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November 19th, 2014
10:24 PM ET

Does the Ferguson grand jury have the last word when it comes to the indicting Officer Darren Wilson?

Law enforcement sources say the grand jury could reach a decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson by this Friday. Missouri's Governor has already declared a state of emergency ahead of the expected protests.

While the grand jury's proceedings are going on behind closed doors, the grand jurors are not sequestered. It is possible they are aware that a lack of an indictment could incite a new round of anger and protest.
Anderson discussed the latest on this case with our CNN legal analysts, criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin.
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Filed under: Ferguson • Mark Geragos • Michael Brown • Officer Darren Wilson • Sunny Hostin
November 19th, 2014
10:12 PM ET

Why wasn't Bill Cosby prosecuted for alleged rape in 2005?

One of the women who has accused Bill Cosby of rape is Andrea Constand. Back in 2005, she came forward alleging the comedian drugged and groped her at his house.

Bill Cosby has not been charged in connection with any of the rape allegations made against him. Constand settled a lawsuit against Cosby.

Former Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Prosecutor Bruce Castor made the decision not to charge Bill Cosby in that case.In a discussion that also included CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin, Mr. Castor told Anderson he believed Constand's account, but did not have the forensics to back it up.

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Filed under: Bill Cosby • Sunny Hostin
November 19th, 2014
10:04 PM ET

Buffalo buried: Stories from the storm

Parts of the Buffalo, New York area have already been hit with more than six feet of snow and forecasters are warning several more feet are on the way. Several people have already died in this storm. While, a pregnant mother who couldn't make it to the hospital in time gave birth in a fire house and others were stranded in the snow.

Chrissy Hazard was at home with her husband, a friend and seven children when a wall of snow broke through the back door and trapped everyone inside. She spoke with Anderson from inside the house.

Bethany Hojnacki went into labor during the storm and couldn't make it to the hospital. While her husband Jared was out in the snow, he ran into a firefighter who happened to be helping a stranded labor and delivery nurse. Bethany gave birth to her daughter Lucy Grace at a nearby fire house, then another stranded nurse arrived. She specialized in maternity and caring for newborns. Jared Hojnacki told Anderson his story and said 'God was really with the people who needed him.'

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Filed under: Buffalo • Severe Weather
November 18th, 2014
10:23 PM ET

Some officials who worked on the Jerry Sandusky abuse case are involved in a porn scandal

Former Penn State Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky is now serving a 30 to 60 year prison sentence for sexually abusing more than a half dozen boys. Now, Pennsylvania's Attorney General claims that many of the officials who worked on the Sandusky case were, at the same time, possibly breaking the law by using their work computers to share hard core porn. On top of that, she says a gag order is keeping her from completing her investigation. Investigative correspondent Sara Ganim has the story.

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Filed under: Jerry Sandusky • Sara Ganim
November 18th, 2014
10:15 PM ET

Freezing temps hit all 50 states as Buffalo gets buried in snow

It is technically still autumn, but Buffalo, New York is in the middle of an arctic blast that could leave six feet of snow on the ground. The entire country is feeling the chill with sub-freezing temperatures being recorded in all 50 states. Martin Savidge is in the middle of the snow in Buffalo where New York's Governor has declared a state of emergency.

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Filed under: Martin Savidge • Severe Weather
November 18th, 2014
10:07 PM ET

Supermodel Janice Dickinson makes sex abuse allegation against Bill Cosby

Janice Dickinson was a supermodel in the 1980's and more recently appeared on 'America's Top Model.' She is now coming forward to say that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982. Dickinson joins more than a dozen other women who say Cosby raped them. Cosby has repeatedly said the allegations are false and he has never been prosecuted. Jean Casarez has the latest on the allegations.

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Filed under: Bill Cosby • Jean Casarez
November 18th, 2014
09:58 PM ET

Video appears to show 2013 confrontation with Officer Darren Wilson

It started out as a police call to check on derelict vehicles. When someone on the scene started recording video the situation got tense. That video shows an officer who appears to be Darren Wilson in a heated exchange with the man with the camera, saying  'I'm gonna lock your a** up.' Sara Sidner has the latest.

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Filed under: Bill Cosby • Jean Casarez
November 17th, 2014
11:44 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Is a South Dakota school using "poverty porn" to raise money? 

“My dad drinks and hits me … my mom chose drugs over me … my home on the reservation isn’t a safe place for me to be.”

That is a plea for donations sent to millions of people and has helped raise millions of dollars for  St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain, South Dakota. The mailers attribute those words to a young boy named Josh Little Bear, but he does not exist.

St. Joseph's Director of Development acknowledges “The name 'Josh Little Bear' is fictitious,” he wrote, “but unfortunately his story is not.” But the Vice President of a nearby reservation says the school's fundraising material "make the Indians look bad." The President of the First Nations Development Institute even calls it "poverty porn."

Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin traveled to the school and he is Keeping Them Honest.

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Filed under: Charity Investigation • CNN Investigations • Drew Griffin
November 17th, 2014
11:39 PM ET

Cuddle up with the RidicuList

Sometimes after a long day, a chuckle from watching the RidicuList is all it takes to recharge your batteries. For some folks it takes more than that. If cuddles are what you are looking for, there are now professional cuddlers ready to help.

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Filed under: The RidicuList
November 17th, 2014
11:32 PM ET

Orca hunter turned whale rescuer shares his video

Attendance and profits have plunged again at SeaWorld. The company, which operates 11 theme parks, says its third quarter earnings fell 28 percent from a year ago and they had half-million fewer park visitors. That's all during what is supposed to be the busy summer months. SeaWorld's CEO says he is confident they're addressing the company's challenges. They are building larger tanks for its killer whales, the first expected to open in San Diego in four years. This comes after CNN aired the documentary "Blackfish" last year. The film raised questions of alleged animal abuse at its parks. SeaWorld Entertainment Group denies the allegations.

CNN's Ivan Watson got a unique view into how SeaWorld and other parks get their killer whales. For the first time on TV, a former whale hunter is sharing his video.

Watch part 2 of Ivan's report here:

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Filed under: Blackfish • Ivan Watson
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