What does it take to build an igloo in 84-degree weather? Snow is out… but 1,700 gallons of milk are in. Tonight's RidicuList has Christmas spirit by the jugful.
New reports question the benefits of some healthcare items millions of Americans use everyday. The FDA is proposing a new rule that would require companies making antibacterial soaps and washes to prove they work and are safe. Also, new questions about whether multivitamins have any benefits at all. Anderson discusses both issues with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Followers of the FLDS polygamist sect consider Warren Jeffs to be a prophet of God. To authorities in Texas, he is an inmate serving a life sentence for having sex with underage girls. But there are now serious questions about whether Jeffs is still leading the group from behind bars and whether his followers remain devoted. Gary Tuchman investigates and goes inside a mansion some followers built for Jeffs and his wives.
A federal judge in Utah struck down part of the state's law banning polygamy. The family featured on the reality show "Sister Wives" filed the case, arguing that Utah's ban on cohabitation violated their rights to privacy and religious freedom. Utah was home to Warren Jeffs, who leads the FLDS, another polygamist sect. He was convicted of having sex with underage girls and is now serving a life sentence. Rebecca Musser was a witness in the case against Jeffs and talks to Anderson about what today's decision means.
17-year-old Claire Davis has been in the hospital since Friday's shooting at Arapahoe High School. Doctors say she is now stable but suffered severe head trauma. Her community is responding with a massive show of support for her and her family. Ana Cabrera has the latest.
It was the vacation from hell for thousands of passengers stuck on-board the Carnival Triumph. A fire knocked out the ship's power, which meant no air conditioning, no lights, little food and water… and no flushing toilets. Conditions were so bad it was nicknamed "The Poop Cruise." Now CNN has learned that the ship set sail with only four of six generators operating and knew of a generator fire hazard across its fleet of ships. Investigative Correstpondent Drew Griffin is Keeping Them Honest.
A judge ruled today that the NSA program that can collect phone records on each and every call that Americans make is likely unconstitutional. It's a program that was a top secret until Edward Snowden revealed it. Could this mean Snowden now deserves amnesty? Anderson discussed this with investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
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