Police in Charlottesville, Virginia impounded a car and searched a home in the search for Hannah Graham. Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo says officers spoke to a man there who they believe was with Hannah the night she vanished. Authorities are stopping short of calling him a suspect and did not arrest him. Chief Longo discussed the new lead with Anderson.
CNN's Rachel Nichols made headlines today when she grilled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Today's news conference marked Goodell's first public comments in a week. Just after he promised to get the league's "house in order," more troubling news broke on the Ray Rice case. A source confirmed to CNN that Ravens' security spoke to Atlantic City Police and learned of the video from inside a casino elevator hours after the incident occurred. Anderson spoke with Rachel, along with Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko and domestic violence survivor Leslie Morgan Steiner.
Seven NFL players have been in the headlines recently for abuse or alleged abuse. Five of them have been benched or cut, one is just on the practice squad, but one is set to take the field to play this Sunday. That player is San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald who is accused of assaulting his pregnant fiancé. Sports Illustrated's Peter King spoke to Anderson about why a suspension is not necessarily the right move in the case.
Police are working to piece together the events that led up to the disappearance of Hannah Graham. She vanished last weekend. Investigators released surveillance video that they hope will lead them to Graham. Randi Kaye takes a look at that video and has the latest on the investigation.
Both the House and Senate have voted to approve a measure to train and arm Syrian rebels. President Obama thanked lawmakers, saying the bipartisan support showed Americans were united in the fight against Islamic State militants. Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii is also an Iraq war vet and she voted against the measure. She told Anderson that her biggest problem is that "the mission is unclear."
There are serious questions about why the U.S. needs to lead the way in the battle against ISIS. Anderson talked it over with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power, who said regional powers need to put "skin in the game."
For the first time in its history, the United Nations held an emergency meeting on a public health crisis. The Security Council voted to declare West Africa's Ebola outbreak a "threat to international peace and security." New numbers from the World Health Organization show more than 2,600 people have died from Ebloa and more than 5,000 have been infected. When it comes to fighting Ebola, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power told Anderson that "words are meaningless, unless the words today turn into concrete commitments."
A bat loose in a Knoxville, Tennessee newsroom forced it's way into a live broadcast. While you need to see how this news team reacted to the unexpected flying guest... apparently bats and other pests interrupt live news shows more often than you might realize.
Polls are about to open in Scotland for an historic referendum on independence from the U.K. There are certainly practical implications if Scotland breaks away, but there are also practical matters. John Berman takes a closer look at all of it.
Adrian Peterson's mother describes him as a loving father and says he was only disciplining his son in the same way he was disciplined growing up. Speaking to The Houston Chronicle, she went on to say, "When you whip those you love, it's not abuse, but love. You want to make them understand what they did wrong." Peterson is charged with felony child abuse. The case set off a national debate over discipling children. Gary Tuchman had a frank discussion about spanking with three generations of a family in Georgia.
Anderson discussed the culture of child discipline with CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin, New York Times columnist Charles Blow and cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis.
The grand jury that will decide whether to file criminal charges in the Michael Brown shooting is meeting behind closed doors. According to the Saint Louis Dispatch, the man who pulled the trigger, Officer Darren Wilson testified about the shooting. Anderson discussed why this is a surprising and potentially risky move with legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin.
ISIS has made it clear that they want to launch an attack on U.S. soil. Despite the group's bloodlust, it is not necessarily the threat that most worries authorities whose job is protecting the homeland. Justice Correspondent Pamela Brown looks at the danger of so-called 'lone wolves' who are inspired and sometimes trained by al Qaeda.
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