CNN's Jake Tapper interviews Kirby Dick, the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "The Invisible War," and Kori Cioca, one of the women profiled in the film, which addresses sexual assault in the U.S. military.
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In a dramatic courtroom scene, Oscar Pistorius was granted bail today. Earlier in the week, South African police pulled the lead investigator, Hilton Botha, from the case because he’s currently accused of attempted murder for a 2011 incident. Pistorius is accused of premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius claims he accidentally shot Steenkamp because he thought she was an intruder. CNN’s Jake Tapper spoke with Steenkamp’s brother, Adam, who said his family was uncertain whether she was intentionally murdered. “It could be either way. We just don’t know until the truth comes out,” said Adam. And while criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos believes the case against the “Blade Runner” is already unraveling, forensic scientist Lawrence Koblinsky says the trajectory of the bullets will be a key piece of evidence.
The March 1 forced spending cuts deadline is fast approaching and Congress is unlikely to act before the automatic cuts kick in. Lawmakers’ own salaries won’t be affected. We’re Keeping Them Honest. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer spoke to Sen. Rand Paul about the deadline and the consequences.
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