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January 7th, 2013
11:57 PM ET

Gang rape case unleashes fury in India

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on the outrage following the gang rape and death of a young woman in New Delhi, India.

Read more about the horrific crime.

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January 7th, 2013
11:54 PM ET

KTH: Eyewitness accounts in Steubenville rape case

The Ohio attorney general's office released testimony from three eyewitnesses who saw the alleged victim.

January 7th, 2013
11:52 PM ET

Innocent blamed in Steubenville case?

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on the role of the group Anonymous in the case of an alleged rape in Steubenville, Ohio.

He spoke with KY, an Anonymous member, who believes witnesses are as guilty as perpetrators. "We're not really the judge, nor the jury, but it's fair to say that we are the executioner," KY said.

Anonymous has posted names of football players who the group believes saw what happened. One player, Eddie Wilson, says his information was released but he wasn't at the parties in question.

Anonymous stands by their decision to post names because they think multiple people are guilty of rape, not just the two players who have been charged.

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January 7th, 2013
11:33 PM ET

RidicuList: Ketchup battle

A ketchup conflict at a Subway sandwich shop earns a spot on the RidicuList.

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January 7th, 2013
11:10 PM ET

Family demands activist's release

Zaidoun's children don't know he's been detained in Damascus at a notorious facility; they think he's been traveling for a few weeks. Risking his safety, the Syrian activist spoke many times on AC360 about the violence in Syria and the regime's attacks on civilians. His family is hoping he and his brother will be free soon. Anderson Cooper spoke with Zaidoun's cousin who lives in the U.S.

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January 7th, 2013
07:45 PM ET

Letters to the President #1449: 'The national championship'

Reporter's Note: The president is trying to line up his new cabinet, amid…as is typical…a lot of conflict. In the meantime, I am writing another letter to the White House.

Dear Mr. President,

Happy Monday and a happy start to the Mardi Gras season! I realize that not everyone pays much attention to the passage of Kings Day, but we certainly do around our house. Tonight, however, our celebration will take an unusual turn as we focus on the national college football championship.

And let me say, with precious little hesitation, that I think Alabama is going to romp on Notre Dame.

I’m sure fans of the Irish hate to hear that, but it seems almost inevitable. Over the past few years, the Crimson Tide has turned into a team that goes beyond any normal description of a college sports franchise. Their discipline is becoming the stuff of legend; college kids standing as calmly as seasoned professionals even when the score board swings against them, confident in their ability to storm back before the final second ticks away.

Their depth is awe inspiring. Mow down the top player in almost any position, and someone nearly as strong and talented steps right into the gap.

And their tenacity is just unstoppable. Ask LSU.

Sure, they can be vulnerable. Texas A&M managed to spin up just the right combination to take down the Tide, but that lightning seems unlikely to strike again.

Bottom line: It is nice to watch the underdog wage a good fight, and fun to watch them win. And make no mistake, Notre Dame, despite being ranked higher, is the underdog. But part of what makes that fun is that it rarely happens. When the kickoff comes in little more than an hour, I imagine the kids from South Bend will have all they can do to standup to the team from Tuscaloosa. And the mighty SEC will roll on…

Thought you might be interested in chatting it all over since you’re a sports fan, so I’m around if you want to call. But…uh…wait for halftime, ok?

Regards,
Tom

Tonight on AC360: Gang rape victim inspires change
Protesters light candles around a mannequin representing the rape victim during a rally in New Delhi on January 5, 2013. (Photo credit: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
January 7th, 2013
07:05 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Gang rape victim inspires change

The December 16 crime against an Indian medical student in New Delhi has launched a growing movement. The death of the 23-year-old woman after a vicious gang rape and beating was the catalyst for protests demanding justice for the victim and a change in laws and attitudes in India.

The fury was compounded after the man who was with the student spoke out on Friday. They were both attacked on the moving bus. He could do nothing to save her from the horrific violence that led to her death 13 days later. They were dumped on the side of the road, injured and without clothes, but their obvious need for help was ignored by passersby for 20 or 25 minutes, he said.

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