CNN's Deb Feyerick reports on Tamerlan Tsarnaev's official cause of death. His death certificate lists “gunshot wounds of torso and extremities” and “blunt trauma to head and torso.” Graham, Putnam, and Mahoney Funeral Parlor in Worcester does not yet have a burial site for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon with his younger brother on April 15.
Alan Simmons is a former firefighter who captures, up close, the intense work trying to control major wildfires. Simmons tells Anderson Cooper what it's like to battle rapidly growing blazes in California.
Sondra Forrester knew Brenda Heist as Lovie when they were friends in Florida, and lived together at one point. Heist's family believed she died after mysteriously vanishing 11 years ago, but Forrester wasn't aware of her past. In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Forrester reveals what Heist's life was like during the time she abandoned her family.
Lititz Borough Police Detective John Schofield has been working on Brenda Heist's case for 11 years – since she vanished from her family and her life in Pennsylvania. He says Heist claims she was homeless, but a friend of hers tells a different story. Anderson Cooper spoke with Schofield about the shocking revelations pertaining to her whereabouts for over a decade.
Anderson Cooper talks to Laura Ling, who was imprisoned in North Korea for five months, about the North Korean government sentencing American Kenneth Bae to 15 years in a labor camp. Bae was found guilty of unspecified "hostile acts," according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency. The tour operator had a proper visa to be in the country.
"It was the most terrifying time of my life," says Ling. She's concerned for Bae and his family, having experienced isolation in the most isolated country in the world. What little contact he's had with the Swedish ambassador was most likely extremely brief.
Some Western businesses are evaluating where their products are made after more than 500 people died in the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. Thousands more were rescued from the debris of the crumbled building. Workers are still sorting through the wreckage and uncovering more deceased workers with each layer of concrete in the nine-story building.
Anderson Cooper talked about the incident and the repercussions with Christiane Amanpour, Ari Fleischer, Jeffrey Toobin and Amy Holmes in a special edition of AC360. The bottom line is that cheap clothing sold in the U.S. can mean unsafe conditions with little compensation for laborers abroad.
Amanpour, who interviewed the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on her CNNI show, says corruption is rampant."This factory was basically a land grab by a well-connected guy who then built more floors," she says. "It goes to the heart of the fact there's no organized labor there. All of us in the West, we like really cheap fashion and this is what's happening."
Col. Morris Davis, who resigned from his position at Guantánamo in protest, says there's no upside to leaving the facility open. Christiane Amanpour, Jeffrey Toobin, Ari Fleischer and Amy Holmes weigh in on what should happen to the detainees imprisoned at Gitmo.
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