Thousands of people gathered to pay their respects to Michael Brown today. His family remembered him as a big guy with a kind and gentle soul. Anderson discussed today's service and the message it is sending with Michael Brown's cousin Eric Davis along with Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump.
AC360 takes a look back at the most moving moments from Michael Brown's funeral.
Today's funeral for Michael Brown was all about remembering a life cut short. But now new details are emerging about the Darren Wilson, the police officer who fired the fatal shots. Ted Rowlands looks at Wilson's personal and professional life.
Anderson discussed the support Officer WIlson is receiving from the law enforcement community with Neil Bruntrager. He is the General Counsel for the St. Louis Police Officers Association.
California's wine country was rocked by the region's strongest earthquake in 25 years. For one Napa community, it wasn't the shaking that destroyed several homes, it was the flames from what's believed to be a broken gas line. Gary Tuchman meets some of the residents who are still figuring out how to pick up the pieces.
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis is free, after being held for nearly two years by Muslim extremists in Syria. His release by the militant group the Nusra Front came as a surprise, just days after the execution of fellow American journalist James Foley by ISIS. Miguel Marquez has more about Curtis' ordeal.
Syria says it is ready to accept U.S. airstrikes to help stop ISIS, as long as certain conditions are met. The Muslim extremist group seized a key Syrian air base. But is it even possible that the U.S. would cooperate with the Assad regime? Anderson discussed this situation with CNN National Security Analyst Fran Townsend and Lieutenant General Mark Hertling who commanded U.S. forces in Iraq from 2007-2009.
The fact that there is, so far, no decision on whether Officer Wilson will face criminal charges is fueling outrage for some in Ferguson. The grand jury is not expected to reach a decision until October. Deborah Feyerick looks into how Missouri's law spells out when police officers are allowed to use lethal force.
Anderson discussed the next steps in this complicated case CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark O'Mara.
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