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October 23rd, 2014
12:00 PM ET

Callista Gingrich Inspires Kids to Embrace American History

Callista Gingrich is used to the political spotlight but she is also getting attention and acclaim as a children's book author.

Gingrich has just released her fourth book about American history, “From Sea to Shining Sea."

Gingrich says in this book, Ellis the Elephant discovers a growing nation on a great expedition with Lewis and Clark.

She appeared on "New Day" to speak about the book and how it is meant to celebrate the history of the United States.

“I write these books because I love America and I believe America is truly an exceptional nation,” she says.

“I think it's more important now than ever that our children understand what makes this country so special.”

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October 22nd, 2014
10:23 AM ET

A Former Jihadist Speaks Out

Why would three American teenage girls from Denver try to join ISIS?

We asked Mubin Shaikh, a former jihadist, to offer context – and he says the answer is a mix of a search for identity, adventure and a false sense of reality.

"You reinforce in yourself this idea that you can participate in something far greater than your mundane existence at home," Shaikh told CNN's Michaela Pereira.

Shaikh now works for Canada's intelligence service but says he can offer perspective on these teens because he once was a young Muslim who came to the edge of extremism.

He was brought back by a support network of parents, friends and religious elders.

"It will take a holistic effort and it can't be done by coercive forces," to reach vulnerable people who may consider extremism, Shaikh said.

In this Denver case, two families called the FBI and the teens were intercepted in Germany.

"It's better that your kid get arrested or at least talked to than be used as a sex slave," Shaikh said.

"A lot of them are living in a fantasy world and just don't understand what awaits them on the other side."

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RELATED: Officials: 3 Denver girls played hooky from school and tried to join ISIS

 

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October 14th, 2014
04:09 AM ET

Chris Cuomo Traces His Italian History

CNN's Chris Cuomo recently traveled to Italy to trace his roots.

He thought he knew his family history until his journey led him to participate in a pole-climbing competition and more.

See a photo gallery from his trip.

Don't miss the two-hour ROOTS special, Tuesday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  CNN.com/Roots

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RELATED:  10 Things You Didn't Know About Chris Cuomo

 

 

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October 10th, 2014
09:41 AM ET

Bill Gates Speaks Out on Ebola and More

Bill Gates says one way to prevent the spread of Ebola and other diseases in Africa is to make basic health interventions more readily available.

In an exclusive interview with Ozy.com, Gates told CEO Carlos Watson: "Most people in Africa are born and die without ever meeting what we’d think of as a full-blown doctor.”

Watch the clip above as Watson spoke about this and other takeaways from the interview on "New Day" Friday.

See the full interview from Ozy


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