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February 25th, 2009
09:38 AM ET

Cops: Mom runs over son

Sandra Renia Joseph was charged with first-degree murder.

Sandra Renia Joseph was charged with first-degree murder.

Gabriel Falcon
AC360° Writer

There are cases that shock even the toughest of cops. The crimes that make hardened detectives sick to their stomachs. This is one of them.

A mother in Louisiana is accused of killing her own child. Investigators say the murder weapon was an SUV. And published reports describe the suspect as a former police officer.

The incident occurred Saturday morning. At around 9:15am on February 21, a call came into the Saint Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office. A woman said she was walking along a rural road when she noticed a silver Suzuki SUV with extensive front damage. She said the driver told her to contact the police because she had just run over her son.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Gabe Falcon
February 25th, 2009
09:30 AM ET

Corruption touched CIA’s covert operations

President Obama selected Leon Panetta to direct the CIA. He will inherit issues in the agency such as this fraud conspiracy.

President Obama selected Leon Panetta to direct the CIA. He will inherit issues in the agency such as this fraud conspiracy.

Marcus Stern
ProPublica

Paramilitary agents for the CIA's super-secret Special Activities Division, or SAD, perform raids, ambushes, abductions and other difficult chores overseas, including infiltrating countries to "light up" targets from the ground for air-to-ground missile strikes. This week the government acknowledged for the first time that some of SAD's sensitive air operations were swept up in a fraud conspiracy that reached the highest levels of the CIA and cost the government $40 million.

That information was contained in a series of court filings released in advance of the long-awaited sentencing of Kyle Dustin "Dusty" Foggo, the disgraced former No. 3 official at the CIA.

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February 25th, 2009
09:15 AM ET

‘A Forgotten People’ get attention

Rohingya refugees get treated in Idi, Indonesia.

Rohingya refugees get treated in Idi, Indonesia.

Dan Rivers
CNN Correspondent

It’s one of those ironies of journalism, that we strive to be impartial and independent in our reporting, to stay aloft, watching, counting, calibrating, but not acting or interfering.

As journalists, we strive to be impartial and independent in our reporting, to stay aloft, watching, counting, calibrating, but not acting or interfering.

Yet on occasion, by simply telling people what’s happening in this complex, grey-shaded world of ours, sometimes we journalists do change the status quo. The very act of drawing attention to an issue does sometimes have an impact.

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Filed under: Dan Rivers • Global 360°
February 25th, 2009
09:08 AM ET

President Obama lays out agenda

President Obama lays out his administration's goals for the country during a speech to congress.

February 25th, 2009
09:00 AM ET

Poll: Most approve of speech

A flash poll taken following the president's speech show most Americans reacted favorably to the speech.

February 25th, 2009
07:49 AM ET

Sound off: Your comments 2/24/09

Editor's Note: Viewers of Tuesday night’s AC360° talked to us about President Obama’s State of the Union Address. The majority felt President Obama did an excellent job of it and they are hopeful for the future of America. Others complained about the speech by Governor Jindal calling it a “campaign speech.” They had much to say about many things – see some of their comments below, then tell us what you have to say:
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I just started a new position too, and, I have to accept responsibility for the actions of my predecessor, as if I was there all along. Would love it if the President could step up as well rather than continuously reminding us he "inherited" this....

I work 2 jobs; my husband works shift work and a lot of OT so that we can make enough money to pay our mortgage, pay off our debt (that we built when we were out of work) and try to save money. Do we just sit back and watch irresponsible people get rewarded at our expense? Not sure I like the equity in this plan...

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