January 23rd, 2013
06:00 PM ET

Would you hunt a snake that can eat a deer?

By Tommy Andres, CNN

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(CNN) –  Graham Rogers unsheathes a long, thick knife from his waist.

[4:30] “This is a very special knife because this has got an engraving of Daniel Boone on it, who’s the great Kentucky outdoorsman and the settler of Kentucky, so we really hope that’s going to buoy us to success today.”

Rogers is wearing a beige fishing shirt and green pants tucked into tall rubber boots. He sports a pencil thin mustache and round, tortoise shell sunglasses that make him look like Howard Hughes on safari. He and his friend Blake Freeman are about to start law school, but before they dive into the books, they’re diving into the bush. They have driven down to southern Florida from Kentucky to join the nearly 1,000 people who have signed up for the first annual Python Challenge.


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CNN Radio News Day: January 23, 2013
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill January 23.
January 23rd, 2013
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: January 23, 2013

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  • Hillary Clinton finally made her appearance before Congress Wednesday, three weeks after having to cancel due to illness. The Secretary of State sat down in front of lawmakers to give testimony about the deadly September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Secretary Clinton said she takes responsibility for the terrorist attack that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. But she bristled at a charge brought by one Republican senator that the Administration misled lawmakers as to whom was behind the attack and what led to it:

"The fact is, we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they'd kill Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened."        FULL POST