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July 30th, 2014
11:30 PM ET

Gaza: Deadly attack on U.N. school

Artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza that was sheltering thousands of Palestinians. An initial review by the Israeli military found that its forces were responding to nearby mortar fire. The United Nations and the White House condemned the attack. Karl Penhaul got an up close look at the immediate aftermath.

Anderson discussed the deadly attack with Pierre Krahenbuhl, who is the Director of Operations for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency.

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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Crisis in Gaza • Gaza • Israel • Karl Penhaul • United Nations
July 30th, 2014
11:24 PM ET

Pastor updates the condition of the American missionary battling Ebola

Two Americans who were fighting on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak are now fighting for their lives. Missionary Nancy Writebol is one of those infected. Her friend and pastor John Munro says that she is holding her own in her life-and-death battle.

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Filed under: Ebola
July 30th, 2014
11:19 PM ET

Mapping the wreckage from the MH17 crash

Investigators in Ukraine tried and failed again today to reach the scene of the Flight 17 crash. Though they haven't set foot on the site, analysts are gleaning information by looking at the location of the wreckage and photos of the debris. The Wall Street Journal catalogued and mapped the crash site. Anderson and CNN safety analyst David Soucie looked at what the debris field tells us.

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Filed under: David Soucie • MH17 • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
July 30th, 2014
11:14 PM ET

House votes to allow Speaker Boehner to sue President Obama. Now what?

The Republican-led house voted 225 to 201 to sue President Obama over the Affordable Care Act. Not a single Democrat voted for the resolution. The suit claims the president abused his power, and it is sparking plenty of talk about impeachment. Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash described the situation as uncharted territory.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Congress • Dana Bash • John Boehner
July 30th, 2014
09:27 PM ET

Web Exclusive: Anderson Cooper's full interview with Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer

Authorities in Gaza say more than 1,300 people have been killed there since the war began. The United Nations estimates 70-80% of the dead were civilians. 56 Israelis have been killed, all but three were troops. That disparity drives a perception in parts of the world, that the war is, if not wrong outright, then at least it is being wrongly fought. In Israel, there is overwhelming public support, with approval between 80-90%. Ron Dermer is Israel's Ambassador to the United States.

Watch Part 2 of this interview:

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Filed under: Crisis in Gaza • Gaza • Israel • Web Exclusive
July 30th, 2014
01:20 AM ET

Is Hamas to blame for the deaths of three Israeli teens?

The kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens just weeks ago, helped escalate already simmering tensions between Israel and Palestinian militants. While speaking to Anderson Cooper last night, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev blamed Hamas for their deaths. On the same program, Mouin Rabbani, a senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies cast doubt on that claim and pointed out that Israel has provided no evidence that these killings were the work of Hamas. Randi Kaye takes a closer look at the murders and the fallout.


Filed under: Crisis in Gaza • Gaza • Hamas • Randi Kaye
July 29th, 2014
11:14 PM ET

The price of air safety

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is renewing discussions of installing missile defense systems on airliners. This technology costs about the same price as an in-flight entertainment system. Are airlines and passengers willing to pay for this protection? Jason Carroll takes a closer look.

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Filed under: Jason Carroll • MH17
July 29th, 2014
11:08 PM ET

What do new sanctions mean for Russia?

The United States and the European Union agreed to a new round of sanctions aimed at weakening the Russian economy. Is this enough to persuade Vladimir Putin to change his ways? Michelle Kosinski takes a closer look.


Filed under: Michelle Kosinski • Russia • Sanctions • Vladimir Putin
July 29th, 2014
11:03 PM ET

American working in Liberia dies of Ebola days after taking a flight 

Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases on the planet. Health officials are calling the outbreak going on right now in West Africa the deadliest in history. An American man infected with the virus died after flying from Liberia to Nigeria. He had planned to continue traveling on to his home in Minnesota. Anderson discussed the spread of this outbreak with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Monia Sayah, a nurse who works with Doctors Without Borders. She recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea.

Dr. Kent Brantly is one of two Americans diagnosed with ebola in Liberia and fighting for their lives. Dr. Brantly's friend Kent Smith spoke to Anderson and described him as someone who cares about other people more than he cares about himself.

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Filed under: Ebola • Sanjay Gupta
July 29th, 2014
10:52 PM ET

Gaza crisis: The war of public opinion

Israeli air strikes last tight targeted Al-Aqsa TV and Radio stations in Gaza. Both have played key roles in getting Hamas' message out to the public. Anderson Cooper takes a closer look at that message.

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Filed under: Crisis in Gaza • Gaza • Hamas • Israel
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