Japanese fishermen today carried out their annual tradition of slaughtering dolphins. Cameras were rolling as the fishermen reportedly killed dozens of dolphins behind the cover of tarps. The international outcry has been immense. Anderson spoke with Ric O'Barry, director of the Earth Island Institute's Dolphin Project, who argues the killing "is not traditional, it is not cultural, and it's time to end this."
Wendy Davis wants to be the next governor of Texas. The democrat shot to superstardom last June with her marathon filibuster of strict new abortion regulations. She's made her life story a centerpiece of her gubernatorial campaign. But now there are allegations she has been blurring the facts when it comes to her past. Ed Lavandera has the story.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is once again being forced to explain another bizarre video posted on the internet. Past videos have shown him smoking what appeared to be crack cocaine and delivering incoherent rants filled with death threats. In the new video, he appears intoxicated. Paula Newton has the latest on Ford's explanation.
Chris Christie today began his second term as New Jersey's Governor. So far, there is no evidence directly tying Christie to the George Washington Bridge lane closures or threats to withhold Sandy relief funding to Hoboken. Anderson spoke with Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who calls the investigation into the Christie scandals "a witch hunt."
Bob McDonnell was once a rising star in the Republican party. Today, the former Virginia Governor and his wife are facing federal charges in connection with a gift-giving scandal. They faced reporters and denied any wrongdoing. Senior Washington Correspondent Joe Johns has the latest.
They are known as “black widows”—a type of terrorist that’s emerged in Russia’s clashes with Chechen separatists. Women whose husbands were killed in the fighting, who are bent on avenging their deaths.
There are reports that at least one "black widow" may now be in Sochi. Police have handed out fliers at area hotels warning workers to be on the lookout for her. The development is fueling concerns over safety at the Winter Games. Phil Black has the latest.
Paula Newtown has more on the "black widows."
Some of the biggest cities in the country are getting hit with a one-two punch of snow and freezing temperatures. In Philadelphia, the Flyers' ice hockey game was canceled. Across the storm zone, schools and government services are announcing closures. Thousands of canceled flights are creating a travel nightmare that stretches across the country.
Jason Carroll's report was interrupted by a snowball fight.
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