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June 14th, 2013
10:05 AM ET

Farewell from 'Starting Point'

"Starting Point" airs its final show today, signing out after over a year of delivering a variety of the latest stories of the day. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

From bringing you the top stories in politics to breaking news across the globe to interviews with celebrities and leaders in government and discussions with panelists of the highest caliber, creating the starting point for your morning news was our top priority at CNN and that of former anchor Soledad O'Brien, who signed off this March.

That commitment to bringing you a round up of fresh stories daily continues in a new direction with "New Day".

Please tune in every weekday morning from 6am to 9am ET on CNN and begin your mornings with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan, and Michaela Pereira on "New Day" every day.

June 14th, 2013
09:39 AM ET

Stories of nine extraordinary girls and the power of education

Ahead of the CNN film "Girl Rising" airing this Sunday night on CNN we're sharing the stories of girls who are trying to get an education.

Thousands of schools in Haiti were damaged or destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. Amid the devastation, Wadley wants nothing more than to return to class.


Filed under: Education • Haiti
June 14th, 2013
09:33 AM ET

Colorado wildfire out of control: 379 homes destroyed, 38,000 people evacuated

Hundreds of homes in ashes and thousands fleeing for their lives while the most destructive wildfire ever to hit Colorado is raging out of control this morning.

- CNN Victor Blackwell reports

READ MORE: Colorado blaze leaves 2 dead as firefighters battle on


Filed under: Wildfires • Wildlife
June 14th, 2013
09:33 AM ET

Colorado couple starts the difficult task of rebuilding their lives after they see their home burning on the local news

As officials continue to fight the powerful flames still raging in Colorado, residents in the Black Forest area are starting the difficult task of rebuilding their lives. Karen and Bill Moreau evacuated their home Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday morning their home was still intact but by 5pm that afternoon they saw it burning on the local news.

This morning Karen and Bill Moreau join “Starting Point” from Colorado Springs.


Filed under: Wildfires
June 14th, 2013
09:18 AM ET

White House: Syria crosses "Red Line" after using sarin gas on its people

Syria used chemical weapons including sarin nerve gas on its own people, killing as many as 150. The big question is how forcefully will the white house respond? The pressure on the president is building.

-        CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley has the latest

READ MORE: White House: Syria crosses 'red line' with use of chemical weapons on its people


Filed under: Syria
June 14th, 2013
09:03 AM ET

CNN welcomes 'New Day' co-host Michaela Pereira!

Michaela Pereira is the news anchor for CNN's morning show "New Day" – joining Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan – debuting on June 17 from 6-9am ET.

Don Lemon and Christine Romans welcome Michaela this morning on "Starting Point" to share her story.

READ MORE ABOUT MICHAELA: Get to know "New Day" news anchor Michaela Pereira

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June 14th, 2013
09:02 AM ET

Chelsea Clinton opens up with 'New Day' co-host Michaela Pereira

Historically, Chelsea Clinton has shied away from press but "New Day" co-host Michaela Pereira got a rare chance to sit down with Chelsea to find out what she's up to now.

Pereira met with Chelsea on the second day of the Clinton Global Initiative talks in Chicago, where big thinkers from around the nation are gathering to discuss solutions to big problems.

In their conversation, Chelsea opens up, talking about girl power, her family and the pressure of the Clinton name.

June 14th, 2013
08:55 AM ET

Deck holding 100 people collapses at Miami sports bar

(CNN) - One moment, dozens of sports bar patrons were cheering the Miami Heat as they watched the NBA finals on a deck above South Florida's Biscayne Bay on Thursday night.

The next - just as they stood to cheer a Heat basket, a hostess recalled - the packed deck collapsed, spilling them into water.

About 100 people were on the deck of Shuckers Bar & Grill at the time of the collapse, Miami-Dade Fire Lt. Eugene Germain told reporters.

READ MORE: Packed restaurant deck collapses into Florida bay


Filed under: Florida
June 14th, 2013
08:35 AM ET

Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from wife Wendi – Alino Cho reports

It appears another power couple bites the dust. Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch is splitting from his third wife, Wendi after 14 years of marriage.

CNN's Alina Cho has more on the story.


Filed under: Uncategorized
June 13th, 2013
01:27 PM ET

Fisherman come face-to-face with a great white shark about 30 miles southwest of Atlantic City, NJ: Fisherman Rob Pompilio describes the experience as 'unnerving'

A group of fishermen near the Jersey Shore were shocked when they came face-to-face with a great white shark last weekend. The 16-foot long shark circled their boat for about ten minutes.

We speak to one of the fisherman, Rob Pompilio, this morning over the phone for the full story.

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