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February 19th, 2013
11:55 PM ET

Geragos: Pistorius has plausible story

Criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark discuss Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius' affidavit claiming he never intended to kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Read the text of Pistorius' affidavit:

I, the undersigned, Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius, do hereby make oath and state:

I am an adult male and a South African citizen with identity number [identity number redacted].

I am the Applicant in this application in which I seek relief from this Honourable Court to be released on bail. I respectfully submit, as I will demonstrate herein, that the interests of justice permit my release on bail. In any event, the dictates of fairness and justice in view of the peculiar facts herein warrant that I should not be deprived of my liberty and that I should be released on bail.

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February 19th, 2013
11:47 PM ET

$50 million in diamonds stolen at airport

Eight masked thieves pull off a $50 million diamond heist at Brussels Airport. Dan Rivers reports.

Read more about the brazen robbery. 

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February 19th, 2013
11:43 PM ET

KTH: Investigating tainted water at VA hospital

Keeping Them Honest, Drew Griffin reports on the CDC's findings at a veterans hospital that had a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.

February 19th, 2013
11:19 PM ET

KTH: Forced spending cuts deadline approaches

Pres. Obama and Republican Congressional leaders must reach an agreement by March 1 to avoid cuts. Wolf Blitzer is Keeping Them Honest.

February 19th, 2013
11:17 PM ET

Sen. Paul to Pres. Obama: Do the right thing

Sen. Rand Paul, who voted against the forced spending cuts, talks about the March 1 deadline and the consequences.

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February 19th, 2013
10:59 PM ET

Gas explosion causes huge fire, injuries

Authorities in Kansas City, Missouri, say people were injured when a gas line exploded and started a huge fire Tuesday night.

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February 19th, 2013
10:56 PM ET

Witness: Kansas City fire was 'huge'

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to Billy Sutton, a witness to the massive fire in a Kansas City gas explosion Tuesday night.

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Tonight on AC360: $50 million in diamonds gone without a trace
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February 19th, 2013
07:01 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: $50 million in diamonds gone without a trace

Like a scene out of a movie, eight masked men divided in two cars made a bold arrival through the perimeter fence of Brussels Airport for a fast and extraordinary robbery. The airport's spokesman said it took just minutes for the heavily armed group to get away with precious cargo – $50 million in rough and polished diamonds.

Despite airport security regulations, the thieves' plan to pilfer the jewels from a plane headed to Zurich, Switzerland went off without a hitch. No shots were fired and no one was injured. They carried out the heist about 25 miles from Antwerp, a heavily monitored city known as the world's diamond-cutting capital.

How did the robbers know about the diamonds? How were they able to choreograph the timing? Did the passengers on the plane know what was happening? And do the police have any clues?

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