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April 9th, 2013
10:49 PM ET

Newtown victim's mom fights for gun laws

Nicole Hockley, whose son was murdered, is lobbying Congress for tighter gun control restrictions with other Sandy Hook families. She tells Anderson Cooper about her son, Dylan, and her mission in his memory.

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April 9th, 2013
10:45 PM ET

Risch: Background checks are inefficient

Senator James Risch says expanding background checks will catch criminals, but it won't prevent them from getting guns. Anderson Cooper asks him about his views and why he's part of a group of GOP Senators who are planning to block a debate on gun legislation – he's the only one out of the 14 lawmakers who would agree to talk about it on AC360.

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April 9th, 2013
10:36 PM ET

How CNN reporter found abducted kids

CNN's Patrick Oppmann explains how he tracked down a sailboat in Cuba that an American couple used to take their two kids from Florida.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Cuba
April 9th, 2013
10:33 PM ET

Student saw stabbing victims, tackled suspect

Lone Star College student Steven Maida tells Anderson Cooper what he witnessed on his campus where 14 people were stabbed Tuesday, and how he helped subdue the suspect.

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April 9th, 2013
10:23 PM ET

Family that fled to Cuba found

CNN's John Zarrella reports on two young brothers taken by their parents, who lost custody of the children, from Florida to Cuba.

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April 9th, 2013
10:00 PM ET

Giffords lobbies despite speech struggles

Programming note: Watch the second part of Dana Bash's interview with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly on AC360° at 8 and 10 p.m. ET Wednesday.

Gabby Giffords, a powerful advocate for stricter gun legislation, is optimistic about universal background checks. She and her husband, Mark Kelly, spoke exclusively with CNN's Dana Bash about her recovery and efforts to change gun laws.

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April 9th, 2013
04:00 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Giffords improves, but she'll never be the same

Editor's note: See more of Dana Bash's interview with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly on AC360° at 8 and 10 p.m. ET tonight.

What is most shocking about Gabby Giffords now is how much she looks like her old self. Her golden locks are back, so is the sparkle in her eyes and her broad smile. Gone is the short hair and thin frame we saw at the beginning of her recovery.

Yet she knows she will never be the same.

"Stronger. Stronger, better, tougher. Stronger, better, tougher." That's how Giffords describes herself.

The former Arizona congresswoman makes that declaration with determination and gusto. But it still takes a considerable amount of energy and concentration to articulate that, or anything else.

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