Captain Derek Herrera was shot in the back and paralyzed while serving in Afghanistan. Today the U.S. Marine stood and walked to receive his Bronze Star. He did it with the help of a robotic device never before used by an American. Kyung Lah has his inspiring story.
Two more women came forward today, sharing their allegations against Bill Cosby. The legendary comedian has not been charged with any crimes, but he is facing accusations that date back decades. Gary Tuchman looks at how these accounts of Cosby's behavior fit in the timeline of his career.
Mark Ebner is a contributor for The Daily Beast. For years, he has been writing about rape allegations against Bill Cosby. He told Anderson that he believes his reporting was ignored, in part, because the media likes to protect celebrities.
The Ferguson grand jury has been hearing evidence in the Michael Brown shooting for three months. They just began their deliberations today. President Obama called for calm during an interview today as state and local officials in Missouri are preparing for a new round of violent protests. Anderson spoke with Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Michael Brown's family, about how his recent comments criticizing Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.
The Saint Louis Police have spent months preparing for the grand jury's decision. Chief Sam Dotson told Anderson that his community expects his force to be prepared, but says preparations by law enforcement in Ferguson are not meant to escalate the situation.
President Obama followed up on last night's speech by signing a pair of memos associated with his executive action on immigration. The measures will let up to five million undocumented immigrants stay in the country temporarily. House Speaker John Boehner says the executive order is sabotaging President Obama's chances of passing other reforms that he wants. Speaker Boehner even said this will damage the presidency itself. Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos spoke with Anderson and said the President was pushed to take this action by Latino groups, but also by the inaction of Republicans.
Now that President Obama laid out his plan to take executive action on immigration, there is a new focus on the border. Some opponents say they believe the President's plan will lead to a flood of undocumented immigrants at the border. Gary Tuchman visited Nogales, Arizona and showed just how easy it is to scale the fence separating the U.S. from Mexico.
Over the last three days, Buffalo, New York got hit with as much snow as the city usually sees all year. The storm is blamed for the deaths of at least ten people. As two more feet fell today, fears are growing that roofs across the area are not going to be able to handle all of the weight. Martin Savidge is in Buffalo where a warming trend could increase the danger.
Republican Congressman Steve King from Iowa says President Obama has ‘no constitutional authority’ to take executive action on immigration that was laid out in a speech to the nation. Rep. King descried a wide variety of options to counter the President's plan, including a resolution of disapproval, censure and funding cuts.
Alberto Gonzales served as Attorney General during Pres. George W. Bush’s administration. He spoke with Anderson about ambiguities in the plan regarding Presidential power. He also said that he hoped that this will motivate the Congress to take legislative action instead.
The Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign from the police force. That's according to sources close to the talks. A grand jury could wrap up as soon as tomorrow, deciding whether Officer Darren Wilson should be indicted for the shooting. Anderson discussed the implication of these negotiations with defense attorney Mark O'Mara, who represented George Zimmerman and Paul Callan, a former prosecutor, who is now a criminal defense attorney.
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