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April 19th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Remembering the Oklahoma City bombing

Today is the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. Tonight, hear from the survivors and the people who lived through it. How has life changed, and what are the unanswered questions from that day? Tune in tonight for prime-time coverage beginning at 8 ET on CNN.

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Fifteen years ago, a bomb ripped through a federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the worst homegrown terror attack on U.S. soil."]

By Ed Payne, CNN

(CNN) - Fifteen years ago, a bomb ripped through a federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the worst homegrown terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

The April 19, 1995, attack killed 168 people, shattering the notion that America was largely immune to domestic terrorism.

On Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano traveled to to Oklahoma City to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the bombing. She joined survivors, local officials and others at a memorial ceremony, standing in silence for 168 seconds representing the number of dead.

In a poignant moment, the names of each of the victims were later read aloud by relatives and colleagues, with speakers referring to their mothers, grandparents and others who died in the bombing. FULL STORY

Filed under: U.S.
April 19th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Stranded couple creates volcano 'survival guide'

(CNN) – There are a lot of travelers here in the United States and abroad that are feeling the pain from Europe's travel nightmare.

American Tod Brilliant is one of them. He and his pregnant wife, Andrea, went to a wedding in Paris. They were supposed to fly home from London's Heathrow airport, but now, like thousands of others, they're stuck.

To cope with being stranded, Tod created a Facebook group for volcano travel victims called, "When Volcanoes Erupt: A Survival Guide for Stranded Travelers." He and his wife joined us live on Monday's American Morning via Skype.

iReport: Stuck in Europe? Share your story

Filed under: World
April 19th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

When will the Iceland volcano stop?

(CNN) – European transportation officials are using words like "unprecedented" and "unsustainable" when describing air travel across the continent.

That's just the short-term view. There's a very real threat of more eruptions in Iceland. To help us understand how unpredictable the situation is, we spoke with R.B. Trombley on Monday's American Morning. He is the lead volcanologist and director of the International Volcano Research Center.

Filed under: World
April 19th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Airports cash in on tax dollars by giving away free flights

(CNN) – CNN's Special Investigations Unit has been tracking small airports across the country that are using your tax dollars to stay open. What got our attention is how some of them are getting the money.

They're offering free parking. Even free flights. Confused? We were, too. Our Drew Griffin headed to West Virginia to get some answers.

Filed under: U.S.
April 19th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Winemakers in 'Oz' fight tough times

(CNN) – For our ongoing series, "Building Up America," our Drew Griffin reports from Kansas, where people are embracing the past to get through some difficult economic times.

Filed under: Building Up America • U.S.
April 19th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Who are the Oath Keepers?

(CNN) – Across the nation, there's a growing backlash against the government. Former President Bill Clinton told our Wolf Blitzer the current climate reminds him of the days leading up to the deadly bombing in Oklahoma City.

A lot of that anger is being directed at President Obama and we've found one group that says their allegiance is to the Constitution, not the president. Many are military veterans and police officers and they call themselves the Oath Keepers. Our Jim Acosta has the report.

Filed under: U.S.
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