes hit a mountainous and impoverished area of China's Qinghai province early Wednesday, state-run media said.

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April 14th, 2010
03:20 AM ET

Obama to unveil vision for space program

President Obama will announce his administration's vision for America's space program during a visit to Florida on Thursday, according to documents provided to CNN by a White House official.

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April 14th, 2010
02:41 AM ET

Medvedev: Iran 'ignoring questions' on nuclear ambition

Iran is ignoring questions from the international community about its nuclear program, using "small phrases" to make "small suggestions," Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.

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April 14th, 2010
01:24 AM ET

Democrat wins special election in Florida

Democrat Ted Deutch won a special election Tuesday for a Florida congressional seat in the nation's first federal election since the passage of the Democrats' health care plan.

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