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 wasted no time selecting a senior budget officer Daniel Werfel to be the new acting IRS commissioner. He replaces Steven Miller who was fired this week over the allegations the IRS agency targeted conservative political groups applying for tax exempt status. Friday, Miller will be grilled about the scandal in the first in a series of congressional hearings by Members of the House Ways and Means Committee. CNN’s Dan Lothian is following developments for us.
A Florida man is now facing federal murder charges after he was accused of tricking his girlfriend into taking abortion pills to end her pregnancy. The suspect is charged with first degree murder, and product tampering. Under the Federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act, the murder charge could carry a life sentence for the suspect if convicted.
People in the neighborhoods hardest hit by tornadoes in Texas are not being allowed back to survey the damage this morning. Resident Ronna Cotten said she was told that she can't re-enter her subdivision to "check to see if we have any belongings left" for at least two days, maybe as many as seven.
The National Weather Service says at least 16 tornadoes touched down and those who have seen the scope of the damage firsthand say it is surreal and extensive. This morning Victor Blackwell has the latest on the aftermath and the missing from Granbury, Texas.
READ MORE: 7 still missing from deadly Texas tornadoes
Watch this incredible video of a baby's stroller rolling onto train tracks with the 14-month old baby inside! Surveillance footage caught the frightening moment. The baby's mother jumps into action to get her baby off the tracks with the help of a few Good Samaritans.
The penalty phase is underway in the Jodi Arias case. The jury found that the Jodi Arias was 'exceptionally cruel' in the murder of Travis Alexander.
CNN's Paul Vercammen brings us the latest updates on O.J. Simpson's current legal battle to try to get a re-trial for his 2007 armed robbery assault and kidnapping convictions.
CNN's Senior Medical Correspondent explains new research that could impact our understanding of stem cells. This breakthrough is noteworthy because based on this research these stem cells would be 'genetically identical to you,' says Cohen. This is very important because this way your body will not reject the stem cells.
This new research would allow for samples of an individual’s skin cells to be retrieved, and then turned into an embryo. From this point these embryos would then be made into stem cells. At this point researches are only at the stage where they have taken cells and turned them into embryotic stem cells. However, looking into the future these replicated stem cells could be used to create cardiac muscle, nerve cells or bone marrow cells.
These replicated stem cells could be used to help patients with diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and even Leukemia.
Researchers estimate it could be another five-ten years before this research is complete.
In a ceremony Cleveland's first responders were honored for their work in rescuing the three kidnapped women found in Cleveland after going missing nearly a decade ago. The first responders got to share their stories, and one reflected on the poignant moment when they found the girl. One responder described it as 'very emotional,' and it took 'everything just to hold it together.' The responders explained how they were the first people that these girls had seen since they were taken into captivity ten years ago.
The girls are reportedly recovering well. Gina Dejesus and Michelle Knight reportedly talked to one and other recently. The girls are also learning to use new technologies that they had not seen since their rescue such as iPhones.
Wednesday the President asked IRS commissioner Steve Miller to resign. This was in response to newest reports that the IRS may have targeted conservative and tea party groups that were seeking tax exempt status. President Obama said in a statement that he, 'would not tolerate this behavior.' The President further claims that he will do everything he can to make sure something like this never happens again.
This scandal has drawn bi-partisan outrage. House speaker John Boehner said in a press conference, "My question is.. .who's going to jail?"