updated 5:06 AM EDT, Wed July 23, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's decision to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border is the latest move in an ongoing debate over the influx of unaccompanied youth crossing into the United States. Here are the questions we wanted to know about Perry's plan. FULL STORY

Medal of Honor recipient remembers fallen soldiers

In the predawn hours of July 13, 2008, a wounded Sgt. Ryan J. Pitts lobbed grenades overhead and fired a machine gun at insurgents. FULL STORY

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Who is awake? A special @EarlyStart begins in 18 minutes. Allegedly
JohnBerman 34340 followers
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CNN projects David Perdue beats Rep. Jack Kingston in close Georgia GOP Senate primary runoff: http://t.co/IYz85JZ4x6 http://t.co/45AqTmftKE
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CNN projects David Perdue beats Rep. Jack Kingston in close Georgia GOP Senate primary runoff: http://t.co/IYz85JZ4x6 http://t.co/45AqTmftKE
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Michael Bloomberg at JFK before flying on El Al to Israel: "I am not trying to prove anything. I am just trying to show that it is safe."
KevinBohnCNN 2616 followers
11:10 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
While not a tea party v. GOP establishment face off ... David Perdue's victory over Jack Kingston tonite means another congressman loses.
PrestonCNN 30823 followers
11:05 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
For anyone who thinks I'm crazy that Bloomberg is positioning himself for an indie run, see the stmt he's making on foreign policy tonight.
ErinMcPike 16587 followers
10:30 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
RT @MikeBloomberg: I strongly urge the FAA to reverse course and permit US airlines to fly to Israel http://t.co/iXf6FRkKHc
ErinMcPike 16587 followers
10:29 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
Orphans were outside playing when #MH17 fell. A story you'll never forget beautifully told by our phil black: http://t.co/Ym5zLkfI0C
ErinBurnett 131561 followers
9:57 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
+1 “@morningmoneyben: Just finished #BandOfBrothers and quite sad it's over. So moving, so well done. Dick Winters was an inspiring leader.”
PrestonCNN 30823 followers
9:52 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
Meet Rand Paul’s friends on the other side of the aisle: http://t.co/WNSTQnKAod http://t.co/rKDKi5MF6p
CNNPolitics 187314 followers
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Meet Rand Paul’s friends on the other side of the aisle: http://t.co/WNSTQnKAod http://t.co/rKDKi5MF6p
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POTUS at Seattle fundraiser said he doesn't watch news because "whatever they're reporting about, usually I know." h/t WH pool @lesleyclark
JimAcostaCNN 27487 followers
8:58 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
POTUS at WA fundraiser: "problem isn't Republican Party per se. The problem is this particular group right now that has gone off the rails"
JimAcostaCNN 27487 followers
8:56 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
Bloomberg in statement calls flights restrictions "a mistake that hand Hamas an undeserved victory and should be lifted immediately."
stevebruskCNN 22665 followers
8:36 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
Mike Bloomberg says he's flying El Al to Tel Aviv tonight to "show solidarity" and "demonstrate that it is safe to fly in and out of Israel"
stevebruskCNN 22665 followers
8:35 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
.@MikeBloomberg: FAA "flight restrictions are a mistake that hand Hamas an undeserved victory and should be lifted immediately"
jaketapper 340927 followers
8:25 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
.@MikeBloomberg flying on El Al to Tel Aviv tonight "to show solidarity" w/Israeli ppl & demonstrate that it's safe to do so
jaketapper 340927 followers
8:24 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
Need a refresher about the crisis in Ukraine? Here's a great explainer from @JimSciutto: http://t.co/5uGdARt8SJ http://t.co/bUAi6HRkmH
CNNPolitics 187314 followers
8:00 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
Have questions about Rick Perry’s border plan? So did we. Here are the answers: http://t.co/x0SiQ5hgyz http://t.co/cJggC4xzC2
CNNPolitics 187314 followers
7:30 pm ET on Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 RETWEET | FOLLOW
How the GOP Senate race in Georgia turned even nastier in the run up to the runoff: http://t.co/BBqTSudcN8 http://t.co/Bq0TJm3cGj
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Sarah Palin gets speeding ticket while listening to Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55" http://t.co/17mfjKeILT http://t.co/iFbSoK59IX
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Two guys you've likely never heard of are taking on the tea party and winning http://t.co/bktxhx4Hwy @PeterHambyCNN http://t.co/6YPluw1ErC
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Government Agency tweets about Kardashians, baffles lawmakers http://t.co/3BJCbamZbY http://t.co/tXrEyX8uTN
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Obama could raise $6+ million during his West Coast fundraising swing, despite criticism: http://t.co/I1VRbsIqU0 http://t.co/2pBjXOCB6V
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Marco Rubio: Hillary Clinton is a "20th century candidate" http://t.co/atnhfukt0u http://t.co/mYuln2Fzou
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Federal appeals court strikes down key way Obamacare helps millions buy health insurance: http://t.co/n0WuHtC1vU
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Majority of Americans side with Israel in Gaza fighting, according to a new CNN poll: http://t.co/lstow7Jidr http://t.co/5oy9Oip3cB
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Coloradans say no to marijuana in bars and clubs http://t.co/DS0gO1b1QI http://t.co/4MJQLdt8tX
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Bill Clinton tells @amcoren there's still hope for peace in Middle East: "We got very close in 2000." http://t.co/XmgRJjvnI5
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CNN poll: Unfavorable opinions of Russia have surged following Malaysian airliner crash http://t.co/MdMEYIG2xl http://t.co/W8CzwVYgB0
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Medal of Honor recipient says award is for his fallen brothers: http://t.co/DlZLBrmsFD Watch ceremony live on CNN: http://t.co/8aAqKANfrF
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