Dan Bell owns a cattle ranch in Nogales, Arizona, that sits right on the border with Mexico. He's been on the property his whole life and has seen firsthand the violence and tragedy that stem from issues with illegal immigration.
"I don't believe there's a day that goes by - either illegal immigrants or somebody smuggling contraband drugs," Bell told CNN's Gary Tuchman. "There's always somebody coming across."
A tall fence lines some of Bells' land, but mostly the only thing dividing the two countries is a rickety barbed wire fence that can easily be climbed; he makes repairs to it himself.
Keeping Them Honest, Anderson Cooper looks at how border security could complicate immigration reform.
Margaret Hoover and Charles Blow discuss the negotiations and coalitions between lawmakers that could lead to immigration reform.
Hillary Clinton is leaving her job as Secretary of State with no immediate career plans. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.
Testimony at a hearing to review Conn. gun laws included emotional statements from Sandy Hook victims' family members. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.
CNN's Shasta Darlington details new video showing the inside of a Brazilian nightclub that was destroyed by a deadly fire.
Investigators found all of the fire extinguishers in the club were either expired or fake.
Police also discovered that the licenses for the business are no longer valid. The old license limited the capacity to 670 people. The night the blaze killed 234 people, there were about 2,000 packed into the club.
Watch: Woman rescued from nightclub by stranger
Big wave surfer Garrett McNamara may have broken the record for surfing the biggest wave ever–a record he already holds. The giant wall of water could have very easily killed him. He talks to Anderson Cooper about his close call.
Two Newtown, Connecticut, residents, Jennifer Killin and Denise Correia, react to proposals for gun law reform.
The Sheriff of Mohave County, Arizona vows to help members who want to leave Warren Jeffs' polygamist sect known as the FLDS. Sheriff Tom Sheahan says their department is "helping those that want to get out of that community."
The Sheriff tells Anderson the 'city police department' is nothing but an 'extension of a security service for the church.' He explains, "when people want to leave that church and get away from that type of living, they try to stop them, they hide them out, and they conspire with the elders in that church to keep this from happening." FULL POST
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