Roughly one year ago, 14-year-old Abbie Bartels took her own life, hanging herself in her bedroom closet.
A student at the Milton Hershey School, Bartel had been barred from attending her graduation, a decision her family maintains lead to the suicide.
"I said 'what are you, a bunch of morons,'" recalled Abbie's mother, Julie Bartels, in relaying the story to CNN's Gary Tuchman.
As the anniversary of Bartels' death nears, Tuchman traveled to Pennsylvania, examining the circumstances which lead to the tragedy, visiting the boarding school, and interviewing family members and legal experts.
Watch the above video for Tuchman's full report as shared with John Berman Tuesday evening.
On the heels of the murder of three Israeli teens, tensions have escalated in the Middle East.
With Israeli retaliation feeling immenent, on Tuesday evening CNN's Ben Wedeman joined John Berman with a live report from the West Bank, in the process offering an update on the emotion in the region.
Despite Hamas denying involvement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu maintains that the Palestinian Sunni Islamist organization is responsible, and pledges to avenge the killings, saying "May God avenge their blood."
Watch the above video for Wedeman's full report detailing the latest and explaining the current state of Israel's potential plan for response.
On Tuesday evening CNN's Brian Todd tackled the complicated climate that is the political landscape of the Middle East, asking in part whether Ahmed Chalabi will be Iraq's next leader, and in particular whether such a scenario would be a positive development.
With a history of influence over high ranking U.S. leaders, Chalabi has been a divisive figure for years. Now some are calling for him to become Iraq's next prime minister.
Watch the above video, as Todd details Chalabi's checkered past, as well as his role in U.S. foreign policy.
In the latest installment of "Keeping Them Honest," Pamela Brown examines a new policy that might suggest Congress is for sale.
Traditionally, politicians are required to release the names of those that foot the bill for lavish and luxurious "fact finding" trips to exotic locations.
However, a recent update to the guidelines distributed by the House Committee On Ethics omitted the requirement, thus allowing members of Congress to travel freely without noting whom paid for the trips in their financial disclosure forms.
So, what do you think? Is Congress really for sale? Should the requirement return to the guidelines?
Watch Brown's full report for the details, and the reactions that are rippling through Washington.
The military success of ISIS has emboldened the radical military group to declare "Caliphate" - an Islamic state spanning large areas from Syria to Eastern Iraq and calling on other muslim groups to pledge their allegiance. The group also posted several propaganda videos online showing evidence of their advances against the Iraqi military. CNN's John Berman speaks with Senior International Correspondent Arwa Damon and Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Ali Soufan about the latest on ground and how significant is ISIS' claim to leadership of the global Islamist movement.
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
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