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February 25th, 2014
10:38 PM ET

Protesters waiting for Gov. Brewer's SB1062 decision

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is joining some of the biggest names in the Republican party who are now calling on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto Senate Bill 1062. She has been in Washington and is returning to Phoenix to a string of meetings with SB1062 backers and opponents ready to make their case. Miguel Marquez says her decision could come well before Saturday's deadline.

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February 25th, 2014
10:36 PM ET

What does it take to get lawmakers to defend SB1062 on camera?

Many of the lawmakers who voted for Arizona's controversial "anti-gay" bill SB1062 have been reluctant to come on AC360 and defend it. Randi Kaye flew to Phoenix to speak to some of them face-to-face.

Rep. Sonny Borrelli laid out a scenario where SB1062 would protect a gay-owned printing company that does not want to do work for a group like the Westboro Baptist Church. NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino speaks to Anderson and explains why he disagrees with that comparison.

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February 25th, 2014
10:26 PM ET

Web Exclusive: Uncut interview with SB-1062 sponsor

Arizona State Senator Steve Yarbrough helped write SB-1062. He is also one of the few lawmakers defending the bill willing to speak with AC360. You can watch Randi Kaye's full interview with him here.
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February 25th, 2014
10:21 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Is Ohio the next battleground for the groups behind SB1062?

The type of protests we are seeing in Arizona could soon be coming to other states. The special interest groups that helped write SB1062 are also behind another controversial "religious freedom" bill in Ohio. Anderson compares the legal language in the two bills and finds they are nearly identical.

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February 25th, 2014
10:18 PM ET

Lawmaker's change of heart after voting for SB-1062

Arizona State Senator Steve Pierce is a Republican who helped passed the controversial "religious freedom" bill SB-1062. He has had a change of heart and is now urging Governor Jan Brewer to veto it. He tells Anderson "We made a mistake, and the good thing about is now we know how to fix a mistake.
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February 25th, 2014
10:16 PM ET

Reverend Troy Mendez: "This bill flies in the face of our religion"

Defenders of SB1062 say the controversial bill is necessary to protect religious freedom. There are plenty of opponents who say it does the opposite, with some even arguing the bill goes against Holy Scripture. Reverend Troy Mendez is the Dean of the Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix and tells Anderson "we believe we are to seek and serve Christ in all people."

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February 25th, 2014
10:10 PM ET

True Politics: Are military budget cuts really putting Americans at risk?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans for steep budget cuts for the military. Under the proposal, the Army would shrink to its lowest troop level in nearly 75 years. Republicans are lining up to slam the plan. Former Vice President Dick Cheney claimed President Obama would "rather spend the money on food stamps than he would on a strong military." Anderson takes a look at criticism from the right and speaks with Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto about what these budget cuts really mean.

 

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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Dick Cheney • Jim Sciutto • True Politics
February 25th, 2014
10:07 PM ET

Polio-like illness stumps doctors

A polio-like illness has infected as many as 20 California children in the last 18 months. It causes weakness in limbs and paralysis. One family described to Stephanie Elam how fast their child's symptoms set in and what they are doing to help him regain the full function of his arm.

Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Anderson about why we are just hearing about this illness now.

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February 25th, 2014
10:04 PM ET

Why is Raffaele Sollecito raising questions about Amanda Knox's behavior now?

Ever since Amanda Knox was jailed in Italy for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher, she and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have presented something of a united front. They have insisted they were both innocent victims of an unfair justice system. Now, in a new interview, in the wake of their second murder convictions, Sollecito says that he has lingering questions about Knox's behavior after Kercher’s killing. Deborah Feyerick reports.

 

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Filed under: Amanda Knox • Deborah Feyerick • Raffaele Sollecito