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August 13th, 2012
05:29 PM ET

Former Cosmo editor Gurley Brown dead at 90

By the CNN Wire Staff

New York (CNN) - Helen Gurley Brown, former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine and the author of "Sex and the Single Girl," has died at age 90, the Hearst Corporation said Monday.

Gurley Brown died Monday morning at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia after a brief hospitalization, the publisher said.

"Helen was one of the world's most recognized magazine editors and book authors, and a true pioneer for women in journalism - and beyond," Hearst Chief Executive Frank Bennack said.

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CNN's Crowley first woman in two decades to moderate presidential debate
August 13th, 2012
01:30 PM ET

CNN's Crowley first woman in two decades to moderate presidential debate

(CNN) – Candy Crowley, CNN's chief political correspondent and host of "State of the Union," will be the first woman in 20 years to moderate a presidential debate, the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday.

Crowley will host the second debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on October 16 in Hempsted, New York, at Hoftsra University.

The last woman to moderate a presidential debate was Carole Simpson in 1992. Barbara Walters also hosted two presidential debates, in 1976 and 1984.

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TSA investigating racial profiling allegations
August 13th, 2012
12:00 PM ET

TSA investigating racial profiling allegations

BOSTON  (WHDH) - Those random checks at airport might not be so random after all.

The New York Times is reporting more than 30 TSA officers at Logan Airport say racial profiling has become commonplace.

A federal investigation is now underway. The TSA responded in a statement – saying, in part:

"Allegations of racial profiling in Boston have been reported to TSA and are currently under investigation. If any of these claims prove to be accurate, we will take immediate and decisive action to ensure there are consequences to such activity."

The TSA officers' internal complaints say Middle Easterners, African Americans and Hispanics were pulled aside by security-solely based on appearance.

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A Brief Introduction to Janna Ryan, Potential Second Lady
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., his wife Janna, and daughter Elizabeth, 2, make their way to a train.
August 13th, 2012
08:00 AM ET

A Brief Introduction to Janna Ryan, Potential Second Lady

By Katy Steinmetz, Time.com

(TIME) –Janna Christine Ryan, née Little, planned to marry Representative Paul Ryan on Dec. 2, 2000, in Oklahoma City — about two hours up Interstate 35 from her hometown of Madill. Then Congress decided to reconvene on Dec. 4 to finish up work on the federal budget, and their postwedding plans to go to the Caribbean were suddenly in doubt. Being a politician’s spouse is never a honeymoon. And now that may be truer than ever for Janna, whose husband was just picked as the Republican Party’s next vice-presidential nominee.

At a Saturday event in Norfolk, Va., where Mitt Romney introduced the nation to his running mate, Ryan waved his arm toward the risers behind him and made an introduction of his own. “I want you to meet my family,” he said. Ryan introduced 43-year-old Janna and their three children: Liza, 10, Charlie, 8, and Sam, 7. They later greeted supporters — Janna wearing a sleek brown dress and big smile, the kids worthy of a J.Crew catalog. It’s a family all of America will soon get to know.

Janna hails from the remote Oklahoma city of Madill (pop. 3,818) but enjoyed educational privilege growing up. She and her sisters attended the exclusive Camp Waldemar school in Hunt, Texas, before heading off to Wellesley College just outside Boston. After graduation, Janna found her way to Washington, D.C., where she attended law school at George Washington University and eventually landed a job at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Arlington, Va. It was during that period that she met Ryan, just 30 years old and starting his first term in the House.

The two enjoyed a political connection, albeit across party lines. Janna had previously worked on the Hill as an aide to Oklahoma Congressman Bill Brewster, a Democrat. Her first cousin Dan Boren is now a Democratic Congressman from Oklahoma. (He released a warm statement on Saturday saying that Janna was sure to be “Paul’s strongest supporter on the campaign trail.”) When her engagement to Ryan was made public, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Janna was “depriving Congress of one of its more eligible bachelors.”

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