July 21st, 2010
05:47 AM ET

World update: Tropical storm heading for southern China

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

China floods - A tropical storm is intensifying and heading towards southern China, adding more weather woes to a region that has already been deluged, causing suffering to millions. Read the full story

North Korea sanctions - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced new sanctions against North Korea during a trip to South Korea. The new sanctions will include freezing of some assets and are also aimed at preventing the buying and selling of arms. Read the full story

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July 21st, 2010
02:43 AM ET

Former USDA worker responds to review of case

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said early Wednesday that he will review the case that led to the resignation of Shirley Sherrod.

"I am of course willing and will conduct a thorough review and consider additional facts to ensure to the American people we are providing services in a fair and equitable manner," Vilsack said in a statement.

Shirley Sherrod gave CNN the following statement in regards to Agriculture Secretary Vilsak's statement overnight on conducting a thorough review:

"They finally realized it. This is what I've been asking for this entire time. Because I know what fair and equitable manner means because of my history. I know it more than the Secretary because I've worked on the other side of it at USDA, rural development included. There's not anyone really as dedicated to it as I am. That's what my life has been-ensuring there's fairness. And I wouldn't have changed my actions."

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