At least eight more Nigerian girls have been kidnapped by suspected members of Boko Haram. That's the terror group that abducted more than 200 schoolgirls last month. In a video released Monday, a Boko Haram leader threatened to sell the girls. Today Vladimir Duthiers spoke to the parents of one of the kidnapped girls.
Last night AC360 reported on the confessed rapist who was sentenced to 45 days in jail, five years probation and 250 hours of community service at a rape crisis center. Judge Jeanine Howard told the Dallas Morning News that she based her ruling in part on the sexual history of the victim, who was just 14-years-old at the time. Judge Howard implied the girl was promiscuous, and wasn't the victim she claimed to be. Gary Tuchman spent the day trying to track down the judge.
Today marks one year since Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus escaped from the house on Cleveland's west side where they were held prisoner for years. They were raped and tortured repeatedly. All three are now rebuilding their lives. Michelle Knight was held the longest and spent more than a decade enduring unimaginable horrors. She spoke to Anderson about how she survived it all.
After keeping a low profile for more than a decade, Monica Lewinsky is shedding new light on the 90's biggest sex scandal. For the first time, she wrote about her affair with President Clinton. It's for an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair magazine. She writes, "I am determined to have a different ending to my story… and give purpose to my past." Randi Kaye reports.
Anderson discussed Monica Lewinsky's decision to break her silence with Chief National Correspondent John King, Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
Two U.S. Senators are now calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation. This comes a day after the American Legion, the nation's largest veterans group, called on Shinseki to step down. It follows Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin's reports on allegations of vets dying while waiting for care from VA hospitals. Drew has the latest from Washington where he is Keeping Them Honest.
The idea of a teen hiding in a plane's wheel well and flying from California to Hawaii sounded unbelievable at the time. Now just released video seems to show the boy getting out of that part of the plane and hopping onto the tarmac. Anderson spoke to CNN aviation analyst Miles O'Brien and University of Washington Medical School professor Dr. Robert Schoene about what they see in this video.
It was one year ago today that Cleveland kidnapping victims Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were rescued after each faced about a decade of rape, torture and starvation. We are now learning more about the world Michelle was forced to live in. She spoke to Anderson about the horrible conditions she endured inside 2207 Seymour Avenue. Tonight on AC360, she describes living under the constant fear that she would be killed. That includes the moment Michelle was forced to deliver Amanda’s baby.
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