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August 4th, 2014
11:43 PM ET

Did Hamas really use human shields?

Israel claims that Hamas is intentionally putting Palestinian civilians in harms way. Randi Kaye takes a closer look at what the Israeli military says is evidence that Hamas has developed a strategy of using human shields.

Chris Gunness is the spokesman for the United Nation's Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees. He says the one thing the U.N. cannot deliver is security.

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Filed under: Crisis in Gaza • Gaza • Hamas • Palestine • Randi Kaye
August 4th, 2014
11:35 PM ET

Deadly California mudslide forces evacuations and damages homes

The clean-up is just getting started in the San Bernadino Mountains. Witnesses say a flash flood there came so fast that they had little time to react. The mudslide killed one person, damaged more than 40 homes, and left dozens of cars covered in mud. Ted Rowlands has the latest.

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Filed under: Mudslide • Ted Rowlands
August 4th, 2014
11:29 PM ET

Treating Ebola in Sierra Leone

This latest Ebola outbreak in Western Africa has already killed more than 700 people. Doctors there are struggling to contain the spread of the disease, which the World Health Organization says has a mortality rate near 90% with no known vaccine. David McKenzie reports from Sierra Leone where he described a sense of panic, but also a sense of fortitude.

Is it possible to stop someone with Ebola from getting on a plane and spreading the disease? Elizabeth Cohen takes a closer look at the precautions.


Filed under: David McKenzie • Ebola • Elizabeth Cohen • Sierra Leone
August 4th, 2014
11:20 PM ET

A look back at the life and legacy of James Brady

James Brady was the White House Press Secretary when he was shot and nearly killed during an assassination attempt targeting President Reagan. The bullets left Brady with partial brain damage and paralysis, but he went on to become a dedicated gun control advocate. James Brady died today at the age of 73. Dana Bash looks back at his life.

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Filed under: Dana Bash • James Brady
August 4th, 2014
11:12 PM ET

Ebola fears in Africa and the U.S.

There is one American Ebola patient receiving treatment in Atlanta right now and a second is on the way. There are also fears in New York City that a man who walked into a hospital's emergency room is also suffering from the disease. He recently traveled to West Africa and is now in isolation awaiting test results. Miguel Marquez looks at the spread of Ebola in Africa along with the treatment and transport of the two Americans aid workers.

Anderson Cooper spoke to Dr. James Wilson, who is the Director of the National Infectious Disease Forecast Center. They discussed the possible cause of this latest Ebola outbreak and the ways doctors are trying to stop it.

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Filed under: Ebola • Miguel Marquez
August 4th, 2014
11:06 PM ET

Will this ceasefire be different from the last?

Anderson Cooper spoke with Mark Regev, the chief spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He says Israeli forces are not going to be relaxing, but instead watching to make sure Hamas honors the cease-fire.

Anderson also spoke with the PLO's Ambassador to the U.S., Maen Areikat. He addressed demands to demilitarize Hamas, saying Israel should end the blockade and occupation of Gaza first.

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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Crisis in Gaza • Gaza • Hamas • Israel
August 4th, 2014
11:04 PM ET

Cease-fire comes amid a new round of deadly violence

The world is holding its breath as Israel and Palestinian groups agree to a three day cease-fire. The news follows a string of violent incidents on both sides of the Gaza border. Anderson Cooper takes a look at the events that led to this latest cease-fire deal.

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Filed under: Crisis in Gaza • Gaza • Hamas • Israel