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September 27th, 2011
11:30 PM ET

Video: The RidicuList's regrettable tattoos

Brad Marchand's tattoo artist earns a spot on The RidicuList after the hockey player's celebratory ink is misspelled. Anderson Cooper looks at other tattoos their owners may regret.


Filed under: The RidicuList
September 27th, 2011
10:48 PM ET

Video: Christie and Palin candidacy rumors

Ari Fleischer, Dayna Lash, and Ron Carey talk to Anderson Cooper about the state of the GOP race, and the non-candidates everyone is watching.


Filed under: Raw Politics • Sarah Palin
September 27th, 2011
10:41 PM ET

Video: Jamey Rodemeyer's Sister: Bullying continued after suicide

Alyssa Rodemeyer tells Anderson Cooper that her brother’s bullies shouted “we’re glad you’re dead” at a homecoming dance just days after he took his own life.


Filed under: Bullying
September 27th, 2011
10:32 PM ET

Video: KTH: School bullies taunt suicide victim

Jamey Rodemeyer, a teen bullying victim, took his own life a little more than a week ago.  After his death, the bullying continued at a homecoming dance the night of his wake.


Filed under: Bullying • Keeping Them Honest
September 27th, 2011
10:24 PM ET

Video: The trial of Conrad Murray begins

The first day of testimony concludes in the trial of Conrad Murray, the doctor accused in Michael Jackson's death.


Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Michael Jackson
September 27th, 2011
09:37 PM ET

Letters to the President: #981 'Sick Day'

Reporter's Note: President Obama seems to work very hard. I mean, not hard enough to write any letters back to me even after all this time, but still…hard.

Dear Mr. President,

This cold is not doing me any favors. I woke up slowly this morning; moved around for a while and started feeling better; got all geared up for work, and then by the time I was at the office, I could already feel fatigue settling in. It’s no good.

And yet here I am at my desk.

I’ve always been that way. Unless I am in danger of spreading contagion, I tend to go to work even when I don’t much feel like it. You may find this surprising: I did not miss a single day for sickness in the first 10 years that I was employed, and I suppose in my entire working life (which goes back to my early teens) I have missed fewer than a half dozen days due to illness.

Go figure.

I don’t think it makes me particularly heroic or anything like that. It’s just my nature. I suppose it must be yours too, since I can’t recall hearing about you missing even an hour of work for sickness since you took office. Come to think of it, that’s pretty much true of every president. (Not counting, for example, when President Reagan was recovering from that assassination attempt. And honestly, we can give anyone a pass in such circumstances, can’t we?)

Do you think that is because people who run for president are a particularly hearty lot, or do you think it is because you have so many people keeping an eye on you? On days like this, I suppose I would like having a personal physician tagging along. He probably would have pulled me aside some days ago and said, “Hey, pal, you need to slow down and rest a little. I’m telling you as a doctor, that you are getting played out!”

On the other hand, I guess there would be plenty of days when I would consider such advice a bother. Like getting a letter from some guy every day, even though I never write back. Ha!

Anyway, I think I’m going to close my office door and take a short nap now. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

Regards,

Tom

September 27th, 2011
07:49 PM ET

Bullying Doesn't Stop After Student's Death: Join the Live Chat

Tonight, a shocking revelation from the family of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer who took his life just nine days ago. According to his sister, the bullying didn't stop even when Jamey was dead. She shares what happened during a school dance just days ago tonight on AC360°. Plus, opening statements in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, who's accused of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's 2007 death. Jurors heard audio of a drugged and rambling Jackson. We'll play part of it for you. Plus, tonight's other headlines.

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Filed under: Live Blog
September 27th, 2011
01:28 AM ET

Video: Michael Jackson's death: A look back

Randi Kaye looks back at the events surrounding Michael Jackson's death and the charges against Dr. Conrad Murray.


Filed under: Michael Jackson • Randi Kaye