Sen. Robert Menendez slammed accusations that he had paid a Dominican woman for sex and expressed hope Tuesday that those behind the claims would be exposed in the wake of the woman's notarized confession that she'd never even met the New Jersey Democrat.
"I hope that you will all vigorously go after who was the source and purpose as you did go after the story at the time," he told reporters.
In a notarized statement filed in court, Nexis de los Santos Santana said she was filmed without her knowledge when she claimed that Menendez had paid her to have sex.
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Editor's note: Reeva Steenkamp's family speaks exclusively to CNN about their loss and accused murderer Oscar Pistorius. Tune in on Thursday at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
Oscar Pistorius first gained international fame amid a raging debate over whether his prosthetic legs would give him a competitive advantage in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Today, the disabled track star finds himself in the middle of a more serious controversy: whether he intentionally shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, or whether he mistook her for an intruder.
Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder and his trial is sure to provoke worldwide news coverage (no date has been set yet).
The South African athlete's spectacular fall from grace shocked many who were inspired by his remarkable story of overcoming adversity to become an Olympian and a national hero.
CNN's Randi Kaye reports on Jodi Arias' emotional statements on the stand during redirect. Arias told the court about a marriage proposal over the phone and claimed she doesn't remember slashing Travis Alexander's throat due to memory lapse problems. And for the first time, she told jurors she wishes she could turn back the clock and make different decisions. Her defense attorney tried to prove Alexander controlled her and their sexual encounters.
HLN’s Nancy Grace, Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Geragos and CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin argue the tactics used by Jodi Arias and her attorney to prove she killed her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in self-defense.
Christiane Amanpour and Larry King discuss how Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will be remembered in his country and globally. He died on Tuesday after a long battle against cancer.
King interviewed Chavez in 2009 for his CNN show "Larry King Live," and recalls speaking to Chavez in English before they began, but the president used an interpretor during the taping. "I thought that was a little strange," says King, who found Chavez fascinating. As Anderson Cooper points out, perhaps that was to benefit his target audience – the citizens of Venezuela.
"He had a manner about him that was effusive," King says. "You couldn't help but like him...I found him incredibly interesting."
Anderson Cooper spoke with Ali Velshi about the Dow Jones industrial average closing at a record high of 14,253.77 on Tuesday. Velshi says the stock market is the only place where Americans can put their money to gain in the short term.
CNN's David Mattingly goes inside a massive sinkhole carved out of solid limestone by drops of water. Accompanying him is geologist Jerry Black who says there are openings in the earth like that all over Florida. The size can be deceptive, with the caverns much larger than they appear from the surface.
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