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May 2nd, 2013
11:56 PM ET

Church cancels Butler after Collins tweet

Four simple words tweeted in support of Jason Collins, an NBA player who came out, and a church changed their mind about inviting former NFL player LeRoy Butler to speak to the children in the congregation about bullying.

Butler said he was "a little shocked" when the church first brought up the tweet and expressed concern that he was going to talk about gay people with the kids, which he never intended to do. "I speak all the time ... I tell my story. Single parent home; African American; from the projects; going to Florida State and playing for the Green Bay Packers for 12 years."

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May 2nd, 2013
11:54 PM ET

Missing mother's dramatic tranformation

A woman who was declared dead has resurfaced 11 years later. She left her family and started a new life in Florida. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.

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May 2nd, 2013
11:24 PM ET

Wildfire rapidly spreading in California

CNN's Paul Vercammen shows what firefighters are up against in Southern California as they defend neighborhoods from the blaze that burned at least 6,500 acres Thursday.

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May 2nd, 2013
11:10 PM ET

Son to mom: We did well after you left

Lee Heist Jr., the son of the woman who surfaced after disappearing 11 years ago, looks back on the day she left. "I remember we walked home from school, it was only a couple of blocks away. And she wasn't there. We assumed that - my sister and I assumed she was grocery shopping or something," he said.

He tells Anderson Cooper he's experiencing mixed emotions right now knowing she's alive and where she's been for over a decade.

Brenda Heist told police she abandoned her family and life in Pennsylvania more than a decade ago to escape her problems. She hitchhiked to Florida with a group of homeless people.

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May 2nd, 2013
11:06 PM ET

Sister baffled by North Korea's punishment

The sister of a U.S. citizen sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labor camp defended her brother Thursday, asking leaders of both nations to "please, just see him as one man."

Pae Jun Ho, known as Kenneth Bae by U.S. authorities, was found guilty of unspecified "hostile acts" against the reclusive Stalinist state, the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported. KCNA said the Korean-American was arrested November 3 after arriving as a tourist in Rason City, a port in the northeastern corner of North Korea.

North Korean law allows up to 10 days of processing before a sentence is enforced, so it wasn't immediately clear when Bae would report for hard labor, or where he was being held in the meantime.

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May 2nd, 2013
12:51 AM ET

What should happen to the Gitmo detainees?

For nearly three months, dozens of detainees at Guantánamo have been on a hunger strike, trying to gain sympathy in their quest for freedom.  Many of the men  have been cleared for release for years, but are still there.

When reporters asked Pres. Obama about the hunger strike on Wednesday, he once again said it should be closed and pushed Congress to take action.  "I think it is critical for us to understand that Guantanamo is not necessary to keep America safe. It is expensive. It is inefficient. It hurts us, in terms of our international standing. It lessens cooperation with our allies on counter-terrorism efforts. It is a recruitment tool for extremists. It needs to be closed," the president said.

Supporters of Guantanamo disagree and point out that dozens of men set free have returned to terrorism.

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