November 3rd, 2010
04:23 PM ET

Election 2010: A roundup of undecided races

[Updated at 4:23 p.m.] Colorado Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet has won a tight battle with Republican challenger Ken Buck to retain his seat, CNN projects.

That means two Senate races remain indecided.

[Updated at 3:26 p.m.] Georgia Democratic incumbent Rep. Sanford Bishop has been declared winner in the race against Republican challenger Mike Keown for Georgia’s 2nd district.

[Updated at 1:42 p.m.] Independent Eliot Cutler conceded the Maine governor's race to Republican Paul LePage on Wednesday after results showed the two separated by less than 8,500 votes.

That means that four governorships are still undecided.

[Updated at 11:42 a.m.] In a gubernatorial race that came down to the wire, Vermont Republican Brian Dubie has conceded to Democrat Peter Shumlin.

That means that five governorships are still undecided.

[Posted at 11:09 a.m.] As of Wednesday morning, a handful of election races remain undecided or uncalled for a variety of reasons.

Below is a glance at the undecided races. The top two candidates are listed. Keep in mind that numbers change by the minute, and races could be called or decided at any time.

U.S. Senate: Three races remain undecided

- Alaska: Republican challenger Joe Miller vs. Lisa Murkowski, an incumbent running as a write-in candidate.

- Colorado: Republican challenger Ken Buck vs. incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.

- Washington: Republican challenger Dino Rossi vs. incumbent Democratic Sen. Patty Murray.


Governor: Four gubernatorial races remain undecided.

- Connecticut: Republican Tom Foley vs. Democrat Dan Malloy.

- Illinois: Republican challenger Bill Brady vs. incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

- Minnesota: Republican Tom Emmer vs. Democrat Mark Dayton.

- Oregon: Republican Chris Dudley vs. Democrat John Kitzhaber.


May 4th, 2010
06:19 PM ET

Toobin on the Times Square suspect's legal rights

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday evening spoke to CNN legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin about Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the Times Square bomb plot and his Miranda rights.

Below is a transcript of the conversation. It has been edited for clarity and length.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: Explain to our viewers about the Miranda rights. He was cooperating, he was answering questions. Then they read him his Miranda rights and now he's still cooperating, Jeffrey. It sounds a little strange - but explain the legal process under way.

Jeffrey Toobin: The Miranda rule says nothing you say can be used against you in court unless you first have been read your Miranda rights.

That doesn't mean that the police can't use the information, that they can't follow leads, that they can't go get search warrants, that they can't use the information that they give you before you get your Miranda warnings.

It just means that if you go to trial, information cannot be used against you.

Now, once he did receive his Miranda rights and the statements that he made afterwards, those certainly would be used against him if he goes to trial.


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April 22nd, 2010
08:08 PM ET

Bradford is the first pick of the NFL Draft

[Updated at 8:08 p.m.] And with the fifth pick, the Kansas City Chiefs selected safety Eric Berry from Tennessee.

Track the entire draft at CNNSI

[Updated at 8:00 p.m.] Trent Williams, an offensive tackle from Oklahoma, was selected by the Washington Redskins as the fourth pick.

[Updated at 7:55 p.m.] The Tampa Buccaneers selected Gerald McCoy, a defensive tackle from Oklahoma, with the third pick.

[Updated at 7:44 p.m.] With the second pick, the Detroit Lions selected Ndamukong Suh, a defensive tackle from Nebraska.

[Posted at 7:39 p.m.] The St. Louis Rams selected quarterback Sam Bradford of Oklahoma with the first pick of the NFL Draft Thursday night.

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April 12th, 2010
06:36 PM ET

The Washington Post wins four Pulitzer Prizes

The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday. The Washington Post received four awards, and the New York Times won three. The National Enquirer – in consideration for its work covering the John Edwards sex scandal – did not win. The complete list is below:


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April 6th, 2010
05:18 PM ET

Seven killed in mine explosion named

Seven miners who were killed in a West Virginia coal mine explosion Monday were identified by the state’s medical examiner.

They were identified as: 

- Steven J. Harrah
- William R. Lynch
- Jason Atkins
- Benny Ray Willingham
- Carl Accord
- Deward Allan Scott
- Robert E. Clark

The miners’ families have been notified, according to the West Virginia State Department of Health and Human Resources.

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March 24th, 2010
08:08 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.

- Biden’s f-bomb: Vice President Joe Biden drops the f-bomb over an open microphone. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the latest Biden blooper.

- Tanning salons burned by health care bill: The Obama administration is turning up the heat on tanning salons across the country with the passage of its new health care bill.

- Synthetic marijuana a growing problem: The latest trend at teen parties isn't warm beer or prescription medicines pilfered from parents' medicine cabinets. Instead, increasing numbers of youths are turning to an herb-based product to get high, and unlike marijuana, it's perfectly legal.

- Infantino recalls more than 1 million baby: Infantino LLC is recalling more than 1 million baby slings after three infant deaths were reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

- An exoneree's first month of freedom: To see the world through Greg Taylor's eyes, imagine being stuck in a time machine for 16 years and delivered to 2010.

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March 21st, 2010
04:14 PM ET

Roundup of perspectives on health care vote

A roundup of perspectives on the health care vote published on the eve of the vote:  

“In reality, if you strip out all the gimmicks and budgetary games and rework the calculus, a wholly different picture emerges: The health care reform legislation would raise, not lower, federal deficits, by $562 billion.” (Douglas Holtz-Eakin, The New York Times)

“One of the problems Democrats have had is that it's very easy to understand the one thing the bill does to spend money—purchase insurance for people who can't afford it—and considerably harder to explain the many things it does to save money. Another is that a lot of the savings have to do with changing how medicine is practiced, which people are less familiar with than how insurance is purchased.

But the fact that the cost controls are complicated and numerous doesn't mean they're absent, or that they won't work.” (Ezra Klein, Newsweek)


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March 21st, 2010
04:07 PM ET

Text: White House on abortion-related executive order

The White House released a statement Sunday afternoon which included the text of an executive order related to the funding of abortion in the health care bill. You can read the full text of the statement and the executive order below.


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March 21st, 2010
02:49 PM ET

Health care battle far from over

Will the health care fight end with the expected vote by the House today? Not exactly. It's all a bit complicated, but here's an attempt at an explanation.

First, there are two things at play.

There's the health care bill that the Senate approved in December - that's what the House will vote on today. If it passes, it becomes law. At that time, health care reform will be a reality, only awaiting the president’s signature.


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March 19th, 2010
08:54 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.

Natalee Holloway bones found? A Pennsylvania couple who went snorkeling in Aruba have an underwater photo they believe may be a skeleton.

Jesse James: I’m sorry, Sandra: Jesse James has broken his silence.

Ex-boyfriend files suit against Lady Gaga: Lady Gaga's former boyfriend, producer and business partner, is suing the pop star for $30.5 million, claiming he was pushed away after their failed romance.

Palm shares may hit $0, analysts say: Palm's future already looked bleak. But after reporting worse than expected results for the third quarter Thursday, some analysts think the company's stock is now essentially worthless.

 Mom: Killer ‘ravaged’ Morgan: The search for Morgan Harrington's killer continues. Her Mom says Morgan's death was brutal enough to break bones.

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