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Breaking: Reports of shots fired on Capitol Hill [VIDEO]


Washington (CNN) - Emergency vehicles swarmed the area of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday after an order given over the speaker system told people to shelter in place because of an active shooting situation.

CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reported that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said there was one person injured.




Bank of America Fined $2M For Racial Discrimination Against Black Job Applicants


The U.S. Department of Labor fined Bank of America  $2.2 million in back wages and interest, after 1,147 African-American job seekers claimed to have dealt with discriminatory hiring practices by the lender at their Charlotte, N.C., headquarters from 1993 to 2005, according to CNN.

The case, which was first filed by one African-American employee



Jay-Z and Beyonce top 'Forbes' list of richest couples

Jay-Z and Warren Buffett

Jay-Z and billionaire investor Warren Buffett

Friday, Sept. 20 - Forbes magazine named Jay-Z and Beyonce richest couple in the U.S. The music moguls raked in 95 million dollars last year putting them at the top of the legenday list. Jay-Z is also one of 15 entrepreneurs Forbes magazine has predicted will be worth a billion dollars by the year 2015.




Attackers defeated in mall siege, Kenya's president says

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Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Three floors of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi collapsed during efforts to clear terrorists who had laid siege to the building for four days, trapping bodies inside, President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a televised address Tuesday.

Five of the gunmen were killed in the fighting, Kenyatta said. Eleven other people had



How Bashar al-Assad Took Syria to the Brink -- and Beyond

(CNN) -- Growing up as a child in Damascus, it was evident that the current president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, was first perceived by majority of Syrian people as a shy, reserved, introverted, weak, and hesitant child.


He seemed to inherit none of his father's (Hafez al-Assad) or his brothers' (Maher and Bassel al-Assad) intelligence, strength,