Investigators in Ukraine tried and failed again today to reach the scene of the Flight 17 crash. Though they haven't set foot on the site, analysts are gleaning information by looking at the location of the wreckage and photos of the debris. The Wall Street Journal catalogued and mapped the crash site. Anderson and CNN safety analyst David Soucie looked at what the debris field tells us.
The Republican-led house voted 225 to 201 to sue President Obama over the Affordable Care Act. Not a single Democrat voted for the resolution. The suit claims the president abused his power, and it is sparking plenty of talk about impeachment. Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash described the situation as uncharted territory.
Authorities in Gaza say more than 1,300 people have been killed there since the war began. The United Nations estimates 70-80% of the dead were civilians. 56 Israelis have been killed, all but three were troops. That disparity drives a perception in parts of the world, that the war is, if not wrong outright, then at least it is being wrongly fought. In Israel, there is overwhelming public support, with approval between 80-90%. Ron Dermer is Israel's Ambassador to the United States.
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The kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens just weeks ago, helped escalate already simmering tensions between Israel and Palestinian militants. While speaking to Anderson Cooper last night, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev blamed Hamas for their deaths. On the same program, Mouin Rabbani, a senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies cast doubt on that claim and pointed out that Israel has provided no evidence that these killings were the work of Hamas. Randi Kaye takes a closer look at the murders and the fallout.
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is renewing discussions of installing missile defense systems on airliners. This technology costs about the same price as an in-flight entertainment system. Are airlines and passengers willing to pay for this protection? Jason Carroll takes a closer look.
The United States and the European Union agreed to a new round of sanctions aimed at weakening the Russian economy. Is this enough to persuade Vladimir Putin to change his ways? Michelle Kosinski takes a closer look.
Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases on the planet. Health officials are calling the outbreak going on right now in West Africa the deadliest in history. An American man infected with the virus died after flying from Liberia to Nigeria. He had planned to continue traveling on to his home in Minnesota. Anderson discussed the spread of this outbreak with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Monia Sayah, a nurse who works with Doctors Without Borders. She recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea.
Dr. Kent Brantly is one of two Americans diagnosed with ebola in Liberia and fighting for their lives. Dr. Brantly's friend Kent Smith spoke to Anderson and described him as someone who cares about other people more than he cares about himself.
Israeli air strikes last tight targeted Al-Aqsa TV and Radio stations in Gaza. Both have played key roles in getting Hamas' message out to the public. Anderson Cooper takes a closer look at that message.
Two Americans who were on the front lines of the Ebola crisis are now fighting for their lives. Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol are both infected with the virus. This is only adding to fear amongst locals after rumors spread that aid workers are spreading the disease. Anderson discussed this with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Adam Nositer, who is the New York Times West and Central Africa Bureau Chief.
There is a rare bipartisan agreement in Congress that comes after months of CNN's reporting on secret wait lists at VA hospitals and veterans dying while waiting for care. A $17 billion deal is aimed at fixing the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. Drew Griffin has been Keeping Them Honest on the problems at the VA, and he breaks down how lawmakers plan to use this money to fix the mess.
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