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December 17th, 2014
09:52 PM ET

RidicuList: Dialing 911 to speak to Santa

The RidicuList has featured plenty of wacky 911 calls. This one could be the most adorable. Meet the little boys from Wisconsin who thought they figured out a fast way to reach St. Nick. That’s not the only Christmas story we managed to fit into tonight’s RidicuList.
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December 17th, 2014
09:47 PM ET

What role did Pope Francis play in the breakthrough with Cuba?

Today is Pope Francis’ 78th birthday and he celebrated with the news of a new diplomatic era for the U.S. and Cuba. President Obama thanked him during his announcement and called the Pontif “the real deal.” How did Pope Francis use his moral authority to melt this diplomatic freeze? Anderson discussed this with Father Thomas Reese, Senior Analyst with the National Catholic Reporter.
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December 17th, 2014
09:42 PM ET

Looking back on America’s complicated relationship with Cuba

Today’s announcement of a diplomatic breakthrough with Cuba reverses the policy of nine U.S. Presidents dating back to 1961. Anderson looks at the complicated and often messy history that led to this moment.

During President Jimmy Carter’s adminstration, he tried to normalize ties with Cuba and recently worked to win Alan Gross’ freedom. Tonight he told Anderson that if he had more time in the White House, there would have been full diplomatic relations with Cuba back then.

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December 17th, 2014
12:00 AM ET

Newly released video sheds light on the police shooting inside a Walmart

John Crawford III was shot dead by a police officer inside an Ohio Walmart. He was holding a “pellet” gun that he had picked up from the store’s shelf. Crawford’s death came four days before Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson. In both cases, grand juries cleared white officers of any wrongdoing. Today Mr. Crawford’s family filed a federal lawsuit against the police and the store. This comes as newly released video shows the police interrogation of Mr. Crawford’s girlfriend. Ana Cabrera has the latest.

Anderson discussed the case with retired NYPD Detective Harry Houck and CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin.

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