I am humbled and empowered by your many emails, tweets, phone calls and postings of support.
My goal was just to let you know I would be gone and why, yet we have started a powerful dialogue that is providing me with so much courage and joy.
My commitment to you is to keep you informed of everything I learn and to continue the dialogue here.
I will be telling more stories and whenever possible posting a little extra something here. Again, many thanks.
- Zoraida Sambolin
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President Obama promising to wind down the War on Terror, and scale back controversial drone attacks. In one of the biggest national security speeches of his administration the president also said he wants to move toward closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. His speech however was not without controversy.
- CNN's Dan Lothian reports
The first of 24 funerals for Oklahoma storm victims - honoring the brief life of nine-year-old Antonia Candelaria, who died at Plaza Towers Elementary school.
Others during this time of sadness are looking for signs of hope. Signs that a wounded and dazed community is beginning to pick up the pieces and look to the future.
- CNN's Pamela Brown reports
Memorial day brings the unofficial start to summer and many businesses on the sandy-battered east coast are still recovering.
In a new triple-a poll, 79% of travelers say the storm has not changed their summer plans.
69% say they'll spend the same or more time at the Jersey Shore.
- CNN's Poppy Harlow reports
A witness to a bridge collapse near Seattle, Washington, describes the scene as the collapse occurred and the aftermath. Richard Dessin photographed the aftermath of the collapse, and phoned into 'Early Start' to talk to John Berman about what he saw.
Zoraida Sambolin shares how she came to her decision to have a double mastectomy.
John Berman surprises her when he shows his support with a "Super Z" T-shirt. "Early Start" staffers join the team.
New developments in the Trayvon Martin case give a possible glimpse into how George Zimmerman’s lawyers intend to defend their client. David Mattingly has more on the story. “His attorneys are making it clear,” Mattingly says. “If prosecutors try to attack George Zimmerman's character, they're prepared to do the same with Trayvon Martin.”
Spectators who lined up for courtroom seats are preparing themselves for "phase two" in the penalty phase of her murder trial the judge declaring a mistrial after jurors could not agree on life in prison or the death penalty.
A retrial on the sentencing issue for Arias who was convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend is now set for July. CNN’s Casey Wian is following developments.
Dr. Stephanie Barnhardt of the Moore Medical Center describes sheltering from the EF5 tornado. Dr. Barnhardt says doctors were still treating patients until they saw the tornado was headed in their direction.
"The power went out and at that point, we told the patients to get the mattresses," Dr. Barnhardt says. "We were handing out blankets and sat on the floor and ducked for cover."
An Army sergeant first class is charged with allegedly secretly videotaping female cadets in the showers and bathrooms at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Barbara Starr has the story.
Rescuer Adam Baker discovered unspeakable horrors when he rushed to search for survivors, including his nephew, at Plaza Towers Elementary School. Pamela Brown says, "He encountered four children buried under the massive debris of the collapsed school, suffocated by its sheer weight."
Baker pulled them out and says he "tried to put them in a row as respectfully" as he could. He says it was terrible, but it was his duty as an American."It's a hole in your heart just to see these little broken bodies," Baker says.