Rival gangs face off on the basketball court in Chicago once a week. It's an effort to foster peace between sworn enemies on the streets and reduce violence. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports courtside on the initiative and the man behind the league, Reverend Michael Pfleger.
Tio Hardiman, director of CeaseFire Illinois, says part of the solution to reducing crime in Chicago begins with understanding that violence is model behavior and a matter of public health.
He's supportive of the remarks President Obama made while visiting his town, which addressed the problems with crime there and throughout the country.
Hardiman's focus isn't on challenging gun laws, but on showing young people that they have a choice about their path in life.
"We have a Sandy Hook incident in Chicago every 30 days," he told CNN's Chris Cuomo. "We have to change the way people think. We have generations of people that grew up in this culture of violence in Chicago."
Bradley Cooper tells Anderson Cooper why his role as a man with bipolar disorder in "Silver Linings Playbook" inspired him to raise awareness about mental illness.
He recently visited the White House to meet with Vice President Biden about gun violence and mental health.
Bradley calls the number of veterans who commit suicide "a national tragedy." He showed the movie at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to about 200 service members and their families."We must have spent three and a half hours there talking to them, meeting them, hearing their stories, and it was incredible," he says.
The Oscar-nominated actor believes his character in the film is relatable and gives viewers a better understanding of mental illness, which will ultimately help erode the stigma.
Kayla Robles recounts her fear when a fire broke out on the Carnival ship Triumph. Robles, who is six months pregnant, took a vacation with her husband and his family.
Chris Cuomo also spoke with Robles' mother and sister who were awaiting her arrival in Alabama. During the interview, Theresa Gaspard thanked her son-in-law for protecting her daughter when the situation worsened due to the power outage.
A former Carnival Cruise Lines employee says the company and cruise industry won't lose revenue after the Triumph ordeal. Jay Herring tells Chris Cuomo the reason they won't suffer financially is because people will still take cruise vacations for the great value.
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