It was a day for celebrating the life and the legacy of Nelson Mandela. There is a song called 'Senzenina.' In English that means 'what have we done.' It was an anthem during the anti-apartheid movement and is often sung at funerals and demonstrations. Tonight it is the soundtrack to our look back at the remembrances of Nelson Mandela.
Jordan Graham pushed her husband while they were at Glacier National Park and he fell off a cliff. Her lawyers say she pushed him in self defense and that his death was an accident. The prosecution argues it was murder. One problem for the defense is that initially, Graham lied about what happened and went to pretty dramatic lengths to cover her tracks. Those lies took center stage in court today. Kyung Lah has the latest, and explains what was happening when Graham started wiping away tears.
John Berman discussed the case with CNN legal analysts Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin and forensic scientist Lawrence Kobilinsky of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
The world's eyes were on President Obama today at Nelson Mandela's memorial. While he was on stage he shook the hand of Cuba's President Raul Castro. The White House says the moment was unplanned and uncomplicated. Some are calling this a sign of hope, while others call it a sign of surrender. John Berman discussed it with CNNPolitical Commentator Ana Navarro and Senior Political Analayst David Gergen.
It seems rare these days to hear of Democrats and Republicans reaching a compromise in Congress. But they did manage to reach a tentative agreement on a budget deal. It is still a long way from becoming law. But is this deal good news for you and your family? Dana Bash breaks down what's in the bill.
It was a tragedy averted. A family's Jeep skids off the road in a mountainous area of Nevada leaving them stranded in near arctic conditions. It took two days for a volunteer using binoculars to spot them. The two adults and four children were found to be doing well. How is this possible? Stephanie Elam has the latest on this miraculous rescue.
Chris Montes spotted the missing family and helped rescue them.
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A drastically different picture of the Kenya mall shooting is now coming into focus. Authorities initially reported there were some 15 attackers. Now a new report by the NYPD contradicts nearly everything the Kenyan authorities said about the massacre. Susan Candiotti has the latest.
So many people around the world remember the moment Nelson Mandela walked out of prison. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley helped capture that moment for eternity. He has taken photos of Mandela and his family for more than 30 years and shared his memories with Anderson.
Jordan Linn Graham is accused of pushing her husband of a cliff just eight days after their wedding. Now a jury will decide whether it was premeditated murder. Her trial just started and Kyung Lah has the latest.
85-year old Merrill Newman is back home in California after being detained by the North Korea government for more than a month. The Korean War vet said in a statement today, "The North Koreans seem to have misinterpreted my curiosity as something more sinister. It is now clear to me the North Koreans still feel much more anger about the war than I realized. With the benefit of hindsight I should have been more sensitive to that." But another American, Kenneth Bae, is still being held by North Korea after being sentenced to 15-years of hard labor. Anderson spoke with Bae’s sister Terri Chung about his ordeal.
U2 singer Bono spent years working with Nelson Mandela to help end apartheid and spread freedom. Bono spoke to Anderson about his friend, and says Mandela "represents the fist turning into the handshake."
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