As a prominent activist working against sex trafficking, Somaly Mam has spoken at the White House, movie stars rallied around her and she raised millions of dollars for charity. Mam and her work have been featured in countless news stories, including on AC360. Much of that coverage centered on her own story of being sold into slavery as a child. Now, Mam is accused of making up her life story, and the stories of others who claimed to be victims as well. Randi Kaye has the latest.
Weeks before the deadly rampage in Isla Vista claimed the lives of six people and injured 13 others, police visited the killer. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department says deputies asked him about the videos he posted on-line, but they never watched them. They also did not go into his apartment to look for weapons. Kyung Lah has the latest on the investigation.
After AC360 spent months reporting on the problems at VA hospitals across the country, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is resigning. President Obama made the announcement today, saying Shinseki did not want to be a distraction. But there are serious questions about what it will take to get America's veterans the care they need and deserve. Drew Griffin takes a look at the events that led to today's resignation.
Anderson looked at what needs to be done to fix the problems at the VA with Congressman Jeff Miller who is the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Dr. Sam Foote, who blew the whistle on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital.
Jeralean Talley is the oldest living American, she is also the second oldest person in the world. Jeralean was born in 1899 and has plenty of stories to tell. Gary Tuchman traveled to Michigan to help celebrate her 115th birthday and learn her secret to a long and happy life.
First came word that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer agreed to buy the Clippers for $2-billion. Then we learned that two doctors declared Donald Sterling mentally incapacitated, giving his wife Shelly sole power to sell the team. While that would be an opportunity for the Clippers owner to quietly walk away from the NBA, Donald Sterling's lawyer filed a lawsuit, suing the league for $1-billion. Anderson discussed these latest twists with sports agent Drew Rosenhaus and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos.
Roger Mason Jr is the Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association, he told Anderson that he was stunned by the amount of money Steve Ballmer is willing to pay for the Clippers.
Nick Pasichuke is lucky to be alive. He survived the UCSB rampage and just got out of the hospital. Nick was skateboarding when the shooter ran him down with his car. It shattered Nick's right leg, broke his left leg, left him with facial fractures and other injuries. He spoke to Anderson about his recovery.
Here are pictures of Nick before and after the attack.
The family of the shooter is speaking out through their spokesman Simon Astaire. He says they are crippled with grief. Astaire spoke to Anderson about their intentions to meet with the family of shooting victim Christopher Martinez.
CNN is looking back at all things "The Sixties" with the premiere of the new documentary series. Just before the premiere, Anderson spoke to a true living legend about some of the era's most memorable TV moments. Dick Cavett recounted his chaotic post-Woodstock episode, Johnny Carson's genius, and how tame some of the sixties' most controversial moments seem today.
A White House official tells CNN that VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is "on thin ice" with President Obama. The number of lawmakers from both parties calling for Shinseki's resignation is growing. Lawmakers vented their frustration after senior VA officials testified at a House hearing yesterday evening. Drew Griffin's reporting on the VA scandal has been Keeping Them Honest for months.
Anderson looked at the enormity of this crisis for the White House with political analyst David Gergen and Congressman Jeff Miller, who is the Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.
Donald Sterling's lawyer says the Clippers owner has a guillotine over his head. On Tuesday, the NBA is set to hold a hearing that could strip Sterling of his ownership of the team. Now, there are reports that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer signed a binding agreement to buy the team for $2-billion. But hours before news of the deal broke, Sterling's attorney, Max Blecher, spoke to Wolf Blitzer and threatened to fight the league in court. Anderson discussed all of this with senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and Stephen A. Smith, co-host of ESPN's First Take.
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