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December 22nd, 2014
10:57 PM ET

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio facing tensions further strained by NYPD shootings

The point-blank shooting of two New York City police officers this weekend is testing whether Mayor Bill de Blasio's brand of unapologetic liberalism can work in a city that's spent decades under mayors who made law and order a top priority.
De Blasio's pledge to reform police practices helped sweep him into office last year. And in recent weeks he's pushed for the right of demonstrators to gather to protest the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two unarmed African-American men, at the hands of white police officers. But critics - including those in the police force - are accusing him of fomenting an anti-police fervor that contributed to the killings of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. CNN's Miguel Marquez has more.

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Filed under: NYPD Shootings
December 22nd, 2014
10:22 PM ET

Slain NYPD officers remembered as loving family members

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for unity and quiet reflection. "It's time for everyone to put aside political debates, put aside protests, put aside all of the things that we will talk about in due time," he said. "Let's accompany these families on their difficult journey. Let's see them through the funerals ... then the debate can begin again." CNN's Randi Kaye looks back at the lives of the NYPD officers ambushed in Brooklyn, each who dreamed of making a difference.


Filed under: NYPD Shootings
December 22nd, 2014
09:16 PM ET

Top RidicuLists of 2014: Randi Kaye’s career HIGHlight

We asked you to vote for your favorite RidicuLists of the year. We received thousands of responses on our blog along with AC360’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. Your #5 selection is from January when Randi Kaye may have had a little too much fun covering the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado.

December 19th, 2014
10:46 PM ET

Candy Crowley previews her interview with President Obama

On Sunday's edition of "State of the Union," CNN will air a rare face to face interview with President Barack Obama, as conducted by chief political correspondent Candy Crowley.

On Friday night, Crowley joined John Berman and "AC360" with insights and takeaways from her time spent chatting with the president.

Watch the above video as Crowley reveals details of Obama's thoughts on everything from the SONY hack to the GOP's recent congressional takeover, and for her full interview with the president, be certain to watch "State of the Union" on Sunday at 9am and Noon ET on CNN.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Candy Crowley
December 19th, 2014
10:12 PM ET

Michael Lynton: SONY had "absolutely sufficient cybersecurity"

In an exclusive CNN interview scheduled to air on Sunday, SONY CEO Michael Lynton tells Fareed Zakaria that his company did not cave in the wake of a recent information hack allegedly masterminded by North Korea.

With John Berman filling in for Anderson Cooper, on Friday evening "AC360" aired a preview of Zakaria's face to face conversation with Lynton, including a selection in which the CEO insisted SONY had "absolutely sufficient cybersecurity."

For highlights from Friday's program you can watch the above video, and to see Zakaria's full interview with Lynton, be certain to catch "Fareed Zakaria GPS" at 10 am or 1 pm on Sunday.

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Filed under: Kim Jong Un • North Korea • Secret Service • SONY
December 19th, 2014
09:25 PM ET

Michele Bachmann, Dana Bash, and ... Macklemore?

During her eight years in the public and political spotlight, Michele Bachmann has been a lot of things. Boring, however, is not one of them.

As the Republican representing Minnesota prepares to retire from Congress, she's staying true to form, and standing still just long enough to chat with Dana Bash, the CNN journalist who's forever been chasing her down.

Watch the video above for Bash's lively interview with Bachmann, including the 58-year-old mother of five's nod to hip-hop's Macklemore.

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Filed under: Congress • Dana Bash • Michele Bachmann
December 18th, 2014
11:02 PM ET

Will the Cuba deal bring one of the FBI’s most wanted back to the U.S.?

Joanne Chesimard is a convicted cop killer who escaped prison in the U.S. Fidel Castro granted her asylum in Cuba and she lives there today. Chesimard is also the first woman to make the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list. Does America’s diplomatic breakthrough with Cuba mean she could soon be heading back to serve her life sentence? Jason Carroll reports.
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Filed under: FBI • Jason Carroll
December 18th, 2014
10:51 PM ET

New Secret Service review sheds light on problems

An independent panel appointed to review the Secret Service described the agency as “stretched beyond its limits” and in need of a top-to-bottom overhaul. The review was triggered by a series of security failures, including the fence jumper who managed to enter the White House. Dan Bongino is a former Secret Service agent whose brother sill works for the agency.
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Filed under: Dan Bongino • Secret Service
December 18th, 2014
10:28 PM ET

Ballerina Misty Copeland makes history

Audiences watching the American Ballet Theater’s ‘The Nutcracker’ this year are seeing something that has never happened before, an African-American ballerina is playing the role of Clara. Misty Copeland is a trailblazer and speaks to Randi Kaye about her struggles to find acceptance in the ballet world.

Thank you to STEPS on Broadway and the American Ballet Theatre for allowing us to film in their facilities.

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December 17th, 2014
09:52 PM ET

RidicuList: Dialing 911 to speak to Santa

The RidicuList has featured plenty of wacky 911 calls. This one could be the most adorable. Meet the little boys from Wisconsin who thought they figured out a fast way to reach St. Nick. That’s not the only Christmas story we managed to fit into tonight’s RidicuList.
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